3-piece.jpgCHA was last week.  For me as a crafter it is a whirlwind of stimulation.  Not only visually but mentally.  It is the best place to see new products and to learn about others hands on.  Also it is wonderful being around people with the same creative interests.  Again this year I brought my camera and never took it out of the bag. I took two classes this time around.  One fantastic and the other not so much.  The not so good class did not fit the description and was very short.  The rest  of the time I spent walking the floor or in the Unity Stamp Company booth.  USC is a new stamp company that created the most unique monting system that is sure to please both the traditional rubber mounted stampers and also the acrylic fans.  The owners Angela and Christian have really tried to think of everything.  They released over 1,000 images.  Variety was not lacking.  There are styles to appeal to almost anyone.

I also participated in the Designer Showcase and I was really pleased with the results.  Over 50 Designers participated and the works displayed were amazing.

I will try to update my blog with details of the show and products that caught my attention as time allows.  Time is a valuable commodity right now as the week before CHA my husband was promoted and we are being transfered to Wilmington, NC.  It is going to be a difficult yet exciting move.  We will be 12 hours from our friends and family.  When we lived in Indianapolis it was only a 2 hour drive.

I will also be posting photos of past projects.  The first is a layout, candle wrap and card created for Pazzles in Sept. 2007


About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website http://365daysofcrafts.com Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at gmail.com
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2 Responses to

  1. Kim says:

    Yaaaaaayyyyyyy! You’re blogging! I’ve got you bookmarked, and I’ll stop by often to see what you’re up to. I know you’re going to be busy, so keep us posted on what’s going on so we don’t worry, OK? 😉

  2. Lisa says:

    Well I think we all knew it was bound to happen someday Niki, what with you fighting the blog bug so adamantly 😛 I for one think it will be a wonderful opportunity for you to keep in touch with family after the move and to organize and showcase all of your awesome projects. Blog on my friend!

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