Saturday, July 23, 2011

CHA Summer Show - 2011 #2 of

Back home in Texas!  It's still hot here, but nowhere near as humid as Chicago.  Even so, I think I'll spend the day inside to write more about CHA.

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.

It was a fun challenge.  CHA Designers were asked to design and create a mixed media dress.  They could work independently, or in teams.   Here are the other entries.

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!

Yours truly,
Julie :)


  1. Heather M.7/23/2011

    Love those dresses. Of course, i would think Julie would win, she is an Artist. Thanks for sharing.