Thursday Treasury - NNNTeam - Celebrating You! - 6


Tuesday Trades

Today, I want to share another Etsy trade that was for Christmas! I had been admiring the great shoes from HelloShoes for ages and I finally asked Sabrina if she was willing to trade!

She was even kind enough to let me choose a custom design!! Here is an example of her work:

I love these shoes!!

I got these shoes for my little sister! But no cute smiley star for her...oh no! She got NYAN CAT!!!!

Her shoes turned out adorable!!! She was so happy to get them on Christmas! And surprised too!! Oh yeah! And here is what Sabrina got from me:

My best selling earrings :D
A Memory Wire Bracelet.
Another great trade! And don't worry!! There are a ton more for me to share with you all!!


Tuesday Trades

Today, I am going to start telling you about some of the Christmas presents I traded for!! I got these from Shelby at RAWRmonster! 

If you EVER need video game related items - this is the place to shop!

Triforce zipper pull clips for my Legend of Zelda fanatic sister!

Shelby got these earrings from me!

Crystal Clear!

Well, that is all for today, but I do have tons more trades to share with you all!!

UPDATE: Her shop is closed now! I'm so distraught! 


Monday Movie

Can you believe that there is less than a week until Christmas?!?!?! It is so amazing! We are all really excited here and are having a hard time waiting! If you are having a hard time too take a look at this video from Rhett & Link and just enjoy the Christmas spirit!


Friday Feature: PaintSwatchJewelry

Okay, so by now I think you all know that I LOVE Etsy. Well, just one more reason I love it is Secret Santa Gift Exchanges with the Trade-A-Holics Team! It is okay, I can tell you about it because the shop who's name I drew already got her gift.

I got matched up to PaintSwatchJewelry! PaintSwatchJewelry has some really awesome jewelry in her shop. She takes paint swatches - like you find in the hardware store- and she turns them into amazing pieces of jewelry! Here area couple of pictures:

Aren't they wonderful?!

I love it when the color name is included!


She had a really long list of all kinds of things that she would like - tea towels, shirts, pillows, table linens, jewelry. All kinds of great things, but nothing that I really wanted to give. You know? I like to give a gift that I would want. Something fun and useful. It is really hard to find a gift for someone that you do not really know.

Well, it was getting close to the deadline and I had to send something! I was getting frantic and frustrated. I guess I am an overachiever, but I really wanted her to like it! Finally I decide on a little wallet that was on her wishlist: 
Cute, huh?

The wallet did not use all of the allowance for the gift exchange so I thought it would be nice to add in some pretty little hand-stamped cards that I had made. I like to do these little cards wit ha butterfly stamp and then color them with my favorite pens! I tucked a few into an altoid tin that I had recovered with some pink and white plaid paper and sent the whole lot off! 

I got a message from her a couple of days later thanking me for the gift. She said some really nice things and I was glad that she seemed to like the gift. But then...

So Pleasing!!

I got his in the mail yesterday! The butterfly is one that I had stamped and colored! She cut it out and made into a charm for me! It has a glossy protective finish on both sides and a pretty little rhinestone on it! I was so thrilled I ran around jumping up and down shouting "Whopie!! Whoopy!!" I love it so much! 

Now isn't that sweet gesture of thanks? I am beginning to re-think writing thank you cards...


Tuesday Trades

Okay! It is time for me to tell you about another great Etsy Trade! Today I want to introduce you to Lori from GemsandDollsSupplies. Here is what I got!

Isn't it Stunning?!

Here is what Lori chose from my shop:

So pretty....if I do say so myself!

Well that is the trade of the day! Ha!! I hope you are all doing well and are having fun getting ready for Christmas!!


I'm on Relishly!

Have you guys ever heard of Relishly? It is a website similar to Heartsy, but  is is cheaper! I was lucky enough to be chosen to have a Relishly deal...So here it is - you spend $4 and get a $10 gift certificate to my Etsy shop! This is a really great deal because I am also doing Free Shipping for the month of December!
The best part is that I will let you use the Relishly deal on custom orders too! So here is the deal - you spend $4 and get a great piece of custom jewelry shipped for free! And if you order by Sunday the 18th, you should get it in time for Christmas!!! 

UPDATE: Relishly is not there anymore.

Thursday Treasury - A Natural Christmas


Most Awesome Christmas Gift Pack EVER!!!

Okay! So a few weeks after I joined Etsy, I meet some great people who wanted to make gift baskets via trade! Well, the time has come to give it all away! But first you need to meet the people who made the giveaway possible and you need to know what the prizes are.

First off, I would like you to meet Kayte Rackliffe of KaytesTreasures! Kayte is an awesome woman, mother of two, and a great crafter. She does a lot of great things with fabric. So here is what Kayte is giving the winner:
There are two headbands with an area to clip something else onto the headband! Pink and purple are included.
This is an adorable hair clip that can clip onto the headbands mentioned above!
Next on the list of generous and crafty ladies for you to meet is Kristy Schultz from DeadForestCreations! Kristy is a jewelry maker who love to make custom jewelry. She is adding these to the winners loot:
Aren't these lovely earrings?!
Shea of CleariqueBoutique is a really great lady too! She makes wonderful things and after I received the item that is going to be given away...I had to do a trade with her for some of these that I could keep! Here is what she is giving away:
I seriously love these!! Adorable hair clips!

