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What a whirlwind week! We'd love to hear from all of you who went to CHA--either the trade or consumer side of the show. What were your impressions? What caught your eye, impressed you, made you smile? Did you notice a trend you are going to act on? Did you come home feeling jazzed and dazzled? Feel free to share your thoughts below…

Anxious to hear from you,
Kristel

CHA Sneak Peek No.5: EK Tools

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This is the last of our Sneak Peeks of products appearing at the CHA Summer Trade Show next week. Please visit us at booth #213 to get an up close look! If there are individual consumers among my readers who are attending the CHA Consumer Show, you will not be seeing these products as they have not yet released. But we welcome you to stop by our booth #427 for a free Make It-Take It.

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SneakPeek#5 Tools punches1Heavy Duty Hand Punches
We welcome the newest additions to the Paper Shapers family! Our new Heavy Duty Punches allow you to punch like you have never punched before! These specially designed punches can punch through cardstock, chipboard, light weight metal, foam and more.

The sleek design is easy to hold, and the durable metal construction means these punches are built to last! A unique locking mechanism allows the handles to stay together when not in use. Easy to hold, easy to punch and easy to store—wow, these new punches make it easy to create!

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Shapes include a 1/8” Circle, Corner Rounder, and Vertical Slot. These new punches release August 1, 2010.

Large Edger Punches

Make a “big splash” with our new Large Edger Punches! This style of punch features larger and more intricate design elements for a perfect border every time. Sleek styling and superior handling make this collection of punches among the must-haves in your bag of creative tricks.

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Choose these and many more (we’re rather fond of the string of butterflies and the marching robots) from our new family of 24 Large Edger Punches. They’ll add endless creativity to your projects! Product releases August 1, 2010.

Thanks for joining us during Sneak Peek Week (ha!—say that five times really fast). We hope you’ll stop by our booth during CHA and take the opportunity to see first hand ALL the new products from the family of EK Success Brands, where we celebrate a million ways to grow your creativity. Enjoy the show!

Cheers,
Kristel

CHA Sneak Peek No. 4: Jolee’s Boutique

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This is the 4th of our Sneak Peeks of products appearing at the CHA Summer Trade Show next week. Please visit us at booth #213 to get an up close look! If there are individual consumers among my readers who are attending the CHA Consumer Show, you will not be seeing these products as they have not yet released, but we welcome you to stop by our booth #427 for a free Make It-Take It!

SneakPeek#4 Jolees stickers3Merry Christmas from Jolee’s Boutique!

Our new holiday sticker collection is a seasonal line extension of the Jolee’s Boutique Parcel Collection. They will dazzle and delight you with elaborate details of beads, fabrics, foils and more. Each sticker is finished with embellishments that are sure to please. From borders and trims to accents to the main event, you’ll find an endless number of uses for these beautiful three-dimensional stickers.

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Available in a variety of themes, it’s easy to imagine these on your scrapbook pages, cards, gift tags, and gift wrap for the holiday season. Let Jolee’s Boutique help you create today! Product releases August 15, 2010.
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See you tomorrow for Sneak Peek #5 as we share delightful new offerings from EK Tools!

Creatively yours,
Kristel

CHA Sneak Peek #3: Martha Stewart Crafts

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This is the 3rd of our Sneak Peeks of products appearing at the CHA Summer Trade Show next week. Please visit us at booth #213 to get an up close look! If there are individual consumers among my readers who are attending the CHA Consumer Show, you will not be seeing these products as they have not yet released, but we welcome you to stop by our booth #427 for a free Make It-Take It!

SneakPeek#3 MSC logoWhat’s new in the world of Martha Stewart Crafts? Wonderful items for your delicious Holiday treats and sweets!


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The 2010 Martha Stewart Crafts Christmas assortment has all the food packaging, party décor and crafting inspiration you need to make your holidays come to life. Choose from Scandinavian themed cake stencils, treat bags, cupcake wrappers, gift boxes, food picks, paper pads, embellishments, stamps, punches, and glitter. No matter what your holiday theme is this year, Martha Stewart Crafts has it all! Product releases October 29, 2010.

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I’ll be here tomorrow with Peek #4, a look into Jolee’s Boutique. Stop in, sit a spell, and have a piece of cake!

Have a Martha day!
Kristel

CHA Sneak Peek No. 2: Happy Holidays from Sticko and Peanuts!

