Thursday, June 12, 2008

Mom's 'Trial Offer' Package

I was talking to my mom this week telling her I was headed to the post office to mail some Stampin' Up! stuff and she started complaining because I haven't sent her a handmade card in years. If you will remember one of my earlier posts where I explained to you our conversation from about a year after we moved to CA, (which incidentaly is when I started stamping), where she said to me on the phone, "Honey, I am so sorry things are so tight for you in CA that you have to make your own cards". ... Obviously she just didn't 'get it'...gasp! But after earning a couple cruises and attending a few conventions, she has learned that this IS a business, so I talk to her about it often just because it bores her (some kids never grow up)! I reminded her that she doesn't like handmade cards and of our conversation many years ago. She asked me to give her another chance, that maybe she will appreciate it now that she knows this is what I do. So here is her trial package...6 years later.
6/19/08 Edited to add: Mom received the package and called to say she liked the items and was going to show them to her friends. Then said, 'I'll give them to your sister when I'm done because I really don't know what I'm suppose to do with all this'. Looks like it will be another 6 years before I give her another try ;o) Good thing I love her anyway!

An Afternoon Tea ensemble. Post It note key chain, wrapped large Dark Chocolate Hershey bar, business card pouch, candy party favor, pouch holding 3 cards and envelopes, small box and a double pocket card.

Close up of the pouch. It's a take on something Andrea Walford did at Easter. I started with a 6" circle, placed the envelopes in the middle and folded it to the center and then up. Then I unfolded it and scored it.
Close up of the Double Pocket Card and pouch. Pocket card is a tutorial on http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/, super easy and fun! The pouch pattern is in the Stampin' Up! demonstrator pattern library. Being a demonstrator has its' perks :) It perfectly holds a business card or gift card...Mom gets a business card until she tells me she loves Stampin' Up! handmade gifts!!!!! :

14 comments :

  1. Can I be your mom? I'm probably old enough. Your stuff is so very cute Becky. We miss you!!! Susan

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  2. Adorable projects, Becky! Your mom is so lucky!

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  3. This beautiful gift should certainly convert her! These are so gorgeous! Hugs, Jackie

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  4. How gorgeous!!! She will LOVE everything about this set - maybe so much that she will even want to start stamping!! Have a great day!
    Kay

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  5. Becky, are you up for adoption, I could be your mom. LOL What a great package. Beautiful stuff!

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  6. these are fantatic, she will fall off her chair when she sees them.

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  7. OMGoodness! It's beautiful... I am sure whe will be a SU fan in no time!
    -Rosie

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  8. Elizabeth (FLMommyof2)June 14, 2008 at 5:09 PM

    I'm sure she will love it! It's gorgeous!


    Hugs!

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  9. Will you PLEASE offer this as a kit in the mail?

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  10. ROTFL...I made a card a while back, it was one that got the most comments of any of my cards on SCS and I was very proud of it..LOL...sent it to Mum becuase it was so elegant..I went home to visit a few months later and she had carefully removed and saved the large half pearl and thrown the card out...I think she likes jewellery more than cards LMAO...love her to death...the Queen of the pearls. Wonder what she has planned for that pearl?? Too funny! I totally got your post!

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  11. That made me laugh, a few years ago i stopped sending my mom homemade Christmas cards cause she always makes a little snide comment about the cards. So of course, then she wanted to know why she does not get a homemade card for christmas...So I started sending them again and so far so good and no snide commets! lol

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  12. Your projects are lovely. I think I have a great Mom, she's my biggest fan. She will have me making shower cards for other people. She is good to let someone know that I don't mind, without asking me. I do love her!

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  13. Somehow I missed this post!! I am laughing hysterically, I think our moms are related! LOL I had to BEG my mom to come to my first class, I told her I would pay her to come because I just needed someone to show up to my class. (I had 4 people come and I was related to 2 of them!!!) LOL

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  14. I had to smile when I read this posting and the response from your mother and at the same time it caused a twinge of hurt in my heart for you as I have been there, done that. Almost word for word. Just know that your creations are beautiful and when made with love, their purpose is accomplished.

    Barbara Diane

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