Category Archives: Publishing

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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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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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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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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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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Creative Director of Peter Pauper Press, Heather Zschock

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Since I am headed to the NY Now (formerly the NY Gift Show) to judge the Louie Awards this week, it only seems appropriate that I have Heather Zschock on as my guest today! Heather is the Creative Director at Peter Pauper Press. Remember how I said creative directors are busy, busy and are not Read more…

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Chelsea Shukov and the smart beginnings at Sugar Paper

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I had so much FUN talking to Chelsea Shukov in this interview! She is one half of the team from Sugar Paper.  Chelsea Shukov and Jamie Grobecker started creating custom letter set press stationery in 2003 and  have grown Sugar Paper into the “it” brand in stationery! They have a terrific story. As beautiful and smart Read more…

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Phyllis Harris grows her business!

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I received an email from today’s guest, Phyllis Harris a few weeks ago thanking me for my work Smart Creative Style and Smart Creative Women and then she let me know that she had TRIPLED her business since tuning into Smart Creative Women!!! Well, HELLO! Let’s bring her on the show!! Tell us how!     Tune Read more…

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Cloth, Paper, Scissors and more! Jen Mason editor of a creative life!

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Today you get to meet Jen Mason who is the Editor and Chief of the Cloth Paper Scissors group at F and W Media. This includes quite a few publications! I was really taken with the new look and feel of Studios Magazine but I got a glimpse at so much more. Just look at all Read more…

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Linda Sivertsen turns dreams and visions into one hot career

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I just loved talking to Linda Sivertsen aka The Book Mama! I usually do a synopsis of  the interview when I write this post. I don’t even know where to begin. I had a couple of mini revelations during our talk. Your takeaways may be completely different than mine so you simply must tune in! Read more…

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Ronnie Walter, artist, writer and smart aleck

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Ronnie Walter is a hoot! (And she uses the smart aleck phrase on her on website, thank you very much) I enjoy her when she pops into the Smart Creative Women Facebook page. She  always has a clever quip to add. Turns out she has quite a few “quips” and she has complied them to Read more…

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Amy Butler sharing her heart and her business

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This is a re-airing on my 2 part interview with the wonderful and wise Amy Butler. Every time I sit down and talk with I learn something amazing about myself (how does she do that?) She was so kind to join in the Smart Creative Style course to talk about the business of “Amy Butler” Read more…

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Amy Flurry wants you to succeed

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My talk with AMY went over BIG! that’s why I am re-aring it AND why I asked her to take part inside the Smart Creative Style course! She has no nonsense advice for you! Artist, editor and author Amy Flurry has got some things to share with you!! You don’t want to miss this episode. Read more…

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Vana Chupp builds a successful online business!

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Here is a re-airing of my interview with Vana Chupp from Le Papier Studio. She is simply one of the sharpest women I know and she shares FAB tips inside the Smart Creative Style course. You are going to love this one! Vana Chupp is the owner of a fast growing online retail shop Le Read more…

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The Essentials of Fabulous

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…because WHATEVER doesn’t work anymore. I was out at Barney’s  taking a friend to lunch (like a City Girl)  and I ran across this title. I did a double take. Because whatever doesn’t work anymore. Amen, sister. I promptly picked it up (got permission to untie the bow wrapped around it, it was Barney’s after Read more…

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Children’s book artist Sarah McIntyre out for some fun!

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Children’s book artist and cartoonist Sarah McIntyre is just a bundle of fun. She is an original spirit for sure. She is a prolific illustrator and writer  (and cartoonist) she also seems to be quite passionate about enjoying herself. What a breath of fresh air she is. She has a terrific active blog and web presence.   Read more…

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An inside look at the Smart Creative Style Course

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I don’t know what is making me happier this morning putting this course together or learning new technology to make this video!! This was a creative exercise for me! Woot! The girl CAN still learn new tricks, who knew? 2 days for a 3 minute video and I thought illustration was time consuming! Haha! I Read more…

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They Draw and Cook and draw some more with Salli Swindell

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So so fun today! I have Salli Swindell from The Draw and Cook and They Draw and Travel. Artists, listen up!! You will get insight into the life of a busy  artist running SSS Studios plus  you may want to  take advantage of a really fun opportunity. Everything about what Nate (her brother and partner in Read more…

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Designer Virginia Johnson created her brand with her point of view

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I was so so thrilled to interview the amazing Virginia Johnson because not only is she a fabulous creative entrepreneur, she is also a fabulous watercolorist. OH! And she designs scarves!!!!  Hello, if you know me, you know I am in heaven about now. If you don’t know Virginia, she is a Canadian born designer who Read more…

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Cat Seto on Mom, Inc. and a new stationery venture

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Cat Seto is a women to meet! You may have run across her already, she has several different businesses that she manages. First, she is an author of  the book Mom, Inc. and author of the popular blog Mom Inc Daily.  She also has a stationery line, Cat Seto, and  retail  and studio boutique under the Read more…

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