Sunday, July 24, 2011

CHA faves: take 2

This will be my last post for CHA this year; I'll be posting this week at Ella another time for CHA.

A note about the above photo: To honor Sasparilla, October Afternoon set up their booth like a Wild West Saloon. I think every female at the show took their pictures next to this rowdy girls sign.

Here are a few more of my favorite projects:

Epiphany Crafts again had an amazing booth. Other companies should take note: products look infinitely more desirable when the booth is attractive and has lots of samples. I love this frame, which has decorated tags.

And this frame, which has buttons made with their button maker on a neutral patterned paper.

Fiskars didn't have a booth, if I recall correctly, but they did have two Fiskateers walking around in dresses made of paper. I took their picture here with Cindy Liebel. The one on the right is sewn; the left is constructed with hot glue. Both women said it wasn't hard or time-consuming, and said that making a dress for a little girl would be easy and fun. They also said they needed help getting out of the dresses to go to the bathroom. Here's why:

She's tied up the back. But hey, if you have lots of eyelets you never use, you obviously need to make a dress using the eyelets to lace up the back.

Harmonie had those terrific wood and acrylic shapes for misting or painting, and the layouts used them well. This one used the tree branch as an accent; see the snow on it?

This LO at the Jillibean booth is also terrific. I love the blue paper frame, and the dimensional diamond part is incredible.

This LO by Cindy Liebel at Lily Bee is terrific--the accents are punched hearts attached with dimensional stickers. Evidence that you don't need a lot of embellishments for a fine looking page.

Nikki Sivils had some nice pages with white space. To be honest, I appreciated the LOs with white space because many of the pages had a ton of product on them. I understand why, but the ones with purposeful white space, like this one, were great.

You say you didn't buy Rocket Age because you don't have boys or can't use space stuff? Look at how clever these cards use the themed products.

Boarding Pass was only hinted at during Winter CHA, so I was happy seeing it in person. But check out these clever LOs using the line! I am having seriously lustful thoughts about that map paper.

White space. *Sigh!*

A cute frame at the Pebbles booth, this one for girls:

And this one for boys.

This is a cool frame with no backing at the Pink Paislee booth.

Multiple cute LOs with lots of good ideas.

Simple Stories had TERRIFIC LOs. I loved this one in particular. Note to self: dig out my Polaroid stamp.

Studio Calico also had terrific projects. I loved this one, I think by Emily Pitts? The quote had me at hello.

And this charmer is by April Foster, and it is so cute, starting with that photo. Aw!

Thanks for seeing my favorites, and I hope that you have a great rest of weekend!


Sarah said...

My friend Jess made that Pink Paislee frame- she is awesome! :) Thanks for showing your faves- I love them all, too!

alisonm said...

Jen,I was drooling over that map paper even before i saw your comment! I havectried using real maps, but the stupid fold line gets in the way! Tee hee

em said...

It was great to meet you at CHA!! :) LOVE that bottom SC layout!

Aly D said...

love your photo by the rowdy ladies sign. great CHA recaps! thanks for sharing. =)