Friday, February 3, 2012

Craft & Hobby Trade Show - CHA 2012


Here are some photos from the CHA Show
over the weekend that I attended in California.

Graphic 45 is one of my favorite paper companies,
it's always a busy booth at CHA.

I love how they dress up to coordinate with
their current paper collection.

This is the mother, Diane {G45 owner} with
one of her daughters {I think?}...
they are as nice as can be!

I was so preoccupied with so many
wonderful things to look at, I only remembered
to snap one photo in the G45 booth...

Here is a really cool vintage dress form
adorned with vintage photos.

Isn't it fabulous?

I just happened to see this walking down
a random aisle. This was some sort of
sewing or fabric company...

Here is the Tim Holtz booth...

Love the vintage!

One of the few things I collect are
vintage suitcases and I am
just loving this pile...
Do you think the convention security would
chase after me if I wheeled away these
old suitcases???

I love the new Trousseau collection
from Seven Gypsies...
{another favorite!}

Here is Tim Holtz doing a demo...


Okay, it's time for a fabulous giveaway!

Today, this site is two-months old
and I want to thank you all
for your fabulous comments
and visits!

How to enter?
*Leave a comment*
What is your favorite?
Digi Stamps? Digital Paper?
Vintage Images?
All of them?
Anything specific?

Tell me about it!

Winner will be randomly
drawn on Sunday, 2/5/2012...

International and APO welcome!

What is the giveaway?
It's a total surprise!

It will be a tote bag with stuff
from the CHA show...
I know you'll love it!

Good luck! xo


  1. I like vintage images, and you have been doing a great job!

  2. Oh, thanks for all the great pics from CHA. I am loving your digi images right now. And my new printer seems to like printing them out. Some of my favorites are the dress forms and the corsets.

  3. Congrats, on 2 GREAT Months!!! I love all of your images, but the Vintage Images would be my Favorite!!! Thanks for the chance to win your Awesome Giveaway Surprise!!!

  4. I am love your digi images too. Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. I am so jealous you got to go to CHA,thanks for sharing the lovely photos. Thanks too for the chance to win a giveaway. I just love ALL your images and papers,but my fav would be the dress forms.

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  7. Hi Pam! Great Photos of CHA! I have been visiting your blog I think for the whole two months and I have to say many thanks for the treasure trove of images I have gleaned from your work!! My favorite? That is a hard one, I love the vintage pattern gals and the biotanical prints! My favorite attribute of your offerings is that they are in transparent form as well as colored. I make a lot of Operation Write Home cards and I do all with hand coloring, no way could I afford to print these out in color!! Thanks again for your blog and an opprtunity for the blog candy! Hope you have many more anniverseries! Ginny from Maxam Made.

  8. Hi, Pam! You did wonderful photos!
    I love all your vintage images and digi stamps!!! Thanks for your blog and for your work, and for the chance to win!!!
    Hugs, Bo

  9. Congratulations for your 2 month anniversary, I think I have been following you for almost that length. I absolutely love your images, anything French, dress forms, etc. They are all favourites.
    Thank you for the chance of winning your surprise giveaway, and thanks for showing your photos. I can just imagine how wonderful it all was!

  10. I am really enjoying your digi images. Especially the valentine cards you posted - brought back memories of my childhood! LOL! I must not be old, I must be vintage!

  11. Hallo Pamela, thanks for your lovely comments. This show must have been fantastic! I have promised myself that when the kids are a bitty bigger I will head off and see some of these. I too adore the old suitcases and huge old trunks that you can find and clean up (but not clean up too much).I think some of my fave vintage digis have come from you, the corset, the eiffel tower, that gorgeous rose from just the other day. I love the fact that you make them transparent as well, although I have finally worked out how to do that myself! took me pressing the wrong button to find the right button if that doesn't sound too wierd! Please keep up the wonderful digis as they are brilliant, have to admit not such a fan of the valentine ones, but that is probably cos I have several sheets of these already and have only used one image which I decoupaged. Hugs to you and thanks for all the fun. Heidix

  12. Lovely photos! thank you for sharing.
    My favorite is digi stamps, vintage. Especially love the vintage rose you shared.

