Monday, December 14, 2009

12/12 sale extended

I'm extending my 12/12 SALE for the week - the sale prices will be valid through Saturday the 19th ... hopefully I can help those who are looking for a last minute deal for Christmas! :)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

12/12 SALE!!!!!

Announcing a one day sale! 12/12 SALE!!! 12 Items in my shop have been put on sale to $12!!! To take advantage of this great deal - visit Creative Fly Designz and look for the word SALE in the header!!! Lotsa Wire crochet necklaces have been reduced for this one day sale!!!! Purchases made from 12/12 to 12/13 are valid for the price reductions!!!! Normal Prices will be posted on Monday for those items!!!!

Don't miss out!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

please vote :)

Hey everyone! I just entered our bulldog in a photo contest ... unfortuantly I've entered late in the game .. but the top 25 doggies with the most votes get into the finals

please vote if you think he should have a chance :)

thanks everyone!

Monday, November 30, 2009

I love etsy feature!

I've been featured!!

Thanks Nicole!!

Cafe Handmade feature!

Please check out my feature on Cafe Handmade and vote for me :)

Thanks Cafe handmade for this wonderful opportunity!!!

Cyber Monday!!!

Please be sure to check out my Holiday Special Promotion - Today is the last day to take advantage of getting a FREE "Snowball" Aromigurumi Mini with any purchase! And dont forget, if you are a public blog follower, I'm also giving you free shipping!!! All you have to do is include the user name you follow me in the note to seller and then I'll refund the cost of shipping back to you using paypal!!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Petsjubilee Gift Guide

Hey Everyone!! Do you have a fur ball that is the love of your life? Be sure to check out this awesome gift guide provided by Petsjubilee!!! Great Etsy shops featuring wonderful handmade pet products, and a great savings to you!

Kitties need Aromigurumis too!

I'm happy to announce that I have been inspired to branch out my Aromigurumis and I now have Aromigurumis for Kitties!!!

Different colored dangling creatures crocheted and then filled with either catnip or jingle bells for you and your kitty to have some play time! These great handmade toys were inspired by my original Aromigurumis and a fellow Etsy shop member making a comment that the Aromigurumis were kinda had an animal feel (thanks Petsjubilee)... and every time I am in the middle of creating an Aromigurumi our kitties are always trying to play with the yarn ... so from that night on ... Aromigurumis for Kitties were born :)

Please see my Etsy shop for more details and other designz!!!

thanks all for reading! Hope you are having a wonderful and safe shopping weekend!!!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday Feature!

What a wonderful surprise this morning! I signed into etsy, and had a convo from the folks over at and they have chosen to feature my black aromigurumi I post yesterday under their feature of Black crafts for Black Friday :)

here's the link - check it out!

What a great website to follow if you are a fellow geek :) I'll sure be following it now!

Thanks GeekCrafts!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I would like to take a moment and wish everyone and their families a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!!! May the day be filled with great friends and family and many wonderful memories!

I would also like to share this awesome promotion that is holding from now until Christmas! They have this awesome program called Feed It Forward 2009. You can send anyone in the USA a $10 gift certificate for free. You can send out 30 a day!! Then your recipient can just do a city or zip code search to find somewhere to eat with a $10 discount. Here in the Fort Myers area, there were a bunch to choose from. I know each day I'll be sending out these great gifts to everyone I know and I wanted to share so you can do the same!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Holiday Special!!

Ooh .. what do you see .. a new blog banner! I wanted to post this early so we can all get ready for the Holiday Shopping weekend!

I'm happy to announce I'm having a great Holiday Special on my Etsy shop!

FREE "Snowball" Aromigurumi mini with any purchase!
(one per shop guest and transaction please)

You pick the scent .. I'll pick the eye color :)
Just be sure to include your scent in the note to seller!

AND ... for being a public blog follower - I'm giving you all "FREE SHIPPING", if paid through Paypal, make your purchase matching the Etsy invoice, and then I will credit you back the shipping cost. (Just be sure to include your username in the note to seller)

This promotion will be active November 27th (Black Friday 12:01am est. through November 30th (Cyber Monday 11:59pm est.)

See you this weekend!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New beginnings

Like I mentioned in an earlier post, I am now with Keller Williams Realty in Fort Myers, FL. In the process of getting started, one of the first steps is to build a contact list, especially of those who are interested in Real Estate. So, I'm including a post here on this blog in regards to my new career to see if any of my readers are interested in any real estate information for the Southwest Florida area.

If you are interested in occasionally receiving an email or even a post card in the mail related to real estate information for both buyers and sellers, please email me at with your name, email, and home address.

