Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tradeshow Season Begins....

For those of you not in the wholesale business, (and I'm thinking that's everyone reading this...) January is the beginning of tradeshow season, which runs through May. I'm still kinda laying low because of the baby, but I am for sure displaying at two tradeshows this season: The Stationary and Gift Show at the LA Mart. I will be in the Temporaries show on the 2nd floor, booth 801 with Strickman and Associates. The show starts Friday. If you're in the area and have a resale license - come to our margarita party! Sorry, this show is not open to the general public. But, I will be sure to post pics of the booth and the merryment.

Next, in March, I will have a booth at the Prepaid Card Expo in Las Vegas. This is a tradeshow completely dedicated to prepaid cards - that's gift cards to you and me. They're big business, and I'm ready for a piece of the action. If you've checked out my website, then you'll know my newest big thing is greeting cards with a gift card holder. I have a patent pending on my concept and design - so don't go copying it or nothin'. Doesn't that Prepaid Card Expo website look SOOOO corporate and boring? You don't know the half of it.
I've been in a creative frenzy over the shows and just design in general. I made about 30 ATCs last weekend, several new card designs (hurrah for Photoshop!!) and finally finished a collage that I have had in my mind for almost a year. Below is a small sampling of the ATCs I made. I'll post the collage in another day or two - it's a little naughty so come back to see!

I'm using the good stuff!
Finally, I'm considering showing at the New York National Stationary Show. That's all the way in May and I'm waiting to see how things go in March. A good motto in business is to spend money as slowly as possible and only on things you really need. So, I'm doing that.

8 comments:

Maija said...

I am so excited about your success, Tally. Best of luck to you at both shows!

Tamara C said...

Tally, I'm wishing you all the luck in your two shows! You have an amazing talent and I really admire you for putting it out there into the world! You can do it! :)

misspvc said...

Way to go Tally! you have consistently put your stuff out there and I couldn't be prouder of you! Best of luck at the shows!
huge hugs
Patti V

carylsrealm said...

I wish you could come teach me photoshop!

peggy gatto said...

Hey tally, love the trees idea! Ian't it fun to actually "use" the good stuff....what are we saving it for? Good luck at your show!

Mija said...

Yeah, what Peggy said! we gotta use that good stuff! the truth is, there's always more good stuff! and if we use the good stuff, we make room for more good stuff. Right? that's what i've heard anyway. he he

go for New York TAlly!!! just Do it! we're rootin' for ya girlfriend!

BloggingQueen said...

Like Peggy said... trees!

You know, I was just thinking about how trees are a recurring motif in your work. You made a really cool assemblage tree in the [mumble mumble] project... there're the ATCS... and I think a tree figured prominently in one of the first pieces you posted on your site.

Plus, your favorite color as a kid was green. Wasn't that the color of your room's carpeting?

Kathryn said...

Good Luck with the Tradeshow season!