Hello SCT friends, it's Catherine and I am back from CHA Chicago! Despite a few travel hiccups (thank you American Airlines for that!) the team, while tired and a little weary, is armloaded with new ideas, great inspiration and some very fun memories too.
CHA as many of you know is the trade show where we in the industry have an opportunity to look at all the product lines set to debut over the next six months in stores. We often say it's like being a kid in a candy shop and once again this show was all that...and so much more! We got to ooohhhh and aaahhhh over some of the most beautiful products I've seen well, since the last show...lol. We also have the opportunity to meet with the people behind the companies that bring us the amazing products and the designers that do beautiful things with the amazing products. Time for some pictures...
New Amy Tan Sketchbook line by American Crafts and Ms. Tan herself!
New Dear Lizzy "Fifth & Frolic" by American Crafts...
We are always mesmerized by the American Crafts booth and the incredible product offerings! There's colour, glitter, shine and more Thickers! We also had the opportunity to chat with Amy Tan and Elizabeth Kartchner who are both the nicest girls and oh so full of talent!
We next walked into the Jenni Bowlin Designs booth and whoa...more talent! We love Jenni's eye for design and these paper feathers were the talk of the show!
We absolutely LOVED this pinwheel punch designed by Jenni and produced by Fiskars. You will want to watch your local store for these as they will be a fast sell out for sure!
One of my personal favourites from the show was "The Good Life" line from Fancy Pants Designs. The red, yellow, blue and black in this line was a stunning combination.
We also love the versatility of the new jounaling and calendar cards.
Great new things from Heidi Swapp for the Memory File system. Can we say brilliant?
We loved the mini poloroid frames you see in the middle section of this picture.
Color Shine! Oh yes, new mists and new mistables! You are going to LOVE these!!!
Last one up today is Webster's Pages. We had the pleasure of visiting with not only our great friend Courtney Walsh here but also had the chance to meet Brandin O'Neill, the owner of Webster's Pages who is a very sweet and funny lady. Vicki and I laughed in this booth for a long time with these ladies!
(ooops, sorry for the Starbuck's cup but it was Day 3 and a little caffeine was necessary!)
And here is a sneak of the new Best Friends line from Webster's Pages coming soon!
That's it for today friends! I'll have a final CHA update for you tomorrow and if you are playing along with our contest HERE, I can tell you I went over on weight in my suitcase with all the products that came back with me to send to two lucky winners!
See you tomorrow!