Sunday, January 28, 2007

CHA new products - Day 1

Woooooh, I'm tired!!
Day 1 at CHA and my feet are already hurtin'

So what great new things did I see?

Let's start with a great new product from the LuminarArte people (makers of the fantastic Twinkling H2O's paints): Radiant Rain Mists and Daubers. 12 colors in each line (24 total items). Beautiful shimmery colors, great for backgrounds and using directly on stamps. A must have.
I will have more info on this soon.... as well as an opportunity to order the whole set at a great price.

Next, Prima had of course tons of new flowers.... and papers.... and bling type stickers. I especially loved the big mesh flowers pictured below:
There were 12 colors and 4 styles per color... but I only purchased 1 style per color to test these out. They also had other great new flowers which I will add to the website when they come in.

This next photo is of the new exciting tool by Karen Foster: the Scraparatus
It's kinda hard to tell just from a picture, but basically, it's a little tiny die cutter, eyelet setter and pounder. The tool has different tips you put on. One is a pounder type tool which you use with tiny dies, or to flatten things. Another tip is for setting eyelets, another for making the little eyelet hole, etc. Very neat!! The little dies are too cute!! The starter kit come with 2 little dies (a flower and a tag), with other little die kits sold separately.

From Karen Foster, I also picked up their ENTIRE new line of papers, stickers, brads, embellishments, etc.... so look for many many new Karen Foster products.

From HEIDI SWAPP -- a TON of new things too. Great new masks, fantastic new larger ghost shapes, beautiful ribbons at $1 per little 3 foot spool, oh gosh... wait til you see it all.

SEI had 2 beautiful new lines: Morning Meadow (very soft and pastel) and Citrus (bright bright bright). You will flip for these.

Next, Crafter's Workshop is at it again with fantastic templates for doodling. I can't remember how many different ones they had, but needless to say, I got them all. :-) I also got their new line of papers.

Of course, that's not all. I also picked up Imaginesce's new lines of ... well, everything: papers, flowers, brads, you name its. My favorites are the new curdoroy brads!!! Warm!

Let's not forget the new Daisy D's lines... those should be available around March (which is pretty standard for basically almost everything we purchased at the show)

Oh... 2 more quick things:
-I found the BEST vellum adhesive from Glue Arts (not Glue Dots).... this adhesive is TRULY transparent on vellum and transparencies, and strong!!!!
-Around the Block had a gazillion great new things... ordered it all of course. My fave is the "tape writer kit" which is a lot like the old office label makers.... with fun colors of tape!!!!

Time to hit the sack. I will bring you a few more pictures tomorrow evening.

Hugs,
-Fran

10 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:16 PM

    Fran,
    Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting so quickly about CHA. Sounds like a lot of wonderful new staff I just gotta have. I saw two things already that I want.
    Edie

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  2. Anonymous5:11 AM

    Thanks Fran for the report and with pictures! Did they have much new on the way for stampers?


    QueenPam
    browpr@gmail.com

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  3. Anonymous5:12 AM

    Thanks for letting us know and for the pictures. Is there much new coming for stampers?

    QueenPam
    browpr@gmail.com

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  4. hiya Fran!

    the templates look so darn cool! I recently picked up their big circle one at the LSS but I am LOVING the ones ya showed pics of!! Can't wait to get 'em!

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  5. Anonymous10:30 AM

    Fran,
    Thank you so much for sharing about CHA and in such a timely manner. I really appreciate it! Being a stamper primarily, parchment crafter second (I know, nothing here on that) I'm hoping you'll be reporting on new items for stamping. Thanks again, Ruthie

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  6. Anonymous10:30 AM

    Fran,
    Thank you so much for sharing about CHA and in such a timely manner. I really appreciate it! Being a stamper primarily, parchment crafter second (I know, nothing here on that) I'm hoping you'll be reporting on new items for stamping. Thanks again, Ruthie

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  7. Anonymous12:06 PM

    Fran - thank you for sharing the news from CHA, and for having me drooling like an idiot - lol
    Helen in Manitoba
    P.S. Even seen any plaid cardstock, texture looks like Bazzill? Saw a card made with it - dark purple and dark grey - awesome!

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  8. Oh boy - I want the vellum glue!

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  9. Anonymous5:32 PM

    Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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