Friday, January 29, 2010

EtsyBlogger of the Month...January 2010


So better late than never...I've been meaning to post about NICODesigns...What a unique and fun shop...You'll find handmade items from home decor to handmae art dolls that are simply adorable...Take a minute to visit her shop...
"Did you know that only about 4% of the National Cancer Institute's research budget goes to children's cancer research? And that cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children age 15 and younger? With each purchase, I am donating to the Ronald McDonald House in Temple and to MD Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston in memory of Chloe, age 7."


Nico's blog... http://designsbynico.blogspot.com/

Nico's Fanpage... http://www.facebook.com/pages/Waco-TX/Nico-Designs/124370671185

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Theme for Thursday - Jan 28 - Feb 3

Decision made...I'm back to posting THEME FOR THURSDAY...I'll do the best I can to post each Thursday a new theme...REMEMBER...You don't have to be right to be entered into the GIVEAWAY...

Each Thursday I post pictures from various Etsy Shops and YOU are to guess the Theme For Thursday...Make a comment as to what you think my Theme is...At the end of the month I randomly pick a THEME FOR THURSDAY WINNER...The winner will receive a surprise gift from my studio, maybe glass, maybe not but definitely something cool and handmade...
Now see if you can guess what my Theme for Thursday is for this week... Good luck!...




COMMENT or take a guess and you will be entered in my end of the month Giveaway...I'll post the Theme answer next week...

Ingredients for a BeadSoup...

It arrived...My Beadsoup ingredients has arrived...Well, it's been sitting in my mailbox for several days I'm sure...I know, I'm slow to get my mail...I was determined to take a walk to the mailbox yesterday...I just knew my package from Dot would be waiting for me...Dot makes these amazing beads and focals out of clay...OMG...they are gorgeous...Just look at her shop and all of the beautiful creations...WinchellClayWorks on Etsy...Here's a peek at the ingredients that Dot sent...
Hmmmm...Now to sit at my table and create something from these lucious beads...

Monday, January 25, 2010

ONE WORLD ONE HEART - Giveaway Event

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It is that time of year again...I rushed to get my ticket and I am now officially riding the MAGIC CARPET to the One World One Heart Giveaway...This is a wonderful opportunity to meet so many bloggers out in cyerworld and also see some of their amazing creative talents and work...I am honored to have my ticket and would like to now share with you what I am offering as my giveaway prize...

This is going to be easy...Just post a comment on this blog post...Make sure there is a link or e-mail address so I can contact YOU the winner...I will announce the winner on February 15, however the deadline for entries will be February 13...I will be using the cut and bowl method for picking my winners...Each entry is written on a piece of paper and then placed in a bowl/basket...On February 14 my son will be picking the winners out of the bowl...Yep...WINNERS...I will be giving 3 prizes this year...So get your fingers ready to comment...Oh...One more thing...ONLY ONE COMMENT PER PERSON PLEASE...More than one comment will not increase your chances to win...

So without futher ado...Here is what YOU could win...I am offering a beautiful lampwork bead pendant made by me...Also, my husband makes the BEST candles and he is adding one of his candle tins to the second winner picked...The third winner will get a handmade bottle cap necklace also made in our home studio...





GOOD LUCK!...

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Still Pondering...

I'm still pondering the Theme for Thursday...when should I start again...Do my followers look forward to it?...Have I enough themes in my head to continue one a week...As I sit and ponder today, this Thursday, I will share a video that makes me smile and just feel good...If you love bulldogs as much as I do...You'll love this video...Enjoy...

Monday, January 18, 2010

Let the Party Begin... BeadSoup Party that is...

Well, my package went out this weekend to my BeadSoup Party partner Dot, of WinchellClayWorks on Etsy...I hope she likes the goodies I sent...Here's a sneek peek...

This is going to be a blast...I love looking at eye candy and I'm sure I'll be seeing lots and lots of pretties next month...I've been visiting other bloggers who have posted already and commenting and giving hearts too...


Cya at the Party...


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Saturday, January 16, 2010

It's Saturday...

OMG...It's Saturday and I haven't posted all week...Just goes to show how busy I've been...I plan to start my Theme for Thursday again so look for it this coming Thursday...In the meantime, check out the new turtle listings in my Etsy shop...
Koral

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

THANK YOU...What a SURPRISE!...

Yesterday I got a little package in the mail from my wonderful lampwork friend, Lauren, from Maybeads...She is the BEST!...What a surprise...She sent me one of her adorable turtles that I've been admiring since she's been making turtles...Lauren has so many adorable critters in her Etsy shop from turtles, dogs, owls, penguins and more...She even has a pink hippo that is just the cutest...You've got to check her shop out...
So here's my THANK YOU to Lauren for being such a great online friend...


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Friday, January 8, 2010

For the Love of Trees...

I sit and gaze out the window at the swaying trees of winter...So intrigued by their bareness...Aren't they cold?...Where do the birds and squirrels hide?...I know they come out to eat the seed we leave for them...The trees whistle and hummm in the wind...They look so peaceful covered with snow...I love the trees of Winter, don't you?...
Now in my Etsy Shop...




Thursday, January 7, 2010

Joining the Party...

Have you heard...Lori Anderson is having a Bead Soup Party...So many wonderful artists are going to participate...I can't wait to join in the fun...All of the information is here on Lori's blog...Hope to see you there...

Sunday, January 3, 2010

One World One Heart...2010...

Yes folks, I'm jumping on the Magic Carpet this year again...I had such a great experience with last year's OWOH event that I'm taking the ride again this year...All of the details are at A Whimsical Bohemian's blog...The invite is below if you want to join the fun just click the link to the blog or the invite...


It's the BIGGEST GIVEAWAY, world wide...Won't you ride the Magic Carpet with me?...


FACES OF GLASS...

So I had this "light bulb" moment and thought of gathering a treasury of some my Etsy glass buddies and their faces...It's so cool to get to SEE some of the people I call my friends...This was a fun idea and some of my FaceBook buddies jumped on the bandwagon...I'm going to try to make this a habit and post more FACES OF GLASS in the near future...Enjoy!...



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