Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Oh, What a NIGHT!

I had the pleasure to attend the Provo Craft Launch Party earlier this evening. Its nearly midnight and I'm still reeling!

A few weeks ago, it was posted on the Cricut Message Board asking who from the Circle would be able to attend the launch party on July 27. Being a member of the Cricut Circle, I replied that I would love to go. When invitations started showing up last week, I was disappointed that I didn't get one. I thought maybe they did a lottery to choose names, as they did say they had a limited space. But Monday, I did get an invitation! I was very excited to attend.

After taking longer to get to where I needed to go (darn parking garage), I finally arrived and after only a few minutes standing in line, I started talking to other women in the line and met some fellow Message Board Members. After showing my invitation, I entered the room, where there was food and drinks and even spray on tattoos. I got my first tattoo! Probably the only one I'll ever get! I met up with many other wonderful fellow Cricut fans. I met up with Simone who I knew from my local scrapbook store...and found out she no longer works there! And, I also met up with a former co-w0rker! I left my job 11 years ago, and it was fun to see her again.

The presentation began, Jim Thornton talked for a short time and introduced the film of the winners of the "Next Big Thing" contest. It was a very touching film and they were two very deserving winners!

The next part of the presentation was a performance by David Garibaldi. WOW. That's all I could say, the performance left me awestruck! He used paint and music and extravagant movement and brushstrokes and created the most incredible portraits! I know everyone in that room was blown away!

WHen that part was finished, a PC rep (sorry, can't remember the name, I was still reeling from the painting performances!) spoke a short time, telling us about the gift bags and everyone in the room would receive an IMAGINE! I can't believe it! I think it still hasn't sunk in yet! But as I drove home from the hotel, I thought, I need to re-arrange my scrap room and make space for it!

I had an incredible time, and I'm so happy I got to go.

Well, that's my excitement for the month! HAHA. I can't wait to get the Imagine and create all sorts of projects with it to share here!

Have a great day!

Koala-t hugs,



  1. OMG!!! You got the Imagine for free!!! How fortunate are you, and I'm so happy for you that I'm all excited too!!! You've got to tell us what you think of it -- the heck with that -- tell us EVERYTHING about it!!! LOL!

    I've seen David too, and he really is amazing; he leaves you with your mouth hanging open! How he does that and as fast as he creates his paintings to music is just overwhelming, so I know how you felt.

    So glad you had such a great time!!!

  2. How exciting!!! Yeah for you and everyone else in the room. Can't wait to see what you make with it.