CHA 2015


It is DAY#1 of a Taste of CHA featuring BoBunny, Spellbinders, Chameleon and Impression Obsession How it works 1. This contest is all about giving our sponsors some LOVE! NO sponsors NO prizes! 2. During the next 12 days (Feb 11 – 22) 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 41 sponsors this past Jan at CHA!!!!!!!!!! WOWZERS! Lets get started! #1 – BoBunny – fun designs, easy to work with – BoBunny perfection! Visit BoBunny  on facebook – CLICK HERE – say hello from us. *Please do not continually post the same comment on the facebook walls of the sponsors i.e. CS SENT ME…

The dramatic displays in the graphic 45 booth at the Craft & Hobby show are always impressive. Each collection is housed in its own display cabinet and area.  There are 3 newest releases….Home Sweet Home is reminiscent of home cooking, gardening and similar vintage images. Precious Memories is a stunning baby collection, with cherubic darlings and soft colour palette, suitable for either boys or girls. Artisan Style is a new Art Deco collection filled with beautiful 1920s and 1930s imagery and patterns. Time to Flourish is their second ‘calendar’ themed collection, which was a successful theme last year. If you love seeing all of these amazing projects on display and the papers, then click HERE to visit the graphic 45 website and blog, where inspiration abounds!

When it comes to liquid adhesives, Beacon has all the answers to your sticky problems! Beacon has pretty much an adhesive for EVERY single type of craft you can imagine for EVERY type of material under the sun! Scrapbookers are probably most familiar with Zip-Dry, a fantastic fast-drying liquid adhesive that does not wrinkle paper.  Another favourite is Fabri-Tac. To get the job done right, you need the right adhesive and Beacon Adhesives has a lot to offer!  For more product information, please click HERE to visit the Beacon website.

The Plaid booth is a busy, busy place at the Craft & Hobby show. Perhaps most of us think of Plaid for its well-known product:  Mod Podge. Part of this line now includes a dimensional embellishment you can make, called “Mod Melts,” where you fill silicone molds with heated ‘Mod Podge’ glue sticks. Plaid also has a few brands of craft paints that most of you are familiar with:  Delta, FolkArt and Apple Barrel.  These brands also have a huge assortment of stencils. There are lots of fun projects on display! For more product information and inspiring projects, please click HERE and visit the Plaid website.

It’s hard not to get giddy in the May Arts Ribbon booth at the Crafty & Hobby tradeshow!  JUST LOOK AT ALL THAT RIBBON!! There isn’t a pattern or colour under the sun that isn’t found in the May Arts ribbon booth. Every texture imaginable is available too….canvas, twill, burlap, twine, etc. The metallic trend is even found in ribbons! There is an Artful Accents collection with some packaged banners too. Plenty of velvet rickrack! Here are some newly released ribbons….beautiful vintage print inspired! Love the patterns on these larger widths, with printed burlap being another new trend. Here’s what May Arts has to say about the Spring Summer 2015 trends in ribbon: “For spring and summer, we are still seeing a love for nature and rustic vibes, but a love for patterns is increasing. Expect to see demand for gingham, oversize floral prints, and jumbo dots. As far as colors,…

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!

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…

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…

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