Ah, it's so nice to be home again. I was on a long two-week trip to California which was relaxing and interesting. The main focus of my trip was attending the Craft and Hobby Association show in Anaheim. The show was somewhat quieter than previous ones, but that allowed me to see more and try out some of the new products. I particularly liked Tim Holtz's new line as I am a fan of the steampunk look. There were some new products that I think caught the eyes of the Ben Franklin Crafts team and I will be eagerly awaiting the appearance of the crafty goodies in the BFC stores. The photo below shows the hard-working BFC group taking a break.....I asked them to put their beers under the table.....just joking. The other photos are some CHA displays that I loved. I plan to take some of the basic sketches and incoporate them in my future craft projects. I'm such a copy cat.....meeeeoow! Well, I'll write more later about our trip but first I need to nap and try to get rid of my cold.