  13. Thanks for sharing the photo's with us, it must have been a fabulous trip. I love all the images and papers you have shared, do love the vintage stuff and anything Tim Holtz I must confess..xx

  14. wow what amazing things to look at, lucky you being at CHA I would so love to favourites are digital stamps, tim holtz and Graphic45...but saying that just paper, paper, paper of any kind I love oooohhhhh and ribbons
    Mina xxx

  15. You are very nice blog. I love you blog. I like vintage images.

  16. It is hard to pick a favorite. You do such a great job of posting stuff that I didn't think I would use, then when I see it on your page I get so inpsired to try something different. Thank you for that. I appreciate your time, effort and generosity. Congratulations on your anniversary and thanks for the opportunity.

  17. Greetings from Finland! I like everything at this site. I just found it couple days ago and I haven't use anything -yet ;)

  18. Hi Pam - congratulations on your anniversary! I found your blog through a "CHA 2012" Google search, and I'm so glad. I'm definitely a vintage image girl, and recently bought a fancy-shmancy new printer for just that reason!

    It's funny, I spent some time poking around your Booth 96 blog the other day and had no idea about your vintage image blog! The fine fellows you posted recently will come in handy today as I make Husband's birthday card (it's Sunday!). Thanks so much!


  19. Hi Pam and congratulations on your anniversary! I stumbled on your blog by acciden, shortly after your started it, and I've been following it ever since. I love vintage so your blog is right up my alley. My favorites are the vintage children, women, old photos and retro valentines. One of my all time favorite paper companies is Graphic45.

    Thank you for all the work you put into your blog to offer all these digis. I've used several on cards for family and friends and they loved them! Thanks also for the opportunity to win your giveaway... you're so generous.

  20. Hi Pamela! Congrats on your two-month anniversary! Thanks for sharing the great photos from CHA! Would so love to go one day! Thanks for sharing so much with us. I love digi images, especially vintage, and use them all the time, but my favorite thing is paper! I love to add patterned papers to my designs! Thanks so much for the chance to win your giveaway!

  21. Thank you for sharing those awesome photos of some of the goodness that was going on at CHA. I bet you had a great time. I need to get some printer ink today so I can get busy printing and making some cards using these wonderful images. thanks so much ~ Pam

  22. Pamela, Congratulations on your anniversary! I love your site. Thank you for all the fab vintage images. My fav is the Sally image, brought back childhood memories for me and dh. I do so wish I were there with you all. I would love to see Tim Holtz. His collection is awesome. Stamps are Hero Arts. Like to take your images and color over with chalks and distress inks. But, my heart beats for anything paper and all tools! Thanks for all you wonderful images and the opportunity to win such an awesome prize. Have fun!

  23. Hi Pam, I've been a visitor to your blog since day one and have loved the beautiful digi images. My favourites are the black and white line drawings as I can then colour them as I wish, particularly the corsets and dress forms or sewing themes. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway of CHA goodies, you look like you had a fantastic time there.

  24. Oh, look at all the cool show photos you posted. Those suitcases are fabulous. I have loved most of what you've done so far. I do love vintage animal images, but also the sentiments you've been creating too. Overall, I like the variety of what you give us, because I never know what I might need for a project down the road. thank you!

  25. oh! I just discovered your blog! What a great place to spend time!
    Michelle *Ü*

  26. Oh wow! Pamela, I feel like I was there with you. And we had a great time! :)

    My favorite thing about your blog is you. Your personality shines through in the little history lessons and enthusiastic comments; also in how appreciative you are for the comments you receive.

    Happy 2-month blogaversary!


  27. Congrats on your anniversary!! I LOVE the vintage images you offer and the great digital stamps. Keep up the good work!!!

  28. Yay ~ Happy Anniversary! I really enjoy your blog and look forward to your updates! Thank you so much for all the hard work and time that you put into making all these gorgeous images available to us! Anyways, I love anything 1950's retro - especially the ladies doing what they do. I really loved the 50's images you posted today. Thank you again!

