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Cool2Craft LIVE at CHA

Cool2Craft LIVE at CHA

Been busy this week finalizing details so that I can finally announce that Cool2Craft LIVE TV will be broadcasting LIVE from the Craft & Hobby Association Summer show!  Rise and shine and join me and my cool creative friend Lisa Fulmer as we kick off the Cool2Craft LIVE TV shows with the Innovations Showcase on Tuesday July 27th at 9:30 am (Eastern) (8:30 am Central, 7:30 am Mountain, 6:30 am Pacific).  This one-hour event will feature 20 short product demonstrations selected from the Innovations Showcase by CHA’s panel of media judges. The judges will be awarding prizes for most innovative products for the 2010 CHA Summer Show. This is a must watch opportunity to see a sneak peek at 20 of the hottest products being launched at the show!

On Wednesday July 28th at 10:30 am (Central) Lisa and I are headed to the trade show floor for a 2-hour LIVE special where we will be featuring 10 LIVE product demos and make ‘n takes from today’s top craft manufacturers. We’re revving it up for this high-paced craft-packed tour of the show floor to see what’s new in the creative world.

On Thursday July 29th at 10 am (Central) Lisa and I return to the trade show floor for a 2-hour LIVE special featuring 10 product demos and make ‘n takes from new exhibitors and familiar crafting companies you know and love! It’s a great opportunity to get a sneak peek at what’s new on the crafting horizon!

On Friday and Saturday July 30 – 31st I’m broadcasting live from the iLovetoCreate booth at the CHA Craft SuperShow.  This cool event will highlight several different demos from the iLovetoCreate creative team! Stop by and say hello at this cool consumer event!

For more info go to: http://www.cool2craft.com

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Cool2Craft LIVE TV – it’s cool!

Cool2Craft LIVE TV - June 21, 2010Did you know that Mondays are the coolest crafting days? Every Monday you can tune-in right from your computer to watch live craft demos on Cool2Craft LIVE TV! Watch from your computer – join in the live text chat and ask your questions live.  It’s Cool2Craft LIVE interactive TV! Did I mention, it’s LIVE! Noon Eastern.

June 21, 2010 Featured Guests:

Sandy Laipply – Custom Cording – Click here to read more!

Lorine Mason – Child’s Sweatshirt Bolero Jacket – Click here to read more!

Ann Butler – Post-It Note Holder – Click here to read more!

Heidi Borchers – Water Bottle Pendant  – Click here to read more!

If you are a member of Facebook – click here to watch the LIVE show.

Everyone else can watch the LIVE show by clicking here!

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Where the Cool Crafters are on Mondays!

Cool2Craft LIVE TVDid you know that Mondays are the coolest crafting days? Every Monday you can tune-in right from your computer to watch live craft demos on Cool2Craft LIVE TV! Watch from your computer – join in the live text chat and ask your questions live.  It’s Cool2Craft LIVE interactive TV! Did I mention, it’s LIVE! Noon Eastern.

June 7, 2010 Featured Guests:

Stephenie Hamen – Fiskars Everywhere Punch – Click here to read more!

Lorine Mason – That’s 2 Cool! Art Quilt – Click here to read more!

Elizabeth Diamond – Love Yourself Intentional Scrapbooking – Click here to read more!

Linda Peterson – Peyote Stitch Bracelet  – Click here to read more!

Eileen Hull – Sizzix ScoreBoards Blog Hop Projects – Click here to read more!

If you are a member of Facebook – click here to watch the LIVE show.

Everyone else can watch the LIVE show by clicking here!

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I’m Inspired by Cool2Craft

Cool2Craft LIVE TV - May 31, 2010I have been learning about so many cool new ideas on Cool2Craft LIVE interactive TV. There is nothing better than getting together with your favorite creative girlfriends and sharing your creative ideas. What’s so cool about the great guests who join me on Cool2Craft is that we each have an interest in a different segment of the crafting world so it’s so very cool to see the ideas shared each week. Watching Linda create adorable clay characters inspires me to try something that I wouldn’t try if I just sat down with an instruction book, Lisa shares the coolest designer tips and secrets and EcoHeidi just plain inspires me!

Just in case you missed today’s show, here is the link to watch the entire episode in the playback room or if you prefer. . . here’s the links to the demo segments that are posted on the Cool2Craft YouTube channel including how to. . . create the most adorable whimsical turtle from polymer clay by Linda Peterson, it’s recycling magic when Eco Heidi Borchers transforms a metal washer into a cool pendant, Lisa Fulmer shares the coolest techniques for creating patterns with acrylic paint and Tiffany Windsor shares this week’s Too Cool! idea – tattered floral water bottle bracelets inspired by EcoHeidi.

