Sunday, October 25, 2009

Recovering (still!) from yesterdays Open House/Craft Fair! I have some pictures in an album at SCS in my gallery: Sorry I didn't get a lot of too busy towards the end and forgot!

This was a Demo type vendor Open House, so no other paper crafters were there.....I was a co-host so did not put out too much stuff (kind of a dry run for me). My friend/co-host is a Longaberger consultant, so she let me borrow a bunch of her baskets for display. I only had an 8' table due to lack of space. BUT - finally added it up this morning and did a little over $200.00 in sales! I knew that I was busy, but didn't realize that I had done so well - much better than expected!!! Unfortunately...I have nothing to show for it after buying a bee-u-ti-ful Coach purse and many other things! My hubby need not know about that!

My best sellers were:
~ Desktop Calendars - $3.00
~ Covered Notepads - $3.00
~ Various Halloween Candy - $1.00(trying to get rid of it so I can move on to Christmas)
~ Altered Clothespins went like crazy - $1.00 - who knew?? Need to find a better way to display them though.
~ Covered Tic Tacs (Halloween & Breast Cancer) - $2.00
~ Stamped Candles (pumpkins sold out) - $2.00, $5.00 and $6.00
~ Post It Notes - $4.00
~ Teacher Notecard Sets - 6.00
~ Snowman Punch Card Sets - $10.00
~ Gift Card Holders - $2.00 - sold a lot of these...even the birthday ones

Now, I need to get busy on the rest of my Christmas stuff since I have 4 more shows coming up! I did have quite a few people ask for special orders for classroom treats and teacher gifts, so will see if they actually work out. Guess I will clean my house in January - right?

If you have any questions on any of the pix - let me know!
One suggestion that I have for everyone that might be in multiple shows - Get a flyer or postcard that lists all of the shows that you are in and pass them out to everyone! I even included a little coupon on the bottom of mine that they can use on their next purchase. I let you know how many of them come back to me...if you want to see my postcard, just email me:

Take Care all!
Hope everyone with sales did well this weekend!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Hi there!
Wanted to get another quick post up before I have to go get my mammogram! Making these Tic Tac's for the ladies in the doctor's office....they are wonderful even if they do like to "SQUISH" me. My mom is a breast cancer survivor - GO MOM! - it has been 7 years since her last treatment! So, I make a point of getting in for my test yearly.....


These are the BIG tic tacs...found them at Target. The cover is 4.5 x 3 and you score at 1 7/8 on each end. Just cut a punch in the front (1 1/4) and decorate! I made all of the wording on my puter. Any other questions, let me know!

Thanks for looking -

Choc. Chip cardstock - SU
1 1/4 circle punch - SU
1 3/8 circle punch - SU
Curly label punch - SU
Pattern Paper - Hobby Lobby
Ribbon - Michael's
Tic Tacs - Target
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