Today. Is. Friday.
(that’s a wonderful thing, isn’t it?!)
And … it’s kick off day of the 2012 London Olympic Games! Do you plan on watching? I know I do … I love watching most all the sports events! Anywho. This week was the team’s first full week back at the office post-CHA. I like to call this week the “calm before the storm” as we are entering and taking orders, mailing catalogs, etc. etc. and preparing to begin shipping very soon (the week of August 6th to be exact!) Lucky for you I had the chance to export the pictures from my camera and share a CHA Recap with you!
Here she is in her glory; the new Bella Blvd booth, the morning the show opened. The customers loved the bright & clean look, and were so happy to say the same amount of project inspiration inside.
I think this (personally) was my favorite feature of the new booth: the porch posts strung with jute displayed twenty-four (12x12) layout ideas, clipped back-to-back. I love showcasing all the talent and creativity and inspiring customers. At the same time, this half-wall was very airy and didn’t feel too cluttered.
And this was my team for the show. We have spent four years together working hard, preparing and planning and have become quite the efficient team (at least I like to think so!)
The new products adorned the walls, this time in different formats than before. The Birthday Boy products were cut into 6x12” strips (see photo below) and clothes-pinned to the wall.
The layouts and projects were a hit, as always, the Bella DT gets so many compliments throughout the show … it is wonderful to hear!
And the Birthday Girl and Thankful collections were displayed on a shelf, trimmed to various sizes and mounted for easy pick-up.
The displays came together really well.
We also had more altered projects than ever before including mini albums, home décor, paper pinwheels and party ideas too.
And, as always it’s wonderful meeting Design Team members in person, chatting and getting to know them. This time around Kathy Martin stopped in to introduce herself and check out her beautiful cards and pinwheels in the booth.
And last, but of course not least, it’s WONDERFUL seeing all of our Bella fans and loyal customers. Some that are so very loyal we can hardly forget, including Sharon Kilma from Buffalo Stamps & Scraps and her husband that we’ve mentioned here before, Mark, of whom comes to our booth every-day-to-be-the-first-in-line for the make-n-takes! This time we learned Sharon & Mark’s favorite k9 companion is sick, and Mark stayed home with him. We thought we’d cheer him up by saying hi ... We definitely did miss you Mark, and hope to see you at CHA Winter in January!
To everyone that stopped by, thank you for spending the time and money it took to attend the show. We love your enthusiasm and are grateful for your business. For those of you that didn’t make it to Chicago and would like a catalog please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for celebrating our fourth birthday with us!