The Creativation 2017 show was a great experience. It was held in Phoenix, Arizona this year instead of the usual Anaheim, California location. I did miss Disneyland and knowing what, where and how much things were. My greatest hope was to have some warmth and sunshine and unfortunately, I was disappointed in that area. It was rainy and overcast as well as cold nearly the entire week I was there. On a super shoestring budget, Phoenix hotels are very pricey so I will have to work on that next year and do more searching for lower rate rooms and transportation to get to the store and back. But overall, it was a good experience.
At this years show I had the honor to create my 15th dress form for the Graphic45 booth and this year she was no normal dress....she towered at over 6 foot tall. I knew I needed to go big this year and I hope that I did not disappoint. She spent the first two days in the Graphic45 booth showing off the "Portrait of A Lady" paper collection, then when we had some shipping snafus come up as I was leaving the show on Sunday, Fiskars was nice enough to babysit her for the last day of the show and ship her home later. The butterflies that were punched out for the dress were Fiskars punch, so wanted a chance to show this off to the show goers and see what kind of cool projects can be made! Keep an eye out for next year, I am going even bigger! Thank you to Graphic45, Canvas Corp Brands: 7Gypsies, Prima Marketing, Charity Wings, Beacon Adhesives and Fiskars for sponsoring me for this show.
Additionally, I created a small version of Lady Butterfly for the Canvas Corp Brands: 7 Gypsies booth. She was stowed away atop of a shelf for the show.
The final and a very special project was done for Elena Etcheverry of Charity Wings. Each year for a number of years, Elena has had wings designed for her to wear at the show. I even created a paper dress to match wings one year. This year, it was time to do something different. We put those wings on a crown of beautiful Prima flowers with natural feathers and punched butterflies throughout to give it the winged theme. She was so beautiful and I was honored to create it for her! Thank you Prima Marketing for sponsoring this project.
And I could not do any of it without the incredible Fabri Tac by Beacon Adhesives, these projects all used up a large bottle of adhesives to make sure everything was secure!
Thank you for stopping by, looking forward to next years show. Its going to be even bigger and better projects!