Thursday, August 13, 2009

froggyfibers on etsy

All of my knitting friends out there.. Come take a look at is a feature about her, and her amazing fibers!! Go there, enter the contest to WIN some of her awesome roving!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Earlier this year, I received an email from the publisher of Greencraft magazine. She asked if I would be interested in submitting my upcycled gift card bracelets to her brand new publication.

So, I sent her a couple of items.....

Fast Forward to today!
I received an email from her again. The magazine is IN STORES now.

The publication showcases eco friendly items. Trash to treasure. Recycled and Upcycled goodies! How-tos and more.

If you want to check it out: will tell you more about how you can get your hands on one!

Once I receive my copy, Ill post photos!! YIPPPIEEE for unsolicited by me magazine spot TWO of the year! AWESOMESAUCE.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Mosaic Magnetic FUN

Today's post from Belen inspired me to create a FUNky new product.

This Upcycled Gift card mosaic Magnet (Can be used as a till tag for those baristas) the prototype.. What do you all think?

Would you want to see more Business Card sized mosaic magnets? Hmmm?

Friday, July 24, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Working on getting prepared to think about creating..

For a few weeks, my brain has been devoid of any creativity.


okay, that is all.

Monday, June 29, 2009

So, Im still here.. REALLY!

Blogging everyday seemed like a good idea.

I had these awesome ideas to post how-tos, pictures of my new works, and works in progress, and more. But, again, I am not a huge blogger..

Oh well.

Randomly blogging is more like it. I am the random blogger! ha.

Wanted to let you all know about a lil giveaway I wandered upon.. If you go to you can enter to win a ten dollar gift card from starbucks.

If you win, you should use it to buy yourself something YUMMY.. Then, send me the gift card when you are done. I will repurpose it into something awesome!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Oh, maybe I should post ...

IT has been FOREVER since I posted.

Going to show you a few things Ive created recently..

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sorta Kinda Related to starbucks (gift cards)

I wanted to share a few recipes, that I have come across while browsing the net.. they are YUM..... Some that if you go to MY ETSY and purchase the Upcycled Starbucks Card Mosaic Covered Journal... will fit rather nicely inside.

Please, barista friends, do not KILL me for this..

I give you.. FUN recipes to try out at your favorite coffee house....

Cap'N Crunch Berry Frappucinno:

Strawberries and Cream Frapp
+ 1 pump Toffee Nut Syrup
+ 1 pump HazelNut Syrup
+ Java Chips

Cookies and Creme anyone??:

Vanilla Bean Frapp.
+ Chocolate Chips
+ 1 pump Toffeenut

Pancake LAtte:

Toffee Nut
+ Matcha Powder
+ Breve

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Frappuccino (tall)

- Creme base
- One pump toffee nut
- Two pumps cinnamon dolce

Snickers Bar Frappuccino (Tall)

- Creme base
- One pump mocha
- One pump toffee nut
- One half pump hazelnut
- TONS of caramel sauce (not syrup)
- Line the cup with caramel sauce

Friday, April 17, 2009

Books ARE fun

Something about me that most do not know.. I collect blank books. I OBSESSIVLY collect blank journals/ sketch books. I love them. They are inspiration waiting to happen...

Thing is, I doodle or write on one or two pages, then shelf them. That has to say something.. Therapist?

Last night, I decided to starbucks card mosaic the cover of one of the blank books. It turned out awesome! Here you go:

If you are interested in taking this fun piece off my shelf...

What do you think????

Thursday, April 9, 2009

It has been a while

A friendly game of checkers?

This checker board is made with upcycled / repurposed starbucks gift cards. I took the once redeemed cards and adhered them to a wooden box. The box is filled with polymer clay baristas and polyclay coffee mug hats.

If you are interested in finding our if the GREEN or BROWNs win.. Come to to claim the set as your own.. Then let me know!!


Friday, March 13, 2009

and she is aliiiiveeeee

Did you miss me?? I certainly missed you all.

I have failed you, oh blog followers. I entice you with morsels of lovely upcycled goodness, only to let you down by not posting. I am an evil Blogger.. BAD BAD JUPITA!!

Apologies all around.

Now to the good stuff!

I know you all have always wanted to lather yourself up with sone JUPITA! Well, now is your golden opportunity. If you wander over to you will find THE JUPITA! A deliciously sudsy creation of caramel macchiato delightfulness.

Heathenshearth's Misty and Amy are busy waging war on each other. In the midst of it all, they have begun creating a line of ETSY Inspired soaps. Clemartdesign, Doubledippedsweets, Jupita, and many many more are available for your bathing pleasure!

In other Upcycled Gift Card News...

I have taken a page from Heathenshearth's book and started my own line of Etsy Inspired pieces. The MISTY and The AMY are the two masterminds behind heathenshearth, embodied in these unique upcycled gift card bracelets. PINK and girly for Misty.. Black and Mysterious for Amy. The Clem, was inspired by Clemartdesign.Etsy.Com and her spunkiness! There will be more to come.. I promise.




If you are ineterested in any of the pieces you see here, or a custom piece, please come visit me at
More to come!!


