As a lot of you know the Summer CHA in the USA is fast approaching, and for those of you that don’t know, it is the world’s largest retail craftshow where all the crafty manufacturers and retailers hangout.
Oh boy do I wish I was going 🙂
It starts on the 28th July for the industry show and then opens its doors to us ordinary bods on the 31st July and 1st August. So take your credit card and your truck ‘coz this is where you will get all the new releases before the rest of the world.
If you have been doing some blog hopping around the manufacturers’ blogs you will have seen that some of them are doing some pre-CHA sneak peaks and also a little bit of our favourite type of marketing – Freebies!
Here are just a couple to go check out:
Spellbinders are having a daily blog hop with prizes.
Fun bit of viral marketing with the Provocraft Rogue release (don’t think there are any prizes, just fun to see the effort they have put in to make their product stand out).
Cuttlebug Challenge Blog are having a Followers Drive with a huge $1000 prize for a lucky follower (not officially part of Provocraft and I think the timing with CHA is just a coincidence but I’ve added it here anyway!)
Anyway keep your eyes peeled guys ‘coz there will probably be more pre-CHA fun and peaks on the way.
Finally, I just wanted to shamelessly toot my latest makes in Papercraft Essentials (PE44). Tee Hee. It is only a little article where I’ve taken an embroidery stitch and added it to cards for a 10-minute masterclass, it was great fun to do! Hope you like 🙂