Bo Bunny’s Whoo-ligans.
How cute is that name for Halloween papers? I really liked the cute
patterns but what appealed to me even more is that only one side was
theme-related – the B sides had more geometric patterns and could be
used for any theme. I also really liked that they introduced blue into
a Halloween color palette. Such a fun line.
Bella Blvd’s One Fall Day. Loved the color palette here too – I especially love the teal. As in my previous pick – I could see myself using the geometric patterned b-sides a lot.
Jillibean Soup’s Pasta Fagioli: I’ll admit that I have a bias here, because I got to play with this line before the show but the colors and patterns of this line are so versatile. The red script and hounds-tooth are perfect for Christmas layouts and cards (speaking of which, I didn’t see any Christmas line that blew me away this year). Thanks to Summer Fullerton for the photo:
Studio Calico’s Documentary line – what’s not to love? Great colors, subtle patterns (map paper) – I am definitely going to use this for scrapping my summer travels this year. Thanks to Marnie for the photo:
Crate Paper: The Restoration line was very pretty, subtle patterns –beautiful stuff and the booth layouts were stunning. Snow Day was cute, cute, cute and my favorite Christmassy line at the show.
But wait, there’s more! I have to also mention American Crafts City Park and the KI memories Sew Happy papers. Maybe I should have gone with a top 10 list! I didn't even get to mention some of the cool tools that I saw, in particular WeR Memory Keepers Sew Easy. Even though it was a small show there was plenty there to keep me interested!
Emily: Paula covered most of my favorite lines (both of Studio Calico's
showings, the Crate Restoration line, One Fall Day from Bella, and
Jillibean Soup's Pasta Fagioli line), so I'll add some of the other
things I fell in love with at the show:
The Jenni Bowlin mini school alphas: Give me a Jenni Bowlin alpha and I'm happy. Give me a mini Jenni Bowlin alpha and I'm giddy. Give me a whole bunch, and well, I'm over the moon. Talking to Jenni's husband Jared, he said he wasn't sure why they didn't do them earlier, the larger ones had been such a huge success. I can only say I'm just glad they did them.
KI Pockets and Sew-Cute Calendars: KI has returned to it's roots and I am thrilled. I started scrapping when they released their Grateful line. I loved the Grateful Stripe. When it was discontinued I bought the last 10 sheets my on-line store had. I still have 6 or 7 :) I loved KI. Then things changed up a bit and I struggled to love. But this new release, Over the Rainbow is awesome. I love it. But I really love the cute new pockets and the Sew-Cute calendar paper is fabulous. Best part? The other side looks just like the calendar side, sans calendar. VERY good idea.
These MM flowers are just happy.
You love punches? You're in trouble. EK Success has put out a bunch of new ones, the punched areas are about an inch in size, so dang cool. I love the scallop w/ the circle. My overflowing punch basket is in trouble.
My favorite paper of the entire show? Well it would be this one from the BG Wander line. It's called Metropolis and it's very whimsical. BG really hit it out of the park with the Wander line, I love some of the Jovial pieces as well. Go BG!
and my final pick ( I know, I went over...) but how cute are these pink felt flowers from Pebbles?
Like Paula said, the show was small, but over all the manufacturers really gave us some great things to drool over. Every time I go to a show I think they won't top themselves. 9 times out of 10, they do.
We hoped you enjoyed our reports from CHA. We're off to catch up on some sleep!