Last winter when I visited CHA I went to a seminar hold by Joe Rotella. I had heard his name before, I liked his projects, but I didn’t know him. I have visited many seminars, lectures in my life… (oh the happiness of lectures in university with law professors ) and I have seen many bad ones and a few really good ones. And Joe’s was an outstanding one! It was right on point, the content was great, the presentation was awesome – I was sold And after seeing what a creative guy he is…I actually am beyond thrilled that he joined us as the only men in the JumpStart arena
Joe’s mom started the family on crafting. As early as he can remember, his mom was crocheting. When she brought home a Brother knitting machine, he was fascinated and soon he was creating designs from christening dresses to ski wear. He dabbled in macramé, string art and latch hooked rugs when they were hot in the 70’s. Now, in his mid-forties, Joe’s turned his eye to paper crafting. He loves detail and 3D work and paper piecing is his specialty.
Joe’s work has appeared in Scrap & Stamp Arts, Just Cards (Volume 27, Fall 2012), Just Steampunk! (Volume I and Volume II) and Somerset Studio Gallery Summer 2012 magazines. He’s filmed a segment of Crafting at the Spotted Canary with Joy Macdonell (aired on PBS Fall 2011) and 2 segments for Scrapbook Soup TV (Season 2, 2012). He has won Archiver’s One-of-a-Kind Wall Art contest (Ohio, August 2011). He’s served on the Viva Las Vegastamps!, USArtQuest and Want2Scrap design teams. He launched has his own line of chipboard albums and embellishments with Want2Scrap in the Summer of 2012.
When he’s not designing paper art projects, he works as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at Delphia Consulting and is the 2012/2013 Web Optimization Expert for the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA). He’ll be delivering one creative workshop and two business seminars at the CHA Winter 2013 show.
if you cannot see the video in this browser – here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Him9rLAw14&feature=youtu.be
Here is some more of Joe’s work:
But wait – Joe also has a giveaway for you!!!
To get your creative juices flowing, I’m giving away a package of USArtQuest Cut Bond Create to four (yes, that’s 4!) lucky winners!!
Here is what you have to do in order to be able to win this giveaway:
To enter, please LIKE Create & Craft on facebook (
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Each of the four winners will receive one package of Cut Bond Create, which contains three sheets measuring 8 1/4″ x 11 3/4″. You must be over 18 years of age to enter and only 1 entry per person.
Good luck! The winner will be chosen randomly with a number generator picking the a number out of the comment entries and will be announced the first week of February.The website address with all giveaway winners will be sent out with a newsletter. You have to be of the age of 18 to enter. Comments have to be posted till February 1, 2013 midnight Central European Time as this is when the Creative Jumpstart 2013 officially ends. Double entries will be deleted! All comments received after the February 1, 2013 will not be eligible for winning. You must be signed in for the Creative JumpStart 2013 Newsletter to be eligible for the giveaway.
You can find more about Joe here:
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