Friday, July 18, 2008

At CHA and At a Loss

CHA on a budget is no fun at all. I'm doing some nice make & takes. Stalking Tim Holtz a bit. (He's a legend, what can I say?) I tried out Claudine Hellmuth's new Ranger line and LOVE it. The paint is like nothing you have tried!! It's the real deal.

BUT, the "not fun" part is picking which lines to carry.

So far I have ordered the full KI Memories release. They are just "old reliable." Lots of cute stuff. KI Memories sample projects.

I was SOOOO disappointed that there was no Love, Elsie release. It seems they were not ready in time.

I ordered the full Cosmo Cricket line. It's beautiful. Cosmo Cricket sample projects.

I also ordered the full Heidi Swapp release. Heidi Swapp sample projects. The last release didn't do too well for us, so this one might get cut. We'll see how tomorrow goes. I love the stuff, though.

And I will order the full BasicGrey line. BasicGrey sample projects.

I also ordered some SEI Glitzmas, which I LOVE - I take some project photos. And Oasis, which I'm still deciding on. I might switch Oasis for Alpine Forest, but having too many Christmas lines scares me.

I'm deciding on what acrylic albums to carry... any preferences?

That is all I've got at this point. The rest is TBD. I'm off to wash up for dinner and read The Pillars of the Earth which is bound to make me cry... again. ;)


laverneboese said...

Love the blog! Dinner and the "after party" were awesome!!!! I need to get hustling on my blog :( You'll see...not so wonderful...I'll update tomorrow. My eyeballs are tired :(

Cassi said...

Thank you so much for taking pictures of CHA and posting! I really enjoy seeing the projects, talk about inspiration! Keep up the blog!

Cassi said...

as far as arylic albums go...maya road seems to offer some great values. apple pie memories also seems to be a good value. scrapworks has super cute designs. i think clear scraps and page frame designs are just too expensive. my preference would be cute shapes, good value, and easy for you to make a profit.

Marilou said...

Cassi - I loved everything Maya Road. I will have to put some money aside in the budget next year for sure. The only thing is their catalog doesn't seem to have pictures that show how beautiful the products are. And I tried photographing products myself ONCE (See AC Tie Rack Ribbon). Never again! It took FOREVER.

Laverne - you are so silly, your blog rocks!