Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Monkeys, Octopus, Surgery, & Bow Boards...Oh my!

You asked for monkeys... you got it! And an octopus too! I just need to find the perfect cuppy for him....he needs a home! (Isn't he cute!?)

I had a slight crisis tonight. My spiral punch coded on me. Luckily, with minor surgery, I was able to bring it back to life! Phew! I thought I was going to have to go out and buy a replacement! My nursing skills are proving to be helpful in my crafting!

I got a bargain for a message board today so I am using it to hold all my hair clippies for some upcoming craft fairs!

Lots to do tomorrow, so I'm off to bed!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Craft Tip #1

If you use a shaped craft punch often, you'll notice it starts to get dull and doesn't cut very crisp edges after time.

To sharpen craft punches, take a piece of tin foil and cut the foil a few times using the punch.

It works for me!

More Cute Cupcake Cuppies

Here are the latest additions to my Etsy Shop! I am so excited about how they turned out! I am brainstorming other creatures to add to this collection!

Have some other bugs or furry friends you'd like to see on my cupcake wrappers? Comment below and let me know your ideas! I'd love to know!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

In the Making...

OMG! I should probably go to bed, but I was so excited about what I created tonight, that I had to post these pictures. I am taking my cupcake wrappers up a notch.

Here is a preview of what is to come.... I have so many more creatures I want to create, but I'm running out of steam tonight.
Let me know what you think!

Friday, October 24, 2008

November Giveaway!

I've decided to start doing monthly giveaways on my blog! This month, for my first monthly giveaway ever, I will be giving away two prizes!

Prize #1
Set of 12 Gobble Gobble Turkey cupcake wrappers

Prize #2
Set of 2 Turkey Hair Clippies

All you have to do for a chance to win, is leave a comment! To double your chances, mention the giveaway in your own blog and include the link to your blog post in your comment below through November 14th! (Be sure to include your email)

Winner will be announced on November 15th! The first winner will get to chose which prize they want. The second winner will receive the remaining item!

So be sure to check back on November 15th!

Turkey Cupcake Wrappers are available now in my Etsy shop :

Yummy Cuppy Crafts

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Gobble Gobble Cupcake Cuppy

I just finished my new item for the fall season! I wanted to take my cupcake wrappers to the next level and have more fun with them...

Gobble Gobble Cupcake Cuppy
How fun will it be to have these on your Thanksgiving table with all the friends and family around! Everyone will surely "gobble" them up!!!

I have them listed in my Etsy shop now!

Yummy Cuppy Crafts

More Hair Clips & Holders

Christmas Bulbs, Cupcake & White Pom Poms ~ Decorative Bobby Pins

Here are some cute little clip holders for all your little one's clips and barrettes! Hang the holder up and clip the hair accessories to the ribbons!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dorothy's Red Splarkle Shoes How-To

My daughter wants to be Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz for Halloween. Being ambitious, I decided I wanted to make my kids' costumes this year.

I found some cute little red shoes at Wal-Mart for $5 and got a bottle of red glitter glue.

Transforming these already cute shoes into Dorothy's infamous Red Sparkly shoes was fun, easy and inexpensive!

My 10 year old even did it herself!Just rub the glitter glue all over the shoes and let dry!
Easy Peasy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Appearance on Milwaukee's Cupcake Queen's No One Puts Cupcake in a Corner!

I received a large order from a gal who saw my cupcake wrappers on this blog! If you love cupcakes, then you need to go there and see all the things that cupcakes can be! I would not have known I was in the blog if the lovely lady who purchased some items from my Etsy shop hadn't mentioned it!

Thank you Milwaukee Cupcake Queen!

Monday, October 20, 2008

On another Blog!

Craftsy- Homecrafted is Love was nice enough to feature me on their wonderful blog. They feature all kinds of Etsy shops! You have to go check them out! This month they also featured all things PINK in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

And, you can also go check out her Etsy shop: Elizabethan Creations for pretty quilted items and adorable "must-see" yarn buddies! Too cute!

Thank you for featuring my shop!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Another Feature - Handmade Gallery

My favorite cupcake wrappers for the holidays were featured on a blog this morning! The handmade gallery features different artists from Etsy! I was thrilled to receive a note about the feature!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Latest Cupcake Wrappers

More Hair Clips, Etc.

Just a few more items I'm working on for the upcoming craft fairs.

Colored Pom Pom Clips

Flower Clips with Ladybugs & Christmas Tree Clips

Here is one of many "Kissing Balls" I made these past couple days. It's hard to get a picture of these. The pictures just don't do them justice. They really sparkle in the low light!

Hang them in your tree as an ornament, or hang them around the house like mistletoe to steal a kiss from that special someone!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Holiday Cuppies Making Their Debut on Etsy

Just over 10 weeks until Christmas! Stop by my Etsy shop to see all the newly listed holiday items!

Yummy Cuppy Crafts

Sunday, October 12, 2008

More Features...

My shop and cupcake wrappers have been featured in a few places lately. I wanted to share the links with you!

I think it's great when people are interested in my items enough to share them on their own blogs! Thank you!

Little Black Boxes Giveaway

I was happy to be part of a Little Black Boxes giveaway this past week. Congratulations to JewelTrinkets for winning a set of Halloween Cupcake Wrappers from my Etsy shop!

Check out JewelTrinkets Etsy Shop here! There is a whole lotta bling in there!!!

Little Birdie Secrets

I happened to come across this blog after this blogger left a comment on my blog. I checked out her blog and am in love with all the crafts she does! She does a variety of things and so I am now a follower of Little Birdie Secrets. She also featured my Halloween Cupcake Wrappers. Check them out along with some of her other 'spooky creations'.

Christmas Wrappers Coming Soon!

I am currently working on some holiday cupcake wrappers to list in my Etsy shop! Please check back in the next few days to see the new items! The holidays are coming fast!! Where has this year gone?!

Thank you!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Upcoming Craft Fair

I am thinking about doing a craft fair or two coming up next month and into December. So I have been playing around with a few things to sell.
Strawberry & Palm Tree
Turkey & Pumpkin & Bumble Bee

Ladybugs & Dragonfly & Butterfly & Caterpillar

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fun With Vinyl - A No Sew Project

My daughter and I watched Martha Stewart the other day and saw one of her guests make a tote out of staples and duct tape. I thought, good grief! But if you use the right material and not that tacky grey tape, (it comes in other colors) then it is a cute concept!
Click here for the link to the tutorial.

I believe on Martha she laminated fabric, but I just went and got some vinyl items, shower curtains, vinyl tablecloth pad... the cute patterned ones!

So my daughter and I tried it out!

It was so much fun to make. I think you could do just as much good using a sewing machine, but my daughter, who is 10, thinks that the stapling is fun.

You can embellish them with whatever you please. My daughter sewed buttons all over hers. I left mine plain and simple. They will make great beach bags!

Here is what our bags looked like:

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