CHA Day 2 - AKA "Up Close and Personal with Tim Holtz!"

You know how when you hand your camera to someone else to take a photo, they usually take such a far away photo?  Well, not today!!  Crystal and I were trying to do a real quick Tim Holtz photo (I'm sure the man gets tired of this!!) but I forgot to "unzoom" my lens first and this was our first attempt.  Crystal, knowing how picky I am about my photos and knowing that this was an important one (Tim and Ranger are sponsoring our Crop and Cruise!!!), she insisted she try again and backed up all the way to the wall this time!

I'm surprised he still had a genuine smile through it all... he was awful nice and patient with us as we frantically attempted to capture the moment at the water cooler!  Can't say the same about Heidi Swapp, however...
Now Heidi had some AMAZING products that I have put on my short list of favourites (I'm trying to come up with my  top 10 BEST OF SHOW), but at the end of her presentation when asked about shipping to Canada, her reply was "Move your store to the States and we'll ship for free."

Well... needless to say, that did not go over well with those from north of the border who struggle with this issue constantly!  Fortunately a rep from Advantus was being uber nice and personally offering to help us figure out a special for us Canadians.
Meanwhile, we were HUGELY impressed with the amazing Little Yellow Bicycle both in quantity of goodies they gave us and in their presentation!  I LOVE smart companies!!!  I'm so going to check out their full booth and take some photos and video!
And another favourite of the day was Bo Bunny!!  They were so fun (everyone got party hats, energetic and we got to play some fun games to win extra goodies!  Here is Christy and I dancing for free stuff!!  Those who know me know that I must be pretty desperate if I'm willing to dance in public!Anyways, that is enough for today even though there was much more!  Another great day with great friends and great companies!!

9 comments:

Kitchen Utensil said...

Allison can you pass along a little "go Christy, go Christy" for her dance moves! Looks like you girls are having a blast! Enjoy!

Kimberly said...

Go girls, go girls, it's your birthday.... (you have to be singing the song in my head that I am singing....) nice "churn the butter" btw

Kimberly said...

and tim is a hottie boom ba lottie.

Jennifer R said...

Oh my gosh, what great photos although you looked like it was quite painful to do the dancing, but hey, free stuff,you go girl!!LOL
The Little Yellow Bicycle line and Bo Bunny looks awesome.
Please do your best to influence Crystal!!
Thanks for taking the time to post and keep us cold Canadians in the loop!

Laura said...

I'm so sorry about your photo op!!! that just sucks...
looks like you are having a blast, i am thrilled and can't wait to read more about it!!

Laura said...

nominated you for a blog award, come see when you have time

Anonymous said...

wow, I do not hear nice things about Heidi Swapp and since she's living out of the US you'd think she would be a little more sympathetic. good thing her company stepped up.

Diane said...

I am so glad you chose to talk about Little Yellow Bicycle! They're one of my new favourite brands after their generosity at Provo CKU 2008! Their people are warm and friendly and they just went crazy with the giveaways!

Anonymous said...

That certainly will make me think twice about buying any more Heidi Swapp products!