I've finally edited all my photos to share with you today and tomorrow.
Today it's all about the booth which was constructed at Kelly's parents house.
Thursday July 12: Mike begins cutting the frames that will become the booth panels
Rocking the construction old school with hammer and nails.
I did my best imitation of a carpentry apprentice....
.....at least the garage had chandeliers!
Chari arrived in time on Saturday to tape out the "picture frames" for product display.
While Kelly, Mike, Britta and I left for the convention center on Sunday to set up the booth and give a presentation, we left Chari behind to create some samples with the new stamps. Don't feel too bad for her, look at the craft room she got to use! I returned later in the afternoon to help plan the Make n Takes.
Britta and Mike pose with the panels
I'm holding up a panel while it's secured to the rest
The panels are up....great workmanship and teamwork paid off.
This is where we left the booth until Monday morning when the whole team came back.
Britta added the sweet whimsical details to the frames.
Chari and I were in charge of getting all the product and decoration up on the walls.
Here we are posing with our handiwork.
I think we broke Britta.
Although Kelly and Mike aren't in these photos they were busy helping with the booth while meeting with reps and making contacts before the show started. We left the hall and headed to Home Depot for last minute supplies then we were up late making a banner to finish the top of the booth. The lovely craft room on the third floor (which also doubled as Britta's room) was a fun place to be into the wee hours each night.
Kelly's making sample layouts, Chari is cutting papers for samples (she really was happy) and Britta (who snapped this pic) and I are making the banner that we swagged across the top of the booth as the perfect finishing touch.
That's all for today. Come by tomorrow for pictures from the show including all the special friends I met.