Our lovely etsy community has always put the confidence in my creations, and here I have a new journey I'm starting. I do hope it will be just as fun to build a fan base, and a following network within this new field of business for me. I will be starting an additional blog about my journey and real estate information about the area I will be mastering, here in Florida. Once that is up, I will post a link about it here, but for the most part, I do plan to keep the 2 separate, as they should be :)

I just wanted to take this time again to thank all my readers and followers. It's because of you that keeps me going, and creating everyday!

(Oh and dont fret! new collections for Creative Fly Designz are in the works! Something for our furry friends, and even a new collection that would be considered "supplies")

Oh and yes, I realized last week just flew by once again and here it's tuesday again. Those who responded to my forum post on Etsy will get featured this week some time. Most likely by Thursday evening!

Hope you all are having a wonderful day!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

We have a winner!!!

A winner has been selected for the 3rd Blog Giveaway! Congratulations goes to Mona!!

Thank you so much for everyone's input on their favorite items in my shop and all the following support! I will be hosting another giveaway shortly! I now can celebrate going over 1000 followers on twitter! Hopefully my blog followers will continue to grow as well!

thank you again for reading my blog and supporting my love for creativity!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November already - here's an update!

Hey everyone .. I hope you all are doing well! I've had alot going on in the last couple weeks, and today I'm proud to announce that I am officially employed with Keller Williams in Fort Myers, FL. I signed onto the company yesterday. It's been quite a journey to get to this point, but a fun one, and interesting one. I knew very little about real estate, then I jumped in head first into a crash course, to learn all I'll need to know to pass the state exam. Did you know there are at least 28 versions of the exam, and they can ask you anything related to Real Estate on it? It took me a handful of attempts, but after figuring out how to understand the wording and context of what they were asking me, I finally passed my state exam on October 20th, 2009. I want to thank my husband and my family for supporting me and encouraging me to continue with this new-to-me career option :)

So with all that said, If you are looking for a house in Lee County of Florida, or looking at selling your own, feel free to contact me :) - hehe - I had to throw that in there :)

Also, because I will be working from an office, and not from home, My Ten Dollar Tue$days may take a little more time to prepare. But I do believe in helping new etsians and promoting their work, so I may just collaborate my 10 shops and post it weekly, I just don't know which day of the week. But in Honor of the original Tuesday feature, I'll probably keep it the same name, since I should be able to post it in the evening once I get home from work. :) - hopefully that makes sense. - With that all mentioned, if you already follow my blog, and want to have a spot in the feature, please leave a comment at the end of this post with up to 3 items that are $10 or less for me to choose from, I like to try and have a variety of items for people to see what all is out there that is either handmade or vintage at affordable prices, especially with the holidays coming up.

Also now in the month of November, I will be contacting those who responded a while back to a post I made about Newbies for November. I would like to include new shops along the right side of my blog and feature you for the month of November using a mini-etsy code - like I had the Breast Cancer Awareness items featured in October. I'll get those convos out this week to those who contacted me, I am thinking I will feature 5 shops at a time on a weekly basis, it will all depend what kind of response I have to this feature.

OK, I've rambled on enough for now - I appreciate all of you who read my blog, and dont forget, my thanks to you - my blog giveaway is still open, I will be randomly picking a name on Saturday, so be sure to get your entries in!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wow! It's Tuesday already!!

Wow! Where did the week go!!! We now have the 3rd installment of Ten Dollar Tue$days!
Here are 10 shops, 10 items, all $10 or less!!!
Be sure to click the links of the descriptions to learn more about the shops and the items.

Orange Swirls Zippered Pouch from advenphoto

I do hope you enjoyed this 3rd installment list of Ten Dollar Tue$days!
Handmade items are a great gift for anyone you know, and this list should help you find those great pieces of art and soul at affordable prices for any budget :)

**I'm always looking for new shops, and new items and ideas to feature for Ten Dollar Tue$days - so if you would like to be featured, comment on this post with your 3 fav items from your shop that are $10 or less, and watch the etsy forums to see what else I'm looking for :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Creative Fly Designz Blog Giveaway #3!!

I'm quite excited to announce my next blog giveaway! Alot has happened in the last few weeks with Creative Fly Designz and I wanted to take this time to thank everyone who has taken the time to check out my designz and items for sale through Etsy. Wow! I have over 600 followers on twitter now! And over 100 blog followers! And oh my goodness - over 100 hearts on my Etsy shop! I'm honored, I'm really happy to have this blog and be able to share my randomness and creativity with who ever else shares those passions. My inspiration comes from my husband. Without him my life would be boring and dull. We feed off each other's ideas and creativity .. watch out world, here we come!

