Thursday, June 30, 2011

My SENZ adventure

I'm just back this week from SENZ (Scrapbooking Expo NZ) in Auckland. It was a full on five days, delayed by one day due to the Chilean ash cloud and flights were cancelled. After a very expensive change of airlines (Air NZ were flying at a lower altitude to avoid the cloud) we finally arrived the next day. The stock had dramas on the way too and the train was derailed - everything arrived two hours before the expo opened to the public so it was utter chaos. Artfull Crafts not only had a fully stocked shop there, but we also ran eight classes. Melissa, Al and Christina from Kaisercraft in Australia were heaps of fun. They tutored some of the classes and helped promote their brand on the stall. Here is a photo of the Kaiser girls and our staff at the end of the event:

And of course, Liz never does things by halves so she thought she would would plan a bit of entertainment in the classes! Here we are doing a parody of Abba's Dancing Queen in the 'Makeup Madness' class. Oh boy, the things you do to keep a job......

We had great feedback from all our customers - it was fantastic to meet everyone from all over the country! What was a really great idea of Liz's was to have samples of the projects and papers made up. All the design team and staff helped out doing this over the weeks before SENZ, and the creations set the products to fly off the shelves. I've shown a few on the blog already. Here is the last one I did with the Kaisercraft butterfly album. The papers are Gabrielle from Bo Bunny (these are my favourite ones so far for this year) The photos are from Louisa's Year 8 Leavers Dinner.


  1. LOVE this album Diana - it's even more beautiful in real life!

  2. Great to have you with us at SENZ! I have the full video recording of us performing too! Fun. Lovely album and other projects too :-)