What Will You CRE8TIME For…? (Show Us Your Hands!)


At the CHA Winter Show iLoveToCreate asked, “What will you CRE8TIME for this year?

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We LOVED that question, and decided to have CHA Staff participate:

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You can view all of the photos on the CRE8TIME Pinterest page.


Now we’re asking for YOU to get your employees, co-workers and friends to JOIN US!

Here’s what to do:

Our goal is to collect 2,000 photos by the end of February.

Thank you for helping to spread the movement. It’s amazing what we can learn about each other through creativity!

CHA Summer Conference and Trade Show – Designer Section Meeting Thanks!


The CHA Design Members hold their section meeting at the CHA summer and winter shows.  This summer was no exception.

However, before the start of our meeting, we were able to have some great products as door prizes for the CHA Design Members who attended our early morning meeting.

CHA Manufacturers are known for their generosity and the munificence gifts for the door prizes were breathtaking.

Beadalon® provided wonderful tools and supplies for jewelry making.

Impress Art® sent a great metal stamping kit which included their new hammer designed just for metal stamping.

ILoveToCreate.com® supplied a goodie basket filled with their fantastic products, which was wrapped beautifully.  They also offered a Tulip® ScreenIt™ to every CHA design section member who attended the summer show.  The designer had to register with ILoveToCreate.com® at the show in order to receive the machine.

Cousin® gave fantastic jewelry kits and their new Snap in Style® bracelets.

Die Cuts with a View gave a pretty container loaded with their magnificent products.

Sizzix® presented one lucky winner a Vagabond and some amazing dies. Design Section Member, Shannon Bielke, was the winner.

Velcro® sent a bag over filled with their superb fasteners for every need.

Westcott® loaded up lucky winners with excellent cutting tools that will make cutting a joy.

Beacon sent a bottle of Zip Dry for all the designers who attended the meeting, unfortunately, the box couldn’t be located during the section meeting. 

The Design Council and the Designer Members of CHA thank Beacon, Beadalon®, Impress Art®, ILoveToCreate.com®, Cousin®, Die Cuts with a View, Sizzix®, Velcro®, and Westcott® for all their support and generosity.

New DIY Twists on Ties for Father’s Day


 

DIY Ties From BurdaStyle.com

DIY Ties From BurdaStyle.com

As Father’s Day is rapidly approaching this weekend, the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) along with CHA members BurdaStyle.com and iLoveToCreate are pleased to provide do-it-yourself twists on the Father’s Day tie. With a little creativity and the right tools, Father’s Day ties don’t have be dreaded. 

 

BurdaStyle.com provides a free tie sewing template and step-by-step instruction that can have almost anyone creating cool fashions for dad.  It’s as simple as clicking the print button from your home computer, selecting your favorite fabric, and sewing it all together. The “Osman Tie” is a popular design featured at BurdaStyle.com which also provides sewing steps on finishing a unique Father’s Day tie at BurdaStyle.com’s Project Page. 

Tie-dye Ties from Tulip

Tie-dye Ties from Tulip

If sewing isn’t for you, CHA member iLoveToCreate makes it easy to create one-of-a-kind ties for dad.  Now, instead of dad getting a paper tie created at school he will be able to wear one that still captures his children’s imagination. Starting with a white silk tie as a canvas, kids can use Tulip Fabric Markers to create a wearable work of artwork personalized for Dad. Older kids and teens might get more creative by tie-dying a white silk tie using the Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit.  For more about creative fashions go to www.iLoveToCreate.com.   

 

About BurdaStyle.com

BurdaStyle is online sewing community with over 500,000 members. Our aim is to bring the traditional craft of sewing to a new generation of fashion designers, sewing hobbyists, DIYers and anyone looking to sew something. The website offers downloadable copyright-free PDF sewing patterns, step-by step sewing tutorials, skill sharing, inspiration, project ideas and people passionate about sewing.

 

About iLoveToCreate

iLoveToCreate®, a Duncan Enterprises Company, is a privately-held, family-owned Fresno, California based company that has been a leader in the ceramic arts and crafts industries since 1946. As a manufacturing, marketing, sourcing and distribution organization, iLoveToCreate® maintains a solid reputation for excellence in product development, quality, education and health & safety. Not one to rest on its reputation, iLoveToCreate® always strives to explore new avenues of creativity for its core brands, Duncan® Ceramic Arts, Tulip® Fashion Art, Aleene’s® Crafting Adhesives, Crafty Chica® and ilovetocreate.com®.

