CHA = craft and hobby association that holds a show twice a year where craft manufacturers debut new products.
I didn’t go to CHA-Summer, and let me tell you I’ve had one heck of a time digging up what the new goods will be!! Too many companies not revealing and/or too little coverage of the show floor I guess. I know this list is going to grow, and I know there are things I’ve not seen that are total May must-haves out there, but I wanted to do a “musts” post and share! These are the best of the best of what I’ve seen, and absolute musts for my shopping.
Now funny enough, this list has grown as I’ve researched for it. If you’d asked me a few weeks before the show I would have told you I found not a ton to be excited about – I’m GLAD to be proven wrong! Loads of great new stuff coming. I’m not organizing my list in any way, I’ve simply split it into two parts.
Let’s start with Amy Tangerine for American Crafts. I feel like her new line is absolute perfection for fall and back to school scrapbooking. It isn’t themed, but all those lovely browns, blues, and greens – not to mention my favorite item (the hearts pictured below) and the chevron woodgrain albums (awesome!) it’s a line I look forward to working with.
A big hit at the show with their killer releases was Glitz. Their three new lines are so awesome – I can’t wait to dig in. Blue Moon Scrapbooking already has some of their papers, I just need those embellishments now! Of the three, Cashmere Dame has my heart. Put pink with aqua and I’m a goner. LOVE!
Now let us check out the Tim Holtz blueprint stamps. These rock, AND they’re already in stock at Simon Says Stamp!! This set is the mini and includes all 12 designs, you can also get sets of 4 (leaves, halloween, christmas) in a larger size. I have the leaves, and I’m already loving them!
I need a lot of what Tim has coming out – from frosted film to metallic distress stains to those super cute trees and some of the new District Market too. Oh, and this list would not be complete without Tim’s new snowflake die. This makes me so excited – I can picture it on a layout, in gift wrapping stuff, home decor… can’t wait. I already pre-ordered mine.
What could be better than snowflakes? How about mixing them with a chevron pattern like Hero Arts did. *thud* LOVE this stamp!! [is it weird that I’m totally into all the holiday/winter products right now? I AM!]
Speaking of the holidays, the Pink Paislee City Sidewalks line is a must. Yes, the entire line! Pink Paislee rocked CHA with new products including additions to their Artisan Collection (LOVE!) – but City Sidewalks has really captured my attention and is my top pick from them. I see so much Christmas inspiration, but lots of bits could be used for anything really. Loving that olive green so much.
Now speaking of Santa, I’m absolutely positively going to have to have this paper by Crate Paper of the North Pole. Brilliant!
Oh and you know I love my Christmas goodies, and lucky for me CHA was FULL of Christmas. Here’s another must from Jillibean Soup. That floral pattern with the navy base slays me. I need 1000 sheets of it.
Finally rounding out my Christmas musts, Graphic 45’s Nutcracker Suite (the nutcracker paper in particular), and Rhonna Farrer’s line for My Mind’s Eye. Enabler note: Rhonna’s line is already out and available at 2peas!!
Excuse me while I fan myself – lot of hot crafty goodness in this post!!!
Stay tuned for part 2 coming tomorrow…