February 8, 2012

Star Struck at the CHA


Some people go to Hollywood to meet stars. Serious crafters go to the CHA.

David Tutera Table DisplayThis was my first trip to CHA, the Craft and Hobby Association’s show in Anaheim, California. As a new buyer for Beverly’s I came to Anaheim not knowing what to expect. I certainly didn’t expect to meet some of the all-stars of the crafting world, and a TV personality to boot!

I met Tim Holtz, Teresa Collins, Heidi Swapp and even Cathy Cano-Murillo, the “Crafty Chica” herself. I shamelessly took photos with them all! But one of my best star struck moments was meeting David Tutera.

David Tutera Favor Box
Darice has a new wedding line, designed by David Tutera, the host of the popular “My Fair Wedding” on the WE. It is such a beautiful line of wedding accessories, and we will be carrying it in our stores! Watch for it in the very near future. Even if you are already married, this line might make you consider renewing your vows just so that you can use it!
David Tutera Shoe Bling
The line includes everthing a bride needs to make her day unique, in a neutral palette that will allow her to blend the elements of the collection with her choice of wedding colors. The attention to detail on this affordable line of wedding accessories will appeal to many. From invitations and favor boxes to rhinestone bling for a bouquet or shoes, David Tutera has put his signature touch on each and every item.
Terry and David Tutera
Darice hosted an event with David during the CHA, and after the event, I had the opportunity to meet him. While waiting to do so, he needed a pen and I offered one of my samples from the Marvy Uchida booth. A few minutes later, when it was my turn to take a photo with him, he said “Hey, you just helped me out!” Yes, David. That was me.

So, I admit it, I was a shameless, star struck fan at the CHA. But I also saw so much crafter’s eye candy…beautiful products, inspiring models and amazing innovations. Now comes the hard part of my job – choosing the best of the best for our stores. But David Tutera’s wedding line from Darice has already been chosen and will be available soon! I hope you’ll stop in soon to see all the great new products we have in store for you!


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