Our CHA favorites!

We have a ton of favorites from the show. The biggest highlights for us were definitely by Creative Imaginations. We have a soft spot for the Narratives lines and they added two new lines as well as adding onto the Cream and Black line. The new Wildberry line is just perfect for summer and it features some really pretty greenish blue papers. The BEST part of their new stuff was definitely the Bare Elements Brooke book. We can’t believe someone hasn’t done this already!!! It’s a chipboard book and each page has an insert that pulls out with chipboard tags in it. The tags are actually connected to the book as if it is a pocket door (so to speak). Coolest thing! They also have a princess castle chipboard book that we can’t wait to get our hands on! Creative Imaginations also has this darling new line coming out called Miss Elle. It features bright red, teal and lime green papers of cherries tablecloths and vintage style papers, as well as having a matching swatch book, chipboard pieces, epoxy stickers and coordinating cardstock. Super bright, cheery and perfect for warmer weather. Can’t wait to do a Brooke book with this line!!! We also picked up some super cute paper from the new All American collection that is perfect for 4th of July.

Another HUGE highlight was the new KI Memories Love, Elsie line. These are the cutest papers and I think they will really help us get more of that “Elsie look” to our pages and projects. They just blew us away. The Roxie line has bright pink, red and turquoise papers and embellishments and they will be featured in our June kit when Elsie is a guest designer for A Million Memories. Give me an E, give me an L, give me an S, give me an I, give me an E what's that spell? Elsie! YAY!!!

Junkitz has a new line by Teresa Collins that was TO DIE FOR gorgeous! It is called Extreme Boy. This features pirates, flames, stars, stripes, lots of really cool embellishments and some bling. We loved this line because when you first see it, it seems like it would be perfect just for boys, but when you look at the altered projects that they made with this line it is just so beautiful! They made this little mini album with these papers and it was gorgeous. One of the prettiest things we saw at the show. It reminded us of a lost treasure. There was also an incredible Wonder Woman layout . . .and seriously, who doesn't want to be Wonder Woman?

Maya Road ~ ooh how we love them! They have a new little band aid style box with a small little scalloped album inside of it. Can’t wait to get our hands on that! We also picked up a little clutch style purse that is a chipboard album. Note to self ~ perfect for using the Teresa Collins Extreme Boy papers and embellies. Clocks were a big thing at the show and Maya Road has small chipboard clocks in lunch boxes. These even include the watch hands! We also picked up a new chipboard binder book that was an arrow! Soooo cute!!! One of my favorites in this book was the hand cut felt floral ribbon. Ooooh! Sooo pretty!

What’s up with Heidi Swapp you say? We picked up some XL ghost shapes in the butterfly and wings styles. More journaling spots ~ we picked up some paper lined tabs and the cutest Days spots. They are labeled for each day of the week (cute with the Elsie lines!). We noticed a huge rage of birds and owls at the show. Couldn’t get enough of them, so we had to pick up the bird and butterflies masks by Heidi Swapp. The best part of the new Heidi Swapp stuff was that there are now more of the clear acrylic stamps and they are so cheap! We picked up a bunch of these! The one word stamps are still $1.99 and we picked up Enjoy, Fabulous, Today, Imagine and Smile. The next cool stamp thing was the stamp corners. Loved these! They have emotions, love and family and they are only $3.49! Last but not least, the famous journaling spots are now stamps and they are only $4.99! Awesome deals!!!

Making Memories has some great new papers called Funky Vintage. I love the style of these because you can make your layouts edgy or very antique-ish. The colors are bright and not too matchy together. They have some flocked paper and some great embellishments to go with this line.

Melissa Frances is one of our favorites and did not disappoint at the show. Wow! We walked into this booth and wanted it all! They have gorgeous new floral papers, some really cool chipboard books shaped like stars, Easter eggs and circles. They have some really pretty new embellishment boxes that come decorated or plain and their new ribbon is to die for! Wow! Each card includes rik-rak, velvet ribbon, lace and other goodies. We also had to pick up some of the fun new designer glitter!!!

Autumn Leaves! Woo hoo! Love them! Rhonna Farrer has a new line called French Twist that includes buttons, ribbon, chipboard journaling spots and some beautiful rubons. The colors are a vibrant orange, green and pink and they are just beautiful! The new Foof-a-la line Bella, is very reminiscent of the Red, Black & Cream line but this one features forest green, red, gold and cream. Wow! These are just beautiful!!! More new overlays that we had to pick up and ya gotta always love their acrylic stamps. They have some cool new Jenny Bowlin journaling spots called Friends and Family that I LOVE! They also have a new book coming out that is to be used in conjunction with the Foof-a-la line papers. Can’t wait to get my hands on that!!!

Daisy D’s has always been a favorite of ours. The papers are always just so beautiful and this year they out-did themselves. Did you know that all of their papers are designed by men?! Wow! We happened to meet one of them and we had to tell him how much we loved them! Beacon Hill and Chasing Butterflies are just breathtaking. We really cannot tell you enough about how beautiful these lines are. We see alot of really late night scrap nights in our future!

We came across a new manufacturer called Sweet Bella. They have a line of 12 papers that are very shabby-chic-meets-urban-edgy. Really pretty patterns that are soft with a hint of boldness to them. We bought everything at this booth because it was just so beautiful! They have matching journaling spots, some cool little buttons that you can cover with paper, a set of alphabet tabs and some chipboard coasters. The owners of this company were so delightful. Two sisters that started the company together and they are both married to brothers. Too cute!

Fancy Pants has some beautiful new stamp sets that are unbelievable. Remember the 12 x 12 chipboard sets that they came out with? Well, they now have 12 x 12 stamp sets that are outrageous!!!! Tons of stamps in these sets. They are so amazing. You have to actually buy a special big acrylic block to use these (never fear - we purchased some). Cannot WAIT to play with these!!!

Well, there is tons more that we ordered at the show, but these were some of the biggest highlights for us.

Check out our prize packages of goodies that have not yet been released and keep your eyes open for these amazing products as they come in. We could NOT be any more excited!

Michelle & Alison

1 comment:

cheryl mezzetti said...

So happy that you liked all the new Creative Imaginations products and the bare elements!

Love your blog and as well as the work your designers have created with your beautiful kits.