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There are some FABULOUS new products in the Core’dinations booth at the Craft & Hobby show! The brand new Kraft Polka Dot Pops collection comes in two varieties:  Pearl and Kraft.  The polka dots are raised and literally pop off the page.  There are accompanying ready-made boxes of Kraft Polka Dot Pops cards in both Pearl and Kraft, too. Party Mixers are fun, easy-to assemble sets of Rosettes and Flowers to help decorate for your special events. There is a rainbow of colours to choose from! The Party Mixers Flowers are gorgeous too! Another really excited new releases are Core Basics 12 x 12 patterned paper collections: Look at all these tone-on-tone patterns in a variety of colours! There were some cute projects showing off these new patterned papers… The Core’dinations Vellum collection has expanded to include quotes and titles, etc. The vellum quotes come in these cute packages. They…

To make sure we are up to date with all the latest and greatest cutting tools, we always visit the Westcott booth at the Craft & Hobby tradeshow. Love this Craft 6 Pack… all your cutting essentials in ONE package! Or you can still choose animal print scissors! There are cutting and measuring tools for professionals too, not only hobbyists. Even alphabet and shapes stencils are available. I HAVE to get these awesome fringe scissors! The pinking shears cut through layers of paper or fabric. The hot product being demo’ed was the Axis iPoint Evolution Electric Heavy Duty pencil sharpener. Your colour pencils will be super sharp! Check out the tip of this pencil! This really fine sharp tip will allow you to colour all those intricate designs. There’s a smaller iPoint electric sharpener for school or home… So stay SHARP…and check out Westcott’s website for more product information.  Click HERE!

It’s always exciting to see the Clearsnap booth at the Craft & Hobby show to find out about new ink colours being released and other new products. There are 6 new Ann Butler Colorbox Crafter’s Ink Pads…Blueberry, Deep Woods, Canyon, Ocean Breeze, Evergreen and Desert Sand I know that Cathie Allan will be very interested in the two new pigment ink Petal Points:  Serenity is a gorgeous mix of greens, teals and purples.  Doodlebug has a bright, fun palette, true to their paper collections. There are 6 new Spritzers (Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Drop, Frosted Plum, Mermaid, Grasshopper, Putty)  and 4 new Colorbox Archival Dye Ink pads… Lilac, Mist, Toasted Apricot and Saddle. Eileen Hull’s Colorbox Blends have added 6 more new colours too:  Stop, Wildberry, Uniform, Beach, Frog, and Golden. Clearsnap continues to carry Aladine’s fantastic Izinks, adding 3 new colours:  Rose, Gentian and Lotus There are so many different applications for Izinks….lots of fun…

There was something extra special about the Brother™ booth at the Craft & Hobby show this year when we went to visit.  As you know, the Brother ScanNCut electronic cutting machine debuted last year at CHA…it is the first machine that scans images and cuts as well. One of their displays was a Spring Garden Party ‘tablescape’….designed by me 🙂 I designed and cut this tablecloth and napkins with Kelly Panacci’s new fabric from Riley Blake Designs Ltd.  The butterflies are iron-on material from Brother.  There is a wide assortment of colours and types of heat-applied materials, such as glitter and holographic. The white doily is cut from vinyl and applied to a clear plastic plate.  The placemats, napkin rings, gift boxes and butterfly garland are all cut from Bazzill cardstock.  Can you see that daisy name sticker on the pink gift box?  The ScanNCut also has sticker kits available. There is a new…

The Chameleon Pens booth at the Craft & Hobby show is a place that will change all of your ideas about colouring with alcohol markers.  If you haven’t heard of Chameleon Pens, prepare to be AMAZED! Chameleon Pens are alcohol-based markers that blend multiple tones as single pens. The 20 vibrant colors produce over 100 color tones giving you the ability to create stunning effects such as 3D, smooth transitions, highlighting, shading, gradations and blending, all with one pen. Each pen goes from as light as a hint of a tint to rich tones, eliminating tonal gaps in your collection.    One pen blends multiple tones. The Chameleon Color Tones system allows you to do more with less! The 22-Pen Deluxe Set is the feature pack of the Chameleon Color Tones Product Line, giving you the full range of markers, plus a Detail and Toning pen.  The easy to read deluxe instructions, with useful hints, tips and techniques…

