Crafty KT Blog Hop Giveaway is sponsoring a
KOOL TAK Manufacturer Challenge: 
Fabulously-Fall Blog Hop
and you are invited!

Visit our blogs from September 8 to September 18 to find some great fall projects that you can create using the Kool Tak™ Layer Perfect and other great Kool Tak™ products.

During September 8 to September 18 just click on the Designer Craft Connections linky on the side column of my blog to hop around to the 12 professional craft designers to see their creative fall projects.

Then, make sure to enter Crafty KT’s great Kool Tak™ giveway!  The Kool Tak™ giveaway is valued at about $70.00

One lucky winner will get:
Kool Tak™ 1 Layer Perfect (Use it for centering, piercing, and edge stitching) Tool
Kool Tak™ 1 Shiny Transfer Foil Sheets (Earth Tones)
Kool Tak™ Clear Foam tape ¼ x ¼ x 1/32” thick
Kool Tak™ Clear Foam tape 3/16 x 1/16 thick by 1.6 yards
Kool Tak™ Premium EXTREME 2 ½ x 27 yards

Layer Perfect is an awesome tool you will love to have around.  I love that it has a metal edge so you can use your craft knife with it and not worry that you are going to knick one of the edges. 

To enter the giveway, just subscribe to their newsletter during September 8 to 18:

Only those with a mainland USA shipping address are eligible to win the giveaway.

Welcome to the Designer’s Craft Connections Blog Hop.

This month we are working with back-to-school items.

I am always part of the Designer’s Showcase at CHA and I needed something to display my business cards and postcards for those who visited my tables.  Letter holders were a possibility, but they just didn’t fit the style of the work on my table. 

Using a bit of glue, pages from old text books that I had stored away and a bit of embellishment, I had something that wouldn’t stand out like a contemporary fixture. 

Because I would like to use this over and over, I wanted to use a glue that wouldn’t yellow over time.® sent me their Aleene's ® No-Sew Fabric Glue ™.  “After all,”  I thought, “if it will work on batiked paper for my dress and not yellow after time, it will work on this little project.”  I was right.

The buttons, crystals and other embellishments were from previous projects, which gave me a way to use up some of the supplies that seem to hang around the studio.

Make sure to hop to the other blogs to see how they use this month’s theme.  Just click on the Designer Craft Connections Blog Hop button in the side column on the right.

CHA Summer Show Recap
Over the next few weeks I will give you a peek at the various booths I visited at the CHA Summer Show.  Check out the products that may be coming to a store near you.  If you don’t see the products at your local store, you can always ask them to carry the products. 

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Happy Crafting!

CHA Summer Show - Designer Section Meeting Thanks!

The CHA Design Members hold their section meeting at the CHA summer and winter shows.  This summer was no exception.  However, before the start of our meeting, we were able to have some great products as door prizes for the CHA Design Members who attended our early morning meeting. 

CHA Manufacturers are known for their generosity and the munificence gifts for the door prizes were breathtaking.

Beadalon® provided wonderful tools and supplies for jewelry making.

Impress Art® sent a great metal stamping kit which included their new hammer designed just for metal stamping.® supplied a goodie basket filled with their fantastic products, which was wrapped beautifully.  They also offered a Tulip® ScreenIt™ to every CHA design section member who attended the summer show.  The designer had to register with® at the show in order to receive the machine. 

Cousin® gave fantastic jewelry kits and their new Snap in Style® bracelets.

Die Cuts with a View gave a pretty container loaded with their magnificent products.

Sizzix® presented one lucky winner a Vagabond and some amazing dies.  

Velcro® sent a bag over filled with their superb fasteners for every need.

Westcott® loaded up lucky winners with excellent cutting tools that will make cutting a joy.

Beacon sent a bottle of Zip Dry for all the designers who attended the meeting, unfortunately, the box couldn’t be located during the section meeting. 

The Design Council and the 
Designer Members of CHA thank 
Beacon, Beadalon®, Impress Art®,®, Cousin®, 
Die Cuts with a View, Sizzix®, 
Velcro® and Westcott® 
for all their support and generosity.