Monday, July 27, 2009

At CHA-Summer and Loving It!

Kristin hard at work finalizing our schedule

We made it! Right now we're sitting in our hotel room taking care of last minute details for our Meet-n-Greet tomorrow and all of the rep appointments during the show!

So much to do and so much to see.

We're also gearing up for an incredibly busy day as the show officially 'opens' tomorrow. In the past, bag pipers serenade attendees as the flood of people stream through the doors onto the show floor.

It's really a crazy site to see! Attendees consist of vendors, retailers, designers and general craft-o-holics. Imagine being in one location surrounded by thousands of people who share your love of crafting.

We'll be shooting and sharing pics and letting you know the fantastic lines we order throughout the week. For immediate 'CHA newsbreaks', be sure you're following us on Twitter!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Heading To CHA-Summer!

Twice a year, Kristin and I get to pack up our gear and head to what many believe to be a Crafter's Paradise (commonly known as the CHA show). How lucky are we? To be among the first to see and TOUCH the newest and the greatest scrapbooking and crafting products out there?

Yeah. We sorta like what we do.

CHA-Summer will be held in Orlando for the next few years. We're planning to meet some of you at the Meet-n-Greet scheduled for Tuesday night (July 28th). We can't wait! It'll be so nice to catch up with our Creative Team and Message Board buddies! Be prepared to laugh a lot, be silly and take a ton of pictures!

Things will be fast and furious next week. I will try to post as many updates and CHA 'news' as possible here on Cherry Bits.

Until next time!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Check Out This Week's Inspiration!

Jess gets 'Sweet' on Collage Press using products from their Sweet Shoppe line.

Laura shares inspiration using Collage Press' Knave of Hearts line.

Guest CT Member, RitaS spotlights LYB's Traveler line.

The products used in this week's reveal have been incredibly popular! If an item is currently out of stock, don't worry! It will be available again soon. Be sure to take advantage of our Product Alert feature to receive an email when out of stock products are back in stock!

Monday, July 20, 2009

You've Gotta See This! Fancy Pants Sneak Peek!

Sparkly, Bright, Colorful and Spectacular!

Trick or Treat

Rough & Tough

Little Sprout

Dancing Girl

Christmas Magic

We cannot wait to get this line into our warehouse! Five lines. Incredible attention to detail. These products will not last long on our shelves! Take advantage of our Product Alert feature to be the FIRST to know when these lines become available.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Summer Super Savings

Summer Super Savings

From Kristin's Desk

What a beautiful summer we're having in Mid-Michigan! I'm not a fan of hot weather, so these mild summer temperatures suit me just fine. I just got back from a week-long camping trip with the kids & other family members. We had a great time -- imagine spending a week with 43 members of your extended family.

It's great to be back at my desk at ACOT. So much to catch up on! Not to mention a lot of pre-CHA show things that need to be done. New products arrived while I was gone, view them below. Save up to 40% on great Summer deals, hurry for best selection.

Sassafras Lass: Me Likey Collection

Basic Grey: Bling It

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bazzill Sample Set #7 Now Available!

Bazzill Swatch Sample Set #7 is now available in limited quantities! 'The Yellows' features textured and smooth finishes.

Some colors included are: • Candle • Dandelion • Glow

Look for Set 7 in the Last Minute Special Offers when checking out. It's just 1¢, limit one per customer.

***To purchase a Bazzill Cardstock set for the 1¢ price, simply click on the 'Continue' button from your Shopping Basket page to finalize your order. You will see the option to add the Bazzill Set in the Last Minute Offers section as you check out. Click HERE for more details.

Friday, July 10, 2009

CHA Previews!

KaiserCraft PennyRoyale-Mikala Robinson Koss, designer.

Can you believe CHA Summer is only 16 days away? It seems like only last month Kristin and I were hopping on a puddle jumper to catch our flight from Detroit to LA. Time flies!

Manufacturers are steadily releasing little teasers of upcoming releases. Of course, most are offering products with Fall/Winter themes. Fall is my favorite season because warm, rich colors are so prevalent in fashion and design. From what I can tell, our industry will be bursting with deep shades this Fall!

DreamStreet Papers: Merry&Bright-Amy Teets, designer

What we're also seeing is a lot of releases for the big or little guys in your life. We all know how difficult it is to find that perfect product with a masculine touch on a consistent basis. I think this Fall will provide a lot more choices!

Our Creative Team and Message Board members have been scouring manufacturer's sites to share the latest and the greatest. Be sure to stop by our CHA Preview Forum today. You might just see something you wont be able to scrap without!

Let us know what you think!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Basic Grey's Lemonade and June Bug Lines

June Bug: Flowers Doilies

For all you die-hard Basic Grey enthusiasts---

We're spot lighting Basic Grey's newest releases: June Bug and Lemonade

June Bug: Birdie Bitsy Stamps

Each line features the tremendously high quality paper designs, stickers and coordinating embellishments we've come to expect from Basic Grey. The June Bug and Lemonade line also offers a gorgeous Greeting Card Kit! The kit includes an eclectic assortment of patterned cards; printed, self-adhesive chipboard; precision die-cuts; rub-ons; and matching envelopes to make 8 cards!

Click to view card kits

Both collections are bold and bright with a contemporary flare! Embellishments include buttons, rub-ons, stickers, chipboard, brads and so much more! If you haven't picked up your favorites yet, you'd better soon! This line is flying off of our warehouse shelves!

Lemonade: Element Stickers

Friday, July 3, 2009

You're Invited To Our CHA Summer Meet-n-Greet!

We can't believe CHA Summer is only a couple of weeks away!

If you live in or around the Orlando Florida area, we'd LOVE to see you.

We'd like to invite YOU to join us for a Meet-n-Greet during the CHA Summer 2009 Convention!

Date: July 28th

Time: 6pm

Place: Fisheye Grille (located inside Embassy Suites South)
8978 International Drive, Orlando, Florida, USA 32819

Why? To meet Kristin, Heidi, Creative Team Members and Special Guests from the MB!

Leave a COMMENT to let us know you'll be there!

Venue may change if larger accommodations are required.