Sunday, October 21, 2012

It's THAT time of the year again ...

. . . yep, I mean CRAFT SHOW time of the year!

I don't know about your area, but here in Ohio, October means Hayrides, Haunted Houses, Pumpkin Patches and CRAFT SHOWS!  Of course, being the crafter that I am ... I started getting involved in craft shows just to be able to sell (at a very reasonable price) some of the SO MANY cards I make throughout the year.  
For the past four years I have been involved in the craft show put on at our local High School and sponsored by the Band Boosters.  Well a few weeks ago I noticed they were looking for additional crafters for a show being sponsored by the Boy Scouts at one of the local Catholic Parishes so I applied and so glad I did.

There were about 60 vendors, the building was beautiful and they were very well organized & helpful in getting everything carried in and out of the cars (that's the worst part in my opinion!)
As far as I know, I was the only one selling paper crafts and there was a TON of jewelry booths!  This show allowed vendors like Tupperware, Pampered Chef, etc where as the other show I do in November only allows HANDMADE crafts.

I'm never sure from year to year what folks will be looking to buy so I try to have a variety!
Besides my everyday all occasion cards, I have Fancy Fold cards, card sets (Thank You, Note Cards & Christmas), Gift Card Holders (3 different styles), Money Holders & Tissue Box Covers.  For the next show I hope to have a few additional items since there are more people & vendors at that show.

Well that's it for me tonight!  
I've been in my crafting 'cave' most all day and I think it's time to go sit in front of the ole boob tube with hubby for awhile.  Hope you've had a wonderful weekend and will have more to share with you this week coming!  Until then, THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and always encouraging me to keep going!
OH ... but before I go, I just wanted to wish my beautiful daughter & her handsome husband 
WOW ... Where has the time gone??

You have taken your marriage vows seriously and have worked through the tough times and enjoyed the good times TOGETHER!  Congratulations and many, many more!!


Gail said...

Beautiful daughter and SIL - congratulations!

Diane said... have alot of stock, you must of been a busy~busy girlie!! Hope you did/do well with the shows!!

Diane said...

And congrat to you daughter, too :>)

Shelly Schmidt said...

That is lots of cards! I wish you will have a ton of success at the Craft shows! Congrats to your daughter- wow! So, are you still getting up in the middle of the night to break stuff so hubby has aomething to do with his time??? Hehehehe

jrmom said...

You're displays are FABULOUS!!! I'm so happy you have made such amazing friends and put your crafting gift to such good use. Thank you for the anniversary wishes and ALL of your support through the years. I am blessed beyond belief with an wonderful family...I LOVE YOU!