I think Dorothy had it right when she said, "There's no place like home." I'm so glad to be back - in my own bed, in my own home, in my own CLIMATE (for crying out loud - I am not built for Florida heat/humidity), and in my own scrapbook room! My family did 2 weeks at Disney and then I stayed longer for CHA and the Supershow and let me tell you - 3 weeks without scrapbooking is painful enough but also being surrounded for that last week by every new product on the market....downright torture. I have to admit - I unpacked every scrappy thing I brought home BEFORE I ever unpacked my laundry and toiletries. Who needs a hairbrush when you've got NEW Cosmo Cricket paper, that's what I'd like to know.
And I also picked up some of the new Basic Grey.....Phenomenal new patterns....I love what they're doing to change things up a little. I was, and I don't want to be too controversial here....but I was a little stunned that they chose "Indian Summer" and "Eskimo Kisses" as the names for 2 of their new lines. I am from Canada...and I've done the research that tells me in the US, Alaska in particular, Eskimo is still an accepted term but for the most past, it's not here in Canada....we've been taught since the 70's that Eskimo is considered a derogatory term and our northern Canadian people prefer the term Inuit, and yes, I know, we still have a professional football team called the Eskimos so we're not ALL that serious about our political-correctness. Also Indian has been completely eliminated from our texts and teaching because seriously people....they are not from India. Natives, Native Americans...etc....but not Indian. I'm not so offended that I'm writing to the company or anything...I'm just a little surprised, that's all.
Having said that - I will say again - easily their best paper To Date. Eskimo Kisses is darling - I've already made a few Christmas cards with it (see next few posts) and Nook & Pantry is awesome....I'm loving all the new Kitchen-y lines out there right now!
That's all for now. Enough talking about it - time to play.....
I have a few brand new products that I brought home too....and I'm doing some experimenting at home on my Clear Scraps acrylic.....I'll let you know soon what, and how it worked.
In the mean time - how about a giveaway???
Tell me in a comment (don't forget to leave contact info, please), what your favourite CHA release was this year...and I'll draw a random name next Friday (Aug. 14) for a prize of Acrylic from Clear Scraps. My box at home is overflowing....I may even let you choose your prize :)