Friday, June 13, 2014

REALITY... behind the SCENES at HOME SHOPPING NETWORK (HSN)



This is my very first TS ever. That is what they call the TODAY'S SPECIAL.
I knew that it was coming for a few weeks. It was perfect timing.
The TC embosser machine has SOLD OUT. I had even tried to
order for workshops and CRAFTWELL did not have any machines to send me.
Craftwell made a decision based on feedback to make the new machine a little smaller, lighter, faster and stronger. They are a technology based company. The owner of the company David is the one who designed and came up with this machine. He does not sleep. This man develops machines and tools that have never been done before.
So when I learned that they were going to do a new machine, I knew it was the time to debut my GOLDEN line of thin
metal dies. These dies are incredible. (more about this later!)

HSN visited me at the NYC Stationery Show. They loved my booth. They felt that my booth was so me and asked how I wanted the TS set for the day to look. I asked can we make it feel
like my booth, my home, my style... I did not ever imagine that they would go to this effort to create a set of this magnitude.
I sent over photos and we talked on the phone. The decorator in
me was excited to see what they would be able to do.

I walked into the TV studio TS room and felt they had captured me
to a T. They did the white with the elements of GOLD. They did the cabana strips and even added it to the tables. They added the blue accent from Studio Gold. Okay... I was MORE than impressed with HSN.


Everything on the set was made by hand with the new TC cut n' boss. I made the flower garland from my new flower embossing folder (8.5x12), and more. I have been so busy and was just so thankful that the set felt balanced with the set. The one host told me that my table was chic and sophisticated and told a story. I loved hearing this!!!!! 


This is us going on a quick 45minute break during filming. We went to McDonalds for my fave... egg white mcmuffin. When I travel I eat either a protein bar or this. It's just what I love. I'm not a big breakfast eater, but it's so important to eat first thing. I was so happy here. I had survived the night and did the show live at 12:00am EST for 1.5 hours straight...
TWO hours of SLEEP and then up and showered to be at hair and make up at 6:00 am.
I had the 9 am show and you meet with your host and go over all the items selling. They want to know
more about WHY someone would want to buy your product. What makes it different? What
do you feel is it's selling points? I love this time to connect. I lost count of all the hosts that I went on air with.
Every single one of the hosts are so good. They are down to earth, kind and helpful.


This is Gentry and I at the airport going to HSN. I admit, I was so crazy busy that I raced to get to our plane. No time to do hair... it was up and under a hat. No makeup while traveling is liberating!!!!! You fly to TAMPA Florida and then drive about 20 minutes to St. Petersburg where they film HSN. I have been going on HSN
for so many years. I remember the first time I went on. I designed a signature line for Junkitz.
I flew to FL with my husband Tyler. My cute friend Holly Fossen picked us up. She trained me.
I had to have meetings and guest training. I was so nervous. I remember that day like it was yesterday.
I had no idea what I was doing. It was like a dream. All my life my mother loved to shop online at QVC and HSN.
If she was still alive, I know she would have insisted that she go with me. She would have
been really proud of me. I went on air and instantly knew that I could do it again and do it better. 


I have a the mic set attached to my backside under my clothes.  The mic is clipped to your jacket/top. There is a earpiece in your ear and you can hear the producer. He will say... CAMERA 1, etc. There are four cameras numbered so you know which one to look at. This is the hardest part. I am talking and trying to listen to the host and the producer at the same time. Oh, and demo at the same time. It's important if you demo that you show how to use the product/machine over and over. You always want to think that every two minutes someone new is tuning in. Go over the information and features over and over. 


REMEMBER for the thousands of you who purchased the machine,
ENTER the GOLD RUSH SWEEPSTAKES!!!!!! 


I kind of love that they do my hair curly for me. I love curly hair
but every time I do it myself, it never looks the way that they do. 


This is the hallway at HSN. You set up your shows on the large white tables. These tables have wheels for you to push into the TV studios. I loved that the TS was all in one spot for the entire day so the set was done. After each show, we simply
had to add more demos and clean up the tables from the previous airing. I was just walking to a live taping here. I had no idea that Gentry took this photo. This is the assistant that comes and puts on your "mics" and then escort you to the studio for taping. They are all so nice and helpful at HSN. In all the years that I have done the airings, I have never had one issue. They just are so supportive and encouraging. They will give you feedback right after the show. For example, I was told after the first show- look at the camera more next time. I was told after another show to do more demos, or on another to hold my projects still longer for the camera to get it better. 



I simply LOVE that I get to share my passion and journey with my family. I loved having Gentry go with me. It really does help to have help when you have several airings. I was so tired at times and it helped to have help when you are going and going on no sleep. Craftwell team flew in to be there to support the TS as well. David and Brad made sure we have everything we needed. When we ran out of products they would make a run to go purchase more supplies. Thanks boys!!!!! 


