Believe Holiday Boutique: A Sparkling Success!

It was very first “show” ever. I was so nervous when I got there. I seriously felt like it was my first day at a new school where I didn’t know anyone. As I made the 7 trips back and forth from my car to my tables, I felt quite akward. You know, everyone is checking out everyone else’s goods. Luckily, once I started getting settled, I met an old friend from high school, selling Mary Kay right behind me! She’s an old pro at these things and gave me some great tips and advice while I was setting up. And of course, by the time the doors opened for the boutique, I was friends with everyone down my aisle. :) This boutique was not as exactly how I imagined it would be. No offense to those who make crocheted beer cozees, but I just didn’t realize the amount of trendy, fabulous handmade talent that would be there. SERIOUSLY. Super cute stuff. I should have taken pictures of other booths, but this thing was PACKED with people. Two days, over 100 vendors….with the majority that you would want to stop and take a gander at! So fun. I have to thank one of my sweetest customers, Andra for securing me incredible space in the lobby area!
My sales were great! I sold out of all of my 12×12 frames, as well as all of the DIY frame kits that I had with me. The best part though, was really meeting and connecting with so many sweet people. I brought a stack of my Go Gilbert magazines, and really enjoyed being called “Cover Girl” by multiple people! They would look down at the stack, look up and say “OH MY…that’s YOU!…I read that article, I saved that issue!” Sooo flattering. I met a bunch of “fans” including one who made me blush with her lovely compliments! It was so amazing to have all these sweet girls come up and say they read my blog, have visited my blog or even just heard of The TomKat Studio. It gives me the warm and fuzzies! :)

I ordered 250 new business cards for the event, and came home with 25. WOW!

Such a great time and such wonderful people! It sure was exhausting, though! I’m not used to being on my feet all day, and being “on”. I’m used to dealing with customers via email in my pjs! It was so fun though, and I’m really glad I did it!

I have several sets of my holiday gift tags leftover, so for you….my loyal readers, let’s have a GIVEAWAY!
Two winners will be chosen & will receive 4 sets (6/set) of gift tags each!

Here’s 4 ways to enter!
(Enter up to 4 times by doing the following):
1. Leave me a comment and let me know which item you like best from my booths!
(you will be disqualified if you say the bowl of candy bars :)
2. Post about this giveaway on Facebook, comment with the link!
3. Tweet about this giveaway, comment with the link!
4. Post about this giveaway on your own Blog, and comment with the link!

Winner will be chosen on Monday, November 16th at 11:00pm (MST).
Any entries received after this time, will not be considered. Open to US residents.
Winners will be chosen using random.org

Comments

  1. 8

    Mommy says

    I LOVE your holiday frames already made because if I tried the DIY it wouldn't look as good…lol! It was so FUN meeting you in person. You are as beautiful as on the magazine. GREAT work and CONGRATS to you!!! Love all your products :)

  2. 9

    2sisters says

    Do I really have to pick one favorite. Okay, I love all the frames and the gift tags. Hmmm, guess I can't count!!!
    teri

  3. 13

    Sweetly Sweet says

    Congrats on the success!!! LOVE the gift tags, I follow your blog, so I was familiar with your other goodies, but this tags are out of this world, super cute!

  4. 14

    Kari says

    Congrats on your first show! Wish I lived in your are to have checked it out!!!!

    I LOVE your christmas frames! Sparkly! Just what the season needs.

  5. 17

    Cherry Blossoms says

    I am loving my frame! I still need to take a photo if it and send it to you. Have a great day
    PS: Your booth was by far the cutest

  6. 19

    Amanda says

    love it all but the green frame w/ theflower is lovely! I have wanted one of your farames forever and would love to get to see your things in person…but…i am a loooong way from AZ! glad your show went so well! i'll post your link on my blog too for another chance to win,yea!!!

  7. 21

    Susan Crabtree says

    I love your 12 x 12 frames! I so wanted to come by & meet you this weekend but of course, with our crazy schedule it didn't work out! I am glad this weekend was a successful one for you-I am not the least bit surprised, you create the cutest stuff!

  8. 22

    Michely Medeiros. says

    i love all your items your very talennted but if i was to pick just one i'd pick the holiday photo frames they're super cute :D

    have a lovely day!!

  9. 23

    Jamie@Giggledust Parties says

    Congrats on the success of your first show! I LOVE your photo frames..especially the green/blue floral pattern with the pink flower!

    I will also be posting about this on my blog!

  10. 30

    katie@tulsadetails says

    You did an amazing job! I love your frames, your tags, really everything. But I also think you did a great job on your display. Packaging is about as important as the product : )!

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