Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Desks and Open Houses

It's Wednesday!  Another beautiful day of rain!  Yes, we're in our monsoon time and have been getting storms almost daily along with flash flood alerts and a couple little floods in the gully that we drive through.  So far not enough water to cause any issues with getting in or out of our home, thank goodness!  But today is What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, the day you get the opportunity to see my desk (and many others should you decide to check them out) in whatever state it's in when I take the picture.  I usually do this on Tuesday afternoon so I can get linked up early.  This fun (well, sometimes almost embarrassing) blog tour is put together by Julia at the Stamping Ground.

So here is my desk:

There's been a major change of my desk this week.  I'm selling my Copic markers & rack.  I haven't used them in ages preferring to use my company's coloring mediums so... bye!  So my desk looks quite tidy at the moment.  I am working on a project of  making sample sheets of some stuff.  I will get back to card making later.  I will be changing the shelves around a bit to better hold/organize my stuff but that may take some time but for now this will work.

Last Friday I had an Open House at a local cafe but only 5 people, all customers of mine) came and enjoyed themselves.  I was hoping for "new blood" but I am really happy that my customers supported me and they almost all placed orders with me.

I put together 2 display boards, one with card samples and one with sign up info and this month's specials.  Also here I have catalogs, a drawing bucket and the large bag I was giving away.

This picture is showcasing some of our products and there was some interest in what we carry.  If you look on the bottom shelf of the unit on the far left you can see my team mascot, Mike from Monster U.

This is my Make 'n Take table along with my Planner and an Album.  Was no interest in those but the gals loved their projects!

So I'm a little heavy in photos so please forgive me.  Please head over to the Stamping Ground and check out other desks as you'll get to see some great projects, too!

I'm still having computer issues, looks like the graphics card is dying and since this computer is over 7 years old, guess I'm going shopping...



Claire said...

Love that I can expend the photos to see all the detail. A great post!
Happy WOYWW :)
Claire, no. 2

glitterandglue said...

Hi Carol. I'm sorry more folk didn't come along to your event - you had put so much hard work into it all. But at least your customers came along for support!
I'm dashing through the list today so as to visit as many as possible before the thunder I hear gets much nearer and I need to turn off!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3

Cheetarah said...

I for one like seeing a lot of pictures! Also it's good to decide to sell products you don't use, I wish I was that sensible! LOL! Have a wonderful week! xo Cheetarah WOYWW #22
Contemplations of a Kitty

Bubbles said...

I love looking through many photographs - but then, I'm a nosey old so-and-so lol
Have a great day! :)
Bubbles #5

Helen said...

shame that not many people came along.. good luck with selling your copics. Helen #7

Felicia said...

Carol, it looks like to me you had a lovely spread for your Open House. Even with the 5 that showed....sometimes the intimacy is worth it! New blood next time..something to look forward to! Stay afloat and thanks for sharing! :) Blessings, Felicia #32

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Good luck with selling the Copics - hope you get a good price for them! I'm sorry more newbies didn't turn up to your open day but it's good to know that your loyal customers really like what you're doing :-D
Hugs LLJ 4 xxx

Hazel said...

Lovely to see all the photos. Shame you didn't get any new people at the Open House, but glad your local customers came along. Your desk looks interesting - thanks for sharing. Hazel WOYWW 12 x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Got to be quick as it's very late now, just been busy today. Your desk looks organised and ready for your return. Hoping you have a great belated WOYWW, Angela x9x

ToadilyDiane said...

I love looking at all your pictures but in my head I kept hearing 'selling my copics'. I can't part with my copics! Lol

Have a great day!
Diane #19

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Carol, sounds like very busy your way, well done on selling things you don't use. Glad your day was a success if not big in numbers, hope rain behaves itself for you and all around.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

505whimsygirl said...

It sounds like you have some nice, loyal customers! I know what you mean about "new blood" and how nice it would be to expand your customer base. Did you have business cards out?

I'm visiting late this week!! Today is my last day on the job and I'm taking advantage!
Hugs, Kay (28)

Sarah Brennan said...

Sorry that you didn't get a better footfall having put so much effort into your display. Good luck with the weather! Happy belated WOYWW Sarah #17