Of course the can't live without is tongue in cheek but illustrates my most loved items from CHA Winter 2014. I will review my favorite items and give you some insight into my can't live without items. These are my opinions and I am by no means representing any company or getting any kind of compensation for these reviews. This is for the pure love of crafting, the industry, and the companies.
What a great show. First I must give a big thank you to Jodie over at Chico Scrapbooks! That she invited me to attend my first CHA in July was amazing and a dream come true. Being asked to return to the Mega Show this month with her was both exciting and humbling. Exciting because, well, its CHA! Humbling because this show represents an important part of purchasing products for Chico Scrapbooks and she trusts me and likes me enough to bring me along on this business trip. Yes, it is a business trip. While it is so fun to be there and see all the products, samples, designers, and companies it is a lot of work. We are up early every morning and go all day and sometimes into the night reviewing products, placing orders, and generally learning as much as we can. So grateful Jodie for our friendship. Big hugs to you darlin'! Thanks to both you and Terri for all the good times and laugh til you cry moments!
So what follows has no photos and is a long list. I had a friend ask for my recommendations on what to purchase from what I saw at the show. As I created the list I began to realize that others may find this list informative and helpful as well. If you unfamiliar with items in the list I would recommend going to the manufacturers web sites and/or blogs. You can also find many videos on YouTube. Scraptime Videos and Paperclipping.com both do an excellent job with their videos.
Here is my favorites from CHA Winter 2014 starting with those all important can't live without items, lol.
Ok, if you made it this far I applaud you! It's a lot of information I know. I hope you were able to find at least some of it helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions or need clarification on any of these items.
Look for projects with many of these products in the coming weeks and months. Thanks so much for stopping by. I would love to get your comments.
Happy Creating. Take care.