Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Idea-ology Samples

Hi Everyone,

Hope you had a wonderful weekend (and holiday for those of us in the US).  I'm back today sharing a samples from each of the designers that contributed to the idea-ology booth (I will talk about our Sizzix and Stamper Anonymous sample designers in another post).  I picked one sample from each designer just to show you a broad view of what we had in the idea-ology booth.  Prepare to be inspired!

Jan Hobbins - I love the way Jan can layer product on a 12 x 12 layout.  She easily mixes idea-ology paper, ephemera and trinkets, uses a Stamper Anonymous Layering Stencil for texture and can still fit in die cuts from Tim's Sizzix line.  What I like about Jan's work is that she always surprises me with what she comes up with...it's never the same and never ordinary!

Karen Knight- Karen comes to us by way of Australia!  We loved Karen's tag collages so much that we asked her to add them to a Collection Folio.  You can see that she cut the spine so that it fits along the top of the folio and the pages flip up.  You know you want to see more of this one, right?  Lets hope she shares the rest on her blog.
Cheiron Brandon -  Cheiron created this great 6 x 8" Configurations box for the Correspondence side of the booth, using the new Trophy Cup, Foundry Frame (can't wait for those to come in) and vintage flair buttons.  Cheiron did a great job pulling everything together to create a military spin using a basic Configurations box. 
Vicki Boutin - Dear sweet Vicki...we have worked together many times over the years and she never ceases to amaze me...seriously, what comes out of that brain of hers!  Using an idea-ology Elastic to hold the Trophy Cup in place on the front of the Flip Frame mini book is genius.  I think she is going to be teaching this as a class this year so be on the lookout for that!
Cathie Parreco - Cathie is someone I have followed for a a while now.  Her work with tags is amazing and I always learned something from techniques she uses.  I asked Cathie to go outside her comfort zone (just a bit) and create in 3-D for the booth.  She did not disappoint.  This piece is quite amazing...I have never seen anyone who can cut paper so very delicately.  We had many a discussion in the booth starting with, "how do you think she did it?".  Again, I hope Cathie will show some of her up close work on her blog, just so you can get the full beauty of the many layers of this piece.
Yvonne Blair - Yvonne created this Assemblage Clock with a great coppery patina finish.  She used a picture of her grandfather from his first year in the Coast Guard as her inspiration.  What a great way to showcase such a special memory.  The new Typed Tokens are a new favorite - simple typed words on a lightweight coin (really, the most perfect size).  I found myself using them over and over again in recent projects.
Richele Christensen - My dear friend Richele made so many samples across our 4 booths that it was hard to even pick which one to show here.  I chose this 5 x 5" Configurations box because the use of vintage mixed with idea-ology just makes me happy.  The Pulley Wheels are a favorite (seriously, more things should have wheels!) as well as the Mini Lantern (always a lantern).  Thank you Richele for saying yes to every single thing we asked of you!
Tammy Tutterow - Tammy created some great pieces for the idea-ology booth.  Love when Tammy gets one of her crazy ideas - this time it involved hinging two burlap panels together to create a layered mixed media piece.  From the tiny flowers to the quilted heart, it's classic Tammy.  And I love that.
Aida Haron - Many of you may be familiar with Aida's work, which is layered and super creative.  We asked Aida to work with a Large Collection Folio which she did, creating this fun journal for a 2015 adventure.  Don't you love the man (from one of the Ephemera Packs) peeking out from the Sizzix die cut window? Love the way Aida can layer everything and make it come together seamlessly.
We'll see more of Aida's work when I blog about the Sizzix booth on Friday.
Cathe Holden - We asked Cathe to create a special vintage piece just for us.   Cathe married old and new, bringing together a vintage frame and book, with pieces from the new idea-ology release.  We love it.  Cathe has even posted on her blog, "Just Something I Made" how she created this piece, right down to how she put together faux pocket-frame daguerreotype, using of all things... foam core!  Never would have guessed it!  Just click on her blog name and the link will take you right on over to check it out!
Andrea Ockey Parr - Andrea created this medium Collection Folio using many of our classic papers.  From there she switched it up by adding her signature color scheme.  You may notice that the spine of the folio is only attached by a Swivel Clasp at the top.  Super fun, totally different and unique...just what we were looking for from Andrea!  If you are up for more of Andrea's bright colored art, pop by her blog to see what she's done with Tim's Assembly Snowman die (let's just say, it's not a snowman anymore).
Wanda Guess - Wanda created some fun cards using classic idea-ology product, mixed with a bit of new, like "Photobooth".  These super fun strips come in a pack of 30.  There are 3 photos on each strip, so you get 90 distinct photos per package (and I should mention that they are only $3.99 per pack).  I'm glad Wanda showcased one such photo here, so you can see how easy it is to add to a card along with some ephemera and Wallflower Velum.
Mona Pendleton - Mona created a couple projects for us, one of which was this stunning large Collection Folio.  She based the folio around a trip to Venice, adding in lots of the new Correspondence papers and Pocket Cards.  I have added two photos here just so you could see some of the layers.  Super fun and a great way to document a trip.  This is one of those projects you just want to turn the pages!!

