CHA Craft SuperShow from a Papertrey Point of View

By September 3, 2010The Industry, Travel

This post is late in coming, but I thought it would still be fun to summarize all of the fun & success we had at the CHA Craft SuperShow at the end of July.

Uhaul 

Here is the uhaul truck all packed and ready to pull out of our driveway.  Last year we managed to only take a trailer, but this year we had to upgrade to a full-size truck!  David and I spent 6 whole weeks preparing everything for the booth and an entire day packing up the truck.  We got a late start and drove through the night, arriving in Chicago at 4:30am.  We were sooooo tired, we couldn't wait to hit the bed at the hotel when we arrived!

Set up david rolling out carpet

We spent our first day at the CHA retailers show scoping out new products and manufacturers, but the following day was set-up day!  We got a very early start because of the amount of work involved in setting a booth this size.  We were some of the first people there for the day!  The first thing that had to come off the truck were the large pieces of carpet that would make-up the floor of the booth.  They weighed several hundred pounds a piece.  See David flexing his muscles?!?!? πŸ™‚

Set up loading in

Here's the team hard at work.  That big black stack are all the hundreds of grid wall pieces needed to make up the walls of the booth!

Set up carpet rolled out

Here's David finishing up with the carpet.  Our booth was a whopping 40' x 40' this year, quadruple the size of last years booth in an attempt to accommodate the many dedicated customers who come by to visit us!

Set up chatting at truck

In the distance here you can see Mish, Heather and myself chatting and finishing up the unloading process.

Set up mish & david

Mish was kind enough to help David in setting up the grid walls.  Dawn & I were on the other side of the booth working our way around to meet them in the middle.

Set up heather & mish
Of course, CHA is not complete without some senior portraits.  Here Heather & Mish strike a pose!

Set up empty shelves

We almost have all of the fixtures set up.  It doesn't look like much until all that beautiful product is added to the shelves!

Set up empty shelves 2

Here's Jenn Ellefson & Julie plotting the best way to arrange the stamp sets on the back wall.

Set up empty shelves 3

Heather is assembling the dozens and dozens of shelves needed to hold ribbon.

Set up empty shelves 4

David working hard while oblivious to Mish striking a pose with a piece of hardware.

Set up empty shelves 5

Another shot of all of the shelving & fixtures awaiting to be added to the walls.  Jane, Heather & I are in the background figuring out set up options.  In case you haven't noticed, there isn't any product to be seen.  That's because it hadn't arrived yet!  There had been an issue with our trucs delivery being accepted by the folks at CHA and we found out it wasn't going to be delivered until 8pm that night.  Completely tragic since it took us hours to get the product unloaded and organized in the booth last year!

Set up dinner
So we finished up all the fixture set up and decided to take the product delay in stride and have a feast of good ol' Chicago style pizza for dinner.  It was fabulous and the company was fun and entertaining.

Set up product

After dinner, we all headed back to the convention center to wait for the product to arrive.  Luckily it came a bit early and we were able to dig right in.  Heather brought her iPod dock, so we jammed to some tunes and worked our little fannies off until the wee hours of the night to get everything stocked and ready to go for morning.

Preshoe cash girls

We were back at it early the next morning in preparation for the large crowds of the first day of the show.  Here are some of our helpers, Kristen, Carla & Andrea.  They worked at three of our four cash registers this year.  We doubled the amount of cash registers from two lat year to try to get people through the line faster.

Pre show heather
Here's Heather (and Mish in the background) busily preparing for the make-n-takes of the first day.  Look at all that felt!

Preshow debbie
Debbie was busy with prep work as well.

Preshow me with scissors

Here I am getting a few last minute things in place within the booth.

Preshow mish

Mish is hard at work cutting everyone's ribbon.

Booth kites
With the make-n-takes almost prepared, the stage is set for a fabulous how.  Our booth inspiration this year was the sky.  We asked each design team member to create a handmade kite to be hung on either side of the booth.  As always, these girls did NOT disappoint!

Booth kites 2
They were AMAZING and so many people commented throughout the show how fantastic they looked!

Booth cardstock
Here is the interior of the booth just minuted before the doors were opened.  You can see the beginning of the amazing color section where all the cardstock, ribbon, felt & buttons were displayed.

Booth cardstock 2

*sigh* don't you just love seeing all those colors together in one place?  They make me so happy!

Booth cardstock 3

A peek at the wall opposite the previous display wall.

Booth stamp wall

The back wall of the booth showcased all of the stamp sets that we had brought along.  Each stamp set had a black & white index sheet to show what the images looked like in addition to a card sample or two. 

Booth stamps 2

People really enjoyed being able to take photos of all the inspiration and seeing many projects from the blogs come to life.

Booth patterned paper 

This was our patterned paper & twine section.  There were also a few $5 mini stamp sets displayed here.

Booth dies
The dies & impression plates were on display int he form or labeled cardstock cut-outs.  There were then checklists that people could mark which items they wanted to purchase and get them at the register.  It was fun to all of the shapes together like this.

Booth back shadow boxes

As a new addition this year, David built 12 display units with glass doors to display projects around the outside perimeter of the booth.  They worked wonderfully and he did such a great job with them.

Booth exclusive set shadow box

This display unit was at the very front of the booth showcasing what the design team had created with the CHA exclusive set, Four of a Kind.  I couldn't even begin to count the number of times this cabinet was photographed!

Four-of-a-Kind-preview

Four of a Kind was available to CHA show-goers only as an exclusive gift with a $100 purchase.  Everyone was very excited about it and even got to make a few projects with it in our make-n-take area throughout the show. (And just as a confirmation, I'm sorry to say that this set will never e available for sale.)

Booth exclusive set poster

A few of the designers posted photos of their Four of a Kind projects on their blogs.  I have listed direct links to each of them below if you want a closer look!

Pre show peeps

Mish & Dawn went outside the doors of the show shortly before they opened to see if there were any Papertrey peeps around.  And wouldn't you know it, the very first folks in line were anxiously waiting to come by and visit us when the doors opened.

Showtime 1st morning

Here is some of the team just minutes before the show began.  We are all wearing adorable aprons from Jessie Steele.  Gotta love a damask apron!

Showtime dawn & I

Dawn wanted to tweet right before the show began, so she had David snap this quick pic of us together in our show attire.

Showtime heather & mish
Mish & Heather had to ham it up for the cameras, of course!

Showtime lori dawn michelle

Here's Mish, Dawn & Lori Craig from Splicoaststampers.  Lori was so fun during the show and she even saved us a few times with emergency items we needed during booth set-up!

Showtime crowds

And then it began.  I swear, when those doors open the first day, I feel SO overwhelmed/nervous/excited as the large crowds stampede upon our booth.

Showtime crowds 2

Everyone is so excited to be one of the first.  Product is flying everywhere.  Racks are cleaned off so fast, David & JD can hardly keep up with the re-stocking.

Showtime crowds 3

There was a line of people just waiting to come in and shop!  Talk about dedication!  We loved having all of you!!!!  The day continued on in one crazy whirlwind.  Meeting many old and new customers alike.  Answering questions, performing crowd control.  Definitely a very long day, but so worthwhile!

David & the double extention

Here we are, back at it early the next morning for the second day of the show.  This was one of THE most funny moments behind the scenes.  David was attempting to vacuum the make-n–take area, but where the nearest outlet was positioned, David couldn't reach the areas that needed attention.  So Mish, in her all-powerful wisdom, stuck a wrapping paper tube onto the end of the vacuum.  And surprisingly, it worked great!  David still needed even more length, so Mish stuck a SECOND tube on, and it worked too!  It was hilarious as Mish kept adding the tubes on and David just kept vacuuming away!  No…if only I could get David to vacuum at home?!!?!? πŸ™‚

Showtime bag lady

Here I am right before the doors opened the second day, prepared with plenty of shopping bags to hand to everyone to hold all of their products until they got to the cash register.  I managed to get 100 of them on one arm so I would be ready to go!  The second day was much like the first.  Just a whirlwind of customers, smiles, friends (old & new), and so much more. 

Tear down carpet race 1

Take down went much faster this year than it did last year.  Here we are after all the fixtures have been put into the truck, taking care of the carpet.  Us lady folks decided to race JD & David in rolling up carpet strips.

Tear down carpet race 2

They were pretty sure they were going to win…

Tear down carpet race 3

but we proved them wrong!  So, another fabulous CHA has come and gone!  We are SO incredibly appreciative to all the folks who bopped out our way to visit us.  These events are truly some of the most gratifying & rewarding experiences I have had with Papertrey yet!

Now, we know that there were many of you that didn't get to attend CHA and partake in all the fun.  So we are opening up a contest to EVERYONE for a chance to win some amazing goodies!  There will be 18 winners in all, so be sure to play along, 'cause your chances are better than ever to snag some Papertrey goodness!

PRIZE PACKAGE 1: Four of a Kind CHA Exclusive stamp set!

PRIZE PACKAGES 2-12: one of 11 kites created by our talented design team!

PRIZE PACKAGES 13-16: one of 4 CHA display posters

PRIZE PACKAGES 17-18: one of 2 Jessie Steele aprons, just like what we wore during the show!

To have a chance to win one of these 18 prizes, just leave a comment on this post.  Only one comment per person please.  This contest will close at 5pm EST, Tuesday, September 8th.  One randomly selected winner for each prize will be listed here after 9pm EST.  Good luck to everyone!  

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 Congratulations to all of the winners!  Please be sure to email customer service with your username, full-name & shipping address within 30-days to claim your prize!  Thank you to everyone for playing along!  And we hope to see YOU at our yet-to-be-disclosed 2011 event!

Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    Lisa Cole says:

    Wowza! All I can say is, I wish you’d come to LA in January 2011!!! πŸ™‚

  • 2
    Tanya C. says:

    Wow! I wish I could have made it. Maybe next year?! Thanks so much for posting the pictures. Looks like it was a blast!

  • 3
    anna says:

    wow! looks like so much fun – wish australia had something that big!

  • 4

    It looks like you guys had a blast! Thanks for the cool giveaway!

  • 5
    Penny H says:

    Wow! It looked great and so much fun. Loved all the pictures.

  • 6
    Janel Paris says:

    Looked like it was a blast! Thanks for sharing with us and giving us a chance to win some cool things!

  • 7
    Barb S says:

    What an incredible amount of work you all did! It looks like everyone -especially the customers-had a blast. Way to go!

  • 8
    kasia says:

    It’s great to see a behind the scenes look at a show like this! Thanks for sharing. While we’re all wishing, I wish there was a CHA in canada! πŸ™‚

  • 9
    Tori Wild says:

    We appreciated all of your hard work!! It was my first CHA and I did some MAJOR damage to my wallet in the PTI booth– All WELL worth it!! It was a blast!!

  • 10
    Chrissy L says:

    Thanks for sharing the “behind-the-scenes” of CHA! I hope to attend one of these days! πŸ™‚

  • 11
    Chris L. says:

    Wow, you guys look like you had so much fun! Nichole, the booth looks amazing–thanks so much for sharing all your adventures with us!

  • 12
    katie says:

    It’s so nice to see the behind the scenes of something like this. I spent over an hour in the PTI booth most if it waiting to pay and debating whether I needed just one more item – I did. Several times.

    I learned a valuable lesson from this post, when a random person points a camera into a crowd flashing a goofy grin WILL get you noticed. I am that girl (remember her) wearing a purple blouse and a goofy grin in the 6th photo from the bottom.

  • 13
    Shannon Sharp says:

    Looks like you had a lot of fun! Those aprons are gorgeous!

  • 14
    Lisa Stenz says:

    Oh how I wish I could have been there! The photos were great! I love seeing those beautiful colors all lined up too! Thanks for the chance to win some of the yummy goodies! *Ü*

  • 15
    Kim Ross says:

    Wow, your booth looks like it was totally buzzing with activity! I certainly would have stopped by, too! Thanks so much for the chance to win! πŸ™‚

  • 16
    Gwen says:

    Wow, your booth looks amazing! I wish I had been able to go… it looks like a ton of fun!

  • 17
    Misty A says:

    Those Kites are amazing! What a great look at CHA. Thank you for a chance to win!

  • 18
    Kimberly Ann says:

    Congratulations!!! Looks like it was a great show, I’m just sorry I missed it!

  • 19
    Kristi zerga says:

    I hope to see the booth some day! Maybe next year? πŸ™‚

  • 20
    Kayla says:

    I would love to attend such an event one day… It looks so great!

  • 21

    I’ve seen a lot of these pictures from the blogs of your fabby DT, but that you took the time to blog about it even though it’s ‘late’ shows just how much you love what you do. I hope to some day come and meet you and the team at CHA…hopefully you’ll be around long enough for my kids to grow up a bit!

  • 22
    MA says:

    Incredible-the advent of CHA must have been exhausting but I’ll bet the adrenalin was flowing when the show opened! Thanks for sharing!

  • 23
    amber says:

    It looks like you gals and David had a blast, despite all of the hard work. I love the booth, even if I can only experience it through your post. My brother got married over CHA so there was no way I could get there this year, but hopefully next year.

  • 24
    Susan T says:

    YOu did an awesome job! I loved everything!!! You are an amazing team and so lucky to have David. Thanks for the inside scoop. Hoping CHA is back to Chicago next year. It was a great bonding experience for my daughter and I. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. Looking at all the work to put together such and event looked exhausting and you all looked so fabulous.

  • 25
    Jacquie S. says:

    Wow, looks like a whirl wind of fun and hard work at CHA. Maybe one day I will be able to attend.

  • 26
    Pam W says:

    Wish I could have been there. Your displays are so inviting!

  • 27
    Cheryl says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of work! Thank you for the behind-the-scenes peek. It’s nice to know that real people are behind it all. I love Papertrey.

  • 28
    Colleen says:

    I feel like I was there…almost. The Four of a Kind stamp set would certainly help lol
    Hugs to you all,
    Colleen

  • 29

    Thanks for taking us along– it is on my bucket list to attend one day πŸ™‚

  • 30
    Candice says:

    What an incredible experience – it looks like you all had an awesome time! I loved seeing the racks with all of the colors lined up so pretty. πŸ™‚

  • 31
    Stefani says:

    that was a fun post! i wish i lived near a cha event – it looks like SOOO much fun! πŸ™‚

  • 32

    Thanks for sharing these photos, Nichole! I so wish I could be there one day to meet you all!

  • 33
    michelle l says:

    it looks like you all had a great time. Any chance you’ll come to LA in January!

  • 34

    Wow! What an amazing booth.. seriously, 40′ x 40′?! That’s a whole lot of Papertrey goodness.. hope to be there sometime soon!

  • 35
    Emily W. says:

    Looks like a great time was had by all!

  • 36
    luv2talk says:

    Ooh, looks like it was fun! Wish I could have gone!

  • 37
    Emilia says:

    I wished I was there!!!!!! So nice to see all the pictures!!!

  • 38
    Marisa G says:

    Cool prizes! Love the CHA set. Thanks for a peak at all of the behind the scenes work.

  • 39
    erin says:

    Oh, what fun, thanks for the opportunity to win. I loved seeing all the behind the scene work- not that I got to go to CHA, but I knew it was a scene, and now I know for sure you guys worked HARD! Great job.

  • 40
    Lee says:

    Such a great deal of preparation and hard work made for a great booth and a successful CHA. Well done! Wish I could get over to meet everyone one day….will have to win the lotto to afford that trip! LOL. I really love the PTI community. So glad I found you.

  • 41
    Paula says:

    Too fun! Someday… !! Thanks for sharing the excitement with us!

  • 42
    Alyssa Byron says:

    Thanks for the wrap up nichole, Looks like you had a fabulous experience!! Thanks so much for the chance to win! πŸ™‚

  • 43
    Maryanne Degiorgio says:

    Wish I was there but a bit far from Australia but it looks like you all had a fun and busy couple of days

  • 44
    Cassandra says:

    All that beautiful cardstock and the accessories lined up in colour groups just made my eyes water – absolute heaven for a card maker.

