Mod Melter is Launching on HSN! March 9th at 3pm EST!

mod melter podge hsn Join Cathie (me) live as the Mod Melter makes it debut on HSN.  I’ll be jetting down to Florida to the HSN headquarters for 1 show on March 9th at 3:00 pm eastern.  I know HSN will have some awesome deals and bundles….. plus I’ll walk you through all the design details.  We hope you can tune in and join in the fun at HSN as we celebrate National Craft Month!

XOXO See ya live at HSN!

HSN + Mod Podge = Great Deals and Great Fun! #HSNCrafts

hsn july 23 mod podge Oh La LA… we are packing our bags for HSN!  We are going to have some amazing new Mod Podge Mold and Melt Kits that are perfect for scrapbooking, paper crafting and DIY party decorations!  I’ll be posting live to our social media accounts so be sure to follow along on our journey!

HSN – Wed. July 23rd

Crafting a DIY Celebration

Showtimes 6am and 1pm eastern


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Cathie and Steve

HSN bound! Join me for two scrapbooking shows – May 10th and 11th!

Steve and I are thrilled that Hot Glue Gun Helpers are moving to the scrapbooking shows at HSN!  When we developed Hot Glue Gun Helpers it was because we wanted to help prevent burns and cross hot glue into other craft categories…like paper arts and mixed media.

So when we got the news that our tools would be moving to the scrapbbook shows we were beyond thrilled!

Please join me at HSN!
May 10th – 5am Eastern
May 11th – Noon Eastern 


Here is a Sneak Peek
at the designs we will be showcasing…

The ups and downs of HSN and the sweet feeling of Selling Out.

Over the past few years, I have been doing appearances at HSN.   It has been a wild ride, loaded with sleepless nights, long flights and heavy makeup. (I’m in LA and they are in Tampa)  Some days, I wanted to cry from being so tired, having crappy sales or from being partnered with a host that didn’t let me explain the product. One day….I did CRY….but they were happy tears and they came on the heels of the words….SOLD OUT!

 Rain or Shine……24 hours a day!

The world of 24 hour home shopping TV is a world of its own.  It takes some time and experience to get the “hang” of it and I am so happy that I have found a place in this fun and nutty world.

I started presenting items for my beloved Mod Podge and Folkart Chalkboard Paint.  I graduated to licensed items for Hanna Montana and High School Musical.  For that gig, I sat my tush down and watched a marathon of the HM and all of the HSM movies.  I needed to know the “ins and outs” of Troy and Hanna for a good show. I needed to know why the Troy rubberstamps featured basketball jerserys.  Can you imagine if I got a call from someone and I didn’t know???  That would be major egg on my face…. live 2:00 am egg.  I have also presented Silk Screen kits, glass paints and texture paints and each time the tales are nuts.

Hot Glue gun Helpers first shot at HSN!

Seven months ago, I finally got a chance to present our own invention, Hot Glue Gun Helpers.  I was thrilled, freaking out and most importantly, I was a proud mama……. and then I got the news that I would be on for 5 min at 4:00 am {East coast}……ouch.  Who would be watching???? Well surprise surprise – crafters were watching and we sold out!  Steve and I, are so grateful….It has been hard to invent a brand new product, navigate corporate America and keep your chin up at the same time.

When I walked out the HSN door the P.A. who assists with the mics and earbuds says to me “hey kid, you did good – call your rep tomorrow.  I think you will be happy” I almost started to cry.  I couldn’t believe my ears.

I raced back to my hotel, turned on my laptop, navigated to my page at HSN and there it was in red.  SOLD OUT.  Take that XYZ retailers who told me crafters don’t use hot glue.

My next stop with HSN and Hot Glue Gun Helpers would be a return trip that was crushed before it got off the ground.  You can read the nightmare story here.  In the end it was a blessing in disguise as our next presenting day had better time slots and I got to see some crafty friends.

 Me and my pal Sandi Genovese.  See her new products here.

The halls of HSN on 24 craft days are sprinkled with designers and industry veterans.  We all support each other, check out the new products and share lots of giggles.  Kind of like a quick summer camp that involves make-up and demos.

Soar art made with Hot Glue and Hot Glue Gun Helpers.

The demos are pretty easy since you only get a few moments to explain your product.  It is the displays that take awhile to create.  For the Hot Glue Gun Helpers, I made all the displays back home in Los Angeles and packed them in a suitcase for the trip.  For my displays, I like to show lots of different ways you can use hot glue and Hot Glue Gun Helpers. 

