Sunday, July 31, 2011

CHA Summer 2011

CHA was great!  Lots of fantastic new products coming out.... EMI Scrapbooking will be filled to the gills with gorgeous goodies.

The show was much smaller than in past years... literally most of the companies downsized their booths & some (Basic Grey) didn't even participate in the show.  I hope that it's just companies spending their money wisely and not a bigger decline in the industry itself. 

My video skills were sorely lacking & looking at the booths that I did shoot I think you would get motion sickness if I posted them.  So I'm practicing for next time.... In the mean time Amy Coon posted some great videos of the show & you can view them at the Paperlife blog.

As for photos... Susan the owner of EMI Scrapbooking really enjoys taking pictures of all the new products and samples in each booth.  I think final count was over 2000 for the 3 day show.  She has posted some on the blog already & promised to give each of us in the group CDs with all the images.

Now for a few highlights.  *(I have to say it was impossible to pick a favorite because I loved so many of them)*

Jenni Bowlin has always been a favorite of mine.  I LOVE her Bingo cards & embellishments.  She knocked it out of the park this time with LOADS of new embellishments & DOUBLE SIDED thicker paper!
This is some of the embellishments & samples for the halloween line

Her booth is gorgeous with so many creative ways to store things & display

I adore Stephanie Howell & loved seeing her sample creations... yep they are even better in person.

Jenni is THE NICEST person & spent lots of time with us while we were in the booth.  I can't wait to create with these products....

Pink Paislee's booth was one of those that was much smaller than prior shows.  The lines they introduced included the final House of 3 Halloween & they expanded on the Mistables with Tattered Angels.

Nantucket was my favorite & it  is a beautiful beach line. 

I can't wait to take photos at the beach for a mini book & layouts using Nantucket.

Keep checking the EMI Blog for more photos & I'll post more of my favorites.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Off To CHA.....

The EMI Scrapbooking girls are off to Chicago to see all the new products & order the best for the store.  We'll be posting lots of photos on the store blog.  I'm taking along my new flip cam & hoping to post some youtube videos too.... keep your fingers crossed lol.

Studio Calico Travel Mini Kit

Studio Calico lines always have a touch of fun & funky added.  This line was filled with paper that had lots of images to fussy cut for embellishments.

Sorry didn't have time to edit the photos.... so I hope you don't get a crick in your neck lol... it's just the first cover page.

This limited edition kit is available at EMI Scrapbooking online & in the store.

Crate Mini Album Kits

 Crate Paper is another stand out company.  I love the vintage look & the way each paper has depth & interest.  This line came with the super useful alphabet stickers and a sheet of paper that was filled with different tags ready to be cut out.


Sorry for the blurry photos I didn't check them before giving Susan @ EMI Scrapbooking the kit.  She will have much better photos on the blog & of course included in each kit.

Teresa Collins Notations Sample

I loved the box of goodies that is Teresa Collins Notations  It comes with a binder, lots of diecut paper & oodles of tags & diecut embellishments.  This is a sample I made for EMI Scrapbooking store to show customers what's included......

Teresa continues to be my favorite designer of scrapbook products.... I can't wait to see what's new this week in Chicago at CHA

Travel Mini Kit

I LOVED Basic Grey's Wanderer line when it came out last year.  The colors, images, patterns.... I guess everything about it just spoke to me.

For a travel album I always have lots of "stuff:" like tickets, maps, brochures, postcards, etc that I like to include so I used manilla envelopes as pages to give me plenty of room to stash.

This is a limited edition kit & will so be available at EMI SCRAPBOOKING online & in the store