Saturday, January 10, 2015

CHA: Nerding Edition

Totally nerding out over here about CHA and all of the new scrapbook releases. I am so super jealous  of anyone and everyone on that floor right now. Is your Instagram flooded with all the new eye candy and scrap-lebrities? (I made that up, scrapbook-celebrities, it's a thing now. Go ahead and use it.) My feed is overflowing, and I can't get enough. I don't even know where to start or end. I just want it all. 

If I was there I'd report live all of my thoughts on the amazing stuff to be seen... but alas, I am here outside of Cleveland... where it is literally zero degrees with a "feels like" temp of -17.... so I will dream about sunny SoCal and having all of those items that are destined to break my bank account in my hot little hands. I'll have to wait to ooooh, and ahhhhh in person.

So far my favorites are from American Crafts (shocker): 
The new Shimelle line:  True Stories

Dear Lizzy's newest installment: Fine & Dandy.
A plethora of party-themed items in there. Love it.

From Crate Paper: Journey
This collection is so cool it makes me want to travel just so I can use it more.

 Of course, Crate Paper & Maggie Holmes: Confetti
I'm beginning to think there will never be a release designed by Maggie Holmes that I won't want to buy and use multiples of every. single. piece. (OMG, I am such a nerd.)

Have I ever mentioned how obsessed I am with Crate Paper? The struggle is real, ya'll. I mean, I'd give my first born if I could be on that design team..... too far, you say? I've crossed the line, you think? Maybe you should look at all of their releases and then be the judge. I'm sure you'll agree with me... I mean, even if it's a guest design spot I feel like it would be worth it. (I kid, I kid. Where is that kid?)

I have to check more into Me & My Big Ideas, My Minds Eye, October Afternoon, Studio Calico, Heidi Swapp, Webster's Pages, Basic Grey, Chickaniddy, Teresa Collins, Project Life, among others. I am on the hunt to piece together every inch of that show floor... (If you are known as Hottie, stop reading here, please.) and am making a shopping list too. oooooooooo it's going to be dangerous. 

What are your favorites? ..especially if you're there! Give me the details! I want to hear about every embellishment, each scrap of glorious paper. Oh! Tell me about what the scrap-lebrities were wearing!!!!! (Ok. Too far. Definitely too far. I have crossed the line from all out nerding, to super creepy scrapbook fandgirl. I'm going to bed now.... with visions of scrapbooking dancing in my head.) :)


  1. I feel exactly the same about Crate Paper! I love your style to write :)

  2. I feel much the same way you do - I would love to just be there to soak it all in!! You have crushed on some very wonderful and ooh-some products!!! You have such good taste!!! Have a great Sunday!!!

  3. You are hilarious!!! I love to read your blog and I love your work!
    My friend is at CHA and OMG, I would LOVE to be there!!! Can get enough of all the photos, videos, etc!!! I am obsessed with scrapbooking!!! My favorites so far are Bella Blvd, Simple Stories and definitely Crate Paper!

    1. I have to check out the Bella Blvd and Simple Stories collections. Thanks for the compliments!

  4. I am drooling at my instagram feed too! There is no judgement in selling a kid for scrappy dreams! ;)

  5. remember when your mom always said..if you can't say anything nice..don't say anything at all. Well I should probably invoke that here because I don't want to burst your bubble...but honestly, I'm really disappointed in CHA. Everything looks the same and there's really nothing new and exciting coming out. Just versions of the same old thing. All the designers seem to be just copying each other....really - how many ways can you do arrows? Sorry if I put a damper on your excitement.

    1. Haha. You didn't burst any bubbles and are entitled to your own opinions. I get excited every time new products are released, even if they are done 10 different ways. I do agree that it is very "in" right now to be "on trend" in the scrapbook world.. current trend, arrows? and I do wish that the manufacturers would just let their creative team create content freely.. but until then I will find things to be excited about. :)