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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Card Front Swap

I'm super excited to be going to the SU Catalog Kick Off on Dec 3.  A bunch of SU demos will be attending at the Baltimore event, including a group of my team mates.  We're doing a card front swap, and here is mine. 

I used the stamp set- Amazing Birthday.  I chose crumb cake and lost lagoon.  It was a bit of fussy cutting, but I do like how it came out. I embossed the lost lagoon with the zig zag embossing folder.  I also used linen thread, candy dot base and a basic gem (coloured with the medium shade from Night of Navy blendabilities).

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

I did the St Teresa of Avila vendor event last night, and at first I wasn't sure how it was going to go...a lot of looks, and "oh this is cute" etc...but my first sale came after 45 min into the evening...A few of the other vendors felt that the layout could have been better and to not have the big raffles when you have vendors because by the time people have spent their money on the tickets for those items, there was nothing left for the little guy.  I could see their point, but also those big raffles drew in the customers.  so I felt it was like a double edge sword.  But I kept smiling, and talking to people.  some said "oh I'll be back" but I didn't hold my breath-I've already learned my lesson on that one...however there was one that actually DID come back-her son wanted one of my mini journals. (it was rather sweet).  My big sellers of the night were my snowman tealights ($3 each) and the big wooden clothespins ($3 each).  Until it was just about 10pm and I was starting to pack up....  and this totally made my night!
    a group of 3 women came up and were admiring my items (I only managed to pack up a couple things).  One looks at my stuff and says: "Are you the Crazy Penguin Lady"?  I had to laugh.  I said, Yes I am.  She said her friend follows me and loves my stuff.  It was weird (in a good way) and she looks at me and says "feeling kind of stalked, don't you"?  LOL  it was funny.  I said I'm always happy to hear when people talk about my items and rave about them.  They saw my gift card cases and fell in love with them!  One bought 3 on the spot... and the best part: I got a custom order for 14. YES..FOURTEEN of them!!!!!
   I nearly packed it up early (a few other vendors did) and I am very glad I didn't.  I know not every vendor event is like this...but I am very glad I did this event.   I did get a few contacts, so that was a good thing too. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Treat jars

As you read yesterday, I've been quite busy prepping for some upcoming vendor events.  Here are some other treats I've been working on....

Treat Jars.  These jars are from IKEA.  They're small and a great deal!  I wrapped the lids with All is Calm washi tape from Stampin' Up!  Then I punched a 2" circle from Lost Lagoon card stock.  The stamped image is from a retired set from Stampin' Up!  Tags till Christmas.  I then used some Lost Lagoon satin ribbon around the neck of the jar.  They will get filled with candy and then they're ready to be sold. 
 a close up...
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Gift Card holders

Hello there!  I've been a bit busy recently prepping for a few upcoming vendor events.  One item I have been working on are some gift card holders.  Here are a few of them closed.  I used the Stampin' Up! wood mount half cases.  They came together nicely!

Here are the insides:
On the left side when you open it is the Stampin' Up! gift card envelope.  It's a great little framelit.  It's mounted to the case with SU Sticky strip.  On the right side is a little extra gift for the recipient; A set of four 3x3 coordinating note cards with envelopes and 6 Hershey nuggets wrapped in coordinating SU DSP.  This set used the Stampin' Up! All Is Calm DSP and colours.

Here is a close up of the note cards:


Here are the insides for the green/red sets.  

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~Happy Stamping!