July 17, 2008

CHA + a giveaway

We left Bowling Green this morning at 6:15 and set out on our CHA adventure. Our little caravan made great time and we were here before I knew it....I'm sure that it was the good company and witty banter that made the time fly! We knew in advance that we wanted to be here in time for the Making Memories VIP party at 3:00, so we stayed on a very tight schedule. We made it with about 45 min to spare, so we had time to check into the hotel and freshen up a bit before heading to the Convention Center.

I was really excited when we got here, I could not wait to meet our design team members face to face after communicating with them all these months on the message boards! I got to meet Nicole and Nicole first....it was so cool! I've admired these ladies from afar, and then all of the sudden, here they are....standing in my hotel room....acting like we have been friends forever. I was really nervous, but they were so great that soon we were laughing and cutting up like we see each other every day. Once we completed the introductions, we loaded up and headed to the MM Party. It was so cool to go in and see product that no one else has seen before. Here are a couple of peeks for you......I'm sworn to secrecy about what orders were placed, you'll just have to wait and see later!



Once we were finished over at the MM party, some of us headed over to the Creative Imaginations reception. Greg took Nicole and Nicole to the airport to pick up Davinie and April, Scarlet, Amber, Stephen and I went over to the reception. We were in and out at Creative Imaginations pretty quick because we all wanted to meet back at the Convention Center for the SEI Party at 7:00. We also wanted to stay under the 30 min mark to keep from having to pay for parking again. You wouldn't believe parking....UUUGGGHHH!! Anyway, that is another story for another day, but I can't leave you without at least one little image of the sweetness that we saw....

The SEI party was really cool, they had this big slide show to show off each new line and gave away a ton of prizes. Again, we got to see all of the latest and greatest! One of the owners called this release some of the best product that they have ever showcased. I've got one little niblet here for you.....


One of the great things about attending these events is the great stuff that you are able to bring home and share with your friends.....with that in mind, we have an awesome SEI RAK that we will be giving away tomorrow! Leave us a comment on this blog and we will have a random drawing for some delicious goodies that we can't wait to share with you!

Once we were done with all of our engagements for the evening, we headed over to Giordano's Pizza for a well deserved meal! I love pizza and I have to tell you, this was the best pizza that I have EVER eaten. We had a wonderful meal and I really enjoyed getting to know everyone better and hearing their impressions of the products that we got to see throughout the day. Scarlet surprised all of the DT members with little packages tied up with string....she'll post pics of her creations later. Let me just say that I was touched by her thoughtfulness and astounded by her creativity and talent. Here is a peek of the packages.......


Well, it is after 11:00 and I must sign off and go to bed. I am the last one standing in our room, April, Amber and Scarlet have all had a visit from the Sandman and are off to dreamland. Tomorrow promises to be another fun filled day with lots of activity, so I must get my beauty rest. I'll make sure that we have pictures of our motley crew for you tomorrow instead of just a bunch of silly old scrapbook stuff.......yeah right!

Don't forget to post a comment to the blog to be eligible for that SEI RAK that I mentioned earlier.....I can't wait to hear from you!

Goodnight!
Lorie

165 comments:

Pearl said...

Wow I caught the first glimpse of CHA Summer 2008 ! Thanks to these pics ! how cool ! lol

Have fun everyone !

Christie Wildes said...

yay!! sounds like you all are having a blast. :) fun stuff already. tfs these peeks with us. :)

christie

Erica Hettwer said...

Thanks for the great sneaks! Hope you all have a blast! :D

melita said...

Thanks so much for taking us on this adventure with you! Already looks great!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you guys are quick...I feel like I just hit enter and you are already commenting!!

Keep it up!
Lorie

Adrienne said...

Wow! I think I'm going to fall hard for that blue line of MM! Thanks so much for posting pictures of your adventures! I'll be sure to check back tomorrow to see what you've been up to!

Pearl Rigonan said...

thanks for the sneaks! in my lifetime i hope to attend a CHA convention.. lol.. loving the sei peeks :)

Beth Warren said...

I'm so jealous - sounds like you guys are having a blast. But thanks for thinking of us and doing this RAK - helps make up for not being there.

lwarren737 said...

Love the sneak peeks, thanks for doing it and for doing the RAK.

