Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Create & Connect~Craft and Hobby Show, Part 2

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Hi Everyone!

Yesterday I posted about the classes I took at the Craft and Hobby Show! Today, I'm going to post pictures of the "eye candy!" And...there was plenty of eye candy! Good thing you can't gain weight by just looking...although, I did get my hands into some of the make it and take it's. (which means the booths offer little mini demonstrations and we can make a sample and take it home with us.)

Make it, Take it from the DCWV (Die Cuts with a View) This was the only project I made, I fell in love with it. It is all metal with a black jewel on the "jump ring." We put it together with glue dots, and then when I got home I permanently glued it together with Beacon's "Glass, Metal and More" glue.
The Trade Show was so much fun! I don't "scrapbook" per say, but, I do love to use a lot of the scrapbooking embellishments in my quilt/sew designs! And there are plenty of products to keep me happy and INSPIRED! Here are some examples!

Canvas and fabric items
So sorry to get a blurry picture of Tim Holtz. He was there demoing some of his great products! His products were represented in, nearly, each booth! He has so many products out there and they are all awesome! His products really represent the new "steampunk" look, things you would find in an attic. Here are some of his great rubber stamps sets, another set of stamps Check out other items on Amazon! He is so talented.

These are items that were in one of Tim Holtz' displays, awesome stuff! The "gears" were everywhere, I would say that they will become a trent this year.
Another display for Tim Holtz, more fun vintage antique  items.


Another Tim Holtz display! Need I say more, wonderful antiques.
Tim Holtz display, more gears! and look at the cool luggage!
Display using Ranger products, more gears! a lot of Tim Holtz products.
More great ATC cards using Ranger products. I just love the colors.
Here is the designer of the above ATC cards, Wendy
In the Ranger booth, Claudine Hellmuth, demonstrating her paints by Ranger.  She also has a book!

Halloween was really represented at this show and it was really fun to see more than just skulls.
This talented woman, Finnabair, from Poland, designed
some awesome canvas'. Look below!
This photo doesn't do justice on how beautiful this canvas art was. the colors were more
rich and deep and there are so many additional items, lace, buttons, zippers, etc.!!

I found a booth that was showing this product....YES, it is a zipper pull replacement!
And I needed one for a gym bag I bought. I didn't check the side pocket and it happened
to be broken, so, I'm hoping this will fix the problem! The company name is FixnZip.
 These zipper pulls come in three sizes for multiple sized zippers. Small, Medium and Large. The medium is the most common. 

This is a picture of Lifestyle Crafts Letterpress, it is a machine that makes die cuts. It not only cuts paper, but will also cut fabric! The new "dies" are very thin pieces of metal, in the shape of the cuts. I was in awe, no longer do you require a big die cutter! 
May Arts Ribbon created these book marks out of their ribbon
and added beads to the ends, so pretty! Here is a sample of some of their ribbon on Amazon.
 I really like this ribbon, black and beige stripe.
I loved how May Arts tied bows onto each ribbon spool, so pretty!
This picture was pretty awesome, in the Sizzix Booth, it was on "chalkboard," (which was VERY popular at the show)....with a "Crafter's" Bucket List.....so, answer me this.....


"What is on your Crafter's Bucket List?"

Here is my Bucket List:
1. Learn how to use Electric Quilt software
2. Design Embroidery
3. Design more pattern packets
4. Create videos on different quilt "How-to's"
and the list can go on and on!

(Please make a comment, just below the social media icons (below) and let me know what's on your LIST!)

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  1. I'm not making a list because I need to focus on #1: learn how to use my camera so I can produce better photos...the rest can wait! BTW, I love your post, I enjoyed seeing the show through your eyes!

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    1. Thanks Marjolaine! I think a list is a good start on accomplishing them! Writing them down is the most important thing. I will be making a brand new list, with my bucket list included in my "goal" list. I seem to eventually accomplish what is on it! good luck with the "how to use your camera!" I need to find a new one!

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  2. So much inspiration at the show - was great to see you, sorry I didn't recognize you at first :-) One item on my bucket list - organize my stashes and make a dent in them!

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    1. I agree, Lisa, there was so much inspiration at the show. I always get rejuvenated when I attend the shows. I come home with a big list of follow ups and a list of "what to do."

      No worries about not recognizing me, my hair is different than my social media pics!

