CHA Show 2016 NEW Products

One of the fun things to do at the CHA show is spot new products. Today I am sharing my CHA Show 2016 new top {and some not-necessarily-new} products (in no particular order).

thermowebdecofoilTherm -o-web has come out with an adhesive PEN and it works great! You can now ‘deco foil™’ your handwriting and line work!

decoart_logo  DecoArt® is OOZING with new products!

  • Americana Decor® Outdoor Living – It provides excellent adhesion to terracotta, cement, brick wood, metal, plastic, glass. It comes in 8 oz and 16 oz jars.DecoArt catalogue outdoor living
  • Satin Enamel – good for furniture, cabinets and more
  • Metallics
  • Colour Stains

ALSO new: 

  • Mixed Media CLEAR modeling paste
  • Texture Paste in 4 oz wide jars
  • HeavyGel Medium Gloss –  it dries translucent, increases paint body, can be tinted with fluid acrylics, and holds form ( eg. peaks and texture)
  • BLACK Crackle paint!  say “WHAT?”!

My favourite new stencils from Americana Decor are:

  • 18×18 – Winterberry Wreath
  • 8×8 – Botanical,
  • 6×6 – Mod Leaf, and
  • 6×18- Birch Trees
    Decoart catalogue 2

    Photo taken from DecoArt 2016 Catalogue

    Decoart catalogue 2

    Photo taken from DecoArt 2016 Catalogue

    You can view the complete new catalogue here: DecoArt Catalogue

  • little B logoWhat’s new for LittleB™?
    *A lot of BEAUTIFUL new lace decorative tapes.

*Foil Tapes – I’m loving Silver Foil Multi color squares (come in 25mm and 3mm), and Gold Foil Tribal, 25mm.

LOVE: new Donuts and Teapots.  LittleB stickers

LOVE: Dimensional Stickers – Gardening, Campers, Happy Birthday.

Not new, but love and want:
Card Cutting Dies: Butterfly, Polka Dots, Thank You, and Happy Birthday.

Punches – There are 3 new ones: Butterfly, Speech Bubble, and Oval (1 1/2 x 1 1/4)

Seasonal/Christmas: I am very happy to see three of my favs still in the catalogue: Nutcrackers and Boxwood Wreaths dimensional stickers, and Santa Belt Gold Foil decorative tape.


I have come to really love Deflecto‘s product line.Look at this great NEW product: Craft Tilt Bins! They come in 4, 5, and 6 drawer configurations and all units are 23 5/8″ wide. They are interlocking.

Deflecto Tilt Bins 1

Deflecto Craft Tilt Bins

Also a HUGE love: The Pear Clip plus Flexible Pouch ( 3×5 or 5×7) also got me excited. I can see using them to display samples of my work on a portable chain!

Now onto Faber-Castell® …


Ok, these aren’t new, but I like the Textural Accents Sampler they offer for $5.25 MSRP. It’s a great way to try their gesso, gel medium and glaze. It’s also an ‘easy sell’ for me in my {small} store.Faber Castell textural accents sampler

I also like the Mix and Match Gelatos® Mist Maker set for $11.95 MSRP.Faber Castell mist maker

maya road logoMaya Road – I have loved Caroline and her brilliance for many, many years.

So, what’s NEW? Beautiful STEEL DIES – Geometric Heart, and Geometric Leaf. (sorry, I was only able to get a pic of the heart)

maya road geometric hearts

Maya Road Geometric Heart Die


 I found many new products to get excited about in the Hampton Art booth. New – Angela Potter ‘Color Me Stamps’ in both clear and wood.

Studio G – Great new assortment of wood stamps. I like the Stamp Adventure Assormtent – 16 designs for $7.84 MSRP

The new shapes and colours being offered in their self-adhesive gems is lovely. Studio g gems They also have beautifully painted buttons, clothespins, etc.

What I really like about Hampton Art is the variety of products and price.

My next post will cover products and companies that STOOD OUT at the show, either in their presentation, marketing, products, or excitement factor. 🙂 


Disclaimer: I have not received any of these products for free nor am I being compensated for endorsing them.


Christmas Cardmaking Session

Christmas Cardmaking is a fun way to spend an afternoon with friends.

Christmas Cardmaking

Kelly and Paisley

I love opening up my studio to let people freely create crafts and cards and this past Saturday was no exception.

Christmas Cardmaking Christmas Cardmaking

Christmas Cardmaking

I love the design of this card Paisley made. Just 3 objects: striped paper, sentiment card, and a Santa hat from LittleB LLC. Just perfect!

Christmas Cardmaking

Here’s one of two cards I made. I love using LittleB products. Look how beautiful the borders are! LittleB tapes are beautiful and SO easy to work with.

Christmas Cardmaking

The Noel 3D sticker embellishment from Jolee’s is awesome! ( I confess I picked this up last year on a tremendous Clearance!)

Christmas Cardmaking

Second card I made — super easy with 2 pieces of cardstock and a great 3D embellishment from Jolee’s.

So what are you waiting for? If you can’t come to my studio, go grab some cardstock and make some cards! 🙂




More Christmas Crafts with LittleB

As promised, I have more Christmas crafts to share with you courtesy of LittleB LLC.

There were a few too many projects to share during our recent blog hop and you can get all the details HERE about that.

LittleB Christmas crafts

Using the seasonal tapes, 3D stickers and paper punches, this card really came together!

LittleB Christmas crafts

I love how many of the tapes are translucent ( like the Christmas words tape). This also helps create dimension on your card.

LittleB Christmas crafts

LittleB Christmas crafts- MINI’s! How much fun are these mini cards/tags? Using the tapes, 3D stickers and Rub-ons, you can create tons of cards in a very short time!

How did I make the blue Christmas tree?

I placed a few strips of the blue and silver starts tape on a piece of cardstock, then using the tree die and my Cuttlebug, I stamped out the tree. — so easy!

Finally, here is my last Christmas Craft idea – a  great card using the skinny little strips of tape like streamers and confetti!

LittleB Christmas crafts

I did use some extra tape runner to make sure the streamers stuck to the card. For the tree, I used the tree die and cut out 2 trees, folded each in half and then glued them together on the inside to create a 3D tree.

Stay tuned for more great inspiration as the Holiday season continues! ~Roberta