Category Archives: cha-2017 *creativation

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    2017 CREATIVATION…

    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, Continue Reading

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    2017 sneak peek – tonic studios…

    welcome to day 7 of the 2017 sneak peeks of products being released later this month at “creativation” (formerly CHA).  when it comes to any type of crafting, having the right tools can make all the difference.  the new stamp platform is an innovative surface for precision stamping with rubber and clear stamps – shipping april.  see for Continue Reading

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    2017 sneak peek – ranger distress…

    welcome to day 6 of the 2017 sneak peeks of products being released later this month at “creativation” (formerly CHA).  the world of distress continues to be an evolution of creative discovery.  what began 13 years ago as a unique dye ink formulation of 6 vintage colors has expanded into a palette 60+ colors and crossed into various Continue Reading

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    2017 sneak peek – idea-ology part 2…

    welcome to day 5 of the 2017 sneak peeks of products being released later this month at “creativation” (formerly CHA).   one of my favorite things about designing is the ability to see innovation come to life.  the definition of the idea-ology brand is: a creative idea, or thought developed by the mind of what ought to be. Continue Reading

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    2017 sneak peek – idea-ology & storage studios…

    welcome to day 4 of the 2017 sneak peeks of products being released later this month at “creativation” (formerly CHA).  today is jam packed with lots of inspiration including my new favorite memoranda paper line, vintage inspired washi tapes, kraft-stock, the worn binder program, and of course a new storage collection.  check out the latest release with idea-ology & storage studios…t!m Continue Reading

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    2017 sneak peek – sizzix alterations…

    welcome to day 3 of the 2017 sneak peeks of products being released later this month at “creativation” (formerly CHA).  we’re going to “shape” things up a bit (pun intended) with an awesome assortment of new dies and embossing folders.  what i love about the versatility of shape and texture is that it gives dimensional design options to use on Continue Reading

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    2017 sneak peek – stampers anonymous stencils…

    welcome to day 2 of the 2017 sneak peeks of products being released later this month at “creativation” (formerly CHA).  layering stencils have so many uses including inks, paints, pastes and more.  whether you’re creating mixed media projects or looking for ways to make awesome backgrounds on cards or journals, stencils are an important art tool.  thanks again to the Continue Reading

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    2017 sneak peek – stampers anonymous…

    i’m excited to kick off the 2017 sneak peeks of products being released later this month at “creativation” (formerly CHA) with stampers anonymous.  as you know i’m a stamper at heart so i loved curating the various imagery in theses 18 new stamp sets.  these high quality (made in celeveland, ohio) red rubber stamps have excellent detail and perfect for card Continue Reading

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    2017 sneak peek schedule…

    it’s that time of year when the craft industry becomes a frenzy of ideas & innovation.  where a collective gathering of designers, manufacturers, and retailers set out to explore the next chapter of our creative chronicles.  what was once a spark of curious imagination becomes reality in this magical place called “creativation” (formerly CHA) – the show kicks off later this month january 19-23 Continue Reading