Monday, February 2, 2009

cha winter 2009 & websters pages

This week I'm going to post some of the highlights (to me, at least) from the CHA show last week. As I mentioned earlier, there was a whole LOT to see in the three days I was there. On Sunday morning, my sister Cath and I worked our way through "hall d". Then at lunch time we met up with Kristin. We spent the rest of the day scoping out the last three halls and deciding what our plan of attack would be for the rest of the show.

We did pretty well - on Tuesday and Wednesday we did lots of make-n-takes, visited the new exhibitor booths, strolled the designer showcases, caught some booths in the general crafting area and used our maps to search out anyone we'd missed previously.

It makes the left side of my brain very happy when there is a plan in place.

So one of my favorite vendors is Websters Pages. I remember visiting their booth at the first CHA show I went to and going back again and again. It was no different this time. Something about going back --you come at the booth from a different frame of mind or different entrance or perspective. Whatever it is you see something you missed the first time around.

The Websters booth was lovely with a vintage garden feel to it (just like their products -what a surprise!) There was an iron gazebo in the booth and the 12x12 layouts were framed in lovely white & black frames. One of my scrappy friends, Terri Hayes designs for this company and it was terrific to see her layouts up close and personal. I found out later that another newer acquaintance, Audrey Pettit also designs for Websters and had some of her work in the booth.

Layout by Terri Hayes

Card above and mini album below by Audrey Pettit

Websters is releasing three new lines and they're all gorgeous, but what I'm really excited about is that they've added alphabets and die cuts to the new releases. Woo hoo!

"Hello, Beautiful" pictured above; "A Sweet Life" and "Magical Wishes" pictured below

If you like what you're seeing, share your thoughts in a comment at the Websters blog and you'll be entered in a drawing for the new Magical Wishes line. Oh, and you really *must* check out their blog because they have some lovely photos of their booth.


Tammy said...

I love Websters and I love your pictures of the booth ~ I think I could LIVE there!! lol

Audrey Pettit said...

Sure wish I could have been there this time, but seeing your photos almost makes me feel like I was. Thanks so much for sharing these, Cindy! The booth was gorgeous!