|Supplies: green dotted paper & red hexagon paper from My Mind's Eye; blue dotted paper from Bo Bunny; white cardstock & yellow chevron paper from American Crafts; yellow woodgrain paper from Bella Blvd; striped paper from Crate; scalloped paper from Kaisercraft; bracket box paper from Lily Bee; alphabet stickers, label stickers, & blue button from October Afternoon; red button from Blumenthal Lansing; yellow button & teardrop rhinestone from Olla Podrida; ribbon from Berwick Offray; twine from Crystal Palace; paint from Ranger; pens from Zig; flower made from upcycled plastic bag. And...holy freestyle, Batman! :) It just felt right for this page.|
First on my list is "Collectable--Remarkable" by My Mind's Eye, which I used for the background on the layout above. I love the whole collection, but in particular I love the shade of green that it features. Not mint green, not lime green, not forest green...just plain green. It's a surprisingly difficult task to find plain green scrapbooking products. Yay, MME, for coming through with it!
|Supplies: arrow paper, rainbow chevron paper, journaling card, & journaling pocket from Doodlebug Design; alphabet sticker & purple paper from Basic Grey; ledger paper & flair badge from October Afternoon; pens from Zig; vintage twine.|
Lots of rainbow-hued products premiered at Winter CHA, but my favorite of the bunch (which was also, not coincidentally, probably the brightest of the bunch) was "Take Note" by Doodlebug Design. The brighter, the better--that's what I say!
|Supplies: all patterned paper from Lawn Fawn; all alphabet stickers from October Afternoon; all decorative stickers from Basic Grey; cardstock from Pulp; twine from Canvas Corp.|
For cute icons and trendy bokeh patterns, my go-to collection lately has been "Pink Lemonade" by Lawn Fawn. I used it to make the summery card above.
|Supplies: all paper & stickers from Lily Bee; corner punch from Creative Memories; ink from Hero Arts; twine from Canvas Corp.|
The thank you card above was made with Lily Bee Design's "Pinwheel" collection. You can't beat the versatility of this collection, and I love the contrast between the juicy brights and the silvery grey.
|Supplies: all paper & stickers from Basic Grey; die cuts from October Afternoon; pen from Zig.|
Last but not least, I love the "Knee Highs and Bow Ties" collection from Basic Grey. It's so easy to mix and match pieces from this range, and the products are great for kid pages.
So, those were my top five product picks from Winter 2013 CHA. Now I am looking forward to several soon-to-be-released collections from the Summer 2013 CHA. Here is what I've got my eye on:
- "Into the Woods" by Lawn Fawn: if that's not cute, I don't know what is.
- "Hello Again" by Carta Bella: I love the designs that Kaitlin Scheaffer puts out through Ormolu, and I'm excited to see her work being picked up by mainstream manufacturer Carta Bella.
- "Public Library" by October Afternoon: I'm such a bibliophile, I practically live at the library. Did OA make this line with me in mind?
- "Play Date" by Bella Blvd: ahhhh, pure childhood nostalgia!!!
- "Base Coat II" by Kaisercraft: I loved the first Base Coat collection, and I'm ready for a second helping. And actually, I think this collection might already be in stores. :)
So, how about you? What were your favorite product releases from earlier this year? And which products are on your wish list for the latter part of the year? I'd love to hear your opinions! Thanks for stopping by today.