Love how everything turned out. From the paint on the walls to the windows...just love it. The booth really came together to reflect the feeling of Wallflower, just what we were aiming for.
Connie Fong's necklaces look beautiful hanging around the neck.
Connie's necklaces, made from the new Letterpress, that we had hanging on the window latch.
Great Burlap panel by Kaz Hall - loving all the layers.
Project by Vicki Boutin - you can see the inside on Tim's blog.
I love this shot May took of the right side of the booth because it shows the shelves and wood boxes we used to prop samples. Every time we set the booth I think, "this is the best it has ever looked"but this time I really mean it! (until next year of course)
Mou Saha with the new large Collection Folio. Always love what she can do with the "leftovers" once a die has been cut. I wish I could think more like that!
Once the booth is set, it's time for the doors to open! And open they did. People came running up to get one of the giveaway totes (which were quite beautiful) and get into the make and take line. Deb had a line...all day, every day of the show. So very fun when the booth is super busy!
Jan Hobbins also stopped by the booth (middle) with her sister Pat (left) and Lori (aka Sandra Bullock) who own the Urban Scrapbook in Edmonton, Canada. These girls make me laugh every time they visit the booth which is quite often! Jan created all three of the projects hanging on the wall. She does amazing work which such an attention to detail, something we look for in our booth samples. Thanks so much Jan!
be sure to check out Jan's blog - she has GREAT pictures of each project - you have to see the clock!
The Show Floor
I don't get out too much except before the show starts and lunch - but when I did, I ran into a few friends!
I stopped to see this lovely lady, Dina Wakley. Glad to see her in the Ranger booth - what a nice fit. What I like about Dina is that she has no pretense. She is as nice and kind as she seems and that is hard to find in any industry.
I have been reading Dina's book Art Journal Freedom since I picked it up at Whim So Doodle in Florida. What a great book for inspiration, as well as learning. Even though our art is very different, the foundation techniques are the same. What I like most is that Dina's writing style is easy to understand. She makes you feel like you can really take the challenges and be successful. Thank you for that!
Then there is Richele. Walking the show floor with her is fun because she is never afraid to be in a picture. I got her playing a pink piano, standing next to the yarn Easter Island statue among other things. Richele was a great help to Deb and I prepping the booths and then again writing orders when the show started. We loved having her as part of the team!
And then there's this guy.
The one who makes it all happen.
So lucky to work with him. To be involved in the process of thinking, creating, and sharing. I am at a loss for words over his generosity, but suffice it to say, I am a lucky girl.
do you not love this photo?
(fake moustache provided by Heather)
I have 3 show tote bags to give away!
Just pretend (the ever amazing) Mario and I are handing it to you in the booth!
Leave a comment and tell me what new product are you most looking forward to seeing in person.
I will pick the winners on Friday morning the 24th.
seriously, who can resist that smile?
(you know i'm talking about Mario right?)
If you haven't checked out Tim's blog today - it is a must...two words, Show Samples. Richele has a nice recap on her blog too! So much to see!
now carry on,