Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Years 2012

Wishing everyone a very Happy & Safe New Years. May 2012 bring lots of crafty ideas & completed projects!!!!

Photo taken Dec 3rd, 2011...

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Welcome Baby Banner

So our family had quite a little surprise this Christmas. The newest addition decided he wanted to make an appearance early, 3 weeks early .... just in time for Christmas day!!!! I had planned on making something completely different, thinking I had more time after the holidays... but lil Joey Jr threw a rattle into that plan... LOL!!!

So the day he was born, I quickly made this so I could bring it to the hospital with us later that night.

Despite being so early, he was 100% healthy and went home CHRISTMAS MORNING!!! What an awesome gift Santa brought the family!!!!

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Glasgow High School Craft Show - Dec 10, 2011

For the 2nd year, Glasgow HS Craft show was a success!!! Mom & I sold a lot as there was a great attendance rate! We have decided to continue to sell at this show each year.

Some items that were big last year has the same response again ... Mom's Snowmen Hershey Bars & my Post It Frames. Other items that had great response online had NO INTEREST at all... (my glitter ornaments) that's the hardest part of deciding what to make/bring to each show, trying to guess what buyers are wanting to purchase.

11 months til next year....
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Charles Boehm Craft Show - Nov 5, 2011

This was our first year setting up at this show. We've heard many great things about it. We did pretty decent considering this & we're happy with the turnout. This show has the best overall organization of any we've attended. We were the ONLY table with the type of items that we sell, which was a plus. There were more jewelry tables than anything, yet each similar vendor wasn't really near each other. After 22 years of hosting this show, Charles Boehm PTO really have a great set up plan. Every single item was in fact, hand made... there was NO Avon/Tastefully Simple/Premier Jewerly type vendors. Nothing against those companies, but at CRAFT shows, they should not be allowed as we've seen in a couple from last year.

We will definitely return next year. Though now I think we will be spoiled with the TWELVE FOOT table vs the typical 8 foot we usually have.

SPEICAL THANKS to Rachel for spending the day with us & helping out!!! It really was a day full of fun & great conversation!!!

Since we do shows in PA & DE, it's been interesting to see what items are more popular based on the area we are in. What was extremely popular in DE last year, hardly had any interest at this show & vice versa!!! The more shows we do, the more we will learn just what to make for each specific show.

Also, despite the start of all the Christmas commercials & retail store displays, our Christmas items really didn't have much interest this early!!! Our next show is a repeat from last year. I'm hoping the items that I couldn't keep in stock will again be flying off the table since we're going to be making A LOT of those this year. We shall see....

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

CELEBRATE!!!! ... 1 week & 1 day LATE ...

In prepping for our Nov 5th craft show AND finishing up all the design elements for our families annual haunted house, I never even realized that our blog is ONE YEAR OLD!!!!! Oct 24, 2010 was the first post, so I'm a whole week late.... OOPS!!! Time flies when you've got sooooo much to do come "holiday season".... which for us, it's starts October 1st.

Guess we should plan a celebration & maybe our first GIVE AWAY. Time to brainstorm. I'll post back in a day or so once we figure out the details!!!!

In the meantime, we love for you to become a follower & share our blog with your crafting circle!!!
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Monday, October 24, 2011

More New Items - Some Halloween Items

First, here's some non-Halloween stuff -   

Mom decided to re-do her DVD purse organizers a little bit.  Theres a pocket now to hold your receipts & a pencil instead of a pen.  

Fall Paper Rosette Wreath

Glitter Christmas Balls Ornaments


So even though our show before Halloween was canceled, we still wanted to post some of the things we made.

Snickers/Kit Kat/3 Musketeers Holders

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Ghost & Bat Hershey Bars

Halloween Pencil Cases & Erasers

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Angry Bird Candy/Cupcake Boxes

Inspired by an very talented member named Sharon from the Cricut Messageboard, I created these Angry Birds boxes. These were made as cupcake boxes from Sweet Tooth Boxes, but I think Im going to fill them with candy.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

C&S Designs 2011 Craft Show Schedule - PA & DE

We have confirmed our schedule for the holidays this year.  Unfortunately, the show we were going to book before Halloween was suddenly canceled this past weekend.  However, we will have some Halloween items on Nov 5th... hoping since that one is only days after Halloween, people will still be in the mood for CANDY!!! 

Saturday November 5th - Yardley, PA   

Charles Boehm Middle School
866 Big Oak Road
Yardley, PA 19067
Hours 9am-3pm   ADMISSION FEE applies!!!

Saturday December 10th - Newark, DE

Glasgow High School
1901 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19702
Hours 9am-3pm
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Friday, September 16, 2011

Rockin' Birthday Card

Designed another birthday card for my husbands' goddaughter. She is 10 years old & has been playing guitar for a couple of years so I know she's going to flip when she opens her card.  Last year, she had asked me to teach her how to use my Expression & that night, she made cards for her dad & my hubby. Her dad bought her a Baby Bug shortly after that!!!

For the first time in FOREVER, I used ONLY Cricut cartridges & my Gypsy for this card. I usually end up only using SVG's & SCAL2 because I have more versatility, but surprisingly, my carts were sufficient for this project!!!

Carts used: Rock Princess, Blackletter, Gypsy Font, & Wild Card

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Brand New Items for this year...

WOW, where did the summer go….

Mom & I have been steadily busy prepping for our Holiday Craft shows coming up very soon. When we finalize our schedule, we'll post it so you know where we will be. In the meantime, here are some photos of all the brand *NEW* items we will be selling this year. We have more but just haven't gotten to photographing everything yet...

Edibles Items (Candy holders, Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate Holders, etc):
Herheys' Nugget Matchbox:

Friendship Tea Bag Holders:

Feel Better Soon Kits:

Owls Candy Holder-

Mr Snowman Hot Chocolate

Stationary Items (Desk Accessories, Greeting/Note Cards, etc):

We sell several versions of Post It Note Holders:

Notecard box contains 10 cards:

Purse Organizer DVD Case- This contains a pen, notepad, and calendar neatly held inside a DVD case that will fit inside your purse

Jumbo Clothespin Photo Holder

Another birthday card!!!

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