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This is the 2nd of our Sneak Peeks of products appearing at the CHA Summer Trade Show next week. Please visit us at booth #213 to get an up close look! If there are individual consumers among my readers who are attending the CHA Consumer Show, you will not be seeing these products as they have not yet released. But we welcome you to stop by our booth #427 for a free Make It-Take It.

SneakPeek#2 Sticko logoA Sticko Classic Christmas!
New from Sticko... our Sparklers stickers are eye-catching, bright, colorful, and fun. With hundreds of themes from which to choose, these epoxy plus prismatic stickers add shine and excitement to cards, invitations, scrapbook pages, gift tags, wrapping paper, and so much more. If you’re looking to add that extra little something to your decorating and gift giving this holiday, it’s as easy as Sparklers stickers! Product releases August 15, 2010.
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SneakPeek#2 Peanuts logoHey, Hey, the Gang’s All Here!
The Peanuts Gang, that is. Enjoy a festive Christmas with your favorite characters from Peanuts, one of the most beloved comics ever! It’s impossible not to love these classic images that everyone remembers from their youth—Snoopy decorating his dog house, Schroeder at his piano, Pigpen’s dust cloud, Charlie Brown’s ever-present smile conveying the essence of goodwill among men.
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These cheerful and dimensional stickers are sure to bring joy this holiday season.  Ideal for cardmaking, scrapbooking, or creating your own paper crafted decorations. Be sure to check out our full Peanuts product line. Product releases August 15, 2010.

Stop back tomorrow for Sneak Peek #3 as we see what’s new from Martha Stewart Crafts.

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Make it a creative day!
Kristel

CHA Sneak Peek No. 1: American Girl Crafts and K&Company

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This is the first of our Sneak Peeks of products appearing at the CHA Summer Trade Show next week. Please visit us at booth #213 to get an up-close look! If there are individual consumers among my readers who are attending the CHA Consumer Show, you will not be seeing these products as they have not yet released, but we welcome you to stop by our booth #427 to join in our Make It-Take It!

SneakPeek#1 AGlogoAmerican Girl Crafts is the very first comprehensive crafting program for girls ages 8 to 12. This program features high-quality supplies, designer tools, and easy, step-by-step crafting kits. The collection’s design and educational content support qualities that American Girl encourages all girls to develop, such as self-expression, creativity and confidence.
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Come see all that American Girl Crafts has to offer, and encourage a new generation of girls to embrace crafting as a meaningful and creative outlet. Product releases October 1, 2010.

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SneakPeek#1 Glad Tidings signThe Glad Tidings Collection
From her studio built amidst pasture grasses in North Carolina, Susan Winget infuses her graceful watercolor paintings with her wondrous affection for nature and its artful details. In our holiday collection with Susan, Glad Tidings, she brilliantly captures the natural wonders of the season in warm, rich color. Product releases September 15, 2010.

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SneakPeek#1 Yuletide signA Yuletide Christmas
Decorate your hearth and home with designs from Yuletide, a collection of classic holiday patterns and contemporary textures. Perfect for crafting fresh ideas with the yuletide of yesteryear. Traditional Christmas reds and greens accompany beautiful script greetings, familiar old-fashioned Santa images, shaped tags, paper ornaments and more. Product releases September 15, 2010.

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Check back tomorrow for Peek #2 and see what’s coming from Sticko and Peanuts!

Cheers,
Kristel

When It's Hot Outside, We're Inside Being Creative!

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It’s been a blisteringly hot July so far here in the northeast, and all I can say is, thank goodness for whoever created air conditioning! It’s a busy month as we prepare for the Craft and Hobbies Association (CHA) show in Chicago at the end of the month, and we’re blissfully soaking up the AC while we do it. During the week of July 19th, we’ll be featuring some “sneak peeks” of some of our latest products that are just now shipping or will soon be available in August. Lots of really cool and creative products that will really pop your cork as we head down the runway to the holidays! Check back here every day during the week of July 19th for a new peek.

Congratulations to the random drawing winners of our $25 Thank You gift cards for participation in our PaintWorks “Favorite Design” survey: Marcella D from Warren, OH; Nancy M from Wyomissing, PA; and Angela M from Larchwood, IA. Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts with us. It is very helpful to understand what you like and what is important to you in your creative pastime. One gentleman shared that he was a 90 year old great grandpa who has completed 27 of our paintings—sir, I take my hat off to you!

And now the drum roll, please... the design cited most frequently as your favorite design... Taste of Italy!

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Hmm, I’ve got a sudden urge for spaghetti...

Stay cool, everyone!
Kristel

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