Friday, January 9, 2015

Greetings from California!

Hello from sunny California -- sorry New York friends! All checked in and already busy shopping (after a quick visit to Disney of course!). Please watch for more updates from CHA here, on Facebook and now on Instagram (scrapalatteny). And remember to add comments to any of our many Preview blogs about your favorite new products and you will have a chance to win fun prizes from CHA in a random drawing.

Now that's a mega sign for a mega show!

So let's get to a few more previews to round out the week.  And watch for even more updates from Renee when she hits the CHA floor.

TIM HOLTZ & RANGER provided a preview today that's all about Distress! First off, they'll be releasing a collection of Distress products by color rather than product category. And that's not all. Every month in 2015, they'll add one new color to the Distress product line, with the January color being a retro green called Cracked Pistachio! Every month, a new color will be available in the 6 different products -- Ink Pad, Re-Inker, marker, Stain, Spray Stain and Paint!

The January color - Crushed Pistachio
They're also releasing the Mini Distress Ink Pads -- all 48 gorgeous colors -- as open stock.  These are great for taking along to your crops. And don't forget to grab the storage tin and re-inkers too!  (Guess what else!  The Distress Embossing Pad is now also available in the convenient mini size!)

Pick the colors you want or need to round out your collection

All of the Distress Ink Colors!

And finally, Distress Stains, in the palette of 52 colors including Picket fence and 3 metallic colors,  are now also available in a spray format.

The colors of stains ... love 'em all!

And how about just a few previews from American Crafts, including Amy Tan, Dear Lizzy and Shimelle collections. You'll want to visit American Crafts' blog to check out all the embellishments even further!  Is your head spinning by now with all of the new things coming out?

Amy Tan's Rise & Shine Collection
Amy Tan's Thickers
Check out all of the Amy Tan Embellishments too!

Dear Lizzy's Fine & Dandy Collection
Dear Lizzy Embellishments too!
Shimelle's True Stories

Shimelle's Embellishments Too
And still more Shimelle Embellishments

Note: Those eligible for the random drawing for the CHA Preview Comments are those local to Scrap-a-Latte.
Drawing winners will need to be able to pick up prizes (sorry, we can't ship).


  1. Before I comment on the products . . . . are those capri pants you are wearing? While we are dealing with cold and snow! I'm jealous!

    I love that new distress colors are coming out! And the American craft papers look gorgeous!

  2. Hi Carol. If it helps, those are my "winter" capris (ha ha!). Thanks so much for checking out the blog and the previews that are being introduced at CHA.