Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Part 2 of the CHA Summer 2007 report

Time to write a little more about exciting CHA things......

Yesterday someone called to ask me about any new punches, and I totally forgot about the 6 new McGill punches that will be available in October. These are SOOOOOOOO cool. Here are a couple of them:

and a card made with the keyhole punch:

There are 6 punches all together: Hang Tag, Brackets, Symbols, Keyhole, Punctuation and Heirloom Hearts.

Each punch will be $18.99 and I will offer a pre-order special on my site with a deal if you buy all 6 at the same time.

I can't remember if I talked about clear stamps yesterday, but we picked up quite a few new ones. Autumn Leaves of course came out with another big batch. We picked up a new company (new for us, but they've been around a while) called Impression Obsession. They have some really nice designs for card makers, so we pretty much bought almost all they make in the way of clears.

Stampendous also had a few new clears, which of course we purchased. DMD Industries put out a line of very inexpensive clear stamps (some small ones for less than $2, and some regular size sheets as well). We also saw Daisy Bucket's booth had clear stamps, so of course we bought those. Fiskars also came out with some, and you guessed it, we bought them!!

Clear stamps were definitely a huge hit at CHA. We would have liked to pick up a few other lines (such as Technique Tuesdays) but we ran out of money. I know a lot of stampers prefer rubber over clear, but clear is what most every place is going to these days. They tend to be less pricey than rubber and they do have the advantage of ease of use with clear blocks.

Oh... one more clear stamp..... Francy Pants came out with 2 new 12"x12" clear stamp sets (and yes, we bought those too)

Moving on to new papers.... OMG, this is a long list. I'm just going to hit some highlights here:

-Basic Grey -- 4 new gorgeous lines + new chipboards and rub ons!
-Zsiage --- we already have their fabulous Scrap-o-dex, but this time we picked up many of their papers, chipboards and sheer elements that can be embossed!!

-Around the block --- call me crazy, we bought everything new they had

-Dove of the East --- I spoke about them on yesterday's blog edition.
-Cloud 9 --- they had too much to choose from, but I found a few papers and stickers

-Heidi Grace -- same as above

-Prism --- specialty metallic papers and vellums. Wait til you see what I found there!

-Daisy D's -- 4 new lines of papers, stickers, tags, etc

-Fancy Pants -- 3 new lines of papers/stickers, and some fab new overlays!!

-Daisy Bucket --- I bought everything new they had!

-SEI --- again, everything new. They had the cutest Kitty papers!!!! Can't wait to have those!!

-Karen Foster --- I focused mainly on BOY themes here, but got other things too.

-Bo-Bunny --- again, I purchased ALLLLLL their new stuff.

Another booth that always attracts me is Prima. They did not fail us this time. We re-ordered their Sprites (which we ran out of quickly after CHA Winter), plus they came out with MORE new Sprites, so ordered those too. I'm not too sure when we expect them as Prima is usually quite slow at shipping.... so stay tuned.

Maya Road had done it again with dozens more new chipboard album configurations, cute chipboard shapes, etc. Oh yes, they got a chunk of our money too.

For those of you who are interested in trying out Digital Scrapbooking, we have a great product for you. It's put out by McGill, and it is called Pixel Magic. It's super easy to use, comes with dozens of accessory disks and you can print the results at home or at your favorite store.

This will be a fun new tool for me as well.

One more thing for today: Have you seen the Clip-it-up yet? It's fantastic!! Here is a picture (as I can't describe it as well as I can show you)
The unit comes as the Main Base (bottom picture) and the Upper Tier can fit on top. You can clip up all your stickers, ribbons, trinkets and have them right on hand to scrapbook or make cards. Everything is at your fingertips. It revolves and also has tabs so you can organize your stuff by categories.

My husband just came home from work.... so it's time for me to go too. I will post again tomorrow with more pictures.



  1. Fran- Thanks so much for the update- all the new products look amazing. The papers and trinkets from Dove of the East are beautiful! Just wanted to thank you for the quick shipment and great service on my first order last week. Everything was perfect. Will be back. Sincerely, Irene Grubb

  2. Anonymous7:35 PM

    I want that clipit, Fran! Top and bottom!! AS soon as you decide to accept preorders, let me know!

  3. Anonymous9:14 PM

    I want it all!!!!!!!
    LOL! Darn........there goes that "new" house we were considering. **sigh**

    Thanks for the input Fran.
    This is fun. I will be cking back in w/you soon. Probably early August when we return from holiday.


  4. Anonymous10:01 PM

    Quelle chance ce salon !!!! et je vois que tu ramènes des merveilles dans tes valises !!!! COmme tu le disais hier, le Père Noël va avoir du travail. Bonne nuit pour toi

  5. Anonymous7:18 AM

    AWESOME news of the upcoming stuff!! I will start getting a list ready!!

    Kim in Florida

  6. I need the Clip-It, Fran!

    Thanks for the updates. Very fun to see what's coming.