Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Last Day of CHA Fun... :)

Woo Hoo! Another fun day on the CHA floor! Are you ready for the longest list of goodies yet? Yeah, I thought you might be! ;)

Kaiser: With some of the coolest wooden mini albums and wall art I saw, I was a happy girl in the Kaiser booth! One of their new lines hits on a hot trend of the stacking dolls, but these are my favorite ones b/c they are just so cute in their bright dresses! :)

Prima: Every. Single. Thing. Is. Absolutely. Breath-takingly. Fabulous. I know that I’m a little excitable in general, but this whole booth was full of the most gorgeous goodies. I don’t even know where to start b/c I wanted it all—beaded butterflies, flowers, stems of sparkly stars, stitched papers, canvas art, super cute paper lines, great clear stamps, album ring cozies, and more, more, more. Every. Single. Thing…really. :) Also, I was lucky enough to meet Adrienne Looman who designed their new Rebellious line, a rockin’ hot pink/lime green/black combo full of punk rock fun.

Anna Griffin: There are lots of jungle lines here, but Anna Griffin took it one step further and the animals are full of circus fun! Some great flocked monkey patterns and some other fun patterns too. All ready to add to the cute little mini albums. Oh, and the diecut papers that go with the lines are beautiful too—the lined up turquoise elephants for the Riley line make me laugh out loud! :)

Teresa Collins: As always, just totally gorgeous lines! The manilla ledger bases and journaling cards are so awesome for every layout. :) I saw some *great* new transparencies that are so coming to live with me asap! Love the little alphabet papers too…just want to chop them to bits but they look great uncut too as a layout base. Double Bonus! :)

K & Company: The totally cutie Actopus to Zelephant line made me want to create a mini-album immediately! Then, even better, I saw the way they’d used an extra big version of it in their display and decided that my kids will be needing a little alphabet wall art thing in the toy room instead! F-U-N!

Pebbles: Walking down an aisle, I saw a wall with framed papers so delicious that I had to break the up-&-down each aisle rule to go check them out! Lucky for me, Pebbles new lines were so worth the rule-breaking. The new lines are bright, cheerful and flat-out gorgeous with little birds, houses, flowers…I want to frame them too! Then I turned around and saw the cutest (& smartest) packaging idea in ages. Pebbles has great new chipboard sets, some with glitter, all done up in…wait for it…”chip bags”! Totally adorable little potato chip looking bags with awesome glitter embellishments! Betcha can’t eat, I mean buy, just one! ;)

Technique Tuesday: The new Ali Edwards stamps aren’t flashy and ooooh-inducing. What they are is 110% useful, cool and totally Ali. Translate that to…I want them so bad I can taste it!! :) These are the stamps that you’re going to pull out again and again to add a little extra detail to every layout.

Fancy Pants: This was a release that I was sooo excited to see! And they totally did NOT disappoint. The watercolor rainbows and sunshines made me smile like a 9 year old all over again! So pretty, fun and sweet. Around the corner was the new kraft line, which was equally fabulous with pale little sweet rainbows, trees, and animal friends. Then I saw my new mini-album obsession. New album set-ups with a mixture of pages—felt, transparency, chipboard…all in one convenient package. Guess who is getting to work on one asap? Yep, that’d be me…and you too!

GCD Studios: Have you felt this paper? Really. You need to. Its super thick, linen textured and double-sided. Totally rich luxury with glitter, flocking, foils…yum! The new Spring line was my fave here with fun rainbows, kelly green damask-type designs, and big polka dots. There was a great fabric-inspired line too that looked like home d├ęcor fabric swatches. I had to touch them to see if they were really paper! LOL

My Little Shoebox: Between the lines, the sample layouts, and the girls working, this is the sweetest booth at CHA I think. Every paper line has a little pink or coral in it…but the mix of colors make them all unique! With lines featuring happy little birds, houses, flowers, owls, rainbows, and more, they’ve got you covered and will bring a smile to your face. MLS also has my new fave alpha of the show that I’m ready to stock.up.on! Awesome little alpha sets in a variety of colors designed to match MLS lines plus about every line in your scrap stash. These are a total must-have in every color.

Glitz Designs: Can you hear my rebel yell? Okay, so maybe I didn’t literally yell out in the middle of CHA, but I wanted to so badly! The new Rebel line has a totally me mix of turquoise, red, and black with lots of grungy fun. The rub-ons are like buttah—smooth and easy. And I saw lots of folks begging for the distressing stamp set, which apparently was a HIT in the Glitz class.

Chatterbox: Okay, I want to make sure to mention the gorgeous paper line with fab blue, brown, and yellow combo of stars, flowers, and dots. Because the papers are truly fab. Okay, now…cover your eyes b/c I’m about to start kissing embellishments! ;) The goodies that go with the new line are so ridiculously awesome that I didn’t want to leave them. Fun cork shapes, gorgeous deer cards, butterfly and bird die cuts, transparency frames…every single one in the whole set are so usable and fabulous, which is so rare. But Chatterbox nailed it perfectly. So that I can maximize total usage of these fabulous bits, I think I’ll have to play with one of their great new albums too—maybe the denim one? Or the canvas one? Or the one that goes on the stand? Hmmm, maybe all of them! ;)

Basic Grey: Two words for you—Lime Rickey! This is my absolute fave of the new lines because it is full of bright colors that are going to carry us through the spring and summer months with lots of scrap happiness. The Marrakech line is gorgeous too, with pretty details that go with the stacking doll theme I was seeing.

Maya Road: Heaven…pure and total heaven! New yummies everywhere I looked that are so awesome I wanted to bring them home…NOW (please!). LOL ;) Maya Road was showing new spray mist colors (amethest to go with all the purple goodies), luxury crushed velvet ribbon, cute baby pompom ribbon, and mini velvet flowers with rhinestone centers. They also had more fabulous albums that I can possibly work my way through but I am sure going to be happy trying—all the shaped acrylics, layered chipboards, and mix-up ones with chipboard and envelopes all ready to be your new fave mini! :)

Whew! Well, that’s it for this round of CHA coverage. I am finally back home in freezing cold Texas after almost spending the night at the airport, flying through an ice storm, and slip-sliding our way home. Comfy and cozy with my family around me, California seems like forever ago already. But so many of the goodies are going to have me rushing to my scrapbook room asap! I’m sure they will do the same for you too. ~*~Happy Scrapping!~*~


Vee said...

love your reap of cha!! I love Ali's stamps as well!

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