Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Another Great Day at CHA

I was really looking forward to meeting Vivian today and she didn't disappoint. We met up after each going around and doing our own thing for a while. She came with another TLC member Lou Ann F whom I'd had the pleasure of meeting in Orlando last year. First, thanks Vivian for the lovely lunch. The Marriot was a great choice, I think so far it's the best food I've had in the hotels and the restaurants in the immediate convention area. But better than the food was the company!

I did make some purchases at the show and will be relaunching my NotJustScrapbooks.com website in the next few weeks. A formal announcement will be made. I also got some awesome freebies including the Daisy Cricut cartridge which I'll have to find a good use for as I don't have a Cricut! Perhaps I'll have some sort of contest! Stay tuned!

One of my "must Do's" for tomorrow is figuring out how to ship home about 100 pounds of catalogs and information. I'm thinking of hiking over to the post office tomorrow morning and sending a few flat rate priority boxes. That might actually be the cheapest way. The goodies of course will be going with me!

So what’s Hot???

There are lots and lots of acrylic albums. I know there are a few Disney fans reading this so here is a Mickey album and for the dog lovers I've also included an acrylic bone album. I’ll be carrying a few acrylic albums from different companies on my new website. Also hot, anything that sparkles. Think gems, paper, embellishments and so forth. Digital is right there too, with many companies using Photoshop elements as the platform for their products.
Lots of stamps in the scrapbook area, clear ones and wood mounted ones. I looked at the new “Clip-it-Up” ribbon holder and while I love the concept, it is 36 inches long and needs to be mounted to the studs in your wall. For my room, it really is too bulky.
MM came out with the Slice a hand held cutting tool with a rechargeable battery that will last about one hour. It uses cards much like the Xyron hand held printer does. Price is $149 and I believe it comes with a glass mat, a tweezer tool to change the blade one collection card and a can of tacky adhesive to help hold the paper to the mat while you are holding the cutter on the paper.

Here is my favorite paper of the show; you’ll be able to order a coordinated kit from me as soon as I receive all the co-ordinating products. This collection is from a new company called g.c.d. Studios. Unfortunately my camera does not do justice to this collection.

Well there are only a few hours left before CHA Winter 2008 ends at 2PM tomorrow. One more report coming your way and then Thursday I’ll head home.

1 comments:

Miss C. said...

WooHoo MC. Way to dish the scoop. How much fun to be there getting the inside dish on all the new things. Sounds like so much fun!