Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Black Friday Deals!

    I bet  you all know where you are going to go and what you are going to buy this Black Friday. Does it seem like there's just not enough time for everything? There is actually a way out! You can start shopping right now!

   Black Friday is already in effect for all these featured shops! Click on the collection below to find out about great deals they are offering (please read the announcement of each shop you are interested in)! There's just no better time to start Christmas shopping and save on your gift purchases! Make sure you take advantage of this chance! 

Happy shopping!
Mary, 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Branding

   I was looking to order business cards and my shop logo designed for a long time. I mentioned that to my friend one day while talking to her on the phone and she offered to do that for me! The fact is I didn't have a clue she could do anything like that! That was a nice surprise! 

So, here's my logo:

Avatar:

And business card (I already have them printed out))):

   P.S. Talk to your friends more often! Just call them for no reason!)))

Mary,


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child - Pack Your Shoe Box!
(Send your love and gift-filled shoe boxes to poor children worldwide)

How to get started:
1. Get an empty shoe box (you can order one with Operation Christmas Child logo here or use your own);
2. Determine who the gift will be for - a girl or a boy, and the child's age category. Download appropriate label from their website, print it out and tape it to your gift box;

3. Fill with gifts (go to this page for ideas, donation and drop off information);


4. Track your box online.

   I just started filling up my box with gifts, I didn't decide who it's going to be for yet. I'm also going to crochet something for the kid to wear. I still have a few days to finish (National Collection Week - November 14-21)! I know that whoever gets it will be one very happy child!)

Mary,

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Christmas Spirit

   Halloween didn't feel like Halloween at all this year with all these snow storms in New York... and power loss for 4 days... It was so freezing in the house that all I wanted to do the whole day was sit next to the fire-place curled up in a warm blanket and read books (which happened to be Christmas stories)). 


   Schools were closed, work was cancelled... it was just enough family time for me to realize that Christmas is coming VERY soon! So I started working on a new project - Christmas blanket:   


When it's finished, I will post a picture of it on my Facebook page for all of you to see.

Even the appearance of my Etsy shop has changed due to PromoFrenzy Treasure Hunt Event this November!


   The idea of the Treasure Hunt is to go through all listings in the shop in order to find the treasured item - one listing that contains special Treasure Hunt image. In the description of that listing you will find out how to get 25% off of all orders in my shop (HINT the special listing is located on the 1 page of my shop).
   There's a lot of different shops participating in this awesome event, and they all have different specials going on. Just make sure you read the shop announcement of each shop you are looking at (it's right below the shop banner as shown on the picture above) to see what they are offering. But the idea is still the same -         
TO FIND THE TREASURED ITEM!!!

And here's the list of all participating shops:
1. Trinkets N Whatnots - www.galla15.etsy.com  - Handmade Button, Crystal and Pearl Jewelry

2. Sewinggranny - www.etsy.com/shop/sewinggranny - Sewn items - baby, kitchen, home decor, holiday

3. CalliopeAZCreations - www.calliopeazcreations.etsy.com - Handmade Jewelry, Medicine Stones, Decorated Feathers

4. jQ jewelry designs - www.jQjewelrydesigns.etsy.com - Gemstone Jewelry that is Classic ... with an Edge

5. KrystalsJewelry - www.krystalsjewelry.etsy.com - Intricate Handmade Jewelry of all styles for all tastes

6. rooee - www.rooee.etsy.com - Quilts & quilted things, cloth dolls, fabric postcards

7. PaintedMemoriesByRos.etsy.com - Fine Art Note Cards and Prints

8. Peelirohini.etsy.com - Colorful and Unique Sterling silver , Gold fill Jewelry with Genuine Gemstones and/or Polymer Clay

9. www.etsy.com/shop/SunnyCrystals - Crystal Tumblestones, Natural Gemtone Jewellery & Decoupage Cards plus a bit of Vintage Jewellery

10. Symbolic Imports - www.SymbolicImports.etsy.com - Handmade Bath & Body - Lip balms, Sugar Scrubs, Handmade Soaps, Perfumes & more!