Denise said...

Awesome peeks! Thanks for taking me along in spirit via your photos and blogcast. :o)

Mia said...

So so so jealous! Wish I could have gone to CHA! Hopefully one day then I'll get to meet all of you! Lovin' the sneaks! Can't wait to see more pics!

cheryl said...

So jealous of you all; continue to have a wonderful time! Thanks for giving your readers a glimpse of the wonderfulness of it all.

karen m. (akaliz) said...

you guys sound like you are having a blast!

thanks for sharing the peaks with us!

Anita said...

Sounds like you are all having such a fantastic time looking at the new goodies and sharing time together. Thanks for the RAK opportunity !
Anita x

MandeeM said...

Thanks for the peeks! I love the MM stuff. It is amazing! I can't wait to see pics of all of you gals! So much fun... wish I was there!

Danielle said...

Thanks for the pics! Can't wait to see more! Lovin' the new MM goodies.


Danielle

Shanz said...

OoooooH! I ALMOST feel like I'm there!~ Ok, not quite, but a SEI rak would ease the pain just a little LOL!
Thanks for thinking of us nad posting the fun pics! ;)

suzantzavala said...

It sounds so exciting!! Keep us posted.

Josephine said...

Thanks for the sneak peaks. I hope all of you are having a wonderful time.

Cass said...

Good to hear you are having a great time. Can't wait to see more of the new releases.

Kristii said...

Way Cool Peeks!!! Wish I was there! Have a great time!!

Mel said...

how lucky you are all at CHA!! thanks for the pics!!!

Jessica said...

Thanks for sharing the great sneak peaks with us.

muffyvan said...

How cool!! Thank you for sharing the peeks with us!! :)

Cilla said...

I so wish I could go to CHA!!! Another year.....
Enjoy!!

Kelly said...

So exciting! Wish I was there!!

Tamara said...

Thank you so much for sharing your impressions of this dream day!
Sounds really amazing! Enjoy yourselves, ladies!!

Sandra said...

The new things look so gorgeous!!! Can't wait to get myhand on the new MM-lines! ;)
Have fun!

Rachel said...

Wow!! I'm drooling over all the new stuff!!!! Thanks for the sneak peeks. Sounds like such a FABULOUS time. I want to go on a fun "scrapbook" vacation! Can I join you?!?:):):)

Francine said...

I'm so jealous!! Thanks for the sneaks!!

Coochies & All said...

Thanks so much for the sneak peeks! Sounds like great fun - what a show it will be!!
elaine t

ScrapNSister1 said...

Wow, you all definately had an adventurous day. It's so great how friendship can happen over the internet and then be even better in person. Thanks for the sneek peeks!

tessa said...

have so much fun at cha!!!

Nikki Bellish said...

Great Peaks!

I really, really, really, really...want that RAK!!!

Love that you are sharing the goodies!

blueviolet said...

I love sneak peeks! I love finding out about new fun stuff. Thanks for sharing!
doot65[at]comcast[dot]net

Lynn said...
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Lynn said...

wish I was there. love the peeks and can't wait to see more.

Miriam Kaye said...

WOW, thanks for sharing some pics from CHA ;)

avidreader said...

Very exciting! Have a good time, and thanks for sharing!

lingannon said...

So glad you all are having fun! Thanks for all of the great sneaks!

Lindsay

keamac said...

Wow! I'm loving the sneak peeks I'm already coveting the Christmas papers. It sounds like you are all having a busy and exciting time. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us all.

paloma1815 said...

Could the rak arrive in Belgium??? Here I am, waiting for it! Thanks a lot ladies. paloma1815

Lisa said...

Great sneaks, can't wait to see more.

Bobbi said...

so awesome that you guys are having a good time-great to be able to live the show through your eyes!!! Can't wait to see all of the goodies you get for us!!! it makes it so much easier for you guys to do the picking :) have a great time & keep up the sneak peeks (and thanks for the chance to win!!)

Melinda said...

thanks for posting the pics- hope you all have a great time at CHA

Sheila H said...

Great reporting! It's almost like being there. Girdano's is my favorite pizza, too!

sheila

Sheri and Dwayne said...

Woohooo!!! I am so envious of you ladies! I am going one of these days...its a must! Enjoy the show!

joyfull said...

sounds like you had a very productive and fun day! can't wait to see the goods poppin' up in your amazing kits!

