Some of you already know this, but this past June, the Bosch company invited our family to participate in a Dremel 300 tool infomercial! At first, they contacted me since they had me on file as a designer, but after interviewing me over the phone and hearing all about how we like to use this great tool, the director asked me if the rest of the family would be interested in helping out too? Ashley was too shy, but Kraig and Katie were game, so we all flew out in July 11-13 to Orange County, CA to film it with several other people.
It was really fun to work with the production crew, the Bosch company, and everyone else. Of course, I totally forgot to bring my camera to the shoot and didn't get any pics of our brush with fame. Just what kind of scrapbooker am I?!? We stayed over the weekend—managing to squeeze in a day at Disneyland—then came back home. Now the infomercial is airing, and although we haven't had a chance to see it yet, you can check out sneak previews of us here.
And here's what we were told in a recent message:
This email is just to let you know that the infomercial will begin airing on test runs starting Friday, September 5th and will continue through the 21st. After these first few weeks, it will begin airing on a wider distribution amongst the following channels and possibly others: Home & Garden TV, National Geographic Channel, Do It Yourself Network, CNBC, The Discovery Channel, TRU (previously Court TV), TV Food Network.
EEK! Judging from what I've already seen, looks like I'm going to be nationally embarrassed at how dorky I look. *sigh* So if you see it before I do, please be kind and don't laugh too hard, k? But I am really proud of how well Kraig and Katie did—those drama classes really paid off!
We were asked to bring some projects with us to show how we used the Dremel tool. Katie and I made the bracelet together—she went around the house and collected game pieces and shells from a holiday trip, and I provided some leftover charms I had made for various other projects. She drilled the holes and I cut the dominoes in half, embellished with silver Rub-n-Buff, and wired everything onto an inexpensive silver charm bracelet (I even made the green/blue round glass bead on my torch!). I also made a necklace out of Swarovski crystals and Precious Metal Clay (aka PMC) which is a special clay that fires into fine silver.
Well, that's it for today, folks! More blog news coming soon, I promise! *Ü*