Monday, January 14, 2013

It's that Time Again...

I have enough scrapbook and crafting supplies to last me at least a decade, but I still get excited when the CHA show rolls around twice a year.  This year, I'm really making an effort to buy less, but that doesn't stop me from checking out the new product being released. :)

I'll be honest...I don't follow the blogs of any of the scrapbook manufacturers (maybe it's me, but I just don't have the time to keep up with them all!).  Thankfully, the gals at Scrapbook Update kept a running list with all the previews (they're also posting pictures and updates from the show.  

And I'll admit, I did make the time to go through almost every sneak peek on the list.  However - much to the delight of my husband - my personal "wish list" is on the small side this time around.  I thought I'd share with you what caught my eye from the winter releases.

First up is a long-time favorite, My Mind's Eye.  I am really loving the Collectable collection...especially Remarkable and Notable.

I'm also digging the Photo Freedom collections from Echo Park.  I've already put in pre-orders for both of the Photo Freedom Volume 1 collection kits and the Happy Go Lucky kit.  What can I say...they make me really happy.  Plus, I'm a huge fan of Stacy Julian and her approach to scrapbooking - anything that can help save time is a win in my book!

The last two collections have a common theme: they're both nautical.  I am in the process of decorating my boys' bedrooms.  A few weeks ago, we made the decision to go with a nautical theme for my oldest son's room.  You can imagine my happy surprise when looking at sneak peeks and finding TWO nautical collections!

The first is Down by the Shore by Fancy Pants.  I absolutely love the color scheme - it makes me smile every time I look at it.

The second nautical-themed line is Uncharted Waters from Glitz. I mean, how cute is an anchor roller stamp?

Save a small stamp set and a couple stencils, that's my wish list for Winter CHA.  (I told you it was small this time!)

Have you been following the sneaks for this CHA show?  Which companies and/or collections have caught your eye?


  1. I'm with you Dawn, I have enough scrapping supplies to last forever. We never get our fill, though. I'm always excited to see the new stuff, too! Love your choices.

  2. It would be easier to list who HASN'T caught my eye ! LOL Loving the BAsic Grey and Cosmo Cricket releases........they have always been my fave companies.

    Simple Stories 24/7

    Pink Paislee Secret Crush, Hope Chest

    Miss Fancy Pants Park Bench and Down By The Shore (we go to the river and the lake quite often in the summer)

    Glitz COlor Me Happy, Uncharted WAters, Sunshine In My SOul

    Farmhouse Paper COuntry Kitchen

    Maya Road too many goodies to list !

    Crate Paper DIY Shop, Party Day

    My Minds Eye: My Girl/My Boy (for the kids and the cats LOL) , Unforgettable & Remarkable,

    Queen and Co has a ton of fun embellishments.

    Petaloo -------- Gorgoeus flowers with wonderful textures.

    Little Yellow Bicycle Poppy, Fern and FOrest,

    Simple Stories : Vintage Bliss, Traveler, and 24/7

    I think that's everything LOL

  3. Pam, I see a couple on your list that I haven't checked out yet. My list may yet grow! :)

  4. I posted my list on the Facebook group page :)


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