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CHA SuperShow Summer 2011, Chicago

The CHA Craft Supershow Section at TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion and Accessories Show is being held this weekend, July 21-24, 2011 at the  Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. There are Manufacturers as well as retailers in attendance for prime shopping.

Craftside is there, giving attendees a free journal at their booth, and showing off all their great crafty titles.

And demos to show you how to use the cool products at the show.

There are plenty of hands-on make-and-takes like this one from Lion Brand yarn.

There are some crafty celebs in attendance too.

There are FREE make-and-takes at some of the booths, like this one from My Favorite Things, which also included a FREE stamp set for attendees who participated. Their make-and-take schedule is available on their blog.
Plenty of cool deals and projects in their booth as well.
And some great free projects from the Splitcoast Stampers gang and manufacturers which change each day.

And another free make-and-take from Taylored Expressions, who also brought along all their great products.

And special deals just for attendees.

And let’s not forget the great projects to inspire you!

So, if you are in the Chicagoland area, you have two more days to check out the show! Let us know if you will be there or if you attended, what do you think? We would love to know!

Read more about the JF&A show and Special Events 

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CHA Summer 2011: Clearsnap

There are certain companies we can always count on as stampers to produce rich, vibrant pigments.  Clearsnap consistently creates products you can count on, and we bet these new releases are no exception.

 This Color carrier is perfect for your Clearsnap ink pads.
The pads are held in place by this rubber carrier that grips and holds up to 7 inkpads snugly.
New Designer foils in “limeburst” and “pink punch”.
Perfect for your most electric holiday projects!
A new palate of Premium Dye Ink by Stephanie Barnard.
12 fun vibrant colors in a quick dry formula.
Perfect for coated or glossy papers.
Mix’d Media Inx by Donna Salazar.  This palate of color is formulated to
be extra rich and vibrant.  Slow drying and perfect for embossing.
We love the raised, round ink pad.  It also features a
flexible base to make holding the pad comfortable.
Check out these lovely samples made by Donna right on the CHA Show floor using Spellbinders dies and Clearsnap Inks.
New Smooch Spritz colors.
3 of these are from Donna Salazar to compliment her collection.

CHA Summer 2011: Echo Park Paper

It’s been just over a year since Echo Park Paper Co. launched its first paper collection, and you are all still buzzing about it!  These bright energetic papers are sure to please.

 Happy Days takes you back to the time of sock hops
and juke box beats-  this retro collection is a “must have”
for all your crafting needs.  One of my CHA favorites!

 

Holly Jolly Christmas: ‘Tis the season to be jolly,
and this whimsical collection is sure to fill you with good cheer.
Playful colors and patterns to brighten up your holiday projects.
 Season’s Greetings: Inspired from stories of holiday past,
this collection of traditional colors and vintage
images is sure to bring out your holiday spirit!
So what do you think of this happy little paper line?  Will this be on your shopping list?  I know I will be scooping some up!