11. Beautifulswagstore - www.etsy.com/shop/beautifulswagstore - hair accessories, dog toys, baby gift sets, home decor, gift wrapping

12. Bijibijoux- www.etsy.com/shop/bijibijoux - Handmade jewelry/ beads/ supplies -

13. Newcreationz - www.etsy.com/shop/NewCreatioNZ - Fine art and photography craft

14. BountyOfBeads - www.etsy.com/shop/bountyofbeads - Handmade Bead Dangle Drop Charm Sets and Trinity Brass Findings, Jewelry Making Supplies

15. Fair Lady Boutique - www.etsy.com/shop/fairladyboutique - A Beading Boutique with vintage beads + components, Czech glass, gemstones, and custom made bead mixes

16. HollysFollyGlass - www.etsy.com/shop/HollysFollyGlass - Fine and fun Lampwork Glass Beads by artist Holly Dare.

17. Glitterbird Glass - www.etsy.com/shop/GlitterbirdGlass - Home decor and jewelry made from beautiful fused glass.

18. CrochetedbyCharlene - www.etsy.com/shop/CrochetedbyCharlene - Beautiful crocheted afghans, accessories, and much more.

19. Camillescloset- www.etsy.com/shop/Camillescloset - Handmade jewelery items.

20. Prittify - www.etsy.com/shop/Prittyfy - Handmade Jewelry, Modern, Altered Art, Steampunk

21. Crystalphotography - www.etsy.com/shop/crystalphotography - Fine Art Photography Prints and Greeting Cards

22. iaFlowerPower - www.etsy.com/shop/iaFlowerPower - Whimsical Crocheted and Knitted Baby Hats and more

23. Gabby's Quilts - www.etsy.com/shop/GabbysQuilts - Handcrafted Quilts, Tablerunners, Wallhangings and Embroidered Gifts

24. CNJ Ceramics - www.etsy.com/shop/CNJCeramics - Contemporary Clay Jewelry and Home Decor

25. LostLemonade - www.etsy.com/shop/LostLemonade - Body Care Products made to cleanse, moisturize and soothe

26. RomanticThoughts - RomanticThoughts.etsy.com - Handcrafted Jewelry, PreMade Scrapbook Pages, Vintage Items and More

27. Ooh Leela! - isabelafelix.etsy.com - Handmade dish towels and trendy accessories

28. KatersAcres - katersacres.etsy.com - Polymer Clay Creations, Trinkets, & Treasures with a Whimsical Feel

29. Magda - magdamagdaFashion.etsy.com - custom clothing, accessories and supplies

30. Ugly Duckling Beads - www.etsy.com/shop/uglyducklingbeads - Handmade glass beads, digital collage sheets, tutorials, and jewelry

31. BellaTheBead - www.bellathebead.etsy.com - Handcrafted jewelry and supplies with vintage soul

32.IdeasBloom - www.ideasbloom.etsy.com - Handcrafted decorative wreaths

33. Greenhouse Glassworks - www.greenhouseglassworks.etsy.com - Fused Glass Jewelry, Stained Glass Home Decor, and Handmade Cards and Tags

34. Five Supplies - Five0101.etsy.com - All the supplies you need to create

35. TheMayFlower Fashions - themayflower.etsy.com - Fun & Stylish Fashion Designs for Women

36. Something Wyrd- www.SomethingWyrd.Etsy.com - Handcrafted jewelry and beaded charms

37. iluvmarin - iluvmarin.etsy.com - Greeting cards, scrapbooks, cupcake toppers, & festive banners

38. Lexilouflowers - www.etsy.com/shop/LexiLouFlowers?ref=si_shop - Hair Accessories, Feather headbands, and Hair ties

39. Mt Baldy Glassworks www.mtbaldyglass.etsy.com - fused glass jewelry and home decore

40. LexiekinPrints - www.etsy.com/shop/LexiekinPrints - Personalized, customized and Printable Invitations, tags, cards and more!

41. Turtlexiii- www.turtlexiii.etsy.com - Sterling Silver Jewelry with Swarovski Crystals and Pearls, Gemstones & more.

42. IsabellesAttic- www.isabellesattic.etsy.com - aprons, accessories, baby items and more

43. AshlynDesign - www.ashlyndesign.etsy.com - Artisan handmade lampwork beads, metal charms, and finished jewelry

44. eveyinorbitshop - www.eveyinorbitshop.etsy.com - Mixed media art, original aceo and zines.

