It was an exciting show for Julie FF (Fei-Fan Balzer). Not only did she wow the crowd with her samples of online videos at the Monday seminar, she also débuted her new line of templates for The Crafters Workshop
and, to top it all, drum roll please, Julie's dress won "Fan Favorite" at the Crafty Couture, CHA Designer Challenge.
CHA judges picked 5 additional winners. Among them were Theresa Cifali, Jen Goode, Marisa Pawelka, Carla Schauer, Suzann Wilson and Candice Windham, all wonderful CHA design Divas. The dress below was not part of the challenge, but a winner nonetheless.
CHA trade shows are where buyers go to see and buy products for their stores. The summer shows are always smaller, but still a showcase for the manufacturers who exhibit there. There are demonstrations to show how to create with the products being offered and the most wonderfully creative displays of projects for inspiration. It's "Eye Candy" for every type of crafter. This display of an upside down Christmas tree from the Die Cuts With a View booth greeted us at the entrance to the show floor.
and just round the corner the sign that says it all (except that it should say "We" instead of "I").
Here are a few more displays:
There are lots more photos, so y'all come back now!