Friday, November 30, 2007

It's almost time for another great Etsy Texas Crafters First Monday Sale!

That's right, the Etsy Texas Crafters are gearing up for another First Mondays Sales & Special Offers Event (Monday, Dec 3rd). We are loading up our shops with lots of great stocking stuffers and gift ideas, and getting ready for a super-sized sale!

In addition to our sales and specials this month, we will be also be featuring the following:

Holiday Chat: Heather of will be hosting a chat about stocking stuffer ideas, featuring craft projects & etsy shopping -- check our website at next Monday for additional information.

ETC First Monday Lucky Shopper: With every purchase from one of our First Monday participating shops, your name will be entered into a drawing for a free Taste of Texas goodie box (similar to If you buy two items, then you will get 2 entries in the drawing. Buy 6 items, and get 6 entries! Drawing will be held & winner notified/announced on Tuesday, Dec 4th.

Be sure to check our website Sunday night for a full list of participating shops and their amazing sales and special offers -- sales do not start until 12:01am Monday Central Time (that's 1:01am Etsy Time), but you can certainly get a head start on your shopping plans!

See you next Monday!
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The sunshine is out today! Yeah!

For the first time in 5 days, the sun is out. Yeah! We have had rainy, cold weather and I just hate it. It makes me want to curl up and sleep and I can't because there is too much to do! Today I'm going to start the Christmas decorating. I'm sure it will take me the rest of the week!
I hope everyone is enjoying their Holiday Season, whether it be Christmas or Hanukkah. And if your looking for a gift for someone special in your life, please check out my shop on etsy where I have affordable, beautiful pieces of jewelry, hand painted items, and now New handmade beaded bookmarks. My new bookmarks are perfect for the male or female in your life who likes to read!

Here is my Tiger's Eye bookmark:

I heart Mom bookmark:

Let is Snow bookmark:

Hope you like them!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Friday is here!

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone (and been eaten) and it's now time to start frantically shopping for Christmas. The newspaper was full of stories this morning about people sitting outside retail stores since 11:30 am Thanksgiving day, waiting for the big sale. I personally, never go out on Black Friday. The idea of being crowded in a building with lots of other people and then standing in line forever trying to pay for something, gives me the heebee geebees.

It's also time to start the old Christmas decorating. If your looking for a beautiful, fresh cut tree - look no further than Plantation Pines Christmas Tree Farm in Tyler, Texas. They have beautiful trees in a gorgeous country setting with FREE hot chocolate and a wonderful gift shop where you can do all your shopping. I am selling my jewelry pieces in their gift shop for the second year in a row and I hope everyone really enjoys them. I've taken some really pretty pieces out there so if your in the area, stop in and browse. Even if your not in the market for a fresh tree, the gift shop is worth the drive. Check out their website at You will not be disappointed.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Getting ready for Plantation Pines Christmas Tree Farm!

I am getting some of my jewelry pieces ready to take to the AWESOME gift shop out at Plantation Pines Christmas Tree Farm. They will be opening their doors next weekend for all the Christmas tree shoppers coming to chop down a tree. It is located between Tyler and Lindale off of Hwy 69 North and is definitely worth the drive. Their trees are beautiful and their gift shop has soooo many cute things (including mine, of course). If your in the area, stop by and see.

But never fear, my etsy shop will remain open for all of your holiday needs! My earrings make great stocking stuffers and I have cell phone charms that are too cute!

As an added feature, you can get your purchase gift wrapped for only $1.00 and I will mail it out to the gift recipient if you so choose.

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving?

And soon the Christmas season will be in full swing! We have some neighbors up the street from our house who seem to compete with each other every year with yard decorations. They live across the street from each other and every year their yards get brighter and brighter. I bet their electric bills are gianormous! We are just waiting for the first decoration to go up and we think it will be this coming weekend. The great thing about it though, is that no one else needs to turn on their regular outside lights because those 2 houses light up our whole neighborhood.

It does look pretty though!

Monday, November 5, 2007

It's not too late - 4 more hours for some great sales from Etsy Texas Crafters!

You still have 4 more hours to shop for the Etsy Texas Crafters 1st Monday Sale!

Don't miss out - there won't be another one for a whole month!

I just listed these earrings:
And all earrings in my shop are 20% off for the next 4 hours!

Great Christmas/Hanukah gifts or just a present for yourself :)

