Open House Fun

Saturday was my annual Open House to kick off the new catalog, sell my retiring stamps and accessories, and a customer and downline appreciation event all rolled into one day. It is my one BIG event of the year.

This is where they signed in for door prizes and picked up a catalog if they didn’t already have one along with some other giveaways. The folders on the left held a new wish list, my monthly coupons, an inventory sheet, scavenger hunt, and a new paper color chart.

I bought a small See & Say and converted it to my Spin to Win incentive. With a $40 or more order that day only they could spin to win one of the products. It was fun as the animal noises could still be heard when the cord was pulled.

I used the new stamp set Tropical Chic as the basis of my open house theme. I love doing a special theme every year so all of the food and decorations were tropical.

Everyone got one of these stick candy treats.


Rooted in Nature is a favorite stamp set. On my top 5 list for sure!

This display board held samples from many new stamp sets. There was also a candy giveaway at this station. See below.

This held two chocolates. You have to have a little chocolate gift.

When your house is not too big and you run out of room for displays just use the stove! It worked out great although the photo is a bit shaded due to the vent overhang. I think the new Graceful Glass Vellum was a favorite of everyone.

I saw the idea for flowers inside a pineapple and had to do it since it went so well with my theme. It wasn’t that easy to get the pineapple out leaving the outside intact. And because it’s not very deep the flower stems had to be cut very short. But I loved how it turned out. So tropical!

It was Evelyn’s birthday that day and even though she had plans for the day she made time to come to the open house. Her friend Lynette gave her a Stampin’ Up gift certifiate for her birthday. Also pictured are Barbara & Renee, Judy, and Jan.

Tara and LaNelle working on one of the two Make & Takes

Shirley, Pat, and Carol taking a break and having a snack.

Sandra, Debi, Brenda, and Dana making the other Make & Take

Gina was one of the lucky door prize winners.

These are just a few of the approximately 25 people who were here. With so much going on I just didn’t get photos of them all I’m sorry to say.

While I didn’t get pictures of the food you can see some of it in this short video I took just before it was time to start.

I love what I do. I love my stampers who have become my friends. I am happy so many were able to come. If you don’t have a demonstrator and would like to come to an event let me know. And if you don’t have a catalog I would be happy to give you one.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week.






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  1. Debi says:

    You always put so much work into your open house events. Everything was wonderful, food, make & takes and sale items. We always look forward to this each year and the leftovers were just as good the next day. Thanks for all you do (and all you put up with) to help us make beautiful cards and gifts!!!

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