A few years ago I started participating in Holiday Bazaars again. I normally wait until a couple of months before the bazaars start to begin thinking about what items I need to make to sell. Each year I tell myself that I need to start at the beginning of the year and make some items each month so by the time the bazaars get here I'll already have a supply of items to sell. The way that I decided to do that this year is to evaluate the cards that we make in our monthly stamp club to see which ones would be good as a gift set. Here are photos of the first set of the year to make the cut for the bazaars.
These cards are from our January Stamp Club and use the Lotus Blossom stamp set. They were a lot of fun to make.
I went to a stamping retreat at the Grunewald Guild retreat center in Leavenworth WA last month. It was a wonderful weekend of stamping and the weather was beautiful. This is a photo of the lodge we used for our stamping time. It has windows on 3 sides and was an awesome space to stamp in. The only drawback to this place was the drive. It's 6 hours from Salem. That's a long time in a car!