Sunday, November 6, 2011

End of the Weekend

Another weekend is sadly coming to an end. I was very exciting going into this weekend as I had our monthly team meeting on Friday night and I was participating in a bazaar in Oakwood on Saturday and Sunday.
Friday night's meeting was fantastic. I was delighted with the turnout given that the holiday season has begun. Yes, that's right, I said Holiday season and I am turning up the volume on the Christmas tunes for all to enjoy. I can't wait for all the twinkling lights and decorations.
We started our meeting making these little Santa and Mrs. Claus treats.
Aren't they just the cutest?

I was also excited that we had six ladies celebrating their one year anniversary with Stampin' Up! How cool is that?
Happy Anniversary to Sharon Marskamp, Roberta Moore, Wendy Ashby, Ria Jenkins, Darlene Wayda and Natasha Byrne. Woohoo!!! I know I have enjoyed Stampin' with you over the past year and I look forward to another great year.

We had some great discussions around workshops and hostess benefits and then we ended our meeting by making this matching card and lantern set.

This card and lantern used the curly label punch to create the window and we used silver embossing powder on vellum. I thought it would burn the vellum paper but it's absolutely gorgeous. Stampin' Up! sells two types of vellum. Paper vellum and cardstock vellum. Both emboss beautifully.

And check this out.... the lantern looks good no matter which way it sits.

After such a great meeting on Friday night I was even more excited about the bazaar in Oakland the next morning. Sadly the bazaar was not well attended. Looking at the glass half full, I would have to say that I learned many things from the experience. Advertisement is definately essential and getting the word out to everyone. It is something that I struggle with as it brings into play the "time management" skills again.
One of the great things about being an independent demonstrator is that you get to pick your hours, design classes that you want, cut for the classes at a time that's convenient for you, and choose what method you will use to advertise. Of course one of the "not so" great things is that you only have yourself to do all of these things. So, I can design and create all the fabulous things I want but then I have to make sure I get the word out to everyone. O.K. so now I'm excited and pumped to keep blogging as a way of letting you know what classes are coming. I'm going to keep my calendar updated and try to keep a class flyer printed and ready to hand out.
So here is a picture of this week's card class.
Tuesday at 7pm or Friday at 10am
This first card I received at a swap at convention in July. I don't remember her name but she was so sweet She gave this card (I have made slight modifications) to me to take home to my niece, Karen for helping me thread 140 buttons. Karen was nice enough to loan it back to me so I could share it. It's a pop up card.
This looks so cute when it pops up but of course you really have to see it in person.
The next card was a card I received in a swap from Kelly Acheson. This is a great way to give a gift card. Again, it is much better seen in person but here are the different views of it.

And the last card is just a quick and easy card that I designed.
The cards above all use the "Snow Much Fun" stamp set from Stampin' Up!
You can come to my class and make all 3 of these cards for $6.00
This was a long post today and I thank you for taking time out of your busy day to read my blog. I have probably messed up your "time management" today and that makes me chuckle and I am comforted to know I'm not alone in the boat. lol

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Looks like your event calendar is full!
    Love that Snow much fun set!