  • 45
    Ami Alvarez says:

    Great booth! I wish PaperTrey would come to CHA Winter too.

    Ami

  • 46
    Karen B. says:

    So much work! I didn’t get to attend so this giveaway is awesome!

  • 47
    Nina T.T. says:

    Wow!! I so wish I was there! Hopefully I can make it to next one. Looks like sooo much fun!! *sigh* All that PTI goodness…just at my fingertips…

  • 48
    Renee V. (happystamper05) says:

    I was so sorry that I missed CHA this year. The year before’s was awesome! Thanks for the pictures – they’re always so much fun to look at and gives a new found appreciation of the love and dedication that goes into this.
    Hugs!

  • 49

    I wanted to go soooooo badly, but I was busy having a baby! I guess I can settle for waiting another year! πŸ™‚

  • 50

    It looks like so much fun!

  • 51
    Karen says:

    Thanks for the great CHA photos and stories. I was all set to come this year and then injured my knee (needing surgery) and couldn’t make it. It looks like a great time! I would be thrilled to win a set or any of the other great contest prizes. Thanks for sharing in such great detail!!

  • 52
    Vince O'D says:

    I wish we could have been there!

  • 53
    Mona S says:

    We shoppers never stop to think about all the hard work it is to set up that gorgeous booth! I love Chicago and Papertrey Ink. CHA is the most fun thing ever.

  • 54
    himmelsengelkind says:

    I wanted to go sooo badly!!!

  • 55
    Shirley K. says:

    I enjoyed all those behind the scenes pictures! Thanks for sharing. I think it’d be fun to go to CHA sometime.

  • 56
    Bernadette L. says:

    Wow! It’s incredible how you transformed your space in such a short amount of time. And you all still managed to stand up, mingle and smile during the show! Looking at the set-up and take-down photos, it does not look like anyone was else was working. How did the other booths get set-up and taken down?

  • 57
    Pam says:

    Thanks for the wonderful post. I don’t think that any of us can really appreciate all of the hard work that goes into setting up for an event like this until we’ve walked a day in your shoes! Congrats to you and your dedicated team of artists who have contributed in making this craft a real art! You and your team are an inspiration to all of us!

  • 58
    willireb says:

    Oooouuu! A chance for prizes—how wonderful. I haven’t been able to go to any CHA shows. But someday I’ll get to come and meet you all, and thank you for the great designs and products. Thanks guys.

  • 59

    Thanks for all the pics. Miss going this year. Love how you made you area larger than last years in Orlando. Hope to see you next summer!

  • 60
    Tammy Terry says:

    Wow, It looks like you all had a great time!! I hope I can make it next year. It would be great to meet you & your DT!!!

  • 61
    Stella says:

    Love to see all the pictures.Everything looks so gorgeous. And your products are amazing. Wish I could have been there…..

  • 62
    Jo Eades says:

    How I wish that was a travelling show and it travelled all the way to Australia. The booth looked great, I wish I could have been there.

  • 63
    yuki says:

    wow!!!! I’m so amazed at the amount of work went into this. So happy to hear it was a success! Thank you so much for all the behind scenes pix. I wish I were there!

  • 64
    Christine N says:

    I wish I could have been at the show. I doubt that I will ever be able to because it won’t ever be near me! Oh well, maybe there will be another time that I can meet some of you!!!

  • 65
    Joni H says:

    CHA looks stressful, but rewarding at the same time! Your crew looks like they did well under the pressure! I would go coo-coo if I were ever able to attend! One of these days. *sigh*

  • 66
    Son says:

    So wish I could be there!! You did a great job!

  • 67
    Rebecca Pyne says:

    Wow you guys worked HARD!! I would have liked a picture of you all looking shattered at the end! The stand looked amazing, I love the shots of the colour sections. Wish I’d been there!

  • 68
    Sandy Ramirez says:

    Oh I do wish I lived close enough to go to CHA! Thank you Nichole for sharing with us all via this post and all the fun pics! What a great looking both!

  • 69

    Love love love your products, work with them all the time. IΒ΄m glad I live in Sweden, otherwise I would go bankrupt =))
    Someday I like to attend CHA.
    Thank you all for your wonderful inspiration!

  • 70
    Lionglim says:

    ***Sigh***I wish I was there to join the fun. Well, at least I enjoy to see all the photos and the stories. Thanks for sharing…

  • 71

    It looks like hard work and lots of fun. I’m glad to hear and see you all had a good time.
    Eveline.

  • 72
    Katherine says:

    So much work for you, such a wonderful time for all of the customers!

    What a great place to be, looks like as much fun as I imagined. And what a great way to see all of that Papertrey goodness in person. Maybe next year.

  • 73
    Debby says:

    Wow, you guys worked your butts off! I wish I could’ve been there though, it looks like a lot of fun.

  • 74
    Ange Kelly says:

    Thanks for sharing your CHA experience Nichole! I am hoping that one day soon I will be able to make there myself….

  • 75
    Lesley says:

    OMG what an awesome competition. Woo hoo any of these fabby prizes woulkd be fab. Lesleyx

  • 76
    Lynn says:

    What a blessing it is when your passion is also your work. Your booth looks amazing.

  • 77
    Ann says:

    Such hard work for you all but so satisfying I’m sure. I’ll have to win the lottery if I’m ever to get to the CHA but a ticket would be one of the first things on my shopping list!

  • 78
    Michelle Balletti says:

    I really do love seeing all the products lined up according to color…oh so lovely…you really need to update your photo when you change your hair!! I wouldn’t have known that was you if you hadn’t of mentioned it! You look so different (and great btw) with the darker hair and highlights!! PTI ROCKS OF COURSE!!

  • 79
    Angy Hughes says:

    Oh WOW! That looks like a lot of work and a TON of FUN! I laughed out loud at David vacuuming with paper tubes! FUN NY! Maybe next year I will be able to attend. Would love it! Even if it is just to see PTI it would be so worth it to me.

  • 80
    Tina says:

    I wish I could have been there, but anyway, you had lotΒ΄s of fun as it seems, even with all this work. Thank you for the chance to win some cool PTI stuff.

    Hugs, Tina

  • 81
    Wendy H says:

    Wow, thanks so much for showing all the behind the scenes action for those of us unable to attend. I hope I can make it next time, as it looked like tons of fun and crafty goodness :).

  • 82
    Helen Lee says:

    Oh, how I wish I could have attend CHA. It would have been so much fun to meet all of you…AND get my hands on some goodies. Alas, ordering online will have to do for now. Here’s hoping that I can attend a future CHA. Thanks for sharing the awesome pictures.

  • 83
    Taheerah says:

    Looking at those pictures brought back a whirlwind of memories and emotions. Truly one of the gets experiences of my life and I’m a little emotional now! Also lol at how many times I am in the pictures, guess that says it all really! Thank you to all of you for such an amazing time and I do hope I can come back again next year. Love you all.

    If I win I hope it’s one of the kites, they were amazing!

  • 84
    Nicole V. says:

    Sorry it wasn’t in CA; I would have soooo been there! Everything looked fab and glad to hear that things are expanding well. Look forward to bigger and greater things from this “personal” company (Do you know that this is the only place I purchase my craft items from these days?)!

  • 85
    Jappy says:

    I so enjoyed seeing all of the pics … all the hard work made your booth look absolutely rockin! I only wish I could have been there in person … darn. The pics psyched me up and now I’m looking forward to hopefully attending next year and meeting ya’ll. And, of course … getting the next FAB stamp set. πŸ™‚

  • 86
    Kate Anne says:

    I’ve always wanted to attend one of these. But since I live on the other side of the world, that’s only gonna be a dream… I’d love to be one of those ppl snapping stuff up!! How exciting!! Thanks for sharing!! Better late than never…

  • 87
    Kary says:

    It’s so lovely to read this post, to see all the work before the CHA Supershow. I could even see a bit of myself in one of your pics πŸ˜‰ I’ve just recently started buying your products, incl persuading my sister along as well – and we really LOVE PTI. It’s just a little sad that we live thousands of miles away. Congratulations for a successful show!

  • 88
    Teresa says:

    Oh wow – the excitement is almost palpable! Thanks for sharing, and for allowing 18 lucky people to be a part of the aciton.

  • 89
    frenchie hum says:

    oh my goodness u guys did such a great job,good work every one,and you all look great, hope to see you’all some day!!!!!!

    i love your blogs!

    hugs frenchie,

  • 90
    Manda says:

    Thanks so much for sharing all those photos and memories. What hard work it must have been, setting up that beautiful huge booth! I feel so far away here in Australia, and jealous we don’t have anything like that event.

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    Anne B says:

    CHA looked absolutely amazing. I’m determined to come one year – would love the opportunity to meet the DT!

  • 93
    Marie Phillips says:

    Looks like you had a wonderful time! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 94
    Ola Jaggers says:

    You all looked like you worked your little butts off…. but had a great time doing it!! And talk about a gorgeous booth… very impressive!

    My husband and I actually did get to attend CHA…. but we didn’t get to stay very long, about a week or so before CHA he was severely burnt in fire and wasn’t exactly up to par. He said we definetely be returning next year with our kids!

    Thank you so much for sharing you experince with us & for the chance to win some amazing prizes!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

  • 95
    Sandra K says:

    This is what I call hard labor! Before, during and after this amazing show! Unfortunatly I live to far away (the Netherlands)to attend this amazing show. It is one of the “to do”things on my list. Thanks for the inside story. Loved it.

  • 96
    elana says:

    What a great looking booth, and a lot of hard work that went into it. Sure wish I could’ve been there in person to see it!

  • 97
    karen adams says:

    looks like fun,hard work!i`m sure it was worth tho!hugs!

    karen adams

  • 98

    So sad I could not go this year. The booths looked awesome! Tfs.

  • 99
    Jenink says:

    I think it is great that you show all the work that goes into it- all I can say is WOW. And I’m sure that was only a fraction of what you had to do.

  • 100

    Thanks for letting us visit the CHA Papertreyink booth!! Since my leg surgery, this may be the closest I’ll ever get to the real thing! I love your organization/all of the displays are amazing! You all did a GREAT job!! Papertreyink Forever!!!

  • 101
    Linda Lloyd says:

    Wow, just wish I could have been there, loved seeing the pics….

  • 102
    Wendy Todd says:

    I so love your CHA wrap up posts, Nichole! Living in Australia, it’s a fairly slim chance of me ever getting there, so seeing your photos is about as close as I’m likely to get. The booth looked awesome! Looks like you all did a fabulous job! I hope I can get there to see your booth for real one day, but ’til then, I’ll continue to live vicariously through your fantastic wrap up posts!

  • 103
    Amy says:

    Great photos…love seeing all of them since I wasn’t able to make it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 104
    Suzy Girl says:

    Wish I was there for all the Papertrey goodness.

  • 105

    It looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing all the pictures. They were fun to see.

  • 106
    Joellen says:

    What a GRAND time it looks like!
    Would like it was an experience anyone would love to be involed in@
    Hugs, Joellen

  • 107
    Susan Cz. says:

    What a gorgeous booth! Thank you for sharing your experience and letting us see how much fun you made it for your customers. I would have loved to have worked on your make-n-take projects.

  • 108
    sammejj says:

    wow looks like you had tons of fun. I love how very crafty every where is at the moment.
    Wish I could have been there.

  • 109
    Wilma B says:

    omg……looks amazing…wish I could have been there…..always something to look forward to!!!!!!

  • 110
    Chloe says:

    I hope and dream that one day I might be able to visit you and the Papertrey crew at CHA one day! It would be sooooo fun and inspiring! But for now this is the closest I get, so thanks for the behind the scenes tour! YAY PAPERTREY!!!

  • 111
    Adoree says:

    WOW,the Papertrey Gang really put their heart and soul into putting one awesome booth! Wish I could’ve been there…meet the wonderful people at papertrey….shop…make friends….shop somemore….shop somemore until I can’t no more :)….hmmm maybe one day down the road…with hard work there’s also fun times.

  • 112
    Tammy says:

    Thanks for giving us Overseas girls a birds eye view into CHA. It looks amazing!

  • 113
    Tamara Blanch says:

    Wow it looked great! I wish I did not live on the other side of the world but maybe one day i will get to visit and CHA will be on when I do.

  • 114
    Krys says:

    Thank you for sharing your CHA adventure with us Nicole! (especially those of us who were unable to make it – yes, that would me down under here in Australia!)Congratulations to you, David and the Papertrey Ink team for turning your dreams into reality!

  • 115
    Colleen says:

    So enjoyed looking at your pictures. Made me feel like I was there with everyone.Looks like everyone had a good time even with the hard work of setting up and taking down.
    Thank U 4 this opportunity of the give-a-way.
    ColleenB.

  • 116

    It’s lovely to see it from Papertrey Ink’s point of view. So much goes into something that seems to be over in a whirlwind.

  • 117
    Melisa Hunter says:

    It looks like it was a lot of fun (and a lot of hard work!!) Wish I could have been there. I’d love to see all of the Papertrey product in one place and in person! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 118
    Heather J. says:

    What a great post – I loved reading and seeing everything that went into the event. Have a great day and thank you for the continual inspiration πŸ™‚

  • 119
    Pippa67 says:

    Wow Nicole, that’s so generous. I wish I could have been there. Well, after seeing so many pictures, who knows, maybe next year.

  • 120
    Beverley says:

    I am SO happy that I made it to CHA from the UK. It was AMAZING to meet you all. The stand was gorgeous and I LOVED being able to touch and feel and put all the goodies into the bag! I HOPE that this is the first of many trips to see you!

  • 121
    Sue Ann says:

    I just woke up and now I think I need to go back to bed because I am so tired from reading about all your HARD work. But you guys make a FABULOUS team and really brought to life what we all imagine a store front would be from PTI. This is same effort you put into all aspects of PTI and I SO APPRECIATE all your hard work!!!

  • 122
    laura j says:

    oh how i wish i could have been there!!!! thanks for the post Nichole! wonderful to see all that awesome PTI goodness!

  • 123
    Janice (from NB, Canada) says:

    You people worked so hard, and it definitely showed. Job well done! Thanks for sharing your experience with those of us who could not attend.

  • 124
    Lori Campbell says:

    Oh, my goodness! How EXCITING?!!! I wasn’t able to attend (I didn’t yet have a passport to travel into the US) but…I sure do now! I’m hoping to scrape together enough $$$ to attend the next CHA. Winning a prize would be fabulous in the meantime, though. I’m crossing my fingers!

  • 125
    Pat Hines says:

    WOW.. what an incredible amount of work!! You all looked like you truly enjoyed the whole experience. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  • 126
    Karin M says:

    Thanks for sharing. Wish I would have been there.

  • 127
    Artyjen says:

    What a fab prize….expecially for those of us on the other side of the pond who can’t get there!
    Perhaps one day my dream will come true?
    thanks for the chance to win
    xoxo Sioux

  • 128
    Mary Harris says:

    Wow, It looks like a lot of work goes into the setting up!! But it is so worth it in the end. Looks like a wonderful time!!! I would love to go to CHA it’s just always too far away.

  • 129
    Lori Oglesby says:

    Wow! Looks like lots of fun and hard work. I dreamed of being there to shop in the awesome booth! It was fun to see your behind the scenes shots. Wished I could have been there!!!!

  • 130
    Heidi S says:

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us! It is so much work but it looks like the show was a complete success! Thanks for a chance to win also!

  • 131
    Funkipickle says:

    Wow that show looked awesome, wish we had them in the UK like this. Glad it went so well. I am excitedly waiting for my first ever parcel of Papertreyink products, can’t wait to get started. Think it may become an addiction!

  • 132
    Christine Colton says:

    I’m so jealous I couldn’t be there. Wish I had one in Mass. Papertrey is run like one big family I just love everything that they do.

