Thursday, July 29, 2010

CHA Day Three


I want to share some pictures of a few things that I saw while checking out the other exhibits at the CHA trade show.  As I said yesterday, there is an overwhelming amount of color and pattern and interesting things to look at.  So this will just be a taste of things that caught my eye today...


The photo at the top is of a few more Imagine projects - I am so excited to try out some of the great possibilities.  There are so many ways to expand the use of the machine beyond cards and pages.


Some of the booths are quite elaborate - Doodlebug Designs had this cute little "house."


Retro themes are very popular - this is the outside of October Afternoon's booth.


Here is a closer view of one of the layouts from October Afternoon.


On the top of the Little Yellow Bicycle booth was (wait for it....) a little yellow bicycle.


Graphic 45 had some amazing displays for Halloween...


and Christmas.


This pink decoration was really eye catching  - many of the companies made fairly elaborate hanging displays to help you spot their booths from far away.


There are new Nestabilities dies that are enormous - and a new machine to go with them that will cut 8 1/2 x 11 paper.


Here are a few Christmas cards made with Nestabilities - there was lots of inspiration for Christmas all through the show.


This Halloween layout uses some of the Shapeabilities.


Some of the Halloween dies look fantastic cut in metal.


I looked for Tim Holtz but missed seeing him in his booth - here are a few fantastic tags and of course they are displayed on a birdcage!


Suede, from Project Runway, made some incredible dresses from paper that were on display in the e-craft booth.


Core'dinations has some really interesting embossed papers.


There were all sorts of beautiful samples in the Prima booth.


There were lots of lovely layouts on display (you can click the photo to see it larger).


Isn't this dress adorable?


Here are more Prima layouts.


One more fun thing that I did was to watch a demo for making a tote bag with the Yudu.  You apply glue through the screen and then add fine glitter in any color you like.  After the glue and glitter dries you need to heat set the design.


You can't see it very well but I am holding the tote bag here.  This is Jinger Adams who I am sure you have seen on HSN and in many Provo Craft videos.  She is so sweet and friendly and does a great job in the demonstrations from the stage in the booth.

I hope you enjoyed this mini tour - it is really just the tip of the iceberg.  The Super Show starts tomorrow and I will be attending the Cricut Circle meetup tomorrow morning.  I am looking forward to meeting some more Cricut friends and checking out the show.

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33 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing these amazing sights! It must just be fantastic to wander those aisles! Those primas and the G45...ohgosh I wouldn't know where to look first, lol!

    Get your rest tonight, sounds like you will need your energy tomorrow too!

    have fun!

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  2. oh those large nestabilities look fab.

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  3. WOW!!! are you feeling overwhelmed and sensory overloaded yet? Thanks for sharing!

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  4. OMG!! I almost fell out my chair about Little Yellow Bicycle!! ROTFLMAO

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing, Diane!

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  6. Thanks for taking us along with you to the show Diane! Lots & lots of exciting things coming.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your great pictures! I'm so excited about all the new products and ideas. Thanks again!

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  8. Thanks for the tour. Sensory over-load indeed! Look forward to seeing the results of all your new inspiration.

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  9. Thanks for sharing your trip to CHA! I am SO very jealous!
    Shellee

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  10. Thanks for sharing! looks like lots of fun stuff!!

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  11. Ohhhh the Prima and Tim stuff is just sooo lovelyyyyy TFS

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  12. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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  13. So awesome! Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Thanks so much for sharing! Since I couldn't make it & have never been before, it's so nice to see what's going on! Thanks Again!

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  15. Wow, Wow, Wow, Thanks for sharing
    Merrylion0727@aol.com

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  16. Awesome! Thanks for the great photos. Have a terrific time!
    ~Joy~
    http://joyslife.com/

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  17. Thanks for all these beautiful pictures for all of us who wished we could be there! It looks like so much fun!

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  18. Oh so cool. Everything looks fabulous. Love all the new products and their displays were wonderful. Can't wait until we can actually get our hands on some of the new things. Thanks for the tour from all of us that couldn't be there to share in the fun.
    Marcie

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  19. Thank you for CHA through your eyes. I know you are having so much fun.
    Mary Ann

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  20. Thanks for sharing all of those photos! Looks like so much fun. I can hardly wait to see what you do with the Imagine.

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  21. It all looks so fascinating. I wish I were there. Thanks for sharing. - Cil

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  22. Thank you for posting these. It's almost like being there. The new things are exciting. Can't wait to see more.

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  23. It looks like so much fun!
    Thanks for the great photos.

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  24. All I can say is I wish I were there to see all of this in person. Thanks for showing us what to look forward to this year. I think I need a job that pays big bucks !!!!

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  25. Diane,

    Thanks for sharing your experience at CHA. It looks like so much fun!

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  26. Wonderful photographs. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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  27. Love all the pictures you took, Diane!

    TFS

    Carmen L

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  28. I have enjoyed this 'tour'!! I live in the UK and it is my dream to visit CHA - you have given me such a wonderful insight as to what is on offer I am now drooling!! Those Prima and those Nestabillities!!! FAB! and the new Cricut Imagine - OMG!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to share all this with us poor onlookers!! xxx

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  29. Thanks for sharing so many pictures! It gave me so much inspiration!

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  30. Mary - Biker GrannyJuly 31, 2010 at 12:48 PM

    Thanks again for sharing! It makes me feel like I'm there and able to see all the wonderful new products personally!

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  31. Those are some awesome photos Diane!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us that are not able to attend. I loved seeing all the wonderful layouts and cards and how all the booths are set up. It is almost as great as being there.

    Hugs,
    Amy ♥

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  32. Wow. So much to see! It must have been very overwhelming trying to take it all in. Thanks for the great photos!

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