So, in honor of everyone who takes a few minutes out of their day to check on this blog and read about our life, I'm giving away a unique one-of-a-kind wire and glass beaded crocheted necklace. The wire is black, with black round glass beads, silver grey twist beads, and see through pink glass beads. The necklace is about 18 inches in length, but can be gently adjusted a bit by squishing or stretching the wire loops to your preference. The necklace closes with a silver toggle clasp and is about 1 inch wide.

Now, it's real easy to enter this blog giveaway - just head over to Creative Fly Designz on Etsy and pick your favorite item, and then comment here why you like it!

This giveaway will be open from today, October 23rd, 2009 and will close November 7th, 2009 at 10pm eastern standard time.

A winner will randomly chosen using and then be notified via email. If you are the winner, you will have 48 hours to respond. So when entering in your comments, be sure that you leave your email in the comment, or you have your email mentioned in your google profile, etc. so I have a way of contacting you.

If you want more entries, see the list below :)

-- each action yields you another entry - just be sure to leave a separate comment for each to be counted :) --

~ Become a blog follower -- even if you are already, leave an additional comment saying you are :) - this giveaway is because you all follow me - and it's my way of saying thanks!

~ Follow me on twitter @cfdesignz -- then leave a comment here with your twitter (i'll follow back - if you are already following, leave a comment anyways :) - it gives you another entry :)

~ Tweet about this giveaway -- then leave comment with tweet post (use link from date stamp - feel free to tweet about this as much as you like - but only 1 comment/entry here per day) - use this message please << @cfdesignz thanks her followers! Blog giveaway! >>

~ If you truly do like what I have to offer - Heart my shop on etsy - then leave a comment here - if you already have - make it known here :)

~ Do you blog? Blog about my giveaway and/or Grab my blog button - leave a comment here with link, and if you have a blog button, I'll post it on my blog :)

So there you have it! All the ways to win this fabulous one-of-a-kind Wire and Beaded Crocheted Necklace - can't wait to see who wins!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

My husband is so clever!!!

My husband is my best friend, my buddy, my heart and soul! He is so creative and clever and witty, I dont know what I did before I met him ... well sure I know .. I was miserable ...

Anyways ... We are each other's best friend, we are goofy, lovey and everything else in between.

Our latest silliness includes signing up to win geeky stuff - like from tiger direct and compusa .. and now the newest one from - they are giving away a free laptop - just a leave a comment ... well Wayne's comment was hilarious!!

copied from the original post

<<Like an Honest computer geek my sin would be sloth! Gazing mindlessly into the endless abyss of the new and powerful beauty of the Envy 13. A man sits almost motionless in the dark room. In one hand the old faith Energy drink I take a sip. Placing it back on the desk fumbling for a spot around the 22 other empties it comes to a rest. Hunger is upon him again, but moving from this spot is not an option. Without breaking sight of the glow of excited plasma pixels dancing seductively before him. He blindly begins a search of his surroundings. Arms stretched out in either direction he hears success! A crinkly sound that can only mean one thing CHIPS!. Oh the joy reaching into the bag and quickly pulling out the contents and ramming into his awaiting Gob hole. “BLAH!” Stale WTF!
He breaks from the lustful glow if only a moment to examine the bag. “Best by 10/30/2009″ Surly these could not be stale already! He quickly looks to the bottom right hand of his computer screen.. Yes! yes! its 4 am. Thats standard. Clicking twice the calender appears Yes! yes! still October! and its only the 28th! Then he grows still, as if confronted by a horrible truth! He rubs his eyes, this cant be true. Looking once again with mouth gaped and eyes wider than that 2 girls 1 cup accidental forward to his boss incident. Its! its! 2011!!! He pauses and reflects; hmmmm! wonder if thats a record? And as if nothing has transpired begins to level a new toon. “The Envy 13 demands it!” >>

He is so silly! I love him so much!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Aromigurumis = Cute!!!

I'm totally stoked! has featured me on their website! I'm honored :)

Creative Fly Designz feature on

Thank you for the lovely feature!
Everyone's shops are just so darn cute :) hehe

Be sure to vote for all the cuteness!!! and leave comments too!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ten Dollar Tue$days

Here we go folks, the 2nd week of Ten Dollar Tue$days!
10 Different Shops * 10 Different Items * $10 or less!!!

Be sure to click the link of the Etsy Shop name to learn more about the item that is posted :)

A cute reusable tote!!

Stunning bright blue earrings!!

Upcycled bottle art!!

Crocheted resusable dishcloths!!

A beautiful Cityscape photographic print!!

Plantable Thank you cards!!

Too cute for words note cards!!

Upcycled Vintage bracelet!!

Acrylic on canvas original painting!!

Elegant peachy cameo brooch!!


All of these items featured today are for $10 or less (not including shipping - American dollars!)
What an awesome way to invest in handmade items and be friendly to your wallet at the same time!
Next week 10 more shops and 10 more different items ..all for $10 or less!!! Don;t mniss out .. the holidays will be here before you know it!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Zombicon 09!!!

