CHA 2016 Product Picks!
I feel it’s time to ease myself back into blogging after taking a long winter break! Did you all have a great Christmas and New Year? Ours was lovely though very busy. Things are just about getting back to routine now – it’s no less busy, but it’s more structured!
Today I’m going to share my product picks from the latest CHA Mega Show releases. In case you don’t know, the CHA Mega Show is when the Craft & Hobby Association USA have a big trade event with hundreds of craft manufacturers displaying their new lines, so that stores and kit clubs etc can choose what to order. The manufacturers tend to also share their new items on their blogs and social media in the run up to and during the show.
There is, as usual, lots that I want to buy. I won’t be able to get it all. But here are my CHA 2016 Product Picks…
Pink Paislee – C’est La Vie & Fancy Free
Pink Paislee have blown me away with their new lines! Fancy Free is designed by the lovely Paige Evans whose style I’ve always admired so it’s no surprise I like her collection too.
My favourite item from the C’est La Vie collection is without a doubt these mirror stickers – so shiny:
And whilst I love everything in the Fancy Free collection (the colours are so perfect) my must have item from it is this string-art template:
Which will be great to design a page background but also some wall art, don’t you think?!
My Mind’s Eye By The Sea & On Trend 2:
I usually do like a good sea-themed collection, thanks to us living near some beautiful beaches. By The Sea has some great animal icons including a narwhal. So fun! I’m loving the chipboard elements:
On Trend 2 is another beautiful collection from designer Jen Allyson. It includes golf foil touches, with flamingos and cacti! I think the item I want the most is this sheet of paper to cut apart (called ‘Little Things’):
Heidi Swapp Minc Mediums:
I purchased the Minc last year (some of your will remember my unboxing video and layout process video using the machine) but I haven’t used it too often. The main reason is that while I love Heidi’s style I really wanted to be able to foil my own designs, which I thought I’d be able to do because we have a laser printer here. However my own printed designs never come out that well – I don’t think out printer is ‘juicy’ enough, and there’s no way to adjust the ink output. So I had the Minc toner ink pen on my xmas wishlist, but I didn’t get it and now it’s sold out everywhere.
So of course I am excited to see there’s some reactive mist, paint, and art screen ink which are all coming out soon!
You can see the mist in the photo above, you can click HERE to see a photo by Amy Tangerine of a tag she’s made with the paint, or you can click HERE to see a video by Scrapbook.com showing all the new Minc supplies. I can’t wait to get my hands on them!
Simple Stories – Robin’s Egg Binder & Basics Woodgrain Paper Pack:
The colour of that binder is amazing, I have to have it! I don’t know what I’m going to use it for yet but I will be buying it for sure! And I can never have enough woodgrain and ledger papers, as they work great for photographing projects as well as actually using on projects. Every time I use one on a project I feel a bit sad that I’m not going to be able to use it as a photography background anymore!
Crate Paper Bloom Mini Tassels and Bow Stamps:
The Bloom collection designed by Maggie Holmes is cute but I probably won’t buy all of it as I can’t afford to buy everything I want! I do, however, think I’ll get the mini tassels and the bow stamps if I can manage to. They are just plain adorable.
Jillibean Soup Mushroom Medley Pea Pod Parts:
Something else that’s adorable is this Mushroom Medley collection by Jillibean Soup. I like the papers but they aren’t calling to me as much as the Pea Pod Parts shown above – I think it’s brilliant that there’s so many little pieces which I can scatter about on my projects! I also want the stamps!
Queen & Co Donuts:
I felt like I needed to finish with something sparkly, and these ‘Donuts’ from Queen & Co look sparkly and fun. There’s something irresistible about them!
That’s my product picks for the season! Has anything caught your eye?
I hope you are having a great week. I’ll be back again soon, I promise!