Thursday, February 21, 2008

the new cha product breakdown.

are you ready? okay, here we go...

october afternoon's new stuff is totally killer, i pretty much need all of it! obviously their first collection, county fair, went really well, because this time around oa has realeased two awesome collections and has started making soft rubber embellishments (think ki softies) and chipboard letters. i can't find a picture of the collections anywhere online, but i can tell you that the little paper swatches they were giving out will most likely be finding their way onto one of my layouts asap. i need to curb my appetite for their stuff until it hit stores! the line with the deer is totally my favorite! the best part about oa is that their colors are so rich and saturted, no faded colors for them.

i love that the new chatterbox is totally different than what they have ever done before. the mini kits are pretty cool, that's the mini book kit for the botanico line over <-- there, all the pages are pre-printed with the patterned papers so you don't have to worry about cutting anything to the shape of the book. the artsy.licous line is pretty cool too, it's all tone on tone, monochromatic patterned papers, some flocked, foiled or other fun finishes. i see them being perfect for invitations, cards and things like that. some of the colors are really gorgeous.

elsie's forrest line has some pretty yummy patterns and embellishments like the woodgrain paper, fabric paper with trees, some really adorable chipboard frames and of course that funky little owl who's kickin' around on a few different products in the line. i know marykate will be psyched for the daisy line, it's cool to see puppy stuff in different colors and the shaped chipboard buttons are really cute. you can see all of her new stuff here on her blog.

hambly's houndstooth stripes, atc, grandmas wallpaper, broacade & icon papers and overlays are pretty killer, and i'm loving their new, smaller rub-ons, especially the crafty sayings and frames.

american crafts you never let me down! i am in love with the new poolside vinyl thickers! look at those numbers, totally slinky hot, right? and hello remarks journaling books! and there is something about this set of details that i love, i scored them at scrapbowl and can't wait to put them on something. has anyone else noticed that the indie ribbon collections are named after people in in indie rock? there are collections called tegan (& sara), (leonard) cohen, and my fave halstead. okay, that's enough gushing about american crafts for now.

tinkering ink's peek-a-boo albums will be really fun to play with too, they are a mix of chipboard pages with windows in them and clear acrylic pages! they also make rub-ons that are meant to fit around the windows on the chipboard pages, so fun! you can see one of tinkering ink's design team members' book right here. i love the mix of see through and solid!

bam pop's new line is really fun too, i can't wait to play with it! it totally reminds me of juno and rushmore combined, the colors are like exactly where i'm at right now.

ooh, and jenni bowlin came out with minature versions of her die cut scallop papers that are perfect for journaling, they come in a pack, 3 each of 6 colors so when we spotted them at scrapbowl we split the pack 3 ways and it was a good deal.

prima came out with some really cool full 12 x 12 sheets of felt alphas.. they are all this font, which is a nice basic one, but they come in like 10 or more awesome colors, need them! they are also coming out with some more really cool iod tapes, like barcodes and stuff.
sassafras lass came out with these really fun 12 x 13 papers, the extra inch of which is a fun shaped edge so you can either cut that off and use it on the page or a card, or cut off an inch of the patterned paper and leave the decorative edge on. there are some really cool small patterns and then each line has an awesome graphic page, like this little dear. my fave lines are sunshine lollipop and my dearest. i want to play with these so bad! michelle made a really cool layout using the cover of the catalog because she couldn't wait, and i'm about to go down that road too, haha. it is brighter than most stuff that i get into, but it just hit me right, i was totally gushing all over this booth too!
well, that's all i can think of off the top of my head, but that's a significant amount of scrap candy for now.
i'm hoping that we will just decide to be closed tommorow before i leave tonight. the storm that's coming looks like it's going to be pretty yucky, i would much rather be home scrapping and going on a crazy cleaning spree in jammers.


CandiMandi said...

Thanks for the updates! Can't wait to get some!

metrochic said...

that photo is making me wanty.

Natalie said...

AC journaling blocks. I'm sold! Thanks for all the awesome info. Now I know what my bonus will be going to.

nicole said...

totally loved your commentary. saw you're teaching at scraptasia. my "old" stomping grounds before i moved. sounds like you're having mucho fun. enjoy! =)

shelly b said...

the AC journaling blocks are AWESOME...and are those the prima letters...sweet!!!

michelle said...

love that you laid it all out here! thanks for sharing these links, too, love them!