Look Out For Falling
the continuing strength of the Canadian dollar we are working on
lowering our prices over the next several weeks. Last week we
lowered the pricing on
products. This week look for new pricing on
our website "Head's Up" for more information)
Until April 15th, 2010,
when ALL prices will have been adjusted, in addition to reduced
prices enjoy Loonie Savings! If
the loonie stays above $ .93 US, all orders shipped will
automatically receive a
off all items
(excluding shipping and GST).
This includes regular and sale priced items.
April 16th, 2010
Check out our new digs at our April
15th, 2010 Boxing Day Open House event! Click the
Register button above for more information and call
403-229-1058 to register.
New CHA Winter 2010 Products Here Now
never disappoints and once again brings us a diverse
collection of products great for everything from summer
projects to simply capturing everyday moments. First up is a
limited edition line up featuring glitter papers titled
Jazmyne consisting of the deep purple color palette that has
become so popular. Making up the other 5 lines are Mama-razzi
- especially for those you who are addicted to pictures,
Sophie which would be great for spring and Easter projects,
Flower Child for the summer sun, Paradise for your next
tropical vacation, and Roughin' It for everyone who loves
the great outdoors. In addition to their already amazing
line up of embellishments, this time around Bo Bunny brings
us a 12x12 chipboard sheet, and layered chipboard and
stickers to round out the collection.
Designs - These wonderful deeply
etched rubber stamps are unmounted on cling. You will love
the adorable images of children, animals and more. Check out
the best selling Swiss Pixies lines, Sugarplum kits and the
Kiki La Rue stamps for something entirely different.
Introducing the Oceana collection from Creative
Imaginations. Their newest tropical inspired line up of
papers and embellishments adorned with coral reefs, jelly
fish, and seahorses on a beautiful palette of oranges and
blues. The newest addition to the Old Guys Rule collections
helps you celebrate his "big day"; birthday that is. The new
Cowgirl and Cowboy give an updated, sophisticated look to
the already popular Buckaroo and Cowgirl Up lines. Banners,
cupcakes, and party hats - everything you need to throw the
perfect birthday party is all together in the Birthday Bliss
collection. Finally Inspired Traveler is vintage line
featuring antique cars and oceanliners perfect for capturing
memories of your next travel adventure.
Pants wows us again with yet another great release! Road
Show reminds us that there is nothing like staying at home
for real comfort - capture everyday moments with this
delicate collection. The best thing to hold onto in life is
each other and you can do just that with the My Family
collection. Summertime and the living is easy! It sure is
with the Rusted Sun collection. Look for all the
embellishments you've come to love from Fancy Pants, only
this time around those fabulous Glitter Cuts are now 12x12
sheets coordinating with each line, a custom alphabet
sticker, Tags and Titles, brads, ribbon cards, rub-ons, and
element stickers; everything you need to make your next
favorite critters are back again with brand new stamp images
from Penny Black. Look for wood, clear, and "slapstick"
(cling mount) stamps featuring the hedgehog, the teddy, and
the cat. New this time around are cute little kids with some
cuddly animal friends of their own. Also look for some
amazing watercolor images and sentiments.
is introducing a colorful new collection of Tim Holtz
Distress Inks. The 12 new ink pads are available in 12
cleverly named colors. These acid-free, non-toxic fade
resistant, water-based dye inks are ideal for the vintage,
stained, and aged effects crafters are creating for
scrapbooks, cards, rubber stamping and altered art. Produce
a weathered look on papers, hand color photos, fibers,
ribbon, wood and more. Distress inks are also embossable!
Plus more! Over 400 new
the hottest new releases TODAY!
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greatest products! Order today!
CHA Winter 2010
- 7 Gypsies
Clip It Up
- Little Yellow Bicycle
- Making Memories
- Maya Road
- me and my BIG ideas
- Provo Craft
Queen & Co.
- We R Memory Keepers
are now available for pre-ordering
The CCHA (Canadian Craft and Hobby Association)
recently announced that they will be holding special meetings in
Calgary April 7 and Toronto April 8 regarding the future of the
association. There is a motion proposed to negotiate a merger
with the U.S. based CHA Craft and Hobby Association. Attendance
at the meeting is for members only, and details of membership
can be found at:
A letter was address to the Canadian Craft
Industry March 16 that included the following details about the
meetings is below.
Any craft industry professional may direct any comments or
concerns to the association at
however only voting members will decide the outcome of the vote.
SPECIAL MEETING FOR CCHA MEMBERS
For the past 30 years the Canadian Craft and Hobby Association
(CCHA) has served the Canadian Crafting industry through trade
shows, educational events, publications and membership services.
As part of the ongoing review of the mission of CCHA, the Board
of Directors has been evaluating options for the association and
its members. The Board of Directors would like to present those
options to the membership of the association at special
meetings. The location and timing of these meetings are as
Western Canada: Best Western Port O Call
1935 McKnight Blvd NE
Date & Time: Wednesday April 7 2010, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Eastern Canada: Courtyard by Marriott
90 Biscayne Crescent
Date & Time: Thursday April 8, 2010, 1pm - 4pm
The Board would like to discuss the
association’s current options:
• Continue to operate in our current state and work to find
additional members and revenues to sustain the organization in
Canada on an independent basis.
• Continue to operate until funds are depleted.
• Merge the organization with CHA and benefit from their
resources to build on our current state.
After very careful consideration of alternatives, it is the
proposal of the majority of the Board of Directors that the
Canadian Craft and Hobby Association be given a mandate to
negotiate the terms of a merger with the Craft and Hobby
Association (CHA) based in the United States. The details of a
merger will be based on the following points.
• That a Canadian operations person be retained, with an office
• Canadian representation on CHA Board
• All assets to be transferred to CHA with a stipulation that
they must be spent for Canadian industry benefit within mutually
agreed time frame.
• Conduct consumer shows in Canada within mutually agreed time
• Explore opportunity for a trade show in the near future.
• Trade education and networking is important.
• CHA member benefits be adapted to Canadian business where
The special meetings will give members the
opportunity to hear about the options for CCHA and ask questions
of the Board about the proposed merger with CHA. Members will
then be asked to vote on the options. If the option to pursue a
merger with CHA is approved, a committee made up of members of
the Board will pursue merger discussions with CHA. Once
complete, members will have the opportunity to vote on the final
terms of the merger agreement at a later date.
A proxy vote is available for members who are unable to attend a
meeting and information on proxy votes can be requested at