I am not naturally an outgoing person. In fact, I use to be quite shy until you got to know me, then I wouldn't shut up. ;) But, as I got older, God really placed it on my heart to get out of my comfort zone. You see, you can't love people (or show them God's love) if you are hiding under a rock (or in my case behind a sticker rack). So, I promised myself that while I was at CHA I would not turn into freaky-shy-girl.
I am glad to announce I didn't turn into freaky-shy girl because if I had, I wouldn't have had the chance to meet and talk to some of my FAVORITE artists and designers. In fact, the first person I got to meet (but didn't get a photo with) was Ali Edwards. This time I actually talked to her, shook her hand, and I have to say she is one of the sweetest people (plus she is an Oregonian and what could be better than that?!). Maggie did get a photo of Ali while she was in our booth so I will share hers.
Here are some of my favorite photos that I did get...
Christy Tomlinson; Scarlet Lime and Pink Paislee
Elizabeth Kartchner; Dear Lizzy and American Crafts
Maggie Holmes; Maggie Holmes Design, Crate Paper
Amy Tan; Amy Tangerine, American Crafts
Create Often: Be bold. Be courageous.