CHA Recap 3 of 3 and Final Giveaway

Here’s my last batch of photos from the Craft & Hobby Association show… thanks for sticking with me!


Tim seemed to be demoing all day every day – always with a smile and a crowd.  I’m so loving the new Sizzix dies he’s just released – the Frameworks are my favorites.


Loads of beautiful projects in the Ranger Designer Challenge.  I really liked this one from Debbie Tlach.


Here are some of the many Sizzix ATBs (Artist Trading Blocks) using the dies dreamed up by Eileen Hull and Amy Bowerman.  Mine is the “dream” one in the middle.  These are all cut from heavy Sizzix MatBoard (two packs of which are part of today’s giveaway) which is durable and takes inks and sprays beautifully.


I didn’t take many product photos, but couldn’t resist this shot in the Sizzix booth.  Love their suitcase shelves.  If you’re looking for more product photos, visit Amy BowermanAnnette Green and Anita Houston‘s blogs.  They’ve all done wonderful recaps.


Gorgeous samples from Dyan Reaveley using some of her new stencils, stamps, and ink sprays.  I’ve already ordered all her new sprays… the colors are scrumptious.


Catherine Matthews Scanlon has new stamps out with Art Gone Wild (Stampers Anonymous). She’s a riot and I hope our paths will cross again soon.


Here I am back at home with a visitor all the way from Belgium…. France Papillon stayed with me for almost a week, and we had lots of laughter and adventure.  That’s a post for next week.

And now for the last giveaway…  it’s for two packs of 12″ Sizzix’s MatBoard, a Sizzix burlap bag, a StencilGirl mini stencil, and a pack of Zots glue dots.



To enter, please leave a comment on this post and connect with me in any of these ways: sign up for my newsletterFacebookPinterestYouTube, or Twitter.  I’ll announce the winner on Friday, February 7th.

Lastly, there are still a few days left to leave a comment for Giveaway #2, too – the winner for that one will be announced on Monday, February 3rd.

Thanks for visiting!



Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Your ATB is beautiful!! “dream” is one of my favorite words. Thanks for another nice giveaway!

  2. Hi,

    Looks like you had a blast at CHA. The give away is really nice and it would be cool to win.

  3. great projects and lucky you. I would love to meet you and Frances.

  4. What fun it all looks like…just meeting everyone must be a gas! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  5. What exciting stuff!!! And what fun it is to have visitors!!! Who like to play!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win something so yummy!!!

  6. many inspirational projects, thanks for the opportunities!

  7. So many inspirational projects! Looks like heaven.

  8. Im subscribed to your Newsletter and facebook. I love your work.

  9. Karen Schroeder says:

    I’m subscribed to your newsletter and YouTube. Newsletter: YouTube: Karen Schroeder

  10. It looks like you had lots of fun and lots to see at the CHA show!

  11. These prizes are treasure!!

  12. Thanks for sharing your fun time at CHA – I am envious!

  13. Deborah Hopkins says:

    Thank you for sharing all the new items and a chance to win great prizes .Great website and cant wait to see more.

  14. Marjie, what fun! I love your CHA coverage. What a thrill seeing your art on display. Hooray for you!

  15. Mary Gross says:

    For those of us not fortunate enough to attend CHA, thanks for all the photos! Giveaways are super!

  16. Always a feast for the eyes, heart and soul. Happy to have a rear view window :O

  17. Sue Clarke says:

    Sweet giveaway.
    First that I’ve heard of ATBs.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. I have absolutely loved living vicariously with you as you’ve posted about CHA. And of course, your ATB was my fave. Keep dreaming girl!

  19. What fun!
    Count me in please!
    I signed up for your newsletter!

  20. so many different products and fantastic people! it must be the craftiness in them! thanks for showing us more of CHA and for the chance to win.

  21. CHA just looks awesome, so much to see, so much to learn! Thanks for sharing your experience.

  22. Love all these photos from CHA, wish I had been there!!!!

  23. Oh Marjie, I just love the items in your last giveaway. I would love to win them. I don’t usually win much anywhere. Please please please!!!!! Let me win!!!

    Peace and Love,

    Peggy L

  24. How did I miss this post originally? I am really intrigued by the ranger matboard. Love Dyan’s spray inks, too. Looking foward to adding to her new ones to my collection!

  25. Margaret in AZ says:

    The mat board looks like a great new product; thanks for a chance to win some.

