Friday, July 30, 2010

CHA (Craft and Hobby Assoc. trade show) Recap by Penny!


As I go through ALL my pictures, I am trying to sort through what were my favorites!
Now THAT is a hard thing to consider.

There were SO many pretty things to look at, and so many great ideas!

*disclosure-there is no real order to my preference, or guarantee of when any of these products will hit the store. :)

IF you see something you like-speak up and comment! You could WIN a CHA prize! What hasn't been ordered, if you speak up, your more likely to see it come to Scrapaganza!! :) YOUR OPINION COUNTS! :)

OK, so it seems a bit unfair, since I design for this company, but Imaginise had some FABULOUS new products! The i-rock was a HUGE hit with anyone that tried it! Heat affix "studs" and jewels to just about anything!I helped out with classes on Monday and when the i-rock came out, the room was quiet! Everyone was having SUCH a fun time creating their layouts and blingin' 'em out!

This is some of us at the Imaginisce booth before we headed to dinner the first night!
But let's not forget the i-top! By popular demand... they are now adding hair clips, "bobby pins", and snaps that attach to rings or headband!! UH-HUH!!
The creative possibilities!! Oh my goodness!
OK, they still get me excited!
So does the clean lines of Pebbles Inc.! Simply beautiful!
Oh, wait, that's the name of the company I want to tell you about!
I just KNOW many customers of Scrapaganza that would love these.
These die cut sheets come in several color EACH design! What a great idea, and what great designs!

Next... I am in LOVE with the colors of Echo Park! We were told they are going to have a new collection monthly?? YUM!
For affordable innovation, I'll give the first award to Punky Sprouts!
I LOVE the canvas spirals to make flowers and the canvas petals/banners!

And they had the best mixed material mini-books!

I was lovin' the KI Memories booth!
Check out these calendar pages! They are stitched AND double sided... so if you decide you don't want one to have the month on it, turn it over and it is a plain ledger/lined die cut sheet with stitching!
LOVE!And check THESE out!
I liked the patterns to Basic Grey's Christmas line... especially the deer and the plaid!
***we interrupt this blog post for something pretty... and some sympathy for the poor person that cut all these butterfly transparencies on the Slice!
GLITZ has gone vintage!
I LOVE some of their new products! Great twists on the vintage craze!
Stamp lovers, you'll LOVE these!
This sassy lady (Claudine Hellmuth) creator of "sticky back canvas" and some AWESOME paints, has now come up with THESE (below)!
Ya take these...
... and combine them with these...
and you get these images!
And maybe create something cool like this!
Always love the colors of Cosmo Cricket!
and of Studio Calico "Elementary" (which also has new smaller bottles of their own spray ink-nice and opaque!)
Speaking of "Back to School", Pink Paislee is ready with their "Old School" collection!!
And BOY did I love the their new foam alphabets!!
There wasn't anything NOT to like at Bella Blvd! (Check out the example layouts!)
And I have to say one of my favorites when it comes to color, is Crate Paper!
Check out the colors in their winter line!
If I had to pick one piece of paper that I just HAVE to have... it is this one (camera's) by Jillibean Soup! I just LOVE this vintage color camera paper, and the film strip paper!
And BOY do I live their Alphabet stickers!!
There was so much I loved at the October Afternoon booth, I am NOT uploading it all here, but let's just say, I loved it all! :)And what was there NOT to love at the Sassafrass booth!
And Stampendous had a really unique new embossing product!
Basically you can emboss layer after layer, as much detail has you can come up with!
And I think we have found the solution to the stinky cutter that doesn't cut straight!
WESCOTT! Their titanium products were MORE than impressive! Their portable trimmer COMES with a scoring blade on the cutter that just stays out of the way on the rail when not in use!
And last, but CERTAINLY not least, the previous owners of Lil Davis Designs have a new venture, Epiphany Crafts. Make your own epoxy pebbles or buttons, to match your project. "SNAP" (or "punch") and their done!
It works like a punch. You see the image in the hole, you place one of their epoxy buttons or pebbles on top, close the top and SNAP, you have a perfectly punched pebble or button!

See those hearts?
See those little epoxy "pebbles"? (top right and above "Happy Day")
OK, I better stop! I can't say enough about the creations we saw, the make and takes we found the time for, and all the fantastic product!
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