Coops Crafty Corner...My Etsy Shop

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tips and Tricks!

There are many great things you can do with a cucumber! I received an email with several tips and tricks using cucumbers! Here are a few! I have not tried all of these! If you try them, let me know if they worked for you!

1. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing - also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!----Have NOT tried this one:)

2.Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area..----Have NOT tried this one:)

3. Feeling tired in the afternoon,? Put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.----Have tried, and it works ok, but I still enjoy a soda or tea in the afternoon!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Coops Crafty Corner on Etsy

Today I thought I would share a little about my shop on Etsy. I make a variety of things, and have a ton of ideas about things I want to make. However, right now it seems that the majority of items in my shop are cards! Not everyone sends out cards anymore, but really, there is nothing like getting a good old-fashioned card in the mail! And, I love making them!

Here are a couple Mother's Day cards and a Father's Day card featured in my shop. Hard to believe it is already Mother's Day...didn't we just start 2010?

Another favorite thing I like to make are sets of note cards. I like to distress edges, and sometimes a whole object, as you will see with the following cards. It is so much fun to make these! Hope you like! Stop by Coops Crafty Corner anytime to see more goodies!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday Inspiration!

Yet another Sunday! This is one of my all time favorite quotes/sayings! Here's to a terrific week ahead! Enjoy!
Work like you don't need the money.

Love like you've never been hurt.

Dance like nobody's watching.

Sing like nobody's listening.

Live like it's Heaven on Earth.

-Mark Twain