Now that the dust has settled a little bit from the foot traffic at the CHA Mega Show in Anaheim, California, I thought now would be a great time to share with you our favorites from this years amazing show! Are you ready to be in Auh? I am sure you have read post after post about how wonderful CHA was, however my friends you have yet to read about this trade show through the eyes of Midge and Madge! You know that it is always an adventure with the two of us right? Well, let's get this party started!!!
Let's talk about the plane ride shall we?? We had a great flight I must say! Before boarding we ran into the amazing Laura Kelly Walters and Laura Neiman! Hugs were given, and we were stoked to be heading to CHA! But wait! Laura and Laura's peeps were missing! (What are peeps you are asking?? Keep reading and you will find out!) As we raced to their last gate to see if the cleaning crew had already cleaned the plane, Laura ran and was able to check the plane! Disappointed and saddened she came out of the gate with no peeps. The Peeps are now missing persons! Standing in the terminal wondering what we should do Laura spotted the cleaning crew headed to the next plane to clean! She grabbed her phone and found a picture of the two missing peeps and ran to one of the ladies with the yellow gloves! She shared the photo with her and had her take the phone to the other cleaners to see if they knew where the peeps were. Much to our surprise the brought the two peeps out safe and sound! Yes, the relief was immediate when they were found. (Little did Laura know that her and Laura's peeps were going to be kidnapped once again for ransom)
And Ransom they were!! More to come later in the post!!!
We arrived in sunny California and our great friend Christie picked us up from the airport! Mind you, there were 4 of us, all with Giant Suitcases and all of us having a small carry on suit case as well. It was like Jenga while putting our luggage in! Once we arrived we then looked like we were clowns arriving at the Circus! One by one we popped out and our figures filled back out! YES! CHA is really happening! Let's go check in, drop our bags and head over to get our badges!!!
Hot Bananas! See that right there peeps? That is our badge and yes, yes it does say Madge Gillen with Midge & Madge Mingle underneath! ( Midge's was the same but with Midge LOL) We were legit! Saaaaweeeett!!! Next stop..... Eileen Hulls booth #330 to check out Scotty and get directions on what we are suppose to do while teaching a Make & Take during our time!!!
We got our info and can't wait for tomorrow!! We are so excited to be demoing at CHA we couldn't be more happy!!!
Our sweet friend Katy Berry flew in and all of our "roomies" were here!!! Boomshakalaka!!
Now that you have seen the play by play up to this point! I am going to just give you our highlights of CHA! Are you ready??? BINGO! Let's do it!!
Here are some of our Favorite booths! Now remember I said SOME! Man, if posted pics of all of the booths you would be here for days!!! LOL Now let's talk our Make and Take at the Scotty Booth (Eileen Hull Paper Trail) !! Below is a collage of pics that were taken while we were demoing. I also have a fun clip that we recorded on Periscope during this class too!
Wasn't that fun?? Now check out the fun round table event we went to, that Laura Kelly Walters taught! Oh P.S. we got our own peeps, so that means that Laura and Laura have their peeps back and everyone is happy!!! (What is a Peep? A peep is a cute drawing that represents the person it is intended for. However, not everyone gets a life size peep. There are qualifications! )
We all learned so much from our dear friend Laura! She even shared her awesome experience of being in the "Where Women Create Magazine" Love that!!! We loved meeting with Amy Tangerine while there, and check out her booth isn't it darling??
Next up Richard Garay Booth!!
Who loves the bright colors and the tires as shelves? Oh my and that Bubblegum machine is to die for!!! EEK!! Love it!
Let's talk about these headdresses shall we?? We found out while at the show our sweet friend Christie Troxell from Ritzy Parties headdress was published in the book Party Style by Gemma Touchstone. In fact Christie has a tutorial on how to make these on her blog. Click HERE for the link! The Make and Take in the Tombow booth was fabulous!
We also had the opportunity to be a part of the VIP Bloggers event put on by FavCrafts!!! YAY!! We met so many fun peeps and so many fun new things in the works!! Can't wait to share!!!!
Our sweet friend Rina from Mothership Scrapbook Gal was teaching at CHA also! I loved listening to how she makes Happy Crafty Hour a success, along with the Do's and Don'ts And hey this gal she knows what she is talking about not only is Rina a successful Crafter she is also an attorney! Say What!!! You go Girl!!!
Meeting up with Lori, from My Craft Channel is always a blast!! Oh yes, and let's not forget the awesome Camera guy Brian!!! Whoop Whoop!!
SO... CHA has come to an end, and here we are eating at Jo's Crab Shack with friends before we leave to go back to cold UTAH!!!
Our Bags are packed and ready to go!!
As you know there are so many fun things to talk about while at CHA, these were just some of our highlights while attending! We love CHA and can't wait to share with you our fun new opportunities and plans that we have for 2016!!!
Midge & Madge
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