Thursday, March 3, 2011

Designer Crafts Connection - Trend Spotting at the CHA Winter Show 2011

Today launches the first Designer Crafts Connection blog hop! You can click on the "forward" and "back" links in the icon to the left to see what all of the designers are up to.

Our overall theme for the month of March is Weddings and we will all be posting inspirational projects on the 13th.

There is also a great giveaway - a Cricut Expression! As you hop around, watch for the green Cricut logo on nine of the Designer's blogs. Write the blog names down, then go to Julie McGuffey's blog www.juliemcguffee.blogspot.com and leave a comment with the list of blogs where you saw the logo. You'll be entered to win the Cricut Expression! The winner will be announced on Julie's blog on March 14th.

Recently I attended the CHA Winter Trade Show in Los Angeles California. This is an exciting week of creativity, inspiration and innovation for me. I will share a few of the trends that I observed.

NATURE
Birds, nests, eggs, cages, butterflies and the like continue to be a strong theme in our industry. From paper to stamps to chipboard to home decor items.

The Flora & Fauna Collection by Brenda Walton for K & Company

ZIPPERS
Zippers are showing up everywhere and not just as flowers anymore. I love how this designer, Jennifer Beason, outlined her letters in this album with zippers - FUN!

Zipper Trims by Maya Road

CAMEOS
A very vintage item making a very large comeback. Not just the traditional female profile, but horses, flowers and ballerinas, too! Look for Cameos to show up in home decor, on scrapbook pages and cards as well as jewelry.

Cameo Silhouettes by Webster's Pages

BANNERS & PENNANTS
Large special occasion banners to small stamped pennants are showing up everywhere. The styles are as diverse as the designers who have created them. I love how this card features stamped pennant images with decorative paper banners.

The Soiree Collection by Pink Paislee

BOLD VINTAGE
Shabby Chic this trend is not! Fun colors and iconic images can be found in papers, embellishments and even stamps. Nostalgia is the key word in this continuing trend.

Crate Paper, Hero Arts, October Afternoon & Jenni Bowlin

Hope you have enjoyed my trendy share. Hop around to the other designers to see what other trends were spotted at the CHA Winter 2011 Trade Show!

Thanks for stopping by! - Beth

5 comments:

creativegoddess said...

Love the things you saw. I didn't see a single one of them! Isn't this great that we get to see the stuff we missed and through someone elses eyes? LOVE IT!

Madeline said...

Since I wasn't able to attend this winter I was looking forward to hearing what everyone saw at CHA. Like it all!

Shoplady Linda said...

Thanks for showing us these trends. Love the nature trend...as in Twigs from LYB. We are so ready for Spring, aren't we?

Subriagirl said...

Loved reading your version on CHA. Will be wonderful view all the wedding items soon to grace the computer screens!

Cindylu2u said...

Loved your trendy shares, especially the zipper creations, thanks!!
Cindy