Monthly Archives: January 2016

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    how “sweet” it was…

    last week mario and i took an early morning drive for a junkin’ adventure to a place called “sweet salvage” in phoenix, arizona.  this destination of delight, oasis of oddities, forum of found objects…well you get the idea…is truly a magical place unlike anything else.  kim, the owner of sweet salvage (above with me and mario) works with Continue Reading

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    CHA2016 show recap: sizzix & stampers anonymous…

    today’s final show recap highlights the sizzix and stampers anonymous booths.  let’s start off with the amazing sizzix booth and a huge shout out to the talented marty (sizzix in-house design guy) for his craftsmanship in creating and building the entire sizzix booth.  his ideas and execution of ideas is truly something that i am Continue Reading

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    CHA2016 show recap: ranger…

    the ranger booth has always been an inspiration to the creative eye.  the mixture of colors and textures layered over what seems to be an invisible background makes the overall appearance impressive.  the new products are featured on metal panels that highlight each item and display options for retailers… the best way to see the unique properties and palette of Continue Reading

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    CHA2016 show recap: ideaology…

    we are back in the studio after an amazing cha2016 show… you know from seeing the behind the scenes posts there is so much work that goes into getting ready for this show, so many people who contribute to make the show such a success, and so many moving parts that have to come together in creative harmony…and creative harmony Continue Reading

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    CHA2016 sneak peeks: ranger…

    welcome to day 5 – the final day of the CHA2016 sneak peeks.  we’re here in california busy setting up the trade show booths, teaching workshops, and getting everything ready for the big show starting this weekend.  today i’m thrilled to announce all of the latest products i’m releasing with ranger.  if you love distress, Continue Reading

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    CHA2016 sneak peeks: tonic studios…

    welcome to day 4 of the CHA2016 sneak peeks.  today is a quick look at a few new tools i’m releasing with tonic studios.  we all know the importance of quality craft tools, and i have to say i would be lost without my tonic scissors in my everyday crafting.  i’ve always wanted a good sturdy Continue Reading

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    CHA2016 sneak peeks: stampers anonymous…

    welcome to day 3 of the CHA2016 sneak peeks.  today i’m excited to share my new releases with stampers anonymous.  i started out my crafting obsession with stamping and have always loved the possibilities of stamped images.  whether coloring in, embossing, or incorporating multiple images, stamping remains a basic staple in my everyday creative process.  recently my Continue Reading

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    CHA2016 sneak peeks: sizzix alterations…

    welcome to day 2 of the CHA2016 sneak peeks.  if you missed the first post yesterday for idea-ology (click here) to check it out.  today i’m excited to share my new launches with sizzix.  these new designs are split into 3 releases: the first release will start shipping later this month, the second in march, and Continue Reading

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    CHA2016 sneak peeks: idea-ology…

    hey everyone – it’s that time again… time for a new year filled with new creative ideas and products all being debuted and launched at the upcoming CHA (craft and hobby association) trade show starting this weekend!  if you’ve been following us on social media you’ve already seen some of the behind the scenes work Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2016 – january…

    happy 2016!  as we embark on a new year, many of us set new goals, plan new adventures, and like any creative person, seek new ideas (after all it’s those ideas that drive our passion for making things).  so as i sit here in my studio knowing it was the first day of the month when i usually post a new tag, i Continue Reading