Monday, July 22, 2013

CHA Summer 2013

It's that time of year again! The Craft and Hobby Association's Summer show is happening and most of the major manufacturers are sharing new lines of scrapbook product. :)

When the peeks started popping up all over the internet, I told myself I wasn't seeing anything too exciting. But as more and more companies shared their new product, I decided that there are quite a few items I wouldn't mind adding to my collection.

Here are my top ten must haves from Summer CHA in no particular order:

1. American Crafts: Amy Tangerine's Cut & Paste
I pretty much love this entire line. But I have loved every line she has done so far, so it doesn't surprise me that I can see myself using this collection a lot!

2. Carta Bella: Hello Again

Another line that I pretty much love the whole thing! I think I am seeing a trend where I am loving the soft muted colors. Especially ones that have a watercolor feel to them.

3. Echo Park: Photo Freedom Volume II

This line only has a few papers and this sticker sheet, but I really like it. I think what drew me to it was the colors. And I love those letter stickers! They remind me of a starry night :)

4. Heidi Swapp: Color Shine mists
I am not traditionally a "messy" "artsy" scrapper, but I do occasionally like to use mists, paints, gelatos and stamping on my projects. And I think some of Heidi's new colors are so pretty. I will probably get the white, sea foam, coral and navy. 

I am typically not a huge Pebbles fan. I don't think I have ever purchased anything from this particular company except maybe some alphabet stickers. But there is something about this line I really like. It's so homey. I won't get all of it, but I see some pieces that I think will work well for me. :)

6. Simple Stories: Say Cheese

Holy, Adorbs! Love that this is Disney without being Disney :) It is too, too, cute!

7. Teresa Collins: Family Story
I am not typically a Teresa Collins fan either, but I love pieces of this collection.
Like this paper.

8. Crate Paper: Maggie Holmes Flea Market

There is some prettiness here for sure. This will be another bits and pieces line for me.

9. Crate Paper: Bundled Up
 Wow, I actually like two line by Crate Paper this time :) I think this is absolutely adorable!

10. My Mind's Eye: Cut & Paste (Presh by Jen Allyson)

Not to be confused with the American Crafts "Cut & Paste" line by Amy Tangerine which was up top at number one. Apparently there are four lines within the MME Cut & Paste collection. This one, Presh (whatever that means) is my favorite color and design wise. But I can see myself picking up bits and pieces from the other three designs. You can see them here:
My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste Adorbs
My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste Charm
My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste Flair

Oh and I forgot to mention, the title next to each number is a link to the full collections if you would like to see more! :)

What is on your list for this season?


  1. Great list, Mary Jo! I have my list going up in tomorrow's blog post. :)

  2. you have some great picks!!! love all the lines!!

  3. Great picks! I see plenty that are must-haves!

  4. I have some of the same favorites! Loving that Amy Tan line, too!

  5. I love love love all of these!!!!!! I am leaving for there today ... I will share pics when I get back!!!!

  6. Those are all fab lines and I am with you sometimes I won't like the full line but a few pages or embellies have to be bought..I started actuall writing it all down so I knew/remembered what I wanted from each of the lines.

  7. Thanks for sharing these! I love the Say Cheese line. We went to Disney on our honeymoon and I never scrapped the trip. These are perfect:) I also love #1 on your list too.

  8. some of those are the ones i must get my hands on as well! i'm also waiting for Finnley by Glitz and Recorded by Alison Kreft.

  9. Simple Stories Say Cheese is adorable!!! Saw that sneak last week and wished it were in stores NOW!!! :)

  10. IKWYM! I have not seen to much that I like or really want for this CHA however I probably on have 5 instead of 10 that were my favorites!
    I like the Crate paper, and the Simple Stories you shared. I love one of the Christmas collections and I think it was MME now I don't remember who it was but I know it wasn't OA. Webster's so now I will have to go back and see who it was LOL! Life been so buy and Im not spending to much time online lately!

  11. I really need to write a list of must haves because I may never use it all if I don't! That SS one though, I will buy a few collections I think and hoard it. LOL

  12. I always love seeing the sneaks!!!

  13. Great choices Mary Jo!! I "tried" not too love so many of the new releases, so I wouldn't spend so much money, but it didn't work!! HA! The new AC releases are awesome and I LOVE the Hello Again collection. Also the Penelope collection from Elle's Studio is really cute!

  14. Well, I am about to set off on a month long trip to England so putting my usual crafting $ to that...

    I am thinking of picking out the lines I love once I am back and then creating my own version of that collection... from within the papers and embellies I already own... kind of like a Counterfeit CHA release kit! lol

  15. Great papers you found.
    I am not a messy scrapbooker either.
    I am not up with the new products from CHA...I never am but I like the second paper set you shared :)

  16. Great picks! I bought some Teresa Collins for the first time this year, and it's growing on me. Might have to check out this new collection. I'm always ready for anything by Simple Stories and Pebbles, plus the new MME looks good.

  17. Mary Jo, I have already been drooling over the Simple Stories "Say Cheese". I am working on a Disney Cruise Line vacation album after I finish my current one and I cannot wait to get my hands on this! It is going to be perfect and I have already contacted my local scrap store to order it for me....soooo excited!

  18. Oh man, this is like craft overload! I love Carta Bella Hello Again. It looks fantastic! Sadly, I don't buy much anymore. Just a few pieces here and there :)

  19. Oh wow this stuff looks great!!!! :D

  20. Yeah, I'm not sure that any collections have totally knocked me over with the wowness factor either. But I will buy bits and pieces of many of them. I'm still pondering all the new releases and will come up with a list of faves this weekend. :)

  21. Lots of eye candy here! Can't wait to see what you will make with these lines. As for me, Bella Blvd, Lawn Fawn, and Carta Bella are at the top of my list.

  22. Beautiful list... you make me want to buy some paper just for the sake of it :-)

  23. These are all awesome! I love when all of the new lines come up, but I'm trying not to buy anything until after the wedding!