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It is DAY#4 of a Taste of CHA featuring Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock, Heartfelt Creations, Canuck Crafts, Elizabeth Craft Designs and May Arts Ribbon – The Ribbon Resource 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…

It is DAY#1 of a Taste of CHA featuring Close To My Heart, BoBunny, USARTQuest, Elizabeth Craft Designs and Kraftin’ Kimmie 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! ONE WORD OF 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…

Well, the time we spent at CHA 2016 was inspiring, and seeing all the new releases sparked our creativity and imaginations! And it’s not all fun and games….we do lots of work on our phones too. There were a few more booths that we enjoyed visiting.  The Prima booth was beautiful as always: Spellbinders always has beautiful displays and staging. And you know how much we love walking into the rainbow of colour in the May Arts Ribbon booth! It was great to see Canada represent, too! Emerald Creek Craft Supplies had a booth and we stopped in to say hi to owner Kim Evans and Designer Nicole Wright. Emerald Creek manufactures metal charms and cling mounted rubber stamps.  Nicole has a new stamp release that is wonderful! Yes,  CHA 2016 was awesome! Our team loves spending time together, and California is always a nice destination with palm trees and…

Connie Nichol and I were really excited about our first morning at CHA, which started early with a breakfast and demo for the media in the Ranger booth. We spent 20 minutes with each of 4 designers….and the first one was Tim Holtz! At the demo tables, we learned all about the new releases for each designer’s line. Tim Holtz has a number of exciting new products. Everyone is excited about the Distress Crayons! Distress Crayons are formulated to achieve vibrant coloring effects on porous surfaces for mixed-media. The smooth water-reactive pigments are ideal for creating brilliant backgrounds, watercoloring, smudge effects and more. Colour directly onto your surface and blend with water then layer with Distress Inks or Stains for more creative possibilities. The crayons are available in 3 sets that coordinate with the Distress Palette. There are 3 new mediums that look amazing, and Tim demonstrated how to use each…

The FabScraps booth is always so beautiful because the paper collections have a dreamy and pretty shabby chic style. There are 3 new fabulous collections: Vintage Elegance, Beach Bliss and Kaleidoscope. As its name suggest, the Vintage Elegance collection is all soft florals, pinstripes, and patterns with muted colour tones, reminiscent of timeless, vintage wallpaper. Each collection has coordinated chipboard elements, metal charms and stickers. Beach Bliss has gorgeous beach and nautical theme patterned paper, with a subtle weathered wood background image. Ahoy there matey!  Check out those big chipboard elements….the lighthouse and captain’s wheel! The youthfulness of the Kaleidoscope collection is derived from its energetic colours and geometric patterns. Cardmakers will be happy to hear about a new product addition called the ‘Carders Pack’ for each collection, which is an 8 x 8 package of 4 different paper designs, plus die cut…

Pens, pens, pens, and more pens! WOW! The Sakura booth is bursting with everything to make your world colourful! Branching out from pens, Sakura has expanded their beautiful line of Koi Watercolor palettes, suitable for travel, called the “Pocket Field Sketch Box,” which comes in different sizes. And then there’s the walls of pens. The Pigma Microns have been a standard for many artists, and look at all the colours! The Koi Watercolor Brush pens are wonderful for illustrating, colouring, with or without water, and brush lettering. The Cray-Pas is the original high quality oil pastels that probably many of us used in elementary school. The range of colours is impressive! For non-porous surfaces like chalkboard, vinyl, metal, wood, vellum, glass etc… the Permopaque Pigment Markers are awesome and have a dual point: bullet and chisel. Another line of permanent pens that work on various materials is the Pen-Touch. They…

Oh Tombow! How do we love thee?  Let us count the ways! It was a party in the Tombow booth, lots of colour and LOTS of gorgeous products! Along with the popular brush lettering trend, Tombow Dual Brush Pens are blendable colours that are lovely for watercolour too. The rainbow of markers and pencils are so pretty! Demo tables were always busy, hosted by the happy smiling faces of Tombow representatives. Tombow products are perfect for all the adult colouring and artwork happening now. For coloured pencils, there are the Irojiten and the Recycled Color Pencils. The Irojiten coloured pencils also come in colour theme packs, with eraser and sharpener. The body is coated with a white overlay that makes long hours holding the pencils much easier and more comfortable. Remember Tombow has a whole range of adhesives too, for crafting, home and office, making your projects stick together with…

The Momenta booth is a happy place, with fresh packaging and pretty displays filled with paper, dies, stickers, stamps, stencils, and other paper crafting products. The Momenta stencils are all self-adhesive, which is awesome for those messy mixed media projects! There is also a line of stencils designed for fabric and similar applications, like t-shirts. Paper crafters will love the 3D gift box kits! Party and home decor items are also available. The packs of both card stock and patterned paper are wonderful! The Momenta line includes stickers…a HUGE assortment of stickers, which the ‘planner’ people will love too! There are 2 lines of paint: chalk and acrylic with every colour of the rainbow! The other side of the booth housed Art-C, a sister company of Momenta.  Mixed media lovers will be in heaven! One of the most popular tools is the Groove Tool, a hand-held, battery operated device with…

The Chameleon Pens booth is a colourful experience. With the adult colouring book craze in full swing, Chameleon Pens are trending. For those of you unfamiliar with Chameleon pens, they are alcohol based pens, each one producing varying tones of the same colour. This means you need only one colour of each pen instead of many pens to blend multiple tones. Chamelon Pens feature • Double-Ended Pen • Japanese SuperSoft Brush Nib and Bullet Nib • Professional Quality Alcohol-Based Ink • Refillable Inks • Replaceable Nibs • Permanent on Most Surfaces • Compatible with all other Alcohol-Based Inks • Non-Toxic and Low Odor • Ideal for All Paper Crafts, Manga, Graphic and Fine Art Currently, the full Deluxe set of Chameleon Color Tones Pens consists of 20 vibrant colours, plus a detail black pen and colourless toning/blending pen. They are also sold as singles and 5 pen sets, plus nibs and…

Entering the Heartfelt Creations booth at CHA is like walking into a flower garden! The newest release is “Sugar Hollow” featuring the cutest little owl. As per other Heartfelt Creations collections, Sugar Hollow products include paper packs, stamps and die sets. The projects on display for Sugar Hollow were so sweet. There was a sneak peek of the new upcoming February release called Sunrise Lily. Stunning! There were so many gorgeous projects from various collections, including the current popular line “Coffee Talk.” The “All Glammed Up” collection looks fabulous on display. Every shelf in the booth was filled with stunning paper crafts created with both current and older collections. The 3D Flip Fold Album is perfect for the scrapbooker who loves mini albums with lots of pockets and interaction. For more information on products, click HERE to visit the Heartfelt Creations website and blog. …