CHA 2011 Top Picks and GIVEAWAY!!!

So although I decided to not attend CHA this winter (in lieu of other amazing things I have planned this year!!!) I can't help but still scour the internet for my TOP CHA PICKS as I do every year!!!  It's hard cuz I really want to physically be there to see, touch, smell, lick (oh wait... that's Christy!) all the yummy new products!!!!!

But alas, I will live vicariously through photos until the product makes it into the stores!!!!

So here are some FANTASTIC things that have caught my eye (and heart!!!)  I'm starting today with PRIMA who never disappoints!!!!  Check it!!!

These blingy beautiful ribbons make my heart sing!!!!  Can't you just see these on an elegant layout??



And those who know me know that I have a thing with birds and I tell you that there is NO shortage out there of birds including these cute ones!

These flocked rub-ons have my interest peaked as well!!!

Along with these super intriguing new masks!!


And what is Prima without luscious new flowers of all sorts!!!!




So enough eye candy for the first day!!!  On to the GIVEAWAY!!!!  Watch here and on Christy Riopel's blog as we both present our CHA "wish we were there" items and comment to win here and on her blog each day for a chance to win $50 worth of product at the end!!!!  Now for my first question:

What is your favourite colour of accent to use in your home and on your layouts?  Is it the same or different?

31 comments:

Janet said...

tones of brown. Thanks for the update and the chance to win.

Heather said...

My favorite color to use on layouts is blue--especially shades of turquoise. In my home my go to color would be shade of green.

jill said...

hey girl -
love what you & Christy are doing!!!
i tend to go bold or go home (hahaha). orange or red in my home. actually i have a bright yellow pillow on my bed for an accent. and i just added hot pink towels and accents in my main bathroom to add some heat to this cold winter.
and then anything bright & bold to accent on a page. my faves are turquoise, orange, red or lime green. i've tried to make very subdued-coloured layouts and they just never seem to turn out -- i'm never satisfied until i've added a little pop of colour. i don't know what it is -- could it be my personality??!?!
love ya & miss u,
j.

Monique said...

I have created a challenge for myself this year - to complete a full year's worth of "favorite shots" only using sepia prints, and only using tones of brown....I use quite a lot of brown in my decor, and like to display my work often before it gets into a book, so this is a great way for me to not only celebrate this year in my home, but look back on it as well!!!
Monique Conners - Duchess, AB Canada

Shannon said...

This probably isn't a big suprise for you but I like red! I hadn't seen the flocked rub-ons from Prima ... thanks for showing.

Jess said...

brown, brick red and wood. these colours seem to follow me wherever I go - whether I am scrapping or decorating or doing crafts. :)
jgabriel@shaw.ca

Lee-Anne said...

Blue is my favorite color that I go to again and again.

Cari said...

You girls are awesome!!!!
Well, my favorite color right now is turquoise - and I am using all the time in scrapbooking and as accents in my home! I love it!

Anonymous said...

My Favorite colors are Blue, brown, reds and oranges. Love all the new products you gals show us, Thanks

CorlannA said...

I think I'd have to go with any shades of green... I think with all the green you find in nature, it must be one of God's favorite colors to 'decorate' with too :o)

Carole said...

At home I use tones of brown alot but on my layouts I like to use all sorts of color - and love black/brick red/cream! I love Prima - they always rock it with new stuff! Thanks for showing some of the new stuff........love it!

Anonymous said...

Brown, Brown and more Brown - I have ventured into more colors but i seem to use alot of Brown

Carrie Hamm

Kate said...

Oh SWOON!!! I love all the textures! My fall back colour in life is turquoise. Always. But in my boy layouts I fall to orange as well...just not in my house because Hubs isn't that adventurous! LOL

Ki said...

I love EVERYTHING ORANGE! I don't use it as much as I would like in my house but I will get there - totally going to redecorate using my fave colour!

Candace said...

Definitely love reds and oranges - in my layouts and as accents in my (otherwise neutral) home!

The Savvy Scrapbooker said...

What a great idea! I love to use brown or natural, earthy colours around my home, but since my layouts are always pretty girly, I usually use brighter colours on my layouts.

Jennifer Reynard said...

Gotta love Prima!! Love those
little crocheted flowers...how cute
and very vintage. Their ribbons
look almost too nice to even use.
Yes I do buy "stuff" occasionally
just to look at it! LOL
My very favourite colour for
cardmaking or in my home is
green, soft greens preferably!

Anonymous said...

My favorite colours to use in layouts is shades of brown and turquoise....and yes I have did the same in my decor for my house. They just seem so pleasing to the eye. P.S. LOVE, LOVE that new ribbon from prima!!! Tonnes of ideas of how great it would look on my layouts.

Anonymous said...

My favorite colours to use in layouts is shades of brown and turquoise....and yes I have did the same in my decor for my house. They just seem so pleasing to the eye. P.S. LOVE, LOVE that new ribbon from prima!!! Tonnes of ideas of how great it would look on my layouts. (stacey - staceyhunter@sasktel.net)

Izzy said...

Green... love all shades of green!

Jasmine said...

Home is the same as scrapbooking...blue, all shades of blue! My absolute favorite color!

TanyaW said...

Brown brown and more brown. Boring? Maybe. I love the earthy tone and almost every color goes well with it!!!

Julie Giles said...

thanks for the pictures...some really beautiful stuff coming our way! I love to decorated with earth tones, and lots of burgundy. My layouts tend to be softer versions of these colors, but I love to distress, which I also also love to distress the furniture in my house - in that way they match. Thanks for the sneak peaks, it helps feed my favorite part of scrapbooking...the shopping!

Melissa Haavind said...

I love the dark colours...purple, blue, & black

Jeanette said...

various shades of blue in my house and on my layouts!

Cottagerca said...

My favorite color to use on layouts is earth tones; brown, green, blues and yes \i use the same in my home.
ava
cottagerca

Beth Anne said...

Definitely blue, at home and on layouts, but I'm also a big fan of purple.

serena said...

I do the neutral thing with lots of bright fun colors like oranges, reds, and blues in my home decor. scrapbook pages I am all over the map with them. I pretty much love everything.

Anonymous said...

In my home I seem to have lots of browns. On my layouts, probably because I have a little girl, I tend to use Pink and Brown a lot.

Allison M.

Betty said...

I use alot of different shades of green and browns.Also use these colors in my home.

Sandy Ang said...

As an accent I have an orange table in my all white craft room. And looking at my last 10 projects, I have used either orange, lemon or yellow !