im bummed. i just spent a loooooong time typing this post and well .. it got deleted. so.... sigh!!! im gonna try again! ugggggh..
*Warning* graphic intensive post!
CHA Winter was great.... even though lesser manufacturers showed and there were lesser people on the show floor.. i really liked most of what was shown... looks like the releases for the next couple of months will be full of yummy stuff!
The day before the show, we were invited to several VIP preview parties.. Creative Imaginations was one of them. This year.. STAR WARS is their main theme and fans of SW will be able to look forward to papers and embellishments to scrap about their love for SW! hehehe
Anyways.. they had troopers aplenty at the event .. even Darth Vadar , Luke, R2D2, Bobba Fett and Chewy were there to grace the ocassion. Here's some photos with Chewy and Boba. hehhe
On Monday night .. we all went to a local scrapbook store in LA to attend Celine Navarro's workshop. We've been hatching a plan with Celine for a couple of months now to bring her to MWL to teach. When I found out she was gonna teach in LA.. i immediately signed all of us up for her workshop. It was reeeeaaaaallly fun! We learnt a lot and I'm sure you will too when she comes to teach here at MWL. I cannot wait! Mark down your calendar for May 8th to 10th ya? More details will be released as soon as we can. And while you're marking your calendar.. don't forget that the weekend before is National Scrapbooking Day.. and we all know the craziness that happens in MWL on NSD so you may as well mark that Saturday too hehehhee.
Anyways back to Celine's workshop. I met the lovely Amy Tangerine there too. She was also attending the workshop. Here are some photos:
Celine.. myself and Amy .. below:
Celine and I...
This is the workshop pack.. filled with all my favourite stuff!!! There were Sassafras, October Afternoon, American Crafts and loads more. Yummmy colours i tell ya!
I had alot of fun.. now i really want to finish up the layouts! woooooohooo!
Okay okay back to CHA... didnt take many photos at CHA .. most of them are in Kel's cam. But we did stop by Basic Grey's booth to take photos hhahaha.
Doncha love the colours? The background featured Basic Grey's collection - Lime Rickey. Yummy colours!
We also stopped by Pebbles Inc..... love love love the wall of patterned papers! Wish I had this wall at home!
and some sassafras yum..
That's all the photos of CHA i have in my cam. Stay tuned for the store blog which should have some updates of CHA photos.
Anyways... this year we decided not to rent a car and take cabs since we were not going to go to far places. Cabs are really expensive in LA!! Here are some LA on the road photos -
We went to Anaheim Main Place Mall where we did some shopping. I managed to shop at Abercrombie & Fitch and got Eugene a Polo T and COLDEN the cologne for Vday. hehehee. It smells really good! Too bad we do not have Abercrombie in SG!
During dinner.... we had KAYA SOUP.....
haha kidding! it sure looks like kaya soup ya? It was actually Asparagus Soup. LOL!
More random photos -
This is the Hilton Anaheim - right next to the convention center
We also went to THE BLOCK @ ORANGE for more shopping on the last day
Shadow Warriors.. LOL! Swee Ching, Kel and I taking photos of our shadows.
Lunch at a really nice cafe at THE BLOCK.
I love this shot of Kel!
LOOK!!! Celebrity Sighting!! Paparazzi in tow. LOL! Swee Ching looking cool! That's Kel taking photos. :D If you're wondering where Elvi is .. she was really tired on the last day and didnt join us to go to The Block.
LAst but not least..... here is sunset in Anaheim.... really beautiful!
Well hope you enjoyed the photos!!! phew!
I'm glad to be back home but I sure had fun in Anaheim! :)