Sunday, July 24, 2011

Create A Slogan - Win a Prize - Conclusion

Well, finally, here we are at the end of our contest. We have a winner and I know you're thinking, just tell us. I wasn't sure we would have a contest. At first no one was paying attention to my entreaties to put their thinking caps on and come out with some ideas.What kind of a team had I hitched my cart to? They wouldn't no they couldn't be "Don't Get Involvedists" It couldn't be. I kept throwing some ideas out there for fodder, they weren't good ideas, I called them "fodder". Just to mention I said they might sound something like this,....If you do this...then you're a Boomer. or Boomers Do it.... I told you they weren't good. eventually some ideas started coming in. I think it was the first day I put up the blog that was titled "Create A Slogan Win A Prize"  

So slowly at first, they began arriving and they were great! ShinyThings1 was one of the first with "Boomers, The Know It All's"  true but maybe we shouldn't announce it. Actually if we counted how many times a person entered the contest ShinyThings might be the winner. Yay Cindy

 love what Zybertex had to say; Boomers..Here to be Heard, we can at least try. Get a bigger soapbox next time so we can all jump on.

Then there was Thimbledoodlesattic She shared several slogans but the one I was careful to enter for her was "Kids, don't have a clue do they?" I don't have a clue what she was talking about. It didn't get any votes.
You don't have to tell me, I know it wasn't an entry.

FacetsJewelry gave us a TV History Lesson when she had to explain what "whirled peas" meant. Wasn't it something about Saturday Night Live and World Peace.

Rock44 said that "Boomers Know" well, I wanta know what she knows, because I can't remember if I ate breakfast.

kvill says nothing scares a Boomer, I'll go along with that but don't expect me to prove it.

Here's one I thought didn't get enough attention. "Classic-Just Like Us." It needs no further introduction.I believe it's validity is in all of us.

"So which slogan won?"

What? You mean that wasn't one of the slogans? But I think some one voted on it.

So just who did win?. We decided  to have two winners, since there were so many good ones to choose from. Only 1st place will be the "Slogan"
.FYI: Do you know the meaning of Slogan? Here's what a dictionary had to say. "Slogan" def,  a motto;  or  a catchy phrase used in advertising.  Hmmmm that.s right up our alley. We need to advertise.!

Thirtyseven people voted. That's a little more than half the team membership ! I am thrilled at the turn-out. I know this is just the beginning of the good times we are going to have at Baby Boomers so when I think about that I'm filled with anticipation.

Our winner is;
                      Attitude Not Age................................PatchworkCrafters
                      Forever Young...................................FernHollowFinds

You may recognize the shop names, FernHollowFinds has been my Team Leader since I first came on as Captain.

The other name PatchworkCrafters is no doubt just as recognizable, Within this last week I promoted her to Team Leader. At the time she entered the competition she was not a team leader. I also made an announcement that I, myself, nor the Team Leaders, could receive gifts if their slogans did happen to win.


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

How Do Those Boomers Do-It?

:"De-Stash"  well what is it all about? Google would have us believe to de-stash would be to sell or trade your existing crafting or "stash",  to allow a crafter to buy different, often newer mateials. While many Etsians De-Stash in this manner. TheBaby Boomers have taken de-stashing to new heights. With a little help from the team Patty Harrington a Team Leader with the Baby Boomers, chiseled out this De-Stash definition and when the powder settled she revealed this "DE-STASH CHALLENGE".

De-Stashing, for a Baby Boomer is how we clean our  supplies, and guess what? We actually use them. We use them. We use them to create new things for our s hops. After  all, we did once purchase all these supplies with the plan to make something . But something went awry,  time passed. Our new purchases became our old purchases, they got pushed to the bottom or to the back, and they were forgotten.

The challenge is to get into those drawers or old boxes where our once prized possessions have migrated. The challenge acts as a great motivator for us to do some well earned cleaningl.  We clean and polish our work areas, possibly seeing  the top for the first time in years  Clean and polished ,that work area, calls out to us and it's like arts and crafts flow through our veins we can't stay away.

De-Stashing can't take place without an inventory, an inventory of what one has on hand. The next part depends on just how OCD you are, Some will take a complete inventory writing down everything or maybe another person might carry it all in in their head.but whether they have  a written inventory or not they know what;s important is the "cost of inventory". what will be it's worth  when you get it all done and have it ready for sale?

The fun part of the challenge comes next, the double D's Designing and Doing. Organizing having all the supplies, and being excited about getting going , nothing could stand in the way. Time , we all have the same amount. Yet, occasionally, we are overcome with the lack of it..

How do we overcome this terrible debilitating shortage. In a word, Priortize.  By prioritizing and creating a schedule, and then you must keep to it.

If you are wondering what the De-Stash Challenge really is, it is an effort we make to be a successful artist crafter. You are requiring of yourself that you must reach deeply into your heart and soul and bring out every ounce of creativity you have while you take that stash and let those hand move as your brain guides guides you to success

Look forward to Patty;s update about the "De-Stash" Challenge" and be here to hear who the winner will be.