Papercrafting Industry Event Report: SPC Mixed Media Event 2014

Papercrafting Industry Event Report: SPC Mixed Media Event 2014
Papercrafting Products, Projects, Booths & Education – An “Inside” Look!

Hello There Papercrafters!

Are you ready for another peek inside a papercrafting industry trade show?

For shots of the booths of some of your favorite papercrafting product manufacturers, companies like American Crafts?

For video tours of some of the latest papercrafting product releases, including a “personal tour” from Teresa Collins?

For a chance to be inspired by the many wonderful papercrafted projects your favorite designers made to show off the latest papercrafting products, products we’ve been giving away?


Well, here we go!

The SPC Mixed Media Event - Salt Lake City, UT (USA) - July 22-24, 2014 (image)

The SPC Mixed Media Event - Salt Lake City, UT (USA) – July 22-24, 2014

I attended two papercrafting industry events last month and this group of photos and videos (linked below) are from the first event I attended, the Sierra Pacific Crafts Mixed Media Event, which took place in Salt Lake City, UT (USA), July 22nd-24th, 2014.

Sheraton - Salt Lake City, UT (USA) (image)

Sheraton Hotel – Salt Lake City, UT (USA)

The event was held at the Sheraton Salt Lake City and included papercrafting workshops for the attendees (the majority of which are the owners of the local, independent papercrafting stores we work hard to promote here at PCC), several days for attendees to walk the expo floor (that’s where the eye candy is!) and lots of opportunities for networking with industry colleagues.

A big thanks to the team at Sierra Pacific Crafts for inviting me to attend this industry event (if you’re a store owner and you’re looking for assistance with growing your papercrafting supply business, you should check them out!).

Their whole team was wonderful and I really enjoyed covering the event!

SPC Mixed Media Event 2014 - Teresa Collins Booth (image)

SPC Mixed Media Event 2014 – Teresa Collins Booth

I arrived the night before the expo floor opened to ensure that I could be on the expo floor first thing on the opening day and I was so glad I did.

Why?

Well, the booths were all set up that evening and I was able to walk around the expo floor and take pictures without waiting for clear shots (meaning there were no other attendees in the booths) and while the booths were still “fresh.”

This made the process so much quicker and enabled me to spend the show hours speaking with the papercrafting manufacturers and other attendees, something I really value and enjoy.

And now, here are the links to our two galleries, one for the videos I shot and one for the hundreds of photos I took:

Papercrafting | Mixed Media Event Coverage -Videos

Papercrafting | Mixed Media Event Coverage – Photos

We hope you enjoy this “inside” peek into the show and we welcome your questions and comments.

Leave a comment and you might just win a few NEW papercrafting goodies!

And, answer the question below (by sending me your answer in an email to shackney {at} papercrafterscorner {dot} com) and you might win a bonus papercrafting prize!

***Please do NOT post the answer to the following question in the comments – send your answer in an email as instructed above,  thanks!***

Video Question: What does Teresa Collins do every year?


Thanks for being a member of PaperCrafter’s Corner and happy papercrafting,
Steph

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Comments

  1. Rebecca Yahrling says

    WOW – sure wish I lived in Utah! lol What an awesome event to be at. The inspiration is priceless and the possibilities endless.

    • says

      Rebecca,

      It made sense to have the event there given how many of the manufacturers are based there.

      One thing to note is that these events (this one and the CHA PaperArts Show which I’ll share next) are “trade” shows, meaning they are only open to people working in the industry (store owners, manufacturers and press/media, and sometimes designers and suppliers (depending on the show producer’s requirements).

      I am very fortunate to attend as press/media and to be able to share the event with everyone here at PCC.

      I’m glad you all have enjoyed these inside peeks – stay tuned for another shortly!

