28.1.14

Altitude Summit SLC Business Card Round-Up // 2014


Alt Summit business cards are kind of a big deal.  Somehow I collected about a hundred I am guessing based on that fact that I handed out about 120 of my own business cards!  Above are a collection of my very favorites.  My friend Whitney, who was one of my roommates, had I think my most favorite cards.  They were so simple and chic, printed on clear acrylic.  Amazing.
People REALLY go all out on business cards for Alt.  Of all of the conferences I have been to, Alt attendees take creative business cards the most seriously and definitely have enormous amounts of fun with it.  I will be revealing my Alt business cards later this week as I didn't have time to photograph them beofre the conference.  I went with a black and white with gold glitter theme.  As for all of the cards I collected at Alt, I decided to organize all the cards I got by color because, why not?  Check out all of the gorgeous cards I collected below along with links to all of their blogs & websites!



BLACK + WHITE


RED + ORANGE
House of Lucky  //  Ole Originals  //  Go Mighty  //  Sycamore Street  //  Justin Lyon of Yo Gabba Gabba  //  Lamps Plus  //  Dean Street Society  //  Modern Kiddo  //  Leap Design  //  The Road to the Good Life  //  Red Stamp  //  


PINK + PURPLE



BLUE + TURQUOISE


GREEN
Mom it Forward  //  A Thousand Threads - I designed her blog!  //  Inside Out + About  //  Small + Friendly  //  Megan Auman  //  Cloudy Day Gray  //  Freckled Italian  //  Craft Lake City  //  Cricut


YELLOW + GOLD



I saw SO many friends that I made last year at Alt this year and didn't grab their cards.  Maybe I should have just to have those tactile reminders of memories I made at Alt 2014.  Oh well.  I also realized after I took these photos that I forgot a few more business cards.  So here are links to those lovely ladies whose cards were hidden away in my luggage while I shot these images, plus a few links to my dearest friends who were at Alt this year:

28 comments:

Dani Ives said...

Oh, these are great!! And what good inspiration to embellish my own biz cards!

Amy Lynne Hayes said...

Great idea!! I still have the ones I gathered in stacks... waiting to be sorted. Such a fabulous collection of creative minds thought, can't wait to start checking out everyone's work!

Marisa said...

These are so beautiful! I love seeing how people choose to represent themselves on paper. Such creative ladies!

petal and plume said...

WHOA these are beyond beautiful! so diverse and brilliant!
xx
http://petalandplume.blogspot.co.uk/

Patty // House of Lucky said...

so many good ones... thanks for including me!

Eden Hensley Silverstein said...

I love how you arranged the cards. So many beautifully executed concepts. I'm always inspired by the other attendees' cards. Thank you for including me in the round up. Glad our paths crossed again.

Mackenzie Conner said...

Wow, this is so inspirational!! I actually just ordered a small batch of business cards for the first time... Looks like I'n going to have to step up my design skills if I want to compete with any of your friends :)

Mackenzie
www.heybirdfriend.com

Megan Tsang said...

OMG. Thanks for linking me! I still believe you could rock that turban anywhere. You looked great at the mini parties!

sunshineandwhimsy said...

I just found your blog via Jen, of Jen Loves Kev, and I am SO glad I did. I've been browsing through your blog posts for about an hour now and just added you to my Feedly because of course :)

I really wish I had found your blog last year, as my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in February. I know what it's like to be far away from family, and how much it sucks when something like this happens, because they live in New Brunswick, Canada, and I'm living in Beijing right now. Anyway, this care package is a GREAT idea! And although my mom is done with her surgeries, radiation and chemo (she's doing hormone therapy now), I know that most of these things would have been perfect for her. I'm pinning it right now!

Thank you for blogging, because I think yours will be a new favourite!

Laurel Edwards said...

I love your roundup…love how you photographed the cards…i do believe you left with the most cards!!! Thanks so much for including the Sugar Plum Sisters!! It was such a pleasure to meet you..and i am LOVING my midi ring! Thanks again!

Jessica Abbott said...

what a fun round up of business cards - I love this! Yours was one of my faves.

elita w. said...

i'm loving this! all my alt cards are taped in book. (snooze.) this display is way better. so smart and visually interesting. thanks for including inside, out and about!

smallfriendly said...

It was such a pleasure meeting you. And I had such a blast at your party - my favorite by far! Thanks so much for including me in your card roundup.

MJ said...

Beautiful display of them all!! Thank you for the gorgeous ring and silly mug from the Carnival party. Can't imagine how long all these links took to put together... from one blogger to another... thank you for that!! xo, MJ

Bee Eastman said...

When you work alone, you miss seeing all these wonderful displays of business cards. Wish I knew each one. Really unclear what ALT is and who is eligible to attend.

McKenzie Guymon said...

I am seriously sad that I didn't meet you! All I kept hearing was about how amazing YOUR business cards were! I love those rings!

Laicie Heeley said...

