Friday, July 31, 2009

CHA is over...

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!!!

CUPCAKE INSTRUCTIONS...
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

17 comments:

Laura Achilles said...

Congratulations on such an awesome show Nikki! I'm so stinking excited for you and am stoked to design for you! I'm also equally, if not more so, impressed that Dan knew who Jenni Bowlen was AND that he reads Scrapbook Update! Seriously....what an awesome man you have! If you need help in Anaheim....:-)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

How awesome! I love Jenni Bowlin!!
I'm so happy you were successful and thrilled that were going to carry your products too!!!!!!
Have a safe trip back, Lindsey

Nathalie said...

I am so glad that you got to meet one of your heroes! :) and I am SO SO happy for the success you had at CHA!!!

Lydia Siegel said...

Sounds like you and your dh had a blast! Congratulation in all you do. Its always a blessing to see your dreams come true.

The Mosy Scrapper said...

congrats on a wonder CHA debut and many more CHA's to come!

Kendra's photolicious days said...

I totally watch Julie on the PBS show! Wow Nikki! And I saw Bazzill has you on their "Match Makers" list already, to which I have already blogged excitement for you. Way to go! Congatulations on the way huge successful CHA!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How COOL!!!!!!!! JB is just the SWEETEST!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE the photos...and CONGRATS on the SUCCESS! :):):):):):):):):)

Michelle Lanning said...

I am so glad things went so well!! You all have worked so hard - you deserve it Nikki!

deana said...

Sounds like it was just an all-around FANTASTIC experience! So happy for you that your dreams are coming true & that you've been able to meet people who have inspired you along the way! Personally, I'm just excited to be part of your DT!

Have a safe trip back, Nikki & Dan! :-)

Cathy Phillips said...

Nikki, I am so glad your show was such a success!!! I loved every single thing in your booth. Can't wait for the product to arrive in my store. For those of you who have not met Nikki and her hubby, they are so sweet!

Mickey said...

OMG, You've met Jenni! That is to cry for.... I know I would cause I'm a big fan too.
Love your CHA stories and photo's. So happy for you that sales are going so well.
I'm on vacation now, have my scrap suitecase full with your paper and stuff so I will be busy over here in the cabin.
Hugs
Mieke

erin said...

hi nikki,
it's erin from the my little shoebox booth coming over to say hi! it was wonderful meeting you and your husband, and i wish you the BEST of luck! i hope my lss' have picked you up...i know you will continue to do great things!
blessings,
erin yamabe

Jamie the Smarty Pants said...

Your new lines were great. Loved seeing them IRL. Hope the CHA was a good turn out for you. I enjoyed making the cupcake what a fun a cute idea :)

Nikki Sivils said...

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!! I'm blessed that my DT ladies ROCK and that I have such great friends that helped me out in getting ready for CHA!! From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!!!!! -N

chunot76m said...

Great that everything went really well for Nikkis!!! Yahooo...Congrats for all the hardwork...am sure is tiring but worth every minute.

scrappermimi said...

Looks like an absolutely awesome trip for you!

ivette aviles said...

Hi Nikki, this is Ivette the spanish girl that you sat next to at lunch the first day of the CHA super show and we chat a little the next day.
I just wanted to say thanks for been so nice.. your husband too...
Your line of product rock.. and you will be inspiration to others..
Good Luck and will see you around..
Visit my blog sometime.
Allaboutmeandmyscrapbook.blogspot.com

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