      Steph

  2. TracyM #6773 says

    Sounds like an exciting event Steph!!!
    Something is going a bit funny for me and I can’t watch the videos, so I’m hoping that after giving my computer a good night’s sleep, I will be able to see them tomorrow :)

    • TracyM #6773 says

      WOW – lots of exciting goodies and crafty temptation I’ve seen so far!!! Top of my list are the Clearly Bold printed acetate sheets and the cool pinwheel punchboard. The folding magnetic mat is pretty exciting and would be great for anyone going to crops. I confess that it would have to be ultra awesome for it to make me give up my green Fiskars self healing craft mat though, so I will keep an eye and ear out for feedback on how the mat surface performs. Here’s hoping you get to road test one for us Steph, oh, and while you’re doing that, please try the pinwheel board too, as I would love to know how small the smallest ones could be, hoping they would fit on layouts and maybe even cards.
      It is well past the time for me to turn into a pumpkin, so I’m heading off to bed now and look forward to seeing more of your SPC Mixed Media ADVENTURES tomorrow, no strike that, I mean later today :)

      • says

        Tracy,

        Thanks for your feedback and comments on the products you’re interested in.

        I have a request in to American Crafts to test the new WRMK tools. Of course there are lots of requests for them and they have limited quantities for review so we’ll see if we get them to test for our audience. Unfortunately they didn’t have the products being demo’d at the event as they usually do so I didn’t get to see them in action, but if they’re anything like their other tools, I’m sure they’re super easy to use and produce fun papercrafted treasures! The pinwheels I played with were awesome!

        BTW, if you ever have trouble watching the videos on our blog, you can check them out on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/PaperCraftersCorner

        Thanks for checking out the show shares and I hope you got a good night’s sleep.

        Steph

    • says

      I had trouble with the videos too Tracy, then I realized that if I just click the first one, and let it run, it will scroll through all the videos in order. If I tried to click each one, I was getting overlapping sound. Good luck.

  3. Kailash says

    Wow this event looked like it was a lot of fun. So inspiring to see the industry’s best products and not to mention being overwhelmed with crafty goodies all around!!!!

    • says

      Kailash,

      It really was fun.

      Of course I really enjoy seeing the new products and projects up close, but getting the chance to chat with my contacts at the product companies is really why I attend. I enjoy catching up with them and learning more about their new lines and their goals for the coming year…including product direction. :)

      Steph

  4. says

    Wow! I love so much of the new product lines coming out. I have always loved Teresa Collins and get inspired by her designs, but this season is a complete home run! Gold is not on my list of things to like, but (once again) she has brought just enough highlights with gold to really grab my attention. I’m excited too, to see what Teresa and Fiskars have come up with next month. Thank you for the videos and pictures. It’s fun to attend these events, but tiring too. I really appreciate you going to both trade shows back to back and sharing with us.

    • says

      Sandy,

      Yes, it is tiring, but so worth it! I love meeting with my contacts at the product companies and being able to shoot photos and videos to share with all of you.

      As for Teresa’s new lines, yes, I am smitten!!! And I love the gold thing so you can imagine how hard it will be for me to not buy everything! ;)

      Thanks for checking out the show coverage,

      Steph

  5. barb macaskill says

    You got twice the reply you asked for from me! OOPS!
    What fabulous pictures and I love the videos!! It let’s me live vicariously through you! Thanks! See you next post!

    • says

      Barb,

      No worries. I know you were just excited to enter for the giveaway! :)

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the photos and videos from this event.

      The next ones will be posted next week, when I’m back in the office (yup, I’m on the road again!).

      Steph

    • says

      Suzi,

      Oh, absolutely! I also consider pinning on Pinterest for an hour a day “work.” ;)

      Fortunately, I love my “work.” :)

      Full disclosure about attending these events: you get very little sleep, you spend hours upon hours on your feet, and the post-event work (editing and uploading and keywording all the photos, and editing and uploading the videos) is exhausting.

      The fact that y’all like what we share makes it all worthwhile!

      Well, and I guess I should admit that I love seeing the newest products live before they’re available, and even more, seeing all the fab projects the designers come up with while using these products. Wow, inspiring!

      Thanks for checking out the “play date!”

      Steph

  6. Carla Hundley says

    So fun to see all the products
    shown at the events. Thank
    you for doing this. Great
    giveaways also!
    Carla from Utah

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