Friday, November 23, 2012

Save money this holiday season

One way I am able to afford to craft is by saving money on everything I buy. For groceries I am a couponing Momma and it helps stretch my budget. For Christmas or anytime purchases online the only way to shop is through Ebates. You click on the link here and then pick your store from the drop down menu. Each store gives you a different percentage of cash back. Once you earn $5 they send you a check in the mail. I use them myself and have been very happy with them. When I purchase my subscription I save enough that I get a check in the mail right away. How can you argue with a site that gives you cash back on items you were going to purchase anyway. For you high dollar items 6% can add up! So click the link above and save yourself some money this holiday season.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Frightfully Delightful Giveaway!

 Giving these set of 12 cupcake toppers away for free in a giveaway on my facebook page. All you have to do is come like my page and follow the rules in the giveaway post. Who doesn't like free stuff. (Giveaway is now closed) This also matches my witches hat decor on my page as well.

Here is a glimpse of the witches hat table decoration made from paper and ribbon. What do you think? I even hand stamped and wet embossed the tulle. I used a CTMH 2" scalloped punch for the sentiment and stamped the image twice. Once in CTMH black ink, and once with Versa Mark and used black glitter embossing powder. Then I cute the embossed bat out and pop dotted it on top of the inked back. Viola! For the center of my ribbon Roses I used CTMH bling buttons. I am linking this up at Paper Issues Halloween Harvest Link party, Catered Cropfor the luv of art , Shelly's Images Blog and Party Time Tuesdays go check out the other awesome projects! I would LOVE to hear from you. Come check out my facebook page. Courtney's Creations

Monday, October 1, 2012

Courtney's Creations

Have a party coming up? I can make your invitations, and party accessories like pennant banners, pennant cake toppers, cupcake toppers, tissue poms and tissue pom garland, signs, drink kits, labels, favor bags/boxes, etc. Come check out all my samples so far. I update samples all the time so keep checking back. I can also take custom orders so if you don't see what you want just ask. Visit my page at Courtney's Creations. I would LOVE to hear from you. What do you think?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sweet Shoppe Birthday Party

My baby just turned 2! She has a bit of a sweet tooth, the kind where when she hears a bag rustle she comes running. I have had to start sneaking my treats when they are down for nap. :) So for her birthday we threw her a sweet shoppe birthday party. She LOVED it and surprisingly was not that hyper after eating way too many sweets that afternoon. What can I say...she is her Mommy's girl! I too have quite the sweet tooth that like her I have had since I was little. Obviously I don't give in to her sweet demands usually, but on her birthday we let her go all out. I had such a good time baking all the snacks and making all the decorations. Secretly, it was a dream party for me too ;) Here are some pictures from the day. I would LOVE to know what you think! I also design and sell invitations for parties, weddings, baby showers, etc. Along with party decorations. Come check out my facebook page at

This first picture is the invitations I sent out (minus the whited out parts for privacy)
 My little sweetie! To get her to take photos for this shoot we had to bribe her with one vanilla wafer.
 I attempted to get her to have this prop lollypop in her photos, but this is as close as we got :)
 And here it is....the sweet shoppe party. I baked all the food (minus the bought candy) and made the decorations.
 We had lollypop cookies..for the first time making them I thought they turned out pretty cute. It was my first time working with royal icing. My mother-in-law also had this great idea to wrap the cookie sheet with wrapping paper when I ran out of serving dishes.
 We had melted chocolate candies...I had to pipe all the swirls first, then fill the rest of the mold with the final color to make them two toned. Also skittles, and lifesaver gummies,
 We had cupcakes with buttercream icing.
 Ice Cream Cone Cookies and chocolate covered pretzels
 Raspberry and Mint M&M's and candy buttons
 Rosette Cookies made with buttercream icing. Also the first time I made these. I loved how these turned out and it was so easy. I will be doing these again for sure.
 The sweet shoppe sign I designed for the party. Which I placed a vintage frame around.
 Lolly Pop yard decor I made with dowel rods, paper plates, and cellophane wrap to set the stage as guests arrived.
 More of the yard decor.
 This I saw on pinterest turned a paper lantern into candy decorations.
 Another Pinterest find using waffle cones as fruit cups. These were a hit.

