Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wow...score...a great deal at Michaels

I am pretty excited! I am going to be creating a 12 x 12 album for my sister's coworker. He is going to give this wedding album as a gift for his wife. Its a surprise gift for her. He is getting me the pictures by next week, and I am going to create an album. I was able to get this album and a refill at Michaels for a great deal. I used a 50% off coupon for the refill. The album was already 50% off. Plus there was another 30% off sale items and coupon items. I am still in shock! I can't wait to get started!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Upcoming Projects to Complete

Wow, I have come off the high of the craft fair. Now I am looking towards upcoming projects that I would like to work on and complete! It doesn't take long to stop and think of the many projects I am looking forward to. I began to make a list on my google tasks last night, but I thought it would be a good thinkg to post on my blog here, so I can encourage myself to be more accountable to this list. I hope that my faithful blog friends will hold me to this list! So I have an immediate list before Christmas, and then I have a list to work on during the holidays.

I also have a combination of paide and unpaid work.

Paid Work:
- Wedding Album (30 pages for one of my sister's coworkers)
- 3 different Christmas card designs (Prep 12 of them)

Projects for Me:
- Complete my own wedding album
- Mini Foldable scrapbook mini ablum
- scrapbook of dayds 65th birthday
- altered composition books.
- lemon grass mini album
- ongoing cards

Organizational Challenges:
- purge more items form my stash that I don't use.
- reorganize my Christmas stuff...
- reorganize my room.
- good dust and clean on the floors.

Yikes!! Only One Week Left of Summer Holidays

Wow...where does the time go! I know us teachers here in BC get 10 weeks of summer vacation. Many of my friends, family, and even my husband are envious of this time off. I sure have enjoyed it! July seems to go by quite slowly. July feels like you have the entire summer ahead of you, and then August hits....and all of a sudden the summer starts flying by! That definitely has been the case this year. The weather these last few weeks have been absolutely amazing. So, being outside is definitely the way to be spending the Hot days of summer.

With only two weeks to go...its time to start thinking about the things I wanted to do the most before summer ends. This includes both crafty time, as well as organization. My closet is just about reorganized...when I walk in...it is hard to believe it is mine! It sure looks better with the the purge and some of the new clothes that I have added!!


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Riverside Craft Fair Success

I am very excited to report that I had a very successful craft fair today! I arrived at 8:50 am to set up my display!

I arrived with one large suitcase, one medium size suitcase, two ikea boxes, four paper boxes, a rod, and one silver Christmas tree. It took me an hour to set up! Very tedious! But, I am a perfectionist...so that might have had a lot to do with it!

I didn't have a walk around until about 1:30. I was surprised by the number of paper crafters there were!! Lots of competition! I came back to my table a little defeated! However, I think what saved me is the variety of items that I had!

I enjoyed myself very much! It is such a rush having crafty sales! People enjoying and appreciating my creations!

They came around asking about tables for next year! If I book before April 30, 2012 I get a discount! so, I am definitely considering it! This would give me more time to prepare for next year. We will see....that is a long way away yet!


Sunday, November 11, 2012

A Month's Worth of Catching Up

So, I came to look at my blog and check out how long it has been since my last post. I was slightly embarassed when I realized that it has been almost a month . I convinced myself at the start of the school year that I was not going to neglect this crafty blog of mine. However, unfortunately I have not been on here to post projects or participate in challenges. This may lead many of my faithful followers...the few that I have left...lol...that I have not been crafty. However, this is simply not the case! In fact, I have been on crafty overload as I prepare for my upcoming craft fair next week at Riverside Secondary school..

In fact, last wekend, I set up my craft fair display to give myself an approximate idea of how much product I had. You see...I have been storing it away in boxes in my spare bedroom, as I made it. I truly didn't have a clue with how much I had until I actually started setting it up. I haven't counted how many items I have at the momment. But, my worry now is that I hope that I sell it all because I really don't want to take all of this stuff home and store it for another year!

I have all sorts of items that I am selling this year. The list includes:
  • Sock cupcakes
  • Christmas Tree Snowflake Rosette Ornaments
  • Candle Boxes.
  • Vintage Purse Boxes
  • Birthday Box Sets
  • Thank-you Boxes Sets
  • Christmas Card Sets
  • Antibacterial Cleaner Packages
  • Christmas Tag Sets
  • Christmas Gift Card Holders
  • Chrsitmas Gift Card Holders that look like coffee cups.
  • 3x3 card box purses
  • 3x3 card box sets
Lots of great goodies. I can't wait to set it all up and begin selling my creations!
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