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Lily Bee Design Closing, Holding Sale

After a year-long hiatus, Lily Bee Design has announced that they are formally closing down operations and holding a clearance sale.

lily bee head over heelsOwner Kristen Young announced the decision in a blog post on Thursday:

After taking the last year off, I have made the decision to close down Lily Bee Design. It’s been a great 5 years with lots of memories and friendships made. I’d always dreamed of owning my own company and designing scrapbook paper. It was a dream come true.  And to YOU our wonderful customers, thank you so much for all your support.

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Update | Endings and Beginnings…Designer Edition

This week has brought some endings and some beginnings to the industry…

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Tim Holtz has announced that he is ending the experiment of sharing his blog with a creative team of bloggers. The media team had been in place for about five months, creating content for the Tim Holtz blog, and was packed with some of the industry’s best talent:

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Creativeworld | Why Go International?

January is a busy month for trade shows in the crafts industry. The Craft & Hobby Association and TNNA shows open the month. Creativeworld in Frankfurt, Germany closes out the month.

Messe Frankfurt signsThis coming January, like this past January, I will once again be making the transatlantic trek to Germany to attend the Creativeworld show in Frankfurt as a speaker and member of the show’s official press corps. Why go to another continent for a trade show just two weeks after attending the Craft & Hobby Association show? As I learned last year during my first visit, there are actually several ways in which the international Creativeworld show complements and enhances what attendees have just learned and done at CHA. Continue Reading →

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CHA PaperArts 2015 Show Announced

The Craft & Hobby Association has announced the return of the CHA PaperArts Show for the summer of 2015, with a new (old) location that is sure to be popular with attendees.

CHA PaperArts bannerThe CHA PaperArts show replaced the former CHA Summer trade show, traditionally held in Rosemont, IL, on the CHA show calendar in 2014. The new show, specifically for the paper crafting segment of the industry, was held in Atlanta and featured a hotel-based format that was a great success with attendees. (For an in-depth description of the new format and how it worked, read my CHA PaperArts 2014 report.) Continue Reading →

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Silhouette Promo | Vinyl Wall Art

Thanks for checking out part three of our Black Friday weekend Silhouette series!

Vinyl wall art – especially text – is all the rage right now in home decor. However, we live in a home that is new construction (well, a little over ten years old) and one of the modern shortcuts many builders use to save money is to put up texture on walls. The texture makes it impossible to stick things like vinyl wall art and other adhesives to the walls.

Even though I can’t stick vinyl directly to my wall surfaces, however, there is another way to use some of those beautiful text designs on my walls: frame them!
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