  • 133
    Lynn says:

    Amazing…my goal is to one day make it to CHA!! Thanks for all your hard work in making it a success!

  • 134
    Annette S says:

    What fun! Wish that I could have gone! Thanks for a chance to win such fabulous prizes!

  • 135
    gayle says:

    What fun and yes, those colors look gorgeous together in one place. One of each please!

  • 136
    JustJackie says:

    Fun to see all of you in action. Thanks for the chance to win since we couldnt all be at the event…scarey

  • 137
    Cheryl Sims says:

    After I read your blog today I felt just like I was there with you. Thanks for the great photos. It looks like a lot of work but also lots of fun. Thanks for the chance to win the goodies.
    Cheryl Sims

  • 138
    glorie says:

    It was fun! Thanks for going to Chicago so I can have some PTI fun! Hope to see you next year!

  • 139
    Noelle P says:

    Loved the behind the scenes’ view. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • 140
    Sonia says:

    What an amazing experience for your all, would love to attend one day. Best Wishes to you all from Australia xx

  • 141
    Serendipity says:

    The Papertrey Ink generosity is, as always, over flowing! Thank you for sharing your CHA experience. Perhaps next year I’ll get to go!!

  • 142

    Gosh! You girlies looked like you had way too much fun LOL! Sure wish I could’ve been there – one year maybe? A girl can dream can’t she!

  • 143
    Melinda Wilson says:

    I know you all had such a good time! Wish I could have been there.

  • 144
    Laura says:

    I was there and it was even though your photos are fabulous, they don’t do it justice – awesome!

  • 145
    Mel says:

    Looks like a ton of fun…what a great giveaway!

  • 146
    Evelin says:

    wow!!! I am way over here in Malaysia… wish I can attend the CHA, though! Really would love to get those exclusive stamp sets and also meet you girls! You girls rock!

  • 147
    Candy says:

    Wow what an incredible amount of work to set up but your booth looks amazing. All of you look like you had so much fun!

  • 148
    Debbie Fagnant says:

    I would be so overwhelmed with all the choices of such beautiful products. So many ideas running thru my head with how I could use a product.

  • 149
    Barbra says:

    Looks like you all had a great time at the show. Wish I could have made it there but the trip would be to much. Perhaps if I win the lottery this year I will see you all there next year! Speaking of winning, thanks for the chance to win!

  • 150

    I would have loved to be there! Maybe next time… You guys have the best products and ideas! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 151
    Debbie S says:

    You did an amazing job at CHA – your booth was awesome. It was a pleasure seeing you all again this year. You are all so incredibly talented.

  • 152
    Jodie M. says:

    Oh my gosh, it looks like so much fun!

  • 153
    Lori says:

    Wow, so much fun!!!! Thank you for the pics and story. It felt like I was there reading this!

  • 154
    Renee Lynch says:

    I’m so new to this entire industry, I didn’t even know what CHA was until I kept reading “CHA, CHA” and had to goggle a few weeks prior to (it’s ok to say “duh”, I did!), so I wasn’t able to make it. Not with kids starting school on August 2nd and no prior planning! But it looked amazing and the pictures of all your hard work…You guys are awesome!
    Here’s to hoping that maybe it will come to Nashville where no planning needed other than making sure the hubby is going to watch the kids and I have a full wallet!

  • 155
    Linda L says:

    Wow….great to see how it all goes together Nichole…being in Australia I am never likely to get to a CHA so it’s lovely to see it through your piccies. Love your new longer, curlier hair do too:-)

  • 156
    Sue W. says:

    Love the fact that your booth was so much bigger than last year in Orlando. Oh the mashing of bodies against each other there was something to be experienced!

    Love all those colorful rows of product.

  • 157
    Kathleen says:

    WOW—I can’t believe the amount of work involved in setting up your booth—it looks amazing! Thanks for a chance to win ANY of these amazing prizes—Someday, I’ll be able to get to one of these—

  • 158
    Michelle Pheneger says:

    Thanks soooooo much for sharing this experience!!! I’d LOVE the chance to attend CHA too… just an idea… LOL!!!

    You are truly an amazing woman to be able to pull off something so large as this!!! BTW, if your booth was 40 by 40, your “area” actually increased 16 times!!!

    I’d LOVE to win a prize to play with…. thanks for having Papertrey… I LOVE it!!!

  • 159
    Katie Haymore says:

    Oh how I would have loved to have been there! The booth looked amazing and it looks as though everyone had a fantastic time! As always, you ladies (and gents) did a fabulous job! Way to go PTI!!!!

  • 160
    Susan B says:

    I was so sorry to miss this event and it was sorta right in my backyard. Everything for a reason though, right? Kudos to you guys – what a bunch of work but you look like you’re having a blast. And David…LOVE those display cabinets (and the stuff inside too)! Thanks for sharing this glimpse into “the other side.”

  • 161
    Renee S. says:

    You and your team are fantastic. Thanks for sharing the photos. Wish I could have been there. It looks like lots of creative fun.

  • 162
    Lynne G. says:

    Thanks so much for posting all the pics and commentary. I was trying to figure out how to tie business into a trip to Chicago in time for CHA, but just couldn’t do it! Maybe next year…Looks like the show was quite a success for you – congratulations!

  • 163
    Andrea says:

    Wow! Looks amazing!!! And I’m sure it was an absolute whirlwind πŸ™‚ So wish I could have attended πŸ™ Those aprons are fabulous! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win some of the CHA material!

  • 164
    Leslie Murphy says:

    Congratulations on a successful show! I know so many hours and hours of work went into making it a success.

  • 165
    Beverly BL says:

    I couldn’t believe all the shelving and fixture pieces. A daunting task to say the least. The kites did look fantastic and David’s glass display cases look very professional. Thanks for letting us live vicariously. The booth certainly did look beautiful.

  • 166
    Jen R says:

    Thanks for posting these pics…they were fun to look at! I hope I’m lucky for this one-the contest closes on Sept 8, and that’s my birthday!

  • 167
    Allyson Blanchette says:

    That looks amazing….I’m going to have to take my husbands bonus in March and head that way in July!!!

  • 168

    Great post. I LOVE that stamp set,… *sigh*

    pick me, pick me,….please!

  • 169
    Christine says:

    It’s fun to see all of the “behind the scenes” work. It was all worth it as the booth was amaing. Thanks for the pictures and the chance to win!

  • 170
    CarolLynn says:

    Thanks for sharing the photos. Looks like it was a wonderful event.

  • 171
    Lynne Osborn says:

    WOW! AMAZING! I wish I had made the trip to Chicago. I am addicted to PTI.

  • 172
    Susan W. says:

    I loved reading about your CHA experience! I’m regretting not going…both years. But I’m making sure that I go next year. I would love to see all of the PTI goodness in one spot. I may even have to bring a brown paper bag in case I hyperventillate. πŸ˜‰

  • 173
    Teresa says:

    Wow! I am glad CHA was so successful for PTI!!! It looks like everyone had loads of fun too! Wish I could’ve been there!! Thanks so muchfor sharing these pics and for this fabulous contest too!!!!

  • 174
    Karen says:

    What a great post about all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes. Thanks for a chance to win—any one of those prizes would be great!

  • 175
    Deb says:

    Thanks for a chance to win. Wish I could’ve been there.

  • 176
    Venessa says:

    Wow! An amazing amount of work – made fun by so many people working together! Love seeing all the pics! Thanks for a chance to win!

  • 177
    Becky Y. says:

    Oooooh, I so wish I’d been there! I’d have even been willing to be grunt labor just for a chance to be immersed in all the CHA-wonderfulness!

  • 178
    Julie W. says:

    Looks like a fabulous show! Wish I could’ve come to shop!

  • 179
    Sheila says:

    You all did a fantastic job at the show!

  • 180
    SSR says:

    I’m definitely making plans to go to the next one!!! Great pictures and thanks for the giveaway.

  • 181
    Liz Carr says:

    Wow your booth looks so streamlined. I thought wow they have a lot of space but then I saw the crowd shots. Just incredible. Thanks for sharing what must have been an exhausting week.

  • 182
    Cyndie says:

    Wow! I would So have loved to go–maybe another time. It looks like everyone had a great time–thanks for sharing with us!

  • 183
    cynthia says:

    I would love to go to CHA one of these years. It just looks like so much fun.

    Happy everything went well.

    Cynthia

  • 184
    Elaine says:

    Thanks for sharing the behind the scenes of all the hard work to prepare for this event!

  • 185
    Sandra says:

    Such fun. Wishing I was there!

  • 186
    Lisa V. says:

    This looks like a ton of fun, with a lot of hard work too. Here are to many more successful years at CHA. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • 187
    Janine says:

    WOW!! Looks like a fabulous time!!!

  • 188
    Julie S says:

    That is an incredible amount of work!!! Wonderful post, almost as if I was there!

  • 189
    Joan Schmaltz says:

    What a great job you did! The booth looked fantastic. I used to do Junior League shows all over the country and I know how exhausting it can be to set up and tear down but you had the best of helpers. Congratulations on a very successful CHA. I look forward to all your new products. The 15th is my favorite day of the month.

  • 190
    Basket1lady says:

    It was so fun to see everything come together. Wow!

  • 191
    Aimee says:

    It was fun to see how the booth comes together from start to finish! Great pics, thanks for sharing them. And I was thrilled to see the “senior” pics – so funny! πŸ™‚

  • 192
    Regina says:

    This was one of the most FUN posts you have ever done! I have never been to CHA and this makes me want to jump on a plane to wait in line NOW for the next one! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • 193
    Sandy Kay says:

    Oh, what fun it would be to win any of these fabulous prizes! It was so refreshing to come here today and read this fun post! Thanks for sharing! I want to come and meet all of you one day!

  • 194
    Melissa Flieg says:

    Looks like a lot of work went in to making the CHA show fabulous. Wish I could have been there. Looks like you all had a fun time.

  • 195
    Jennifer K says:

    What fun pictures! I was able to attend CHA this year and I had so much fun visiting your booth! Can’t wait for next year.

  • 196
    Kim says:

    What fun! I wish I could have been at the show. The booth looked amazing

  • 197
    Kate Bell says:

    Thanks for posting your CHA experience and offering some goodies. Looks like you had a marvelous time. Papertrey is the absolutely most fabulous company! The anticipation of each month’s releases are like year-round birthdays. Fun, fun, fun!

  • 198
    Kathy D says:

    Thank you for sharing your CHA experience! Your booth looked awesome!

  • 199
    Emily says:

    It looks great! What fun it would be to meet everyone and stamp in real life! Congrats on all your success.

  • 200
    Sara says:

    The booth looks amazing – wish I could have been there! πŸ™

  • 201
    Donna Garvom says:

    Amazing!! I love to see all of the colors on the shelves. I so wish I could have been there. I love PTI products. I guess it is a good thing that you guys don’t have that kind of sale in my area or I would be divorced!!!!!! My spending would be out of control. I don’t know how anyone could visit that booth and not spend like crazy. MAYBE I will get a chance to go in the near future.

  • 202

    Wowie wow! Oh how I wish I could have gone with ya’ll. If you would like a volunteer for the next one, I’m throwing my name in the hat!

  • 203
    Kim Swenson says:

    I never even knew what CHA was until this year. It looks like so much fun. I think a girls trip is in order for next year! Thanks for sharing.

  • 204
    Chris K says:

    What a great show! Wish I could have been there. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • 205
    Maureen L. says:

    What an amazing show and such a fun recap! Hoping I can attend one year just to taste the excitement

  • 206

    Oh what an adventure! Thanks for sharing the fun pics – I swear that one day I’ll save enough pennies to buy me a plane ticket to visit CHA and maybe even meet some of the PTI Team *wink*
    Thank you so much for the generous offer for us peeps who couldn’t make it!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

  • 207
    Pat J says:

    Thanks for the pictures – I get overwhelmed at stamp shows can’t imagine going to CHA… maybe one day!

  • 208
    Aunt Min says:

    Thanks for documenting the set up–obviously much thought, time, energy and creativity goes into it–just like your product!

  • 209
    Brandi says:

    Looks like you had a great time and much success at CHA this year. I dream of getting to a CHA show one of these days :)…when I do you can bet I will be one of those standing in that freakishly large crowd to get in your booth!!!

  • 210
    Peggy Sue says:

    It looks as though your booth was very organized-and soooo much fun. Wish I could have made it. Hope to sometime in future, of course I would have to bring a uhaul with me!!!!!!
    Congratulations on a job well done.

  • 211
    Jenny Mick says:

    Great job!! It’s fun to see the set-up. I’m sure not too many people consider what all goes into that part of CHA!!

  • 212
    Jo R. says:

    It’s a long, long way from Australia to CHA, but maybe one day I’ll get there. I love seeing the photos – you guys look like you have a blast!

  • 213
    Betty says:

    what fun but so much hard work – looks like it paid off – so neat to see you, mish, heath er and others outside of the their blogs.

  • 214
    Mary O'Connell says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your pictures. It made me feel like I was there! Thanks, also, for the chance to win a great prize!!

  • 215
    Colleen D. says:

    Looks like you all worked really hard! I loved the pictures, especially all of the paper displayed together. Everything looked great!

  • 216
    Kelly B says:

    My daughter and I had so much fun meeting the PTI team at CHA! Hands down the best booth at the show. What a ton of work, but it was so appreciated!!

  • 217
    Kara says:

    wow…so much work goes into these shows! I wish I could have been there!

  • 218
    Laurie W. says:

    It’s so fun to see the “behind the scenes” pics! Thanks for sharing them with us! Looks like you all had a blast! CHA was amazing and I feel pretty lucky to have been able to be there!

  • 219
    Gladys says:

    Oh its so fun reading everything and the photo as if I were there πŸ™‚ Thanks Nichole! You are so generous with the giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

  • 220

    What an adventure! I promise that one day I’ll be able to save enough pennies to get myself a plane ticket to go to CHA and maybe even meet my fave ever stampers (The PTI DT of course!)
    Thanks so much for your generosity of giving us the chance to win a piece of CHA when we couldn’t attend!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

  • 221
    Ohhh Snap says:

    lol, that booth looked soooooooo much smaller on Friday morning! Silly me, I was living under a rock, in a state of denial my sister persuaded me to go into the frey (I have a whole post about it on my blog).

    Well we had to go back to the hotel room after the first trip and we must have come back at least 3 times during the two days. Thanks for the post of the display case, because I totally forgot to take one :D.

  • 222
    Beth says:

    Wow, the booth looked great! Sure wish I could have been there for the fun and shopping!

  • 223
    Megan LaBelle says:

    I so wanted to go to CHA, but my schedule changed and I wasn’t able to go. It looks like I missed out on a truly AMAZING show! Hopefully next year!!

  • 224
    Amy Y. says:

    Looks like so much fun! Going to CHA is on my bucket list.

  • 225
    Sarah/WAstamper says:

    WOW! Love seeing all the papers displayed. Yummy! Wish I could have been there. Maybe someday…

  • 226
    Kim says:

    Looks like lots of fun, would be awesome to see all your products up close and personal. Of course who could afford everything they want.

  • 227
    Robbie says:

    Thanks for all the fun photos of progression at CHA. Oh, how I wished I could be there. Hope I can attend the next one. THANKS!!! for giving us a chance to win something.

  • 228
    Dianne K says:

    Thanks for such a wonderful post. One day I will make it there and join you ladies!

  • 229

    I always love reading this post — so fun to see the behind the scenes action to make it a great success for the customers! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for all the hard work you do and for all the great thought that goes into making the day better for us! πŸ™‚ I’m so glad that I got a chance to meet you in person this time and thanks for all the great inspiration! (Oh and kudos to David for building those frames! I totally thought you guys bought them somewhere!)

