Saturday, August 9, 2014

CHA 2014 Summer Sneak Peek - Tim Holtz Idea-ology

Idea-ology! Need I say more?

New Idea-ology goodies are being released over the next couple of months (with the first of our pre-orders arriving very VERY soon!) as well as last year's Merriment being re-released.

Here's a look at some of the lovelies we're waiting on.....

You can keep up with delivery dates for these and heaps more other new items on the CHA page of our website.

Aunty Vera :)

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Big Blog Tour

Hi Scrappy Bloggers!

Wow! I've been nominated by my gorgeous friend Mish from Full Moon Scrapping to join in a fabulous chain of blog hop tours that is currently travelling through cyber-space. The idea behind this giant blog hop is to keep wonderful creative blogs join'll meet some lovely new bloggers, find amazing....and I mean AMAZING inspiration, and be part of a community that celebrates all things crafty and creative.

Ok, if you've arrived here on board the Blog Train, then you've just come from Full Moon Scrapping - now wasn't that an inspiring experience? I love Mish's work....she's always out of the box and everything she tries her hand at turns to beautiful! If you've just landed here today and don't know about the Blog Tour, pop backwards to Full Moon Scrapping's page and work your way backwards to find some amazing warned though, you may end up on the computer for hours!! lol

Ok, so now the terrifying bit....I have four questions to answer. Now if you've visited my blog before, you'll know that I run a papercraft supplies website. I do also love to scrap, make cards and generally play with papers and glue and messy bits. When I get the time! Which at the moment is not so often. Oh yes, and I love to cook! So I'll answer today's questions mainly from the 'Shop Keeper's' point of view....but I'll throw a bit of Aunty Vera madness into the mix ;)

The questions.....

1. What am I working on?

This is a crazy busy time in Aunty Vera Land as the big CHA Summer Show in the States has just ended so I am busy busy ordering in all sorts of new goodies that have just been revealed.....

From the crafty perspective...... the hyperactive part of me isn't happy if I'm not doing at least half a dozen things at once. Currently on my craft table I have Project Life bits and bobs as I try to get those thousands of USA holiday photos in some sort of order, a birthday card for an overseas travelling friend and a steampunk crocodile... he's going to be a bit of a cross between Tim Holtz and Jeannie

2. How does my work differ from others of its Genre?

From the shop point of view, I like to think that I stock a lot of new released goodies that are hard to find in Australia. I'm told by some of my lovely customers that they find it difficult to find entire Graphic 45 collections and other brand collection packs else-where. But that's enough of the shop talk for today..... 

I also have a bit of an obsession with food.....and an unusual little helper named Bill......which leads to me often going off topic in the search of the perfect cake.....

3. Why do I create what I do?

You know what they say - it's cheaper than therapy! lol.
Also....and what a great place to say this, in the middle of a blog hop busting at the seams with creative inspirations..... cause sometimes I see something amazing on the internet and think 'oh wow, I've just got to try that'. 

4. How does my process work?

Haha - there IS no process!! seriously! Probably explains why I have so many things going on at once. But if I had to put it down to one thing.... I would have to say it's all based around my terrible Paper Hoarding Disorder ;)

Right then! Ready to go visiting some fun blogs?  Here are the three that I nominate....

Tarrah McLean - love Tarrah's pages, she has such style and works wonders with colour

Mandy Harrell from For Scrapping Out Loud........mixed media so awesome you just want to reach through the screen and touch it!

Scrap the Boys - a challenge blog that's all about boys. Living in a house full of boys, I'm loving it!

I hope you've had fun here today. Please pop over and support these awesome blogs and the clever ladies behind them. And don't forget you can also go backwards in blog-time and backtrack through all the blogs before me.

Have fun!
Aunty Vera :)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

CHA 2014 Summer Sneak Peek - Carta Bella

Hi Scrappy Bloggers!

Yesterday we had a super quick look at new Echo Park Paper goodies, so today seems a great time to have a peek at Echo Park's cousin....Carta Bella Paper! It's no secret that I totally love love LOvE Carta Bella - from their gorgeously styled collections to the amazing quality of their slightly textured heavy-weight papers. Here is a peek at some of the collections we'll be stocking over the next few months.....

Christmas Time - because you all know I'm mad about Christmas papers....and this vintage collection is just....oh my!

A Perfect Autumn - lovely Autumn colours and designs in a mini collection.....and it has OWLS!!!

and All Bundled Up - a delightful winter collection that's not at all Christmasey so just lovely for Aussie winter and snow trip projects.........cause down here, July is the middle of winter :)
And is it just me, or is anyone else thinking of scrapping pages for their little Disney Frozen fans?

Totally can't wait for these to be released!
You can keep up with expected delivery dates on the CHA page of our website.

enjoy your weekend!
Aunty Vera :)

Friday, August 1, 2014

CHA 2014 Summer Sneak Peek - Echo Park Paper

Hi Scrappy Bloggers

Echo Park Paper have a HEAP of new goodies being released over the next few months. A few Mini Theme collections (3 double-sided papers and 1 sticker sheet) as well as a great variety of full collection themes. AND these collections will now also include fun new add-ons......decorative tapes, enamel shapes, flair buttons....and DIES!!!

Here is a peek at SOME of what we've got on order.....

Mini Themes......'s some of my fave bits from the Arsenic and Lace collection......

More to come real soon!

Aunty Vera :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...