Tag Archives | CHA Winter 2010

New Exhibitors At CHA-Winter 2010

Here’s a round-up of exhibitors listed as new for CHA-Winter 2010 that appear to be scrapbook-related or of interest to the scrapbook market segment in some way as suppliers.

To sort the list alphabetically by company, click on the arrows on the top of the company name column. To sort by booth number, click on the arrows on the top of that column.

Booth #
Best Craft Organizers1501Craft organizers.
Clear And Simple Stamps3719Clear stamps.
Couture Cardstock3947Cardstock.
Craf-T Products3722Chalks and metallic rub-ons.
Crafting Jewish1511Jewish scrapbooking & papercrafts kits.
Craftwell3531eCraft electronic die cutter.
Cruise and Crop3530Scrapbooking & stamping cruises.
Deco Bugs23Stickers.
Dies Direct3707Dies.
Earthwise Packaging35Clear plastic jars & vials.
EcoGreen Crafts3601Eco-friendly craft products.
Epiphany Crafts3611Scrapbooking and papercrafts.
Kiki Art3635Paper, tape, chipboard & bling.
Lily Bee Design3720Scrapbook design collections.
Love My Tapes3723Decorative tapes.
Magnolia Rubberstamps3614Rubber stamps & patterned paper.
Make It My Own3606Scrapbook instructional kits.
Maya Paper1524Nepali paper.
McRice LLC26Photo scrapbook papers.
My Cute Stamps3724Clear stamps.
My Stamp Box33Clear stamps.
Nikki Sivils3701Scrapbook product collections.
Photo Basics By Westcott3617Photographic lighting & green screen kits.
Pretty Scrapbooks3528Stencils.
PSA Essentials3620Peel & Stick stamps.
Ribbon Print USA3623Custom ribbon printing machine.
Scrap Cessories3627Organization products.
Scrap-o-Doodle3518Organization products.
Scrapping Cottage3715Dies.
Silhouette America1500Electronic die cutter.
Stack-On Products3612Organization products.
Stampavie3731Clear stamps.
Studio Calico3725Scrapbook product collections.
Teresa Collins Designs3413Scrapbook product collections.
TheDigitalScrapbookTeacher.com31Digital scrapbooking books, classes and templates.

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Margie Romney-Aslett Gets Signature Line With Advantus

Advantus announced yesterday that Margie Romney-Aslett will be creating a signature line for them, to be launched at CHA-Winter 2010 in Anaheim.

Romney-Aslett parted ways with Making Memories in March 2009. She moved on to found The Girl’s Loft kit club with her daughters Megan and Brooke.

The new product line Romney-Aslett is creating for Advantus will be titled “The Girls’ Paperie by Margie”. Advantus is also home to signature product lines by Tim Holtz, Marie Osmond and Heidi Swapp (although Swapp is not currently creating new products).

Advantus is keeping a tight lid on previews of the actual designs but according to Romney-Aslett’s blog she has designed two complete lines for the CHA-Winter 2010 introduction. The official Advantus announcement describes the lines as including paper, stickers and “other scrapbooking products”.

So far the only clue the lines’ content besides the logo is a photo posted by Romney-Aslett on her blog that she says contains a “peek of inspiration for one of my lines”:

From the above and the logo, it looks like the line will definitely be the vintage chic that Romney-Aslett is known for.

Romney-Aslett will be in the Advantus booth (#2234) at CHA-Winter 2010 to show off her new line to buyers and media. About the chance to share her new products, she says, “I am beyond excited about this new opportunity to partner with Advantus to design signature paper and product lines, a dream come true for this paper girl.  At The Girls’ Paperie I hope to deliver product that is of the highest quality, beautiful, trend forward and easy to use.”

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CHA News Briefs

CHA must be coming soon…my inbox is exploding with sneak peeks and my show week calendar is filling up! Here’s the latest in CHA-related news:

Craft & Hobby Association Launches Social Media Effort

CHA has announced that it is launching a full-scale social media campaign to engage and inform both consumers and the industry itself about the crafts industry and the association. You can now find CHA online in the following social media:

“Social media is more than a fad; it’s a fundamental shift in how we communicate with our members and the world,” said Steve Berger, president and CEO, CHA, in the announcement.  “We are confident that the more platforms we provide for our members, crafters, and the industry to share information, network and build relationships, the more relevant feedback we can generate in order to build a stronger craft industry.”