Wendy Vecchi - I have to give a shout out to our friend Wendy.  She created a few pieces for the booth, just because she wanted to.  This was my favorite, using the new Deco Sheets mounted on Clearly for Art, so the flowers could be molded and appear lifelike.  One of my favorite samples using Deco Sheets.  Stunning in it's simplicity.  Please click on the picture so you can see it larger!
And lastly, I'll share my favorite piece.  The new Clip Carousel was the foundation - two tiers, a metal base and a split ring at the top.  Found Relatives were my inspiration and then I just added a bunch of junk.  Pretty darn fun to make, when anything and everything is on the table.  I will write a separate blog post about this piece and show you some close ups, but for today, it's here as my choice for my favorite sample I made.
Well, that's it for today.  Like I said at the top of today's post...total inspiration in the idea-ology booth.  We don't take our jobs lightly...when we say we want to inspire shop owners with our products, our booth and our samples...we mean it.  It takes work and dedication from many people, starting right at the top with Tim.  Absolutely the most inspiring person I have ever worked with.  I'm glad to be on board...because this train shows no sign of stopping.  #lovemyjob

Don't forget, I will be back at the end of the week with the designers that did work for us using Sizzix and Stampers Anonymous product.  You won't want to miss that!

now carry on,
paula



45 comments:

  1. Beautiful work! It looks like a lot of time went into everyone's efforts and I'm certain it inspired everyone! It definitely inspired me!
    Susan

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  2. Wow! What fantastic projects! Thanks for sharing them with us. It's been so nice following all the social media and sharing the buzz and excitement of CHA. Can't wait to see more of the booth creations. :)

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  3. Such a fantastic post, Paula! Seriously LOVE seeing everyone's amazing work up close! Wow!

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  4. Talent galore! It's so inspiring to see what can be done with all of this amazing stuff!

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  5. Wow! Wow! Wow! So many beautiful projects, each with their own inspiration. Stunning!

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  6. Gorgeous! Every. Single. Project. I just love it all! Thanks for sharing Paula.

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful creations with us. They are certainly all very inspiring. I am so looking forward to getting one of the Flip Frames to have aplay with!

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  8. Thanks for the photos, Paula. I was drooling over all of these at the show and it's nice to put a name to the art. All so beautifully made and displayed. I totally LOVE your Clip Carousel! That was definitely on my "need" list. :)

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    1. thank you Candy! Super nice to have short chat at the show!

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  9. they are all awesome but i too love the clip carousel. can't wait to play with that!!

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  10. I love it all. The booth was amazing as always. So much to see and the projects are so inspirational.

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    1. great to see you my friend! Hope you loved that make and take and that you went away inspired!

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  11. I predict the Clip Carousel will be a major success. I am just thrilled about it and look forward to future details. This was a wonderful post and I appreciate getting an up close look at the beautiful artwork. How wonderful to be part of an industry that fosters so much joy, so much happy, so many smiles.

