Thursday, August 8, 2013

CHA 2013 Recap

Me and one of my cutie booth helpers.
CHA 2013 in Vegas was absolutely amazing. I am so happy I had a booth there (my very first big tradeshow). Okay, technically it was more of a table than a booth, but it was still all mine and had a steady stream of shop owners, distributors, sales reps and designers for 2 1/2 days. Response to the piddix collage sheets was wonderful. The Flora & Fauna and Paris lines were popular, and it seems that Steampunk is finally taking off outside of etsy. The big hit of the show were the piddix collage sheets sized especially to fit the new Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™/Susan Lenart Kazmer™ bezels. Thanks so very much to Annie, Stephanie, Brian, and Pennie for all their booth help and to Mom and Dad for thoroughly loving and spoiling the kiddos while we were away.
The very first person to stop by the booth was the one-and-only Suze Weinberg (designer and multi-media artist), who could not have been more supportive and kind. What an amazing way to start the show. Above is a necklace she made using the piddix Steampunk collage sheet (necklace available here).
I finally got to meet the lovely Annie Howes in person and she even helped staff the booth on Thursday.
Piddix Flora & Fauna image sized to fit the new Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™/Susan Lenart Kazmer™ bezels.




Author and designer Suzann Sladcik Wilson with one of two books she's authored that features piddix images.



Designer Melissa Mercer with pendant she created with piddix collage sheet and Vintaj brass bird.
Almost the whole set-up fit in one checked bag. Not too bad!

2 comments:

Jenipher Lyn said...

Omgosh lady congratulations!!

SEE how amazing did this turn out! YAY!!! [ie: enjoy that BURST of confidence lady!] Soon you'll need to write a book about 100 acceptances.

Now, i'm sure there is a LOOOOT of followup which isn't the funnest, but enjoy the CRAP out of it anyway!! They liked you. They liked your product, and good things are waiting to happen! :D

Smiles to you talented lady!
-Jenipher

Marian Cates said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm glad it went so well.