These are the moments that remind me how lucky I am to work in the Creative Industry.
Opening Day…waiting for the show to open
Last month, I got the opportunity to fly to Phoenix to work and attend the Creativation Show.
For those of you that don’t know what Creativation is, it is the annual trade show for everyone
involved in the Hobby and Creative Industry.
Manufacturers, Distributors, Retailers, Designers, Bloggers.
For me, as a designer, it’s also the opportunity to reconnect face to face with friends
that I only get to see once a year. (you know…”my tribe”)
Oh… and the chance to see what’s new and the latest and greatest in the industry.
Make and Takes in the Deflecto Booth
I always have great intentions of taking tons of pictures and possibly a video or two.
But in Reality…I also have to work. (or play)
Each day, I taught a different “make and take” in the Deflecto Booth.
Deflecto is one of the great companies I have the honor of working with.
Deflecto is known for their awesome craft storage.
The Great Wall of Deflecto Stack ‘N Go Caddy Wheel Base, Craft Organizers*
At Creativation we like to have a little fun.
Each day in the Deflecto Booth they host a Stack ‘N Go Caddy Challenge,
attendees compete to see who can fill and stack the caddies with the fastest time.
(The one with the best time each day wins a American Express Gift Card.)
It’s a big hit and can get quite competitive at times. At the end of the show, if you’ve got
your special postcard stamped, they give away all caddies used to build the great wall.
It’s a fun booth to work in.
Another company I have the privilege of working with is StyleTechCraft.
They have the best adhesive vinyl to work with. (and they treat me like a queen)
As you can see…I had a three hour demo on Saturday.
Graphic 45 Booth
I love all their new paper collections.
The Graphic 45 booth is always one of my favorites because their samples are always
so beautiful and inspiring.
Bloom where you are planted…(I need this collection)
Another one of my favorite booths is the Jillibean Soup booth.
Besides being know for their fun paper collections they also have a wonderful line called
Mixed the Media. I love everything about this collection.
I NEED these windows. (just saying)
I also took a little “me time” and did a make and take in the Jillibean booth.
This is from their Embroidery Hoop Art collection.
Simple Stories Booth
This is embarrassing. As much as I LOVE Simple Stories, this is is the only picture I took.
Sometimes…I get to talking too much (and drooling) to take pictures.
Tim Holtz ideal-olgy Booth
As a “vintage lover” this booth always stops me in my tracks.
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Idea-ology Booth Make and Take
Look what I made. Isn’t he cute?
At Creativation there is a large variety of classes that attendees can take.
Business classes, workshops. This is from the Waffleflower class I took.
I got to use their new “Water Media Mat” that will be available next month.
I always wish I would have taken more pictures.
My pictures are only a super small sample of all the wonderful and creative things
to see and do at the Creativation Show.
If you’d like to see more…
Check out the Creativation Round Up on the Designer Craft Connection Blog.
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