The Results Are In – What Is The Buzz?

It’s time for THE BUZZ! The hundreds of votes from the CHA Create-n-Connect Buzz survey have been tallied, and now it’s time to share the results! Here’s the three new products from the CHA Create-n-Connect show in Las Vegas that are getting the most pre-show buzz among Scrapbook Update’s readers!

So, in no particular order, here’s THE BUZZ!

Cut & Paste by Amy Tangerine for American Crafts


Judging from the buzz, Amy Tan has not worn out her welcome yet with her Amy Tangerine line for American Crafts! She has a consistent (and unique) signature style, and her collections are very compatible with each other from one release to the next, making her very appealing to paper crafts consumers.


Her CHA Create-n-Connect Summer 2013 release is perhaps her strongest yet. It continues her signature color palette of distressed cream, woodgrain, green, pink, grey, yellow and blue. Some familiar icons are present as well – arrows, hearts, cameras and speech bubbles, to name a few. The collection stands on its own and yet still feels fresh.

Chalk Studio by Rhonna Farrer for My Mind’s Eye


The chalkboard look is hot for this show, and there are plenty of examples to be seen of collections highlighting the design effect. But the one getting all the buzz is this collection by Rhonna Farrer for My Mind’s Eye that took the chalkboard look to a new extreme, with almost all of the elements being chalk designs! The paper fronts and virtually all of the embellishments are chalkboard designs.


But while the front is all chalk, the backs are soft “chalky” pastels, that coordinate beautifully and break up the harshness of the black and white:


Say Cheese by Simple Stories


A good Disney themed collection is always a winner in the scrapbook market, and this collection really hits the mark! It’s got all the right notes for a Disney theme – a red, black, and yellow color scheme; polka dots; stars; and it has elements that will make both pocket and traditional scrapbookers happy.


After all the attempts that have been made at creating Disney scrapbook kits, it’s hard to make it look fresh and Simple Stories has certainly done it with this collection!

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10 Responses to The Results Are In – What Is The Buzz?

  1. kathyhpyk July 23, 2013 at 6:02 am #

    Loving the new looks for all the lines…have not been to Disney World since 1999 but I’m definitely wanting to go again (or pretend I went!) so I can use Simple Stories “Say Cheese”

  2. Ann in PA July 23, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    I have to agree with you. The Simple Stories kit does look fresh and fun for Disney fans. No so sure about the MME/Rhonna line. I don’t use much black and white so it does not appeal to me very much. But, the soft colors on the reverse sides may draw me in.

  3. AmyMpls July 23, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    Amy Tangerine and Rhonna Farrar… those lines!!!!!!

  4. Annette Allen July 23, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    Love it all…

  5. THX so much for posting, Nancy! Loving it!

  6. Katie Kelley July 23, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    Chalk Studio is awesome. Can almost hear the erasers clapping together and see the dust clouds settling like a perfect mist on the black paper.

  7. Trish July 23, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    When will this be available??? I want this Say Cheese collection. I should be working on my Disneyland trip book from February. All I need is “Say Cheese”!!!!

  8. Kathy P. July 23, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    I’m a Disney vacation club owner, so you KNOW that I want lots of that awesome Say Cheese! Like the other two collections here as well!

  9. gabmcann July 25, 2013 at 4:52 am #

    Love that Say Cheese line

  10. Klepon D August 1, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Thanks for sharing this. Loving it!

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