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CHA Winter 2013: Oliso Pro Smart Iron with iTouch

I got a look at a product at CHA Winter 2013 that isn’t new but sure looks like it could run circles around the antique I’m using at home! (And who knew an iron could be fun?)

The Oliso Pro Smart Iron with iTouch is not your grandmother’s iron! It has safety and convenience features built in that made me want to run out and buy one and find something to iron.

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CHA Winter 2013: Sticky Sticks

Some of the most interesting things to see at CHA are always the new exhibitors. There’s always some eye-catching and innovative ideas to be seen!

One  unique thing in the new exhibitor section in Anaheim this time was a product called Sticky Sticks.

The idea is deceptively simple – tongue depressors with adhesive on the end on them:

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CHA Winter 2013: Sierra Hills Stone

One of the fun things about attending the CHA shows is the opportunity to see the crafts that don’t cross our paths everyday. Visiting Sierra Hills Stone gave me the opportunity to see soapstone carving in progress!

Sierra Hills Stone offers instructional kits in several different designs with everything you need to make a small carving. Most of the designs are animal figures.

This charm carving kit could appeal to both carving enthusiasts and bead makers, and is a small project for beginners to take on. It’s just one of several instructional kits that the company offers, and packages of additional bead carving blanks are also available.

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CHA Winter 2013: Sizzix

Ready for a tour of the Sizzix booth from CHA Winter 2013? I’m thrilled to say that I can give you an insider tour of this booth, as I’ve been an in-house designer for Sizzix for six years! I’m so proud to work for such a prominent brand in the craft world.

This year, Sizzix deepened their partnerships by teaming up with some more of the best companies in the market: Hampton Arts, Doodle Bug, Echo Park, Prima, 7 Gypsies. The list will continue to grow in the future, I’m sure.

First up (on the left below) is Karen Burniston, and her latest “Pop and Cut” designs. She has a new label card and butterfly card that is just fabulous, as it decorates the inside as well as the outside of the card at the same time. This is one of three lines that I made all the samples and packaging for, so I’ve already had the chance to work with this wonderful product.

On the right below is the latest release from Scrappy Cat. This line offers some beautiful floral designs, and Debi did a beautiful display with touches of the sea with corals and teal.

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