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.
“Home Grown” is full of florals sure, but primary colors, gnomes, and mushrooms too! I just loved this one. So cute.
As always, Pebbles had a great booth and samples too.
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.
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.
Then I headed over to Doodlebug not expecting what I found, what made the skies open and angels sing…
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…
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.
Just a few shamrocks and some cute stickers and I’m off…
So both leprechauns and gnomes represented on the show floor – who’d have thought?
I do love my decorative brads, and CHA made me simply giddy with all the new goodies coming! Above are some fabulous brads from Echo Park – aren’t they lovely? Speaking of Echo Park – Melissa just posted a full booth tour – check it here!
Here are Teresa Collins brads – oh my. Damask + brad?! yes PLEASE. Let’s see some more…
Top to bottom – Rhonna Farrer (MME), Crate Paper, Basic Grey, K & Co (actually not brads, but similar!) and October Afternoon. I can tell my brad stash is going to be replenished, and well! I can not wait for these to be in stores!
I’m back home, and I want to share a lot of my photos and a lot of my favorites from the CHA show. Now – I didn’t photograph EVERY favorite, nor can I share everything I love. So don’t think of my “new loves” series of posts as an all-inclusive list but rather some of my faves….
First up – Studio Calico’s map alpha. Every single thing in that booth is MADE OF AWESOME, but I really do adore these. How much fun are they? You could totally ink up the edges too.
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I’ve got a layout [as seen at CHA-Summer in the Tim Holtz Idea-ology booth] to share with you today! I *love* this one, and had so much fun playing with the kraft resist papers…
All the paper used here is kraft resist + spiced marmalade ink pad EXCEPT the strip across that is un-inked/treated. That shows you what a difference ink makes! Of course, distress stain would be even easier to do this with – I just didn’t have it at the time!
I did use some perfect pearl mist spritzed around here and there to add some droplets of sparkle. LOVE that spray!
All supplies used on this project can be found at simonsaysstamp.com
It was an honor and a pleasure to create projects for the CHA show for the always awesome Tim Holtz. He posted a video tour of his products at CHA that shows a lot – though I want to jump in and grab products! SO much fun stuff. Today I’m going to share the first of nine projects I made:
Almost everything used on this page is from Tim Holtz! The core’dinations cardstock (in peeled paint, I believe), from Idea-Ology I used the new Christmas kraft resist for the background (sprayed with red mist), stickers from the seasonal salvage stickers pack, Tidings tissue tape, new kraft resist chipboard letter (“S”), and a bit of the seasonal patterned paper as well. From Sizzix I used the vintage marketplace die (letters), and of course I used distress stickles to accent the page.
Distress stickles make everything just a little better. Seriously LOVE how they add the look of real glitter without the fuss. I dotted some on my “goofy” title, and outlined some elements with it as well.
Printing out my journaling in strips (as I did on this layout) is one of my favorite go-to tricks. It lets me break up what I’ve got to say, and I love the look.
Tissue Tape (another of my obsessions!) finds it’s way onto this layout in several spots. I am really into cutting the ends of my paper (and even tape) into a banner-like look. Just adds a little something extra – and you know I’m all about the details.
I will be posting all of the projects I made for Tim here on my blog, though I might hold a few of these seasonal ones for closer to the holidays – I haven’t yet decided!
Have a beautiful weekend-