Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Turning 70!

This little card is for a wonderful lady who is turning 70. My sister ordered it for her MIL and I will be giving it to her on Thanksgiving. They are throwing the MIL a huge party and the theme is "Steppin' into the 70's". I was told she likes hot pink and the color seemed perfect for this stamp. The stamped image was given to me by Pam, a friend over at Thank you Pam it is perfect! I printed the sentiment out rather than stamping it. I needed the font to be small enough to fit in SU's scallop circle. The font I used was Harrington. The sentiment on the inside was also a gift from Pam. Perfect for this occasion. I hope she likes it.

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Thank you!

Thank you ladies for your kind replies and emails about the craft show. Your words have put a smile on my face and made me feel so much better. Thank you! You all are the best!! Yesterday an opportunity fell into my lap for another craft show in December. I have decided to give it a go. So I will be doing a craft show on Dec. 5th and the 10th. All the hard work is already done so it should go much smoother. Also yesterday I received 2 big phone orders from previous customers and that helped brighten my day too. Upward and onward!!

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Monday, November 23, 2009

The Craft Fair

Well the craft fair is all over with and I am so glad it is done. Here is what my booth looked like. The craft fair was 2 days long. And I barely made my booth rental fee. It was a total bomb. :( I am feeling so discouraged. Especially after how long it took me to make all of the items. Craft fairs are a lot of work!! I have an invitation to go to two more of them in December. But my heart just isn't in it. Although who wants to sit on all of this stuff I just made? LOL We'll see.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Gift Card Tin

Hi girls! What a night... my little guy is sick and none of us got much sleep last night not too mention he was up again at 5:45 this morning. *yawn* There are several craft fairs going on today and I am going to go and scout them out. Just to see how the booths are set up and the pricing of items. Should be some fun secret shopping!

Well we are down to the week of my craft fair. It's a big one with over 300 vendors spread out in 3 huge open space buildings. I am a little nervous to jump right into such a huge show my first time out. But it could pay off Big Time! I'll be sure to let you all know how it goes. I may not be posting much for the rest of the week as I will be stressed to get all of the details in order. Such as business cards, company sign, table design... etc.

Did I mention that I had signed up for a smaller show to begin with but it was canceled due to lack of vendors? It was going to be at a local school. Just my speed I thought for my first time. I was so bummed when I got that email. Esp. after making so much stuff. So I did some research and found the Big craft show going on for the same weekend. And decided rather than sit on all of my items ... give it a shot! Wish me luck.

These little tins are to place gift cards in. They are very popular with my current customers. They are the same size as an Altoid tin. But these tins are brand new. I bought them wholesale online. I have made several of these for the craft fair.

Thanks for coming in to see me. I should have a lot of news after the weekend to share with you.

Paper = DP(SU 2009 Christmas paper) CS (SU Real Red, Very Vanilla)
Stamps = SU
Extras = Stampin Write Markers - SU, Old Olive Ribbon - SU, Various Punches - SU, Christmas Tree Brad - Hobby Lobby

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Craft fair item #4

Hi Guys! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. One more week until my craft fair. I am getting a little nervous. Am I going to have enough of an inventory, is my booth going to be nice enough, will any of my items sell, are all questions that keep popping up in my little head. We'll find out soon enough eh? In the mean time I am going to just keep crafting away.

These jars are meant to put candy or any other Christmas goodie in. Fudge would be excellent or small cookies. The jars I bought wholesale online. So no more waiting to eat spaghetti! LOL The only tricky part is lining up both ends of the paper as you wrap it around the jar.

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper = DP(SU 2009 Christmas Paper) CS (SU Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive)
Stamps = SU
Extras = Ribbon from my stash and SU, Dimentionals, Nestibilities, SU Stampin Write Markers

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Craft Fair Item #3

Holiday purses! This project was inspired by my friend Jamie who gave me one of these cute little purses in a swap! (lucky me) I am going to hang these on a Christmas tree next to my craft fair booth. These purses are great to hold so many items. And because they are made from brown paper bags you can put holiday goodies in them! Home made fudge, cookies, peppermint bark, you name it. So... would you like to know how to make them? Check this blog out here for the instructions. Happy crafting.

Paper = SU 2009 holiday paper
Ribbon = From my stash
Stamps = SU
Punches = SU circle scallop, scallop oval, edge detail
Paper bags = Walmart

Thanks for coming by to see me!

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Craft Fair Item #2

I have been wanting to make this little box filled with gift tags ever since I saw it in the Stampin Up catalog. I had to nag my demonstrator to get me the template and hosted a large party just to get the stamps (which are a hostess set) in order to make this. I plan on making 6 for the craft fair. The template I was given is only for the bottom. I had to make the top myself. The top cut out has a window sheet behind it. I still need to cut the holes and place in the string on each tag. But I wanted to share this with all of you ... now! Heehee I think these may also be my teacher gifts this year.

Stampin Up 2009 Christmas papers & matching ink
Stampin Up hostess set of stamps

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Craft Fair item#1

These little reindeer jars are so much fun to make. I felt like a little elf working in Santa's shop! LOL These are great little gifts to hand out during the Christmas season. They are just baby food jars decorated and then filled with oatmeal and sprinkles. I decided to slip a little poem in each jar.

" Sprinkle on the lawn at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright
Santas reindeer fly and roam
This will guide them to your home."

The idea is to sprinkle the reindeer food on your lawn on Christmas Eve. How fun is that? I have made 18 of these to sell at the craft fair. And I have no idea what to charge. How much would you charge for one jar?

Stampin Up papers & ink
Ribbon from my stash
Stickles, Cricut Christmas Cheer Cartridge, Dimentionals

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

6 Christmas Tins

Wowzers!! Are my hands ever tired. Wanna know what I've been up to? Take a guess... tins, tins, and more tins. Yep... I made all of these 6 tins at once. It took me forever, but I can honestly say every order taken from my party has been filled. Thank goodness! Now it's time to move on creating items for an up coming craft fair I have signed up to be in. I only have 2 1/2 weeks to get ready for it. Yikes. Sorry for being away from the pc lately. My craft studio is in full force these days. I thank each and every one of you for hanging in there with me and coming by to check in. I always love seeing you here.

These tins were made using the 2009 Christmas papers from Stampin Up! Along with matching ribbon, ink, and stamps.

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