Friday, January 11, 2013

Five on Friday CHA Style!

As the winter Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) show approaches, a lot of new product is being showcased on blogs and message boards.
Today I wanted to share my top five (so far) picks for this season.

1. Simple Stories...

Urban Traveler

and Vintage Bliss. All three lines by SS have my attention! I think they may be my new number one company this time around!

2. Cosmo Cricket
I am a sucker for retro and vintage type product, which is why this Cosmo Cricket line is at the top for me as well. I can think of tons of photos I could scrap with these papers :)

And I want to give a shout out to a favorite little company that has great vintage style product.
Pretty Little Studio has some of the cutest product if you love vintage and/or doing Project Life!
And they have a new line coming out! Birthday Cake :) Holy cow, there are some really cute die cut and journal cards in the collection!

3. Webster Pages
Sweet Notes...
and Composition & Color are the two new Clean and Simple lines by Webster's pages. Truthfully, I am not drawn to their regular papers. But their C&S stuff is wonderful! More my style because I obviously tend to be a simpler scrapper :) And they made a wise choice to team up with Allison Kreft, who used to design for Hambley and did the amazing Everyday Eclectic line for Echo Park. She is going to do great things for them!

 4. Basic Grey

This photo came out a little small. But I have to say BG's new Hipster line is intriguing me. I can't wait to see more than this peek from their blog.

5. MME 

As always, I love My Mind's Eye's label stickers. They are the best along with Jillibean Soup. :) Can't wait to add more of these to my collection, because I do use them up!

I am also looking forward to adding a few bits and pieces from other companies such as Glitz (love their alphas and tapes), Crate Paper, American Crafts and Studio Calico.
Like these masks

The Dear Lizzy "Lucky Charm" line by American Crafts has some potential...
Love the starry theme and cut out pieces.
But I am not really feeling Amy Tangerine's new line, "Yes, Please". Although once I see it in person, I may change my mind. That is what happened with her Sketchbook line. I saw it at Archiver's, bought some and then went on to create a few of my favorite layouts in 2012 with it :)

And really can't wait to see what October Afternoon has up their sleeve this time around. I wasn't as crazy about their releases last season, but I did find enough to make it worthwhile :)

What are you looking forward to from CHA? Link me up if you already have a post on your blog and I will come check it out!


  1. Love your picks, Mary Jo (and I have some of them on my list too). Funny thing is, I scheduled a post just like this for Monday. LOL!

  2. i am sooo loving all your picks!! i have tried to stay away from the sneak peeks because i am dedicated to using up my stash but oh my i am loving what you posted!!

  3. Loveeeeeee these picks!!! I am headed there Sunday... so can't wait to see it all in person!!

  4. I love your top 5 picks. I'd definitely be on the look our for those when they come out.

  5. CHA would be the ultimate convention to a dream come true, but I am sure at the same time complete sensory overload. Love all of your picks...I am leaning toward all things that can be incorporated into Project Life. Have a great weekend!

  6. Do you hear that?? It's the sound of my wallet crying-I want them all!! Can't wait to see what else CHA has to share!

  7. I am in love with the Urban Traveler line from Simple Stories! I definitely need to buy that!

    Have a great weekend :)

  8. What great stuff! I don't have a clue what's coming out and from whom. Haha! I'm so late to the game anymore :) I love three name TV Dinner though, how funny is that?

  9. Great stuff. With the new Two Peas change in their loyalty progam, I am at a loss where I want to concenrate my Michaels is woefully understocked and a mess.

  10. Wow Mary Jo, great picks, I just adore Websters Pages, they are so hard to get here in the UK and also love the Mister Huey chevron stencil. I think we are all going to be bankrupt after this year's CHA......

  11. I need to come up with a list. There's a lot I am liking!

  12. I love your blog! I have to ask - do you really scrap in a tree house?

  13. I don't keep up with the treads with scrapbooking products, so thank you for sharing these :)

  14. I've been pinning things as I see them. Most of yours are also in my top picks!

  15. Nice picks! The Simple Stories, Dear Lizzy and Allison Kreft are all high on my list. I had the exact same reaction to the Amy Tan. Bought too much of the neon watercolor stuff last year, and it's just not me. I have a Pinterest board with my CHA wish list!

  16. Oh I totally agree with you about Simple Stories - what an amazing collection! I can't wait to get my hands on vintage bliss. And thank you so much for sharing the new Pretty Little Studio. I have seen their stuff and bought from them before but had not seen this new line. That is adorable!