Saturday, 23 January 2010

There's Finally Sun!

Hello everyone!  It's the start of my fourth day here in California and it is the first moment of sun that I have seen so far!  I'm not sure if it is going to last, but I will take what I can get!  It has been torrential rain up until now!  My daughter and I went to the CHA Craft Retail Supershow yesterday.  We waited in the queue with hundreds (maybe even thousands) of other fellow craft enthusiasts.  The doors didn't open until 12 noon and we arrived around 11:30am.  It was quite exciting to say the least.  The show was a lovely mix of rubber stamping and scrapbooking and fabric related crafts.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that even with all the people waiting to get in, the show was so large, it never felt very crowded.  No wiggling through the crowds to get through to see what you wanted!  We had a lovely day and were able to easily get in to all the stands and have a nice look around.  I did fall prey to some lovely border punches and nice stamping papers myself.  I can't wait to use them in my next stamping session!

  I did forget to bring my camera with me to the retail show, but hopefully you will forgive me as I have found this nice pic of the new Tim Holtz' Distress Inks for you to have a sneak peek at instead.  Does that help any?  The CHA wholesale show does not begin until Sunday, but I promise not to forget the camera for that one!  All for now, Sue x

14 comments:

All Pink girl said...

Wow the new shades look fabulous can not wait to get some of these
thanks for the sneak peak xxx
have a fab time
hugs Dawnxxx

Kath said...

Hi Sue, Glad to hear your having a good time and the sun has finally shown it's face.Looking forward to the new distress ink colours and seeing what other goodies you find. Have fun Kath x

Wilma said...

Glad you are having such a good time -i haven't used distress inks very much but those colours do look good !

bonjen3 said...

lucky you!!!! have fun stroking all that lovely new stash!

Smiffy's Particrafting adventures said...

We're not jealous...much! I just want to get my hands on those new colours....please get them asap!

Suzanne said...

Glad you are having a wonderful time and wow to those ink pads - a must have
Enjoy the wholesale show
Suzanne x

Sheng said...

Oh you must be having so much fun. Have more fun and take lots of pics for us.

xoxo

Kate Street said...

Oooh yummy scrummy Distress Inks! Hope you have a lovely day patting (that's what my hubbies says I do out in my craft shed!) all the lovely new products. Soak up the sun as you wont see much when you come back.
Kate
XX

Amanda said...

Must save some for those new inks, glad you are having a great time, mind you, with a craft show like that...who couldnt. Enjoy the sun

Amanda

Anne said...

Glad you're having a good time Sue. Can't wait to see the new Tim Holtz inks in real life.

Beckie said...

Not more colours, I've only just started collecting the rest. Oh woe is me.....my bank balance is draining fast :-) Have fun Sue. xx

Angelbrat said...

Wow thanks for the sneak peeks.. love the colors..

julietk said...

Glad the sun came out for you, those inks look enticing :-)

Wellington said...

What am I supposed to do now? I've only just started collecting the original DIs...and now there are more :( Oh well, a girl's gotta have a hobby :D