Steph and I heading to CHA Summer AKA Create and Connect.
We had our lists made and were ready to find all the latest and greatest products to put on She's shelves!
The first stop in our travels was a day of education.
We were able to get into Tim and Dyan's classes and be the participants!
What fun. We made these vintage Christmas cards in Tim's class and
learned a ton of new techniques in Dyan's class. There is SO much you can do with her Ink Sprays.
We will have the samples in the store for you to see!
All of the booths at the show are filled with eye candy. SO much inspiration everywhere you turn.
If you know us you know we love Starbucks. What a cute way to present a gift card in the above picture.
Below is featuring the new Distress Paints. Oh...total heaven!
One of the displays from the Tim Holtz Ideaology line.
He and his crew are masters of displays.
Of course had to have a quick hug with Mario...I wish we could bring him to Florida!
We keep threatening to steal him away, wink.
Tim doing his thing. He demos ALL day at the shows.
I really don't know how he has the energy. He is on it, happy to share his ideas
and most of all inspiring us to go home and get inky or creative.
He is an utter creative genius!
There was quite the hubbub for this announcement.
Ranger and Tim teased us with a product that would only be revealed the opening day of the show!
It was all the talk and so many were even tuned in online to see what it was.
Well, they did not disappoint!
Distress Stickles is now available in dry form.
It really is reminiscent of vintage glass glitter and vintage mica mixed together.
It is beautiful, hard to capture in photos, so you will really have to come in and see it in person!
Another fabulous new release from Ranger was Wendy Vecchi's new colors of Archival ink.
She is a gardener and so they have cute gardener names like Watering Can.
And wait till you see what they look like across her metallic embossing paste.
Here is a sample of how they stamp out.
One of the most excited reveals for me was the new Teresa Collins Ebosser!
It is the ONLY machine on the market that embosses 8 1/2 x 11 and 12 inch embossing folders.
It is amazing.
It will also cute EVERY brand of dies and emboss EVERY brand of embossing folders.
We can't wait for it to hit the shelves.
Oh...the ideas spinning.
This was the cute make and take for Teresa Collins and the Ebosser.
You really can't see the embossing to well, but it is deep and crisp.
It embosses beautifully.
Some more fun tools that will be coming are the Teresa Collins chipboard punch as well as her cute pink stapler. It used regular size staplers. So it would be perfect to add to your stash.
I NEED it to go along with my Tiny Attacher.
The album below was made by the amazing Cheri Piles. It is in a box tray and the pages are
hinged with Washi Tape. It was the talk of the Teresa Collins booth.
I fell in love with this. Teresa Collins designed the stand. and attached a mini album with
a piece from a clip board. Genius.
And finally a peek at one of the new Halloween lines coming in.
It has so many different components that you can do other things with besides just scrapbooking.
It will be perfect for card makers, little gift bags for treats and even some not so spooky home decor projects.
Hope you enjoyed this "little" CHA Summer recap.
We will be sending out email and Facebook alerts as the new products roll in.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you in the store!