Winter CHA 2014 in Review

The Winter CHA 2014 has come to a close but the beginning of the hottest and most wanted products that will be available to the consumers are in route to your local crafting stores or to your favorite online stores. I have been watching many of the clips as well as reading many of the blog posts from CHA and there are so many product lines that are just amazing. The innovator, Becky Higgins, has brought more to her Project Life community with the expansion of three new core kits, 6×8 albums with four corresponding pocket page system, photo overlays, creme color cards, 4×4 cards, washi tape, and dies. Making things Pretty is what the inspiring Heidi Swapp has brought this year to CHA. The launch of her mini stencils and color magic tags, and more color shines. I love her memory file line and cannot wait to see how she is going to incorporate this into her new product line. The basically essential Ms. Teresa Collins has again brought a beautiful line this CHA. Let’s Save the Date and welcome Hello My Name Is are of the new additions to her wonderful product lines. One of the most exciting news was the announcement of her partnership with We R Memory Keepers. She has designed a new paper line for their pocket page 12×12 albums system. Along with the fabulous giveaways sponsored by We R Memory Keepers the awaited new hot flower punch board is what has caught the my interest. Other amazing designers but not limited to all the ones that were at this year Winter CHA are Tim Holtz, Amy Tangerine, Studio Calico, Dear Lizzy, and Maggie Holmes, just to name a few. There was so many new product lines that I just cannot name them all. I am excited and anxious to use the new products that was launched at the CHA in my creative projects….. Happy Scrapping!


Win an Instagram Album

Our friends at We R Memory Keepers has this awesome Instagram Album. Good Luck!

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We are giving away the coolest product at CHA this year – the Instagram Album and a set of Journaling Cards.
If you want to win it (and trust me you do), follow the link below and enter as many times as you want.

The winner will be picked on Thursday, January 16.
Please do us a favor and help us spread the word to your friends. Every time you share, you’ll get additional entires.
Ok, now go an enter:

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Win an Albums Made Easy Collection

Checkout what our friends at We R Memory Keepers has going on

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Enter to win an Albums Made Easy collection from We R. This includes a variety pack of page protectors, the popular Chalkboard Journaling Cards and a new Mint 12×12 leather album.

To enter

Post as many comments as you can on this blog post in the next 20 minutes.

The winner will be picked at random and will be announced on the blog.

Please help us share this with your friends.

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Win a Gift Box Punch Board

Our friends at We R Memory Keepees has another giveaway

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Win a Gift Box Punch Board.

Enter as many times as you want. The more you enter the better your chance of winning.

You’ll have the next few hours to enter. (Let’s just hope your fingers don’t start cramping up).

If you like these giveaways please make sure you help us spread the word.

Best of luck.

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Gold Album Giveaway

Look at the We R Memory giveaway

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Wanna win this awesome NEW Metallic Gold Album from We R?

1. Post a comment on this blog post.

2. Comment as many times as you want in the next 30 minutes. (The more you enter, the better your chance is to win!)

3. Please share this with your friends so they can enter.

4. Cross your fingers and wait for the winner to be announced.


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CHA Scoop Part 1: Marrying Up

The CHA is in full reveal of some of the best products and new lines of the season. So let’s begin….

Teresa Collins has revealed a new modeling paste and tool to apply it, very cool stencil sets, her collection Hello My Name Is. These are definitely on my wish list.

We R Memory Keeper has revealed one the hottest products that I believe they going have a hard time keeping on the shelf since the envelope punch board. They have created the flower punch board with punch flowers from 3″to 9″. This is definitely on my wish list. Also, there will be six new paper collections, ten new journaling cards, storage and cabinets. Then adorable dies that can be used with the pocket page system.

We R Memory Keepers and Teresa Collins has partner up together. Through this partnerships there are four new Album Made Easy Journaling cards which are as follows: Archived, Hello Life, “Quoted”, and Snapshots. Also, this include five new 12 x 12 Designer ring binders.

Emotional Roller Coaster

On January 2, 2014, the crafting industry received sad news. Archiver’s the local scrapbook store were closing all their remaining stores by mid February of 2014. Archivers has served as a home to find new innovative products, exclusive product lines, workshops throughout the year for card makers and scrapbookers, crops, and more. The staff was knowledgeable of various products lines, helpful when needing ideas on layouts or projects, and a great staff that will be truly missed. This establishment has carried our world to another level that many of the bigger box stores has failed to gap the bridges to. This also, with great sadness meant an end to Scrapfest that has been held at the Mall of America for the past few years. Through Archiver’s crops and Scrapfest, friendships has been bonded with strangers who now are dear crafting friends. As they are beginning to liquidate their stores it’s with sadness that many friends are joining and coming together one last time before the doors closed for good to crop together. With mixed emotions this is also an exciting time for this industry as new product lines are being launched this week. The Craft and Hobby Association is launching the Winter CHA Trade Show beginning Saturday, January 11th through Tuesday, January 14th. Many of my favorite designers and product lines have been giving sneak peeks of their products on the social media streams. I’ll be sharing you some of my favorite picks for the season on my Facebook page.

Starting the New Year by Creating

January 1st was a day a relaxing, planning, ands creating. Moriah started her creativity with making crafty bands while I started strategizing on our focus as a family and bringing it into the creativity of memory keeping.


My inspirations came from Ali Edwards ‘One Little Word Workshop’ and incorporating it in my Project Life Just Add Color edition. I am focusing on realistic goals, instead of making resolutions that I would forget by February 1st or try to recall if I accomplished them by next New Year’s Eve. Always inspired by Becky Higgins, I made three 2014 Focus Cards using Project Life lined blank cards. Yes, my six year old daughter is going to participate in this. I chose a word for me this year that will define me personally, spiritually, and physically as I embrace 2014 and have set realistic goals to accomplish as well. My word for 2014 is Inspire and a few of my goals are to complete some of my unfinished scrapbook albums, read at least 12 books this year, make a life style change instead of dieting, and these are just a few of the goals I have set. As you begin this new year focus on a new you, a better you in 2014. I hope you join me in making this happen. Happy New Year!