Friday, February 25, 2011

Sharing new stuff

My last package has finally arrived from CHA (yes!, somehow delayed in CA 13 days. Whatever, it's here now)

I mentioned while at CHA that one of my favorite new companies was ECOGreen Crafts. Not only are their paints, inks and finishes low or N
O VOC, but all other products, including packaging is made of recycled content!


Here are four of their stamp sets! SO YUMMY!
Embellishing Flourishes, Butterfly Post, Garden Chic, Petal Party
And, of course, the rubber is GREEN. Comes with foam self-cling for use w/ acrylic mounts.

Find out more at their website, but first read Julia's Story about why she founded this company, with the help of some friends :o)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Give-A-Way Details

This is just a small idea of items in this give-a-way!

New, unopened Ranger paint dabbers, Distress paints, Earthsafe mediums and finishes.
That's just the beginning. I have piles of red rubber unmounted stamps, some clear stamps, chipboard, stickers.................................

Read the give-a-way details and leave a comment here.

Monday, February 21, 2011

New Studio: Sneak Peek & GIVEAWAY!

Sorting, organizing and cleaning....then REPEAT!

The construction is done and I'd say 85% of the relocation and sorting, It's SO BEAUTIFUL, and spacious! See the pics for a sneak peek, you'll notice that I still have my work cut out for me for a few more days.

OK, so I've been thinking while I'm sorting..........

I want to get to know YOU.
Post a comment here and tell me about you, what type of art / crafts you enjoy. Maybe you'd like to dabble in something new? Have a favorite manufacturer? Only design digi? Please share this with all your friends because So far, I have 3 boxes to give away and I'm certain there will be more!!

If I read your post and I feel that I have the perfect prize package for you, YOU WIN! Since I am mixed media, paper crafts, stamping, fabric, jewelry etc. I will bundle "like" supplies and select winners when I see a "good fit" for the items I have to give.

There will be as many winners as possible, now until St. Patty's Day!

Thanks bunches for stopping by...........
ART on!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Another BIG giveaway!

The studio remodel and relocation is nearly finished.
I'm sorting, cleaning and organizing.

There will be much to pass on to a new home.
Stay tuned for another big, FUN giveaway soon.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Spellbinders Book & Blog Tour!

CardMaker Magazine announces Spellbinders Nestabilities: Basics and Beyond book is available, being kicked off with a fabulous Blog Tour.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

ScraPerfect! Magical Perfect Crafting Products!

ScraPerfect offers four AMAZING products that make crafting much easier, you won't know how you ever lived without them.

PERFECT CRAFTING POUCH - One of the TOP 20 Most Innovative Products CHA Winter 2011-- 8+ benefits (please see the video)
BEST GLUE EVER - dries clear, dries quickly, strong, flexible and dries tacky (great for foiling)
EMBELLIE GELLIE - Helps you pick up even the smallest of bling and put it exactly where YOU want it.
PERFECT CLEANING CLOTH - Removes dust and fingerprints from camera lenses, eye glasses, iPads, scanner beds and photos. Also removes the dusty residue from surfaces treated with the Perfect Crafting Pouch.

Check out this CHA Video of Amy Rozak talking about all that the Perfect Crafting Pouch can do. (I'm at the demo table behind her!)

Her website has videos for more information about each product.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Makins Clay is for Grown Ups too!

If you are an artist or crafter, do not dismiss these bright green packages as child's play. Makin's Clay is for grown-ups too. We're talking serious performance and reasonable price points. Makin's has a huge selection of tools available to make creating with clay fun and easy. We all know that creating art is much easier, if you have the RIGHT tools.

This clay is light weight, air dries and dries flexible. Makin's was a sponsor of the IMP "Complete the Puzzle" project for CHA Winter 2011 in LA, this past week so I was able to sit down and demonstrate quite a few of it's benefits and interactions with other products.

"Unfrogettable" Journal: my IMP project

This clay comes in a nice variety of colors and Makin's offers a color chart with a measuring tool to help you achieve color variations. The clay will also take many mediums like paint, ink, varnish, and pigment powders. After the clay dries, it's still quite versatile and thin sheets can be used with shape punches or dies.

For more information or to see a complete catalog, please see their website.

Truly, Makin's Clay has endless possibilities as an art medium.
Many of these projects were created by designer, Cindi Bisson.
If you are a designer I've overlooked as creating any of these items, please contact me and I will update this entry and link to you.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Taking some more time today to explore the show floor, I made some exciting discoveries.

EARTH ART INTERNATIONAL: gorgeous art stamps!! featuring the original art of Sue Coccia. Great story, check out their website FMI. I am personally thrilled to own 2 and can't wait to play with them in my new studio.

BOTTLE CAP INC. Sounds simple right? but it's really fascinating.
They've gone a long way to be artsy, decorative and thorough :o)
Including an expansive line of accessories like epoxy art, bling and fixtures to make creating bottle cap jewelry a joyful breeze.

LAWN FAWN photopolymer clear stamps. If you like cutsie, these are very innovative. They've designed themed sets with words, banners etc. that coordinate and work together. The sizes compliment so they can fit. MADE IN THE USA

MAGENTA has stylish and trendy chipboard and cork board die cuts, they are also a sponsor of the "Complete the Puzzle" project for which I demonstrated techniques.

COLORZ CHALK, decorating chalks are BACK!! with a bold new twist!
These chalks are richer in pigments and can be "customized"; whatever color you desire on the spectrum, can be created. Packaging comes in 3 convenient sizes, the largest is pictured.

GIBSON HOLDERS developed a process to create light weight, sturdy, balanced easels. They can handle a platter of china. Amazing! Another innovation: an easel / stand for traveling on an airplane that secures with curvature to the food tray for iPads! Simple, effective, FABULOUS.

Tomorrow is the last day.................... I hope I can make it home soon, WEATHER, PLEASE COOPERATE. More tomorrow...........................

What would YOU like to see? post soon, I'll check back Tuesday morning, I'm on CA time so those on the East should post by 11 am.