Saturday, May 15, 2010

Collections Wholesaler of the Year 2010

I've been flat out the past week since returning from SIA Sydney, filling retailer's orders with the new products from Collections and I have been busting to tell you my news! Each year at SIA they have industry awards for "Wholesaler of the Year", "Retailer of the Year", "Best Booth at SIA", "Best Design Team" and so on.

I still can't believe it, but I won the award for "Wholesaler of the Year 2010"!!! I was totally gobsmacked to win this huge award. (Wow I feel like I have won a logie!) I would like to thank all those retailers who voted for me, "THANK YOU!" and your incredible support over the past 10 years. It means so much to me as I am a small business owner, with one part time worker, Deb who packs all of the products and fills orders that we receive. I also want to thank all the wonderful girls who have supported me by making the most amazing samples using Collections products, Audrey, Maxine, Mel, Kim, Danielle & Lauren. It is with the help of these wonderful girls and their artistic and creative talents that these wonderful pieces inspire you to make your own creations. There is something special about making things you love, creating things you love and most of all sharing it in the hope of inspiring others to create their own. I am so grateful for having been so fortunate to be in an industry that is so creative and fun. It's also hard work, late nights, racking your brains for new ideas, but the rewards are many, meeting wonderful people and travelling to amazing places.

All I can say is I am one happy girl, one who has been involved in this industry since 1987, yes that's 23 years. And you know what? I wouldn't have it any other way.....

And one more thing! The award is crystal and it's beautiful, if you have to win an award you want it to look good right? It's freakin' amazing!!! (happy dance here!)

It was also wonderful to hear that WA won all the the awards at SIA, yes all of them! Congratulations to Kareena from Scrappy Cow, "Retailer of the Year", Jen from Dusty Attic, "Best Booth Award" and The Scrapbook House, Jo "Designer of the Year". (more happy dancing here)

11 comments:

Teresa said...

Congratulations Julie - very well deserved.

Rhonda Smithers said...

OMG Julie that is awesome you so deserve it Im so happy for you...doing the happy dance too hugs and kisses to you.

Natalie B said...

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOO Julie and well deserved xx

Dawnie said...

Congrats to you and your team...hard work pays off...so kudos dear Julie...well done
XXX

Samantha Marshall said...

Congratulations!!!

Gretz said...

Congratulations to you Julie ( and your side kick Deb).

Well done - you two are awesome ;-)

Sarah said...

Congrats Julie, you defiently deserve the award..

Jen Crossley said...

CONGRATULATIONS Julie so well deserved.You have done so much for this Industry .
Proud of you

Linda Cain said...

Congrats!!! You know I love your products and your style!!

Great job!

Linda

Tenaha Wilson said...

Congratulations Julie - absolutely and toatlly well deserved. You rock!
Tenaha
xo

Cassie said...

Well, what can I say but congratulations to you Julie for winning that best wholesaler of the year.. :) You truly deserve it..