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I have no idea how to write this post lol! I thought I’d do a “recap” but I’m not really sure how to! I attended my very first CHA show this last weekend! Catherine and I met up to walk the floor as “first timers” together. It’s a complete mix of scrapbooking manufacturers, adhesive, jewelry making supplies, and any type of craft supply in between. Of course our first stop was the AC / Studio Calico / Project Life section. 


April / Me / Catherine – Me / Lisa / Kari

The Studio Calico booth looked great! Here & There might be my favorite line!

I’m sad I didn’t get to run into Liz but I did get to see her GORGEOUS Project Life kit in person

Maggie’s booth was as gorgeous as she is!

And Amy’s booth was SO fun! You’re going to LOVE her new calendar stamp and embroidery stencil kit!

I got to see my Elle’s Studio layouts hanging up in her booth (I’ll share those here tomorrow) AND meet Elle herself who is just as sweet as she seems online!


Another highlight was getting to chat with Ali Edwards (and Katie too!) Chai latte with a shot of espresso was a necessity!

One of the lines that surprised me (in a good way) was Special Delivery by Heidi Sonboul for GCD Studios and their booth was super cute!


That night I got a chance to go to Disneyland / California Adventure with some of my crafty blogger friends. Will be posting more about that on All for the Boys and All for the Everyday! It was SO cold! I’m wearing leggings, jeans, long socks, tank, dress, sweater, sweater, jacket, and scarf lol! I was pretty good that way!

The next morning I was excited to meet up with some of my Studio Calico / Instagram pals to walk the floor! The Allison Kreft for Webster’s booth was always so busy because her line is gorgeous!

Liz Kartchner and her husband Colin are awesome people and her new line is stunning. Suz and I got to akwardly dance around her booth lol! (Suz can’t keep her eyes open πŸ˜‰

Basic Grey’s Hipster line was another favorite of mine!

Official CHA mirror shot

Shay / Me / Suz

That night I went to dinner with the Studio Calico crew and it might have been the highlight of my trip! SUCH an amazing team to work with!

I feel like there were SO many people and products that I didn’t get to see. I need a list next time (says the non list maker)! I am still so honored and humbled to be working for the best companies and was excited to see the booths and products so early and in person. If you have a picture of/with me link me to it so I can save it!

I spent Monday with my Mom – we saw Les Mis! and my two crazies were very happy their mom was home

For lots of detail I recommend keeping an eye on The Scrappy Jedi (who I also flagged down while I was there πŸ˜‰ she does some awesome CHA posts and she actually had her camera out!


Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.


  1. libbywilko

    Oh you met lots lovely people and the booths looked fun too πŸ™‚