Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sale Alert: Cricut Explore Air!

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With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's the perfect time to start thinking about making personalized cards and gifts. Instead of cramping up your hand muscles cutting out hearts and cute designs with clunky scissors, save yourself time and elevate your design by using a Cricut Explore Air. Without a doubt, this is the best crafting device available. 

It's not only versatile and easy to use, it's also on sale right now at Cricut! You'll be able to get:

✂ $50 off the Cricut Explore Air 

✂ $129.95 off the Cricut Explore Air™ Machine + Deluxe Starter Set

✂ $138.94 off the Cricut Explore Air™ Machine + Ultimate Machine Set and 

✂ $257.78 off the Cricut Explore Air™ Machine + EVERYTHING Starter Set

The Explore Air Machine's Bundle of Benefits
With the Cricut Explore Air™, you can cut over 60 different types of material, including paper, fabric, plastic and vinyl to name a few. The Explore Air also features Cut Smart™ technology, which allows you to cut a wide range of shapes and sizes with exceptional precision, from ¼" tall up to 11½" wide x 23½" tall. 

This Cricut Explore machine is called the Air because it has built-in Bluetooth® capability. This means you can use Cricut’s free iPad app and design anything you want from your iPad, just like you would on your home computer, but with the convenience of being able to take your projects with you anywhere. Then, you can just wirelessly send your project from your iPad to your Explore Air to bring it to life.

While the Cricut Explore Air is impressive on its own, purchasing it with one of Cricut's bundle offerings makes it even more valuable. Each bundle comes with different accessories that allow you to expand your creativity and make your crafting projects even more simple and fun to create. Plus, by purchasing your Explore Air with a bundle, you're able to save a bundle in the process! 

CHA Mega Show 2016 Recap #2 - Adorable Stamps You Need

One of the many fun things about attending the CHA Mega Show is finding small craft companies with super adorable products. It's easy to get caught up in the big booths of the heavy hitters, but I have learned you have to take time to check out the little booths. And at this year's show, I found two small stamp companies that made a big impact on me: Pink and Main and Joy Clair!

First up, we have Pink and Main:

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

CHA Mega Show 2016 Recap #1 - Hot Products

Greetings, y'all! I am back from yet another awesome CHA Mega Show in Anaheim, CA with lots of photos and goodies to share. Today, I will kick it off with pics from the Hot Products Sneak Peek event.

Each year, manufacturers submit their new retail products to be considered for a Hot Product award in eight categories (bead and jewelry, cake and food decorating, fabric and needle crafts, floral crafts, general crafts, kids crafts, paint and art, and paper crafts). A panel of industry buyers, bloggers, editors, and craft celebrities then judge the submissions and select category finalists on three criteria: what makes the product unique, how the product will improve the crafter's experience, and the interest and excitement the product generates outside the crafting community.

At the Sneak Peek show, I wasn't able to get photos of all of the finalists. And I wasn't a judge, but as a seasoned crafter, here are my choices for Hot Product!

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