30 December 2012

New Items In Shop

Hello dolls! Check out the newly listed freshly picked fairy tale inspired 
accessories + paper goods on Etsy. 

 Berry Sweet Treats 
Adorable Fluffy White Bunny - Adjustable Ring
Mr. Gingerbread Man - Cute Holiday Keychain

 Sabrina Dee Berry 
Cute supplies (from top, L to R): Beauty Parts - Embellishments,
Surprise Me - Small Pattern Deco Tape,
The Sweet Life - Macaron Print Postcard,
and Fairy Tale Scraps - Plastic Buttons.

Lots more items and surprises to come in the New Year!

28 December 2012

Feature // Cuteness Overload

Hello dolls, it finally snowed here! Kind of exciting, but I feel it is going to be a long winter (so far about 10 cm). I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday break - I know I went a little Boxing Day crazy - online shopping of course! This is a special mini feature of two amazing + talented artists: Crazy Craft and boopsiedaisy

Catherine // Crazy Craft

She makes super kawaii crocheted cute amigurumi toys, 
and her artwork is amazing!
Furry Mini Chocolate Cupcake Bunny
Star shapped cookie (inspired by one of my rings!)


Missy Munday // boopsiedaisy
She creates "Kitschy Fine Art Prints & Big Eye Dolls" 
that are deliciously fabulous!
deer strawberry print 8 x12 Berry Fawnd of You 
ice cream print 8 x 12 KEWPIE WANT 

25 December 2012

Season's Greetings

Wishing you all a very happy holiday season! I want to thank you all for the continued support of Berry Sweet Treats and I'm lucky to have such amazing fans. I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed holiday season with your family, friends and loved ones. I'm going to be spending time with my family and watching some of my favorite holiday movies I love:

What are some of your favorite holiday or winter movies? Don't forget the apple pie and hot chocolate!
 "Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." - Joseph Campbell 




18 December 2012

Oh, Hello Friend // Shop Swap #2

As you all know, I'm working on revamping Berry Sweet Treats with my new fairy tale inspired branding. I've got new promos, packaging, displays and of course, new products! I can't wait to get these up and show you what I've been working on.

Working on new packaging really gets you inspired - Pinterest is a great help too! So, I decided to participate in Danni's (creator of oh, hello friend - amazing inspirations and finds!) Shop Swap #2:
"This swap is all about sending a nice package full of goods from your shop. Your shop does not have to be limited to handmade items."
Here's a sneak peak at some of my new packaging I've been working on. I wrapped up a bunch of fairy tale inspired accessories & paper goods, and sent this to my partner for this swap:
Wonderland Inspired Packaging

More packaging and product sneak peaks to come! BONUS: I found some amazing eco-friendly packaging ideas from Martha Stewart here. And I must try this hand stamped cloth wrapping from Casey (My Life as a Sugar Lander). What are your holiday inspirations for wrapping and gifting? Stay warm!

14 December 2012

Booth Photographs

Hello dolls! The holiday season continues on with craft shows in full swing. I finished my shows for the year, and I thank you all for your support. Check out my Paint-A-Thon booth photos from the show I did in July. Remember the special booth events I had? Took photos of those too!


See all the photos of my booth here!
I kept all of my stands neutral and painted black for the most part. I'm incorporating heights into my future displays with more fairy tale inspired objects and designs. I created a book page inspired background for accessories that you can check out here. That's all for now! Stay warm.


10 December 2012

Sweet Surprise for Facebook Fans!



Thank you all for being so amazing! I truly appreciate your likes, comments and support for my shop Berry Sweet Treats and my fairy tale inspired handmade goods.

I sent two awesome fans emails for their continued support of my shop for a selection of my handmade goods! I would like to send out this same package for one other lucky person (selected at random)!

I wish you all an amazing, safe and happy holidays and New Year! <3

Rules:
- Fan Berry Sweet Treats on Facebook!
- Comment on over on my Facebook post by midnight December 20, 2012.



06 December 2012

Pintastical Pins - Part 10

Hi dolls! I hope you all are enjoying the holiday season. This is a special Christmas round-up of my Pintastical Pins, and you can find more on my Pinterest here. There are some amazing and colorful home decor inspirations - I've used some for my mini Pink Christmas tree (more photos to follow)! What are your favorite holiday DIYs? Wishing you a stress-free holiday break!


04 December 2012

Yummy Holiday Scents

Hello dolls! It's that season again - Christmas, New Years, other holidays! Of course there are delicious winter scents all around us: candy apples, salted caramel, pine forests, and candy canes. One of my favorite holiday drinks is from Starbucks: their holiday special Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino. It's super yummy with "mocha sauce and toffee nut syrup blended with coffee, milk and ice. Topped with sweetened whipped cream, caramel sauce and a mixture of turbinado sugar and sea salt."


