Friday, January 18, 2013

Hello crafters,

Greetings from breezy Anaheim, CA.  We just attended the Winter CHA'13 at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Just sharing an overview and some of the many pictures we took during the 4 days of CHAW'13.  Well four days of the show really wasnt quite enough for us to cover all the 1000+ booths on display.  Nonetheless, we managed to visit all those we wanted to and have some make-n-takes to show you when we return :o). 

How happy I was to meet some of the Scrapbooking Personalities in real life.  I had the chance to see Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi, Heidi Swapp, Janine Koczwara, Anna Dabrowska (Finabair) to name a few working on some brilliant projects and make-n-takes.  Of course, I got my hands busy too.

In my view, the upcoming trend for the year remains Vintage-chic but with more colours.  The trend is going towards pastels & sweet colours yet the classics remain an important part of our crafting supplies.  Die cuts and stamps are increasing in popularity and many brands have created their very own range.  Fiskars will be introducing a very cool brand new die-cut/letterpress tool, and our very favourite Big Shot will have a new sister, a makeover with extended platforms.  Tim Holtz Idealogy's new distress paints are a definite must have.  I'm serious!!  You don't realise how absolutely cool these are.  I was so awed by it I ordered the whole 24 colours!!  I haven't been one who's very good with mixed media but I definitely want to have this whole range.  Of course, there's the new spray mists by Dylusions and others....  Won't reveal all, cos you'll definitely fall in love when you see the things in store. 

Well, look forward to some beautiful collections & brand new tools arriving at Papier soon from Cheery Lynn Designs, Prima Marketing, Bella Blvd, Echo Park Papers, Lily Bee Designs and more in the next few months.  Boy!  Am I excited!

Okay, here's some pictures you're probably dying to view, and I'll have some more in-store soon.  Also to share some good news is that we will host a new products preview for VIP members once the products arrive, so check back for dates or wait for our calls.  Product catalogues will be available for viewing soon :o)  Will keep you informed.

It has been an exhausting trip but I do not go home in vain as I have seen, learnt & done much during my 10 days here!  Anaheim really is a beautiful place to visit :o).  Hope to be able to return again soon.

Happy crafting folks!  Till we meet again....

Macy :o)

oh no!  The line seems pretty slow today, somehow the pics cant load.  I'll try again otherwise will be posting when I return home. 

 In the four days of the convention, we had fun just taking lots and lots of photos (to be shared with you later), of new products, samples & evn just the displays.  I colleced lots of brochures so that I can bring those home to share with you and non to mention ordering (and almost couldn't stop myself) everything that I thought you would love as much as I do.  The CHA covers not only papercrafting but everything craft including knitting, ribbonry,


*Dream Weaver* said...

WOW! Its my dream to one day visit CHA :)
How you doing Macy? Popped by Papier yesterday. So glad you guys are carrying the Project Life series! Will definitely be stopping by again. Have a safe trip home and can't wait to view the photos have been falling the crafters online - awesome stuff coming.

Bellaidea said...

looks like you had fun there!