Courtney and Susan had a fabulous day. This is their first time at CHA, and they are going crazy looking at all the new product and participating in all the make-n-takes. For me, it's like a mother watching their kids at Disney!
I do have a correction to make. In the last post, I mentioned new Silhouette blades that cut through different mediums such as chipboard. This is NOT the case. The chipboard, cork, metal and vellum are meant to be cut by the Revolution. NOT the Silhouette. The new Silhouette is awesome though. It uses a SanDisk memory stick and doesn't need to be attached to your laptop. (We'll explain more later.) Another new product by QuicKutz are Embossing Folders. They come in 3 sizes...2x2 (4 different designs in one package), A2 (perfect for card makers) and borders. The best part, they are priced at only $5.99! And...QK Club members get 20% off.
Some interesting changes are happening in our industry. You may have heard by now that Simple Scrapbooks magazine will run its last two issues in the next couple of months. After that, they are ceasing their publication. If you have paid for a monthly subscription, you might want to call them. We, of course, will have them in our store. They'll soon be collector's items!
Another company that is changing pretty drastically is Fiskars. Many of you love their punches (we ordered some new ones today that are awesome!) and their paper lines. Heidi Grace, Cloud 9, Kimberly Poloson and L'il Davis are all under the Fiskars name. After this release, these companies will no longer be a part of Fiskars. It's unclear at this point whether they will cease to exist or go elsewhere.
The good news is that we've seen some exciting, new products today. And, the better news is that we've seen a lot of prices come DOWN. Companies have realized that price really does matter, so they've redone their packaging and renegotiated rates based on the fact that oil prices have come down in price.
I hope you are collecting your QuicKutz shopping spree tickets, cashing in your Sand Dollars, and planning to attend the CHA Overview planned for February 1st. We've got lots of good samples to show you!
Tomorrow, we'll be taking the video camera to the show. Stay tuned!