Sunday, March 11, 2012

Glenbrook South High School Craft Show

Yesterday was my first craft show of 2012.  If that had been my first craft show ever, I would have been a bit discouraged.  The set up was very nice and the space we paid for was awesome.  There was a variety of artists, lots of jewelery, some glass crafts, paintings and drawings, paper goods/cards (me), and etc.  The show had a ton of potential, and going in, I thought that this would be an excellent show. 

The problem was, there were hardly any customers.  The few that passed through seemed to be uninterested in most of the stuff.  There was a little rush around 3 pm, and I was able to make the cost of my table back, but overall it was very slow. 

This was the first year of the show, so I guess it should have been expected.  I thought I learned that lesson last year.  If the show is still around in a few years, I will check it out again.  I find it hard to believe that the same vendors from this year will be there again next year. 

Photos of my booth:

Thursday, March 8, 2012

First Show of 2012

This Saturday, March 10, 2012, will be the first 2012 show for DB Custom Creations.  The show will be held at Glenbrook South High School in 4000 West Lake Ave in Glenview, Illinois.  The Student Art Club will be running the show; there will be a raffle and bake sale.  The show will be open from 10Am to 5Pm.  There will be about 70 craft vendors at this event.

Hope to see you there!

New products:

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Confirmed List of 2012 Craft Show

  1. March 10th Glenbrook South Spring Craft Show 10:00Am to 5:00Pm
  2. March 24th & 25th College of DuPage GlenEllyn                                           Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00Pm  & Sunday  11:00Am to 4:00Pm.
  3. April 14th Oak Lawn Park District Pavilion 9Am to 2Pm 
  4. May 6th  Lilac Fest Lombard 9:00Am to 4:00Pm   
  5. October 20th Conant Booster Club Craft Show   9:00am to 4:00Pm
  6. November 17th & 18th DuPage Expo St. Charles                                     Saturday 9:00Am to 4:00Pm & Sunday 10:00Am to 4:00pm

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Looking for great Christmas Gifts?

There is always one person on our list that we have problems buying for.  I feel like that person always ends up getting bath and body works!  Though lotions and rubber duckys do make great gifts, why not change it up this holiday season.  Go with a handmade gift that keeps giving all year round....A box set of cards!!!

I make box sets with 10, 15, or 20 cards.   Boxes include a variety of cards that can be used year round.  The 20 card set includes: 

4 Birthday  
2 Get well                                                    
1 With Sympathy
2 Wedding
3 Congrats on Baby (girl/boy/neutral)
2 Thank You
1 Mother's Day
1 Father's Day
1 Wedding Shower
1 Baby shower                                             
 2 Thinking of You/Friend 

Boxes can be customized, favorite colors, sports team, and focus of cards can be adjusted.  For example, you can have a box with 4 kid birthday cards.  

This is really a great gift and adds more of a thoughtful and personal touch then a gift card or bath and body works.  

Etsy listing can be viewed HERE

Best of luck on all your Holiday Shopping!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Scrapbook Expo

A couple weeks ago, the Scrapbook Expo came to the Chicagoland area.  It was fate that I was supposed to go...our computer system at work failed, and we were able to leave at noon.  I decided I'd take a drive to st. Charles and just check it out...WOW! 

I was blown away!!!  I couldn't believe so many vendors in the same place.  I bought so much has really helped me get out of the mini creative rut that I was in.  I have made so much product since going to the expo. 

It was the first time that I went, and it defiantly won't be the last. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Stuck in a Creative Rut

I need to find my creative juices...where have they all gone.  I need to start making Holiday cards, but it has been so hard for me.  It's still summer; Christmas and snow are not on my mind.  I'm thinking of ways to get Christmas Craft....

Turn air on so high that I need to wear a sweater
Drink Christmas in a Cup aka...peppermint mocha latte
Make hot chocolate
Listen to Christmas music
Watch Christmas movies

All great ideas, but nothing that really seems to motivate me into being Christmas Crafty though...

Wish me luck!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Dinosaur Birthday Greeting Cards

Need a birthday card for the dinosaur lover in your life? This card is the perfect hand made card for you!  I made this card along, with a few other dinosaur cards because I didn't think that I had a good selection of birthday cards for boys. 

Making this card was surprisingly very fin for me!  I think that I'm way better at creating girly cards, so this was a welcomed challenge; color coordinating and all!

I'm very excited/pleased with the outcome of this card. 

White card measures 5 x 6.5 inches.

Bright blue card stock is used as the backdrop for this card. A green die cut dinosaur was glued in the center (upper portion of the card). Make a wish was heat embossed on matching green card stock in black.

Inside Greeting:
Wishing you a Wonderful Birthday in black ink.

Card can be purchased HERE for $4.00.