CHA Recap, Part 2 of 2

After taking so many pictures at the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) Mega Show, I decided to split my recap into two posts.  A few days ago I shared a post about The People, and today’s installment is about The Show Floor.

Kemper CHA Recap Misc

These were two of the first booths I passed….. color swatches and duct tape couture.

Kemper CHA Recap - Spellbinders

The Spellbinders booth was one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.  Every side had a different ‘feel’ to it, depending on which products were displayed.   The intricacy of their dies really captivated me.  Love that layout by Beck Beattie!

Kemper CHA Recap - DecoArt

DecoArt’s Media line really rocked me… I am looking forward to creating with these products.  This was the display board behind Andy Skinner’s demo table.

Kemper CHA Recap - Graphic 45

This was one of the  beauties in the Graphic 45 booth.

Kemper CHA Recap - Yarnia

For those who knit… and even those like me who don’t…. the Yarnia display was captivating.

Kemper CHA Display Pics 1of2 2015

This year I invested in a display spot in the Designers’ Showcase.  There were about two dozen designers with stands in this area, and it was a great way to show our work and look for more.

Kemper CHA Display Pics 2of2 2015

Also on the show floor, MSNBC set up shop and taped interviews with exhibitors and attendees who had questions/suggestions regarding small business issues.  We had to fill out an application ahead of time and I was excited to find I had a slot.

Kemper CHA Recap MSNBC

All thoughts went straight out of my head once the lights and cameras came on, but the interviewer was wonderful and got me ‘grounded’ very quickly.  If my segment airs, it will be part of a show called Your Business that airs at 7:30am Eastern time on MSNBC.

With that, my CHA recap is complete.  Now I need to get ready for the classes I’m teaching February 6-8th at Right at Home Scrapbooking in North Attleboro, MA…. maybe I’ll see you there?  Please call the store at (508) 695-9290 to register.

Kemper Class Collage - Feb Righ at Home Scrapbooking

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  1. Great post… I’m not usually that much of a G45-er but that dress form is one of the most beautiful things ever! Fab to see your designer spot – your work glows even more when it’s all gathered together – and aren’t you brave stepping up for the MSNBC interview?!

    You will adore working with the DecoArt Media Line – so much fun!!
    Alison xx

  2. Marjie thank you so much for sharing these pics. Would be better to be there and attend. But this is kind of entertaining as well. Would love to attend CHA or one of your classes.
    Among all these fab pics you shared your work was what I loved the most. Your lovely vibrant colors make my heart sing.
    Thanks for sharing. You are so talented so I’m happy to know you had an option of promoting yourself !
    Hugs from Monica… Spain

  3. What an incredible show- a spot on MSNBC- so exciting! Love your designer showcase!

  4. Love your display. How perfect. I hope it brings you wonderful things in the future. You have been working so hard! Really fun tour. Too much to see I bet. xox

  5. Your Designer booth looks wonderful Marjie and how wonderful to have had an interview, I really hope it goes out – shame we won’t get to see it over here though… I love that circus tent in your photos and I am totally in love with DecoArt’s new Media line, it is great to work with. Hugs, Anne xx

  6. thank you so much for the recaps!! it is always so much fun ‘being there’ when we aren’t really ‘there’!!
    your display looks amazing!!

  7. Kirsten Alicia says:

    Wonderful to see your display, I hope it brings lots of opportunities your way.

  8. Stephanie Rodgers says:

    You are really on the move Marjie, as well you should be! You didn’t mention the date for the show.

  9. AMAZING, Marjie!! HUGE CONGRATS to you!! XOXO-Shari

  10. Such a great time and experience you had. Your displays are so striking. Miss you.

  11. Wonderful photos! LOVE your booth…very professional, and huge congrats on the interview…I hope it brings many more opportunities for you!!!

  12. Loved both recaps, Marjie! What a thrill to attend. I am sure it was a great investment to have a “designer” booth, and your is certainly beautiful. I hope the return on investment is huge for you, my friend!

  13. Your work is deserving for the Designer’s Showcase. So many goodies….all in one place. Hope you come to Art Is You this year.

  14. Thanks so much for both of your CHA posts Marjie, I have really enjoyed reading them and seeing all the photos!! Thanks so much for taking the time! So wonderful for those of us who can only dream of attending one day…

  15. How exciting! LOVING your projects from your booth!! And how cool about the interview?!?!?!?!


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