April 5, 2011

A Rainy Adventure in Tampa/St. Petersburg

Last week it was off to Tampa, Florida, where I, and Alex Perruzzi, our VP of Licensing, appeared on the Home Shopping Network.  We were there to promote some of our terrific crafting tools and supplies, including our ‘Today’s Special’ Star Burst Punch Collection.  This box of four fantastic tools let you punch around the edge of a page, both narrow and deeply, on the corners, and all over the page with die-cut precision.  Our first time-slot was from midnight to two AM and the following day, we appeared for a good part of the afternoon.  Our flight, which was scheduled for later that evening, was canceled due to stormy weather,  which gave us some time to do a bit of exploring.  We drove across Tampa Bay to nearby St. Petersburg, where we found a very unique book store called Haslam’s, a multi-generational business that carries both new and used books.  It is known as Florida’s greatest rainy-day attraction and guess what?  It was raining!