Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Have You Heard of Tip Junkie?

It's a great little blog full tips for everything from birthday party ideas to money management. Check out Tip Junkie here.

For the Holidays she is holding a Mom-prenuer Shop-a-thon.
She says, "This holiday season, the challenge is to buy your gifts from women & fellow bloggers. To help bring you some amazing products and gift-giving inspiration, Tip Junkie is hosting a Mom-preneur Shop-a-thon. I am so excited about our “created by women” holiday season. Your friends and family are going to be blown away by your thoughtful gifts this year!"

Stop by and check out all the great shops. I'm sure you'll find something for everyone on your shopping lists this year!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Are You Green? Retired Records Is!

This is the coolest Etsy shop I've seen in a very long time!

When I think of buying recycled, handmade products...I'll be isn't a very good first impression. BUT, Retired Records has broken that stereotype for me and I'll be giving 'green' Etsy shops more of a chance now.
Retired Records is owned by Karen, a mom and wife, of Cincinnati ,OH. Karen is inspired by her friends, family, other artists and nature. As you can guess by the theme of this post, her items are largely made from recycled materials, in particular, old record albums. Her favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip and her favorite item she makes right now are her wine racks.

You will truly find something for everyone in Karen's shop. Just take a look at a few of her items and you'll see why I think her shop is so amazing!
Anything for your home, from wine racks to bowls to art pieces:
And wearables that you would never imagine came from something recycled, let alone an old record!

As you can see, Karen does her part in keeping our planet clean and makes fantastic creations while doing so. Stop by Retired Records and give Karen a shout out. And, as a bonus, Karen usually gives away a small free gift with a purchase!

Monday, June 16, 2008


I'm approaching my one year Etsy anniversary! I've learned so much about business and crafting in general.

I made a goal to have 200 sales before my one year anniversary. So, to help me reach that goal and to let you in on so great deal, I'm having a BOGO (Buy One, Get One) Half Off Sale. Once I reach my goal the sale will be no more. So, don't wait, stop on by and see the cute things you can find!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Unique Items for Unique People: Bei Creations

Let me start this post by saying I'm NOT a jewelry person! But, I really to love many pieces in Bei Creations shop. In this shop you'll find pieces that are modern, elegant, simple and fancy. I know, something for everyone, right?!

Meet Dee, the owner of Bei Creations. She is a Southern California gal and a momma of two little boys, who inspire her. She loves moose tracks denali fudge ice cream and working with new techniques and materials.

Take a look at a few pieces from Dee's shop that I love:

And a few pieces that Dee wanted to showcase:

But wait, there's more. Not only does Bei Creations make fabulous jewelry, you'll also find fabric and vintage items. Let's show this hard working mama some love, stop by her shop to see what you can find to pamper yourself with.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Spring Sales on Etsy, Check 'Em Out!

We just found out our second child is a GIRL! We are very excited! Both my family and my husbands are over run with boys. So, to celebrate, I'm having a BOGO (Buy One, Get One) Half Off Sale at Diana's Darnings. Buy one item of any price and get the second for half off. Have a baby shower coming up, or even in the near future, it's a great time to stock up!

I also found a couple other Etsy shops that are having sales this weekend. Stop on by, I'm sure you'll find something you need!

2 Dollar Scrapbooking is having a Grand Opening sale! She says everything in her shop must go. It really must because you won't find deals like this for scrapbooking and card making anywhere else.

The Charm School Drop Out has a shop full of prints and if you shop today and tomorrow, they are all only $10.00!! You'll find prints for every occasion and style.

Elegant by Design is moving and having it's first annual inventory reduction sale. In this shop you'll find jewelry in every price range and for every personality.

Catirina Bonet Designs is a shop full of patterns and right now is offering 5 for $10.00. You'll find crochet, knitting and sewing patterns to make all kinds of great things for babies on up to Grandma. Check out her blog and shop for more details.

Styren Designs is a husband and wife run shop where you'll find wooden, acrylic or polymer clay pens. They also have wooden bottle stoppers that would go great with a bottle of wine for a gift. Mothers Day is just around the corner, enjoy 10% off any items in this shop.

As you can see, there are tons of talented people selling tons of great items at great prices on Etsy. Take advantage of these sales and get quality handmade items while you're at it.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Where The Art of Letter Writing Is Not Dead

Pinky Creations is my latest Etsy artist feature. Upon entering her shop you'll see "where the art of letter writing is not dead," a statement that says a lot about this shop. You'll find everything you'll need to send great cards and letters. From greeting cards and mini note cards to stickers and gift tags. When looking at the stationary here, you'll see the artist puts a lot of creative thought and attention to detail into every item.

It's owned by Lisa from Toronto, ON. Lisa is a stay at home mom of a three year old with one more on the way. She loves reading a good book and having Rocky Road ice cream. When asked what inspires her, she said nature and her family. With kids around there's never a lack of inspiring material.

I couldn't pick just a few of her items to feature, because I truly love her whole shop. Pinky Creations has something for every style and taste. There's whimsical and girly to chic and sophisticated. But, for the sake of the readers I tried to pick four of my favorites.

If you're like me, you long to send those cute, handmade greeting cards, but just don't find the time to make them. Lift the spirits of someone you love by sending them a card from Pinky Creations.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Brand New Shop, Come Take a Look!

I'm sure you'll find this Etsy shop just as lovely as I did. Sand Petals Jewelry Design just opened in January and is owned by Debbie of Lakewood, Colorado. This momtrepreneur is married and a momma of three children. When she's not creating jewelry, she loves to spend time outdoors and enjoys photography.

Sand Petals Jewelry Design features a variety of earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Debbie's favorite is her Define Yourself Earrings. Here are a few of my favorites.

Sand Petals Jewelry is usually inspired by a beautiful bead or 'color of the day.' Stop on by and check out this new Etsy shop, see if Debbie has created something that fits your 'color of the day.' There is something for everyone in this shop, and at great prices!