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Monday, February 7, 2011

CHA Top Ten

I'm back, and mostly adjusting to real life. Do you ever feel that little let down when you get back from a trip? I'm glad to be home, but feeling a bit "blah."

To combat that "blah"ness, I figured I'd show you my top ten from CHA. Instead of doing top ten products (which would be more like top 87 or something), I'm doing lines or general sets of items put out by companies.

1. Glubers

I always love an item that's really useful. And as someone who has practically glued my hand to my forehead trying to make fabric flowers, these are brilliant.

And if they came with a little elf who rolled the ribbon FOR me? Even better:)

2. SRM Stickers wands

I'm not normally a fan of non-scrapbooking scrapbook items, but this is an exception. These plastic wands can be filled with candy or anything colorful, and would be a cute addition to any gift. You could attach a gift card to the box, or nestle the wand under the ribbon of a larger package. Love the possibilities.

3. GCD Studios Funhouse line

The embellishments in this line are wonderful. (The mustache wands of the last post belong here, too!)

I love this ribbon spool--even the packaging is so pretty and I love the mix of textures.

I adore the pleated crepe paper and banners on this one. I think they would add so much to any project.

4. The Girl's Paperie Jubilee line

I am in LURVE with these fabric brads. They would be wonderful for titles, flower centers, or any other accents. I hope these come out soon and I get to play with them!

Ignore the blechy photo, but these crepe paper flowers are truly adorable in person. I love the layering, the small size, and the colors.

5. American Crafts Peachy Keen line

The papers from this line are beautiful (and would make great basics, since they are more subdued) and the embellishments were among my faves from the show.

I know I've already showed you this embellishment, but I can't help myself. I just love it!

And the ribbon's retro patterns and colors just grab me!

6. Hambly screen prints washi tape

Hambly's washi tape is lovely. I love the birds on a line, as well as the woodgrain (available in brown and turquoise, I believe). Now if only I could put all my faves in one package!

7. Pink Paislee's Daily Junque line

Fabulous embellishments all around. Love the two-toned twine (a fresh take on the trend), the ephemera pack, the wooden letters, and my current favorite--the chalkboard stickers.

And how gorgeous are these chalkboard stickers in use?? Now I just need an occasion to throw a party.

Who's having a birthday soon?

8. October Afternoon's 5 & Dime line

This is classic OA with lots of vintage themes, gorgeous colors, and mixes of patterns.

Here are the word stickers and kraft Mini Market stickers:

And my favorite paper of the line:

9. Studio Calico's Countryside

Even though both of Studio Calico's new collections are beautiful, Countryside is my first love. The pink Notions, the fabrips, the label stickers, the woodgrain--love. (And I don't think I could invent better fabrip patterns for me if I tried).

Also note the uber cute cloud rubons on the top!

10. Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe line

This line is meant for little girls, but here is one big girl who will be buying EVERY. LAST. STITCH. when it comes out.

Love the colors and motifs.

How beautiful are these chip pieces? I love that they can work for a "vintage carnival" theme and aren't typical "little girl" pieces.

The label stickers below right are among my faves. These would be perfect for layering and adding "bits and pieces" to layouts.
Hope you enjoyed the virtual tour! What was YOUR fave of the new stuff? (whether you went to CHA or not!)


  1. Fun review :) it's always nice to see what others really liked from the same show :)

  2. Guess it's a good thing you can only look and not buy, me thinks. I would go broke. Can't decide which is my fave, thought. Yet.

  3. Wow, love that paper by OA too!!! Just by seeing that little piece of it. Thanks for your faves list! I cannot wait for Countryside (especially those pink notions & all the papers) & of course that CP line.

  4. I'm lovin all of these too, now to just win the lottery!

  5. I love it all!!! Oh, how I wish that I could have been there! You were so lucky! Thank you so much for sharing...now I will have to wait for it at the LSS!

  6. I have too much I love at the moment....need to find a money tree I guess..

  7. i need a boatload of money. seriously.

  8. Great post Keshet - all of these items are gorgeous but I'm particularly smitten over the GCD ribbon spools and those sticker wands. I think I'm going to need another job!
    This weather can't be helping the blahs - I'm clinging on to the weekend crop in March to get me through Feb.

  9. Love seeing everyone's review of products! Those are some of my favorites too!

  10. I am so excited about new products! I can think of a million things to do with the chalkboard stickers. Love that GCD ribbon card!

  11. Great picks! Can't wait to see some of these in person.

  12. I'm drooling over all those goodies! I had not seen the GCD trims on the spools. I love that you get great product on packaging that can be used for something later!

  13. I'm sitting here just shaking my head saying yes...yes.. I want them all OH my gosh especially those Gluebers because No Sew Glue is my BF so for me this is going to be the most fun to be able to make as many flowers as I want!

  14. love your top ten especially the "glubers"~ so clever!!!

  15. Love the fun photos! Thanks for sharing your favs. I definitely have some favs in there too!

  16. Thanks for sharing. My fav would have to be Crate Paper with Emma's Shop.

  17. You have exquisite taste! I love every one of your top 10!!

  18. sc & crate toy box. =) love your faves, too!

  19. Um, how have i not seen those ribbon spools from GCD before?! MUST. HAVE. Also, their moustaches are fun but not likely to appear this side of the pond as we rarely get GCD here, might have to make a special order in the US for them. tee hee!

    Many of those are on my wish list too, what can i say, you have great taste :P

  20. I think I love all of your picks! Can't wait for all the new releases to hit the stores!

  21. I am totally lovin' the new Crate and SC :)

  22. wowzers!! so much cool stuff. as i'm adhesive challenged, i'm gonna check out glubars. lol!!!

  23. love this list and loved seeing you!
    i am right there with you on the hambly washi tape and the american crafts camera!

  24. Hey welcome back!!! Looks like you had a blast - you lucky girl!

  25. Great picks! Missed seeing all the new goodies this year. Thanks for the peaks.

  26. Ahhh...these are fab picks...I've seen all the action online with usual wistful sighings...I can't pick any faves though...love'em all! ;)

  27. Wonderful pics!!! Thanks so much for giving us all a glimpse at CHA!!

  28. Oooo! Thanks for all the yummy shots! I can't wait 'til this stuff hits the stores. :)

  29. What a fun review! There are so many wonderful new products . . . I love the new CP and OA lines :)

  30. oh no! we never met! i was at the Core'dinations booth (if you would have stopped there they would be on your list, LOL) jk ;)
    i love your faves...they are mine, too! LOL! and i looove the Twig Line from LYB

  31. Awseome preview. Can't wait to get the Glubers. The hot glue gun is NOT my friend. CHA must feel like scrapbook heaven!


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