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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Visitation BVM Craft Fair - Nov 18 & 19, 2011

This was my first year at Visitation BVM's sale, and I have to admit I was a little overwhelmed! I went there Thursday night, expecting an 8 foot space, and it was closer to 10 or 12 foot! I had never had a space this large, and I didn't know where to start. I had a black cloth, which was great for an 8 foot table, but too small for the space I had, but my friend Judy came to the rescue and had a sheet for me to use, so that was perfect! Then I had the dilemma of how to set up the displays I use. Then I was afraid that I wasn't going to have enough to fill the space. But in the end I did fine. And then on Friday, they opened the doors....Oh my gosh, it was a so busy!!!! This is about an hour and a half in and the "slow time" of the night: Here's the left side of the table :

And the right side (this was later in the sale, because I didn't have room for the card boxes in the beginning!):

Looking down the aisle (with my beautiful assistant):

I had to take pictures from above because it got busy again. Post it note holders, and tablet holders, gift card holders, ribbon weave pins (or maybe these are the magnets), and a few post it note frames:

Post it note frames, snowman soup, ornament money holders:

Post it note frames ( I had to stay up half the night Friday night to make more of these, since most sold out the first night):

A few of the remaining mini snowman holders:

And some lip balm holders and Hand sanitizer holders, and altered Starbucks jars:

I had a fabulous, profitable time at Visitation's sale! I can't wait until next year!!!!! I have so many new ideas!!! Also at this sale, I was invited to be a vendor at St Sophia's sale NEXT November so I am super excited!!!

I started creating things for the two sales I had this year in JUNE. I was still creating right up until the night before. Since I have more sales next year, I think I will be starting in January!!!

Items for a Craft Fair - Coaster Calendars

I made these very handy calendar coasters for the craft fair I had in November at Visitation BVM in Trooper PA. I didn't take a picture of all of the items as I made them, and only had time to take a few pictures the day of the sale. I had a bunch more of the calendars, and these are the last 4 I had left. The blue masculine one has since been purchased. The last 3 will be added to the teacher's gifts since Cheyenne has so many teachers this year!

Oak's Fire Hall

I did find a close up picture of more of the items I had at Oaks. Spiral notebooks and mini composition books with matching pens, snowman soup, large candy bar holders, coaster calendar holders and altered Starbucks jars.

Oaks Fire House November 6, 2011

I was a vendor at Oak's Fire Hall in Oak's PA for the second year this past November. This year we were in the "main" hall. Not only was it warmer (first year we were where the Fire Trucks are parked inside, and the doors were left open for the whole set up..we were FREEZING!), but I think we had more traffic where we were this year. I had a LOT more products this year, and have plans for many new ones next year! Here are some pictures.
Here is the Left hand side (with Cheyenne peeking out): And the Right side (with Cameron):

I am still trying to figure out displays. But here's what I did this time. Hanging we have purse post-it note holders, and Ornament gift card holders. In the front there are my Post-it note frames, folding planners, (and part of my Holiday planners notebooks there on the right)

These both sold out within the first 5 minutes of my show, so I was glad I took pictures before we opened! Popcorn holders and snowman candy bar holders (held hershey bars, kit kats and Nestle Crunch bars). Oh and a few more calendars there too.

Lip Balm holders, calendars, post it note purses and some more ornament money holders. Also some gift card holders:

More Christmas Planner notebooks: Corner bookmarks, candy boxes, decorated rulers, (the plastic canvas in the back ground aren't mine they were my neighbor's, who by the way was right across from us last year!)

I guess I didn't get any close up pictures of my non-Christmas altered notebooks. :( But I had some there!! Same as with my altered Starbucks bottles, but you can see them there in the big picture of the table. I had a great time at this fair, and can't wait to be back there next year!

Special order Planners

So here are the finished planners that I made for the special order I had for Shirley. I met Shirley at Visitation's craft fair in mid-November. She had purchases some of these planners I made for Christmas, and called to ask if I could make some non-Christmas planners for her for gifts. We talked about colors, and then I found papers I thought she'd like, sent her pictures and we went from there. I love the way Colleen's and Kate's came out. That paper is just beautiful in real life! The leaves are actually embossed on the paper so it gives the planners interesting detail!

I'm going to add pictures of the planners below so that you can see the inside.

Would you like one of these for yourself?? I take special orders! Priced at $5 a piece (plus shipping). I have many many papers and colors to choose from! Send me a message if you are interested!

Special Order Planners - inside

This is the inside of Kate's and Colleen's planners. I made the insert tablets on the computer since I couldn't find anything pre-made. There is an envelope inside that can hold receipts that matches the planners.

This is the inside of Tammy's planner:

And Noelle's planner:

Inside Candy's Planner:

You may not be able to see the green in the patterned paper (without the cirlces), but it matches everything perfectly!

And Finally Cathy's planner. She wanted pinks and browns. The brown patterned papers have glitter accents in it that isnt really visible in the pictures:

Friday, December 9, 2011

Special Order Photos

Inside the Neutral Planner. Pictures just don't do it justice! The patterned pieces are embossed. Very pretty!

For Candy:

For Kate:

Just adding these photos here so I can show my customer paper choices. :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monogramed Tablet Holder Class Available Now!

Would you like a great personalized gift for one of your loved ones?? Why not create a very neat tablet holder for them? Keep everything together in this neat little case complete with a matching pen, and tablet and a handy place to add in a book of stamps and envelopes! The little pocket is the perfect size for holding business cards!

You choose if you'd like to make a holder for everyday, or Christmas. The cost is $15 for one case, and $5 for each additional case. Please specify if you'd like everyday or Christmas when RSVPing.

