Friday, May 11, 2012

bucket list: noun

a list of things a person wants to do before they "kick the bucket" (i.e. die.)


Well, everything is progressing smoothly for the craft fair tomorrow. I am waiting for my last box to dry before papering it so I thought I would take a moment to talk about the preparation and to thank everyone who has given me: hope, inspiration and suggestions for tomorrow. The main suggestion everyone had was to "have fun", so I am definitely going to do that. :)

My car is in it's first stage of being packed, a 4' table, folding chair and a big box full of clear bags for anyone who might purchase something.

Change money is in a box, with calculator, black magic marker ( in case one of my boxes gets scratched in transition, if nothing else I want my displays to look good! lol) and a pen. Adding a bottle of aspirin....;)

I almost have everything priced, I'm about 95 per cent completed, I found it's very hard to put a price on something you made. My cards were the easiest to price as I have always sold them at $5.00 and done well with that price range. Everything else is a new sale item for me so we will  see how the pricing goes for them :)

I really didn't want to put extra money into the boxes, just in case everything is a big failure, yet at the same time I wanted to make sure I did try my very best. Especially, as being in a craft fair is one of the things on my bucket list! I have been collecting boxes for a couple of years, so far good, as they were free. I looked at my paper knowing I wanted them to all match but was wondering what to use, when I remembered I had gotten a ton of playing card print paper several years ago from my gift bag where I use to work. By the way, I use to work in a scrapbook store and each year we got a goodie bag for Christmas! ( I always wondered why I got a stack of the same paper though, lol ) Then I knew I needed paint and I happen to have 2 bottles of black! extra money spent and it all coordinates. I also had 2 bottles of clear coat, so I was able to give each sign a coating to protect them.

I'm now at that embellishing the signs, clean up and finish pricing stage. I have inventoried everything so I can figure out what sold well....ya know, just in case it turned out well and I decide to do this again!

I am also entering this sign into the Cricut Circle challenge to use old and new cartridges. I used Don Juan font on all my signs as it was the least fussy font so I hope the easiest to read, and I used the "and" word phrase from Letter Envy to connect the birthday guys and gals together.

 Don Juan cartridge ( old )
Letter Envy ( new )

Well it's 3pm, I haven't eaten lunch and my tummy just let me know it so I am going to take care of that and then finish everything up. I will let you know ( with pictures ) how everything went!
Thank you for all your warm wishes!


enthusiastically, dawn said...

Wow! Just lovely! You be sure and have fun. Everything looks great!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh la la! I love the display boxes. They are looking real good. That is so inspired to use playing card paper. Sandee's House of Cards-awesomeness! You'll do fine-knock 'em dead (and steal their money!)

scrappymo! said...

Everything looks very organized and I wish you the best of days (sales related too)!

Pat N. said...

Woohoo, you go girl! Looks like you've got it all together. Good luck!--Pat N.

Hippie Diva said...

Good luck tomorrow and have fun! I have only done one show and it was a lot of fun. Wishing you luck and love!

Redanne said...

Sounds and looks like you are very well organised. Hope it goes really well for you! Crafty hugs, Anne x