Thursday, March 19, 2015

field trip to american crafts

Last Friday was a super exciting and fun day for me. I had the pleasure of spending most of the day at American Crafts headquarters meeting some wonderful people, catching up with some I've already met, and filming some awesome tutorial videos for the We R Memory Keepers YouTube Channel.

AC headquarters is about an hour drive from my house and probably not the best place for my very energetic 5 year old daughter who's not in school yet, so I dropped her off at my parents house on the way down (which is conveniently located about halfway between my house and headquarters) and headed off on my fun field trip.


(Don't worry...my car wasn't not in motion when I took this photo!) Since we were filming two videos I brought a change of clothes, some cupcakes (for one of the projects which you'll see soon), some of my favorite We R tools, and my We R Crafter's Shoulder Bag. Can't go anywhere crafty without that thing! It's the perfect on-the-go storage option. Seriously.


When I arrived I met up with some We R people I had already met, I met some new AC friends, and then we went down to the studio to get ready for filming. Doesn't it look awesome! Jessica did an amazing job of dressing the set.

I walked in the studio door and sitting right there in front of me with the videographer was...Heidi Swapp. Yes, the Heidi Swapp. We were introduced, and she was super nice and adorable. (And I was a bit star-struck, I'll admit it.) I thought about asking her if I could take a photo with her, and then I thought she'd think that was a little weird and stalker-ish. And then I thought I should just play it cool, and not be a silly star-struck little girl. And then after she left I thought, I really should have asked her to take a photo. Dumb. Anyway...hopefully we'll meet again next time I film some video. =)

We finished our videos, and then I hopped down the freeway an exit and stocked up on some essentials at the AC warehouse sale. Talk about a dream shopping trip! Aisle after aisle looked like this one...


That's a dangerous place, I tell ya! I do have some great product for future projects and blog posts now, so keep checking back. After shopping I went and picked up my sweet girl (who had apparently had so much fun with her grandparents she didn't want to come home) and we headed over to Ikea for another impromptu shopping trip.


We had way too much fun browsing the store displays, we picked up some fun home decor pieces, and then we headed home. The weather was warm and sunny so I took the top down on the GT. And she colored while I drove.


It was a great day, and I'm really happy with what we accomplished in the studio. I can't wait to see what the awesome videographer, Mike, does with our shoot! I'll link you up as soon as the video tutorials are finished and uploaded to YouTube.

3 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Would have loved to have been there!

Jeannine said...

What a fun day!

Lin Murray said...

Thank you for taking us with you on your field trip. It is neat to see what goes on behind the scenes. The AC warehouse looks like a lot of fun!