If you are wondering what we did today....well, I'll tell you....It was Vendor Presentation day and I kid you not, starting at promptly 8am and ending at promptly 6pm, we were the audience to a specific vendor each given a 10 minute or 20 minute window to tell us all about their new lines, products, etc. Almost every vendor gave each store some samples and crafty goodies to take home! Take a look at all this LooT..... It took all 5 of us to get the bags out to the car...Not quite sure how it will all get home...(I see a call to fedex possibly happening...not sure I can manage to shlep all this thru the airport...lol!)
This is just a small fraction of what I have!!! So please keep those comments coming!! I have loads to give away!!! After, the vendor presentations, we had about 20 minutes to wolf down a hamburger that Hilary & Rhonda were kind enough to go get for us...and then it was Off to Craft Mania!!! Which is a private vendor fair for Crafters Home members. It was a blast...and we were able to see some great demos (up close & personal)....and ask lots of questions....create make & takes....and of course, place lots of orders...The vendors love it when you do that!!!
Here's a peek at some of the items that were featured at Craft Mania...
This little mat may not look like much to get excited about...but, you just wait...I can't wait to show you how this baby is gonna transform your embossing! ...and great news...It works in the Cuttlebug and the Big Shot too! No more shims ... totally rocks!!
Another item we got to see up close and personal was the Eclipse machine and demonstrations of how the Tim Holtz Stamp2Cut cartridges work. You will be blown away by the detail and I was amazed by how fast and precise the machine cuts!! I just rec'd an Eclips at the HoUsE right before we left for CHA...can't wait to get home and play with it! I'll make sure and schedule a Demo Day for you to come and see it in action when I return...
I was also quite thrilled to see Eileen Hull once again...It had been a long time...She is a fabulous designer and here is a look at one of her new dies for Sizzix...we each were given a slice! What a yummy crafty dessert!!!
and it's always fun when I bump into Karen Burniston...she is the talented gal who designs all of the Pop Up dies for Sizzix...Her newest release is called Pop-n-Cuts! They are incredible...you will love the ease and the detail of these dies!
As much fun as all the demo's were...looking at all the designer projects was pretty darn fun too! So much inspiration...everywhere you turned! This is just a small selection of the photos we took...and believe me...they don't do the projects justice at all. I wish you could have been there to see them in person with us!
Oh and if you are wondering who this crazy lady is...she is my good friend Tracy Weinzapfel from Helmar! She is a big fan of the Little Blue House! Just love her...she's a hoot!
Samples, samples, and more samples...Thank You FabScraps!
Here's a little more eye candy for you to enjoy...
The LBH Gals are really enjoying all the Make & Takes...This one features the Unibind System. I have to say we were all impressed by it! Great way to create your own books and extremely easy to use!
Ken is playing tug a war with me to prove how strong these babies are when they are bound...trust me, that paper ain't coming out of there...LOL!!!
Here is some Scrappy Fun....I just love this layout! It features a brand new paper collection called the Bright Side by Lawn Fawn! I fell in love with a few of their stamps too!!
Something else I'm thrilled about?!?! The new Jenni Bowlin Fiskars Punches...What a great partnership!! You will love how these punches coordinate with Jenni's wonderful products!
Jenni has also produced miniature cigar boxes...look how adorable this one is ...
Doesn't this look like a great Scrapstasher's project?!?!?
I think so!!!! It's featuring NEW glitter dot papers from Doodlebug Designs...
And last but not least....(trust me I took many more pic's than this)...I have to show you one of Susan's favorites...She loves how they took the Create-a-Card and used it as a baby announcement...I know you may find it hard to believe, but she keeps gravitating to ALL the BABY stuff...wonder why that could be?!?!?!?
Okay my friends...this is gonna be it for now...but please STAY TUNED! I have much more fun and inspiration to share with you!!!!.....and PLEASE post those comments!!!
Love and Hugs to you ALL!
Miss Tracy :)