Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Scenes from the CCMA Gifting Suite

  

First off, I must apologize for being MIA for the month of August but I was extremely busy preparing for the Canadian Country Music Awards Gifting Suite.

I was honored to have been invited by Matt & Mark Harris from WOW Creations (aka Storage Wars / Kings of Swag) to attend the gifting suite for the CCMA's at Rexall Place in Edmonton.
The event took place on Saturday and Sunday,
September 6 & 7, 2014
We arrived on Friday morning at 10 am to begin setup and met Matt and Mark Harris from WOW Creations based in LA. They were the sweetest guys, so welcoming and wonderful to work with.
The gifting suite opened at 10 am on Saturday and as the celebrities and VIP's started coming in, Mark would ring the bell to announce someone important was coming through.

Our table was set up right beside the stage and we were able to go through the curtain and watch all the performers rehearse throughout both days.  It was a lot of fun to watch them perform and then meet them as they came through the suite.

Over the two days, we met 100 celebrities and had the chance to gift them a sample of my products.  I created 150 teething toys for the event and packaged them in a clear cellophane bag with a postcard and a business card. Sealed with a logo sticker.

Everyone was so appreciative of the teething toys that I handed out and I was able to gift a few blankets and owls as well as offer personalized baby blankets to a few celebrities expecting in the near future.  Several even took the time to ask me about "my story" and were genuinely interested in how I started Sun 7 Designs.
The interest in my product was overwhelming, to say the least. They loved my blankets and everyone took the time to pick them up and feel the quality.
It was a wonderful feeling knowing that my product was received so well by so many celebrities. I was star struck!

This past weekend was the biggest highlight of my business life. It was something that I never thought I would be asked to do and it was an experience of a lifetime.
Just yesterday I was asked by WOW Creations to attend the Oscars in LA in 2015, sadly I had to decline.  Maybe someday in the future though!

I will look back on the many photos and autographs that I got with a huge smile on my face. What an awesome experience!  Here are just a few.
Rick Mercer and Jann Arden Rehearsing

Beverly Mahood

 Small Town Pistols (formerly "The Wilkinsons")

Paul Brandt

Terri Clark

George Canyon

Lennon & Maisy Stella (from the hit show Nashville)

Brett Kissel

Kira Isabella

Michelle Wright

Jimmy Rankin (The Rankin Family)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Summer ~ Snow Day?

Thank you to everyone who left me such sweet comments on my "Where Bloggers Create" post.  The  giveaway is now closed and the winner of the $25 gift certificate is Angela P.   Angela has been contacted.

Well here I am again in Issue 82 of Scrapbooking Magazine.
I know it's hard to think of snow while we are enjoying this beautiful sunny weather but I loved these photos and they were a perfect fit for for the sketch challenge this month.

Here is the sketch:
And here is my layout:
My simple technique for this layout was to use paint sample strips on the layout.  I used a large one on the top right side and two coordinating ones along the bottom, secured with brads.
I also love printing on my photos and it's so easy to do using Photoshop Elements.  A lot of blank space on the top photo made it a perfect canvas for adding text.
The text on the yellow paint sample is actually a rub-on.

Thanks for stopping by, have yourself a great day!