Friday, January 17, 2014

Trend watching from CHA

CHA was an absolute blast! Hard to complain about sunshine, temps in the 70's and 80's and palm trees! It truly was wonderful to see friends and new products! (and eat out and not have to cook...) I thought I would share with you the trends I noticed at the show. And I will be back soon with all my favorites in another post. Well, these are all on that list too, but I have even more cool things to share!

1. Gold, gold, gold!
From washi tape, to vellum, to gold foil papers! It's all about the gold! Watch for other metallics sneaking in too.
Gold Doilies-Studio Calico

Washi tape-Little B

Foil papers-Fancy Pants

Gold bows-Maya Road

Vellum-WR Memory Keepers

2. Pinks
Bright and intense, pale and soft, and everything in between, pretty much everyone had a shade of pink.

Bright-American Crafts Amy Tangerine Plus One

Basic Grey-Highline

In the middle-Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine and Polka Dots

Chickaniddy-Twirly Girly
Sorry, my photo was awful.

3. Black as the neutral. 
We have watched this move from kraft to grey and now black.  All the vivid colors being shown this time around are really popping against the black.

Pink Paislee-Hello Sunshine

Simple Stories-DIY Boutique

Basic Grey-Highline

4. Brush script or handwriting
Love this trend. Its stemming from the chalkboard trend. Which moved us into using handwriting and drawn fonts. I love this. Big time.

Basic Grey-Highline 
This is a background stamp, but there is the same design in the patterned paper from the collection.

WR Memory Keepers/Lifestyle Crafts-6x6 Embossing Folder

American Crafts Amy Tangerine Plus One

Technique Tuesday stamps

5. Chalkboard
Yay! So happy to have this one continue.

Penny Black

My Mind's Eye-Chalk Studio

Melissa Frances

American Crafts-DIY Shop
There is so much more goodness in this line!

Martha Stewart-these are new reusable silk screen stencils and washable chalk paint, simply wipe away with water and add your next design!

6. Shaped enamel dots and gems
Fun ways to expand your basic dot collection!

Basic Grey-Spice Market

Basic Grey-Capture

My Mind's Eye-Now and Then

7. Stencils
By far the biggest trend I saw. Everywhere. Used with inks, sprays, modeling pastes, and a million more creative ideas.

Hazel and Ruby-repositionable stencils! Peel, use, remove, use again and again!

Jillibean Soup. Again repositionable, but they also have coordinating stamps!!

Mod Podge/Plaid Crafts

Heidi Swapp/Pink Paislee-mini stencils! How cute!

Other observations:
  • Washi tape-metallics, shaped, sheets for die cutting
  • Arrows
  • Dies for everything
  • Lots of basics-stripes updated with diagonals and thick stripes, and polka dots updated with hearts
  • Pocket page scrapbooking-tons, loving the die templates from Technique Tuesday to make your own cards
  • Home decor-chalkboards, pallet wood for altering, canvas items
  • Woodgrain-real wood sheets, decoratively cut 12x12 wood sheets, wood 3x4 cards, woodgrain papers, stencils, stamps
There you have it. My look at the trends from CHA. See anything that looks fun? Anything you cannot wait to get your hands on? Stay tuned for more paper crafty goodness!

thanks for stopping by!



Joanne Travis said...

Thanks for sharing! Love so many of the new products.

Ann Marie Governale said...

thank you for taking the time to post all these pics...

robinann17 said...

Hey, Kimberly! Thanks for taking so many wonderful photos! It was like being there! Love the new trends - gold! chalkboard! hand-drawn fonts! PINKS! Oh, MY! Robin :)

Lucy said...

Thanks for the pictures! I have been wondering about the industry lately. With Archivers closing all of its stores and my local scrapbook store struggling, it makes me wonder if the manufacturers are slowing down in making new stuff. We still have Michaels and JoAnns, but Archivers had so much more. I did my best to support them!
Can't wait to see more!

Pam said...

Thanks for sharing all of this! /Loving these trends.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

glad to know you had a great time. Thanks for sharing the trends, can't wait to see your favorites.

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