So it feels like the last week has been a blur, but a fantastic blur. The Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show (CHA) was a huge success and such a blast. I was able to connect with some of our favorite vendors, find new ones and really just pick out fantastic products. You all will be so impressed with what is coming up over the next bit here at ScrapbookSteals. No I won’t give you hints, it is a secret! I really wanted to share pics of some of my favorite finds, pics of some of my favorite people, and share the winner of our 13,000 Facebook Fans contest.

There was a ton of great product from great manufacturers, choosing my favorites was quite hard this time. Please know that I could go on forever listing awesome product after awesome product, but we all have stuff to do, right? So here we go… First I found a new release adhesive tool from Xyron. We all have seen those heavy duty adhesive tools out there, well The Mega Runner from Xyron is the best one I have tried. The fact that it easily loads with 100 feet of adhesive is only the icing on the cake, the smooth transfer and ergonomic design will give us hours of adhesive bliss.

Silhouette also has a fantastic new product to add to their mix. The question we received over and over again when we featured this awesome machine was, “Does this cut fabric?” Well now it can. With the addition of this Heat Transfer Fabric Interfacing, your Silhouette Machine can now cut fabric into tons of amazing shapes.

Cosmo Cricket has created something wonderful. Making all of those fabric and paper flowers can be such a chore to try to keep it all stuck together. Now with the invention of Glubers, make those flowers with ease! Coming in all sizes, these giant glue dots will stick to your flowers and you will be sticking those flowers to everything.

Finally I can’t complete a favorite find list without the awesome Fancy Pants Designs. They have some truly fantastic additions to their Artist Edition product line. With Chipboard Banners, Filter Flowers, Buttons and Ribbons this is turning into one of my favorite on going collections out there. My very favorite new product from this line is the Brag Book. Part Journal, part Photo Album, part Scrapbook this product is a fantastic way to document a trip, event, person or really whatever strikes your fancy.

I also wanted to share some of the fun I got to have with some of our favorite companies. You may have seen a few of these pics already on our Facebook Fan Page, but here they are all in one place. Getting to have dinner with Echo Park, Making and Taking with Fancy Pants Dan, Chatting with Lindasy from Cosmo Cricket, Laughing with Andy from Silhouette, Eating Suckers with the Boys from My Mind’s Eye and Hanging out with Teresa Collins, are just some of the good times that were had. I will tell you all the stories when we get to meet in person some day!

(Echo Park)

(My Minds Eye)

(Andy from Silhouette)

(Teresa Collins)

(Fancy Pants Dan)

Oh yeah, one last thing…the winner and prize…I am sure you are wondering why we chose to even have a give away at 13,000 Facebook Fans. We know it seems like a strange number. We really wanted to celebrate because we hit our first milestone of Facebook Fans just one year ago while I was at CHA 2010. 5,000 Facebook Fans at the start of 2010 and 13,000 at the start of 2011 is just amazing. We can’t thank you enough for all of your support along the way. While gathering stuff for this give away, I gathered some of the fun things that are usually reserved for the buyers walking the show.

And the winner is…..

Commenter #34

Krista Dojcinovski says:

I love how this site gives me soooo much inspiration and ideas to go and scrap!! Everyone is so kind, thoughtful and encouraging how could you not want to check in on the site daily, or more!!! Thanks you all so much for giving us this awesome site with great deals daily!!!!

Congratulations Krista!  Please send us your address to orders@scrapbooksteals.com and we will be happy to get your fabulous CHA themed prize sent out to you!