Sunday, January 18, 2015

CHA recap one final post

One final CHA recap post. I always try to give you a peek of life outside of the Jillibean Soup booth. This year I didn't much time to explore the show floor and take pictures.

I would have to say one of the huge themes of the winter show was diversification. Scrapbook companies cannot survive selling paper alone. Branching out and adding DIY, day planners, and Instagram albums are just a few ways companies were looking to reach new customers. Webster's Pages released Color Rush a few months ago and I am in love with the teal and white striped day planner. I am a digital calendar type of a girl but man I am itching for this beauty it's so very me.

Let me tell you a little secret I love bows. I really love them, they are sweet, and girly and I cannot get enough of them and not just in the crafty world either. I think I might have to order these Bella Blvd. felt bows in every color. They would easily go with just about everything. 

In the end it's really all about the paper right. I love a little bit of color and couldn't resist the bright colors from Pink Paislee and Chickaniddy Crafts.

I think I have a thing for lemons. After the fact I realized I snapped up photos of 2 different lines with lemon prints. Just because I didn't photograph it doesn't mean it didn't end up in my metal top ten. I also loved Shemelle's coffee cups, Crate Paper's use of gold and teal, Bella Blvd's transparencies, and the Minc from Heidi Swapp.

Thanks for stopping by today. Do you have any favorite picks from CHA? I know there were tons of things I missed. Happy crafting friends ...

Friday, January 16, 2015

Scenes from the Jillibean Soup booth part 2 | CHA 2015

I was so exhausted last night I could barely see straight and this morning I realized I really only shared 2 booth photos. Today I am much more rested and I might be able to string a couple of sentences together.

Jillibean Soup released 2 new paper collections at winter CHA 2015. The first is called Summer Red Raspberry. This collection is watercolor inspired. It's chalked full of beautiful summer patterns like flowers, butterflies and even doilies. 

The second collection is called Saffron Yellow Pepper. This collection boasts fun spring patterns including polka dots, flowers and umbrellas. I love that this collection includes black it adds great contrast between colors. Can you believe this is the first time Jillibean has included black in a paper collection?

Jillibean also released the Mix the Media collection and Party Playground. These new collection featured below are so awesome. Mix the Media is an entire collection of products that fit the DIY category. Party Playground is everything you need to put on the perfect party from straws, to garland to treat bags.

We know how to have a little bit of fun in the booth too. Jill and Beth Kingston were giggling up a storm just before they filmed a segment for My Craft Channel.

Monday was the national championship football game, Kimber and I were representing our home fields in the Jillibean Soup booth. Sadly Oregon lost. 

Thanks for stopping by today. Jillibean's new collections will be shipping on or before February 15th. Look for them at your local retailer or online at retailers like Emma's Paperie, and A Cherry on Top. Happy Scrapping! 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Scenes from the Jillibean Soup booth | CHA 2015

Over the years I have tried hard to update from the show floor but busy days followed by busy nights kept me off my computer. I figured I couldn't start this post off without a photo of where the magic happens: the Anaheim Convention Center.

I arrived a day late so by the time I made it to the show floor on Thursday morning the carpet was down and the walls were up. I took this shot mid day on day 2 of set up. Lots of progress happening and boxes unpacked.

Jill comes up with the best ideas for the booth. Who knew old vintage suitcases cut in half could be turned into shelves.

Thanks for stopping by stay tuned for more photos from the booth and the show floor. Happy Crafting!