  • 230
    Kathy Adams says:

    It was fortunate that CHA was in my neighborhood this year, and I got to go! Papertrey is one of my favorite stamp companies, and I was thrilled to see all of you at this show. The booth, the make n takes were wonderful. It was fun meeting the team. I can’t wait to see what’s coming next from Papertrey. I look forward to each release. I am hoping I will have a chance to visit the Papertrey booth at a future show. You did a great job, and it was fun seeing all the pictures. Thank you for coming to Chicago!

  • 231
    Connie Gregoire says:

    This was such an interesting post to read. I loved the pictures of set up and the team hard at work. Someday I hope to get to CHA. It is definitely on my “bucket list”!!! I can only imagine all the excitement that goes on there!! Great job with the booth!

  • 232
    Karin says:

    Dream of attending CHA someday! Hard work but so worth it! Also, dream of winning one of these Papertrey prizes! LOL! Keep up the terrific designs.

  • 233
    Stephanie Washburn says:

    YAY! What a great opportunity for those of us who were unable to attend CHA this year! Thanks for the chance to win such awesome goodies and for the great picture tour!

  • 234
    Tracie C says:

    What an amazing amount of work. Makes me sad that I was unable to attend. I love, love, love your product.

  • 235
    Bev says:

    Awesome review of how things work behind the scenes. And we get to appreciate all the goodies … before the crowds. I’m drawn into all the beautiful colors of paper, ink, samples, etc. Love Papertrey!!

  • 236
    Mary Sara P. says:

    Wow, all that work that goes into setting up the booth but looks like you had lots of fun doing it. Such dedication. Hope that I get to see it and meet you sometime in person next time.

  • 237
    Michele says:

    Oh, I so wish iw as there! It looks so much fun shopping. lol Love all the colors you guys put out. It looks so awesome.

    butterfly2547@yahoo.com

  • 238
    Amy Everson says:

    What a fun post! I love seeing all the behind the scenes pictures! I hope to be able to make it to CHA next summer!

  • 239
    Kristin says:

    Fabulous!! This is one “gift” my dh has promised me- a chance to go to CHA and “shop live” at PTI. What a dream come true that would be :-). Looks great!!

  • 240
    Beth Moore says:

    Your booth is so amazing! I wish I could have been there to see it in person. I just love your products! I can’t tell you how much of your stuff I buy (eek)… thank you for this chance to win some FREEEEE! πŸ™‚

  • 241
    Joyce says:

    What fun! And hard work – hope you all have recovered! It looks like it was a ton of fun – hopefully one day I’ll be able to attend.

  • 242
    RandomRachel says:

    That looks like it was a lot of work. We never have shows like that in this area πŸ™‚

  • 243
    Mary Kelly says:

    WOW! It definitely takes a team to pull of a successful event like this! Congratulations!

  • 244
    karin says:

    Wish I could have been there – looks like so much fun. Loved reading about it! Thanks for a chance to win ( great consolation!)

  • 245
    Carol says:

    The planning and organizing that must go into making this event go so smoothly is amazing! WOW!

  • 246
    Karen C. says:

    Wow! I love seeing all the pictures from what goes into CHA – I wish I lived closer. One of these days I may just get there.

  • 247
    Terri Michalenko says:

    Thanks for your CHA posting! Made me feel like I was there (almost!). Enjoyed it!

  • 248
    Jean says:

    Oh my goodness! What an incredible amount of work – and fun. Thank you for sharing. I loved seeing the photos of the event.

  • 249
    Andrea says:

    Thank you for the photos.
    ItΒ΄s a dream for me to see the booth some day.
    Hugs Andrea

  • 250
    Cassie K says:

    Oh how I wish I was there but alas I wasn’t. It looks like such fun too and maybe one day I will be able to go to a CHA

  • 251
    Lindsay says:

    Awesome photos of the booth! I had such a blast waiting in line and viewing the wonderful work you put in! Everything was perfect and meeting everyone was the best part! Thanks for sharing!

  • 252
    Mary (Happy Now) says:

    Looks amazing – a TON of work, but a ton of fun! One day… πŸ™‚

  • 253
    sandy says:

    It’s so amazing to see all the work that goes into making PTI’s CHA trip possible. I can’t imagine all the work that we didn’t see. I would love to win any one of these prizes!

  • 254
    corinne says:

    if you don’t try you never win.

    It looks like a lot of fun attending the cha and then you forget the work you have to put in

    gr corinne

  • 255
    Shelly says:

    Wish CHA would come to our area! VA is for lovers ya know ;-0 What a great experience for PT lovers! Thanks for all the hard work that you & your PT team do….and for the chance to win!

  • 256
    Tanya Caudill says:

    Wonderful recap of the events, wish I could have gone, but thanks for a chase to win some goodies!

  • 257
    Lori V. says:

    What great pictures! I was there, but you don’t realize what goes on behind the scenes! Your booth was definitely the best…and the most fun! πŸ™‚

  • 258
    Cindy S says:

    WOW, just wish that some day I’ll be able to attend one of these events.
    Also wish PTI would attend a CKC!!!

  • 259
    Eleanor says:

    Wow! I enjoyed reading about your set-up of the booth. Had no idea the booth was so large! That was a lot of hard work but I’m sure you enjoyed every minute. I’m so glad you posted the story and the pics!

  • 260
    Bonnie says:

    Wow !!! everything looked so amazing, I so wish I could have atttended, I love seeing all the Papertrey colors all lined up, so very pretty!!

  • 261
    Michelle in MI says:

    WHat a great treat to have this opportunity to win some goodies from PT. How you remembered to take pics of ‘behind the scenes’ at CHA with all the other things you had to do I’ll never know, but am glad you did and shared them with us!

  • 262
    Kiera says:

    I was so sad not to be able to attend! It looks like it was an awesome time and put SO much thought and work into everything, as usual!
    Thanks for sharing all of that and thanks for the chance to win!

  • 263
    mudmaven says:

    This was so much fun to see – all of it from start to finish! Denver would be a really good site for CHA sometime!!!!!! Looks like everyone had a really fine time. ~chris

  • 264
    Rita says:

    It takes a village! Thanks for the behind-the-scenes look at CHA. You have a great crew helping make all our dreams come true…including a chance to win. Next year, I am going to find a way to attend!

  • 265
    ValerieC says:

    Looks amazingly fun!!! Wish I’d been there in person!

  • 266

    I hope I can go one year! It looks like tons of work but tons of fun as well! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 267
    jan says:

    Coming to see you at CHA is on my bucket list!!

  • 268
    sherry says:

    Hey, Girlies! I would LOVE to win something as I love everything Papertrey! If I had the budget I would order EVERYTHING! Thanks to all of you for inspiring us and for making high-quality Made in the USA products!
    hugs all around!
    Sherry

  • 269
    Kristen Carpinello says:

    Wow, what fun that would have been…although I’m sure my pocketbook would have taken a lethal hit!!

  • 270
    Heidi Gore says:

    I would have loved to be there at CHA to shop in your booth. Thanks for offering the giveaways so we can get a taste of CHA. I always love the first part of the month to see the reveals and then the big party.

  • 271
    Nancy says:

    That looks like soooo much fun! How do you ever decide what to buy? Think I better start saving now for next year I would love to try and make it.

  • 272
    Vicki Bray says:

    So much fun under one roof so wish I could have been there

  • 273
    Jennifer Delaurier says:

    What a fabulous time you must have all had! One of these times I will make it to CHA, but in the meantime, thank you for sharing your pictures and experience, it’s a little peek inside for those of us who couldn’t be there!

  • 274
    Hillary says:

    Looks like a blast! The CHA-exclusive stamp is adorable!

  • 275
    Mindy says:

    Looks like all the great planning and hard work payed off bigtime! I had so much fun at CHA last year and wish I could have been there this year to see you guys and the bigger booth! Thanks for sharing these pics!

  • 276
    Cathygel says:

    I hope to go to the CHA one of these days!
    It must be incredible…

  • 277
    Lauren says:

    Thank you so much for the post and pics! The booth looked fantastic!! I SO wish I could have been there. Maybe one year I’ll get to go. {sigh.} You girls did an amazing job and it’s no surprise the booth was instantly flooded with people…it would have DEFINITELY been my first stop!!

  • 278
    amanda mcadoo says:

    your team is one of the best! i check your blog very frequently to see what you all are up to! you all are very inspiring! your clear stamps are THE best i have found! others do not take ink well like yours do! i love papertrey ink!!! i just wish to see you at archivers or scrapbook factory in o’fallon

  • 279

    What great pictures. . .and a lot of hard work! LOL Thanks for sharing! It looks like it was great fun!

  • 280
    Jeaneen says:

    Wow – that’s a lot of work! Looks like fun, too! Thanks for sharing! Wish I could have gone…

  • 281
    Tami M. says:

    Wow, how fun to see a little peek into all the work you all did to make CHA great for your customers. I was so bummed that I wasn’t ale to go, so thank you for the chance to win some awesome goodies.

  • 282
    Kathy says:

    Gosh, that’s alot of hard work!!! But looks like a good time was had by all. Hope I can make it to CHA next year!

  • 283
    Mindy says:

    Looks like you guys did a WONDERFUL job! I know that there is a lot of work that goes into this show and by your pictures it showed. You are all such a great team! Maybe one day I’ll get there! I HOPE!

  • 284

    This just looks like it is an incredible event. I just found your blog in late July and I think I placed my very first PTI order during the CHA event. I didn’t even know what CHA was……..lol

  • 285

    Wow, I can’t even begin to imagine how much time and planning goes into CHA! I’m hoping to be able to attend one day… Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

  • 286
    Pam VanVelsen says:

    Wow! Love the behind the scene pictures! I could feel the excitement! Thanks for the “give-aways”!

  • 287
    Sherry says:

    Looks like so much fun….hopefully someday I can attend! Thanks for sharing your story and for all your hard work!!

  • 288
    Lori Winters says:

    Such a wonderful display of ALL of your products… and the work that went into putting it all together WOW what a team! You are so organized in everything you do and that is what makes your products First Class. I loved seeing all of the Design Team members, Thanks so much for sharing these pictures!!!

  • 289
    julie coit says:

    Wow thats alot of work but so worth it I wanted to be there so baaaaaddddd! maybe next year! Love all that you guys do for us!

  • 290
    Dawn Nikol says:

    I really need to make it to CHA next time!! Looks like a blast!

  • 291
    Antoinette says:

    The booth looked amazing!! It looks like all of you had a blast too. I hope to be able to make it to CHA next year. Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

  • 292
    Ellie says:

    OH you guys are so awesome! I love PTI it has introduced me to awesome friends although we have not meet in person yet it feels like I’ve known them for ever. I cherish their friendships more then words would ever say. Thank you for all you do and sharing so much & making a fun community of PTI Fans!

  • 293
    shelly P says:

    I am so glad that you posted this, I really appreciated seeing it last year too! Please pick me…. I wanted to go, but due to some health issues I had to stay home πŸ™

  • 294
    Melissa Ladd says:

    I love to see the behind-the-scenes photos! What a ton of work you put into this! I really hope to be able to make it next year!

  • 295
    NancyC says:

    Thanks for sharing with us – looks like lots of work but great fun and many memories. Love the innovation for the vacuum cleaner. Sure looks like your husband is a keeper. Love your product!

  • 296
    Sandi says:

    My goodness!!–the crowds of people!! I would love to go someday but until then, thanks for the peek at the action.

  • 297

    WOW, what a lot of work, glad you had fun, too? Do any of the prize packs include some pizza ;O

  • 298
    Angela says:

    How exciting – you went to CHA and brought us back some great pictures and some souvenirs!

    Both times you’ve been to CHA the dates conflicted with my husband’s travel schedule. I consoled myself with doing the math and figured I could buy a whole lot of PTI product for the cost of airfare and hotels. Perhaps one day I’ll get to a show; until then, thanks for sharing your behind-the-scenes activity and for sharing some of your good fortune with us.

  • 299
    liz says:

    I love all the behind the scenes pics! I wish I could’ve gone to CHA to see all that PTI in person!

  • 300
    theresakinzy@sbcglobal.net says:

    Wow! I never thought about how much work goes into preparing a booth…I mean, even the carpet!! It looked like a lot of hard work goes into it, but I bet it is a total blast! Your booth looked great! Glad you shared the photos!!

    Theresa Kinzy

  • 301
    Chris Cross says:

    This whole process looked like tons of work, but so much fun at the same time. Wish I could have been there to see your booth in person.

  • 302
    Deena says:

    Thanks for sharing! I hope to get back to CHA soon and spend some serious cash in the PTI booth!!

  • 303
    Alyssa Clawson says:

    I wish I could have been there! Looks like you girls had a lot of fun and your booth was not only FABULOUS, but a big hit as well!

  • 304
    Ronna E. says:

    Thanks for taking the time to post all the photos from the show, your booth turned out great! So glad all your hard work was so successful.

  • 305
    Helen G. says:

    Thank you so much for sharing all the pictures from the event! I was so sad I couldn’t be there this year… but seeing your photos made me feel like I was there! I hope I win one of these goodies. It would just make my day!!!

  • 306
    Jan says:

    Wow this really make me wanna go to CHA so so much! It look like so fun. Thanks for giving us all a chance to win something.

  • 307
    bev says:

    looks like soo much and soo many goodies!!! would love to win the 4 of a kind set!

  • 308
    MichelleLL says:

    Wow… an incredible amount of pre-CHA work, but the results speak for themselves- a beautiful booth! The PTI fans were obviously very excited to be there (wish that I could’ve been one of them!).

  • 309
    Tracey says:

    Oh my!!!! How I wish I could of made it to CHA and shopped to I dropped at your booth πŸ™‚ So much work you ladies and guy put in to the booth, but looks like it was totally worth it! Thanks for the chance to win one of these awesome prizes!!!

  • 310
    Loriann says:

    The amount of creativity you girls pack is truly amazing. Not only in your products, but also in your minds. I would have loved to come just to absorb the creative juices that were flowing at CHA.

  • 311
    Nina says:

    Wow, I would’ve loved to be there… One day I will fly to the US and go to CHA, it will be a dream come true πŸ™‚ Best wishes from Germany!

  • 312
    Jodi H. says:

    It is fun to see all that goes into making the show happen. I love all of the colors lined up too and can’t wait until there are more!

  • 313
    Susan says:

    Oh my gosh! What an amazing setup! I would have loved to have been there. Tell David he is such a jewel! Congratulations on such an awesome booth!

  • 314

    Oh my God… Loved the photos of the “making of”… It is a lot of work but I guess it’s worth it… isn’t it? I would love to attend one of these shows someday… Thanks for sharing… and thanks for the opportunity…
    Scrapper Myra
    http://www.winecheesescrapbooking.blogspot.com

  • 315
    Terri J says:

    WOW! It looks like CHA was a success for Papertrey! Great job ladies! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a wonderful giveaway!

  • 316
    Diane Jaquay says:

    Looks like a lot of hard work Nichole, but it also looks like you had a lot of FUN! I wish I could have been there to experience it in person, maybe next time!

  • 317
    Ashley A. says:

    This looks like it was alot of fun. I have always wanted to go to a CHA show. Thanks

  • 318
    Debbie R. says:

    Thanks for showing us the pictures of CHA. Your booth was amazing, just like your products are! I really enjoy your blog and all of your creations. Keep up the good work!

  • 319
    Susan C. in NY says:

    Looks like you all had a great time. This is definitely on my wish list of things to do.

  • 320
    Natalie says:

    Thanks for sharing. Was wonderful to get a “taste” of the show.

  • 321
    Connie K. says:

    Looks like despite the hard work, that a good time was had by all…

    Hoping I can attend CHA someday!

  • 322
    Janet S says:

    The booth looks amazing and I cannot imagine all the hard work that you and David did before CHA even started. Love all the pictures so I could see just what happened. Hoping to attend CHA one day. Thanks for taking all the time to share this with us, I certainly appreciate it.

