Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer CHA highlights!

Last week, my scrap partner in crime, Malika Kelly, and I attended the summer CHA show in Rosemont, along with many of our coworkers from The Scrapbooking Studio.  I love show because it's a fun day to see all of the new lines in person. Plus, it's great to talk to the designers..and stalk them a bit :)  

Erin, Lori, Bobbi and Malika from our Bloomington store

Shelly, Deb, Lynn, Stacy, Amy, Angela, and Holly from the Moline store. So great seeing these ladies!

First off there are many great lines that are coming out!  So much paper, so little time right?? I think I'm going to have to find a way to support my scrap habit.
Our first stop was in the Ranger booth to see all of the awesome samples done with Tim's new products!  Loving the Halloween!!
Love this Halloween configuration box!! Tim has a new mini lantern that actually lights up! Also you can see one of his new trees in the right hand of the can color them with alcohol inks!  

Next, we hit the Simple Stories booth and they didn't disappoint at all!! I love love love their paper! The Christmas line is awesome!  Here are some photos I snapped of their samples.

Next we hit the Maya Road booth...which is always one of my favorites! Can't wait to get my hands on some of their new embellishments and trims!!!
cute Halloween countdown canvas! Love all the little embellishments!

One of the new chipboard books. Cute!

Love this layout..especially how the designger took two of the canvas flags to make a bowtie :)
LOVE these new craft stick pins!! Must have!

Mal with one of the MR designers

Malika and Amy Tan...we love her new line!  

Next, we visited the Glitz booth...the ladies were super nice and even followed us on Instagram! LOL  Malika and I absolutely loved their lines.  Hoping Amy decides to order from them!
Loved their matching dresses!!

One of the highlights of every show is seeing Teresa Collins' new lines. She is my top favorite designer!  I can't wait to get the Christmas line, as well as the other two! Her papers are beautiful..and I am loving the new embellishments! I'm going to have to save my money! LOL
It's always nice to see Teresa, Sesil, and Gentry!
Here we are with Lynn and Stacy from the Moline store.

The My Mind's Eye booth was right behind Teresa's so we went to visit our favorite guys!
Jason was nice enough to give us some MME t-shirts!  :)
We are loving the Merry and Bright Christmas collection as well as the Lost and Found Halloween.

Next up is Pink Paislee who had two new lines, plus new additions to Heidi Swapp's lines.  
Their Christmas line, City Sidewalks, is adorable and will be a great seller!
We also liked the the Portfolio collection which would go well with anyone doing Project Life.

Echo Park was our next stop. As always, they have some great lines coming out. I didn't snap as many pictures as I would've liked, as they were pretty busy!
Cute banner with their new Halloween line, Chillingsworth Manor.

Receipt tray with For the Record 2

Echo Park is also coming out with a Photo Freedom line which helps you make layouts a little faster. Looks cool!

After Echo Park, we had to go scout out Wendy Vecchi and found her doing demos in the Ranger booth. Love Wendy..she is a sweetheart and I'm excited to have her teaching at our store in September!  While chatting with her, Dyan Reaveley came up behind to give Wendy a hug. Got a perfect photo (especially since Wendy hates having her picture taken! LOL)

Before we left for home, we did a make and take with Dear Lizzy aka Elizabeth Kartchner. She is a doll and I love her new lines.  

Malika and I even made her blog...well our make and takes did. We feel semi-famous! LOL

I feel like we saw so much but not enough. I was a little jealous looking at everyone's CHA posts on Wednesday and Thursday. I think next year I will have to go to the show for two days just to see what I missed! I will probably need to convince my husband though!  

Other lines I loved (but didn't snap pics):

Authentique :  LOVE the Halloween and everything else. I think I have convinced them to bring their pug to the next show! LOL
Farmhouse Paper: a new company with awesome paper and even more awesomer mini books (yes that is a word).
Studio Calico: always an absolute favorite. Love the little embellishments!!
Elle's Studio: have loved her stuff for years and so happy she had a booth at the show. I want everything of her new collection!!
Jillibean Soup: EVERYTHING! I actually sighed with frustration when looking at the booth..I'm going to be so broke! I'm loving the Unity Stamps that coordinate with their lines!!
LilyBee : Cute cute cute paper. And an absolute lovely owner!  
Crate Paper: Love the Christmas..very non traditional! And the owner is a sweetheart!

Be on the lookout for these lines to start rolling in to The Scrapbooking Studio soon!! I'm not sure what Amy has ordered but knowing her, she won't disappoint!! 

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