Friday, April 19, 2013

Back from Creating Keepsakes

This week, I had the pleasure of attending the annual Creating Keepsakes' editorial board meetings in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I spent three glorious days evaluating the magazine issues from the past year, discussing trends of today, brainstorming ideas for upcoming issues with fellow Dream Team members and CK's editorial team.  It was all work and all fun at the same time.  There was plenty of good eats and creative time too. It is so cool to see how things work behind the scenes and to be given the opportunity to understand the business side of the magazine.

Some great changes are being made to Creating Keepsakes, digital editions are available and a substantial expansion of the digital portion of the magazine is coming to subscribers.  The magazine is definitely taking steps to adapt to the environment, both economically and also technology-wise.  Adaptability is a key to long term business viability so it is a good thing that the management is actively taking these necessary steps.

Here are some photos from the three glorious days: Jennifer, editor-in-chief, at the helm, leading us through three days worth of meeting agenda.

This is a hint as to where we did our creative time!

The whole gang inside the headquarter of Stampin' Up!

We also visited another little spot... WOWsER!

Lastly, here we are with Joannie in the CK office!

The last 48 hours were far from glorious.  Due to flight cancellations and bad weather, Jana and I traveled for two days to finally get home, even spending a night in Spokane!  I need to get the dust off me to attend a birthday celebration for my father-in-law.  Have a wonderful weekend and I shall be back with more photos of this fun trip.

14 comments:

Deana said...

Fun, fun, fun! And you look AWESOME by the way! :-)

Angi Barrs said...

What a fun scrappy adventure. I would have so loved to visit American Crafts. Thanks for sharing your fun photos!

alexandra s.m. said...

Une aventure intéressante mais aussi très éprouvante j'ai l'impression! Tu es très belle!!

Courtney K said...

oh what an awesome experience!!

Gretchen said...

what??!! you had to spend the night in Spokane??

Audrey Pettit said...

How much fun is that?? Except for the travel days home, of course. Last summer, it took us two days to get home from California, so I know what that misery is like. Love that you guys got to visit American Crafts and the Stampin'Up headquarters. Would love to see that!

Christie Bryant said...

I'm so glad that you had so much fun!!! What an awesome experience!

Christie Bryant said...

I'm so glad that you had so much fun!!! What an awesome experience!

Keri said...

Looks like a great time for all, Jing-Jing...so glad it was awesome! :)

Keri said...

(except for the crazy traveling part at the end, of course) :)

Charlene said...

Well I say fun,fun,fun!!!! Except for the traveling part....What a great experience!

Alice Wertz said...

looks like a really fun trip! thanks for sharing the stories and photos. can't wait to see and read more! =)

Virginia L. said...

Love hearing about the latest in your CK convention! I noticed the substantially thinner print magazine (and Paper Crafts). Digital version is all the rage now! Thanks for sharing your photos! You look so pretty in long hair!

Kim said...

gosh how exciting for you!!!!!!!!!!!