CHA Wishlist

For the past few weeks, manufacturers have been releasing sneak peeks of what they'll be officially debuting tomorrow at the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) tradeshow.  As always, I've loved seeing the new stuff and what trends emerge.  Just as fun is starting my wishlist!  Here are some of the items that have caught my eye.

  • Fancy Pants 'Nautical'

If I only get one new paper collection this year, it's probably going to be Nautical from Fancy Pants.  I love the colors (perfect for boy pages) and the fact that they're double-sided with non-themed B-sides makes them really versatile.   

  • Simple Stories Letter Stickers

I'm already obsessed with Simple Stories letter stickers and typeset stickers and use them all the time.  Eight new colors?  A must-have.  I will probably get at least three sets each of the letter stickers and the typeset stickers.

  • Doodlebug Sprinkles Vellum

I'm intrigued.  I never really stopped using vellum after its heyday years ago and I'm always a sucker for polka dots.  This seems like a really great basic.  I'd like to see it in person to check out how translucent it is.

  • Jillibean Soup Beanboard

Jillibean Soup is introducing Beanboard, described as thin chipboard that's colored on both sides. I love the look and ease of chipboard but hate the bulk, so this is ideal for me.  It comes in eight colors. I'm definitely getting the green, grey, yellow, red and navy.

  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

I have the standard ink blending tool and love it.  This mini would be great for covering smaller areas.  I'm not sure I can justify getting this one since I already have a ton of Tsukeniko sponge daubers that I love.  I'm definitely thinking about it though.

  • Glue Dots Desktop Dispenser

I use a lot of Glue Dots and this dispenser would be handy.  I'm not sure if I want another thing that sits on my desk though.  Now, my Glue Dots hang from my pegboard, off my work surface. Something to think about...

How about you? Have you seen any CHA sneak peeks that are on your wishlist?


  1. I am loving Simple Stories, Lily Bee, Chic Tags and Bella Blvd. :)

  2. Oohhh I like the glue dots dispenser!
    I would get it but not place it on my desk, unless of course I am using it for a layout. I would store it away and when I need it pull it out so that when I need a glue dot it's easier to get one! I do that with a few of my "desktop" items. I only pull them out when I really need them because i hate a cluttered workspace!

  3. Excellent picks! The only thing that has truly captured my eye so far is the Bella Blvd Lucky Stars collection. LOVE that pattern set!! The rest of stuff I'm obsessed and in love with at the moment? It's Stampin Up stuff of course ;)

    1. I didn't see the Lucky Stars collection until after I'd written this post. It's fabulous! A great basic.

    2. For sure.... I can totally see you using it actually ;)

  4. Great picks....I love the stickers too. And the ink-blending tools.
    But I think I'll be skipping the papers and heading straight for the mediums!


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