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Denver Craft Ninjas vs. Bottle & Bottega

Is there a difference between crafter and artist? Should there be?
I’m going to argue that there isn’t a difference.

I’ll admit, I’ve been one to dismiss my own artistic endeavors, preferring to call myself a crafter, because it seems less serious and highbrow.
I’m sure there are “artists” out there that balk at crafters and their output – but I’d argue that there is precisely as much soulful effort and skill in appliqueing or jewelry making as there is in blending paint colors on a canvas or bending steel into sculpture.
Comparing the two is silly! And letting the two worlds merge is the only way to make crafters feel like artists and remind artists that they’re crafters!

Bottle & Bottega

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Craftcation Recap & Giveaway!

Craftcation Goodies!

Craftcation Goodies!

If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or follow my Instagram feed, you probably know that I was recently in Ventura, CA for Craftcation!

Craftcation is 4 days of craft immersion! There is a lovely balance of craft business lectures and actual crafts.

And the best part of the experience is to grow your craft community by connecting with makers that share an investment in growing their craft business and encouraging the pursuit of craftiness.
Obviously, it was a perfect fit.

I had the opportunity to take courses that untangled the treacherous waters of SEO and also got to make soap!
I learned about how you can combine your blog and your crafty endeavors to create an online presence that helps you build your community. And I had the very fine opportunity to cook with KCRW’s host of Good Food, Evan Kleiman.

It’s important to explore beyond your community and learn about other people on the same adventure as you! Craftcation is a great way to do that!
AND THE OCEAN, YOU GUYS! The whole event is right next to the beach and just sipping a margarita next to that view will set a person at ease no matter what.

I want to share some of the amazing swag that I managed to get my hands on!

From the image above, you can see I got some good stuff and I want to share it with you! Here’s a run down of what is in this Ninja swag bag:

  • Denver Craft Ninjas Tote Bag
  • Three Pack Washi Tape
  • Kollabora Tape Measure and $10 off coupon in the Kollabora store
  • Tulip Multi-Surface Peacock Feather Stencil
  • She’s Crafttyyyy bobby pin with crochet flower
  • Unique Wooden Button
  • Stash Candy Quilt Pattern from The Quilter’s Studio
  • Bernina Seam Ripper
  • Three Pack of Simply Spray Soft Fabric Paint
  • 1 Free Month of Creativebug
  • 1 Large Wedge of Handmade Coconut Soap (I made it at Craftcation) and a Wooden Soap Dish

Now, the way to win this little goodie is to leave a message in the comments about what you would want to learn if you went to Craftcation or had the chance to attend a craft conference! We’ll pick one lucky winner!
Deadline is April 3rd!
Congrats to Jolea who was randomly picked and won the Craftcation Swag Bag Giveaway!


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Tentiko Giveaway!

It was quite a treat to be able to do a giveaway with Tentiko this month!
And even better to share an opportunity to learn something new with one Ninja and their guest!

From the way Rebekah Adams described it, she and her husband Jeff had a grand ole time learning watercolor from Pixie Glore in her intimate studio!
And from the pictures, I’d say Rebekah and Jeff gained some skills!

Special thanks to Tentiko for offering the spots to our giveaway winners!
You can still get in on this artsy opportunity with a discount code for 25% off this watercolor class! Click here to sign up and use pixie to redeem this offer.

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Denver Craft Ninjas vs. Tentiko Giveaway!

Yeah, I know…it’s short notice, but I thought I’d throw out a little giveaway to you Ninjas!

Tentiko wants you to fall in love with Denver!
By experiencing Denver in authentic ways, you build your community…and Tentiko wants to be a part of that by offering experiences that will open doors to participants to fall in love with all that Denver has to offer.

And they want to start by offering Denver Craft Ninjas a free class in watercolor painting!
I have two FREE seats reserved for one lucky Ninja! Are you free Tuesday?! Yes, tomorrow! January 29th! 5:30 PM!
Grab your friend, your partner, your mom and learn, hands on,  from artist Pixie Glore about watercolor painting.
The theme is painting an exotic place – you bring an image of your favorite exotic place, sip a little wine and have some fun!

Here are the details:
Leave a comment on the blog with your FAVORITE exotic place – Comments are open now until HIGH NOON tomorrow!
We’ll pick a winner and send them all the information they’ll need for their free spot in the class tomorrow.
This offer is open to any and all who live in the Denver area and are over 21 years old.

If you’re interested in participating, but can’t make it tomorrow, Tentiko has given us a discount code for 25% off this watercolor class! Click here to sign up and use pixie to redeem this offer.

We’re super excited to share this class with you! So, start daydreaming about your favorite exotic location, leave it in the comments, and then learn to paint it in watercolor!


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