Thursday, January 28, 2010

Back from CHA

Whew! I am finally back from CHA. What a whirlwind of fun and excitement. There were so many old and new friends to meet and share hugs with. A big THANK YOU to Splitcoast Stampers for their promotion with Copic and the loan of the cute furniture.

Now you're probably all wondering what was happening around the Copic Booth. Our new item to be on the lookout for later this Spring is a 72pc. wallet. Check this out! It comes with an adjustable carrying strap and holds 72 of your favorite markers in a similar case to our existing 24 and 36pc wallets. Again, these will be available in a few months so don't go bugging your local store for them quite yet.

Also at CHA we had a whole lot of fabulous guests and visitors. Thank you all for your hugs and for helping our Regional Certification Instructors feel loved and appreciated. Among some of the guests:

Jenny Doh stopped by and snapped this cute photo of me with my new hair (thank you christy from spellbinders!!). The "Art Saves" sign we're holding up is to remind you that art saves lives. Jenny has a product line where 100% of the proceeds go to charity. It's her way of making sure that art saves.

Traci Bautista also stopped by for some altered arts demos in the booth. Our whole team was inspired by her free-form doodles and creative energy in her journaling. Traci's work has been featured on the Copic website for the last few months as our featured artist.

I wish I had more chances to wander the show and see all the fabulous things. At the CHA SuperShow it was so much fun to see everyone coloring at the SplitcoastStampers booth. A lot of beginners had a chance to use Copic markers for the first time. Hopefully if you couldn't make it to the Winter show you'll be able to stop by their booth at Summer CHA.

We had our whole instructor crew at the show. There were many giggles, hugs, and of course lots of coloring going on. Here is Debbie Olson showing some blending techniques to a few of the many people who were curious about how to use Copic Markers.

I need to head to bed now, but I can promise that the second surprise from CHA will be announced next week, with a blog candy prize, so stay tuned!

23 comments:

Dawn said...

72pc wallet!! too cool!! couldn't make it to Winter, hope to see you at Summer!!!

get some rest! lol...

Maureen said...

Awesome... so wish I could go to one of these. Looks like a fab time!

Elaine A said...

Hi Marianne -

Sounds like you had a busy, fun time? Thanks for posting all the photos. It looks as if Debbie had a captive audience.

Elaine Allen

Rachel said...

Looks like fun!

Sherrie said...

Hey roomie....getting caught up on some missed sleep yet? Although you are a young thing and can handle it....lol! Just wanted to pop by and say HEY...not EH...and no, I cannot get that silly Toronto song out of my head so I thought I would share that with you so that it could be stuck in yours as well! Love ya' babe!

CraftyMom said...

The new wallet is great!! I always have wanted to get a wallet but I have more than 36pcs. 72 is perfect! Marianne, I love the new header, its very cute.
I had a question, will there be anyone representing copic's at the Heirloom Rubber stamp show in portland, OR?

Nicolette said...

I am sitting up here in Edmonton in the middle of the January doldrums, wishing I was wandering the booths at CHA....

Thanks for sharing - It sure looks like it is a lot of fun!

Lesley said...

Wow, I'm putting that wallet on my "whatever holiday comes next" list! Love it!!!

Michelle Johnson said...

72 piece wallet? Awesome. That is exactly what I'd need. Even if I have to get two, that makes things so much easier, especially for trips.

osirisandloki said...

Itooks like you has a swell time at the CHA! and a 72 pc wallet looks great!!!

Kim said...

Glad to hear you had a great time at CHA...looking forward to meeting you this summer in Chicago! :)
Hugs~ Kim

Micki said...

Girl, love your hair! Looks awesome! Have fun when you go to Germany!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Hey you! So sorry that I didn't get to really chit-chat with you at CHA. Looks like some great stuff coming out with Copic and it also looked liked you had fun!

Smiles,
~nance

Jessica said...

Thanks for sharing yourself at CHA! I wish I coule have been there. Maybe I'll have to buy the big wallet so I can say well now I have to fil it! lol Thanks again.

Deb said...

Was great to see you again! Hope you're all caught up on some R&R since then!

Jenny Doh said...

Hi Marianne. Such a pleasure connecting with you! Thanks for the support.
Cheers,
Jenny :)

Joseline said...

I need a job like yours! Those pictures looks like you had a blast!! ;o)

Marge said...

Oh fabulous -- I NEED a 72 pc. wallet -- not that I have that many Copics, but I WILL -- LOVE this; hope you're giving one of these away (or more Copics would be great too)!!! ;-)

specialcraftmom4 said...

Do you have a sign up form for the class on February 21. I am a store own and need to be certified in Copics.

jeannegirl said...

Way too fun!! Copics are the greatest!! Do you know when we will get emails regarding the workbook if we did our certification before??

Deebi27 said...

Marianne, what a wonderful offer. Maybe if you all get near my area again I will get certified. these marker are just amazing. It is so nice to see pictures of those who make Copics happen for all of us!!!

rusty said...

I commented on the other blogs for the prizes hope this is the rt 1 for you

Nishant said...

so wish I could go to one of these. Looks like a fab time!
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