Hi Hollowers!

Hope you are all well? I know we have been very active with YouTube lives, Creativation videos and social media updates; but many of you have checked in as I haven’t had a chance to blog.  We have has a roller coaster start to the year so I’m going to try to step through it chronologically; we have lots of videos and exciting things to tell you about! I do have a tutorial ready for the weekend; so stay tuned!

First of all was a trip to Phoenix for Creativation; this was our first time attending and whilst some aspects were overwhelming we had an amazing time; there wasn’t enough hours to fit in everything we wanted to do but I think we maximized the time we had.  We met some of our favorite people including the lovely Ellen Hutson, Lesley Oman and so many more.  You can check out my instagram feed for more of the pictures. We also took lots of videos and still have a couple more for you to upload this weekend.  You can view the full playlist here or start with this video and work your way through!

We bought back lots of goodies and had a blast doing classes, we also met lots of new friends; too many to list here but some highlights were Paula Pascal, Catherine Pooler and Shawna Clingerman!  I did a video of all the classes I took and the new products I got to bring home!

Once we were home it was time to launch our new Monthly Craft Box which I announced yesterday is going to be from Lawn Fawn! This month we are featuring their new releases from Creativation.  We have some amazing companies coming soon and some are designing exclusive things just for your box! The retail price of the box is $39.95 and it includes:

  • $45+ retail value of products
  • Four exclusive video tutorials for box subscribers
  • All the cardstock you need to make the four projects
  • Exclusive invitation to a subscriber only YouTube live to ask questions, create together and find out more about the box
  • Exclusive subscriber only coupon code
  • Choose from one off, rolling or multi month plans
  • Multi-month subscribers will receive a bonus in every box
  • A handwritten note from the Prickle in your first box

I cannot thank you enough as to how successful you have made this box; we have added and added to the maximum we can make; but we now have very few boxes left and we have drained Lawn Fawn’s inventory! If you haven’t ordered a box and would like to you can do that by clicking here or the picture below.  Here’s a sneak peak of what the box will look like…

We also introduced Kelly to the Hedgehog Hollow family, she is my new assistant and a wonderful addition to the Prickle.  I hope you will all give her a warm welcome and she is looking forward to chatting to you all online and meeting you at events!

I did say it had been a rollercoaster and we had a very sad start to the beginning of this week when Greg’s grandmother passed away, she was a much loved member of the family and looked after us all.  She had such spirit and always had the most amazing tales of her travels and life; she is deeply missed by us all and will always be one of our inspirations in growing the Hollow.  This was a photo taken when Tilly was born of four generations of Smiths…

It was also my birthday on Wednesday; we have a great lunch all together as Greg was home; I got some lovely new jewelry from Greg and the girls.  We are out tonight for a date night meal to celebrate as well.

I think that pretty much covers a very eventful January; sorry the blog has been little light but with all the new friendships and goodies from Creativation you have lots of videos coming you way.  Thank you again for such a successful box launch and if you haven’t got yours yet, sign up soon because we cannot produce anymore this month!

Happy stamping and love from the Hollow

Alexandra x