The little cookie monster devouring her cupcake
 Now do you see why this was the perfect theme for her? Note: Cupcake is gone, and sweets in each hand.
 Mason jar drink kits. Paper straws with paper roses on top. I sell these kits on my facebook page I listed above.
 Yet more cookies.
 Also used extra long paper straws for my soda bottles. I was going to put a cute wrapper around the coke emblem, but then since we used coke in the bottles we left it since it reminded us of the old sweet shoppes where you could order coke in a bottle.
 And the favored present of the day was a Barney toy that sings the I Love You song. My daughter has found a best friend that won't leave her side. It has turned into a Woody and Buzz situation with her Bear Bear from infancy. She loves them both dearly.
And to use up the sugar we played in the jumpy house!
 Then I sent each guest home with one of these sidewalk chalks made to look like taffy, bubbles in the shape of ice cream cones and Popsicles, and they had to fill up the rest of their bags with Candy.

I hope you enjoyed this post about the party. Let me know what you thought I would LOVE to hear from you! If any of you are looking for supplies like these I have some for sale on my facebook page.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Exciting News!

I have ventured into the world of making invitations. I also have been making some party decor as well. Since I am a teacher I have the summers off and this year I decided it was a good time to try this out. So far things have been going great. Here are some of the samples so far. 

 Hello Kitty Invite.
 Sweet Shoppe Birthday door sign

 Very Hungry Caterpillar Invite

 Princess Party Treat Bags

 I can add paper straws in just about any color 

 Sleeping Beauty inspired invite

 Cinderella Inspired Mason Jar Drink Kit. I can make these in about any color

 Ariel Inspired Princess Invite and accessories

 Ariel Invite

Zebra and Pink Invite.

I can ship anywhere in the U.S. so if your interested leave me a comment or e-mail me at but leave a comment here too saying you sent me an e-mail. I can do weddings, baby showers, birthdays, etc.
What do you think? I would LOVE to hear from you.

Monday, June 4, 2012

My First Craft Fair

Recently I did my first craft fair. Here are a few of the items I still have for sale. I am also willing to take custom orders and can ship items but the buyer pays shipping.

I can make tutu's $20 ea. My tutu's are made with over 100 yds of tulle and are quite full. These three are available and ready to go. Inspired by Tinkerbell, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. 

The vintage windows $30 ea. Great for a nursery or as a baby shower gift.

Photo/Message board. This one is sold, but I can take orders for customized colors.

In front: Mason Jar drink kits. $4 per set of 6. Comes with 6 paper straws that are 100% biodegradable and 6 roses. See my Cinderella Party Post to see a same of them on a mason jar.
Princess Party Favor Boxes $1 each filled with Princess shaped crayons and bubbles

Burlap Framed Art $8 each. I can make other themes as well. Leave a comment with your e-mail and we can talk. These are 5x7.

Princess themed treat bags. $3 for a set of 6. I can also do other themes with these as well. 

Hunger Games Cake Topper $4. I can take orders for other colors and themes for these as well.

Bookmarks/placeholders $2 ea. I have these colors available and each of the different characters in each of the colors.

Altered Mini Composition books $3 ea. I can customize to your color choice

Chocolate Filled Strawberry favor boxes. $2 each. They make great thank you gifts.

Gift bag/purse with matching hand stamped tissue paper and thank you card. The front of this purse Velcros so it can be used over again. 

Lego gift bags $2 ea. or 6 for $7 
Lego Card $2 ea.
Princess Inspired Tutu's $20 ea. Tinkerbell, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty.

Vintage Shutters $15 per pair. I have two pairs. Watermelon Pink
I would LOVE custom orders so let me know if you need me to make anything! Thanks!


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