Hi there Stamping friends!! Happy Saturday!! I want to share with you my first ever BINGO event that was last night. What a great group of friends gathered together on a cold Friday night stamping and playing Bingo!! I know everyone had a good time, and many thanks to everyone who attended, ordered, and who brought snacks!! Here’s some pictures of our fun night:
Here was the hutch of prizes! The bottom shelf contained six prize bundles- all brand new products- over $225 of prizes (purchased with the registration fees from 12 people who pre-paid to come to the Bingo event).
Here is a close-up of the first prize bundle featuring our new birthday mini party punch pack, confetti texture folder and new assorted card stock.
Prize bundle two: the new love blossoms 6″ x 6″ paper stack, pearls, and Love Blossoms embellishments kit. Gorgeous!
Prize bundle three: the new balloon Bouquet punch, with balloon celebration stamp set, and a package of note cards!
Prize bundle four contained our new precision base plate (for the bigshot) and our new big shot die brush, with a pack of pearls. ** I highly recommend this duo for any of our intricate dies like the rose garden thinlits dies, the Bloomin’ heart die, or our butterfly framelits!!
My fifth prize bundle featured the Bloomin’ love stamp set and Bloomin’ heart thinlits die bundle with a roll of our new blushing bride sequined trim!
Last, but not least, was the amazing new rose garden bundle with the rose wonder stamp set, and rose garden thinlits dies, with the gorgeous new Wink of Stella glitter brush in clear, my new favorite!
The prizes were AMAZING- all new products- and I think were a highlight of the evening!
Now here’s a look at how I set up my home for the event, moved some furniture and items around to fit 12 stampers comfortably:
We used buttons as our bingo chips! Everyone got to pick a roll of ribbon as a thank you gift for attending.
Laurie won the first prize bundle on our number bingo game!
Marilyn won the second game of bingo!
Kathy won the third game of number Bingo!
Tiffany won the fourth game- but we switched to “Stampin’ Up! Color Bingo- it was a game I made on a website where you could enter the information and it generated Bingo cards. (I admit, it was hard to find all those words!)
Laurie lucked out and won the 5th game of Stampin’ Up! Bingo!
And Patty won the 6th and final game of the night! Congratulations to everyone who won the Bingo games!
I forgot to take pictures of two other prizes- one was the Project Life bundle (album, card collection, refill pages, plus some ribbon, candy dots and mini bow clips)- this prize was won by Laurie also! (raffle tickets were given out for: bringing a snack, placing an order, and registering for future classes). Then, the last prize was a Stampin’ Up! gift certificate for all the extra bingo boards ($5 each). So 11 additional Bingo Boards were purchased, so the winner received a $55 Stampin’ Up! gift certificate- and unbelievably, Laurie won that as well! That’s right, if you’re counting- she won four of the eight prizes! (better go buy a lottery ticket Laurie!) Lucky indeed!
Last weekend when we reorganized my craft room, I realized that I had far too many little tchotchkes, so I dusted them off and decided to let the ladies pick one as an additional door prize for attending! So happy to see these go to a good home! Enjoy!
If my dining room was bigger, we would have all been in the same room, but it’s not, so I had to set up my living room as well.
Here are the four cards we made- I decided to keep them quick and simple, as I didn’t want people to have to get up/down and wanted a “stress free”, fun and quick stamping… wasn’t sure how long 6 games of Bingo would take. I think it worked out pretty well. For those of you who attended, I would love to hear from you- what did you like, or not?? Feedback is so important to me, I want to continue offering FUN events!!
This beautiful scarf was on the floor of my coat closet- I found it this morning when I was putting my coats back in the closet. Let me know if it is yours. (It looks handmade- gorgeous!)
Whew, what a fun and busy night! We enjoyed yummy nacho dip, spicy delicious hummus and chips, mini smokies in bbq sauce, blackberry mustard dip and pretzels, butter pecan scotchies (homemade cookies), red velvet cake dip and cookies, veggies and dip, candy and chex mix! Perfect snacks for a fun night!
Well, does this look like fun to you?? If so, I’m planning another Bingo night in March- contact me for more details!
I’d love to hear from you- leave a comment, or ask a question, I treasure your comments!
Don’t forget if you’d like to place an order this weekend, please use Hostess Code PUPGYZ7Q I’m placing the order Sunday (tomorrow) 1/31 at 6 pm.
Thanks for stopping by today, have a super Saturday!!