Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CHA Chicago, Day 2

Another full day of fun and crafts is over with. Again today we saw tons of new product that will make great additions to our department.
I know alot of you have been curious about October Afternoon... we saw it, loved it, and ordered it! :) They released a super cute kitcheny line that has a retro look. Our favorite however was their new Campfire line. The great outdoors themed papers, stickers, and chipboard (yup... they've finally added chipboard!) are awesome for all your outdoor memories.
Yesterday we saw an adorable Making Memories Halloween line that I didn't think anyone could top... then we saw Bo Bunny Whoo-ligans today. One word... adorable! Again this year they've made a Halloween line that is cute and whimsical. Whoo-ligans is only one of five new lines they've introduced.

American Crafts is always a favorite of ours. We saw lots of fun new stuff from them! They have two new Dear Lizzy lines that are awesome. Our favorite out of all their new was a line called City Park. It has bright bold colors with trees, flowers, and polka dots. So darn cute. Pictured below is a display with one of the new Dear Lizzy lines, Enchanted.

For all you Tim Holtz fans... be prepared for many more dies and embossing folders from Sizzix! There were many Halloween and Christmas themed dies. Sizzix also teamed up with Basic Grey and made embossing folders that coordinate with last years Eskimo Kisses line. Lots of cool new product coming from Sizzix!

We have a couple more places to check out before we head back home tommorrow. Make sure to check out the Paper Crafts department for all the new product that will be arriving in the next couple months. We need to go back and try and find places for all this new stuff!

CHA Summer 2010 - Day 1

Our first day in Chicago is over! So many neat and adorable products! Here's a few of our fav's:

Creative Imaginations has come up with a much anticipated Harry Potter themed line. There are papers & stickers that are complete with Quidditch, Hogwarts, and Griffindor themes. Perfect for all you HP fans!
We've seen quite a few Halloween lines, but Toil & Trouble by Making Memories is top on my list! It's a traditional line, with the cutest ghosts & skeletons ever! Be prepared for an endcap coming up soon...

Fancy Pants is also one of my favorites... and our store is going to have LOTS of new Fancy Pants! They released four new lines: Happy Together, Tradition, It's Your Day, and Lilac House. All adorable, complete with papers, stickers, rub-ons, and die cuts. It's Your Day was our favorite... a bright colored, gender neutral birthday line. Cute!

Provo Craft unveiled their next big thing... Imagine! The Imagine machine is an electronic die cutter and printer. Definitely a new product that has never been done before! The machine takes any of your existing cartridges, as well as some new cartridges that were released! We're going back to Provo today to learn a bit more...
Anyone who knows me, knows that Doodlebug hands down is my ABSOLUTE favorite... and they didn't disappoint! :) They have five new collections (of course we got them all!) along with coordinating cardstock, buttons and jewels. Our favorite collection Bon Appetit, is a kitchen line in trendy and retro colors... simply adorable!
There's still a lot for us to check out... October Afternoon, Bo-Bunny, American Crafts, and Cosmo Cricket here we come! We have another full day ahead of us , stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hexbugs are here!

Hexbugs are little robotic creatures that scurry around like real bugs -There are several kinds to choose from, many of which will react to touch & sound! They're available in 5 colors, different varieties and have accessories to go with them. Check out the images and videos below to find out more:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New "Just Sew" Patterns by Dawn Kraayenbrink

We have new patterns from designer, Dawn Kraayenbrink and what's really nice is she's a local artist. One is a mitten pattern that uses recycled sweaters and fleece and the other is a really cute little table runner shaped like a fish. I think both patterns are really something and I can't wait to see what else she comes up with in the future.

Friday, July 2, 2010

New Project Sheets

Check out these new project sheets that have recently been added to our project sheet page:
(Just click the images below to view each project sheet.)

Click here to view all available project sheets