I spent a good portion of last week in Las Vegas enjoying the company of some long-time friends and attending the Summer 2013 Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Trade Show. We had a couple of full-days and resulting in fun plans that I cannot wait to tell you about!
Of course, we did break for a little fun here and there including a trip to the Bellagio for their famous buffet dinner.
Despite my general post Las Vegas cold, I did enjoy the trade show and wanted to share a few of my favorite finds with you. So here they are my picks for top products at Summer CHA 2013.
Silhouette Stamping Medium
One of the products I was most excited about is the new Silhouette stamping medium. The gellish-like substance cuts cleanly on the Silhouette machine and you simply mount the finished product on an acrylic block. Simple as that!
We R Memory Keepers Box Punch Board
I walked over to We R to check out the envelope punch board they came out with in January. I saw it, I loved it and have since purchased it, but I loved this awesome gift box punch board even more…
I love that you can easily make a bunch of different sized boxes…Love.
I loved this product! Not only does it produce a “cool” affect, but it’s also the perfect “craft” for boys…Essentially it involved dipping items into a paint/water mixture.
Imaginisce Milk Paint
I have had a mild obsession with milk paint ever since Ann Marie, from Twice Lovely, shared a DIY milk paint recipe here on SNAP! I used it to paint some deck furniture and a few other things last summer.
Enter Imaginisce, who debuted a milk paint at CHA. This paint comes in powder form in a small bottle – just add water. I was actually surprised at just how much paint one small bottle of the powder produced. It would be perfect for small projects like picture frames, boxes, etc.
Imaginisce actually painted their own booth with the product.
Project Life Sunshine Edition
Many of you know that I have been a longtime Project Life fan, but I was really excited to see the release of the Sunshine Edition at CHA. The Core Kit was designed by Elsie, from A Beautiful Mess.
I have enjoyed seeing bloggers align with brands in successful licensing partnerships. It seems to be happening more and more frequently with larger, more forward thinking brands.
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Sprays
Okay. I know the color shine sprays aren’t exactly new. In fact, I think I first saw them over a year ago. However, this was really the first chance I had to check them out.
I hadn’t checked into this product much, because I don’t love most of the scrapbook applications I have seen and most misters are too light for a good DIY application. Heidi’s sprays are a bit heavier than some and I can think of loads of applications.
I am in LOVE with the gold lame.
I am looking forward to using it in some of my holiday projects. Have you tried them?
Here are the new colors she debuted at the summer show…
Each year at the summer show there are loads of holiday lines. These lines always have the best application for simple party decor and favors, so I am always interested in what’s new.
My favorite Halloween line this year was Pebbles. It’s the perfect balance between “cute” and “basic.”
I love companies who just get it right. I love all of the 3M tapes. They’re always top of the line. I loved the new tapes on display.
Where Women Cook Paper Punches
If you’ve been around for a while, you know that I love learning from those who’ve done it right. With three successful magazines and several partnerships, Jo Packham has it down.
Her most recent release is a line of paper punches that coordinate with her Where Women Cook line. Brilliant!
What product have you been crushing on lately?