Thursday, January 15, 2015

CHA 2015: trends and my favorites

I am back from not-so-sunny California and CHA. What a wonderful time! Who cares that it rained, as I had fun on the show floor and being with friends! The show was again a little smaller and a little slower, but the new products and innovative ideas were still there. Along with some inspiring projects that sent me home ready to create and get crafty. Let's start off with some of the great products I saw!

 


My hands-down, absolute favorite new product of the show is from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L! Its a product that is so crazy clever, it makes you say, duh! Why didn't I think of that? From the mind of Donna Salazar comes this genius new decorative tape runner. Star Runner (refillable) dispenses small stars in a row. The same fabulous adhesive that makes up Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L's normal tape runners now comes in this fantastic shape! You can add glitter, flock, pigment powders, even heat emboss these little stars! How cool is that!?! 

 


Being a huge fan of Disney (we leave in a week) this new line had me because of the mouse factor, but add in a touch of gold and whoop! I love it even more. More grown up, more sophisticated, and exactly what I want to use to record the memories of our next trip!



Again, they got me with the gold, but what I really liked about this line is the way it is feminine without being overtly girly. The mint green, black, and gold make my heart pitter patter. The idea behind this line is to share yourself, an element so missing in our scrapbooks. Its just plain beautiful and inspiring.

 


Clever idea for a product we have seen in the past! By having three different color ink pads in one, we are able to achieve that lovely ombre look easily. Super trendy and classic! These ink pads come in 5 color groups. 



Washi tape that comes in 4," 8," 12," 24" widths! Perfect for larger crafting and home decor projects, like the darling dresser drawers on the right! So many beautiful patterns and colors! I think there is a ton of fun to be had with this product!



Super cute party supplies and decorative items from the cuteness of Jillibean Soup. Tissue paper fringe, pompom trim, straws, clothespins, and more. These will make for some cute decor for birthdays and any reason to celebrate. And, its darling. I just need it all!



These are already available at your local Michael's stores, but check these out! Battery powered marquee lights. Its no secret how much I adore these style letters! The cool part about these is the ability to customize. From the inside to the outside, you can decorate these as you wish. You can also change out the bulb colors! Fun! So many words to spell...I might need a whole alphabet!



These plastic cards on a ring are edged to allow you to create patterns in your texture pastes! Simple and easy to use, and even easier to clean off! Be sure and check out their new Texture Luxe pastes too! Gorgeous and creamy silver, gold, and shimmer!



A fun heat tool that allows you to create your own pockets for pocket-page scrapbooking! Use the ruler and the tool on a page protector and seal in your paper or photos or whatever. The tool comes with a stand and a cutting attachment.



Not only is this line adorable, but RUN to the link above and check out all the fun new products Carta Bella is adding to the mix! Stencils, embossing folders, and washi tape! They are still keeping the fabulous stamps and dies too! I might be a wee bit biased here, but yay!



Look at this color palette! Fresh and classy. The patterns in this line are small and delicate. Its perfect for card makers and scrapbookers! Pint Sized Patterns is what this line is being called and be sure to check out their new inks!



I have been begging for these to make a come back for quite some time now! I am happy to report that other companies were showing them as well! But, these are gold. Gold gets me every time! 



Another great line from Chickaniddy Crafts! Bright and colorful and of course it has the metallic paper in it! I love how Heidi Sonboul is finding her style in this new collection! Lucky us! Be sure and check out the 365 collection too!


With my love of all things wood pallets, these string art kits from Cosmo Cricket set my heart a fluttering! How cute is that heart?!?!


For more looks at everything I saw and all the friends I got to hug, click over to my Instagram account at kimberlystamps


TRENDS:
  • Gold. Its all about gold. Flat, shiny, brassy, just gold.
  • Clear papers and vellum papers.
  • Color mediums. Paints to inks to pastes. Add color!
  • Planners. The latest rage. From the planners to scrapbook pages based on planners to stamps.
  • Purple. Almost a pink purple. Made an appearance in several lines-Heidi Swapp and WRMK.
  • Clean, classy, and elegant. No more vintage or shabby.
  • Dies. Die cut all the things.
  • DIY and decor. Make more than pages and cards.

There you have it, my dear readers, my wrap-up of CHA 2015. Thanks for always stopping by!

~kimberly

6 comments:

Susan R. Opel said...

Fab recap, lady!

Glittery gold, too! DIE CUT ALL THE THINGS. LOL.
And I noticed string art.

*smooches* friend

Marcie Sharp said...

Die cut all the things lol! Yes yes yes!! Gold isn't going anywhere and I'm glad. So classy!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

you're killing me with the star runner, now I'm going to have to obsess over where to get that this season, lol.

Lisa - papergrace said...

So thrilled to have you and Laina do the make and take with me at the Design Memory Craft booth. I'm glad you enjoyed it and am so happy to see some of the goodies featured in your post! ♥

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Hi Kimberly!

Great little recap! Agreed with the gold and all things shiny...it is definitely a hot trend. Love the adhesives runner- it was too fun!

Very nice meeting you at CHA! Hope to see you again next year!

Debra said...

I thought "Die cut all the things" was funny, too :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts - I always find round-ups and interesting read.