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Taco Party

Taco Party

In our house we call Taco Parties “dinner.” Yes, we’re a bit addicted to Mexican food living in Southern...

Bold Monarch Polymer Clay Trading Coin or Pendant

Bold Monarch Polymer Clay Trading Coin or Pendant

Artist trading coins are the next “big thing” in artist trading projects. Today I’m sharing a quick tutorial for how...

Painted Deer Antlers Rack

Painted Deer Antlers Rack

Mark LaFerney has had two deer antlers leftover from an installation he did many years ago. He’s used them...

“LOVE” Pallet Plaque

“LOVE” Pallet Plaque

Valentine’s Day is Thursday and you still haven’t found a unique gift? My “LOVE” Pallet Plaque is a charming...

Grab Your Shopping Bags! The One Of A Kind Spring Show Returns To The Mart April 26 – 28 

Grab Your Shopping Bags! The One Of A Kind Spring Show Returns To The Mart April 26 – 28 

The Mart’s 4th Annual Spring Show puts the Spotlight on Talented Artists and Makers from across North America, allowing...

Moon Lamp

Moon Lamp

Mark LaFerney wanted some additional soft lighting in his bedroom. So, instead of purchasing a lamp, he decided to...

Silkscreened Peacock Pendant

Silkscreened Peacock Pendant

Silkscreening, metallic clay and silk sari ribbon combine for an eye catching pendant. Project Materials Polyform Products Company premo!...

Carnation Candy Box Arrangement

Carnation Candy Box Arrangement

Are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this month? Mark LaFerney shows you how to create a lovely Carnation Candy Box...

Our Creative Team

Cindi McGee

Cindi McGee

Creative Arts Designer

Cindi has been working in the craft industry for 15 years as a mixed-media artist.  She is multi-published via web TV, websites, books and magazines, and enjoys experimenting with many types of mixed-media to create home decor, jewelry, wearable fashion, textured/dimensional projects and paper crafts.  Her motto is “Dare to be Different.”

Judi Watanabe

Judi Watanabe

Creative Arts Designer

Judi is the co-owner, with husband Rob Bostick, of JudiKins, Inc., one of the premier rubberstamp and accessories companies in the United States. Over the course of the last two decades, JudiKins, Inc. (judikins.com) has recruited an extremely talented, hard-working team of artists and crafts people who strive to produce thousands of high quality, stamps and accessories distributed world-wide.

And and Karen Mitchell

And and Karen Mitchell

Creative Arts Designers

We’re excited to announce that Ann and Karen Mitchell, of AnKara Designs, are now designing creative projects for When Creativity Knocks! Jewelry designers, authors and teachers, Ann and Karen bring 27 years of experience to our craft table.

Scott Pfeiffer

Scott Pfeiffer

Producer/Director

Scott is a media professional with over thirty years of experience in video production, graphic design and marketing. Scott has created television and radio commercials, corporate and promotional videos, and print advertising and collateral materials. As the marketing services manager for a large European musical instrument company, Scott travelled to trade shows and distributors in Europe and Asia, and ran a 60+ trade and educational show program. He was awarded an Emmy  in 1986 for his editing of a documentary that ran on the FOX owned television stations. Scott is the producer, director, shooter and webmaster of When Creativity Knocks.