Welcome to Creative Dish, where you'll find the insider scoop on creative projects and home lifestyle tips designed for today's busy family.

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Creative Dish is the coming together of founder Marla Canfield Clark’s corporate career and life experience. Marla’s career started as a Product Designer and Buyer for decorative Home Accessories and Seasonal Merchandise. She expanded into Adult and Children’s craft  products and Storage & Organizational products. Her products have been sold under many brand names in major retailers such as Michaels, Wal-Mart, Target and many other U.S. and International retailers.

Marla has worked for and with U.S. Companies, Dutch Companies, Chinese Companies, French Companies, UK Companies and many others. Her career has enabled her to travel extensively and meet wonderful, creative people throughout the world. All with the same basic interests and core values.

It is this passion for culture, craft, cooking and home, and her experience with sourcing and product development, that has brought about Creative Dish.

Marla wants to bring realistic, experience and time sensitive projects, with great design, to today’s busy woman. While we can’t “make” time, we do like to put our personal touch on the world, our families and friends.

Marla currently does freelance product development, OEM and partnership branded merchandise through her company 1st Source Merchandise, Inc. Look for Creative Dish and Kre8 Cool products coming soon.

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Featured Illustrator:
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Contributors & Guest:

Contributing Editor, Nicole Schargel is a busy working mom. Nicole sees potential creative projects and diy transformation everywhere. This modern domestic diva cooks, sews, crafts, remodels and repurposes.  She’s also our resident thrifting expert. Contact Nicole throught Creative Dish with your questions.