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CHA Show New Product Report

Hundreds (thousands?) of products, many from new exhibitors.

Staff Report (January 17, 2011)

(Note: Below is a list of many of the exhibitors, including most of the new exhibitors. Each entry includes a brief description, booth number, and link to the company's website. It's an opportunity for buyers to do a little research while they make up their "booths-to-visit" list. Scrapbook Update has also published a "sneak peek" of products to be unveiled at the show. Visit HERE.)

Art Night Out. (#5121) All-inclusive art-party products in a wide range of media from collage and cardmaking to jewelry, glass, and mosaics. www.artnightout.com

Balaji Impex. (#5110) Craft kits made of several types of beads and jewelry making beads boxes. http://www.balajibeads.com

Bottle Cap. (#5005) Liner-less bottle caps for craft, jewelry, and scrapbook projects. www.bottlecapinc.com

Bowwowmeow Ent. (#4616) Pet themed craft kits, involving scrapbooking, shrink-art jewelry, ornaments, collars, pet bowls, etc. www.bowwowmeowstuff.com 

C&T Publishing (#1811). The 2010 and early 2011 titles of the Stash Books line, new items in the Liquitex® Surface Design Center, and a make-it/take it for the new Lesley Riley's TAP® Transfer Artist Paper. Plus, there will be live webcasts, new quilt titles, show discounts, and autographed copies of various Stash Books titles auctioned off on eBay to benefit Crops of Luv, a non-profit group that creates special scrapbooks for critically ill children and their families. www.ct-pubishing.com
Cal Trims. (#4808) Large variety of stretch laces, metal and plastic buckles, trims, fringes, appliques, patches, flowers, sequins, embroidery patches, boas, etc. www.caltrims.com

Chain Gallery. (#5117) Jewelry chain and supplies in antique brass, antique copper, gunmetal, gold plate, silver plate, black and stainless steel. Spool pricing available. www.chaingallery.com

Creative Inserts (Cri-Kits). (#5010) Gel pens for craft machines and magnetic gel pen holders that accept double-ended embossing stylus. www.cri-kits.com

Cousin Corp. (#823). Introducing the new Queen of the Nile program. www.cousin.com

Crops of Luv (#5110). A non-profit in which volunteers help create scrapbooks for critically ill children and their families. www.cropsofluv.org

Curlytails. (#5106). Seasonal and party supplies, balloons, ribbon, etc. www.curlytails.com

Daylight. (#433) Introducing a number of new, innovative lamps. www.daylightcompany.com

Delphia Consulting. (#5114) Customized website design. www.delphiaconsulting.com

Delta Creative. (#223). An eco-friendly decorative paint (Soy Paint) and stain (Soy Stain) lines for household and creative projects.  The non-toxic, low-VOC lines – 24 paint colors, 4 stain colors -- offer a comparable performance alternative to acrylic paints and household stains. www.deltacreative.com

Ecstasy Crafts. (#2357). European paper craft products, including “peel off” stickers, Pergamano parchment paper, embroidery on paper, 3- D precut designs, etc. www.ecstasycrafts.com

DCWV (#2201) Two versions of eScrap App, an iPhone app that is a design, editing, and sharing tool. It's available through the iTunes store. The "lite" version is free to download, while more advanced version can be downloaded for $1.99. when the design process is complete, photos can be used as a phone background page or shared via email, Facebook, or Twitter. http://www.dcwv.com

Earth Safe Finishes (#1912). New VOC-free, BPA-free Eco Epoxy, and the new VOC-free Color Theory Kit that includes a base no-VOC acrylic, three primary colors, and a how-to booklet, Color Theory Through Green Eyeswww.earthsafefinishes.com

Eastern Arts Connection. (#5105) Yuemei™  natural texture woven, silk brocade, designed pattern and handmade oriental fine paper for scrap book and paper craft. Oriental art supplies. http://www.easternartsyuemei.com

E-Complete. (#4817) Distributes Ellison, Sizzix, and Xyron products, plus the company's own folding carts. www.completetex-12.com