  29. Picking a favorite is a very difficult thing to do because I like nearly everything, one way or the other. The "retro" images are fun because I remember living with most of them. Recently I have taken nearly every striped and polka dotted background. And then there are the roses. Who doesn't like roses? A great site and you are so very generous. Thanks.

  30. Yay! Thank you so much for sharing the pics of CHA! A favorite? lol As you already know...they're all my favorites! I love the vintage and the retro! One style for each daughter! It's just all so much fun! Thank you so very much for your wonderful generosity!...Nancy :o)

  31. Wow! I love everything you share - the digis go well with the papers - everything works together or independently with other things I already own.
    Your blog is great - every day I look forward to seeing what you have uploaded :)

  32. my fav is the statue of liberty png and jpg as it is perfect for a whole range of projects and so iconic with a big vintage touch. Thanks for the mouth watering CHA pics.EE

  33. I love all of your offerings! Such a great resource.

  34. Congratulations on two great months and here's to many more! I love all of your images but I think my favorites are of the ladies dressed in their finest!

  35. Just happened to find your site today..looking for vintage images & WOW! everything is so gorgeous. Thanks for the cha pics...can't wait for new goodies to play with! Wanting to do some vintage collages!

  36. Congratulations! And how fun is it to go to CHA??? I did once many years ago and it was a blast. Thanks for posting the pics. My fav images are the lovely ladies in the 1920's dresses, the sewing machine, the flowers, the LOVE......I guess I really love it all!!! Thank you for all your hard work!

  37. Congratulations on your 2 Month Anniversary. I found your site on a Free Digital Site & have been loving it every since. I think my favourite are the vintage digitals, I like being able to add a little colour to them so they co-ordinate with the papers I'm working with. Though I have to admit that some of those old photos sure bring a smile to my face

  38. Congrats on your two year anniversary and love all the cha photos too. Oh I really love the vintage images you have and you have done a great job. Thanks for a great blog and for a wonderful surprise giveaway too. Have a great day.

  39. Congrats for your anniversary. I just love the images that you post. I love the digital vintage images. Period of early 1900s is my fav. I love Graphic 45 paper as I find it goes with the vintage images so well. The old photos are awesome and I use them in my heritage scrapbooking . MT

  40. I love digi stamps. I just started doing them & I'm already hooked. Thanks for the chance to win.

  41. Pamela, you're asking for the impossible LOL It's like asking which of my CHILDREN is my favorite LOL

    I think if I had to choose,,,,I'd choose vintage images,,,,,,especially children and especially holidays,,,,,like christmas,,,,,valentines, etc!

    thanks for the chance to win!!!!!!

  42. I think my post yesterday didn't go through...I just re-found you, and I don't want to lose you again, so now I'm a follower.

    I love digi stamps and vintage images. Vintage Valentines are my absolute favorite, and all kinds of vintage postcard fronts. I have a special friend from the Netherlands, so I am always on the lookout for something vintage Dutch-looking.

    This is a wonderful blog. Thank you so much for all these wonderful images. I love them! I even actually use some of them! Lol!! Thanks for the chance to win the goodie bag.

  43. I'd love your digi images. I have just printed some of them and try to make an order with too many ideas to use them. Hope the weekend helps ;-)

    The blog is great so I definitely stay longer.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Best regards

  44. I am very new to digi-stamps. Bugaboo Stamps has a Freebie Friday and that's what I've been using as I learn how to work with computerizing them and hand coloring them. Another branch on the tree of knowledge!
    Rae Ann O.

  45. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!! Look at ALL these comments!!!!! :) PERSONALLY, I LOVE the VINTAGE IMAGES!!!!!!!!!!!!! In particular, THE VALENTINES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)BUUUUUT, REEEAAAALLLLY, I LOOOOOVE IT ALLLLLL!!!!!!!!!! :) Thanks Pamela for ALL your work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You make it FUN to come to the computer!!!!!!!!!!!! It's like a SURPRISE PRESENT every day!!!!!!!!!! :)

  46. P.S. I think they WOULD come after you if you toated one of those Suite Cases off!!! :) LOVE the pictures of CHA!!!!!!!!!! :) Thanks for sharing them!!!!!!! :)

  47. What a question Pam - almost impossible to answer as they are all so fantastic............really into steampunk at the moment so anything "machine" oriented is great but really they are all brilliant - thanks so much.

