Where to begin?
How could it be possible to feel this exhausted and this invigorated all at the same time? The show was amazing! I know you all wish you could have been there bumping into Tim, Elsie, Suze, Ali, all the editors, art directors, design team leaders, publishers. They were everywhere you looked. The hot new products, freebie samples, classes and incredible make-n-takes filled the huge show-floor. I wish you could have been there, also!
All I can say is … haunt your LSS until the Grungeboard, Cracklepaint, new paper lines, Tim’s ruler and retractable tools, hit the shelves. Watch for Hambly’s new Christmas Rub-ons and other new releases! Hambly's Allison was so much fun to meet and seemed quite pleased with how we used the "Hambly Yum" that she'd sent for us to use on our Designer Tablescape. Wait ‘til you see the new Mini-Scor-it, and the new and improved Tonic personal trimmer. You best be savin’ your money! And I didn't even mention the "Tattered Angels Shimmer Sprays"...oh my gosh!
The Designer's Showcase was a huge success and has opened many doors for more publications, and more design work. It was such a treat to meet, face to face, people I've been designing for and working with through the internet and over the phone lines. For those of you who contributed to the Make It in Minutes books, you'll be glad to know that they're being reviewed in magazines and maybe on a television broadcast...I'll keep you posted on the details.
Here's a little somethin' somethin' Tim, Candice and I whipped up with some of the new products he developed...lucky us!
Three cheesy gins! Tim begged to have his picture taken with us girls! :)
There were many exciting moments, but one of the best was when I showed the Designer for Cosmo Cricket one of my projects and she flipped out and said, "would you mind if we go show this to Tim?" ...Like I'd say, NO... It was a cool moment for me to have him admiring MY work!
Only 6 1/2 months 'til Winter CHA... I better get started now!