Ten Things on the Tenth… CHA faves
I’m back with another 10 things on the Tenth, if you want to join in the party then head over to Shimelle’s blog!
I was totally caught up in the CHA excitement in January. It’s the first time I’ve really followed all the sneak peeks of new releases while they were happening, and listened to chat / watched videos about what things are ‘hot’ right now. At the end of this post I’ll list some of the sites I’ve been stalking for CHA news in case you want to take a look!
So for my 10 things I thought I’d share what I liked best from all the bits I’ve been spotting. I couldn’t choose whether to show my 10 favourite collections, or my 10 favourite items from them, so I’m going to do both! Read on to see what things you could be spending your money on over the coming months… (all the ‘titles’ are linked for more information on a collection):
|Photo Credit: Shimelle Laine|
Okay, again I had trouble choosing my favourite collection from a manufacterer (so much I want to buy!), as the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook collection is also lovely and bright. But the delicately colourful Dear Lizzy collection won in the end, mostly because I adore these stamps. The jar one is just so cute, and could work on so many projects, and the date stamp has uber-sweet phrases as well as the usual dates. These will definitely be in my shopping basket:
Lily Bee isn’t a manufacterer that I was particularly looking out for. I think their papers are lovely, but they don’t usual grab my attention enough for me to actually buy any of them. So I didn’t hear about this collection until Shimelle posted about it here, and I was definitely grabbed by this colour scheme, yellow, aqua, and grey? Stunning! And I desperately want this sheet of ABC stickers, so many colours on one sheet, I’ll always have the perfect one to match my project:
This is a cool system. I’m starting to get annoyed with the amount of page protectors I need to buy to keep all my 12×12 layouts safe, and I was thinking of other ways to create pages (hence my re-discovery of mini-books!), and then Heid Swapp came up with this collection. It’s so fun, I have seen her create albums like this before and it’s great to have an easy way to follow her lead. The photos don’t really do it justice, so watch this short video for a real idea of how the system works:
http://www.shimelle.com/ – Shimelle takes fabulous photos from CHA and gives business info as well as product info, so it’s really interesting to read her posts on the subject.
http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/ especially the forum for CHA winter 2012 here. I joined in with some of the chats and challenges that were taking place while CHA was on, and it was great to hear other’s views on what was ‘hot’, and you could win prizes by joining in. The prize draws are closed now but there’s still links to videos showing the new prodeuct, and the chats are still there so you could go back and read what everyone was talking about!
http://www.scrappyjedi.com/ has lovely photos of the booths at CHA.
http://www.scraptime.ca/ Has demo videos, and booth photos.