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!