What is CHA and Why Do Scrapbooker’s Go Crazy For It?

Every year scrapbookers go crazy for CHA. Some scrapbookers get to go and attend, but most scrapbookers do not have the chance to go. But what is CHA and why is it such a big deal? Hopefully this article will help you understand what CHA is. CHA stands for the Craft and Hobby Association. In the early part of 2004, the Hobby Industry Association (HIA) and the Association of Crafts & Creative Industries (ACCI), joined together to form the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA). Combining the two organizations or associations together, has had an extremely positive impact on the craft … Continue reading

New Love, Elsie Line From KI Memories

One of the things on my “must see” list when I went to CHA last month was the new Elsie Flannigan line with KI Memories. I have enjoyed seeing Elsie’s work online and in her book, 52 Scrapbooking Challenges, so I new that her brand new line of scrapbooking products would not be disappointing. Three new lines were released at CHA, each with a fun and playful style, but each with different color palette and paper designs. All of the patterned papers are double-sided and each collection also includes 6 patterned papers, 2-fabric papers and 2 sheets of embossed cardstock. … Continue reading

New Product Line From Becky and Lisa

Lisa Bearnson, and Becky Higgins, have partnered with Cropper Hopper to bring us a new line of organizational products. They debuted their new products last month at CHA in Anaheim. I got a firsthand look at the products and thought that I would share them with you. In case you are not familiar with Lisa and Becky, here is a quick bit of information on them. Lisa Bearnson is the founding editor of Creating Keepsakes Magazine and co-author of 3 books. She also hosts the monthly QVC’s Creating Keepsakes hour. Becky Higgins is the contributing editor of Creating Keepsakes magazine … Continue reading

What is CHA?

You may have noticed in many of the scrapbook magazine ads lately, all of the big (and not so big) companies are listing their CHA booth number in their ad. You may be wondering about CHA is and why all of the scrapbook companies want us to know what their booth number is. CHA stands for the Craft and Hobby Association. It is a group of vendors for almost every craft you can imagine. The scrapbooking section of CHA is larger than any other section. Two times a year CHA holds a tradeshow when all of the scrapbooking manufactures can … Continue reading