OMG! We had such a good time! I want to personally thank Dale with Ocasiocasa for sharing the details about this awesome event we have in our sleepy little town of Fort Myers, FL :)

Wayne and I headed downtown about 6pm tonite ... but first we headed over to Spirit halloween shops and had to get some supplies :) - we Zombified ourselves and wow, was it a hit!

Like I said before, we got there about 6ish and checked out the blocked off area of the streets .. then this undead nurse came up to me and asked me if i wanted to donate blood .. I said sure .. they said I would look good in their photos :) ... so .. now I'm down a pint of blood - hehe, but it's for a good cause :)

SO after I gave blood, we got into the group to take part in the first Zombie march through town ... we groaned and moaned and messed with the "normal people" - everyone had a great time - it was awesome, Wayne was a hit .. people were taking pics of us as we stared into space to give them the full effect :)

The Art Show, Dark Arts 3 was a great show too, Dale's husband had a couple pieces in the show - very cool! Hopefully the mystery of the stick gets solved :)

So below are some photos ... Wayne did such an awesome job on our makeup ... not for the weak hearted - hehehehe
- click the photos to see a larger version :)

I'll add more photos later this weekend ... can't wait till next year!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I <3 our kitties!

We have had our kitties since the beginning of this May ... we got them for free, from the same litter, at about 8 weeks old. Now let me start and say, I have never really been a cat person ... I grew up with doggies .. but my husband has had cats in the past and I was open to the idea, as long as I felt we got lucky with affectionate kitties. I think it's great that cats are independant, but come on now .. we all need some lovin', and especially that unconditional love from a pet.

Well, let me share with you, that our cats are independant, BUT they are so in your face affectionate, it's crazy. They are the greatest thing (dont tell our bulldog - hehe) .. our kitties actually come when they are called, and they will just cuddle right up on your chest (and get jealous of the other if the one is closer to my face), it's quite funny. We have had them now, like I said, since May, and they sure have developed their own personalities.

Their names are Zombie Chow and Zyla. Yes, Zombie Chow ... both of their names are actually homage to a game we used to play .. and those who played the game would recognize Zombie Chow's name ... Zyla on the otherhand was the second part of our little joke in our guild (And a toon name I used in that game) ... I would always say "Zombie Chow on Zyla" and our friends would always laugh through ventrilio, I guess it was the way i said it? who knows ... but anyways, we thought it would be fitting, since the kitties are alwaya playing, and at times, Zombie Chow (who is crazy furrier) would pounce on Zyla. It's quite funny actually, they are sisters and you can just tell that they love each other very much! Oh my goodness, don't seperate them for too long, Zyla has lungs on her that is just insane, oh and her purring ... OMG, we call them purr purr kitties, I sometimes have to put them in another room before I attempt to go to sleep it gets so loud!

This post really doesn't have much of a focus does it? Just all random stuff about our kitties - hehe ... anyone have a ramble about their pets? Wait till I talk about the bulldog next week - hehe

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ten Dollar Tue$days!!!

So here we have it .. my first blog feature .. Ten Dollar Tue$days ...

With the economy in the dumps and the holidays approaching, I wanted to feture items that are affordable, and handmade - so here's 10 items, from 10 shops, $10 and under!

To start us off here is a Christmas card set from ThisNThatCrafthouse

If you are looking for earring for that special someone check out these from MsRiosOriginals

Here's a total cutie one-of-a-kind love doll, for those who need to give that little extra love, from LaBellaAmour

For those who like to keep thier desk or workspace all tidy and decorative, check out what AandRDesignStudios has created to help you do so

Mmm, for that sweet tooth in your life ... Check out these Chocolate covered Gummy bears from friendlycreationss

For all those eco-friendly eaters out there! These reusuable baggies from bellsandunicorns are a great way to help save the environment and recycle

If you are looking for some supplies to make something new, Artboxdesigns has many pieces to offer, like these twisted copper toggle clasps

For all those vintage lovers out there, CheekyVintageCloset has this beautiful Red and Grey Tablecloth

If you know someone who likes to travel in style, you can make them a cute passport cover with this pattern from BreeLeeD

Our final entry for this week is from glitzandglam85, for those who are young at heart, a fairytale wish and a happy ending for all. This cute "Alice in Wonderland" inspired jewelry box is for that woman in your life who will always be your little princess

Thank you all for checking out my Ten Dollar Tue$days blog feature, if you click the name's of of artists, it will take you to their listing. All listings mentioned here are $10 or less (not including if there are shipping costs)

Stay tuned for next week, we'll have a whole new list with all new artists and suppliers to help you promote handmade items at affordable costs :)