Wednesday, January 8, 2014

California Dreamin'

With weather like this, how can I not blog about HOW excited I am to be leaving for CHA (ANAHEIM!) tomorrow?  To be honest, even if it was summer here, I would STILL be blogging about how excited I am!  You do not understand just how amazing this show is.  Honestly, I really wish I could plan a group trip and take you all with me!  You would be in heaven.  Picture the latest and most beautiful paper and crafting releases to see and touch.  Picture Tim Holtz, Jennifer McGuire, Heidi Swapp, Becky Higgins and even Vanna White walking the show floor, demoing, and signing autographs.  Picture me fainting.....ha!

So this is really happening!
It is amazing to see how far the show has come since the last time I was there in 2009.  Last night I downloaded the CHA App.  Ha.  I think that is funny.  Kell and I use to print huge maps of the floor plan and highlight the booths we wanted to visit.  Now, all I have to do is go to the app and look up the company name and the booth info will come up on my phone!  I can also view the map on my phone.  Details about the free shuttles to the hotels, and events can be found here too!  I don't even have to print a pass anymore.  Just show them the image of my badge on my phone and I am in!  So cool!

Blog Post Updates
I will promise to post on the blog details of my trip letting you know what new lines really caught my eye and who knows maybe a couple of pics of me and my idols!  Please keep sending me comments on the blog or facebook about your favourite new lines!  As I mentioned, there will be a little giveaway once I return.  Each comment will receive one ballot or chance to win!  I really need your help in deciding what to bring into The Pickle!

Craft-Tea Time
So I know you guys will have fun without me this week!  Please note the store IS open regular hours (see store hours below).  And this Saturday is our monthly Craft-Tea Time.  $5 will get you a craft with me (approximately 10-15 minutes) and your choice of drinks at Dekoko's.  I have a vintage style card for you!

New Product

Oh!  I almost forgot.  We have a few new items in store!  If you liked the Envelope Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers, you will LOVE the new Gift Box Punch Board and the Gift Bag Punch Board ($21.50 each).

Well I better get going.  Lots to do!  See you soon!


Store Hours
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-5pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 9:30am-3pm


Cindy Matias said...

I love Teresa Collins' products. Do you stock any of her lines? I think they are so beautiful and I am so touched by her stories or thoughts for her lines.

CraftyViolet said...

Basic Grey is a great line and they have wonderful paper.

Have a great trip and bring back Tim!!!

I would leave more comments but I can't read the letters. Too bad its not the number kind which is so much easier.

Nicole said...

I am so jealous! I would love to be warm and going to CHA! Have a great trip and send us some of that sunshine!

I saw more new products I love! Webster's Pages Sprinkled with Love and Hello World. Hello World is adorable! Tim Holtz has mini Distress inks which come in packages of 4, a great way to try out new colours, and has a mini blending tool, which looks great for using the inks with stencils.

I am in desperate need of items for scrapbooking and making cards for boys and Crate Paper's Boys Rule line is awesome! It would be perfect for my tween nephew! Please, please, please order this product line!!!

Jackie Plank said...

Oh Nicole I also have the Crate Paper's Boys Rule collection on my must have list, and also the Just Rite- Tulip Damask Background Stamp.