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Creativation 2018 Phoenix AZ

You know you have arrived when you see signs like this lining the streets downtown.
 
 
The convention floor was full of so much to see, I was there two days and didn't see it all!
 
 
Graphic 45 always has a stunning booth, pictured is one of their new lines debuting at Creativation, Little Women.


 
THERE WAS TONS OF COLOR.... here is Bazzill
 
 
Tim Holtz Assemblage booth was stunning with all the antiques and wonderful new products.
 
 
Plaid introduced a new glitter paint!

 
Coats had this beautiful Octopus quilt in their booth.  

 
 49 Market was new last year in a tiny booth and this year they had 3 times the space.  They gorgeous papers, flowers and chipboard.
 
 
I saw several of our past partners!
 


PRIMA, Royal Langnickle and Little Birdie to name a few! 
 
 
NEW TO ME was Stamperia from Italy.  They had beautiful papers and the altered art in their booth was out of this world.
 


 There were a ton of Make and Takes... just not enough time to do them all.

Above is a book create with BoBunny product and a hanging photo using Tim Holtz Assemblage products.  


Cheryl Boglioli taught a workshop at Gel Press using Eileen Hull's  Travel Journal.

 
 Lisa Marie Jimenez taught a workshop using Colorique on metal.  I love how the fairy wings turned out!

There is so much to do and see in such a short time...  if ever you have the chance to go take it!  I have been fortunate to attend 5 years.  No two times have been the same. 

Hope you enjoyed my snapshot of CREATIVATION!

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