Friday, September 29, 2006

Let's talk golf tees!



I look more like I am getting ready for my husband's golf trip to Ireland than my scrap contest event in Vegas, but don't let the pictures deceive you. Check out this fun little 'promo' of mine...Nitty.Gritty. golf tees! How fun and colorful are these little guys?!

Can you see the excitement in my face?! That pic was taken just minutes ago...it's me on extra-strength cold medicine, holding a bag of 1000 assorted Nitty.Gritty. golf tees. I thought it would be fun to have something to give to some of the neat people I meet in Vegas at the Memory Trends convention, coming up in less than 2 weeks. These golf tees were one of the ideas that popped into my head as to how to go about 'sharing' a piece of me and my Nitty.Gritty. with so many people.

Golf tees actually have more to do with scrapbooking than any of you scrappers probably realize. In fact, I used golf tees on several of my layouts that I submitted for the CK Scrapper of the Year contest. They are the perfect tool for several things, from tracing a shape, to getting a rub-on to stay on your page, or even to punch out tiny stickers from the inside of alphabets, and they are great for marking where to punch a hole. I found that they were handy for so many different things, and figured I could share my new ideas with fellow scrappers. Besides, they are so quirky and colorful and I have them around my house all the time (in my laundry even), that they just seemed to be an extension of me- cute and quirky, wouldn't you agree?! =)

So, if you happen to bump into me at Memory Trends next month, make sure you get a Nitty.Gritty. golf tee as a souvenir from me. As for the magazine controversy, I don't know whether to apologize or to say thanks. I certainly got mixed reviews on that post, and of course, it was not my intention to offend anyone. I certainly didn't intend to take sales away from those of you who have kids and your own fundraisers. I was doing it more for my family and friends...as a way for them to let me know who wants to get in on this promotion.

Maybe I should have stuck to sending out private emails, but hey, I got some extra sales from the post, so I guess it was worth a bit of time and blogspace afterall. And in the future, maybe I'll have my hubby proof my posts when I'm on cold medicine. If it really was in poor taste, than ultimately I blame my lack of judgement on the Sudafed. I promise I won't blog with a splitting headache ever again! This is the last time I do so. That's a promise.

14 comments:

annette said...

Jody,
You look like you are feeling better...good for you.

We are not golfers but I like your golf tees....pretty nifty idea.

Wishing you good luck in Vegas....

beth j said...

Too bad you won't be at Bethel Homecoming tomorrow or I would be trying to find you to say hi and get a cool golf tee. That's an awesome idea.

Kristi Smith said...

I love the golf tees and also I thought the way you handled the little magazine controversy was very tastefully done...apparently people have not read you blog very well because you talk about remembering the important things and not wasting time on such trivial stuff. Do you have any Jody's Team T-shirts made up yet?=D

Portia said...

For Heaven's Sake! It's YOUR blog-- you can do as YOU please! I can't believe the number of times I've seen this on people's blogs. If people don't want to read it then they don't have to read it. And I also thought it was odd that so many of them were left anonymous. Hmmm....

I have a "rule" about fundraisers and my owns kids and other people's kids. You buy from my kids, I'll buy from your kids. That way the kids get the "experience" of sharing their fundraisers and at the same time it benefits us all!

It's also amazing to me how many different ideas different schools/organizations have! By spreading the word (especially via the internet world, and you've "travelled" the internet world as you've seen on your recent quest) it not only gives strangers the oppurtunity to help out KIDS (because that's what this is about!!) it gives fresh ideas to other areas.

Okay... I'm rambling.

Regardless, I love getting the nitty.gritty. doses of reality and the doses of the fun stuff too. The thing that gets me is that you ALWAYS keep it REAL!

Love Ya Jody!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love the golf tees! Great idea! And I hope you let the fundraiser controversy just roll off your back.--Amy in Alabama

Anonymous said...

You know...people have the right to ignore what offends them (this "controversy" has little to do with anything in the rhelm of offensiveness) Come on, people! I'm not even a personal friend or relative and I wasn't in the least bit offended! I just thought cute idea that I'd not have thought of. It's no different than the parents who take their kids' fund-raising stuff to work to sell. Actually "THAT" does offend me!!
As others said, let it go.
Love the golf-tees...yes quirky and cute!!
Hope you feel better soon!!!!! THAT crud is going around all over the place!

Laura said...

Those golf tees are GENIUS ~ everybody will remember the lady who tee'd them in Vegas! Well played, Miss Jody, well played.
~Laura

shawnna said...

I can't wait for them to call YOUR name at MEMORY TRENDS -- are you going to be able to post on your blog while you are there -- I don't know if i will be able to wait until your trip is over ;)

Laura said...

Love love LOVE the tees, and oooh good question shawna. .. we can't possibly wait till you get home to hear!!! Will you post on your trip, Jody!!????? I see you have had quite the blog drama the last few days since I checked your blog! Just what you needed for your whopping cold right? (At least you are getting sick NOW, better now than on your TRIP!!!!!!)

Anonymous said...

GREAT idea with the golf tees!!!

Tricia H said...

I wish there was a chance to meet you in vegas ... not only would i love to get a Nitty Gritty Tee but also to see you win the contest!!!!

Carrie said...
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Carrie said...

I'm going to try this again! Having to delete and repost is why I shouldn't use my brother's computer...

Jody, you had every right to make a post about a fundraiser. You wouldn't have been true to yourself and the spirit of your blog if you had not said something about what your kids are involved in. I think in addressing it again, you are showing more grace than those critics deserve. Which is why I'm not that great at the grace thing...but I'm learning, so thank you for being a good example! I can't wait to hear how it goes in Vegas!!!!

Kari said...

What a cute idea Jody!!! I wish you the best of luck. You'll be having so much fun in Vegas!!!