CHA Winter Show Recap

Here I am with my colorful fun designer showcase table

Earlier this year I went to the Craft and Hobby Association Winter show in Anaheim, California. As a CHA designer member for two years, this was the first time I was able to display my artwork in the Designer Showcase section. Over fifty designers participated and it was a great platform to show all sorts of artwork and styles to other designers, manufacturers and retailers. I was able to meet some great contacts one of them including John Menzer, the CEO of Michaels Crafts stores and his creative team. 

Besides having the opportunity to meet him, I also met celebrities like Tori Spelling and Deborah Norville.  What I love about these conferences is not only being able to reconnect with other CHA designer members and meet cool people in the scrap booking and craft industry, but I learned so much! The educational series was terrific – I was able to beef up my Photoshop skills with the talented Helen Bradley, learn more about the essence of product development, social media marketing and blogging.

If you are interested in learning more about CHA, please visit http://www.craftandhobby.org

The Summer show will be in Rosemont, Illinois at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center July 16th through July 19th 2012.  Here were some of the highlights from my experience at the show:

Meeting other CHA Designer members 
The 2012 CHA Designer Council: Lisa Rojas, Loraine Mason, Tiffany Windsor, Eileen Hull, Ann Butler, Carol Heppner and Theresa Cifali
Meeting other creative designers and celebrities who love to create

The DCVW booth won best exhibitor at the show