Well CHA (Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show) has finally come to an end. Although I am very tired, actually exhausted is more like it, I am also quite sad. So many friends, customers and artists that I really only get to see once a year are gone in such a short time. It’s true that a show of this caliber is quite overwhelming. We make projects for packaging and displays, have continual creative sessions with licensed designers, design sets, purchase props, create and kit demos and make-n-takes and finally pack, label and ship everything. It is quite the ordeal. Truly a labor of love. It is always a great feeling when we see the end result. I love how everything and everybody works to bring it to pass. This year was particularly exciting for my as I had my first line of stamps and dies produced and am featured as an actual designer! So very blessed. I must say I am quite thankful to those who have been my cheering squad both today and in the past. To my partner in crime, I mean crafts ;), Michelle, my boss and friend, Beth (who presented the opportunity to me) as well as Tammy Tutterow and Seth Apter who advised, cajoled and encouraged me along the way, THANK YOU. Of course I have a ginormous group of friends who have been with me for MANY years always believing in me and telling me to get out there and sell my stuff so THANK YOU too! Right now I thought I would give you some behind the scenes photos of some of the stuff from Spellbinders. Though we did not win for best booth, I truly believe we captured the most trendy display at the show!
Our amazingly, beautiful 2016 Catalog!
The inspiration piece for the catalog created by Beth Reames! Love this!
Stamp and die sets made into cards and journal.