Sunday, February 10, 2008

Giveth the CHA Swag!!!

Collecting cool stuff from scrapbook companies is so much fun! While I did place some orders, like Basic Grey Boxer (after all, I DO have three boxer dogs!), foam stamps from Pebbles Inc. (any of you looking for the heart or flower stamps I used in recent classes, you'll want to check the Kits2Remember site, cuz they'll be available soon!), new products from Zutter and Theresa Collins, etc., I did collect even more catalogs to peruse over the next few days and some fabulous free stuff! Take a look at the photo above for a sampling.

Some thoughts on CHA so far:
1) 'Tis the season for industrial-strength corner rounders. Both Zutter (Round-it-All)and Around the Block (The Paper Gator) are releasing corner rounders that can cut through chipboard, amoung other things.
2) Provocraft has fabulous giveaways, can't miss bright green shirts and a hot product in the Cricut, but the cheer is noticably strained when the crowd is asked if they love Provocraft.
3) Odd discovery: McGill Inc. (as in great punches) sells gavels. Order in the crop room!
4) Speaking of punches, Making Memories has a new automated die cutting system that "can fit in the palm of your hand," called the Slice. I saw it demo-ed, and it looked very interesting, since their cartridges (similar to cricut cartridges) match their Noteworthy and Animal Cracker lines. But is it a "slice" of heaven? I'd have to try it myself.
5) It's fun to see 'Lil Davis back. The line seems to fit well with Fiskar's other lines, including a new vintage-inspired one, Kimberly Poloson.
6) Basic Grey's new lines are beautiful. I still must maintain that they are my over-all favorite paper line, kind of like Aerosmith is my all-time favorite music group. Sure there will be spurts of papers that I enjoy, like Top 40 hits or an occasional sound track, but there are only a select few that are timeless classics in my stash. BG is one of them.
7) The fresh-brewed iced tea at the concession stands is quite tasty, if there are any fellow iced tea fans out there ...


Naomi Murphy said...

Hey Jessica. fun bumping into you at CHA. Love all your goodies too. Mine are in a basket, still to be sorted through. One more day of working at HG!

Anonymous said...

I'll take an iced tea! What do you think of Anna Griffin's bags? They caught my eye on keely

Cindy said...

Hey, Jessica- you look *hot* in all your pics! I didn't see you at all at CHA except from a distance winning that MM prize today (did ya hear my shout out?) Talk about some kewl SWAG! WTG.

LuvJones said...

Umm..sounds pretty cool....can't wait to see you again...maybe I will see ya Saturday! But you may be caught up in classes hugh?