International Scrapbook Day on May 7 came and went. What kind of projects did you work on?
I spent time at the Simple Scrapper crop hosted by Jamie Leija. A crop is a gathering of scrapbookers usually over a day or a weekend. No idea where that name came from. It was a fun day and even my daughter participated in a couple of the challenges and made a scrapbook layout!
Today I’m continuing on from my CHA | Part 1 post and sharing more on with trends I saw at the Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show.
In Part 1 I shared the big trend of adult coloring books that had popped up all over the show.
Continuing on with the coloring trend I enjoyed these doodle coloring stamp sets from Tammy Tutterow for Spellbinders. I’m a big fan of inspirational quotes and being that they’re stamps you can use them over and over again and color it however you want.
Wondering if we’ll see more of these coloring and mandala type stamps if the coloring trend continues…
Kuretake well known for their art and brush pens for both scrapbooking and art journaling had a fun coloring bar. High tops with bar stools and you could pull up a chair grab a stamped paper and get your color on!
Another big trend was planners. Boy were they EVERYWHERE!
If you’re unfamiliar with the planner trend you may remember Franklin Covey or Daytimer. Jet black planners with daily or weekly planning spreads and gridded pages for planning projects. Well the papercrafts industry has given a major creative upgrade to these originals. Almost every brand had a planner of some sort in its collection.
The Me and My Big Ideas Happy Planner was beautiful. Who doesn’t LOVE peonies!? Amanda Zampelli their social media guru was manning their planner station and cranking out layouts. She was super high-energy and so fun to meet! Be sure to check out her blog.
I ran into Olya of Paint Paper Studio while she was sketching at the Me and My Big Idea booth. So sweet! If you’re looking for some IG inspiration be sure to follow her feed. Her sketches are GORGEOUS!
Sizzix has created some great planner stamps with matching diecuts. At the Sizzix booth I met Janette Lane a celebrity in the planner world and got to see her large collection of planners in person. Nice to meet a local SoCal planner girl. =)
Bella Blvd’s Illustrated Faith was a line requested by my friend Alissa. This line started the Bible Journaling trend through adding decoration and embellishment to highlight your favorite bible passages. While I am not a bible journaler the Illustrated Faith collection includes blacks against brights which is one of my favorite design trends. I can certainly see myself using some of their patterned papers, especially from the She Blooms Collection.
My Minds Eye On Trend 2 Collection was certainly on-trend with all of the gold foil.
This next one is not necessarily scrapbooking related but I cannot get over all of the fun projects you can make with duct tape. Duck brand had a booth will all of the supplies covered in their new transparent tape. My aunt had been a fan of these crafts for a while so I made sure to take a few pics for her.
Plaid, the maker of Mod Podge, (who doesn’t love Mod Podge) had some awesome home decor projects on display. Thanks to Pinterest, DIY home decor has taken the leap from trend to mainstay. Why pay an arm and a leg when you can make it in your own style?
Thanks for tuning in for part 2 of my look back at the Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show!
Stay tuned for some peaks at some new-to-me companies that I discovered on the show floor…