Friday, July 18, 2008

First Day at the CHA show!

I'm in Chicago at the CHA show! Wow! There are so many vendors and so much stuff to look at! It's hard to decide what to buy as there is so much great new stuff!

I found a vendor for the clear buttons - very reasonable pricing! They also had some brads that are photo turns.
I found the Jenni Bowlin booth and ordered several products: bingo cards, ATC-sized bingo cards, raffle tickets and journaling tickets.
Of course I went by the Ranger booth. Stamper'sAnonymous was next door. Tim Holtz was doing demos and tons of people were watching. Here's Tim! There is a preview of some of the new Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous stamps at the Tim Holtz blog. I'll be gettting some of these in. Claudine Helmuth was introducing her new line of paints and gel medium. She's also releasing a line of canvas sheets that are sticky on the back! Cool!

I went by the Maya Road booth. They have coaster books of just ATC blanks. They are on the way. They have some cool clear stamps. I got the tree/bird and the house set.

I met an online friend, Chriss Grabb, at the Tsukineko booth. We've corresponded and traded ATC's online. It was fun to meet her in person! Tsukineko has a new line of inks, "mementos," and they have Versamark ink pads in colors now - some sparkly.

Back to Tim Holtz stuff. Grungeboard is coming out in a holiday pack and nature pack. Also grungeboard books. The stencils are finally going to be released. Keyholes are coming out in the Ideology line. Tim Holtz fragments are coming out in oval and round shapes plus a set shaped liked tags. The tag shapes are all pretty small and great for ATC's. The crackle paint is coming out in metallic colors and white. I can't wait!!

There is a ton of Halloween and Christmas stuff. It's so much fun to try to take everything in, but impossible as there is SO MUCH to see!

More tomorrow!


  1. Hi Lisa! Sounds like the CHA show is fantastic. Can't wait till you get the new goodies into your store.

  2. Wow, Lisa, sounds so exciting! Have fun! Can't wait to see all that you buy. ~aimeslee

  3. Sounds like you are having fun. Bring back lots of goodies.

  4. How exciting for you, Lisa!! I bet you are having a blast!!