We drove to Chicago, and when I say "we" drove, I mean mostly Amy. Ok, totally Amy. Amy drove.
Amy's enjoying the view from our 11th floor room.
Pretty sweet view.
I'm enjoying some rest either before or after dinner the night we arrived. Can't remember which. It's all a blur. That happens when you work at CHA. Things just sort of blur. And hair (or at least my hair) always goes flat. And zits spring up the day before you leave. And sleep...well, there just isn't enough of it.
This was my home for two days. The Fancy Pants Designs booth. The FP crew is always so much fun! Amy and I ran a photo booth (I'll share more on that in my next post) and I taught make-n-takes.
Some layouts on an outside wall of the booth. Yep, my super cute kids are on that wall!
The best part of CHA is catching up with long distance friends, meeting other scrapbook industry friends "in real life" and making totally new friends! I love to get photos with my friends, but, of course, the day that most of the photos were taken of me with my friends, was my worst hair day. I literally felt my hair flatten as I stepped out into the humidity. And the convention floor lighting seemed to spotlight the zit that was holding my chin hostage. And I had huge bags under my eyes because I didn't sleep the night before (took some allergy meds, I won't go into it.) Okay. Rant over. 'Nuf said.
Sweet and sunny Susan Opel, (an uprooted Michigander and fellow lover of Meijer) Editor for Paper Crafts Magazine.
Talented and fun Kim Jackson, Senior Editor for Creating Keepsakes Magazine.
Talented and stylish Amy Peterman and super sweet Vicki Chrisman, fellow Fancy Pants design team members.
Sweet and talented Jing-Jing Nickel with Amy and me.
Thanks for stopping by! Come back in a few days for my photo booth blog post. It will be a hoot! And I'll even try not to talk about flat hair and zits in that post. But no promises.