To see our prior posts about scrapbooking trends for 2010, please click here. Today's comments are from Angela Daniels. Angela is a Lead Fiskateer for Fiskars. Please visit her at her blog here. Angela was keeping a look out for trends at the recent CHA show:
"I simply couldn't see anything that really jumped out at me. I think that with the change in our economy, many companies were sticking to their strengths and not stepping too far out of their boxes. Once I got home and really ruminated on everything I saw and heard, however, it came to me. It's mixed media! Of course! What better way to get crafters inspired than to encourage them to work with all the things they already have- with some helpful additions from new products, of course.
Above project by Lori Gentile for Creative Imaginations using their "Real Wood."
Canvas albums above from Maya Road.
GCD Studios is a great example of a new company that was introducing traditional scrapbooking items but with a collection of hands-on tools that help bridge the gap between "just" paper and mixed media.
GCD Studios "Chip Art Mallet"
I could even see this trend in the fashions worn by crafters at the show. There were more examples of handcrafted jewelry and clothing than I've noticed at previous shows. So there you have it- not really a specific color pallet or a graphic or shape trend but a nice mix of all the things we crafters love."