Sunday, 13 January 2013

CHA ... The Great Adventure - Day 1

...COR... BLIMEY... AND... THRICE!!!  I was going to blog last night when I got to the hotel but really... it was 9pm California time and that means it was... erm... something stoopid o'clock time in the UK.  The flights over were great... the connections went according to plan and I got here in one piece... a little tired but... in one piece.  So, after a lot of squealing and catching up and hugging and more squealing and unpacking and laughing and talking ... *you get the picture* we retired to the Land of Snoozles.... and I was in bed thinking "la la la, I am wide awake, I will never get to sleep"  only to be awoken several hours later by Ellen bringing me my muchly needed cup of coffee.



So, after a lovely cuppa and a nice hot shower we were ready to embark on Day 1 of CHA.  OMG!  What can I say?  Amazing, awesome, exciting, incredible... it is everything I thought it would be... and then some.  The new products we saw so far are all LUSH... we all need them... like NOW!!!    We went and saw Dina Wakley first and did a cute make and take with her... now, my first one was total pants so I made another and now I can't find it... it is in a bag somewhere... I will find and blog tomorrow with that one.... this is Dina... how cute is she!




Then we headed to Blossom Bucket cos we heard that THE Wonder that is Wendy Vecchi was there... but she wasn't! We missed her!  Boohooo... but the lovely ladies let us do a make and take there too and I will pop that photo on here tomorrow too.  So, we then heard a rumour that THE Wonder that is Wendy Vecchi was on the Ranger booth... so we headed there... and yep, there she was.  So we stood and gazed watched her demo... here she is with some of her amazing art...




And here she is with Dyan Reaveley who was also demo-ing on the Ranger booth too...and I got a piccie of them... bless!




Ellen, Candy and I then went and grabbed a bite to eat... check out the size of that burger!!! And yes, I scoffed the lot! I worked out I hadn't eaten since 2pm yesterday which was TOO long... hurrah... I managed to eat the whole lot without wearing any too!!!





And here are  Ellen and Candy ... I don't think they were really running away from me.... much rofl



And here is an arty shot... PALM TREES!!!!  From the hotel window we can see snowcapped mountains... and palm trees... how cool is that!  I will get a photo of that tomorrow when it is day light again!






And then poor Wendy, she was followed... and I grabbed a photo opportunity... isn't she just the sweetest lady!  *can you tell I love her!*  And oh my!  You should see the new goodies she is bringing out... AMAZING... I cannot wait to get my mitts on them!!!





I think that is all for now... I needs to get a wash and do my face and then we are going for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory... Cheesecake?  Me?  RESULT!!!   Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

35 comments:

Linda Ledbetter said...

Wasn't that an awesome day?! And... We're just getting started!

Lynn Hardy said...

It looks like you are having an amazing time there - you look so happy in that photo with Wendy Vecchi - it made me smile too.

Ann said...

Looks like you're having the best time ever.......kid in a candy shop??
Look forward to the next installment!
Enjoy Hels, you deserve it!!
Hugs, Ann xx

Clai01 said...

Hi Hels thanks for sharing the photos, a pleasure to see them and just DREAM!
you look so happy on the photos and i can't wait to see what comes back here. I like the Wendy Vecchi designs also.

Buttons said...

What a time you are having! Thank goodness the camera is working/with you/being used(!) as it really helps to give us a small flavour of what this event is really like. You look so incredibly happy and what a result to catch up with Wendy V.! Enjoy the rest of your time there - more piccies please! Hugs, Jenny x

Tracey-B said...

Wow what a wonderful day you've had, I'm so jealous as I'd love to go! Thanks for the blog update, I look forward to the next one. I'll be asking questions when I see you on the 2nd! Have fun! x

Maisie Moonshine said...

Thank you for sharing your adventure. You look and sound so happy! Loving your CHA-alogue and can't wait for the next installment. Keep having fun.

val jones said...

What great photos. So jealous. Perhaps I'll win the lottery in time for next years show!!!


Enjoy your day.

Val in Spain xxx

Redanne said...

