It’s been a couple of weeks since the start of the Namta Show in Orlando,
and I wanted to share my experience and the few pictures I took
while everything was still fresh in my mind.
This particular show was kind of a new one for everyone.
Last year the Creativation Show merged with the National Art Materials Trade Show
for one awesome show in Orlando, Florida. With travel being restricted in some areas,
the show was a little smaller than normal. That didn’t seem to bother attendees, because
everyone was excited to be together in person. Besides, being in sunny Florida was a plus.
Some people took an extra day or two and visited Disney
or one of the other Orlando attractions. I brought my hubby with me,
and we flew in a few days early and went to Melbourne Beach.
The week we were in Florida was a milestone birthday for my husband.
We (He) didn’t think it was fair for me to be in Florida without him on his birthday.
We soaked up a little Vitamin Sea, and we experienced our first Beach Wedding
from the comforts of our beach chairs. I teared up; I always do. (Too bad we weren’t invited.)
The Namta Show was a 3-day trade show.
I worked each day in the StyleTechCraft booth doing Make and Takes while my husband golfed.
(A Win/Win in our books!)
Each day was a new project using StyletechCraft* adhesive vinyl.
Would you believe I get paid to play? (I’m so lucky to have such a great job!)
As always, I talk too much and forget to take pictures.
Being at the show with all my industry friends is like a big family reunion.
And because of the pandemic, we haven’t seen each other in a couple of years.
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Across the aisle from the StyleTechCraft Booth was the Artesprix Booth.
I was excited to be able to watch a demo as this is new to me.
They were so generous; they gave me markers and inks to try out.
A new booth at the show this year was the YouV Art booth.
They have different types of resin that doesn’t need to be mixed.
And it cures with a UV light in just a matter of minutes.
They made it so easy to use. I can’t wait to play with this.
I see a new video in my future.
I thought the Chibitronics booth was so cool,
even though I’m not a technical person.
I learned how to make an easy card using simple circuitry.
The lightbulb on the front the card lights up. So many possibilities.
It’s very educational. I can see my grandsons loving making light up cards.
Hmmm….maybe another video.
Several companies were not able to attend in person this year
and they gave several designers new products to try out.
Dress My Crafts was one of those companies that spoiled us with samples.
They even gave us extra to give away. Watch for a GIVEAWAY later this week.
I received some embossing powders and stamps from Emerald Creek.
I have a few ideas for those embossing powders.
With names like Hollywood Glamour and Grapelicious, how can they not be great.
I also received New Nuvo Products from Tonic Studios,
inks, mists, embossing powder, pearls and glacier paste.
All great products for paper crafting and cardmaking.
I’ll admit, it’s been a while since I’ve played with Sculpey Clay*.
Thanks to a generous gift from Sculpey,
I think a playdate is in order with my boys and this fun clay.
The week included a great company dinner at Paddlefish in Disney Springs.
And a relaxing last day in Historic downtown Sanford enjoying some good Greek food.
I enjoyed seeing so many good friends, making a few new ones
and creating new connections.
All in all, the Namta Show was a very good experience.