Friday, January 17, 2014

Some serious CHA swag and a GIVEAWAY!

Manufacturers set up basic booths and elaborate exhibits at the annual Craft & Hobby Association Mega Show so they can show off all their products to resellers, creative professionals and the press.



Within that category of creative professionals are all of us designers and bloggers who love crafting...especially with products we love or haven't tried using yet. I didn't get to see everything at this show because I picked up a nasty flu bug the last two days.
But I enjoyed plenty of crafty fun and networking during the first three days, for sure!

FaveCrafts hosts an amazing event at the show, where they bring bloggers, designers and manufacturers together at a cocktail party to mingle and schmooze. The manufacturers provide generous amounts of swag for us to take home...and word has it, even more swag is being shipped to us directly. It was a really great party!

Plaid and I Love to Create each hosted lovely events for us too, filled with more swag! Plaid served a yummy breakfast in their booth and gave us lots of private time to chat with their designers and see things up close and personal. ILTC had a fabulous spa party, complete with sangria, massages, makeovers and a photo shoot.


CHA held a Designer Product Preview before the show opened, where manufacturers could set up a demo table and give out samples of their newest products to designers - we do love a good sneak peek!

And then of course, there are all the classes and make-n-takes to enjoy during the show, where you can bring back lots of samples and great project and technique ideas.

I posted more pictures from the show on Facebook and on Pinterest if you want to have a look. Many thanks to all the very generous manufacturers who certainly made this designer's day quite a bit brighter!

Now for the giveaway!! Swag is made for sharing...I'll put together a lovely random assortment of some of these products in a flat-rate USPS box to mail to one lucky winner - enter by 1/21/14 and good luck!

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54 comments:

  1. How could I possibly pick three when there are 100 things I want to try? And it's even more hard to pick because I see things I don't recognize that I'm curious about! OK, I'll go with Mod Podge, Beads in a Bottle, and the Spectrum Noir pens.

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  2. Spectrum Noir Pens, Mod Podge, and anything I love to create.

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  3. Oh my gosh! So nice of you to share the swag we have all been envying!

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  4. So sorry I forgot to name three items! I would love to try Spectrum Noir, tinted Mod Podge and anything Rit!

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  5. How awesome of you to share! Someday I hope to go and experience CHA in person!

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    1. I missed that I was supposed to list 3 things...I spy some embossing folders, a hot glue gun and the Spectrum Noir would be at the top of my list.

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  6. Thanks for the opportunity! Your swag looks amazing :)

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  7. You got lots of stuff so any would be a treat! If I am suppose to pick 3 I will try 1) Noir Markers. I need to learn to color stamped images for my cards. These look like good skin colors. 2) A Knook to make scarves with my granddaughter.3) The embossing folders & embellishments for my cards. You have a lovely ball of purple & white yarn & lots of goodies. Anything you share would be awesome to win. It is kind of you to share!

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  8. It's always good to have more scissors, paints and glues. Anything you pick would be wonderful!

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  9. Wow! Well, of course new Mod Podge products, love Red Heart and Rit is always tops! Great swag!
    Genelle

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  10. The Rit, the embossing stencils, and everything Mod Podge! :-)

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  11. Amazing! I like the Mod Podge, Tulip dye, and Elmer's glue. Of course all of it looks like fun! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  12. Wow way too much to choose from! Red Heart yarn, I see Canvas! And Spectrum markers. I would be happy with whatever you would be willing to part with. This was a hard decision! Thanks you for sharing!

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  13. Anything you want to send..always looking for new things to play and create with!

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  14. Sewing / Painting / Collage Stuff - (but anything would be fantastic)

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  15. rotary cutter, scissors, and martha stewart paints please:)

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  16. I would love to win any stuff im not picky I just love to craft and I would enjoy using what ever I won...

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  17. id be happy to receive anything you sent me, but if i must answer i am going with the red heart, embossing folders and mod podge.

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  18. Awesome, I love me some swag!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Dannette

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  19. So awesome!! Three things.... so hard to decide... any of the Mod Podge products, Tie Dye, glues

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  20. Thank you for sharing! Sorry you got sick I bet being at CHA is a great time.

