Happiness from CHA


Just thought I would share some of the fab stuff from CHA.  I didn’t get to get out and about much – I tend to hang out in the Hero Arts booth a lot doing demos and I had a TON of meetings this time.  But of the little I did see, here are my favorites, in no particular order…

1. October Afternoon – Oh. My. Goodness.  I cannot tell you how much I love this line.  They have the most amazing papers and such.  Amazing.  Perfectly perfect.  I can’t way to play with it all!  Truly my favorite product line right now.  (You can buy the recent collections HERE.  The pack HERE is my favorite!)


2. Bazzill Dotted Swiss Cardstock – Prayers answered.  Honestly.  I have wanted to have a paper like this for so long!  Ask Jana – it is my dream come true.  It is like the Cuttlebug Swiss dots, but on a whole 12×12 sheet!  It will be the same cost as their regular textured cardstock.  I am in heaven.


3. Doodlebug – They have some yummy dotted flocked paper. So gonna be hoarding that.  No images – their website isn’t working.  But I promise it is lovely…

4. Hero Arts – Well, I may be a bit biased, but how can you not love this? 🙂


5. Bo Bunny – You all know I am so very addicted to their dotted paper.  And now they have even more colors?  Oh dear – I will be buying a ton.  Here are just a few of the rich colors…


6. Ranger Stickles – You know I love these – so easy to use.  Now they come in the gorgeous Distress Ink colors.  Ooooooo… so pretty. They aren’t really glittery, but instead like a colored, pearly sugar.  Sweet.


7. Collage Press – Although I didn’t see their booth, I just checked out their website since I knew I would love any new release they would have. And, I was right – it rocks.  You can see it HERE.  If you are in front of my in a store when I first see this, please step aside.  Hee.  This may be tied with October Afternoon for me!


8. Basic Grey – I have always been one of those who buys BG, but freezes when it comes to using it.  (I am not great at working with distressed papers, but I LOVE them.)  So, I was so very happy to see these new papers from BG.  Cannot wait to get my hands on it all, especially the Urban Prairie!


9. Melissa Frances – They had the coolest altered bra display in their booth to support the battle against breast cancer.  Wow.  Love their rub-ons and Little Boy Blue line.  (You can see the bras, new lines and such HERE.)

10. K&Company Amy Butler – Check out these butterfly die cuts!  Yummmm…


10-and-a-half. Stampin’ Up Border Punch – This isn’t really from CHA, but it is coming out soon and I can’t wait to get my paws on it!


I know there were a lot more fabulous goodies out there, but I didn’t get to look much.  If you saw or heard of anything else great, let me know!

A few people asked for me to share some samples I made for CHA.  However, I didn’t really do any this time except for Hero Arts.  (I really only work for them now.)  But I can share some of those soon.  And how about one while you wait?  This uses new holiday images…


Oh… and I updated the Card Drive list.  You all rock!

Off to work on my article.  Night!

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31 thoughts on “Happiness from CHA”

  1. Talk about enabling – lots of awesome stuff to wish for! Those October Afternoon papers are yummy colours. And I love anything by Basic Grey – though I’m a bit like you – short of inspiration when it comes to using it, but I keep buying it ‘cos I like to look at it!

  2. thanks for sharing all these great finds jennifer! that bazzill swiss dot cardstock … genious, i will be buying tons of it! and i’m sort of the same with basic grey … love it, but have a hard time actually using it sometimes!

  3. Wow…love the Distressed Stickles. Yummy…and the Bazzill CS is gonna sell like crazy. Can’t wait for the SU border punch also, its on the top of my wish list.
    Oh, Dawn McVey posted some pics for CHA and her first picture is a huge display of thickers…check it out.

  4. Hi Jennifer, I wish Australia wasn’t so far away. You have such a great variety in the US and at less than half the price!
    Thanks for showing all the great new products and I can relate to your dilema with Basic Grey…I have whole sets of their paper that haven’t been touched coz I’m too scared to cut into them. I think it’s because they look like finished artworks already.
    I love the new Bazzill paper…and I adore the Bo Bunny Double Dot paper however it’s very expensive and hard to find in local shops here.
    I do have to say that my absolute favourite new item on your list is the Hero Arts stamps..sooooo gorgeous!
    And another border punch! I have quite a collection now but I do love the Stampin Up punches, they work so well.
    Happy blogging 🙂

  5. Just when you think the scrapbooking industry can’t possibly come up with any new ideas and products, bang there it goes with a whole new range of must haves.
    Do you know what I really would love though, a jumbo cuttlebug and embossing dies that would do 12 x 12 papers, now that would be a dream.

  6. ACK!!!!!! You are killing me!!! I need just about all of that and almost peed in my pants when I saw the punch, the stamps and the bazzill!!! EEEKKK!K!!!

  7. Yum! Everything looks soooo good! Isn’t the stamp/scrapbook industry just going over the top with new products?? Love it!!

  8. how ’bout that SU scallop punch?! I got my hands on it and LOVE it! (i’m a SU demo). i’ve been waiting for this to come out for sooo long, FINALLY! BTW, that card is so adorable!

  9. I wish i got to go to cha:) . i would come home broke! i must have that su punch!!!!!! and i can’t wait to get the bazzil cardstock, yeah! thanks for showing us !

  10. HOLY Good Lord….you up to 275? WOW thats amazing. I love just about everything you put up there, i too and BG scared but love the paper!

    that SU punch is larger than the fiskar one, at least i think it is, and if it is i need to find a consultant

  11. Thanks for sharing all that eye candy!! Also great to see that the card drive is going SO well! Yippie!

  12. I like the little owl with santa hat. Thank you for all the eye candy with all the new products coming our way.
    stampingly yours, sue w.

  13. Oh, drool! Love it ALL. Thanks for taking the time to highlight your faves. Super excited about the Bazzill Dotted Swiss and of course the new Hero goodies! 😉

  14. I want to have it ALL! LOVE the Hero stamps! The K&C butterflies? Oh my! The Stampin Up scallop border punch? Heaven! I can now stop tracing the smaller scallop & cutting out deal for once & for all! YUMMY papers!! Thx so much for sharing all the EYE CANDY!!

  15. Jennifer

    Wow these are amazing! HA stamp is so pretty!!! All the other yummy stuff is really great finds too. Thanks for sharing you favorites.

  16. love all of these items, jennifer.
    i too adore october afternoon and collage press. such fabulous stuff!
    those amy butler butterflies are amazing!
    love your darling card.

  17. I have to say that i LOVE collage press too! I think we must have similar taste in scrap papers, as i buy all the basic grey also, but it sits in a drawer because i have no CLUE how to use it!!!
    I can’t wait to see what you do with the October AFternoon YUMMIES! I also think the line DAYDREAM is my favorite! although it’s kind of hard to pick a fave!!
    those Hero arts stamps are also pretty rocking’! though i ALWAYS LOVE their stamps!

  18. Thanks for the peaks… I absolutely love the October Afternoon!… I could have swarn I saw a page with you and your cutie son 🙂

  19. Hi Jennifer!
    I was at CHA on Friday and I was like a child in the hero booth…giddy over all the stamps and adorable samples. My friend and I loved all the ideas to make cards with the giant owl and all the holiday owl sets. I tried to find those online now and can’t. {like the one in this card you posted} Do you know when those will be coming out??
    thanks for any update. I so wish I could have met you.. you weren’t there when I came:( have a great one!

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