Author Archive | Stephanie Medley-Rath

CHA Summer 2012: Little Yellow Bicycle

I couldn’t go to CHA Summer 2012 without visiting Little Yellow Bicycle!

That’s me, Stephanie, on the right. On the left is Sharon Kropp, the owner of Little Yellow Bicycle. In the middle is my friend Kathryn, who taught classes at the local scrapbook store I worked at years ago. She is assisting at the show and does other work for Little Yellow Bicycle, too. While CHA is a lot of hard work, it also often comes with the fun of running into old friends. Continue Reading →


CHA Summer 2012: Glitz

Glitz is debuting four new lines at CHA Summer. The new releases include Cashmere Dame (brights with black), Yours Truly (brights with grey and navy), Hello Friend (pink) and Joyeux Noel (muted red and green).

These lovely giant rhinestoes (yes, giant rhinestones!) come from their “Yours Truly” line, and have an MSRP of $4.50.

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CHA Summer 2012: Basic Grey Aspen Frost

I suppose this speaks to the popularity of Basic Grey’s “Aspen Frost” among retailers, but I had a difficult time getting a close view of this line because everyone was checking it out! Aspen Frost is a great winter/Christmas line because it does mix elements that scream Christmas (e.g., ornaments), but also designs that are in Christmas colors but could be used in non-Christmas projects. Versatility of themed lines was a noticeable trend at Summer CHA.