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Bazzill Basics Paper and Heidi Swapp are offering two free tickets to Creative Escape...the ultimate scrapbook indulgence! on August 25-27 in Phoenix, Arizona if you will help Stephen.
To enter to win the CE tickets, create five thank you cards, go to www.creativeescapeaz.com, download the entry form, fill it out and mail the cards to Bazzill by July 1, 2011. The winner will be selected by random drawing. Enter as often as you like.
If you read the Inside Access page then you know we are partnering with twelve awesome scrapbook companies and we invite you to participate in a guessing game.
Can you guess the twelve companies shown? (these are our twelve sponsors)
Leave a comment with your twelve guesses to enter a giveaway for a surprise goody box filled with new product from a handful of our partners. The giveaway ends in 48 hours at 9:00am PST Friday March 11.
Come back to see the official list on Friday, 3/11 and join us in welcoming these companies to our community.
Our lives are filled with Amazing Women, and we should all take the time to celebrate those who are important in our lives. In this Self-Paced class, we'll focus on paying tribute to the female relatives, friends, colleagues, and even celebrities who have inspired us in small or BIG ways.
Every now and then I peruse the sellers on Etsy to see what they are offering that might work in my scrapbook projects. I was blown away this week by all the fantastic products available for us scrappers and paper crafters. Check out some favorites below.
TripleTrouble seller has items for $3.00 and under, my faves the oval scalloped journaling cards
Unique button assortments by Londontierney don't you love the mustache craze?
Have you seen the news? 2011 expert Lain Ehmann is hosting an online event called True Scrap. Some familiar BPC teachers are participating; Ali Edwards, Tami Morrison, Kelli Crowe, Tracey Clark, and Nic Howard.
If you decide to participate in True Scrap, we hope that you’ll purchase using our link. By doing so, you’re supporting our efforts to continue providing high quality online education. Thank you!
The online community will feature easy-to-access forums and have an ongoing conversation about classes and other plans. There will also be galleries where students can post and share the pages and projects they complete at the convention.Working together we will allow the excitement of a Great American Scrapbook Convention to live all year!
Big Picture teachers; Wendy Smedley, Elizabeth Dillow and Tami Morrison are preparing fun and meaningful classes that will engage students at the event and also provide them a pass to extended online interaction.
While CHA seemed a bit smaller in size this winter, it was big on fun and inspiration, as always. I cherish the once or twice a year opportunity to connect in person with industry friends from all over. And I especially love the energy that surrounds new product releases, and the camaraderie of thousands of creative people concentrated in a single location.
At the end of a typical CHA day, my feet are exhausted from the miles I logged on the convention center floor, my voice is scratchy from talking so much, my head is spinning with ideas sparked by the latest products, projects, and trends…and my heart is thankful that I get to be a part of this amazing craft and hobby industry.
Here are just a few new releases that revved my creative engine:
Around The World by Brenda Walton, for K & Company
Boarding Pass, from October Afternoon
While the thermostat clearly read WINTER in most of the country, summer was in the air on the CHA floor. Amongst the oodles of summer product releases, I thought these two in particular would work great with my self-paced Unpack Your Vacation Memories class. Both of these collections are due to arrive at stores in April.
I can’t wait to get my hands on the fun Smash book and accessories from EK Success. You can check out their video here.
So simple, and yet so many possibilities…stay tuned, I have big plans for this clever new line of products!
I think Library of Memories students will be particularly excited about the newest 3-ring leather albums from We R Memory Keepers. Orange Soda, Clover, Grape Soda, and Dark Chocolate are the latest additions to their wide selection of colors.
Vintage Findings by Epiphany Crafts are antique-looking settings, perfectly sized to hold the company’s clear epoxy bubbles. Create a custom epoxy from your favorite patterned paper, and mount it on a Vintage Finding for a fun and colorful embellishment that will add flair to any page or project.
To see the rest of the CHA 2011 Winter picks see below