Thursday, December 9, 2010

Bringing Back the Treasury Blog!

I've missed this blog! So....I'm bringing it back! It's been a long 6 months, but I'm back in the game and I'm excited about the many different things I have planned! I'll be doing treasuries on Etsy, and collections on Artfire, and sharing them both here! Today's treasury is dedicated to the Etsy Bead Weavers and our monthly competition! This is only the first of my treasuries because there are way to many entries to just do one treasury!

Simon and Garfunkel - EBWC 1

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Treasury Loving - Day 3

Two treasuries to share today - the first is cute and the second is simple awesome!

Treasury Loving - Day 2

I've been out of the blogging world for a bit due to migraines - but I'm back for today at least! I haven't made any treasuries myself today, but I found myself in two of them, and I found another one that I just really love! I'm kinda catching up on life and getting back into a routine right now, hopefully I'll be able to take the time to make some of my own treasuries again soon.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Treasury Loving - Day 1

Since Etsy opened the new Treasury East I've been really excited! It makes it easy for anyone who wants to create a treasury. Which is the main reason I had created this blog, I wanted to share more awesome items than I could by simply snagging treasury main's. Since we now have the T-East I'm going to change up the purpose of this blog a little. I'll still end up posting pictures now and again, but for the most part I'm just going to post links to my treasuries and others that I find. It's too much work other wise :P Sorry! So here's the first set of links, two of my recent one's and a great one that a friend made :)

Have a great day :)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

BNR's and More!

I have three great treasuries to show you today!
1 that I made and 2 that I'm featured in :)

I have another round of my on-going BNR up right now.
It's a great way to get your shop featured - and a lot of fun!
We usually have 2-4 sales per round.

Whimsy featured me in her BNR treasury!

And lastly, KRDesigns11 featured me in her

Monday, May 17, 2010

So Much to Share!

You know, I was really committed to renewing my focus, promoting, blogging, listing, and everything right? So I was planning on blogging on here today with the one treasury I made, and then I found out I was in two treasuries! I feel so special! Thanks guys!

First to Show off is my ongoing BNR!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hearts and Romance

Time for today's treasury round up!
I'm in a treasury and I made a treasury :)

My earrings are in this lovely treasury :)

And I thought I'd honor both Moms -
and the Etsy Bloggers!

Kreativ Blogger

Today I was awarded a blog award - the Kreative Blogger!

Now I'm supposed to share 7 things about myself:
1. I've recently started drinking lots of green tea.
2. I tend to take on more projects than I can handle.
3. I'm currently watching Fringe as I write this and catch up on e-mail.
4. I'm addicted to beads (wait! you already knew that one...)
5. I have a hard time thinking up things you guys probably don't know.
6. My water bottle is blue.
7. I haven't seen Avatar yet, but it's one of three movies I really want to see.

Krafty Max is the one who nominated me for this award.
Check out her awesome mermaid!

Now I'm supposed to nominate 7 of you - but I suck - so I'm not going too :P
If you think you deserve this award - put it on your blog!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ring Around the Rosey

Sorry - I know it's been a LONG time since I've posted on this blog! Life got busy/crazy/fun for awhile :) Have you seen the new Treasury East on Etsy? You can find it here. I love knowing that it doesn't expire! For now I'll be doing my treasuries for this blog through there :) Today's is "Ring Around the Rosey."

Saturday, April 10, 2010

BNR Spotlight on Tilt Creations!

Ok - I've featured both of the elf sisters (mods) for our BNR thread - now it's time to start featuring our participants! Theresa has been a good friend of mine for about as long as I've been on Etsy - and I love her bags! I have one of her clutches for my crocheting supplies. Check out her stuff - buy one of her great items - and become part of our BNR!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

BNR Spotlight on Elfling Creations!

Our BNR thread is still running - and we've had two sales so far! I'm hoping we'll see a lot more in the coming days and I have several ideas for promoting it :) Now to find the time...

Today's spotlight is on my Elfsister and co-moderator for our forum thread - Meri!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

BNR Spotlight on Rose Works Jewelry

My good friend Meri and I have started a Buy and Replace (BNR) thread in the Etsy forums! I'm really excited about this opportunity for free promotion - both for us and anyone who wants to participate! I'm going to try to feature one shop from the BNR thread on this blog a day - just to help give you shopping ideas! And because I'm starting the thread...I started with me :P

Monday, April 5, 2010

Rain - Brought to you by the Etsy Beadweavers

Today's theme is inspired by....the rain outside my window! It's been raining for a couple of days here and I'm getting quite sick of it! I know, I know, I know, I live in the great north west. This is part of the deal. I'd still rather have sunshine :P Check out these great finds from my Etsy Bead Weavers team! (search ebw team)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

You Could Be Here!