  • 323
    TinaH says:

    For all of us who were not there, you brought us along, what fun! It is great to see the process from the beginning, like being on the “inside”. Thanks for thinking of sharing this with all of us, and hope one day I can be there to see it all up close and personal. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • 324
    Mary W. says:

    WOW!!! Lots of work setting everything up but it looked FABULOUS!!! Wish I could have been there! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 325
    CindyC says:

    just looking at these pictures makes me want to buy more stuff! wonderful inspiration!

  • 326

    I was there the first day. Actually in the one photo you have up of your booth, I spotted my friend and I’m of course right next to her, but you can’t see me! I was so excited to come see your booth and all the beautiful cards that were on display. I was amazed by the talent and the DT omg. I had the best time and was kinda star struck at seeing you, Dawn and Heather. We were both like, eee, there THEY are! πŸ™‚ I hope that CHA comes back to Chicago. We love PTI!!!

  • 327
    Edna Burgess says:

    Three cheers to you and each of the set up and tear down people. It looks like a lot of work to me and I applaud you. By the time I get to the show it always looks great. Keep up the good work. Edna B.

  • 328
    Angela H. says:

    Lots of work, lots of fun — looks like good times all around!

  • 329
    Linda says:

    Are you coming to L.A. in January? Love the aprons. I worked a trade show in Florida one year, not nearly as much fun as you all had with all of that yummy paper. Take care.

  • 330
    Ginny Schleich says:

    Your booth looked like a mini store. Everything looked awesome. I wish I could have been there to meet you and all the girls. You really put on a wonderful show. When you do something, you go over the top. Thanks for sharing your CHA with us.

  • 331
    CKH in Tulsa says:

    Wow! The pictures and commentary were an exciting adventure – thanks for sharing. I can’t imagine how much fun it would be to go. Thank you for giving us a chance to win these super prizes!

  • 332
    Karen O says:

    Booth looked fabulous πŸ™‚ I wish I could have gone- but a few friends did (one discovered PTI for the first time,) and I know they all spent a lot of time (and money! ) in your booth and have been singing PTI’s praises ever since πŸ™‚

  • 333
    Brenda W. says:

    …looks like fun, and such a lot of work behind the scenes.

  • 334
    Ang says:

    WOW! it looks like so much fun and so much work.
    TFS
    Ang

  • 335
    Susie Nam says:

    It’s amazing to see the display racks going up from just a bare plot to a CHA PTI booth. I had no idea even the carpet was part of your display process! Thanks for a peek into this process of PTI. Looks like a great success! Congrats!!! You ladies looked so cute in those damask aprons.

  • 336
    Angie Cortes says:

    WOW!! Looks like everyone had a blast!! Thanks for sharing all the photos! Couldn’t go this year but keeping my fingers crossed for next year!

  • 337
    Rhonda H says:

    I would love to attend CHA. Maybe next year. The booth looked fabulous. So glad that PTI continues to grow and grow and grow!!

  • 338
    Debbie says:

    Even though I couldn’t make it this year, it is still fun to see some of the action from CHA 2010. Thanks for sharing.

  • 339
    Deborah Hanks says:

    WOW you all REALLY Really Captured the moment…It was almost like being there ….

  • 340
    amyjk says:

    love seeing the process behind the scenes— so much hard work! awesome prizes too; thanks for the chance!

  • 341
    Kristi F says:

    That looks like so much work and so much FUN! Just the thought of all those crafty type people (MY people!) in one place just makes me giddy.

  • 342
    Amy Nemeth says:

    Oh, I heard so much about the show and wish I could have been there- everything looks fabulous!

  • 343
    Margaret K. says:

    It sure looked like you all had fun. I wish I could have been there, maybe next time I just love your products!

  • 344
    Noelle says:

    This looks like so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 345
    kim prakken says:

    Thanks for the pictures. I love the kites. If you are back in Chicago next year, I will be there.

  • 346
    Toni Kwaiser says:

    I can’t even imagine how exhausted you must have all been after this whirlwind! Wish I could have been there! Everything looked awesome!

  • 347
    Mary Eason says:

    Sounds like a fun time was had by all. I know what it takes to set up, work and tear down a booth of that size-you had your work cut out for you. lol Congrats!

  • 348
    Lois Ritter says:

    The show looked like so much fun. I was in the Chicago area at the time but unable to attend – drove by the area several times enroute to downtown. Maybe next time!! Enjoy your stamps and promptness of delivery. I was sent to your website by a friend and former co-worker and signed up immediately for e-mails. Keep up the good work!!!

  • 349

    Wow! What a wonderful show you had. Congrats on all the success. Wish I’d been there.

    Thanks for a chance to win something.

    Have a great Labor Day weekend.

    Debbie Reaves

  • 350
    JoAnn Dettbarn says:

    Wow! What an amazing job you do. I wish I was able to attend, but not so sure I would enjoy the crowds…but I’d be willing to give it a GO!!! Good job with the display. I’d love to see all your wonderful products in person.

  • 351
    Stephanie Then says:

    Wow, what a fantastic event! Wish we had something like it in NZ.
    Thanks for sharing, love the photos and PTI!

  • 352
    Suzanne Bernardi says:

    I am recently new to papertrey, as my sister introduced me to your online blog and store. I wish we had shows like this out here in the west. I just love all the products that I have purchased online. Such great quality and detail. And I love having the die cuts that match the stamp sets. Keep up the great work.

  • 353
    Cele Schaffer says:

    You all worked SOOO hard to deliver the BEST booth and the BEST products EVER!! What did we all do before Papertrey Ink???

  • 354
    Alanna says:

    What fun photos. I so wish I could have gone to CHA. Hoping that it comes to Denver sometime. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 355
    Janet says:

    Wish I would have been able to attend. I’m so close — St. Louis — but I couldn’t make it up. Maybe next year! Your booth looked amazing. With the large crowds you had, maybe you’ll need to expand even more next year! Thanks for the opportunity to win a part of the fun!

  • 356
    Sharon D says:

    Lots of hard work goes into these kind of shows. What I wouldn’t give to be at one of these shows. Love all of your stamps and am trying to get all of the ones that I just have to have. Sorry we can’t all get our hands on the limited stamp. Love it. Looks like you all love what you are doing.

  • 357
    Rose Ann says:

    Wow…it looked amazing!! Wish I could have been there! And what a great team you have! Thanks for sharing!!

  • 358
    TammyRN says:

    Thanks for sharing the CHA pictures. I wish I could have attended. Maybe next year!

  • 359
    LizzieD says:

    What a wonderful event! Congratulations on your success with this; maybe I will get the chance to attend it in the future!

  • 360
    DebJ says:

    How fun is that?! Everything looks great! Wish I lived close enough to have been able to attend!

  • 361

    oh, i so would have loved to see all the colourful goodness, lined up in a row. and, those display cases were a stroke of genius.
    beautiful.

  • 362
    Mia says:

    Oh, how I would’ve LOVED to be there!! PTI plus Chicago – what a fantastic combo!! I was actually on a layover in Chicago on that very Sunday, but alas… not enough time to head over. Maybe next year…

  • 363
    Crystal N says:

    Wish I could have been there!! Crystal N

  • 364
    Nikki M says:

    Love the behind-the-scenes stuff! Thanks for a chance to win some goodies. I am quickly becoming a HUGE fan of PTI! Your cardstock is unbeatable! LOVE all of the new stamps that I have gotten. Thank you!

  • 365
    Suzanne says:

    I’m totally floored at the amount of work you ladies & David put in setting up that booth. And really, can you call 40′ x 40′ a booth? I’ve seen LSS smaller than that! Thanks for all that you guys do. You truly are an amazing team. And David deserves a medal for all he does to support your dreams.

  • 366
    Alisa says:

    Your booth looks amazing…someday I will come see it in person. I think it would be so great to come and meet all your inspirers in real life. Thanks for sharing all your photos and fun! πŸ™‚

  • 367
    Lisa Bohler says:

    What a tremendous amount of work but it looked like it all paid off! Congrats!

  • 368
    LMorgado says:

    One of my hopes & dreams- to attend CHA one year…..

  • 369
    Amy Coose says:

    Love seeing the ‘behind the scenes’ pics! Your booth looked awesome, and quite crowded! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 370
    Linda says:

    CHA looks like so much fun! I would love to
    attend just to go to your booth. All that
    product at your fingertips must be so exciting. Thanks for the pictures that you
    posted. It really gave us a feel for what
    it must be like. I want to go to the next one.

  • 371
    Susie Johnson says:

    Thanks for the behind the scenes look at CHA. Lots of hard work and lots of fun! Hope I can go someday. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 372
    Cristina says:

    It’s amazing how much work you guys put into everything. But I was there and everyone LOVED it. You’re right; it was great to see some of the cards in person. They were even more beautiful. I’m hoping to win one more stamp set to give to a friend who couldn’t go to the show. Thanks for the chance!

  • 373
    Jan Kepple says:

    So that’s what CHA looks like! Thanks for posting – this was really quite interesting!
    Love your products so much – wish I could have been there!

  • 374
    Diana says:

    This looked liked you had a busy few days….a lot of hard work setting up, preparing, stocking. I wish I could have been there in person to experience CHA.

  • 375
    Jan Smith says:

    Wow – I never dreamed it was so much work – thanks for sharing.

  • 376
    Wanda says:

    I want to help next year…just wish it was closer to the Northwest….Love the thrill and excitement of new products and just seeing you all in person…How stinkin exciting that would be!!

  • 377
    Sarah H says:

    It looks so fun and crazy and busy and exciting! Wish I could have seen it in person.

  • 378
    Lee Cockrum says:

    It all looks like so much fun!! I will get there myself some day!

    thanks for the chance to win some fun stuff.

  • 379
    Diana J. says:

    Thanks for sharing your CHA experience with us. It looks like a lot of fun! I hope I can go someday, just to be in the same building with all the creative ideas from everybody would be so exciting and inspiring.

  • 380
    Katie M says:

    How fun! Thanks for the scoop for those that couldn’t attend!

  • 381
    seemarystamp says:

    What a wonderful recap! It was like being there all over again. I’m sure many of your other customers feel the same way I do, that the highlight of CHA was meeting all of you in person. What a treat! I am going to have at least a few scrapbook pages dedicated to CHA featuring photos of your smiling faces and the beautiful PTI booth.

  • 382
    Becky says:

    Such hard work…but so rewarding! Congratulations on your success. I wish I could have been there.

  • 383

    Looks like so much fun! I would love to be able to come someday! Thanks for a chance to win some goodies!

  • 384
    Ginny A. says:

    Thanks for the peek behind the scenes, Nichole! So much work by so many to make such a beautiful event, it is so appreciated!!

  • 385

    This looks like a lot of work AND a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 386
    SueD says:

    SO MUCH FUN – one of these years I am going to make it to CHA. Your booth looked amazing

  • 387
    Kelli Shea says:

    i need to get to CHA one of these years. Looks fantastic!

  • 388
    Carolyn G. says:

    This was the first time at CHA for me, and I have to say, it is up on the top of the highlights of my life!! You all were so nice, and the pic of Lori was good, too. She’s a doll. You should be so proud of your staff, though. Everyone was totally friendly!! The creativity was just tremendous. Seeing your pics, well, just brings me back. How did you get the ones looking down on the crowd? Great!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 389
    Daniela says:

    Love seeing all the photos. Thanks.

  • 390
    Michelle Dyson says:

    Looks like you all had a blast, even if it was a lot of work. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

  • 391
    Charlette says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! How I wish I could have been there. It is amazing to see all your products in one place. Everyone looked like they really enjoyed themselves setting up and with ALL the fellow stampers. I love your products and your DT. I check their blogs daily! Thanks for sharing all your fun moments with us all.

  • 392
    Tricia T says:

    What a fun post! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  • 393
    Sheri says:

    I wish I could have been there but my billfold was glad I wasn’t! I would have had to have one of everything – at least! And I have a lot of your product already at home! It looked like a great time though and I am glad it was so successful.

  • 394
    Georgette says:

    Loved viewing all the pictures you posted. I certainly wish I were there to see all your hard work in person. You are blessed having such wonderful, dedicated people surrounding you!!! I know it was exhausting for all but you can see that it was all done from the heart. Congratulations for all the success at CHA.

  • 395
    Melissa says:

    Wish I could have been there! It looks like it was so much fun. I loved how things were organized by color. It looked so pretty!

  • 396
    Jeanne says:

    How fun to see the entire team working together and wow, what work you did do! It was exciting to see how the Papertrey Ink booth was set up. I wish that I could have been there. WOW! The pictures capture the essence of the excitement!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

  • 397
    Kimberly S. says:

    WOW!! That looked like a BLAST!!!! I wish I could have been there!! Maybe some year! I would LOVE to win a prize! πŸ™‚

  • 398
    Mariana says:

    Awesome post, you guys are a great team! I hope I can meet you next year at CHA!

  • 399
    Christie says:

    Loved seeing all the pictures! Your booth looked fantastic. I’m hoping that one day I can attend a CHA. It looks like so much fun!

  • 400
    Frankie says:

    The booth looked amazing! What a ton of work! But it looks like everyone had such a fun time. πŸ™‚

  • 401
    Linda says:

    Your booth really shows the time, love, passion and sweat that all goes into PTI! CHA looked like soooo much fun….I sure wish I could have shared in that experience. The best part of the pictures were seeing all the happy faces on the workers and the shoppers. Someday I hope to meet all of you in person….even though I feel like I know you from your individual blogs.

  • 402
    Sandy in Epping says:

    OH.MY.GOODNESS. My head is spinning at the realization of ALL the work behind the scenes for this show.
    How sad I am that I couldn’t be part of that event–all the sights to be seen, all the people to visit with, all the shopping..
    It looks like a whole lot of effort, by some very dedicated AND talented folks.
    A big dose of “R&R” when it was over should have been the next order of business for everyone.
    Well done, Nichole, and thanks for this fantastic coverage of the event from your perspective; I really enjoyed the ‘ride’ with you.
    Sandy (aka Little Mabel) on the PTI forum

  • 403
    Becky says:

    Oh my, I would LOVE to go to CHA! I wish that my job was as much fun as your’s looks! Let me know if you ever need an accountant LOL

  • 404
    Nita says:

    Thanks for sharing the behind the scenes look. Makes me want to go even more.

  • 405
    June says:

    What a great show! Making plans to attend next year if at all possible. Your stamps are awesome!

  • 406
    Ann Lind says:

    Thanks for sharing the excitement of the CHA with those of us who live to far away to attend. You have a really special hard working team to pull off such a sucessful wonderful set up. Hats off to all, the display looked wonderful. Ann Lind

  • 407
    Deborah Titus says:

    What a lot of hard work, but beautiful results. Your booth looked fantastic. Wish I could have been there. Hope you all had fun.

  • 408
    candy says:

    A lot of work but it looks like you made it a fun experience. I would love to win anything you give away….including what your husband sucked up into that vacuum cleaner. Love your product.

  • 409
    JoAnne Freeman says:

    Amazing! I used to do trade shows years ago and had forgotten about the real behind the scenes work. This might sound sick, but I look at these pictures and I MISS this “getting everything ready” hustle and bustle”! You guys are amazing and it really highlights your dedication and the display was gorgeous.

  • 410
    Kathy M says:

    We planned a long weekend, see-a-bit-of-the-world trip from Ontario to Chicago in August before our oldest son starts high school. We packed SOOOO much into our 3 days that when people look at our pictures, they can’t believe we weren’t there for a whole week. Had so much fun, and made so many memories (& went to Garrett’s Popcorn just because Dawn McVey recommended it…lol) but as the four of us were awed by so many things like Tribune Tower, the SkyDeck and Uno’s deep-dish pizza, I’m pretty sure I was the only one thinking…”whaaaaaaaa…if only we’d come while CHA was here!!!”

  • 411

    Lovely, lovely set up! … I still wish I was able to go to Chicago for CHA … my main reason was because of PTI … hopefully next year … I’ll plan it around our family vacation …

  • 412
    Chris B says:

    Wow I didn’t know there was a blog to look at. I have just been enjoying your news letters. I sure wish I could have been there but my pocket book is very glad that I wasn’t.

