'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.

Pricing

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)

Ordering

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 www.lakewoodcity.org 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 facebook.com/toocutetoopretty 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.

Watch me WIP ...

It's always nice to start on new projects. It keeps the mind stimulated and makes me feel creative. Here's a quick peek at my WIP (Work In Progress). Hopefully it will turn out the way I envision it and you will all enjoy it as much as I did creating it.

We like change!

As you may have noticed, we have changed our website on a somewhat grand scale. Moved to a different hosting website. We have an active store where we will be selling our personal handmade items along with an image gallery that will be updated often with our upcoming new products. That means you all need to visit often as we might have something you may want for yourself or to gift that special someone in your life. 

We appreciate your business and your visit.