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  21. Sharing is truly caring! LOL!!! You made out well! I so wish I could have been there this time around. Thanks for the chance!

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  22. I would love anything to use to create new die cuts - paints - inks - oh boy I could go on and on!!! Thanks for chance to win and good luck to everyone! !

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  23. Spectrum Noir Pens, Fiscars scissors and Alenes Permanent Fabric Tape. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. we are all jealous of your swag so good luck everyone

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  25. My favorite stuff I see are the Fiskars products, the Tulip dyes(have used the tie dye kit and loved) and the Aleenes Tacky Glue(I need to get some of that for a workshop coming up). So sorry you got sick the last couple of days-bummer!

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  26. wow... I see so much that I'd love to try! just finished a bottle of Aleenes Tacky glue - the Plaid paint colors look divine - curious about a new product... paper leather? washable? love to try some of that!
    What a shame you got sick... you might have been able to haul twice as much SWAG!!! better luck next year!

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  27. Swag is good! And going to CHA is def on my bucket list!

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  28. wow....so much goodness in one spot!! I think I'd pick those purple scissors, the spools of thread and the body art for my granddaughter (although I'd pick the ball of twine for me)!! :)

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  29. My top three would be the Fiskars scissors, Mod Podge, and the adhesives from Tombow!

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  30. I love Mod Podge, Fiskars, and all things crafty!
    Stacy

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  31. 1. Yarn
    2.tie dye kit
    3. Scissors (any of them)

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  32. Just 3?!? Spectrum Noir, Modge Podge and Paint! Love seeing CHA vicariously though others!

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  33. so sad to hear you ended up with a nasty flu bug. and so cool to see some of the new products coming out. I would love to see the spectrum noir markers, anything plaid and anything fiskars.

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  34. Anything from I Love to Create would make me happy! Or those new Fiskars scissors :)

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  35. Id love to try out the Noir Markers, any of the Mod podge melts and MOLDS, they look so fun... And the tie die kit.... Thank-you for the chance to win..rosebudinnh

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  36. Oooh...thanks for another fun give-a-way. Three things??? I can't imagine I would be disappointed with anything you sent :) I will pick Spectrum Noir Pens, any Mod Podge products...and hmmmm...Fiskars scissors...or you could just surprise me and I would be a very happy girl LOL

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  37. Thanks for bringing back all your swagolicious stuff and sharing it with us! Thanks for the chance - you are the best!! I make mod podge products, so that's what I would like, also the Spectrum Noir markers and Ritz bottles of color to tie dye!!

    Hugs, and feel better!

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  38. looks as if you had a wonderful time!
    from the things you have shown, I would love to try most anything from Mod Podge, Fiskars, and embossing folders. thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  39. The Spectrum markers, the embossing folders and the little glue gun would be great to have since I really just do paper crafting and card making.

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  40. What an awesome giveaway! I'd love the Spectrum Noir markers, any great Mod Podge product, and was that a small loom I saw there??? That would be great. Thanks.

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  41. An amazing batch of SWAG! I'd love to try the beads in a bottle, embossing folders and are those fabric markers near the beads in a bottle??

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  42. If I'm chosen anything you send I will be greatful

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  43. Terrific giveaway! So fun to follow your posts during the show. Sorry to hear you caught the flu bug. Thanks for sharing

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  44. wow, looks like you are feeling generous Thank you for a chance to win.

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  45. so hard to chose, spectrum noir, craft attitude, sizzix, but anything would be as fun, thanks for sharing your awesome CHA swag!!! get well soon :)

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  46. I would be happy with anything. Your wonderful for sharing!

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  47. I would love the modge podge or sizzix most :)

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  48. Really cool stuff. Like Christmas morning! I love all the art supplies...the spectrum noir markers, any mod podge or painty stuff. Thanks.

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  49. I would love any markers, pens, paint. Well really anything

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  50. Ahhhh amazing! I don't know how I could possible pick what I'd like most when I want it all!
    xo ~ Lia | Smart n Snazzy

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  51. Too many things to pick from - I want it all!

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  52. I want the Fiskar's scissors, Mod Podge Melt and Mold and the Sizzix!!! I sure hope you are feeling better - those pesky flu bugs are awful.

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  53. I love it ALL! Hope I win something.

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