storage for my paper projects...come take a look!

18 July 2011

CHA, almost!

Hi all!

Blogging from Chicago (hooray for free wifi in the hotel!). Drove in today with Chris (owner of Scrappy Chic) and Katie (faithful and talented employee), checked into the hotel, checked in at the conference:

an official welcome banner!

an official pass, on a lanyard even!

ate some chow at the Taste of Rosemont (who knew Rosemont had a taste?):

food=happy faces.

headed to an event at a nearby hotel:

wait, is that an Oompa-Loompa? Why yes it is!

but stopped first for a quick visit with an old friend, or something like that, kind of:

ran into Susan Opel from Paper Crafts magazine -- she was my student teacher once :)

the event was very colorful:

wait, is that Willy Wonka? Or Wilhelmina Wonka?

but we didn't win anything during the drawings :(

Not even a gumdrop centerpiece -- cute though, no?

Still, a fun night was had by all:

Way to throw a party, Moxxie!
PS: yes, I'll edit the shadows out of these photos eventually...

And tomorrow, the real show begins!! Stay tuned....


Meg said...

Susan AND Oompas?!!?


Hope you're having an awesome time today!

Liz Michaud said...

Looks like you guys are having so much fun already!!! Wish I could have been there but so excited to see all the new goodies!!!

Sue Althouse said...

Wow, that is way too much fun, before the show even begins? Awesome!

Pam said...

Until tomorrow...Thx for keeping we less fortunates informed ;)

Lindsey said...

Aha! I was wondering about the strangely-dressed people in your photos. :P Sounds like way too much fun, so keep having it for all of us!