Thursday, March 29, 2012

Celebrities at the Collins Show

One of the exciting parts of a trade show is bring able to meet celebrities in our industry and this year was no different.

First, there was a Vendor Quote Challenge, the first one ever!  All of the vendors were given the following quote, "Let Go.  Let Fly.  Forget.  You've listened long enough.  Now strike your note."  several weeks before the show and were asked to create a piece of work with it in  mind. All of the attendees voted on Sunday for their favorite piece.  I am happy to inform you that Mitra, of Impression Obsession won third place.  And Stacy of Stacy Stamps won 1st place!!!  How exciting, and we know both ladies! (I'm sorry, but I don't remeber who came in second)

Here are some pictures of the entries.

Card submitted by Mitra, owner of Impression Obsession

First place winner, Stacy, owner of Stacy Stamps
Michael Strong submitted this framed piece of art work.

Picture of some of the displayed entries.
 Now, for a special you know, we are lucky to have Stacy visit us every year.  And this year she will be at the Creative Corner on Saturday, August 18 for a Day of Watercoloring!  You will have the opportunity to learn watercolor techniques from Stacy and create several cards.  In the second class, you will be able to re-create her winning piece!  Isn't that exciting?

Last, but not least, I was able to take a class given by Michael Strong!  Yes, the very same Michael Strong who appeared so many times on the Carol Duvall Show!

Here is a picture of Michael in order to jog your memory.  His class was great.  He had so many wonderful ideas, is a great teacher and is just so patient and jolly!  Just like he was on TV.   It was a thrill to be his student.  We used his unique cloisonne stamps and learned how to use them with a new product from Viva Decor, Inka Gold creams. Michael's stamps, as well as the Inka Gold creams will be arriving at the Creative Corner real soon!

I know that this post was a bit longer than usual, therefore, stay tuned for more tidbits from the Collins Show.

Thanks for "stamping" by,

1 comment:

  1. I just discovered your blog. Looks like you had a great time at the show. I'm looking forward to having more time to go through your archives. Your blog is cheerful and fun, Connie :)
    Come on over for a visit, my welcome mat is always out.