Chip Wade…Oh, and I’m a Haven Maven!


Who is the most innovative team in the country? Uh, this guy and his team on HGTV’s Elbow Room! Why yes, yes that is me with Chip Wade and Cristi Holcombe! Well, what do you think, wouldn’t I make the perfect addition to the team? *heh heh* Oh come on, I’m creative…

So if you were wondering where I disappeared to this past weekend, now you know, it was clearly to stalk Chip Wade and some awesome bloggers at a fantastic blog conference called Haven! Just kidding, I’d probably make the worst stalker ever since I couldn’t find half my bloggy friends in the Haven masses. Hey, you know what is really awkward? Not being able to recognize anyone from their thumbnail (or being unrecognizable from mine!)…*chortle* well confession is good for the soul.

{Awesome bloggy friend Rachel @ Maison De Pax, and her sweet beautiful kissable baby! }
{Julia @ Cuckoo 4 Design, one of my 3 car-mates. Eeep, I rented a car and drove us! And yes we made a couple U-turns…woops, such forgiving car mates! lol!}
 
{ My other two forgiving (and fun!) car mates: Ashley @ Domestic Imperfection, & Lauren @ Mom Home Guide }


I did meet and greet with quite a few bloggers I did not know before, and attended a bunch of great classes to help me bring my blog best for you, my fantastic readers!
Side note for my blogging readers, Dan R. Morris… yes… just do it. Look at the link. Can you say val.u.able? 

{ My totally rock’in roomates: Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY, & Melissa @ A Prudent Life }
Well, I won’t bore you with all the details. It was a crazy busy weekend for me, but I’m baaaaack!
Oh, I almost forgot that I promised you more than a sneak peak at the business cards I designed to hand out at the conference…so here they are:

Well? What do you think? Are you looking at this thinking “THAT is a business card? What’s happening right now.” *wink & a chuckle*
Let me explain, being newer I wanted to make a splash right at the outset. It was important to leave bloggers and brands enough information to pique their interest right from the moment they received my card. I dreamt up this combination business card & portfolio (media kit) in one. It is a small accordion foldout with the business card tucked in the front. In the picture above you see it folded up, then what it looks like unfolded on the inside and the outside.

This is great for any business not just the business of blogging, so next week I’ll be sharing all the details on how to create these little gold mines, and all the important elements to make it effective! (plus a few nuggets I learned at Haven to make it even better!) 
 
Ciao my lovelies!

13 Comments on Chip Wade…Oh, and I’m a Haven Maven!

  1. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    July 16, 2014 at 6:16 pm (3 years ago)

    i was so glad that julia introduced us- love your blog and style and i loved your biz cards! it was so great to meet you!

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    • Ursula Carmona
      July 16, 2014 at 8:21 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Cassie, It was lovely to meet you too! I will definitely be following along.

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  2. Julia Konya
    July 16, 2014 at 8:00 am (3 years ago)

    Thanks so so much for the ride again and I really enjoyed talking to you. You are one of a few people I had the chance to talk to for a longer time. Everything was over in a flash!

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    • Ursula Carmona
      July 16, 2014 at 10:20 am (3 years ago)

      Lol! Yeah I think I probably spent the most time talking with you too. 😀 Well, at least we got that opportunity! Had a great time with you! 😉

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  3. Sarah Fogle
    July 16, 2014 at 12:48 am (3 years ago)

    It was so great meeting you in person at Haven, Ursula! And thank you for making me feel special on your card! Glad you had such a good time!

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    • Ursula Carmona
      July 16, 2014 at 7:51 am (3 years ago)

      Likewise Sarah! 😉 Hopefully it won’t be the last time.

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  4. MomHomeGuide.com
    July 15, 2014 at 11:52 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi! It was wonderful meeting you and sharing a car ride to Haven and lunch together! Wish we could have spent more time together at Haven! I hope all went well with the rest of your trip! I shared the pic of me and Ashley on my blog, too!

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    • Ursula Carmona
      July 16, 2014 at 7:52 am (3 years ago)

      My pleasure Lauren! I had fun driving together! 😉

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  5. [email protected] Beneath My Heart
    July 14, 2014 at 10:09 pm (3 years ago)

    It was so nice to meet you at Haven!! I’m glad you had a fun time. Thank you for the special treat you sent to the Haven team! You are so sweet!!
    xoxo
    Traci

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    • Ursula Carmona
      July 15, 2014 at 6:35 am (3 years ago)

      Likewise Traci!
      Aw, it was my pleasure…you ladies work so hard on behalf of bloggers, it was the least I could do. 😉

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  6. monkey
    July 14, 2014 at 3:26 pm (3 years ago)

    i am not sure what brands mean but i hope they took notice of you xx

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    • Ursula Carmona
      July 16, 2014 at 7:54 am (3 years ago)

      Aw, thank you! I hope so too. lol!

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  7. [email protected] Live Pretty on a Penny
    July 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm (3 years ago)

    It was wonderful meeting you at Haven and your card was perfect!! It was everything a blogger needed to give to brands, without taking up a bunch of space. I hope that you had an uneventful trip back!

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