Sunday, October 31, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
With the agenda finalized, we are ready to start sharing a few more details about the conference…Up first? Details and speakers for each of the breakout sessions.
Really excited today to provide you with some of the details for our first breakout session:
Inside the Creative Business: How four women turned a hobby into a thriving business
Shealynn Benner (SheyB), Erin Edwards (The Vintage Pearl), Ashley Hackshaw (Lil Blue Boo) and Kim Stoegbauer (TomKat Studio) operate four of the most well-known brands in the blogosphere. Though they come from varied backgrounds, each has channeled their creative talent to develop a thriving business on the web.
Shey, Erin, Ashley and Kim will share their story, along with providing valuable insight into the ins and outs of operating a successful creative business.
Read more about them here:
|Shealynn Benner – SheyB |
Shealynn, Shey or The Camera Strap Girl lives in Arizona and is married to her dream of a husband, Mike. They have 2 beautiful girls, Angelina (8 years) and Zoe Rae (4 years).
In 2008, Shealynn started *Shey*[B] on a whim after struggling with her uncomfortable camera strap during long photo shoots. She needed a solution - and, that solution would lead to what *Shey*[B] is today. Her business has grown leaps and bounds since then - and she's excited to continue to add fresh, new designs and products to her ever growing line.
She's Shey. The camera-strap-girl...transforming DSLR camera straps from blah to beautiful.
Shealynn's business has been featured in InStyle Magazine (Germany), and Australia's hottest fashion magazine, Frankie. She has also been featured on many of the web's hottest blogs.
|Erin Edwards – The Vintage Pearl |
Erin Edwards started her business, The Vintage Pearl, in 2007 as a creative outlet while staying at home with her kids. Over the course of the three years since she began her business, demand has increased to the point that she recently opened a store front in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Erin has used The Vintage Pearl as a way to give back to the community and bless others. She works closely with several non profits, including international ministries and orphanages.
Erin lives in Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart Ryan, and their children Caleb, Jonah, Tess and Eden.
The Vintage Pearl has been feautred all over the web on blogs like The Pioneer Woman and Nie Nie Dialogues. Erin’s work has also been featured in Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living and Rachel Ray.
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Ashley Hackshaw – Lil Blue Boo
|Kim Stoegbauer – TomKat Studio |
Kim is a mom of two little ones, Tommy & Kate who left her real estate career to be home with her children. She decided to start a blog to showcase her creative projects including incredible parties and home decorating.
The blog quickly gained a loyal following and soon her fans were asking her to create party designs for them. She opened up shop in March 2009, and her business has grown at a record pace. Her website receives over 150,000 visits a month and she connects everyday with her over 11,000 fans on Facebook! She loves inspiring other women moms to start their own businesses and believes that you can indeed "have it all!"
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
We do encourage staying at the Crowne Plaza while attending the Creative Estates Conference. Staying at the hotel surrounded by fellow attendees is so much fun and helps in getting to know others you may not have been able to get to know at the conference. Having a roommate is like a sleepover! Who doesn't love a sleepover? :)
We look forward to seeing you in April!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
We wanted to let you all know that things have been changed in regards to the Creative Estates Conference early bird pricing. There is now a deadline to purchase early bird tickets, which are available for the awesome price of $149!
To get your early bird ticket, you'll need to purchase your ticket no later than October 31st, 2010. After that, ticket prices will go to the regular price, which is $189.
We can not wait to see you all there!! Thank you for all of your kind words about this conference and all of your support with getting the word out.
To purchase your ticket(s) click HERE!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
- We now have a Facebook Fan Page! Please friend us. Our page is here.
- We also have a Twitter account. Please follow us here.
We are having a Handmade Market at the Creative Estates Conference as well! We will have specific times the market will be open so that everyone at the conference will have time to browse and shop without having to miss sessions. If you are interested in having a booth for your business to sell your items at the Handmade Market, please contact us: email@example.com
Tickets for the Handmade Market will go on sale soon. As of right now, only conference attendees are permitted to take part. We will reevaluate opening the market to non-conference attendees as the conference dates get closer. There is a limited amount of spots available. There will be NO entrance fee to get into the Handmade Market!
Remember. Registration is now open! We currently have an Early Bird special ticket price available, which are VERY limited, so be sure and get your tickets soon! Click here to register.
So far we have some amazing speakers lined up. We still have more in the works and look forward to sharing them with you soon!! If you're a handmade business owner or a handmade blogger and you're interested in speaking, please email us.
And, lastly, we are working on designing a blog button, so you all can announce that you're attending the Creative Estates Conference!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Check out the updated pricing here.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
So! Are you excited or what? We sure are!
I will be announcing who the official gals are behind the conference sometime this week! And I will have them tell you a little bit about themselves!
Tickets will go on sale soon, but we will only have a limited number available.
We will also announce speakers as the time goes on as well! We have some really really great people to speak in the works!!
Also... make sure and follow us! You can over on the right side bar ------>
Friday, August 13, 2010
Shealynn then decided to start a handmade conference. To which naming it Creative Estates seemed total perfection. If she couldn't have all the creative minds in a neighborhood forever, why not temporarily once year, right? Thus, Creative Estates Conference was born.
One weekend. 150+ of the most amazing creative minds out there. Amazing!
Can't wait to be your neighbor in April 2012!!!