45. Suzie Tenzer - www.susietenzer.etsy.com - Original fine art paintings and prints

46. LindaB - www.lindab142.etsy.com - Artisan crafted beaded and wire wrapped jewelry, Jewish jewelry and accessories, wire beaded kippot

47. DellCoveSpices - dellcovespices.etsy.com - hand mixed spices, magnetic spice kits, cocktail sugars & margarita salts, organic popcorn, popcorn toppings & other treats

48. OverTheMoonGifts - overthemoongifts.etsy.com - personalized gifts, accessories, and home decor 

49. craftycreations81 - www.etsy.com/shop/craftycreations81 - Peacock feather items, wedding items and items for newborns/children

50. nan gates designs - www.nangatesdesigns.etsy.com - Fabric handbags, totes and accessories

51. ProdigyCrafts - www.prodigycrafts.etsy.com - Crocheted Clothing, Accessories and Gifts



Happy Hunting!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Painted Lips

Browsing different websites related to arts and crafts I came across some of the artwork images of one very creative artist - Paige Thompson. I bet a lot of people have seen 'Animal-Lipstick series' before, but I write my posts as I discover))) And now I would like to share my discovery with you:


What animals do you think they are?

Mary,






Friday, September 16, 2011

How to create an awesome slideshow

   I recently discovered this awesome website where you can create a slideshow of pictures with your work (or any other pictures - you can upload them from your computer or retrieve them from your Facebook). You can also add text and music to your video. And then post it on Facebook (your profile, business page and even your friend's wall!) and Twitter after it's done. This website provides step-by-step instructions on how to do it. It's very simple! 
   Check out my video that I just created:

I love the way it came out! 
The next thing I'm going to do is ...another slideshow (using some family pictures this time)! 

Mary,

Painted hands

Look at all these painted hands!!! Don't you think it's amazing?! I am totally speechless!







 I love them all, going to check out that website now!) 
Have you seen anything like that?

Mary,





Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Enjoying a nice day

This is what I do when I'm not online!  I'm trying to spend as much time as possible outside crocheting and watching my animals play. This nice weather is not going to last forever, so I'm enjoying it while I can!

This is Kiara the Queen, she is the boss.

This is Koda - the nicest and friendliest pit-bull who will never hurt a fly)


They are best friends and very happy together! 
I caught them kissing!) They are in love with each other...

What do you do on a nice day like that? Are you enjoying it like we do?

Mary,

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Annual Columbia County Fair

   I just came back from Columbia County Fair, it was so much fun!!! Well, actually I was working there (very hard!), but it felt like vacation anyway because that's how much fun we had there. They had a lot of entertainment at the fair and time went by so fast! I already miss this fair!( 
   But there's always next year to look forward to!!!
   Country band Gloriana performed 2 shows at the Columbia county Fair this year. Their new single 'Wanna take you home' is at the top of country music charts right now. I absolutely love this song and its official video:
Sing along! Lyrics:
   Most popular attractions at this fair are Demolition Derby (local drivers trying to smash their opponents),
Monster Tractor Pull (roaring 10-ton tractors drag seven 3-000-pound weights down the track)
and Rodeo (features bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, bull-riding and barrel racing)

   And there was a lot more to see! Looking forward to the next fair!

Mary,
prodigycrafts.etsy.com

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Different Artists - Different Styles

There are so many talented people united by Etsy (etsy.com)! Their work is unique and one of a kind. Absolutely everything is hand-made with love!!!
Take a look!

Abstract Style (by NewCreatoNZ)

African Style (crocheted by Charlene)


Asian Style (by Nangatedesigns)

Athletic Style (by TheCraftingPlace)

Avant Garde (by AngelasPaperArt)

Boho (by CamillesCloset)

Country Western (by PowersOfLove)


Fantasy (by RabbitDogPrints)

Folk (by DiVaRoCks)

High Fashion  (by galla15)

Hippie (by CraftyCreations)

Industrial (by Prittify)

Mediterranean (by CalioppeAZCreations)

Mid Century (by DreameryPhotography)

Military (by Sewinggranny)

Mod (by Galla15)
Modern (by JQJewelryDesigns)

Nautical (by Isabellesattic)

Preppy (by LoveLaceDesigns)

Primitive (by Prittyfy)

Resort (by AshlynDesign)

Retro (by DesertShineJewelry)

Rustic (by UniqueCozyTreasures)

Shabby Chic (by RomanticThoughts)

Southwestern (by ElfRenee)

Steampunk (by GingerGypsy42)

Traditional (by Lindab142)

Tribal (by Prittyfy)

Victorian (by BellaTheBead)

Woodland (by LeahRHood)

Zen (by JQJewelryDesigns)

Thank you for your attention to my post! Have a wonderful day!!!

Mary
prodigycrafts.etsy.com