Category Archives: travel

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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

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    eclectic elements – fall quilt market 2014…


    hello everyone! we’re back from the fall quilt market and excited to share some of the highlights with you.  i’m always amazed by this market and the incredible things people create with fabrics. we arrived on the show floor early friday morning to unpack our crates and begin setting up the booth.  mario, paula, and Continue Reading

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    orlando here we come…


    if you follow us on social media you already know just how busy we’ve been prepping and kitting for the upcoming collins rep show happening this weekend in orlando, florida.  lucky for me our creative neighbor art has agreed to work in the studio while we’re gone to build some props for CHA which is Continue Reading

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    home at last & winners…


    happy friday, it sure is great to finally be home from a whirlwind 2 weeks on the road.  we certainly had a great time at all of our stops including new york, ohio, texas, and california, but it’s certainly nice to be back home in arizona for a little while.  thanks to all of you Continue Reading