One week gone, and the CHA Winter 2013 show is but a memory. But that four days in sunny (and chilly) Anaheim fuels the content of our publications for months to come!
If you followed us on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram, you may have thought it looked like all fun and games. Well, it is. But it’s a lot of hard work, too. OK, maybe not THAT hard, but we’re scouring and searching and scribbling notes and meeting and shaking hands and making connections. We’re pretty much *on* 24/7. Good thing we have an awesome group of people to find all the stuff that we know you’ll love.
Truly, CHA is a visual feast! I could wax prolific on all that we saw and the trends that popped up, but who could do it better than Cath at the Moxie Fab World blog? Dude, seriously head over there when you’re done here – she will hook you up with even MORE pictures!
In the meantime, I whipped up a few slide shows to give you the CHA experience. First up, a little tour of a few of the booths we visited:
Next, let’s take a look at some of the amazing new products you’ll want to get your hands on:
And finally, to help sell all of that yummy product, here are some of the gorgeous projects displayed in the booths:
I would be remiss if I didn’t give you some of my top of the tops! I’m known for my love of colored and patterned paper, and below you can get a glimpse of a few of my favie faves!
Clockwise from top left: Zig zag paper from the Love You More collection (Pebbles); a three-fer from the Knee Highs and Bow Ties collection (BasicGrey); dramatic black flocked paper from the Eleanor collection (Anna Griffin); gorgeous navy and pink floral from the Uncharted Waters collection (Glitz Designs); and western flair with a cowboy twist in the Honky Tonk collection (Cosmo Cricket).
One of my favorite all around things was these yummy feathers from Bella Blvd. Colorful, soft, and oh-so-dramatic. Yeah, I’m a fan!
And last but not least – THIS! The Craft Armoire from Jinger Adams.
Oh, I was skeptical about this one. How does it work? Won’t it be too heavy? I went back and looked at it several times to allay my logical brain’s fears. It really is THAT cool.
What you don’t see is that when closed, there is a cork board down the front of the door. Great place to display your creations. For someone who has lived in many tiny apartments, this is an AWESOME idea for the crafter with limited space. You’ll need to put on your patient pants, though. It’s not available until May. Cath shares more about it here.
So, what do you think? Good stuff, huh?
Leave a comment about what you saw in the slideshows that tickled your fancy, and one lucky commenter will win some brand new stuff straight from the CHA showroom floor! Just leave your comment by Thursday, January 24th at 5 pm MST.
CHA inspires me!