After day one at CHA I have a new motto~ “Be Calm and Carry On”! This wonderful new paper collection from Reminisce features these words. It’s always been one of my favorite collections for travel, and this year is no exception with their new collection of vintage travel papers and stickers. A wonderful package of these samples just arrived on Friday before I left for the show so, we hope to have these in stock by early February.
Next on the list~ “bottle caps”. Now what is that all about? I think Bev and I bought these for the shop over 10 years ago when there wasn’t much to choose from. This time around there seem to be more choices. Let me know what you think? So many possibilities, so much fun!!!!Moving right along~NEW from Mr. Tim Holtz…. Distress Markers in all the 36 distress colors!!! So amazing! I was thinking ” just another pen”? Well not quite. He also has new rubber stamps WOW!The Bella Blvd. Baby collections are truly adorable. They come with mini flags, ribbons and other do-dads (for lack of a better description). Who doesn’t love happy, little zoo animals?Basic Grey has an interesting collection called “What’s Up”. Their papers feature hot air balloons, row houses and vibrant coral colors. How Fun!Up next are “brag books” from Fancy Pants. For those of you that got hooked on “Smash Books” this past year, these are just as fun! They remind me of my first trip to Disneyland, when I kept everything to put in an album as a souvenir once I got home. Who would have thought they would eventually make something to put match books and sugar packets into? The themes they have created are wonderful and you can’t help but smile when you think back to why you actually kept the things you did.
For those of you who like to stamp and color with Copic markers or others, I found an adorable girly stamp collection from a little company in Washington State called “Sparkle”. They also have a few “guy” stamps that are adorable too! I am sure you will love these images that are so much fun to color!
Make sure to check us out tomorrow as we will have more updates from Barb at the 2012 CHA Show!