Monday, January 25, 2010

CHA Picks

I'm so bummed not to be in California looking at all the great new products... grrr all these health problems.

Oh well it hasn't stopped me from looking at all the manufacturer blogs & seeing the footage that different scrapbookers are uploading.   Noell of Paperclipping & Christine of Scraptime can always be counted on for CHA videos.  Noell & Izzy Hyman's are very professional & they get awesome interviews with interesting people.

Ok now picks for must have best sellers this season....

Pink Paislee was the stand out Summer '09 CHA.  I used the heck out of 3 of the 4 lines released (the 4th was Halloween & I really liked it but just don't do a lot of layouts for that holiday now that the boys are grown)

Well Pink Paislee has outdone themselves.  All of the releases are gorgeous!  The colors, patterns, embellishments, & price show that Pink Paislees lines have it all.  I'm super excited about the pleated sewn ribbon (sure will take the work out of that on my pages)

I've been buying gaffers tape from 7gypsies for quite a while.  I'm so glad to have these beautiful rolls that will surely be added to my stash for use on pages & mini albums.

Tim Holtz is sure branching out into everything.  I could do an entire post about him... he's sure to be the star of CHA winter 2010.  Tim has a ton of great new products debuting.  He's teaming up with Sizzix with an awesome new diecutting machine, some fantastic die cutting shapes & embossing folders.  Here's some of my favorite shapes that are on my wish list.

Here's all the dies in the collection and a few of the embossing dies

Check out this machine that looks like a suitcase!

Here's a few of my favorite of Tim's new embellishments

Tim's even releasing 3 collections of papers!  Here's my favorite.

I haven't even mentioned the new colors of Distress Ink, Distress Stickles or his fantastic stamps.  Check out his blog for all the new products released.

Sassafras Lass has some of the most colorful & fun papers out there.  I love the diecut edges & I find that is what I use the most leaving the paper to sit in my stash.  Now they are offering packages of only the edges.  I'm doing the happy dance & will be buying these for sure.

Cosmo Cricket is teaming with Core'dinations Cardstock to offer these great embossed cardstock collections.

Teresa Collins is releasing 4 lines this time.  I'm so glad she is back with a bang.  Her elegant papers are double sided & include lots of tags/journaling spots yet they are always among the lowest prices of quality papers out there.  In the past you couldn't beat getting at least 12 journaling spots for $ 0.69!

The ecraft by Craftwell was sneak previewed last CHA.  It's not just another die cutter.  I was impressed by the fact that it DIDN'T USE A MAT!  Just stick a piece of paper (up to 12"x12") in the machine & it will cut anything from your computer.  This is why I haven't bought the Sillhouette.

Prima of course has some breathtaking products hitting the market.  Here's some beautiful flowers that seem to be frosted with sparkles & a beautiful bling flourish that they are famous for.

Tattered Angels has some beautiful new Glimmer Mist colors & is introducing some paint into their collection.  Heidi Swapp has joined their team & has some beautiful colors.

Other companies I will be buying:   Webster's Pages has lots of beautiful lines coming up (in addition to their beautiful paper, vellum & trim we all love they are going to offer unique embellishments, alphas, diecuts & more),  Lily Bee (love the sheet of 4 - 6x6 diecuts), Jenni Bowlin (no one does bingo cards & interesting embellishments better), Fancy Pants (their papers are great - there's a good mix of background & detailed papers).

Well that's enough enabling for today.  Share with me some links to YOUR favorite new products being released.

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