Valeen said...

you are all so lucky! I would love to be in your shoes. Enjoy your weekend!

Louchia said...

lucky you! Thanks for all the sneak peaks, I hope you're having a blast :)

Meg said...

Sounds like a great day! I'd love to check out the new SEI stuff.

Anne aka Anniescraps said...

Oh Lori, thanks for the post. It all looks so wonderful! Have a blast everyone.

heather said...

thanks for the sneaks! can't wait to see more...

Tara said...

Sooo jealous! I wish I was there with you ... expensive parking or not! Have a great time!

Rachel said...

Looks like lots of fun! Thanks for sharing!

Red_Inc. said...

Lorie

I love the way you write and describe things so well for us! Those peeks are VERY exciting!

e said...

sounds like so much fun there!!!! I'm so jealous!!!

Greta said...

Sounds like you're all having a great time already! Thanks for sharing pictures! Enjoy the rest of the show and weekend. :)

vtpuggirl said...

Great peeks, sounds like fun! Keep the peeks coming!

CC said...

Sounds like everyone is having a fun time seeing the peeks. I can't wait to start getting some of the new stuff in our SC kits.
ConnieC

mom2ee said...

thanks for sharing...loks like ya'll are having a great time

Amy Coose said...

Great sneaks!!! It sounds like you guys are having so much fun. I can't wait to see what amazing stuff you picked up for kits!!

Kathy said...

Thanks for the peaks. The packages from Scarlet look beautiful, in true SC style...can't wait to see whay ouy lucky ladies found inside :)

Stephanie said...

thanks for giving us the chance to live the CHA.
if only i could get my hands on these beautiful products !!!

have fun & enjoy your time !!

Steph

Ginajam said...

Great sneaks...keep em coming!! Sounds like you're gonna have a great time!! Enjoy!

Laura Gedeon said...

Great peeks! Glad your having a great time here in Chi-town. Be sure to make a trip to Windy City Scrapbooking if you get a chance!

Beata said...

Sound like you have a wonderful time there! Have fun and keep us posted!

stephanie said...

everything looks great so far -- can't wait to see the rest of that sei line. i love them!

have fun!

Susan Beth said...

What fun! Love the peeks! Enjoy every moment!

Sasha said...

So cool! Thanks for the sneak peaks.

Jill said...

love the sneaks of the new stuff :) thanks for putting these up so quickly! have fun!

{Happy Homes} said...

How absolutely delightful!! And HOW MUCH FUN!! I think I just made myself a goal of attending CHA!! I'll have to figure out how that can be accomplished...a good goal for the year! Tonya;0)oooo, and RAK with SEI!!!

rmeyfe said...

I am so happy you guys are sharing with us all the cool stuff you are seeing!!

patty said...

Love the peeks! Hope you all are having fun!

Abigail said...

Wow! Thanks for the pics, Lori!

jenkinsrosedesigns said...

Sounds like you all are having tons of fun!

erin m said...

Really--I'm so jealous of all of you right now!
(and knowing that I'm less than a 2 hour drive away is killing me!)
Hope you have a GREAT time!

Angelia said...

Have a super time, guys!

Cassandra West said...

Thanks for the sneaks!! Can't wait to see what you girls come up with!!!

cannycrafter said...

Thanks for the sneaks!! Wow!

elizabeth said...

if sei is saying this is their best release yet...then we are in for a doozy b/c i love, love, love their stuff :)

have loads of fun and thanks for the pics :)

Karen said...

Wow! This sounds like so much fun. I'm such a fan of new products so I love the sneak peaks. I'm trying to limit myself right now to just the SC kits so would love to win an extra package of goodies.

scrap4kayla said...

Wow! I loved the little peeks that you gave us. Kind of jealous, wish I was there.

Bibi said...

Lovin' the sneaks!!I think I'm gonna have to get over my commitment issues and subscribe! I love SC!!

Steph J said...

can't wait to see the new product in person!

Lisa & Penny said...

I wish I were there to see all these great things in person! Can't wait for the upcoming kits!!! Have fun! Lisa K in TX

jen k said...

I would love to win!! Seeing all these new products is so exciting. Thanks!

