Wednesday, June 30, 2010

PrideFest Thanks!

A special thanks for all those that helped Chris and I get ready for PrideFest 2010!
We had a great time at PrideFest and met some really nice people there!

Special Thanks to Tim Marting for helping us set up and take down our booth.  Thank you for creating wonderful display boards for all our albums!

Special Thanks to Jam, Donovan, and Chuck from (our booth nieghbors).  You all were  so super sweet to us and really helped us with what to expect from the Fest.  Fun and more Fun is how to descibe these gentlemen!  Thanks for being awesome neighbors!  We hope to see you all at North Halsted Days in August!

Special thanks to Maddie, the Civil Rights dog that hung out with Bobbi all day long.  She was so good!  Maddie even did special tricks like the kangaroo! 

Again, a special Thanks to Jennifer Marting for painting our company logo flag!  We love it!  And it looks so good hanging in our booth!

And lastly, thanks for our families, who love and support CCS to the end!  It has been 2 months of work and little time with our loved ones.  Chris and I apprecaite all the love and support!

Much Thanks to all!
Christine and Bobbi
Where Crabby Turns Into Happy! 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Custom Banner Created By Jennifer Marting

A special thanks to Jennifer Marting, owner/artist of MuralMom Designs for creating an awesome flag mural for Crabby Cakes Studio for our booth!  Christine and I are not great painters so we enlisted the help of Jennifer Marting.  

She was able to create this banner so it looks just like our business cards.  We LOVE it!  It is simply breathe taking the work she does!  

Sorry for the fuzzy picture (camera phone picture).  

The banner material is "duck fabric" using acrylic paint to paint the image.  This banner is clean and sleek looking, sealer was used to reduce and weather damage as well for all the outdoor fests we have planned in our future!  We cleaned up the edging up using double hem tape-no sew, just iron!  Easy Breezy!

We hope that this banner will help with your creative juices, so you too can create and promote what ever you want as an artist too!

No time?  Great Scrapper, not so good Painter? 
To have a banner or mural created please email us directly and we will gladly forward MuralMom Designs information. (aka Jennifer's contact information). 

Much Thanks Again Jen!
Christine and Bobbi
So excited, Crabby Cakes Studio was just notified that our "Got Pride?" album will be featured this week in a special Etsy email promotion as part of crafters with LGBT items!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Update on our status!

Well we have been really busy lately!  We are getting ready for Pride Fest 2010 in Chicago!  We just found out today that we will be in booth 39!  We are going to be located near the intersection of Halstead and Waveland - so if you are in the area stop by and say HI!  So far we have all of the front and back covers completed (500 front and 500 back covers) and have 300 books that are bound.  200 to go.  We hope our arms hold out!   We are putting the books together using our Zutter Bind it All... so the running joke is that we are going to look like lopsided Popeyes!  We are also make 10 wedding albums and a variety of other product...  Well back to work!  We'll update everyone soon!

Christine and Bobbi

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Cricut Lite Exclusive At Walmart

Please remember to drive the speed limit to WalMart cause I am pretty sure that if you own a Cricut you will be leaving shortly to go shopping!  

While in your local Walmart, please reframe from pushing children and the elderly out of your way as you make your way to the craft aisle.  tee hee

Cricut and WalMart have joined forces!  (Sounds so Star Wars like)
 Starting July 1st  Walmart will be selling 24 exclusive Cricut cartridges!  
That is 24 different themes!!!!!   
They are simply adorable!  The current price point is around 35.00, however, message boards are stating they are to be selling around the 25.00 mark. The price differences may be due to the early release and pricing may go down of the official launch date.  Also the word on the street is that some WalMarts have already started placing these on the racks!   

These 24 will only be sold at WalMart.  WalMart will no longer be selling any "full" catridges going forward either, it might be a great time to the clearence aisle and pick up that older catridge you have been holding off, might be BIG time clearance pricing on those.

To help you decide which one's will be your "MUST HAVES

Check out Cricut's website for the list and images

Tell us which one will be your next purchase! 

Monday, June 7, 2010

Customized Prom Layout

Prom is such a special time and a rite of passage for many of our youth. For many these are the cherished moments and shared memories they want to remember and pass along to future generations.
Crabby Cakes Studio is offering custom Prom Layouts. 
Actually these would be great for any formal dance like:
  • Saddie Hawkins
  • Home Coming
  • Father-Daughter Dance
  • Prom
  • Beauty Queen Contest (we will take the boy bear off)
What is so customized?
You Choice:
• The main color theme
• The dress style
• Includes a personalized title which includes the Prom Theme, the date, and the attendees. We can also add the school name as well.

Girl bears can be dressed in one of the 5 different dress styles offered!
• The Fishtail (style A)
• Short and Sassy (style B)
• Long and Elegant 2 shoulder strap (style C)
• Sash A Sash A (style D)
• Flirty One Shoulder strap (style E) as seen on layout
Boys, the tuxedo can be customized in any color combination of choice as well.
Plus there is more!
• We used very elegant black and white flourish background paper which will coordinate wonderfully with any color palette.
• Your order will include (2) 12x12 layouts.
• For added convenience no adhesive is required for your pictures, they can simply slide under the silver ribbons
• Your layout will include 18 rhinestones for added bling!
• Each girl includes pierced ears!

Order your customized layout today!  Simply go see our Etsy page link to the right!
Turn crabby into happy!
Christine and Bobbi