Saturday, February 16, 2008

Candi's CHA Review

Wow... those were the fastest SIX days!! We really couldn't have packed any more into the days! I will try and keep everything really simple and short here... (since I have soooo much to say!) Also, Penny's review is below...

We had the opportunity to meet some AMAZING people...

Now on to the products... I have linked as many of the company's websites as I could so you can check them out. Be sure to COMMENT on what you love... so we can get it in! Some of these companies are brand new, and some are older with great products. Please leave feedback! (Click on the pictures to see them larger and the company name to go to their website!)
She has paper again!!! There are three new lines... and they are ALL fabulous!! There are jewels, transparencies, all kinds of goodies!!! (you know if I had the option I would have one of everything!)

They have the girly, blingy, fun stuff! I have loved them since last CHA... they are bright and exciting. Just check out their website! FUN or what?!?!

It is all so cute... I can't pick just one thing! Check out some these chipboard books... people, trees, castles, houses, so much! And the metal flowers on the tree are so cute! Also, some of you might already that these journaling circles... CUPCAKES... what a cute idea! I would never have thought of that... but now I am totally going to do it.

These are so cool! They are a 30 second recordable device that is paper coated so you can ink, stamp, paint whatever to add to your page. You can record greetings, songs, kids, ultrasound heartbeats, whatever you want to remember! I got two to make... one of my daughter, Hallie saying the Pledge of Allegance and the other for my daughter, Reese just giggling!! I hope we get some of these in... 'cause sometimes don't ya wish your pages could talk??

The robots are cool... don't really know that it is something I would use... but the Get Happy line is bright and fresh, and I can't wait to use it!
They had great lines! The cool thing about this company is the paper size. They come premade for a minibook if you choose! Hmmmm.... class idea?
Of course she always has something cute a sweet! This time she uses little houses, birds and flowers!! So sweet!

They have some great albums! They are neat shapes & you can alter them if you want. We didn't play with the Slice... but there was an awful lot of screaming going on over there!!
The grungeboard now comes in tiny ones (about the size of a quarter). They also added a ton of metals! I love the gears, and "tags", and keys, and ... EVERYTHING!!! I have a class idea for this too!!

This designer is new to me... but I instantly fell in love with her stuff!! They are basic... to go with other products... it kind of reminds me of Heidi Swapp meets Making Memories??? :)
As you all know from the few things we got in at the store... she is great!! We hope to see lots more coming in soon!!

October Afternoon-- (their website is not current, sorry no link)
We loved this line last CHA... and it only got bigger and better! They have great paper, stamps... and "finger" rub-ons" (just use your finger!!) This has been ordered and will be in sometime in the next few months.

Umm.... can I just have one of everything???? The new lines are soooo good!! I love the new albums, chipboard, paper, overlays, & felt! (I am sure I missing something) More or less... if they make it I love it!! {they are moving towards my favorite company... fast!!}

There were also two NEW companies that we found that I really liked...
Paper Trunk!! They use recycled paper, vegetable based inks, and their packaging is recycled paper bags. Thanks for being GREEN!! The designs are really great, too! Check out this CUTE chipboard "spinner" book.

GCD Studios-- These designs are very "sophisticated", "elegant", clean, & simple. There is just something about them I love.
Of course, I had so many other things I "can't live without"... but these are the TOP PICKS! What a fun adventure... can't wait to share our product with all of you, and get to working on the next release for Memories Complete!


Ashleigh Dillin said...

I LOVE GCD papers but seriously where is the cute name in that? HA!

Carmel said...

Great stuff. I know a web designer that could help October afternoon with their web page?

Charlene E. said...

Wow, so many great products. I would love to see the Teresa Collins products at the store. I have seen her stuff at Junkitz, but from the last time I went to their site they had merged with another company or closed and the designers went to other companies, can't remember for sure. Anyway love her stuff.
The keys from Tim Holtz are neat, neat, neat!
I have seen the new die cut paper from KI Memories in the lastest Creating Keepsakes magazine, hope the store is getting some I love that stuff!
New Queen & Co. felt would be awesome too.
I can always use new journaling spots, cards, stamps and anything else to journal on! I have a few pages waiting for that perfect journaling spot!
Jenni Bowlin tickets another thing I would love to see at the store. Don't know where I'll use them, but want them anyway!
Glitz Roller Doodles, want them too!
Looks like Prima has out done itself, I love all those products on Penny's slide show, and I want them all.
My husband is going to flip when I tell him all the great things I'm hoping the girls get in. And not flip in a good way, LOL!
Great job Candi and Penny for finding all those great products! Now Kelly and Beth start ordering, LOL!!!