What a great time we had at my first Stampin’ Up open house! Everyone enjoyed making their two projects (a tag and a thank you card), perusing my samples and the catalog, and enjoying some delicious cookies. I owe a big THANK YOU to my sister, Julie, for all her help in getting ready. She spent several hours with me on Friday cutting paper and setting up tables. Plus, she made a few kinds of cookies AND made me an apron with the words “CREATE – STAMP – DESIGN” embroidered on it. She’s the best! And my Mom made some of her very delicious marble squares. I couldn’t have pulled this off without their help.

And to top it off, my husband created a beautiful display for all my samples and even made a wood stand with the Stampin’ Up logo burned into it. It was the perfect perch for a bottle of wine – with a stamped tag tied on it. It’s nice to have his support in getting my Stampin’ Up endeavor started.

Here’s my display (and me!):

My Stampin\' Up display

I was pretty exhausted on Saturday night but am completely thrilled with how much I got done before the open house and with how the demonstrations went. Speaking of which, my sister demonstrated one of the projects and my niece, Catherine, demonstrated the other. She did a super job!

Over the next couple of weeks I’ll share some of my ideas with you. Stay tuned!