Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sneak Peak!

2nd Etsy Shop Coming Soon!

I wanted to give you a sneak peak of my new Etsy shop!  I should have it ready within the next week.  This new shop will feature home decor, particularly monograms hangings and name wall art.  Great for baby and kids' rooms.

I have combined my love for scrapbooking and decoupage to create one-of-a-kind pieces.  I have not seen similar items on Etsy so I am hoping to have great success.

In addition, I will have other decorations including mats for picture frames and other decor.  Look for more to come soon and keep checking my blogs for further updates.

Thanks for looking and be sure to look for Designer Decor coming soon.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Crafts 4 A Cure

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Help support a fellow Etsian raise money for a cure by purchasing from her shop - Crafts4acure 

She is almost at her goal for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day.  
See her progress by clicking this link 


100% of her proceeds are going to the 3 Day!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Featured Shop of the Week!

If you are looking for wonderful decor for a nursery, you have to visit:

 These are simply wonderful gifts for a baby shower or for your own little one.  She has many designs, please take a look!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sports Fever!

Now is the time when some of the most popular sports collide.  With football season now in full swing, the World Series of baseball coming up next month, and the start of basketball just around the corner what better time to through a sports themed party.

Designer Favors is now offering adorable party favor boxes!

These are great for a little boy's birthday party, sports party or as team gifts.
Fill with any kind or candy or goody you'd like.
These favors can be ordered all in one style or a mixed lot.  
Check them out at my Etsy shop 

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Kid-N Around Creations Giveaway

Kid-N Around Creations is Giving Away 
an Adorable set of Bunny Finger Puppets! 

is the Winner!
Enjoy your prize.
(winner chosen by using True Random Generator by

Kid-N Around Creations sells handmade products for children and the young at heart.  In her shop you will find everything from bibs, burp cloths, stuffed toys and quilts.  She also carries items for us older kids such as check-book covers, tissue cases, casserole covers and lap quilts. All items are made in a smoke free home and are prewashed before being sent out.

The Giveaway!

Here's how to enter:

1. Go to her shop at and find your favorite item.
2. Come back and post what item you like the best. Please be sure to leave your contact information. (1 entry)

Additional Entries (Leave a comment for each of the entries so it can be counted toward the giveaway):

- Post this Giveaway on your blog or Twitter Facebook - leave a comment with the link. (1 entry)

- Buy something from Kid-N Around Creations Shop within the giveaway dates-- you'll get 3 extra entries! (Be sure to comment three times if you bought something so you are counted).

This giveaway will run until September 25, 2009

Other Great Items from Kid-N Around Creations! 

Good Luck, the Winner will Be Announced!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Decoupage is coming

Designer Favors is working on a new technique - Decoupage!!!  The first item went up for sale today on Etsy:

Decoupage Chalkboard with Blue and White Accents

Look for new decoupage favor boxes and more to come. Keep following my blog for the newest updates.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Creative Cats!!!

My four furry friends have selected these great items from etsy.  Please visit their shops for more great items!!!

Taffy Chose:
 This Patriotic Kitty from KonaCreations is perfect for you Americana decor.

Patriotic Kitty was made using white plush flet that has been colored using a coffee stain. This kitty is full of American spirit and is wrapped in the American flag made of red, white & blue muslin which has also been coffee stained to give it an aged primitive feel. Kitty also sports a homspun bowtie accented with a rusted bell. Kitty hold a handpainted firecracker.

Kitty is approx. 11 inches tall and is weighted with plastic pellets to keep him standing tall. Kitty has button eyes and sisal whiskers.

Sebastian's Choice:
 Adorable Clay Kitties from Fliepsiebieps.

These kitty figurine is made with soft polymer clay (and soft accents for the nose and the ears) and measures approximately 1 inch tall. The gray whiskers and the white belly are painted with acrylics. How cute are these?

Dudley's Pick:
Beautiful Tabby Suncatcher from Living Glass Art.

Here's a fun cute stained glass tabby kitty cat face ornament suncatcher that measures 4 3/4 inches tall by 5 inches wide (12cm by 12.5cm).

Creamcicle's face is made using orange and white opal glass and purple amber glass for the nose and for the ears. The eyes are an emerald green glass glob/nugget/gem with hand painted pupils.

All of the pieces except for the globs have been hand cut and assembled using copper foil and solder. The entire piece is then wrapped with lead came with a loop attached to the back and about 4 inches (10cm) of chain included so you can hang your new kitty friend up right away. The metals have been chemically darkened with black patina and nicely polished.

Shelby's Find:
Kitty Note Pad Holder from Cards and Notes.

This is a multi colored cat post it note holder. These are great for gifts for teachers, friends pet lovers or just to keep for yourself. Great to put on your desk or counter.

The holder measures approximately 4" by 4". It holds a 3" by 3" note pad. The holder is made out of chipboard. It is covered with a multi colored cat designed paper on the front and back. The design may vary a bit as far as colors on the cats. The clip also has some of the designer paper on the front and back. It is finished with a brown ribbon.

When the post it notes are used up, you can simply put a new pad under the clip. One note pad is included.

A magnet can be added to the back of the holder if you plan to stick it on something. Just notate in the notes to seller that you would like one.
Also, she does custom orders!
These make great gifts for the cat lover in your life.  Don't forget the holidays are just around the corner!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I Made My First Sale!

I just had to let everyone know I made my first sale today.  I am so excited!  My son went to bed early so I hopped onto Etsy to check on my shop and there it was.  A missing feature item.  I thought, that's odd I wonder what happened to it.  Maybe it sold???  Sure enough it did.

This adorable set of Halloween gift boxes will be going to 4 "little monsters."  Definitely a Halloween Treat.