On the #PaperTrail


Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining Eileen Hull and Amy Bowerman (Plucking Daisies) who are on a road trip this week promoting The Artist Trading Block, making stops at some of my favorite stores along the way to a tradeshow they are attending in Massachusetts.  Yesterday we were at the Great American Stamp Store, where I often teach.  Eileen has designed over 80 dies for Sizzix, and The Artist Trading Block is the latest one.  It was my pleasure to create one of the Sizzix booth samples using this die for the Craft & Hobby Association show in Anaheim.


There was quite a turn out  ~ look at all the people who popped in on the #PaperTrail yesterday. We were going to do ‘make & takes’ with the ATB die, but people got so caught up in all the beautiful samples Eileen had with her, that she pulled out all the dies and let them create from a wide variety of baby-related dies as well as the ATB dies.  The baby ones are perfect for showers, favors, etc.


Amy helping out a customer working with Eileen’s baby bootie die. It can be filled with candy as a shower favor.


Check out the rocking chairs… too darn cute!


I adored this one created by Anna-Karin.  She even sized a photo of a cutie patootie fellow to make him fit pefectly in the chair while reading a book.


And Amy made a book, complete with Tim’s Remnant Rubs, to put on top of her gorgeous chair.


Eileen showing customers her unique ink pads.

Here are Jamie and Judy, owners of the Great American Stamp Store.  I had to take this pic when I saw they were each color coordinated with the ribbon racks behind them!


One last show – me, Theresa Cifali (another CHA Designer), Eileen, and Amy.  I’m just sorry I couldn’t continue on along the #PaperTrail with them, as today they have Anita Houston joining them…. and that gal is a whole lot of fun!

Thanks for visiting today. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.




Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Such a fun post Marjie! I had missed it. It looked like you had lots of fun, and that shop looks amazing too. I wish I could have been there with you!

  2. How great that you could join them for some of the trail. Looks like so much fun. Jenny x

  3. This looks as though you had such a fun time, there are certainly smiles all around and what wonderful samples on display.

  4. Oh Wow, this look like such a fabulous time!! Thanks for sharing with us Marjie!

  5. What a great class, Marjie! I know from personal experience that everyone had a great time. You are a wonderful teacher!

  6. Looks like you gals had a really fun day! Valerie

  7. Aw, what a shame you could not continue on with them but it is fantastic that you got to spend time with them on their tour, love the photos and great samples too. Anne xx

  8. Wow! What a fun time! Are you all really traveling in that mini travel trailer ? heehee Looks like a great time was had by all! TFS

  9. Looks like so much fun – love the photo with the scarves matching the stock behind! – and fabulous looking samples all around. I now have to go and find out what makes Eileen’s ink pads unique!
    Alison xx

  10. How amazing ! Looks like so much fun! Gorgeous samples too! Hugs, Sandra

  11. Looks like a fun time…the artist’s block is pretty cool…xox

  12. How wonderful to meet up and share crafting goodness in this way. The samples all look amazing.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs Brenda xx

  13. looks like lots of fun! And, yes, those rocking chairs are so cute! Thanks for sharing all the photos and have a great weekend!

  14. How FUN!! LOVING the photos!!!

  15. Hey stranger, stop by and pick me up! Maybe a little out of the way! Looks like such a great time and fun with those blocks! Enjoy the weekend!

  16. Thanks for sharing these great photos Marjie!! I just made my first set of ATBs using the die, (made some before just from scratch) and I have to say, they are a dream to work with and so much fun!!! Love the photo of the two ladies matching the ribbons behind them, brilliant touch that!!


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