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#CHA2016- It's a Wrap

Well, I am back from CHA Mega Show in Anaheim California!  Can I just say attending is a whirlwind of people, product and nonstop visiting.  I didn't get to venture out too much because I was too busy with Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.  But what I did see was amazing and so are the people.
Kim and I arrived to a soaking wet day... but then the sun came out for the remainder of our adventure.

Set up with big crates, forklifts and busy teams of people.  


Our little corner of the show!  We set up lots of hardware, DT Creations and basically winged it.


Always in prep mode and working before, during and after!


There were a few treats along the way including Latte's, a view of California Adventure, San Francisco Sourdough Bread and the $1.6 Billion Powerball I bought...in Anaheim...at a 7/11!



Booth #807 filling up with hardware, inspiration and new products.


I created some business cards to hand out.  On my way to Anaheim I got an email I was invited to attend the Top Blogger Event.  The Who's Who of bloggers were there in full force!  


I launched my own stamps at CHA, Fallen Blossom and Upstream.  These are my own drawings so they have that sketchy look.  These will be availible in February.

I'm also featured in Sizzix Licensed Designer Jo Packham;s "Make it Party" Book.


I found Eileen Hull!  Her booth was full of great projects and of course Scotty! 


My good friend and blogger IGIRLZOE had some of her gorgeous creations in Ranger and Sizzix booths.  I hunted them down and took some dorky pictures (of me) and sent them too her.  


I took a few photo's of the new dwellings dies and the new Vagabond 2 with it's all new metal gearing!  


We had a lot of visitors including Kelly Creates from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.  Deanna from Clipper Street, Open Market shoppers and Anaheim's Finest. 


Kim chatting stamp manufacturing with the owner of Stampers Anonymous Ted Cutts.  It's Carisa of Inky Fairy Designs, more Open Market shoppers and a couple of lovely Canadian Distributors thrilled to meet us!


Some more lovely friends I have been blogging with since forever!  After it was all done a quick visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!  Then time to head home.  I don't care to fly so there are no plane photo's.


I am hoping 2016 will be a creative adventure.  With more release from me coming!  Thanks for following along while I was down south.  I had a blast.  I'm still trying to wrap my brain around people being as thrilled to meet me as I was to meet them!  Not to mention catch up on some sleep.

Next year... Phoenix.  

 
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    1. Oh thank you Debi! It was so lovely to meet you in person!

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  2. So awesome! Thank you for the recap!I enjoyed the CHA vicariously through periscope, instagram and Facebook. Looks like you had a great time!

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    1. I wish I could see some of the Periscoping going on! I could not open mine once. Happy you like the recap!

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  3. Woohoo! Emerald Creek Craft Supplies & Nicole Wright Designs representing Canada at CHA! You two did such a bang up job and look like you had too much fun. I think I'll tag along next year!

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  4. What an amazing experience Nicole, congratulations on all of your success and wishing you much more as the year unfolds! Deb xo

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    1. Thank you so much Deb! I hope to see you creating with some of my stamps???

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  5. Now I know for sure that I am living in the wrong corner of this world! LOL. You can be so proud of all your achievements and I am sure meeting all those well known bloggers and crafters was an utterly exciting experience. Thanks for sharing!

    Claudia xxx

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  6. I'm so glad I had the pleasure of meeting you. I'm glad you had a good trip to California and were able to visit Disneyland! Congratulations on your new stamps. I am looking forward to creating with them.

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  7. That was an awesome over view of the adventure. And it was fun to see some of the pics of what you were doing. We were a great team. But next year we move as a group so you and I aren't dead to the world. ;)

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  8. I so enjoyed living vicariously through your posts and chats. This will be an amazing year for you, my friend!

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  9. Such a great post Nicole, it sounds like you had the most amazing time at CHA, I do envy you meeting Eileen and Scotty! So thrilled to hear about (and see) your new stamp releases, they are wonderful - huge congratulations to you. Lovely to see you in 'Make it a Party' too. More congratulations on you joining Sizzix too!

    I really do hope that this is YOUR year! Hugs, Anne xx

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