Wednesday, July 27, 2011

CHA Fun & New Releases

Every CHA is filled with laughs, long hours, and lots of friends. We shared all of those with Mark and Sharon from Buffalo Stamps & Stuff during a preview event prior to the show:

On Monday before the show, Lee and I also got to take two Ranger classes. Tim Holtz taught a fantastic Melt Art session, where we created some beautiful jewelry pieces and other treasures:

Tim, Jenni Bowlin, and Claudine Hellmuth taught this "Avenue of Doorways" class that was filled with tips and techniques for using Ranger's signature lines of products:

Did you notice that I snagged those photos from Tim's blog? My own projects really did turn out pretty similar, I'm not kidding:

Even with all these activities, we managed to set up our booth...which felt about a million miles long:

But we needed all that space because each of our companies (Art Gone Wild!, Darcie's, Stampers Anonymous, and Inky Antics) had lots of new products to display.

One of my favorite parts of the show was meeting two of our Design Team members, Debbie Fisher and Michelle Pearson, in person:

Until this point, we'd only communicated via email...for years! They were just as lovely as I'd expected, of course.

By the way, as long as we're on the subject of "lovely," take a look at this lovely little birdy:

Yep, it's V1-1223 Rectangle Box Template decorated with 2072J Candy Cane Birdy and 3381D Sweet Treats.

And here's 10189X Tall Bag Template showing 0115F Skating Birdy and 3260D Season's Tweetings on the front:

These images and sayings are also available in 11058SC Snow Birdies Clear Set:

All of our new releases will be posted on the main Inky website on August 1st. Here's another adorable character:

Debbie featured 2073H Rolling Pin Penguin and 2266D Have Sweet Christmas on a bag made with X1-0020 Gift Bag Template.

That cute penguin is "king of the kitchen" with his whisk, too. Check out 0185J Whisk Penguin and 0186E Whisking Sweet Holiday:

The polymer version is 11059LC Baking Penguins Clear Set:

All of these images are by artist Tammy DeYoung, who drew up some other yummy surprises. More to come soon!


Chelsea said...

I too loved Tim's class and seeing you. :). I love love love those new stamps!

Jackie Wamhoff said...

Loved seeing you, too, Chelsea. Too bad we didn't get a picture know where that would have ended up! :-)