What an odd collection of cheesiness and salesmanship and quirky personality...I recorded 16 hours of the "Scrapbooking Faire" on QVC Tuesday to watch (and mostly fast forward thru) just for the scrapbook pages and projects. I bought the Quickutz set for the font (love the font, btw) and I've sold off the other items (that's another post)--the parts I didn't want. Last night I couldn't sleep so I turned on some of the QVC segments...oh my goodness. Can you say "cheese-o-rama"?
I have a low tolerance for insincerity and hollow salesmanship and boy, I met my limit really fast. Does Donna Downey really think that Sticky String is "hot, cutting edge" and "a must-have"? Does David Venible really scrapbook? When was the last time Lisa Bearnson used one of the stickers in the package of 34,000? Somehow, it just doesn't feel sincere. I'm sorry...that Making Memories Magnetic Stamp set is not "new and exciting". I understand that not everyone has a Michael's (even they've been selling the MM Mag Stamp Sets for what...2 years?) but let's not lie and say it's a new, breakthrough product. Oh and stop the presses. Slick Writers don't smere on glossy paper! Imagine that!
And someone should really tell David Venable that "Simple Scrapbooking" does not mean "beginner"! Please! Lisa...honey, you are standing right next to the man. As the parent of Simple Scrapbooks Magazine...why not get him a clue? I totally don't get this.
My other complaint is when the hosts or guests try to say something good about the product, and in the process slam the local scrapbook stores. "This set of 4 bajillion is a way better price that at my LSS." Sorry. That really really bugs me. Lisa Bearnson, of all people in this industry, should know better.
Couldn't you just say "Wow! This set is a great deal!" or "This is an excellent price for 4 bajillion stickers."
Yes, it may be a better "deal" if you actually use the 4 bajillion sticker. On the other hand, if you only use three out of the big collection--three that you could have purchased individually and without shipping from your LSS--you've really wastefully overspent. Who really uses 200 Wild Asparagus frames? I love WA...but 200?
The QK was a "deal". I knew when I bought it that I wouldn't keep all of it. I ordered online without watching the sales schpeel. I am so glad.
Scrapbooking is everywhere...that is for sure. Even with cheesiness on QVC!