February 18th, 2008
Wow! I am overwhelmed and humbled by all of the wonderful comments left on my first Blogiversary Give-Away post. You guys are so sweet! Stay tuned for the winner of that give away to be announced sometime in the next couple of days.
I wanted to share a few more things I really loved at CHA. First my very favorite new paper line was Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie. I was delighted at how many people I talked to said the very same thing – everyone seems to love this paper with the look of cross-stitch.
The first time I stopped by the booth I was approached by a gal who noticed my badge and asked is your name Jami with no “e”? I said “yep” and she said “me too”!!! We had a little bonding moment before talking about Cosmo Cricket when she mentioned that her brother Eric is the designer. (Hi Jami if you’re reading!). The next time I stopped by the booth (to take pictures I failed to take the first time – duh) I got to meet Eric himself and tell him that his paper was my show favorite!
My second favorite paper line was Crate Katlin.
I love the texture of Crate Paper and these colors are so yummy! They just need to come out with a 6×6 pad!
Another product that really impressed me was the soon to be released ribbon trough from Clip It Up. I got to speak with the designer of this product too. I don’t have her name written down (sorry), but she was such a gracious lady. It was a pleasure to talk to her.
You may have seen in the SCS gallery how some people have purchased rain gutters and turned them into holders for ribbon and punches. Well this ribbon trough takes that idea and makes it awesome with lots of wonderful details. There is a bar to hold your spools in if you want to leave them in and just cut off what you need, but the spools still lift out freely when you need them too. There is a place for ribbon scissors at each end of the trough. The trough is exactly 36″ long so you can easily measure out 1 yard of ribbon and it will come with inch markings as well. How cool is that? Plus there is a clip it up bar and hooks at the bottom to hook pieces of ribbon too small for a spool – or for other accesories. The only thing I didn’t care for was that it only comes in black. I asked if they might have a white version and the gal said that it is a durability issue at this point and the white materials they have looked at are not as durable as what they are using in black. The other piece of teriffic news is that will also be coming out with a Clip It Up Mini for those of us who just don’t have room for the current large version.
For more of my write ups on CHA as well as posts from several other fabulous ladies be sure to check out the SCS CHA blog. We are still posting trying to get all caught up over there.
I was very excited to stop by the A Muse booth for two reasons. First my oh-so-fabulous friend Her Royal Rubberness Julie Ebersole was working the booth and second there were samples of the Elzybells Spring release (going on sale tomorrow). Unfortunately they didn’t allow photos of the new line, but they are adorable. And as a huge bonus I got to meet both Linda Carnell and Emily Montenero in the booth. Sweet!
While there talking with Julie a gaggle of my DD/DDA buddies showed up and it was the perfect photo op of us with our Queen!
The back row is Jeanne S, me, Stamps4FuninCA (Tosha), Kittie and the front row is Linda D (seriously – she reallyis that short! Love ya Linda!) JulieHRR, BadSherry (eyes closed – sorry!)
Oh my goodness I just went to get the link for Elzybells and I see that the Spring line is now available for purchase. Curt got a new phone – a Tilt – for Valentine’s Day and he told me to pick out some stamps. Those Elzy’s are calling my name!!! I need some from the Friendship release and some from the Spring release!
And now it’s time for Blogiversary Give-Away #2
This prize package includes:
Cute plastic pencil case from Marvy Uchida
Package of 60 Fabric Flowers from daisyds
Wood Mounted rubber stamp from G-Rated Rubber Stamps
Clear stamp – Squiggle Arrow- from Pink Paislee
Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen (everyone needs one of these!)
To be entered into this drawing please follow these directions carefully:
**Tell me your post # – if the person before you did not indicate a post number then simply look back to the last person to give a post number and take the next number after that. Anyone not indicating a post number will not be in the drawing
**Tell me your name in your post
**Post a comment telling me your favorite type of stamp projects (cards, scrapbooking, 3d altered art, etc)
One post person for this drawing – you can enter each drawing I post this week – with one post per drawing. Posts for this drawing will close Wednesday 2/20 at 6:00am Pacific time and the winner will be announced sometime later this week. Good luck!
Lots more fun to come this week – be sure to check back and send your friends. *wink* Thanks for stopping by.
February 14th, 2008
It’s back to work for me today, but before I go I thought I’d share one of my CHA show favorites with you Kaiser Craft Designs. This is an Australian company I was unfamilar with. They have tons of different products, but what caught my eye in the booth was there rhinestones and pearls.
The rhinestones are a beautiful sparkly quality – self adhesive and not connected to one another. Also you will notice that there are plenty of each size to make several cards or projects with one package. And they have a very reasonable price point. They come in a whole bunch of fabulous colors including silver and black! A little birdie told me that ecelctic Paperie might be carrying these in the near future so be sure to keep a look out. They also have round and square stones as well as flowers.
The pearls are equally as yummy and come in lots of colors including chocolate. Below you see them in a soft green.
Lori and I waited in line for quite awhile to be able to do the Make & Take at this booth.
It was amazing how many kaiser products were used in this adorable M&T.
Everything you see on this project is a Kaiser product – starting with the wood (not chipboard) tag. The letters are also wood – very cool and they even make the paint we used on the letters. We had our choice of a table full of gorgeous papers to use, a whole box of ribbon and another entire box of bling and flowers. It was totally worth the wait! Oh and then she offered us our choice of gifts. I chose a wood acordian frame. Sweet!
Happy Valentine’s Day. I’ll be back later to share the card I made for Curt. Thanks for stopping by.