Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mojo 217–SIC 117, my FIRST craft fair and a FREEBIE for YOU!

Where has the time gone?  Seems like yesterday I posted last but it has been a week or so.


In between then and now I took part in a local craft fair for the first time in my life.  It was a very positive experience for me, on the whole. The only glitch was arriving to find the spot I’d paid for and reserved was taken!  The merchant had set up the entire table with their wares – jams, jellies and whatnot.  It was FULL. 


I mean, how could I be ok with Mr and Mrs Santa if I’d been a grinchy grouch?

The confusion was not on the part of the organizers and as I had only needed the electric for a set of mini lights on my display, and being it was Sunday morning I decided to make things as easy as possible for everyone.  I said I’d go “wherever” – which in the end wound up being the perfect place to be. 
I’m “doing” another fair this weekend beside my lil buddy Mel O – her very first ever sale too.  She’s going to sell her beautiful beeswax candles (mmmm, can smell them now) and also some crocheted “Travel Angels” her Mom made too.  I’ll post about that later. 

On to my card for this week which is covering for two card challenges. 
Mojo Monday 217

Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenge 1:17 Matthew 6:25-34

Scripture: Matthew 6:25-34 ".... Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?...."

ChallengeMake a card/project that features a bird, such as in the patterned paper, a stamped image, a charm, etc.

Here is my take on these two challenges (combined) which I am doing along with my Sister in Law Judy.


I did some recycling with this card – the two sweet birds came from a used greeting card (a woman at our local thrift saves them for me) I matched it with coordinating paper in colors which complemented the graphic.  The stamp is a little Studio G. 

The square button – well, thats my very own design, and I’m going to leave you a link here to download either the png files or the .studio files so you can cut your own 2 layered square edged buttons!


Just click on the graphic to download the files – these files will also be added into both the “Tabs” at the top of my blog under “free PNG carding templates” and also “free Silhouette .studio files” – always FREE, always available.  Please use these for your personal use (unless you consult with me – I’m pretty easy going) and don’t share my links but have your friends come pick them up for themselves. 

Happy creating!


  1. look like you had the best spot in the place ..and I am glad it was a great time...and yes Santa was there and he is watching. Love your card ..and you got both challenges in one. This was fun. Have a great evening


  2. Look at all your wares sis, I bet you sold tons that is fantasic. Beautiful card, those birds are so cute. Love the buttons though.

  3. Beautiful card Aunty barb! Those little birdies are adorable :) I love your DP and the color combo. Great Job :)
    Congrats on you craft fair and i hope your next fair goes well

    lots of love :)

  4. Your table looks great! And I love your pic w/Mr. & Mrs. Claus. So glad you had a good time!

    Blessings to you my friend!

  5. Good evening Barb.:)
    Your table looks WONDERFUL and full of such CUTE handmade items!!I LOVE how you hung the birdhouses on the tall branches and your Pretty cards spread out for all to see.:)You look like you are really enjoying yourself too.I really LOVE your sweater!!
    I also LOVE the way you recycled those CUTE birds too.COOL idea! Mixing both challenges is a COOL idea.Gives you an idea of what and where to put your decorative items on your cards.:)


  6. The craft fair looks like so much fun I hope you did well.
    I love your card. Beautiful square button to. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving and I love the sweater you are wearing.
    DIANA L.

  7. Your card is so cute! Gorgeous colors and coloring. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

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  9. Your stall looks fantastic - as do you!

    So glad it went well.

    Blessings, Jx


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