To Christmas that is
So I sit here recapping the day in the dark living room only lit by the tree so warm and cozy!
The weather is trying to change to winter it thinks tomorrow is the first day of winter or something :)
I hope and pray it passes us by, it can get bitterly cold but the snow really needs to stay away until Christmas ( looking at the weather, looks like it will be springy for Christmas and the white Christmas that everyone wants will not happen)
I am in a re-organizing, re-decorating, cleaning mood, today I moved my office to the extra space in my studio, I cleaned my studio, and made plans to redecorate
The morning was well spent working on listings for etsy shop in January taking and editing photos and working on the descriptions, creating a new sweet collection to appear mid January, working on a custom order for a family member shhhh it is a secret
Once I got my creativity out of the way I began prepping for a new quarter of classes I want to try new things to get my students engaged-- the rest of my break will probably be mostly concentrated on my classes, but I am certain I will create something too:)
Stay tuned for exciting news from Creative Corner Designs By Danielle
By The Way I was included in a festive treasury come check it out By going to my Facebook fan page
...Well Sort of:) I have searched for something cute and sweet to give to my co-workers and boss at work. I stumbled across this picture on google and knew I needed to make these
this sweet cupcake even has a cherry on top :)
Images came from http://weheartit.com So how hard is it to make a faux cupcake ornament... Well pretty difficult until you find the right recipe(no pun intended) I started searching and searching for a tutorial to help make these sweet treats no luck finding anything I finally found something that told me to use spackling okay so off to the hardware store I went Came home put it in a pipping bag and started frosting my cupcake to my amazement it slid right off the side of the cupcake and landed on the kitchen counter:( boo
now back to square one-- What had I done wrong? What can I do to fix it? well I did figure out that spackling is only meant for rough surfaces not glass my first mistake, and it is too soft not like real butter cream
Back to google but all I could find was images and etsy shop links, much to my dismay I went back to the hardware store and tried to figure something out -spackling -plaster or paris -dry wall mix -caulking -faux snow - a mixture of some of the above I came back home and began experimenting the plaster of paris is too heavy but I think they will make great paperweights caulking did not work either spackling did work if I spread it on and dried it with hair dryer but it was not the look I was going for Spackling mixed with faux snow maybe the perfect combination Do I have a tutorial no not yet as I am still experimenting to get the perfect faux frosting for my yummy treats but I do have a photo of my completed project and BTW everyone loved them:)
There are a ton of faux cupcakes available on ETSY by very talented artists, I may once I figure out my recipe add a collection to my shop too but not anytime soon:) Check out the yummy collection by searching faux cupcakes on ETSY
Christmas is fast approaching if you are like me I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off:) Although I am "finished" shopping really are we ever FINISHED, I don't think so Etsy is a great place to get Christmas gifts this is not because I have a shop full of goodies waiting to go to a good home but because I have purchased my own gifts from ETSY Etsy is a place where you can find unique items that are only found on ETSY, you can find a great selection of other items like my pendants, I am surely not the only one selling these cute little pieces of art. I love my pendants but I have a huge competition on ETSY that keeps me on my toes Whether you come to my shop or not please shop etsy this Christmas season(we need to speed this process up as we only have 14 days until Christmas) I have been asked if it is safe to purchase from ETSY, I would say yes absolutely it is safe most if not all shops accepts paypal which is the safest way to pay online(free to sign up for account) others are using a new process called direct checkout which is through the actual shop, either way I feel it is safe Some of my new pendant collections coming today and this week
As the Holiday season quickly approaches I am seriously considering creating a December Daily Album to document and store memories of this December. As quick as the Christmas season approaches so does it leave and many times we forget the details of the season!
there are lots of December Daily ideas out there in blogland
-Shutterfly book using your iphone
-Blog each day
-A traditional scrapbook
I think I will check into twopeas and see if I can see any great ideas
Hopefully I will be back in a few showing what I have come up with:)
I know I know we have been down this path before, but this time I have found a new passion Scrabble tile Pendants Okay Okay so ETSY is pretty much swamped with Scrabble tile pendants and shops are very successful at making and selling them, so you have to be different to stand out or really good at marketing-- So how can you reinvent the wheel when everyone is so successful? I am not for sure I have completely figured this out but I am working hard and hoping that this time my shop will be successful too:) My shop is going to be a one-stop shop for all handmade items eventually you will be able to purchase scrap-booking supplies like pre-made items, greeting cards made from the heart, crochet items like dishcloths--scarves--blankets and more, Pendants made from resin, Glass pendants, Scrabble tile Pendants, Pure Eden jewelry Pieces, Home/party decor and more!!!!
Come check my shop out and see what I am so excited about :) I also have a shop Facebook page-- become a fan and get special sales and coupons http://www.facebook.com/CreativeCornerDesignsByDanielle
Yesterday was NSD and we went to a charity crop for Lupus Foundation
upon arriving we each received a scrapbook tote bag full of yummy goodies, and a name tag-- then we made our way over to the crop room where we were greeted with a lei and it looked like scenes from Hawaii
We cropped all day long and at the end of the day we had an AWESOME auction!
After we had been there for awhile The lead fiskateer came around and gave us another goodie bag oh wow we got spoiled with scrapbook goodness all day!!!!
I had never been to an auction before but man was that fun!
Here are some photos from the event
I worked on this frame and a couple other frames and this crop, I Love how it turned out:)
a button in my Fiskar goodie bag
look at that punch so intricate and pretty
brand new fiskar punches I am so excited to open this up and use it:)
another button in my fiskar goodie bag
Stack of paper in my goodie bag
2 crafting magazines in my goodie bag
all the accessories in my goodie bag
another picture of a stack of paper from my goodie bag
my cute tote bag
table at the entrance of the crop room
wonderful mandarin orange cupcakes at the crop
FYI we raised over $4,000 dollars for the Lupus Foundation and had a great day scrappin with friends old and new alike:)