Trend Alert – Mixed Media Projects with a Favorite from CHA

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Our 3rd favorite find from CHA – The Craft & Hobby Association Convention – Lesley Riley’s TAP Transfer Artist Paper. Check out the possibilities from my Studio5 review on the show floor.


Our other “favorite finds” are talked about on this video review and this blog post.  It’s Making Memories new “Bravissimo” line, as well as a childhood favorite made new again — the “My Friendship Bracelet Maker.” Check them out!

Recap of CHA: Crafty Friends We Met!

Friday, February 4th, 2011

One of the most wonderful things about the craft and hobby industry is all of the wonderful people you meet! Renewing friendships and making new ones is always a real thrill for us. We wanted to share with you a few photos of those we during our time at CHA.

First off, we have to introduce you to two very amazing friends of ours – Jacki and Sharon. Not only are we neighbors at home, but it sure is fun when you share many of the same interests! They have believed in us from day 1 in this venture. We are so blessed! We want to be sure you all get to know them, because we’re sure you’ll see much more of this fun duo in the future!

Kris and Jacki Sharing S'mores at our Dinner Table!

Kim and Sharon Hamming It Up in the Doodlebug Photo Booth!

We also had the opportunity to meet up with some of our favorite designer friends! We’re sure you’ll recognize a few! 😉

Cathe Holden - Just Something I Made

Elizabeth Kartchner - Dear Lizzy

And then we met for the first time some of our “idols” in the industry!

The Amazing Anna Griffin

Linda Peterson - Amaco and Linda Peterson Designs

Erika & Monika - Double Stitch Twins and Red Heart Yarn

 We loved seeing Candace once again of ThermoWeb Adhesives. She is such a hoot to visit with. And can you see that picture frame up close? It’s our logo letting others know they’ve worked with us on projects! And speaking of ThermoWeb, don’t forget that you have just a few days left to participate in that incredible giveaway of over $1000 in prizes!

Candace - ThermoWeb Adhesive Products

 And finally, it’s always fun to meet up with bloggers in the crafting community!

Ana Cabrera - Northridge Media

Kris, Beckie - Infarrantly Creative, Heather - Dollar Store Crafts, Kim, and Jen - Tatertots & Jello

Have a wonderful and crafty weekend everyone!

-Kris and Kim