Tuesday, February 21, 2012

DT Challenge: Spotting Trends

    Walking the floor of the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Trade Show is always an adventure! What could possibly be more exciting than getting to see three huge showrooms of brand new products that you can hardly wait to get your hands on? Only one thing: getting to share that experience with your girlfriends!

    From the very beginning, the i {heart} papers team has had strong ties to Paper Craft Planet and I adore Susanna. :) Our mutual love of paper and paper-crafting was the foundation for our friendship, and CHA has given us the opportunity to meet face-to-face and translate those online friendships into real life. It's so much more fun in person than it is on screen!

    As we walked the CHA floor we were drawn to certain products and projects...when we discussed them over dinner we discovered some emerging trends. That's what today's challenge is all about.

    Of course, not everyone can attend CHA. We were quite sorely missing some of our team mates...and the general public is not eligible to attend. Thankfully, those of you who couldn't be there can live vicariously through the next best thing: photos! Check out these in this post from Susanna, and several posts from MoxieFab!

For my card today I am highlighting chevrons. They were EVERYWHERE. (And don’t forget Mint Motif’s Beyond Borders, recently featured in Stamp It! 3 Ways has a chevron in it!) But for today, I used Paper Smooches Forest Whimsy set along with Sentiment Sampler, stamped in Memento inks. I popped the focal image and the handcut cloud out on some dimensionals (more on order!) I used My Mind’s Eye Away We Go pad for both background papers and the paper for piecing the hat. I added some Liquid Pearls and Crackle Accents on the beard and boots for extra texture, my oval Nesties and layered some faux suede ivory ribbon and some ivory lace from my stash as the final finishing touch.

Here is the lineup for today’s trendy challenge. Be sure to hop along and leave UNIQUE comments for all the participants. I’ll be drawing a random commenter from all the comments to win a trendy prize pack! (CONTEST CLOSED) Here are the links for you!

Carolyn
Deb
Gretchen
Loretta
Lori
Lynn
Tracy

and our guests from PCP:
Adela Rossol
Lisa Somerville
Lyn Bernatovich
Susanna Boyd
Taylor Usry
Wendy Price

And before I forget, there have been a lot new CHA arrivals already so be sure to check out the new section. There are more arrivals coming this week too! Thanks for stopping in!

21 comments:

wendyp said...

Super cute, Kate!!! LOVE the Chevron trend!

Deb said...

So cute, Kate!

Taylor said...

How adorable!!! Thanks for inviting me to hop today!

Adela said...

Kate, that image brought a smile to my face and really woke me up this early morning! FUN card. Thanks so much for including us PCP gals!

Lisa Somerville said...

Too cute! Love the papers and the sweet Gnome! Thanks for including the PCP gals in the hop!

Amanda said...

That lil' gnome is 2 darn cute:) Can't wait 2 hop along & c all the wonderful projects! Thanx 4 sharing w/ us & thanx 4 the great prize pack! Following via GFC & FB! ~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com
Blog: www.scrapangel-amanda.blogspot.com

Gretchen said...

Always, always love these Paper Smooches stamps! Great use of the crackle and liquid pearls- gotta try that! Cute, cute card!

whoistracy said...

So cute!! Love all those chevrons.

Loretta said...

I love that shiny beard!

Lynn Mercurio said...

An adorable little gnome. What a great idea to mix the liquid pearls & crackle paint...it really is a great effect!

sharon g said...

What fun to go on a hop showing the various trends! THanks!

Susanna Boyd said...

I've had so much fun hopping around and seeing everyone's projects! Kate, the girls are amazing. I felt like this was better than a magazine!

Natasha G.P. said...

What a great hop you put on. I liked seeing examples of the trends. :)

Micah G. said...

Very cute. SO many trends, so little time.

B. Poteraj said...

Thanks for having a blog hop that really shows the trends that are so hot right now. I enjoy seeing trends, and then doing my own thing. I might use them, or I might not. But I like to know what's going on

Carolyn Mustopa said...

That is one cute gnome! Love what you did with the LP and Crackle.

Emily Keaton said...

Thanks for a great blog hop--so many great projects featuring fantastic and fun trends! Loved all the inspiration. :)

FrancineB said...

cute card. i love that little gnome.

Carol said...

What a cute little guy! Love it!

Carol B
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nancyparker55 said...

Great card, sweet little gnome image.

Lori said...

Love this! That Liquid Pearl and Crackle Accent covered beard is fabulous!