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iLoveToCreate Names Mark Peters New President & COO


 
Mark Peters, President & COO, iLoveToCreate

Mark Peters, President & COO, iLoveToCreate

In a news release issued earlier last week, CHA Member iLoveToCreate announced Mark Peters promotion to President & COO.  As a member of the CHA Board of Directors, and CHA Board Vice Chair, we congratulate him on his new position and wish him the best.  See the complete release listed below.

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Mark Peters promoted to President & Chief Operating Officer of

iLoveToCreate, a Duncan Enterprises Company

 

May 27, 2011 • Fresno, California • iLoveToCreate, a Duncan Enterprises Company, is proud to announce the promotion of Mark Peters to President & Chief Operating Officer.

 

At the company’s Leadership Team meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2011, Larry Duncan, President & Chief Executive Officer of Duncan Enterprises, announced the promotion of Mark Peters to the new position of President & Chief Operating Officer of iLoveToCreate.  The Leadership Team cheered and congratulated Mark as Larry added, “Mark is very deserving of this promotion.  With 15 years of experience and service to our company, his strong commitment to the creative industry, and the exceptional job he has done leading daily operations as Executive Vice President & COO for the past five years, it makes perfect sense to have Mark step up into the President’s role and continue to guide our company into the future.”

 

In this new role, Mark will continue to lead the Executive Team and, as a member of the Strategic Management Council, manage the company’s strategic planning process.  Larry added “I strongly believe that the discipline in which we manage our strategic planning process has enabled us to grow in a competitive environment and prosper through difficult economic times.  Mark has fully embraced the process and has helped guide us toward our future vision in a very skillful way”.

 

In addition to his role and President & COO of iLoveToCreate, Mark currently serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of the Craft & Hobby Association.  He is passionate about the association and its mission to stimulate the sales growth of the craft & hobby industry and is committed to serving the membership with his knowledge, skills and expertise.

 

Mark began his career at iLoveToCreate in July 1996.  Prior to this promotion, Mark has served in various executive level positions including Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Business Development and Executive Vice President of Daily Operations.

 

Mark earned his B.S. in Food Science at the University of California at Davis in 1977 and his M.B.A. at the University of California at Berkley in 1981.

 

About iLoveToCreate

iLoveToCreate®, a Duncan Enterprises Company, is a privately-held, family-owned Fresno, California based company that has been a leader in the ceramic arts and crafts industries since 1946. As a manufacturing, marketing, sourcing and distribution organization, iLoveToCreate® maintains a solid reputation for excellence in product development, quality, education and health & safety. Not one to rest on its reputation, iLoveToCreate® always strives to explore new avenues of creativity for its core brands, Duncan® Ceramic Arts, Tulip® Fashion Art, Aleene’s® Crafting Adhesives, Crafty Chica® and ilovetocreate.com®.

 

STILL TIME TO NOMINATE CHA BOARD CANDIDATES


CHA Board of Directors Nominations

CHA Board of Directors Nominations

The CHA Nominating Committee call for 2012 Board of Directors Nominations will be closing on June 1, 2011.  There is still time to nominate a CHA member for the Board of Directors.  See the complete press release for details on how to nominate a CHA member for volunteer board service.

CHA CALLS FOR 2012 BOARD OF DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS

 

ELMWOOD PARK, NJ (March 02, 2011) The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) is pleased to announce that the 2011 Nominating Committee is now accepting candidate nominations for the 2012 CHA Board of Directors. Nominations are being received through June 1, 2011.

CHA members can obtain the Board Director Nomination Form on the home page of the Association website www.craftandhobby.org or by requesting a copy by contacting the CHA Member Services Department at (201) 835-1206 or memberservices@craftandhobby.org. Any CHA member may nominate an Association member or self-nominate candidates to sit on the CHA Board of Directors, the Associations’ governing body for terms beginning January 2012.

The CHA Board of Directors consists of individuals representing the various sections of the CHA membership. Members of the CHA Board of Directors serve a three-year term in which they meet quarterly to address the needs of the industry from a strategic viewpoint, strengthen the ties between CHA members and the Association, and guide the focus of CHA to provide member value. Members of the CHA Board of Directors serve on a voluntary basis, through which they establish networking and business opportunities, advance their careers through industry leadership, and contribute their voice as advocates for CHA members.
“With technology accelerating the speed, method and reach of business, CHA needs savvy, industry professionals to help guide and direct the Association and the craft and hobby industry forward,” explained 2011 Nominating Committee Chair, Mark Peters (iLoveToCreate).  “If you or someone you know is qualified and an advocate for the industry and Association, then please submit a nomination.”

