July 27, 2012

And the winners are:

I wanted to leave the blog candy contests open long enough for everyone to have a chance to post, but I think a week is long enough.  This morning I am drawing the winners using random.org.  To calculate the winners I will enter the total number of posts (including replies) and count down from the first post (#1). 

For the CANDI from Cardwork Cards there were 5 comments, and the winner is:


For the BLING from Connie Crystal there were 23 comments, and the winner is:


For the Flip Flops and special surprise from Jinger there were 32 comments and the winner is:


Winners: Please contact me at createdbymissie@aol.com within one week to claim your prize and let me know your shipping info.  Thank you!

July 20, 2012

CHA day 3 more fun...

Another super fun booth with fun embellishments today!  I will be honest, I have seen these Candi products before but just the product in the package did nothing to inspire me!  Seeing the Candi booth, by Craftwork Cards (UK) at CHA really has me excited about this product.  It was a pure pleasure to speak with Andrew the business development manager, and Julie one of their designers.  Both Andrew and Julie were very excited about their product and that is always a joy to watch. 


Candi- if you are unfamiliar with it, is a paper product that looks much like a brad, and can be used as an embellishment in much the same way brads can be used.  They add that special something to a project, and are really a lot of fun!  The great thing is that the price point for customers is much lower than brad and they take  up much less storage space.  Add that to the fact that the are available in a great variety of colors and you just have to try this product.  I'm sharing some photos of their booth so you can see what I mean.

In speaking with the team I learned that they brought all of the contents of this booth over from the UK in just three checked bags!  Can you imagine!  I love how many uses they had for the Candi product and can't wait to start playing with it more! Now for some closeups of the goodies!!!!

The Craftworks Team was kind enough to give me a few product samples and I thought it would be fun to give one sample 4 oz pack away today.  So, here is what you need to do, leave a comment here on my blog telling what creative way you would like to use this product.  Then head over to the Craftwork Cards Facebook page!  Like their page and leave a message saying that Missie sent you!  So simple- not a FB user, send me an email at createdbymissie@aol.com saying you saw it  here and I will pass on the message to them!

OH, and don't forget to check out my other CHA posts for more blog candy from Connie Crystal and Jinger Adams!

July 18, 2012

Ready for some more CHA FUN!

Today's post is all about BLING!  For the last two days I have been absolutely in awe of the booth for Connie Crystal.  Words cannot describe the shine and shimmer that meets your eyes when you enter the booth!  At first glace you might think that this booth is strait out of a fairy tail with beautiful gowns made out of crystal bead, glass slipper, and adorable ornaments, but then you remember you are at a craft show!   BE SURE TO SCROLL ALL THE WAY THROUGH THIS POST BECAUSE THERE IS BLOG CANDY AT THE END!!!

Now, I'm not much of a jewelry maker, but after watching Connie (yep the creator of Connie Crystal) and her staff for the last two days, I am convinced that I could make some beautiful pieces with their products!  They have offered classes on everything from floating necklaces, earrings, and even crocheted wire necklaces- yep they are as cool as they sound.  But jewelry making isn't way I decided I need to share this product with you.  Connie has an incredible way of using her crystals with paper as a very unique embellishment.  Here see for yourself- this dress was made out of paper and crystals:

Connie used her CRICUT to create the flowers and used the crystals to embellish the dress!  It is simply amazing how these crystals changed the look of the cricut cuts.  I can't wait to start playing with them.  Much to my disappointment the crystals are currently available at any of my local craft stores, but I do hope that the big boys start carrying them soon.  For now they can be purchased via AC Moore and I also found a selection of the crystals available on AMAZON.com

Can you say Crystal Christmas Tree!  If only it was in pink- then again I would likely have been arrested today for trying to walk away with the props!!!

JaniceA and TinaG (both Cricut Circle gals- hard at work making earrings at the Connie Crystal booth)

Here are some close up photos of her beautiful creations!

Crystal Christmas ornaments!

Glass slipper anyone!  Or should I say Crystal!?!?!?

OK GALS- NOW THAT YOU ARE SUPER EXCITED ABOUT ADDING CRYSTALS TO THEIR CRAFTING, WHO WANTS TO TRY CONNIE'S CRYSTALS?  Connie was generous enough to give me a string of her beads to give away to one lucky reader!  So, be sure to leave a comment here and visit the Connie Crystal Blog- to tell them that you saw there product here!  I will choose one lucky reader via random generator to receive a string of the beads!  GOTTA LOVE THE BLING!!!

Don't forget to check out yesterday's CHA post for another blog candy opportunity!

July 17, 2012

Who wants a sneak peak from CHA????

Today I had the privilage of attending the Craft and Hobby Association's summer convention in Rosemont, IL.  It was so much fun to get a peek at new product lines, speak with designers and bloggers, and get a chance to play with a few new toys.  I know that there are a lot of you out there who would like to be here too, so I have decided to give you a glimpse of what's going on.  Over the next few days I will be posting photos and information about the fun new toys coming our way this fall from our favorite manufactures.

This morning I got a chance to see and speak with Jinger Adams!  She is always so sweet and kind.  Jinger took a few minutes out of her very busy day to show me her new paper line and answer questions for me.  She also gave me a little goodie to share with all of you!!!  YEP, CAN YOU SAY BLOG CANDY FROM JINGER!!! LOVE IT!

Lets start with some photos of here BEAUTIFULLY designed booth.  Jinger and her team were kind enough to give me permission to share these photos I do ask that you do not redistribute the information- but you are welcome to link back to my blog!  Thank you!

So, you may have noticed that the new paper lines are displayed in the booth along with embelishments and accessories!  I wanted to be able to share what they "really" look like with you.  So, I asked Jinger for permission to scan her product information & she generously agreed.  So here it is, for you---Jinger's line of paper products :)  ENJOY!

So, are you ready for some Blog Candy???  Today Jinger was giving away these adorable flip flops in her booth.  You might notice that they coordinate with her paper line!  How cute is that!  Well, Jinger very kindly gave me an extra pair to give away to one lucky reader!  So, if you would like to win a pair of size S Blue Bella Vita flip flops you are in luck!  I will be giving them away this week!  All you need to do is leave some love here and tell me what you are most looking forward to about Jinger's new line.  Then Visit Jinger's Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/JingerAdams  or  Blog http://www.jingeradams.com/ and tell her how much you love the new products!  Be sure to let her know that you saw them here!  I will choose one lucky winner via random number generator this weekend!