Once again, Craft Gossip’s Fork & Talk Blogger Meetup sponsored by EK Success is done. Imagine 24 crafty women gathered to share ideas, network, and try some of the fabulous products from the EK Success line up over a wonderful lunch at Trios in Little Rock. What a great day we had last Saturday!
Needlework Editor Denise Felton chats with Janna Jennings, Sarah Bird-Bogner, Kimberly Eagle, and Codie Pope during registration before the event kick off.
Denise called these envelopes from the beautiful K & Company papers a way to recover from a craft fail. I think they are gorgeous enough to warrant their original name – origami business card holders. We stuffed them with a set of business cards from each participant.
Each participant introduced themselves, their blog, and shared their crafty interests. Wendy Gregan tells about the focus of her blog Amelie Eyes.
Trios made us feel very welcome. Julia brought us each a delicious lunch and was the judge for our editor makeover contest.
After lunch, the crafting began with teams giving each editor a makeover. Here Janna Jennings and Julie Kohl are transforming Sewing Editor Anne Weaver.
Angela Crook shows the winning makeover her team gave to Quilting Editor Scarlett Burroughs.
Of course the highlight of the event was the swag bags brimming with products from EK Success including Dimensions Crafts, Laliberi, Martha Stewart Crafts, Inkadinkado, Jolee’s, and American Girl Crafts to name a few. Andi Berry looks at her new clear Inkadinkado stamps.
Leslie Andersen shows off her new paper pad from K & Company.
Paige Condray looks at this versatile flower clip from Laliberi.
Holly Young smiles as she begins to explore her swag bag.
Thanks so much EK Success for the opportunity to meet again with old friends and new, a delectable lunch and all the great swag! You can see more photos from Craft Gossip’s Spring 2012 Fork & Talk Blogger Meetup sponsored by EK Success at Flickr.
I’ll leave you with a close up look at my fork and spoon creature crafted just for our event and links to the other editors’ perspective of the day. Check back soon – there will be a giveaway related to the event!
By Stacie Hooder