well bloggers, another adventure to report!  tonight i was on QVC-Germany for the first time.  as many of you know, i'm no stranger to QVC.  i've been on QVC in the US, the UK, and now in Germany.  of course this one was a bit more difficult considering i don't speak or understand a word of german.  nevertheless, the show was a blast!  it was scheduled for 2 full hours of stamping fun with the talented and famous "blanche" the QVC-Germany celeb and owner of La Blanche who makes incredible craft and stamping products here in Germany.  she is so genuine, smart, creative, and passionate about the art of crafting, and she sure has an eye for decorating.  she provided the samples, created the sets on QVC, and designed the kits.  everything in the show sold out so fast that our 2 hour show, ended after only 1 1/2 hours.  i did my best to stamp, ink, and distress as fast as i could while Blanche and our wonderful QVC host talked about every kit (in german of course), while i was getting a live english translation in my ear.  talk about too much for my brain to process!  between hearing german in one ear, listening to english in the other, watching the monitors for the upcoming kits, and working with the current kit, it all seemed to go off pretty darn good (i hope).  we all had great fun and lots of laughs especially when i was referred to as the "barbara streisand of crafts"…seriously?  i couldn't stop laughing – i simply stopped what i was doing, interrupted the host because i asked, "couldn't i be compared to someone else-like elvis maybe?"  i guess trying to explain to their viewers who didn't know who i was, seemed a bit of a challenge, but we all enjoyed ourselves laughing throughout the entire show over that one.  so thanks again to all of you who watched it live via the web in the US, to mario for sharing the behind the scenes via tiwtter, and thank you also to the many viewers and shoppers in Germany, to QVC, and of course my wonderful friend Blanche – i look forward to next time (whenever that may be)…  tomorrow we're off to visit 2 stamp and scrapbook stores on our way to holland for the next trade show event.  what a day, time to get some much needed sleep…t!m


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464 Comments to “QVC-Germany…”

  1. Carlene says:

    Tim, I would have laughed and laughed at being compared to Babs too!! What were they thinking?? LOL

  2. Brianna says:

    That is way funny!!

  3. Lillian Mederak says:

    wish I could have watched
    What an experience you had Tim!!!

  4. dbj says:

    Beautiful photos of Germany, I love that castle too, the horses, the snow scene. It is fun to follow your journey.

  5. Fliss says:

    Sounds like you had a really good time and the pics are great. Thanks for sharing.
    And wouldn’t you know it! Nik Kershaw is now singing ‘Wouldn’t it be good’ in my head!
    Shame it’s not James Morrison as Broken Strings is my fave from last year.

  6. Sounds like a great time, Tim. Lucky you, and lucky crafters that get to have fun with you.

  7. Helen says:

    I bet you were giggling for days after that! Surprised you could carry on. I have some La Blanche products and they are brilliant. Nice to see the lady behind them. Hope your travels home have gone well and looking forward to seeing you on QVC-UK very soon…

  8. Mart says:

    I can’t imagine trying to get around with any type of language barrier

  9. Dana F. says:

    Hee, hee, sounds like you had a blast… and I didn’t even know we have a QVC in Germany. Oops! Anyways, don’t worry about the Barb Streisand comment – most German scrappers I know refer to you either as His Royal Distress or simply “the master” 🙂 No further comparison needed! Have a fabulous weekend 🙂

  10. Tammy Beaver says:

    Love your blog, not sure if you read all these comments, but I have a great idea for a die, love the film strip and tag strip, so how about a postage stamp strip? it could have the stamp border all around so they could be tore apart and blank in the center, could be square or rectangle, perhaps one strip of each, then you could make some of your great stamps to fit in the center, sounds great doesn’t it? Come on you know it does.

  11. ramona köller says:

    super tim es war toll dich bei QVC zu sehen.komm bald wieder! ramona aus deutschland

  12. Belinda says:

    please post soon, I am getting withdrawals!

  13. ANg says:

    OMGGGGGGGGGG that sounds so fun i would have been laughing also. What fun!!!!!!! My husband was born in Germany, its interestin he imigrated here in Canada when he was five, he can understand it, however not speak it…its an interestin language.

  14. NWFlamingo says:

    Better “Babs” than King Ludwig II !

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