Last year I shared with you my BTS CHA 2014: Behind the Scenes with Vicki post from CHA and I thought I would do the same this year. It’s fun to go to CHA as a designer member and as a member of the media for Craft Test Dummies. I get to attend lots of great functions and chat with some amazingly creative people. The first event I attended was on Friday evening and it was the “Designer Sneak […]
Going the the Craft and Hobby Mega Show is a must, not just to drool at the new product releases for 2015, but also to spot trends and colors that will be must-haves for crafting and home decor. Wanna peek? I made you a video: But just to recap….. FOILS: The trend of shimmer and shine extends from home decor to paper crafting to fashion. There is even a new foiling machine from Heidi Swapp called the Minc! Foiling is […]
Ever have difficulty cutting through certain materials while using your thin-rule dies like Framelits or Thinlits? Well, Sizzix has come up with a new metal base plate that allows you to cut more precisely and cleanly! Take a look: And don’t those new deco sheets look fun as well?? The Precision Base Plate will be available in March, and we are hoping to have one at CTD to give a full review then.
You just never know what you will find at the CHA show. Giant elephants, life size hot air balloons or a full scale knitted or crochet version of The Chronicles of Narnia. Or in this case YARNIA. The folks at Spinrite (the makers of Patons, Bernat, Caron and Lily Sugar n’ Cream) went all out with this booth. While I read all seven books to my sons when they were younger I can’t remember the name of this […]
Tomorrow I head out with my crafty BFF Vicki to the CHA Mega Show in Anaheim, CA. If you have no idea what that is…well, check this out! Follow along with us! TWITTER: Jenny: @CraftTestDummy Vicki: @CreativeGoddess Sara: @SaraJaneCrafts #TeamCTD/#CHAshow INSTAGRAM: Jenny: @CraftTestDummy and don’t forget YOUTUBE! New videos will be added daily!