I don't know where to start! I have been at the NEC for the Stitches trade show since Saturday working for Scrapgenie and I have just had the most amazing time. The biggest memory I will have of this weekend is how much we laughed!! I don't think that I have laughed so much for years - it was fantastic. Every night Anna, Tracie, Debbie and I went out with Robert, Sue and Marie from Scrapgenie and spent the entire evening crying with laughter. Just perfect.
I got to meet some great people and was really happy to meet Liberty from Bellaboo after speaking to here via email so much and also Emma (Sugar Almond) who was as lovely as her beautiful layouts! It was a pleasure to meet the owners of online stores that I order from - just really nice to put a face to so many names.
Working on the stand was great, I loved doing the make and takes and talking to the retailers that were visiting the show and sitting there scrapping with all the new product.
I am suffering now though because as I was on the train on the way home last night my back just seized up and now I can hardly move - but it was worth it. I was so happy to get home and see Mark and the children, Ben and Charlotte were already in bed but I went upstairs to kiss them goodnight and the joy on their faces when they saw me was worth millions!
I absolutely love all the new product releases but I am especially wowed by Prima, My Minds Eye and Crate - just beautiful. I have got some samples to do some design team work and I am itching to get started but I think I really need to have a rest today.
Here are some photographs of a fabulous weekend:
I love Tatty Teddy!! We all had to have our photographs taken with him.
I loved the Ellison stand.
The Ellison meeting room was decorated entirely using their dies - it was gorgeous!
I also loved the DMC stand which was huge!!
Another reason this weekend has been very exciting for me is that I am the current guest designer for Pencil Lines. I love all the layouts that the design team have created using my sketch and I have been clicking on all the links in the comments area to see everyone else's interpretations - so exciting! This was my GDT layout.
I am now going to go and sit down for an hour or so before I collect Ben and Charlotte from school.