So, for a while now, we’ve wanted to take some of the goodness that goes on behind-the-scenes at BPC (in private classrooms) and make it public, or forward-facing. We’ve also wanted to figure out how to better work with the amazing companies/manufacturers in the photography, paper-crafting and scrapbooking industries …
A Pajama Party does both and I’m thrilled that we have a new excuse to connect, create, chat and play at Big Picture Classes. Yay!
Last fall, we sat down with the marketing team at Close To My Heart. We talk about fewer magazines and the fact that we have this awesome community at BPC. We talked about the opportunity to provide high-quality exposure for CTMH consultants and products. Mostly we tried to listen to them and learn. For years I’ve participated in events, where I’ve asked several companies to donate individual papers and products for a particular kit or project. For example, I might request a few sheets of paper from one company and letter stickers and embellishments from two additional companies thinking that I’m spreading the exposure around and that is a good thing. Turns out, companies would really love YOU to see more of their product lines and not only that, they would love to teach/share an entire project, so that YOU can see how their products are designed to be used (together) and how their products are designed to fulfill a larger company vision. Anyway, it was all very good, interesting insight.
Long story short, we talked and brainstormed for a couple of months and came up with the idea of a mostly-live video broadcast produced by BPC in partnership with just ONE company! Ideally, we would produce these Pajama Party broadcasts once a month, but we’re trying to be realistic with our resources and decided that once every other month would be enough through 2013. Naturally, if the response is good (which we think it will be) and other companies also see the value in this kind of partnership, then we’ll adjust resources and make it happen more often.
Here’s how you can help …
1. Register for our first-ever party this coming Thursday, May 30th at 6:00pm (pacific time)
2. Register as early as possible, so that you can participate fully, by making the very cute CTMH project. See below for more details on that!
3. Invite a friend, sister, mother, aunt, 2nd cousin to join in as well.
4. Give us honest feedback.
5. Spread the word. Email your favorite companies and tell them YOU want to see them at a Pajama Party!
Ok, check it out …
This is the super-cute project I created with the CTMH Kraft Tube and their Chantilly paper packet.
And, this is what goes inside.
I’m loving having a little girl to craft for and with. This is our People We Love tube and it will be filled with pictures of our immediate and extended family and friends. Addie is so into talking about people. She wants me to spell their names and then we talk about where they live, and when we will be seeing them again, etc.. We have two family reunions this summer, so I’m eager to find and prepare circle photos for aunts, uncles and cousins. There is plenty of room inside. I simply punched these photos with a 2 1/2 circle punch and then mounted them on circle-punches pieces of chipboard. I back each piece with white cardstock, so that Addie can write their names on the back!
The whole thing came together in less than an hour and I’m LOVING the wooden “Trinkets” too (birds, flowers, butterflies.) I had to send this tube down to Utah, so that Wendy and Angie can share it during the broadcast and Addie would NOT let go. Clearly, she likes it!
Anyway, just wanted to give you a sneak peek. Hopefully, you’ll be watching next Thursday night!
p.s. If you’re busy Thursday, you can register and enjoy the archived FUN at your convenience.