I'm finally back to bring you my favs from the Create-n-Connect (CHA) Show in Las Vegas a few weeks ago. I am sorry I haven't done it sooner, but it's been really hard to dig myself out of this sadness ditch. I REALLY want to tell each of you who have sent an email, call, text, comment, or Facebook message "Thank you!" Your words mean more than I can ever ever ever say. I am so thankful for this blog and this art bringing me to all of you! I feel truly blessed by you!
Now, down to business! Here are my 10...no scratch that and make it 11...favorite products that were newly launched at the show, and I've tried to link to their respective companies or blogs if I had the information. I found one more that I loved, and I couldn't leave it out. Really I could make 12, because I loved everything new from Idea-ology, but that's a given...right? I also goofed and accidentally added a watermark to some of the photos...didn't mean to, and I also borrowed some of the photos from the companies themselves, as I was a bad picture taker at the show.
|What makes these awesome is that they so closely match some of the color of Distress Ink, so if you need a permanent ink in that color that will stand up against something wet here you go! Genius! Now you can have the best of both worlds!!! Using them with her new stencils (The tree is my favorite by the way!) or any stencil is too cool as well. Just use alcohol to clean up the stencil.|
3. Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing Paste by Dreamweaver Stencils
|If you thought her other pastes were fabulous, just wait until you play with the Translucent! WOW people WOW!!! You can even stamp on top of it! Amazing stuff! Color it up for color effects too!|
4. Sizzix French Farmhouse Bigz Dies
|Sizzix has soooo many new dies that I loved, namely Tim's, Eileen Hull's, and Karen Burniston's, but for some reason these vintage country versions spoke to me. I love the armoire especially! The basket and crate are excellent too! These samples were so beautiful! They don't ship until December, but you can see them a little better here.|
5. Sizzix and Stamper's Anonymous Collaboration for Stamps and Sizzlets Dies of Tim Holtz Images
6. The Kinkajou Bottle Cutter
7. The Crafter's Workshop Stencils from Ronda Palazzari, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Dina Wakley, & Jaime Echt
|I love all of these new stencils! There are so many fabulous ones I have to have and it both the large and small sizes! I love that there were samples up to see what they would look like too! I am so proud of Ronda!|
8. Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Ink Spray Pad by Ranger
|I had the privilege of taking Dyan's class at the show, and she taught us how to use her new Pad. I love that is makes your stamped images using Dylusions crisp and that pressing something directly into the pad sprayed with ink gives a totally different look than just spraying the ink. And, best part is you can just rinse it off with water when you want new colors or something else and then begin again! Check out this tutorial from the great Kaz Hall using the pad for some awesome new ideas!|
9.Tim Holtz Blue Print Stamps drawn by Mario III by Stamper's Anonymous
10. Vintaj Metal-Pressions Adhesive Copper Metal Sheets by Ranger
|Hello!!!! This make me so happy! I was thrilled with Ranger's new Watercolor Paper and the Foil Cardstock, but when I saw the reddish hue of Copper, I was giddy! YES!!!! I cannot wait to have a play and see what this stuff can do!|
11. Maya Road Light Bulbs
Here is a link to the top 30 products that Buzzfeed liked from the show that is wonderful to see as well that Shelly Hickox sent me.
I'll be back in a few days to show you the samples that I made for Ranger using some of the new products they launched at the show, and I'll have a give away of some great stuff from the show!!! I'm off to visit my mommy!
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!