Saturday, January 23, 2010

CHA Super Show

Attended the CHA Super Show with my friend, dianne. The most excitement seemed to be coming from the Cricut Cake booth (Provo Craft).  They have come out with a new machine that cuts fondant for decorating cakes. The blade cartridge is higher to accommodate thicker material being cut and running through. It's a cute RED machine. I believe all Cricut cartridge work with this machine although it comes with a "special" Cake cartridge.
Slice has a new pink machine and they handed out pink aprons to everyone. Cute.
dianne and I got to meet Robyn (My Pink Stamper). We follow her blog and have purchased her CD. She introduced 2 clear mounted stamp sets which we both bought in support of her for all the ideas she has given us. Robyn encouraged us to enter her drawing and lo and behold...I actually won an Easter cartridge. That's a first!
Our favorite Copic pen store (Carpe Diem) was there and I was able to pick up the new 12 colors. Great price for their Copic's at $3.95!
Found a few good deals on paper packs and clear stamps. Bought a couple of ink pads and a few other goodies.
Ran into Lorene Yost (sales rep) who I haven't seen in years. Great to see her. Also saw so many familiar faces of friends from the past.
Cricut Dan had a booth and good prices on cartridges so I was able to get FOREVER YOUNG. One I have been wanting.
Tomorrow is the CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) show for business owners. I am able to attend thanks to my former employer, Joan Bunte of Stamp Your Heart Out. Anxious to see all the new products and latest techniques. I am going with a group of friends. We usually split up but compare notes at lunch time.
It will be a long day but it usually gives me so much inspiration and energy to be creative! Can't wait.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Welcome 2010

Oh geez. Can't believe this is my first post of the New Year. Happy 2010 to everyone. I have been busy making cards. Got a cute clear bucket at Michael's and made some cards for a friend's birthday.
I have pictures of the cards that are in the bucket but it seems to be taking forever to upload the pics and I am getting frustrated.Started out using a Papertrey set but decided to use a punch for the leaves. The punch is by EK.

These are all Papertrey stamps and chalk ink.