This is the upclose view of the necklace that TC Dye made. She even made the cuff. It was leather and metal paper sheets that were cut from the Tim Holtz sixxiz die and my new machine. I love jewelry and this was over the top amazing!

How about my new GOLDEN dies. Happy FRAME was cut with cork paper and I put Zellie's photo within the frame. I want to make a banner out of these cute die cut frames. 


This was right before I went on air. They have the lights dim and then it's TIME to go. Another show was LIVE right then and I was waiting to go on.


This was the side view of my TS set. Isn't it
beautiful? I just loved the  little details and the oversize
white ornate frame with the print.


This is the behind the scenes view of the TV screen. You see these everywhere on the sets and have about three in your greenroom. Next time, I will take more photos of the greenroom.  
It's FRIDAY and I'm thankful for a weekend with my family.
Ty is having issues from with bone pain and it gets so painful that they have him taking pain medication.  It is the time that he simply can't get out of bed. He has appointments now to start the process of the transplant again. Honestly, he does not want to do this. It is the only option, but he knows how horrible the entire process is first hand. 
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17 comments:

CA Scrapper said...

You did a great job on HSN! I loved watching you. I'm saying prayers for your husband. God bless and have a great weekend.

Leslie

Vanessa Heinzer said...

Great shows on HSN! Tried to call in, but the producers wouldn't let Val and I say hello, since I purchased the e-bosser during the cruise and not directly through HSN. That's ok, we were cheering you on! Sending all our love to you and Ty. Hope knowing he is in all of our hearts will strengthen him for the months ahead. Love you!

Margie H said...

Loved seeing you on HSN :) I'm glad that David was out there helping - how sweet & supportive! Continued success with that venture <3 But most of all, I wanted to send out my prayers of strength to your hubby and hugs to you & the rest of the family. Be strong for each other! Much love & admiration, MargieH in Chicago xo

Gram Es said...

You are just too adorable :) ...and Gentry is a beauty too! Thank you for sharing. xoxo

Rosie said...

Hard to believe you were sleep deprived, you look gorgeous!! I soooooo wished they shipped to Canada :(...praying for your family :)

Dee Fisher said...

Loved the show. I bought an Ebosser on your last show so could not justify buying a new one. Would love to have all the dies and folders that went with the TS. Hopefully they will be available for us to purchase since some of us already have the machines. You did good and looked great.

Philippa said...

Hi beautiful Teresa.. oh my goodness I LOVE your hair curly.. You are the most beautiful woman but when your hair is curled you are beyond gorgeous, inside and out I might add!! So happy HSN went so well. I so wish I could get your machine here in NZ but somehow I don't think that will be possible, darn it!

Re Ty, honey I'm so sorry he is in so much pain. It is just so hard I know, to watch someone you love with all your heart suffering so much. It must be even more hard re the transplant because he knows what to expect. Keeping you and your gorgeous family in my thoughts EVERY second of EVERY day! HOPE will get you, Ty and your family through this. Stay strong honey (I know you will)... but also cry when you need to, it will help. Love you more than you can know.. Hugs from NZ..

Rozy Smith said...

Hi Teresa: I already have the Craftwell Ebosser and love it! I couldn't resist the new Cut-n-Boss and of course your folders and dies sweetened the deal!�� I loved everything about your presentation! Your daughter is beautiful and I'm sure you were grateful for her help! Glad that Craftwell came along to lend a hand, they are a great company!

You mentioned a sweepstakes? I'm assuming the information will come with the order?

Sorry to hear about your husband. I too live with a wonderful man with health issues, it is hard but we are lucky knowing that God has his hand in all situations. I will pray for Ty (my grandson is also Ty, so,won't have a hard time remembering)!

Can't wait to receive my new machine and the awesome auto-ship items! Take care!

Deneen said...

I was able to watch several of the airings. You did a great job! I purchased a machine and can't wait to get it in my hands. I just love the large embossing folders. Thank you. Praying for your husband and your family during this difficult time.

Karen L K said...

Thanks for sharing what it is like. Intense with so much going on at once. Best of luck to your husband.

Dria said...

Terrific spot! The new machine looks fabulous. I hope Ty is doing well.

sammygirl said...

Can't wait to get my new machine!!! Thank you for all the "behind the scenes" peeks, loved them!
Keeping your husband & family in my prayers!

TL Marzewski said...

So happy the TS went spectacular! You are so cute with the curly hair. Glad Gentry was able to go with you. Prayers for Dr. Ty!

Cheryl said...

What a fun feature to read- it's good to know that the HSN people really ARE as nice as they seem on air! I JUST found out about this machine doing research when my other one died... and I cannot wait for HSN to restock it! It looks fabulous! What a fun job you have, doing something that you absolutely love. Thanks for designing a great product- I look forward to getting my hands on one soon (fingers crossed). Cheryl in TX

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