  26. Oh just love when you share these pics and impressions from CHA…. Worth a lot when one cant go there myself…. Sigh.. Would love to !!!!!!
    Thanks a lot !!!
    Hugs from SPAIN

  27. morningdove says:

    love your pics and the atb are interesting. great giveaway.

  28. Marjie
    Amazing doesn’t appear to touch upon the time you had at CHA – what an incredible experience it must be. Considering I haven’t ever visited a stamp show or a workshop I cannot begin to imagine what it must be like to visit CHA and I say the same about sitting side by side with you, creating in your studio, that would also be a dream.

    Marjie, this is incredibly generous – many thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous bundle of goodies.

  29. I agree, those framework dies are awesome.

  30. Oh such lovely pics from CHA…. Dreaming of going there one day… Sigh. But thank you for sharing your lovely pics and small text notes. Love to read your posts.
    And gosh… What a generous Give-Away you have offered today. I would love to win….. Thank you for your great offering.
    Sending hugs from SPAIN

  31. Tamiko McCurry says:

    Wish I could take your class.. but you are sooo farrrr awayyyyy!! Already connected with through every avenue listed.. 🙂 you do beautiful work!

  32. Looks like you had fun at the show and at home with your visitor.
    stamping sue

  33. Reviewed some of my favorites today. And looking forward to your review with France. Her comments on her blog indicate she had a great time. Signed up for the newsletter. Looking forward to more of your projects.

  34. I love the AT blocks. Thanks for the great giveaway. I am a FB fan, follow on Pinterest, and subscribe on Youtube. You are one of my fav blogs and I have so enjoyed the CHA tour.

  35. Hiya, Looks like you had a fun filled time at CHA. I’d so love to attend one sometime. Unfortunately that will always remain a dream. I’d also love to win one of your giveaways, but alas that to remains a dream. I really enjoyed your lesson n CJS 2014. I remember as a kid in Art class how we’d put ripped tape on an old bottle and buff shoe polish on it and give it to our moms as Christmas presents. Your project was way better than the smelly shoe polish bottles. As usual I love to read your posts and check out all you’re up to. Hoping you are well. (((HUGS)))) Kimmie

  36. Linda on the Prairie says:

    I look forward to hearing about your time with France!

  37. Denise Bryant says:

    Love your overviews on the new items! Excited to get some new stencils… so popular right now! Can’t wait to try out some of these ideas I’m seeing! I follow you on FB!

  38. It looks like you had a great time at CHA! I already follow you on facebook and get your newsletters. 🙂

  39. Meeting so many FABULOUS people and seeing such AMAING artwork
    must be so INSPIRATIONAL at CHA!

  40. Theresa P. says:

    I am in love with the box die, I have an infatuation with boxes 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win.

  41. Hi Marjie…Seeing CHA through your eyes has been amazing! Your admiration of others, your enthusiasm of other’s talent and absolute joy at being surrounded by so much inspiration must have been an incredible experience. Inspiring, and being inspired, is such a great combination…

  42. Thanks for sharing all the photos, they were great. It made me feel like I was there!! Love your dreamy cube. Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes.

  43. mindy simmons says:

    did share. & have liked you <3 ….one last hope*hope*hope ….thank*you for the chance !

  44. Love all your CHA photos, Marjie! And, of course, the one of you and France in your craft space. I spent a bit a time looking at all your yummy stuff on the tables! 😉 Thanks for a chance to win some of your goodies from CHA! Mwah! KayW

  45. Pamela Bennett says:

    Loved your tour of CHA, looks like you had a great time.

  46. Everything looks simply amazing and your picture looks great!! Thank you for sharing everything with us!!!

  47. Love seeing all the shots from CHA!

  48. Can’t wait to see all your new ideas from all that inspiration you soaked up. Thanks for sharing with us.

  49. I love your photos Marjie, you had so much fun there!

  50. Helen Markee says:

    thanks for sharing. looks like a great time! so much inspiration

  51. Sue Horsley says:

    What a totally fabulous time you had! Thank you for involving us in your adventures.

  52. The projects are so beautiful, would love to be able to purchase more of Tim’s goodies, thanks for sharing!!!

  53. Seriously, I have enjoying going on this cyber journey with you! What lovely art you shared and how proud you must be! Have a fabulous weekend and of course thank you for a chance to win!

  54. You certainly had a blast and got to see so much and meet so many people. Lovely to read all about it TFS.
    Big hugs xx

  55. Thank you so much for taking us along with you, I’ve enjoyed your posts. Thanks also for the great giveaway, I’d love to win.

