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Pictures from Most Recent Craft Bazaar

Last Saturday I had a booth at Concordia Lutheran High School’s annual Craft Bazaar. Although there were not very many craft bazaar guests (according to vendors who have been at this bazaar year after year after year), I met some great vendors! It was great chatting with fellow crafters and learning about their experience in the crafting world, what types of craft shows are their favorites, and their most favorite Etsy tips. I got invited to participate in a couple upcoming craft shows and am extremely honored to be so eagerly welcomed into the crafting world!

Here are a few pictures from my table at the bazaar:

Pieceful Joy Booth

Pieceful Joy Booth

Creative Price Tag

Creative Price Tag

 

"About Me"

“About Me”

Tag Assortment

Tag Assortment

Email Signup & Card Drawing

Email Sign up & Card Drawing

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What I’ve Been Up To Since October 17th…

As some of you may have seen from my facebook stats, I’ve made over 100 cards since Sunday, October 17th to prepare for the Craft Bazaar that I attended yesterday {Craft Bazaar pictures coming soon!}. You’re probably wondering, “Well, what do they look like?” Here’s a peek of last week’s creations:

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Tips to Look @ Before Saying “Say Cheese!”

Wanting to capture the little masterpieces I’ve created this week before they sell at the craft bazaar, I did some research on taking photos of items as well as how to take photos just for Etsy.

One article I read discussed what types of cameras work best for these special photos. Jen Kiaba {check out: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Jenkiabaphotography} wrote this article: http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/etsy-success-the-right-camera-7355/. A point in her article discusses the quality of pictures between an $800 camera, $250 camera and $15 camera. Take a look at the article and each camera’s photo of the same necklace. Jen’s conclusion: “Check out the image comparison and see for yourself. Which camera would you choose? The Fujifilm FinePix F30 is still my favorite, but I was pretty blown away by the Nikon CoolPix L4 as well. And for $15, you really can’t go wrong!”

I found her article and other articles from Etsy very informative. Many of the points they discuss I’ve been already implementing thanks to a digital photography class in college and looking at my sister’s fantabulous photographs.

If you are striving to take better pictures of your craft pieces {or anything, really} like myself, take a look at these spiffy articles! I’m sure you’ll glean some informative suggestions:

http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/shop-makeover-series-feature-friendly-photos-3222/ 

http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/before-and-after-with-etsys-old-timers-full-timers-8400/

http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/etsys-guide-to-photography-10979/?utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Etsy%27s+Guide+to+Photos&utm_content=etsy_success_102110&utm_campaign=etsy_success_102110

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CLHS Craft Bazaar & Broken Record

My dear blog followers, hello! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post. Life’s been super busy lately with work, meetings, and family. However, I have also been busy with card making. I have broken a personal record: In 5 days I’ve pieced together 93 cards and numerous gift tags.

All the hard work and lovely paper items are for an upcoming craft bazaar. For those in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area, please come check out the Concordia Lutheran High School craft bazaar and visit my table! What I’ve gleaned from the advertisements is that there will be food and free admission!

  • Concordia Lutheran High School
  • 1601 Saint Joe River Dr
  • Fort Wayne, IN 46805
  • Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
  • 9am-3pm

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Busy Weekend!

It’s been a busy weekend! I’ve made a few cuties…now I have to decide which ones will be saved for an upcoming craft fair or my Etsy shop {PiecefulJoy.etsy.com}. What do you think?

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Time to Get to Work!

Earlier this afternoon I was one of many vendors at a small craft fair type event. To my delight, I sold all of my handmade cards!

“Ohh, these cards are lovely! I’m going to get my purse because I want to buy all that’s left.  Do you have anymore?”

I dug into my card making tote and was able to find 8 more cards.  It’s time for me to get to work and make some more paper goodies!

{Some of my gift tags sold, too, by the way!}

Part of my booth at the event

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