All nominations will be considered by the committee. Board nominations must be received by the June 1, 2011 deadline to facilitate the review process. Nominated individuals who wish to be considered will receive a Board Nominee Profile Form to complete and return by June 15th.  If a Nomination Form was submitted and the nominee does not receive the Board Nominee Profile Form to complete within a few days, please contact CHA Member Services at (201) 835-1206 before the June 15, 2011 deadline.

All Board Nomination Forms and Board Nominee Profile Forms (for those who have been nominated) must be submitted within the deadline period to the chair:

Mark Peters, 2011 Nominating Committee Chair
iLoveToCreate, a Duncan Enterprises Company

5673 E Shields Ave

Fresno, CA 93727-7819

Fax: (559) 294-4310

Email: mpeters@iLoveToCreate.com

The 2011 Nominating Committee will review nominations and submit a slate of candidates for the 2012 Board of Directors to the membership. The membership will be notified in advance of the Annual Business Meeting to submit their proxy ballot as outlined in the Association Bylaws.

Nominees should reserve time for an in-person interview by the Nominating Committee on Monday, July 18, 2011, one day before the opening of the CHA 2011 Summer Conference & Trade Show. The Summer Show will be held July 19-21, 2011 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.
In addition to the 2011Nominating Committee Chair Mark Peters, Board committee members are: Richard Brown (Brown Bag Management & Consulting) and Sara Davies (Crafter’s Companion Ltd) with Board alternates Chuck McGonigle (Colorbök, Inc.) and Paul Laplante (Stix2-KoolTak). To complete this committee, the CHA membership elected members-at-large Gail Czech (The Creative Network, Inc.), Jane Anne Davis (Blumenthal Lansing Co) and Jim Scatena (FloraCraft Corporation); member alternates are Ted Hesemann (Herrschner’s) and Julianna Hudgins (Julianna Hudgins LLC).

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ILoveToCreate & New York Fashion Week


CHA Member ILoveToCreate.com is working with PS I Made This and TeenVogue.com for a night of high-fashion during the annual Fashion’s Night Out in New York City on September 10, 2010.  Kudos for taking crafting to the cutting-edge of fashion and the runways of the Big Apple.  

iLovetoCreate & NYC Fashion's Night Out

CHA NOMINATING COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES 2011 SLATE OF CHA BOARD CANDIDATES


Elmwood Park, NJ, —The Nominating Committee of the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) is pleased to announce the 2011 slate of candidates recommended for election by the general CHA membership. The nominees for their first term include: Jan Kahn, Caron International, VP Sales & Marketing; Riddi Kline, Jo-Ann Stores, Inc., Senior VP, Marketing; and David Murray, ACTIVA Products, VP Sales & Marketing. Nominees for their second term include: Mike Birkholm, Darice Inc., President; and Mark Peters, iLoveToCreate.com a Duncan Enterprises Company, Executive VP, COO. The nominees will be running for a three-year term on the CHA Board of Directors.

“The slate of nominees for the 2011 CHA Board of Directors provides a nice cross-section of the craft and hobby industry as well a breadth of expertise that if elected will be tapped to help the Association move forward,” explained Nominating Committee Chair John Laurie (Coats & Clark). “We encourage each member of CHA to participate in the voting process, by casting your ballot before the January deadline.”

The Nominating Committee is comprised of three members of the CHA Board of Directors and three members-at-large elected by the general CHA membership. In addition to John Laurie, Rob Bostick (JudiKins Inc.) and Emma Gebo (Crafts Inc./SIERRA’S) served as the board representatives. The members-at-large were Jessica Goursolas (The Creative Network, Inc.), Mark Lee (FlowerSoft Inc.) and Jim Scatena (FloraCraft Corporation).

The nominated Board candidates will be officially elected by a proxy ballot which will be mailed to each member company’s voting contact by Nov. 29, 2010 as outlined in the Association bylaws. The confirmation of the Board directors’ election will be confirmed at the CHA Annual Business Meeting which will take place during the 70th Annual Winter Convention & Trade Show in Los Angeles, California, January 29-February 1, 2011.