CHA/Creativation recap #2!

CHA/Creativation recap #2!

Hello friends! It’s been a week since we returned from Creativation and just looking through the photos to share in today’s blog post makes me remember all the fun we had and how amazing this industry is! We’re excited to share a little bit more of what we saw during our three very busy days in Phoenix! Please excuse the quality of the photos as the lighting was not the best.

Bella Blvd. which in true Bella fashion was full of colour!




Our sweet friends at Heidi Swapp!



and one more because I love these ladies and had to jump in for a “Catherine sandwich!”


Maya Road…loved this card so much!



Pinkfresh Studio…and if you’re joining us at Crop & Create this spring, something on this board will be in your attendee goody bag kit!




Sizzix…look at this gorgeous wall of flowers!





And lastly but certainly not least, Taylored Expressions and the gorgeous wall of colour!



There is a quick recap of day 2 and we will have our final recap on Friday! Before I leave you though, I saw this picture on Vicki Boutin’s instagram feed and just had to share. An amazing amount of talent and all ladies we’re proud to call friends!

Thegirlsl to r: Maggie Holmes, Heidi Swapp, Lisa Parkin, Shimelle Laine, Vicki Boutin, Amy Tan and Elizabeth Kartchner

Enjoy the rest of your day! Tomorrow we announce our newest sketch challenge so be sure to join us! And don’t forget to visit our 1st CHA recap post HERE and leave a comment. The more comments, the more prizes go in that mystery box!!!

~ Catherine

2019-01-21T13:06:50+00:00January 31st, 2017|CHA Favs, Creativation|


  1. SuzanD January 31, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    So many new toys. Time to create.

  2. Sue January 31, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Day 2 and more fabulous products to sneak peek at! I just know I will need to work more hours in order to pay for all the new product soon to be released. Thanks for sharing your photos with us!

  3. Sandi Marson January 31, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Love the flower wall by Sizzex! Loving this giveaway!

  4. KELLY A. CROWL January 31, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Did I just read “the MORE COMMENTS=…THE MORE PRIZES?!!!”
    Come on gals!!!

  5. eileen January 31, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    love all the 3D products, the big flowers.

  6. gisele January 31, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    so much eye candy!!!!

  7. Jennifer Reynard January 31, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Incredible displays of inspiration and colour!! Especially love the photo of all of the talented ladies on the last post!! I bet women 100 years ago, would have never imagined a time in the future, where “business” women could proudly stand and be entrepreneurs’ of their own businesses, and wear pants/ leggings for heaven’s sake!!! Super photos and thanks for taking the time to post them and share! 🙂

  8. Deb Selby January 31, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Lots of great new products on the horizon. The creativity is just over the top. So much fun.

  9. CarolN January 31, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    So much to envy. So many new toys to buy!

  10. Roxanne January 31, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Just beautiful! All the best under roof!! And what creative treasures they have in store for us!!!!!

  11. Mary Holshouser January 31, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    I wish I had unlimited money and unlimited space.
    So many things I want but eventually you reach
    saturation in space and money.
    thanks for the review.

  12. Pamela McGillin January 31, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    I see all the gorgeous booths and displays set-up to showcase the products and I just can’t believe that they are so temporary, but hey, job well done, all the products look amazing!

  13. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B January 31, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I would be like a kid in a candy store, drooling all over these wonderful projects and products if I were there. Love it!

  14. Helen Gullett January 31, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    ????? Just LOVE them!!!!

  15. Eileen Mead January 31, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Everything looks amazing!!!

  16. Debbie January 31, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    How much fun did you all have!? The displays start my creative juices flowing……..

  17. MaryAnn N January 31, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Gorgeous displays . Everything looks lovely

  18. Lynn J January 31, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Can’t wait for some of this deliciousness to show up in my LSS!

  19. Maryann Somerville January 31, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks for the Day 2 recap – loved the flower wall & pic shared from Vicki’s instagram – makes one realize how Talented these ladies truly are & how very Big the industry has grown. Wow!!! SCT is also rated among the tops in the industry -> Congratulations!!!!

  20. Sharon Clabaugh January 31, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Gorgeous flowers….makes me want to create some!

  21. Sue Wogatske January 31, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Quite a display of great new idea and products.

