What an amazing week! I am home from CHA, super tired but as always, so inspired. I saw lots of amazing products, projects, and people. I know that every year I lug along my camera and then barely use it, so this year I skipped taking it. I figured that I had my phone and could take pictures with it. I barely took any and what I did take wasn't great.
My daughter Anna (and my mom too) went to the Chicago with me. While my mom checked out all of the exhibits, Anna and I worked at Pink Paislee. Anna is not a crafter and usually wants no part of getting inky and messy. After a while though she couldn't resist trying out the new Mistables papers (btw- you will be seeing more of these from me in fall classes). She got inky and messy and seemed to really enjoy it.
On Sunday I walked the show and checked out all of the new products. The show samples were amazing in every single booth. Hands down though, my very favorite was this heart made by Jennifer Harkin with wooden spools featuring the Jillibean Soup Homemade 6 Bean Soup collection. The collection is sewing themed and so fun! It is definitely on my personal wish list!
Speaking of show samples, in addition to having samples in Tim Holtz's Idea-ology booth, I also was fortunate enough to be asked by Ranger Ink to do samples for them as well. I don't get to blog those projects just yet but I can show you some random shots of them from the show. The necklace above was created with stamped images on shrink plastic and dipped in UTEE. I think it is one of my most favorite creations ever! I can not wait to show you good photos of it and tell you how it was created.
I think this is my second favorite, it is a shirnk art pendant featuring the hand from Tim's Oddities stamp set with a separate shrink art heart attached with a brad. I did this version and a version dipped in UTEE. There will be a blog post on both of those soon.
(image courtesy of google images)
Now, how about that give away? My awesome friends at Inspiration Emporium have given me one of the super fun Tim Holtz Idea-ology messenger bags to give away to one of my readers! These bags are not available to purchase, you can only get them at the shows with an order. If you are a Tim fan, you NEED one of these bags! All you need to do for a chance to win this bag is leave me a comment on this post (if you read via email, please visit the blog and leave the comment there) by midnight Monday CST. I will pick one lucky person at random to win this bag. I may even add a few goodies in it as well. Trust me, you want this bag!
But wait, that's not all! I am super excited about all of Tim's and Ranger's new releases and know you are too! Inspiration Emporium has many of the new items in stock and the others available for pre-order. As an extra bonus to my readers, they are extending a special discount of 10% to you! All you need to do is use the discount code "tammytutorial" at check out. Happy shopping!