Top

Tag Archives | CHA Summer 2012

CHA Summer 2012 | Scrapbook Update Top Ten Hot Picks!

Some shows there’s so much buzz about specific products that the Hot Picks practically write themselves. This show, however, the standouts were more difficult to pick out from a solid field of offerings at a quiet show in Chicago. But after much consideration, and some difficult decisions about some eliminations to get the list to only ten, here’s the Scrapbook Update Top Ten Hot Picks List for CHA Summer 2012:

Martha Stewart Adhesive Silk Screens by Plaid

I knew as soon as I saw (and tried) this product that it would be a hot pick! These silkscreens are an extension of Plaid’s fabulous line of Martha Stewart acrylic paints and adhesive stencils – and the silkscreens really impress.

Martha Stewart Feather Silkscreen Continue Reading →

15

CHA Summer 2012: Jillibean Soup

Jillibean Soup can always be relied on for some solid new introductions at any CHA show, and CHA Summer 2012 in Chicago was no exception.

The company introduced four new lines of paper at the show – let’s start with their great new addition to their line of Soup Staples!

Chevron Soup Staples

Hello, chevrons! These trendy chevrons in beautiful bright colors that coordinate with the rest of Jillibean’s lines are sure to be popular with both scrapbookers and cardmakers. The dots on the reverse make them incredibly versatile for a variety of projects. Continue Reading →

6

CHA Summer 2012: Silhouette

Silhouette was in Chicago with a large booth footprint, promoting their Cameo machine and its many accessories such as materials for cutting and add-on tools like the sketch pens.

A new product introduction that will likely appeal to many Cameo users are the dust covers, available in three colors, with an MSRP of $6.99.

Silhouette Cameo Dust Covers

Here’s a look at some examples of what can be done to pretty them up if you put your cameo to work with some of the company’s iron-on materials: Continue Reading →

6

Scenes from CHA Summer 2012

For those of you who couldn’t be there (or even if you were), I thought I’d share some of the flavor of the CHA Summer 2012 show to give a taste of what it was like to be in Rosemont this year.

The show floor looked deceptively calm as it waited for the flood of attendees to invade it on Tuesday morning:

Continue Reading →

3

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 →

1