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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Craft fair - take 2!

So today's fair went a lot better than the other week.  I think the location was better, it was advertised better and I was definitely more prepared.  I took 2 days off this past week to prep a little.  Unfortunately when we purchased our home, we did all of the touring/walk throughs during the day, so we never realized we didn't have overhead lighting in our bedrooms.  Needless to say, I don't do much stamping after the sun goes down.  So I'm glad I took those days off.  Not only did I get a lot of stamping done, I organized the boys clothes.  Went through 5 bins and reorganized the dresser and now they're ready for "winter" in Vegas.

So here are a few pictures from my booth.  If anyone reading this was at my booth today, please leave a comment! I regret not having my clipboard, so I'd love to stay connected :)



I sold lots of cards but surprisingly, these s'mores were my best seller! Maybe because no one else had food :)


Close up 


So, I suppose I owe a huge thanks to my mom who told me not to let my first experience (a flop!) scare me from doing another craft booth.  I really think having cards prepackaged and organized really helped.

I also had a new unmounted stamp set from last years mini that I raffled off.. Every $5 spent got them an entry.  Think that helped.  I had a good time :) 

Here are some samples too of cards I made in preparation.. It's been awhile since I've posted so I thought I'd share them too.

These 8 pks of tags were $3. Only sold one pack :( but, at least my Christmas packages will be cute :)


And I sold $23 worth of coasters, with $38 ordered for Christmas. 



Think that's enough for now.  Hope you all enjoy that extra hour of sleep :) I know I need it 


Blessings,
-Holly





Saturday, October 12, 2013

Can I get a break?

:) it's only my fault that I'm tired, because I have a hard time saying no! I've done 4 photo shoots in 3 weeks, I have one in the morning and I still have to prep for 2 craft fairs coming up.  Not to mention, I totally forgot I said I'd make cookies for our church's bake sale... Oh geez


Either way, I want to share my latest photo shoot with my fans.  This is baby Kai and he was the most perfect baby to photograph to date :)


And I will leave you with one stampin up product :) still think its missing something.. Maybe a rhinestone?


Hope you all a great weekend! 

-Holly

Sunday, October 6, 2013

World card making day... Take two!

For some reason my entire post was "publishing" for the last 24 hours and never went through. So, no, today is not world card making day--it was yesterday. I dont feel like writing it all again either..

I had my yard sale yesterday so I woke up super early to make a few extra cards to try and sell.  And I'm glad I did! They were lined around my block for the yard sale! Said no one ever..... No, they werent..but I wish! I had one lady "touch" the box of cards, but didn't even look through them. And I only sold 2 ink pads and a stamp set. Both to kids under 6. Lol, oh well! Guess I'll just plant that stampin seed young :)

Here are the cards I made for WORLD CARD MAKING DAY :)


And I think a card can be 3D too! Don't you?
I'll be making these coffee boxes for my booth at an upcoming craft fair. I scored big at our base commissary! They had an 80oz (5lb bag??) of coffee regularly $38, on sale for $8! Perfect timing for me :)

Also received this in the mail yesterday. 
I won first place for the in with you design contest .. Remember my Banner Blessings set? Yep, that'll be available soon through Stampin Up!! :) all glory to God! (And thanks for voting!). If you haven't seen Doris D's winning Monstermaniacs set, you're in for a treat! Didn't mind losing to her that round. Cute stuff! :)

Hope you have a great week!
-Holly


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Been a busy weekend!

Our plans were canceled for the weekend so I (happily) spent time in my craft room making new cards! I'm planning on selling cards at my yard sale and a craft fair so I've been stocking up :)

Here's a few that I made this weekend - enjoy!

These are my adaptations of two thanksgiving ones and a birthday one I found on Pinterest: 




This one was my version of the one I found on the "stampin by the sea" blog ... I like my "net" ribbon I made by fraying some ribbon.


Here are the others I came up with using the Chalk Talk set:



I have acquired way too much dsp over the years and I need to start using more!

The set below is this years "Ronald McDonald" set. A portion (I think it's $2) of every set sold goes to the Ronald McDonald charity. The set is called Tag It!




Thanks for looking! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Gods blessings to you and yours :)

- Holly
















Tuesday, September 10, 2013

First banners :)

Well the first banner class took place Saturday and I never got around to postin the pics. The girls really enjoyed it and they'll be back next month for the "spooky banner".  Found out the best thing to use was hot glue, and if you tie a knot on both sides of the while the banner pieces don't curl.




