The Gift of Giving

When you think Christmas, most of us think about decorative lights, trees, friends & family parties, gifts and most of all, VACATION! Let’s not forget that the holiday season is also about giving. Not everyone gets to experience the magic of Christmas especially those who are less fortunate or have come up on hard times. To help share and spread a little Christmas spirit, we decided to donate over 20 Santa Bags to Mercy House of Orange County. With just a little bit of time spent on creating these bags, I hope it brings a little bit of holiday cheer and hope to these children. But most of all, I hope it reminds them that Santa didn’t forget about them.

Check out the unique design of each child's name below.

Here are some photos of the bags under the Christmas tree along with some awesome volunteers that helped in filling the bags with gifts for the kids.


We want to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and we look forward to seeing you all in 2018!

Order Today

December is already upon us and Christmas is right around the corner. I'm here tor remind anyone who is interested in ordering our Santa Bags that you should order asap.


I do tend to get backed up from orders from those who forget and place last minute orders. Be sure to place your order today so as I can fulfilled them before the holidays are here. 

Parenting Tip: Stamp your child's hand on the back of the bags and date it. This will create a timeline and show how much they have grown each year.

Benefits of a Santa Bag

  • Save wrapping paper each Christmas 
  • Reusable sturdy canvas bags that will last years
  • Memories that will last forever and can be passed down
  • Makes your Christmas tree look even more legit
  • Most important of all, putting a smile on your child's face

Letterpress Printing

Did you know that we also offer letterpress? Before the current technology of printing machines, letterpress was method of printing where plates carved out of wood or molded from metal, rolled on with ink and then stamped onto paper. This printing style gives a nice vintage look to prints and depending on the method, it can also leave an indentation on the paper, similar to embossing. You may have seen letterpress on special invitations such as weddings and various holiday cards or other special celebration cards. Check out some of our fully customized work at our sister site

We created this scented Christmas card using letterpress.

Holiday Orders Have Begun

Just wanted to show our first set of holiday orders for the Holiday/Santa Sacks. Two of our most popular designs last year seems like it will be pretty popular again this year. Also glitter red looks fantastic on these designs. 

Something new for this holiday season is that we have foil available that we can apply to the names. Foil colors we currently have are in red and silver. Similar to last year, we still have various matte colors available and of course glitter (white, red, gold). If you have any requests of colors or other special order effects you would like, please contact us and we will try our best to work with your needs.

If you are interested in ordering some Holiday/Santa Sacks, check out the order forms link above.

Order Forms Are Live | Marshal Academy Craft Fair

Order Forms

I finished the Holiday/Santa Sack order form. You can check it out at the order forms tab located in the menu above.

Holiday shirts will be up soon. At the moment, holiday shirts are exclusive only at our craft fair venues. Check out the 7 different designs we have available. 


Holiday/Santa Sacks with names included are $25 each with free shipping*.
*Additional shipping costs to anywhere outside the 48 Continental United States.  

Marshal Academy Craft Fair

Our next craft fair will be at the Marshal Academy Craft Fair this Saturday, November 18. We will be there bright and early at 10 am. Stop by and check us out at:

5870 E Wardlow Road,
Long Beach, CA 90808


Successful Weekend

We wanted to thank all of our guests we had at this weekend's craft fair at Hope Community Church at Westminster and at Saint Irenaeus at Cypress. We had a lot of fun and was an awesome way to kick start the holiday crafting season. 

Hope Community Church booth.

Hope Community Church booth.

Custom Santa Sack Order Forms

I plan on creating an order form for our custom Santa Sacks. I hope to the forms ready early this week so please check back soon. They will be available soon at our Order Form page.

In the mean time, if you would like to order any Santa Sacks please fill out our Contact Form with your order details. 

Leslie at her LuLaRoe booth at Saint Irenaeus.

Leslie at her LuLaRoe booth at Saint Irenaeus.

Our other booth at Saint Irenaeus.

Our other booth at Saint Irenaeus.

Too Cute Craft Fairs

Join us this weekend as we kick off our holiday craft fair extravaganza. 

Westminster Farmer's and Artist Market

Saturday, November 11, will be our first craft fair. Join us at the Westminster Farmer's and Artist Market located at Hope Community Church between 10 am - 2 pm. We will have holiday/Santa bags available as well as some new stuff being shown for the first time! Stop by and say hi and try your luck at one of the raffles from the vendors.

