Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Imaginisce Reviews and a Winner!

I've got a RAK with a few goodies I picked up at CHA for Jukebox! Thanks for your comment! Please send us your addy and I'll get your RAK in the mail. I've got a Perfect Crafting Pouch by ScraPerfect, a brand new Stickles color from Ranger, brand new GCD Studios, and a few non-CHA handmade tickets made by Susie Bentz.

And, Craft Critique has a great review of Imaginisce's new cordless glue gun, the i-bond. We saw these at CHA and were impressed, although my friend Karen wishes they'd make them in any other color than pink. It uses four AAA batteries. The tool is more portable - no searching for an outlet!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

CHA Favorites

Well CHA came and went -- all too short. And tiring. The booths were fabulous. There was lots to see and lots of things I'm looking foward to seeing in my local scrapbook store.

After I got back I realized that I didn't really take photos of the booths, but seemed to have filled my iPhone up with samples. You'll have to forgive the quality of the photos - there's only so much I could do with the phone. Here's a few of my favorites:

The Idea-ology Booth - this was all inspiration! I also saw quite a few demos by Tim of his new products - Distess Stains, glassine paper, stamps, etc. You can see quite a few of them used in one of his Configuration boxes:

And these tags-

The Girls' Paperie had some of the best paper for spring. And this wonderful wreath:

Petaloo has really increased their offerings. More elaborate and detailed flowers, vines and branches. I really loved this new paper banner, which was used in the layout below.

And flowers were everywhere, including lots of ways to make them yourself. Cosmo Cricket has their new Glubers, large thin glue circles to which to adhere your fabric, trim or paper. Hero Arts made flowers several ways with stamps, fabric and felt. And so much more - but that's another post.

Above - from the Cosmo Cricket booth. All the flowers on the layout and below were made with their Glubers.