If I had a nickle for everyone who asked me if I was going the CHA (the craft & hobby Association trade show in Anaheim CA) I’d be a rich woman…well, maybe not rich…OK, I could buy a pizza. But none the less I am always interested in what is coming out. And really, why would I want to go to the trouble to cover the event when so many fabulous bloggers do it well already? Yep, folks, I’m lazy. You too? Well good because I have come up with a list of links to great videos and photos you can peruse from your comfy chair at home!
****Just Added! I have to thanks Hilda for recommending Suze Weinberg’s blog, the has tons of great CHA coverage that is very different that the others I mentioned in this post. Lot’s of jewelry and non-scrapbook craft stuff, well worth a visit!****
If you are a scrapbooker you will love Noell Hyman’s video coverage of CHA, also if you have time, listen to her CHA paerclipping roundtable podcast. All of this can be found on the Paperclipping website.
Craft Test Dummies shows some of the same stuff as Paperclipping covered but also had more general crafts, I love the photos of the Lion Brand Yarn booth!
Britta Swiderski’s Flickr album has great photos of the vendor displays at the show, again mostly scrapbooking and paper arts but I spied some wonderful Penny Black stamps that I like and believe it or not I have no Penny Black.
Check out Debbie Hodge’s CHA 2014 trend Wrap up here. Lots of gals reporting with organized albums and Pinterest boards, go ahead and make a pot of coffee before you even start…
Oh and the new Becky Higgins Project Life catalog is up…(second pot of coffee, or is it third by now?)
I wish I could find more coverage on the random craft innovations being showcased. Is CHA mostly aimed at scrapbookers or is it that mostly scrapbook bloggers cover the event? Maybe I’ll just have to go one of these years and see for myself. Have you seen any good non-scrapbook CHA coverage? If so please leave me a link so I can check it out:)
I hope you enjoyed the posts from fellow bloggers and you-tubers as much as I did! Oh and if you were wondering what the most innovative products were according the a panel of judges you can see the list here. I have the Tim Holtz marker spritzer (because it is an old product marketed by several companies long ago, mine is the Stampin’ up one and it is identical but Tim’s technique of using them with alcohol markers was fun and new and I tried it and by golly those copics DID fit in there LOL!) and the tool I am excited about is the Spellbinders Tool ‘n One and the new Keppi hat yarn from Lion brand, you can make a self striping hat with one ball and it comes with a supper fluffy (think trolls hair) pom-pom in each ball. More on that later. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!