I'm talking with someone just outside my booth when my husband taps my shoulder and says "Um... Nik, Jenni Bowlin just walked in our booth" I turn around and see this adorable petite lady, OMG JENNI BOWLIN IS IN MY BOOTH!!! OMG SHE IS LOOKING AT PRODUCTS!!! So I calmly (NOT) walk over to her and introduce myself and then start crying!!! Yes, that's right I started crying, WOW I have this lady who has been such an inspiration to me for so long here in my booth, it is amazing to me!! In that moment I realized just how far I had come in pursuing my dream!! Jenni Bowlin had always been a designer I admired (still do) and I was thrilled to meet her. (She is soooooo sweet too!!) Jenni told me that she had heard my name more than once and wanted to check it out her self. (She placed an order too, so keep an eye out on website, www.jennibowlin.com) Thanks Jenni!!
Here is another GREAT lady, Jill, from Jillibean Soup!! Jill is as sweet as her papers are! She had three ladies working in her booth with her that were wonderful to me, they fed me and gave me water too. Jill also gave me some of her paper!!! Thanks so much Jill, and thanks everyone who worked in her booth!! You all rock!!
Nancy Nally from Scrapbook Update came by to get all the info on why we started this business and about all my products. My husband thanked her because he has been reading her Scrapbook Updates to learn as much as he can about the scrapbook world. We had a great time chatting about everything CHA!!
Julie McGuffee was recording a segment near our booth then stopped by to say Hi and again I was so honored that she stopped by my booth!! I love her and Beth Madlands show on PBS called Scrapbook Memories!!
This pic is with Susan Dupre, Chartiy Hassel (two of my DT ladies), Jenni Bowlin and me!! CHA has been great for all of us at Nikki Sivils, Scarpbooker LLC, we've had soooo many orders and the feedback was crazy good!! Dan and I are very happy with debuting at CHA and can't wait for the Winter CHA in January 2010!!!
One more thing my make-n-take the little "paper cupcake" was a huge success!!! Many people wanted the instruction so here is the link to the video I used to make them!! I've never met Leah Fung with Scrapbook Etc Magazine, but her VBlog is wonderful and filled with many great ideas!! Here is the link to Leah Fung's VBlog: PAPER CUPCAKES