CHA Show 2016 – My Journey

CHA Show logoCHA Show 2016 in Anaheim, California was a wonderful experience. I have been a CHA member for 3 years and this is the first time I was able to attend the ‘MegaShow’, so you may have to forgive my ‘honeymoon demeanor’ (at times) but  this was all new to me! 

Lisa Marie Jimenez and Roberta Birnbaum start CHA

Lisa Marie Jimenez and Roberta Birnbaum

I am aware that most of the time I was ‘bright-eyed and bushy-tailed’, almost childlike you could say. And to that I say, ‘ I was living every moment, taking it ALL in, and I realized that I was happy!’. I extended my stay for a week so I could visit with my friend, Lisa, with whom I attended the Show.

Lisa and I tackled the show together. We arrived at the Hilton late Friday night and ‘did the floor’ together on Saturday. I made notes about the booths I wished to re-visit. Sunday we were on our own to re-visit booths, do Make’nTakes, and attend workshops and meetings. I found this was a great way to do the show with a friend especially when we have different interests. We also shared notes and handouts for all the workshops. This way we were able to cover a lot of ground.

Photo Gallery


Visiting Lisa’s Jewelry

I had the best time and I’m looking forward to MegaShow 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Make sure you check out my other post on the CHA MegaShow 2016 –CHA Show New Products


Duct Tape Passport Holder

Ticket to Ride. I chose to make a Duct Tape Passport Holder (to hold my passport AND ticket to ride)!

Duct Tape Passport Holder
Duct tape sure has come a long way!
Duct Tape Passport Holder
Inside the passport holder. 3 pockets.

The following items were used to make this project:
Cardboard for base
Fancy duct tape – tie dye and tulip patterns
Aleene’s Tacky Glue Stick
Stamp motif gift wrap paper
Foreign currency coins
PdQ chip shapes Love Bug

Index cards for pockets

Maps from Car

Map books


Duct Tape Passport Holder
Clear tape with a print
 Duct Tape Passport Holder
You could actually make this entire project without any glue. By using a clear tape with a faint design you can seal all your papers in place and effectively wrap the entire holder.  Just remember when you seal the inside pockets that you do NOT seal the top of the pocket.
Conversely you could just use Liquitex to seal everything in. You would then have to deal with drying time and several coats to seal everything.  In my opinion it’s better using the duct tape and much quicker:)
I hope you enjoyed what I made today.
If you did, please let me know. Thank you, Robi

Duct Tape Passport Holder