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CHA Summer 2013 | Hot Pick: Simple Stories

This time around I’m doing something a bit different with the CHA Hot Pick list. Instead of giving the ten Hot Picks to my readers in one huge overwhelming chunk, I’m going to give you one pick per article for each of the ten picks. At the end, I’ll publish a summary list for easy reference of all ten. This will allow me to bring you more information about each of the Hot Picks, and also bring them to you faster!

So here are the hot picks for CHA Summer 2013 (aka Create-n-Connect), in no particular order…

Hot Pick: Simple Stories

This pick was an easy one to make. Simple Stories was the top vote getter in our pre-show Sneak Peeks survey, and it was the name I heard over and over again talking to show attendees about what they liked. Simple Stories did a huge release for this show: Four collections of 12×12 papers and elements plus their matching SN@P! system accessories, along with albums and page protectors.

For all those summer days in the sun, Simple Stories has a new collection called “I {heart} Summer”. Created from bright colors like yellow, red, and turquoise, and grounded with deep shades of brown, the collection features summer icons like bicycles, ice cream, clouds, surf boards, and flip flops.

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CHA Announces Summer Show To Co-Locate With NAMTA

The Craft and Hobby Association has announced that, instead of holding an independent summer show in 2014, it will co-locate with the International Art Materials Trade Association show. NAMTA’s Art Materials World Trade Show and Conference will take place in Pittsburgh from April 30th to May 2nd, 2014.

“CHA is delighted to partner with NAMTA in their annual trade show to bring greater business opportunity to our members,” said Maureen Ruth, CHA Board Chair.

Andrej Suskavcevic, CHA President and CEO said, “I look forward to this partnership with NAMTA as we look to help our members build new relationships to grow their business.”

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CHA Summer 2013 | Silhouette [Giveaway]

***Giveaway is closed****

Silhouette has some fun new products for CHA Summer 2013 that have me imagining whole new ways to use my Silhouette Portrait machine!

First up is their new Glass Etching materials. With an MSRP of $39.99 it contains everything you need to etch glass, including stencil vinyl, etching cream, and transfer paper.

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