cha is coming! cha is coming! oh it's better than christmas!!!!!!! i love love love seeing all the friends i have made in blogland and getting together with them. i also love seeing all of the wonderful vendors i have built friendships with too. and of course all the new goodies coming out up close and personal! but for those not going - most vendors/manufacturers release pictures leading up to cha so be sure to check your favorite ones and see what they have coming for you! i have been using pinterest to keep track of some of mine - there is no way to remember it all! you can see my pinterest board HERE to see what i like in addition to my most favorite items i am showing today. for the first time i am NOT taking the ranger/tim holtz class *crying real tears* just couldn't manage to get in. even more so i wanted SO SO much to take the ranger/vintaj class - probably one of my fave new items are the collabs between vintaj and ranger and vintaj and sizzix - *swoon*
i DID manage to get into a Luminarte class - the makers of twinkling H20s that i am really looking forward to. they have such an amazing array of shimmering products!
the other 2 classes i am taking are mixed media classes - so excited for those! i have an online mixed media class coming this spring on Color Me Creative which i am really excited about - there will be two actually. one will be mixed media for stampers - a basic class. the other will be mixed media advanced and lean more towards art journaling and pieces you can hang on your wall.
and then i will also be helping in a class called collage 101 taught by julie fei-fan balzer!!!!! SHUT UP! i couldn't get into the class but this morning i was chatting with jaime echt of my beloved crafters workshop stencils about helping in her booth like i always do and she asked me to help in julie's class - turns out they are sponsoring it which i should have guessed considering julie designed some fabulous stencils for them that are just out now. which brings me to my next fave cha thing - the new crafters workshop stencils - i LOVE these things. they are so versatile! doodling, spray mists, modeling cream, paint - you can even use them to emboss in your cuttlebug or other die cutting machine! check out my videos showing you how:
i will also be working for the awesome diana crickin the scor pal booth all day on tuesday demo-ing the No Shims.
in addition there is some really neat stuff coming from my fave webster's pages, cool stuff from prima, and as always great new paper collections. what else have you guys seen of the cha sneak peeks that i may have missed? what is your fave thing so far? who is going? who wants to get together for dinner one night?