Here is a list of other ETC'ers who are also having sales:
%-OFF SALES: DISCOUNT DOES NOT APPLY TO SHIPPING UNLESS SPECIFIED - Handmade knitted items & natural stone jewelry 20% off one item OR Buy two items and get 50% off the 2nd (equal or lesser priced) item - Beaded, collaged and mixed media ART creations25% off all items in shop, and as always, Free Shipping on all purchases - Fine Art10% off all items in shop - Handmade jewelry (from retro/mod to earthy) & photography10% off all items in shop - One-of-a-kind quilted items, such as mini-quilts, fabric postcards and wall hangings20% off all items in shop - Handbeaded jewelry, fairy wings, Desk Dots, painted home decor items and more20% off all items in shop - ACEOs, handmade jewelry, handpainted clothing, decorative ceiling fan and light pulls10% off all items in shop - Retro style aprons, totes, and other sew beautiful things20% off all items in shop - Hand-crafted original jewelry creations 20% off all items in shop, plus Free Shipping on purchases of $50 or more (after discount) - Unique crafts, jewelry, and suppliesAll Supplies are...Buy 1 listing, Get 25% off - Buy 2 listings, Get 40% off - Buy 3 or more listings, Get 50% off (Discount taken off total purchase price, shipping not included); also, all items in "BOGO SALE" section are Buy One, Get One Free. (Free item must be of equal or lesser value, and shipping is not included for free.) - Vintage ephemera, collage kits, Bingo card collages, vintage silverware magnets, & other vintage items15% off all items in shop - Handbags created from recycled and new materials, and art dolls with attitude.20% off all items in shop - One-of-a-Kind handmade jewelry & handpainted decorating items 20% off all earrings in shop - Handmade jewelry using fine & funky stones, plus the odd knitted scarf15% off all items in shop (prices have already been reduced), plus Free Domestic (US) Shipping) - Felt toys, blankets & accessories25% off all items in shop - Crochet hats, painted canvas cuffs, paper bracelets, & magic wands33% off all items in shop, plus Free Shipping, world wide, until Christmas - Purses, wine bottle carriers, fabric postcards, & skull themed items20% off all all items in shop - Handmade jewelry, crochet and gift tags20% off all items in shop, plus Free Gift with every jewelry purchase - Eclectic jewelry and art 15% off all items in shop, and as always, Free Shipping on all purchases – Charm bracelets, photo mosaics, & supplies20% off all items in shop, and as always, a Free Gift with purchase - Revamped vintage jewelry, soldered pendants, ocean inspired jewelry, & more25% off all items in shop, plus Free Shipping on purchases over $30 (after discount) - Fused glass jewelry and home accessories50% off all items in Clearance section, plus Free Domestic (US) Shipping on all jewelry - Recycled items blended with new materials to create one-of-a-kind, hand-made articles20% off all items in shop - Watercolors, photographs, jewelry, and prints 20% off all items in shop, plus Free Shipping on purchases of $50 or more (after discount) - Handmade home decor & paper goods 10% off all items in shop (except accordion books), plus Free Gift Wrapping if requested - Custom nursery art and stationeryin celebration of reaching 300 hearts, first 3 buyers will receive 50% off instock items under $25(excluding shipping and other coupons); Custom orders, 10% off (excluding shipping and other coupons) (please addd ETC to your buyer's notes and wait for a revised invoice) – Ceramics, paintings, photography, doodles, & more15% off all items in shopBOGO SALES - DISCOUNTS APPLY TO ITEM OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE & DISCOUNT DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING UNLESS SPECIFIED – Fine art photography prints, greeting cards, & ACEOsBuy One, Get One Free on all prints (print of equal or lesser value will be free -coupons cannot be used with this offer) - Whimsical bath & body luxuriesBuy One, Get One 50% off (wholesale & custom items not included) - Purses,jewelry,baby stuff, vintage findsBuy One, Get One 50% off, plus Free Shipping on purchases of 4 or more items - Beaded jewelry and embellished denims for childrenBuy One, Get One 50% off - Crocheted apparel and accessories & more Buy One, Get One 50% off - Beaded pens and pencilsBuy a regular size pen, and Get a Free mini pen or pencil of your choice - Fun and Funky accessories (tote bags, purses, switchplates, & more) for you and your homeBuy One, Get One 50% off, plus Free Shipping on purchases over $50 (after discount)FREE SHIPPING - One-of-a-kind, handpainted and "Watch Part Pendants"Free Shipping on all pendants - Holiday Open House - Arts Beads, Jewelry, Ornaments and new Snowmen PendantsFree Shipping, plus receive a Free Gift with purchase, and surprise bonuses posted throughout the day - Handmade jewelryFree Shipping on all purchases – Miscellaneous suppliesBuy 4 "Just Enough" packets, and receive Free Shipping, and as always, a Free Gift with purchase - Hand-thrown and hand-built ceramic art and potteryFree Shipping on all purchasesOTHER SALES/SPECIAL OFFERS - Original paintings (mostly painted on leaves), ACEOs , bookmarks & Texas birdhouse bootsItems marked down $2 to $5 off regular price in the First Mondays Specials section in shop, plus receive a Free Gift with every purchase - Animal, Hearts & Unique One-of-a-Kind Vintage Glass BeadsEnd of Season sale section in shop (prices have already been reduced) - Handmade Handbags and More$5 off any handbag over $20 - Lots of charm bracelets with saint medalsReceive a free pair of earrings with the purchase of a bracelet or necklace - Stitch markers for crochet and knittingReceive a Free blue button row marker with every purchase (one per customer, please)

Friday, November 2, 2007

All Earrings on sale 20% off this weekend!

It's Etsy Texas Crafters First Monday Weekend Sale! So I had to get a jump on things and offer my sale starting now and going through 12 midnight on Monday. I have ALL earrings on sale for 20% off this weekend only. So shop now and save them for Christmas!

I have some cool Christmas earrings and bracelets that I still have to list and I will work on that tomorrow! Where has the week gone??? Can you believe it's already November??