Tuesday, December 8, 2015

See You at CHA BLOG HOP!

Welcome to day 2 of the See you at CHA BLOG HOP! 

I’m getting pretty excited for the CHA Mega Show in January, and I’m also excited today to be joining some of the manufacturers and designers taking part in the show for the See You at CHA! Blog Hop

Are you ready for the biggest, most epic blog hop ever? Nearly 60 CHA members from around the world are coming together to help us celebrate the CHA MEGA Show’s 75th anniversary for a whole week – Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 11.

Each blogger will highlight something special about the upcoming CHA MEGA Conference & Trade Show. It could be a sneak peek of their new products being released, details about their workshops and make-n-takes, an inspiring project tutorial, or what they are most excited about doing and seeing at the Show.

You’ll have plenty of chances to enter to win our $500 Visa gift card each day of the hop, on any of the participating blogs. Everyone is eligible to win, whether you’re in the U.S. or international.

I am super excited to talk to you today about the DESIGNERS IN ACTION event that will take place during all four days of the 2016 MEGA SHOW, Saturday January 9th through Tuesday January 12th on the show floor.

The Designers in Action Event at CHA 2016 Mega Show!

The Designer Section Council is delighted to announce that the improved Designers in Action area will once again in Anaheim at the CHA 2016 Mega Show.  The areas formerly known as the Designer Showcase and Designer Display have now been combined and re-envisioned into this exciting area which will include “Showcase” stations, “Action” stations and Roundtable discussions on the show floor. Additionally, Designer Members will be encouraged to utilize this area for their meetings and networking. The concept is to have this area buzzing with designers, creating, sharing ideas and networking during the entire show.

Showcase Stations - The Showcase Stations are a sturdy cube shape of 39” high base and 41” square tops, that provides a 360 view of your work OR a 86” tall by 36” wide 2D wall display (double sided with 2 shelves), that is carpeted, so illustrations can be easily displayed.  Designers can display their 3D portfolios and handmade creations for viewing during the entire four day show. 


The Designer Meet and Greet will take place from 3:30 until 5:30 pm on Sunday January 10th.  This event allows the Manufacturers, Editors, Publishers and Retail Buyers the opportunity to meet the Designers, in person, to discuss services that can be provided.  Showcase Station participants also receive the proprietary list of event participants with complete contact information – great for follow ups!   

Action Stations - This exciting new format is designed to bring on-going activity and more visibility for Designer Members on the show floor. Demonstrations, book author signings, make and takes, social media, networking – the Action stations are designed to showcase the many talents of Designer Section members. Set at the front two corners of the event area, the Action station tables will create action, interest and on-going activity within the event space.

NEW! this year is the addition of the Designer Roundtables in our Designers in Action Event space during show hours!  Check out the schedule, then stop by to interact with, ask questions and obtain insight from our Designer Members on a variety of topics!

So, stop by the Designers in Action event at the 2016 CHA Mega Show located between Hall B and Hall C, and experience the creativity!

If you are a registered CHA Designer Member and would like additional information about the DESIGNERS IN ACTION event please click HERE! 

If you have questions, please contact the Designers in Action Committee Co-Leads Beth Watson at beth@bwdesignstudio.com or Candice Lee Windham at candicelee@rittermail.com 

To celebrate 75 years of crafting, the CHA Designers have pitched in for this fantasitc giveaway to a lucky winner!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Their are three entry options to win the MEGA Visa gift card:
  1. Leave a comment on your blog (mandatory) answering the question - "What is your favorite "can't live without" craft supply or tool?"
  2. Tweet about the giveaway  (tweet text includes #CHAshow hashtag; can tweet daily for extra entries)
  3. Answer a multiple-choice poll about how often you "cre8time" for crafting  (double entry value)
Anyone and everyone in the US and abroad is eligible to enter!

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing everyone at the show!  -Beth


Lisa Fulmer said...

Thanks for being part of the See You at CHA Blog Hop!

Jean said...

Loving this hop! My go to is adhesive - liquid, dots, runners. Can't do anything without it!

Seth said...

So very excited to see the new Designers in Action section Beth. See you next month!

Linda Ledbetter said...

I'm thrilled to learn more about the Designers in Action area. This is my first year as a Designer, so I'll be seeing the show in a whole new light. Great post-- I'm so looking forward to CHA 2016.

Cindy deRosier said...

Super excited about both the Action and the Roundtable segments. Looking forward to checking it all out!

barbara macaskill said...

I want some of these cubes for MY craft room!! My must have supplies are dies, adhesives and paper!!

Jean Bullock said...

So exciting. I can't live without my Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife.

Memories by Manda said...

My can't live without item is stamps and ink

LChippy76 said...

E X C I T I N G !!! Can’t live without my Colored Pencils!!! TFS!!!

Unknown said...

the roundtable looks really interesting- looking forward to checking it out! See you at CHA!

SandeeNC said...

Looks exciting!

Laura Bray said...

Can't wait to see you Beth!

Judi Taylor said...

I can't live without beautiful papers.

Muffins and Lace said...

I can't live with out my copics. :)

Teresa Doyle said...

OMG, I would love to go to this show!!!
My Tonic paper trimmer.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I love all this fun stuff about CHA!!
I think my go to tools are my Dies and die cutting machine! Spellbinders dies are my fav's! I also like my stamps with dies like my Crazy Birds ones, too!!

Unknown said...

I can't live with out my paper trimme . Among many other tools lol

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - that sure sounds like the place to be, not to be missed!!!
Hope you have a WONDERFUL time at CHA :)
PS - I can't live without my self healing craft mat, it is part of every project I create. I use the cutting side to cut, the grid on the cutting side to align and the reverse side for when I am adhering layers together AND as a sturdy base for my Big Shot when I'm die cutting and embossing too => YES, it is an AWESOME tool!!!

Joan M. said...

My favorite craft tool would be other peoples' imaginations; there is no way I could ever come up with most of the techniques that are available.

missy from the bayou said...

My favorite tool in the Internet!!!