FabScraps (4810).  Is the largest scrapbook manufacturer in Africa. This South African  exhibitor's booth may be the most unique at the show: “Zulu baskets filled with exciting products are balanced on the heads of the carved wooden figures of Zulu warriors and maidens, and the soft glow emanating from the 4.5 yard 'rattan anemone' will be undeniably intriguing." www.fabscraps.co.za

Fineline Applicators. (#5107). Unique, non-clogging, air-tight cap/wire system keeps the most viscous liquids flowing smoothly. Use with acrylics, inks, watercolors, oil paints, silk dyes, stains, etc. www.finelineapplicators.com

Flip-Pal™ Mobile Scanner. (#4604) Exactly what the name implies – an Innovations winner at last summer's trade show. www.flip-pal.com

Giftsland. (#4713 Handmade and eco-friendly Lokta decorative papers, journals, stationery, craft packs, bags, etc., from Nepal. www.loktapaper.com

Grant Studios. (#4904) Australian company offering a wide variety of party supplies. Products are already in the U.S. for immediate delivery and the company has not been affected by the recent floods. www.grant.com.au

Heartfelt Creations. (#4905) Red rubber stamps on cling foam or wooden blocks. www.heartfeltcreations.us

Innova Art. (#5022) The JetMaster display system is a quick, inexpensive way to make gallery wraps, photo gifts, and dimensional signage using almost any printed output. www.jetmaster-systems.com, www.innovaart.com

InStyle Stamps. (#5023) A variety of unique, unmounted, deeply etched, natural gum rubber  stamps, from Anime to Retro designs. www.instylestamps.com 

Janlynn. (#1536). Offering a new charm/jewelry line, Charmtastic, designed for tween girls. www.janlynn.com

June Tailor. (#1105) Will introduce a new PinTastic product: an automatic pin dispenser for sewing, quilting and crafting. A pin pops up for easy removal. Push a button and another pin pops up automatically. www.junetailor.com

Kandi Corp. (#1817). Showing multiple product introductions for sewing/quilting, paper crafts, and fine arts. Rollouts include deColourant®, Hot Wax Art® and a new tool, the Handi-Iron®. http://www.KandiCorp.com ... http://www.MNCStudio.com ... http://www.RuthsJewishStamps.com ... http://www.harbor-sales.com ... http://www.KandiCorp.com/HotWaxArt.asp

The Knit Kit. (#5104) A variety of knit, crochet, and quilting supplies. www.theknitkit.com

La-La Land Crafts. (#4605 Sweet, whimsical rubber stamps and backgrounds and sentiments. Home of the Marci and Luka stamp lines. www.lalalandcrafts.com

Lawn Fawn. (#4816) Made-in-the-USA, photopolymer-clear stamps -- whimsical, cute, fun, and sometimes a little quirky. www.lawnfawn.com

Making Memories (#1847). Is having a special product showing in room 304A/B on Sat., Jan. 29, 8:00 am-9:45 am, before the show floor opens. www.makingmemories.com

Momenta. (#2223, 2332)) Ten new themed scrapbook collections, three new wall déc programs, a patent-pending sticker program – in total, 300+ new products. The company is also giving away iPads. Drawings are at 4 pm on the second and third day of the show. www.momenta.com

Motsenbocker's Lift Off. (#4813) Water-based, biodegradable paint and varnish removers with low or no VOCs. Plus, products to remove pen and ink, adhesives, grease, gum, silicone, latex caulk, foam sealants, and Gorilla Glue. www.liftoffinc.com

Neil Ent. (#4811) Offering needlework, craft, and scrapbook retailers a large line of novelties into which consumers insert their embroidered art, graphic design, or photo. www.neilenterprises.com

Panstoria. (#4610) Artisan 4.0 is a digital scrapbooking software containing all the elements of traditional scrapbooking -- tags, stickers, word art, eyelets, scissor cuts, framing features, and corner cutting -- in an easy-to-use digital format. www.panstoria.com