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Saint Irenaeus Christmas Boutique

Sunday, November 12, we will be at Saint Irenaeus for our annual Christmas Boutique. The boutique opens at 9 am - 3 pm. We will be located inside the hall this year. If you are interested in some holiday gifts, custom Santa bags, or even some LuLaRoe clothing, stop by and check out our booths.

Saint Irenaeus
5201 Evergreen Ave,
Cypress, CA 90630 


Bag Of Treats

More prototypes I just finished making. I have a few other monster face designs as well but you get the idea. Please note that the white parts are glow in the dark. 

*There are some slight errors in these sample bags which should will not be in the final bags.


Here's a shot of the back of the bags. Only the names are also glow in the dark but the text above it do not. 


I know I'm late bringing these guys out but better late than never. I have other designs in the works as well as other monster faces. I just hope I find time to make samples of them.

Cute October is Here!

I got the design on the actual fabric. Testing went by pretty smoothly. Not too many issues and not as difficult as the previous tests I had a few weeks ago. Anyone interested in Halloween/Trick or Treat bags for their little ones? We can add your child's name at the bottom similar to how our Christmas bags were created. I will have other designs to post in the next few days as well.

Halloween Bags


Measurements: 14.5" at the bottom; 15.5" to the top; 9" with the straps extended
Colors: Black, White, Orange, Purple
Cost: $15 without a name; $20 with name (single color) 

Here are other designs I placed on a onesie and shirt.


We Are Back!

The holiday season has begun; it’s here
And it all starts with a little bit of spooky cheer.

Please remember to leave the candy out
For the little ghouls and ghosts no doubt.

Look at some of these cute new designs for this year.
Coming soon to a craft fair near you so don’t fear.

Be sure to keep an eye out as it may be near your city.
Because you don’t want to miss out on anything from Too Cute, Too Pretty.


'Tis the Season

Our creative minds are running non-stop around this time of the year. Here's a peek at one of our new holiday projects we have available with only limited quantities.

The Santa Sacks are available in 4 different designs as seen above. Each Santa Sack is made from a durable canvas fabric and measures at about 19 inch wide by 26.5 inches long.

We are also able to personalize each Santa Sack by putting in your child's name (or your name) on the sack as well. We have a variety of colors to match and even special glitter colors. Unlike many of our competition who are limited to the bland fonts that we have seen before, we pride ourselves with a large variety of unique custom designed typefaces to make sure that each design is unique and fitting.


Santa Sacks: $15 each
Customized/Personalized name with standard colors:  add $5 (total $20)
Customized/Personalized name with special glitter colors: add $7 (total $22)


Currently the only way to order the Santa Sacks is contacting us via social media or email. You can message us on Facebook or use our Contact page to email us directly. 

Lastly, we just wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy holidays. We are excited to see you all in 2017!

St Irenaeus Craft Fair

Just a reminder that we will be at the Saint Irenaeus Craft Fair tomorrow Sunday, November 6. Check out some NEW Too Cute Candles scents. We also restocked your favorites and we still have our holiday line of candles available. Craft fair hours are from 9am to 3pm. As always, we will have a craft fair special pricing on candles: Buy 3 Get 1 Free! Come by and support your local artists and small businesses.

St. Irenaeus is located at 5201 Evergreen Ave, Cypress, CA 90630


The Craft Fair Experience and More ...

We just wanted to thank everyone who supported us at the Lollipop Lane Boutique and Mom Made Craft Fair. It was a great experience and we loved meeting our fellow vendors. Everyone seemed to enjoy our new Too Cute Candles. At this point in time the Too Cute Candles are craft fair exclusives only. We will look into making them available online in the near future.

We are excited to announce that our next event will be at the Saint Irenaeus Craft Fair on Sunday, November 6. We will have more of our Too Cute Candles and look out for some new scents. Come by and support your small businesses and local artists. 

Our booth at the Lollipop Lane Boutique

Our booth at the Lollipop Lane Boutique

A shot of our new Too Cute Candles.

A shot of our new Too Cute Candles.

The following week we were at the Mom Made Craft Fair meeting new vendors and having another great time.

The following week we were at the Mom Made Craft Fair meeting new vendors and having another great time.

Hope to see you at the next show!

Hope to see you at the next show!

Coming Soon to a Craft Fair Near You ...

With less than 2 weeks left until the craft fair, we are now going into over drive to make sure we have all our ducks in order. We are dedicating as much time as we are able to so we can make a splash into the craft fair scene. 

