mixed media event (formerly cha summer 2017) trade show photos

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Mixed Media Event sponsored by the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI, formerly known as CHA). This is the mid-year, or summer, trade show where various craft manufacturers gather to share their upcoming products with retailers and media. This is a personal blog, but I am anContinue reading “mixed media event (formerly cha summer 2017) trade show photos”

cha new releases: part 2

I’m am currently on my way to the Creativation Trade Show (formerly known as CHA) in Phoenix Arizona friends! But I couldn’t leave without sharing part 2 of the We R Memory Keepers new releases. They’ve saved the big guns for last, and I can’t wait to share them with you! You can check outContinue reading “cha new releases: part 2”

cha 2017 new releases: part 1

It’s that time of year again, when paper crafters all over the world look forward to seeing the latest and greatest manufacturers have to offer. We R Memory Keepers has several amazing new releases to bring to the winter Creativation (or CHA) trade show, and today I’m sharing some of those with you. Enjoy! ThisContinue reading “cha 2017 new releases: part 1”

cha winter 2016 sneak peeks

Each winter designers, retailers, and manufacturers converge upon sunny Southern California for the largest paper craft (and other crafts) trade show in the industry. Tomorrow the show floor will open, and the excitement begins as attendees wander from booth to booth to see the latest and greatest offerings from manufacturers. Today I thought it wouldContinue reading “cha winter 2016 sneak peeks”

CHA roundup: fav new products & trends

Though I wasn’t able to attend the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show in Anaheim, CA this weekend, that didn’t stop me from vicariously living the experience through abundant blog and facebook posts, pictures, and sneak peeks.  From what I’ve seen, here are my top 10 new products (paper collections, embellishments, tools, etc) and topContinue reading “CHA roundup: fav new products & trends”

more Anna Griffin CHA projects

On Monday I showed you some card samples featuring Anna’s new collections released at CHA last week.  Here are the last of those–two Christmas lines.  First off, Yuletide Greetings: Love this traditional Christmas line with traditional colors and graphics, and the pop of metallic gold. And here’s Emerald Forest–beautiful shades of green and gold highlights:Continue reading “more Anna Griffin CHA projects”

anna griffin CHA projects

Last week at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show in Las Vegas Anna Griffin debuted the release of some new collections–three Christmas collections, a winter collection, and a Halloween collection. I had the fun opportunity to work with these collections to create some card samples, so I thought I would share some of thoseContinue reading “anna griffin CHA projects”

We R CHA project

One of my favorite new collections (releasing in January) is Notable.  And one of the cool things about the new paper collections is that each one comes with a coordinating set of Albums Made Easy journaling cards. Another cool new product is Albums Made Easy Instagram Photo Sleeves (shipping next month).   Here’s a summerContinue reading “We R CHA project”