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Mandy's Top 5 CHA-W 2011 Picks

{by Mandy Starner}

This really is my favorite time of the year. Sneaks popping up everyday... giveaways... pre-orders... who needs Christmas? CHA-W is waaay more exciting. Who's with me? Okay, maybe I am a wee bit obsessed with paper.
Anyways, here is my top five favorite sneaks (not in any particular order.

Crate Paper has got my paper lovin' heart with their "Portrait" collection. WOW!! The deep, rich colors, and classic patterns! Its elegant enough for your wedding photos, but vintage and funky enough for just about anything. Birdcages, cameras, sewing machines, doilies, and silhouettes... this collection has it all.

Next up, Cosmo Cricket. They have really stepped it up for this release! I am really digging all their new collections, but this particular one, "Upcycle" is my favorite of the bunch. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the mix of pink, yellow, and turquoise, its very girly. And check out those chipboard alphas... eep!!
Another one of the Crate Paper collections, "Emma's Shoppe" is soo delicious! I love the bright candy colored papers, in sweet vintage patterns. They honestly had me at the book paper (pictured below). I can't wait to get my hands on this collection!

Sassafras has released a new set of papers called "Starters", they are the perfect base to your layouts. I love the layered look, without going overboard. I love to layer my papers, and these give you just the right place to start.

The new My Mind's Eye's collection titled "Stella & Rose" contains four smaller collections. The pieces pictured below are from the "Hazel" collection. I love the new label stickers and the stamps are won-der-ful!!! And I LOOOVE mixing patterns together like the zig-zags and florals. Vintage yumminess!

I am so excited to see these hit the stores! How about you?


ScrapMomOf2 said...

GREAT picks! You have FOUR of my FIVE! That's pretty cool! Instead of Emma's Shoppe, I would have to say that Pink Paislee Daily Junque is my fifth!! I cannot wait to work with all of these new collections!! ;)

Gabrielle Watson said...

Too funny, you picked 4 out of my 5 faves too!! I love all of the Stella and Rose collection, so sweet, and the trims were just delightful!

Casey Lu said...

I am really loving Crate and Echo papers lately!

Cassie said...

Love these!!! Echo Park For the Record is also one of my FAVES!!! =)