Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Trying something new!

I have never been into making scrapbooks but I do love all the great scrapbooking papers and accessories that you can buy. During Christmas, I made some hang tags for my jewelry that was displayed at the Plantation Pines Christmas Tree Farm gift shop. That was fun and pretty easy, so when I needed some thank you cards for the mom's in my son's class who helped with parties all year, I thought I would try my hand at making them.

I already had white card stock so I wanted paper that would coordinate. I ended up getting a pink stripe paper that was full of summer colors and combined that with a pink floral with coordinating colors. I found a "thank you" stamp at Michaels in the $1 bin and used black ink to stamp my thank yous onto pink vellum. I cut the thank yous out with my crafty decorative scissors, glued them to the floral paper which was then glued to the striped paper then to the card stock. WHEW!

Then I decorated the cards with little colored metal flower brads. I'm sure there is a scrappy way of making the holes for the brads but I didn't know what it was. So I just used my ice pick. All in all though, I think they turned out nice, especially for my first time. I mailed them out today so we shall see. One of the mom's is a crafty scrapper so I'm sure she will have some pointers for me on how I can improve - and maybe even tell me the secret to making the brad holes so that I don't have to use the ice pick! LOL Here are my pics!

Not bad for a first try huh????

Monday, May 19, 2008

Etsy Texas Crafters Featured Team Member

In appreciation for all that she does to support our team and our team members, this week’s Featured Member is Liz of LavenderLizard. Liz lives in San Antonio, TX, and creates fabulous crocheted apparel, accessories, scrubbies, supplies, and gifts!
Liz is a very active member of the ETC Team! Until recently, she was our ETC Cares Coordinator, and she is now creating amazing treasuries for our team (see our
ETC Spotlight Treasuries posts).
Thanks, Liz, for all that you do!

View Liz's shop here:

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Etsy Texas Crafters Featured Member of the Week!

This week the Etsy Texas Crafters featured member is Cyn of http://simplycynful.etsy.com.
Read all about her here: http://www.etsytx.org/wordpress/
in the Etsy Texas Crafters blog!

While your there, sign up for our newsletter so we can keep you posted on our sales and special events!

A quick shout out to Milly, our awesome team leader who works really hard for Texas crafters! Thanks Milly!

So many ideas, so little time!

I have listed several new things in my etsy shop this week. Here are some picks of some pretty new stuff!

Check out my Etsy shop at http://handmadewhimzy.etsy.com !

Friday, May 9, 2008


To all the MOM's out there - HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Handmade Whimzy will be at the Children't Miracle Network Arts and Crafts show TOMORROW, Saturday, May 10 from 9 am to 4 pm.

It is located at the First Christian Church on the corner of Loop 323 and S. Broadway. If your in the area, stop by and get a great handmade item for Mom, Granny, Auntie or whoever!

Monday, May 5, 2008


It's time for another amazing ETC First Mondays Sales Event! And this one is extra-special for us, as this month we are celebrating our team's 2nd "birthday"!!!

♥ With 50 ETC shops participating this month, there's something for everyone, including LOTS of great deals! But don’t daudle . . . these sales and special offers are only available from 12:01 am to 12:00 Monday, April 7th, Central Time (that's 1:01am Monday to 1:00am Tuesday, Etsy Time).

♥ Please join our mailing list & receive our monthly newsletter to hear about that month's sales & other events, plus get a special "newsletter-only" coupon valid on purchases from our team shop. Join via our team blog at http://www.etsytx.org/wordpress

♥ To find our creations, search for our team tag of TeamEtsyTx
♥ Interested in joining ETC? Submit your information via our website at http://www.etsytx.org/contact.html

♥ Here’s the awesome sales list for this month -- please wait for revised invoices unless sales listing specifies that items are already marked down (or gives other instructions).

♥ ETC TEAM SHOP = http://etsytexascrafters.etsy.com/ Buy Any Item in our team shop, Get a Taste of Texas grab bag of your choice 50% off

