Thursday, July 31, 2008

Busy! Busy! Busy!

Nursery Collage
Mini Diaper Cake

Thank you to all who left so many kind comments about my Atlanta Gift Show Market Trip! You all made my week. I have been super busy filling orders and preparing for yet another show! I thought it wouldn't happen but I finally got into the ABC Show in Las Vegas which is a private trade show for juvenile products. I will be taking along my baby bedding and keeping my fingers crossed! I have to thank several of the gals of MMP for helping me make this happen.

Make Mine Pink is doing their Pink Fridays again and this Friday is one I get to participate in, each week they do a themed shopping expereince and so far I haven't had to many products but this week is Nifty Nurseries so I have may have a thing or two!

I am going to share with you some of my newest creations I made just for this event. I found these darling stork scraps and had to use them this week so I came up with- The stork is coming paper crowns made from vintage sheet music.

I also want to take a minute and plug some info about the MMP first annual retreat, it will be a great opportunity for anyone who has a small business already or maybe is thinking about it. I am not sure yet if I will be able to attend, my September is filling up and my son is starting school this year so we will see! I cannot believe he will be leaving me everyday, I have always been home with my babies so I am sure I will be crying and he will be jumping for joy! This has been a big year for changes in my family with me working more and traveling and now school. I hope you all have been enjoying your summer and maybe throwing in a few of those lazy days of summer in.

Heres all the info you will need about the retreat, I can promise you will have a good time not just your average business retreat! Please visit for additional details.

You’re Invited to attend
Make Mine Pink presents the first annual
Make Mine Pink "Getting Down to Business" retreat in historic Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia on September 19-20, 2008. Join the Women of MMP, who are always willing to welcome, mentor and help build a circle of friendship.
This is an energized opportunity to network, and gain or enhance business knowledge in a fun and inspiring way~ plus we will have lots of fun, great food, great friends, great information! Casual dress required… stuffiness and worries must be left at home! Make an investment in your business today.
Please come~ MMP welcomes you
Colonial WilliamsburgWilliamsburg Lodge310 S. England StreetWilliamsburg, VA 231851-800-HISTORY (447-8679)
September 19-20, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

To Market, To Market

Wow What a Week! As some of you know this past week was my first trip ever to the Atlanta Gift Show. I went as a vendor debuting my new baby bedding line and bringing along my party hats. It was such a whirlwind week, between traveling, setting up and talking my voice out! Not to mention meeting some super sweet people along the way. The other vendors were super and oh so helpful. I learned sooo much from just being there and listening to their experiences and advice. I went to get some exposure for my baby bedding line which is of course all vintage inspired, I have been working so long on bringing this all together and it was nice to finally share it and get some feedback. Do tell me what you think!

I also had the pleasure of meeting Janet of Shabby FuFu! She came to market to stock her lovely website. She is a beautiful lady and her Hubby was her sidekick for the show. They are a wonderful couple and she is someone I definately admire. She has created a booming site and tons of admiring fans of her style.

On Monday my plans to meet Jenn of Eye Candy Creations came about, oh what a darling! She came to the show to meet me and got to see my little booth then she whisk me away to a FAB dinner. We had lots to talk about both being crafty gals and mommies! I enjoyed her company sooo much and it was a nice way to end my time spent in Atlanta. She made my time away more enjoyable and I think we could have talked all night! Don't you love the pic of Jenn and Me? Our outfits were so similiar and we have never met before! You can tell I look exhausted, being on your feet all day selling your products is no easy task. I am currently recouping at home well sort of my glue gun is in overdrive again!

I made some wonderful contacts and of course I am up to my eyeballs in party hats it is a party hat party around here with crepe paper a flying! I missed my family terribly why I was away and got a taste of traveling. It would have been so nice if they could have come along and been there at the end of the day. I am happy to be home and back in my own bed and chatting with so many of you. I enjoyed my first trip to market and hopefully this won't be my last show, who knows where I will end up next! I couldn't believe the shopping there, so much to see and buy! Thank you to all of you who have sent me well wishes and helped in any way. I could not have done this alone without all the support of family and friends!