CHA January 2012 Review

Get ready for an image-heavy post! Lots and lots of eye-candy! Here we go!

I really didn’t even plan on going to CHA until the last minute with Designer Workshop being just around the bend. So I was in-and-out in a jiffy (I flew in Saturday morning and left Monday bright and early). However, I still managed to take a plethera a photos. This is easily the longest post I’ve ever done. I tried really hard to tell you whose booth I took the photo at so that you can go check out their new products. So much fabulous stuff at this show!

I know some of you are going to ask, so here it is…there are NO products from me at this show. That’s right. But don’t worry. I’ll let you in on the fun in just a few short months.

I spent a good portion of the weekend hanging on with fellow Riley Blake designer Samantha Walker. Love Samantha and love her design work. She has stuff at Creative Imaginations and Spellbinders.


Here’s me happily Hanging out at the Waverly booth of crocheted chairs. We managed to read AFTER I took the picture that you weren’t suppose to sit the chairs. Oops. Sorry Waverly.  The felt bear, monsters (photo below), and puppets (photo 2 below) are from the Kunin Group.

I failed to grab the name of the yarn company that had this adorable crocheted animal photo.

Once again, I dropped the ball on both of these. I usually take a photo of the company logo right after the image but I can’t find any such photo for these two. The paper flowers are gorgeous and I love the white frames and layouts!

October Afternoon and some Prima.

This is Lori Whitlock, who designs for Echo Park and Riley Blake. It was a blast to finally meet her in person.

Here’s Laurie’s new line This and That. Totally adorable!

The cupcakes were from Echo Park and the photo of paper flowers from Making Memories.

Lots and lots of accordion flowers at this show.

Paper chains adorned Glitz Design’s booth.

More from Glitz Design and then a fun photo of Heidi Swapp and me.

I can’t rave enough about how awesome Heidi’s products are. I love the embellishments especially the newspaper-y banner pieces. These folders and papers can be colored any color and they have the pattern color resistant. It makes for some amazing layouts.

Like this one (love!).

More of Heidi’s products below and a gorgeous table set up by Pink Paislee.

This was the funniest thing I saw at the show. And of course I can’t remember the name of the company. These are CHAIR SOCKS! Aren’t they hysterical?

Sei had some awesome displays.

More Sei and crayons & glue from a cool company EcoGreen Crafts. I was really impressed with their kid-friendly products.

Adornit created this darling banner…

and accordion flowers.

I was loving this from Maya Road….wooden spools! I just bought a jar from an antiques shop but I need more for my tradeshow booth at Quilt Market. This may be a way to supplement!

I believe this is Tim Holtz.

More October Afternoon (paper and cute jars below).


I have so many pictures from this booth but have no idea what company it is. But examples were fabulous!

More accordion flowers. I thought this one was clever though with the use of several papers.

This was Tim Holtz but for a different brand.

DCWV had great paper trees.

This is from Paper Quilt Creations. I thought the concept was really cute.

A little Anna Griffin.

I loved this company—Little Pink Ladybug. They make bow templates that were seriously so impressive! other than being an ultra nice company, I thought the product was pretty amazing. Check them out if you get a chance!

The bird paper is from October Afternoon (love!) and the layout came from somewhere near that booth:).

And that’s all I’ve got! Putting together the blogpost felt longer than the actual time I spent in California. Hope you enjoyed and sorry if you fell in love with a product that I managed to forget who made. A girl can only do so much when surrounded by such awesomeness.

Hope you have a crafty day! Carina





  1. Emily Nelson

    Looks like a FABULOUS time!
    Just getting ready to order one of your Illustrator tutorials:)
    So glad i found your site.

  2. Kelly Hedgespeth

    Looks like you had a great time Carina! I love your photos! So much eye candy! Enjoy the workshop this weekend. So sad I will miss it. Hugs!

  3. April

    Love your photos. FYI the white frames near the top of your post are from the Studio Calico booth. And the booth you took alot of photos at with the American theme was Pebbles. 🙂

  4. Bridget Olson

    looks amazing! LOVE the new fabric!

  5. Jodie Lee

    I really enjoyed seeing all the pics of CHA here Carina! I wasn’t able to make it this year myself, but I even saw one of my papers (from last year – Butterfly Garden) in one of the photos here, so that was cool! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

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