I knew Julie Fei-Fan Balzer would be doing make-and-takes with her new products on Tuesday and didn’t want to miss it. Luckily, I made it to The Crafter’s Workshop booth while she was still there. Jennifer Wilson and I made lovely canvas necklaces with Julie!
Tag Archives | CHA Summer 2012
Since it was my first CHA show, I was excited to get the chance to meet some of my favorite celebrity scrapbookers in person.
The first booth I stopped at was the display for American Crafts’ Amy Tangerine line, and Amy Tan graciously agreed to pose with her awesome wall art.
The Canvas Corp booth is always full of an array of useful basics for crafters of all kinds, but a few new things stood at CHA Summer 2012.
Flowers are huge right now and Canvas Corp’s line of popular canvas rosette flowers has been added onto with a new white flower, perfect for coloring with whatever ink you have on hand!
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.
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.
Elle’s Studio is a familiar name to many scrapbookers, but they are exhibiting for the first time at the Craft & Hobby Association shows in Chicago.
I dropped by the booth first thing when the show opened on Tuesday and ran into some familiar faces: