Archive | CHA Coverage RSS feed for this section

CHA 2014 – Sara’s Crafty Picks

March 28, 2014

0 Comments

Hello crafters!  I know many of you have heard about the new hot products like the Brother ScanNCut and Tim’s Distress Marker Spritzer, (I will be  needing both of those in my studio ASAP,) but I thought I’d show you some of my personal favorites spotted at CHA 2014.  These will be my tried-and-true booths […]

Continue reading...

CHA 2014 – Ranger Ink Booth Sights and Sounds

March 10, 2014

1 Comment

It shouldn’t be a big surprise that Ranger Ink is my favorite booth to visit at CHA!  I love seeing all of the happy, familiar faces of people that work with the company and running into my friends from Ranger U.  I also love watching and taking video demo’s from the designer’s and getting to […]

Continue reading...

CHA Show 2014: Booth Love for Imagine Crafts

March 5, 2014

7 Comments

Sometimes I get sucked into a booth at CHA not because the displays are so spectacular, but because the PRODUCT LOOKS SO YUMMY. This happened at winter CHA show 2014 at the Imagine Crafts booth. Er. Meh Ger. So much luscious color and inky goodness! Take a look: I just love this display of color, […]

Continue reading...

CHA 2014: Behind the Scenes with Vicki

February 19, 2014

3 Comments

CHA 2014: Behind the Scenes with Vicki

  I’m sure you’ve been enjoying all of the great new craft products Team CTD found for you at CHA this year but have you ever wondered what goes on BESIDES walking the show floor? A LOT! I thought I would share a little behind the scenes look a la Vicki O’Dell The Creative Goddess […]

Continue reading...

CHA New Product: True Angle Rulers

February 18, 2014

1 Comment

dark and light with grip ridges

If you’re a quilter or papercrafter looking to take your designs to the next level, you’ve probably considered adding unique angles to your work. But angles are hard. It is hard to get them accurate. They are not easy to measure. But not anymore. Thanks to the folks at Quint Measuring systems. But before I […]

Continue reading...

CHA 2014 – Tim Holtz Idea-ology Booth Tour

February 17, 2014

11 Comments

Hello Crafters!  It was a great season for Tim Holtz‘ idea-ology line with so many new products to ogle over!  Personally, I love the new adornments, letterpress blocks, Found Relatives cards and ephemera packs!  But don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty more to see and get excited over!  I filmed a little video tour of […]

Continue reading...

CHA 2014: New Product: SandIts

February 13, 2014

3 Comments

SandIts - New Product at CHA 2014

I’ve gone to CHA for a couple years now, and hands-down my favorite part of the show is the new products section. This year, one of my favorites was SandIts. Paul and his son (who is manning the camera for the video below) were charming, and their product is just plain neat. Paul told me […]

Continue reading...

CHA 2014: Spotlight on New Products

February 12, 2014

2 Comments

As expected, CHA did not disappoint in showing off the newest products that all of the paper crafting companies were on hand to launch. After wandering up and down aisle after aisle of awesomeness, I’ve narrowed down all of the cool things that I saw to my top 5 favorites. Are you ready to see […]

Continue reading...

CHA 2014: Trend Spotting – Needle Arts

February 11, 2014

7 Comments

CHA 2014: Trend Spotting - Needle Arts

Part of the fun of going to CHA is trying to spot new emerging trends. One trend I spotted coming out of the CHA Mega Show this year has to do with needle arts. I’ve done some looking around since I’ve been home as well and I’m pretty sure all sorts of needle arts will […]

Continue reading...

CHA 2014 – Spellbinders A Gilded Life Booth and Video Demo

February 5, 2014

3 Comments

This year at CHA 2014, Spellbinders debuted their new line with A Gilded Life.  We caught up with A Gilded Life desiner, Shea Fragoso, at CHA 2014 where she demonstrated a make-and-take for us, creating a gorgeous necklace in mere minutes!  I was very excited to see the new acrylic covers that come with all […]

Continue reading...

CHA 2014 New Product: Amazing Tape

February 4, 2014

4 Comments

amazing tape

As I was strolling through the new product section at CHA, I came across a product that I’ve seen in my Local Quilt Shop, but might be new to lots of crafters: Amazing Tape. What’s so amazing about Amazing Tape? First: it isn’t tape. That’s right, it has no adhesive at all. It is best […]

Continue reading...

CHA 2014 Trends: Things are Getting Sticky

January 30, 2014

6 Comments

Fabric Duck Tape

After a long weekend at CHA, I had an even longer drive home (about 7 hours), and I thought about all the things I’d seen in my 2.5-ish days at the show. And there was a lot. Lots of lots. But I kept coming back to one thing. Sticky. There was a lot of sticking […]

Continue reading...

CHA 2014: Recap of New (& Improved) Product Highlights

January 29, 2014

5 Comments

I love scouting the show floor for new products at CHA- sometimes they are not necessarily “brand new”- but tweaks/ improvements on existing products. So let me show you some of the highlights I found! Impress Art has developed new soft-strike metal jewelry blanks that look like sterling but a fraction of the cost. And […]

Continue reading...

CHA 2014: 3Doodler Printing Pen

January 28, 2014

3 Comments

I have been intrigued by 3 D printing machines ever since I first heard from them. However, with a price tag of over 2K, it’s not really in my budget. But this little gizmo I spotted might be a fun fill-in (forgive the pun) until the price goes down: the 3Doodler. I had to stop […]

Continue reading...

CHA 2014: Collage Clay Demo from Plaid

January 27, 2014

4 Comments

Can I just admit flat-out that I adore Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza? In addition to creating fun & inspiring videos AND being some of the nicest people on the planet, they also create  spectacular new craft products. This year they are adding to their Mod Melts line and are debuting Collage Clay! If you […]

Continue reading...

Jenny’s Picks from #CHAshow: Spellbinders Tool-in-One

January 23, 2014

8 Comments

As I mentioned earlier, I often have folks ask me what my CHA show favorites are. Sometimes it’s a wowzer new machine like the Brother Scan-N-Cut, but sometimes its a simple thing that makes life easier. Enter the new Spellbinder Tool-In-One. This cute little gizmo features a rolling brush and a little tool kit to […]

Continue reading...

CHA 2014: Three Top Trends in Paper Crafting

January 21, 2014

2 Comments

I’ve been up and down the oodles of aisles at CHA hunting for the latest and greatest products and it’s been no easy feat! It can be overwhelming to search out the best of the best, but I’ve narrowed down everything I’ve looked at into the Three Top Trends in Paper Crafting for 2014. Now […]

Continue reading...

CHA 2014 – Art Anthology – Video Paint Demo with Jen Starr

January 20, 2014

3 Comments

Greetings from CHA, Craft Test Dummies!  I was so happy to find Jen Starr at the Art Anthology booth and see all of the amazing paints available from the velvet dimensional paint to the color sprays in amazing colors.  It is so cool to see just how versatile these paints are and watching Jen demonstrate […]

Continue reading...

CHA 2014 Video Demo – Ranger Ink – Dyan Reaveley – Dylusions White Ink Spray Pad Technique -

January 15, 2014

0 Comments

Hello Crafters!  We are at CHA 2014 and here is Ranger Signature Designer Dyan Reaveley showing us a FAB technique using her Dylusions Ink Spray Pad with Ranger Ink and how to get the perfect white ink pad in conjunction with her White Linen ink spray!  Finding that perfect white ink pad can prove to […]

Continue reading...

CHA Show Winter 2014: Lion Brand Yarn Booth Love

January 14, 2014

3 Comments

CHA Show is such an amazing event- the new products are a given. But really the BOOTHS are one of my favorite things! This year, the Lion Brand Yarn Booth wins for my personal favorite. They re-created monuments and geographic icons in YARN. The theme was Yarn of the World. Check this out! Stonehenge. Check […]

Continue reading...

CHA Mega Show 2014 – Designer Sneak Peek

January 11, 2014

4 Comments

beadalon-knot-a-bead

  One of the newer events that  CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) has been sponsoring is the CHA Designer Sneak Peek. It’s a chance for the designer members to see some of the newest products available for the show and talk to the creators and manufacturers one-on-one. Sometime it is difficult as a designer to […]

Continue reading...

CHA Bound 2014 (and What Is CHA, anyway?)

January 9, 2014

4 Comments

Hello, crafty friends! As you read this, I will be flying out to Anaheim California to attend the Craft And Hobby Association Conference and Tradeshow. For those of you who might be new-er here, or are asking “What is CHA, anyway???” the CHA show (as we call it) is an amazing event in which the […]

Continue reading...

Jenny’s Faves from #CHAshow Create-N-Connect & a GIVEAWAY

August 16, 2013

78 Comments

I love that I can still get excited by craft supplies! After 5 years in this world and literally thousands of craft supplies, there are still things that stop me in my tracks. I’m excited to share with you my “top picks” from the Create-N-Connect #CHAshow! These are products that I’m excited to use and […]

Continue reading...

CHA Summer 2013: Tools for Custom Fiber and Fabric Projects

August 14, 2013

0 Comments

One of the things I love most about DIY is the opportunity for each maker to customize new projects in a way that incorporates her/his own personal style. And, since I’m a fabric and fiber crafter who’s pretty particular about shapes, color, and design, I always keep a special eye out for fun fabric and […]

Continue reading...

CHA Summer 2013 – Tim Holtz Alterations Stamp and Die Packs

August 13, 2013

6 Comments

This Summer at CHA Tim Holtz revelaed he has an exciting collaboration with Stampers Anonymous and Sizzix in the form of Stamp and Die packs!  These fabulous packs include a set of rubber stamps and multiple thin-ruled dies for each stamp so you can layer these images to your heart’s desire!  These were created with […]

Continue reading...

CHA Summer 2013 – Ranger Ink – Dyan Reaveley Ink Spray Pad Demos – Part TWO

August 12, 2013

1 Comment

Dyan Reavely was sharing so many ideas for her Ink Spray Pad that we had to make TWO videos!  We stopped back to capture her brilliant ideas and techniques for our crafty friends- YOU! What do you think? Would you use those techniques? PS- Don’t miss the FIRST part of her spray ink demo here! 

Continue reading...

#CHAshow surprise: Carolina’s Favorite

August 8, 2013

0 Comments

steam a seam 2 is new and improved

This week I attended the semi-annual Craft and Hobby Association trade show. I’m not a newbie to CHA, but this was the first time I’d been able to attend the summer show and it was the first time I’ve been able to attend in my own backyard – they had the summer show in Las […]

Continue reading...

CHA Summer 2013 – Ranger Ink – Dyan Reaveley Ink Spray Pad Demos – Part ONE

August 7, 2013

2 Comments

Hello Crafters! It was hustling and bustling around Dyan Reaveley‘s table at the Ranger Ink booth at this Summer’s CHA; Everyone wanted to see what Dyan was going to be doing with her brand new Ink Spray pad. Below is the first of  two videos of Dyan showing off some incredible and fun techniques using […]

Continue reading...

#CHAshow Mixed Media – Vicki’s Favorites

August 6, 2013

1 Comment

Scotch Brand Tapes

      The scrapbooking industry has been going through some changes the past couple of CHA shows and focusing on new products with more of a mixed media spin. While I’m not a scrapbooker I am a mixed media junkie from way back. This show certainly didn’t disappoint in new products for mixed media […]

Continue reading...

CHA Summer 2013 Ranger Ink Tim Holtz New Distress Glitter Video

August 5, 2013

3 Comments

The week before CHA is always filled with sneak peaks from different companies and this was no exception for Ranger Ink and Tim Holtz. But Tim and Ranger had an extra sneaky peak for everyone… But we had to wait until Tuesday morning at CHA to actually see what the new big release was. We […]

Continue reading...
281fead53770a090c3a1501f0954e7590ab01d79c7500712fc