Saturday 26 March 2011

Yooo Hoooo

Wow, where has the year gone already? Is it flying for you too??

January and February was spent developing, designing and finalising the details for the many many new products we had to get ready for the UK Craft Trade show that we, in the Craft Sector all call 'Stitches' (that's the place where all the shops we supply come to find out what is new for the year ahead).
Here is what our tradeshow stand looked like, and a quickie tour of some of the new stuff we have developed for 2011.

So, if you don't want to watch the video, we have
Just a few days after the show, LB Lin and I hosted a special ArtsyCrafts event with Tim Holtz as a guest tutor. What a blast that was! Would love to show you photos, but silly me just lost her Iphone 2 days ago, but I am sure you have all seen a zillion photos on a zillion other blogs already...I am the tail end charlie in blog land these days! Suffice to say we all had a wonderful 2 days, and the whole event ran super smoothly.

Since then, the elves and staff at PA HQ have been working crazy hours to bring all our new products to market as soon as possible. Last week we installed a whole new bottling system after deciding the first system was too slow, and we moved to a new labelling system paints will be shipping from mid April, but you can pre-order online now.
 These last few days we have been exhibiting at the NEC HobbyCrafts show. It's the last day of the show tomorrow, and we are on stand F01 which isn't too far from the main entrance, so hope to see you there if you can make it.
 Come by and see Leandra demo the new paints, dies, metal card and more!
We only have Monday and Tuesday back at PA HQ to quickly re-price all our stock into Euro prices, then on Wednesday we are off to Paris!! it's not a holiday, we are off to exhibit at Version Scrap. A gorgeous scrapbooking show that i have been at for the last 4 years. This time my partner in crime, LB Lin is coming to demo on our stand for us, and I will be teaching a class, and we will have a Make and takes going all show long too. StampSally will also be helping us out, and Dounia who I met last year will be there to help too. I am really looking forward to it.
So PaperArtsy HQ in the UK is closed until April 5th, so don't expect us to ship out orders until after that date if you have placed one online! We will be working through them as soon as we can on our return.
Nice to catch up with you all, enjoy the rest of your weekend!