cha-winter 2013 show recap… idea-ology

hello again bloggers!  hope you had a great weekend.  i spent mine getting things unpacked, put away, and reorganized  – such a great feeling.  today i wanted to share more of my cha show experience with photos of my idea-ology booth.  with the help of paula, debbie, mario, sarah(and the rest of team advantus) we set out to create the look and feel of french industrial complete with luggage, lighting, ladders, hats, and a variety of other oddities to use as props.  it’s funny that when we’re setting up the booth, it look like an episode of american pickers – i love it!

so today’s post is a long one filled with photos and even a video tour of the idea-ology booth.  i also can’t wait to share  the many incredible projects made by some of the most talented designers i’ve seen.  i thank each and everyone of them for sharing their creativity and making this show one of the best yet.  i hope you enjoy…

so here is my team: debbie, mario, paula (seriously i couldn’t do what i do without them – thanks guys!)

the look and feel of the idea-ology booth is important to tell a story.  with the launch of the french industrial line we combined elements of travel with accents of industrious all with a french flair.  here is a look at the overall booth (not bad for the floor of a convention center huh?)

we loved this idea of taking one of the new papers, blowing it up huge to fill this back wall in the booth.  it’s incredible how it turned out.

of course we couldn’t help but take a few photos with the now infamous “moustache man”.

i love the collection of found objects that accent the tops of the fixtures that display all of the idea-ology product.

i think the displays we created to show off samples in the booth turned out awesome.  the vintage boxes hung over the dressers decorated with an old sewing machine, hat stands, vintage dress forms, and some luggage – it’s great to display all of the projects.  check out the lighting with the edison bulbs strung on cut up old ladders that paula actually picked up for free on the side of the road – way to go paula.

the make & take we did in idea-ology at the show created lots of excitement.  debbie worked daily to teach this project to over 250 people throughout the show – bravo!  this mini project shows the new paper, eiffel tower die, and lots of new idea-ology goods.

here’s a video tour from of the idea-ology booth:

next up are the project samples, and there were so many great samples.  paula headed this team of designers who shared their talents to create stunning projects for all of my booths at cha including idea-ology. if you’re interested in seeing more of their work (just click the name to visit their blogs)…

here are a couple of cards showcasing some of the new papers. (left: chelle fowler/right: sande krieger)

these layouts were displayed on vintage hangers which gave them a great look as a collection (lynn thune)

another great layout from (jan hobbins) shows a cool torn paper element we thought was beyond clever.

this next layout from the “oh so detail oriented” (sande krieger) was one of my faves with her use of paper string.

the new burlap panels also created lots of excitement and with these creative samples you can see why…

first up is (paula cheney) who created tiled elements and used some of the new idea-ology trinkets, so awesome.

(richele christensen) created an artful panel using idea-ology stuff too.  love the use of the rub-ons directly on the burlap as well as the new numeric alpha parts coated with glossy accents.

this idea to turn a burlap panel into a tag calendar is the idea from (stephanie ackerman) using one of the idea-ology ring binders too.

i took a more mixed media approach on mine and layered the burlap with papers, grunge, and or course some distress stains and the new distress paints.

speaking of mixed media, the new assemblage clocks were also very popular.  i sure wish i would have taken photos of all of the samples, but at least i managed to take these two from (top: paula cheney/ bottom: shelly hickox)

these beautiful jewelry samples were also a great addition to the idea-ology booth this show thanks to the talents of (connie fong).  the elements used to create these wearable pieces definitely give a new perspective on idea-ology.

another favorite project of mine was this new configurations book made by (paula cheney).  so many details in this project, the photos do not do this one justice. *there is also a glimpse of the assemblage clock i made along with the fantastic worn cover journal from (sande krieger)

check out this clever use of configurations inserts inside one of the new worn covers from (stephanie ackerman) making this book truly multi-dimensional.

finally, this one was by far the most talked about sample in the idea-ology booth from paper genius (jim hankins/aka the gentleman crafter).  it’s an eiffel tower made entirely from configurations inserts that he wrapped and embellished to look like little suitcases.  the base of the entire structure is in fact a configurations box as well which housed a mini book – he’s seriously brilliant.

well if you’ve gotten through this entire post, i hope your mind is racing from creative overload.  i know not everyone has the opportunity to attend cha which is why i want to share my recaps with you so you can be inspired by everything from the show as well.  in fact, we want to share a little something from the idea-ology booth that was our booth giveaway this show.  we gave away over 1000 of these bags at the show to a frenzy of people every morning, and since these awesome bags are not for sale, the only way to get one is to win one.  so post a comment sharing your favorite idea-ology release (or releases) for this show and we’ll pick random winners to announce on wednesday when i recap the sizzix booth.  good luck everyone…t!m


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  6. Scropine28 says:

    I love all the new products : papers whaaaaaa, sizzix die, and new stamp ( my favourite is the set with french man, eiffel tower…), and in this post, I love, BUT I LOVE the necklace, so vintage !

