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Friday, July 22, 2011

CHA - A First Report - or should I say "TWEET!"

I arrived home today from CHA Summer in Rosemont, IL.   The show was a bit smaller than in the past, but I still spotted what I would call a few "trends" very quickly!   Here is just one thing that stood out quickly!

Ever see Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" - If it scared you don't read further..... because THE BIRDS are definitely HERE!  Birds, birds everywhere - and birdhouses, and birdcages, birdbaths, nests.......  EVERYWHERE - Rubber stamps, die cuts, patterned papers, dimensional embellishments, chipboard shapes, wooden birds, painting sets, stencils, fabric - a bird of some sort either on a product or on a booth decoration in some sort.   See for yourself a few of the flock I captured on film.
Plaid makes it easy for anyone to be an artist using paint!

Floracraft's booth is always bursting with giant sized fun!
Crate Paper's booth was fully of tweety good fun - displays and products with birds popping up.
LaBlanche offers absolutely stunningly detailed silicone stamps - lots of birds & more!
ART-C - Wow - a mixed-media artist's dream.
Graphic 45 was exploding with colorful, fun and funky birdhouses.
This birdcage and two feathered friends was photographed at the Silhouette craft cutter booth.
Studio Calico had a great booth- and I found this stamped card with this fun tweeting bird.

DCWV - loved these fun colorful papers - and look - birds!
Prima - Everything a bird lover could want - beautifully added to a layout - a nest, birdhouse, even a dimensional birdbath!  One of my favorite layouts at CHA!
Just look at this adorable owl "penant" made from Nikki Sivils' fun You're A Hoot collection!

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