Saturday, September 4, 2010

Whew...what a FUN time we had at the Open House last night!

A HUGE ***THANKS*** to all the wonderful ladies who came over last night to help me celebrate the launching of the Fall/Winter Idea Book!  I had such a wonderful time with all of you!  A special thanks goes out to Hilary K. who drove 3 hours ONE WAY just to share our special night!  I'm so glad you could make it and I hope you had as much fun as I did!
Getting ready for these Open House events takes a lot of work but so worth it to share a special night with my friends!  We had 4 make-and-takes (one for each of the 4 paper packs) using the new Workshop Kit stamp sets, art boards for each of the Workshop Kits plus lots of project classes shown for signups.  I already have my next couple of classes half full! 

We ended our night with a Stamp Bucks Auction - my favorite and most hilarious part of these events.  People could earn Stamp Bucks (I use Monopoly money) for doing certain things like an RSVP, showing up on time, purchasing a Workshop Kit, signin up for club, registering for a class, etc.  They can then use the Stamp Bucks to bid on auction items that I have - things like stamps, items I've made, extra products I have on hand, etc.  My daughter helps me out with this portion of the night - she's my Vanna showing off the products and taking the Stamp Bucks payment from the winners.  It gets pretty wild during the auction - there's lots of laughter (mostly at my silly antics as I hype products) and friends bid against friends, friends give money to friends for bidding power and friends let other friends bid low when cash is low.  If you think of the Survivor auctions then you get the right idea!

I can't even say how much I enjoy spending an evening in the company of this great group of ladies.  You girls ROCK and I'm SO glad you are part of my life!  I'm looking forward to the next couple of months full of fun workshops and crops!  I've got lots of gifty things in the works for the upcoming holidays - what can I say - I need to fill my own gift stash so I'm making everything into a workshop this year! 

Big Hugs,


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