•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Scrap-a-Palooza time, that is.
Just as the last little bit of pain left over from our move at Scrapbook Generation is gone we're doing it all over again. Pretty much, anyway. At 'Palooza we have a fully stocked store including the bajillions of products that mom ordered to debut at the event. (What you're seeing below is a very small portion of the on site store.)
It really is like moving all over again. Except this time we get to move it one day, and then move it back the next. This week, the week before 'Palooza, is what I like to call crazy week. Anyone who ever thought that putting together an event like this is easy, well, to put in nicely, is insane.
Yesterday, Karin, Mom, and Stacey were in 'Palooza mode and entering our shopping addict's loot into our computer system.
I've opted to stay away from this part largly because it's all new product and I'm easily distract by shiny things and pretty paper. I'm kidding, kind of. I spend my time this week getting my classes together, preparing the demos, and working on the free class for all 280 people.
For the demos and the free class I teach them in front of a video camera while everyone watches on the huge screen.
I still remember when Mom volunteered me to do this for the first 'Palooza. "Oh yeah. I forgot to tell you. You're going to teach demos on a big screen in front of all 250 people." I was terrified. Now I feel like I've got the hang of it and don't even get nervous for it. Crazy, considering I can be incredibly shy. A couple of 'Paloozas ago an old high school friend was there and told me, "I never in a million years would imagine that you would get up in front of that many people." Me too. If you have never tried public speaking I encourage you to do it. What a rush! I'm not an adrenaline junkie by any means and we're not talking sky diving but it sure does make the heart pump.
'Palooza really is a fun event for us at SG. It's been exciting to watch it grow each time and see it turn into the awesome event that it is. Even if I'm so tired right now I'm not sure what day of the week it is, I'm looking forward to it.