babies and business

Jack and a friendSure, we were at CHA to showcase the latest and greatest in paper crafts, but it seems that babies were slightly more popular than any other products or embellishments. And babies looking at the camera (or slightly off camera) for an Instax photo? Pretty much perfect.instaxwithelise amy and liz myles and jackJack did great at his first trade show. Showing off his smile, drooling all over the place (many people said he could be teething early!) and being a good little trooper and napping on me in the ERGO Performance Carrier every once in a while. It helped big time that my mom was there to help with diaper changes and some of his naps. The whole experience was slightly different than when I used to take the pups to fashion trade shows. Ok, I take that back, it was WAY different. And for those who adore both babies and paper products, here is shot May Flaum took of me carrying a sleeping Jack in the Ergo while being filmed by I did a little demo showing off some of my favorite new products.

And here is a super fun video capturing CHA along with sunshine, babies and products from American Crafts:

The Plus One collection will be available at the beginning of February – ask your local scrapbook stores if they ordered it! Some of the products are already online at Two Peas In a Bucket.

12 Responses to babies and business

  1. michelle t says:

    Cool pics! Love Plus One too. I saw the demo on that you did with the cool new sewing type thing (I can’t remember what its called), and I’m really looking forward to especially checking that out. Thanks for sharing all your new things! Michelle t

  2. CHA and New Motherhood | Scrapworthy Lives says:

    […] One thing that I love about the scrapbook industry is that children are allowed. While I am critical of the child-centered,  mom-guilt narrative that is often used as a marketing strategy, at least the industry is supportive of families, too. And by supportive, I mean that (at least some) babies were welcomed on the CHA floor. I was psyched to see Amy Tan’s blog post of her with her son and her with other industry leaders and their newish babies at Winter CHA. […]


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