Oh my goodness, there were some fantastic products that I got or learned about at Creative Estates! So, I want to share all about them with you! Here's a little peak at the swag boxes we received at registration:
Photo courtesy of Stephanie from the Daily Blarg
I LOVED everything in my box, but I have to say that my favorite thing is this:
My very first Vintage Pearl necklace! I've wanted one for so long and I absolutely adore it! I can't believe Erin made over 150 of these to give to each of us. She's wonderful and you should totally check her out if haven't heard of the Vintage Pearl. It would make a great Mother's Day present! :)
There was an adorable Handmade Market at Creative Estates featuring some great ladies and fantastic products!
1. Whippy Cake -- awesome accessories
3. Tara selling her fantastic creations from Taradara.
4. Amy of Pink Bow Bath Boutique selling her super yummy smelling products!
Here's a list of some of the other vendors (didn't take pictures of all):
So, are you wondering which wonderful handmade products I came away with? Here's a highlight:
1. Vintage Rose Wraps was in the swag bags at the Girls Night Out. I loved my blue one so much, that I bought the black & red ones the next day (which is no surprise if you know me "IRL").
2. Little black rose earrings from Much Love Illy.
Photo source: Food, Wine, & Mod PodgeIlene gets an extra-special "shout out"! Isn't she so cute?! I bought my earrings from her on Friday. I put them in my bag (which was ridiculously large & overflowing). The next morning, I went to get them out of my to wear them and they were gone! :( I dumped the bag, searched my car, my pockets--anywhere they could be. No luck. In my desperation, I tweeted about it, hoping one of the ladies found them at the conference. Well, Ilene saw my "cries" and gave me a new pair free. Seriously, how sweet is that?! So, if you want a cute little pair of rosebud earrings, please buy from her!! :)
3. My fabulous Whippy Cake headband purchased on Saturday.
4. The lovely headband I won from Two Lillies Boutique.
5. The adorable headbands made by Jacqui at craftee Mcgee for the swag bags! I wore mine all day Friday! :)
6. Rose headband from Creation Corner in the swag bags at Girls Night Out.
7. Great business card holder from Taradara (in the CE swag bag)
You can see that there was definitely a hair accessory theme!! Between all the awesome ones in the swag bags and what was for sale, I think just about everyone sported one at some point over the weekend.
I love this photo of Shey & Me! She's got her Craftee mcgee headband on & I'm sportin' my new Whippy Cake! :)
In addition to the great swag and products to buy, there were some FANTASTIC giveaways! The biggest was (of course) the Silhouette! Sadly, I wasn't a winner (I want one SOOOooo badly). But, it was super fun to meet the "Silhouette guys", Jacob & Conrad! They were pretty popular! :) Jamielyn from I Heart Naptime even got them to do the "S" pose. How cute are they?! Her picture totally cracks me up!!
Kim from Today's Creative Blog did win a Silhouette though and gave it Jenni! It was the sweetest thing!
Photo source: Melissa StuffEven though I didn't win a Silhouette, I was pretty lucky. In addition to what I mentioned above, I won this cool Hot Glue Gun Helper from Plaid! It will be SO handy! No more burnt fingers!
And, while I was working on making one of these adorable mini books...
...I won a scrapbook kit from Scrapbook Circle! So fun!
And, last but certainly not least, I did happen to win the most random, but yummiest giveaway of the whole conference:
A GIANT vat of what has become known as the "famous Creative Estates Mac & Cheese"!!! You HAVE to click on the link to get the recipe. It's homemade mac & cheese-with bacon...Oh.MY. We now have 6 very full packages sitting in the freezer for many yummy future dinners!
See, so many fantastic things?! It was impossible to share about everything from Creative Estates in one post. If you missed the others posts, you can see them here.