Saturday, January 31, 2009

CHA re-Cap and Winners of Our Creative Challange!

Hi Everyone,

I’m happy to report that we had our best CHA show ever and a fantastic response to our 11 new Clear Art Stamp sets and our new line called Creative Scraps! We wrote lots of orders for stores throughout Canada and the United States but we also received orders from around the world including Australia, Amsterdam, England, France, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Singapore!

I caught that horrible cold that is going around and I felt so lousy I just wanted to lay down on the floor but this is our biggest show so I waited until I got home to crawl in bed and be sick. I was very lucky that Vicki Chrisman and Lisa Zappa from our design team were there to help in our booth and teach our sold out class.

Jenn Balcer from was also a sweetie and came and helped us set up the class. She also shot this video interview with me. Yikes - with a 1 min warning I was so nervous and just had to wing it!
Here are some photos from the show.
This is a photo of myself with Joy from Bumble Bee Crafts, one of our wholesale distributors in Australia.

Here is Michelle the owner of Paper Tales in San Diego, DT member Vicki, myself and Helle Greer.

We had a double booth and everyone loved all the cool samples we displayed
Here is a photo with a peek at our new line coming out in March called Creative Scraps! You can see the Easter and Garden sheets in the center. There will also be Family, Friendship, Travel and a Seasonal Calendar theme!

I'm sad our entire design team couldn't make it to the show but Vicki Chrisman, Lisa Zappa, Anna Wight and Heidi Blankenship were there and we got together for a fun dinner one night.

We also have the winners to announce from our Creative Challenge.
We had 52 fabulous entries with lots of spectacular samples you can see HERE!
Dawn (princess4101) won the $100.00 gift certificate with 99 comments for this fabulous diorama she created using our Birthday Kids stamp set.

Michelle (sf9erfan) won a $50.00 gift certificate with the second most comments (83) for this pretty card she designed using 2 of the birds and a sentiment from our Bird Lover stamp set.

For the random winner we decided to divide the 52 entries in half and picked the 26th entry which was this adorable birth announcement card that Tina (GardenDiva) created using our Baby Boy stamp set.

There were so many beautiful samples that people entered you will have to check them all out! I wanted to share a couple extra ones here. We loved this cherry yellow pop up card that Barbie (barbiegoose) created using our Sweet Kids stamp set.
I also wanted to show you this beautiful necklace that Melanie stamped using one of the little angels from our Cherub Stamp set on polymer clay and colored with Palette inks. I loved it so much I bought it from her and wore it at the CHA show! I'm hoping to have Melanie join us as a guest designer and feature more of her work later in Feb.

Watch for a bunch of Valentine cards to be posted shortly and more new samples using our new stamp sets!

Wishing you joy & creativity
Sandy Redburn

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Darlene said...

Great job Sandy!! The booth looked awesome!! Love those new scraps ... can't wait to get my hands on a few of those!! Congratulations to the winners in the Creative Challenge!
Now ... please, get some rest ... you are so deserving!! Feel better soon!!

Lici de Souza said...

I'm new to scrapbooking and I like to use ephemera in my scrapbooks. I haven't seen too many people using this style. Can someone tell me how it looks? As a fashion designer I like lots of detail, fabric, trim, etc and I also bought some ephemera vintage books that Crafty Secrets product from Scrapbookers' Delight.
My blog is called You will be able to see which ones I have done using the vintage booklet sheets.

Dawn said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win! I appreciate the Gift Certificate and the chance to work with more of your awesome stamps! You have a wonderful company! Thank you again!!
Dawn KNight

michelle in mi said...

Even though I didn't win anything I feel like a winner since you showcased my little pop-up card using your delightful stamps!Thanks so much Sandy!

Melanie said...

Thanks so much for the compliments on my necklace. It was so fun to see you wearing it in the pictures! LOL Wish I could have seen the booth in person! Get well soon!