How cool is this. One of the ladies at the SWARM writes press releases and I jokingly told her I exprected one. Here is what I got. Pretty cool.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lori Brodnax
Cricut© takes center stage at Houston swarm event
Dozens gather for demonstrations, camaraderie, capturing memories
HOUSTON (Sept. 12, 2009) – Twenty seven women from across two states came together today for a 12-hour scrapbooking retreat at the Westador Clubhouse in Houston. The event was hosted by the Cricut Lady Lori Brodnax, who provided demonstrations, food and fun for all while attendees shared best practices for page layouts, Cricut applications and card designs.
“Today’s Cricut swarm was so inspiring,” said Danielle Percy from Austin. “I learned several innovative techniques that are bringing a whole new level of creativity to my projects.”
Demonstrations included methods for using gel pins in the Cricut, application of heat bond on fabrics for making boxes and purse bags, shrinkie-dink jewelry creation and Design Studio tutorials for constructing advanced embellishments.
The relaxed atmosphere combined with plenty of pictures and paper to go around led all participants to agree that the event was a success worth repeating on an annual basis.
“I’d certainly attend this swarm again next year,” said Debbie Field, a new Cricut user. “I learned so much and can’t believe how many pages I was able to finish today!”
The Cricuit Lady is already planning her next event, which will likely be a two-day retreat in Round Top, Texas, in the spring.