I finally got another round of my ongoing BNR up! You could be in it too? How? Well simple...go shop from any of these 12 shops, let me know who you bought from, and you get to take their place until YOU get a sale! Woohoo! Check it out now!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Featuring Dizzy Dragonflies!

Dizzy Dragonflies is this month's featured Etsy Blogger - and I'm almost too late to feature her! Oops. Which is a real shame - I love her yarn! It's so gorgeous looking! Some time I'm going to have to splurge and by some to play with :) Check it out for yourself:

Monday, March 29, 2010

Painting with Beads

Ever since I first discovered bead weaving I've been impressed with the versatility possible. One thing that particularly stuns me are the artists who manage to use their beads like paint. One of my team mates is one of those artists, and her latest piece has my jaw dropping! So of course I had to share it with you. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Featuring Grand Prairie Wood Works

Check out this beautiful wood work!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Fairy Tale Tribute

I always love participating in the monthly challenges that the Etsy Bead Weavers do. Sometimes I'm just watching and enjoying, other times I'm actually entering pieces, but I'm always blown away. I thought I'd start doing a monthly post with the top three winners - because they all deserve the recognition!

1st place by bead4me

2nd place by thistledew4u

3rd place by daniellart

Monday, March 8, 2010

You Are My Sunshine!

My blog received the Sunshine Award! Isn't that sweet?

Thank you so much Illeana!
Check out this beautiful pendant of hers:

In honor of the occasion I thought I'd do a treasury of team mates
in a Sunshine/Summer theme! These items are taken from the
Etsy Bead Weavers (search ebw team) and the Etsy Bloggers
(search etsy bloggers). I'm pretty sure most or all of them have blogs,
so if your in this treasury - consider your self nominated for the award!
Is this the lazy way? Maybe...but I'm having fun :P

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I Want You

Yay - I'm in another treasury! This one is curated by one of my team mates, enchantedbeads, and I love her work! Check out this piece....

The treasury will be up until Wednesday morning - until then you can find it here. My piece is the bottom center.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Artists Exposed

One thing I've seen and enjoyed over my time on Etsy is the "Artists Exposed" treasuries that I've seen! I've run into quite a few just browsing the treasuries, and many of my friends have been in them as well! Well now it's my turn! And it's awefully funny how excited I am about it considering I hate pictures of myself... My brother took the picture and he says it's me in my natural environment :P I'm third row, on the right, with my head cut off. (oops) You can see it here until Monday afternoon and here's my listing.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Treasury Loving :)

Last week one of my hemp bracelets was featured in a treasury! I didn't get a chance to promote the treasury while it was active (life's been like that lately) but Karen was kind enough to send me a screen shot so I can show it off anyway :) I'm the bottom center.

I found this necklace in Karen's shop - Mystic Wind. I fell in love with it instantly because I've always loved the big cats! Small cats I sometimes like and sometimes don't, but I've always thought if I was going to be an animal (and not a mythological one) it would be one of the big cats....

Friday, February 19, 2010

Featuring Tilt Creations!

Today I get to feature Theresa of Tilt Creations. Theresa is not only the featured Etsy Blogger of the month - she's also a great friend :) We've had lots of fun exchanging e-mails and ideas, and I always love seeing what new things she's coming up with! I also can attest to how awesome her work is - because I have one of her ziplet pouches and I use it almost every day for my crocheting supplies!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Featuring Bella-Sweet Jewelry!

Bella-Sweet Jewelry features bold, chunky, jewelry made from natural gemstones. If that's your style, you'll love this shop!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Featuring Awaken Jewelry

Awaken Jewelry is a lovely shop on Artfire that specializes in silver jewelry. Since the artist is a Christian, she focuses her work on her faith, and her beautiful pieces show that! Check them out:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Featuring swieky siggies :)

Have you been sitting there thinking "My shop (or blog) needs a facelift?" "I need better graphics?" Than this is the perfect shop for you to check out! A single Mom she prides herself in putting her all into her work and serving YOU, the customer. Come check it out:

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Featuring NoraKaren

I've always admired people who can draw and paint. Why? Because my own ability falls FAR short of theirs! Oh sure I can make a tree that's recognizable as a tree, and house that looks like a house, but if you want to get beyond 3rd grade I'm lost. I'm creative and artistic in all sorts of ways, just not those!

