I’m so excited to share all about my fun trip to Knoxville, TN. Last month I had the amazing opportunity to work with JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores and HGTV. They invited three bloggers to film video craft tutorials for HGTV’s blog: Design Happens. For my video, we made pom-pom banners, and I love how they turned out!
I loved getting to know the other two bloggers: Jess & Kathy along with Marianne of HGTV’s Design Happens blog. I always get nervous traveling alone, and it was so nice to make friends right off the bat with these gals. Marianne has such a fun job! They built this beautiful craft room set for her webisodes. I’ve always wanted to do more video on NoBiggie, and working with them gave me more of a feel for video. If only I had this set up…plus the crew to do all the post production editing, I’d be all over it!…but sadly I don’t. I’ll keep dreaming. 😉
There was a lot of out takes while we filmed. Whenever I have done a segment on Studio 5 (our local NBC show), it’s always filmed live, so there are no do-overs. For this webisode, it was nice to have a chance to do it over if we messed up.
One of the biggest highlights of this trip while filming at Scripps Network where it all began, was eating in the Food Network kitchen both days we were there. The food was so good! It feeds all the HGTV and Scripps Networks employees daily…how lucky are they?!
On our last day, they gave us a full tour of all four floors of Scripps Networks. It’s a beautiful building. This is where it all started. It was fun to learn all about the success they have had and how they have grown from HGTV to now Food Network, the DIY network, the travel channel and the cooking channel (to name a few).
Okay…onto the reason for the trip. For my webisode, we made Pom-Pom banners. Big bright fluffy you-just-want-to-squish-them pom-pom banners,
and here’s the video tutorial for the How-To on the Pom-Pom banners:
you can also see it on HGTV Handmade on YouTube.
Let’s talk- are you a big fan of HGTV and the Food Network too?
Disclosure: this opportunity sponsored by Jo-Ann Stores, all opinions are my own.