I am home and unpacked from the Creativation trade show in Phoenix, and I’m ready to talk some faves! You can find a lot of photos on my Instagram – I tried to post as I gathered faves. In this article (there are a few affiliate links) I will share some things I’m most excited to get and use, as well as why!
There were a lot of lovely patterned papers – all my favorite American Crafts designers and lines to Simple Stories, Doodlebug, and other paper companies. Watch Scrapbook.com for the latest and greatest paper lines – I know they’ve got a bunch coming in!
What I really liked at the show was how everyone was creating their own things, doing their own best. There really weren’t show wide motifs or trends – my preference! From super cute Doodlebug to intriguing mixed media we saw a wider range in general.
Speaking of fun – I’m excited to play with a wide variety of materials and show you so many more projects in 2019! Rebecca has asked about more Diamond Dots projects…
If you want to see video coverage of all the booths (or nearly all!) you’ll definitely need to check out my friend Christine of Scrap Time! She has dozens of videos already up and does the best job covering the floor. You can check her out here.
Speaking of fun stuff – for stamps/stamping accessories definitely keep an eye on EllenHutson.com Her site is my go-to for stamping, ink, and all kinds of fun stuff and their shipping is so fast!
Basically friends, everything you have seen here you should expect to see me use as soon as I can! The show was so full of creativity and fun new things and I am excited to play with all these new craft products and MORE! I’d love to hear your favorites if you have some from recent sneak peeks – I’m sure I’ve missed even more must have items.
What kind of crafting will 2019 bring for you? For me, for now I will be scrapbooking to finish up a few albums! Stay tuned for a whole lot more fun…