Note to reader: Mike and I are still sick, Caroline seems almost back to normal. Now here's a little bit about my trip.
My favorite thing about CHA was without a doubt, the layouts! There was inspiration everywhere and all with stuff I'd never seen before (of course!). My favorite layouts were in the 7Gypsies, Basic Grey and Melissa Frances booths.
Here's my favorite at the entire show (in the 7Gypsies booth) - they told me who did it but I am not familiar with her. I thought it was very Lisa McGarveyish. This person had other layouts in the booth that were equally fab. I'ld like to know her name. The booth was tiny and filled with antiques and completed projects. It was a tight squeeze but very inspiring. Their papers were probably my favorite at the show too. I know some of you are going "huh?" 'cause that's not normally my style but wait until you see these papers. They totally rock.
I could literally have taken up residence in the Melissa Frances booth. It was very shabby chic, painted, florals, romantic - just like I want my house to be. Here's my favorite layout from the Melissa Frances booth....it had this rockin' chipboard strip that was glittered and I love how she layered the flowers...definitely going to lift this soon. I saw my friends Robin Middendorf (gingham*grasshopper) and Rhonda Bonifay (mom2calyssa) there and we had so much fun chatting. They are just as sweet in person as online. We actually met Melissa Frances too!
Here's another shocker for ya...Basic Grey was one of my favorite things at the show. I think I've only bought about 2 pieces from them ever but this new line is a little less distressed so it called to me. The colors are divine! Here's my favorite layout from their booth by the fabulous Amy Howe. She did all the layouts I asked about. I've been a huge fan of hers forever anyway.
Here's a pic of Ann and me on the last day. We were delirious but happy. I didn't take near enough pics although I took about 200. You get so distracted when you're there. Next year, I'll take way more people pics. I'll try to add a few more later this week like some of the booths and Las Vegas. I just wanted to share these incredible layouts!
Here are a few more layouts...