      And don't we all have "stashes" to keep organized. I do a pretty good job organizing them, I'm just running out of room! So, I need to really scrutinize what I 'really' need....but, then I always regret when I've thrown something out, inevitably I need it! haha

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  3. Wow...it is such fun to see show from your eyes. Makes mewonder

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    1. Hi Michelle, so glad you like my post on CHA. What makes you wonder???

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  4. I love crafts looking, forward to it!
    By Aimee DeVore

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  5. I am drooling over all your fabulous photos, Denise! I especially love the pretty May Arts ribbon spools. One huge thing on my crafty bucket list is to start shooting & posting videos! I've got the camera and the software - now just to do it! :)

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    1. May Arts booth was completely beautiful, I had to wipe my lips from drooling on their ribbon spools! haha I, too, want to do videos. What type of software do you use? I think iMovie on my Mac will do it for me....but, I would rather not show my face, if I can help it. haha

      Although, I've heard the viewers like it "real." so, we'll see! :O)

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  6. What a fun show that must have been!

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  7. How exciting to be there! I definitely need to go some day.

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    1. Yes, it would be a lot of fun, CHA is only doing their winter show in January, now, in Anaheim. It is a lot bigger, too.

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  8. WOW! Thanks for sharing all the beautiful displays! I think gears may be the next trend as well! Lovely! Looks like you had so much fun!

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  9. Darn! I wish I had been at the show. I love the inspiration.

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    1. The classes ere also very good this time, just what I needed to hear. They are doing away with the summer show, keeping only winter in Anaheim.

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  10. What a great collection of photos from the show! I'm dying to get my hands on some of the letterpress stuff :)

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    1. It was the most simple die cutting machine at the show

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  11. Thank you for sharing all those wonderful pictures, for those of us that could not attend.

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  12. Ok...I need to go get some Coffee, hide in the closet with my Lap Top and just Drool over these Photos...can you stand it? So much amazing stuff!! Thanks for taking all these great pics so we could go 'vicariously' through you! Loved it!

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    1. You should go someday. The show is so inspirational and the classes are just as good!

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  13. Hey! I'm now is love with Tim Holtz! Wow! Wish I was there with you, looks like some fabulous stuff there!
    My bucket list...finished the little quilt that I started 2 years ago!! HELP!

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    1. Yes, I know what your mean, I got stuck on figuring the second block!

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  14. Always LOVE The show and all it's inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It's interesting what each person gets from the same show, my friend brought saw such different things than I did, and I'm sure others saw even more different things.

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  15. Oh, I am so disappointed I didn't get to make it this summer. I'll be at Winter though. Love seeing it through others' eyest too!

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    1. I'm considering going, it is a lot bigger than summer! And they will no longer do summer, so it may be huge! Maybe well get to meet!

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  16. Wow! So much inspiration :)
    I'll have to think about my bucket list, but I know one is to catch up on my scrapbooking!
    #sscnet

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  17. great post Denise....I did not get to see the whole show so I love to see what others post about it!

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    1. it is so interesting how we all "see" different things when at a show. My friend brought home things that were totally different than what I took home! It's like I missed half of the show!

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  18. Thanks for all of this great eye candy, Denise. I missed a lot...so I'm grateful you caught so much. I particularly heart that canvas!

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    1. I feel like I missed a lot, too, when I see what others report about. Our differences are what makes the creative world-go-round! The Art Canvas was ever so much more gorgeous in person! Wish I could've captured it. and the designers name! It was great to finally meet.

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  19. Ania Dabrowska is Polish and not Russia.... :)

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  20. All is well and pretty but you should really be checking the info you provide in your post.
    First of all, the artist who created this "awesome canvas" that you like so much is called Finnabair NOT Finnabear.
    and she's from Poland NOT Russia.
    http://www.tworzysko.blogspot.com/
    greetings
    Eliza

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    1. I appreciate your help in correcting her name and origin. I had a difficult time trying to find her. What I found is from someone who had it wrong. I have it corrected and thanks again.

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  21. Great post but Finnabair is from POLAND, Finnabair not Finnabear.

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    1. Thank you for the correction on Finnabair! I had a really hard time trying to find out who she was. I should've just asked for her name and business card at the show! It gets so busy and I think I was so excited to see such creative work! Thanks again. I'll fix my post!

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