Monday, June 28, 2010


What a fun, exciting, and exhausting day Saturday was. This was our best 'Palooza ever! It ended up being a sold out event with 250 scrapbookers attending. And I have to say, the ones that attended had to be one of the best groups we've had. I'm still shocked that when a brief storm hit and our power went out for a few minutes not one single person complained. In the dark you could hear everyone still scrapbooking.

My demos went great...

although being on the stage was a new location for doing them. They had these lights that they would turn on when it was demo time that were like instant saunas. I was cooking under those things! I think I might have actually rushed through them a little faster than usual for fear that I was going to melt in front of everyone.

I explained in three different demos how to use Memory Thread, Shimmerz, Perfect Pearls, and sketches. My 'Palooza sketch demo is actually where Sketch Week came from. It's like Sketch Week live.

Our onsite store was the biggest we've ever had.

I think Mom said we had almost 60 new paper collections.

That's a lot of paper!

Nikki Sivils and her local design team were in charge of the free mini-classes all day.

They made cards, treat bags, flowers...such cute stuff. Everyone really loved them.

If you haven't been to a 'Palooza yet I would recommend marking your calendars for the next one on Saturday, September 25.

Random news:

• Be sure to check back on Wednesday. I'm adding a new monthly feature on my blog. :)

• Sketch Week is almost here! I'm working this week on getting the layouts done and the sketch is one of my absolute favorites. I'm so excited for you all to see it.

• CHA is only a few weeks away! We've got lots to do to get ready but are so excited to show everyone our new look (inside and out)!

Happy Monday! :)


Scrapthat said...

All that paper looks DELISH!
Can't wait for Sketch week and now I'm intrigued for the new feature on your blog...

Amy from KC said...

Wow, it looks like a really great event. I'm glad it was a success. I'm intrigued by the new monthly feature tease. I'm sure it will be fabulous. Woo hoo sketch week!

OBTW, that store looks like it took a loooong time and a looooot of effort to set up/tear down. Wow.

dawn said...

Wow you ladies go all out for your fans don't you. I wish so badly that I could be there and see all that beautiful paper and see your much fun I'm sure. Hope you got some sleep yesterday.

Ok now you have me excited for Wednesday good thing it's only two days away I will be checking first thing and all day. Can't wait for sketch week and excited to see what sketch it is. Is the sketch your using in your new sketchbook again or an older one. I just did two more pages this weekend with your sketches.

Happy Monday!!

Kel said...

Can't wait til Wednesday!! There's some seriously YUMMY paper on that table in the photo!

Tasha said...

That's it I have to check my calendar, you might be several hours away but I NEED to go to a 'Palooza!
Looking forward to sketch week of course, and Wednesday!

CodyandTraci said...

congratulations, now go take a well deserved nap!

AmyInKy said...

Man, I wish I lived closer! :)

Luv2talk said...

Looks like a TON OF FUN! Love all the cool paper.

Looking forward to SKETCH WEEK! LOL