The coolest thing about watching Cool2Craft LIVE is that you can ask the guests questions right after their demos – LIVE in the chatroom! It’s cool!

Monday May 31, 2010 guest web/blog links:

Linda Peterson – www.lindapetersondesigns.blogspot.com

Lisa Fulmer – www.lisalizalou.com

Heidi Borchers – www.ecoheidi.com

Tiffany Windsor – www.cool2craft.com

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Feelin’ Cool on Mondays!

Cool2Craft LIVE TV - May 17, 201Can you tell that I am totally immersed in Cool2Craft these days. I just love my Mondays. I get to visit with the coolest crafters and learn all sorts of new stuff. And I always love the Mondays when I get to demo too! Today’s Cool2Craft LIVE interactive TV was filled with lots of great demos.

Just in case you missed today’s show, here is the link to watch the entire episode in our playback room or if you prefer. . . here’s the links to the demo segments that were posted on the Cool2Craft YouTube channel including how to. . . create the coolest altered art wood Wish Block by Elizabeth Diamond, Make Healthy Fun Container Garden Ideas by Joan Fee, create Friendly Plastic Splash Nugget Beads by Linda Peterson and Easy Stenciling with freezer paper by Tiffany Windsor. Eileen Hull and Julianna Hudgins also reported from the National Stationery Show in New York but the air card connection was spotty so we’re going to wait for Eileen to check in LIVE on next Monday’s show so we can get the full scoop!

The coolest thing about watching Cool2Craft LIVE is that you can ask the guests questions right after their demos – LIVE in the chatroom! It’s cool!

I always like to give my guests a big shout out and invite you to visit their blogs and websites:

Elizabeth Diamond – www.creatingintentions.com

Joan Fee – www.makehealthyfun.com

Tiffany Windsor – www.cool2craft.com

Linda Peterson – www.lindapetersondesigns.blogspot.com and www.craftechuniversity.com

Eileen Hull – www.eileenhull.blogspot.com

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It’s Cool2Craft on Mondays!

Cool2Craft LIVE TVDid you know that Mondays are the coolest crafting days? Every Monday you can tune-in right from your computer to watch live craft demos on Cool2Craft LIVE TV! Watch from your computer – join in the live text chat and ask your questions live.  It’s Cool2Craft LIVE interactive TV! Did I mention, it’s LIVE!

May 17, 2010 Featured Guests:

Elizabeth Diamond – Altered Wood Block – Click here to read more!

Joan Fee – Make Healthy Fun! – Click here to read more!

Linda Peterson – Friendly Plastic Splash Nugget Beads  – Click here to read more!

Tiffany Windsor – Easy Stenciling on Wearables – Click here to read more!

Eileen Hull & Julianna Hudgins – LIVE from the National Stationery Show in New York

If you are a member of Facebook – click here to watch the LIVE show.

Everyone else can watch the LIVE show by clicking here!

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I’m a Craft G[l]eek!

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As I was watching Glee last night I was reminded how much I related to being a gleek.  While in high school, I felt invisible. I was so tiny that I still had to shop in the kids clothing section or, thankfully, make my own clothes. While everyone else enjoyed football games and other weekend sports, I worked on Friday nights and Saturdays at the local department store so that I could earn money to buy fabric. Every weeknight when I immersed myself in sewing, nothing else existed.  I LOVED picking out the fabrics, laying out the patterns, cutting and stitching and seeing a new creation emerge.  I was a below-average student and invisible geek (I can’t sing so I can’t even call myself a gleek :) but that didn’t matter because sewing was all that mattered to me. I don’t remember if anyone at school ever commented on my handmade creations but I felt on top of the world wearing them!  I was living in a world where clothing “labels” were just emerging so I doubt that anyone thought my handmade clothing was cool at the time.

That must be why when I was confronted several years ago (in the prime of  scrapbooking) with people telling me that I couldn’t use the word “crafts” to describe what I do, that I actually believed them. They told me that I should find a new word for crafts because it wasn’t cool to craft. And you know what, I actually bought in to that nonsense and spent years thinking that. Then one day I woke up and realized “THEY’RE WRONG!” It is COOL TO CRAFT and I’m going to tell the world. As a matter of fact, I’m going to shout it!

As many of you know, I’m on a campaign to find 1,000,000 people who, along with me, think it’s cool to craft. I know you’re out there! So far, 4,300+ cool crafters have raised their hands at the Cool2Craft Facebook page (they clicked on “Like”) to tell the world they think it’s cool to craft.  Even though that’s still a fraction of my goal, I’m perfectly OK with that because you can’t stop a crafter on a creative mission.

Let’s spread the word that it’s Cool2Craft!

www.cool2craft.com

www.facebook.com/cool2craft

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