Thursday, December 1, 2011

Men Scan Too! - A Men's Crafty Blog Hop

When author, TV personality and designer Kathy Peterson sent me an email saying she needs a man, I almost clicked the spam button.  Sure, she and I are Facebook banterers keeping each other's spirits high with humor and accolades, but this proclamation had me perplexed.  In reading further, that was just the tip of the iceberg, she needed five men.  Now, before I lead you on too far and tarnish the respectable and admirable reputation of the talented KP, let me share with you her exciting idea.

In association with Flip-Pal ©, Kathy was assembling her team of Men, five men who create.  Her invitation was for us to test drive the mobile scanner, that was awarded the Craft and Hobby Associations Innovation award in 2010.
The Flip-Pal© Mobile Scanner features battery operated portability and a removable front cover for on-the-go scanning.

To run it through it's paces with a different breed of animal, joining me are the talented Suede Baum - Fashion designer and TV personality from the Project Runway, Ken Oliver - The Accidental Crafter, Martin Amado - Interior designer and HGTV design host, and Mark Montano - Author of The Big Ass Book of Crafts.

While my resume of notoriety is dwarfed by these high profile men of design, Kathy knows that my magical world of Embellishments can put any product through a warfare of art and craft.  I'll put it to the test and share with you how it does keeping up with kid's design, prop making and the overall theme overload we see here in the studio.  I unwrapped mine today and have just begun to play with it.

Every Thursday during December, the guys and I will be updating our blogs with our Flip-Pal© experiences and sharing our creations.  To keep with the "man" theme, I wonder if we all scan our manly abs, could we start a Men of Flip-Pal calendar?  I better scan and crunch, scan and crunch
Crunch...1,2,3...Crunch 4,5,6... whew!  Could I please have a stunt double, or an ab stand in?

Here are links to my cohorts.
Happy Hopping!

Suede Baum -    
Ken Oliver -
Martin Amado -
Mark Montano -

In full disclosure, I was provided a complimentary Flip-Pal© Mobile Scanner to use and review.  Even though I've received this item for free, I will give you my honest opinion about it regardless, that's how I roll.  I'd encourage you to explore the product's capabilities and features on your own to form your own opinion.


  1. How great is this! I will definately be looking forward to your updates and especially your creations Aaron! This looks like an incredible machine that I just may not be able to live without!

  2. Arron, fabulous!! I will be watching for your Thursday posts! I am interested in learning more about the Flip-Pal and how it works!

  3. I'm casting my vote for scanned abs - NO PHOTOSHOPPING!

    Looking forward to "flipping" through all your blogs and seeing what you guys come up with.

    Real men create and real men scan some pretty cool stuff I might add!

  4. You don't want to know what my "men" aka my sons- would be scanning and posting (hint: is it a full moon tonight?) ... I can't wait to see what this little number can do! Sounds exciting!

  5. Hmm...this may be a product I want to purchase. Looking forward to your reviews of it.

  6. Hi Aaron,
    We love men who create- tough abs or not! Isn't that the beauty of photoshop though... you can create whatever you want to be...
    just scan away and we will tune in to be delighted by your magical creations!

  7. Hi Aaron - Awesome, mobile scanner test driver, eh? Interested to hear more about your findings. I'll be tuned in for the Thursday Flip Pal updates.

  8. Awesome can not wait to see what you guys do with this.