Category Archives: travel

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    journey to shanghai…


    this past week mario and i set out on quite an adventure… our first journey to shanghai china for a business trip.  we started out early morning in phoenix on a 5am flight to dallas where we connected on the 15 hour direct flight to shanghai arriving at 4pm the following day.  we met up with our Continue Reading

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    thank you Everything Scrapbooks & Stamps…


    greetings from west palm beach florida!  we are packing up and heading home after an amazing fun-filled creative weekend teaching at everything scrapbooks & stamps.  this store has been on my wait list to teach at for almost 7 years and we finally made it here.  we arrived earlier in the week to get everything unpacked Continue Reading

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    thank you The Crafty Scrapper…


    we craft all day, and ink away… deep in the heart of texas! located in the charming town of waxahachie, texas, centered around a beautiful courthouse and streets lined with historic buildings, is the crafty scrapper. a creative wonderland owned by the hysterical and absolutely wonderful carolyn (pictured above). the store is literally filled with all things paper Continue Reading

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    thank you The Island’s Creative Escape…


    we just returned from a creative escape on the island… scrapbook island that is. located in northern california, scrapbook island’s creative escape is a wonderful place filled with creativity (and marshmallows). the owner laurie and her team know as the island girls, were wonderful hosts to three days of workshops. we arrived at the store Continue Reading

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    junk bonanza 2016…


    another year, another junk journey to junk bonanza.  mario, paula, richele and i met up at junk bonanza in minneapolis last week for a day of junkin’.  we arrived early in the morning ready to seek out new treasures for booth props, vintage ephemera for product ideas, and the opportunity to be inspired.  junk bonanza is Continue Reading

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    thank you Whim So Doodle…


    for me, there’s simply nothing better than sharing creativity.  whether it’s on social media, videos, demos, or workshops, the opportunity to share what i love to do just makes me happy.  it’s been a while since i’ve hit the road teaching at stores, and we just returned from a jam packed trip teaching at Whim So Doodle Continue Reading

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    greetings from the UK…


    we’re sitting here at the heathrow airport in london getting ready to board our flight back home to the US and wanted to check in with all of you.  we arrived safely in london on friday after a few flight delays then immediately made our way to the NEC in birmingham to set up for a day of Continue Reading

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    a visit to sizzix…


    this past week we spent a few days at sizzix headquarters in lake forest, california.  we had a big agenda that included product development, video shoots, CHA booth layout, and three workshop events for the sizzix team and sizzix retailers.  we were greeted by sizzix social media gurus liz and sarah who were absolutely awesome sharing Continue Reading

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    being arizona tourists…


    it’s funny how having friends come to visit makes you take time to enjoy your everyday surroundings.  this past week we did exactly that with our friends gary & glenda from south africa during their first visit to arizona!  it was an awesome time of fun, food, and friendship.  there is so much to see Continue Reading

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    eclectic elements spring quilt market 2015…


    it’s been another one of those whirlwind months around the studio with so many things going on, and the time keeps flying by.  we just returned from spring quilt market in minneapolis and had an absolutely amazing show!  i’m always in awe of the creativity the quilt industry showcases along with the sheer talent out Continue Reading