Are you ready for something fun? I’ve had a brainstorm. It could be fabulous. It could tank really badly. But that’s life in general, isn’t it?
Too often, people say they can’t scrapbook, or do anything even remotely crafty because they have no time. That’s also a common excuse for people using prepared foods and eating out a lot. No time to cook. No time to craft.
We’re running out of time people!
But seriously. There are ways to fit in some downtime, whether it’s crafty or not, and eat well too.
Enter my wild idea: Cook n’ Craft events.
We’ll spend about half an hour learning how to make dinner, or some other meal, fast, easy and delicious, and the rest of the evening (or afternoon, or even morning, I’m not picky!) making a related project or two. The kitchen tools will be from Pampered Chef, and the craft supplies will be from Stampin’ Up!
Food and crafting and gathering together always go well together in my world.
There will be themed shows where you learn cooking and stamping techniques, or make use of kits to make crafts you can actually use. I’ll host open houses and workshops and hopefully some of you will want to host an event too. Sometimes you’ll need to pre-order the consumable supplies for a particular project, and sometimes we’ll be raiding my stash to see how you can mix old with new, and turn everything fabulous.
Yes, this is me selling Pampered Chef and Stampin’ Up! products, but the way I’ll be doing it will be a bit different. Of course if you want to host a regular Pampered Chef or Stampin’ Up! show (or both!) I’ll be happy to do so.
I’ve got a few theme ideas to start us off:
1. Gift food with pretty packaging.
2. Fast weeknight meal and using stamps to create your own calming coloring sheets. (and a card!)
3. Meal planning for the cheap and lazy with a recipe keeper like a box or binder.
4. Easy and fancy dessert with a card kit for all occasions.
5. Appetizers for any occasion and party decorations.
This is going to be fun!
Who’s going to join me?
You can find my Stampin’ Up! website here: Stampin’ Up!
I’m using my first party to help fund my Pampered Chef sign up, and you can find the party here if you’d like to order something to help out: Heather’s PC party
I will be working on a way to do this online too, but I want to get the live version worked out first.
Anyone else as excited as I am?