Archive | June, 2012

Noteworthy | 6.22.2012

This week I’ve got some designer news, some hot products, and some new calls to bring to you….and of course, as always, some great links.

The Gaylord Opryland convention center in Nashville, TN, which will host a CK Convention on Aug. 24th-25th, was the site of a large mechanical explosion on Tuesday that evacuated the hotel for several hours. The explosion did an estimated $750,000 in damage, but Gaylord officials told the Tennessean that the damage was limited to a relatively small 4,000 square foot area and the damage should be repaired by June 30th. Officials also told the Tennessean that they did not expect the damage to interfere with events at the property.

Fans of Hambly will be happy to hear that Allison Kreft isn’t going away…Echo Park announced this week that it will be releasing a collection she designed, called Everyday Eclectic!

Allison’s style is easily visible in Everyday Eclectic – and it’s a perfect fit for Echo Park as well. This collection will make both Hambly and Echo Park fans happy! Continue Reading →


CHA Summer 2012 Sneak Peeks Page is Here!

It’s hard to believe…but it’s that time again – CHA Sneak Peek time!

Companies are starting to sneak us peeks of the new products for the second half of 2012, including Halloween and Christmas lines, that they will be selling to retailers at the Craft & Hobby Association Summer 2012 Convention & Trade Show in Chicago in mid-July.

And to make it easy for our readers, as usual we are compiling links to all the peeks in one place, in a sortable table that lets you decide how you want to view the peeks – alphabetical by company, by product name, by booth number, or by date they were announced.

The table will be updated as new sneak peeks become available, so click below to check it out and come back regularly to see what is new!


Winners | CK Convention Shop & Crop Tickets

It’s time to announce more winners! Here’s the two lucky winners of the packages of CK Convention Shop & Crop tickets, sponsored by Creating Keepsakes Conventions:

Winner #1 is Mary, who posted:

Would LOVE to win so I could attend the Tulsa CKC in August!

Winner #2 is Susanne, who posted:

Wow, what a fabulous giveaway – thanks for the chance at what would surely be a memorable trip!

Congratulations, ladies! Please watch your inbox for information on how to claim your prize!


Giveaway | Echo Park Sweet Day Collection

This week’s giveaway sponsored by Scrapbook Update is something from one of my favorite companies that you can’t help but smile when you see…it’s full of lighthearted summer fun!

Echo Park Paper’s “Sweet Day” collection by Alisha Gordon is full of light, airy colors and fun elements like clouds, pinwheels, balloons, and birds that just radiate summer charm. It’s also full of elements that are hyper-trendy: text, chevrons, banners, hexagons and doilies. Continue Reading →