Friday, January 11, 2013

friday favorites | january 11, 2013

Happy Friday, everyone! I'm winging my way to Los Angeles as I type (well, I have to make a connection in Detroit first...) to attend the CHA trade show! I'm so excited to photograph all the new goodies to share with you! If you want to see the latest (and at this point last-minute!) sneak peeks, be sure to stop by my CHA Winter 2013 Sneak Peek page! I'll be discontinuing updates after tonight since the show starts tomorrow, and then starting next week the booth-by-booth coverage will start rolling out  and will likely go on for a few weeks.

And of course I have the usual roundup of crafty picks for you, too! This week we have fun, free downloads, chalkboard fun, and more, so let's get started!


From the top left:

  • Learn how to make your own chalkboard paint in any color you like at A Beautiful Mess.
  • Elise Blaha Cripe is offering her series of 2012 Project Life quote cards as a free download.
  • It's always so fun to see Jennifer Johner post a new layout, and I love how she's brought a cross-stitched embellishment into this one!
  • I love this fabulous rainbow-colored wall of paint swatches, found at Poppytalk.
  • Ashli Oliver gets crafty with her paper scraps at The Purple Mailbox.
  • Betsy Veldman posted a video of her fantastic chalkboard stamping techniques at Papertrey Ink.
  • Simple Stories posted a free printable set of Sn@p system cards.
  • I know, I know, it's a Christmas project in January, but, in my defense, Maggie Holmes didn't post her gorgeous Christmas cards until after the holiday!
  • A mini album about Legos? And Star Wars? Yes, please! Check it out at Precocious Paper.