Great photos Hels, thank you for sharing your wonderful adventure with us and how lovely to meet up with Candy too. Love the pics with Wendy. Hope you have an amazing day today. Hugs, Anne x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

My smile was getting bigger & bigger as I read this, Hels. You're obviously having a fantastic time & the photos are terrific.

Helen said...

What a great time you are having and the photos are great. I am soooo envious of you & Ellen being there!!

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, looks amazing and glad your loving it and having fun. Emma

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, What fantastic piccies, you lucky ladies, so glad you got to do make and takes, can't wait to see those. I, too, am envious, this Show would be a 'dream come true', enjoy the whole experience Hels.
By the way are you wearing your little altered hat ???? Can't quite tell in the piccies !!!!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Kaz said...

Love love love the story so far!! Keep those photos coming!! Have the best time!! Big hugs to everyone

Kaz xx

Terry said...

Hey there Hels, what some fabulous fabulous time your having and the pictures AMAZINGGGGG Thanksssss for your story I love it and The Wendy is looking good too woww everything is wowwzerssss hahaha Love it hun thanksss for sharing xxxx Terry

Carol Yates said...

You look to be having a fantastic time, but then we knew you would. Carry on enjoying.
Carol.x

Andrea Kennard said...

Hels the pictures are great and thanks for letting us share your trip with you, hope you continue to have a great time, lots love x x

Minxy said...

Glad you arrived safe and are having a fabby time, thanks for sharing the pics chick, keep um coming xx

TonyR said...

hells bells hels i'm well jel!!

you look amazingly happy and totally in your element .... you deserve to be there!

my laptop has been repaired so im back in the cyber world.
xxxx

Sue said...

Wow-hope you have the best time ever-think there's no doubt of that! Sx

Crafting Queen said...

Sounds like you are having a blast!

Ali Wade said...

All I can say is - CHEESECAKE FACTORY!!!! Ali x

Dee in N.H. said...

How exciting!!! Thanks for sharing your day with us!!

Dee in N.H. said...

How exciting!!! Thanks for sharing your day with us!!

Sue said...

Hels talk about living the dream hun. So happy for you. Blow by blow account needed in Feb.

Anyways here is my entry into this weeks Sunday Stampers

Hugs sue x

http://taitucker.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/obsession-and-i-do-not-mean-calvin-klein.html?spref=fb

Caz said...

See - told you you were worrying for nothing, all the connections would go OK..........
Glad you got there OK and are having a great time - love that photo of you and Wendy!
Am no longer jealous of you going as I couldn't have had all that food - cheesecake would be a total no no for me and the burger so I wouldn't have wanted to go hungry for all that time (believe that & you'll believe anything!!!LOL!!)
Can't wait till the next update!!
Lotsa
xxxxx

Artyjen said...

Sounds amazing fun :)
xoxo Sioux

Stamping in Pink said...

Wonderful! Thank you for keeping the blog up to date and showing us your photo's - makes a crafter feel very inspired! What the heck is the Cheesecake Factory lol?!? Enjoy and have much fun Karen x

rachel said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeousness that is CHA - wow - looks like you are having much fun - enjoy every last minute! Hugs xx

Hazel said...

Gorgeous project, Hels - and good to see that you are having an amazing time there (not a bit jealous, obviously - lol!!) x

butterfly said...

Fabulous photos... thanks so much for sharing your amazing experience with us! Can't wait to hear about the Cheesecake Factory!!
Alison x

Mary said...

Welcome to the West Coast, Hels! I live in Seattle, so we don't have palm trees...but we do have mountains AND the Cheesecake Factory! =) Glad you're enjoying your trip and I'm loving all the adorable photos!

Sheilagh said...

I love The Cheescake Factory but not as much as my husband...

Great to see you having a Fabulous Time. It must be amazing being with all those crafting superstars.

Enjoy

Sheilagh
xx

Anne-Marie said...

So glad you arrived in one piece...heehee....and it certainly looks like you'll be havin' a blast....go, girl!

Stampnms said...

Sorry about the weather. It's usually much warmer! Enjoy the Disney fireworks tonight.

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