  22. Natalie (QSOgirl) January 31, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing the fun with us! I wish I could go someday, but these recaps sure help us to feel like we can have a taste! 🙂

  23. Sue LD January 31, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks for the photos–I can pretend I was there.

  24. Arianna Barbara January 31, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Wow! CHA is the Heaven!!! <3

  25. Lynn Gauthier January 31, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    OMGosh…The first thing I will be checking out is the Roly Poly Critters from TE. I absolutely LOVE that Owl!!!
    It must be amazing to attend the CHA (and tiring I’m sure). Thanks so much for sharing pic’s of all the products. You guys are AWESOME!!!

  26. ann maire keim January 31, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    next time, can you fit me in your suitcase?

  27. BevB January 31, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Oh wow, the pictures really make it feel like we are there. What fantastic products, can’ wait to see them in the stores. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Sarah Biswabic January 31, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    I would love to see all of these wonderful products in person. I would need to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. It looks like you all had an amazing time.

  29. Jeannie Fannin January 31, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Can’t wait to get my hands on a few of those products!

  30. Valerie W January 31, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Yes please take me also, thanks for the chance to win, and you are great

  31. Jean Marmo January 31, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Love seeing all the photos! Love not only seeing new products but all the people too!

  32. Julie January 31, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Can’t wait to see more!! I would give just about anything to attend the CHA!!! Seeing all these bright and cheery products makes my heart smile!!

  33. Tricia Kolsto January 31, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Wow, just Wow! Wish I was there!

  34. missgailly January 31, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Lots of fun things to drool over. OH MY!

  35. Cindy K January 31, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Word! That Maya Road “write on” card is the best! I’m excited go search for what products were used for that.

  36. Vicki January 31, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Love all the show photos. So much fun to interact with the “stars” of the crafting world. Thanks!

  37. JeniRuth Jovanovic January 31, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Still drooling! Just trying to figure out where to put everything so that hubby doesn’t notice that I bought more stuff…

  38. Stephanie Rodgers January 31, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Fun stuff! Love the photo of all the beautiful, talented ladies!

  39. Nadine Ballantyne January 31, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    So much beautiful color!!! Thanks for sharing!

  40. Michelle Vardjas January 31, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Jennifer Reynards post speaks volumes. You ladies all need to pat yourselveson the back…trailblazers for the next generation.
    I think this years products seem bright and colourful ! Love it!

  41. Jeanette Patterson January 31, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Always amazed at the creative ways to use a product! Especially liked the rainbow themes in some of the new stuff?

  42. Elizabeth Lumsden January 31, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Thanks for another recap. Bunches of goodies going on the wish list!

  43. AnnaP January 31, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Wow what great products, look like it was a super trip!

  44. Tammy Lever January 31, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Wow! I am going to be so broke this season! LOL there is just so much that I really need to get! Thanks for showcasing it all in one spot! LOL

  45. Jody Fink January 31, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Even more beautiful things. Have to have them all. HA HA HA

  46. Vencine Martin January 31, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to see all these great products in the marketplace.

  47. Gramma Dee January 31, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    So many pretty things! I am loving all those epoxy stickers and shaped enamel dots. And so many cute little critters! Pick me, please…

  48. Chelle K January 31, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Can’t wait to Crop and Create to see what goodie will be in the bag from the board. Everything is so colorful.

  49. Cindy Connell January 31, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    More and more colourful goodies to tempt and inspire us!!! Thanks!

  50. Marilyn January 31, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    So exciting! I love seeing all the new products!

  51. Anneke January 31, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Stuck between Heidi Swapp’s Magnolia Lane or the PinkFresh Studio Dream On… How do you cope with the visual overoad?!

  52. Christi Steinbeck January 31, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    OOOOOOHHHHH Love all the beautiful new products from CHA! It would sooo be my dream to go there someday! I would really settle to win this AWESOME prize package! THank you for the opportunity! Shared!

  53. Carey Nusbaum January 31, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Love CHA!

  54. Cheri Mrkva January 31, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Thanks for bringing us along, so many great ideas!

  55. cindy January 31, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    LOVE that last photo! It’s great to see all the camaraderie among all these young ladies in the industry.

