Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Father's Day Gifts

It's almost Father's Day!  
Here are some of our favorite ideas for gift giving on this special day..... 

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A Vintage Girl Blog Hop


Candy Rosenberg, founder and creative force behind "A Vintage Girl" product line, has been professionally involved in the arts & crafts industry for over 10 years. As a scrapbooker and contributor to Scrap n’ Art online magazine in 2008, Candy attended the winter Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) trade show in 2009, bringing with her a small wire dress form embellished with Graphic 45 papers. The rest is what we would call history. Candy's unique and recognizable style was vintage right out the gate, but with only pastels and Creative Memories at her disposal, there were no products she felt she could use to complement her personal style and she had essentially stopped scrapbooking until she discovered Graphic 45.

After that fortuitous day at the CHA show, Candy spent several years working with Graphic 45, first as a design team member, then Design Team Coordinator and ultimately as their Marketing Manager. Graphic 45 is a family owned business, so after training the youngest sister, Candy decided to leave her marketing position to develop her own vintage product line, fulfilling a long time dream. She continued to work with Graphic 45 however, providing the company with a custom dress form for each trade show and worked with many other industry companies. In 2009 Candy acquired ownership of Scrap n’ Art magazine, allowing her to create, maintain and nurture creative and influential relationships with industry designers, bloggers and manufacturers, as well as members of craft and hobby trade associations while developing her own product line.

Fast forward to 2019 - Candy's products have recently been featured in the UK on Hochanda, a creative TV network and now Designer Crafts Connection members are honored and delighted to share their creative ideas featuring Candy's amazing new product line,  
A Vintage Girl.... available now!



We know you must be inspired by this product line too, so Candy is sponsoring a giveaway of her product valued at $60!


Enter to win by simply commenting below on your favorite projects and don't forget to like "A Vintage Girl" on Facebook!
Winner will be announced there on May 20th... 

Happy Birthday Candy!


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Rinea® - Double-sided Paper Foil




    Rinea® paper-foil is a specialty crafting material, popular in Germany and other European countries for well over half a century. So, what's so special about it you may wonder...

    Paper foil is simply a sheet of paper sandwiched between two, thin layers of colorful aluminum foil. This creates paper-like sturdiness with the malleability of foil. It maintains its shape when curled or folded and doesn't wrinkle making it ideal for a wide variety of arts and crafts projects, including dimensional shapes. Paper foil is easy to emboss, die cut, punch, cut and texture with decorative paper crimpers. It can also be stamped with with Rinea's specialty "Ghost" ink and other inks designed for slick surfaces. With colors on both sides of each sheet, Rinea paper foil is available in a wide variety of color combinations in many popular sizes, perfect for all your crafting needs!  


    Not just for holiday decorating, Rinea paper foil can be used for projects throughout the year. Check the gallery of techniques here then see how DCC member designers rock their sparkle with paper foil:

KEEP CALM AND SPARKLE ON!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Creativation 2019

    

    Creativation is the largest arts & crafts trade show in the US,  drawing visitors from the US, Canada Europe, Asia and more. 

    The show, held annually during the month of January, is the place where manufacturers showcase their products, demo new items and craft store owners/buyers come to order product for their stores.  

    Many of the designers who attended the show have shared photos and videos on their blog.  Links to these posts are listed below, so grab a snack, a glass of cheer, or a cup of tea and enjoy!