The week between the Novi (Detroit) show and the Cincinnati show is the busiest week of the year in our store. Customers coming in early, vendors doing the same (for many, it just doesn’t make sense to go home and then head back to our area three days later). So our store is hopping – and every day is a lot like today has been . . .
Today, Lisa and Nader from Local King Rubber Stamp came in to spend the day.
They taught two classes and held a trunk show in the store. I got there just as the first class was winding down – I had to pay attention where I was going so I didn’t bump into someone with an armload of goodies . . .
Meanwhile, Libby Friel was holding court in the front corner of the store – her “Think Outside the Box” demos are always a hit during The Stamping Gala – and there will be one every day through Saturday.
The front door was filled with all kinds of signs – some with the specials of the day, the free make & takes, and such – and others with upcoming events that I didn’t know about yet.
I learned today that on Sunday after the show there will be a bit of a “mini-convention” at Marco’s, with appearances complete with trunk shows from Anthony’s Paper Craft, Stamps by Judith & Heather, DRS Designs, and Stampland. On Saturday, the show ends at 5:00 but our store is open until 7:00 – and on Sunday the store is open from 10:00-5:00. So you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make a full convention weekend of it.
Here’s something else new in the store – we brought back a whole display of Our Daily Bread dies and paper packs from the Novi show – some of them will only be around for a limited time.
I know this is completely unfair to those of you in the hinterlands who can’t get here this week – but most of the time, the posts on this blog are of happenings from around the country that the locals don’t get to experience. And it’s not too late to gather a carload and start traveling!