Coops Crafty Corner...My Etsy Shop

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday-Cyber Monday Special!!

Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2011 to receive 10% off your entire order in my Etsy Shop from November 25-November 28!!  Happy shopping!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Another Craft Fair!!

I am super excited, I just signed up to do my 2nd craft fair!  I know that it will be a lot of work, but it will be so much fun as well!  Praise the Lord for the talent He has given to me!  Without Him, I wouldn't be able to create any of the beautiful things I make! 

I am hoping that I will have good sales, as I would LoVe to have some extra money to buy Christmas gifts this year!  It has never sat well with me to use my husbands money to buy him gifts! :) 

If you are in Albuquerque, you should come check out the craft fair!  It is November 5th at Calvary Christian Academy.  Would love to see you there!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Life...Busy Life...

Goodness!  It has been since Memorial Day that I have written!  I guess I have been busy:)  I have been working on lots of fun Christmas items for my shop, and trying to keep my sanity here at home!  We just got a new puppy a few days ago, and he has been such a blessing...but lots of work as well!  I have not had as much time to work on my blog as I would like, so please forgive me for not keeping up as I should!  Life with a hubby, two kids, a puppy, and a business keeps me busier than I ever thought I would be:)  But...all are such a blessing to me, and I wouldn't trade them for anything!  I will be back again soon, hopefully to share my newest item line from my shop!  Have a fabulous day!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday to everyone! It has been a busy morning so far...running errands, and getting things accomplished before my parents and sister come this weekend! I still have some work to do on my spare room...I use it as my craft room, and let's just say that no one but the cat was going to be able to sleep in there before I cleaned it up! It is really coming along, but have a lot to do still before they come tomorrow!

Very excited to see everyone though:) Hope you all have a most wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Play safe, and God Bless!

Jen

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Father's Day Waterfall Card, demo video

This is a Waterfall style card that I put together for Father's Day. The video shows how the card works, and I think it turned out so cute...uh...manly...for the perfect Dad:) This particular card does not open like a regular card. The entire card is laid out in each of the waterfall panels:) Enjoy! You can find this particular card in my shop on Etsy, along with some other Father's Day cards for your special dad:)





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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday:)

What a fabulous week this has been! We had a missions conference at our church this week, and it was truly wonderful to hear what our missionaries have been doing around the world...and how they have been spreading the Word of God. It amazes me how much they do, and that they have to go through, and the things that they sacrifice. It is all for His honor, and for His glory! Such an awesome learning experience! On a side note, I did have my craft fair on Friday, and will post pictures in a couple of days:) Happy Sunday! "This is the day the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it."

Monday, March 28, 2011

Craft Fair!

I have officially signed up as of today to be a vendor at my very first craft fair! It's on April 15th, so I have just about two full weeks to finish preparing for it. I am really excited...but also very nervous! It's one of those things, where the worries range from "what if I sit there all day and dont sell anything," to "what if I don't have enough to sell?" But, regardless of what really happens, it will be such an awesome experience for me! I have always wanted my own little store...and my online shop made that happen in the internet world...now it's time to see how it is in the real world for a day! Better get busy creating! More soon! Jen

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Baby Boy Waterfall Card

I recently came across a really neat kind of card called a waterfall card. It sounds like it is something that has been around for a while, but is kind of coming back around in popularity again (or maybe not, I just happened to find it?). Regardless, I think it is such a neat idea and neat design...so thank you to whomever created this style of card.

I recently made this card for a baby shower I was attending...and I think it turned out sooo cute! I just wanted to share with everyone here too:) I am thinking of making some more of them to put in my shop eventually...but I have several other projects that need completing first! Anyway, since it is an "interactive" moving card I decided to show it as a video instead of using pictures:) Enjoy, and Happy Tuesday!

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Friday, March 4, 2011

The Story behind the Wall Paper :)

One of the things you will notice right now about the things in my shop is that a LOT of them say they are made using WALL PAPER! Some people have asked "what is the wall paper all about?" And, so I thought I would share the back story on that...and why you will be seeing a LOT more products made with wall paper in my shop!
Here are a couple items from my shop that are made using wall paper.


One of my previous jobs was at Home Depot. I worked there for 6 years...and it got me through college, and I still worked there the first year or so of my marriage, while I worked at the preschool. I even met my husband there:) I was his supervisor!! (Nothing has changed..lol)
While working there, one of the departments had wall paper sample books...and when new books came out, they would just throw away the old books. So, I was able to accumulate 3 books of wall paper samples (which is soooo sad, since one week while I was gone, they got rid of ALL of the books since they quit selling wall paper!) I could have had 100 or more books...but oh well, storage would be an issue if that were the case:) The books are really big, if you haven't seen one before...probably 20x20" or so, maybe bigger.
Anyway, I have had the 3 books now for at least 4-5 years...and my original plan was to use them to make my cards...so last year I started dabbling in making cards with the wall paper, and this year I have continued to expand on that, and hope to have the majority of items in my shop made using the wall paper. However, once it's gone...it's gone! And, I will have to make my cards using regular paper again:(
I am anxious to use up the wall paper from these books for a couple reasons...
1)They make truly unique cards...cant find paper like this anywhere else! (Well, maybe on your wall!)
2)I have moved twice now with these books in tow...and it would be nice to not have to move them again. ( Dont think that will happen though since we will be moving again in about a year...but I can try!)
So...that is the story on the wall paper...not much to it, but offers more of an explanation as to why on earth I am using wall paper for my cards! If you want to see more, please check out my shop, and keep an eye open for more, as I have plenty more coming!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

It's Friday!!

Another Happy Friday to everyone! I can't believe how fast this week has gone! I have been busy making so many fun things this week, and look forward to my weekend of Scrapbooking!! I still have yet to finish the 2010 book, and so have lots to catch up on, especially with this year already flying by!!

---I have been working really hard on making Mother's Day cards. Yes, it is only Feb and I am making Mothers day cards! I know last year they were pretty popular, and so am hoping for the same this year! I love everything I make, or I wouldn't sell it:)

---Also, I have been working on making mini notebooks to put in my shop. These would make an awesome little gift, or work great to keep in your own purse! I have one in mine!

---Lastly, I have been working on using up some of my scrap paper. No matter what I do, the pile seems to always just get bigger! So, my goal is to clean it up! I guess I am starting spring cleaning a little early!

I hope that everyone has a most wonderful weekend! I think we are looking at a trip to the zoo, as long as the weather stays as beautiful as it has been:) And of course, my naptime treat...SCRAPBOOKING!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy Friday

Well, once again I find myself on here thinking where has the time gone? Seriously? Two months have gone by, and no post. Guess it's good I have no followers yet, no one to let down! I would love it if you became a follower on my blog...I have big ideas, I just have to get them going, and have the inspiration(you) to get them going! I have lots of new things going on with my shop, and have lots of going on at home too! There is a never ending supply of TO DO lists in my house! Happy Friday everyone!