Totally loving the holiday bath and body products right now! Check out the amazing LUSH scents for gift-giving this season including my all-time favorite Snowcake soap, the best selling Honey I Washed the Kids soap and Snow Fairy body wash gel. 
Another great place is Bath & Body Works, where my seasonal love is back, plus some new sweet smelling goodies. I adore Winter Candy Apple (a delicious candied apple scent) and the new Country Chic (a sparkling sweet lemon and grapefruit scent) collection. There's a ton of selections less than $10 from both shops including individual full-sized items and mini sets.

What are your favorite holiday scents and places to get some cute gifts from? As a bonus,  some super cute wrapping and packaging ideas  here. Stay warm!


26 November 2012

Follow my blog with Bloglovin!

Finally on Bloglovin! What is it you ask?


"Reading blogs can be a pain in the... We created bloglovin' so you wouldn’t have to visit un-updated blogs, open ten windows in your browser, or forget your favorite blogs web-addresses. With bloglovin' we wanted to make your blog reading fun and easy."


17 November 2012

Cute Strawberry Earrings

They're back! As a pre-launch for Berry Sweet Treats new look and items this winter, my best selling  Cute Strawberry Earrings  will be available to purchase on my blog. Limited quantities available (up to 3 per person, per order)! Link below for purchasing!

 Available in SHOP


14 November 2012

"What I tell you three times is true”

Hello dolls! It's that time of year again with seasonal holiday craft shows. I am excited to be a part of the Thomas Street Middle Craft Show for my third year in a row! Amazing staff and volunteers every year, and the next show is on November 15th, 2012 (3:00pm - 8:00pm) at the Thomas Street Middle School, Mississauga! For more directions, click here.

Again, I have two special goodie bags to give away when you buy shop merchandise as a bonus, and these are the last two left (1 of each kind)! As with all purchases, I have my brand new promotion cards for a special offer for the winter 2012 re-launch of Berry Sweet Treats on Etsy.

Special Surprise Goodie Bags:
  • 1 BIG Surprise Goodie Bag with $35+ purchase
  • 1 Surprise Goodie Bag with $25+ purchase
Can't wait to see you all at this lovely craft show! That's all for now dolls! xoxo

 P.S. The quote "What I tell you three times is true" is from Lewis Carroll, author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland! 



07 November 2012

Swap-Bot Hurricane Sandy Relief Donation Drive



To those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. To others who are able to donate and help out, Rachel Johnson (founder of Swap-Bot) has created an amazing Swap-bot Hurricane Relief Donation Drive to help those in need and you can donate here.

Check out information on how to deal with hurricanes 
and other disasters from FEMA here.



18 October 2012

Pintastical Pins - Part 9

Hi dolls! I hope you all are having a fabulous week! This is a special Halloween version of my Pintastical Pins, and you can find more on my Pinterest here. What are you going to do for Halloween? Enjoy the beautiful fall season!


Coming Soon!





15 October 2012

flavors.me

My new flavors.me page!

Hi dolls! A quick Berry Biz Tip today: organizing all of your links on one page! I'm trying out flavors.me (see a screen shot of my page below)! However, this only allows you to have 5 links on your page for the free version. I mainly use my about.me which is not only fully customizable, but you can add as many links and apps you'd like. Both are available as apps for smart phones as well! I'm going to play around and see which I like, and learn how to use both effectively. What are you using to share all of your social media presence?


17 September 2012

Inspirational Message

 Lovely ATC created by: glenda tkalac

As promised for the next few posts, stay tuned for my display photos, Berry Biz Tips, Pintastical Pins, and more! That's all for now dolls xo

28 August 2012

Alice in Wonderland // Inspiration

Hi dolls! I can't believe summer is almost over, and it's back to school/work/fall so soon. I'm in need of some new inspiration, so I finally have my Tumblr account up and running. It's {all things alice in wonderland + other art inspirations}!


I've been organizing my room and found some great items to help me sort out my accessories. Check out this lovely hot pink ring holder I bought; isn't it adorable (plus, it's super affordable!)? Also, I bought an earring holder, and there's tons of cute pieces on eBay, or why not DIY one yourself? Lots of inspirations on Pinterest. I'm working on editing my wardrobe, and adding some new pieces, as well as redesigning my space so it's a lot more functional. I will be posting back here with photos of how it goes!

