I’ve been here:
I met these folks –
LOVED the Webster’s Pages booth:
All in all my favorite part was meeting my online scrappy friends. Brandin, Terri, Anabelle, Charity, Norma, Lucy, and Susan were all just as sweet as can be and meeting them just left me wanting more time to hang out with them! Overall I was disappointed in the show. I saw very little that took my breath away. It was very watered down, tiny compared to the last show I went to about four years ago, and product was eh. I’m sure the manufacturers all played it safe this time. EVERYONE seems to have a halloween line this year. There was very little, if anything, for Thanksgiving. Seems like everyone kinda skipped over that one. There were a few fall lines that could be used for Thanksgiving, but nothing really jumped out at me. Since Thanksgiving is my holiday, I was really hoping to find something I couldn’t live without, for my decorations, invites, goody bags etc. There seemed to be a serious lack of product that was MASCULINE. Seriously, everything seemed super girly to me. One of these days someone needs to design a masculine line for older boys and men that isn’t centered on tatoo-ish, grungy, or cutesy stuff. Just a nice traditional masculine line would be really great. I read on someone else’s blog that they thought CHA had a weird vibe to it. I thought that too and was glad to read that someone else felt that way as well. I know the economy sucks and the scrap industry seems to be in a weird place… I hope it all turns around for the better.
That’s my take on CHA. Hope you have a superb day! ~Amy Tara~