Friday, August 1, 2014

Paper Arts Show

I haven't missed a trade show for the Arts & Crafts industry since the early 90's.  The industry has changed so much over the past 20+ years however, I may have to limit myself to only visiting the Mega show from now on.  I must say though, that although much smaller than expected, I thoroughly enjoyed the show in Atlanta. There was ample opportunity for conversations with other designers (6 or 7 of us were there), manufacturers and quite a few retailer members who were walking the show floor.

As usual I took lots of photos to share, especially for those designers who weren't able to be there this summer.  There are some general photos of the show floor during the network event, so there weren't many people at that point, then there are photos taken the next day.  The photos are in alphabetical order, but from 2 different flash cards, so Anna Griffin, for example is in the second batch.  If the name of the company isn't clear, I've placed it underneath....  Now sit back and enjoy the show!

Impression Obsession


Little B

MD Metal

Northwoods Rubber Stamps


Robin's Nest

This wonderful selection of paper (above) is from a new manufacturer from China.  I hope they'll be at the Mega show in Anaheim.  It was bright, glittery, sparkly and downright gorgeous....

With the Spellbinders Sisters, Cindy, Stacey and Kristy....

Stickers and more at Sports Solutions.

Love this album program from Simple Stories.  We demo'd this on Scrapbook Soup a couple of years ago.... it makes scrapbooking SO easy.

And, yes, we definitely had time for some fun!

Here's Stacey Caron photo bombing the CHA Dream Team!  She was moving so fast, she's just a blurr, but that's Stacey - always moving and staying ahead!!!

I'm sure you noticed a lot of mixed media, especially from Fran at Stampendous, Prima and DecoArt.  If you love texture and more, check out the DecoArt products online, or at your local craft store.  DecoArt has been manufacturing texture pastes, paints and a whole lot more for Mixed Media since before the 90's and their line of chalk paint is really good.  As a decorative painter, I've used their products since the 80's and have no problem recommending them to you.........  hope you'll give them a try.

This is the end of the tour.  Hope you enjoyed it!  Y'all come back now....... 

Yours truly,
Julie :)



  1. Enjoyed the tour. Thanks!

  2. I'm a bit late in saying so but thanks for putting this together- looks like quite an experience!