CHA 2009 – My top picks

January 25th, 2009

Today was a great day at CHA. I saw so many great craft products and even more great ideas for projects to make with the projects. Lots of fuel for my blog. As promised, I took more pictures and I even compiled them into a top 5.

#1 My Mind’s Eye Of course my number one has to be My Mind’s Eye. Not just because I work there, but because they have truly beautiful paper. The giant tree with an owl was just gorgeous to see in person, and I loved the die-cut papers with Deena Rutter’s beautiful illustrations. And we cannot forget (cause she’ll hurt me) Carina’s beautiful Bella Bella. Love it all!cha3

#2 Tim Holtz! (If you have watched Arrested Development, that’s even funnier) I met Tim Holtz this past year at a CKU, he’s such a great guy and a huge fan of just being creative. Everything that Tim does is with such great execution. He is so talented and I am constantly in awe of what he creates both as products and as beautiful art. I loved all the great touches in his booth like these stacked vintage suitcases.

#3 Silk Screen Machine. Provo Craft just released the YUDU — for those of you who have no idea how to pronounce that – its “You Do”. Yeah. Anyway, besides the interesting name, the product is truly amazing. I cannot wait to get my hands on this sucker and do some really awesome projects. 


#4 All things cupcake. The craze that has swept the nation, is now sweeping CHA. I saw tons of very cute cupcake papers, crafts, ideas, samples, projects etc. All were so very sweet (hehe). I took a few photos and this is my favorite! A glittery decorative cupcake at the doodlebug designs booth.

#5 Cute Desks. Utilitarian desks were all over the place. We saw a great desk with a glass top and full length drawers that fit 12×12 papers. And I got a photo of this adorable green sewing desk and super fabulous (and back-supporting) padded chair. My other favorite desk had collapsable panels and a cutting mat that fit the entire top surface. I really need to get something this functional for my space.

cha5There were so many great products at CHA, but these were 5 things that I really loved. If you went to CHA please share what you loved, I know I missed so many great things!

Oh! I almost forgot! We had some space-visitors at CHA this year and they were nice enough to pose with Me & Carina.


11 responses to “CHA 2009 – My top picks”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    OMG! I’m so jealous! I wish I was there too. Thanks for sharing those goodies with us.

  2. tupoi says:

    Great photos and sneak peeks! Love the last photo!

  3. june says:

    Oh, the projects look like so much fun!

  4. geekdetails says:

    That looks like so much fun. It even got a little geeky at some point. YAY!

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  6. great pictures!!!

  7. ivyPINK says:

    that desk is awesome! I wish it came in PINK 🙂

  8. Great stuff!!! Sure wish I was there! 🙂

    I love your blog!

  9. Erin Bassett says:

    Great list!! Can’t wait to play with the Yudu & whip up some great things…such a neat machine!!

  10. Denise says:

    I so wish I was there! Everything looks so cool. Thanks so much for sharing!

    I found you through 2 peas!

  11. Nancy Jones says:

    I have to say MME is mine too and NOT JUST BECAUSE My childs name is BELLA hahahaa. BUT it is one of the tops at my list this year as well. OMGOSH I need that little desk it would be so cute in my scrap room. (not sure where Id put it but ID MAKE ROOM hehe)
    Looks like you had a blast!!

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