TONS of CHA and last chance for GIVEAWAY!!!

Okay... as this is the last CHA post and chance for the GIVEAWAY, it's going to be long and full of goodness!!  Remember you can enter once for each day on my blog here, Christy Riopel's blog and by sending comments to Scrapbook Pantry!!  Winner will be announced Feb. 1!!

So let's get started!!  I asked in an earlier post about basic tool storage, etc. and wanted to show you this fabulous new "Tropical Tool Kit" from NEATNIX and it's fabulous!!!  It has multiple pockets, a great carrying handle and fits a 12" trimmer!!!  Are you thinking what I'm thinking??????  HINT:  Tropical Vacation on a cruise ship scrapbooking in the Caribbean!!!  Might just see some of these on our Crop and Cruise in November 2010... wanna come???!!

Oops, before we go further, here's something you need to know, at CHA there is an unspoken rule that about 90% follow...  what you are wearing only matters from the ankles up!!  To be on your feet walking the show floor for hours for days in a row, you need decent shoes!!  Here is a sampling of what my little group wore!!  

And for those asking, here is just one of the make & takes Christy and I taught at the Westcott booth... we got to play with Prima and Graphic 45 with all the Westcott tools!!!   

Okay, now onto more of my favourites from CHA.  Melody Ross is an industry name that has been noted over the years, but this year she has partnered up with GCD Studios and has released some absolutely to die for goodness!  I guess what makes me love her and her line even more is that she runs retreats in the States similar to our Scrapbook Your Heart retreats here in Canada!!  She gets that this hobby can be oh so therapeutic and touch your heart if you let it!  You can tell by her designs...

Another favourite find came from Bazzill!!  We mostly know Bazzill for their fabulous cardstock but I took a closer look and found these delightful Bazzill buttons!!!  They are all about the BLING!!!  LOVE it!!!!  Many of the Bazzill girls were wearing them around their necks as jewelry!!!

Another classic favourite is Fancy Pants!!  Of course I was drawn to their "Tropical Travel" line, but get a closer look at their transparencies... they are flocked!!!  How cool is that???!!!!

And speaking of flocking, this is a HOT trend we are seeing and my absolute favourite display of this came from My Mind's Eye new release appropriately called "LUSH".  From mini albums to papers and embellishments, this line in assorted colours is simply divine!!  Makes you just want to reach out and touch!!!

Another HOT trend is bare canvas products that you can decorate, glam and bling up in your own way!!  This mini-album was from Prima where they also had tote bags, camera bags and more in plain canvas.

Yet another HOT trend I noticed is the use of measuring tapes!!  Many of them are in the more vintage lines, but this one from Teresa Collins is part of her baby line!!!  How precious!!

Now onto some shots from some of my favourite companies!!  In no particular order... below you see Crate Papers new lines... here is Brook Collection and a layout from a fun "young lady" line called "Paper Doll"

And we can't do a review without showing some Hambly goodness!!  I was smitten with this transformed Ikea light fixture... how funky is this??!!!  Might have to squeeze that somewhere in my new home!!

And PRIMA... wow, wow, wow!!!  Their booth just has so much beauty and originality...  you can't stop looking!!  Just when you think they've done every type of flower possible, they come out with something new!!!  I just fell in love with these huge flowers... perfect for some home decor projects like shown before (I'm all about displaying our artwork outside of our albums too!!)  And perfect for an accessory like hats, jewelry, etc.!!

Lots of buzz around the Tattered Angels booth!!  There I met Liz Hicks showcasing their new fun products that partner with the Glimmer Mist!!  They have created "Glimmer Glam" and "Glimmer Glaze" which look like a ton of creative fun waiting to be had!!!

And last year this cute and blingy company won best of show and brought out some fab products again this year!!  Glitz seemed to combine some vintage with the bling which of course caught my eye!!

And there was something simply beautiful about Webster's Pages booth... calm, serene and beauty all around... loved their flower ribbon shown here!

And now for some CANADIAN companies eh???!!!!  One of our favs is Upsy Daisy and they came up with a grand idea!!  On their new papers, instead of having the extra strip just having the company name,  website, etc. they have converted it into a fun "saying" you can use on your layouts!!  This one has "You are my sunshine" and the alphabet on it!!  Cool idea!! 

