Monday, January 25, 2010

CHA Winter 2010 - So much fun

It's day 2 of CHA Winter 2010. We're exhausted.... but we're bringing you back so many new goodies!!

Here's a quick summary of what we have so far:

--Lots of new stamps from: Tim Holtz, Inkadinkadoo, Impression Obsession, Hampton Arts (new company for us), Prima, Imaginesce, Stampendous, and we're still searching for a few more.

--Tons of gorgeous new flowers from Prima and Petaloo. Prima has really outdone themselves this year! Incredible stuff coming very very soon.

--We've ordered the new paper/embellishment lines from: Webster's Pages, Cosmo Cricket, Making Memories, S.E.I., Best Creations, Bo Bunny, Basic Grey, Little Yellow Bicycle and Melissa Frances.

--We also picked up a couple new companies for us: My Mind's Eye (by popular request), Glitz Designs (OMG, these are gorgeous), and Au Dela Des Cimes (a fantastic French company).

--Let's not forget The Girls Paperie (also new)! This one is going to be a winner!

--About a million new punches from: Martha Stewart, EK Success, McGill, Marvy and Punch Bunch. There's something for everyone here, from the card maker to the flower artist.

--New stencils from Dreamweavers

--We have 2 great new tools from Zutter for you: a fantastic cutter for thick items (like chipboard and matboard), and a cool motorized distresser! (this is probably the coolest new tool I've seen here)

--We've got great new dies from Sizzix (including Tim Holtz' new line + dies for the Sizzix big PRO machine... dies to make boxes, cards and even 12"x12" decorative edge papers). Of course, we also bought all the new Spellbinder dies. As usual, these are to "die" for!!

--Want more Tim Holtz (don't we all)! OK, from Tim's imagination, we also have all his new embellishments from his Idea-ology line + see below for ink.

--INKS inks inks: Tim's 12 new distress colors are probably the biggest announcement! You've seen them previewed on the site. We've also picked up the 4 new metallic Staz-On colors from Tsukineko as well as their new Spritz.

--We have lots of new embellishments for you too: ribbons from Offray, 5 new little chalk palettes from Craf-T, new button assortment from Buttons Galore, and whatever we seek out tomorrow.

There is still a lot of shopping to be done tomorrow. We've yet to hit 2 of our favorites: October After and Graphic 45... but don't worry, we're not out of money yet. We still need to stop at Tattered Angels, Clearsnap (new smooch colors, new colorbox colors and new Fluid Chalks too) and American Crafts.

Our work is definitely NOT done!!



  1. Is there anywhere to see the new Punch Bunch punches? It's a relatively recent addiction. :-)

  2. Anonymous9:13 PM

    I love everything that you listed you purchased. When you go to tattered angels, I already saw a video demo of Heidi Swapp at the Tattered Angels booth, use their new chalk mists. PLEASE check that out, I'm curious to see what you think. The chalk mist is more opaque yet pretty and their new glimmer paints. Really cool! Good luck