Kimber-Leigh said...

sounds like you guys are having a blast! thanks for the update lorie! all the peeks you shared are fabulous! can't wait to see what our SC future holds for us!

ljhall said...

SO LOVE IT WHEN FRIENDS GET TO PLAY AWAY,
Have the best fun
ENJOY EVERYTHING.

THE SNEAK PIC;S WERE NICE THANKS.

BEST PIZZA HUH I AM COMING THERE FOR MY 50TH WHERE WAS IT ???
TAKE IT ALL IN SLOW

ljhall said...

SO LOVE IT WHEN FRIENDS GET TO PLAY AWAY,
Have the best fun
ENJOY EVERYTHING.

THE SNEAK PIC;S WERE NICE THANKS.

BEST PIZZA HUH I AM COMING THERE FOR MY 50TH WHERE WAS IT ???
TAKE IT ALL IN SLOW

2H Design said...

Wonderful sneaks! And how sweet of Scarlet to surprise the DT like that! Yet another reason to love SC! :) Have a blast... I am going to live vicariously through you guys this weekend! :)

Anilu Magloire said...

Looks great! Have fun and come back safe and full of goodies ;)
I need one of those packages!!!!

Lauren said...

Sounds like you girlies are having a fabulous time! I want to know what's under that wrapping paper, though.

Vicki J. Wade said...

What a wonderful time you are having!!! Thanks for the sneak peeks, ladies! I'll be checking the blog every couple of hours! Waiting... waiting...
:)

heidi said...

It sounds like you are having a great time... thanks for sharing with us!!

April said...

Thanks for the sneaks! Glad to hear that you all are having so much fun!

April :)

Ami said...

Happy Birthday, Lorie!!!!

Mandie said...

Looks awesome! Can't wait to see all of the new stuff!

ann-marie said...

oh, how FUN!!!!! enjoy every minute and thanks for the peeks ;)

Audephil said...

Thank you for sharing some sneak peeks.
Have fun!
Aude

sunshine scrapper said...

Wow, sounds like you guys are having a blast. Love all the sneek peaks - can't wait to see everything

Carrie said...

Terrific sneaks! Thanks for sharing & have fun at CHA!!

Nicole said...

Love the peeks! Can't wait to see what are in those packages.

Close To Home said...

WOW! All the sneaks are gorgeous. THanks so much for filling us in. Can't wait to see what the DT got in those packages tied up with string!

Colleen said...

awesome sneaks!!! and how cute are those packages?!?!

Agnes Czerepak said...

Thanks for the pics...can't wait to see more...CHA is so exciting - can't even imagine what it would be like to actually be there. Can't wait to see what's in the brown packages!
Agnes

Laura said...

It's always so exciting to get a glimpse of all the new pretties! Thanks for letting us share in the fun!

Victoria said...

Oh to live vicariously through you and go on a dream trip to CHA. Lucky gal! Thanks for the sneak peaks and the chance to win the RAK.

Victoria

Deb L said...

Love the sneaks! Hope to see lots more (hint, hint!) lol!!

moonlightgrrl said...

ooooh... love the CHA peeks! sounds like you are all having a blast!

believe_in_magic said...

How exciting that you got to meet some of your scrapping idols! I'm completely jealous of everyone attending CHA but super excited for all of the awesome new kits and inspiration that are going to come from their experiences!!

Monica said...

wow, i'm exhaused just from reading all that!!
hope you all have a blast!

Ramanlal Cuznz said...

What fun. Can't wait to find out what kind of goodies we'll be getting in our delicious kits.

Bridget said...

Thanks for the sneak peeks! I can't wait to see it all in person!

Wendy said...

Would absolutely love to be there! Maybe someday.

Amy said...

I am new into scrapbooking and have never witnessed anything from CHA before so this is really exciting! I am so jealous and wish I was there! Thank you so much for the peeks! ~Amy

muffyvan said...

Thanks for the updates! Sounds like you're having lots of fun at CHA! :)ht

tammy g said...

Sounds like so much fun. Thanks for the peek!

Allie said...

Thanks for all the sneek peeks. Enjoy your trip!

Tiffany said...

Wow! Awesome! I am so happy for sneaks. They make me soo excited!

lingannon said...

