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Update | Faber-Castell CEO, Design Team Call, CHA

January is just jam-packed with news as the new year gets off to a busy start with shows and companies embarking on new endeavors.

Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell

Passages. Faber-Castell has announced the passing of its CEO, Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell, who had been at the helm of the family-owned company for nearly 40 years. He leaves a wife and four adult children after his death in Houston on January 21st at age 74.

Brain Trust. The Craft & Hobby Association has announced a new membership category: CHA Emeritus. This membership, which can be purchased for $50/year, is intended for retired industry members, to allow them to keep up with the industry and participate in CHA events. Eligibility for the CHA Emeritus membership requires previous participation in the industry for a minimum of 10 years. Continue Reading →

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Update | Photo Play Paper, Work, Webster’s Pages, and more!

It’s November and that means turkey, right? Actually for most in the industry, it means that Christmas and the winter trade shows are in full swing!

Sharing. For generous crafters looking to hand make cards and share them with others, deadlines are already approaching!

The American Red Cross’s Holiday Mail for Heroes program provides bundles of blank cards to ill and injured veterans at Fort Belvoir and Walter Reed. Deadline for providing card bundles is November 20th. See the Red Cross website for details on how to participate.

The Caring Hearts Card Drive that collects cards to deliver to nursing homes is also ongoing. The deadline for providing cards to the drive is November 27th. Visit Jennifer McGuire’s blog for information on providing cards for the project.

Work. Digital store Snap,Click,Supply is looking for product designers to sell in their marketplace. To apply, visit the website to fill out an application.

If messy mixed media is more your style, you might be interested in the 2016 Artist Gang call from Donna Downey Studios. Entries are due on December 7th, and the new team will be announced on Dec. 14th. Continue Reading →

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Snapshots from Creativeworld, Part 2

The dust (or should I say snow?) has settled from the winter trade show season, and final numbers are in from the Creativeworld 2015 show in Frankfurt.

During the show from January 31st through February 3rd, 290 Creativeworld exhibitors (an increase of one from 2014) from 30 countries served 8,353 visitors (an increase of 2% from 2014) from 80 countries. Messe Frankfurt hosted a total of 84,000 visitors to the three shows under its roof (Creativeworld, Paperworld, and Christmasworld) during Creativeworld for 2015.

Discussing his company’s participation at Creativeworld, Stephan Rayher, CEO ofRayher Hobby GmbH, said, “We come to Creativeworld because it is the best opportunity to reach the creative market in its entirety, to measure our company against our competitors and to meet our key accounts. When it comes to hobbies, Creativeworld is, in my opinion, the biggest show – not just in Europe but worldwide.”

So what did all of those visitors come to see? Well if you are a Florida girl like me, the snow that fell overnight in Frankfurt one night during the show was pretty exciting!

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Update | Big Picture Classes, The Messy Box, & More!

There’s been lots of great announcements and good news this past week…let’s check out all of the updates!

Messy BoxElsie Larson and Emma Chapman of A Beautiful Mess have announced a new monthly papercrafting subscription kit called the Messy Box. The kit, which is being produced in conjunction with Studio Calico, will retail for between $19.99 to $24.99 each month depending on subscription length.  The Messy Box contents for March 2015 will include 9×12 paper, washi tape, a transparency, journal cards, and various embellishments. This is the second subscription product from the sister team at A Beautiful Mess, joining their Happy Mail stationery offering. Continue Reading →

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Snapshots from Creativeworld – Day One

European trade show Creativeworld is going on in Frankfurt, Germany from now through Tuesday and I’m there to show you some of the highlights!

One of my favorite things about traveling to Germany is the food! A “Berliner” isn’t a person who lives in Berlin – it’s a breakfast must-have, a sugared pastry with a tiny puff of jelly in the center.

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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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