Tuesday, February 26, 2008

CHA Orders Arriving!!!

We are already receiving some of our CHA orders, and have already sold out of the Crop-A-Dile Big Bite!!! They went really quickly at ScrapFest this past weekend (they arrived during ScrapFest). Of course, we have lots more on the way, so if you didn't get one, don't worry!

Amanda Blu papers and albums are in. Well, part of our order with them is in. We ordered A LOT of their papers and albums, and only about one-fifth of it came in so far. Beautiful pinks with lots of butterflies. Girly-girl paper with shoes, purses, etc. and yellow paper with paisleys, prince frog paper... You just have to come in and see it all.

And from SEI, we got more of the Jolie Chocolat line in, and quite a few of the velvet papers, both the solid colors and some of the printed ones. VERY nice!!! Also, word albums, which are really cool. Each letter is a separate "page", and when the book is closed, the letters fall one after the other, spelling out different words. Some of these are Family, Dream, Baby, Love, Friends, and a few others.

Dreamweaver Stencils sent our Memories Mist and Embossing Pastes. These were a real hit at ScrapFest, and I'm planning a class with them in March, so stay tuned. The Memories Mist is sort of like walnut ink where you spray it on your paper, but there is a specific technique to get an even, misted coverage with no blobs, and you can layer several colors and see each color separately. It doesn't get "muddy" when you mix colors, unlike some of the other mists. You can use these mists with stencils, and make gorgeous background pages for your scrapbooks, or fantastic cards. Most of these come with a matching cube of chalk ink. The embossing paste is how you achieve embossing on dark-colored papers. You know how hard it is to see through dark papers on your lightbox when you try to emboss, so this paste was made to use with regular embossing stencils, NO lightbox, NO heating. It is extremely easy to use and absolutely beautiful. I have samples at the store for you to see and feel. These pastes come in many different colors, including copper, silver, and gold metallic. This company also has really great metal stencils, which will be coming in a later shipment. I am already out of the few they sent with this one!!!

Stampabilities sent the chipboard shapes, which include fleur de lis and flowers. They also sent more BLING!!! There is this really nice Diva bling sticker with a crown that I absolutely love. They are less expensive than some other companies' bling, but I believe just as beautiful.

We also got in the EZ Cutter knife and stencils. It is similar to the Coluzzle in that you use a swivel knife with their shape templates, but unlike Coluzzle, the templates are separate and can be taken apart. The set is held together with a small post that you can unscrew to separate the templates. There are several different templates, and the knives cut very smoothly.

Our Pioneer album order came in, too, today (we were absolutely inundated with orders yesterday and today, but who's complaining?!) and we have the new Snapload binding albums, and the larger, 12"x15" and 11.75"x14" albums. We have had a lot of requests for these larger albums lately and we now have a nice assortment of them in, in several different colors.

The new brads are in, too!!! Adorable little birds, paint brushes and paint cans, a good assortment of arrows in different sizes and colors, stick men (you have GOT to see these, they are TOO cute!), Bunny Crossing signs, really pretty trees--very different from what we've seen before, really cute graduation caps, little green worms with faces, large pink princess crowns.

The Retrospect order came in, too, with Page Managers, Storage Envelopes, Paper Folders, and totes.

Also, the Ultimate Stacker bins are in again, the red and blue stacking embellishment bins. They fit all sorts of things, even cat-eyes!

We got another embellishment organizer that is really nice. It is the Stow and Go Quad, which is four columns of clear plastic round cups that have attached lids that snap and lock into place in the holder. You can pick up this organizer and shake it around and nothing is going to fall out! Come try it for yourself! They are fantastic!

Well, that's all I can remember at this point. I'm kinda numb from putting away everything from ScrapFest and all the orders at the same time. Lucky for us we didn't have much to bring back from ScrapFest! We had an outstanding show, with probably double the sales that we have had in the past. We must be doing something right! Thank you, to all of you who visited us during the show. We hope to see you in the store, to show you even more treasures.

Oh, I almost forgot. Felix is having a Post-CHA 50% off sale on selected products (including ALL Basic Grey and some Bazzill cardstock) until Saturday. We need to make space for our new finds, so if there was a paper or embellishment you had your eye on but never got around to getting, come in and stock up now! It just might be on sale!

Until next time, happy scrapping!


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