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For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Monday, February 6, 2012

More Things that Caught My Eye at CHA Winter 2012

A wall of boldly colored
metallic florals
FloraCraft's message
 made me smile
Although my time exploring the showroom floor was limited due to demonstrations in booths, teaching classes, and taping with WCK - I did spot what I would say were a few trends to share.    Bold, bright colors seem to be back.   The vintage tones and grunge/steampunk themes are still popular, but I noticed pops of vibrancy in almost every isle of the showroom floor.  

A fun set of working faux
doors made from canvas - and there's
that bold color splash front and center again
"Holy Giant Purple Die-Cut Flowers Batman!"
Now THAT's a bold archway
Rose Meyer's hanging display had bold
colors, metallic shimmer, and an interesting
combination of elements -
 unique and eye-catching


Antiquity Mosaics had a pop of color
nestled amongst their earthy offerings.
Beach Bloomers Banners - a fun frilly booth definitely
different than most of the booths!


Banners are also in - punches, die cuts, patterned papers, home decor projects - banners are big this seasonBanners are also in - punches, die cuts, patterned papers, home decor projects - banners are big this season


Mixed-media dresses are still showing up all over the showroom floor - paper dresses, flower dresses, duck tape dresses and a tux, wire dresses, dresses made from sparkling crystals, fashion made from unexpected items is still a trend when it comes to eye-catching displays. 

DCWV won first prize for Displaying with Excellence -
 their booth featured multiple versions of amazing trees and
 birds crafted from colorful shimmering materials - all were gorgeous!
Birds are still in the forefront too - but I noticed more of them being displayed in bolder brighter hues - and peacocks were definitely popping up in patterned papers, displays, fabric, embellishments and more.

Bold colors, dimensional elements,
and a peacock feather















In Saturday's post, I shared my observation that the Eiffel Tower seems to be popping up EVERYWHERE - check out some examples here: http://www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com/2012/02/travel-as-trend-winter-cha-observation.html

Overall, I thought the booth displays showed even more variety and imaginative ideas than I’ve seen at past shows.   For additional glimpses from the CHA show follow the Designer Craft Blog Connection link to the right - and visit Julie McGuffee's blog at www.juliemcguffee.blogspot.com to find out about this month's great prize giveaway.

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