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Making Connections – See You At CHA Blog Hop

Connecting Is My Favorite Part of CHA The Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) is a professional organization where creative arts and hobby professionals come together to learn, connect, innovate and succeed. Their largest event each year is the CHA Mega Show (January 7-12, 2016, Anaheim, CA). In the past, they also had a smaller [...]

By | 2017-11-16T12:20:56+00:00 December 11th, 2015|News|21 Comments

3+ Hours of Crafty Video Tutorials! Creative Jumpstart 2016

I'm excited to announce that I'll be participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2016! If you're not familiar with CJS, it's a one-of-a-kind online event to kick your creativity into high gear with the new year. It's a fantastic way to learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with artists [...]

By | 2017-11-16T12:20:57+00:00 December 4th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Joe Rotella Presents at CHA Mega Show

Joe Rotella, Founder and Creative Director of Create N Craft, will be present a hands-on lab workshop at the Craft and Hobby Association's 2015 Mega Show. Participants will use their own laptops while learning the elements of an effective web presence. Using an “apprentice approach,” Joe will guide CHA members through the five areas critical to the [...]

By | 2015-03-06T11:27:28+00:00 January 9th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Announcing Extra Sticky Mat for Zing Air

Ever  needed a really sticky mat for your cutting machine? The wait is over! The new extra sticky Zing mats are now available from Create N Craft. The adhesive of these mats is over two times stickier that on the standard mats. The extra adhesive make these mats ideal for heavier or textured materials—chipboard, fabric, [...]

By | 2017-11-16T12:20:58+00:00 January 8th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2014 Is Coming!

I'm excited to announce that I'll be participating as a JumpStarter in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2014, run by Nathalie Kalbach. If you're not familiar with CJS, it's a one-of-a-kind community event to inspire your creativity. Need help getting your creative mojo going in 2014? CJS can help. Throughout January participants get 23 videos from 21 featured artists. [...]

By | 2017-11-16T12:20:58+00:00 December 10th, 2013|News|1 Comment

Demo: Zing Electronic Cutter & Make The Cut

This show by Joe Rotella was recorded LIVE on Tuesday, 5/21/2013 at 9PM EST. Joe gives a demonstration of the Zing Electronic Cutting Machine and Make The Cut (MTC) - the software that drives the Zing. He focused on some of the features of the machine and showed some common features in the software. Links [...]

By | 2017-11-16T12:21:04+00:00 May 21st, 2013|News|1 Comment

What It’s It Like Teaching Paper Craft Classes

The Create & Craft team has really worked hard the last few months to plan our schedule for the first half of 2013. We've responded to calls for class proposals from shows by designing new classes, making samples, photographing them, submitting the paperwork and waiting for a response from show organizers. By the way, if [...]

By | 2017-11-16T12:21:04+00:00 February 18th, 2013|News|14 Comments

It’s Great to Be a Jumper!!

Wow!! I'm so excited!! I'm JUMPING today as part of the Creative JumpStart Summit 2013!!! Thank you Nathalie Kalbach for organizing this FANTASTIC online event!!! To signup (and you'll get email with links to all the past jumpers):http://nathaliesstudio.us2.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=67a83d729c610882c470bb72c&id=d8db98b276 For more info: http://nathaliesstudio.com/2012/12/20/creative-jumpstart-2013/ Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered into my special Creative [...]

By | 2014-12-26T15:39:49+00:00 January 24th, 2013|News|208 Comments

Live Web Show with Susan Pickering Rothamel

I’m excited and anxious (in a good way!) to announce I’m hosting my first LIVE web show, Monday, 11/12, at 7PM EST. I will be joined by the very talented artist, Susan Pickering Rothamel. Sue is a role model, teacher, mentor and friend. And I’m delighted she will be joining me to show you the [...]

By | 2017-11-16T12:21:04+00:00 November 7th, 2012|News|0 Comments

For the Love of Glitter Glue!

For some time, I've wanted reorganize my glitter glues.  I've been keeping my Stickles in a bag I purchased from Creative Memories, and my Martha Stewart glitter glues in basket in my craft room.  The Creative Memories bag worked well for awhile, but I grew tired of the bottles always falling over.  Not only did [...]

By | 2017-11-16T12:21:04+00:00 September 24th, 2012|News|2 Comments

Stamp Your Heart Out—Part 2

Last week, we looked at several ways to store stamps.  This week we’ll look at how I’ve OCDed my stamps! First, you have to see my reference book.  I owe this idea to two fabulous crafters – Joe Rotella and Julie Hutchison.  My organization method is a combination of their ideas.  Whenever Julie gets a [...]

By | 2017-11-16T12:21:04+00:00 September 14th, 2012|News|2 Comments

Oooohhhh Pppprreetttyyyy!!!

While cropping with my fabulous friend Carrie Layne, I couldn't help but marvel at her paper organization and efficiency.  OK, by marvel, I mean I petted it and chanted, "Ooooohhhh, ppprrreeetttyyyy!!!" To make her scrapbooking easier, Carrie cuts her card stock into 4.5 x 6.5 pieces and organizes them by color.  When she needs paper [...]

By | 2017-11-16T12:25:30+00:00 July 23rd, 2012|News|2 Comments

Welcome to OCD with Amy D!

Yes!  You read it correctly - Welcome to OCD with Amy D - a new weekly blog post all about organizing your crafting supplies!  In this case, OCD stands for Obsessive Crafting Disorder!  (OK, there's a little traditional OCD involved as well.)  Sometimes I wonder what I love more.  Crafting?  OR  Buying and organizing crafting [...]

By | 2017-11-16T12:25:35+00:00 July 9th, 2012|News|1 Comment
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