|At the Pink Paislee booth, CHA Winter 2010|
At the end of the month designers/instructors/retailers/manufacturers/sales reps all will descend on the City of Angels (L.A. Convention Center to be specific) for the Craft and Hobby Association's winter trade show. I'm looking forward to being there again and for the second year I'll be working in the Pink Paislee booth for a couple of days.
One of the most exciting things about CHA is the new product releases and the samples. For any of you crafty types who aren't able to be at the show, surfing the web for sneak peeks at the new releases is the next best thing. Nancy Nally of Scrapbook Update has added a nice resource for finding the latest sneaks at her blog. Check it out!
The other thing I will recommend to my fellow crafters is to surf the manufacturer websites over the next couple of weeks. Most manufacturers not only leak sneaky peeks at their soon-to-be-released products, but they also post lots of wonderful projects using the new lines which means lots of great inspiration to get your creative juices flowing! Some of them also post contests with giveaways (I've added a link to one at the end of this post), so be sure to visit the manufacturer blogs (if you're on Facebook keep an eye out for release updates and links to manufacturer blogs - you'll need to "like" the company first in order for the updates to show up in your news feed).
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