Monday, January 26, 2009

The Fun has Begun...

Welcome to CHA-Winter 09! No worries that you are at home, cozy with your family. I'm here to show you the goodies that you want to get your hands on asap. :)

Gotta start at the beginning:

Did you hear the angels singing? Yeah, me too. So let's keep it we go with the goodies you came to see:

I'm a neat and organized girl, so I (and therefore you) started on the far wall and worked my way through, row by row to be sure to see it all. :) So far, I've made it through almost 2 halls...with 2 more to go, plus I always have to go back for stuff I somehow missed! LOL :)

Cosmo Cricket: I'm love, love, lovin' the new Girl Friday line. Totally cute color scheme (pink/green/blue is seriously all over CHA today!) and some fun designs. The Everafter line is a great wedding line, featuring another hot color of the moment-grey! The Lil' Man line has some cute versatility, with an obvious choice being for boy layouts, but they had some fun "My Hero" projects done up too. Last but not least is the Snorkel line with a big bang of color-very bright spring/summer vibe line will be perfect for your warm weather layouts.

Heidi Swapp: Super innovative coolness of course. She has these new sheer transparencies that you can color with the medium of your choice (paint, alcohol inks, etc) and the design is a resist so you end up with a great "white-on-your color choice" design. Heidi was demo'ing these today...totally fun and non-scary way to add a big technique look to your projects. :) Also, they've got cool patterned papers with little shapes partially die-cut out so that you can pop them out almost all the way, but not quite. It gives your projects tons of depth and dimension with minimal effort. Or of course, you can fancy them up with rhinestones, glitter, and bits too.

Bo Bunny Press: With several new lines to choose from, this is a hard decision. But I've been swayed by my peers b/c I have heard tons of buzz about their new Love Shack line. With the hot pink/blue/green color scheme again, it's decidedly girl or lovey dovey at the least, but no matter what, it is CUTE ! :)

Dream Street Papers: I totally love how each line has its own designer and therefore, a completely different feel. One of those "something for everyone" things. My fave was the new Heartsong line, with its pink, blue, and orange colors (again!!!). How can you choose when there’s clouds, hearts, and maybe best of all, little children silhouettes!? That’s right…you can’t, so just get it all! LOL :)

Making Memories: This sneak peek with harlequin in green and blue with a rockin' guitar decoration had me seriously interested. The full line is both cute and useful! The plaid and camo prints are totally fun background options and the robot paper brought the biggest smile to my face! Rock On Scrappers! :) I need to also note that MM has a *huge* wedding line with pretty grey and white designs. But the big hottie of the wedding line is the tons o'embellishments!! These are ones that you'll want for lots of different types of layouts if you get out of the "wedding" thinking. I'm all in for the pearl pins and buttons for sure!

Sassafras Lass: I always threaten to just set up shop and move into the Sassafras booth. Just totally my vibe of papers and embellishments. I love the *cute* factor and they are always a step ahead with their cool trendsetting selves. :) This time, they are coming out with their biggest embellishment release yet, headlined by these feltie bits. Felt (especially stitched felt) accents are all over CHA, but these are my fave of the day. They've got another hot trend covered with their Bungle Jungle line! Lots of hippos, lions, crocodiles, etc stomping all around CHA!

Doodlebug: Some companies have a solid image. You know what their booth is going to look like at CHA without a doubt. Doodlebug is one those companies. Their booth looks like one of their ads come to life in front of your eyes. Yummy little ideas and sparkle and details abound. Mixed in with all this eye candy were the new lines featuring ice cream, cupcakes, and cherries. Man, who needs a snack?! ;)

Pink Paislee: They went with a bit of a different inspiration this go-round. With the catalog and advertising sneaks, there's a big emphasis on photography and emotions. The lines are then designed to go with those vibes. Fun idea and ultimately great goodies! My fave of the release is the bold and bright Fascinating line, with my love majorly caused by this one layout. I thought the line was pretty, then I saw the way this sample had the big flowers chopped out and fell head over heels.

Webster's Pages: Oh, soooo pretty!!! I love that the Magical Wishes line is floral with a vintage-y lean, but bright enough for some real pop. There's also one that has another hot trend I'm seeing...silhouettes of children. This particular version has them in white gloss with little pattern accents! And in some of the best news all day, they've got...Ribbon! Gorgeous pleated satin ribbon, lace with a mix of cream and white, crochet looks, and more. Really luscious ribbon that will be coming to live with me asap.

Jenni Bowlin: Everything she makes is golden by me as far as I'm concerned. Truly. The new Farmers Wife collection features some cutie cherries, flour sack designs, and ledger paper. Always popular are the bingo cards and a new set-up for the label stickers (no longer on a roll), but the big hits are the new embellishments. Get in line now for some of the awesome new rhinestone centered "vintage" buttons, patterned chipboard buttons, and large/small calendars!

Hambly Screenprints: Bright and funky transparencies make me smile! So of course, I was grinning ear to ear in the Hambly booth! With flocks of butterflies, laundry lines of baby onesies, and circles both big and small...totally Yes! :) The mixed up transparency below has a little taste of several of the new designs-circles, frames, grunge...yum!

Canvas Home Basics: Seemed to be lots of folks working the cross over market, getting scrappers to create some home d├ęcor crafts. I'm about you? To start, check out these canvas bases. My faves are the pennant flag type cuts for making garlands! Lots of other funsies too-pillow forms, hardware, etc.

So there you have a little taste of my day. I’ll be back tomorrow night with a peek at the goodies I see on Monday! :)
XOXO...Staci :)


Grizellie said...

Great pics and commentary Staci! I think the Heidi invisibles looks neat. I also think that layout done with Pink Paislee gave me a whole new look at that line. Way pretty!!

Oh and tell my sister I said hi;)

Vee said...

I am crushing so much but I really want Jenni Bowlin's new stuff and the Canvas Home Basics, specifically the banner!!!