Category Archives: travel

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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

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    junk in the trunk vintage market…


    this past weekend we attended our first junk in the trunk vintage market in scottsdale, az.  i can’t believe that although we live in arizona, this is the first time we’ve attended this event – it was amazing!  a special thanks to lindsey and coley who are the founders and organizers of junk in the Continue Reading

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    for the love of junkin’…


    one thing i’ve learned in life is to make time to do more of what makes you happy… truth be told, i love to junk!  i love everything about it: the thrill of the hunt, the inspiration of finding new ideas, and the hopes of discovering hidden treasures.  throughout my travels i’m always on the Continue Reading

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    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 Continue Reading

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    next stop – germany…


    we’re on our way to germany to attend the paperworld show.  i will be demoing for three days for three of our international distributors: Vaessen, Notions Marketing, and Personal Impressions.  i’m looking forward to sharing the latest products and techniques with the attendees.  this is such a cool show to attend and it’s always filled with Continue Reading