I am in awe of the generosity of some companies!
When I first found out I would be speaking and teaching at the Midland Expo event this weekend, I sent out about a dozen emails to craft companies (big and small) telling them what the event was about and asking if they would like to make a sponsor donation.
With the economy the way it is, I totally understand that some of them were not able to donate. They also get inundated with requests for donations so while they may have not been able to help with this event, most of them are still very charitable.
I must say though, I am so thankful to 3 companies who did make some very generous donations.
My friend Lori from Clear Dollar Stamps LLC donated PILES of 3 different styles of stamps. I obscured some of them in the picture because they have not released for sale yet. She went out of her way to make sure they were manufactured and shipped in time for the show. Those attending my class will be the first to see the first stamps done with my illustrations! :)
Julia from Sakura Color Products of America, Inc. sent me some Gelly Roll Stardust pens for everyone attending my class and a couple of sets that will be drawn for. (I just noticed I didn't get the sets out for the picture).
I just received a HUGE box of beautiful flowers from Cheryl with Petaloo International. There are so many different styles! Some with glitter centers, some with jewels, all diffent colors and sizes. I had to stack them in the pictures because I couldn't get all of them in otherwise!
Click on the pictures for a closer look!
I just want to give a huge shout out to these very generous companies. I hope you will check out their sites and become a patron ....if you aren't already.