Sunday, November 29, 2015
I am sure that the deals are better after Christmas, but I have already spent time and gas on looking for my new tree. I thought that it would be crazy out there. Surprisingly, it was not.
We wanted to get a pre-lit tree so that it would be easier to assemble. I also wanted a fancy one that could switch between white lights and colored. We finally came across two trees that would qualify. From the two, I let Little Petunia pick. Of course she has to pick the one that only had the floor model left. So we got 20% off the tree because it was on sale and an additional $50 off for the floor model.
Now we have a new tree to hang this cute little ornament on. It was hard to come up with something original because you can only put so much in the shaker globe. I had not seen anyone do a see through snow globe.
Hope you like it and that you remember the reason for the season.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
We are very excited about a product we have under wraps until after Christmas. So excited that we want to give some away - and cooked up a little contest for you so that you can be the first ones to get your hands on it.
Here's how it will work.
- Make a Christmas/holiday card
- Send it to us at My Sweet Petunia, PO Box 122, Sherrard, Illinois 61281
- For every 100 cards we receive, we will draw a winner from the cardmakers.
- Cards have to be postmarked by December 24th
- You can enter as many times as you'd like, but each card has to be different, and each card has to be handmade by YOU.
- Leave the cards blank (cards will be donated to Splitcoast card drives) and on a post it note inside include your name, mailing address and email address so we can send you your prize.
- In addition to a random drawing for all cards received, I will also choose my three FAVORITE cards from those sent in, and those cardmakers will also win the new secret product.
- ANYONE can enter.
The new product will be revealed at CHA in January - and that's also where we'll do the drawing live on Periscope - we will post the video of the drawing here.
Go get to stamping!
Read more here.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Jennifer McGuire. She has launched a month long of Sharing Handmade Kindness. Please visit her blog for more details to her challenges and prizes.
I tried to come up with something original. It is hard since there are so many creative and talented crafters out there.
Sorry for the short post as I want to get back to crafting this beautiful Saturday morning.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Did you miss me? Since my last post a lot has happened. I prepared for my first big shipment of MISTIs. Researching for boxes to mail out orders, ordering inventory, homeschooling, maintaining a home, answering emails on when the MISTIs would get here and a little crafting. I promise I have done crafting.
The morning that my shipment arrived we were headed out of town. We hurried to the warehouse. I was a little overwhelmed by the site. One year ago, I was drowning in plexi parts trying to assemble MISTIs and sell them as fast as I could. At the same time I was answering angry emails because someone did not get to order one. Now, there would be plenty of MISTIs to last a while.
That afternoon, we made a four hour drive to St. Louis. We had to catch a flight at the crack of dawn to head to Texas. My in-laws were moving to Missouri. We helped them finish up the clean up after the movers came. The next morning we were on the road, driving in two separate vehicles hauling my father-in-laws tools. We left at 9 a.m. Sunday morning and drove until 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. We had to drive the minimum speed limit and taking a break at a rest stop. My poor husband drove straight through with only 3 hours sleep. He did not want me driving the trailer.
Luckily, I was able to use my hot spot on my cellphone and answer emails and submit orders to the warehouse. I want to thank everyone for being patient on getting their orders. I hope that you love the new packaging and the laser MISTIs.
I finally had time to edit this very long video. There are so many projects in this one video. I hope you enjoy it.
Just keep in mind it took forever to edit and narrate. Please be sure to give it a thumbs up and share with your friends.
The list of supplies is located in the product description below the video.