Can't wait to see more! Keep those sneaks coming!

Melanie said...

Sounds like you gals are having a blast! More pics, please!!

naomi_m said...

Looks great!

Erika M. said...

I'm so jealous. I wish I was there with ya'll. Have a blast for us all.

Greta Adams said...

WOW!!! how awesome...i can tell ya'll are having a fab time so far....{waving madly at ya'll in chi town}

Anonymous said...

Great peeks. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us tomorrow - keep us posted.

Janie R

Bucket said...

You all sound like you are having an amazing time. Can't wait to hear all about it.

-bucket

nicole said...

you guys must be having the best time ever! ENJOY! it looks like fun!
thanks for sharing a bit of CHA!

Andrea said...

How sweet of you to post so those of us that can't attend (boo-hoo) get a bit of a taste of the CHA fun. Can't wait to see what you do tomorrow (er, today?) :).

sannika said...

Wow, enjoy!

Svala said...

Have fun at CHA. Love the peeks and those packages look darling, I always have a hard time unpacking my kits because the packaging is so beautiful. Thanks for thinking of us all. Love from Svala in Iceland

melanie said...

thanks for the sneak. Can't wait to see more!!!!

Lulu said...

Thanks for the pictures! The SEI stuff looks awesome :)

becky said...

sei - YUM! i love their creations, and i know their papers & such would be great in one of your kits!

ahardy said...

FUN FUN FUN!
happy to see your peeks!
what a cool RAK!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the sneaks!!! Keep them coming. Enjoy yourself and buy lots of goodies!!

Stephanie P

lindsay said...

the peeks are so exciting! i can't wait to see what y'all pick out for us! thanks for keeping us up to date on what y'all see!

Mary said...

wow - the peeks are awesome!! keep sharing pics of all the great finds & your fun adventures!

Sharie said...

Have a fun time at CHA - thank you for the preview! What a cool RAK.

Laurel said...

So wish that I was there seeing all of the new goodness!

Andi said...

I'm so excited to see what you purchase from CHA! Thanks for sharing some peeks with us.

Shannon B said...

oooh, yummy peeks!!

Rita said...

Sounds like you are having fun! Can't wait to see more peeks!

Cameron said...

Sounds like fun! Thanks for the updates and the RAK!

Stormy said...

Thanks for the sneaks, have fun!

Janea said...

I am envious that you get to have so much fun. Maybe one day I'll get to have a job like yours, until then I'll just have to make due with dreaming. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Krista said...

SEI! I love SEI. Sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing your experience.

julieann said...

Thanks for the sneak peeks of the great scrappy goodness coming our way:) Hope the fun continues for you girls!!!

amyjk said...

woo hoo bring on the new product! have a great time!

lagsforlisa said...

Thanks for keeping us informed! Take care and have fun!

Anonymous said...

Wow. I only wish I was at the fun just like you guys. Use your time wisely for us!!!

Hanna L said...

Amazing things!! Can't wait to see what was ordered!!

asherdee* said...

wow! despite all the chaos + excitement, you go the extra mile to keep us informed. thanks for the sneak peeks.

jeanie nieva said...

ooh how i wish i can be there...:)

scrapandthecity said...

the new mm line is great. love SEI too. always a fav.

s.

Jacquie said...

I'm so glad you all share your sneaks from CHA with us! Can't wait to see what will be in the upcoming kits!
Jacquie

Erin said...

I'm so jealous! Sounds like an amazing day and loving the peeks!

Sonya said...

Thanks for the peeks!! Have fun everyone!!

Vane P. said...

Yeah! Sneaks!!

Sounds like you ladies are having a great time! Have fun and be safe!

NOLA said...

thanx for sharing...at least I can live vicariously through you guys until the products start to arrive here in Canada!!!I can hardly wait.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing with us! Nice to see the releases!

Bianca B.

Carrie K said...

it must be SOOOOOO exciting to be there!!! thanks for sharing with us!!

Starr said...

Wow, sounds like you guys are having an amazing time! I'm loving the sneak peeks, can't wait for the next instalment, it's the next best thing to actually being there :)

*~Annette~* said...

I'm so jealous that you are getting to see the new stuff!!! It's awesome!

Angie Tieman said...

Thanks for sharing all the yummy new stuff from CHA!