CHA Recap Part 1

Hi everyone.  Anita here to share some CHA picks.

I had lots of fun and saw so many amazing things at the CHA (Craft Hobby Association) Convention in Anaheim last week.  It is so exciting to be able to go and see the new products each year.  Here are some of the photos I took while walking the show floor- these products will be shipping soon!  We ordered lots of them for The Crafty Scrapper so keep your eyes open for all the goodness to come.

Of course, my very first stop on the show floor was BAZZILL – because you know I love that paper!
Pink Paislee, Heidi Swapp, and Bazzill had a Make N Take going on the first morning of the show, and I was lucky enough to get in on it!  I have a very cute canvas album to finish up- you can see it in the photo at the bottom left; the one with the silver star on the cover. And the star is all in sequins, which makes it even better!

 

 

Next up was the Faber-Castell® Design. Memory. Craft. Booth. They have some fabulous mixed media products releasing this year and I can’t wait to get my hands on them!

 

We R Memory Keepers has some really cute new albums – and you know I love their albums! And the new FUSE tool was one of the hits of the show. I can’t wait until the FUSE ships so I can play with it!  We will be having demos at the store, so stay tuned.


Kaisercraft always has beautiful papers and embellishments and this year was no exception.

I was lucky enough to be able to take a mini-class at Bo Bunny to play with some of their new products and I absolutely love the new Glitter Pastes! I have a couple that were released last year, but I am pretty sure I am going to need all of them!  They are also releasing some really pretty laser cut chipboard pieces that you will be seeing in my upcoming classes.
I don’t know why I don’t have more photos of the Authentique booth- because they really are on of my favorite paper companies! Somehow I came home with one photo of this really happy paper line.  I will be featuring this in an upcoming class for a home decor project.

Ruby Rock It had some really cute items for card makers.

Wendy Vecchi had some fabulous stamps this time around, plus beautiful new colors of ink and embossing powders!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OK- for all the Disney scrapbookers out there- these are the best embellishments I have seen in a while! They are not shipping yet, but they will be on the way this spring. These are from Jesse James Beads/ Dress It Up Buttons and they are the cutest things EVER.  There are many more varieties and I can’t wait to get my hands on them.

Of course, stencils are right up there on my list of things to have and there are some great ones released this spring.

 

I was so excited to see the new ADHESIVE ribbons at May Arts booth. You know you want some- who doesn’t? There are lots of these on the way to the store!

 

 

 

 

 

If you are a Filofax fan- these new journals from Pink Paislee are the same size as a Filofax and they are so cute!  They have the most amazing accessories to go with them too – so if you are looking to streamline your everyday memories, this is a great way to go and we will be having some classes using these great books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So we all know I am a big fan of the Tsukineko brand of inks which is under the Imagine Crafts label and they had some great additions to the line up this year. There are several designed for mixed media art and you are going to love them!

The Delicata ink is a metallic ink that works on dark and light papers and is suitable for very detailed stamps.

 

 

 

 

The StazOn Studio Glaze creates a Stained Glass effect on glass surfaces WITHOUT BAKING. It is available in all the StazOn colors and it is amazing stuff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Amplify! Is very cool for adding dimension to your projects- use directly from the bottle and heat set to puff it up!

Of course, we have all been drooling over WRMK new rolling totes- with an optional cup holder no less!  They are available in some yummy colors.

That’s it for today.  I will have more later in the week, including all the photos from the Ranger booth!  Thanks for stopping by today.