The Tombow booth at the Craft & Hobby tradeshow has LOTS of team spirit! Many scrapbookers love Tombow adhesive, and their newest Xtreme High Performance Permanent Adhesive tape runner is exactly what it delivers….extremely strong bonds for all kinds of applications. Even mixed media artists are happy with its powerful adhesion! For dimension, there is Foam Tape and 3D Foam Tabs: The Tombow Adhesive Dots are packaged as individual pieces that are COLOURED!  That’s right…you will easily see your Adhesive Dot! You can also use these for embellishments, just as shown in the centre of these flowers dusted with glitter. Including all the adhesive products, Tombow also has an amazing selection of markers, pencils and pens. For anyone who loves to draw and colour, with or without stamps, Tombow has everything you need…and more! The Dual Brush Pens are water-based ink and are super popular! There is a marker/pen set…

Hi Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine! I have wanted to share my space with you for some time, but it is never cleaned up! Well yesterday was a banner day! I have been designing classes to share with my local girlfriends; yesterday I completed the kits so for once, it was clean enough for pictures! When we bought our home, my husband offered 1/2 of the rec room for my scrapbooking space! I was shocked! He purchased two 8′ sections of counter top and installed them at one end of the room.  I purchased the paper shelves from my uncle’s shop when he retired; my cousin sold scrapbooking supplies and taught classes there. I have my Mom’s old, solid dining table as my main table and two 8’ folding tables for friends. I have almost 3/4 of the rec room! He has a TV and couch at the other end, not much…

Walking into the Heartfelt Creations booth at the Craft & Hobby Tradeshow is like walking into springtime! Flowers, flowers everywhere! We always are eager to see all the incredible projects on display in this booth! There are 2 new stunning collections…Butterfly Medley… …and Birds and Blooms. There are beautiful stamps and dies to accompany both collections. Love this packaging!  The plastic envelope easily slides in and out of the cardboard cover with an opening at the top….no ripping or tearing or cutting necessary when you’re eager to start using those stamps and dies! To help you make all those gorgeous flowers and shape them into 3D beauties is this Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, a complete package with foam pads included and a variety of 10 different interchangeable stylus nibs for shaping the petals and blooms. This box  has a magnetic closure on the side, with everything fitting neatly inside, which is compact and handy…

The Simple Stories booth at the Craft & Hobby tradeshow is a bright, happy place! Every scrapbooker needs to know about this special new release called “I AM…”  because it is all about scrapbooking YOU. How many of us stay behind the camera and end up scrapbooking about only our family and friends?  Meanwhile no one knows OUR stories. This collection will help you scrapbook yourself, with lots of fun interactive cards and pockets for journaling. There are binders for you to decorate as your expression of yourself. Along with I AM…  there are 2 more fabulous new releases.  Everyone is excited about Say Cheese II because who doesn’t love scrapbooking Disney trips? Some new gold foil accents make this collection sparkle! Gold continues to be a hot trend this year in paper crafts. The layouts with Say Cheese II on display were fantastic! For those of you who love to scrapbook…

There’s always lots of excitement buzzing around the Sizzix booth at the Craft & Hobby Tradeshow! The vintage Tim Holtz displays are amazing as usual! Projects made with the new dies are on display…gorgeous grunge! Isn’t this coffee cup die fabulous? One of the most exciting new releases is the Tim Holtz Alterations line of punches: Each Sizzix licensed designer has a separate area of the booth.  It’s like leaving an antique store and walking into the sunshine! Lori Whitlock’s designs are always bright and fresh! Brenda Walton also designs really cute dies. Where Women Cook magazine editor Jo Packham has teamed up with Sizzix to create a fun line of cooking, kitchen, home entertaining theme dies. Stephanie Barnard’s designs are always super cute. So many sweet cards made with 3D dies! One of the new releases garnering a lot of attention is French General, a collection of dies for…