Aww I see myself in there, thanks for including me! It was so good to finally meet you in person last week!! :)

Gemma Petherbridge said...

Hi Moorea, Hope you had a good time at Alt 2014. Quick question... I would love to go to one of the events but I live in UK. Do you think it is worth the visit (it sounds like it is) and also what would be the best location/summit to go to (I know they have them in several locations of the US).

Moorea Seal said...

Hi there!
I think that if you have a business, are moderately established and are looking for great connections in business, blogging, and personal inspiration, it could be worth it. But really it's not worth it unless you are prepared to be super outgoing at the event to make those great connections and very driven, before, during, and after to make your business and blogging goals happen.


I wouldn't pay for the flight all the way across the world + the cost of the conference ticket + hotel and more if I didn't have a super serious business reasons for going. that' is for you to decide if the financial investment is worth the connections you make and the knowledge you learn. Honestly, I only went this year because I was provided a ticket to the conference because I hosted a party there. And last year I only was able to go because I was given a ticket by Bing to attend. Going to conferences has to REALLY be worth the financial investment. Often, a lot of the really great conferences cost upwards of $500 to attend. Ack! Add on a $300-$500 roundtrip flight just within the US, Up to $350 a night in the hotel hosting the conference, and then food and more... it's a big investment! The ways I save money are by looking for flight deals ahead of time, sharing a hotel room with a group of friends (this year at Alt, I shared a room with one king sized bed with 4 other friends!) and entering contests to see if I can win an attendance ticket to the event.


Let me know what sort of thing you are looking for in a conference. Are you a small business owner, a graphic designer, a professional blogger, a crafter, a fashion addict? Or are you aspiring to be any of these sorts of things? There definitely are a ton of conference options to attend within the US, but a lot of them have changed over the last few years, increasing the value of some, and really really decreasing the value of others. I've heard from many people that the BlogHer conference is so big now that it's impossible to make those good connections and is a big waste of money. Finding a conference that has about 300-500 attendees is usually the best choice because there are lots of people to meet, but not so many that it's impossible to establish those connections. And finding a conference that focuses on specific topics that suit your needs, from crafting to techie advice to fashion, that's really what makes a conference valuable.


I hope all that honest advice helps! let me know what you are looking to get out of a conference specifically, the types of people you want to meet, the topics you want to learn about and invest in, and all that, and I can probably direct you to a conference that will best suit you and your needs and goals :)

Kelly_A place of my own said...

Have you heard of Blogtacular? It is a new conference in its first year - in May in London. Might be a great place to start - looks like a really inspiring line up of speakers and sessions. I can't wait to go.

Troy Williams said...

I absolutely LOVE how you arranged your Alt business cards. So happy to see my Simply Troy business card in the Blue arrangement. Sending you a big hug and I love your black and gold business card. Anything with a gold sparkle is going to put me in a good mood!!!! LOL LOL LOL www.simplytroy.com

Gemma Petherbridge said...

Hello Moorea

Thank you so much for taking the time to send such a detailed and truthful reply. Sorry I could not get back to you sooner. We own and run a personalised gift company (www.millyscottage.com) and after I sent my first message to you we had a mountain of Valentine’s Day orders to work through.

I am a little on the reserved side, although I don’t to be so I understand what you’re saying about confidence. May ‘Alt for Everyone’ is best for me at the moment?

At the moment I have one blog which I’m about to re-launch and it focuses on what it is like to start-up and run a business from scratch. However I can see we will need to launch a second blog ASAP which is part of the Milly’s Cottage website and focuses on the business.

Therefore I’m looking for events which offer general advice, business advice and business contacts but also as we live out in the sticks a little, some blogging friends in general.

Kelly – I will defiantly get myself on Blogtacular, thank you :)!

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carliecurlee said...

I just want to thank you so much for this post. I recently sent a box to my mother-in-law who is just starting chemo today and she said that she had to recall whether I was in the appointment with her or not that talked about chemo care, because the items in the box were EXACTLY what her doctor suggested. Thank you for helping me provide some care and love to my MIL who lives many states away!!!

Moorea Seal said...

Oh I'm so glad :) I did a lot of research to make sure I was getting my mom everything that she would actually need. And I'm so glad you can give all that thoughtful love to your MIL in turn! Lots of love and best wishes for you both.

carliecurlee said...

Your research is SO appreciated!! Also - love your store! I now have the cutest sunglasses thanks to you! Keep on, you talented lady, you!

afroniquely | shae said...

Whoa! Amazing post round up of some awesome cards. Thanks for sharing!! Inspired to go get my brand spanking new cards :)

Kathy said...

I think the chemo care package is a great idea, I too am going though chemo for 3 years and would of love one sent to me, because everything in that package is what s chemo patient needs. If I
Know anyone going though chemo, I will sent them the package. I am sending prayers to your mom for peace, strength and patience and for God to put his healing hand on her cancer and take it away Amen