2018 Creativation: Booth Tours & Demos…

we are back from the incredibly inspiring (and exhausting) 2018 creativation show.  this trade event is definitely the highlight of the crafting industry where manufacturers and retailers can get together and celebrate the launch of new products.  this show is without a doubt a great deal of work for myself, my team (mario, paula, richele, deb, and joy), and the companies i design for so a sincere thank you to all of them for their dedication and support.  i loved getting to spend time with all of them, and even though we had business as the focus, there was no shortage of laughs…  

a huge shout out and thank you to this group of talented makers for creating amazing show-stopping projects (click on the names to check out their blogs): kaz hallemma williamskath stewartvicki evansjan hobbinszoe hillmanmou sahabobbi smithcathie parrecochelle fowlertami bastiaanscheiron brandonstacy hutchinsonjenny marplesaudrey pettit, yuko cooper, joy kennedyrichele christensen, and paula cheney.  check out the facebook live booth tour videos we did from the show floor…

appreciate all of the attendees stopping by the booths, participating in the make & takes, watching the demos, and thank you all for being part of the creative journey…t!m

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44 Comments to “2018 Creativation: Booth Tours & Demos…”

  1. Molly says:

    Love the new products. Just got my media mat today, when will the ruler you showed with it be available?

  2. Linda Gilliam says:

    Loved your Creativation videos SO much, AND my Tonic Glass mat came today, HOLY MOLEY, it’s heavy and well built and absolutely awesome!!!!
    I cannot wait to USE It!
    Thank you Tim and Tonic for a VERY COOL PRODUCT!!!!!

  3. Victoria Daniel says:

    Hi Tim
    I have glossy papers you use to have, its same one you use on the Oxide
    ink or its deffrent new ones, love the way you did with them and i love your new stuff as always,good job Tim.Thanks again for shurent it with us

  4. Tonya says:

    I loved the videos, and have watched many times. I finally found my first Tim Holtz product in a craft bundle. I sent an email of praise of your products. Keep rocking out the best and most unique products.

  5. Susan Fortenberry says:

    I watch a video with the oxide inks on glossy paper. I know you said they needed to be clay based. We have used it on glossy paper and rubbed the top or chalky surface with a paper towel and have gotten that rich color also. Not sure if it is clay base or not. We use a kromkote product.

  6. I was great seeing you and the beautiful booths with the gorgeous samples that your designers team did. I couldn’t stop taking pictures and videos! So inspiring! And great products! I hope you’ve had time to rest and recover 🙂

  7. Lorrie S. says:

    Thank you for posting these on your blog. I loved watching them.

  8. Joanne says:

    Loved your Facebook live,I’m so excited to get started and can’t wait to find your new products.Thank you,thank you,thank you!❤️

  9. Lisa Sackett says:

    Loving the creativity this year – you rocked it!

  10. Claire says:

    Loved watching all the videos; thank you for taking the time to put them together. Like everyone else, I have a rather long shopping list! Fabulous samples – thank you to all the designers for such wonderful inspiration.

  11. Sheila Bacon says:

    So appreciate the videos of the tours and demos and, of course, the new products. I’ve compiled my list of must haves and await the time when I can order them. Exciting!

  12. Jan Castle says:

    been watching lots of the demos via the internet…already ordered a bunch of items and looking forward to more!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

  13. Theresa Petermann says:

    It was a great Creativation. So many fun new things to look forward to. Your demos were awesome and the teams creative efforts are so amazing. thanks as always for sharing.

  14. Val P says:

    Loving all the new products. Thanks for the he tours and all the information!

    • Milly D says:

      Thanks for the amazing tour !! The products look amazing. Looking forward to getting some when they are available .

  15. Jane Gilbert says:

    We need to see you in the U.K…… Southern England ideally…… I know of a lovely church hall!!…..ha ha!!
    Just love the new products Tim….. I have made a rather long list for when they are released in the U.K. However, WHEN, WHEN, will we see distress oxides in the mini’s?? My craft shed just can’t hold anymore ink….

