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CHA 2013 - Part 2

Several years ago, I was able to go to Ali Edwards' book signing at my local scrapbook store. My sister went with me and I am not sure what happened, but the moment I saw Ali, I hid behind a rack and couldn't come out. It was crazy, I know, but I totally got star struck. It wasn't like I thought she was anything more than a person, but it was almost like stage fright when I thought of going up to talk to her. Of course my sister had never seen me like this and thought I had gone nuts! She had to take my book and go and have her sign it for me, all the while rolling her eyes.

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







There are special stories behind each one of these photos, but I will save the stories for later. ;)

Create Often: Be bold. Be courageous.

2 comments

  1. Yay for you Jennifer!! So fun to see these photos and see all the fun you had at CHA. Thanx for sharing and taking us all on the ride with you!!!

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  2. I'm that shy girl too! The rewards are fantastic when we step outside our comfort zone. Thank you for sharing your photos. It sounds you and your bump had the most wonderful time. :-)

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