July 20, 2012

CHA 2012

I spent the last two days at CHA with Sarah.  It was exhausting but fun!  I wanted to share some pictures of who and what we saw -- and what cool product I think is on its way.
I'm too blurry eyed and tired to fine tune all my photos, but if you make it all the way through them you'll find some blog candy at the end (goodies from CHA) which might interest you.

A spectacular display from Die Cuts with a View!

Me in the middle and Sarah to my right.  We were so happy to spend some time Shelly Hickox whose artwork was spread all over the Ranger and Sizzix exhibits.

Of course, Ranger and Sizzix had fabulous displays.  Like this Christmas typewriter.

And these vintage luggage shelves.

Here's Shelly showing a very cool Halloween box on a pedestal which opens up with a Boo banner.

More great samples from Ranger.

 Tim Holtz product I liked including the new Tinsel Twine.

 Saw Tim demonstrate some of his new product.   I like the new Seasonal Kraft Resist paper and the Frosted Film.
 Kraft paper is below.

For some reason I want these trees in every color!

Of course new stamps from Stampers Anonymous above and below.  Surprised at how many I really think I need!

 Wendy Vecchi, Tim and Mario giving away sets of Tim's new stamps.  I was go glad to get the new mini blueprint -- one of my faves!

More great tags and art by Ranger above and below.


And now for my absolute favorite -- KaiserCraft.  I adored their three Christmas lines -- Turtle Dove, Twig & Berry, and Just Belive.  All soft, muted vintage Christmas colors.

Adore this Timeless Classics paper line.  As well as these fabulous collage stamps below.

It was so cool to meet on of our fellow Design Team Members, KC, who was gutsy enough to participate in the Iron Crafter competition.

Sorry for the bad pictures below, but I also loved October Afternoon's new Christmas line, Make it Merry.  So retro!

 Gorgeous paper and samples from Prima.  Their booth was filled with gorgeous artwork at every turn.

I haven't cared for Basic Grey's paper lines the last few years, but this year they surprised me.  Wow!
I really, really like their new vintage lines Lucille, Serenade & Clippings.

Of course, Graphic 45 always wows every one with their spectacular booth.

I'm a big fan of the Ladies Diary line used in this display.

That's it for the mini tour of CHA.  If you've made it this far and care to leave a comment, I'll be giving away the blog candy below (extra give-aways from CHA ),
I'll announce the winner on Monday morning!

Thanks for stopping by!


Suzanne C said...

So glad to see you at the show! I missed shelly. :) Looks like you had a terrific time!

Barbara said...

Wow! I loved seeing the new products and displays from CHA! I wonder how these companies can keep coming up with such fabulous new products each time! There is a lot of creative talent out there!!!!!

Lori said...

Wow, lots of people I know went this year, how cool! And sad, that I chose not to attend. :( Everything looks fabulous, I'm particularly drawn to the Timeless Classic paper..looks awesome! Thanks for sharing, Louise!

Joan said...

Lots of fabulous new products,think I will be "needing" lots more stash !

nise said...

Oh, my! You sure know how to appeal to me. Love what you shared. I' ve been liking Prima the last year or so and not so much Basic Grey. Based on your good taste, I'll need to check out the lines you mentioned. I think for such a great CHA report, you deserve those darling trees in every color! Thanks so much for taking the time to show us what's on the horizon. Happy Weekend!

Sarah said...

Wow, what a week! I had so much fun!! Whatever you do, please do not add my name to your giveaway...I have way too much stuff to play with!

Evelyn S. said...

That's quite the mini-tour! I would think the whole experience could lead to stimulation-overload! There are so many great new things...and I keep thinking of the stacks of stamps and supplies that I have ---unopened.

Astrid Maclean said...

Thanks so much for sharing these lovely picks, it's great to get some glimpses for us at home. So many great products on their way! Thank you!!

Debi said...

hey Louise, so cool to see a crafters eye view of CHA especially as I'll probably never get there as I'm 10000 miles away LOL , thanks for the chance to win some candy too, Debi x

Debbie K. said...

Oh how FUN, Louise! Went to CHA two years ago and had a ball. Unfortunately they didn't open it up to the public again. Thanks for sharing your experience with us! Have a great week.

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Oh my! I am overwhelmed by all that awesomeness! What fun you must have had. Take me next time.....please!

Lynn Stevens said...

OH WOW Louise, you and Sarah have the best time together. Must have been a fabulous show . Thanks for sharing all the peeks at the new products. I'm drooling over several of them.
Darn ... missed your giveaway when I was gone. Well next time. Congrats to your lucky winner.
Hugs Lynn