The cool-iest paper just came in from Flair for Valentine's Day...so retro, so much fun! Coordinating embellishments came in as well from a multitude of suppliers; you'll have to see them to believe them!
Having the CHA convention practically in our own backyard made the entire show experience so easy. On Saturday, we were invited by The Scrapbook Retailer Magazine to speak, as industry leaders, to the room filled with store owners and would-be retailers. We met some lovely fellow purveyors from all over the United States, Europe and Australia.
Sunday was a whirlwind, as Teresa McFayden continued her weekend of workshops here at the store. Lucky student Cheryl Simpson's name was drawn for the monster-prize. Mary, Suzi & Tanja left for the convention at three, leaving our Pauline to finish the day.
We stayed at the Annabella Hotel in Anaheim; Mary booked a concierge suite with king sized beds, down comforters & pillows...ooh, the luxury of it all! We changed into the custom shirts Mary had designed for our group to wear: "Martha Stewart Groupie" (in Martha's special font) on the front, "It's a good thing" on the butt! We caused quite a commotion with those shirts; at least thirty attendees asked to take our pictures (including some Omni Media staffers!) As usual, we were first in line to get in, and Mary & Tanja were quick enough to get front row,
dead center seats. Shop regulars Susan and Suzanne met up with us just in time for Martha's keynote speech. Martha was making eye contact with us throughout her address...we just love her!
After the speech, we headed back to the hotel for a quick change. We had been invited to a very special intimate dinner party at the home of Eileen Paulin. We had a great time making chit chat with notables such as Sandi Genovese, Marion Ballogg, Susan Rios, and Kaari Meng (French General.)
Monday hit us with a bang; the excitement of shopping for the store was palpable. Holly Dye & Norman P. Dixon met up with us at "Tiffy's Cafe" for a quick breakfast, then we headed to the show. Mary was in her full glory, efficiently and effectively selecting the best-of-the-best from the halls that were filled with exciting new products. Tens of thousands of dollars were committed to bring you the most amazing, Sweetpeas and Snapshots-style merchandise that we could find. We know you will be thrilled.
Our event was thrilling; so many friends, old and new, came to share our special evening. New friends from Saturday's seminar drove all the way from Anaheim (1 1/2 hours!) to have a Sweetpeas and Snapshots experience. Congratulations to winners Raquel, Sabrina and Heather, who won the 3rd, 2nd, and 1st prizes respectfully. The girls at Junkitz are just lovely; we're anxious to have all the new product they've introduced at CHA arrived to share with you all.
Teresa is looking forward to coming back to Sweetpeas and Snapshots to teach this amazing Recipe Book (you've asked, she's answered!)...check our calendar for her upcoming dates!
Get a free raffle ticket with each $10. purchase throughout this weekend!
Come to our open house Monday night to meet Teresa & Stacy, and see all the cool new products in action from Junkitz!
You'll especially love the Red Glitterz: new sparkly alphabets created by Teresa Collins; now in stock! (Unlike many of the glittery alphabets out there, this line's glitter does not get all over everything.)
No reservations needed...all are welcome! Join us in the celebration...
Longtime scrapbook enthusiastic & current T.V. "Apprentice" Heidi Androl paid a visit to us today, stocking up on some supplies to commemorate a recent safari vacation. We can't wait to see what she does with her layouts!
This Saturday and Sunday, all those participating in the Teresa McFaydenworkshops will have the opportunity to win a giant Studio Pink Collection Crop in Style enormo-tote!
Now, we know it looks like it is full of scissors & paint, but it's NOT.
It is actually overly-filled with just about every imaginable product from Autumn Leaves!!! Foof-heaven: sets of acrylic stamps (and a big acrylic block,) a ton of 12x12 papers, assorted brads, rub-ons, buttons, stickers; everything we could think of. It's just crazy-good! This is the biggest prize we've ever offered, thanks to our friends at Westrim Crafts. Winner need not be present to win; if you're in a Saturday class, the drawing will be Sunday, 1/28, at the end of the workshop! Taking all three workshops? That's three chances to win! We have some space left in all three of Teresa's workshops, so call asap to snatch up one of the remaining spots (space is limited.)
Crown of the Town, led by guest artist extraordinaire Teresa McFayden, of Foofala note, will be presented on Saturday, January 27th from 10am-1pm! Check out the details on the right of this blog page...
Technique time...this Sunday, January 21st...we're offering a two-page Anna Griffin workshop lead by Mr. Norman P. Dixon. Learn the secrets of the faux-bow, the mysterious layers of Griffin, and laugh the afternoon away!
We just unpacked a major shipment of these highly detailed stickers; Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day, Easter, and other holidays are represented along with more everyday type visuals. While supplies last...(but don't worry, we can always get more!)