May’s must haves: CHA 2012 Summer part 2 of 2

I’m back with part 2 of my must have list! Let’s get it started with Lily Bee  and their amazing Autumn Spice line that will have me covered with rich fall colors for my autumn crafting.

Speaking of fall, I’m digging Martha Stewart’s Halloween line that spans paper crafting to parties. Expect to see more with that here in October!

Elle’s Studio is not new in my studio, but it was their first trip to CHA and WOW! I am loving the seasonal goodness they have coming soon. Here’s a photo that Christine Urias took of the fall line of tags:

NOTE: You totally should check out Christine’s Flickr stream. She has a TON of CHA photos of product, projects, and more. I adore her for sharing all the pics that she does!!

Studio Calico (no surprise) had some great offerings. They especially knocked my socks off with this stencil – I see so many applications for it! For backgrounds, as finishing touches, with glossy gel medium… oh I can’t wait!

Now speaking of stencils (you know I love them!) Dina Wakley and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer have some outstanding offerings coming from the Crafter’s Workshop. I need just about every one. Pictured below are some of Julie’s – the one on the top right is my pick for MUST… though the ones in the middle are must-haves too.

Oh Webster’s Pages, you always wow me with detail, trim, and amazing designs. This release does not disappoint, and I can never say no to their cameos…


I’ve not forgotten Lawn Fawn either – their new Christmas line is adorable! I love that they’re doing paper + stickers now in addition to their cute stamps.

It is impossible to chose a fave from Heidi Swapp – she was absolutely on fire at this show, I want it all from the folders to the papers to the new mists. For this post, I’ll show these banner stickers – I’ve not seen anything quite like them before and need a ton.

Oh and speaking of banners, did you see Jenni Bowlin’s releases? Smokin’ I tell you! So much good stuff coming including some “true vintage” items as well. I’m gonna need these pennant tags soooo bad. It is like she’s combined a ton of my favorite things.

Speaking of hot, Basic Grey is absolutely, 100% on point with their new releases. I am *VERY* excited to see them teaming with Sassafras, rocking the Christmas, and bringing some awesome color palettes and designs into the fold. I want every single piece. For reals it is just that good. Soleil? Aspen Frost? Some Serenade? Oh yes. I want all 4 lines like NOW!! I’m just sharing a few fave imgs from them…

and that wraps up my must list (for now!)

Did you see something I missed? What is your favorite? Feel free to share! I look forward to discovering new products, as well as playing with as many of these amazing products as I can!

12 thoughts on “May’s must haves: CHA 2012 Summer part 2 of 2”

  1. Ack! That Lily Bee is so cute! I also have that SC stencil on my MUST have list. =) Did you see My Minds Eye’s Halloween line? I was so excited about it I already ordered most of the collection from Two Peas. Hoping to make some fun cards since I don’t have a lot of Halloween photos. Thanks for sharing your faves with us. I can’t wait to start holiday crafting! Is August too early? =P

  2. Oooh, you have a lot of things on here that I’ve never seen before. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I absolutely LOVE Autumn Spice. Some of the papers remind me a bit of Scenic Route. And that starry stencil? That’s now on my wish list, too. 🙂

  4. I hadn’t seen the Lily Bee Autumn Spice, you’ve tempted me with that. Christine’ s blog and Flickr have been great, I’ve been able to make myself a nice long list with Tim Holtz goodies at the head – my leaf stamps have been dispatched and can’t wait to try them out.

    My list is spookily similar to yours with the addition of BoBunny Serenade (lots of dragonflies, I can’t resist them) and a Pebbles Inc Walnut Grove.

    ** Kate **

  5. Thanks, I liked your review. I’ve also made a review of CHA Summer 2012 on my blog, in 3 parts divided by topics. We have some common product picks. I added more products that I find curious but don’t need personally. Thanks for the link to Christine’s Flickr stream, I enjoyed the photos very much.

  6. That Lily Bee line is a MUST for me! Yummy goodness!
    Love the banner stickers from Heidi Swapp too!
    Can’t wait to create with all of these!

  7. Oh my gosh…my head is going to explode with so many amazing goodies! I wouldn’t know where to start.
    Let’s see at the top of my list would have to be Julie Balzer’s top middle Swirly Garden stencil…my “MUST”.

  8. The new BoBunny Detour line is one of my new favorites…along with Julie’s Swirly Garden stencil…..but I am diggin the new lines from Basic Grey…..I am on product overload! lol

  9. Thanks for sharing your favorites. After not liking Basic Grey for a couple of years, I think they are back this year….loving what I’m seeing!

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