Wednesday, February 1, 2012


ohhhhh I was super excited!!! I actually got to go to CHA this year... Yes it was just for a couple of hours, but I got to go. There was soooo much there, and it was HUGE!!! I mean there was ALOT of stuff to look at and check out. I did what I could, but barely got to scratch the surface, so let's see what I got to.

Heidi, my buddy, was working the GCD booth got me in:
7 Gypsies: had this amazing chandelier, that I thought was super cool. I'd love to have one of these:
An example at their booth. They do have some of the coolest ways to display photos. I love how they added the metal accents around the frame:
American Crafts:
I have to say I loved the first Amy Tangerine line, so I'm VERY excited about this line one. It's really fun and colorful and has some adorable embellies:
How yummy and fun is this vase full of flowers:
Some of the Dear Lizzy embellies, thickers, the pinwheels and other fun things:
of course... THICKERS!!!! a full wall of them:
Dear Lizzy line looks adorable, fun and super girlie!!!
Some of the fun designs with the new Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line
These are the newer lines from Authentique. Both of them were stunning... I really enjoyed the blues from the Genuine line:
And the fun bold colors from the Celebrate line:
Bella Blvd: had quite a few fun new lines, but right now I am in awe of their adorable Baby Girl line.. I guess having a baby girl last month kinda helps... but I can see lots of layouts done with this line.
Crate: Both of their lines were yummy!!!!! Pretty Party and Story Tellers were both pretty amazing... totally in the style of Crate Papers... the colors are soo yummy, I think I want to eat them up...
Great embellies, chipboard and sticker strips.. their buttons are de-vine....
Echo Park: of course ROCKED!!!! Madison and Jody were great to see again. All their lines never cease to disappoint, but these were the ones I am REALLLLLY excited to have come out..
I LOVE that the This and That line come in girlie girl colors...
and then the boy version of the This and That line...
DCWV: Loved the pretty display they had... beautiful!!!!
check out this lovely paper peacock!!! I can only imagine how long that took to create...
Doodlebug: This was one of my FAVE boy lines of the whole show. It was fun, bold, great colors, patterns, and all the papers were rockin!!!!
They also had some of the dang cutest embellies, and some pretty cool sticker sentiments, which are great for cards:
GCD Studios: This is the Oh Happy Day line that Heidi created herself and is putting out through GCD!!! how stinkin cool is that!!! It's very fun and cool too....
ahhh, would love one of these in my house:
I totally want an alphabet letter wall now.. this would be cool, and the kids would totally dig on it:
Glitz: Their booth was sooo pretty. I loved the hanging banners!!! Their centerpiece table was made out of two doors put together, then added some molding, painted and distressed!!! how cool would that be for a huge dining room table.. maybe cut down to be a coffee table? I want one.
All three lines look fun, and I always enjoy what they come out with...
Hambly: has more new cool overlays.. and are even making mini overlays!!! yeah!!! perfect for cards and I usually cute them down anyways..
Taking Chevron overlays and adding them onto a lamp... very fun..
And just adding overlays to some drawers.. such a fun way to dress up your furniture!!!
Kaisercraft: Had some gorgeous looking girlie lines...
I LOVE this Tiny Woods line... lots of cute lil owls.....
And some fun boy displays:
Maya Road... ahhh talk about embellies that runneth over!!!! too many cute things, but I loved their display:
And this piece of art is just stunning...
My Little Shoebox: This line, Aiko, is sooo cute, LOVE the cherry blossoms, and kimonos galore.. it's ultimate girlie and I can see lots of fun layouts with this line.
Nikki Sivils: had quite a few fune lines.. I love stars.. so the Noah's line popped out to me, but Messages is one of the lines, I would love to dig right into...
such a fun display, mainly using the Audrey's line...
How fun are these?
ok, so I want the old phone and the desk:
October Afternoon: I have to say this was probably one of my most fave booths.... This is the Woodland park, the peacocks on the papers, the damask print, and the YUMMY button pack from this line.. I had to hold back...
Lots of fun embellies and alphas....
Their 9 to 5 has some of the coolest, fun retro images on it... I totally was lovin this one too...
check out that cute typewriter and old phone.. the paper with the working ladies images were FUN!!!
Pink Paislee... all their lines were fun, but I only got a picture of the Heidi Swapp display... Prairie Hill (LOVED it) and Indigo Bleu were my FAVES.. I think cuz they can go boy or girl...
Tim Holtz.. ok what can I say.. do you need to see product too? isn't he enough?
Ranger: I thought this was a really cool display concept:
Websters Pages: I'm not totally a Websters girl.. but this Game On, a BOYS line, was VERY cool!!! It would make great boy, guy, sports, anything pages.. the patterns were great!!!
They also had their In Love line, which is a pretty mellow one, and VERY pretty... their trims are always stunning too...
So that was most of it.. I also saw Cosmo Cricket's booth and talked to Julie and Eric.. She is just the sweetest thing!!! Their product was VERY fun...
Jillibean Soup.. that is one booth I missed out on, and I'm sad.. they have become quite a favorite lately, so I was bummed I missed them.. (it's a HUGE place I tell ya)
Then Studio Calico, I'm excited for LOTS of new sprays.. their's are my FAVE!! they dry quick, great bright colors, and don't warp your papers. Also they had some of the CUTEST wood mini embellies.. the stars!!!

So I had a blast in the couple of hours that I was there, saw ALOT of product that I HAVE to have and can't wait for releases!!!!


  1. ok, both dying of jealously and quite worried about my bank account for the next year!! there is so much yummyness there...


  2. So jealous Wendi! Looks like an amazing place to go, it's on my bucket list, lol. TFS!

  3. I've been to two CHAs and you did a LOT in a couple of hours GF!!! Thanks for all the pics and reviews!!! Glad you enjoyed it!

  4. lucky you!!! thanks for sharing photos with those of us that couldn't go :)

  5. I was so happy that you came! I have the best few hours with you walking the floor and checking out all the goods :)
    Thanks for coming and being such a great friend


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