Good morning friends!  TGIF!  It has been a whirlwind of activity this past week with some of the team away in California for our annual trade show or what I like to call "the greatest place on earth!"  The trade show organized by the Craft & Hobby Association sees most of the papercraft and other craft industries come together in one very large hall to display all the brand new products coming to stores near you in the very near future.  All I can say is it's like being a kid in the BEST candy store ever!  

From Saturday until Tuesday we walked, talked, photographed and learned about so many incredible products.  Save your pennies friends as you're in for many wonderful surprises!  Never has it been so exciting!  We looked at all the products for upcoming editorial, upcoming Crop & Create Delivered kits and of course our Crop & Create events.  To say we left thrilled would be an understatement!

What is always fun at CHA is to see our team's work on the show floor.  Always outstanding and always inspiring.  Here was a sweet layout by design team member Lisa Dickinson in the Bella Blvd booth we just had to share!


This layout uses the brand new Star Student line from Bella Blvd.  When we asked our friends at Bella if we could give one away they were on board immediately!  Look at this amazing collection kit…


If you would like an opportunity to win it, please be sure to leave a comment below by January 22nd and tell us what new products you've heard about that you are most excited to see!  Good luck!  You can also share how much you love this line on Bella Blvd's Facebook page.  They would love to hear from you!

Of course, while at CHA I'm always thinking about YOU!  While at many of our partner's booths I just may have collected some fun goodies for one lucky reader who commented on last week's "mystery box" giveaway!  The lucky winner of these goodies is…

I love the free content online & that content is awesome! thanks for the chance to win!  Posted by: Kim | January 09, 2015 at 01:40 PM

Congratulations Kim!  Please send your name and address to "" and put "Mystery Box Winner" in your reference line!  

Join us on Monday when our Editor-in-Chief Megan will have a great recap from CHA!  We have also been sharing some fun things on our Instagram feed so be sure to check us out at @sctmagazine and new design team member Nancy Damiano has shared some CHA product images with us that we'll be sharing on our facebook page too.  We are the sharing kind around here and want to make sure we share it all with YOU!

Have a wonderful weekend friends!

~  Catherine