Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Craft Fair Results

Hi Everyone!
Well I think that my crazy event schedule might finally be winding down. I have one more baby shower this coming Saturday to prepare for and then I will hopefully have much more time to do what I love- stamping!!! And before we know it the holidays will be upon us which means more creating!

As many of you know, this past Saturday I took part in my very first craft fair. I admit, I had no idea what to expect. I had never been to the school that was hosting it and I wasn't sure what the set-up would be. Needless to say, next year I plan to set-up my booth a little differently. For some reason, I thought their would be a wall or something that I could hang my signs on, so I ended up having to lean them up against things. Oh well!

The large table in my booth was filled with all the cards I had for sale. Another small table featured cards that I had made for examples- for custom cards and invitations and for ideas. The last table had all of my business supplies: Newsletter and Events sign-up, door prize drawing, catalogs, & business cards. I also set up my Big-Shot on this table. I cut up a whole bunch of card stock so customers could try it and demonstrated the versatility of the steel rule dies and the different materials it can cut through. There was a lot of interest in it!

Well since I mentioned the possibility of 'next year', then you can probably tell that the craft fair was a success! I sold about 1/2 of my card inventory, got a couple SU! orders and some new clients for workshops and classes!! Woohoo!!

On a personal note, I recently found out that the little girl that I babysit will be moving in the next month to North Dakota with her family. This is such sad news for us as we have really loved having her spend time with our family this last year. In order to fill the void financially, I am looking into a few at-home options (since I am a stay-at-home mom), but ideally I would love to step-up my Stampin' Up! career. If you or anyone you know would be willing to host a workshop (Spokane area) or a catalog party (anywhere!), please let me know. There are some great promotions for hostesses available through Stampin' Up!, plus you will receive a free Idea Book and Catalog, and a special gift from me!


PS. Had to include a picture from Halloween of my handsome hubby and little man. Our 2 year old was either an Alligator, Dinosaur, or Dragon. We really aren't sure!


Mary Fish said...

Hi Carrie: Congrats on your success at the craft fair. Please let me know if you want to do some business planning together. Hugs, M

....Linda.... said...

Your little alli-dra-gator is adorable - love those dimples! And I am amazed at how much work you did - so glad it was successful. Your tables looked great!

Cards by Gina said...

Carrie, Your booth looked great! I'm so happy the fair was successful! You put a lot of time and effort into it...and it paid off! That's the best! Congratulations!

Your son is adorable in his Halloween costume. Hope he had a great time!

Patti MacLeith said...

Carrie, so glad that you had success at your craft fair!

Carla Bazhenow said...

I'm glad all went well for you at the craft fair. You son is adorable. Hugs,

Martha said...

If you lived in Florida he would be a Florida Gator fan! You have a beautiful family.