Last weekend, the me & my BIG ideas team was in Phoenix, Arizona working/attending CREATIVATION - the new name for the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Trade Show. Every year at this show, the newest products from mambi - scheduled to hit the market in the spring - are debuted, and Owner & Creative Director Stephanie Fleming, along with her sales team, has meetings with buyers to land accounts and get the newest products out in the world to you guys!
Social Media Coordinator Amanda Zampelli and mambi Marketing Assistant Hannah Schwartz were able to sneak in a selfie with Stephanie above, before she went in the booth's office for yet another meeting. Meetings galore! Woo hoo!
Amanda and Hannah - most of the weekend - were behind The Happy Planner® Bar serving up info and inspiration to new and not-so-new planner babes alike!
Below, you can click through the photos of the booth and the rest of the team that was in attendance. Worth it to note was how two years ago, when The Happy Planner® made it's first public appearance, there was only a very small portion of the booth that was 'Happy Planner®' related. Last year, about half the booth was dedicated to The Happy Planner®, and THIS YEAR: The Happy Planner® WAS the booth. ...and it was the first time ALL THREE Happy Planner® sizes were at the show together!
Here is a list of the newest products that debuted at the show:
7 NEW CLASSIC Happy Planners® - Marble, pineapples & flamingos, new white discs, and a horizontal Faith-based Happy Planner® are some of the new styles of CLASSIC 18-month Happy Planners® coming your way this spring! Also - peep the new quilted white snap-in cover for the CLASSIC size! Yes, please!
8 NEW MINI Happy Planners® - Eight new MINI Happy Planners® will be available this spring, including a new Fitness MINI, and seven new undated 12-month MINI planners, all coordinating with one of the new BIG or CLASSIC Happy Planners®. Also, a pack of MINI pocket cards will be released that are sized to fit perfectly in the MINI page protectors.
8 NEW BIG Happy Planners® - Two of which are 12 months undated, and six of which are 18-months dated from July 2017 - December 2018. The new styles include a marble, a classy black & white themed one, and one with new lavender discs! Two new snap-in covers for the BIG Happy Planners® will be available as well!
NOW, let's talk accessories...
Happy Planner® Stencils - This was Amanda's favorite new product in the whole booth! Two plastic, punched stencils that pop right in and out of your Happy Planner® will be released this spring, and are perfect to use as a bookmark and to help you draw lines! Think bullet journalling - meets - Happy Planner®. FUN!
2 Happy Planner® Stamp packs - The first ever stamps for The Happy planner® line will be available this spring! How exciting! Some of the most popular, functional sticker designs from our sticker value packs were turned into stamps that you will be able to use and reuse over and over again!
new sticky notes & stickers - new sticky notes are always exciting, and there are six new punched Happy Planner® sticker packs that seem to coordinate with some of the new 18-month Happy Planners® and be a five-sheet version of our most popular 30-sheet sticker value packs.
Finally, STORAGE -
brand new Sticker Storage Book - A bunch of you planner babes have used The Happy Planner® disc-system to create sticker storage books of your very own, and this spring The Happy Planner® will be releasing one of their very own! Created to be the perfect size - our new Sticker Storage Book is equipped with silver expander discs filled with adhesive sheets on which to place your mambi sticker sheets for easy flip-through access.
3 new Happy Planner® Snap-In Storage Pouches - Three pretty patterned, canvas, zip-closer snap-in storage pouches will be coming to The Happy Planner® line this spring! Snap it on or off the discs, anywhere in your planner, and use it as a pen case, phone case, wallet, or whatever else your heart desires!
The show was a wild success, and we can't wait to see how all our new products make 2017 your most creative and productive year yet! This Happy Planner® community is the best, really and truly. Have we told you lately that we love you?