back from paperworld…


we’re back from a quick weekend trip to germany to attend the paperworld trade show in frankfurt to demo for our international distributors.   we met up with our friends from ranger and the talented (and dylusional) dyan reaveley for a jam packed weekend of creative fun…


mario and i set out early thursday and flew from phoenix to germany.  we arrived friday morning and headed straight to the convention center to get set up for the demos (it was a long day, but we made it)…


the demo schedule was pretty crazy:  starting out early morning, stop by starbucks which was down a block from our hotel (thank goodness); catch the train to the convention center; demo for 2 hours in the vaessen booth, break for an hour to move supplies and set up; demo for 2 hours in the notions marketing booth, then break for an hour to move supplies and set up; demo for 2 hours in the personal impressions booth, then get cleaned up and set up to do it all again the next day.

demo2 demo1 demo3

we had this schedule for all three days during the show, but it was totally worth it to share all of the great new products with the show attendees.  the demos were packed the entire time and i appreciate everyone who stopped by.  thanks again to our distributors (vaessen, personal impressions, and notions marketing) and to ranger for bringing us out to paperworld – what an amazing journey…t!m

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92 Comments to “back from paperworld…”

  1. Mary says:

    Tim, I just wanted to tell you that you look…FABULOUS!!!

  2. Linda Lee-Northrup says:

    Hey T!m, I just arrived home to Canada from Amsterdam. You must be so thrilled that so much of Europe loves you and your inspiration and your wonderful products too, just as much as the rest of us do. I’m sure the European market customers were ecstatic to see you in person. They love crafting equally, I found. Your life is amazing, enjoy every minute. Thank you for sharing and allowing us to take a glimpse of the excitement. Can’t wait to share in your next adventure. Linda

  3. Annie says:

    Wow!!! What a whirlwind.
    Annie in DE

  4. Jennifer says:

    Livin the life, looks like tons of fun and exhausting!! Glad to hear it was a success and you’re all still alive and well!! Keep on Truckin T!m!

  5. Wow my head is spinning from all the set ups, break downs and moves. How do you do it?

  6. Wow, what a jam packed schedule! Hope you and Mario can get caught up on some sleep now that you are home!

  7. Samantha Reed says:

    Sounds like an amazing journey…Welcome back!

  8. Mel Robert-Hareld says:

    What a window you drew for us to peek into! Wow!
    THAT was some schedule! Guess it didn’t leave time for much of ANYTHING but a stop (or three) to the local Starbucks. Just goes to show the drive and dedication y’all have…amazing! Nothing like hitting the floor running, this year, guys!

  9. Paulette S. says:

    Oh my gosh, look at all of those curious crafters! I know they enjoyed every minute, Tim!

  10. Yvonne Blair says:

    Really don’t know how you jump from time zone to time zone and always manage to be on it! You guys are just amazing!!! Looks like you had lots of fun demoing! Get some well deserved rest! Hugs.

  11. Tea says:

    No wonder you boys are getting skinny with a regime like that! Funny point, thought for a second you wrote about demons, but you said demos:) I still felt a greedy one, but small, raising its head when I read about all the cool new stuff. Or maybe it is the ranger angel? I hope so, thought I saw a glimpse of halo swooshing by

  12. Teaprint says:

    No wonder you boys are getting skinny with such a tegime

  13. Ann Black says:

    Wow… You two live a world wind life… Blow in and blow out… Your demos from the pictures were well attended… Keeping it all real.

  14. Kathleen Lundman says:

    That was quick! Hope that you had time to have a stein of German beer or two while you were there! Sounds like another successful job, as usual. Glad you are back in the U.S.!6701

  15. Sue says:

    You must be running on adrenalin by now! I can’t believe how packed it was around you, there was not room to move! Glad you are home now and can maybe rest or at least sleep in a couple times!! 😀

  16. Melissa says:

    Tim, I know why you do this but not sure how you are able to keep up the pace! I don’t demo, but I do a lot of adult education and by the end of “presentation days” I am wiped! You are like the Ever ready bunny, you keep going and going…so this is a special thank you for always sharing your wonderful talent, creative mind and great products to all of us crazy crafters world wide. You my friend as the best!

  17. Trish R says:

    Wow, what a crazy time! I know a lot of happy attendees were glad to see you demoing your wonderful products.

  18. Siri says:

    It was so much fun to watch your demo! Hope to see you again next year 🙂

  19. ruby t says:

    You will have to get some stadium seating pretty soon as there are so many people who come to the demos and want to see all of the good stuff.

  20. cheryl c says:

    Priceless, but extremely busy, experiences! So many fans there, too, so good to see.

  21. Hi gorgeous guys! Sounds like a totally fabulous few days! Great to see you caught up with friends too 🙂 Awesome to see all the smiles you’ve generated just from showing off a few brilliant products and techniques… Love it!!! What a life 😀

  22. Dona S says:

    LOL – they’d have been hanging from the ceiling if you’d let them! But who blames them?!?!?!?!?!?

  23. Nancy L. says:

    Well, who’s been busy??? ☺️Glad your home and hope you get a chance to put those feet up a little!! Not too long though, we want you back creating for us! Selfish I know, but am totally encouraged when you are sharing your awesomeness!!!☺️☺️☺️

  24. Lois K. says:

    it looks as if everyone enjoyed the demos – but then, why would they?? I’ll be they all went home so inspired to create!


    I would love your job even the long hours. I will continue to dabble at home.

  26. Fonda Franyovich says:

    What a fantastic, exhausting, but exhilarating trip. It must have been very rewarding, as well. Love your creative work!

  27. Marilynn Ellsworth says:

    Wish I could have been there.:(

  28. Cynthia Flynn says:

    They say it’s not work when you are doing something you love, what a great adventure! welcome home

  29. Doris Cote says:

    Did you demo in German? Love the Fatherland and am sorry I wasn’t there. lol

  30. Lots of work and lots of fun, you lead an exciting and busy life, it doesn’t go unappreciated by your fans. 🙂

  31. Linda says:

    Your blog is so exciting… to the point where I’m exhausted sometime after reading !! LOL ! Everything is SO creative, including that Starbucks pic !!I Thanks for sharing your life with everyone ! <3

  32. Geraldine says:

    Wow, what a hectic schedule. Hoping you can get some rest after this.

  33. Elaine Seip says:

    The adrenalin…and coffee, that’s what keeps you young and inspired! Busy times for sure…But, so personally rewarding…now, a little down time..? to get ready for the ‘next weekend away

  34. I would love to go back to Germany! You looked like you had fun too! What a fast and furious trip!

  35. Indina says:

    Thanks a lot for your being here at the paperworld! It was so great to see you demoing, every minute a pleasure 😉 And thanks a lot for the bird crazy “Jane” — this little one sits now at my working table and inspires me every time I look at <3

  36. Gloria L. says:

    Glad you are both home safely. Looks like you drew quite a crowd!

  37. Jean D says:

    Looks like the demos were very well attended, all done in English? Is that challenging in a European market? I guess enough people understand English to follow along, and art is pretty visual. 🙂

  38. heather medema says:

    Looks like so much fun, but Tim, I’m dying… when are you posting the new February color?!?!?

  39. Hi ! sounds like a lot of work! but glad you had a great time there. and happy for you they had a starbucks ! you are never far from home! glad you had a safe trip as well.

  40. wow – sounds like a crazy packed time – chill now!!! Hugs Rachel x

  41. Anita Ocampo says:

    Y’all are fantastic…

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