Thursday, February 2, 2012

Back from CHA!

Oh, how the cold weather smacked me in the face when I walked off that plane yesterday morning in New Hampshire.  A stark difference from the warm, sunny weather of Cali.  

CHA was an experience! The brunt of my time was spent taking classes, seminars,
and walking the showroom floor.  I took some awesome mixed-media
 classes with Tracy Weinzapfel of HelmarJulie Fai-Fen Balzer, and Jennifer Priest.
Monday night I took a great resin class with Carmi Cimicata.
I might have found a new crafty love with resin and jewelry. 

I have seen lots of great new products coming up, too! 

Here are some of my favorites....

Maya Road has new envelopes, tags and craft die cuts. So fun.
Below you will see all their awesome ribbon, too.  I want it all!

Heidi Swapp has some new fun papers and embellishments. 
So happy to see her goodies popping up again!  

Lily Bee Design is one of my favorite paper companies.  So colorful, so fun!
All of their new lines are fantastic, Buttercup (l) and Victoria Park(r) 
are my faves out of their new lines.

October Afternoon's Farmhouse collection.

Some of the fun embellishments from Farmhouse up close.

The intricate details of LaBlanche Stamps are just amazing.
It is a German stamp company specializing in heat-resistant silicone stamps.
Their teacup, typewriter and birdcage stamps are "must haves!"

Although I didn't get a picture of all the Theresa Collins new lines,
All four new lines are just so pretty!  These are just two of them....

Canvas Corp is a company that I hadn't heard of until they bought Tattered Angels right before CHA.  Let me tell you, this company (orginally a home decor company) is rockin' the scrapbook products!

Some of my favorites that I didn't get pics of.....

Bazzill is making patterned paper now!  You might have noticed that I am a 
big fan of Bazzill Cardstock. I was pleasantly surpised by their new patterned papers. 

Tonic has new Geared Punches that are the bomb!  I struggle with finding 
punches that effectively punch the heavy weight Bazzill that I love to use. 
 These new punches were so easy to use on it!  Cute designs, too.

Two new-to-me companies that I really liked were Grant Studios and Kite Tail Designs

I was in awe of the whole Graphic 45 booth. 
The creativity of this company just blows me away!  
This is just one part of their display.  How cool is that?

I know I have seen lots of great peaks from the show & 
lots of pics of the major scrapbooking players.
I hope you enjoyed a little visit to CHA from my point of view.


Calypso's Crafts said...

Hey there sweetie-
I am so sad we weren't able to meet up at CHA!!! But I had so much FUN!!!! My feet are still sore though!!! LOL!!! I love all the pictures you took...I should share some of mine!! I love the Canvas Corp...There stuff is amazing and I was in AWWW of all of it!!!

Hugs to you and being on CropStop Creative Team!!!


Anonymous said...

Brilliant post Katie, I'm so happy that you went and enjoyed yourself!!!

Nancy said...

How did you not go crazy with all the crafting goodness at CHA? Thanks for posting the pictures. It looks like you had a lot of fun!