♥ %-Off Sales: Discount does NOT apply to shipping unless specified http://2muchstuff2day.etsy.com - Handknit cloths, reuseable swiffer-esque covers, baby hats, felted bowls and natural stone jewelry 25% off all items in shop http://angelsandoutlaws.etsy.com - Purses, jewelry, vintage pieces and collage art with a vintage feel 20% off all items in shop
http://apachemoon.etsy.com - Unique & Custom Silver Jewelry for a Joyous Spirit 20% off all items in shop
http://artbyjc.etsy.com - Original paintings, painted on leaves, ACEOs , bookmarks, wood & metal 15% off all items in shop
http://barbsgarden.etsy.com - Fine Art at reasonable prices 15% off all Studio sale items in shop, 10% off all other items in shop
http://beautifulmemories.etsy.com - Beautiful, lifelike Reborn dolls 10% off all items in shop http://christinasmagic.etsy.com - Wearable Art, Paper Goods, Paintings, & ACEOs 10% off all items in shop
http://claytiger.etsy.com - Funky, Chunky Copper, Silver & Polyclay Jewelry 20% off all items in shop (except collaborative items - raku crosses), plus Free Shipping http://ComfortAndJoyCrochet.etsy.com - Fun & cozy hand crocheted scarves 20% off all items in shop
http://crossties.etsy.com - Handknit Scarves & Accessories, Purses & Aprons 15% off all items in shop, plus Free Shipping for all purchases of $50 or more (after discount) http://DuctTapeAndDenim.etsy.com - Vintage papers, ephemera, fabrics, & mixed media collages 20% off all items in shop
http://ebraunnagel.etsy.com - Handmade handbags, accessories and household items 15% off all items in shop
http://emilydeweesjewelry.etsy.com - Vintage Buttons, Glass drops, Portrait photo pendants 20% off all regularly priced items in shop
http://fabfrills.etsy.com - Handbags created from recycled and new materials, and art dolls with attitude 20% off all items in shop
http://handmadewhimzy.etsy.com - unique jewelry, pendants, bookmarks and handpainted items 15% off all items in shop (excludes shipping charges and custom orders) http://jmday.etsy.com - Felt toys, blankets & accessories 25% off all items in shop http://joyceweaver.etsy.com - Original Handcrafted Bears, Dolls, Mixed Media, and Watercolor 10% off all items in shop, and as always Free Domestic (US) Shipping http://killerbeedesigns.etsy.com - Purses, Biz Card Holders, Art Quilts, Wine Bottle Carriers, & Skull Themed Items! 20% off all items in shop
http://laurenminco.etsy.com - Fun, funky art for adults and children - prints and originals 15% off all items in shop (excludes originals over $100)
http://lucybluestudio.etsy.com - Eclectic jewelry and art 15% off all items in shop, and as always, Free Shipping on all purchases
http://MermaidGallery.etsy.com - Oil Paintings, 3 Dimensional works, Prints and Stationary 20% off all items in shop (NOTE: Purchases will not be shipped until we return from vacation on May 20th)
http://miasophia.etsy.com - handmade jewelry and stained glass 20% of all items in shop http://Mydesigncollectibles.etsy.com - Polymer Clay Creations and Barn Wood Crosses 10% off all items in shop
http://refabulous.etsy.com - Recycled items are blended with new materials to create one-of-a-kind, hand-made articles 20% off all items in shop
http://sparklystrandz.etsy.com - Beaded jewelry, baby jewelry and crochet baby onesies and gifts 15% off all items in shop
http://starmekcreations.etsy.com - Beautiful Pearl Handcrafted Jewelry 20% off all items in shop
http://sugarlovehoney.etsy.com - Tutus, wreaths, baby & wedding corsages, pillowcase dresses, blankets 10% off all items in shop
http://SweetWolf.etsy.com - Funky handmade bags and aprons, home decor 25% off all items in shop
http://tpdesign.etsy.com - Handmade home decor & paper goods 10% off all items in shop (except accordion books), plus Free Gift Wrapping if requested
http://VictoriaB2007.etsy.com - Jewelry, stationary, prints,hand stitched items,wine charms,leather items 20% off all items in shop (NOTE: Purchases will not be shipped until we return from vacation on May 20th)
http://windtwirler.etsy.com - Unique and Useful Gifts and Accessories 15% off all items in shop

♥ BOGO Sales – Discounts apply to item of equal or lesser value & discount does not include shipping unless specified
http://bybethstudio.etsy.com - One-of-a-Kind Quilted Items, such as art postcards, journals, mini-quilts and wall hangings Buy One, Get One 50% off
http://happyday.etsy.com - Beautifully designed knitting patterns and homemade baby/momma supplies Buy One Pattern, Get One Free - Just let her know which pattern you pick for your second in the "Notes to Seller" box during checkout
http://jachlomi.etsy.com - jewlery, kids' clothes, and lots of other stuff Buy One, Get One 50% off
http://lavenderlizard.etsy.com - Crocheted apparel and accessories & more Buy One, Get One 50% off
http://quotentials.etsy.com - One-of-a-Kind fused glass jewelry and home accessories Buy One, Get One 50% off (excludes cords, chains, and wires)
http://sassysoapsnsuch.etsy.com - Handcrafted Melt/Pour Soaps - Fun & Unique and Smells so YUMMY Buy One soap, Get a second soap Free (free soap will be same as soap ordered - no need to wait for adjusted invoice)
http://scribbles.etsy.com - Beaded pens and pencils Buy One, Get One 50% off (excludes custom orders)
http://spt2.etsy.com - Fully illustrated tutorial eBooks for Pet items. Buy Both the Collar and Vest eBooks, Get the Bed eBook Free
http://thepaperelephant.etsy.com - Handmade cards and paper favors, baby blankets, and misc. supplies Buy One, Get One 50% off
http://thistlecraft.etsy.com - Handpainted glass & window clings, CD collage cards, crochet scarves, & other fun stuff Buy One, Get One 50% off (excludes Standing Sunflowers painting and custom orders)
http://thymeformyself.etsy.com - Natural Homemade Soap Buy One bar of soap, Get One Free http://tiddlyinks.etsy.com - Original, one-of-a-kind illustrations created in watercolor and ink, as well as cards and custom nameplates Buy one item under $30, Get One 50% off (excludes items over $30 and items already on sale)
http://Ultratrixie.etsy.com - Vintage finds, destash supplies and random goodies Buy One, Get One Free

♥ Free Shipping
http://cinnascents.etsy.com - Retro Style aprons Free Shipping on all items in shop http://DesignsbyCher.etsy.com - Handcrafted Jewelry created with Love & Care Free First ClassShipping on all items in shop
http://lasewcouture.etsy.com - Mod Inspired Children's Clothes Free Shipping on all items in shop
http://SexyPurses.etsy.com - Beautiful one-of-a-kind purses, handbags, totes & accessories Free Shipping on all items in shop
http://theyellowroses.etsy.com - Bags, large & small & mosaics Free shipping on all items in shop
http://tinalewis.etsy.com - wheel and hand built pottery and ceramic art Free shipping on all items in shop, plus Free Gift Bead with purchase (one per customer, please)

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