Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Looking back at 2011 and foward to 2012

The Hens' Den made their debut February 2011 and since then, it has been one big ride.  Little did we know what was in front of us for the remainder of 2011.  We set up our first web site, went live and have so much fun with it.  We also have attended several Expo's through out the year, Scrapbook Expo and Creating Keepsakes Expo and a couple of Arabian Horse shows.

What an eye opener they all were.  We had very good times and some frustrating times.  Setting up the booths is the hard part and long and frustrating.  When everything is all done and we step back and smile really big at what we put together, it is worth all the hard work.  During the shows themselves, we have been blessed to meet some really wonderful scrappers.  At the end of the show, we found it incredible just how FAST we can take down the booth...have to laugh at our glad to be on the road home but looking forward to the next one.

2011 also brought us the experience with our first Design Team.  I want to thank Elisha and Brittney, our Teen Designers, for giving us their time and efforts.   School is just too important, so they will not be joining us in 2012.
Cheri Piles will stay on as our Design Team Lead (and am I glad) and Carla Oliveria will remain on as well and she has accepted the positing of Design Team Lead Asst.  I am so darn happy!!!   We can not make this happen without them.

 In December, The Hens' Den was blessed with the growth and addition of 7 new design team members.   Their talents are amazing and I am so excited to see what their enthusiasm brings to The Hens' Den in 2012.  Please give a warm welcome to:

Each one of these ladies are awesome and we are so darn blessed to have them with us for the 2012 year.  This just amazes me and I hope we are all they expect us to be.
There are other changes as well.  There are surprises on the horizon and hopefully you will all enjoy and appreciate them.  It takes a lot of work, effort and communication to make things come together. As the weeks roll out, we will announce each change and we welcome your comments on them all.   So excited......
Again, The Hen's Den will be attending several expo with Scrapbook Expo in July and October and Creating Keepsakes Expo in March and November and we once again will attend The Daffodil Arabian Horse Show that is held in Puyallup in April.   Please stop by and say Hi to us if you are at any of the events.
Lastly, we want to thank all of our customers for a wonderful 2011 and we look forward to seeing you again in 2012. 
Happy New Year!!!

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