Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pay It Forward: Mid Week Pick Me Up ;)

(Some of the fun goodies I've been working on lately to brighten up this space ;) )

One of my favorite bead-y artists, Pippa Chandler (of Pips Jewellery), put up the most lovely post on Monday, speaking of a wonderful game!  I'm sure you've all heard of paying it forward, which I have always thought a good way to live, myself.  Doing random acts of kindness and such, knowing that someday... you don't know when... someone may do the same for you when you need it :).  So here is the game plan.

I'll send a surprise gift to the first three commenters on this blog post.  Something handmade by me, that will be a surprise... and I will send it to said three chosen sometime in the next 365 days :)  Surprise gift and it will arrive at a surprise time!  How fun is that?

All you have to do is leave a comment with your email address and sometime soon I will email you and  ask for your snail mail address and a few questions about your preferences (favorite colors, etc).

In order to complete your sign up, you MUST play along too!  You have to post a giveaway very similar to this on your own blog, for the first three commenters.  Otherwise it wouldn't keep our lovely bit of paying it forward going :)  So what are you waiting for?  Get commenting!  First three commenters are it!  I will announce the lucky three in another post once I have them!  :)

Pay it forward, dearhearts, it will make you feel good... and it keeps on going!  <3


Saturday, September 15, 2012

And the Winners Are...


The earrings go to...  #7  JLynn Jewels!

And the necklace goes to....  #12  kristibasket!
Yay!  Janice and Kristi please email or message me your addresses :)   Thanks for playing along guys, I'll do this again when I make 200 sales :)  And in case anyone is wondering, the sale is up through the weekend :)  35% off anything in my shop using the code:  CELEBRATION in the coupon code box at checkout!  Thank you so much for being here, I am grateful for each and every one of you!


Monday, September 10, 2012

A Celebration, A Sale, and a Giveaway!

Hello sweet friends!  How was your Monday?  Mine was busy!  Still settling into the eldest being in first grade :)  We'll get there!  Meanwhile...  last Thursday I hit 100 sales in my Etsy shop!  I am so very excited, and so grateful to all of you for your amazing support!  Now it's time for a big sale and a giveaway (or two or three...).  First up, if you head on over to my shop I am offering 35% off on everything in the shop, excluding only special orders, using the coupon code:  CELEBRATION in the coupon code box at checkout!  I have two new bracelets and a new necklace up that you might just want to take a peek at.. ;)

Now, onto the giveaway... I will be giving away this pair of pretty earrings to one of you lucky readers... all you have to do is share this post on FB, Twitter, on your blog, wherever you like!  Come back here and post a comment with a link to where you posted it and voila!  You are entered :)

No... I don't think one winner will be enough...  ok!  Next winner will win...

In the Sea

And I may just have one more thing to give away later this week...  the drawing for the two winners of the above necklace and earrings will be on Friday!  If you share more than one place leave me a comment for each share for more entries :)  Thank you all, you are the best!


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Celebrating Five Special Ladies

I am fortunate to be one of the people invited to join FB's Creative Bead Chat group and through it have gotten to better know five ladies whose work I had already greatly admired.  Today we are celebrating these ladies' hard work in giving us a fun place to play, to make new friends, and to get fantastic advice from others who understand our (bead-y) addiction ;).  Here are the five ladies names, examples of their gorgeous work, and links to their shops, please check them out!  They are all amazing!


Melinda Orr: 

Karen Totten: 

Marla Gibson:

Keirsten Giles:

Thank you so much for stopping in :)  I have FINALLY started putting new things up in the shop after a computer disaster rendered it nigh impossible to do.  I will have a post up in the next couple of days showing off, in the meantime the newest pieces are up in my Flickr photostream for your viewing pleasure ;)

I hope you are having a fantastic weekend so far, sweet friends! <3  OH!  Before I forget... I hit 100 sales in my shop!  WOOHOO!  And will be having a wee celebration SOON with a giveaway or a sale... or both... hmm... so keep your eyes peeled!  <3