Tales from the Bunker: January edition

January 2013, the beginning of a new year, I am excited for 2013 and all it’s possibilities. And I don’t think I could have had a better way to start off the year than to be able to hang out with these ladies at CHA! There really is something to be said for meeting people in real life and deepening friendships. Our Daisy Girls are the best! They are each as you would imagine, so warm and friendly, so amazingly talented and genuine! I think the best way for me to really express how special our getting together was, is to just say that each of us had a hard time holding back tears when it was time to say goodbye. I’ll share a few of our photos;

Sharmaine, Mandy, Denise and Lisa walking the floor with their Cocoa Daisy Ts:


Stephanie, Denise and Lisa. Lisa’s husband, Ade took this photo and it’s one of my favorites!

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Lisa’s husband, Ade was so sweet and such a good sport putting up with all us girls:

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Emily and Ronda were busy working and demoing at the show but we did manage to squeeze in a little bit of time together:

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My amigos! I wish they lived closer!!

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I hope you were able to follow our “flat Design Team” adventures while we were at CHA. Not all of our Design Team could make it to CHA so Mandy had the great idea of taking them with us “flat style”. Here is a photo of all of them tucked into bed:

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This year’s CHA was so exciting, not only because I was able to spend time with special friends but also because of the new opportunities that have opened up for Cocoa Daisy. My head was spinning with ideas when I got on the plane to fly home and over the next few months I will be implementing them. I can’t wait to share all these exciting things with you! It’s going to be a GREAT year!!

There have been a number of our customers asking about what Cocoa Daisy will be doing concerning Project Life, I have posted a response on our message board but I thought I should post it here as well:

“This is something I’ve taken into consideration and discussed with the DT a lot. You need to know that while this is a business for me, I have a hard time promoting something that I’m not doing myself, just to make money on it. What I do believe in is showing our customers how to stretch their dollar and give you the best value.

 In discussions, I’ve learned I’m not the only one overwhelmed at the thought of something like Project Life. I’ve also learned that there are many of you who love and embrace the idea. I pride myself in listening to what the members of Cocoa Daisy are asking for, so here’s a sneak at what I’m planning.

 We want to show you how to do a PL type album, but with a Cocoa Daisy twist, and without having to go out and buy a lot of extra product. We want to show you ways we do this idea that fit into our lives, so you’ll see lots of variations on the theme. For instance, I do my Instagram album every month. Other members of the team will share their traditional PL approach. Still others will share their unique take on the idea.

 We will be teaming up with an amazing manufacturer starting in April to bring you exclusive products every month to help you in your quest to document the every day, whether that is in a Project Life type album, an Instagram mini, an Art Journal or traditional layouts. We are incredibly excited about what this partnership will bring.

 And yes, we will be bringing you a PL add on. More details will be shortcoming.”

I also wanted to address the add on availability; I know that last month they sold out very quickly and a number of our subscribers, especially our international subscribers were not able to purchase the add ons that they wanted. We know how frustrating that can be! It is a tricky balance trying to gauge the quantity of add ons each month and combine that with the need to order the product 2-3 months in advance and we sometimes fall short. I apologize for that, and beginning with the March kit we have been able to increase the quantity of add ons available. Thank you all so much for your patience as we work our way to finding the correct balance.

Have a wonderful Thursday!!

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  1. Cindy b

    Thanks for all you do! So happy to be a subscriber!!

  2. Lisa Flaherty (jjflair)

    So exciting, Christine!! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got up your sleeve! 🙂

  3. KarenT

    Hi Christine,

    I love receiving your kits every month. Even though I have enough paper to start my own shop I still get the kits, it brightens up my month! Looking forward to seeing all those ideas come to fruition.

    Ps. Am I the only person who doesn’t like PL?

  4. Jeanette Nyström (Jeany)

    The dreamteam!! It looks so fun to be there. I understand that you had a great time at CHA. I hope to get there some day:)

  5. LisaDV

    I’m not into PL, PL style, but love the divided pages in my regular album. Can’t wait to see the add-on, a bit scared, I’ll have to have it too.

    I have to say, I’m so happy to be a subscriber here. My only regret is not doing it sooner. You do a fabulous job. Thanks.


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