  56. I feel like I’ve been there with you Marjie! And, you’re so lucky to spend time with your friend France. She’s so talented! Can’t wait to see what you both got up to!
    Have a great weekend,
    Alison x

  57. Dee Spillane says:

    Loved seeing CHA through your eyes. Fun. Thanks for a fabulous tour. And Lucky you to have. France visit. Love her blog posts.

  58. Gigi Black says:

    WOW!!! I don’t think I would know what to look at first if I were at CHA. Judging from your posts, I think you had a great time and got to see some very inspiring things. AND, to top it off, you got to spend a week with France. I would give up my entire stash to be able to spend time with the 2 of you and watch your ideas flow. Hats off to both of you!!!

  59. I almost thought I was there. Going to check out the links now. Love all I am seeing.
    susan s

  60. Christine Kiehl says:

    I sure do appreicate the pictures and the event outline! It was I was almost visiting the booth!!! Great stuff! Thank you for taking the time to document and share this event with your followers. (Which I am on FB, P, BL and email) Have a great day!

  61. Love the ATBs all piled up there, and thanks for the link to Catherine’s blog. I’d taken a little bet with myself about you and Dyan’s new colours – I won! Lovely to see you and France hard at work (very impressed you’ve room for two at your table…
    Thanks for another chance to win fab goodies!
    Alison xx

  62. Thanks for the opportunity!

  63. fun!

  64. Thank you for the chance to win these lovely prizes!

  65. Those suitcase shelves are brilliant and I love Dyan’s colourful pieces. Your ATB looks perfect set in the middle. Amy told me about the Sizzix matboard, hope we can get it here in the UK in the future! Thanks so much for another fabulous give-away too. Hugs, Anne x

  66. thanks for the opporutnities to win all these fabulous gifts. you are so talented and we appreciate you sharing your gift with us.

  67. Wonderful photos, the ATBs are one of my favourite new releases..

  68. Thank you for sharing CHA with us! I can’t wait for all these new products to hit the retail market. Another giveaway? Wow, what fun!

  69. It all looks wonderful, must have been a great experience to be there! Valerie

  70. You are such a wonderfully talented artist. I love getting your blog updates. I also have you “Liked” on Facebook and follow you on Pinterest. I think I subscribe to your newsletter too.

  71. Diane Swanson says:

    Thank you for all the sharing from CHA! I love your work and your life!

  72. Marie-Anne Raeman says:

    Seems you had a great adventure.
    I would love to give it a go and i follow you quite a while on pinterest.

  73. Susan Mostek says:

    What fun! Hadn’t seen the Sizzix matboard at CHA! Really enjoyed meeting you there…hope to see a lot more of you in the future… you are truly a talented and fun lady!

  74. kathy/NorthCarolina says:

    Marjie, it is so fun seeing your beautiful creations at CHA! I am so happy and excited for you. I fully expect to see Marjie Kemper stamps and stencils any day now. You are such an amazing talent! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us. xoxo

  75. Vicki Love says:

    Your giveaway’s are awesome, thank you for the chance. Have also loved your posts from CHA.!

  76. So many new things from Sizzix. Sounds like you had a fab time.

  77. Loving all the photos and thanks for sharing everything with us. Looks like you had a super fantastic time!! Thanks for the chance to win too, your always so generous!!

  78. April Lopez says:

    I follow you all over social media. I’m not a stalker! Love this.

  79. missed the second one , so trying again!! Great stuff Marjie!!! manufactures were very generous to you:):) Thanks for sharing!!

  80. CHA looks like an amazingly good time. Thank you for sharing with us all.

  81. Great look at CHA!! Hopefully next year, I will be in one of your pics!!

  82. I can’t wait to read all about your fun with France!! Two of my favorite crafters together WOW!

  83. CHA seems like so much fun! Thanks for sharing the pictures and art!!

  84. Looks like a lot of fun. Your giveaways have been fab. Here’s hoping for this one. I follow on YouTube and your newsletter. Love both.

  85. love seeing all of the new products from so many different companies. I would have been exhausted after such a frenzied event. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies, Marjie!

  86. Love love love the photos!!!!! CHA is always a blast!!!!!

  87. Wow, what an amazing experience! The TH booth looks so cool (& watched yt video showing all the art using distress paints – incredible!)
    I also read France Pappilion’s blog & sounds like you had a great time together.
    The whole trip must have been mindblowing!
    Tfs… I already follow your blog & FB page, think I follow Pinterest too but will double check! A brilliant giveaway… :))

  88. You are all such trendsetters and so motivating! Thanks for sharing your experiences 🙂