Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Melbourne Paperific 2006 Telstra Dome

Ebony - Julie - Marg - Jenny - Collections Stand MPE 2006

Wow what a fantastic show we had this year in Melbourne! Thanks to everyone who stopped by our stand at the MPE this year. It was for us an amazing show, bigger booth, tons of people on all days, even Sunday which is normally quiet day. We had a huge interest in the make and take this year, run by the very talented Jenny Crossley and with help from Jenny Sutherland (from New Zealand) and the lovely Annie van Leewin (from Perth). Industria was a big hit and we hope you enjoyed making a small sample of it to take away. Sorry the kits sold out in the first 10 minutes... oops had better make more of the limited editions next year. We also had some beautiful children do make and takes this year, the youngest was Matthew at 2 1/2 and his brother Michael at 4 years old, and they were the cutest boys. We also had a number of young ladies creating flowers on satay sticks. The whole show had a great feeling this year and even though many had to wait a long time on our stand to get product, everyone was patient, we are grateful for that! It was so nice to meet up with some old friends and make new ones, so many faces from previous shows. Hi to Bethel, who came a long way to join us for the first time...If you were at the opening, Bethel did a big countdown! Also to Sue from Canberra, who flew in for the day just to come to the show, great to see you again Sue. Also thanks to Greta for inviting Jenny C & I to your special MPE Dinner at Docklands, it was great to catch up with a great bunch of ladies. (yummy food as well!)
Special thanks to Marg Buhagiar, Jenny Crossley and Ebony who worked the booth for the 3 days. Saym, Annie and Jenny S as well for also working on our stand, and to Sharon our rodi for the setup, as it would not be possible to do the show without the help of these fantastic people!
And thanks to Audrey Underwood, Viv Bonder, for some of the newest samples which everyone adored at the show...and Jenny C's totally fantastic samples of they were so cool.

Here's a closeup sample of the name badges that we wore in the "Industria" style, thanks for the great comments girls! All made from the new heavy chipboard frames, wire mesh (metal fly wire), aged letter clips, steel ballchain, and different chipboard shapes and alphas. Ink pads were Tim Holtz distress, Frayed Burlap and Soot.

Jenny Crossley made this fantastic display (below) of Industria and glued them to old sheet metal and attached an old antique bulldog clip to finish the piece. A lot of the items were found objects of old fuses, antique pins, wire, watch parts, nibs, and metalic letters. The rest is from chipboard style tags, photo turns, baby chipboard alpha and the new mini uppercase alphabet. It's amazing what you can do with just metallic paint and Tim Holtz distress ink, Frayed Burlap.

Will try and post some more pics later of the show, not having much luck with blogger today....Julie

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