Yay its Done! {for this year}

These are not the best shots, but it will give you the idea. I was able to get what was the "unsellable" space left in the best "hand crafted" bazaar that's held as a fund raiser for a local christian school. In the past i have went to this as a shopper for many years now so it was interesting and kind of funny to be a vendor in it. ( didn't buy a thing ) wow, and not because, anyone told me not to. but, i did have a few vendors who approached me and asked me to trade cards to them for things they made and the flattery of it made me agree. so i did come home with some things that were not money. the booth and the metal card spinner were paid back to my self the first day with a small profit then, made about 10.00 more the second day so, in this economy when everyone tells you things are not selling and everything is terrible. People were still buying cards. every card in this booth was an one of a kind, some i did for store displays, Internet challenges, color combo's for the stamp shack or cards i was just tickled with when they were finished and i didn't donate them to the troops ( *gasp *) ;) an interesting thing i am choosing to be flattered about is I have known for years i am scraplif-lift able... but, now i am evidently shop-lifting worthy also. That did surprise me. hurt a bit then i decided to just be flattered. I have a small stack of those images that Collette stamped for me a long time ago via pif and i could re-make the card any time i wanted to in fact the funny thing is its the very first card in the post below with the cowboy hat and gloves... ( of all the cards eh?)
This spinner rack i picked up at stampstruck/scrapbookking when they closed for 40.00 and had Tim remove some of the hanging ledges so that i could do upright or larger cards onto it.
I think next year I will have something behind the table think lattice type thing that folds like a floor screen or something that i can hang things on, and put more cards at eye level. I did meet a few people who are (stamp collectors like me) lol you know buy any old co. if it catches your eye and not a rabid can only endorse one thing. I also met people who demanded to know what co. i work for. hmmm, Sheldon's Machine Shop, Inc. grin... I've thought about putting in a card thing at work that people who knew what i did could have cards to pick through in my office, but i have not done it because i would not want the people who work there to feel obligated to buy them. It was more fun to meet the ones who don't stamp who were able to just admire and linger and be appreciative. Then tends to bounce off me when people i know really well say it so for strangers who don't even papercraft to say so is a very nice thing too. So, this was a long last couple of days, it was really long friday. 10 1/2 hours, and then 9 on Saturday. I think i may actually go make cards this afternoon. Sometime want to play catch up with my happy mail box. ( I still have not named the photographs with the birthday cards i have been gifted this year)

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