Oasis Gift Show in Phoenix

Julie Originals’ Desert Dwellers Flash Cards will be debuting at the Oasis Gift Show  – the world’s greatest wholesale giftware trade shows! “I’m excited to be able to meet all of the awesome retail managers and show them my work in person! I think they will find that the Desert Dwellers Flash Cards make a […]

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Desert Dwellers and The Nap Skippers at Barnes & Noble Westside

Join us for a special family event Saturday, January 24 at 11:00am featuring Tucson’s band, The Nap Skippers. The drummer is artist Julie Rustad who will also be playing interactive games using the Desert Dwellers Flash Cards she created. Bring your dancing shoes and curiosity about our local wildlife!

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How my first wholesale gift tradeshow turned out

This weekend I exhibited my Julie Originals products at the Oasis Gift Show in Phoenix. Although I was nervous about making the investment I am already thankful that I participated. Here’s some of the awesome results! New retailers: I am excited to say that my Desert Dwellers Flash Cards and greeting cards are now expanding […]

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Julie Rustad Presenting at PechaKucha Tucson 3rd Annual 20X20

AIGA Arizona – Ever wondered what goes on in the minds of Tucson’s most creative artists and entrepreneurs? Get a quick peek into their fascinating worlds of inspiration at Pecha Kucha Tucson presented by AIGA Arizona. Formerly called Tucson 20X20, this year’s theme is “Creative Convergence: mixing art + design + inspiration.” The annual event […]

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Help Your Kids by Supporting Wildlife Organizations

We are obsessed with viral videos of children and animals on the internet. But did you know that putting them together can really make a difference? Why you should care: Teaching kids to be compassionate about animals helps build their character. According to the National PTA Congress, “Children trained to extend justice, kindness, and mercy […]

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Stocking stuffers for kids, Desert Dwellers Flash Cards

Desert Dwellers Flash Cards Product Review by A Rain of Thought. These make great stocking stuffers for kids and are a perfect gift full of learning with facts and stories about a range of desert animals, from Anna’s Hummingbird to the Zebra-Tailed Lizard. – Rain Benefits of using Desert Dwellers Flash Cards are: Desert Dwellers […]

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Tucson Lifestyle Home & Garden, Local Artist Julie Bonner

Julie Bonner is featured in Tucson Lifestyle’s Home & Garden December Issue. Read the article on page 14-15 here.     This issue is colorful and full of beautiful photographs by Tucson’s talented, Jackie Alpers and her food photography. There are amazing hot chocolate recipes that I will be making. My friend Chris Bubany’s hand-painted […]

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