Kizer & Bender Hosting $1.99 Idea Luncheon

The fabulously brilliant Rich Kizer & Georganne Bender are hosting a $1.99 An Idea Luncheon at CHA. You can actually get paid to attend a CHA seminar! Share your idea for a successful in-store event or marketing tool and you earn $1.99!

The $1.99 An Idea Luncheon is on Sunday, January 24th, from 12:30-2pm. Because it includes lunch, it is a specially priced seminar ticket. The cost for CHA members is $25 for pre-registration, and $35 for purchase on-site. Non-members can attend for $50 or $60.

In addition to the $1.99 luncheon, Kizer & Bender are also doing their popular events calendar seminar on Monday, and a Social Media Lab on Tuesday. For all the details, see their website. To register, visit the CHA show site.

New CHA Badge Policy

The Board of Directors for CHA passed a new badge policy late last year that goes into effect for CHA Winter 2010. The policy restricts the number of free show badges available to exhibiting and non-exhibiting supplier members in an attempt to curb badge abuse and cut back the number of non-qualified show attendees. Exhibiting supplier members of CHA will get four free badges for every 100 square feet of exhibit space. Additional badges may be purchased for $50/each. Non-exhibiting supplier members will receive four free badges per company, and additional badges may be purchased for $100/each. Non-members who wish to attend CHA will continue to be charged $150/badge.

CHA Previews

CHA sneak peeks are really starting to roll out…check out the Scrapbook Update sneak peeks page for a sortable table where you can view preview links either by the date they were added to the list, booth number, or alphabetically by company.

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CHA-Winter 2010 Color Palette Predictions

CHA-Winter 2010 will be here in less than three weeks! And the big question is, what will the major show trends be?

One major trend indicator to watch at each show is what the color palette is. The dominant color palette is a good way to judge what direction the style trends are moving, since certain colors will be associated with certain styles.

Twice a year, Pantone issues color trend forecasts for the upcoming fall or spring fashion season. These trends aren’t always carried into the scrapbook market, since the colors don’t always translate to the needs of scrapbookers. (neon scrapbook paper, anyone?) Pantone’s Spring 2010 color forecast looks like this:

The background on the graphic is all turquoise because Pantone has declared that 2010 is the year of turquoise. Scrapbook Update Contributing Writer May Flaum and Rhonna Farrer both wrote on their blogs agreeing with Pantone’s forecast, and the early peeks from CHA-Winter 2010 are in fact heavy on turquoise.

So what other colors will we be seeing alongside turquoise? Here’s a few predictions, based on fashion in stores, Pantone, and the early sneak peeks:

  • Navy Blue: Brown will be replaced as the dominant neutral by the warmer and richer navy blue. In fact, all the blue tones will be warmer and richer, in contrast to the past several years of more grey or baby blue tones.
  • Lavender/Violet: Purple will be making a comeback in lighter tones.
  • Red: Rich, vibrant reds will be a popular accent color. Spring/summer reds will be brighter than the cranberries that we saw for the holiday lines.
  • Earthy Greens: Green tones will be even more earthy, vintage and grey in nature than the subdued tones we already saw dominate the holiday lines for 2009.
  • Candy Pink: The innocent, happy look of candy pink is back strong.
  • Lemon Yellow: Another bright, happy color tone that is back for summer and to provide a lift to people.

What does this palette look like in action?

Melody Ross’s Homespun Chic line for GCD Studios incorporates a lot of this color palette:

Kaisercraft’s upcoming Gypsy Sisters collection is also a good example of the trendy palette in action:

Many of the other lines that have already been sneaked also feature touches of many of these colors. Some even feature them as dominant themes, like the Independence line from GCD Studios, which heavily features a deep rich navy blue:

So, that is just a sample of the rainbow that CHA will be bringing our way for spring and summer 2010!

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