Creations by Ashley B

Handmade Cards & Gifts for All Occasions 


Hello and greetings from Ashley

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 12:00 AM


I never had any intentions of writing a blog…I am an accountant by day and crafter at night.  That means I am not a writer.  But as I have begun entering the vendor/craft show world, I realized that if it was not for all of the blogs other people have written, I would not have known where to begin in preparing for these new adventures myself. 

I read countless blogs on how to set up booths, how to price my inventory, how much inventory to bring to a show, and what to have on hand the day of the event.  And while I have helped out at events and attended countess shows, I’ve only set up a booth of my own once.  I realized that I have a lot to learn.

I also read various blogs and websites daily, learning about the new trends and new techniques available in the paper crafting and gift making world.  I am constantly learning new things from people who are generous enough to share their time and knowledge.

So, that made me start thinking of the direction I wanted to take in this blog.  Did I want to go in a technical direction?  Did I want to just share what I learned at each show (and how to change things up for the next time)?  Or did I want to show that anyone can do something they have always dreamed of doing (for me, it was to have a crafting business).  I decided to combine all of these things together.

This will be a weekly blog.  Some weeks I may have some new technical trick I learned that I think is really cool. I might share new products that I will be selling at shows.  I will share tips and tricks I learn at each show that I attend (I’m feeling ambitious at the moment as I have committed to five between now and mid-November).  Some weeks I will just share my week and adventures that I have that pertain to my crafting – I want to show that you can overcome personal obstacles that might be hindering you from reaching for your dream! 

This is my attempt to “pay it forward” and share my knowlege while trying something new outside of my comfort zone. 

Categories: Craft Shows, Learning, Vendor Shows

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