Tuesday, January 12, 2016

CHA 2016

I am part of a Creative Crew at A Creative Journey with Melissa.  She is a fabulous designer, that has her own stamp line!  Please check out the amazing Inspiration Gallery.  Such a talented group of ladies.  I'm honored to be part of this group.

It was such an honor to represent Melissa at CHA 2016!!! Oh so exciting to see all the new products, trends, and new tools!  Its so hard to see it all but I tried!  I found some new lines I love, met some new designers, and have so much inspiration!

I'll start at the beginning of our trip.  Always love when we first get to the Anaheim Convention Center!  So much excitement and I kinda turn into a kid at Disneyland - which of course it's right by Disney so its the same feeling!

Last year we started at the back, this year we started at the other side.  Right off the back I saw something I muse have!!!

The Downton Abbey Collection!  I even did a video of the papers so you can see how beautiful they are.

Their catalog was digital, so really cool to flip thru on their ipad station.  I also saw The Crafters Companion Machine at work.  Cut and emboss at the same time.

At the Doodlebug booth, I loved all the happy colors!  I also loved the 12x12 Clipboards.  Can't wait to buy one for my wall.  Can hang and change out creations easily!

Hands down, the cutest booth!  I followed The Paper Trail and took a few pictures.  Super busy booth with a make n take going on.  Wish I could have seen more.  But did get some neat paper samples for paint and spray inks.  It doesn't bleed thru to the other side.  How genius is that?

Sooooo Coloring Books!!!!!  We all have been going crazy over this trend.  I am in LOVE with these Alice in Wonderland by Marion Smith.  Ohhh my, I wanted to take them all home with me!

Her scrapbook paper and designs are really pretty.  I was able to spend a few minutes on a make n take.  They all match her wonderful planners too.  As a newbie to the planner world, I was excited on how I can use my stamps mixed with my other scrapbooking items.  I started two last year but now have more ideas how to make this years even better!

All the rage this year is Periscope Oh so much fun to watch all the live action at CHA when I was there and when I couldn't be.  I've learned so much from watching the video's.  Felt like I was in a class, when a video was being taken from inside a class.  At Marion Smith's booth, she was Periscoping, and we kinda photo bombed her broadcast.  It was funny.  I took a screen shot.

 I love the Snap books and lies by Simple Stories and they have some new designs and fun sizes.  I need that pink stripe one BAD!!! lol 

I really like this Life in Color and You Are Here.  I would use it all.  

I am in love with this collection of States by Echo Park.  The back side is the whole state.  I want to buy the South Dakota to put in a shadow box for my wall.  99% of my extended family are from SD.  

 This collection spoke to me too!  

 Fell in love with the Websters Pages booth and planners!

Look at this beauty!  Love the colors and I have so many ideas for mine now!

We stopped at the Art Anthology booth and did a make n take.  Can't believe it, those ladies talked my CEO - Carry Everything Out guy to participate.  He had so much fun and finally had inky fingers!!!  I must admit I have been intimidated to try mix media.  Not anymore, I'm hooked!!!  My money in the next few months will be on inks for sure!

Every year, I look forward to the amazing Graphic 45 booth!  The paper is so beautiful and the projects they create are stunning!

We saw Vanna White at the Lion Brand Yarn runway show.  I look forward to the displays they have every year.

I have known Crystal online for several years.  Never could get together in person.  Way cool, to meet at CHA!  I'm so excited for her new company Sabor Papel Look at the beautiful colors!