Also want to shout out to any of my followers that are Pittsburgh Pirates fans! We got win number 82 tonight guaranteeing the first winning season in 21 years! Longest losing streak in ANY sport. Lets go Bucs!


-Holly

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Disappointed!

I had my yard sale this morning on the military base. Lots of traffic but no one interested in stamps! I had 55 homemade cards ready to buy too. The girl who set up shop beside me bought two sets for her mom and I gave her a card to send along... But I was so bummed. I had 8 girls sign up for my banner club (that starts in 2 hours!) and only 2 are coming.. So I took along next months spooky banner and the frame I made extra, and no one signed up :( not even for events and info... Had catalogs too.. man, people are missing out on this awesomeness!!  

Oh well...

Cool news is I had a former demo give me a $60 order! So that was awesome! (She knew I was gonna be there...) she used to hold card classes at the base too and had too many girls bail on her. She had to stop being a demo because I that... Oh, to be a successful demonstrator not knowing if you'll be pending this quarter!

Here's my latest card. I made 6 of them last night to sell.



Monday, September 2, 2013

For Shelli...

As most of you ladies that follow SU! may have heard, Shelli Gardner the co-founder and CEO of Stampin' Up! was in a bad riding accident with her horse.  You can find the story on her blog. This is the card I made for her. She broke her collarbone, pelvis and right wrist in three places (wont be stamping now)... Long road to recovery ahead. Please lift her up in your prayers.


Hope you all had a great long weekend! Back to work tomorrow...

-Holly

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Truly Grateful

I am in love with this set! The fall sets are always my favorite out of the holiday catalogs, and this set is by far my favorite in the last 5+ years!! It's called Truly Grateful and let me just say I am so grateful to the stranger who traded with me at convention.. I just happen to be at the right place a the right time and I overheard her trying to trade hers. I originally won the tags for you stamp set n punch bundle. That's cute too but this is more me :)

This card I (90%) cased from heather Klump.  

Always love making a coordinating envelope too.
This is another Rev up the Fun one I made today too.

Eli enjoyed stamping the car too!



Anyway, I stamped a lot today. Spent some time at the park with Eli and then we went to grab some pizza. On our way we saw a family on the shoulder of the highway changing a tire. The mom was in the back fanning her kid.  I looked on my dash and it said 94.. Fearing that a baby was in the car, I drove to McDs, bought two bottles of water and drove back on the highway.  They were "truly grateful" and said a tow was on its way... Just felt God saying "Holly, they need help, and I choose you". Glad I listened. After pizza, I gave Eli a bath and within 20 minutes of his movie, he was out. (He did miss his nap today). So I edited a photoshoot from last wknd. I'm totally beat! Tmrw is a long day too..

Hope you all have a great weekend! 

-Holly

Friday, August 30, 2013

Finished kit


Made for my dear friend Jamie! Her envelopes n cards will rock now! ;)

2 days left!!

Friends, there are only 2 days left to vote for my design! Hoping its the next stamp set produced by Stampin' Up! Please take a minute to vote :) thx!

http://inwithyou.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Banner-Blessings/503621-21421


Sorry it's sideways....

LNS treasure hunt!!



It's a blog treasure hunt!! Here's how it works:

Visit all of the participating blogs (there should eventually be 50....more will be added over the next weeks, so check back often)

Once you visit the blog, start a list of the "clues" that we are sharing and where you found them (the blog name).

When you have all 50 email your list to tammy.baldwin@yahoo.com and you will be entered to win a prize. 

Below is the list of participating demonstrators & their blogs. Be sure to check out their other posts while you are on their blog. This is a talented group of people!

