I will be packing a ridiculous number of classes, events and activities into my time at the show. I'm registered for 13 classes related to blogging, social media, branding, and crafts. I'm attending the opening party, a craft blogger meet-up, the new product reception, the annual CHA business meeting and town hall, the keynote address and the after-party. I have meetings and roundtables. Between all that, I'll be spending about 24 hours over 3 days on the trade show floor, learning about new products and trends in crafting.
Yes, trends. It's well-established that I am not an especially trendy person (except for that one time when I was the most super-trendy person ever!) but I do love trying to predict and identify the trends that others will actually follow. Based on all the sneak peeks I've been seeing, it's time to share my predictions for....
I made this graphic with PicMonkey, using one of the color combinations I think will trend in 2017. I'm seeing a lot of teal, pink and black, with mint thrown in as well, particularly in patterned papers and planner supplies. I'm hoping Greenery will be evident at the show; I'm not seeing much of it in the sneak peeks.
Here are some other trends I'm seeing that I think will be big this year:
What do you think will trend in 2017? Any predictions, thoughts or hopes?