Friday, August 5, 2011

CHA and Chicago!

Hi all my dear blog visitors!

How are you all? I'm so sorry that I have not been able to do any blog posts in weeks! When I was in USA and Canada I was busy all the time and didn't have access to Internet every day. I really hoped I could share with you all how everything was while I was still there, but time ran away from me every day. However, now I am back home, came 2 days ago, and will do some blog posts to share a bit about my July-tour! ;O)

After teaching at Remember When in California, I went straight up to Chicago to attend CHA for the first time. I arrived on Sunday, and used half Monday to prepare the booth for the opening on Tuesday. The rest of the day we, Prima girls who attended CHA, spent in Chicago city which is a beautiful city! Trisha Ladouceur took us all out on a boat trip so we could see a lot of this great city, then we went to, yes.. *wohooo!* :D the Cheescake Factory for dinner, which have been on my "to do list" for years! I so love cheesecakes, so this was like a huge "toy store" for me! ;O) I think I used at least one hour to dig myself trough the menu before I finally just picked two sorts of cheesecakes to bring with me to the hotel room for desserts! :D

Here are some shots from Chicago City - beautiful! On the lower right corner you can see one of the boat we went out on a bit later.

This is a shot from my Canon from when we got back to the harbor with the boat in the evening.

So, over to CHA...

This is from Prima's booth, the wall filled with my new lines with Prima! Shabby Chic Resin and Metal Treasures and Comfort-Craft Tools! There was also featured some amazing samples from Finnabair, Cari Fennell, Sharon Laakkonen, Drew Scott, Ania, Jamie Dougherty and Heidi Kelley.

Shabby Chic Resin Treasures and Shabby Chic Metal Treasures on the wall with lots of samples around.

 The wall with Comfort-Craft Tools! ;O)

Here I'm doing some makes and takes with some lovely ladies! We made cards with brand new Prima products and tried out Comfort-Craft Tools with several fun techniques! We had makes and takes all 3 days, and the amazing Drew Scott was so sweet and helped me out every single day! - Thank you so much Drew for everything you did and helped out with, I truly appreciate it!

And look look at these BRAND NEW frames from Prima! Comes in vintage brown, off-white and black, and is all you need to frame your layout to put them on your wall! 
Hint; Look at the sample layout which comes in it!... ;O) lol.

If you wish to see more pics from CHA, you can visit Prima's blog here.

We stayed at a hotel just a few blocks away, and look at the view from our hotel room! ;O) CHA right in front of us!

It was 4 amazing days in Chicago and @ CHA. Prima's boot was amazing as always, filled up with beautiful and hot new products and amazing samples created by the design team. Prima's booth was one of the best at CHA for sure! It was an honor to take part in this all, to attend CHA with Prima, showcase my own line *so proud and happy*, and to finally meet all the wonderful people working at Prima plus all the other people in the industry that I finally met for the very first time! So many sweet persons stopped by and said hi, and I loved to meet you all! Thank you to all of you who took your time and dropped by Prima's booth to say "hi", to all of you who took your time to check out the new lines and to all of you who placed orders. Thank you everyone of you for making my very first time at CHA to such a amazing experience! Hope I will see you all again soon!

Here is a shot from the view over Chicago city from the boat we were on; beautiful view, right?!

Thank you fro dropping in, and hope to see you all back soon for more posts from this USA and Canada tour the next days! Now I will dive into miles with emails waiting. So if you are one of all of those waiting for a answer from me, I hope I will be able to get back to you now as soon as possible. Didn't have the possibility to answer emails during the tour, but will work myself trough it all now in the next days. Thank you for your patience. 

Wish you all a wonderful weekend!

Hugs and smiles! - Ingvild


Gerry van Gent said...

WOW, girl, you had some a journey :-))))
Thank you so much for the awesome photo walk!!!
Hugs & smiles back :-)

Tina said...

Looks fantastic, Thanks for sharing cant wait till I get to meet you here in Perth.

*fauve* said...

That looks amazing,what a great experience!Your products look so good,cant wait to buy them!

Kortmanitove said...

Så utrolig flott stand dere hadde! Jeg gleder meg utrolig mye til de nye Shabby Chic Resin Treasures kommer til butikkene... da er det bare løp og kjøp! :)
Lykke til videre på turen din!

Bellaidea said...

Great photos and story :)

Brenda said...

Looks great!!!

Trina said...

Looks like an amazing trip Ingvild! Your design work is just outstanding. Loving using it!

Ivana Camdzic said...

Wow! What an incredible journey! Thanks for sharing all the gorgeous photos :) And thank you for making a stop in Canada! It was so wonderful to meet you in Edmonton! I'm still pinching myself - Can't believe that actually happened!lol Sending many hugs!!! :)

Christiane said...

holy moly, ingvild!! sounds fab!!!

Janine K said...

What an amazing opportunity for you and I love the pics of Chicago, it looks beautiful! It must have been so exciting seeing all your designs on display in the Prima booth! Congrats on such a sensational release.

pretty said...

very beautiful


Kim Henrich said...

Hi Ingvild just wanted to say I really enjoyed your class while you were in Calgary. I was thrilled to have taken it. I have followed your blog for a long time and only wished that I could create something as beatuiful as you. Now I did it may have been a copy of yours but I learned alot from you. Waiting for your new line and tools they are fantastic.

mia.t said...

Wow, seems like a great trip! Don't you have any pics of the cheesecakes? I too love'em.
I have a recipe for a really yummie pumpkin cheescake, if you'd like...
I am so looking forward to taking your class in Sweden in a couple of weeks. Can't wait to try out your craft tools and see the lovely new decorations.
Take care for now.
Hugs Mia

Pendra said...

Wow it looks like you had an amazing time on your trip... and it sounds like you have a lot of emails to catch up on! Take a nap instead, they will wait! Thanks for the photos of your trip... gorgeous and how exciting to see all your goods up! I cannot wait to find them here! Look forward to your next project.

Ania said...

Litt av en opplevelse hele turen tenker jeg! :)