Best of CHA Summer 2009... Allison's Top Picks!!

Although I wasn't able to be at CHA Summer 2009 in person, I was there in heart and soul and wanted to still bring you my TOP picks of what I have seen coming from some amazing companies!

Let's start with COLLECTIONS that I'm excited about...

Upsy Daisy Designs "A New Day" (shown at top)... love their collections and love that they are CANADIAN!!!


Crate Paper "Cottage Collection"... love these colours... always something awesome from this family owned company!!!


Making Memories
"Great Escape" collection.... now this would be perfect for our CROP TROPICAL Scrapbooking Escape in Cancun in Feb. 2010!!! Wanna come????


My Mind's Eye "Ooh La La" his and hers collection... always hard to find great masculine products... love this one!
Glitz Designs "Plum Crazy" collection... purple is a very good thing!!!


Fancy Pants "Christmas Magic"... yes, it's HOT out now, but many plan well ahead with their Christmas crafting and I loved this combo... elegant yet fun!


Onto other simply neat new ideas and products...


Little Yellow Bicycle "Gratitude and Faith" line... perfect for those of us who want to include more of our heart and faith in our scrapbooks!!


Tattered Angels "Glimmer Mist"... even more new wonderful colours and a schwack of new fun products to play with!!!
Prima "Pearls and Crystals"... onto every page a little BLING must fall and Prima has created some affordable ways of helping us do that with these!!


Basic Grey "Doilies"... a company that never fails to impress... how fun will these be to add to our layouts or cards???!!!!!

Hambly "Clear Stickers"... I am all about butterflies and can hardly wait to get my hands on these... perfect for the butterfly girls in our lives!!


Flower Soft "Polar White"... I admit I haven't yet gotten to play with this new ever popular product, but can see so much potential especially for cardmakers!!

American Crafts "Faux Leather D-Ring 12x12 binders".... soooooo excited because I personally like binders over post-bound and look at all the colours!! Wooo hooo!!!!
And finally... a few companies to take note of for their desire to think beyond themselves to intentionally help out others who could use it... in this case two companies supporting Breast Cancer Awareness...

Making Memories "Pink Slice"... portion of the sales of this fun pink personal cutting device (which we loved using on our Crop and Cruise Scrapbooking Cruise) will go towards helping fight the Breast Cancer battle.
Neatnix "Breast Cancer Awareness Stuff Buckets and Bags"... love, love, love their organizational aids and now love, love, love that they also aid such a great cause!!!
There you have it!! 15 things that caught my eye that we can be watching hopefully hit the Canadian shelves at a local store near you!!

BLOG GIVEAWAY!!!! Let me know your thoughts on the above!! Which is your favourite??? Have you discovered something else yummy we would love? Leave a comment from now until the end of August and we'll pick a random winner for something little, but fun!!

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the Basic Grey "doilies". So pretty! I don't buy much patterned paper but I would so buy these to use on cards!

Lindastamps at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I love love love both the MME stuff and Making Memories. Do they ever fail? Doubt it.

ScrappeeDiane said...

My favourite is the Hambly clear stickers. I love the colours and the flow of the butterflys. Thanks for sharing your picks.

Janet said...

I love the neatniks! Way cool!

Izzy said...

I'm liking the neatniks... I'm patiently waiting to get my hands on some Maya Road products... call me crazy, but I love it all!!

Denise said...

I love the idea of the pink Slice! I am a girly girl, and pink tools thrill me! I have never used a slice... but am sure I could! Happy SUmmer!

serena said...

I am in love with the new basic grey Indian Summer line - the colors are so rich and gorgeous.

Liz said...

Anything pink gets my attention LOL. I do have to say that my favorite is the MM travel line, it's just gorgeous to to look, but once in a project is even better.

Jeanette said...

Crate Paper's Cottage Collection caught my eye! The colors are beautiful - very summery! Thanks for letting us know what's new!

Anonymous said...

I am itching to get my hands on the Hambly clear stickers and Basic Grey Doilies!

Allison M.

genny V said...

Love the BG Dollies! But also I really like the new Pink Paislee lines!

shaz said...

MM slice I love it! I also loved the Oh La La Collection Great colors for my lil girls.

jkddz said...

The pink slice is a must have!

Jennifer Reynard said...

Love the new My Mind's Eye paper line. OMgoodness, the lace doilies by Basic Grey are sooo pretty, and
happy to see the colour choices for the 12 x 12 ring binders!
It's all good!

Shannon said...

I think I am going to have to pick the Crate Paper Collection overall as I like the colors in it too howver, the MME papers are so pretty and the dollies from Basic Grey look fun.

Kathy said...

I am looking forward to the Crate paper new lines. I also saw some neat new Prima lines on their blog that look great flowers, bling and some new stamps and their new paper lines are gorgeous. The new nook and pantry and eskimo kisses line from Basic Grey look beautiful too.

Anonymous said...

The pink Slice caught my eye, because all scrapbook tools look better in pink. Pink Paislee was my favourite from CHA and Lily Bee designs was next.

Tracey B

Stacy V said...

Hmmmm.....I am thinking the Glitz Designs 'Plum Crazy' line may be very interesting to use as I am not usually a purple person...that may have changed!

Sarah said...

I love the Crate Paper Cottage collection. Those are totally my colors! And I love the AC albums - their d-ring albums are my faves and the leather ones are fantastic. I like that they are doing cool sizes in their albums too - like the 6x12. I also just saw their halloween line and it is so very cute - the best of the halloween lines imho.

Anonymous said...

I love the new stuff! Thanks for sharing your top picks Allison!I love the Plum Crazy from Glitz Design! It's so "me"!! hahaha!

Melissa Haavind
khaavind@shaw.ca

Cheryl said...

I am thinking I like the upsy daisy collection the most out of all the picks. All of it looks pretty good though. Too bad I have a Slice already, the pink one looks way cool!!

Anonymous said...

Love the new pearls and the Upsy Daisy are clean looking.

Melanie S

TanyaW said...

I love love LOVE the Fancy Pants christmas line. But I think my ulitmate love is for the pink Slice, so wonderful that proceeds are donated to a worthy cause, and I have a house full of blue, so anything pink is always welcomed!! Especially a tool!!!

scrappinannie said...

I LOVE Glimmer Mist!!! So FUN to use & endless possibilities!! A MUST try!!

Carley said...

I have to admit I have a huge weakness for Christmas Paper and the new Fancy Pants line will find a nice cozy spot in my books this Christmas, YAY! And I do have to say that the doilies from basic grey are beautiful and I can't wait to get my hands on them!

lisa said...

making memories great escape collection would have to be my favorite as I love to travel to tropical places and the paper is perfect for it

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Katherine C said...

it's all great looking product...how does a girl choose a favaorite! She doesn't and buys it all!! ;)

Betty said...

I love the new pearls and the pink slice would be fun to play with and create a layout.