Another Day, Another CHA Report

Here are some random items from CHA:

Spray paint has come a long way from when my dad used it to cover an old lawn chair. Krylon showcased some nifty new sprays including a cool dry erase spray that turns any surface into a dry erase board. They showcased a table sprayed with dry erase paint … how fun is that?

I also love some of the frosty finishes, and check out these pretty rocks:

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Not to mention glitter and chalk and other delicious colors. Hmmm… where’s my old lawn chair ….
Check out Krylon at www.krylon.com.

And speaking of glitter, these pretty little bottles of bling from Sulyn (an Advantus company) are so … well, glittery:

Cosmo Cricket vintage glitter IMG_1309

Stay tuned for a peek at Hero Arts.

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Hot Hobby Trends

Wondering what’s hot and trendy? Want to get a look at the nifty craft items already making their way to stores, or still to come? My exhaustive report from the Craft and Hobby Association’s summer trade show can be found on the Crafts ‘n things magazine blog. Simply go to the site, hit the blog tab and then scroll down until you find the CHA Hot List report. It is posted in two parts, as a Great Finds Friday feature: Aug. 16 and Aug. 30.

Here are some snaps that didn’t make it into the story: (please note, there are sneaky advertising links inserted here NOT by my doing. I am trying to figure out how to remove them. In the meantime, be aware of links that have double lines underneath — I have NOT inserted those!!!)

elizabeth craft xmas tree dies IMG_0816

I have already admitted that I am loving all the dies available today. So it’s no surprise that I’m wild about this Christmas tree die set from Elizabeth Crafts. Is this fun or what? What other ways could you use the dies? I may have to put this one on my personal wish list.

And Dreamweaver, one of the first companies to offer great stencils, now has stencils and dies…oh my! Check these out:

dreamweaver dog die stencils IMG_0700

These sticky notes from Little B are just the start of the cute items they have, from labels to decorative tapes.

Little B sticky note IMG_0777

Stay tuned for more!