However, we are also working on things for the future that can boost our brand and separate us from the competition. We are really excited for what the future holds as there's a lot of potential waiting for us to explore. Without giving away too much, here's a sneak peek at what we have been working on. 

Be sure to come by at the Lollipop Lane Craft Boutique on Saturday, October 15. Come support your local artists and small businesses.  

Breaking Out with a Lollipop!

We are very excited to announce that we got accepted to our very first craft fair! Visit us on Saturday, October 15, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for Lakewood’s 24th Annual Lollipop Lane Craft Boutique in Mayfair Park. Come by and meet us at our booth (Booth #39) as we will have a special sale for our guests. Admission is free and there will be over 100 artists to show their skills. Parking is limited, however there will be shuttle service that runs from City Hall’s east parking lot from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. For more information visit or call (562) 866-9771, ext 2408 or (562) 866-4776 on the day of the event. 

Hope to see you there!

Mayfair Park
5720 North Clark Avenue
Lakewood, CA 90712


Facebook Group is Live

Anybody else have trouble sleeping when they are on a roll with their project. I find it difficult to step away from projects once my brain is set to drive forward. I probably stayed up a little too late again but at least I made some progress. 

Please visit our Facebook page at and feel free to drop us a like as we very much appreciate it. You'll get notified of any new blog posts and any current activities we plan on doing such as craft fairs or other special events. 

Working Towards That Next Step

We've been hard at work over this passed week to make an October deadline.  A lot of progress has been made and we can't wait to show everyone what we have created so far. We even have a few other things projected down the pipeline that we are really eager to do.

New photo booth studio kit for taking pictures of our various project for you all to see. Hopefully it gives a nice professional look to everything we make. 

New photo booth studio kit for taking pictures of our various project for you all to see. Hopefully it gives a nice professional look to everything we make. 

Halloween is my favorite time of the year and the next holiday we have our eyes set on. As the holidays get closer, be sure to check out our exclusive seasonal items as they are up only for a limited time and quantity. 

This spooky yet baby-friendly pattern glows in the dark. Made exclusively from TCTP and will be up in limited quantities.

This spooky yet baby-friendly pattern glows in the dark. Made exclusively from TCTP and will be up in limited quantities.

Silhouette Cameo 2

I finally got around to installing Leslie's new toy, the Silhouette Cameo 2. I'm anxious to see what other projects we can create using this new die cutter. We also own a Pazzles die cutter we purchased a few years back. As of right now, I haven't had enough time with the Cameo to make an in depth comparison. With the little time I spent with the Cameo, I can honestly say that I do like the experience thus far.

Software is probably the single most important key to any new machine I use. Since I am a primary Adobe user, it's mandatory that any new software I use is compatible to Illustrator or vector files. One added feature that the Cameo has over the Pazzles is that there is a plug-in software (Cameo Connect) that can seamlessly take you from Illustrator directly to the Cameo software and begin cutting. This can make it a breeze for those who want to transition directly from Illustrator without going thru the hassle of learning too much of another software. At this point, I have NOT used this plug-in and have only seen it being used on YouTube, but it does look promising. It is not mandatory to purchase and use this plug-in to cut your Illustrator art work as I have demonstrated below.

Within a few minutes, I managed to cut out our logos I created in Illustrator WITHOUT the Cameo Connect plug-in.

When it came to importing vector files into the Pazzles software, it was much more daunting to say the least. Being a relentless tech-guy and after many hours of troubleshooting, I eventually found a way to import my .eps files into Pazzles. I wouldn't recommend this to the average crafter/user unless you are well versed with converting files and saving your designs in a specific format. There were so many steps to successfully creating a compatible file that I had to create a .txt file with detailed instructions in case I forgot.

Cut using the Cameo using standard copy paper. Lines were crisp and clean enough for our use.

Overall I would recommend the Silhouette over the Pazzles just based on it's compatibility to Illustrator alone. I'm not sure at the point of writing this blog if Pazzles has updated to a new version of their software or even a new machine that works in conjunction with Illustrator, but I wouldn't even bother. I believe the Silhouette Cameo is crafter's weapon of choice when it comes to home use die cutting machines. For what it's worth, I'd rate it a "Must Buy" for any serious crafter or artist looking for a die cut machine.

Our Cameo came with additional goodies that I have yet to open such as these sketch pens. I'll be looking at more tutorials of advance functions to see what other projects we can create.

Stay tuned for upcoming projects with the Silhouette Cameo.