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The one booth that is sure to make you smile at the tradeshow is Art Impressions. Their stamps have hilarious images and cute caricatures of people and animals that will brighten any card or project. And this year AI is celebrating 30 years in business!! 30 years of making people laugh and smile is a pretty good thing. Probably most well-known for their “Girlfriends” line of stamps, the booth was filled with cheerful, samples of cards that were beautifully coloured. Here are a couple of our personal faves: There are newly released “Get Well” themed stamps too: Valentine stamps and cards were also on display and are so sweet! The Zoo Crew stamp line features hilarious quotes and animals in funny poses: Add some Shakers and Spinners, and you have stamped images that move! So much FUN! One of the newest releases are 3D Stamp sets called POP CARDS so…

Being asked to join Jackie at Ranger’s CHA media release was pretty exciting until my alarm went off so early that morning. Tired eyes were soon open with excitement at all the fabulous new releases being shared at Ranger’s booth. They had four stations set up, and we got to spend about 20 minutes at each one with Ranger’s Signature Designers; Tim Holtz, Dina Wakley, Dyan Reaveley and Susan Lenart Kazmer…pretty easy to get just a tad star struck! Each proved to be down to earth and all had a wonderful sense of humour…made you love them that much more! First up was Tim Holtz. Lots of buzz at his table with the release of his Oxide Ink Pads, new Distress Crayons sets, Crayon Tin storage, 1 oz. size of Collage Medium, storage jars and Woodgrain Cardstock. The new Oxide Ink Pads are the next generation of Distress Inks, combining…

The Chameleon Pens booth is like stepping into a world of magic because of the colourful demos with pens that have wonderful blending possibilities. There was a buzz of excitement because Chameleon Pens launched two new products at the show: Color Tops and Coloring Pencils. There is a Kickstarter campaign that you can join if you want to support this innovative product, and just head over to the Chameleon Pens website to learn more. The cool thing about Color Tops is you can now seamlessly blend COLOR TO COLOR! Just pop any Color Top onto your original Chameleon pen, the nibs touch and you quickly and easily have a two-toned blended colouring effect. The second new launch is the coloring pencils, perfect timing for the huge rise in adult coloring and coloring books. In fact, Chameleon pens now has colouring books as well, along with coloring cards too. These innovative pencils are…

The Simple Stories booth is always a fun colourful place to visit. There were 4 new collections on display. Another Disney themed “Say Cheese III” carries on from the previous two lines with a similar colour palette and very popular embellishments, stickers, papers, die cuts, etc. Putting together a Disney album couldn’t be easier! Following the trend of faith-based products, the release of the aptly named “Faith” collection is sure to be well-received. The products from the “Faith” collection can be used for scrapbooking as well as Bible journaling and Off The Page projects. The next collection “Domestic Bliss” has really sweet patterns with a ‘Home Sweet Home’ theme and lends itself well to scrapbooking daily life and moments. The final release “Emoji Love” celebrates our pop culture phenomenon of emojis and all things related to messaging and texting. The humor of the images and patterned papers made us giggle!…

Walking into the Impression Obsession booth at the Creativation Show is always such a treat.   There are so many beautiful new stamps and dies, and a huge variety of cards and other projects showcasing these.   Loads of colour and inspiration! Here is the lovely Mitra Friant, owner of Impression Obsession in the booth. The pic below shows just a smidgen of the amazing art that is on display showcasing the new products. IO has a huge selection of stamps and dies with designs from a variety of artists.  I love that there are so many different art styles.  There’s lost of funny stamps and quotes. The art of Lindsay Ostrom is so pretty!  Here’s just a few new stamps designed by her. There’s also new stamps designed by Seth Apter.  Very grungy and fun. Here’s a stunning canvas created with some of the Seth Apter stamps:…

We always love visiting our friends at the Clearsnap booth.  Clearsnap makes the most amazing ink – whether it be dye, pigment, chalk, archival, Smooch or something else – and it all comes in luscious colours to create all kinds of inky masterpieces.  Here’s a quick highlight of a couple of new Clearsnap products that debuted at the Creativation show. There was a lot of buzz about Clearsnap’s new product called Colorique by Lisa Marie Jiminez.  This is a quick drying ink for metal, glass, clay, wood and ceramics that is perfect for jewelry designers and altered art.  Colorique comes in 14 colours and comes with a clear coat to seal your work.    It’s going to be a lot of fun to play with. There’s also a pet safe paw print ink pad if you want to stamp with the feet of your doggies and kitties.  Cool idea. Clearsnap…

It is DAY#9 of a Taste of CHA featuring Maya Road, Graphic 45, Stampendous and Melissa Frances How it works 1. This contest is all about giving our sponsors some LOVE! 2. During the next  13 days (Jan 25 – Feb 7th) you need to visit 41 of the HOTTEST scrapbooking manufacturers on facebook LIKE their pages and say CS SENT ME. Joining their communities will keep you informed of all things good in the scrapbooking industry! What will you win – A TASTE OF CHA sample pack worth  over 1000.00$ of the latest product released by each of the 47 sponsors this past Jan at CHA – one of the worlds largest crafting shows!!!!!!!!!! WOWZERS! CAUTION -*Please do not continually post the same comment on the facebook walls of the sponsors i.e. CS SENT ME – by doing this facebook will think you are SPAM and stop you from making any…

It is DAY#8 of a Taste of CHA featuring Canvas Corp, Elle’s Studio, Quietfire Designs and Spellbinders. How it works 1. This contest is all about giving our sponsors some LOVE! 2. During the next  13 days (Jan 25 – Feb 7th) you need to visit 41 of the HOTTEST scrapbooking manufacturers on facebook LIKE their pages and say CS SENT ME. Joining their communities will keep you informed of all things good in the scrapbooking industry! What will you win – A TASTE OF CHA sample pack worth  over 1000.00$ of the latest product released by each of the 47 sponsors this past Jan at CHA – one of the worlds largest crafting shows!!!!!!!!!! WOWZERS! CAUTION -*Please do not continually post the same comment on the facebook walls of the sponsors i.e. CS SENT ME – by doing this facebook will think you are SPAM and stop you from making any…

It is DAY#7 of a Taste of CHA featuring Tattered Angels, Kaisercraft, Lawn Fawn, The Crafter’s Workshop and Frog’s Whiskers Ink How it works 1. This contest is all about giving our sponsors some LOVE! 2. During the next  13 days (Jan 25 – Feb 7th) you need to visit 41 of the HOTTEST scrapbooking manufacturers on facebook LIKE their pages and say CS SENT ME. Joining their communities will keep you informed of all things good in the scrapbooking industry! What will you win – A TASTE OF CHA sample pack worth  over 1000.00$ of the latest product released by each of the 47 sponsors this past Jan at CHA – one of the worlds largest crafting shows!!!!!!!!!! WOWZERS! CAUTION -*Please do not continually post the same comment on the facebook walls of the sponsors i.e. CS SENT ME – by doing this facebook will think you are SPAM and stop…