Sunday, January 12, 2014

CHA 2014 Favorites

The Craft and Hobby show is going on right now and I still haven't done a post about top picks from this seasons new scrap product releases.
I have to admit part of the reason is because there hasn't been as much that has grabbed my attention so far. :-O
In fact, I have been a little disappointed overall.
But then I saw *this post by Tammy*.
It helped me realize that even though I might now necessarily like an entire collection or even part of it, there are quite a few bits and pieces that have caught my eye.
And there are actually several companies that do have my attention because they are standing out among the other manufacturers!
Here are some of my favorites in no particular order.

1. Crate Paper
for me they are the one of the companies that I like parts of all their lines. So bonus points for Crate Paper this CHA!
Styleboard by Maggie Holmes has a lot of great pieces to it.  Several people have mentioned that it all looks too much like her previous lines, but I am ok with that. I like continuity between lines. And while I may not like all of the papers, I love that one in the center!

The Oh, Darling line is pretty cute to me and I like a lot of pieces from this one.
And the Boys Rule line is pretty cool. A very retro, vintage 80's vibe. Love the colors, and they had me at mix tapes!

I am typically not a Glitz fan. But as a young child of the 70's, something about these two pieces call to me. Not sure I will get them, and the papers are just way too bold for me. But I like the stickers.

3. Lilybee (Everyday)
I love this ampersand paper. I love the colors! So I may just have to look into buying a few pieces from the Everyday line this time around.

I love so much about this whole line. Quite a few of the papers, the journal cards, label stickers, the chipboard stickers and maybe stamp set.
There are two other lines being released as well. Not too crazy about Pen Pals. Too red, white and blue for me. And while I love the colors in Hello, Sunshine, I am a little tired of the whole "you are my sunshine theme." I have way to much product with that sentiment.
But I seriously like these stickers...
and may have to get them. 

I am a sucker for navy right now. I love navy! And I love the homey feel to this line. It reminds me of my great aunt whom I loved dearly. And I can see my self using this line for lots of older photos :)

They have three new lines out. And all three of them have pretty blues including the navy I am liking right now!

One of the things I love about Fancy Pants is their alphabet sticker sheets! This one from the As You Wish  line has great colors (navy) and word stickers! Plus I know I am going to have to get these great cards...
My favorite...the "You Are my True North". Love it!
Next up is Nautical
We took a trip to Mexico last year which involved lots of beach and boat time. This line is perfect for scrapping those photos! 

And the third line is Be Different.
These label stickers are some of my favorite around! I love the colors, the sentiments and the fonts.
And seriously did I mention the colors? Evan's favorite color is orange, so I have a love of orange and navy together. Perfect!
Fancy Pants is another hit to me!

Oh how I do love their embellishments. Especially the wood veneer. And for CHA, I think their Essentials line is brilliant.
Chipboard shapes in colors including gold and woodgrain...

Tons of enamel dots also including wood grain and gold...
tiny type alphabets...

and of course wood veneer.

And let's just say that Chic Tags is a new favorite of mine ever since I used their School House line for Paper Issues. I really like this travel line. So happy they have added papers to their product lines
And I love these stickers...
from the Cloud 9 line. Chic Tags definitely has my attention!

MME has quite a bit I am liking this time around!

Charmed by Jen Allyson enamel dots in gold!
Follow Your Heart by Rhonna Farrer Journaling cards are so pretty!
Just Splendid by Gennifer Bursett. I pretty much love most of it. And wood enamel dots, oh my!
Plus, these journaling cards from the All Things Chalk line are fabulous!
So MME gets high points from me in an otherwise not so fabulous season of CHA releases.

So there you have it!
My top picks for CHA this season.
I have seen a few lists from other bloggers already.
But would love to know what are your favorites?


  1. Love that Crate paper collection!! I feel the same way! I have maybe only liked about 7 to 10 out of all of them this time, as far as being the ones I would want to buy for my stash.
    Hope you have a great week!

  2. Unfortunately we don't get much information from the CHA over here but I have seen a new Designer's range (Kelly Purkey) for Basic Grey and thought it was lovely - suitable for male and female, it has raindrops and clouds in the range. I do love the chalkboard ones that you have shown above though! Hugs, Anne x

  3. I am loving all of these ... my faves have been -- Lily Bee, Bella Blvd., Chic Tags, Simple Stories and MME :)

  4. Great assortment of picks, much broader than mine! I agree with all you wrote about Studio Calico and did you see the wood veneer sequins from Chic Tags?! Too cute! I have the Follow Your Heart cards, some other MME, a lot of BG, and some of the square card sets from WRMK on my list. :)

  5. Until Tammy's post I had not seen anything from CHA! I usually wait until stuff comes out in the stores... I love those enamel dots too!

  6. Honestly, not a lot is jumping out at me...which is a good thing....I should just use up what I have. LOL!

  7. Not a lot jumped out at me either. But I have enough at home that I don't need more stuff (not that I don't want it!)

    But I really like the alphabets you posted here! I may have to get my hands on some of them...but alphabet stickers are definitely a favorite of mine always, so I probably don't actually need more of them!

  8. I don't keep up with the trends. Especially since I don't have a LSS to shop at.
    But I do like the pink paisley collection.

  9. Love your picks, Mary Jo. Some of them are on my list too. :)

  10. These are great picks! I'm with you, not too much has gotten me excited. I do like the new Basic Grey collections.

  11. I am SO GLAD you did this post!!!! :) I don't go out of my way to check the sneaks on these companies and I LOVE some of these products!!!! Like in a "gotta have it" kind of way! :) THANK YOU for giving me a heads-up on these great lines!! :)

  12. Thanks for sharing your list of favorites. I haven't gotten around to seeing all the new reveals yet, so I'm still working on developing a list of favorites.

    I think I'll do as you suggested, and read the Laura Childs scrapbook mysteries in order. Thanks for your advice!

  13. Thanks for linking -- love how you pulled your list together. I am the same way this time around, love many bits and pieces but not loving whole lines for one reason or another. I think that my very favorite thing this time around is Studio Calico's Essentials line. I love my embellishments and won't be surprised if one (or 2) of each package make their way into my stash.

  14. So many great new products coming out ~ I'm loving a lot of it!!