Please see my website for more details:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Christmas Card Stamp Camp

**Picture shown is from a previous card club, not one we will be creating.

Want to get a jump on your Christmas Card Making??? Join us on Saturday November 12th and create 16 Christmas cards! You will make 4 each of 4 different styles! Want more information, check my website for details:

New Class - Stamping on Candles!

I am happy to announce that I will be offering more classes in addition to the regular monthly Card Club that I currently have! This is my first class:

Do you have an ordinary blah candle and want to make it a work of art? Why not attend this class and learn how to turn an ordinary white pillar candle into something similar to above? I will also have non-Christmas stamps available if you'd rather not make holiday candles. (The candles above are examples, the ones we create will be slightly larger) Check my website for more details:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

PhillyInkers Fall Fest - Stamping on Candles

This is the third project I created for the Fall Fest. It features the Pines and Pointsettias stamp set (Wood 123762 or clear-123764). I added the details to the candles with my embossing gun. Then I created the box to add the candles to. And lastly the finished project complete with Real Red satin ribbon and a tag from the "Tags til Christmas" (wood-120847 or clear -121169).

I am happy with how it turned out! Stay tuned for a class featuring this technique coming in the near future!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

PhillyInkers Fall Fest - Spice Cake Tablet Holder

This is actually the first item I came up with for a display for the Fall Fest. This is also a tablet holder made from a Clear Mount Stamp case. This one features the new Designer Series Paper (DSP) Spice Cake (124003) as well as Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Pool Party Cardstock. The "g" is from the "Lovely Letters" alphabet
(115030) and is matted on circles punched from the circle punches as well as the scallop circle punch. Again inside I have the envelopes, this time Very Vanilla

This is another option for the Clear Mount Case tablet holder class I will be offering int he future. Contact me for details.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

PhillyInkers Fall Fest Christmas Tablet Holder

I was honored when my Upline Claire Lawrence, and fellow PhillyInker Kristin Kortonick, asked me to be a demonstrator for our Philly Inker's Fall Fest on October 1st. But I have to say, I was also a bit nervous! I decided to take Christmas as my theme, and I wanted to show different Teachers/Co-Workers gifts. This was the second item I came up with. It is a tablet holder made out of one of Stampin' Up's Clear Mount stamp case!! This one features real red cardstock which was embossed using the new embossing folder called "Snow Burst" (124096). I didn't have any of the new Christmas Designer Series papers, so instead I went with this piece from the new hostess pack of DSP paper called "Cheerful Treat". (I love that this is in 12 x 12 as opposed to the old hostess packs which were 6x6.) I stamped the star image from the new "The Sounding Joy" stamp set (wood-121967, or clear 121979). I then stamped the "Joy" from the same set in Craft Real Red ink, and embossed using the Iridescent Ice embossing powder (101930). This was stamped on Whisper White and then matted on Real Red and Chocolate Chip Cardstocks. On the side I added some Whisper white ribbon and the new Mini Jingle Bells (124116). In the second picture you can see I added pockets on the left hand side using the Whisper White (107301) envelopes, which I sealed and cut down. I added tabs using the Round Tab punch. I added a tablet and a "golf" pencil to complete the set.

I will be offering a class to create one of these tablet holders in the near future! Contact me for details!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Christmas in July Card Club - Serene Snowflakes

Here is the second card we made in July for Card Club. It features the "Serene Snowflakes" (115438) stamp set. We made a stencil with the Ornament punch (119847). The sentiment is from "Four The Holidays" (116921). It features Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy and Basic Grey cardstock and Classic Ink. We also added some Dazzling Diamonds to this card (but not in picture) on the center of the large snowflake.

Join us for Card Club, held the third Friday of every month (except November 2011, when it is the second Friday). Ask me for details!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Christmas In July Card Club - Dasher

Here is two versions of a card we made in July for Card Club. The top one is the original, the second one is the one I made when I demonstrated the card. It features the A la Carte Dasher stamp (116816). The circles are from the Circles #2 (114526) and the Scallop Circle #2 (113469) dies run through the BigShot. The Designer paper is from a retired pack called Holly Jolly (I LOVED this paper! Sad to see it go...). My original version featured brads, and when I demonstrated I showed it without brads so the ladies could choose which they liked. We added some Dazzling Diamonds (102023) to give it some sparkle!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

August Card Club - Friends Never Fade

Here is a card we made for Card Club in August. Which I TOTALLY CASED from my UpLine Claire Lawrence! I was stuck on a second design for that month, and I just happened to look over and see pieces from a card that she had shown us, but that I had never mounted, and so....Viola! I changed the colors of her card, I went with Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo (two of my favorites), I believe hers was Rich Razzleberry and More Mustard (but could be wrong there, as I only had pieces of her card here). We embossed the piece that was cut into a Top Note (113463)(after we stamped it) with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976) (another of my favorites!!) both of which were run through my BigShot. The stamp set we used was "Friends never Fade" (Clear 120618 or wood 118750). We used blender pens (102845)with the stamp pads to color the center of the flower.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Masculine June Card Club Card

Here is the other card we made for June;s Card Club. It features a now retired "Sail Away" stamp in Marina Mist and Real Red as well as Naturals white, and Crumb Cake. We embossed the real red with the Square Lattice embossing folder (119976) run through my BigShot. The piece of Marina Mist is cut using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (119275). The sentiment is from On Your Birthday (111664) stamped on the Word Window Punch (119857) then matted on the Modern Label Punch (9119849), and the little Real Red piece is punched out using the Small oval punch (120908). The backgroud is stamped with Crumb Cake using the Sanded background stamp (now retired).

Interested in learning how to create your own cards? Join us for Card Club, held every third Friday of the month (except for this November, it will be the second Friday.)