Monday, January 11, 2010

We are Exhibiting at the CHA Consumer SuperShow!

A Note from Christine:


Happy New Year!!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and some time off to spend with family.  My tummy is ready to take a break from all of the holiday goodies and my body is screaming to get back to my Tuesday morning hikes with Molly. 


To be perfectly honest, I look forward to the New Year for Treasured Memories with a mixture of excitement and nervous anticipation. The excitement comes from new things to come, being adventurous and risking new avenues to keep the business going. 


The nervous anticipation comes from knowing that five scrapbook stores closed around me last year, which was sad and scary, and that our economy has a long way to go in terms of recovery.  


January is always the time that I reevaluate what we offer at TM and try to brain storm new ways to provide the best retail experience for you, our loyal customers. I am branching out and trying something new!!


TM Exhibiting at CHA Consumer SuperShow
Every January you hear me talk about attending CHA in Anaheim and all the new product that manufacturers introduce. This year, two-days BEFORE the CHA Trade Show portion there will be a CHA Consumer SuperShow and Treasured Memories is exhibiting! 


It takes place Friday, January 22nd Noon-8pm and Saturday, January 23rd,10am-6pm. We have a double booth with Make-n-Takes, drawings, prizes, guest artist appearances and more!


The Consumer SuperShow is CHA's version of an Expo, the only difference is that ALL crafts are being represented and we're excited about the opportunity to share scrapbooking with other crafters. I realize the Orange County Expo has been changed to the weekend before the Consumer SuperShow, but I encourage all of you to attend the Consumer SuperShow. It will be new and different and I am so excited about exhibiting that I cannot sleep at night! 


What's In Our Booth?

One of the unique features of the Consumer SuperShow is that manufacturers are not permitted to sell directly to consumers. Treasured Memories has partnered with over a dozen GREAT manufacturers and are honored to be selling their products in various forms including open stock, collection packs, two-page layout kits and unique project kits. 


Guest Appearances

During our Make-n-Takes we will be visited by several industry leaders and artists.


Stacy Julian from Big Picture Scrapbooking

We are thrilled to announce that Stacy Julian  will be at our booth Saturday, January 23rd, 11am-Noon to sign autographs and talk about her Finish Line Scrapbooking class that she's teaching at the CHA SuperShow. Stacy will also share her philosophy and approach to guilt-free scrapbooking.



BONUS - Exclusive Finish Line Kit by Stacy Julian

Treasured Memories will be EXCLUSIVELY selling Stacy's NEW Winter Finish Line Scrapbook Kit titled Complete Bliss! This is a different kit than the one she is using in her CHA class. Stacy designed this kit and worked with our very own Molly McCarthy to create it. The kit is in limited quantity and will only be available for purchase at the Treasured Memories Booth (#553) so stop by early to purchase yours!


Marah Johnson from Creative Imaginations 

We are also thrilled to welcome Marah Johnson from Creative Imaginations to our booth on Friday and Saturday. Marah is currently in the process of developing a Make-n-Take just for us that she will teach at the SuperShow! On a side note, Marah will is teaching two classes at Treasured Memories on Saturday, February 6th, come meet her, take her class(es) and then you'll be best friends by CHA!


Madison Parker from Fancy Pants 

Madison Parker comes to us from Fancy Pants Designs and will be teaching a great Make-n-Take featuring Fancy Pants product on Friday. Madison is a hoot and will be very fun to have in the booth!   


TM + CHA SuperShow + Anaheim = BUS TOUR!!

To add to the fun, we have hired a bus to take us to Anaheim! The bus departs TM on Saturday, January 23rd at 8am to arrive by opening time of 10am. Spend the day shopping, learning, creating and then enjoy a relaxing bus ride home. Marlene will be the bus Hostess (with the mostest) while you play Scrapbook Bingo and a few other games. The price of the bus is $35 which covers our costs. We'll provide water and snacks on the bus and food will be available to purchase at the Convention Center.


SAVE on Entry Ticket for CHA Consumer SuperShow

Entry tickets for CHA can be purchased online at for a discount. Use our discount code CRAFT62 to receive a discount of $3 for one-day or $5 for a two-day pass.  


We hope you come join us for this TM adventure.  It is going to be an awesome weekend of learning, creativity and fun!


May this New Year be happy and healthy!


Happy Scrapbooking!