Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Keeping Busy

I have a wonderful opportunity to pimp my stuff this coming weekend.

There is a stamp convention in town and us home party sales reps have generously been given a booth so we can show off products from our companies.  That means this A Muse Studio gal will be hanging out with some Stampin' Up, Close to My Heart, and Creative Memories reps.  We all kind of know each other and certainly are familiar with each others' products.  We've been passing emails back and forth about what we will be doing.

We'll all have sample cards because we know that gets people interested in what we have to offer.  The show's hosts also want us to do some make and takes so we each will have those available. I plan to have our new, hot-off-the-press catalog available for purchase.  Some of us also have stamp sets that we will no-purchase-necessary raffle off.

Pretty much all of this has sent me into a tailspin.  See, I'm not properly equipped to go out and pimp my wares on such grand scale.  I have no make and takes ready to make.  Plus, we have a brand new catalog with brand new stamps out so my samples on hand don't reflect the new stuff and may possibly even have retired sets on them (and if so, they can't be used).  I've been working on rectifying this situation.  The card above is a new sample I made showing off a new color, the new chevron paper, and a new stamp set with a new matching die.  I thought about doing this as a make and take as well, but honestly I'm not sure.  The feather is stamped in non-A Muse Studio ink.  I have the new a|s mermaid ink but their ink is more subtle and chalky and I wanted this feather to be bold and brash (like me).  I suppose I could do another card and use the proper ink; it is just that I know I won't like it as much.

I do have this card picked out for a make and take though.

Does this look familiar?  This is a non-grungy version of my get down and dirty card from a couple of weeks back.  I also flip flopped the grass and currant colors in this card.  I'll have to pull out one of my pizza boxes to make a booth where the splash spray can be safely used for it.  No sense dying the Expo Center a pale pink.

The Fine Print: Top card-Stamps used "Make a Wish" set; card stock used sugar and mermaid chevron paper; other supplies onyx pearls, "Make a Wish" coordinating die, and Marvy turquoise ink.  Bottom card-stamps used "Sunny Side of Life" set; card stock used sugar, currant and kraft; inks used currant, grass, and Memento black; other supplies butterfly trio die, lime pearls, corner rounder, toffee twine, and blush Splash spray.


505whimsygirl said...

Hello Princess Judy,

I've missed you so - oh, but it's my own fault.... haven't been around to see what you've been up to.

What a GREAT opportunity for you. I'm sure you will do great! Love the cards. I think you might as well make the feather card using the other ink - especially since there's a matching die - it might promote more sales....


Krisha said...

Oh, I wish I lived closer, I want to come to the convention and do one of your make and takes. I love that feather stamp and die. Have tons of fun and then a little extra for me......:)