Some serious CHA swag and a GIVEAWAY!

Manufacturers set up basic booths and elaborate exhibits at the annual Craft & Hobby Association Mega Show so they can show off all their products to resellers, creative professionals and the press.

Within that category of creative professionals are all of us designers and bloggers who love crafting...especially with products we love or haven't tried using yet. I didn't get to see everything at this show because I picked up a nasty flu bug the last two days.
But I enjoyed plenty of crafty fun and networking during the first three days, for sure!

FaveCrafts hosts an amazing event at the show, where they bring bloggers, designers and manufacturers together at a cocktail party to mingle and schmooze. The manufacturers provide generous amounts of swag for us to take home...and word has it, even more swag is being shipped to us directly. It was a really great party!

Plaid and I Love to Create each hosted lovely events for us too, filled with more swag! Plaid served a yummy breakfast in their booth and gave us lots of private time to chat with their designers and see things up close and personal. ILTC had a fabulous spa party, complete with sangria, massages, makeovers and a photo shoot.

CHA held a Designer Product Preview before the show opened, where manufacturers could set up a demo table and give out samples of their newest products to designers - we do love a good sneak peek!

And then of course, there are all the classes and make-n-takes to enjoy during the show, where you can bring back lots of samples and great project and technique ideas.

I posted more pictures from the show on Facebook and on Pinterest if you want to have a look. Many thanks to all the very generous manufacturers who certainly made this designer's day quite a bit brighter!

Now for the giveaway!! Swag is made for sharing...I'll put together a lovely random assortment of some of these products in a flat-rate USPS box to mail to one lucky winner - enter by 1/21/14 and good luck!

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