Monday, 16 May 2011

Party Time!

Hello Everyone

Well we had a wonderful time at my annual Customer Thank You Party on Saturday. 28 lovely ladies came along for a few hours of crafting and cake. So as promised here are some photos of my displays and the party itself.

This year I hired a local church hall - my lovely husband Mike and I spent 2 hours turning it from it's regular incarnation as a nursery into a crafters paradise - well almost! LOL

Here is the main display area...


...and here is my demo table...


....I had a sign-up station for my upcoming 'Jolly in July' Christmas class - let me know if you want to come along...


...and I did a one-day-only product share and a raffle too - as well as Stampin' Up! prizes, two of my lovely class ladies, Jan & Rachel donated vouchers for their beauty salon businesses...


... this is my lovely sister Maria ready to give out goody packs and butterfly name pins - she was one of my three helpers for the day. She is a scientist not a crafter and did a much better job than I could have done organising the raffle money and pre-loved sale money. Thank you Maria...

 

...talking of helpers, I should also mention my lovely downline Nina, who helped everyone with their Big Shot make and takes and importantly took all these photos - without her I would have nothing to show you! And as I said DH Mike also worked hard - helping me with the set up - devising a complicated system for keeping paper table cloths on the little tables, which involved pegs and string LOL - and doing all the teas and coffees and LOTS of washing up. Bless him!...


....now I didn't take photos of the cakes, so unless Maria sends me some I will just have to tell you that I made Mini Carrot Cakes, delicious Granola Squares, Key Lime Cheesecake and Nina made melt-in-the-mouth brownies.

So here I am welcoming everyone - I did several demos during the party...


...here I am showing how to make clouds with a scallop circle mask...


...at exactly 11.30 Maria & I unveiled the pre-loved sales table, it was just as popular as last year - Mike looked out of the kitchen to see the excitement in progress...





... here I am demonstrating my beloved Big Shot LOL.....


...and here is one of the two make and take tables...


...there was viewing of the display boards - and yes I know I make too much, but that Big Shot has made me so creative - also many thanks to Teri Pocock for being such an inspiration at team training - and there are a few swaps there too...


... and there was glass glitter...


For those of my customers who didn't make it, I will be posting lots of the projects over upcoming weeks, (and months - I did make a lot LOL!). I will leave you with a final look at those projects....



I hope you have enjoyed your visit - thank you again to all the lovely ladies who came along and see you all soon.


12 comments:

  1. Looks like everyone had a great time, sure wish I lived closer :)

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  2. WOW! I am very lucky to have such a talented lady as a friend! As always your displays are amazing! Your ladies look very spoiled. Poor Mike, didn't he sacrifice enough with car usage during the week? ;) lol xx

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  3. What a fab display and how hard you worked. Hope you've recovered! TFS - glad it went well! xx

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  4. It looks like you had a brilliant day of fun.... I can't wait to attend your mini book class in June and get some inspiration.
    Julie x

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  5. WOW!! What an amazing event!! I am so impressed!

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  6. Great pics Elizabeth & you did an awesome job @ this event! It looks so professional & your displays are great....everyone seemed to be having a great time...TFS!!!

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  7. Wow, it looks like quite the day!! Everyone looks like they really enjoyed themselves and you did a great job.

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  8. What an absolutely beautiful booth - from the organized wall to the products and demo - would have so enjoyed seeing you live and in person! Great photos! Impressive, Elizabeth!!

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  9. I enjoyed my visit here thoroughly but as always with a tinge of 'J'..... ;) I envy you more 'cuz it makes me feel so good & wanting..... Wishing you success always!!!!! Hugs))))

    Ash....
    (http://hastkala-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  10. Looks like you had a great day! Your boards and set-up are amazing! :)

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  11. WOw!! ELizabeth, what an awesome event!! WIsh I could have been there!! Looked like a lot of fun!!

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  12. Wow, looks like you had an amazing event! Everything was set up beautifully and my jaw is still dropped at your amazing board set-up! I LOVE that welcome wreath in the photos, too. What a wonderful way to thank your customers. :)

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