Sunday, August 2, 2009

CHA update....and a challenge!!

I'm back from CHA! I'd like to share some things with you that I found...but be sure to read through about our latest challenge!

First - lets talk CHA!! There are some wonderful things out there - several that you will find in the Flourishes store soon!

Basic Grey
has four new paper series coming out and we'll be carrying three of them. Here's a look at Indian Summer - if you like the rich vibrant colors of autumn then you will LOVE this! According the BG you will be "swept up in the swirling, falling leaves and sunset hues of fiery pink, terra cotta, coppery bronze and a brilliant, amber glow." This was by far my favorite paper of the entire convention. There's also Eskimo Kisses - their holiday papers described as " papers in wintery shades of spearmint green, glacial blue, powder pink, sugar plum and crimson mingled together with a dusting of frosty white." The third series is call Nook and Pantry - a darling paper with a nostalgic, kitchen-y feel.

I was very happy to see that more companies are starting to sell papers in a 6 x 6 format for card makers. Cosmo Cricket is one of them and here is a look at their holiday series called Jolly by Golly - this darling series along with two others from Cosmo will have homes in the Flourishes store!

The Spellbinders booth was pure heaven to look at! All those dies!! And yes, Flourishes will have many of them in the store. Some of my favorits are here - a new ribbon tag series that accomodates wider ribbon, and a new nestability die in a book shape.

May Arts - who doesn't love ribbon? The May Arts booth was beautiful to look at - I must have gone back 5 times to look at all the lucious ribbons! We're selecting several to coordinate with the new papers!

Flower Soft Polar White - its so hard to describe this new color, but in person it is beautiful and will be perfect for those holiday cards! We can't wait to get these in the store!

Other interesting items:

-Post-It Notes will be offering Post-It Craft Paper - 12" x 8.5" sheets of craft paper (24 colors) that have adhesive fully covering the back - it can be repositioned, then holds firmly when pressed into place.

-Zutter Bind-it-all has new bound books called "cover-alls" -

-Making Memories has an embossing tip and a drawing tip for the Slice Machines

-Sizzix has a cute new embossing machine that looks like a purse, new embossing folders and die cuts

-Provo craft showed new cuttlebug folders along with the cricut and gypsy machines

-Clearsnap showed off the latest in shimmery inks/paints with the new Smooch and Smooch Spritz

Whew - that is only a small fraction of what I saw! It was fun to see all these products, do make and takes and shop for the store. I can't wait for these to arrive - we'll keep you posted!

And last but not least....
An August Challenge!

Flourishes is sponsoring the month-long sketch challenge over at RubberStampChat. Please be sure to visit the thread HERE and play along!

Thanks for stopping by!


Cammie said...

Looking forward to the new products, especially the Cosmo Cricket paper pads.

Jennifer Scull said...

thanks for all of the news! makes me just giddy thinking about all of the wonderful new stuff coming! even BETTER than Christmas! ;)

kreativeimagination said...

Thank you for all the exciting new products and updates.

Lois said...

I was at CHA, but only for the Super Show. Thanks for showing me some of the stuff I missed.

I checked out your challenge on RubberStampChat and decided to participate. Here's my card --

Carol Southern said...

It all sounded like heaps of fun and the new products look wonderful. Thanks for showing us what's to come.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh girls! That was fun! So excited for the new store items Nancy! Yippee new BG and Cosmo Cricket woo hoo! And I'm beside myself about the new Spellbinders!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

I'm glad to hear you will be carrying Cosmo Cricket. I'm just recently acquainted with their paper and I love them. Kudos to you!