PB Seggebruch dba EncaustiKits. (#4710) All inclusive kits to enable consumers to paint in beeswax with simple instructions, individualized techniques, and cost-effective designs. www.encaustikits.com

Paper Quilt Creations. (#4711)  Australian company offering products and instructions for paper quilting, a unique craft inspired by fabric quilting, embroidery, mosaics, fashion, collage and scrapbooking. www.wrensneststudio.com

Petticoat Parlor. (#4611) Laser cuts and specialty papers. www.petticoatparlor.com

Picture Keeper. (#4716) The manufacturer of the original Picture Keeper, a simple, automatic option for backing up photos, has a new Picture Keeper Pro. www.picturekeeper.com

Picture That Sound. (#4805). Offering a variety of products to help consumers capture and preserve voices and integrate them into scrapbooks. The company won a CHA Innovation award at last year's summer show. www.picturethatsound.com

Plaid. (#1722). Will preview a completely new website and Plaid Craft TV, both scheduled to launch to consumers in March. Plaid Craft TV will be the new web-based home to Plaid's vast array of how-to videos, including a series of original episodes. A new episode -- composed of three, three-minute and one, one-minute segments -- will be shown every two weeks on PlaidOnline and Plaid's You Tube channel. The series is produced and hosted by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza, Emmy-nominated creators of the cable series, Creative Juice. www.plaidonline.com

ReMarkable Reading Concepts. (#5115) The DoodleMark allows kids and parents to interact with books, whether it's practicing sight words, working on vocabulary, drawing letters or just doodling. www.doodlemark.com

SureHold, div. of Barristo. (#4707) A variety of Super Glue adhesive products. www.surehold.com

Silver Creek Leather. (#439) Introducing the Realeather™ Jewelry Collection, designed by Jill Mackay. It combines leather and suede with silver plated, interchangeable components and findings, to make a host of earrings, necklaces and bracelets that can be embellished with beads, charms, or pendants. www.silvercreekleather.com. (Note: To read Jill's predictions on jewelrymaking in 2011, read Category Reports.)

Spellbinders (#2815). The company and DRG released a new book, Nestabilities® Basics & Beyond. There will be a book signing event at the booth – free signed copies to the first 100 attendees Jan. 29, 2:00-3:30 pm. Retailers may order the book at www.DRGwholesale.com; there's a 15% show discount for orders placed Jan.– Feb.1. Use code CHA11 to receive the discount. http://spellbinderspaperarts.com and  www.DRGnetwork.com. New designs include Nestabilities®, Labels, Decorative Elements, Grand Nestabilities®, Shapeabilities®, and the Donna Salazar Designer Collection.

Stamping Scrapping. (#4705) Stamp and scrapbook supplies. www.stampingscrappingdesigns.com

Torginol. (#4911) Specialty colored materials including quartz ColorGranules, metallic ColorMicas, and vinyl ColorFlakes -- product to enhance the aesthetic qualities of scrapbooking, home dec, school, and holiday creations. www.torginol.com

Trade Marker Int./Hemptique. (#4613). Natural fiber products from hemp, bamboo, organic cotton, linen, jute, silk, soy, and sisal -- cords, twine, ropes, netting, webbing, thread, yarn, canvas, paper and fabrics. www.hemptique.com

Uniformed Scrapbooks of America. (#4823) Patented removable uniform covers with album allow for customization and personalization with insignias, badges, patches, etc -- recapturing the essence of a decorated uniform. Officially licensed and available for all branches of the armed forces, and police and fire departments. www.uniformedscrapbook.com

Upholstery Studio. (#4820) Project plans, videos, kits, and tools for making headboard, ottomans, cornice boards, benches, etc. Also, the DoubleRock upholstery tool line. www.upholsterystudio.com

Your Next Stamp. (#4518) A variety of fun, whimsical rubber-cling stamps, including the Fhiona and Friends, Heather and Dale, and the quirky Franfou collections. Made of quality rubber, mounted onto cling foam, trimmed, and ready to use with any clear block. www.yournextstamp.com



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