we’re back from the 2017 creativation trade show – it was a demanding schedule of hard work combined with fun and lots of creative networking.  it amazes me how much happens in such a short amount a time during the show, a whirlwind of education, inspiration, and dedication to the industry we love.  the amount of work involved couldn’t be done alone, it takes a team.  my sincere thank you to everyone on “team tim” for your tireless work and commitment to making everything come together at the show…

thanks to everyone who joined us for class, watched the demos, filmed videos, took part in the giveaways, and for simply being part of the creativation experience…

my appreciation and admiration to the talented group of crafters who contributed their time and skills making samples for the booth displays which resulted in a creative wonderland – you make the products come alive with ideas and inspiration…

thanks to all of the great companies i design for:
advantus/idea-ology, sizzix, ranger, stampers anonymous, tonic studios, coats/westminster fibers, and without a doubt to all of you for continuing to share your interest and excitement in the products i design…t!m

check out this Facebook LIVE booth tour from the show floor…

here are some photos of the incredible projects and displays…

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93 Comments to “2017 CREATIVATION…”

  1. Peggysue says:

    Watched all the videos, couldn’t get enough. Looking forward to getting my new stamping platform; never did get on the Misti bandwagon, always seemed too expensive. Thanks for making it affordable.

  2. Jenni B says:

    Oh Wow, so many gorgeous new things! Love the Distress inks, stencils and stamp platform the most, but I need time to go everything with a fine toothcomb!

  3. Maureen Chandler says:

    So many amazing pieces of art in one place – WOW! Fabulous new toys too – my wish list grows each day!!!

  4. WOW! Amazing features for your booth! So much work and creativity!!!

  5. Bobbi Ann says:

    WOW WOW ALL SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Gloria Garcia Morales says:

    No encuentro por Amazon venta de plataform stamping, en donde puedo pedirla para mexico , gracias

  7. Fabulous work by your fantastic creative team! So excited to see the talented Autumn joining your line up this year! Shes amazing and you are one smart cookie to scoop her up! Beautiful displays! Looking forward to adding some of these great products to my stash!

  8. Jean D. says:

    Thanks for all the photos and tour of the displays, made it possible for those of us who couldn’t attend get to see more of the show.

  9. Kelly Karas says:

    Your booth looks phenomenal like always! Eagerly waiting for the first product release to hit the stores.

  10. Susanne says:

    So many awesome products, and so many awesome samples! You are a great team! Thanks for inspiring us!

  11. Lisa Sackett says:

    Another amazing collection of goodies to support the addiction of artistic craftiness! I’m over the moon that the plastic storage sheets for stamps are coming back! I scoured the web and bought up the last I could find for an exorbitant price. I have over 150 stamp sets and would you believe every one is in a stamp pocket, w/ the exception of your SA stamps. Best stamp pockets on the market, by far!! Now that my health is improving I’ll be getting back to what I love and hope to showcase these pockets as soon as I get in an order. Oxides – you’re a master at innovation! Next on my list…as well as the stamp press, and yes I could go on. Just wanted to show you some love and appreciation for all your contributions to this “crafty hobby addiction”

  12. Kathleen Lundman says:

    Every year I say that you have outdone yourself and that everything was just amazing! Here I go again! The one word that I think popped in my mind was VINTAGE! Some of the projects were a bit softer and not all Steampunk. Either way, or combined, I love both of those looks! I don’t know if you meant to make it that way or if it just came out that way! I so enjoyed looking and watching everything and even ran them twice! It’s been a really great time for you all. Thank you for all of your inspiration that you have given me to get more and more creative every year!!! Its been a fun ride. Jobs well done! Now, take a long break. You have deserved it! Thanks again.
    Kathleen Lundman

  13. Michele Taylor says:

    My stamp platform is on order! Thank you for creating one so well designed.

  14. It was awesome indeed! So happy I was able to take your workshop and experience the new products first hand. The displays in the Ranger and Advantus booths were amazing, as always. Can’t wait to get all the fantastic new products into our store and out into our customers’ crafty hands! From a retailers side, thank you for all the amazing products you produce! It is such an exciting time when they all arrive and we can unpack and ooh and aha over them all!

  15. Barb says:

    Can’t wait to get that stamp platform! This is the one. I have looked at others and never purchased.

  16. Denise Lowe says:

    Thank you SO much for all of the great inspiration, relentless teaching effort, super awesome products, and most of all….fierce and persistent love of our craft. Thankso so much for being with us. ♡

  17. Tee Hall says:

    Thank You for the 2017 Creativation tour! The samples and displays were amazing! I enjoyed every minute of you introducing and demonstrating the new products for us! Your passion shows in these videos! Hugs.

