Gone to CHA and back again!

Hello friends!

It’s been a busy few weeks. I left town and am back again. Totally behind with emails, projects and everything else.

I was a lucky girl and went to CHA, where I helped the good folks at Art Declassified for a few days. Talk about a blast! Loved hanging out with Karen and JoNell. We shared so many laughs.

The show was great. I met lots of fun store owners and crafters! So cool to just to talk crafts!

One of the big ways I contributed to ADC was helping with Make and Takes during the show. In fact, JoNell and I both did that. Here’s a peek of one of the make and takes we did at the ADC booth over the course of the show. It’s a little gum pack that slides open.  🙂 Karen came up with the concept (it’s a variation of a slider project she had seen before), while I came up with the stamped design for this one. We only did this M & T for about half a day. Most of the time we worked on one designed by JoNell (it was  a gum slider, too, but it used different stamps).

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There were 18 new stamp sets released at the show. Ok, it might have been more, but I have lost count. The stamps are all rubber and mounted to EZ Mount from Sunday International. All come in CD cases and are aviable now on the ADC website.

Here’s a little card I made today with some of the new stamps.  The sentiment and star are from the Pay Your Dues – Holidays 2 set. The grid background was stamped with the calendar from the Date It! calendar stamp kit.

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Honestly, I didn’t get to peek much from other manufacturers during the show, but I did get to see a few things.  I saw the new clear albums from Scrapworks (totally stinkin’ coolio), the new ink pads from Tsukineko (oh la la! Lots of groovy colors) and Prima’s new stuff (pant, pant). I saw a few other things, but those were right near where I was most of the time.

I also managed a short 20-minute trip down to the New Exhibitors section, where I got to check out the new Core-dinations cardstock (AMAZING stuff… the core is not white, but it colored to coordinate with the cardstock’s outer color) . I also saw my new friend Kristy’s paper from Far Flung Craft. Neat stuff she has (not to mention, super nice person she is). I’ll share some samples in the coming days.  🙂

I’ll check in again in a few days! And… I just have to say big shout out hellos to my IS friends, Nej and Lynn! So happy to see your notes! 🙂

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