Sunday, February 10, 2008

First day of CHA

Whew! What a day! Where do I begin? Let's start at 4:45 this morning. I woke up with a killer sinus pain shooting across my face...arg...I think I'm getting a sinus infection. But, you don't want to hear about that! On to the good stuff.

Let me tell you about Basic Grey. You have to get to their booth early in order to get a number. This number guarantees your shipping order. You can go back to the booth anytime during the show to place your order, but the lower the number, the better your shipping order. We'll keep ours a secret for now, but let's just say we got a good number :) A store owner from Oregon and I ran the 600 yard dash in about 35 seconds. (This means we'll be one of the first to receive ALL their new lines!! It also means I nearly died.) They had some very cool papers, rub-ons, buttons, stickers, stamps, fibers and brads. And, not to worry, we stocked up on the new Rub-On Roller Tool. These are amazing...

Next, it was off to QuicKutz to check out their new release. The 12" plate for the Revolution is INCREDIBLE! The borders that it makes are really great - this will be a must have! We are going to start taking orders for it in the next few days, so watch our website. The plates are expected to arrive at the end of March/beginning of April. I have a feeling these are going to sell like hotcakes, so get your order in soon before they get backordered! Oh, and the March release - PIRATES! REVOLUTION PIRATES! Love them!!!

While at QuicKutz, we met the owners of the exclusive Lighthouse and Elephant. Also, we met up with the buyers from Scrapdoodles in Fredericksburg. It was like Cheers...where everybody knows your name! Our mermaid was receiving all kinds of praise today - they all love it :)

Creative Imaginations has an incredible lineup for the spring. Birthday, Disney, pregnancy, travel, pirate, girl, boy, beach, wedding, Coast Guard, Americana, etc...etc...etc...

We spent all afternoon buying all kinds of amazing new papers, embellishments, chipboard books and assorted other fun things :)

Now it is time to get some dinner. We haven't eaten since breakfast - there was just no time to stop.

On to the code of the day. Since we visited QuicKutz today, let's put all Grand Revolution alphabets on sale if you mention the secret code word: ARRG! (Get it, release?!?) I didn't see the pirate release on the QuicKutz website, but it will be soon. Mention it to whoever is working on Monday and get 25% off. Wear an eye patch or a hook and take 30% off. Bring a parrot on your shoulder and you get 40% off. Arrrren't we clever?!? Again, this only applies to Monday and cannot be used with other discounts.


1 comment:

Chris said...

You are a TRIP!! Love ya, girl! Looks like you and Mom are having a TON of fun! Can't wait to buy all the goodies once they start arriving! ;-)