One of the favorite things I saw this morning was by Doodlebug Designs. They had a whole line called "Sugar Coated" which was pre-glittered chipboard letters, brads and other cool embellishments. I love glitter, but if you’re creating a card or a gift in a hurry or you’re hand-applying the glitter it rubs off on absolutely everything. Sometimes I find it worth spending a little extra to get professionally applied glittered objects so I don’t wear it as an accent for the next week!
Doodlebug’s were in great color combinations, some were prepackaged for Halloween and Christmas in very trendy color ways and others were individual colors. The overall theme of their display was in great contemporary pastel colors. The Brads retail at $4.99 for a bunch and the chipboard letters were $6.99. You can look them up on the web at www.doodlebug.ws.
Also, Tim Holz has been here demonstrating a lot of goodies, one of my favorite items is his Distress Crackle Paint. If you’ve ever had trouble getting the crackle to be just right or the paint to cover your item before it begins to crackle and then ruins the look you’re going for, his paint has the crackle mixed in and it simply begins to crack as it dries. Easy enough for anyone to do a great job with! You can find out about his products at www.rangerinc.com.
I have pages and pages and pages of sketches done and ready to attack when I get home. It’s so amazing what happens at a show like this. I’ll walk by a booth, see a tiny item that triggers a thought not even remotely related to what I just saw and then I’m off to sketch!!! Not sure exactly how this brain of mine is wired, but it works in mysterious ways. Well… back down the aisles I go!