Thursday, January 17, 2013

Back from CHA and Simple Stories

Phew! My first trip to CHA was a blast AND exhausting. There was SO much to see and so many wonderful friends to catch up with. I didnt get into Anaheim until Friday night so I was really only at the show for Saturday and a bit of Sunday. It was such a neat experience to see all the new products up close and personal and if you follow the Scrapbook Circle Instagram feed, you know we all had a great time hanging out :) Want to see some pictures? After designing for her several years ago, I finally got to meet the fabulous and super sweet Elle from Elle''s Studio. Her booth was so pretty and included in her new collections are 12x12 papers--YAY!
I've been a fan of Lily Bee for a while now and was excited to see some new embellishments from them:
I loved the new Webster's Pages line by Allison Kreft, Composition and Color. 
Another one I really liked from this show was Fancy Pant's Park Bench (I dont know if I will ever be tired of this color combo, I just love it so :) )
And then we finally made it to the Simple Stories booth! Of course I had already seen images and worked with prototypes, but seeing the booth all put together and the samples, well it just plain made me happy. There is my layout in the middle:
and another here:
and here:
and even one more up here:
These photos do not do these lines just though. Seriously Simple Stories rocked it. This release included Vintage Bliss:

 The seriously awesome Urban Traveler...
 and if I had to pick a favorite which I wont because I love them all, but if I absolutely had to, I would pick 24/7 and you are going to see me use it again and again and again because I cant gush about it enough!

Ok, so back to CHA...Loving the new Jillibean Soup Alphabeans--the font is super clean and the perfect size and width:
Heidi Swapp showed us all her new products and they are fantabulous especially the new clear tags with pop up elements (impossible to take a picture of, but so innovative). I also loved her new resist items like the frames where the resist is colored so when you spray it with another color mist you end up with two colors, or you can leave them one color with white.
Adored these little dominoes from Jenni Bowlin:
The DIY line from Crate Paper was gorgeous!
And of course I scouted out the new Thickers--a must-have for sure!
The Glitz booth had this super cool hanging above it and I adored all three of their new lines.
Epiphany Crafts has a new Hexagon shaped tool--yes please!
LOVED the new BasicGrey Hipster collection, but it is not shipping until almost summer--Waaaah!
There was LOTS of washi tape on the floor. Bella Blvd has some very cute options (I like the thicker width)
And last, but not least, I am a total sucker for cute boy lines--My Mind's Eye has some adorable papers
and check out their cute felt robots:
So, now that I've totally bombarded you with pictures, what do you think. Were any of these on your favorites list? And now we play the waiting game, waiting for the new product to start coming in!
Thanks for stopping by!
:) Rebecca

3 comments:

  1. Oh man! I wish I could have been there! I'm loving seeing all the photos though. Your simple stories projects were gorgeous and I can't wait to get them! X

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  2. GREAT recap Rebecca! SO fun to hang out with you and laugh!

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  3. How wonderful to actually be at CHA! Maybe someday I'll get to go. Love your photos, and especially the new Simple Stories lines. I must have them all! :)

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