Thursday, May 9, 2013

I'm a crafting maniac this week

Some girly pink & white altered clipboards I've been working on
On the heels of last weekend's National Scrapbook Day crop, I'm quickly getting ready for my first craft show: Whittier Flea Market. Well, I guess going by the name it's not really strictly a craft show but the event planners were looking for a crafty vendor and so I jumped right on in.

I've been putting together some projects from leftover kits (past classes) to sell, but I'll also be selling lots of samples I've made for classes as well as projects I created while I was designing for the now defunct e-magazine Ready, Set, Create. And, of course, I'll have plenty of the scrapbooking and papercrafting supplies I usually carry. If you've never seen my booth, it's similar to what you might find at a scrapbook store, though scaled way down. Mostly I carry the types of things crafters might run out of while they are at a crop (adhesives, stickles, bling, flowers, buttons, etc.) Along with that, I try to throw in some unique and interesting embellishments that you wouldn't find anywhere else.

I'll have lots of greeting cards for sale on Saturday
Getting back to this weekend's event, having never done a show like this I really don't know what to expect. This is also the "maiden voyage" for this particular event so I'm guessing even the organizers don't know exactly what to expect either. I'm just hoping I have enough inventory both in volume and in variety to appeal to shoppers.

If you'll be in Whittier or the surrounding area, why don't you come on down? I'd love to see a familiar face. The Whittier Flea Market takes place this Saturday, May 11 beginning at 9am and goes until 3pm. The address is 14631 Leffingwell Rd., Whittier  90604.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

It's time for NSD again!

Yes, really. National Scrapbooking Day is just around the corner and I'm sitting here a bit red-faced as I realize it's been about a year since I updated this blog. I'm not sure why keeping my blogs updated has become difficult, but there you go. All I can do is try to do better.

This year I'll once again be a vendor at the Angel Scrapper's NSD 2-day crop. This will be my third year and I'm really looking forward to it again. The ladies who crop there are such a lovely group and I have had a wonderful time every year.

This year, I'm hoping to expand my booth offerings a wee bit. Besides the usual papercrafting supplies, I'm working very hard at bringing some exclusive PCP products to add to the mix. We'll see how well time and life's obligations cooperate with my efforts to get all the at I want to accomplished done in time.

This weekend, I'm working on a few basic page layout kits. Here's one I started today using Authentique papers. So far, I'm really loving how this is coming together. I adore the simple feminine, springtime feel of the paper line. I've also got a masculine layout in the works using Heidi Swapp's No Limits collection.

The beginnings of a double page layout kit

I've also finally got around to painting the display shelf I shared back in this post to match the other items in my collection. I can't wait to see how the booth comes together. Now, I just have to remember to take photos to share here later.

The magic of spray paint

Well, that's all I have for now, but as I said I'm trying once again to turn over a new leaf and update my blog more regularly.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

On the Road Again - This Time for National Scrapbook Day

PaperCraft Princess "mini" boutique
PaperCraft Princess is on the road to a 2-day NSD crop in Orange County, so I've been polishing up the display and making sure I've got lots of goodies for the lovely ladies who will be cropping the hours away. I love a good long crop myself and the only thing to put a damper on the day is when I find out I've forgotten to bring or run out of some basic necessity. This is especially frustrating when the crop isn't being held at a scrapbook store. So for the croppers this weekend who will be in a recreation hall, I'm their "go-to gal" for all those little necessities like ink and adhesive. It makes me so happy when I can help save the crafting day for a fellow scrapbooker!

Hotel Event

Now, for a little personal plug: If you're in the Southern California area and you need a small temporary papercrafting "store" at your next crop, keep me in mind. You can see from these photos that the boutique can scale up or down depending on your needs and available space.

Contact me at:
cindyDOTfahrbachATgmailDOTcom (replace those all-caps words with the actual symbols)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Scrapbook & Papercrafting Flea Market & Tag Sale

We're busy getting stuff ready for the sale
Mark your calendars because some of my crafty friends and I are having a SALE you won't want to miss! As you might know I've been teaching scrapbooking and papercraft classes for awhile.  Being a teacher means I buy and use stuff in BULK QUANTITY. I usually try to cull the inventory a few times a year, but it's been awhile since I've given it a good thinning so I decided to host a flea market!

I've got some other crafty peeps & teachers selling at this event, so I'm expecting a good variety of stuff. Some of it will be new in package, some nearly new or gently used. There will be kits, tools, alterables, and who knows what else. There may be some newer releases in the mix along with older lines (who knows, we may just have that now hard-to-find item you've been searching for), but everything we sell will be in good, usable condition.

So, here are the deets...

 Scrapbook & Papercrafting Flea Market/Tag Sale
 where one crafter's trash is another crafter's treasure

 Friday 4/27 and Saturday 4/28 - 8 am until 2pm
 (Come early for the best selection!)

 My home (if you don't know or remember where I live, shoot me an email at: cindyDOTfahrbachATgmailDOTcom- use the proper symbols - I'm trying to thwart the spambots here.)

Hope to see you there and be sure to tell your crafty friends!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Craft & Hobby Winter Trade Show Has Left the Building

I'm just returned from the 2012 Winter CHA Show. I had a great time and for the first time ever even placed a few orders. That took some extra thought for me because it's not what I usually do.

Usually, I'm there as part of the sales team for the first few days. (This year I was in the Heidi Swapp booth and had a blast!). Then I spend a bit of time scoping out what's new so that I can plan classes and stock my boutique. But I always place my orders after CHA, not while I'm there.

Since I hadn't planned to shop, I had to shift gears and quickly get into planning mode. I have got a few stores out there that have invited me to guest teach, so thinking about class ideas was a great place to start. I'll also be vending a weekend crop again for National Scrapbook Day weekend, so that gave me some good direction too.

I'll be sure to share what I've got in the works as I get further along in the process. And I'll be sharing photos and impressions of the CHA show on my other blog for any readers who might be interested. I'll leave you with a pic of "Team Heidi".

The team at Heidi Swapp booth