Love this scrapbook!

 This frame was so much fun to make.

 This was the demo card.  I’ll be doing a step by step soon.

Of course I love making wreaths with hot glue.

 The day begins in the middle of the night with me rolling my hair in my hotel.  Most folks don’t travel to HSN with rollers in their hair….but I have no shame and a whole lotta hair.  I just like to give the make-up folks a head start.

Next is table set up…here are Carol and Gena working behind the scenes to breakdown a previous product.  We are constantly opening boxes, setting up tables and then tearing them down again.

 About 1.5 hours before you go live you get into make-up….hopefully with a cup of coffee in your hand.  Next stop is getting a microphone and an ear bud.  If you look close we all have ear buds where producers are talking in our ears the whole time…..that gets old. LOL.

 Ready to go live…..just waiting in the wings!

Whew….it is an adrenaline pumping fast few minutes.
Generally it is over before you even knew it began. 

And here it was again…..the sweetest words an inventor has ever seen……SOLD OUT.  Thanks so much to everyone who called in, log on or just said good thoughts for us.  It has been such a journey and we could not have made it this far without the support of Plaid and all of you.  I got the good news last week that we will be back in March and they doubled their order……no pressure.

Thanks for joining me on this journey~

Events: HSN St. Petersburg, Fl – Day 3

behind the scenes HSN

After only sleeping for a few hours my alarm woke me up at 3:30 am! It was time to rise and shine and get my hair rolled for my appearance on HSN.

I was so grateful they had a fancy coffee machine – heck, I would of enjoyed a cup of instant at that hour.

Behind the scenes.Lots of makeup 🙂

Lots of cameras.

The tables all set and ready to go.

Holiday items all prepped.

Scrapbooked Storage Box.

Texture painted Thanksgiving pumpkin.

On the way home!

Tune in: Craft Hour – August 17 HSN

Join me August 17th on HSN!
8:00 am (eastern time)

Set your DVR or TIVO for
“HSN Today”

I’ll be presenting 3 different crafty kits: Mod Podge, Chalkboard Paint and Texture Paint. Tune in and learn about the new formulas.

Home shopping is gonna get a little messy with glitter and glow-in-the-dark Mod Podge! Just in time for holiday crafting….the gold and silver glitter Mod Podge is perfect for adding a little sparkle to your holiday crafts. The glow-in-the-dark formula will add a hauntingly fun look to any Halloween home decor, costume or craft project.

HSN: Mod Podge Decoupage Craft Set
  • 8 oz. container of silvertone Glitter Mod Podge
  • 8 oz. container of Glow-in-the Dark Mod Podge
  • 8 oz. container of goldtone Glitter Mod Podge
  • Foam brush – measures approx. 6″L x 1″W
  • Instruction/idea sheet

Create a chalkboard writing surface on virtually any surface with the FolkArt Set of 10 Chalkboard Paints. Utilize this easy to use kit to create interactive areas for kids, message boards, calendars, pantry reminders, and so much more. The convenient flip-top lid makes it easy to squeeze paint directly onto your project.

HSN: FolkArt Set of 10 Chalkboard Paints

  • 2 fl. oz. Hot Pink FolkArt chalkboard paint
  • 2 fl. oz. Red FolkArt chalkboard paint
  • 2 fl. oz. Orange FolkArt chalkboard paint
  • 2 fl. oz. Brown FolkArt chalkboard paint
  • 2 fl. oz. Camouflage FolkArt chalkboard paint
  • 2 fl. oz. Green FolkArt chalkboard paint
  • 2 fl. oz. True Blue FolkArt chalkboard paint
  • 2 fl. oz. Purple FolkArt chalkboard paint
  • 2 fl. oz. Slate Gray FolkArt chalkboard paint
  • 2 fl. oz. Black FolkArt chalkboard paint
  • Idea and instruction sheet
  • Foam brush
  • 10″ round blank surface

The FolkArt FX Texture Paint Set is a full-bodied texturing medium that you can use to add decorative dimension to science projects, art projects, holiday displays and to add textural effects on canvas paintings. The convenient, wide-mouth jar makes it easy to use paint brushes or palette knives.

FolkArt FX Texture Paint Set Includes

  • 4 oz. jar of glow in the dark paint
  • 4 oz. jar of red paint
  • 4 oz. jar of green paint
  • 4 oz. jar of orange paint
  • 4 oz. jar of sparkle paint
  • Palette knife
  • Instruction and idea sheet