  • 413
    Karen Murray says:

    Maybe one of these days, I will be in a picture showing all those shoppers! It all looks so amazing.

  • 414
    Leslie E says:

    Lots of fun and hard work! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 415
    Lynne S in TC says:

    What a great set up and terrific way to showcase the great items from PTI. thanks for sharing, and the opportunity to win!

  • 416
    kryssi ng says:

    Thanks for the wrap up, it’s such a great way for those of us left at home to get a small taste of what went down! great show!

  • 417
    Louise Brown says:

    You all must be masters of organization. How much fun it would be to attend! I bet you are exhausted for a few days after all of this!

  • 418
    Shannon Kooistra says:

    What a great post! I would love to attend the madness one day in person. Your hard work & dedication to your craft is truly inspiring!

  • 419
    Cara B says:

    I was all schedued to attend CHA this year but had a last minute schedule change that kept me from going. After seeing all the pics I am doubly sad that I didn’t get to make it. Seeing all the product lined up in color formation is fantastic. I am for sure giong next year! I’m sure you wre all exhausted but us gals truely appreciate the hard work!

  • 420
    saral says:

    What a huge amount of work. Everything looks incredible. I wish I could have attended, maybe sometime in the future!

  • 421
    Kelly G says:

    That looks like so much fun!! Wish I could have gone!

  • 422
    Marsha says:

    These pictures really show the level of excitement. Next time CHA is on the west coast, I’m there!

  • 423
    Mary K says:

    Looks like the show was a HUGE success! I wish I could’ve made it there, but thank you for the chance to win a piece of the excitement.

  • 424
    Leana says:

    So neat to see the behind the scenes stuff!

  • 425
    rebecca says:

    congrats on your success. I so admire your vision and the team you have put together….you truly are an inspiration.

  • 426
    TLee says:

    I love all of the colorful displays and think that I would have needed more than one shopping bag! πŸ™‚ Now I really want to go to a CHA show.

  • 427

    thanks for sharing the pictures, it was like being there.

  • 428
    Tracey says:

    It all looks so fabulous and fun!! I would love to go one year just to experience it all!!

  • 429
    Kris A says:

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. I wil most definately NOT be missing CHA next year. Just have to see all the product so lovingly displayed by color in person……and of course come home with lots of it!!

  • 430
    Marcia Truslow says:

    fun, Fun, FUN! I love seeing all these photos together. You PTI gals (and guys) are seriously organized and loaded for fun times! How I wish I could go to a CHA sometime and partake. Thanks for the peeks inside your booth. Makes me feel as if I was part of it!

  • 431
    NancyK says:

    Thanks for sharing the CHA experience, loved seeing the photos of the PTI bunch. Do you ever come to the West Coast CHA? It’s the one I attend to find new products. I’m crossing my fingers for a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes!
    blessings!

  • 432
    Lea Ann says:

    Yowsa! Such an incredible amount of work that goes into CHA, and each monthly release. Yet somehow, you all make it look seamless. Thank you for your efforts and inspiration!!

  • 433
    mary says:

    Great to see that is was an another success. You girls are great and glad to be able win a prize. Just get things settled down and getting ready to think about the fall and holiday season. Order is growing by the minute. Once again thank you for all you do

  • 434
    Melanie says:

    Oh I wish I could do something like that! Your display looked amazing I love organizing supplies in a rainbow!

  • 435
    Nicky says:

    CHA looks like so much fun! I wish it would come to the West Coast. You ladies are amazing at what you do. Thank you for sharing your talents.

  • 436
    Lisa Mosher says:

    I wish I could have been there, especially in Chicago thanks for a chance to win

  • 437
    Amy says:

    Wow! What a whirlwind!!! So sorry I don’t live a little closer πŸ™

  • 438
    Cindy Major says:

    Wow! I’m sorry I missed the real thing, but it was a lot of fun reading about it and seeing the pics. Your booth looked fabulous!

    I don’t know how I would have handle this big crowd, though… It sure looked crowded in there! I hope you had a great time and great sales during CHA.

    Have a nice long weekend!
    Cindy

  • 439
    Steph H says:

    What an incredible amount of work! Thank you for the photos. You all are like fairy godmothers – making stamper dreams come true at CHA! Maybe if I “Wish Big”, I can attend next year…

  • 440
    joy says:

    Thanks for sharing behind the scenes! I was one of those rushing in to get my goodies! Thanks to you and your team for making it a great experience and I loved doing the make and takes with pros!

  • 441

    Maybe one of these days I will be able to attend CHA. I’ve wanted to attend for several years now. One can dream. LOL You guys did an awesome job. Looks like a lot of hard work. But I’m sure it paid off in the long run.

  • 442

    Wow!!! What an awesome time. I was so sad that I couldn’t attend the CHA but kept a close eye on all of the happenings. You girls and guys did a wonderful job on your booth. All the treasures, makes me drool. ( did I say that out loud?) Anyway, I am so happy CHA was such a success. I love your products and wish you the very best in the future.

    Blessings,
    Deb

  • 443
    Toni Storie says:

    Oh Nichole! You are the best to think of us who really can’t make it to something like CHA. One day I will be able to make it! The photos of all of your staff are so much fun, but my favorites are the photos of all the PTI colors lined up!

  • 444
    linda says:

    I would love to some day go to a CHA show and see all of you! It definately looks like a good time was had by all!

    Linda

  • 445
    Cindy H. says:

    Wowwww! It sure looks like a lot of work but so, so organized! I loved the picture of all the colored products lined up (sigh). So glad you sharied pictures of all the ladies and gent:) It’s always fun to see the action going on behind the scenes. Thanks for the chance to win a Four Of A Kind CHA exclusive stamp set, an apron or one of the beautiful designs by your excellent Design Team! I *almost* feel like I was there enjoying the excitement with you all πŸ™‚

  • 446
    Stephanie S. says:

    Oh wow and wow again. This was great and wish I could have been there for this one. Nice shopping area. Hint from last show-that was crazy. Congrats to having such a wonderful product and keep up the good work.

  • 447
    pcobb says:

    A lot of work and fun. Your products are wonderful.

  • 448
    Ansley says:

    Looks you all had a wonderful show! Congrats!! I LOVE PTI!!

  • 449
    Loretta says:

    Would have loved to have been there…it surely looked like fun. And to meet you ladies in person would be the icing on the cake. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • 450
    jeanette rodriguez-deleon says:

    even though you guys obviously worked very hard it all looks like so much fun. gotta love what you do!! can’t wait to attend CHA, hopefully sometime soon!

  • 451
    Suzi says:

    I savored each of the pics, just enjoying how it was all done, only to find a prize package waiting at the bottom! You are way cool! What a lot of work for all of you, but what a lot of fun, too!

  • 452
    Natalie Winterstein says:

    Awesome post. Thanks for sharing. It’s ALMOST as good as being there! πŸ™‚

  • 453
    Susan Santello says:

    Looks like it was sooo much fun and a lot of work, but worth it all. Wish I could have attended. Maybe next time.

  • 454
    anne says:

    I am envious to the core of all those that got to attend. It was impossible for us to come this year as I had to have eye surgery. We are already making plans for next year. I love the stamp set that was exclusive for the show. Hope I win.

  • 455
    Heather says:

    Oh my goodness – that looks like so much fun! All that color-coordinated goodness, I would have lost my mind (and my bank account!). Hopefully I will be able to attend a show in the near future. Thanks for the opportunity to win some of the fun from CHA!

  • 456
    Kim H. says:

    I am SO sorry I wasn’t able to be in Chicago for the show. It looks like there was tons of fun had by all!

  • 457
    Valerie S. says:

    Wow, CHA sure looks like a lot of work for you guys, but lots of fun too! Thanks for sharing your behind-the-scenes photos with us. And thanks for the chance to win some fabulous prizes!

  • 458

    Awesome photos! Looks like you all had so much fun! I sure wish I could have been there – if only just to walk down the aisle with all the cardstock and ribbon! *sigh*

  • 459
    Jamie Greene says:

    I wish I was able to go! Maybe one of these years, lol.

  • 460
    Olenka says:

    Everything looked soo lovely! I wish one day I could attend one of these!!

  • 461
    Briana says:

    Looks like such an amazing time! Hopefully next year I’ll be able to see it in person!

  • 462

    Thanks for sharing and for the great give-away! CHA is definately on my list of things I want to do, but ONLY if PTI is there!
    LOVE all of you girls! You Rock and so does PTI
    Susan

  • 463
    Marilyn Cline says:

    I’ve worked shows before and know exactly all the work that goes on behind the scene – and the very best moment is when that carpet is loaded into the truck and you drive away from the venue! Thanks for your story. One of these days I will get attend the CHA retail show – what an experience!!

  • 464
    Sandy says:

    Looks like lots of fun and hard work! Wish I could have been there to enjoy the shopping and make-n-takes!

  • 465
    Tammy Horn says:

    Looks like a fun time and LOTS of work!!!

  • 466
    Jen Moneagle says:

    WOW – I know it was a ton of work – wish I could have been there. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • 467
    Pat Bracy says:

    Gee, the CHA show looked even better than I imagined. I know you all had a great time and sold a lot of product. I hope to attend CHA next year so I can be amoung the thousands who visited the PTI fabulous booth.

  • 468
    Ngan R. says:

    Oh sighs….I’m so envious of all the fun people looked to be having. I couldn’t make it to CHA, but promise you that I will be there buying everything off the shelves someday. You all did an amazing job and I am so happy to see the booth quadrupled in size! Congrats on a job well done!

  • 469
    shannon says:

    looks very fun, very exhausting and VERY successful! Congratulations!

  • 470
    Linda says:

    Ooh, wish I could have been there! Looks like a lot of work but what fun! You all are awesome!

  • 471
    Maureen P says:

    OH, what fun i missed πŸ™ One day, one day I will come and hang out at the PTI booth for 2 days!!! LOL Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚ everything PTI comes out with is a winner πŸ™‚

  • 472
    Tammy C says:

    Wow! What a lot of work. It looks like it was a very nice booth. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 473
    Natalie says:

    Thank you so much for such dedication!! Looks like a lot of fun, hard work!! So rewarding though, I’m sure. Keep up the excellence!! Perhaps one day I’ll be able to attend, that would be incredible!!!!! Thanks for the week after week (day after day sometimes!) inspiration.

  • 474
    Beverly Hollrah says:

    I loved seeing the set up and break down of the booths. It looks like a tremendous amount of work and makes me really appreciate all that goes into one of the CHA shows. Wish I could have been there, but it wasn’t possible this year. Maybe next.

    Bev

  • 475
    Meghan says:

    Wow! It looks like fun, exhausting fun, but fun nevertheless. Wish I could have been there to see the booth and participate in a make and take. Seeing your photos and reading the commentary was almost like being there for real! Thanks!

  • 476
    Angela says:

    That looked like so much fun! Wish I could have gone. Maybe next year, sigh….. You guys do such a great job, what a great booth!

  • 477

    GET OUT! Those are some cool prize packages! Thanks so much for sharing the photos and commentary, so nice for us that couldn’t make it. Now if I could get CHA to move a SMIDGE closer to the East Coast…Buffalo, anyone? Rochester? Syracuse? I wouldn’t even make you do winter CHA here, ‘kay?! I’ll keep my fingers crossed ((wink))! The PTI booths, projects, AND DT Members looked FAB! Thanks again for the chance to win!

  • 478
    Michelle says:

    Oh you so inspired me to go to the next event!
    I love Papertrey!

    Michelle

  • 479
    Crisanne says:

    I love the pictures of all the color products arranged so beautifully. One of these days I am determined to make it to CHA… it will probably have to come to SLC first though!

  • 480
    Kim Heggins says:

    Wow is about all I can say! Looks like you guys had an amazing few days and lots of fun too! Thanks for the pics, felt like I was there, minus the shopping.

  • 481
    Miki says:

    It’s always so fun to see all the prep work that goes into creating the booth. I love how all the cardstock looks down the row!!

  • 482
    Stephanie K says:

    Everything looks soo amazing!!!! I hope I can attend one of these events in the future!!!

  • 483
    Angie says:

    Whoa!!the amount of work you and your team put into this event and all that you do for your customers…definitely reflects why you are sooooo sucessful and why PTI is sooo loved!! GREAT JOB!!

  • 484
    nkmac says:

    I love seeing the “story behind the story” thank you for sharing…

  • 485

    Oh, it looks like it was so much fun. I wish I could’ve been there. I can’t imagine how much time and prep you put into planning that booth space. David is amazing for building your display boxes too (and vacuuming). Maybe next time…

  • 486
    Jeni says:

    Without reading through this post you would never know how much work the vendors go to to make thier booths look so beautiful. Thanks for sharing, wish I could have been there!

  • 487
    Mary Ann Huntington says:

    That was fun! I would have loved to attend and hopefully I can go to LA in January. Your products are so awesome. Thank you for the chace to win some prizes.
    Mary Ann

  • 488
    LaceyNB says:

    What a whirlwind for you ladies! It looks like you all had a great time, but I’m sure it’s good to recoup afterward. The new set is beautiful!

  • 489
    DebbieZ says:

    Wow everything looked amazing. THe kites and the Shadow boxes were awesome!

  • 490
    little.one says:

    I so wish that I could have attended the show this year. All that Papertrey stuff in the same place. Drool!

  • 491
    Sallie says:

    Thanks SO much, Nichole, for the fun account and wonderful pictures for those of us not fortunate enought to get to Chicago! All those gals in your booth!! You have to be so “heart-warmed” to know what a SUPER success your business has become with such a following. I think I have some of your first sets when there were only a few to pick from! My friends and relatives know a gift certificate from PTI is ALWAYS appreciated! ((((((((((HUGS)))))))))

  • 492
    Lee Anne says:

    What a great post! I love seeing the behind the scenes action! I’m also looking forward to your sneak peeks & countdown posts this week! What in the world do you have in store for us!?!

  • 493
    Dee says:

    Wow, what a great team! All that work, the ups and downs prepping for the opening day, and the excitement of THE day – all documented wonderfully in photos. Most impressive were the smiles on everyone’s faces throughout. BTW, I love the glass display cases – so beautiful!

  • 494
    Cathy Weber says:

    I knew it was a lot of work, but honestly I did not realize the enormity of it all. You did such a great job and everything was so well planned out. Thank you for letting everyone share in the CHA excitement with this contest!

  • 495
    Suzzi says:

    What a great chance for someone to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

    I’ve set up shows (not craft related) so I feel the hard work, tiredness and reward for the final set up and tear down.

    Glad it was a success.

  • 496
    Tabby A. says:

    Wish I could have been there! I loved the picture of all the colors. Seeing the ribbon, paper, buttons oh my!!

  • 497
    Linda in FWB says:

    Looks like great teamwork and lots of memories from this CHA. Thanks for the behind the scenes look and a chance to win.

  • 498
    Joan says:

    WOW! What a fun time. Hopefully some day I can experience it first hand.

  • 499
    Tamara W says:

    I just can not get over ALL that goes into getting your booth ready!! I’m sure everyone worked and played hard. Thanks for sharing all the photos!!

  • 500
    Lori H says:

    I always appreciate you taking the time to show us PTI behind the scenes at CHA. It looks like so much fun (and a ton of hard work!). Hopefully I can attend in person one day.

  • 501
    Ted says:

    It really looks like you all had fun and were very productive. πŸ™‚ I’m quite happy for all of you!

  • 502
    Jen Carter says:

    That looks like so much fun!! I wish that I could have been there…maybe next year! I love the CHA set!! It is super cute and you did such a wonderful job designing it!

  • 503
    Heather P. says:

    Looks like such an amazing experience! I wish I could’ve been there, but I so enjoy getting to look at all the photos! πŸ™‚

  • 504
    Renae C. says:

    It looks like you had a great time! Wish I could have been there, too. Thanks for offering the goodies!!