This artist is a team mate of mine and she amazes me not only for her talent at painting, but also because of the mediums she chooses to paint in. She paints on SHOES! I could never wear these shoes. There are many reasons for that:

1. High heels and I are a recipe for a sprained ankle.
2. Shoes do NOT stay looking nice on my feet for any length of time.
3. Nothing to wear them with. Seriously. I don't even own a pair of slacks.
4. I'm broke :P

If I had money though (and a bigger place to live) I could picture myself buying some of her shoes just to display!

Of course, as you'll see below, she does some other fantastic painting on other mediums. Check out her shop!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Featuring Hosslass Art!

I was your typical young girl (ok I was atypical in many ways, but in this way I was normal) and I always loved horses! I never really got to spend any time around them, but I read as many horsey books as I could put my hands on, and I spent hours dreaming! So I'm sure you can understand why I fell in love with this shop :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Featuring Two Belles and a Bead!

I found this lovely shop because they are riding the Artfire Crazy Train today! I hope you enjoy checking out their beautiful items :)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pastel Pleasures

Sorry this blog once again got neglected - when I get too busy or sick (this week I dealt with both) this is the first of my three blogs to go...

Today I wanted to show off this lovely treasury, Pastel Pleasures, by the lovely Mary T Designs. My Spirit Fairy necklace is featured in the lower left :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Featuring Suzanne Stevens!

I had a lot of fun browsing this fellow jewelry artist's shop! Suzanne Stevens has a create selection of bright and unique jewelry. I hope you have as much fun looking at her stuff as I did!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Essensu Rides the Crazy Train!

Today it's Essensu's turn to ride the Crazy Train on Artfire - and her stuff is worth checking out! I haven't had a chance to buy from her personally yet, but I talk to her all the time on Plurk, and she really knows her stuff! Not to mention she's always working on orders and developing new products, which tells me she has a great customer base, which tells me she has great customer service :D Check out her stuff!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Riding the Crazy Train!

I've been a part of the Artfire Crazy Train for awhile now - but I don't always have time to do my duty as a good train rider :( Lately things have been so busy I haven't been able to do much at all! So I'm trying to catch up by featuring 9 of this months riders (I rode this month, but thought I should skip myself). Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Featuring the Pacific North West!

These artists are all from a guild/team that started out on Artfire, and has since just grown and grown! I love being part of a group that is relatively local - I've even gotten to meet a few of my team mates!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Featuring the Facebook Fans on Etsy!

This is yet another great group of people - this time brought together by our use of facebook as a promotional tool! To see more items by this wonderful group search "ffest team" on etsy - or check out our fan page at:

Monday, January 11, 2010

Featuring the Etsy Bead Weavers!

I love this team, because I'm always being inspired every time I look at my team mates work! Not to mention that they are just a wonderful and supportive group of people :) To find more wonderful items by the Etsy Bead Weavers search "ebw" on etsy!

Friday, January 8, 2010

My On-going BNR is up Again!!!

A few months ago I started an on-going BNR, and then I was forced to take a break as things got just plan to insane in my life! But I'm back baby and as excited as ever!

So what exactly IS an on-going BNR? BNR stands for Buy and Replace. The way it works is I have 12 different shops featured. YOU get to go shopping in their shops and buy any one item out of their shops! You come back and tell me which shop and the transaction number, and then I add YOU into the BNR! You will continue to be in any BNR treasuries I snag until YOU get your own sale! Pretty awesome eh?

I just snagged this treasury this morning and we've already had two sales! It's up until Monday at 3:28am - so come check it out and see if there is something that catches your eye!

Btw - this picture was taken after the two new shops were added in :)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Featuring my dear Sweets!

One of the teams I belong to is the Bittersweets Daily Challenge. It's not really an official team, more a group of people who've banded together around the concept of being creative every day! We call each other the Sweets and you can find us on etsy by searching "dailychallenge." So with out further ado - here's some items by the Sweets!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Featuring the Etsy Bloggers Team

Now that I'm getting back into the swing of things...I have to feature my different lovely teams! First up is my beloved Etsy Bloggers team. You can find more of their awesome stuff by searching "etsybloggers team" on!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Featuring Dream Beadweaver

Yesterday I share a treasury that dreambeadweaver featured me in, today I wanted to show off her inspiring work!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year

It's been a while since I posted on this blog - life just got a wee bit too insane and out of my three blogs this is the one that gets dropped first! I'm hoping to be "back to normal" now though - and I'm starting off by showing you a lovely treasury by dreambeadweaver that I'm in :)