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Award Win at the CHA Summer Show

Well, we've had an amazing week at the CHA Summer Show in Rosemont, Chicago - it's been non-stop from start to finish and we've met some fabulous people! But the highlight of the week for us has got to be picking up a top award for innovation for our new Envelobox Creator Board!
I was thrilled when the product was selected from hundreds of new product releases at the summer show to be in the CHA's top 20 most innovative new releases, but I never thought for one minute we would pick up an award at the show, especially when I saw the other great products we were up against (including new releases from the likes of Tim Holtz and leading industry names such as Faber Castel, Cropper Hopper and Beadalon!)
There were some top celebrity judges on the panel, including 2-time Emmy award winner and PBS TV host Terry-O, and all the judges spoke to me afterwards and commented on how unique and innovative they felt the product was!
I was thrilled to be presented with the award by CHA's own Tony Lee - acting CEO and President of the Craft and Hobby Association...

Then I was joined by the rest of the team for the official photoshoot (from left to right - Bindy (our newest recruit Stateside!), Leann, myself, hubby Simon and Gary our US Sales Manager)

And afterwards we celebrated at the dinner with great friends Claudine Hellmuth (who had also picked up an award for her dress design at the show) and Carmi Cimicata

It was a wonderful evening, and it's been a great show and one with many highlights which i'll try to share with you over the following days when I get a minute! I'm still over here in Rosemont - there's a big consumer show that we're exhibiting at so i'm demonstrating our Ultimate Pro and new envelobox and boxer tools, then flying home on Sunday evening ready for a busy week back at the office next week!

Signing off for now... Sara xx

12 thoughts on “Award Win at the CHA Summer Show”

  • Wow, wow, and wow again Sara!! So very pleased for you hun!! :0) What a huge acheivement for you all!! (And all that slave driving for your Dad paid off!! Hehehe.) Such a well deserved award - I couldn't be without my Ultimate - no way,no how! :0)Glad you're all having a fabby time over there too!xx

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  • Huge congratulations my darling you so deserve it.Safe journey home, try and get some rest xxx

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  • Congratulations Sara, you work hard and produce fantastic products, you deserve it. Hugs, Wendy x

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  • WOWZER Hun!! What fantastic news! Well done, so well deserved. Travel home safely. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

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  • congratulation Sara have safe journey home hugs linda x

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  • julie_woolston 23rd July 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Congratulations Sara and all the team a very well deserved award,Julie xxx

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  • Huge Congratulations to Sara and all the CC Team. A well deserved award for a fabulous product. :)Lynn X

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  • Congratulations Sara, on a well deserved award, and of course congrats to the rest of the team tooxx

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  • Congratulations Sara to all at Crafters Companion for their success.

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  • claudine hellmuth 27th July 2011 at 6:19 am

    Super congrats Sara! It was a treat to spend time with you at the show!

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  • Congratulations, Sara. It was great seeing you again at the Consumer show. I've got my envelobox and boxer tool ordered, here in the US. I'm sure your creative mind was working away on the next innovation on your way home ;- )

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  • Congratulations Sara, great news for the team:) Sandra H

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