  • 505
    Deanna Abell says:

    So enjoyed the photos! I always feel like I “know” these gals from their work and now it’s nice to put more faces and stories together. Thanks for letting us experience a little slice of PTI life and people!

  • 506

    I loved seeing all these pictures since I can only go to the west coast Craft Show! Thanks for sharing all the fun.

  • 507
    annabelle says:

    CHA looks like so much fun, I wish that I could have gone. To see all papertrey’s products right in from of me, its like a fream come true. Maybe next time and thxs for sharing

  • 508

    What a fun post and seeing all the behind the scenes work it takes to set this all up. Wish I could have been there!
    Susan

  • 509
    Marie L says:

    Wow!!!! Thanks for the “show” of the show. The booth looked absolutely stunning. It looks like you all had a lot of fun

  • 510
    Amrita says:

    I have followed your blog for months but had resisted the urge to buy your great products. When you posted that you were going to be at CHA I decided that I wanted to attend too to see your products in person! (Until your post, I didn’t realize that non-vendors could attend CHA!) My friend and I drove from Louisville, KY. It was our first trip to CHA and I was the most excited about visiting the PTI booth. Your booth was great!! The make-n-takes were awesome, the booth was well-organized, and everyone was so friendly and helpful! I liked seeing many of the samples in person that I recognized from the blog. I commented to my friend several times that I recognized the card samples from the blog and then laughed about the fact that I was snapping pictures of cards that I knew I could find again online! I really appreciated that you posted the list of products you planned to sell at the show. I was prepared and ready with the list of things I wanted. I love the free stamp set I earned with my purchase and the cute cloth bag was an extra bonus! My friend also ended up purchasing some items and she was brand-new to PTI. Thanks for a great experience and I look forward to being your customer again!

  • 511
    Kathyellen says:

    Cha looks like it was alot of fun. The crowds and the booths would be so exciting. You all deserve to do well. Go Papertrey Go!

  • 512
    Cynthia B. says:

    Just goes to show what an amazing amount of work goes into a show. Thanks for the behind-the-scenes look, and thanks for the chance to win!

  • 513
    Kathy says:

    I would have loved to attend – looks like you had a ton of fun (work but fun!).

  • 514
    mrstran says:

    Oh my…this post makes me wish that I was there for all the fun! What a great team, what great products, what a great company!

  • 515
    Nola Taylor says:

    Wow ! what a job to get that booth together, and ready for the show. Beautiful display. We need CHA in Washington State !!!

  • 516
    Angela says:

    Wow! It looked like quite a production — and a lot of fun! I would love to win one of those exclusive sets!!

  • 517
    Corina T says:

    Oh how fun! I wish I could have been there, your booth looks amazing in the pictures!

  • 518
    Kate says:

    Wow…looks like a ton of work, but so much fun! I know your fans really appreciate the effort you put into this. Would love to be able to shop Papertrey in person like this sometime!

  • 519
    Cathy Clark says:

    Looks like a HUGE amount of work with HUGE impact and HUGE amount of pride and rewards. JOB WELL DONE ladies (and guys!). πŸ™‚

  • 520
    Priya says:

    Wow….there’s so much that goes into setting up for an event like this. Thanks for giving us a peak at it. I enjoyed reading through all of it.

  • 521
    TracyTracy says:

    Well, It looked like alot of work , and alot of fun too! I hope you have managed to have a good rest in the weeks since the Show! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  • 522
    Linn Rivera says:

    wow what a beautiful display nothing beats being there but i least i get to see all the pics. i love these products and enjoy your blog very much. thank you for sharing all of this.
    Linn

  • 523
    sara cross says:

    I believe all you gals and guys should all stand up and let out a big “yeeee-haaaa”.It looks like you all had a ball.

  • 524
    Anthonette says:

    The Supershow looked like a major undertaking. I can’t imagine how much planning and work that took. I wish you lived closer to Anaheim, so PTI would be at the CA version of the show. Thanks for a chance to win some goodies!

  • 525
    misse336 says:

    Everything looks fantastic! I am hoping to see it in person one day. Thanks for sharing all of your pictures with us.

  • 526
    Deborah Chesney says:

    This was an amazing in depth look at CHA. Since I have never attended one it was an eye opener about all the hard work that goes into the booths. BTW, yours was beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  • 527
    Anna D. says:

    Wow so much work fun and memories!!! Wish I could have joined it all.

  • 528
    Deb Zaremba says:

    Wow, your booth looked so beautiful! My Mom and I wanted to attend but were not able to. Looking at all of the georgous colors and stamp sets, I would have been like a kid in a toy store.

    Hopefully, if you are doing the show next year, we can make it.

  • 529
    Maria BF says:

    I so wish I could have been there! I actually had everything planned to make the trip when family issues came up that needed me at home. πŸ™
    Maybe next year I’ll be able to make it after all. Thanks for all you do to make PTI such a great company!

  • 530

    Looks like in the midst of a lot of hard work, there was a lot of fun too! The booth looked amazing from pictures – I wish I could have been there πŸ™‚

  • 531
    Lupe Rocamora says:

    Thanks for sharing pictures of your fun filled trip at CHA. It looks like you ladies (and husbands) were pretty busy the entire time. I hope if was a fun time for everyone.

    – Lupe Rocamora

  • 532
    Cheryl I. says:

    Going to CHA and meeting all of Papertrey’s team remains a dream of mine. I love your products and your business philosophy of high quality and integrity in all that you do. Thanks for everything!

  • 533
    ChrisTea says:

    Aw, this is so sweet of you! Thank you and everyone at PTI for everything that you all do. It means so much to have beautiful things that let me play with my creativity every day.

  • 534
    Cheryl Cicioni says:

    Wow, what an awesome display! I’d be like a kid in a candy shop. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your products.

  • 535
    hellokitty says:

    IF I win, it will be my first Papertrey Ink product ever… :/ I never had a chance to order your stamps set even if I follow you for 2 years now!!!

  • 536
    Sue McRae says:

    I love seeing all the wonderful colours of all the products lined up on the walls. Hopefully I’ll get to see them in person one day!

  • 537
    J. Hales says:

    I wanted to be there for all of the festivities. I had such a great time at the Orlando CHA. When are you coming back???

  • 538

    Wow, so much hard work! It does look like fun though, one of these days I am hoping to make it to a show.

  • 539
    Kelly Griglione says:

    Wanted to let you know I had never heard of you before CHA (gasp)! And your booth was truly THE BEST of the whole show! The sample cards were INCREDIBLE – such quality materials and design! I’ve told all my crafting friends about it, and have gotten a large order together. Made some cards already with the sets I picked up from the show and have gotten fantastic compliments on them. Thanks for coming to Chicago!!

  • 540
    Susie says:

    Wow you ladies all did such a great job! It looks like a lot of hard work but a lot of wonderful memories…. I just wish I could have been there! Thank you so much for sharing your pictures and experience with us!

  • 541
    Cindy C. says:

    Wish I could have been there!! Looks like another great time had by all- Love all the pictures on everyones blog. Thank You for the chance to win some amazing goodies!!

  • 542
    Erin says:

    I hope one year I will be able to attend CHA it looks like alot of fun! I will definetely visit the Papertrey Ink area, I love your stuff!

  • 543
    Chris S says:

    Looks like great fun, and a lot of work! I used to do a lot of craft shows and remember well the exhaustion and exhilaration that they bring. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  • 544
    Samantha Kania says:

    OMG!!! I am literally speechless and jealous, It looks like everyone had so much fun. I love the aprons, it is so hard to find cute, hip aprons. I hope one year I will get to join in the fun.

  • 545
    tami =) says:

    so much fun!!! i wish i could have made it…. thanks for sharing the pics and for the chance to win amazing prizes! =)

  • 546
    Gerdine says:

    Thanks for the impression of the CHA you gave us! Wish I could be there!

  • 547
    Gay Ferland says:

    Wow, what a display!! Well worth the work involved in setting up. I wish I could attend this CHA, how do you get to join? I hope I win something! Thanks!

  • 548
    Kelly in Canada says:

    From experience in a different industry, I know how much work goes into setting something like this up but looking at your photos just makes me tired! It looks like PTI was a big hit (no surprise) and that all of your hard work paid off. I wish I could’ve been there!

  • 549
    Deborah Wilson says:

    Looks like a lot of fun. Would love to have been there. It would have been worth the trip just for the PTI booth.

  • 550
    Jennifer R says:

    Looks like it was a great success. I wish I could have gone, so much stuff I would have loved to grab. Just have to get it online.

  • 551
    Jilly Albert says:

    I’m pooped just looking at the photos! Thanks for sharing.

  • 552

    Wow thanks for the Opportunity to win . Looks like y’all had tons of fun! I was in Germany visiting my daughter and didn’t get to make it

  • 553
    Rita says:

    I had so much fun looking at your pics, I felt like I was there, thanks so much for sharing that from beginning to end…what a great adventure! Oh well maybe someday I will make it there, we’ll see!

  • 554
    Petra says:

    Oh wow, I wish I could have been there!!! What an overwhelming view it must be to see those walls filled with stamps and all perfect match goodies. I hope I can attend your booth one day and meet all of you talented girls.

  • 555
    Sheryl C says:

    Fantastic display area! It really showcased the wonderful PTI products and the thought and care that you all put into taking care of your customers. Loved all the pics.

  • 556
    Tammy W. says:

    So glad you posted this and all the pics. Looks like CHA was a blast; and a well deserved success! It is always great to see “behind the scenes” of PTI and see all the hard work and dedication that goes into PTI, makes us appreciate you all even more!! Thanks for all you do, and also the opportunity to win another amazing prize!! You take good care of us addicts, um, I mean customers!! πŸ™‚ Love PTI!!!!

  • 557
    ElizabethB says:

    What a crew. What a great booth. Love all of those yummy colors and products all in one place. It is so great to see what it really takes to put together such an amazing event. And to think, you do this every month for us. Thank you!

  • 558
    teresa says:

    Wow!!! Lots of hard work behind the scene. I wish I were there to soak up all the fun and have the chance to meet the fabulous PTI family. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 559
    Leslie says:

    Wonderful pictures from CHA! I was there last year in Florida but couldn’t come this year. I would have loved to!!! Thanks for the great giveaways from this year’s show.

  • 560
    Karen says:

    Wow! You girls anhd David set up such a beautiful display. wish I could have been there. would have hit your booth first because I would have still had some money to spend. Ha Ha! Thanks for the chance to win. would love to win the Four of A Kind set.

  • 561
    Christine Macneil says:

    It looks like you guys had a blast. Maybe someday I’ll get to attend.

    Thanks for sharing all the photos for those of us who can’t get there. It is fun to see what it’s like – Especially from your perspective.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 562
    Roni says:

    Nice display. wish I could have been there. Maybe nixt year. thanks for the chance to win some prizes.

  • 563
    Debbie Fisher says:

    Thank you for sharing all these pictures. It was so much fun to read and see it all happen.

  • 564
    Elizabeth says:

    How fun! I love the kites!

  • 565
    Dana says:

    This is such a fun and fabulous idea! Thanks for a look behind-the-scenes!! We certainly appreciated all your hard work!! It was wonderful to meet you all!

  • 566
    Mary says:

    Lots of time and effort went into setting up the booth. Wish I could have been there.

  • 567
    Darsi says:

    I wish I had been able to be there, it looks like a blast! Thanks for sharing the photos!

  • 568
    Michelle S. says:

    It was fun to get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the PTI booth. Thanks for sharing it with us. I was really amazed by the stampede of loyal customers all vying to shop at the booth. I intend to be one of them next year!

  • 569
    Jill says:

    Wow! It’s just like being there! Thank you for sharing all of this, Nichole!

  • 570
    Barb says:

    Thanks for sharing all the fun! I heard it was a great show.

  • 571

    Oh! I wish I could have been there! It looks like it was a ton of fun! Thanks for a chance to win!

  • 572
    Barb says:

    PTI does it in style! I wouldn’t have survived the experience…my head would have exploded being too close to so much PTI goodness! I’m so happy everything went so well for you all! I hope to make it to CHA someday, but for now I’ll live vicariously through the photos. Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

    God bless,
    Barb

  • 573
    C Burke says:

    Your CHA store display is so inviting! I’ll bet you all had loads of fun in spite of the long hours and work schedule. I would love to attend one day if CHA is held near where I live.

  • 574
    Anji Bright says:

    Wow. Amazing. It brought you all together.
    Maybe one day I’ll see it in person…

  • 575
    Josiane says:

    I love the recap from your point of view! So generous of you to give away so much!

    Thanks for the giveaways and have a great weekend!

  • 576
    Lisa G. says:

    I can appreciate all the hard work that goes into preparing for a craft show as I’ve done some in the past but my size in comparison to your does not match. You all did a wonderful job with the booth and I’m so sorry I could not see it in person. Everyone looks like they had a good time. thanks for sharing you photos and experience with all of us.

  • 577

    Thanks for a peek at the behind-the-scenes work. It sure looked like a lot of effort but I believe so worth it for all your fans. You’re so sweet to offer CHA goodies to those who couldn’t be there!

  • 578

    Looks like you all had an amazing time. Congrats on a terrific show!! Thanks for a chance to win some goodies.

  • 579
    Amy says:

    I had a great time at your booth at CHA and cannot even remember how many times I visited it. Great job everyone!!

  • 580
    Stacy W. says:

    That looks like a lot of work, but a lot of fun too. Thanks for sharing your photos with us. P.S. Did you color your hair or does it just look dark in the pictures? Looks nice either way πŸ™‚

  • 581
    heidi quick says:

    so sad I didn’t get to go this year. I live only an hour ish away but my partner in crime and pti gal pal couldn’t go. I didn’t want to go without her. So…this prize would be such a treat.

  • 582
    Anne T says:

    What a lot of work you did to set up for the big event!!! I really hope to make it there next year because it looks like so much fun….plus, I want an exclusive stamp set:)

  • 583
    Deepa Maas says:

    I am going through these photo’s with admiration for your hard work. Who knew what work went behind setting up a booth? Hopefully I will be able to attend a next time. But it’s hard to save for a trip to the US when my pocket money keeps going to your latest releases! πŸ˜‰

  • 584
    Cathie R. says:

    One never realizes just how much work is involved with not only the set up, but take down of your booth plus two crazy days of having customers! Your husband is so amazing to be there to support you in the many ways he does. Thanks for the behind the scenes peek!

  • 585
    Sue C says:

    Thanks for the post about CHA. I was lucky enough to get there and it was AWESOME! Loved every minute of it. Fun to see how it all came together.

  • 586
    Julianne says:

    So much work…but it looks like a ton of fun, too! Wish I could have been there, next time you’re in Southern Cal and need some extra hands, let me know!

  • 587
    Lynn G. says:

    I would have loved to been at CHA – your booth looks awesome – such a lot of work ! Thank you for sharing.

  • 588
    MaryS from OH says:

    Wow……the work that goes into all of this, and I know I haven’t seen half of it. Its ALMOST as exciting looking at all of your beautiful cardstock, ribbon and felt as it is looking at mine!! Maybe some year I will get to attend CHA!!

  • 589
    Leigh Ann says:

    Gosh – CHA looked liked a BLAST! I so wish I could’ve come…but getting a little piece of it as a prize would be super cool too! Thanks for the opportunity to play along!

  • 590
    Theresa says:

    Would have loved to come to the show. Maybe next year! Love stamp set just for the show.

  • 591
    KellieC says:

    I am just in awe that the Windy City had such an amazing event and I missed it! Due to living around the World with the military, I’m afraid it will be a few years before I make a CHA event.

    I just love being in the Stamp/Scrap world and a new fan of PTI! Your products are amazing.

  • 592
    Carrie Croy says:

    Would have loved to be there in person, so I’m happy that you shared the experience. Maybe someday I can make it. It looks like so much fun.

