Nov 14, 2007

The Cutest Little Stamps!!

Two weeks ago I went to my local Rubber Stamp expo.  They had the same old vendors that I had seen over and over for the last 5 years, but this time there was this brand new booth... DeNami Designs ...with the cutest little images!

Ok - I have to be honest - the prices were a shock compared to the prices I have been spoiled with by my TAC unmounted stamps... For the two stamps on the Christmas Tree card it cost me $19, and the penguin stamps - again, just two stamps, cost me over $16 PLUS TAX!!
I can get whole sets of stamps with multiple images for those prices and I'd get a bonus free stamp too with TAC ... But I just HAD to have these ... here look and see why...

Nov 13, 2007

Craft Show was a Bust :(

Well - the craft show this past weekend was a bust.  It wasn't the kind of craft show I was expecting - it was actually a vendor fair - which meant that lots of different companies were there like Party Lite (who was right next to us), Homemade Gourmet, Two Sisters, Stampin' Up, The Body Shop At Home, etc. 

I was hoping that there would be more craft vendors mixed in, but no such luck.  Neither of us got any orders for stamps and after all was said and done with booth fees and sales tallied, I lost $8 plus gas to get there.  

The good thing was that I had fun with my friend Trisha hanging out at the booth all afternoon.

Here are some pics of the show:

Nov 7, 2007

Where did October go?!?!?!

Apparently I am a total slacker!!  October just got away from me!  Let's catch up...
We adopted a dog on October 9th from the local humane society - her name there was Dorito and we thought it was so cute that we kept it, but we call her Dori for short :)
I have been creating a few more things here and there for the craft show - which is this Saturday. I'll let you know how things go... hopefully I will sell out of everything!

Oct 1, 2007

Coasters and Trivet

So I actually DID get something done after I got done shopping yesterday.
I created this trivet and coaster set for the craft show.
Any suggestions how to price this gift set would be appreciated!

Unexpected finds

Have you ever been really, really pleased with a purchase you made?
You got a deal, found something you really loved and maybe even something you didn't know you would be so excited about?

Well, that's exactly what happened to me yesterday!

I stopped at my local Good Will to see what kind of halloween decorations they had.  There, on the shelf, was this ADORABLE pumpkin cookie Jar and the cat and Frankenstein covered candy dishes!!  Of course, I fell in love with them right away and put them in my cart and continued shopping.
I got some Lime Green Fairy wings for myself and a few crafty things to alter.
At the last minute I decided that I didn't need the cat and Frank so I put them back. (That was dumb)
As you can see, I got home, put cookies in the jar, promptly left and went straight back to get the cat and Frank to complete the set!

I picked up the wooden words at Michael's in their dollar bin and they look so cute just stacked on top of each other.

Now for the best part:  The Pumpkin was $6.99 and each of the other jars was $0.99!!  PLUS I had a 25% off Coupon - Bwahahaha!
You just can't beat that!

I'm Tickled Pink with my very first cookie Jar EVER!

Sep 29, 2007

Another tin sample

Here is another example of the tins I'm making.  I really love these Santa elements - they are from Hero Arts.

Hello! Here is my very first post!

Welcome to Anna Banana Creations!

I am hoping this cute little blog will make me be more creative for myself!
I have a whole craft room to myself filled with rubber stamps, papers, tools, two work stations, book shelves, bins and baskets and all kinds of tools and goodies that I never get around to using!  
I do the occasional swap on a Yahoo group, but that really doesn't justify the towers of paper that lurk around every corner of my room!

I decided to join a friend of mine in a craft show in November, and it's high time I got started making items to sell.
These little lunch boxes were at Joann Fabrics at the beginning of the summer and I grabbed up 30 of them not knowing what to do with them!
Well, I have decorated them and added 6 cards to each tin (cards measure 2.5 x 3.5 and come with envelopes) to match the tin decoration.  I'm planning to put a little of that paper fluff inside them to make the cards stay put in a festive way.

Let me know what you think!
Anna Banana