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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Last Call...reflecting on Day 5!!

Yes...it has all come to an end!
Though I have made it back home....burrrr....
(who can stand below zero weather when you've been in Cali for a WEEK!!!)
Just reflecting back on Day 5 of winter CHA 2015...
I know I didn't get to all the booths, I had planned on visiting; or even all the different types of new products, besides paper crafting stuff, that I had on my list;
for example, some of The CHA 2015 Hot Product Nominees:

BEAD & JEWELRY

Amazing Remelt by Alumilite, is an FDA compliant, completely reusable, flexible mold making material.

Artistic Wire™ 3D Bracelet Jig by Beadalon, allows the design of perfectly round, continuous, all-in-one bangles, cuff bracelets, and curved components in 3D using wire, stones, and beads.

Crystal KuBaton by CrystalNinja.com, is a limited edition multi media pickup tool, inspired by Crystal Katana, featuring twist-retractable ninjaneered design, sharpenable, and refillable tip.









Handwritten Style Fonts in Stylish Storage Cases by ImpressArt are whimsical new handwritten style stamp sets that are evocative of current typography trends.

CAKE & FOOD DECORATING

Amazing Remelt by Alumilite, is an FDA compliant, completely reusable, flexible mold making material.

Events & Celebrations Collection of Labels, Tags, and Cards by CCL Industries-Avery Products, is a crafter’s dream, offering premium material in textured & pearlized cream in cute pre-cut shapes and sizes.

FABRIC & NEEDLE CRAFTS

FABRIC ELEMENTS by Fabric Editions, Inc., features artist Rebekah Meier’s pre-cut line of fabrics for mixed media collages.

Proggy by Craft Yourself Silly, is an innovative twist on a traditional British rug making technique that creates all sorts of textile projects with little or no sewing at all.

THREADS inkjet printable fabrics by PrintableFabrics.com, creates sharp prints with vivid colors and smooth skin tones, with no steaming or heat on washable fabrics.

FLORAL CRAFTS

Events & Celebrations Collection of Labels, Tags, and Cards by CCL Industries- Avery Products, is a crafter’s dream, offering premium material in textured & pearlized cream in cute pre-cut shapes and sizes.

Little B Petal Packs by Little B LLC, are a revolutionary new way to create fast, easy and beautiful paper flowers.

PREMIUM Metals ROSE GOLD by DESIGN MASTER® color tool, inc.,takes a cue from the runway and delivers a touch of couture in a bright, metal plating look.

GENERAL CRAFTS

DIY Décor Tape by Hazel & Ruby, is washi tape produced in 4”, 8”, 12” & 24” rolls including solids, designed patterns, and interactive that allows consumers to add their own content.

FOLD-EASE® by Manwise Products Ltd, is a patented paper and card folding tool which prevents friction burns/paper cuts and creates a better crease line when hand folding paper and cards.

Groove by Art-C is the first tool specifically designed for crafters to ink, sand, stencil and distress a wide variety of surfaces (wood, glass, cardstock, fabric, metal and more).

KIDS CRAFTS

Kokoru Ichi, Ichigo, Ichiro by Printindo Mega Utama, pt., is a new line of color corrugated to make 3D shapes.

Trend Books for Kids by Fox Chapel Publishing, are fun books that turn kids on to crafts and introduces them to a creative hobby that will last a lifetime.

Twisteezwire Mask Kit by Witzend Workshop LLC., is a playful connective thinking and recycling craft.

PAINT & ART

Folk It! Series No. 1 Collection by Folk It! is 6 kits that provides all the art supplies and education for the absolute novice to learn Folk Art Painting.

Lumi Photo Printing Kit by Lumi, is a new alternative to screen-printing, using the power of the sun to print customized t-shirts and textiles.

Tulip® ColorShot Instant Fabric Color™ by iLoveToCreate, gives fabrics an instant shot of beautiful, washable, permanent color and works wonderfully with stencils & monograms.

PAPER CRAFTS

FOLD-EASE® by Manwise Products Ltd, is a patented paper and card folding tool which prevents friction burns/paper cuts and creates a better crease line when hand folding paper and card.

Sizzix Inksheets by Sizzix/Ellison allows crafters to easily simulate the popular metallic foil and chalkboard trends and impress permanent, stylish colors onto cardstock, craft foil, leather, magnet sheet, wood paper and more.

Stick It by Ken Oliver Crafts LLC, is an innovative adhesive that has been specially formulated for intricate die-cutting and electronic cutting machines.



With HUNDREDS of companies, and THOUSANDS of new products being showcased at CHA, you would need a large tag team to do it and see it all!
BUT...I am totally grateful for the experience as a whole, and I can't wait to share what I learned!!
Just before landing...caught a bird's eye view of crystallized Syracuse, New York! 
Home, Sweet Home!

5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fantastic adventure in the world ofpaper crafting

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  2. All these pots sounded like heaven to me!

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  3. FoldEase sounds very intriguing.

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  4. It all sounds amazing.....I can't imagine the brain overload you must feel. I can't wait to visit your store. I'm looking forward to the next class list or special event.

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