LIST OF PARTICIPATING DEMOS & BLOGS


First Name

Last Name

Blog Address

Country

Tammy

Baldwin

www.creativeapplescrampers.blogspot.com

US

Carolyn

Bennett

www.carolynstamps.com

US

Jody

Brechbill

www.jodybrechbillstampinqueen.com

US

Brenda

Cook

http://www.cardscraps.com

US

Carolee

Crabb

Care2stampwithcarolee.blogspot.com

US

Tina

Davis

http://www.tinadavisstamps.blogspot.com/

US

Beverly

Farmer

www.createwithbev.blogspot.com

US

Sherrill

Graff

http://yourhiredscrapbooksupplies.blogspot.com/

US

Penny

Hanuszak

http://pennytokensstampinspot.blogspot.com

Canada

Lori

Helvick

createwithlori2.blogspot.com/

US

Diane

Ison

http://teachtostamp.blogspot.ca/

Canada

Suzanne

Johnson

www.gottastampwithsuzanne.com

US

Nancy

Legate

www.stampnnuggets.com

US

Carolyn

Lindenmayer

http://carolynscardcreations.blogspot.com.au/

Australia

Rhonda

Macnally

http://rhondalovesstamping.wordpress.com

Canada

Serena

Marsh

www.reenybeanies.blogspot.ca

Canada

Robin

Messenheimer

http://robinscraftroom.com

US

Joni

Metras

www.joniinthespotlightstamping.com

US

Cynthia

Millan

http://www.StampWithCynthia.blogspot.com

Canada

Kimberley

Morris

http://procrastistamper.blogspot.com

US

Ruth

Pearson

http://pearsonifiedcrafting.blogspot.co.uk/

UK

Ginger

Rabesa

http://www.stampingginger.com

US

Brenda

Riehle

www.stampandscrapwithbrenda.blogspot.com

US

Linda

Rodenberg

www.prettyinky.blogspot.com

US

Heather

Sewczak

heatherscutecards.com/blog

US

Cynthia

Simpson

http://cynthiastampinhappening.wordpress.com/

US

Dee

Slater

http://createwithdee.typepad.com

US

Deborah

Smart

www.stampandcreate.net

Canada

B Jayne

Stenstrom

http://www.jaynestamps.com/

US

Tanya

Stottlemire

www.scramptastic.blogspot.com

US

Charlene

Tackvic

www.AlwaysStamping.com

US

Jackie

Watson

jackielwatson.blogspot.com

US

 

 

 

Lesley         Lendon                 http://lellyjellys.blogspot.com/                             UK

Amanda       Frankel                www.OurCraftyPlaydate.com                              US

Vanessa       Terrell                 www.stampwithvanessa.com                              US

Kris               Sobolik               www.maddiebugdesigns.blogspot.com              US

Misty             Snell                   http://snellmisty.wordpress.com                        US

Rhonda         Price                   www.stampbyrhonda.blogspot.com                  US

Jaime            Barnett                http://kankiepopscards.blogspot.co.uk             UK

Janet             Yates                  www.stampinnerd.blogspot.com                       Canada

Avery             Murphy              http://alongcamestamping.blogspot.ca              Canada

Jennifer         King                   http://stampingcontact.com                                US

Erika              Trowell              www.idigstamps.com                                          US

Mary K.          Wessling           http://maryscraftroom.blogspot.com                   US

Jean              Piersanti            http://beautyandthestamper.blogspot.com          US

Karina           Chin                   www.karinaskreation.com                                    Canada  

Samantha      Joyce                www.crafty-sammy.blogspot.co.uk                      UK 

Jennifer         Kay (Wren)        www.txjennywren.blogspot.com                           US

Susan           Timchack           http://susan-stampinsue.blogspot.com                US 

Cindy        Mitchell-Clark         www.cindysstampingcorner.wordpress.com        US

Cindy             Fodor                www.stampthelove.blogspot.com                        US

Amber        Meulenbelt           www.stampwithamber.com                                  Canada

Anastasia      Radloff               www.stampinblondie.blogspot.com                      US

Robin            Boyer                  www.robinscreativecorner.com                            US

Amy              Hoffman              www.stampandscrapwithamy.blogspot.com        US

Louise          Radies                 www.creationsbylouise.blogspot.com                  Canada

Holly            Stene                   http://hollyshobbs.blogspot.com                           US

Melissa       Banbury                www.porchswingcreations.com                            Canada

Laura          Leuenberger         www.stamplaura.blogspot.com                             US

Denise        Willerton               http://chezmoicreations.blogspot.com                  Canada

Raissa         Spatola                www.raissastamps.com                                        US

Sandy          Risi                      http://thecrewquarters.blogspot.com                     US

Rachel         Bateman              http://rachelscraft.blogspot.com/                          US

Nicole          Mahler                  www.creationsbynikki.blogspot.com                     US

Cathy           Parlitsis                http://www.stampsandscrapbooks.com               US

Laurie          Reaume                www.stampwithlaur.blogspot.com                       Canada

Jacqueline Dorer-Russell       Http://sugarssmilinpapercrafts.blogspot.com           US




-you have from now until Friday, October 25th 2013 to collect 50 clues and email them to me, to be entered into the contest -Contest closes Friday Oct. 25


So my clue is Kraft gift boxes! I love decorating and making this special for birthdays to Christmas :)



Happy hunting! 

-Holly