Friday, July 29, 2011

CHA Summer Show 2011 "Minute to Craft It!" Challenge

I just recently returned home from the Craft & Hobby Association’s Summer Show in Rosemont, IL. Although the show was small, everyone that I spoke with felt the show was great! I know for me, it was a blast! There were lots of new products with make-it, take-it’s being enjoyed by everyone that was taking them.

My favorite part of the entire show (aside from seeing all of my designer friends), was a new event that CHA introduced at the show called the “Minute to Craft It! Challenge, which was coordinated by CHA staff member, Keri Cunningham. The event ran for three days at 12:00pm, 2:00pm & 5:00pm. I was fortunate to be asked to be one of the hosts for this new event along with Theresa Cifali, Jen Cushman and Terri Ouellete. The idea behind the challenge was for me to pick three audience members to participate and one to be the time keeper. They had a table on the stage with them that was covered with products donated by our very generous manufacturers. The contestants could take any product from the table to their area and they were given 10 minutes to create their masterpiece.

While the contestants were in a frenzy creating, I had the pleasure of interacting with the audience members where I would ask them all kinds of craft questions and throw various products out to them. It was a very crazy, fun time! Once the contestants were finished with their project our three judges, Marisa Pawwelko, Ana Araujo and Joy McDonnell, picked the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners. Each winner along with the timekeeper received fabulous prizes from our manufacturers.

All in all, the event was a huge success and I hope that CHA will consider doing it again at the CHA Winter Show in Anaheim, CA. Here are a few pictures of the event.

ENJOY!!!  Stay tuned for more show news

Until next time….

Stampin’ Queen Creations

Me with the Minute to Craft It! Challenge Poster

Hosting the Show

Throwing lots of Manufacturer's products at the audience!

1 comment:

Terry said...

Good to see you doing so well. You look like you had a blast!