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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sampler Village!

Today is Sampler Village's 1st Anniversary!  I am very excited to be a Villager come February!  I have committed to sending 100 samples for their Valentine's box!  I am thinking of crocheted heart bookmarks & crocheted heart rings!

For some reason, unbeknownst to me, I felt very lyrical today & gave this shoutout on my Facebook page:  Crafty's Creations!

SamplerVillage is the place to be, SamplerVillage is the place for me! Look for Crafty's Creations in the Valentine's box! But, look very closely cuz I'm sly like a fox! Happy Anniversary, Traci & SamplerVillage !! Here's to another great year of success! 



 Sampler Village is having a huge giveaway!  You can win 2 months of Lavishly Samplicious boxes (October & Nov/Dec)!! Traci is also having "runner up" prizes of Simply Samplicious Boxes & Bitty Bag Samplers!!

 Here's what you have to do:  Just post about SamplerVillage on YOUR Facebook page, please include their FB page link !  Comment HERE about the post!  THAT'S IT!  We just want you to spread the word about how FANTASTIC Sampler Village is!  Winner(s) randomly selected on 10/1.  One entry per person.

Heart Bookmark that will be in the February box!

Go show Sampler Village some LOVE & tell them Crafty Cori sent ya!

Much Love,

~Crafty Cori

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Kelly Kelly!!

I just can't say enough about my girl, my SIS*STAR, Kelly!  We met on Facebook through the Craft it Forward program & have SO much in common it's not even funny!!  She's my biggest fan, truly... she IS!  When I had the comment game last week, she bought one of my Biz~ness card holders, and a flower ring!  She had also sent signed up under my Craft it Forward post & I sent her a pretty, yellow mug rug while I was at it!  She is so sweet & did a blog post about it yesterday! 

Kelly's Goodies!
Which brings me to the next thing I wanted to talk to you guys about!  Kellly is having a contest on her blog (knittingandthings) !!  Here's what you have to do: 

She will pick a random winner from those who follow her on her blog on Google friend connect! So please go to her side bar and friend her and on Oct.1,  she  will pick the winner for a pair of arm warmers and a pair of earrings!!!!



So, go show my girl, Kelly some Crafty love & support handmade!!  Tell her that Coral sent you!

Much Love,

~Crafty Cori

Adorn ME!

Since giving birth to Justin, now almost 11 weeks old, I tend to just tie my hair up with a simple hair tie/rubber band.  I've entered a contest at Adorable Adornments Facebook page to hopefully "Adorn" my hair!  I could really use all the help I can possibly get!!

Look at this HOT MESS!!

Click this picture to go vote!

See?  I wear it like that ALL.THE.TIME!

So, if you could... PLEASE... Please?!  Go to the Adorable Adornments Facebook page, they are having a ‎500 Fan Giveaway Photo Contest! You may COMMENT all you want on ANY photo. To place your vote you must LIKE the photo. You may only vote ONE TIME. Your COMMENTS are NOT counted...To vote you must LIKE a photo. You may LIKE only one photo. If you LIKE more than one photo NONE of your votes will be counted ♥

Much Love,
~Crafty Cori

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy Birthday To MEEE!!

Tomorrow, to celebrate my 36th (yes, THIRTY SIXTH) birthday, I'm having a super special comment game at Crafty's Creations !!  I am having a FAN~TABULOUS comment game! Slashing the prices WAY low! Maybe even some freebies! This is an event you don't want to miss! I'm going to spend the day today (Sunday) making a whole bunch of things to add!

Please share with your Family, Friends AND Fans!

Here's where to RSVP! 

Sneak Peek at one of the items!

Have a crafty day, my friends! I have LOTS to go make!  Hope to see you all there to celebrate my birthday!!

~Much Love,
~Crafty Cori~

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I Just Won 8 Swag Bucks on

I Just Won 8 Swag Bucks on

My First comment game was a SUCESS!!

That was THE coolest thing ever!!  I had been wanting to clear out a lot of my inventory so I could make new stuff!  My husband was also getting frustrated at the pilings of yarn goodies I've been making! LOL  So, I ended up selling 20 items!!!  Wow!  All in ONE day!  That is HUGE for me!! Here's a few pictures of stuff that I sold!

Sold the Blue & the Purple rings for $4 each
Halloween hair bow sold for $4

Wire Wrap earrings sold for $8  

Flower Bling Ring sold for $4

Dragonfly bracelet sold for $15
I really think I want to make this a regular feature at Crafty's Creations !!  It was SOOO much fun!!

Have a Crafty day, my crafty friends!

~Crafty Cori

Comment Game Happening on Facebook NOW!

This is my first comment game, so bare with me if I don't get it right the first time! ;)  I am clearing out a lot of inventory & want to do it in a fun way for my friends!  So, right NOW at Crafty's Creations on Facebook, I am having my first comment game!

