Best of CHA: Part 3

Time for part three- are you ready?! I have a few (ok a lot) more of my favorites to share… I realize I LOVE a lot of things… can’t be helped!! GREAT releases this show. Here we go:

Let’s get things started with these Delights from American Crafts. I love the layered flower look – and these take out all the work of making my own. So cute.

Amy Tangerine for American Crafts has to be one of the most exciting releases of the show. This new partnership? Made in crafty heaven. I love how Amy’s signature look translates into paper craft supply goodness.

The thickers are in colors and fonts I’m loving, all the fabric elements will be perfect for adding texture and dimension to my projects, and the paper so useful and great colors. Her line with American Crafts was the talk of the show – and for good reason. From the patterned paper to the tapes, I want all of it as soon as possible. Check out Scrap Time for a booth video tour.

 

We also need to talk about this new sheet of Thickers from the “Nightfall” line by American Crafts. The tall skinny font in black is both playful and fun, and I can envision these in use combined with tiny alpha stickers or standing on their own. Thicker letter stickers are so often in my purchases – this comes as no surprise to me! Also? AC is just full of happy surprises like the stickers on the left. Dimensional, adorable, totally ready to accent my every page… so great to see all this new stuff coming from them.

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Jenni Bowlin has been one of my favorites since I was just a girl managing a scrapbook store… and it remains so. I’ve said many times that I love not just her designs, but the fact that her product is timeless and works with so much, and it never gets stale.


These Doily Flowers from Jenni Bowlin slipped under my “awesome radar” until I saw images on Jenni’s twitter feed of them from the show floor. But better late than never…these lovely vintage inspired bits will be perfect for adding a floral embellishment to any craft project. They’ll be lovely layered with other elements or even on their own, maybe with a rhinestone or pearl brad in the center.

(above photo by Melissa) From her extended line with Ranger (hooray!) to the holiday products released, I’m loving where Jenni Bowlin is going. Also? I have seen some glimpses via twitter of her August Kit - and I am pretty sure I’m going to NEED to buy that one…

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Oh Melissa Frances, how I love you. Her products are dang near impossible to find (if you  have a source – PLEASE do tell!) but I love them when I can get my hands on them. Now check these out:

You know I’m a little decor house FREAK… so these (which I saw on Christine’s flickr photostream) I was really excited. These tiny houses from Melissa Frances come plain and can be embellished however you please. With their adorable metal tops – they are the perfect DIY Christmas tree ornaments. I can’t wait to find these beauties and play! (oh and I so WILL be finding them)

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Wendy Vecchi’s Art Parts both terrify and enchant me. They are such AMAZING canvases for creating art, and the possibilities are endless. I am loving them – and I’m loving the pieces that feel like they could become photo frames/more useful home decor as well. LOVING. Everything she does is so darn artistic and cool – love her stuff and how inspiring she is. I want the heart and the filmstrip ones (shown above) the most. [note: above photo by Melissa]

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Finally, I’ve got to end this post with Jillibean Soup. Oh for the love of cute!

Honestly? I don’t even quite know where to start. The lines are all amazing from alphabets to papers, buttons and everything in between. I love the colors, the look, and it all looks super useful as well – which is key!  Just check out these alphas…

*happy crafty shiver*

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Comments

  1. ooh so pretty. I love the Amy Tangerine line!

  2. All of it looks wonderful. I especially want to check out the art parts. So much scrap stuff, so little money.

  3. I’ve looked for these kinds of houses too. I don’t think they are really “her” houses or else she doesn’t sell them anymore. I’m guessing she bought them for classes and used her paper etc. Either that or she doesn’t really want to sell them because they sure aren’t advertised anywhere!

    • These houses are a BRAND NEW product. You won’t see them anywhere yet.. that’s why they’re so exciting!!!

      They were for sale to retailers in her booth – just revealed. :)

  4. I love art parts, and anything studio 490. Truly amazing stuff, that no one carries here yet.

  5. thank you SO much for the mention!! cannot wait for you to get your hands on the goodies!

  6. I have found lots of Melissa Francis products at http://www.thescrappygourmet.com, but they go fast. So check often. I know she ordered these houses because I was with her when she ordered them. :)

  7. Good choices! I totally relate to your lament about the difficulty of finding Melissa Frances products. I love those tiny houses. They remind me of those antique Japanese Christmas decorations I love!

  8. Alot of the Jennie Bowlin products are too vintage-y for my tastes. (I just don’t like things to look old or worn.) But those doilie flowers? Oh those will have to be mine. Oh yes.

    You know something funny? I embellish with flowers ALL the time. They seem to be my go-to embellishment. And yet, in real life, I don’t really like flowers. I hate gardening. I have no flowers around the house. Rather ironic, now that I think about it.

  9. WhamBamPam says:

    First American Crafts is always a fave & now with the Amy Tangerine line, they’ve hit it right out of the park!

  10. I’ feel like I’ve had a sugar rush lookin’ at all these goodie on here lol.

  11. Check out http://www.ellenhutson.com for Melissa Francis products. She’s got a placeholder on her website for CHA Summer product from Melissa and has other MF products already in her store.

  12. Hi May,

    We appreciate your mention of our New Holiday Houses. They are available in 3 different styles, and were quite a hit with our buyers at the show.

    Our products can be found on a number of online retailers. In addition to the ones already mentioned, blue moon scrapbooking carries the entire line and emma’s paperie does too.

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