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Cherished, a new Sizzix collection by Eileen Hull

by Amy Bowerman

Hello my friends!  I have returned from CHA and have so much to share about my experience at the show.  I have to give a big THANK YOU!!!  to my friend and Sizzix designer Eileen Hull for bringing me along.  Eileen has a new Sizzix collection called Cherished that debuted at the CHA Create-n-Connect conference last week.  Cherished was a big hit at CHA and I’m so excited to share it with you all.  Come check it out!

Cherished, a new Sizzix collection by Eileen Hull

The Cherished display in the Sizzix booth was just as adorable as the collection itself!  What a fun booth to be in.  I would have lived there if they let me :)

Cherished, a new Sizzix collection by Eileen Hull

Here’s a peek of the array of dies and embossing folders available in the soon to be released Cherished collection by Eileen Hull.  Sizzlits, Thinlits, Embossing Folders, Scoreboards, Movers & Shapers and Bigz Dies OH MY!  The patterns and creative possibilities are endless!  This may be a Baby themed collection but like all Sizzix dies you can use the Cherished collection for all kinds of creative ventures!

Cherished, a new Sizzix collection by Eileen Hull

When Eileen asked me to create some samples using her new Cherished collection from Sizzix and help demo in the Sizzix booth at CHA Create-n-connect I jumped at the chance!  In fact I jumped right on the next flight so Sin City.  I never met a Sizzix die I didn’t like and I’ve been a long time fan of Eileen’s Sizzix collections.  Viva Las Vegas baby!

Cherished, a new Sizzix collection by Eileen Hull

When you walk into a trade show and are greeted by colorful tissue paper and ribbon flowers you just know you are in for the creative ride of your life!

Cherished, a new Sizzix collection by Eileen Hull

After the first demo in the Sizzix Booth on Tuesday we were off to  Eileen’s class Sizzix in 3-D!  Eileen showed eager students how to make a fun mini album (pictured left).  I’ll be sharing some tips and tricks on Mini-album making using Eileen’s new Mini Book Sizzix die as we get closer to the release.

Cherished, a new Sizzix collection by Eileen Hull

Here’s a shot of the students lining up nearly 40 minutes before class started!  I told Eileen she was a rock star when it comes to creating 3-D art, and this picture proves my case…don’t you think?

CHA Show Sizzix Samples “Cherished” collection By Eileen Hull

I had so much fun working with Eileen’s Cherished collection from Sizzix!  Here are full shots of my samples for the CHA show.  I’ll have tutorials for you when the collection is released so stand by and start making a list of your favorite MUST HAVE dies and embossing folders from this fabulous collection.

Cherished, a new Sizzix collection by Eileen Hull

Here we have the rocking chair die.  I took a literal approach with this one but there are many ways to alter and use this chair die to suit any style!  Eileen created one sample that she used to hold her buisness cards…clever!

Cherished, a new Sizzix collection by Eileen Hull

Next, we have the baby food jar.  You can use this die for 3-d favor containers or use the individual pieces like the spoon and jar for cards, layouts, or altered projects.  I used mine to make “Awesome Sauce”, because we all need a little extra awesome every now and again.

Cherished, a new Sizzix collection by Eileen Hull

The cradle die was a HUGE hit at CHA!  It seemed like everyone wanted to Rock-a-bye-baby and bring a sample home to decorate themselves.  I turned my cradle into a “Flower Bed” using the Trinity Flower Die from Eileen’s Picket Fence Sizzix Collection.   Don’t you just love how you can take a die from one collection and pair it with one from a totally different collection and make creative magic?

Cherished, a new Sizzix collection by Eileen Hull

Oooh Ahhh!  The booty die is too cute for words!  My creation is a throwback to the old booty bronzing days.  I made some cuts for my friend Anita The Artful Maven while at CHA.  She has some super creative ideas for projects using the booty die.  Keep an eye on her blog to see the creative surprises she has in store for you!

Cherished, a new Sizzix collection by Eileen Hull

Now for my personal favorite…the blocks dies.  I can’t share too much about how I created these just yet but I can assure you Eileen’s block dies are THE next big thing…but more on that later :)

Cherished, a new Sizzix collection by Eileen Hull

 

Here’s me and Eileen on our last day of Demoing in the Sizzix booth.  Please pardon my squinty face.  It was a bright and early demo and I  never quite finished my coffee that morning after getting yelled at by one of the staff members at the hotel java joint.  I NEVER!  Don’t worry though the day I checked out I returned for one last English Toffee Latte and there was no sign of the offending employee.

My friend Anita The Artful Maven has a great post on her CHA experience HERE.  She even included a shot of Yours Truly in action during a demo at the Sizzix Booth so stop by The Artful Maven to check it out!

I’ll have more CHA show experiences to share with you later….designers I met, Art I created and products I’m pining for :)

Big Thanks to Eileen Hull for a wonderful 1st time at CHA experience…when do we go back?  LOL!

Have a creative day!

Amy*

 

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1 Marjie Kemper August 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Fabulous! The new dies look wonderful. Love the rocker!
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2 Audrey Pettit August 5, 2013 at 10:49 am

My gosh, this is just too much fun for words! LOVE your CHA projects, Amy! You absolutely rocked Eileen’s new dies! I’m just sorry about that mean coffee guy…….:(
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3 Anne August 1, 2013 at 3:38 am

A brilliant post Amy, so good to see pics from the CHA. Love your wonderful creations, especially that bootee. Eileen’s dies are always outstanding. Can’t wait to see Anita’s creations now, off to have a look at her post. Hugs, Anne xx
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4 Eileen Hull July 31, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Amy it was so great having you along. Your samples were amazing and your demoing was so professional- thanks for all of your help. Yes, put next CHA on your calendar :-)
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5 Anita Houston July 31, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Eileen’s new release was absolutely adorable! Both yours and her samples were fantastic! My head was swimming with new ideas for them! So glad to call you “FRIEND”! You made this time soooo much FUN!!!

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6 Amy Bowerman August 1, 2013 at 10:20 am

And you also my friend! Just a few months till the next show…we shall have to plan better and be roomies! This way I won’t have to worry about riding the wrong elevator, assisting elderly gents on hover rounds, and frightening families when they come to the wrong room…lol!!

Amy*

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7 Jan Jenitis July 31, 2013 at 7:18 pm

OH my, Amy is now a star! I always knew you have incredible creative talents and glad Ellen snatched you up so you could use your talent to entice and inspire others! So fun to see your work among the stars!

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8 Jan Jenitis July 31, 2013 at 7:24 pm

So sorry Eileen-my spellcheck is faster than my fingers!

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9 Eileen Hull August 1, 2013 at 2:37 pm

haha Jan no problem :-)
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10 Amy Bowerman August 1, 2013 at 10:15 am

Thank you Jan! You sure know how to make a girl feel special :)

Amy*

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11 Buttons July 31, 2013 at 5:00 pm

What a fantastic peek behind the scenes Amy! Love what you got up to with those Sizzix dies and it looks like you had so much fun with Anita too. Bet you’ll be walking on air for weeks now. Hugs, Jenny x
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