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Betsy Snyder’s Sunny Day Pond game wins 2014 NAPPA Gold award

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A new game using the artwork of Painted Words illustrator Betsy Snyder has won the National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) Gold.

Eric Comstock’s “YesterGear” line for The Land of Nod

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The Land of Nod “YesterGear” line, designed by Eric Comstock, is now available! The retro-inspired plush toys that make up “YesterGear” include a flash camera, an old-fashioned TV set, a rotary phone, a boom box, and a record player, creating a stylish toy collection for hip kids everywhere.  Take a blast to the past with these toys and other products by Eric Comstock by visiting the Land of Nod website.   Also by Eric Comstock for The Land of Nod is the “Plushville On the Go Play Set.”

Betsy Snyder’s “Woodland Baby” line for Papyrus

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Betsy Snyder’s Woodland Baby collection has been produced by Papyrus in an assortment of baby products, including photo albums and frames, note sets, greeting cards, gift bags, and more. Visit the Papryus website to view all of the available products.  Woodland Baby plush and growth charts coming soon!

Julie Comstock’s “Social Club” Fabric Line is Now Available

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6a01053717ab71970b01b8d0617a79970c-800wi“Social Club,” a jazzy new fabric line designed by Julie Comstock for Moda, is hitting shelves now.  Visit Julie’s blog for a free quilt pattern and a humorous pep talk from the Quilting Queen herself.

Julie will also be participating in the Moda Love Blog Tour tomorrow, Sept. 3.  Be sure to check it out at blog.modafabrics.com

New Products Added to Michael Slack’s “Chet the Cat and Friends” Line

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Michael’s “Chet the Cat and Friends” kitchen play set from Educational Insights now has several additional products in the merchandise line.  New products include a play blender, chef set, toddler money set, kettle, mixer, and more! Previous products include baking, cooking, and dish sets. Visit the Educational Insights website to view the complete merchandise line.

Eric Barclay’s Greeting Card Design Wins a LOUIE Award

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Eric Barclay’s design for Marian Heath Greeting Cards won a LOUIE Award for the “Romantic Occasions” category, as well as the Consumer’s Choice LOUIE Award!

See more about the winners of the 27th Annual LOUIE Awards here.

About the LOUIE Awards:

Officially known as the International Greeting Card Awards Competition, the LOUIEs are named after Louis Prang, the German-born Boston lithographer credited with the birth of the U.S. Christmas card in the 1870s.

Launched by the Greeting Card Association in 1988, the prestigious LOUIE Awards recognize “the most outstanding greeting cards, invitations and announcements marketed in the U.S. during the previous calendar year.”


Painted Words Licensing Group Exhibits at Surtex

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Painted Words Licensing Group exhibited at SURTEX2014_DownloadableLogoat the Javits Center this May. We welcomed two new artists to the group in 2014,  husband and wife duo, Eric Comstock and Julie Comstock. It was exciting to finally reveal to the licensing industry what wonderful work these talented designers have been creating. Designer Lucie Crovatto joined us in the booth all the way from Quebec to showcase her new collections, Christmas Sweet Fun and Puffy Teddy. New collections from many of our designers debuted at the show, including Michael Slack’s Monster School and Eric Barclay’s Mondrian-inspired collection, Mon Petit. Maranda Maberry’s crowd-pleaser from last year’s show, Crazy Cats, was back with eight new feline friends, and Vanessa Brantley Newton’s Angels collection expanded with adorable new characters.

Overall, the show was a huge success! Thanks to all of our hard-working designers, and to everyone who stopped by the booth and made this Surtex one of our best years yet.

To see the full collections, please visit the designer’s portfolio pages.


Christmas Sweet Fun


Puffy Teddy


Monster School


Mon Petit


Crazy Cats



Eric Barclay’s Wood Puzzle now available at Toys “R” Us

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puzzleEric Barclay’s animal wood puzzle, manufactured by Imaginarium, is now available in stores and online at Toys “R” Us. To purchase, visit the Toys “R” Us website.

Betsy Snyder’s “Honk Honk Hooray” Quilting Fabric Now Available

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HonkHonkHoorayBetsy Snyder’s “Honk Honk Hooray” quilting fabric is now available for purchase from Australian fabric wholesaler, Spotlight. The fabric is manufactured by Henry Glass/Jaftex. Visit Betsy’s portfolio to view more of the Honk Honk Hooray collection.

Michael Slack’s Dinosaur Art for Crocodile Creek

Michael’s dinosaur art is featured on a line of products for Crocodile Creek, including a watch, a backpack, a lunchbox, a puzzle, and more.