I’m dying like Jack from Will&Grace died. I’m in a creative slump and when all the sneak peeks from various scrapbooking companies started appearing all over blogosphere, my brain went into overdrive. I want them ALL! This is madness. (If I ever won lottery, I wouldn’t roll naked in money, I’d be rolling in scrapbook paper sheets, throwing embellishment in the air.)
I’m sorry if I just made your eyes bleed.
Anyhoo, CHA is my dream holiday destination but until that day comes, I’m to be satisfied with reading other people’s blogposts about how fabulous time they are having. Ah, to be amongst those who get to touch all the new papers and stamps and whatnots…But here I am. In Finland. As far as you can get from CHA on this planet.
It’s not all despair over here. Thanks to interwebs I can shop from anywhere in the world that I want to and I’ve decided to list the collections I’m most likely to buy should my funds allow.
I Lowe Scrap: Why Not? I have two sheets from ILW and I’m holding on to them like they are my dear children. Modern with a hint of Soviet nostalgia. What’s not to love? Their other collection Divine This Line isn’t bad either.
Unchartered Waters By Glitz. I don’t think I have anything by Glitz in my stash but this one will be. My god-daughter is having her Confirmation this summer and with the theme of faith, hope and love, I could make one “bitching” mini-album of the celebrations. I don’t know why I love this set so much. Oh, I do. It’s the teal and yellow with a hint of pink that did it for me.
Collectable by My Mind’s Eye. At first I thought Collectable was just a single set but it actually contains 4 different mini-collections. Notable, Memorable, Remarkable and Unforgettable are all very, very fine but my favourite is the Unforgettable. Mainly because of that adorable hexagon pattern. Since MME’s 6×6 pads are reasonably priced AND are available at my local craft store, I might get them all.
Here+There by Studio Calico. This one is on my maybe list. My godson’s Confirmation pictures from last summer are still on my hard drive, waiting to be made into an album but I just haven’t found a paper set that would appeal to a teenage boy. I know, I know. He is a teenage boy, thus doesn’t give a tiny rat’s ass what kind of paper I use or even if there ever will be an album or not but I CARE! And that’s what counts. My other choice is:
All About a Boy by Echo Paper. I like the colour scheme very much and the patterns are exciting too. They don’t exactly scream Confirmation but would match my godson’s personality. Or the personality I’m hoping him to have when he grows past the surly teenage years. When ever that is…Next up is something solely for me:
Travel Girl By October Afternoon. I love OA. Their papers are always so fantastic and have just the right amount of vintage vibe. I haven’t forayed into a world of scrapbooking apart from making mini albums but I’d like to make something to remember MY travels. Having reach the ripe age of krhm, khrm, khrm, a tangible keepsake of my trips would be kind of fun. I bet even my godson would find that album interesting enough :D
Oo! I got an idea! How about making an inspiration album for my god-daughter about places I’d like her to see and then some money to start a travel savings account as a Confirmation gift? I’m a
genious genius. I truly am.
Summer Love, Sweet Disposition, Honky Tonk and TV Dinner by Cosmo Cricket. Together with MME and OA, Cosmo Cricket is my favourite paper manufacturer. I think I’ve bought most papers that I have from them. These four new sets are so pretty and most importantly I have an end-use for all of them. As you know, I make a mini-album for my god-daughter every year for her birthday and this year won’t be an exception. The first three are all optional for that, especially Honky Tonk as she has a horse and I have a sneaky feeling that she’ll be requesting another horse themed album. The TV Dinner-set I’d use to record my fave recipes and if I’d feel generous enough, I might even make nice recipe cards to share with my friends. (To be honest, I don’t have that many good recipes and the one’s I do have, I don’t want to share. Because they are that good.) Then last but not least:
DIY Shop by Crate Paper. Crate Paper, how I love thee? Last summer I spent hours on the computer in order to find their Random– collection kit. Which, BTW, totally changed my view on how to craft. Meaning: Get a kit and crafting gets easy. (I’m soon going to share a mini album I made using the kit). What would use this set for? I have plenty of crafts (from pre-blogging era) I’m very, very proud of and I’d like to document them more permanently. Browsing one’s hard drive isn’t that fun and you cannot take it with you to show people. Anyhoo, there are so many elements I love about this set. The mix of patterns: Map? Vintage typewriters? Chevron? Polka dots? They all make me swoon.
If you want a quick access to CHA Winter 2013 sneak peeks, Scrappy Jedi has a complete (and constantly updating) list HERE. Go and drool at your hearts content and try to pick your favourites. I’m here calculating the cost of getting all these sets and thinking if food really is necessary. Have you already done your fantasy OR real shopping for this spring?
Over and out and dizzy with all the crafting possibilities.
- CHA-W 2013 // Here + There (studiocalico.typepad.com)
- Glitz Designs CHA Winter CHA 2013 Sneak Peek Color Me Happy (yourscrapbooksupply.typepad.com)
- CHA-W 2013 // Snippets (studiocalico.typepad.com)
- CHA Winter 2013 – SNEAK PEEK #4 (simplestories.typepad.com)
- CHA-Winter 2013 – SNEAK PEEK #1 (simplestories.typepad.com)
- CHA-W 2013 // Sundrifter (studiocalico.typepad.com)
- Clever Endeavors Joins CHA and Debuts SliderWriter™, a New Laser Scrapbooking Tool That Lets You Get it Straight Every Time (prweb.com)
- CHA Sneak #8: Mixed Media Bonanza! (prima.typepad.com)
- Urban Traveler: Just Go (simplestories.typepad.com)