We're home and back at it after a week of non-stop everything in Las Vegas! We had the opportunity to meet face to face with many of our customers (retail store owners and buyers), and as always, it was such a joy to see familiar faces, meet new friends and connect as a team.
We won't be too wordy with this blog post - we simply wanted to highlight a few moments and share some photos! Enjoy!
Setting up the booth in record time (2.5 hours and we were d-o-n-e)!!!
Authentique Paper owners, Bret and Samantha debating whether or not to hang the sign...in the end it was a no-go (in this location)! Ha ha!
A view from the corner of the booth - TONS of fabulous projects created by our generous design team!
Stacks and stacks of cards, projects, etc....what to put where, ALWAYS a debate!
We had an awkward wall/curtain on the other end of the booth, so we draped some fabric over the UGLY blue curtains and hung the beautiful Authentique sign...under the sign we used mini clothes-pins to display some of our favorite layouts created by DT members!
Side/long view of the booth. We made the black wood panels (they're actually dark charcoal grey if you want to get specific), and we use our custom designed and manufactured (yes, in the USA) wire fixtures to display our product. It's the little things that being us the most joy!
A view of our "Sweetness" collection - vintage ice cream theme which will take you back to your childhood...and an ADORABLE mini album made by Emily Lanham, our Social Media and DT guru.
Our classic Christmas for 2013 called "Joyous" - traditional color palette with some really fun new items (puzzle pieces, advent blocks, paper crafting kit (hundreds of pieces so you can make your Christmas cards with ease, chalk board textured die cut "statements" and so much more!)
Some "Joyous" gorgeous-ness displayed in the booth...
Front and center we displayed "Thrilling" and "Irresistible" projects.
A view from inside the booth, looking back out...more creativity oozing from the Authentique booth - "Seasons: Autumn" and "Tradition" projects (new collection - we can't wait to show you our 2nd Christmas!!!)
A little "Sweetness" and "Joyous"...
An up-close look at "Seasons: Autumn" projects - they are seriously to die for!
Another surprise collection, "Natural" - you are going to LOVE it!!!!
Some beautiful "Be(you)tiful" projects
DT crazies, we mean genius minds - Emily & John (we REALLY love these two!)
Owner, Samantha (left), the talented and super-sweet Shellye and the hard-working and sassy Emily
As a part of the pre-trade show event hosted by Crafters Home (a buying group for retail store owners), we gave away some MEGA prizes! We even designed and custom printed some playing cards (we WERE in Vegas) and played blackjack with the store owners! It was a BLAST!
A look at a the Joker cards and the front (with the Authentique logo, how cool are these!?!?!?)
Our Crafters Home winners were:
$250 Prize Winners:
Elizabeth from Scraps Galore & Chris from Scrappy Chic...congrats!!!
Throughout the show the Sierra Pacific Crafts group was playing a game and giving store owners tickets they could redeem to the company of their choice for a prize...we were flattered how many people chose Authentique!
The Cherry Tree Shoppe, Cherry Valley, CA
Encarve, St George, UT
Nikki' Scrapbook Nook, MN
Scrapbooking Made Simple, Santa Clarita, CA
Stampers Corner, Elk Grove, CA
And finally...a group photo - although some of our team members weren't in attendance at the show, they helped prepare and cheer us on from afar.
Owner and President, Bret (left), owner and proprietor, Samantha (2nd from left), Social Media expert, Emily (middle, right), and man of many hats, Dan (right). We have an AMAZING team!
We encourage you to stop by your LSS or shop online and support our heartfelt industry. We all work our guts out to develop, design, print (always in the USA), sell, fulfill and share our products with you all! Thank you for your support and love!