Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Have You Missed Me?

I hope you understand that it took about a week before I was ready to return to my craft room, and that's why there weren't any posts last week. Thank you for all your kind, encouraging comments about the cards.

Today I'm back with an exciting opportunity to share with you, especially those of you who live in the Cumming, GA, area. Yesterday my manager at Starbucks asked me if I'd like to host a stamping event at the store. Of course I would! While I was chatting with her about what we could do, the idea came to me to design a simple card that customers could stop by and make in about 10 min. They would then write a brief message on the inside, and Starbucks and I would foot the bill to send them to our wounded soldiers spending the holidays at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Kimmy loved the idea, and I'm going to host 2 drop by sessions: Sunday, Dec. 7, from 2-4pm, and Wed., Dec. 10, from 7-9pm.

Today's challenge staring me in the face was to make a card that could be completed in 10 min. or less!! I wanted it to be something that would be easy for anyone, regardless of age or crafting inclination, to complete. I also wanted to use up some designer paper I had left over from last year. What do you think? It uses River Rock as the base, a strip of retired Dashing DSP, punched 1 3/8" circles in Real Red, Old Olive, and RR, and 1 1/4" circles punched from the DSP that are stamped with snowflakes and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I promise it's fast!

To incent customers further, I'm also going to provide the opportunity for those who participate to make some gift tags. This also uses a retired set, but the goal with this event is not sales, but exposure and the cause of blessing our soldiers with some holiday cheer. I'm hoping all those who are local who read this blog will stop by! There's a free cup of coffee in it for you too.

Remember, the dates are Sunday, Dec. 7, from 2-5pm, and Wed., Dec. 10, from 7-9pm, at the exit 13 Starbucks on the corner of Hwy. 9 and Bethelview in Cumming. No reservations are necessary.


sandra said...

what a great idea for Christmas. Unfortunately I have a Birthday party on Sunday and Olivia's Christmas recital on Wednesday night. I'm sure it is going to be a blast!!!

Lydia said...

OMG WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!! Tell that lady thank you for doing that, tell yourself that, and then pat yourself on the back because that card ROCKS!!

Vanessa said...

What a great idea! The cards look great - wish I lived nearby.

Cookie Cawthon said...

That sounds too good to pass up; am I feelin' another road trip?
:-) Great, great cause! Way to go...