CHA2014 – The Wrap-Up!

It’s time. Time to wrap up all of the CHA madness and fun from my trip to the show so that I can get to making pretty things with the new products I already ordered. ;) Lots of the things from the show are available now, and more are becoming available every day. New and exciting things abound, and I can’t wait to share my creations with you AND to see fantastic ideas, techniques and projects come out of all of these new tools and products.

CHA2014 Wrap-Up by Britta Swiderski

Here is a recap of the blog posts from the trip. I’ve added shop links into those posts, so if there’s a collection you’re excited about, click on the link and it will (read: *should*)  take you right to the links widget for that collection!

1. Pre-Show Favorites Part One

2. Pre-Show Favorites Part Two

  • LF Let’s Polka, Doily Stencils TCW, Elle’s Studio Love You More, HA new Mid-Tone colors and inks, Ranger New Dylusions, Ranger Mini Blending Tool, Maggie Holmes Style Board and Favorite Things Heidi Swapp
  • all of these awesome things in stores now

3. CHA Day One Highlights

4. CHA Day Two Highlights

5. CHA Day Three Highlights

6. Favorite New Companies

7. Favorite Collections Part One



  • Mon Ami – Kelly Purkey for BG – in stores now
  • Jet Set – We R Memory Keepers
  • As You Wish – Fancy Pants 
  • Wanderlust – Studio Calico – in stores now


  • Cloud 9 – Chic Tags 
  • Hello Sunshine – Lawn Fawn – in stores now


8. Favorite Collections Part Two


  • Summer Bliss by Lori Whitlock – Echo Park
  • Just Splendid – My Mind’s Eye – in stores now
  • Summer Lovin’ by Samantha Walker – Carta Bella
  • Daydreamer – Dear Lizzy for AC – in stores now
  • #Summer – American Crafts – in stores now


  • Sheer Metallic – We R Memory Keepers
  • Charmed by Jennifer Allyson – My Mind’s Eye – in stores now
  • Love Notes – Crate Paper – in stores now
  • Sprinkled with Love – Allison Kreft for Webster’s Pages
  • Love You More – Elle’s Studio – for sale now
  • Date Night – Chickaniddy Crafts – in stores now


  • Home Spun – Simple Stories – in stores now
  • Herbs & Honey – Basic Grey
  • Farmer’s Market – We R Memory Keepers
  • My Favorite Things – Heidi Swapp – in stores now


  • Be Different – Fancy Pants
  • Family Forever – Bella Blvd
  • Plus One – Amy Tangerine for AC – in stores now
  • Boys Rule – Crate Paper – in stores now
  • Spicy Social Soup – Jillibean
  • DIY Boutique – Simple Stories

9. Stamps and Stamping Accessories

If you have questions about a particular product or photo from any of the above posts, feel free to leave a comment here and I’ll try my best to give you more information! I tried my best to show a good overall view of the show without obsessing over anything in particular, so thank you so much for having fun with me over the past several weeks!

On the horizon: I really want to get back into making videos (!!!) and more tips and tricks posts, plus one sharing about all the new inks that are out there right now so you can see the differences. I also have a sizable list of requests for filofax inserts and want to re-do the back end of my system for purchasing and participating in classes. I have lots of ambitions! Haha. I’m also editing the first draft of my portfolio, which means that it should be ready to show people in about a week. Eek!

Thanks for stopping by today. Mwah!



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2 Responses to CHA2014 – The Wrap-Up!

  1. Great recap, Britta! Oh I hope you’ll start up your videos again; I loved them :) And I’d LOVE to see your portfolio!

  2. Louise G

    Love your videos too! Miss them.
    Did you try those Memento luxe inks?
    I think you’ll love them like I do … great colors and so juicy!
    Waiting to watch all your delightful videos soon!
    Funny because you practice your french and I’m trying with english.
    If I can help you …
    Bonne journée Britta!

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