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The Sunday Snapshot - Jan. 9 2016

Posted by Katy Weade

Welcome

Hey guys!

Welcome to this new weekly Blog Series, The Sunday Snapshot. I have been wanting to do this for a very long time, but have been so bogged down that it just hasn't happened. We are now officially over a week into the New Year, which I feel is the perfect time to kick this off. I basically envision these posts as a weekly snapshot of our top DIYs, exciting news, our schedule for the next week, and just another way for me to connect with all of YOU!

We cram so much into each week here that even I miss some of the really great content we put out there. I want to use Sunday as my day to reflect on everything we've put out there, point out some of my favs, and get ready for the week to come! I hope you'll stop by each Sunday to see what we're up to here at Blitsy.

Let me introduce myself

Before I go any further, let me introduce myself to any of you who might be new. My name is Katy and I am one of the co-founders of Blitsy. My brothers and I started the company together in 2011. I have grown up in the craft industry and LOVE all of the amazing products we sell. I admittedly don't take enough time to craft for myself (full time job, 2 year old baby, you know the story...) BUT I do get to surround myself with creativity every day and share my love of the products with you guys. My resolution for this year is to take that one step further and carve out the time to get crafty just for fun. I am going to take inspiration from RIGHT HERE and put it to use in my own life. My hope is that you, too, will find inspiration here and share what you make!

Week in Review

Ahhh, the first week of January. I love a fresh start, setting new goals, updating my planner, and reflecting on the year that just ended. With that being said, that first Monday coming off of the holiday weekend was kinda rough! Let's just say I was not loving my 5:30am alarm. I am sure many of you felt my pain. Mondays can always be a little rough for some people, which is why we decided to start a weekly Periscope Series, 3 Things to Make this Week. We do this every Monday morning at 9:30am Central time to help people kick off the week with some crafty ideas. We basically show you 3 projects while chatting live with everyone who has joined in. After we show all 3 projects you can vote for your favorite. We then link all of the projects right here on our Blog so you can try the ideas out yourself. It's a lot of fun! If you'd like to join us tomorrow make sure you follow us on Periscope.

The theme of this week was Planners. Specifically, easy DIY Planner Accessories. Meghan did a bunch of videos showing how you can make your own Planner Pockets, Happy Planner Inserts, pretty Binder Clips, Paper Clips, and even more! We also launched some really great Planner deals. Right now the MAMBI Create 365 Happy Planners are 60% off! That's the planner I am currently using. I love that it is so customizable and the layout works really well for me. I know there are some new add-on's being introduced to the line this year as well, which means I'll for sure be adding to my collection :)

On Tuesday of this week we had a special guest join us for Live with Blitsy - Mr. Ken Oliver himself! He's actually launching a ton of new products at the CHA Show right now and we got the very first sneak peek. I am in LOVE with the new Color Burst colors he shared with us. If you missed the live broadcast you can catch the replay on our YouTube channel.

The other big theme of the week is CHA! If you aren't familiar, CHA is the largest trade show in the industry where all of the companies release their new products for the year. I am actually typing this up while preparing to go into the show! We are doing live broadcasts on Facebook (yep, LIVE on Facebook) as well as filming videos in a lot of the popular booths to share the new releases on our YouTube Channel. We've already started adding videos there, so make sure to check them out!

The Week Ahead

We've got a fun week planned We'll continue to post CHA videos (and Instagrams - #blitsyatCHA).

Monday 9:30am CST: 3 Things to Make this week on Periscope and Facebook (live)

Thursday 10am CST: Live with Blitsy - come join us - we'll be giving away a Ken Oliver autographed Colorburst painting!

Friday 1:30pm CST: Live Lunchtime Crafty Chat on Facebook and Periscope.

We hope to see you! Happy Crafting!
Katy