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CHA Summer 2013 | Hot Pick: Teresa Collins

Welcome back to Scrapbook Update’s CHA Top Ten Hot Picks list!

To see all the hot picks posted so far, visit this link. At the end, after I’ve published all ten of the picks, I’ll publish a summary list for easy reference.

So here, in no particular order, is the next hot pick for CHA Summer 2013 (aka Create-n-Connect)…

Teresa Collins’ unique signature style is well known to industry watchers. She uses vintage style design elements, but arranges them in a more graphic styled way, with a light airy look, bright modern colors, and adding in a few modern elements to the mix. The result is a style that crosses trend lines. As a consequence, Teresa fared well during the massive popularity of vintage, but is still relevant now that graphic is quickly becoming the industry’s dominant design force. Her four lines released at CHA’s summer show in Las Vegas only reinforced her power in the market, along with the expansion of her licensing with her name being put on a machine from Craftwell. (She had previously released licensed embossing folders through the company.)

The first of her four new lines – Family Stories – is a theme that seemed to be everywhere at CHA, but no one does it like Teresa does! Combining floral toile, doilies and antique paper prints with hip elements like male and female icons, with a trendy pink, black, and pale turquoise color palette, Teresa created something that has her signature all over it.

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CHA Announces Summer Show To Co-Locate With NAMTA

The Craft and Hobby Association has announced that, instead of holding an independent summer show in 2014, it will co-locate with the International Art Materials Trade Association show. NAMTA’s Art Materials World Trade Show and Conference will take place in Pittsburgh from April 30th to May 2nd, 2014.

“CHA is delighted to partner with NAMTA in their annual trade show to bring greater business opportunity to our members,” said Maureen Ruth, CHA Board Chair.

Andrej Suskavcevic, CHA President and CEO said, “I look forward to this partnership with NAMTA as we look to help our members build new relationships to grow their business.”

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