Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Photos from PTI Booth at CHA......

Hey Ladies.......I have 473 photos to post! I was so overwhelmed at my first CHA event I about had heart failure. And, they tell me this show was only about a fourth of what the show usually is. There was over 1700 exhibitors at the Trade Show and my DH and I stopped at every booth. The consumer show was awesome, well at least the PTI Booth was, that was the only one I went to. It was so crowded in that showroom. It took me quite some time to go through the PTI booth and after that and the previous trade show experience I was ready to head back to Tennessee, we were exhausted.

I will be back with Trade Show photos as well as some samples from workshops we took. I want to start out with the photos from the consumer portion of the show and the PTI gang. So hold one to your seats, here we go........


This one is for Niki. I told here I was going to look for traces of her at the show since she couldn't attend. Nichole had made this display up with a quote from the design team as well as a sample card from each person. I missed you Niki, you are definitely going next year!


I spotted Nichole the minute I walked in the door. She and Dawn was at the entrance to the PTI booth greeting everyone. I stood in line and listened to ladies talk about not ever having heard of PTI (I didn't know such people existed, lol)but it (PTI) must be good since there was such a long line and that "that lady" must be famous because everyone wanted the picture taken with her. I, of course, gave them a crash course in PTI, their products and Nichole. They said I "must be a major fan of PTI", to which I replied proudly the "I am!" These ladies proceeded into the booth in front of me as well and asked for suggestions along the way, needless to say, I think they spent more than intended since I insisted they "had to try" this or that.

Let me take a minute to say that I also got to me Julie and Jane, Co-Owners of PTI along with Nichole. Also, Nichole's husband (David) and I am assuming Julie's hubby (JD Haskemp, forgive me if I am wrong)worked very hard keeping the booth fully stocked. And my, oh my, what "eye candy". Forgive me Nichole and Julie, but it just had to be said. We women enjoyed the "stock boys" you had working. lol


I just love Dawn. She is so kind. She constantly had a smile on her face. She has the most amazing talent. I wish I had a tenth of it.


Heather and Michelle with Me at the Show, thanks girls for the photo op! I told Mish that I had the card from the Quilters Set on my Screen Saver. I think she thought I was some strange stalker. lol


Here is Heather and Michelle (Mish) at the Make-n-Take table outside of the booth. These girls were working hard. Debbie was also there but I seemed to have missed her in the picture. Sorry Debbie.



Me and "The" Ashley Newell. I recognized this lady right off. She is beautiful, talented and so sweet! Don't forget our discussion Ashley about coming to Tennessee.



Just behind me in the booth was Julie Masse. When I ask if I could have my photo with her she said "Who ? Me?" She must not realize what a large fan base she has and that I admire her work as well as her obvious faith greatly. She was so friendly as we chatted throughout the booth.


This is Taylor Van Bruggen from Taylored Expressions. I snapped this picture as she was talking to Nichole and Dawn. I recognized her right away. She was there with the SplitCoast Stampers Booth.

The rest of these are photos of the samples in the booth as well as the new PTI T-Shirts!



































































I will "attempt" to be back tomorrow with more photos from the Trade Show that will give you a sneak peek into what's to come. Thanks for stopping by Precious Scraps, Bev

13 comments:

Nicole said...

SO COOL, Bev! I am supah excited to see these pics of you with all of these famous crafters!! I am GREEN! Thanks for a glimpse into your trip to CHA! xox Nicole xox

katrynka said...

Thanks for all the great photos, and the large size if you click on them! Helps me see all the samples and helps with ideas!!

Katie Renz said...

Thanks for the photos Bev... does this mean that you will be in Anaheim? Set aside some time for me!!! I'm attending even if I have to walk there!

Wahinelei said...

So glad you shared your photos! I can't seem to get enough of looking at all the pics and hearing the comments about the PTI booth! It also seems like I was there too...!

Niki Estes said...

Oh, great photos, Bev! Looks like so much fun! Thanks for taking a photo of my card I made with the CHA set, too. I forgot to take a photo of it before I mailed it off so I don't have one to share on my blog until I get it back. It was so great talking to you, too! I can't wait to see all the great new stuff you ordered for the store! :)

Claire Brennan said...

Beverly - Does my heart good to see you out enjoying yourself at CHA!! Great photos!!!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Hi Bev! I didn't forget about our conversation! :) How could I? I just found our picture of us (and others we somehow forgot about on another memory card) that I will be posting in a video hopefully soon!

Fun to meet you!

Charlene Austin said...

Hey Bev. It looks like you had so much fun. SERIOUSLY~~~people had not heard of PTI? I cannot fathom that!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing the fun pics.

Scrapping Julie said...

oh i so wish i could have gone!!!
so glad you got to. it totally looks like it was heaven. hope to see you soon.

Gina said...

Looks like so much fun! Can't wait to visit your store again soon!

IamDerby said...

Wow Bev! This looks like such fun! Good for you for spreading the PTI word to those who hadnt found it yet. (I didnt know such people existed either!)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I'm kicking myself for not going! Thanks for sharing your pictures!

Barrie said...

Hi Bev! My name is Barrie, and we met in Orlando. I work at the Harley store by the convention center. I was hoping to hear from you with the photo you took in our store. I hope you enjoyed our fair city, and maybe I'll hear from you soon. My email address is bnewton@orlandoharley.com!