Now - I will be the first to admit that I have my issues with CHA (from the business side of things). But their new website is pretty dang cool! Created just for the consumer, Craftplace.org is a fun combination of information, inspiration, contests, events and more! It has a store locator, special offers from retailers, and a forum (which doesn't really seem to have taken off yet - so you may want to give it a little time).
Best of all - it has ALL kinds of craft ideas - which is a nice change from the scrapbook/cardmaking/papercrafts sites I'm usually hanging out on - it really gets my creative juices flowing! You don't HAVE to register to check out the site, but you do have to register to access certain portions of it. The sign up process is a smidge info intensive - but in a good way! You can choose the crafts you are interested in and then click to be informed when new projects in that category are posted, and you can also click to receive an email when someone comments on a project YOU posted. Great way to keep the ideas flowing! Yay CHA!
PS - for those of you interested in getting the word out about your own crafty blogs - you can submit it for inclusion on their list here - but you do have to be logged in.
See you on the site!