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Winter 2010 CHA: Bethany's Favorite Sneaks

(Reported by Bethany Kartchner)

I love CHA time! There is nothing like seeing new products to cause my creative heart to flutter! (And my credit card to melt, just a little...giggle)

Without too much ado, here are my favorite things this CHA.

I can't wait to get my creative fingers on Harmonie's new accent powders. I'm thinking they will be marvelous paired with my favorite Martha Steward glue pen. I'm dreaming of very cool textured embellies.

Teresa Collins new baby line is so elegant! I've seen a lot of cutsie baby lines and I find this one so refreshing! It will certainly help me to scrap all those poor neglected baby pics.

When I saw these giant stamps from Prima, I knew that I'd be getting I love them that much. They will be wonderful for making gorgeous canvas creations and backgrounds for layouts.

Another fave from Prima are their temple leaves. I love using leaves with my flowers and these with their shimmer are especially choice.

I love the new Lush Basics line from My Mind's Eye. Monochromatic papers and embellies always make me happy. Especially when they are in such beautiful soft colors.

Pink Paislee's new tapes have me itching to get my hands on them. I love the creative possibilities of covering my backgrounds with tape then painting and sewing over them. Yum!

I'm seriously loving the Chicken Feed and Chicken Feathers packs from Two Chicks Designs. As you know, I'm a very lumpy scrapper. One of my favorite buckets in my studio is my stash of random embellies. Two Chicks Designs is basically selling my favorite bucket in gorgeous colors. I think they might have made these just for me. Yep, just for me.

Maya Road always comes out with fab products and this year is no different. I love these medallion flowers. I can totally see them on the coolest hair clips and necklaces for me (oops, I mean my sweet daughters...yeah, yeah, that's right.)

Hello! Maya Road chandelier crystals? Can I buy these by the bucketful? Please?

Maya Road's new Maya Resist has me extremely intrigued. This is a product that I can't wait to play with all afternoon and into the night. Forget feeding my family. Forget bathtime. I'm too busy for such things...(giggle).

Making Memories flower brads are absolutely gorgeous. A must have for any scrapper who loves girly-girl stuff.

These plastic flowers by Making Memories also have me dreaming of earrings, necklaces and hair clips. Could these colors get any more beautiful?

Speaking of colors, the combination of red, aqua and yellow on this Lily Bee line (Hello Sunshine) gives me happy feet.

My need to alter, distress and paint have me yearning for these Donna Salazar Artistic Papers. Imagine all the possibilities with this beautiful collection!

Perhaps my most favorite thing is these templates by Crafter's Workshop. Aren't these the coolest? Once again, I will be getting I see myself spritzing and painting with these in my art journal and making the coolest backgrounds evah for my layouts with them.

What do you think? Are you as excited as I am to play with these products? I'd love to hear your opinion!

By the way, I didn't think that it was fair for me to choose anything from the companies that I work for: My Little Shoebox and Shimmerz Paints because it wouldn't be very unbiased so even though I ADORE ADORE their new releases, they did not appear on this list. Just so you know...


Anne Thompson said...

You and I have very similar tastes in products. I'm so in love with Donna Salazar's items, Two Chicks, and everything Maya Raod! Anne, YourMaineStamper p.s. I already ordered Chick'N products online yesterday--the rainbow colors collection is available on their website for a limited time.

Natalie said...

you picked lots of my faves too. ;) i'm beyond excited to play with most of these goodies! oh boy... i'd better get some lottery tickets or something!!

Unknown said...

I will be all over My Minds Eye. Love the leaves and the paper!
Sharon L

Anonymous said...

Hige fan of the Chick'N feathers!! Love a mix of different embellies all in one place!! And the Maya Road flowers!! Love them!! Oh and the Resist!! Can not wait to get my hands on that stuff!!

Theresa said...

I'm feeling you Bethany - all awesome picks! I am particularly looking forward to trying out the resist and the slimmer powders. But I wouldn't mind having one of everything (but who wouldn't?)!

Enjoy yourself at CHA!