  18. Cindy says:

    Enjoyed watching all the videos and am so looking forward to those city scape dies (among other things). That display is awesome. Everyone did a phenomenal job!!

  19. Rosann says:

    Fabtabulous display … Thank you for sharing Creativation 2017 with all of us !!

  20. What a gorgeous post, and gorgeous people to boot! I LOVED every single project and every single thing you brought out from all your many product lines…a complete WOW!!! Never enough time, but so enjoyed what we had! Thank you for absolutely everything!!!

  21. Theresa Petermann says:

    Tim the thought you put into each products amazes me each release. It is why I have been a huge fan of your products since you started producing them and why I have made in investment in them and you. The videos from the show have been so much fun to watch and I am looking forward to seeing more details of each project on the blogs in the weeks to come. thanks to everyone who made this happen. and thanks as always for sharing.

  22. Always a FANTASTIC time visiting all your booths at the show. Great to see you and the gang again. Fabulous releases and lots of excitement about the new Oxides. Can’t wait til I get my goodies I ordered! Congrats on another successful CHA.

  23. Amanda Pink says:

    A huge round of applause to ‘Team Tim’ for putting on one amazing show !! Loved every single minute.
    Thank you Tim for enabling us all to be part of your incredible creative journey , for your continual creativity, education, inspiration and love, dedication and passion. Totally compelling .

  24. Rosetta Jenkins says:

    Tim, Mario and the entire team, you guys blew CHA into another world. Totally slayed it. It showed all the hard work, dedication, loyalty, friendship, talent, creativity and bond you guys have, as manifested in the brilliant displays and stunning visuals. I only wish I could be there to help. Hey, everyone needs a floor sweeper. Well done, first class all the way! Thank you for all the thrills.

  25. Love you and all your amazing products! And I’m so, so incredibly honored to have been a part of “Team Tim” this year! Thank you for all your constant inspiration and creativity! <3

  26. jan metcalf says:

    Wish I could go to the hobby show in person!! What fun!

  27. Lucy says:

    love all of it – thanks for sharing T!m

  28. DebbieP says:

    THANK YOU! I will probably never be able to physically attend one of these shows, but you always make it feel as though I was there. Your displays are always so interesting. I find myself going back and looking more than once because I don’t always see everything the first time through. You have an amazing team! Craft Love!

  29. Karen Wedding says:

    Amazing! I so wish I could go to the Creativation. Thanks for sharing the pictures from your booth. Next best thing to being there!

  30. Lynda Kanase says:

    Another awesome show! Your displays were inspiring. Love all of your new stuff. Thanks tim for being so generous. Always great seeing you guys.

  31. Joanne H says:

    Tim, it takes a creative mind to do what you do. AND you have it. I am always excited to see your new product every year. It never gets old.

    No matter what you design, it’s a winner. The community of paper crafters on the planet THANK YOU for sharing your talent. I can tell you love and live what you do.

  32. Jani Howe says:

    What can one say –??? Every year, you leave us breathless! I don’t have time for sitting here writing, I have to get over to my desk and do some creating!! Thank you for all your talents, time, effort and love!

  33. Shirley says:

    Thanks Tim, Mario and Team Tim. I too spent the weekend watching everything I could find on the Internet regarding Creativation. So many wonderful things coming our way. You continue to amaze me, inspire me and feel that even with my shaky hands, I can still create!

  34. So many awesome things. I bet yours is the best one at the show!

  35. jean marmo says:

    Just amazing – congrats!

  36. Linda Robbins says:

    Too much to look at!!! This year looks to be creative!

  37. Lisa Wright says:

    Thanks for the pics of the projects – Loved the FB Live from the show. Your booth and TEAM are amazing – Already placed my preorders for new stuff now just excited for it to get here

  38. Traci says:

    Your booths are so awesome you should use them in your paper lines. I love the old antique feel and it would be great to see it on a paper line.

  39. Jan Castle says:

    Thanks so much for the tour!!! Amazing!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  40. Annie says:

    Awesome tour of the booths and samples. I tried to see all of the videos on your demonstrations of the new products coming out. My very favorite is Distressed Oxides and the new Sizzix Pipe Line and the Gears die. I have been in love with Steampunk for a long time and quite a few years ago I made jewelry from watch parts before the Steampunk craze. Thank you, Tim.
    Annie in AZ

  41. Sheila Bacon says:

    I need @ 2 hours of uninterrupted time to take in all the new products that you’ve shown. Housework will have to wait another day.

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