For now, some more Alice in Wonderland inspiration (it's an oldie but a goodie, and I'm glad to see No Doubt is back too!). That's all for now dolls xo

23 July 2012

Creativity + Inspiration

Hey dolls! Summer is a great time to get inspired, don't you think? The lovely hot days, warm nights, bright colors, and of course the beach! I've been tapping into my creativity from nature, and of course on Pinterest. Here are some of my up-coming creativity goals that I find inspiration and to try new fields of art techniques:


Also, I'm planning on checking out one of my favorite artist's exhibit in Toronto: AGO to Present Major Exhibition of Picasso Works in 2012! I saw Picasso's Museum when I traveled to Barcelona, Spain, a few years ago, and it was incredible. He was such a talented artist, where his works sparked me to try different art forms, as well as the culture across the city. Any unique inspirations you've had? I'd love to hear about them below! That's all for now dolls xo

A special shout-out to all those that came to the check out Berry Sweet Treats at the  Paint-A-Thon event July 14th, 2012 (12pm - 8pm) at Markham Civic Centre - 101 Town Centre Blvd! - Event Photos to follow!

14 July 2012

Paint-A-Thon // Special Booth Events

Hey dolls! Tomorrow is the big day: Berry Sweet Treats will be a vendor for the Paint-A-Thon on July 14th, 2012 (12pm - 8pm) at Markham Civic Centre - 101 Town Centre Blvd. Hope to see you all at this awesome event!

Some special promos + other cool stuff happening at my booth:
  • Goodie Bags to give away with free shop items when you buy shop merchandise - but only 3 of these!
    • 1 BIG Surprise Goodie Bag with $35+ purchase
    • 2 x Surprise Goodie Bags with $20+ purchase
  • Balloon Pop! 
    • There will be 12 prizes, one in each balloon, and at 12 secret times during the day, the first person to come into my booth will get a chance to pop one!
  • Raffle Draw
    • Each raffle ticket will cost 50 cents and there will be a prize of $12 worth of Berry Sweet Treats goodies that will be announced at 7pm! All raffle proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada
  • And more surprises at the show!
And photo updates to follow!! That's all for now dolls xoxo

08 July 2012

Tim Burton // Inspiration

As some of you may know that one of my favorite directors + writers is Tim Burton! I find him to be one of the most brilliant modern artists from his original characters to his clay animation to his style of story-telling; he is so creative and inspiring. Some of my favorite movies happen to be ones he was a part of old and new: 
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • A Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • The Corpse Bride
  • James and the Giant Peach
 He has a new movie coming out October 5, 2012 called Frankenweenie I can't wait to see. Enjoy the trailer until then, and let me know below what your favorite Tim Burton movies and characters are!


Pintastical Pins - Part 8

Hi dolls! I hope you all are having a fantastic summer weekend! This is a special all tutorial version of my Pintastical Pins, and you can find more on my Pinterest here. Enjoy, and make something beautiful xoxo

01 July 2012

25 June 2012

Paint-A-Thon Vendor

Hey dolls! Just a quick show update - Berry Sweet Treats will be a vendor for the Paint-A-Thon on July 14th, 2012 (12pm - 8pm) at Markham Civic Centre - 101 Town Centre Blvd. Come check out this great event!


"We're fun for all ages! has wicked lineup of vendors. Pottery and face painting, henna, origami + much more arts and crafts." - Night It Up!

12 June 2012

Shops // Re-Launch

Hi dolls! I haven't posted in a while, as I've been working on new packaging, items, design, and organization for my shops (plus my school work)! I also set a goal for myself on Swap-Bot to complete 100 swaps by the end of 2012 - so far I'm at 75 swaps.

Here are the updates for the shops:

I participated in the Indie Biz Chicks Swag Exchange (item photos below):

  • 20 pairs of earrings
  • 20 polka dot striped business cards
  • 20 mini cards from MOO
  • 10 mini 'zines :: Fairy Tales
  • 10 mini 'zines :: Kawaii MiniZine Issue #1


That's all for now dolls - new items up soon and craft show dates! xoxo

 Bonus:  Below, new business cards from MOO.Com!

23 May 2012

Pintastical Pins - Part 7

Hey dolls! I hope you all had an amazing weekend - long weekend for all the Canadians! The temperature is warming up, the nights are back in full swing, and the lovely colors of spring and summer are out. Enjoy this time of delightful inspirations! That's all for now xoxo


14 May 2012

Happy Mothers Day!

Wishing all of the mothers out there a very special day for the fantastic job they do every day! We know it every single day too! Love you all xoxo


“Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world.” - Kate Douglas Wiggin
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