Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Collins Group Event

In a previous post, I mentioned that I'd attended an event put on by The Collins Group, a manufacturer's sales rep group for a host of companies including Ranger, Sizzix, Bo Bunny, and Bella Blvd. Along with the two projects I shared in that post, we created several other projects and enjoyed a couple of demonstrations.

We used Wow! embossing powders to create this Faux Enamel Card. I really like the way the embossed flowers look - shiny and dimensional!

This Ken Oliver Stitched Water Color Card was created using Color Burst with a water brush, along with die cut stamped images. I'm not sure that my color choices were the best, but it was FUN to try these products. I added a stamped sentiment to the card before I sent it off (but forgot to snap another photo).

We used one of my favorite products (Gelatos!) along with stencils, inks and Pitt artist pens to decorate Canvas Corps pouches. This would be a FUN way to decorate an apron, too!

A representative from Sizzix discussed and demonstrated some of the new Sizzix products. This display shows just a portion of the sample projects they had on display! I especially liked the Tim Holtz gingerbread house!

We were also treated to a demonstration of the Ranger Dylusions Acrylic Paints by Dyan Reaveley herself!

Dyan is a wonderful speaker and shared tips on how to choose between her paints (fluid acrylics), Tim Holtz's paints (distress paints), and Dina Wakley's paints (heavy body acrylics).

I captured some of her demonstration on video.

This was a FUN event. I'm so glad Candi, the owner of Personal Scrapbook, invited me to attend with her. We also enjoyed spending time with Susie, the owner of Scrappin' Goodtime, Dana (one of Scrappin' Goodtime's new design team members), and several other store owners from around the state. Dana and I even won Gelato door prizes!

Have you attended any FUN events with product demonstrations and crafty projects lately?


  1. I've never been to anything like this. It sounds like such a wonderful way to try out new products: most of the things you mentioned I have never seen or used because I have to mail order everything and it can be hard to know where to start when I'm looking for something new to discover.

  2. Oh that does look like such a fun evening & I too like that 3d gingerbread house. I have not attended anything like this, I do not know anyone personally that scrapbooks, stamps & makes cards. If I mention scrappy people think I am referring to a girl on girl fight!!! I really do need to get out more ...

  3. What a great way to get exposed to new products! Sounds like lots of fun.

  4. Looks like a great time. I remember seeing Ken Oliver at Stiches, I'm always pleased to see Tim Holtz's stuff although it doesn't always fit with my style.

    Lovely colours and look forward to seeing what you create with the gelatos


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