My First Party

I attended a delightful stamping party yesterday—in my own home!

At convention, I mentioned that I was going to “get out there” and hold a few parties, classes, or workshops, and I held my first one yesterday. Guests were all family members of a business acquaintance of mine; I’d call her friend now, after spending an afternoon stamping together!

She and her family members  came from all over (one guest came from as far away as Brigham City) to make a couple birthday cards, eat lunch, and just enjoy each others’ company.

And we definitely did that!

In fact, when they left, I looked at the clock and couldn’t believe what time it was—the time flew by so quickly! They brought the food, and I supplied the stamping supplies and ideas. I was pretty straightforward with them from the very beginning, telling them I didn’t want them to feel any pressure to purchase anything, I just wanted to share with them my love for stamping.

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a stamping event, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I enjoyed getting to know the guests better, and I especially enjoyed watching them discover the joy that comes from creating something with your own hands. I watched them smile and laugh and was reminded, as I always am, about the many wonderful things that happen when we gather together to stamp.

We made the cards that I showed in my August CASE convention presentation. We tried to schedule this party in August, but we were a few days late. . . what are you gonna do, right? (smile) I had several projects on display; one of the purposes of the party was to show them how many projects they could create from one stamp set. Several of them commented on the versatility of the stamp set, and I did get an order (woohoo!), even though that wasn’t my main objective.

I also got a rebooking—we’re planning an early November party, and we’re going to make neighbor gifts (one of the guests makes potpourri) and stamp tags to put on the bags. I’m already looking forward to spending some more time with this fun new group of friends.