Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
So dig in your closet for those special occasion dresses that don't fit, won't fit, and even if they did they don't fit your age anymore & help someone else look like a million bucks. To make a donation, contact Rachel Dean at 254-539-9875 or send and email momof3terrors (at) aol (dot) com.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
By random selection, the winner of the monogram notecard set giveaway is Kathleen. She'll get a lovely set of Teal medallion notecards with her monogram "K".
Thank you so much to everyone that entered. Hope to see you again here soon!
Friday, November 21, 2008
The first batch was 8 Thank You cards for the NICU parents to flyingnunns to help make the holidays a little easier. The Thank Yous are a chocolate brown with a taupe and brown snow-flakish medallion in the back. I also added a golden brown rhinestone for a little sprakle, and individually wrapped the card with the envelope using a dark chocolate heavy cardstock. Can you tell how much I love the word "chocolate"??
I also sent 2 sets of lovely Happy Holidays cards to Azaiez for the Princeton Public Service Auction. They'll be included in some nice baskets for donors to bid on, of which all proceeds will be donated to the Greater Donnelly Neighborhood Initiative, which supports after-school programs for tutoring and gang-resistance activities for the youth of North Trenton county New Jersey.
I sent one set of ice blue cards design with my medallion design with falling snowflakes and one set of chocolate design cards with the same medallion from the Thank Yous. On the blue cards I added a crystal clear rhinstone on both "H's" and for the brown cards a brown and gold rhinestone. Both sets were wrapped using coordinating heavy cardstock.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
It seems that there's a shortage of items on Etsy that are fit for men besides scarves and handmade soap, so I decided to design a new line of grunge themed stationery as a departure from my cutesy side. Cards and calendars are coming to my shop soon.
I'm loving the free brushes I found with swirls, spatters, dots, as well as the cool fonts and such that I've pillaged from the web. You can Google "free fonts" and "free brushes eps" to get a lot of goodies that are nice for digital art, cards, scrapbooking, websites, and more!
I thought I'd try some neutral palletes first. Do you prefer neutral, or more brightly colored pallettes for your greeting cards? Tell me what you think.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
You have your color choice of Pink, Teal, or Lavender Medallion Monogram cards. Monogram notes make an elegant statement to send to others and a nice gift too! Click on each picture for a larger, more detailed view.
This feminine and intricate design was inspired by a custom order request for engagement invitations for an Indian couple, along with my favorite classy color combinations of pink, teal, and lavender contrasting with rich chocolate brown. These are custom designed and printed by me on high-quality rigid card stock and tent-folded for 5.5 inch x 4.25 inch cards.
I know I'll be buying hand-made this Christmas as much as I can to help out my fellow small-biz owners. To enter my card set giveaway, post a comment here about your favorite item from my shop, and your monogram card choice and mongram initial by midnight (CST) Friday, November 21 to get in on the fun!
(Please note: I had a different favorite item for people to choose before, so don't be confused by the first 9 or 10 comments you see. Everyone is still entered that made a comment.)
This is part of a blog carnival by Etsy Greetings Team and is also featured on Esculon's Giveaways. Go back to the main Etsy Greetings Blog Carnival page to enter other giveaways for great handmade cards.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
She's a card maker and has already assembled a really nice sum of little knit hats, booties and gloves, onsies, and other items to put into 30 gift bags. You can read her blog post on Premie Presents to see what items she's trying to get for the gift bags.
Since I make cards too, I'll be sending her some Thank You notes to put along with the packages for the parents to give to nurses or friends and family. If you'd like to help, put a post on your blog, Twitter about it, or send her some items.
I'll be posting here again once Lady Nunn has an update.
What are you selling for Christmas? If you sell ornaments, what types? Have your sales increased yet?
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Visit Etsy.com and search using tag "thanksgiving sale" between Thursday November 27 and Monday December 1 to shop with special discounts only available during those 5 days.
Each Etsy store will have their own sale terms, clearly marked in the "Shop Announcement" (in the gray box above the items they are selling). All stores accept Paypal as payment, and many stores accept other payment methods, so it's hassle free!
Thanks to heather knitz designs for organizing it!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
timothy adam designs: Squeezing Your Advertising Dollars
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Today's feature is from Helene http://helenesdreams.blogspot.com/, and a is a great post about two little girls with great big hearts doing something for an orphan in China. Read the full post here:
HelenesDreams.etsy.com: 8 and 9 Year Old's Fundraising on Etsy!
If you scroll further down the page she has more information about other charities along with the most gorgeous set of earring I've seen in a while for sale in her shop.
Anyone who see this post and types in the coupon code "tbaeconstim10" upon checkout will get 10% off their order from my shop.
Use the code "tbaeconstim20" and get 20% your order of $30 or more.
Use the code "tbaecon5free" and get 5 FREE Christmas cards with your purchase of a 15 card set!
The discount will be applied via a revised Paypal invoice or the appropriate amount of Paypal refund if you pay right away.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
By the way, all of my cards have free shipping to anywhere in the U.S.A. until November 15 at my shop.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
The original photo was taken in what I thought was bright enough light. I had also cropped the picture to be a square 480x480 pixels using plain jane Microsoft Paint.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
You can make your own photo cube from 5 pictures and print it yourself from the PDF that's generated. I love it!