Creativation 2017 Report #1

Whew, what an exciting time this past weekend at Creativation (formerly known as CHA)! Two straight days on the trade show floor looking at all the new and exciting releases for crafters. My poor little footsies are still tired, and my credit card is practically melted from all the new product I ordered! I want to publicly thank Chameleon Art Products for inviting me to this years show. They are a great company with awesome products!

Now, let’s get to what you are waiting for…what product is coming soon to PNW Crafts! This will be done is several different reports over the next few days. So much stuff!!!


Color Tones Pencils – 25 artist quality pencils that are double ended with coordinating colors. Smooth consistency and nicely pigmented colors. Come in a nice storage case. Release date later in the spring (May-ish)

Color Tones Tops – what a great innovation! The tops are filled with the same ink that is in your current markers. Each Top has one color. Now you can not only go from light to dark, but you can temporarily replace the mixing chamber on any marker with a Color Top of your choice and seamlessly blend two different colors together! I have ordered these in sets of 5 (grouped just like the original markers). Release date later in the spring (May-ish)

Here is a picture colored in with a marker with color top attached. See how it blends from the yellow top color down through green and into the original marker color of blue!


This tool has been around awhile, but it is growing in popularity. It is a gel pad that you use with acrylic paint (or other mediums) paper and brayer to make your own backgrounds and works of art. You can add texture etc with texture with their new Impressables, a texture tool, a stamp, and any cool thing you have around the house (think bubblewrap!). I am going to try and post my video at some point, but for now you can check them out on Product should be arriving within the next 3-4 weeks.


Sequins, beads, and buttons, oh my! If you love to make shakers or just use these items on your crafts you will love these assortments! I have the following coming in the next few weeks:

Craft Kits- contain buttons, charms, sequins, pearls, seed beads and trim in beautifully coordinated kits
Shaker Mixes – eye catching mixture of buttons, seed beads, and sequins packed in a clear square box.
Sequin Tins – a smooth blend of 3, 4, 6, and 8 mm round sequins plus special shaped sequins. Each tin has a beautifully coordinated color mix.
Decorative Embellishment Bottles – Contains Buttons, Sequins, Pearls and Seed Beads


Oh my what a lot of great stuff!

Expected arrival late February…

Dyan Reaverley Dylusions – New paint pens…her same great paint only in the form of a pen! Basic set includes Postbox Red, squeezed Orange, Lemon Zest, Cut Grass, Londong Blue, and Crushed Grapes

Dylusions Cling Stamp – Shut Up and Color

Scribble Sticks – great “crayon” type colors with strong pigment

Tim Holtz
Distress Oxide Ink Pads – I am totally IN LOVE with these. Check out the many videos on I will have all 12 of the colors!

Distress Oxide Inks Color Pallette
Make and Take I did
Tim Holtz...a little eye candy for Y'all!

New Distress Crayon Colors

Stamp sets – Hipster, Mini Motivation, Motivation 1,2,and 3, Brushstrokes

Designer accessory bags from Tim Holtz, Dylusions, Dina Wakley, and Wendy Vecchi

Tim Holtz Etcetera Tags in all 3 sizes. MDF board in shape of tag great for Mixed Media projects!

Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlites dies Wildflowers #2, Tattered Florals

Tim Holtz Storage Jars – packs of 6 and they will fit in the Distress Storage Tin to be released in March.

Tim Holtz Ideaology:
Botanical Layers
Paper Dolls
Adornments Stars
Mini Foundations
Mini Framed Panels
Worn Binder Notebook
Worn Binder Tattered

Tim Holtz Stencils:
Mini set #24
Mini Set #25
Full Size stencils: Doodle, Ornate, and Floral

Expected Arrival in Late March…

Tim Holtz Stamp sets – Illustrated Garden, Flower Jar, and Slate and Stone

Tim Holtz Distress Crayon Storage Tin – 2 tins will hold all of the Distress Crayons. Will also hold the Storage Jars.

Tim Holtz Stencil – Feather

Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits – Commute Cityscape

Future reports will feature product from Therm-o-web, Creative Expressions, Prima, Ken Oliver, Brutus Monroe, and much more. Stay Tuned!

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