I just posted my first item over there! 

Double Flower hair clip!!Crafty's Creations comment game!

The fun will be going on for a few hours, so please try to stop by!!

~Crafty Cori

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Good morning my crafty friends!  I need to raise a little money & clear out some inventory!  So, why not do both and at the same time, give you guys some GREAT deals!

At 3pm, Mountain (Arizona) time, I will be running a comment game on Crafty's Creations Facebook page!

Here's how it will go!! I will be posting pictures on my Facebook wall with a price & which comment will win that item for that price!
Example:  Halloween hair clip $4.00 shipped, 5th comment wins!

To Write Love On her Arm

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week.  Friday is World Suicide Prevention Day. 

I have not been affected by suicide issues, but it is known that people like myself, with a Mental Illness, are more likely to be affected with suicidal thoughts and/or tendancies. Please consider writing LOVE on your arm today! I am trying to raise awareness for Mental Illness & suicide prevention!

I suffer from Bipolar Disorder. 
It is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a category of mood disorders defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated energy levels, cognition, and mood with or without one or more depressive episodes. 

Let me tell you that it is NO joke.  It is not about just being happy & then sad.  I am one of the cases where I am highly functioning, but there are some who can barely cope with life.  I use my crafts to cope in many ways.

Mental Illness has a very negative stigma that needs to be erased.  I want to help in any way I can.  Today is National Write LOVE on Your Arm Sept 8th to recognize National Suicide Prevention Week.  So, I wrote LOVE on my arm!

Will YOU write Love on your arm?

Business Card Holder

I just received my business cards, but didn't want to put them in my purse or wallet & have them get dirty or bed, or what have you.  So, in my typical "crafty" fashion, I found a pattern & sat down to make one!  It turned out SOOO cute!  I am very proud of it!  I really want to sell custom ones.  Where someone can pick out their yarn color, etc.  It was super easy & pretty quick to put together!  What do you think?  LOVE it?  ;)

If you're interested in a CUSTOM business card holder, please contact me @!  I am selling them for $12.00 shipped!

Off to make something else!

Tantalizing Sampler

I volunteered to send in samples to Tantalizing Sampler for their December sample box!  I decided to make some crocheted bookmarks & crocheted rings to send!  This is a great opportunity to get my name out there & have some fun at the same time!
Christmas Tree


Heart & Butterfly


Moving onto Bows

I have some kinda blury pictures until I get my new camera for my birthday next month.  Just a warning.... I made these into hair clips to sell on my Facebook page and my Etsy shop.  I can't seem to stop finding patterns & crocheting stuff!

Halloween Bow!

Flowers Bow!


               Fluffy Flowers Bow!

As I said, I can't stop making bows! 

So much creating lately!

I've been super busy making things lately!  I have been constantly finding things to make!  I started with crocheting some hair bows, attached them to clips.  I then started making flower rings, still making bookmarks, I found a cute as heck pattern for business card holders.  Whew!  We'll start with a super cute pink set I made for my husband's cousin, Amanda.

I had made the necklace a month ago & immediately thought of Amanda when I made it.  It's a sheer ribbon necklace (pink) with a pendant that is a black heart with spiderwebs in it, a skull & roses on top.  It has pink & black Swarovski Crystals hanging.

I then discovered the pattern for hair bows.  I took some of my craft thread & made a pink & black bow, and attached it to a hair barrette.  After looking through Amanda's pictures & talking to her, she's got a new obsession with bows!  So, naturally, I thought of her while making this bow.  I then moved on to small, crocheted flowers & decided to turn them into rings.  This one has a black center with pink flower.  I sewed a 4mm Sterling Silver Stardust Rondel to the center.  I absolutely LOVE this ring!!

Book Purse

I was reminded during a Cool2Craft show recently about recycling old books.  Watching PBS a few years ago, I saw a show where someone turned a old, hardback book into a purse!  Of course *I* had to try it.  Because every time I see someone make something I've never made, I have to try it!  I found the ONLY hardback book I had in the house, gutted it & started!  Fold & tuck your fave fab fabric & either hot glue (like I did) or use Aleene's® Tacky Glue® on the inside.  I found a tutorial here.  The only thing missing from my attempt at a book purse was a clasp.  Mine kept flopping open.  Next time I made one, I will be using some sort of clasp!
Here's my first attempt!

To decorate the front, I used a celtic stencil & used a silver sharpie!

Seeing these old photos, I'm going to have to attempt again!

Happy crafting (and reading!)

Cool 2 Craft

RIGHT this VERY minute it is time for Cool2Craft!  A very nice, interactive web show with some very creative artists @ crafters!

If you have not checked it out, PLEASE do!!

Pajama Party!

