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!