Friday, January 18, 2013

My Weekend at CHA


Like a kid in a candy store, I strolled through the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center, taking in   all the bright colors and textures of the new arts & crafts products being showcased at CHA 2013 Trade Show.  I lingered at booths, breathing in the beautiful aromas of decoupage and hot glue while drooling over the numerous gorgeous new products and projects on display.
I was fortunate to attend CHA thanks to the wonderful people at Plaid, who invited me to demo their FolkArt Adhesive Stencils and Enamel Paint. 
I met such friendly, creative people who stopped by the Plaid booth where they enjoyed a Make & Take stenciled Mason jar.  It was such a pleasure to showcase Plaid's products.

I'm also a huge fan of Mod Podge.  This bottle should last me awhile!
I absolutely l.o.v.e. Plaid's decoupaged [lo-cal] cupcakes!

One of my new favorite companies I came across is ADORNit.  They feature coordinating fabric with matching scrapbook papers!  I already have several project ideas in my head for these products.

Look at this gorgeous handmade pillow using fabrics from one of their collections.

While I was salivating all over ADORNit's products, I met two lovely women who will be opening up a brand new store called Scrapbooking Forever.  And what a is only about 20 minutes away from where I live!  I am so excited for them and can't wait to visit. 

And Canvas Corp never disappoints.  Burlap and canvas?  Yes, please!

Gotta check out this new papercraft company:
FarmHouse Paper Company
 A little Tim Holtz with your tea?
 Another must-have:  rolls of colorful burlap

I ended the day at ClearStamp's booth and had my caricature done.  The drawing will be made into an acrylic stamp!  I can't wait to use that on my handmade cards!

CHA was a whirlwind of crafting heaven.  I'm already looking forward to next year!  But first, a long nap.



  1. Thank you for sharing your weekend! I am so (jealous!) glad you got to go and obviously had a fantastic time.

  2. Can't wait to see your caricature stamp!! And glad you found a jar of modgpodge to last you a while! The show looks like it was a blast.

  3. Hi, Doreen

    What fun and great stuff. Wish I was a fly buzzing around there. I would have been drooling over all those great products. LOL. Have a good one.


  4. How awesome is that??? I didn't even know something like a CHA conference existed!


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