Wednesday, April 27, 2011

San Jose, here we come...

Clayvision will be at Nikkei Matsuri this Sunday, 5/1/11, in San Jose.  We will be bring all of our sale ornaments, new journals, sale items, and kids to the show.  Please drop by and say hello!  In Gardena, we have left some items behind for the A Time for Sharing Show at the Gardena Elks Lodge.  That show is also on Sunday.

The latest Cam (almost 2 1/2 years old now) exploit would be finding him in the bathroom standing on top of the bathroom counter getting his toothbrush out of the medicine cabinet. (I guess that show good oral hygiene...)  I'm not sure how he got on top of the counter as there was nothing near the counter for him to climb on to get up there.  (His new nickname is Spider-cam!)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

New Journal Covers

Hope everyone is having a great Easter weekend!  Here are some more pictures of our new journal covers.  I finally got around to taking them...  These are available at the shows.  If you want to order one online, you'll have to email us...

On American Idol, you can just about pencil in Scotty for the final.  He had a so-so performance in the worst possible position (having to sing first) and still wasn't in the bottom 3.  (Almost every performer going first falls into the bottom 3 because by the end of the night, their performance is forgotten.)  Looks like Jacob and Haley are in the hot seat now.  (Although Casey hasn't impressed since they used the save on him.)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Nikkei Matsuri in two weeks

We will be traveling up to San Jose in a couple of weeks for the Nikkei Matsuri festival.  (We have the same location as last year.)  We'll probably have our normal 3 tent set-up.  (Two for products and one for the kids.)  It should be interesting this year as Cam is fully mobile and vocal.  (I was thinking of posting a babysitting sign up sheet... any volunteers?)

On American Idol, it wasn't too shocking to see Paul go... especially since the shock of Pia leaving was still there.  (Unfortunately for him, he went first and was forgotten by the end of the show.)  I personally thought that Steven Tyler should've been voted off.  (He seems to be there only to make friends and talk to fans.)  He better be careful, as he is making Paula look like a decent judge...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Krafty Delites Recap & Who got voted off?

Krafty Delites surprised us and the customers as they were not taking credit cards.  (I had to run home to get our credit card swiper)  Looks like for future shows, you can pay the individual vendors with credit cards, but cannot pay for everyone's items with plastic.  (Hope that made sense...)

On American Idol, how is it that Pia was voted off?  Now, I know she didn't have the best personality, but she had one of the best (if not the best) performance on the show last week.   The judges wasted their save on Casey, who has done nothing since the save.  (And deserves to go...)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Krafty Delites this Sunday in Carson

We will be at Krafty Delites this Sunday in Carson from 10am to 4pm.  The show is in the Carson Community Center and we will probably be in our normal spot.  Look for lots of sale items (like candles, ornaments, and giftpacks.) and for our new big black journals.  (with new covers like sushi, bento box, and donuts!) 

Tonight's theme on American Idol will be songs from the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.  James should shine tonight, like always.  Only 9 contestants left and most seem to have their niche of singing style down.  Also, Extreme Couponing premieres tonight.  (Got a feeling that it will show up on our TiVo.)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Fundraiser in Torrance on Sunday

We're donating a rack of gift items (mini journals, key chains, cell phone charms) for the Japan Fundraiser this Sunday, 4/10/2011 at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.  Admission is free and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross.  There will be Japanese food booths, vendors, and entertainment.   Please come out and support this great cause!

Torrance Cultural Arts Center
3350 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA
(10:00am - 3:00pm)

For more information, email

Friday, April 1, 2011

So-Phi's Fashion Show on Saturday

We will be at So-phi's Fashion Show tomorrow (Saturday) from 9:30 to 3:30 at the Anaheim Hilton.  (I think we have to get to the loading dock at 7am... ugh!)  Look for more of our new big journals and we will have a bunch of sale items like ornaments, pins, and more...

Did you watch the results show last night for American Idol?  I was sad to see Thia go, but she was just too young to compete with the more seasoned contestants.  (Also, she never had that one moment that everyone remembers...)