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!


Artyjen said...

I've placed my order already for the fresco paints! Can't wait to get them :)
xoxo Sioux

Netrix said...

Love the stand and all the delicious goodies on display speech the fab chalk paints. I neeeeed all of them since using the White one at the brilliant artsycrafts event.
Tfs, Jeanette :)
Netrix_ (twitter)

humel said...

Hello, hello! Lovely to hear from you :-) What lovely lots of news! And what fabbily gorgeous products, yum.... xx

Linda M. Cain said...

Absolutely AMAZING new products!!!
All I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW, and WOW!!!
Loving you videos.

Great work, I know you must be estatic~Congrats to you and Lin!


Helen said...

Stunning tag to end a great post with, wish I could be either at NEC or Paris, but will just have to hold on till Ally Pally to get my fix of paints & stuff! Have got some of the new dies though - about to play right now...once the F1 grand prix is finished.

Sid said...

Lovely stuff Leandra !!

Minxy said...

Have a great show, wish i was coming.. Need me some of those lush paints! Hope LB Lin has some for ally pally!!

Siobhan Brignull said...

nice vid hun, hope the paints will be at Ally Pally with Lin as Im planning to buy some, not there till the sunday this year so make sure they save me some, LOL
good to hear you are so busy dont forget my offer still stands on the admen (ROFL admin) front thought Cheryl says she has got that all sewn up now, LOL

Anonymous said...

You have been and still are very, very busy. But it is always nice to hear from you and see all the lovely new products and the samples you have made. Hope you have a wonderful time on the tradeshow in Paris.

Anonymous said...

I love the new products, they look fabulous! And how lovely to be at the show in Paris - I hope you found your iphone! :)

Lisa said...

Love the beautiful paints, thanks for sharing.