Show Overview

*2 full days of classes and workshops
*1 full day of Trade Show
*followed by an all day workshop w/ CI

Friday, September 24
8:00-9:20am - Product Lightning Round
9:30-12:45pm - Class Sessions
12:45-1:45pm - Lunch
1:45-5:00pm - Class Sessions
Dinner (on your own)
7:00-9:30pm - Workshops

Saturday, September 25
8:30-11:45am - Class Sessions
11:50-12:50pm - Lunch
1:00-6:00 Class Sessions
Dinner (on your own)
7:45-10:30pm - Sample Making Frenzy

Sunday, September 26
8:00-9:30am K&B Jump Start Sales
9:45-12:30pm - Trade Show
12:30-1:30pm - Lunch
1:30-5:30pm - Trade Show
7:00-9:30pm - Workshops

Monday, September 27
8:00am-3:00pm -
Festive Crafting w/ CI

September 24-27
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel,
Orlando, FL
An Exclusive event for the Papercrafting Retailer
Our focus during the weekend is on YOU, the independent paper crafting retailer.  For two days, September 24th and 25th, we offer you the opportunity to attend classes presented by some of the top vendors in the Scrapbooking and Rubber Stamping industry (over 45 classes and workshops are available for you to choose from).  On Sunday, September 26th, we have a tradeshow featuring the top vendors and artists in our industries - some offering NEW, never-before-seen product, and Show Specials that you can only get at this event.  

Product Lightning Round
Friday, September 24
(8:00 am to 9:20 am)

Start the show off with a fast-paced overview of the latest and greatest product offerings from our attending vendors! You will not want to miss this fun and informative event (ESPECIALLY NOT WITH ALL THE EXCITING SUPRISE GIVE-AWAYS WE HAVE PLANNED) where new product will be unveiled and reviewed. A new product review with some influence from Oprah. This event is FREE!

Sample Making Frenzy 
Satruday, September 25
(7:45 pm to 10:30 pm)

Most of you are too busy to actually enjoy your favorite paper craft, never mind to make samples for your store… but we have the cure for you! Join us for a fun filled evening of make-it and take-its where you will create lots of samples for your store and have an enjoyable time doing so! Our vendors will be set up to do a 5 minute project for you to finish and jump to the next table and the next and the next! Vendors will provide the supplies and inspiration. We will provide the caffeine and the dessert to keep you going.

FALL 2010 Education & Trade Show
brought to you by TheCollinsGroup

Bazzill Papers
Bo Bunny Press
Canvas Corp.
Copic Markers
Cosmo Cricket
Creative Imaginations
Glue Arts
Graphic 45
Hampton Art
Heart of Texas
Impression Obsession
JustRite Stampers
Little Yellow Bicycle
My Favorite Things
Outlines Rubber Stamps
Picture Keeper
Quick Quotes
Scrapbook Customs
Scrappin' Sports & More
Stacy Stamps
The Cat's Pajamas
The Paper Cut
The Robin's Nest
Three Bugs in a Rug

All classes are especially planned for YOU and your team--store owners, store managers, and in-house teachers.  Events are planned so that you can return to your store with not only the best new products, but also with the latest paper crafting techniques to help GROW YOUR BUSINESS and MAKE MORE MONEY.  You will learn how to teach the classes that you take at the show so that you can offer those same classes to your customers, building enthusiasm and maximizing sales.

The FREE Tradeshow on Sunday allows you to talk personally to the key personnel from each of the vendors in a much more relaxed and intimate setting than you ever could at the "major" shows.  It really gives you a chance to talk with them, to get ideas about how to maximize the sales of their products in your stores.

In addition to meeting with the vendors, you have a unique opportunity to network with other store owners from around the country to share ideas, tips, and stories.

All of this (yes the schedule is jam-packed), plus LOTS OF FUN, GIVE-AWAYS, and a great social evening of Make n’ Takes and DESSERTS on Saturday night. And don't miss the Product Lightning Round on Friday for a quick overview of the Hottest Products in the market.
Festive Paper Crafting with CI
ALL-DAY Workshop
Monday, September 27
(8:00 am - 3:00 pm)

The air is getting colder, the holidays are near, and it’s time for creativity with customers we hold dear!

Join Cheryl Mezzetti, Creative Imaginations Design Team Coordinator and Marianna Pietrosemoli for this all day workshop, taught in two, 3 hour blocks.

We’ll be using a broad range of Creative Imaginations products from our most recent CHA Summer releases…from Back to School and Halloween, to Harvest and Christmas. We’ve designed projects brimming with our favorite techniques, clever tips and how-to information using: Luminarte Paints, Cutables Canvas and Corrugated Papers, Sticky Chips & Foils, and our popular Real Wood Paper….just to name a few. 

These two classes will be chock full of ideas for successful in-store classes, Make & Takes and marketing ideas. Join us for this special event and be inspired!
Back by popular demand!
Last FALL, the Creative Imaginations Workshop stole the show with their exciting all day event, and they have agreed to come back and do it again!
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