Last night, I participated in the Cool2Crafty Pajama Party Live over the internet!  Usually, I do participate in these shows, but last night was ultra special.  Lisa Fulmer asked for people to volunteer & show their projects.  My friend, Kelly, bless her heart convinced me to show my crochet bookmarks.  Now, I'm all about showing my stuff, but over the internet, in front of all these wonderfully creative crafters?  My face got all hot, but I decided, why not?  I scurried to find my bookmarks & a pair of earrings I made. 
After my face cooled down, and my husband told our oldest son that if he jumped around in front of the web cam, he'd be in trouble... I jumped in the speaker's queue & took a deep breath.  Of course, I have nothing to worry about, because all of these uber talented crafters are also ULTRA supportive of others.  I really did have a good time, showing my "goods" and even let our oldest pop his head up into the camera.  
So, if you all haven't participated in a Pajama Party, I HIGHLY recommend it!  You don't actually have to speak on camera like I did, but just joining in on the chat & watching these AMAZINGLY talented ladies, and SUPER funny Lisa is just an awesome experience!  Ever since I joined Cool2Craft, I have had some awesome experiences with some great people.  I have made some wonderful crafty friends that inspire me daily and they have also become my personal friends! (Right Monica & Kelly?!)

Cool2Craft is THE place to be COOL!

Sampler Village

PictureI am super excited to be participating in the Sampler Village's January 2011 sampler box!  I have committed to sending in 100 crocheted bookmarks for the February "Be My Valentine Box".  This is such a great opportunity for me & I am so proud to be involved in such a great company!  Not only do I get to have my product "out there", I am meeting some wonderful creative people in the process!  This is expanding my crafty journey tremendously!  Thank you Traci for having me in The Village!

It is about time to give something away!

 I'm SO close to 300 fans on Facebook!  I have decided that once I hit 300 fans on Facebook, I'm going to give away a crocheted bookmark!  I haven't decided what design I want to give away yet, and actually I might let the winner decide!  I will use to choose the winner, once I hit 300 fans!

Blog Hop

My friend, Bronwyn (a.k.a Scrappin' Kitty) is participating in a blog hop!  Some really cute things to check out!!

Justin is home!

Wednesday, I went into the hospital to prepare to be induced to have Justin.  I am pleased to say that my sweet baby boy make his appearance into our family Thursday afternoon!  He was 8lbs, 21".  Pretty much exactly like his big brother.  He's such a sweety & so good!  Of course, I know it's early & he sleeps a lot, but I don't mind.  I am very much in love!!
4 days old & such a charmer!

Of course, he just woke up, so gotta go feed him!

I just entered a contest for friendly plastic!

I have been watching Linda Peterson make such awesome things with Friendly Plastic.  I have been waiting for an opportunity to take one of her classes (I have to sell a few of my creations before I can do that).  I just entered a contest to win a pound of Friendly Plastic designer modeling sticks!  I really hope I win, I just LOVE learning new things!!

Rings and Things Blog Partner

I just signed up to be a Rings & Things Blog partner!  How exciting for me!! :)  They pick 10 random blog partners every month to receive a goodie pack of Rings & Things stuff to try out!  I'm SO stinking excited!!

Something cool I forgot to tell you about!

Artist of the month for May?  ME!  Yep, I was featured as Artist of the Month over at Giddy Greetings!  Other than my girl, Monica being super duper cool.  This was super duper cool for me!  See, I've been doing crafts for fun for the past 10 or so years, with a few jewelry sales in between.  I've been mostly making stuff to give as gifts to friends & family.  I have a really hard time not giving away my stuff!  Someone will say, "Oh, how pretty!"  And, I say, "Here, have it"  It's just how I am.  So, when people started buying my creations, I was just beside myself! 
Monica is such a sweet woman!!  She has such a passion for quilling & creating!  I am so blessed to have become friends with her!  She's helped re-ignite my quilling passion!

Monica also is a GREEN crafter!  Go visit her GREEN blog!  She & her GREEN crafty friends are making the world a better, prettier place!

I was also inspired to make mini food magnets!  I recycled a magnet that was on the front of the phonebook & glued it to the back of them!  They're so tiny & cute!


Still learning how to create links but I did it!

Yeah!  I figured it out!  Anyways... I've just met Erin through Facebook & being featured in her treasury is SO neat for me!!  I really love crafty networking!  Us crafty people have to stick together!
Etsy Sweet Summer Treasury!

It's been a I have been told...

Evidentally, it's been 14 days, 23 hours, 22 minutes and 52 seconds since you I logged in, and they were starting to get really worried.  LOL  It's just been really busy with getting ready for Justin & baby shower & being tired, etc. ;) 

I did have a creation featured in an Etsy treasury this week!  That is just SO exciting for me!  The Sweet Summer treasury by Erin's Jewelry Creations is so full of beautiful stuff!  You should really check it out!
This is my purple & pink crochet flower ring that was featured!

So, in the mean-time... I'm just working on crafts, spending the summer as a stay at home mom (for the first time) & getting ready for Justin to be born!