Sunday, February 28, 2010


The Creative Connection web site is now live, hop on over and check it out and sign on up! You can bet this is going to be THE event of the year without a doubt, a not to be missed opportunity to mix and mingle with some of the most amazingly talented, dynamic women working in the industry today! Whew, I am breathless and you will be too when you see what is in store for you!

The Creative Connection is the brainchild of Nancy Soriano and Jo Packham. A 3 day conference and market with classes, panels, events and even a smart bar to solve all of your tech problems, one on one!

Do you ever think about the creative connections you make everyday as a matter of routine? Creative connections from coast to coast and around the globe, we visit web sites and shops anytime of the day or night. We take classes and workshops to enrich our souls and elevate our artistic prowess! The Creative Connection event is the chance to make some truly fabulous CREATIVE CONNECTIONS... with such enormously gifted people as

delightful Kaari Meng of French General,

she will be teaching you how to make this simply gorgeous Le Bohemian Charm Necklace!

The one and only Wendy Addison...

instructing how to make a Fancy Christmas Tree Topper and another class

on creating this whimsical Keytag Message Necklace!

The charming Halligan Norris junior designer at John Wind Signature/Maximal Art.

She will be guiding her students through the making of a stunning Necklace of Family Heirlooms!

Delightful Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co. and designer for Moda Fabrics.

She will conduct a class on creating this sweet Sugar Pumpkin and another class on an adorable Owl Scarflette!

Among some of the other events at The Creative Connection will be the Book Signing Cocktail Hour & Keynote Dinner. Amy Butler will be one of the featured speakers with millions of hits a month Amy's brand has become synonymous with creativity, quality and great style and her design products are sold worldwide.

The incomparable Mary Jane Butters will be speaking as well, editor of her own magazine and author, she is a former wilderness ranger and environmental activist whose line of bedding is sold in more than 400 department stores.

There will also be a Boxed Lunch with Women Entrepreneurs. Cathie Filian is an Emmy Nominated television host, book author and lifestyle expert...

Vibrant Heather Bailey whose apparel designs are eagerly snatched up by celebrities and carried by some of the worlds most exclusive stores including, Fred Segal, Henri Bendel and Bloomingdales...

Effervescent Vickie Howell, mother, self-taught designer, writer and DIY expert with a focus on needle arts...

Editor extraordinaire Christen Olivarez, director of publishing and editor in chief for Stampington & Company...

Paige Gilchrist editorial director of Lark Books... and we continue right along to,

Debbie Dusenberry of Curious Sofa, the fantastic retail boutique!

Learn how to paint a Vivid Vignette with Laurie Meseroll! Too good to be true, but it is, Yippee for us!

Jennifer Murphy will help you to become adept in The Basics of Sewing Heritage Toys! It all sounds like a dream doesn't it?!

Kristin Nicholas will share her knowledge in The Edge of Color showing how to create beautiful, professional edge treatments on knitwear! Are you kidding... nope it is all for real, again Hooray for us!

But wait... there is more! Ruth Rae will show you how to make a Magpie Delight Journal, soooo cute!

I have only named a few of the phenomenal teachers, workshops, panelists and events that will be held and go on at this Fantastic not to be missed event! Never before has there been so much talent assembled in one place! Come and be part of the adventure with all of us!

I can hardly wait, I will certainly be attending, not to mention crossing the days off and counting down to this spectacular event! Lets see... anything else? Oh yes! Hold on to your bunny slippers and join in on the fun at the Pajama Party!

Oh! And did I mention there will be oodles and loads of treasures to be found and snatched up at Junk Bonanza which is a Fantabulous, drool worthy juried antiques and vintage wares market! Ok, almost too much to handle all at once.... but wouldn't miss it all for the world!

A weekender Pass for The Creative Connection includes free, yes free admission to the Junk Bonanza and day trippers will receive a discount! Check out The Creative Connection button on my side bar, feel free to grab it and add it to your blogs!

While I have your ear, you simply MUST see the current issue of WHERE WOMEN CREATE... it is STUNNING!

And lastly a teeny little teaser, something small and sweet I will be adding to my Etsy Shop very soon, I bet you will never guess what can fit "In a Nutshell"