Trend Talk: Ruffles

03/31/2010 at 5:00 am | Posted in General Inspiration, Hot Trends | 7 Comments
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-Megan Hoeppner, creative editor, and Lori Fairbanks, editor

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Trend Talk: Tantalizing Turquoise

01/21/2010 at 1:30 pm | Posted in Hot Trends | 7 Comments
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"Love Banner" by Megan Hoeppner, as seen in "Super-Fast Pages with 4" x 6" Photos, Vol. 2"

"Cards for Kids" by Jennifer McGuire, as seen in the February 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes

"Fun in the Sun" by Lori Anderson, as seen in "Super-Fast Pages with 4" x 6" Photos, Vol. 2"

"Hold On" by Elizabeth Kartchner, as seen in "52 More Scrapbooking Challenges"

—Megan Hoeppner, creative editor, and Lori Fairbanks, product editor

Trend Talk: Bird Cages

12/29/2009 at 4:00 am | Posted in Hot Trends | 13 Comments
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"He Loves You" by Elizabeth Kartchner, as seen in 52 More Scrapbooking Challenges

"So Very Proud" by Sasha Farina, as seen in 52 More Scrapbooking Challenges

—Megan Hoeppner, creative editor, and Lori Fairbanks, product editor

Trend Talk: Felt Fun

12/01/2009 at 4:00 am | Posted in Hot Trends | 7 Comments
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Trend Talk: Halloween Haunts

10/29/2009 at 4:00 am | Posted in Hot Trends | 6 Comments
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Trend Talk: Elephants

10/01/2009 at 3:12 am | Posted in Hot Trends | 10 Comments
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MYLYB - Baby Safari

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"Baby Elephant Walk" by Henry Mancini

Click on the music note to begin the song. Enjoy! 🙂

Trend Talk: Mmmm… Doughnuts!

08/27/2009 at 4:00 am | Posted in Hot Trends | 21 Comments
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Martha - donut wedding cake

Image from Martha Stewart Weddings

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Toys from Pottery Barn Kids

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Pillow from Urban Outfitters

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Card from Etsy

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Card from Etsy

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Coloring book from Etsy

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Silver donut charm

Charm from ZuluMoon

 

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Earrings from Etsy

 

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Bag from Sanrio

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Stamp set from Kodomo Inc.

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CHA Wrap-Up Week: Day 3

08/12/2009 at 11:39 am | Posted in Insider's Look | 91 Comments
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meganWe’re on a roll. It’s already day 3 of our CHA Wrap-Up Week. What do you think thus far? Are you having a good time? How are those feet holding up? Well, I hope, because we have more show floor to see today.

 

TREND TALK

Let’s start things off with a little Trend Talk. Just as we’ve done here on the blog, Lori Fairbanks and I have joined forces (behind the camera this time) to talk what’s hot. This time we’re spotting a popular, puffy motif that popped up all over the CHA show floor. See what that trend is and how the following happy companies incorporate this look into their newest lines:

 

* Crate Paper: We start our Trend Talk at this inviting booth, where they’ve taken our spotted trend and incorporated it into their paper and their fabulous chipboard.

* My Little Shoebox: Our trend gets a dash of color at this bright booth. Plus, you get to hear how Lori and I date ourselves with a silly TV reference.

* Cosmo Cricket: This visit includes a special visit from company owner and product designer, Julie Comstock. She’s as delightful as her products, so this is one interview you won’t want to miss.

 

PRODUCT DEMOS

I’m happy to bring you not one, but two product demos today! You can thank me later. 😉

Stampers, make those stamped images shine with this technique demonstrated by Stacey at Stampee, a new CHA exhibitor.

I must have been in the mood for shimmer when I filmed these demos. Here’s another one that will make your projects shine. This time Christy, a talented friend at the Sparkle N Sprinkle booth, shows you how to add a dash of glitter to acrylic pieces.

 

A LOOK INSIDE

Today I’m taking you inside the colorful Spanish Memories booth, where my new pal Nelson shows us some cool ways to use their products on layouts and small gifts. Plus, he’ll introduce you to his beautiful daughter.

 

GIVEAWAY

Whew! We just managed to visit six booths in on blog post. We rock! After all that, I think I need to sit down. But, before I go I want to give you today’s CHA giveaway prompt.

 

Here at CK we’re always looking to grow and improve, so we really value your feedback on our posts. That said, I’m going to ask the same thing I did yesterday. What did you enjoy the most about today’s post? Is there a technique that really speaks to you? Are you a nut for talking trends? Maybe you love the gift ideas provided by Spanish Memories. We want to hear from you, and we’ll be sure to draw a name at random from comments received to win a new CHA prize pack. Hooray!

 

Now, go rest up so you’re ready for more CHA show-floor fun tomorrow. I’ll see you then.

 

Cheers!
Megan Hoeppner, Creative Editor

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