Category Archives: Video Interviews

Abby Kiefer from Red Clay Design

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Today’s interview is with Abigail Kiefer from the start up Red Clay Design. Red Clay Design reached out and said they watched the show and wanted to get together. I started researching Red Clay and this is what they have to say about their business, “Our platform simplifies product design, connecting freelance designers with iconic brands Read more…

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Anahata Katkin for Papaya!

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Girl crush time! I have Anahata Katkin from Papaya with me today and you are going to love her and all her creative business wisdom! Anahata started Papaya with her mother out of their home and grew this business so smartly, knowing just when to expand and just when to hold steady. I REALLY appreciate Read more…

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VP of Creative at Midwest-CBK, Margo Tantau is in the house!

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You are going to eat this one up! Margo Tantau is so creative and has an eye for talent! Wait until you hear how I first “found” her.  Her story is a terrific example of how your life’s journey sets you up for where you are supposed to be, you just have to be open to it! Read more…

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Embrace your fears?

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Befriending your  fear might just be the fastest way to move past it.  I figure if FEAR has so many other friends (like doubt and procrastination) why not embrace it so you can control its destiny?  In this video, I talk about some of my favorite tips on how to deal with fear and one specific TRAP that can Read more…

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Meredith Walker on Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

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What happens when girlfriends come together with a good (and SMART) idea? Magic! Meredith Walker and Amy Poehler (Yes, Amy Poehler  the actress and funny lady)  met while working at Saturday Night Live (which I am sure is a mixture of  wild torment and wild fun) They became fast friends and as they talked  about Read more…

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Who and What I am into this Week: NYC Roundup

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 Papaya My trip to NYC was a bit of a whirlwind, but all in a good way! I got a late start as I had to see my stepson graduate from High School on Sunday (so proud and happy) and then I hit the National Stationery Show and then skimmed through Surtex. I DID not Read more…

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Great.ly founder Sarah Bryden-Brown and her passion for connecting makers!

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Last week, I told you about Great.ly and what this global online marketplace was doing for talented creative makers like yourself. Now I get to sit down with Great.ly’s founder Sarah Bryden-Brown and get  ALL THE DETAILS! You HAVE to tune in to this one!! First of all it is a terrific way to shop and help Read more…

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Who and What I am into this Week: Inspiration Interpreted into Stationery

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I wanted to give a quick example of knowing what your style is and being able to interpret it can do for you. Here are three fabulous women who are showing at the National Stationery Show (and ladies I have interviewed!) Eva at Sycamore Street Press. She has put her stake in the ground for Read more…

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Jennifer Tress on her book You’re Not Pretty Enough

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Want to know the power of a good cocktail pitch? When I met Jennifer Tress at a cocktail party recently, she told me she authored a book titled “You’re Not Pretty Enough” words uttered by her ex husband as an excuse to his infidelity. Wow! Bam! Instant sisterhood! Turns out her book is a hilarious anthology of all Read more…

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Heather Davulcu takes calculated chances!

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So happy to have the sweet Heather Davulcu with me today! Heather, known online as April Heather Art, is an up and comer who is making her debut  this year at Surtex  in NYC. Heather is full of spunk and style! I love how she has put herself and her art “out there” pushing past any voice that Read more…

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Melody Miller dreams big with Cotton and Steel

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You have to hear this story!! I love  a courageous woman willing to strike out and do something BIG and this guest has done just that! Melody Miller has designed a life and a creative business exactly the way she thought it needed to be. This is a GREAT story about a creative woman who Read more…

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Let’s talk about ideas, inspiration and copying

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Well the title to this post and video is loaded, right? I could write a lot of text, but I would rather have you tune in to today’s video and you can give me your thoughts. After all-I have been having this conversation with myself all week, so it is about time I had it with Read more…

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Jessie Artigue from Style and Pepper Keeps it Smart and Stylish

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Today I am chatting with the energetic, stylish and SMART, Jessie Artigue. You know I love a girl with style and Jessie has boundless amounts of it. Her blog Style and Pepper is full of ideas, tips and spunk. Not only does she blog about  personal style, DIY projects, healthy cooking, adventures as a style Read more…

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Jill McDonald designs joyful memories

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I met Jill McDonald  years ago when I was walking Print Source. Her art really stood out to me! It was bright, fresh and original and friendly. I have kept my eye on her as the years progressed and have been delighted to see her business excel! In this interview she talks about “the biz”! Read more…

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Rachel Faucett from Handmade Charlotte shares secrets to having a successful niche business

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You HAVE to meet Rachel Faucett! She is one smart and crafty cookie! Rachel is a the mastermind behind Hand­made Char­lotte. Handmade Charlotte offers a daily dose of DIY  projects, crafts, recipes, inspir­ing fam­ily spaces, and design inspi­ra­tion for families and kids. Named one of the Top 50 Design Blogs for Moms by Babble.com, the Read more…

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From sketchbook to the street: A look at Kelsey Montague’s passion

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Meet Kelsey Montague, one half the talent behind the Nikita and Vesper brand. Kelsey has teamed her skills up with her sister’s skills, and they are on the move to make the world a better and more fashionable place! They sell a mix of vintage and new items, some of it featuring Kelsey’s art. I love the Read more…

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Editor Sarah Schwartz from Stationery Trends Magazine!

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When I was in NYC judging the Louie Awards (like the Emmy’s for greeting cards) I met THE most lovely people and one of them was Sarah Schwartz. She is the editor of Stationery Trends Magazine! You will hear me gush about the publication.  When I attended Surtex and the National Stationery Show last year, Read more…

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Party like a Lulu (and a smart business woman)

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Want to throw a party? Jessie Senese has got what you need! Her online store Shop Sweet Lulu has everything you could possibly want to surround your special event with a dose of fun and pretty! Turns out event planners and prop stylist like to party like a Lulu too, she has a BIG customer base! I find Read more…

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There’s a new girl in town and her name is Alison!

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Move over Martha! There is a new girl in town and she is F-U-N! I just love meeting someone who bubbles over with enthusiasm for simply being on the planet! Alison Faulkner is THAT GIRL. Graphic artist by trade, DIY Diva Priestess by design. Ok, she may not call herself a DIY Diva Priestess, more like a DIY Read more…

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Meet Eva! The smart girl from Sycamore Street Press

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Smart Cookie Alert! You are going to love Eva Jorgensen! Eva and her husband, Kirk  run a stationery company called Sycamore Street Press. I love the look and feel of their brand. In this interview, Eva explains how a  family trip helped them define a vision for their business and their lifestyle. I heard her on a panel Read more…

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