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.
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!)