Sunday, February 28, 2010

CHA Review

I just realized today that I never posted my CHA review! What a dingbat I am. Ok, so here is a summary of what tickled my fancy at the show: Of course, do I even need to say it? Tattered Angels, WOW! You are going to love, love, love, the new products coming out. Of course, now that it is the end of February, you have probably seen it all already, but let me just tell you, The new Glimmer Glam and Glaze is to die for! So many great possibilities for this new medium. The wheels are spinning with some great classes for you using these little beauties. Also the new Heidi Swapp resist pieces, and folder are yummalicious. Did I mention the Seaside collection? A must have for those summer projects. The new additions to the Tattered Traveler collection have me really fired up. This is one of my very favorite collections, and I am planning a great vintagy travel album class with this line. And the booth was spectacular! Check it out:

Ok, moving on. Graphic 45. Graphic 45 always has the most gorgeous booth. Check out that huge clock tower! So cool. And the new products,most which have already hit your local stores, so beautiful.

Prima: I just have four words for you: I WANT IT ALL! Seriously, I want to live in their booth. They have upmteen new styles of the white flowers (for glimmer misting of course), new raw lace, beautiful new paper lines, and those butterflies! You can check it all out at the PRima website. Canvas Corp: Love them! They are absolutely the nicest people, and their product is top notch. Canvas banners, wall hangings, canvas by the sheet, and hardware for it too. YOu must go to their site at Their canvas takes glimmer mist beautifully. I will be sharng some projects soon with their canvas and glimmer mist, and the love banner that I shared on a previous post was made with their banner panels. Kaiser craft had some great beyond the page pieces for home decor and altered art projects. Love the family tree piece.

Melissa Frances has a new line coming out that was just calling my name. It's called Kitchy Kitchen. Also the new Vintage Posey line is gorgeous.

Websters pages has beautiful new embellishments, for some bizarre reason I have no picture of them, but you can go to to look at them. The trim, bloomers, sparklers and of course the papers will just make you go wild.
Then there is the new Melody Ross lines at GCD. Let me just say, previously I was not a huge fan of GCD products. Until now. WOW! We were the first group to get to do the demo with the chipboard and the hammer and dies, yep I said hammer, an it's cute too! I'll give you a little tip: you are supposed to spritz the chipboard with water before you take the die and hammer to it, but if you use glimmer mist instead of get the idea. I took Melody some glimmer mist and she tried it with the chipboard and tools and it came out beautifully. If you haven't heard of Melody Ross before, she is just a doll. You must check out her blog (I think it is She is a wonderful writer, and her blog is pure inspiration not only in the crafting department, but in life as well. Here are some pics of her gorgeous work at the booth.

Basic Grey has cool new papers called BAsics. They are white with print on them, and I think they will be a staple in many of my glimmer mist projects.
And last but certainly not least: Elizabeth Craft Designs
Can you say yum? Glitter, yum! I don't have any pictures of their booth either because I was completely engrossed in watching the demo of the glitter with peel off stickers and double sided tape. I loved the stuff so much, that I became a certified Elizabeth Craft instructor. You will love this glitter. I have had some experience with glitter, hahah, ok, a LOT of experience with glitter, and this is the finest, richest glitter I have ever used. When you use it with the double sided tape, it feels just like velvet, and it does not rub off! I will be sharing some class projects I will be teaching with it soon, so keep your eyes peeled for it. I will wrap this post up with some random pics from the show. And please, take a little time to check out the websites for the companies I listed, it will be well worth your time, I promise.

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