Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CHA Sneak Peeks: Susan's Favorites

Amanda asked me to write this blog and now I think it might just be a repeat of hers!  What can I say?  Great minds think alike!  ;-)

I have to say that Graphic 45's Steampunk Debutante collection and Pink Paislee's Parisian Anthology collection are my top picks for Summer CHA.
Steampunk Debutante
Mini Album by Heidi Swapp using Parisian Anthology papers

So rather than repeat Amanda's previous blog, I'm going to expound on the virtue's of these collections.

Graphic 45 has brought the hottest trend in design to papercrafting.......Steampunk!  Steampunk blends Victorian images with the Industrial Revolution and Art Nouveau.  Additionally, the color palette used in Steampunk Debutante is just stunning!  I love that all the papers have one side with gorgeous graphics and the other side is a repeating pattern.   That makes these papers so versatile!  You can fussy cut your favorite graphic from the front side and still have plenty of the reverse side to use in your project.

Parisian Anthology is the offspring of three of the best designers in the scrapbooking world:  Heidi Swapp, Rhonna Farrer, and Janet Hopkins, known collectively as the House of 3.  The whole concept behind this collection is that each scrapper can make these papers her own creation by altering them!  Customizable papers!  In this lagging economy, I say a BIG thank you to Pink Paislee and the House of 3!   I can't wait to get my hands on some Parisian Anthology papers, get out my Glimmer Mists, Maya Mists, Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Stickles and PLAY!

Suzanne and I are busy pulling together our orders for CHA.  In addition to ordering Steampunk Debutante and Parisian Anthology, we are carefully choosing coordinating embellishments from Tim Holtz, 7 Gypsies, Prima Marketing and Tattered Angels.

What are your favorites from Summer CHA?  Please leave a comment and let us know.


  1. Our CHA spies tell us that the Graphic 45 booth was so crowded yesterday it created a traffic jam!

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh I am loving everything that is coming from CHA this summer!!! Of course, I work for Nikki....and I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee her new products...serious love there! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. My favorite from CHA is BasicGrey's Wander. I LOVE it!


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