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That's where I've been these past 5 days, Orlando, in fact..but no, there was no Mickey Mouse for me, it was all work work work, well, nearly ;)

I was at the Collins Education and Trade Show, teaching and well, educating the American retailers on the wonderful WOW ! Embossing Powder Brand.

After all the teaching, we do a mini trade show on the Sunday. Here's a few picci's of some of the fabulous manufacturers there.

Here's a little snippet of just a tiny bit of our stand, well, I had to put that first didn't I !!!

Canvas Corp were our neighbours and lovely they were too

The Elizabeth Craft Designs stand was so long, I should have done it on a panoramic, to here's Els lovely daughter ready to take orders.

Here's the fabulous Craft Dee Bows, this lady is just adorable :) :) although you can only see her arm :) . The guy in the background is the lovely Tim, said owner of the Collins Group Company.

Here's the lovely Lou and photo bomber Kevin from Do Crafts who debuted at the show

The Sizzix stand was fabulous as would be expected, they always do great displays.

Here's a brand new company with some cute little designs.

I'm gutted I didn't get the Bo Bunny ladies in the shot, they're such fun !!!

American Crafts also debuted at the show with their WRMK products. I would like it known I had to shove the guy from Echo Park out the way to get this shot and that's what I think he's laughing at !!!

It wouldn't be a show without Ranger and of course Sir Tim

Here's the lovely Dina Wakley ready to do her 'thang' !!!

Where was the fabbi Dyan (dylusions) well she'd popped out the room in her slippers, mainly because a fridge door fell off it's hinges and landed on her foot....ouch !!!!

And we'll end the show with another photo bomb this time from Impression Obsession.

There were soooo many more manufacturers there, but the doors were about to open and I had to take my position !!!

Here's the lovely Mandy Boddy a fellow Brit now living and working in the States. We had such a laugh with her and Betty that night, let's just say alcohol was involved ;)

This is Els and Joep from the fabbi Elizabeth Craft Designs, we don't call him Joep though to us he's Liam as in Neeson...take a quick look !!! Fabulous couple !!!

Here's Tim and Jenni with myself (just) and Richard (Mr Wow!) his name not mine :) :) none of this could happen without these guys, they're just amazing.

And...... Before we knew it, it was all over, apart from one last day to do paperwork and a teensy bit of shopping, Richard was a star and hired a car and seeked out a Michaels for me so I could get my grubby mits on the exclusive Heidi Swapp stash, looks like I was just in time as I got the last bits on the shelf...phew !!!! #iwasjustalittledesperate. It broke my heart to pay retail prices but hey I'm going to find a way of sharing it with my customers, who I know are also desperate !! After all if it wasn't for those guys I wouldn't be where I am today :) :) so it looks like classes a this space.


Marion xxx



















DeBe said…
All looks most delicious to me! Denyse x
misteejay said…
Not sure why you wanted this set Marion - not your colours at all **rollseyes** LOL
Sounds like you had fun even if you were working.
Toni xx

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