I shard on my Facebook page a few days ago that I have took the next step in my business and rented a booth in the cutest little Craft Vendor Boutique ever! There are two sides to my business – paper crafting and rustic wooden flags. It’s something that my family is passionate about and we all participate to make our business successful.
So Mamaw and Papaw’s Crafts can now be found at The Exhibitors Boutique III and Trellis Café in Puyallup. We have two booths that focus on our rustic flags and of course I’ll be displaying my Stampin’ Up! paper crafts. This was something that we took very seriously and spent a lot of time in prayer.
I encourage you to like both of my business Facebook pages – Mamaw and Papaw’s Crafts and Inky Fingers Stamping – and share them with your family and friends. Small business owners rely on our friends and family to share our business! It’s your support that has allowed me to reach for the stars.
My tribe is off in Salt Lake City, and I am at home having a little bit of a pity party. So it’s been going on for a few weeks. I had to cancel at the last minute to do a family obligation. That’s the great thing about my Stampin’ Up! tribe – they always have my back. Even though I am not able to be there in person, I’ll get lots of photos – of everything they are able to share. Yes, we are bound to secrets sometimes while we are at corporate events – especially when it comes to new products! They want Demonstrators who are attending the event to feel special. Demonstrators who are not in attendance will get the same information a day or two later.
So I choose to still patriciate in a two full card swaps. I always love to get new ideas from fellow demonstrators. I love the Coffee Café set. This card has NO stamping! I know crazy right, making a card using Stampin’ Up! products with no stamping. I love it anyway!
I work at a Middle School. Our building secretary is having surgery today. She is the heart of our school – literally. She has been there since I was a student there. Many members of the staff chipped in to put together a little recovery gift basket for her.
When I was asked to make the card for her basket I knew the perfect set to use. Painted Harvest was the perfect set for this basket. I have to admit the first time I used Painted Harvest, I was not fan. I wasn’t sure how to use it right. I felt like I could not get the right color combinations down. Now, that I have had a chance to play with it – I LOVE IT!
Call me a mean mom. But, I’m a stickler on sending hand written notes to thank folks for gifts, wishing a happy birthday or sending a little cheer. After all, cards are my business. This year Jackie was selected as the state presiding officer. Though out her year she will be given gifts and meeting new friends.
The theme for Grand Bethel is “explore” – we’ve had some great sets in the past that really live up to Jackie’s explore theme. Although Ken is pretty upset that I am a craft hoarder, the good news it my hoarding came in great use this year.
These two use retired DSP and stamp sets – but layout can always be used with current product. Here the cards she sent to welcome new members, thank Bethels for their gifts or sending notes of encouragement to members and adults who give of their time who need a bit of cheer.
It’s been a long time since I was here in the cyber world. Actually it’s been a long time since I was anywhere near my craft supplies. Life has happened some good , some bad and some in between. I won’t go into detail but things have been up in the air, major changes are taking place. I’ve been in a pity party.
I talked today with my Business Advisor (BDA) from the Corporate office. The great thing about my BDA – she pulls no punches and holds my feet to the fire. I’ve talked with a few friends and of course my hero – but I don’t know something was different today when I talked to Shelby. I shared where I was at in my pity party and what I feel like I should be doing and how I want to achieve these goals.
I am going to be sitting down over the next few days and letting my customers and team mates know where things are at and I am not going anywhere. I’ve just been derailed and should have turned to them for support! I have the best team, friends and customers ever.
We only have 3 spots left for our birthday card stamp camp! We would love for you to come and join us in making 12 cards, laughs and snacks. Let me know ASAP if you would like to join us. Please RSVP no later than 2/15
AM session February 4th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (RSVP by 2/2)
PM session February 7th, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (RSVP by 2/5)
8 beautiful cards for just $15 or FREE with a minimum $30 purchase that morning! (2 each of 4 designs)
This class is perfect for beginners to advanced stampers. Don’t live in the area? No problem! Place a minimum $50 order using the class Hostess Codes and I will send you all 8 cards for free!
Birthday cards! We all need them and chances are you need more then just a few! That’s just what you’ll get with this class! Join me on Saturday, February 25th for a crafty good time! We will be making 12 birthday cards–2 each of 6 designs–focusing on the Balloon Adventure stamp set. There will be cards for him, cards for her and cards for kids so you’ll have a range of cards to choose from when sending them to your loved ones!
Please bring your favorite basic adhesive and paper snips to class! I will provide everything else! RSVP with payment by February 15th.
Class fee is $35 and includes $25 in product which will be used to complete the cards and gives you lots extra product to take home for additional projects, instruction sheets, goodie bag, snacks and fellowship!
I just realized with all the craziness going on the last few weeks, I hadn’t shared with you the make n’ take from our Occasion and Sale-A-Bration open house. It was a super simple card that could be easily mass produced in a variety of colors. I know this post is short, I promise to fill you in on all the happenings. I just have to say, I love, love, love Daper Denim and Peakaboo Peach together!
Well, I thought I would work on some birthday cards – we all need them right? Something, I don’t often do but should really do more of is using stamps to create the background images. So, I really should start doing this since I am a Designer Series Paper (DSP) hoarder. Yep, that’s me, I admit it. I’m a craft supply hoarder.
I was just stamping away – die cutting away, using the Balloon Adventure set. I got carried away and even made a few blunders. Which actually they turned out pretty good too. So just because they didn’t turn out they way you planed – don’t throw them away. You would have never guessed these two cards were blunders would you?