Last month I attended the Craft, Hobby & Stitch Trade Show in the UK to demo and teach for our UK distributor Personal Impressions. I'll be the first to admit that one of the perks of this job is having the chance to travel to different areas of the globe, meeting new people and spending time with those who love to craft! Being surrounded by so much inspiration, new products and new ideas, it's fuel for the soul! Here's the Personal Impressions booth:
With our newest releases on display:
I had the opportunity to teach a workshop to some of the retailers and it was good to show them different uses for the Rubber Stamps, Photo Stamps and Background Stamps. We also used a few Filmstrips and Wordstrips.
While I wasn't teaching, I was demoing on the booth and sharing ideas using our newest stamps. You may remember some blog posts where I shared what I was demoing here, here and here. By the end of the show I had made quite a few card samples:
Of course at a trade show there's also the social side of things... including dinners with friends from Ranger, Pergamano, Spellbinders and all the gang from Personal Impressions, and many other catch ups with UK store owners. My friend Lindsay Mason (who designs some fabulous stamps for Personal Impressions) blogged some funny photos from one of our dinners here, including a funny one of Tim and I taking self portraits with our iPhones.
I also love catching up with Joëla from Pergamano:
And all too soon, the days have passed and the show is over for another year. It was a fabulous show - I absolutely love catching up with everyone from Personal Impressions and all the store owners that drop by the booth. Thanks to everyone who came to check out the demos and to see all of our new products.
If you're in the UK and Europe, all of our new products have landed there, so please ask for them at your local stockist!UK Stitches Trade Show 2011