The Rhubarb Festival is put on by L&S Gardens in La Pine and it was an amazing event! I'm sure there were over 1500 people who attended! L&S Gardens is south of La Pine is kind of old westy (is that a word?)........... really neat with old buildings and lots of old farm and gardening implements.
|Their little general store.|
Here's the part of our booth with my crafty stuff. I forgot my camera... darn! I would have taken tons more pictures. You know me and cameras. So I just took a few with my cell phone, which is old and doesn't take very good pictures.
|I had a sign-up sheet for my blog, flyers, Idea Books and some Studio J layouts.|
|DARLING little Muslin Bag stamped with the retired Quick Card - Shell and "Thanks". I put candy or treats in some of the bags.|
|Another muslin bag with the Cozy Cat stamp. Isn't it darling? I put glitter glue on all of the stamps.|
I had lots of tags, all packaged up so cute.
|I used our Dakota paper for the background (retiring I think at the end of July - boo hoo). And used a strip at the bottom of our Buzz & Bumble bulk papers (also retiring at the end of July) to add the orange color.|
Here are some holiday tags I made. One gal bought several as she said her and her husband's anniversary is on the 4th. They are so perfect to "celebrate" their special day.
I did NOT used CTMH papers for these tags. I purposely bought some blue and white glitter papers and the neat buttons knowing I wanted to make some 4th of July tags. I had no idea how to design these, I just started playing with shapes I had cut out with the Cricut and the striped red, white and blue paper I found on sale at JoAnn's! I didn't have any good blue CTMH cardstock or even any red. The little silver glitter stars are made using our wonderful, gorgeous silver glitter paper. I love it and hope we get more colors in our next catalog.
I displayed all of my items in little cello bags I found at a scrapbook store in Newport, Oregon when I was there a few weeks ago. Glad I had them! I used the woodgrain Dakota paper for the background of most of my packaging, and I love the look! I had alot of comments on that paper. If you love western stuff, be sure to get some before the end of July! I bought a bulk pack of the 24 sheets of just the woodgrain, because I love it so much. I may even get another bulk pack!
Here is my packaging:
I plan to put a rosette tutorial on here soon, showing my little secret.
|A made quite a few paper flowers. I love these and they are so easy to make. Make a comment or email me if you are interested in learning how to make these. They look so real.|
It was a long day (and HOT - around 90 degrees) but I had fun. Didn't do great selling things, but a couple of ladies bought Idea Books and a few things, and several took my business cards. You never know when that one person who takes a card may become your best customer! Many people asked "what do you use those rosettes for?". I was surprised! Next time, I'll have put out samples to show how they are used.
I've never done a vendor booth with my CTMH business. I didn't really want to be making things or do make and takes. (I was worn out from making stuff!). I just wanted to get my cards and catalogs "out there".
Well.. that's how I spent my June 8th! How did you spend yours?