Wow! What a BIG day! We hit a record number of vendors today scooping up all the latest and greatest in the scrapbooking world. I'm far too tired to write much about our day, but I'll give you some highlights :)
First, let me tell you about some trends that we are seeing in the industry. Lots of glitter. (Glitter paper, glitter stickers, glitter rub-ons.) Buttons. Turquoise and brown. (I know that color combo was big a few years ago, but it seems to have resurfaced!) Acrylic stamps. Felt. Chipboard books. Acrylic books. Ok...enough about trends.
More importantly, quess who met Tim Holtz today!?!? Hooray us! I've posted a picture above for those who have a crush on him - yes, Dawn, this one's for you! Very nice and very straight teeth. Not sure why I noticed that, but I digress...
Lots of new paper (including guitar patterns for Sharon and Debbie!)...silver, white, brown, blue, pink, and red binder wires for the Zutter...acrylic stamps...new flock colors...albums...new Bazzill In Stitch'z, Bling and paper flowers...the Big Bite...overlays...chipboard...brads...and more and more and more! Today was a big buying day and my mind is swirling with all the new items. My brain is starting to hurt :)
Thank goodness we were able to get out tonight and have a little fun. We were invited by QuicKutz to a dinner in Downtown Disney! Each sales rep invited their top two accounts. Thanks to our loyal customers, Beach Scrapbooks is a top account!! And, have we got stories to tell!! The guys from QuicKutz are incredibly nice and offered up some insight as to what's coming over the next few months. Let's just say it's VERY EXCITING! Two words of advice...QuicKutz Club and 12" plate for the Revolution. Okay, that was more than two words, but you catch my drift. The picture above is of Janice, Eric Adams (president of QuicKutz), me and Kris (our incredible and strikingly handsome sales rep)!
On to the secret code word of the day. Let's see...since we just came back from a great dinner, the code word is YUMMY. Tell whoever is working on Tuesday YUMMY and receive 30% off any COOKBOOKIN' products. This would include most of the food themed papers, stickers album kits and recipe cards. You know the fine print...this cannot be used with any other discounts and is for Tuesday only. Blah, blah, blah...
From the opposite side of the states...Good Night!