  7. Sylvia Tabor says:

    I’m so glad you talked about your displays!!! They are by far the most captivating. You use this unique blend of treasures to showcase All Things Tim, creating a visual escape that takes us crafters on a grungy fantastic journey. It is by far the best of any displays, ever!!! I know it takes a ton of work but my eyes are ever thankful I get a Tim Vision!!!

  8. Anita tillman says:

    Seriously the talent here just blows my mind – well done everyone!!! My absolute fave release and the thing that I will be purchasing an entire set of ASAP is the distress paints but I also love the assemblage clock – wow just love it!! Genius!!!

  9. Natalie says:

    Love the pictures of you and Mario with the mustache man!

  10. Janet Kurkowski says:

    Beautiful new products!!!! Love them all!!!

  11. Rhonda t says:

    Love the Eiffel Tower die! My 10 year old niece has created a “Pennies for Paris” box where she is saving money for her dream destination! I’ve had so much fun making cards, scrapbook pages, and other things related to her love for all things Paris! The new French elements, especially the die, will be great for continuing to document her progress toward her goal and for having fun creating for her! 🙂

  12. Carol Broney says:

    Dear Tim,
    Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful “Blueprint” stamps. I think my favorite of your new stamps is the “Time Travelers” set. Of course, I will have to buy ALL of your new releases as I really love all of them!! You are so talented and it is so exciting to see Mario III’s beautiful drawings! Again, thank for all you do to help us on our creative journeys.
    With Warm Regards, Carol Broney

  13. Vivian Bennett says:

    Amazing…seriously amazing…every time I look, I see something I didn’t see before!

  14. Kathryn says:

    Can’t wait to get my hands on one of the alarm clock casings, I have a project in mind that my son will LOVE!!

  15. I would have to say my faves are the assemblage clock and the configuration book. I haven’t seen anything like them, and I like having unique items.

  16. I will have to say that necklace is amazing, I would love to make something like that, enjoyed seeing all the cool new things in the line and what people have come up with it all 🙂

  17. trent miller says:

    Awesome pictures, examples and video. This years launches are so great and cant wait to buy them up.

    the product give away was great! Love the bag and industrial. Just my luck to miss out on an opportunity to win. DANG IT.

  18. Dodie says:

    I love Richele’s burlap with the numbers and words. C’est merveilleuse et très jolie! J’espere que vous me choississez! (It is marvelous and very beautiful! I hope that you choose me!)

  19. Becky Walker says:

    Love the CHA updates, photos, and videos! Thanks so much!!!

  20. Mellyr says:

    I love the new papers. I adore the photos of people from days gone by.
    I often find myself looking at the images and wondering who these people where and what their story was (especially the mustache guy lol)…I just love all the papers.

  21. Dawn B says:

    I’m late posting on this post, but congrats to the winners! It us soooo appreciated that you share the pics and video’s, it does provide such inspiration and the talent of everyone, well, it’s amazing! Such a great release, everything is fantastic. Those burlap panels are calling my name! 🙂

  22. I am really looking forward to getting my hands on the burlap panels and the empty clocks. The booth looks great – what a lot of work by everybody!

    Lucy x

  23. Pam Spradlin says:

    I really would like to get my hands on the alarm clock. I think several of these with old fashion looking pictures in them would make a great display in the book case. I am also wanting the larger numbers and I am sure most of the new stamps will end up in my stash. Your booth looked fabulous.

  24. I love it all but what really caught my eye was the burlap panels. I love them! The rub-ons really are outstanding on the burlap.

  25. Julia says:

    Best Blog ever, could you just live there. Looks like the moustache man is a great great grandfather, too cool. Love all these photos, so much eye candy. The display on the cabinet card is awesome.
    Thanks, Thanks, Thanks all.

  26. Seriously amazing! I’m blown away!

  27. Rose White says:

    Wow so much fun! Wish I was there for it :0(

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