Some of you are familiar with CHA (the Craft and Hobby Association) and the biggest trade show for arts and crafts that is held twice a year. In the Winter it is usually held in Anaheim. Well, CHA is coming up again. At CHA, new products make their debut. I’ll never forget attending my first CHA many years ago. Oh my the blood pressure rising.
The trade show is held during the day as well as classes for store owners, designers, and more. Surrounding the day and into the evening are events, get togethers, networking, and more. I so enjoy attending as it allows me to see the new product but also see special friends. Since not all can go and since I’m sure I won’t see everything . . . I enjoy trying to find some of my favorite releases on-line. So let’s bring a little CHA here and how about you share what you see out there too.
One of the fun events I’ve enjoyed last year and look forward to again this year is the Blogger party. It’s a great time of networking. I found these tins of mints at one of my favorite candy shops . . . Powell’s Sweet Shoppe. They were perfect to give to manufacturers along with my information and new mini moo cards. I thought they were kind of funny. the sides say, ‘and I tweeted your sister.’
So I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite peeks I’m seeing before CHA. I’m looking here and see that the first three I’ve listed, the designers are friends I admire and love. So here we go. Enjoy. Tell me some of your favs.
- Julie Nutting’s (a friend) flesh tone watercolor pencils by Prima
- Jamie Dougherty’s (a friend) Bloom stamps by Prima
- A Gilded Life and Spellbinder’s Rhinestone chains and Church
- Prima’s beautiful ribbons and trims
- Prima – Bedtime Story line
- Prima – Finnabair’s Art Ingredients – IN LOVE
- Prima – Butterfly Collection
- Cosmo Cricket – Just Add Watercolors Line – love what I’m seeing
Not much else I’m seeing as of yet. But I’m looking forward to seeing more. I always challenge myself to find a small company with a new invention. Love seeing the innovation.
Share with me what you like that you see.
Warmest creative wishes,