Thursday, July 21, 2011

CHA Summer 2011 Recap

Last night my husband and I returned from CHA in Chicago. We spent a fun three days exploring Chicago and then two days at the Craft and Hobby show.

The first day at the show is spent visiting many booths where the manufacturers have all of their new products on display. I thought I was taking a lot pictures at the booths, but when I uploaded them to the computer, there really weren't many. Guess I was too distracted by all of the new paper designs.

Here's a look at the entrance to the show just before it opened.

There were so many great booths and I didn't take pictures at many of them, but here are a few of my favorites.

The Amy Tangerine display at American Crafts. *LOVE* this new line!

Jillibean Soup had several new lines that I really liked with happy and bright color palettes.

The Fresh Goods line at the Pebbles booth had a few pieces that I really liked. There masking tape stickers were really cool.

Heidi Swapp had a booth up saying that something new is coming January 2012. She had a cool bubblegum dispenser that gave out buttons and a video playing talking about why she loves to scrapbook. I'm excited to see what Heidi will have to share at the next show.

Love the bright and happy colors of the new Sidewalks line from October Afternoon.

Of course, Crate Paper had lots of things I loved.

Cute Christmas display at the Jenni Bowlin booth.

Also loved things at Lily Bee, Authentique, Maya Road, Glitz, Fancy Pants, Pink Paislee and more!

The great thing about creating kits is getting to choose favorites from each line and put them all together in one place.

Ward took this panoramic picture of my on Tuesday night when I was going through all of the catalogs and putting kits together.

So grateful to have such a wonderful opportunity! Can't wait to start sharing peeks of the new kits!


  1. Love the recap and so HAPPY to see that we have similar tastes. ;) Can't wait to see what you put together!

  2. Loving all the photos!!! Loveeeeeeee all the new goodies coming out! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Those photos make me wish I had been there in person! But I know I will be getting the best of the best products in your kit! :) Hope you had a great time!

  4. yeah fun!! so glad you are back safe and you had a fun journey!!

  5. It's great knowing that what I love the most will always be in the SC kits. Love that! Great faves and thanks for the pics! Feel like I was there, too.



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