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!
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.
“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 always love getting my bright color fix over at Doodlebug. The one thing I will tell you is that their booth is notoriously hard to photograph. It is SO cute in person – but all those glass display cases and spotlights = hard to photograph. I’ll give it my best shot though!
CHA spotlight: Doodlebug tape
Doodlebug does fresh bright colors and cute better than anybody else. So imagine my delight when I found their booth full of washi tapes!
I also really liked their patriotic line (behind the scenes shot of Melissa Stinson taking a photo of it there!) – I look forward to using those papers and things for sure.
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hearts + pink.
I believe in Valentine’s Day as a chance to share love in general. Friends, grandparents, children… I don’t believe in hyping up forced romance. That’s not real to me.
But love in general is always something I’m down to celebrate.
Today I want to share some favorite craft products that feature pink + hearts. Because I won’t lie – I love that Valentine’s Day features pink.
Basic Grey Kissing Booth. this line makes me so happy. All that beautiful pink + chocolate-y brown. LOVE. The stitched heart paper is my favorite.
Hero Arts 4 Hearts stamps – they’re a great size + shape, and I find myself using them more often than any other heart stamps. I do love my Hero Arts stamps.
Tim Holtz heart (mini) dies – I use (and adore) these little hearts almost every week. They’re the perfect size + shape for most all my projects. I’m SO glad to have them! They’ll cut through all kinds of materials too- love that.
Doodlebug Twine – really anything Doodlebug is cute, but all their “cupcake” and “Bubblegum” colored (pink) supplies are my very favorites. I love their pink! This card of twine has quickly become a go-to for me this month.
Distress Stickles in Spun Sugar – I love worn lipstick, but Spun Sugar is my go-to soft pink distress stickles color. Love!
What are your favorite love (or red or pink) products? Do you like a bit of glitter with your love pages? Like some metallic added in? Or are you all over the map with how you scrapbook loved ones?
I’m off to my Big Picture class to issue a love-related challenge now – I challenge you as well – do some love-related craftiness and share!
All of these products + many more love, heart, and pink craft supplies can be found at simonsaysstamp.com