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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cricut Camp

Tammy and I hosted a three day Cricut Camp with 4 different classes offered each of the three days. What a successful event! We can't wait for our August Cricut Camp.

Since we offered three full days of classes we (Tammy, Myrel and I) decided to stay at the hotel for the three days to get some work done. Okay, and to have some fun too! Not only did we have a blast hanging out together, we worked on our blogs, made plans for our CHA trip next month, placed some new merchandise orders, finished some projects, brain stormed on the vendor fair we are having next month, stayed up late, drank some wine and hit the jacuzzi for some much needed relaxation. WOW - what a busy three days!

Life is a Beach Retreat

Tammy and I hosted a retreat this weekend. The theme was Life is a Beach. We had some great classes, great give aways and a great group of ladies. Thanks ladies!

Great American Scrapbook Convention

Tammy, Myrel and I met at the Arlington Convention Center early afternoon and checked into the hotel before heading over to the show. Myrel is working for The Scrap Rack over the next couple of days and was kind enough to invite Tammy and I to stay with her for the night. THANKS Myrel! We had a blast hanging together and shopping all day. So much to see and buy!!!

OMGypsy! Did I mention that after the show we had dinner with Tim Holtz??? Okay... well, not so much with him, but at the same restaurant and at the table next to his. We did however have a great and fun time with him and his group. Tammy tried to sneak a picture of me with Tim sitting just behind me, but Tim went and ruined it by giving a big-ole wave just as she took the picture - lol! There was a lot of interaction between our table and theirs. At one point, Ted (one of Tim's crew) came over and sat to chat with us. Before leaving Tim was gracious enough to strike a pose with us.

What a great ending to a great day!!!

Walk in My Garden National Scrapbook Retreat

What a great weekend! Tammy and I hosted our Annual National Scrapbook Retreat. The theme was Walk in My Garden. We had a garden hat contest, great door prizes, lots of classes, a midnight jacuzzi party and a great vendor - thanks Jodi! It was a lot of fun! And big thank you to all the wonderful ladies who joined us...

Provocraft Demo Army - Chicago Training

4/23/10 - Friday
OMGypsy, what a fun day! I flew to Chicago with BFF Tammy and gal-pal Myrel. After grabbing our bags, we walked through the terminal and arrived at our hotel... YEP, that's right we never left the airport. lol

The ASM meet-and-greet that night was great! We went around to different 'stations' where we received out polo shirt, name tag, training manual and Gypsy... YEP, you heard me right - Gypsy. Afterward, we had gourmet pizza and salad. YUMMY!

04/24/10 - Saturday
Training started bright and early the next day. We were given a little back ground on ASM and Provocraft. We met some really great people - a big shout out to Virginia, Becky and David with ASM and Christy, Tonia and Ryan with Provocraft. We were trained on all the Provocraft machines; focusing on the Expression, Gypsy and Cake.

04/25/10 - Sunday
After another full day of training, ASM treated us to dinner at Gino's East of Chicago pizzeria. Gino's was a really cool restaurant with really good food and other than my run in with the restaurants pet wasp, we had a great time! Yes, you heard me right... wasp. Not five minutes after sitting down to eat I was stung by a wasp that had been hanging out under our table. Lucky I was not allergic! On the bright side, I received a free adult beverage to numb the pain. :-)

It was so funny too... we had found a booth off on it's own and with everyone coming by to check on me after being stung by the wasp, one of the gals made a comment that we looked like the mafia sitting there - the Cricut Mafia that is, Texas chapter. LOL

04/26/10 - Monday
It's our last day of training. After getting up and checking out, we headed off for our last few hours of training. We have received so much great info over the past couple of days. We were treated like royalty, the accommodations were great, the food was great and the company was great.

What a great opportunity! THANKS Provocraft and ASM!!!