On Thursday I arrived back home after a busy 9 days in Los Angeles for the Craft & Hobby Association trade show. This year I was in charge of the booth set up. It was both exciting and a little nerve wracking to have this responsibility added to my plate, but I was pleased with how it looked, and more importantly, my boss was pleased with it too. I wish I had taken some photos of the booth to show you, but somehow I forgot. (Update, Jan. 22: My friend Karin has some photos on her blog of our booth. You can check them out here.) I always love the trade shows for the opportunity it gives us to talk to our current customers and meet new ones. How gratifying to have retailers who visit us year after year to bring the Melissa Frances product line into their stores.
After the show, I staying in LA for an extra day to enjoy a creative day with some friends. It was nice to be able to talk shop with others who 'get it' - and to have the opportunity to 'play' and fill my creative well. Dear Pam and I go way back to our days teaching at the Silver Bella event together and it was great to connect with her again. (For my scrapbooking readers, Pam will be participating in Project Life this year. I can't wait to follow her progress on it as she comes from a mixed media background and so will bring an interesting spin to it I'm sure.)
This weekend I didn't do much more than veg out on my couch, and recover from a tireing, but fun, trip.