Catching up and more CHA fun!

Catching up and more CHA fun!

Good morning SCT friends! We know it’s been a bit quiet around here lately but know it’s only because we are ramping up for a big year! As you may know it’s our 10th birthday year and we could not be more excited for this year after coming away from our industry trade show last week (CHA.) Not only did we have the opportunity to see so many great new products heading to stores soon but it was the discussions that were had with companies, designers and friends at the show that were also exciting. We have some news to share but we need to hold on to that for a just a little bit…but it’s exciting 😉 Yes, a great year to come!

As I mentioned CHA is very much about the people. The people behind the companies we love, the people we work with from time to time and the people we work with each issue. While I would have loved to have more pictures to share with you (especially of our own team!), two things – 1: I don’t love getting in a picture and 2: there was just not enough time! But I did get some and if you don’t mind the iPhone photos, I’d love to share them with you!


While we did share this last week, it’s so worth sharing again. This is the amazing team that joined us this year on the show floor. Taking notes and pictures, we could not have done it without each of them! L to R – Nancy Damiano, Nicole Nowosad, Emily Pitts, Vicki Boutin, Catherine Tachdjian, Cathy Zielske, Jennifer Gallacher, and Stacy Cohen


Me with my partner in crime Vicki Boutin! She makes work fun!


Me with the Doodlebug girls, Cynthea the owner and her sister Tonya. Their booth was the cutest ever!


Our resident team photographer, Nancy Damiano! She took over the Instagram account and was amazing at sharing so many pictures with our followers (@sctmagazine)


We had so much fun celebrating Simple Stories 5th birthday at their ice cream party!


Had some fun times and laughs with Amy Tan! So excited we’ll be seeing her in 6 weeks at Crop & Create Markham!


Love these ladies! L to R: Designer Peppermint Grunberg, Becky’s right hand Kari Holt, our fabulous Art Director Cathy Zielske, myself and the beautiful Becky Higgins.


Our friends at Echo Park. Co-owner Nathanael (on my left) and Stephen, a new and amazing designer on their team.


Caught these two having some fun in the Crate Paper booth – Paige Evans and Maggie Holmes


Met up with Natalie, owner of Scrapbook Centrale in Montreal and the lovely Kelly Marie Alveraz owner of Lawn Fawn Stamps.


We loved seeing Paige Evans’ new line in her cute booth!


Here I’m with one of Heidi Swapp’s design team member Lindsay Bateman who I’m going to say is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. Watch for her to be joining us here each month on the blog!

So there you have it friends, a few of the people I got the pleasure to see and laugh with during our time at CHA. We’ll have more product pics this week too so be sure to join us!

~ Catherine Tachdjian, Publisher, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine


2019-01-21T13:14:13-04:00January 18th, 2016|CHA Favs, Creativation|


  1. barb macaskill January 18, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    What a wonderful experience! I would trade my right hand to be able to attend this event!! Although, I think that if I ever did attend it I might be wheeled out in an ambulance because my heart would be racing so fast in excitement!! Getting to meet all of the people who are the foundation for the companies that I love!
    I really enjoy seeing the pictures and being able to put faces to the names! I know that this year is going to be an awesome one with SCT because you always keep us in the know on what is happening in the creative world!! Thank you for the hard work and time you put into keeping us up to date!!

  2. Jennifer Reynard January 18, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    How fun for all of you! thanks for sharing all of the photos!

  3. Pamela McGillin January 18, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Scrapbook Centrale is my LSS, Natalie is the best, wonderful to talk to, well-stocked store, lotes of classes and monthly all day crops plus she will always go the extra mile to get you anything you want that she doesn’t have on site.

  4. Gisele January 18, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    You gals had a great time and we live vicariously through the pictures, thanks for sharing :)?

  5. Greta H January 18, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    One of my dreams is to somehow get to attend CHA one day! Love seeing your pictures!

  6. Lynn Gauthier January 18, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    How cool to be able to go to the SHOW…thanks so much for sharing your pic’s!!!

  7. TracyM #6773 January 18, 2016 at 10:56 pm


  8. Annette Allen January 18, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    thanks for sharing.. totally fun photos..

  9. Teresa Medeiros January 19, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Looks like you had a fabulous time!! And I don’t know why you don’t like being in pictures. You look beautiful in every single one!! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  10. Dorina D January 20, 2016 at 1:45 am

    Great pictures and looks like you had so much fun. Loved them

  11. Mendi Yoshikawa January 22, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Really fun! Loved getting to finally meet you! 🙂

  12. Ava Gavloski January 22, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Thanks for the share of who is who, nice to see names to faces.

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