And Harmonie from Quebec was located in the "new exhibitors" section!!  Christy and I were walking around with our Crop Tropical 12x12 acrylic album from Harmonie that everyone's going to get and boy did it generate some interest!!  So we just kept sending them to the Harmonie booth to check out their whole line of acrylic albums!!  A must have for that special event!!

And a fun new Canadian on the scene!!  Meet Kiki of Kiki Art!!!  She has a great line of products that will appeal to a wide variety of scrappers especially those with an "international" interest.... her Oriental inspired designs were rich with colour!!  Watch for them at your local stores here in Canada!!

And last, but not least, I have to show just a few more shots from some companies already posted about... just too much goodness!!  Here is the other amazingly wonderful line from Core-dinations!!  These papers come in a variety of colours and also have assorted patterns that are revealed when you sand the surface!!  Too much fun and so much creative potential!!!

And a few more of my fav home decor stuff from 7Gypsies!!  This one was HOT on the show floor... a "Receipt Holder" that you can display smaller pieces of artwork, artist trading cards, etc.  You can see the "before" on the left and the "after" on the right.  Way cool and different!!  And as a photographer, I'm always on the hunt for ways to showcase my recent favourite photos so this 4x6 photo holder by 7Gypsies also caught my eye!!  

Alrighty!!  Long but delicious eh????  I can hardly wait for these products to begin to show up in the stores!!  I did manage to snag a few for our Crop Tropical in Cancun next week so those coming along on that will be some of the first to get to play!!  

So... final question from me for the $100+ CHA giveaway by Scrapbook Pantry in Calgary...

Out of ALL the products posted over the past days of my CHA 2010 review, what are the TOP 3 that you are most excited about?

Remember that you can post a comment on each day to enter to win here on my blog, on Christy Riopel's blog and by sending a comment to Scrapbook Pantry!!  Winner will be announced on Feb. 1!!  Best of luck everyone and thanks for playing along!!!!


Sacha said...

Wow, great pictures! I can't wait to see some of these new products turn up in the stores!

Eryn said...

You got some amazing pictures, and I can only imagine the scrapbook layouts that are going to come from them!!

My 3 most anticipated products are the new Tim dies, the new Coredination's cardstock, and that cool looking Neatnix bag!!

Linda Shewchuk said...

Love all the products, but will honestly be supporting the Canadian companies & their products! love the idea of using the strip with a saying - how stinking cute is that?

i will also add everything to my cart after the goodies from Canadians overflow... lol

thanks again for sharing your CHA trip with us. Have fun on the cruise and I hope to one day join you - will keep trying to get on to teach!

jill said...

top 3? definitely the Webster's Pages flower ribbon; the 7 Gypsies tray & receipt holder (too cool); and the MakingMemories vintage groove jewellry. Would love to see any of those 3 show up on my doorstep (hint hint -- you missed my birthday -- lol).

Jeanette said...

Hard to pick, but I would say My Minds Eye, Harmonie and Fancy Pants! Thanks for sharing your CHA trip with us!

Betty said...

The TOP 3 products that I'm most excited about would be 7 Gypsies Receipt holder,Tim Holtz alterations and Westcott trimmer and scissors.Thanks for all the great pics.

Janet said...

I'd have to say the Neatnix (that looks so cool and you can never have enough bags), all the Tim Holtz stuff, and definitely Tattered Angels. Wow!

serena said...

1. the tool kit from neatnix looks fab.
2. love all the tim holtz stuff
3. love the flower ribbon - so pretty

Diane said...

Oh this is a hard question. I think the 3 things I'm most looking forward to are the Lush line, the Coredinations cardstock (drool!) and the MM jewelry which is just kind of a cool idea. Glad you had a great time! Thanks for the opportunity!

Marlie said...

I can't wait for Camp Cropin' so I can get my hands on the Mama Razzi line from BoBunny second would be LYB's Generation Z and third Fancy Pants Tropical vacation. I so wish I was going with you on the 5th but maybe the November trip!

Jodie H said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your blog tonight. Great photos! As usual!

