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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Copic Certification & CHA Anaheim


Hello again! Life sure has been interesting being unplugged. No email, no blogging, no blurfing (blog surfing), no inspiration... BUT on the other hand there is no pressure to answer emails, write-up posts, and to hurry up and get off the computer. There's time to just be and it has helped put some things into perspective.

So what have you been doing lately? Me? Other than getting use to cabin life in the mountains and settling into our new home/lifestyle in Oregon, I got to hangout with a few of the awesome ladies of Clear Dollar Stamps in Anaheim. Yep, I am officially announcing that I went to the Winter CHA Show in Anaheim and on top of going to the show I also became COPIC CERTIFIED! It was a total blessing to be able to attend and I had an exhaustingly great time. Lots of inspiration, laughs, and learnig this trip. Totally loved it!

So what's it like? As a designer it was exciting to meet the manufacturers in the papercrafting industry. They loved to gain any feedback us DT members would give them and they also loved to hear the "OOO's & AH's" when they showed us their latest and greatest new products. The few new products soon to come that really stand out in my mind are "The Freeze Frame" from the makers of Magic Mesh, Provo Crafts YuDu and Your Story, the makers of Cropidile's new corner puncher called the Chomper, and the new Nestability dies and embossing tools. VERY COOL!!!

I think my greatest joy was meeting all the people. Amazing fun!

The second picture is of Marianne of "I Like Markers" and is an awesome instructor. The third picture are of us ladies of Clear Dollar Stamps. Bottom Row from Left to Right: Me, Lori McCroskey, Laurie Wilson. Top Row Left to Right: Katie Renz and Kim Teasdale. I don't see Vicki Conquest!

Vicki was there with us too and she's one of the stamp designers with CDStamps.
Here's what Vicki looks like...very pretty lady!


Elena said...

Glad you had fun time, Nancy! Thank you for sharing the pictures!

Katie Renz said...

Ooohhh, love that picture. It was great finally seeing IRL.