Today was the offical first day of the Trade Show at CHA. And tonight was the Provo Craft Gala. All I can say is: OH MY GOSH! I met Joy, Melanie, and Diane IN PERSON today. I speak with each of them on the telephone regularly so meeting in person was awesome. They are exactly like they come across on their blogs - wonderfully warm and humerous.
The Show is amazing. There is so much to see and I have only made it about 1/3 of the way across the floor. SO it is a really, really good thing that I have two more days to go. I did have a photo taken at the Doodlebug booth - because it was soooo adorable.
We all rushed back to the hotel and changed clothes to attend the Provo Craft Gala. And again I must say, OH MY GOSH! The gala was great. Drinks and appetizers while we mingled. And then we went into the Gala.
Provo Craft officially released their new machine, Cricut Imagine. It sounds like a really interesting machine. It can use all of the current cartridge plus a new line that will be made just for the imagine. Cricut teamed with HP to create a machine that prints and cuts. How cool is that?
I was able to get some fun photos. After we arrived at the Gala we were joined by Glenda (from the Cricut MB) as well as Mandy Ferg!!! This is a photo of Diane, Joy and Glenda.
Clockwise from the back left we have Melanie, Mandy, Glenda, Joy, and Diane. We were having so much fun.
And the Custom Crops group - from the left Susan T., Amy Chomas, ???, Maria McGuire, the infamous Donna, Kelly, and Libby. Super sweet women!
Provo Craft hired a fantastic performance artist to entertain us at the Gala. This man was sooo amazing. He danced and painted to the music of his DJ. He could complete a painting in 7.5 minutes. The photos below are from the performance. John Lennon, Martin Luther King, Mick Jagger, and Einstein. I so wanted to take the Lennon and Einstein home with me!
Martin Luther King, Jr
I completely forgot to mention that he also painted the cricut head at the top of this post.
Near the end of the evening, Provo Craft presented anyone with an invitation to the event a gift back that contained a certificate for a free Cricut Imagine machine! We also each recieved a new cartridge, a t-shirt, sunglass.
I had a photo taken with Jinger - above. And below, check out her cool shoes.