CHA Day 1

So you’re getting my second attempt at my CHA day 1 post since the blogger app on my ipad decided to delete the first one (ARGH!)

So we went to CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) trade show yesterday, our first day there but the 2nd day of the show.  If you don’t know what CHA is it’s like every craft store you’ve ever seen times a million… Sadly you can’t buy anything but there are booths for everything – crafts you’ve never even heard of before…  So we started on the far right and made it through about 1/3 of the show floor yesterday.
So here’s what we noticed in terms of trends:
-Gold – we saw lots of gold EVERYWHERE… very trendy – glitter, gold accents, embellishments, foiling
-pastels – a lot of pastel usage, we didn’t see much “Marsala – color of the year”
-home decor – everyone is showing paper crafting & painting supplies being used for home decor – wreaths, giant clipboards with art on them, pictures with embellishments on them
-paper flowers – we saw a lot of paper flowers – big ones, small ones, kits for you to make your own
-die cuts continue to be the trend (lots of dies to go with stamps
-mixed media continues to be big too – saw a lot of paint/letters/stickers/canvas mashups that looked fabulous
-project life – “easy” scrapbooking kits are very popular
we also took a copic coloring class with Sandy Allnock – I actually colored well!!!!!
So since we’re getting ready to head out, I’ll leave you with a few pictures….
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