  • 593
    conniemelancon says:

    Thanks for sharing! Looks like tons of work and fun.

  • 594

    Oh I’m so sad my friend Diane and I had planned on attending (even had our hotel), but at the last minute, something unavoidable came up and we had to cancel. We were both soooooo looking forward to meeting all of the Papertrey Design Team as well as seeing all of those wonderful colors, textures, dies, etc., in person and hopefully being able to receive the free stamp set with some purchases. Oh well, perhaps next year…by the way do you know the date yet for 2011? You’re probably trying not to think about it just yet.
    Thanks too for sharing all your wonderful pictures, it looked fabulous.
    from a loyal fan (& customer).

  • 595
    Sheila S. says:

    Maybe some day I’ll get the chance to experience such a fun day as CHA! Thank you for the chance of possibly winning a fab prize! Sheila S.

  • 596
    Ronda Corriher says:

    Thank you for sharing your pictures. Even though it was a lot of work, it looks like everyone had fun! I love your products.

  • 597
    Caren says:

    WoW…Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. What alot of work you do for all your fans, and from what I can tell it was a complete success. Can’t wait till I can order from you again. Keep up the fabulous job guys!!!!!:)

  • 598
    Karen L. says:

    Great to see all of your pics. My favorites are all of the color products lined up in rows…..so dreamy!! I’m glad the show was a success!

  • 599
    AnneSATX says:

    lt looks like SOOOOO much fun! Sure wish I could have been there!

  • 600

    Ok… there’s like 600 people that commented before me,so my chances are slim. But I have to say how awesome of you to offer these goodeis to those of us that didn’t make it to CHA! I LOVE PTI and wish I could have been there. Thanks for the chance to have a small piece of CHA 2010!

  • 601
    quilter422 says:

    so cool to see it all. i was at the retailer’s show, but was unable to make it to the consumer show, and i was bummed to miss out on meeting all of you.

  • 602
    Judi says:

    Oh, Nichole thanks for posting these photos! You all overcame those glitches that can sometimes present overwhelming stress, you worked hard, and looks like you also had alot of fun. Wish I could have been there, but thanks for the opportunity to win some wonderfulness!

  • 603
    Phyllis says:

    Wow! Love all of the colors lined up in a row. It is fabulous! Thanks for a chance to win!

  • 604
    Julia P says:

    Thanks for the great pictures! Great to see so much talent in one place! Love, love your products. They are simply the best on the market!

  • 605
    Suzanne says:

    Nicole,
    Thanks for giving those of us who couldn’t make CHA a chance to win. I love the pictures – seeing the row of colors is awesome!

  • 606
    Angela Knopf says:

    Oh my goodness! Someday I’ll be there in real life!! Looks like SO MUCH fun…*sigh……someday…..someday…. πŸ˜€

  • 607
    Barbara M says:

    You all looked like you had so much fun and hard work! Someday I will just have to get there!

  • 608
    Susan Berkhout says:

    Looks like a lot of fun & one of these summers I am going to make it to the CHA. Our wedding anniversary is August 1st and it always seems to conflict!

  • 609
    Michelle Mabry says:

    Wow, looks like a lot of work, but a lot of fun too. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

  • 610

    Thanks so much Nichole for sharing all the process of setting up and such with us. How exciting and exhausting it must all be at the same time!! Love PTI!

  • 611
    Carrie says:

    Wow! Thank you for a behind the scenes look! I hope to attend CHA one day! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • 612
    Susan Berkhout says:

    Looks like a lot of fun. Maybe one day I will get to CHA. Our wedding anniversary is August 1st and it always seems to conflict!

  • 613
    Michele F says:

    Incredible! I am always amazed by the tremendous work and the amount of detail you put into the CHA show. The pictures look fabulous!! Oh how I wish I could share in the fun. Thank you for sharing the experience with us.

  • 614
    Jennifer Moscarello says:

    Looks like a lot of fun. I see you put Dave to work, such a trooper. The booth looked great very organized. Don’t know how it stayed that way with the flood of people coming through. Congrats on a great year.

  • 615
    Kristina says:

    I so wish I could have been there! Chicago is a little far away from California, unfortunately. Maybe next year I’ll have to make a mini-vacation out of it! Or better yet, you should come out to California in January! It would be so wonderful to meet you all and see all that Papertrey goodness in person!

    Thanks for all of the fun pictures and behind the scenes story. It helped to feel, just a little bit, like I was there. πŸ™‚

  • 616
    JoAnna says:

    Wow!!! Looks like sooo much fun. One day I will get to go and hopefully sooner rather than later. Thanks so much for showing pics, it is always nice to see πŸ™‚

  • 617
    Carol Fleming says:

    Wow….looks amazing. Wished I could have seen it in person!!

  • 618
    Carol Jurek says:

    I was overwhelmed by all that you did for two days of this convention. Would have loved to been there.

  • 619
    Heather B says:

    Looks like lots of fun. Would love to go sometime.

  • 620
    Sarah says:

    So fun! Thanks so much for sharing this with us. πŸ™‚ It is almost like we were there (okay maybe not) The booth looked so great, love all of those colors together.

  • 621
    Wendy says:

    Wow!! It looks like you all had a great time. I wish could have been there.
    Thanks for sharing all the photos

  • 622
    Beverly S says:

    I really enjoyed your pictorial essay of product show. It is good to know what goes into the production of an effective booth. WISH I could have been there. It would have been a shop til you drop affair.

  • 623
    Robin Jackson says:

    Super job guys! I can’t believe how big the booth was! Would love to come to CHA some day….

  • 624
    Katie says:

    WOW! What a fun re-cap! Looks like it was a ton of work and your attention to detail always amazes me! Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

  • 625
    Valerie H. says:

    Thanks for sharing the behind the scene photos. I wish I could have been there.

  • 626
    Cindy Coutts says:

    Fun pictures and I recall your setup and the wait, which was well worth it and the individual time that you spent with me answering all of my questions when it was insanely busy.

  • 627
    Lisa M says:

    Work is always more fun with friends by your side!! Looks like an awesome time!!

  • 628
    Bridget C says:

    Looks like you had a lot of fun. Maybe one day I will be able to experience this great show. Thanks for letting us live vicariously through you!

  • 629
    Gloria Reynolds says:

    No wonder you and your team have such quality products…your effort never ends! Looks like you had a great time; your booth looked fantastic and tempting!

  • 630
    Stephanie C. says:

    Thank you for sharing your post about your Cha show experience. It looks like sooooo much fun! I hope maybe next year I can come too! By the way, I just love, love, love your products!!!

  • 631
    QC says:

    I wish I could afford to go, just once, just to be in awe of all the crafty goodness in one building. But it looks like those who went who had fun, so I’ll live vicariously through them! πŸ™‚

  • 632
    Doris says:

    Congratulations on a successful show! So many people in the booth!

  • 633
    Noreen says:

    That was a LOT of work! I didn’t realize how much went into doing the CHA shows. Way more than just setting up a booth for a craft show!

  • 634
    Shasta says:

    How fun to see the behind the scenes stuff!

  • 635
    Lisa says:

    Oh how fun fun FUN! It looks like CHA was a blast this year! I had so hoped to come, but a friend ended up getting married that weekend (darn friends ruining my CHA plans…hehe).

  • 636
    Jennifer S says:

    It does look like everyone had so much fun!! I was lucky to have a proxy shopper, but I would have much rather gone myself! Maybe next year! Keep up the great work, PTI!

  • 637
    sharon l says:

    This sounds like so much fun. And rewarding too. I am sure you all felt the love in that crowd. I will never be able to go to one of these events so I really apprediacte the pix.
    Sharon L

  • 638
    Paige says:

    I love the behind the scenes photos of just how much work and thought goes into creating an event booth! Thanks for sharing!

  • 639

    Thanks for the opportunity to win… what an amazing amount of work goes into that show! wow:)

  • 640
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    Wow! I’ve worked lots of consumer shows & know how much work it is to construct & stock a double booth; but man, your quadruple booth looked like way more than double the work!
    Thanks for all the behind the scenes looks.

  • 641
    Rhonda Zamora says:

    I love your post. I can feel your excitement!

  • 642
    Emily Keaton says:

    Wow, it looks like CHA was a huge success for you!! What a lot of work, but so fun. I hope I can attend some day πŸ™‚

  • 643
    Bridget P. says:

    It looked awesome!!!! I need to go next year for a girls trip! Thanks for sharing!

  • 644
    Robyn McMurry says:

    WOW!!! that looks like so much fun! Wish I’d been there…maybe next year :O)

  • 645
    Jen says:

    Thanks so much for taking the time to post all the pictures. I hope to get to visit the PTI booth at a future CHA. Thanks for the chance to win some great goodies.

  • 646
    Karen says:

    What a fantastic picture diary! Looks like sooo much work and sooo much fun! Great pics – my faves are the ones of all the colours lined up. So pretty!

  • 647
    Francina says:

    WOW. I never thought about how much work it takes to have such an attractive display. I did lots of shopping at the Papertrey booth in Orlando last year. Now I see the other side of it.

  • 648
    Laurel Beard says:

    Wow! How generous to do a giveaway. i was going to ask if those cute aprons were for sale anywhere… Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 649
    Rene Stansell says:

    Hi Girls,
    What an achievement, I wish I had been there…I attended my first craft show ever in Brisbane Australia this year and loved it…everything looked amazing.
    Rene from OZ xo

  • 650
    Wendalyn says:

    That looks like so much fun and overwhelming. I wish it was closer so I could go in person. The exclusive set you have was great and what fun for the public to meet all the “papertrey celebrities”… I’m jealous.

  • 651
    Terri E. says:

    It was a blast for sure!!!! It is neat to see the behind the scenes look at everything that went into your booth.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • 652
    Dawn G. says:

    How awesome! Would love to go there one day. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  • 653
    Jo Ann Mooney says:

    It is unbelievable how much work went into preparing for this amazing event! I so wish I could have attended. I would have been in shock to see all of your goodies at one time! Hope I will be able to attend one day!

  • 654
    Carmen says:

    Thanks for letting us enjoy CHA through your post! When I saw the pics of all the people going through the booth, I got butterflies in my stomach, just as I would have had if I was there.

    My hope is that next year I get to go and see all the incredible stuff in person, not to mention buying some of it.

  • 655
    Whitney says:

    I was so glad to have the opportunity to actually be there it was a blast and if CHA is ever in Chicago again…I’ll be there!
    Whitney

  • 656
    Pam Franklin says:

    I WISH I could have been in your booth at CHA!! I have been checking out papertrey products and ideas for quite a while now and am in awe of your designs and designers!! Thanks for sharing CHA on your blog.

  • 657
    Laura M says:

    THanks for sharing the journey for those of us who couldn’t make it! Beautiful orchestration of set up and break down of the booth. I also appreciate the perfect coordination of the aprons with the die cut felt and buttons on your nametags!

  • 658
    Linda S. says:

    CHA looks like so much fun! I hope to make it to one of them. I am a big fan of your product <3

  • 659
    Sandra Willis says:

    Thank you for creating a pictoral of your CHA experience for those of us that could not make it. It would seem that hard work and planning have really paid off for you all. Keep up the great work!

  • 660
    Lisa Geisendorfer says:

    It is great to see a team work together and love what they do and you guys DO DO a GREAT job designing and creating wonderful things for us to see and buy. Keep up the great work!
    Lisa

  • 661
    Patricia Seifert says:

    Looks like it was a blast and wish I could have been there. Love the stamps and have some of my own, Would have loved to meet everyone! You inspire me to create,

  • 662
    GINA says:

    What a great store set-up. To bad its’ not a brick and mortar store in Chicago, where I live! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 663
    Shanna Kobayashi says:

    I love seeing all the pretty colors lined up in rows! Wish i could have been there too!

  • 664
    Lacey says:

    Wow – looks like so much fun!!! One day I keep telling myself I will be there!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing the photos.

  • 665
    Angela D. Smith says:

    I loved seeing the process from start to finish! Thanks for sharing!

  • 666

    This looks like so much fun! It is a lot of work, but surely worth the efforts! Thanks for your awesome product, dedication and generosity. We (your faithful customers) appreciate y’all so very much!

  • 667
    Jacque says:

    Wow, to have been able to go and meet all of you. Maybe next year… Thank you for everything all of you have done for us. I am in awe of all that you do and am very greatful. Thank you.

  • 668

    It looks like a lot of work to get this all set up and then A LOT more fun before you got to tear it all up and head for home. I would love the chance to win something.

  • 669
    jacky says:

    That looked like sooo much fun. That picture with your products color blocked is my favorite!

  • 670
    Karen says:

    WOW! I wish I could have been there. Next time it is in Chicago I am going to come. Your booth was fantastic.

  • 671

    I don’t know how you ladies did it, and you were smiling the whole time!! You’re my Heros!

  • 672
    Tracey F says:

    Looks like a ton of work, but a lot of fun in the end!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    Tracey F

  • 673
    Kerian says:

    thanks for sharing your pic’s was unable to attend… it looks like everyone had so much fun even with the all the work in setup/takedown… what’s planned for next year!!! hope to attend……

  • 674
    Gracie Harrell says:

    Loved seeing how you set up for the show. I hope I get to go sometime. It would be awesome

  • 675
    Lisa says:

    Another show, well done. Wish I could have been there. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 676
    Heather says:

    Looked like lots of fun and hard work!

  • 677

    That was a really fun post to read through! I enjoyed all of the pictures and appreciate all of the hard work everyone puts into doing a craft show of this magnatude. I wish PTI would consider coming to the winter CHA in CA! I’d be there in a heartbeat!

  • 678
    lloukusa says:

    Would love to be able to attend some year, looks like alot of fun!

  • 679
    AnnElise R. says:

    Thanks for sharing all the CHA fun with us! It definitely gets me excited and want to attend. You ladies put in so much hard work, glad it was a success!

  • 680
    jen shears says:

    WOW!!!! What an INSANE amount of work! It looks like it turned out fantastic- and I know I read reviews about how great it was- congratulations on your continued success!!!! πŸ˜€

  • 681
    elaine says:

    Thanks for a great post. I’d love to go to CHA, but funds won’t allow. Needless to say I would have to double, triple?? my budget just for your booth. Looks like you guys enjoy each others company!

  • 682

    Your booth looked insanely busy! I’m not surprised!!! Love Papertrey!

  • 683
    Amy says:

    Nichole….I loved seeing all the pictures here on your blog especially since I wasn’t able to attend. It was like I was actually there! Love the CHA stamp set….a winner in my book for sure! Please tell all your hard workers “thank you” from me!

  • 684
    Angela Person says:

    WOW!! That looks like it was so much fun to be there and shop for all your great products. I hope you will think about attending the Anaheim CHA supershow, then some of west coast ladies could enjoy Papertrey Ink in person too!!

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    Janet G says:

    I wish I could have been there. I went last year in Orlando and it was wonderful. Thanks for sharing all the photos

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    KG says:

    You did an amazing job judging by the photos. Wish I could have been there. Maybe next year.

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    Zanne says:

    It looks like y’all had so much fun!

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    Kathy V. says:

    I’ve set up for large trade shows like CHA and it IS a ton of work. How wonderful the team gets along so well and manages to have fun even when their working hard. Mish must be a crack up!! And David is a real keeper!!Any chance you’ll be coming to the West Coast CHA? Let me be the first to volunteer my time and experience, LOL.

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    Ashli says:

    WOW! Such preparation. Sure wish I lived closer so that I could have attended. Maybe you will come to the CHA Craft Supershow in LA next January/February?

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    Janet says:

    I wish I could have been there. The booth looked beautiful and I love the stamp set designed just for CHA. Thanks for sharing your photos and the opportunity to win.

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    Tracy Schreiner says:

    I will bet you all slept well for a week. I have to say, I wouldn’t mind volunteering to help you next year! Looks like hard work, but lots of fun :O)

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