Friday, May 27, 2011

May's Featured EtsyBlogger is Nancy of NanjoDogz!

Congratulations fellow EtsyBlogger Nancy of NanjoDogz for being this month's "Featured EtsyBlogger"!!!  I absolutely adore this Jack Russell Terrier Polymer Clay Dog Pandora Bead that I found in this man's best friend of an Etsy shop!  Nancy's work takes me back to those childhood days I spent reading Where the Red Fern Grows: a story of a brave boy and his coon dog.  To have a dog along with you on any journey provides a sense of security, warmth, and love.  I think these precious beads that Nancy makes signifies all of this, and I am sure even more for those who are blessed to have a dog for their best friend.

Speaking of man's best friend, another fellow EtsyBlogger member, my sister, Jessica, and owner of Eco-Friendly Freckles has a Rare Vintage 60's Budweiser Ad Set of Prints that symbolizes that manly behavior we've all become accustomed to love.  For a thoughtful Father's Day, graduation, and/or bachelor pad/house warming gift, this collection would perfect. :-)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Free Gift of Shakespeare Tea with Purchase of Decoupage Art Canister

I am offering a free gift of my Shakespeare Tea Blend (packaged by the ounce in a decorated wax-sealed bag), which is a perfect addition to go with this new Decoupage Art Canister by Eco-Friendly Freckles titled Shakespeare's Muse.  Please note that this is a limited time offer: good through the month of May.

Please also check out a recent treasury of mine inspired by this offer titled Within the Mind of Shakespeare. :-)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Happy Birthday STAT Team Captain!

Happy Birthday Julianne (HippieChicJewelz)!  You have been so kind to all of us; best of luck to you and lots of success for your shop this year ahead. :-)

This post is a continuum from Mojo3777Creations post (with birthday mission) "please check it out" >>>

Mojo3777Creations Says:

Please help me make a special birthday wish come true for someone who has done so much to help all of us!! 

Thank You!

Also please check out Self-Taught Artist Treasury (STAT) Team's first Gift-With-Purchase BNR, which was kicked off by birthday girl "Julianne" herself! 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lovely Day to Smell the Roses

I had such a wonderful time this last week taking new product photos with my twin sister, Jessica (Eco-Friendly Freckles), and my little 9 month old baby boy, Bobby.

 Picture above shows Bobby getting in on the camera action. ;o)~  Jessica made a new Self-Taught Artist Treasury (STAT) Team Treasury featuring my newest item (Vintage Indian Princess Earrings and Charm Bracelet Set); it is titled Francesca Finds Love at the Farmers' Market.

I created a 100% STAT Team Treasury inspired by Team Captain's (HippieChicJewelz) inspirational words on latest team discussion on "sharing the love amongst teammates".  I also made sure to feature Jessica's newest addition to her shop (which we also took pictures of that lovely day) in this STAT Team treasury titled Lovely Patriot.  Please feel free to click, comment, and promote. :-)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pack Away That Packaging - EtsyBlogger's Blog Carnival

Everyone has it.  And what not a better time to face this menace of a pile then at spring-cleaning time. ;o)~ Yes, I'm speaking of that enormous collection of stuffing tissue, popcorn, gift sacks, bows, ribbons, cards, the works ... shall I say more? "etc."  Hence, I found a simple eco-friendly way to stuff away that stuffing by repurposing a large cardboard box that my baby boy's highchair came in.

I simply wrapped this large box in a sturdy, durable, and eye-pleasing wrapping paper; making sure that both the lid and bottom half of the box were still able to open and close with ease.  And there you have it!  I did use a nice Rubbermaid storage container before; however, my packaging supplies out grew it (width wise).  I am very happy to have upgraded to this downgraded alternative. :-)  I hope that you will be pleased with it too.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Won STAT Team Treasury Challenge!!!

Picture of me and my twin sister Jessica (Eco-Friendly Freckles) a couple of years ago.

Woohoo!!!  Pop open that champagne (or bottle of wine ... whatever is on hand) and celebrate this momentous occasion of victory with me!  Yes, me "Artifact Andrea" (Storybook Artifact shop owner) has just won this last week's Self-Taught Artist Treasury (STAT) Team Challenge!

In celebration of winning this challenge, I have created a treasury that is 100% Self-Taught Artist Treasury (STAT) Team!!!  This treasury is called Pink in the Middle, which is how I like my steak: medium-rare. ;o)~

Check it out, comment on it, promote, etc. :-)