CHA 2015: Amy Tangerine for American Crafts

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From her first line, I’ve always enjoyed Amy Tan’s paper lines with American Crafts and this is no exception.

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Rise and Shine brings in Amy’s signature happy colors and fun designs, and adds in some new products as well.

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Here’s a little wooden desk organizer –

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LOOOVING the tape strips + epoxy accents…

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What you’ll always hear me praise – is that this line is fresh & new but still goes well with many of her older products. YES for making the things I still have  from older lines feel relevant and extending that shelf life. YES for making timeless products that rock.

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And yes, I am officially obsessed with succulent plants because they were everywhere and so cute!

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CHA 2015: Brenda Walton, French General, Where Women Cook, and Eileen Hull for Sizzix

That title is a mouthful, isn’t it?! We’ve already seen Tim Holtz for Sizzix in an earlier post, now it’s time to look around the booth at some of the great lines releasing over the next few months.

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French General is up first, and their dies will allow you to create some nifty little boxes, decorations, and more.

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Their sweet little shelves of project samples were precious – I just wish it had been easier to photograph!

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Here you see a few of the “XL” Bigz dies…

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CHA 2015: Lawn Fawn

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Who is the absolute cutest stamp company around that is undeniably KILLING IT with each new release? That’d be Lawn Fawn.

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They hit on trend with succulents (seriously – even I want some of this cute!) and they’ve released their own dye ink pads (I will try and report back once available!).

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CHA 2015: Pebbles and Doodlebug

Or as I’m calling them: gnomes and leprechauns! You’ll see why in a minute – as these are the stars of my favorite things from these booths.

First: Pebbles

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“Home Grown” is full of florals sure, but primary colors, gnomes, and mushrooms too! I just loved this one. So cute.

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As always, Pebbles had a great booth and samples too.

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Oh and a “DIY” type crafty but self contained photo garland kit too. I’m really loving the idea of a single product/kit being gifted to a “I’m not crafty” person who can test out our love of all things paper.

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Another line – “Happy Day” reminded me a bit of the garden and other lines from last year. Cute… but I’ll probably pass. Note the instagram type camera and coffee cups – both very hot images to use this show.

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Then I headed over to Doodlebug not expecting what I found, what made the skies open and angels sing…

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mini. doilies. Look at the scale and look at my hand there. These are SMALL. I’m in love. I want all the colors. Well ok, I do not want brown or black but I want all the others. Speaking of yum – check out the rainbow of glittery enamel goodness…

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What could be at the end of that rainbow? Why the cutest St. Patrick’s Day line of all time! I adore this – and I love seeing this holiday in a paper line.

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Just a few shamrocks and some cute stickers and I’m off…

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So both leprechauns and gnomes represented on the show floor – who’d have thought?

CHA 2015: Julie Fei-Fan Balzer stamps for Impression Obsession

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If you’re a fan of rubber stamps + Julie Fei-Fan Balzer then you’ll need to be watching for these!

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These designs would let me have the feel of Julie’s hand carved rubber stamps – without carving them myself!

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It is a small release right now – but I’m hoping we’ll see more of Julie’s stamps and designs become sets that those of us who are not master carvers or artists can enjoy.

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These are produced by Impression Obsession, and should be available soon at stores and I’m guessing their own website as well.