Today kicks off the official start of the Designer Crafts Connection! After participating in the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop, many of the designers involved loved the idea of a webring to keep our blogs connected. The Designer Crafts Connection does just that! Each of us has a widget on our blog to link to the next designer blog. You can jump forward or backward using the widget. Mine is located in the right sidebar. —–>
Each month, beginning on March 13th, we’ll be posting our takes on a monthly theme (up first–weddings!). But the ring is always working, so jump through our blogs anytime for an easy way to see what the designers are doing.
We’re starting the group off with a bang, by giving away a Cricut Expression! Just hop around the Designer Crafts Connection ring and locate the 9 blogs that are displaying the Cricut bug logo. List them in the comment section of Julie McGuffee’s blog to be entered in the drawing to win!
As for CHA trends, since I was in my License & Design booth I didn’t get to wander the show as much as I would have liked. What I did enjoy seeing as I went to my demos, was an increase in the number of people visiting the general craft section of the show. As the pendulum swings back from the minimalist look to more of a mixed media, layered look, many of the products that were overlooked a few years ago seem to be getting more attention. As a designer that likes to work with whatever strikes my fancy, I think it’s fantastic!
Enjoy the hop!
Until next time…