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    1. dear miss bee - your contribution put a lot of smiles on faces in our booth. thank you

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  12. Okay I so NEED to declare January a NO WORK MONTH ( I can't get anything done ) I so love looking at ALL the photo's from the show, seeing the booth, seeing the close ups; visiting all the blogs ... IT'S JUST WONDERFUL !!! I LOVE the " GIFT " ... that Tim is to the Industry; the Designers around him; and his staff ... you are All so amazing, so creative, so talented. It is a JOY to experience it ALL !

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    1. thank you Rea', I appreciate your words today. thank you for all your support.

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  13. Did I say Thank you ? THANK YOU !!

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  14. WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Incredible, inspirational, amazing..... I continue???? BArbarayaya

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  15. I could look at these all day!! They're just stunning

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  16. Thank you so much for sharing Paula! I really enjoy getting a peek at the inspirational projects, so much creativity!

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  17. Thanks for close up recap Paula. Loved finding out who did each piece. The booth was stunning and fun. Always so much to look at and be inspired by. Great to see you!

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  18. Love seeing the samples. I will be adding these designers to my favorites so I can check out more of their work. (i see that you did go with the handle on the configuration box - good choice)

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  19. The samples (art) are fabulous! I hope everyone who has pieces will be sharing them on their blogs soon - I would love to see and hear more details about them - because they are a wonderful!!! TFS! (PS you are one lucky woman to work for Tim)

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  20. Incredible, amazing, inspirational! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful art pieces, Paula. Can't wait to get my hands on all the new goodies! What a treat it was to be able to see them IRL at CHA!

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  21. Great projects! I am amazed at all the talent you have showcased on this blog post. So creative, exciting, inspiring. I love the "art" you have made with the Clip Carousel. It's a wonderful way to display pieces of your personal history, accented by some of Tim's products. THANKS for sharing this great post, Paula! :)

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  22. Stunning projects, every one a work of art.

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  23. So much amazing inspiration - I'm bookmarking this to come back again and again! Thanks for sharing all these wonders.
    Alison x

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  24. Thank you so much for sharing all these amazing projects with us Paula, so much inspiration!!! Stunning each and everyone of them, and wonderful to see them close up like this!!!

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  25. fabulous grouping of talent here! These are all so inspiring- tfs!

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  26. Everything is just delicious. The designers all have their own style yet I love every single one of their projects. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Crafting!
    SuZeQ

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  27. All fabulous and so inspiration...SWOON!!!

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  28. Thank you so much for sharing up close some of the projects that we could only get a glimpse of from the CHA booth photos. It's obvious that a lot of love, sweat and tears went into every single one of these.

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  30. OMG I love the clip carousel! Stunning! I am turning my office into a Tim Room. With all his products and storage that I own. Decorating with the class projects I have taken with him and my own creations. I am even making a banner for a curtain with his fabrics. Thank you and the team for all that you guys do. It gives inspiration to every one that enjoy crafting! Sorry I deleted earlier comment the dog hit the keyboard. I guess she likes crafting too! LOL

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  31. My mind is reeling! I feel like do when I go to a really old time junk store and find stuff that my mom and grandmother used to use. I love the new Typed Tokens and Correspondence Papers!

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  32. So now we know that Richele did use the old drawer pull. Whew! The wait is over. I cannot wait to get my hands on all the new goodies. So inspired after seeing all the social media during the show and the blog catch-ups now.

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  33. Amazing pieces of art--I can't even bring myself to type the word 'sample', to describe these creations!! Just amazing, one and all!! Thank you for sharing your pictures from CHA with us, Paula!! XOXO-Shari

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  34. Amazing talent and what spectacular projects!!!!

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  35. Wow Paula! What a great post full of so much eye candy! Thanks for sharing all those wonderful and inspiring projects!

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  36. Every sample is just spectacular, they're very inspiring. What a creative display all of CHA must be!

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  37. these are just all so wonderful and inspirational! thanks for sharing them with us so we can get a closer look.

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