Sunday, November 28, 2010

Elf Shoe Gift Box

Isn't this stinkin' cute?!?!?! I wish I could say I was clever enough to say I designed this but I am not. I found it here. Valita is a very talent woman and has so many cute ideas on her blog.

I used Taken with Teal and some retired DSP from Stampin Up.
White ribbon and a blue brad. I embossed snowflakes on the boot with snowflakes and added dazzling diamonds to the ruby red pompon.

Here is a close up of the DSP , ribbon and rhinestone.

I have been trying to find something cute to put a gift card in for my brother in law and now I have it. (I think these would be cute with a few chocolates in them for coworkers as well.) The one for my brother in law is a little more plain. I made it without the embossing, or brad. He is a very outdoorsy person-he is not "all about the bling." Hahaha.

Tomorrow I will be working on casing an idea I saw at a craft fair....cupcake socks.

Until next time,

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Black Friday

I have yet to hear the news on how Black Friday went here locally. It was a freezing mixture for the weather. I am not sure how many people still went out or if it effected sales or not. I know I didn't go out! I did my shopping online.

I ordered my youngest son some dvd's that are hard to find for his movie collection he has. So hopefully he will be happy with those. My darling husband wont be getting presents under the tree this year. Through my job we were able to purchase flat screen tv's at a very low price. So he already has his present. LOL. So that is half my family done.

The five year old wants everything in sight! But I hate to say clothing will be a major part of the gift giving this year since growing spurts keep happening! Last but not least, the oldest son, who is hard to buy for. He too will be getting some clothes but other than that I am not sure what the heck Santa will bring!!!

I know Santa will be shopping the Stampin Up Online Spectacular!! With such sales like that Santa will help me get ready for when I start doing workshops! What a wonderful Santa! I am so excited to be a Stampin' Up demo. I think I am going to be my own best customer.

Until next time,

I Placed My First Order!!!

I placed my first Stampin Up order today. I feel like I am going to jump out of my skin I am so excited. I ordered items that I wanted to make Christmas presents with; I ordered items I wanted but they were a little pricey; and I ordered items I could use to demo with!

Last night I worked on my craft area so I could work on some Christmas projects. My aunt has asked me to make some Build A Bear tins for her granddaughters (I believe they would be considered my second cousins). I have some tins made up from the craft fair but I am going to add special outfits for the girls. I am going to make some Santa suits and Halloween costumes for them. I might even get out my Big Shot to put the girls names on the bags-that way they can't fight LOL.

Well I am off to facebook (I'm Stace Coombs if anyone wants to find me) and then I will be working on organizing my craft room to have a section for my Stampin Up Business!!!!

Until next time,

Friday, November 26, 2010

Count Down

One week from today my demo kit will be here! I can hardly stand it. I am so upset that I will be at work when it comes probably. It will be torture knowing it is sitting on my front step. I guess until then I will have to keep myself busy cleaning my craft room (it is such a mess after scrambling to do the craft fairs that I did this year). I need to organize for all my goodies I will be getting.

Not that I am trying to wish time away since normally I am complaining I dont have enough time to finish what I need too. However, I will be looking forward to Christmas vacation where I can plan all my ideas for an open house I will be having at the beginning of the year.

As always until next time!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I Am Now a Stampin" Up! Demonstrator

I guess the title says it all! I joined the Stampin Up family. This is something I have been thinking about on and off for some time; and I have never done it. Well with the massive sales they have going on right now, I decided what the heck I don't have anything to lose. I have mentioned to a few co workers and they seem interested. Now I have to wait for my kit to arrive.

Until then,

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Business Card Design

Here is a business card I had made just in case people anything from me at one of the craft fairs. I still have 3 more to go this year. Then I will have a whole year to prepare. I was only planning on doing one this year and I will do 6 or 7 by the time I am done. The back is close to the same, but it is done in gray scale and it says Thank You For Your Business. I think I will try to have a custom stamp similar to this with the copyright info for Stampin Up.

I am very excited for next year. I may not have sold a lot at every craft fair but I have had fun, met interesting people and learned many things to better prepare me for the future.

Until next time.