|FREE STUFF FOR
Everywhere we turn, we see and hear,
"Christmas will be here before we know
it", or "10 more shopping days
IBAC will be here before we know it!
This premise really hits home when we realize the
deadline for free balloon product from Pioneer is
January 10, 2003.
We want to be sure that all of you know that
Rouse International is also offering free product
again this year to competitors. We hope
that some of you will try some Rouse in your
competition piece. The Rouse deadline for
free product is also January 10, 2003.
Contact us directly if you have questions or
special framework needs not covered by the 117
products in the
catalog. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our online catalog then
download the print version to
send us your request.
Graham and I will sneak a peek at all of the
competition pieces when we bring a midnight snack
to competitors on competition night. We are
always so impressed by the quality and quantity
of work going on in the competition room when we
bring in the treats. We will look forward
to seeing some of you there! This is
getting to be a tradition.....this is our fourth
year to bring treats.
SUCCESS" AND ON TO "SHANGRI-LA"
It always amazes us at each successive IBAC,
that year after year the IBAC producers are able
to continue to bring fresh classes, ideas, etc.,
to Chicago. All of us often have the same
client year after year for the same event.
It's HARD to continue to offer new perspectives
to the same client/event, isn't it? In this
case, WE are the client. The IBAC producers
have been doing this convention for 19 years, and
they still come up with something new each
Once again, the classes look way cool.
The instructors are a nice group. We think
the international mix is great. Everywhere
we have traveled, the "styles" of
balloon work are so different. We might
like to zip to Italy, but not all of us can do
that. Going to IBAC means we only have to travel
to Chicago to benefit from different styles and
points of view. And this year, for IBAC
Final Night, we are traveling all the way to that
land of perfection...........SHANGRI-LA!
to internal structuring
year after year.
Rouse is the
the years when
was still known
"The Balloon And
wanted to let you know too that IBAC will be
using quite a bit of Rouse this year.
.......mostly RMS Banners and RMS Builders.
Graham has also designed a new RMS custom piece
for 646's. All of these
"slightly used" pieces of RMS will be
for sale at 30% off the
normal price. RMS is so lightweight
and so flexible, it will fit right into your
suitcase with no hassle. You can pick up your
product on Sunday, 3.9.02 in time for your plane.
This might be a good time for you to pick up
some product. If you want to reserve some
of this product in advance (.........a good idea,
because it goes fast!) just email or call and
prepay with a credit card or check.
new Rouse Matrix for #646
balloons is one of the RMS forms
available for a recycling
discount of 30% after it is used
for decor at IBAC.
& GAIN VALUABLE HANDS ON EXPERIENCE
If you want some
instruction and some practice with Rouse at IBAC,
there will be several opportunities. Part
of the medieval castle will be made with
Rouse. If you want to volunteer to work on
the castle contact Tope Abdule at: <email@example.com> or
just show up in the ballroom prior to Comedy
Night. Tope has a zillion other projects
with which he needs help as well.
There will also be a lot of RMS work for Final
Night. Again, if you want some Rouse hands
on as well as help out IBAC, trek down to the
ballroom. There will be plenty of Rouse to
work on and tons of other stuff.
The Mandarin Castle above is
not the one you will build
with Tope, but it hints of
exciting things to be
(hands on) by volunteering.
NIGHT MURAL" - "THE TAPESTRY"
We are teaching two classes this
year. The "FINAL NIGHT MURAL"
class will be a major hands on RMS class.
This is your opportunity to work along side
Graham. We will be producing the mural
(Well......, it is so beautiful, we are calling
it THE TAPESTRY!) for Final Night. We are
using thousands of 5" balloons in order to
get good detail. You don't want to miss
this chance for hands on with RMS. The
Tapestry is going to be a
"beaut"! It will look great in
your portfolio. We expect to have a grand
ol' time. Come be a part of the creation of
this masterpiece! .
finished design is secret, but
our balloon tapestry for Final
Night will be twice the size of
this 12' by 15' balloon art
classic and even more spectacular
1998 design by the
was assembled by the
THE TABLES ON TABLES"
other class, "TURNING THE TABLES ON
TABLES" is going to be fun too. We are
going to take tables and make designs with
them. We really like big buffets that are
not just for food service, but major decor for
the event as well. We've got a cool covered
wagon..........you could even make it a wagon
train if you want to. We'll also talk about
a wishing well, Mardi Gras float,
flower cart, cake, and an ice cream parlor.
Graham and I have a frame which we will share
with you. It just sits on top of a 6' or 8'
table. We use it all of the time to make
ribbon canopies for booths and other table top
configurations. It comes apart and you can
store the pieces easily until the next time you
Six tables provide all the
rigid framing necessary
for this 10 foot balloon
cake and buffet.
A NEW TWIST
We also want you to know that we will have
some of the cool new 260 Matrix for you to try
out, if you want to. We will have 160, 260
and 350 RMS along with regular RMS at the IBAC
"RMS Enterprise" is
made with a custom Matrix for
#260 balloons. We now have
Rouse Matrix sized for 160, 260
& 350 balloons in 16
shapes. Check out our online
Again, the IBAC and Rouse deadline for free
product to competitors is January 10, 2003.
are very excited about IBAC this year. We
are so looking forward to seeing each of you in
Chicago. IBAC will be here before we know
Our Best For The
Holidays To Each Of You And Yours,
Graham and Mary Queen Rouse