I’ve been wanting to share some pictures of last Saturday’s local Holiday Marketplace and Expo.  It was awesome and so much fun!  I met so many wonderful people.  Gals that were excited to have found me…some of which live only a mile from me.  This is a really busy time of year but I’m so excited that I get to call each and everyone of them to thank them for stopping by.

Plus I want to thank all my current local customers and downline that stopped by to support me.  You are all awesome and I love you!  And most of all thank you to Chris Price my assistant.  She spent hours helping to prepare, set up the displays and handled all the selling so I could concentrate on talking to everyone.  I know…you are all thinking…that’s what I do best!

I thought I would share these pics today because I was so happy that others had shared when I was looking for ideas.  So wether you are another demo or someone who loves to craft and wants to sell I hope you may find some of this helpful.  I have one piece of advice…start early!  I plan to do that next year.

I wish I had taken more close up pics.  It just got really busy…quick!  The cards on the right were in boxes with the holiday cards separate from the rest.  Even though they sold quite well next year I would like to have a real card carrousel.

The little tree was decorated with the lighted snowmen and decorated candy canes.  At the last minute I decided to do the coaster post it notes and they sold really well.  There were lots of candy treats but my favorite was the candy coal with the naughty marked on the naughty or nice tag. Close ups below.

I made tooth fairy holders with our empty embossing powder containers and they sold well.  I had the cutest little boy purchase one in hopes that he would be soon losing a tooth.  I was so glad I did a couple in navy.

With what seemed like a limited space I couldn’t set up My Digital Studio (MDS) Samples so I set up my laptop with a MDS slide show.  It worked out well and I had lots of questions about the program.

I decided to bring some kits including the Everyday Occasions Card Kit, Stamp a Tag Kit, and Paper Pumpkin.  I actually had several people order kits.  I needed to provide a door prize for the show and decided on the Holly Jolly Frameable.  Plus I had some others on display.  And of course there was a make and take.  Just a simple little tag using the cute stamp that says “Absolutely No, none, zero, zilch Peeking from the Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set

Both these gift cards and the Santa ones sold really well!

Love the Real Red Goodie Gear.  I did some of the HO HO HO stamping in read and Bermuda Bay on others.  I liked the Bermuda Bay the best.

Love the candy coal with the Naughty and Nice Tag.  Brings back fond memories of putting coal at the bottom of my boy’s Christmas stockings. 🙂

Purses filled with chocolate treats sold well.  Made from retired paper.

 I have a little booth at the Backyard Market in Ball Ground to sell my cards and such.  I took the left overs there in hopes of selling the rest!  Here you can see the wine tags a bit closer.

Sorry you can’t see the tags on the doggie treats.  I used a small heart and circles to make paw prints on the tags.  Had very few of those left.  On the right…M&Ms in cello bags with tags made from a retired stamp set.

My whole purpose for attending this event was to say…you can do this to.  And YOU can.  Each and every one of you, even if you never stamped before,  can make beautiful handmade cards, scrapbook pages and adorable treat holders  If you are local come stamp with me.  If you are long distant after the holidays I will be offering an online club, card classes and more.  So come back and visit!

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And don’t forget the Holiday Sale going on right now!
Plus I have a little random giveaway!  Purchase for yourself or for the crafters in your life at a great discount – 20% t0 40% off.

Have a great day!
Diane