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Saturday, November 13, 2010

2010 Fall-Winter Craft Fair #2 + Fall-To Layout #116

My goal for today's craft fair (or any craft fair, really) is to make up the table fee. Anything extra will just go to fuel my crafty habit. I did make up my table fee, but I wish that there was more foot traffic. It was strong in the morning, but waned in the afternoon. Oh, well. I got a bunch of compliments. A few ladies said they remembered buying cards from me last year, which I thought was flattering. One lady said that my cards were underpriced (thanks, but I have enough trouble selling them as it is. Increasing the prices won't make them more appealing). I have another craft fair next weekend. The table fee was only $20, so that shouldn't be too difficult to make up. :D

I finished Charlie St. Cloud while I was sitting at my table at the craft fair. It was a pretty quick read. My sister recommended it to me. I texted her saying that it was a solid B or C+. She texted back "What about B-?" Ha ha. Right, I kinda skipped over that. I called my parents to bring another book with them (Baby Proof, borrowed from Meg) when they were heading over to the craft fair to visit me. I cranked through 100+ pages of it. :)

Besides making up my table fee, I accomplished another one of my goals today: getting to and from the craft fair driving my dad's car, since mine's in the shop. He has a newer version of the Honda Civic, which I'm not at all used to driving since it's bigger than my 2001 one. The newer one definitely goes VROOM.

I was so exhausted after the fair (I don't think that being semi-sick really helps the situation) that I zonked out while my parents went out to our favorite Italian restaurant with some of Dad's friends. Thank goodness for leftovers, otherwise, I would have considered mustering the energy to go.

I wanted to continue on my butterflies in Christmas theme, like I did for last week's Fall-To Layout. For this week's (#116), my initial idea was to feature ornaments like the sample card, but I didn't have any good punches for ornaments, but I did have a butterfly one. Ah-ha! The butterflies could become ornaments. Perfect!
Card Specs:
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Warm Green, Blackbird. Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peeled Paint, Antique Linen
Stamps: SEI- Winter Song (sentiment), Inkadinkado (butterfly)
Punch: Martha Stewart- Classic Butterfly
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8
Paper: My Mind's Eye- Countdown to Christmas (red polka dot, green)
Foam adhesive: Thermoweb
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots)

3 comments :

Linda B said...

Glad you made your fee. Great post.

Silver Rose said...

Glad you were able to break even at least. I have my second craft fair this weekend and I don't think I have enough product. :( I just find it so difficult to find time to make my little plushies lately. Best of luck for the next one!

Karen said...

I love butterflies, and your card is so creative! Wonderful take on the CAS sketch.
Cheers, Karen
alteredscrapbooking dot com

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