Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Finishing Off at CHA 2013

Hi all,

Last night, we decided to end our last evening here with a big meal at The Cheesecake Factory. The ahi tuna starter is to die for here by the way - tuna tartar with avocado in a sesame dressing. Funnily enough, I was so homesick for Chinese food, I went for a hoisin chicken number - not so good. The hot fudge sundae at the end made up for it though. Can I just say - yum!!!

Thick, unctuous hot fudge poured over a mound of whipped cream and cold vanilla icecream. So bad, but sooooooooo good.

So sad to say that this is the last day of the Winter CHA. Our luggage has been packed, we've checked out of our nice hotel, dumped the bags of at concierge and ready to finish off at the show. They close early today, so it's the last chance to put a few more orders in and then that's it. Done for another year. It's been such a fun show and all the new products and innovations that have come out this year has been amazing.

 L-R: Mod Podge love, the creator of Project Life herself - Becky Higgins (hint), Create - a word we crafters live by, the cutest Webster's Pages washi-taped cameras - so darling.
 L-R: cards showing some of the dies and stamps coming out for Sizzix, colour tag charts at Ranger, the sweetest shoes made from Sizzix dies.

Our last workshop, for Angela and I, was a mixed media class run by Marah Johnson. She's one of my favourite educators and so enthusiastic. Infact, all of our worskshops were excellent. One thing we have noticed this CHA is the huge trend of mixed media and how traditional paper scrapbooking is now changing drastically. You will still have the everyday paper layouts, but more and more designs are incorporating artist mediums in every texture imaginable.

 L-R: super cool altered tin can (didn't think of this before, right)?, lovely inky fingers which I'm still trying to clean out.

All in all, this year has been very successful, in terms of how many orders we got done and how many new things we learned. We will be giving sneak peeks when we get back, as to what we will be bringing in, so keep your eyes peeled for all the exciting new products coming in to the store. We'll be posting on the HKMC facebook and website very shortly, so remember to like us to get the news firsthand.

Thanks for following us on our CHA trip and see you back home,

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