It was very hard to pick favourites but I would have to go with Fancy Pants - Tropical Travel line, Upsy Daisy - 12x12 paper with the extra saying strip built in, 7 Gypsies - printer tray. (bonus fav is Core-dination's cs "Core Amour" patterns.

Jodie H said...

I really enjoyed reading through your blog tonight. As usual, great photos!

It's hard to pick my top 3 favs but I would have to say Fancy Pants - Tropical Travel, Upsy Daisy - 12x12 paper with extra saying strip built in, and 7 Gypsies - printer tray ( but I can't help but mention Core-dination's cs "Core Amour" patterns.

Dawn Hueser said...

Well The GLITZ, GLAM and CHALK glazes and mists are number one on my list.

Then I am really really liking the die cuts and embossing folders with Tim's designs.

and third.............hmmmmmmmmmmmm
picking a third item huh ...........ok, I have it. Anything that can be misted, inked, glued, bent, and used creatively...yes that is my third pick

Gisèle said...

how can I just choose 3??
I love the graphic 45, My Mind's Eye,Prima Canvas. I like a lot of the CHA delicious products, but there you go 3! That receipt holder certainly caught my eye:-))

Rose said...

Melody Ross
upsy daisy (a saying on the cut off strip is a fantasmic idea).
And the new Tim holtz colours.

Lee-Anne said...

It's like Christmas all over again! I would have to say I love Prima, Bo Bunny and Basic Grey.

Johanna said...

Love the Prima flowers and the Brazzill Buttons...Making Memories has my interest in the jewelry line
and of course the Neat Nic Bag to keep all my faves in...

Thanks for sharing do a great job..

Michelle said...

Melody Ross
Fancy Pants!!!!

Michelle said...

Melody Ross &
Fancy Pants

Sorry Allison if this posted computer did something so not sure if it went thru the first time.

Tammy said...

Wow ,
thanks for the great post!
My top 3 are
1. 7 gypsies for sure!!!!
2. Teresa her!
3. Anything Tim!!!!!
Thanks so much,

Jennifer Reynard said...

Awesome pics of awesome product!
How to choose...hmm....
still lovin' Graphic 45, those Prima flowers look gorgeous, and quite fond of the Tim Holz dies that are brand new.
It's all good however.

Kelly said...

I'm super excited about the Bo Bunny lines, Dear Lizzy, and the Coredinations sandable cardstock. Can't wait to see everything in person! Thanks for the update, Allison!

kdgowdy said...

My favourites have to be the neatNix bag...WHOO! Bazzill Buttons and I want to try out Harmony Line!!

Thanks for sharing all this great CHA news! Hmmm..wouldn't cruising be fun again???

jkddz said...

Top 3... hmmmm...
1. the 7gypsies holders ( I want the vintage typewriter drawer-not poted here but on their site!)
2. Glimmer mist me... the new products look amazing.
3. anything Tim has is what I want!!

Melissa Haavind said...

Top 3:
Coredinations cardstock
7 Gypsies Printer Tray
Prima flowers

jessica gabriel said...

top 3 eh? you sure don't make this easy!!!! I love the bag that fits the trimmer (it is usually left floating around without it's own place) LOVE Prima flowers - i am all about texture and depth. and I loved the "home is where the heart is" layout.
thanks for sharing so much from CHA

Doramiyi said...

Tim Holtz dies, Coredinations Impressions, and Prima.

Thanks for all the eye candy.


Diane said...

Hey Allison, I've already commented but I have a question about the Hambly/Ikea light fixture - what kind of adhesive did they use? I've looked at the picture and they didn't seem to use brads or eyelets so I'm wondering what kind of adhesive wouldn't show and would still work with the heat from the light bulbs. Do they say?

Bobbie said...

I love the Tim Holtz dies, Prima flowers and Glimmer Mist

coRinne not connie said...

love your photos! Thanks Allison!
i'm really looking forward to the tattered angels products, as well as the 7g stuff. love it all!

Nettiebobettie said...

Oh my gosh delicious doesn't even begin to describe the feelings I am feeling!!! LOL! I am getting a serious case of the "I want's!" I have to say I am most excited about some flowered ribbon, Glimmer Glaze & the 7 Gypsies Reciept Holder!!! So many fun possibilities there! :-) Thanks for sharing!!!