Monday, March 2, 2009

Cloth Paper Scissors

So, I bet you are thinking:
"Self, what IS Cloth Paper Scissors magazine?"

Well, it is a publication that gives tips, how tos, introductions, information, and much much more about paper crafting, mixed media, artists, and more!!

Last month, I was contacted by the Editor-in-Chief about adding a tiny blurb about Jupita.Etsy.Com and my upcycled FUN(ky) items. I was honored and excited!

What artist doesnt want to be "found" and given exposure.. for FREE???

Well, there is my Blurb. A cute pic and my website!! AWESOME!!!


Friday, February 27, 2009

New Creations...

In my shop, you notice there are rarely any earrings. Why?! Well, I do not typically wear them. So, I just do not think to make them.

Lately, I have gotten numerous requests for earrings.

I know there are many giftcard earring makers on Etsy now. Since I started selling upcycled gift card jewelry, TONS of others have followed.

But, I am going to put my JUPITA twist on things. I hope you enjoy my Unique One of a Kind Jupita Originals!!!

Let me know what you think!!!

Visit me at for more Upcycled Gift Card AWESOMENESS!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

another project

As a side project, while I was working on the rockin awesome mosaic, I made this mosaic box.

Random starbucks gift card remnants collaged onto this wooden box. It measures 3.3 inches deep, 5.5 inched wide and 8.5 inches long.

What do you think??

If you are interested in purchasing this item, or one of my FUN(ky) upcycled gift card bracelets or necklaces, please visit me at :


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mission Completion

More than twenty hours of cutting, placement and adhering later... I give you:

Mosaic made out of STARBUCKS gift cards!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Just moments to go

This is the last photograph I took of the mosaic in progress.

There are about 4 hours left of work left from this point. In addition, I have to seal it and frame it. Then it is off to Cali!!

I will update again tomorrow, after the clear sealant coat is dry.


Monday, February 2, 2009

About 50% complete

When I initially took on this project, I felt as though it would be as easy one of my acrylic pieces. Boy was I WRONG!!

Do not get me wrong though, I am thoroughly enjoying it. There is something quite satisfying about watching the slow, yet steady progress of this piece.

Here is a shot of the mosaic at about 50% completion. As you can see, my Artist ADD has me jumping all over the place here!

I really do hope the gentleman that commisioned this piece enjoys it as much as I do!


Monday, January 26, 2009

Work In progress...

Without realising exactly what to expect, I accepted the commision. Now, I think I have under-charged for the piece!!

Last night, I spent three hours working on the mosaic. Cutting. Adhering. Setting. Oh, my goodness!!

I felt like I should have been done! But, alas, I still have about 75% more to do!

Concentration is on the larger elements. Once that is completed, I will go back and fill in any tiny spots that need it.

I leave you with a couple of Work In progress shots.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

New projects underway

Over the past year, I have been creating jewelry, bags, accessories and a curtain. Each of these items was made with guft cards. Those gift cards were headed for the circular filing cabinet (aka garbage).

Now, I am working on a 2 ft by 3 ft mosaic. It is commisioned piece. Here is a shot of the first days work (about an hours worth of work.)

I will periodically post photos of the piece.

Once it is completed, I will ship it off to its new home. THEN, I will offer up for sale notecards and prints of the piece!! YAY!! What fun!

Until Later...


Friday, January 9, 2009

Another addition to the list of internet accounts that I must check daily!!

Maybe one day, I will stop adding to my list of blogs, emails, groups. Until the day comes, welcome to my new BLOG!

Contents: Etsy Findings!

What kind of "Etsy Promotion Blog" would be devoid of a post about the blog owners shop? A really awesome one! (Luckily, you have stumbled into the NON-AWESOME world of my blog.)

Now, since I have warned you all, here is my shameless promotion.

Who am I?

I am Jennifer! Stay at home mom of four. Artist. Wanderer. Dreamer. Short Order Cook. A little crazy. A tad bit goofy. I am a collector of random things. I love to create. I recycle items into fun(ky) things. I am a lover. I am JUPITA!

What is up with your shop?

Well, my shop is full of awesome! Starbucks cards, that are headed towards the circular filing cabinet of doom, come to me to find new life! I repurpose them into Bracelets, Bags, Necklaces, Keychains, Boxes and many other fun items.

Creating some FUN(ky) wearable art makes me happy. I am making art while I am helping keep waste out of the landfills!

Where can I send my old gift cards? I want them to find a new life!

I love to receive the gift cards that others would just toss aside, throw away, or leave sad and alone in their bags. They do not have to be just starbucks cards. Next time you receive a gift card, go buy yourself something nice, then send me the gift card! I will turn it into something pretty!! Or, ask your local coffee house barista to save the ones their customers are done with, then send me a whole lot!! (Address? You can send them to "Jupita" at 4542 Delta Avenue , Jacksonville, Florida, USA 32205)

Okay.. now, most important of all. Finish the following sentence:

You really should try.....

coconut curry chocolate cupcakes. They are AWESOME. If you want the recipe, message me. I'll send it to you!

Go visit!!

Okay. Done.