Monday, November 14

Crafty Weekend (Part 1)

Hello crafty friends!  I had a super busy weekend filled with lots of crafty deliciousness at the Deer Widows Weekend Scrapbooking & Stamping Show by Great Scrapbook Events in Birch Run, Michigan.  The show ran for the entire weekend, but I was there all day Friday and Saturday.


Even though it was snowing on Friday morning in our neck of the woods, I still went on and started heading south. I just have to mention (and brag) that my DH escorted me and drove his truck ahead of me until the main highway to make sure that I was going to be fine. But there was less and less snow as I got more south, and driving was a lot easier. At that time, the excitement started kicking in - I was going to work for one of my favorite stamping brands: Our Daily Bread Designs.

 

At the Birch Run Expo Center, I was surprised to see many cars already parked outside, with people in line ready to get inside. They were the croppers who have the privilege to shop an hour early for all three days. It sure felt good to walk past them all and tell the organizers that I'll be working for ODBD.


My main task was to demo Flower Soft, but I also assisted in their operations during the show.  I was proud to wear the ODBD apron - it made me feel extra special! 

The ODBD booth was 60 ft. long, perfect to showcase their entire rubber stamp line and all othe crafting products that they carry.  The area you see in the photo below is only about two thirds of their entire space.


It was a feast to see ALL the ODBD stamps.  Who doesn't want to have them all?


It was nice to see new products from Sizzix like their matching rubber stamps/embossing folder combo and matching rubber stamps/die combo.



And it was my first time to see the Cheery Lyn dies.  They are all beautiful!  If I am super rich, I would buy all designs.





All around the booth you will see the beautiful cards made by the ODBD Design Team.  It's such a joy to see each and every one, even though it could take an hour or so.  It sure makes a big difference to see these cards in person and actually feel them with your hands, compared to seeing them online.



And of course, the Flower Soft station where people can learn how the product works, do make-and-takes and try Flower Soft themselves.

 



Did you know that Flower Soft now also has the Ultra-Fine and Diamond Range?  While playing with them during the demo, you can really see the difference from the regular Flower Soft, especially when you all three kinds in one project, giving a more dimensional effect.


In the picture below, you will see the Flower Soft kits by the manufacturer and also by ODBD.


It was a super great experience to work for Our Daily Bread Designs.  Each hour I spent at the booth was so worthwhile and will never be forgotten.   

But you know what the best part is?  I got to meet Kelly Holland, the super person who gave us Our Daily Bread Designs, and her husband Rick.  They are very wonderful, down-to-earth and accomodating people, and I'm so glad to have met them.

I thank them both for a super duper awesome experience, and also Great Scrapbook Events for a great opportunity.

'Til next blog!

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