Friday, February 3, 2012

My CHA Adventure: Projects

I'm a lucky gal. Twice a year, I have the opportunity to attend the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) tradeshow. What an inspiring place! It's where companies introduce their new lines, complete with awesome booths and incredible projects. I always come home with so many ideas!

I thought I'd share a few of my favorite CHA project-finds with you. I hope you find them as inspiring as I do.

Isn't this cool? Kelly Purkey made a map of the places she's traveled and included pictures. It was on display in the Studio Calico booth. If you look closely at St. Louis, you'll see me. That was a good trip!

This is a Clip It Up storage system that has been painted pink. Why didn't I ever think to paint mine pink? Love that idea! Thanks, Nikki Sivils booth, for the clever idea!

I'm always attracted to colorful layouts, and this one found in the Paper Smooches booth simply shines! 

So sweet! I can definitely see myself adding this idea to my future nursery. Thanks, Silhouette, for the idea!

Yes, those are candy Dots! How cute! Thanks for the party idea, Ellison. 

Leave it to the Doodlebug to inspire me with color. Look at that sweet card and layout. Both so cheery!

I admit, I have an Edward layout in my own album, so I was naturally drawn to this page in the SEI booth. Besides the hella handsome fella, I love the circles along the side. 

Love this, Maya Road! Thanks for the words of inspiration! 

These are yarn-bombed chairs. So cool! 

I'm very into yarn art right now, and I loved seeing all of the yarn displays at this show. 

This wreath, on display in the Jillibean Soup booth, is made from jar lids. What a clever creative approach!

More yarn fun! This yarn-wrapped tree was standing tall in the Heidi Grace booth. I want to wrap a tree in a neutral color (white or gray) and switch out the ornaments for the various seasons. Fun!

I could go on and on but I guess I'll stop here. Thanks, CHA, for another inspiring show!



Ashley Horton said...

Cute finds Megan!! I LOVE the Edward layout...I have one in my album too!! :) Well, it's actually on display for one of my DT projects at my LSS...but it will be in my album soon!!! :)

Ms. Lucie said...

Sounds like you had fun.
Can you tell me where Heidi Swapping got her tree? My daughter at college would love that pink tree and I would love your idea of a neutral one to dress up all year long. But need to get the tree first!

Anonymous said...

Love all the inspiration. I spray painted my clip it up white to go with my room. Very easy.