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Last summer, I first attended CHA in Las Vegas and was astonished by the Sizzix booth….the displays, the projects…so much eye candy! This winter tradeshow was the same experience with Sizzix showcasing an incredible and vast assortment of products and crafts. The really cool thing about the Sizzix displays are how artfully the products (dies) are staged with craft projects and overall decor. The new Tim Holtz Alterations dies are wonderful to behold, with a combination of die cutting and embossing paper crafts… There are also an assortment of new border dies and project samples that feature them… …along with the new Bigz dies. That is only the Tim Holtz line! There are wonderful other collections by their other designers.  “Susan’s Garden” is an entire line of dies designed to recreate perfect and realistic 3D flowers.  I had a nice…

All the way from South Africa, FabScraps always delivers a gorgeous shabby chic display at CHA.  This show was no exception.  Wow. Their paper crafted dresses on mannequins are simply amazing and showcase their new collections. Just look at the incredible details… Up close… The metal embellishments and zipper edges you see on this particular dress above are from their new line of products, aptly titled “Addictive Scrapping Goodies” Four new collections were debuted at the show, and each set of papers has matching chipboard die cuts. Here is Retro Twist, with a vibrant purple colour palette and fun geometric patterns… Then there is Beachcomber, a nautical theme… Country Living has beautiful feminine floral patterns, along with vintage images of table settings… The French Heritage collection includes some lovely peacock colours and graphics… And of course, there…

For today’s CHA tour, we are visiting a booth filled with so many wonderful stamps and dies:  Impression Obsession. Let me tell you, the name of this company fits….because after looking at all these gorgeous dies and stamps, I was obsessed!  I want them all!!!! The rubber stamps have such beautiful detail. There are also many wonderful clear stamp sets. I was astounded by all the amazing cards on display. The newly released Valentines stamps and dies are on my shopping list! When you see all the stunning cards made with these products, then you want to use them all! The cupids are a hot seller! And don’t you just LOVE this heart flourish die? Here is a really fun display of a chalkboard stamping technique: Wow.  Decisions, decisions….time to go to their website and make…

Hello everyone! It’s Kelly here and I’m so excited to share the wonderful experience the Canadian Scrapbooker team had at last weekend’s Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) tradeshow in Anaheim, California.  Let me tell you, so many companies have new products and collections that will make you a very happy crafter!  I will be blogging here daily for the next week to give you an inside look at the booths and projects that impressed our team. Today, we will peek inside the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L booth.  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L has re-designed their packaging and also updated their website.  Click HERE to visit their website where you will also find a link to their fantastic blog that has tons of inspiring projects and tutorials.  Not only do they have awesome adhesive, they now offer crafters 3D Foam Designer Shapes.  Five new shapes were debuted at the tradeshow: …

We are soooooooooo excited to be going to Victoria THIS WEEKEND to the Creative Stitches and Craftig Alive Show! March 8th and March 9th! Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine will be there along with many other scrapbooking and paper crafting vendors!!!!!  YAHOOOOO!  We have set up a really super duper fun game of BINGO that anyone can play! One lucky winner will win a prize package well over 300$ in supplies!!!!!!! WONDERFUL!!!!!!! For more details – CLICK HERE Print off this coupon for your door admission!!!!! Stop by our booth and say hello!  Cathie Allan will be working her magic in our booth all day long!!!!!! See you there

Do you know? Can you tell??? Well – they are all SNEAK PEEKS of classes being taught at the CROP-A-GANZA by our very talented team of teachers at Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine! Join Cathie Allan, Allison Orthner, Christy Riopel and Susan Weckesser in Red Deer Feb 17 – 19th!!!! You definately need to take one or two or a few of their classes! These girls ROCK!!!!!!! Visit the CROP-A-GANZA blog to register today!!!! Have fun!!!!

If you are in the Calgary area this weekend – you won’t want to miss this!!!!!! Take a Mixed Media class from Canadian Scrapbooker’s very talented Christy Riopel! Some of Canada’s most talented instructors will also be at this event including Leica Forrest, Virginia Wong, Kimberly Collis and Sonja McLean! Check out their classes – Click Here for the details! A wonderful event – full of lots of fun – and for a most wonderful cause – our children. Check it out