Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Even Sweeter in Person

I am so psyched about the HSMG Conference! It's bursting with information and tons of great people. I've met so many talented soapers and I've already had about 16 "AH-HA!" moments!

I had the chance to say hi to Anne-Marie Faiola from Brambleberry for a brief moment! It was so great to meet her and see her in person! She is an amazing and dynamic speaker! She's funny and natural. Plus, she shared fantastic information! The greatest part is that it's info that actually applies to my business and ideas that I walked away with to help Twin Birch grow! I'm such a happy girl!

Sadly, my phone's camera is LAME!, so the picture I snapped while she was speaking is pathetic!
And, I have to admit that I was slightly (ok a lot!) star struck when I talked to her! I mean, there she was! Live! In person! Anne-Marie the Soap Queen! *gasp*! All I can say is that she is even sweeter in person and I'm so happy to have met her!

Off to the showers and another day of super-fun learning!!


Joanna Schmidt said...

I am so jealous. I wish I could be there with you!

Anonymous said...

Did you ask Anne-Marie for her autograph? ;D I would have!

Glad to hear you're having fun and learning lots!

Carrie ~ Gigi said...

Sounded like a wonderful time! Oh---those darn camera phones. Just imagine all those soapers in beautiful Vermont! Lucky you!!!!

Heather@Twin Birch said...

Today's the last day. I've been thinking of all of you throughout the conference. Not only do I wish you could be enjoying all of the info, but it would be so amazing to actually meet you all in person!!

Anne-Marie said...

Aw, you're sweet. Thank you =) I was so thrilled when you introduced yourself to me after your speech. You are so adorable in person.

I'm looking forward to seeing you at more Soap Guild gatherings in the future. =)

Suds to Love said...

Anne-Marie is totally awesome in person, so relaxed and knowledgable with all the b&b stuff. I felt the same way when I met her at the Portland Soaper's luncheon! I'm glad you're going to be coming away with tons of information for growing Twin Birch!

egassner said...

Lol...I know what you mean! I was the same way when I met her in Portland in February