Thursday, January 25, 2018

Creativation Recap!

Hello friends! Well I'm back from Creativation and what a whirlwind it was. So fun meeting new friends and catching up with other friends. I have meet some of the most amazing people in this industry. Thank you! 

It's hard to believe that it's over! After a year of planning from product development, booth planning, new fixtures, getting the product manufactured, getting sample made and the list goes on. Tim Holtz and Paula Cheney work their magic with lots of hard work, dedication, passion and countless hours. Thank you! I am in awe at how it all comes together. So grateful to be part of such an amazing team. Here are a few, well more then a few, pictures of how it all comes together....


Everyone starts unpacking boxes and boxes of vintage treasures and props. 

It's always fun to see whats new.

Look at all the vintage goodness. 

Lots of good times and the winner is......

MAGIC it tell you! 

I was honored to work in the Sizzix booth again this year demoing and talking about the Tim Holtz Alteration line. The NEW 3-D line was a big hit and it was so fun to see all excitement. And who doesn't love the 3-D glasses. 
 Look at how cute the diner for the Sidekick and Side Orders turned out! 

The diner is complete with a little jute box and restaurant ticket holder. 

January release.

February release. 

March release.

The village series. 

The new 3-D texture fades and 3-D Impresslits that emboss and cut with one die available in April. 

Everyone had so much fun wearing the 3-D glasses to see the display! 

Don't you just love it!

Sizzix Education
 The Sizzix class all set up and ready to go! Thanks to all who came! 

Such an honor to teach the Sizzix education class with Jen Long, Lori Whitlock, Stephanie Barnard, me and Katelyn Lizardi. 

And here's the card everyone made with the new Funky Florals Thinlits die. 

Thanks to everyone who came to the show or followed us on social media! 

Friday, February 2nd I'll be hosting a blog hop with inspiration from those who contributed to the Tim Holtz booths. I hope you will stop in Friday. Follow me on Instagram (caliartgirl) or Facebook (Richele Christensen) for more info soon!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thanks for the photo filled recap Richele! You all did such a marvelous job!

  2. Looks amazing Richelle you had the most amazing time xx
    TFS and I can't wait for the Sizzix releases to hit the UK, especially the funky flowers

    Annie x

  3. looks amazing as always Richele, thank you so much for sharing with those of us who couldn't be there in person, may have to work on that for next year and I loved all your gorgeous samples...hugs kath xxx

  4. Oh Richele!! What a show! Thanks so much for sharing the ‘magic’ one day I would love to see it for myself! Love all the samples and your card is just fabulous xx

  5. Thanks for all the pics! I will be back on Friday to hop with you! Must be magical to work with Paula and Tim and to go to the show! Patiently waiting for my pre orders!

  6. I am always glued to social media each year to see Tim's amazing stands and to be able to see them in real life this year was a total pleasure and a dream come true!! They are even more beautiful in reality! I can only imagine the hard work and dedication it takes from Team Tim to create such magic! It was so wonderful to meet you and Paula - another dream fulfilled! I am still up on Cloud 9 - lol! Anne xx

  7. Magic is right...I'm always amazed! Thank you for sharing all these wonderful pics!

  8. Awesome # cozy feeling # i need to grab myself a cup of coffee

  9. oh waw! thank you so much for all pics xx

  10. I love the contrast of delicate and rough cardboard on your piece.