Day two in Rosemont brought a lot of sitting, listening, and BUYING. We heard from tons of great vendors at Craft Mania, got to pet pretty papers, and met some brand-new-to-the-industry cool people.
Kelly Marie from Lawn Fawn is super-friendly...and has great new stamps AND paper (oh, her paper line is so dang cute!) that will be making their way to the store soon. You can see a lot of the new products on their blog here.
Madison from Echo Park is always charming, and just wait until you see the new lines. More For the Record (two new beautiful colorways), more This and That...only Christmas...and a whole new concept coming later this fall. So fun! And I don't think they've started posting sneaks of those lines yet, so you heard it here first!
This is Jillian from A Jillian Vance Design. She has a brand-new line of stamps and really cool dies with current, innovative designs and great sentiments. Oh, and she's 13. Seriously. How amazing is that?? Her blog is here if you'd like a few sneaks.
And, for all you Tim Holtz fans, just a couple tiny, tiny sneaks of his new products. I can't wait to get my hands on this bell jar die....
...And how cute is that little row of trick-or-treaters? I'm pretty sure you can find all kinds of info on the new Tim madness here. If that's not enough, the man just launched his very own app -- it's free, and you can keep track of your personal inventory (and wish list) of Holtz-ian product, link to videos and tutorials, check his blog from anywhere, and all that good stuff. It's currently available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and should soon be available for Android. Keep an eye out!
Lots of orders placed (you don't know the half of it!), and the show STILL doesn't start until Tuesday! Tomorrow we'll take some classes and hit some manufacturer events, and then it all really begins. Can't wait!