  56. Sandy Clinton January 31, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Everything looks so good! I hope you took it all in and can show us how all the new stuff works!

  57. Heather H January 31, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    It amazes me how these companies continue to come up with incredible new products. Every time I think they’ve outdone themselves, they come up with something new and more incredible for the next show. They definitely have some amazingly talented people!! So excited to see the new products!

  58. Jennifer Stahr January 31, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    I would so love to visit CHA one of these days! Looks like heaven to be able to see all the new products coming up!

  59. Lisa Veretonik January 31, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks for Day 2 recap, lovin’ all the new stuff & great projects. You guys always work so hard in sharing everything that you can with us really appreciate all of your hard work. Thanks!

  60. Debbie Rollins January 31, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Definitely lots of talent and creativity from the beautiful ladies in the pic. The displays are amazing – such an incredible event! Thanks for sharing

  61. Janet Sisk January 31, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    YAY! Love all the goodies you shared! Fun stuff. 😀

  62. Theresa Schmidt January 31, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    There are so many new products that are amazing! Thanks for giving us sneak peeks!

  63. Cyndi M February 1, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Thanks for sharing the photos! I love to see the new products!

  64. shartl February 1, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Wow, I love all the dimensional flowers and the paper succulents! So much beautiful color

  65. karenladd February 1, 2017 at 1:56 am

    I’m not sure which I would love more, pawing through all the stamps and dies, or watching the demonstrations and oohing and aahing over the samples!

  66. Leanne S February 1, 2017 at 5:43 am

    Love the wall of flowers most. How lucky you crafters can meet, craft and enjoy. Would love a life like that.

  67. Casandra Bennett February 1, 2017 at 8:06 am

    I’m trying to find my creative mojo with the planners. I love how they are decorated, but I always sit down and just stare at mine. Then, I write in the details and never seem to decorate. Love the inspiration found here.

  68. Angelique St Gelais February 1, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Creativity explosion in my mind 😀

  69. Anita Price February 1, 2017 at 8:23 am

    so much greatness in one post! Amazing and talented ladies – I can’t wait to see the new products in person!

  70. barb macaskill February 1, 2017 at 8:33 am

    What a magical place to be!! If I was ever told that I could go to one place all expenses paid for a weekend it would be Creativation! It is my dream to be able to attend one day and see all of the wonderful new products up close and in person!! If I don’t get to go while I am alive then I will definitely become the Creativation Spirit in the afterlife!
    Looking forward to more pictures and being able to shop for all of the awesome new goodies! TFS!

  71. Sharron Bennett February 1, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Oh my….so many yummy “goodies” to look at! It would be AWESOME to attend one of these events…just once I. My lifetime!! So much creativity and inspiration in one room….sweeeet!

  72. Tara February 1, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Still ooooing and aaaahing.

  73. Marielle February 1, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Such pretty scrappy stuff and beautiful ladies !

  74. D.Ann C February 1, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Fun, fun, fun! Thanks for the close ups!!
    Pizza, pizza!

  75. Kathy Nelsen February 1, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Oh my goodness, so much inspiration! Thanks for sharing your photos SCT!

  76. Michelle February 2, 2017 at 1:35 am

    More amazing photos! The booths are truly a work of art.

  77. Teresa Medeiros February 2, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    So much gorgeousness in one place! I want it all!! Is that too much to ask?

  78. maria f. February 3, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Love to see more golden goodness from Heidi Swapp.

  79. Anna Ekman February 4, 2017 at 2:28 am

    The booths are amazing. I can spot many things that will fit on my wishlist.

  80. Josee Ash February 4, 2017 at 8:35 am

    I love watching CHA review, so much goodies to look for! ;o)

  81. Denise Bryant February 4, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    How exciting to get to see the booths in person…..wish I could be there!

  82. Elizabeth Lumsden February 5, 2017 at 11:35 am

    I can’t imagine the fun you guys had playing with all these wonderful products!

  83. Sando B February 6, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    another day full of awesome products. can’t wait to see this in the stores.

  84. Janet Lebeau February 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Oh what a lovely group of ladies!!! They create such beautiful goodies for us to create with!!!!

  85. Claudia February 8, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Loved the recap of CHA – keep going!

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