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Hi there, Connie Nichol here freshly back from Creativation.  Creativation, formerly known as the CHA or the Craft and Hobby Association show,  is a mega conference and trade show highlighting the craft industry.   Vendors associated with paper crafts, art materials, paint, jewelry and bead supplies, needlecrafts, sewing and many other creative hobbies come together to show their products,  especially anything new for 2018.    This year, it was once again held in the Phoenix Convention Center.   The building is bursting with colour and creativity and inspiration is around every corner.  Here is a quick photo journey of some of the exciting new products, projects or booths of some of the companies that I visited on the show floor. The Simple Stories booth is always a super fun and colourful place to visit.  They have a number of new paper lines  that will be launched next month and later this spring.  I…

HAPPY NEW YEAR Hello and Happy New Year! Kim here for a Tuesday with the Team post! First and foremost, how luck am I to work with such an amazing group of creative souls. I sometimes have to pinch myself! My project today is actually one I worked on in November but did not get a chance to share. In December, my focus quickly went to cards, gift buying and a trip to Mexico. Now it’s time to get back into a creative routine and practice! SIMPLE SCRAPBOOKING LAYOUT This simple layout was created using products from Paper House Productions and Tombow. PRODUCT LOVE My layout background was created with two sheets of patterned paper from the Delish 12” Paper Pad covered with the acetate bird sheet. The title and embellishments were cut from papers of the same collection, they add the slightest bit of colour to an otherwise pretty…