Sunday, April 22, 2012

Launch Your Creativity Event Update

What an extraordinary day!
Kay Ellen Hammar, Jickie Torres, Sharon Hughes, Jane Button, Karen Valentine (LtoR)
Every event has been amazing but this one really knocked it out of the park! To be surrounded by talented, creative women that believe so deeply in the power of fulfilling your dreams is an amazing gift! Here is a peek inside the event.
First off these amazing sachets filled with lavender were delivered by Amber Anderson of Black Rooster Cottage and were given to each lady in attendance.
Karen Valentine and I filled chinese take out boxes with treats for our guests, yes it was a pajama party!
Karen can tie bows like nobody's business!
Then, Amber showed up with these goodies for door prizes! Yes I am serious, she gave away 2 of her amazing chandeliers!
Amber & I~ she is one of my dearest friends!
Our lovely guests began to arrive! What is that Im holding? Glad you asked.
photo: Deb Kennedy
Amazing paper flowers by Patti Guerich-Olsen of Truly Tattered.
 All  the ladies also received this inspirational piece and were queen for the day!
Then we ate.....
And ate some more!
Then it was door prize time! We love prizes!! The cutie holding the basket is my daughter, she was camera shy!
Sylvia Assmusen of Paris Cowgirl donated gorgeous pieces from her line(I love this girl).
 The recipient of Mammabellarte's one of a kind vintage perfume bottle necklace. Her expression is priceless! (my cute daughter in the background)
Dreamy isnt it?
More prizes were drawn...
That's the face I make when I don't want to part with a gift! These fabulous fabric covered crates(they are a set of 2)  were donated by Ruth at The Beautiful Life.
Kay Ellen Hammar's mom, Dee Waddel invented Sealah Tape a no sew permanent tape and was so kind to donate samples for everyone and door prizes! This is Kay bragging about her fabulous mom's invention!
Is this the cutest thing ever? I wanted it so bad. It was donated by Karen Agguire of Creative Chaos. Dont you love that name, its so true!
She also teaches classes at Paper Tales in San Diego.
Then we got down to business and Jane Button, a professional business coach, opened our eyes to what we can really accomplish when we are focused and have a plan!
Tara Wilson gave us our "Legal Checklist and Resource Guide". Yes our friend Tara owner of LuluMax Art Jewelry and Serendipity Salavage is a lawyer too! Who knew under that warm smile was a seasoned prosecutor for the D.A.!
 Kay Ellen Hammar, Designer, Photographer and Stylist talked about being passionate and different ways to display and photograph images.
Karen Valentine of Valentine Design and My Dessert Cottage and creator of the online party, "Where Bloggers Create" shared her passion for blogging and how she turned her passion into a business. That's what this is all about, doing what you truly love!
And Jickie Torres, Editor of Cottages and Bungalows Magazine was the icing on the cake! She demystified how to work with the media, invaluable information for getting your brand noticed!

I would like to acknowledge again the following ladies for their generous prize donations:

Thank you to all of you who attended, 
YOU are why this event exists!


Elyse said...

wow, sharon! wow!

thank you for providing this great re-cap. i can get a taste (yum) of what a truly fabulous event you put together. look at you go! how fun to see this idea of yours transform into this wonderful gift to creative women.

i am so proud of you and am just cheering you on across the country.

with big hugs, popcorn and pop tarts!


Karin said...

Sharon....we had the most fabulous time. The setting was beautiful....the speakers amazing....and I'm still dreaming of the dessert we had. Thanks so much for such an amazing event! I'm going to borrow some of your photos for my blog post. I was having so much fun I hardly took any.....K

Essential Luxuries said...

Once again, Sharon, the LYC event was wonderful. I enjoyed each and every speaker, and learned alot, ate alot, and drove home with my head filled to the brim with encouraging inspiration. Thank you so much for making it all possible.

Beth said...


I totally wish I could have attended! I love how you captured this event. I'm so glad so many wonderful women were able to come together for this event. I love Amber, Kay Ellen and Jickie! Kudos to you for throwing a great event!