a few months ago i took a trip to California (original blog post). i had the chance to meet up with Laura Vegas & her friend, Carla Tarabus. we flew in on a weekend to film an infomercial for Making Memories die-cut machine, the Slice. it was a very fun & interesting experience.
this is Carla, chillin while waiting for Laura to arrive at the hotel. she is really sweet & fun to chat with. Carla & Laura have been bloggin friends for several years & it was their first time meeting in person. it was bittersweet. the three of us had dinner with another participant later that evening at a Mexican restaurant that had a menu a mile or more long. i couldn't make up my mind on what i wanted. there were so much to chose from. so i just opted for my usual...LOL.
the next day we all were driven to the set, which was at an amazing house. some pictures of me on the set. the makeup artists touching up our makeup was a constant thing. i don't wear makeup, no foundation so it was strange for me to not touch my face & honestly i didn't like it...LOL. just give me lipstick & i'm a happy girl :-)
the room we stayed in was a converted from a garage. i believe that house had a 5 car garage. it was HUGE! this is Carla on the phone w/ her hubby. it was the only room in the house that had a/c & it was HOT that day. the couldn't have a/c on in the house b/c of the distraction w/ the sound while filming. it was interesting b/c you couldn't eve talk outside this room much, unless you whispered, b/c of them individually filming interviews.
the group picture were the other participants. there are actually 3 more that participated, but they were in the middle of interviews or not around. Leah Fung was also there doing her part, but she didn't have to stay long. meeting Ana Carabas was also a real treat!!
i finally received a copy of the actual infomercial last weekend & watched it w/ the family...LOL. gosh, it's awkward watching yourself on a TV screen, seriously!! they show me twice talking & at the crop table. here are some screen shots to give you an idea & up close of one of the scenes they had me in. basically sitting w/ a group of girls during a crop. they did three interviews, including mine, w/ us all in the background. we couldn't actually talk out loud, we had to pretend to talk...HAHAHA, it was funniest thing ever. one of the girls accidentally turned on the slice...LOL! i think we did like 5 or 6 takes on this particular shot below.
you can check out Laura & Carla's blogs for more pictures. :-)