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samanthapotter Mary Myrtle Miniatures
Cheltenham, UK
Posts: 800

I have finally got round to adding some pictures of the event on Sunday onto the event website.  I share a few here, but there are lots more on the website for those who are interested:

This is what the venue looked like when I arrived.......

......and about 5 hours later it looked like this:

Putting out the banner (it was already really hot outside at this time, and it was only 7:00am!!)

A small display I did about 'What is an Artist Bear?'

My stall.

The raffle table - there were some fabulous prizes!!!

The challenge - Spring

The challenge - Autumn

The challenge - Summer

The challenge - Winter

There are more pictures of the challenge entries on the event website.

More pics in next post.....

samanthapotter Mary Myrtle Miniatures
Cheltenham, UK
Posts: 800

We presented Kathy Martin with a thank you gift for all of her hard work in promoting artist bears whilst editor of Teddy Bear Scene:



A few general pictures:





People voting in the challenge:

Don't forget - if you missed out this year, we are doing it all over again on 7th June 2009!!!!!

melissa Honeythorpe Bears
Wellington, New Zealand
Posts: 1,789

What a fantastic show Samantha - you did such a great job transforming that empty room.  I do so like your extra little touches - the balloons, the what are artist bears display.  You must be so pleased with how everything turned out.

SueAnn Past Time Bears
Double Oak, Texas
Posts: 21,746

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Soooooo awesome, Samantha - great photos and super wonderful show!  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:

Kristina Kristina Bears
Posts: 110

It looks like you had an awesome show! I wish I could have been there...Just looking at the photos gives me a rush!!!!  bear_grin


patsylakebears Patsy Lake Bears
Posts: 3,442

Fantastic effort Sam you really worked hard on it all. I am so glad that you had a good show of people and everyone sold well.

doodlebears Doodlebears
Posts: 7,414

doodlebears Celebration Ambassador

Great photos Samantha, and once again thanks for such a fantastic show. I'm looking forwards to the next one.

Hugs, Jane.  bear_thumb  bear_flower  bear_thumb

Lisa q.D.paToOtieS
Near Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 1,349

Wow, gorgeous photos!  Looks like you did a great job Samantha!  Congratulations to you and all the artists who participated!!!

pma2003 Seamore Collectibles
Posts: 451

Thank you for sharing all the pictures of the event.  It was just marvelous to see a room transformed into a beautiful room of terrific looking bears.

wendi Toggle Teddies
Posts: 597

Thanks for all the photos Samantha, it looks wonderful, and a great success by all reports, very well done to you, you should be so so proud of yourself  :clap:  :dance:  bear_flower

cjsmum Happy Little Souls
Posts: 230

:clap:  :clap:  :clap:  Well done Samantha,  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
What a great job you've done, it's so awesome that all of your hard work paid off!
The show looked absolutely Spectacular! Spectacular!
Thanks to everyone for the great pictures, oh how I wish I could have been there!


I Love Teddies South Florida
Posts: 1,684

looks like the show was fantastic!!  :dance:  :dance:

Cat Gabriel Cat Gabriel Crafts
Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 923

Looks like it was a roaring success Samantha, congratulations  :clap:  :clap:

Laura Lynn Teddy Bear Academy
Nicholasville, KY
Posts: 3,653

Laura Lynn Banner Sponsor

Samantha the show looked just beautiful!!!  Wonderful job  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:

Marie_ Kiprie Bears
Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 2,735

Thanks Samantha  !!!
      what a wonderful show !!!!!!!!! Your table is fantastic !!!  bear_wub

RaggyRat The RaggyRat Company
Posts: 1,214

samantha - you did AMAZING
wow looks like you have been organising events for years

i am sooo sorry that with having a tiny baby and feeding her i had to say no to this event
please please please can i come next year ???
bounce bounce !

cat xxx

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