As is always the case at CHA, there is so. much. to. see. This show is in so many ways so much better than the summer show in Orlando last year - the mood of the show, the number of exhibitors and attendees. There's a kinder, gentler spirit of this show and this was so well represented in the first booth we visited today.
Here's some of Elizabeth Kartchner's new line at American Crafts:
And did you know that AC and Pebbles have merged? We loved these 4 x 6 journaling cards for our photo album scrapbooking projects.
We loved AC's new inks!
And their new adhesive line reportedly doesn't reported skip, slip or trip. And it's called "This to That" which makes us want to buy some even more.
Our next visit was with one of our favorite manufacturers, October Afternoon:
(This is Elizabeth's favorite paper of the show.)
And we loved how some brands were finding new ways to appeal to scrapbookers:
We loved Little Yellow Bicycle's new releases and this fun Lucky Me line. Our booth tour guide told us the owner was inspired to design this line because she's always finding four leaf clovers. Lucky indeed!
Did you know that AdornIt Carolee's Creations does more than just scrapbooking? Here's just a taste of what they've got up their sleeves - watch for more!
We loved Jenni Bowlin's booth and products, and loved that she's teamed with Co'Ordinations paper to enhance her already darling lines:
Co'Ordinations paper is a color-core textured paper line that has been embossed to coordinate with the patterns in Jenni's papers. Just sand the surface to reveal the layer of color underneath! Several other manufacturers have done the same. We love all these new ways different companies are partnering with each other.
And we saw a bunch of familiar faces along the way:
Elizabeth, Aly, Marnie, Angie, Wendy and me.
And last night we had dinner with Emily and Vivian Masket:
We also ran into Renee Pearson...
who has a surprise giveaway of a seat in her "Just The Basics, Ma'am" class which begins this Thursday, January 28. Here's a little bit about her class:
Renee will personally lead you through the fun, fast and easy lessons designed specifically for the beginning digital scrapbooker or crafter. Using Adobe Photoshop Elements 6, 7 or 8 and the digital kits and templates provided, you'll be whipping out digital scrapbook pages in no time.
The curriculum is based on weekly lessons including video, pdf and other learning aids. The workshop is designed to gradually introduce new topics and skills, allowing you to master one skill set before moving on to the next. At the end, you'll have a comprehensive set of skills you can use to create your own digital pages."
Leave a comment for a chance to win! And thanks to Renee for such a nice surprise.
Even more eye candy tomorrow!