Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends, Becki here to share with you a Creativation 2018 recap. Last week a few of us from the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team traveled to sunny Phoenix, Arizona for the Creativation 2018 trade show. If you’re not familiar with Creativation, don’t worry I’ll explain. Creativation used to be known as the CHA show (Craft and Hobby Association). This is a trade show where manufacturers within the crafting industry come together to show their brand new products for 2018. Then, buyers from craft stores all over the world come to see the new products and place orders.
The 2018 show season will be the BEST season yet for Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. While I can’t reveal all the secrets we have up our sleeves for 2018, I can tell you that the planner community will be buzzing about our brand new events. (You can find a few more details HERE). We shopped the entire show floor to find the best products, prizes and sponsors for our shows.
Each manufacturer that has a booth on the floor spends hours and hours planning, building, and decorating their booth. Many of the booths are over the top gorgeous. Don’t you LOVE this wallpaper in the Echo Park Paper booth? I tried to bring this entire wall home with me for my office but Echo Park insisted that it wouldn’t fit in my suitcase. I’m pretty sure that I could find a way to make it fit.
These beautiful flowers are made with paper. The details on these flowers is amazing. The photos just don’t do them justice.
Not only do we work a lot at the Creativation show, we also get to see our many friends in the industry. A lot of crafters work from home and we don’t get to see each other very often. At Creativation, we get to actually see each other. Their are many many hugs and photo taking at Creativation.
For our team, Creativation 2018 was a HUGE success. We have many fun products coming for our Latest & Greatest workshops, a lot of fun prizes for our crops, awesome plans for our Wandering Planner meet ups, and many more fun surprises that we can’t wait to share with you.
Our team is ready for an amazing 2018 season. Attending Creativation is only one small part of the preparation for the 2018 season. The first show of the 2018 season is only a few weeks away. If you’re in the Pleasenton, California area, do you have your tickets for the show? Tickets are on sale now. Run, go get your tickets!
Next week, I’ll be back sharing our teams new favorite products from the Creativation 2018 show. Thank you for stopping by for the Creativation 2018 recap. I’d love to know what your favorite new products are. Leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite product is. Have a great week!