    Hugs from a very cold UK......

  48. Wow, tough question! First, congrats on your anniversary. I went to your folder on my hard drive to look thru the images I've saved, in order to answer the question. And, I LOVE THEM ALL. I've got a real variety saved, and I think that is why I love your blog so much. Sorry if that is not a great answer, but it is the truth! xoxoxoxo

  49. I just found your blog yesterday and loved going through previous posts because you have so many wonderful vintage images that I can use in my fabric collages. I also love your great background papers and the lovely lady on your blog header. Congrats on such a wonderful blog.



  51. Swoooooon!!! That must have been heaven wandering around in all that creative beauty! (Its a day-trip to the nearest dinky little scrapbooking store from where I live, so I DREAM of things like the US CHA's LOL!!) But I am VERY grateful for the internet, and for fabulous sites like yours Pamela, where I can find wonderful Vintage Images from my very own home! Thank you - and congratulations on 2 fabulous months!
    Hugs, Shannah xox

  52. I absolutely adore all of your images and digi papers. You constantly amaze me with the diversity of the images that you present, I'm so happy to have found your blog. Congratulations on a fantastic 2 months, may they continue to happen!

  53. My favorite site for digi stamps and images is yours. Love them all! I especially would love to see some vintage dog or pet themed ads or images. Thanks for the giveaway!

  54. I love the diner with possibly a 50 ish auto. We own a 55 2 Dr HT Olds. I want to use this image on a scrapbook page.

  55. I love the diner with possibly a 50 ish auto. We own a 55 2 Dr HT Olds. I want to use this image on a scrapbook page.

  56. OOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo..... nice pics from CHA! I am really glad I found your site... I've been having fun with your images. I am doing an ATC right now using your LOVE image.
    I especially love your ephemera, and your ladies. SO much more, but it's hard to pick out any one category.
    THANKS for sharing these with us!

  57. Amazing pictures! The women of Graphic 45 look fabulous.

    My favorites are digital stamps, but I don't use them enough. Although I have many clear stamps I haven't used yet, so I'll get them inked first.

  58. I love all of the retro images of transportation and products but I especially love the children pics. Thanks for doing what you do. Keep up the good work!

  59. Firstly I would like to say thank you for all your hard work with all the lovely images you find for us all. My favourite is the digi stamp images which I can colour for myself.
    Thanks again. Tina xx

  60. Congrats!!! Wow - ONLY 2 months??!! Waaaay cool.

    Love your vintage images - LOVE vintage anything - but my heart is fond of flowers & cats.

    How cool that you're @ CHA! Would LOVE to go one day - but I'd probably never leave it!! :)

    Thanks for all the wonderful images you give us!

    Many blessings! D :)

  61. Love all your vintage images. Reminds me of my childhood looking at all my parents photos.Thanks for all your hard work.

  62. happy anniversary! thanks for all the digi images you have been sharing, love the vintage scans (anything vintage from ads to old postcards & old valentines)!! what a great trip to CHA! I would love to attend. thanks again.

  63. wow, great photos Pamela. Regarding the suitcases, made me laugh, no you would no doubt not get away with it. Next year we will have to meet up at CHA Winter.
    Re-Give Away.. I love old photographs of children, babies, couples, family...etc.

  64. I can't believe you've only been running this blog for two monhts! It's so full of vintage images and yummy awesome-ness!! I loved your vintage Valentines, clock faces, roses, striped paper......Congrats!! I love to spend time on your blog, in fact, I've been checking it every single day since you first started it!! Love your stuff, even if I don't win :(, but just being able to download your images is a prize in itself!! xo

  65. 2 months...that's it? Well, when you've got a good thing going, it shows.
    My favs are anything vintage!


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-pamela :)

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