  16. Donna Hendrick says:

    Tim:
    You are so good for my mental health. Enough said.
    xooxooxoox

  17. Marjorie says:

    Your new products are incredible. Thanks for the great videos.

  18. Becky C says:

    Love all the new items and the booths were amazing! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  19. Jan Metcalf says:

    Next best thing to being there in person!!

  20. Candy B. says:

    Fabulous. I learned so much. Thank you.

  21. Janet says:

    Loved your sneak peeks, the show demos and tours. Thanks can’t wait to get some of these goodies.

  22. Joanne H says:

    I’m loving all the new products you are putting out from every company! I have my list and checking it twice!

    Can’t wait for them to start shipping. I think my favorite is the Tonic media mat. Can’t wait to start working on that.

    Thanks Tim for thinking like one of us!

  23. RacingBanshee says:

    Only ish I could have been there or that all of you would come to my neighborhood. I miss out on sooo very much. I guess, Thank goodness for social media and this blog it helps soften it a bit. 🙂

  24. Charlotte Hutcheson says:

    I am speechless after seeing all of the fabulous creations by Tim’s team. Tim, you have put together another group of creative stuff that is so interesting and inspiring. Thanks and much love to all.

  25. Anne R says:

    It was such an honour to meet Paula and Richele in real life and to see Tim and Mario doing their thing, it made my ‘once in a lifetime trip’ very special ! The stand was incredible, it looks so much more amazing in real life – a credit to the whole team! Anne xx

  26. Wendy V says:

    It says the videos can’t be played??? Thanks for your amazing FB Live and demos during the show. Look forward to seeing these, too!

  27. Sue W. says:

    I think I could just live in the Ranger booth! It is always so gorgeous! Cant wait for all the new things to start shipping.

  28. Amanda says:

    Thanks #teamtim for everything 🙂 . Loved being able to share in the event even though I was miles away across the pond ! You guys absolutely ‘rocked it’ . x

  29. Reah Feiertag says:

    What a fantastic time. We love and appreciate all the videos. And of course all the hard work is appreciated too.

  30. Thank you so so much for taking us along on this journey!

  31. Flo says:

    I saw all the sneak peeks, but it was cool seeing it all in action. Kudos for everyone.

  32. I’ve been watching the videos on FB live and WOWZA – the projects are just incredible! And I love, love, love the video with you and Paula in the idea-ology booth! Love seeing all the projects in more detail!!! So much inspiration! Okay – off to stalk everyone’s blog to see more details!

  33. pauls says:

    thank you for posting these! So nice to see you in action at the Ranger table. Its like a private tutorial!

  34. SUCH an honour and privilege to be asked to create a little something for the Ideaology booth. Thank you to Tim and Paula for asking me and to #teamtim and all the manufacturers for creating the magnificent displays we love to see each year xx

  35. Sherry says:

    Hi, Tim! These were so much fun to watch! I have one question. My audio was not working when I watched the last video (the one at the bottom of the stack of videos), so I couldn’t tell what substance you were using to coat the finished piece (from small round jar). It looked shiny. Can you tell me what it is, please? (So I can go out and buy some :).) Thank you!

    • Sherry T says:

      How about an answer from another Sherry…LOL. That is the Distress Micro Glaze, and you are right it is a small jar but a little goes a long way. My Hobby Lobby carries it. I think Jo Ann’s does as well, an of course how many online stores…

  36. Carol K says:

    BEAUTIFUL! What an amazing team …

  37. Barb O. says:

    Great tour and demos. Especially love the ink on glossy paper demo. Have to try that!

  38. Kathy R says:

    Thank you for sharing this with all of us. You all did a fabulous job.

  39. Karin Beadell says:

    Thanks for sharing all the tours and demos, I can’t wait until we’re able to get these lovely new products. 🙂

  40. Maria Cottingham says:

    Awesome few days, with fantastic new products, great lives, and amazing samples by an incredibly talented team ❤️

  41. Hope you get a few days rest now. Love all the new products.

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