Nicole Callis of SomethingWyrd is also a jewelry maker. She is giving the winner this lovely bracelet:

Isn't it darling?
Customtotes is run by Meghan Haskell. Meghan does amazing work and I have traded twice more with her since I found out what great work she does! She is offering this:
This was actually a custom order...I just told her to have fun!
Okay, one more and then we are done! I am offering a gift certificate for $28 to my Etsy shop! The gift certificate will be valid for items in my shop, shipping, and even custom orders! I have a ton of items that would end up free with the gift certificate, so just look around! the winner of this giveaway will really make out like a bandit!

So pretty!
Good Luck everyone!

Please ONLY use Rafflecopter below the linky of participating bloggers for The One Stop Christmas Hop to enter this giveaway, leaving comments for entry will not be included. If you have any questions please let me know. Thank you!


One Week Later

Wow! I can hardly believe it has been a whole entire week since my last post! That is ridicules! I completely forgot about Thursday Treasuries because I was getting ready to go to New York City.

I had to go to New York for a school field trip. Yeah, we get field trips in the MBA program. Crazy huh?! Anyway, I was gone from Friday until I got back Yesterday afternoon. It was a whirlwind adventure and I had a fun time...my feet still hurt though!
Tile work in the subway.
The first thing we did was go to the New York Stock Exchange right there on Wall Street! It was really neat and we were the first MBA group to actually get onto the trading floor! We got to talk to a guy that was in charge of 50 different stocks - he is the only one there who trades those stocks. Pretty interesting. We got to ask all kinds of questions and we even found out why the place was strewn with litter. Those guys jobs are so important that they can not take a little walk over to a trash can to throw things away. Why is their job so important? Well, most companies use complex algorithms to do the trading. In fact, all the other stock exchanges around the world, only use algorithms and no people. The problem is that computers do not realize that selling 100 million shares might be a mistake or that you have to sell off shares slowly. People are there so that they can find the mistakes and stop the market from completely imploding. Pretty awesome all told. These guys are the heroes of our time. they are making sure that our retirement funds and college funds never go away entirely.
NYSE, I took this picture!
After that we rode the subway to Bloomberg. I stood up on the subway because that is what all the cool people do in the movies right? Well, it is a lot harder than it looks and I have a new respect for all the people who stand up on the subway.

Bloomberg looks like a perfect place to work. Why? Because no body really works, you can wear jeans, and there is free food courts on ever 6th floor. Oh, and they have a circular escalator!
The circular escalator and I took this picture too.
After that...we walked....and walked....and walked. We walked about a mile and a half and it took us about 45 minutes because the foot traffic was unbelievable! It was all good though because we made it to our destination - Tony's Di Napoli! It was amazing!
So much food!
After dinner we walked about half a block longer to Time Square which was amazing. I got to go into the Toys R Us, M&M Store, and the Hershy's Store! Very cool indeed. The Toys R Us has a working farris wheel and an ice cream shop inside!
Time Square was amazing. 

So many lights.

Picture of Broadway ads.

The ferris wheel at Toys R Us!
On Saturday we went to Little Italy and China Town. China Town is so packed full of people! It was just like the movies.So Crazy! We had dinner at Il Cortile. It was really good too. I handmade Gnocchi stuffed with Mascarpone cheese, spinach, and chicken...soooo goood! For dessert? An ice cream bomb with chocolate and vanilla ice cream, slivered almonds, and a Marciano cherry all covered in a chocolate coating!
Totufo (I think) from Il Cortile.
After dinner we had to run to catch the subway train to get to our Broadway show. We got there 5 minutes before they closed the doors. Phew! Just in time! We went to Sister Act at the Broadway Theater and it was amazing. I seriously do not think I stopped smiling the entire time! Awesome!!
Not my picture...not allowed to take photos.
On Sunday morning we went to the Brooklyn Tabernacle church which was litterally huge. Not my kind of church too much "can I hear an amen?". And the preacher talked down to the congregation as though we were all children under 5 years old. The music was nice though. Too much clapping for me though...and way too much audience participation type stuff..."Go shake hands with 10 people you do not know."
crazy big church - like 150 in the choir!
After church we ate a Junior's which is famous for it's cheesecake. I had a beef brisket and it was soooo good!
Great food again!
Sunday night we all went to Ground Zero and the Staten Island Ferry. It was about 9 pm when we got on the ferry and the skyline was lovely.
Really nice ride.
It was a fun time...you know, I did have to do class work though. We all had to give presentations. My group did our presentation on "How to Globalize a Brand or Market." We chose the Nintendo Company as an example and the presentation went really well.

Okay, so that is my excuse for forgetting about you guys! I am sorry though. I will get back to blogging regularly soon, probably after Thanksgiving!

Happy Holidays!!


Tuesday Trades

Today's trade was great! Eileen from eileenastudio had seen some dread beads I made and asked me to make some rings for her. The rings were really simple and cute. Here is what she got
Three cute little rings !
And look at what I got:
This is such a pretty little felt necklace!
So, that is the trade for the day! Happy almost 30-some days till Christmas!!!

P.S. Don't forget the giveaway from Trinkets by Dana! Moreover, Dana is hosting a giveaway of a pair of my earrings. Go check it out here.


TrinketsByDana Feature and Giveaway!!

Hiya guys! How has your weekend been? Mine has been pretty great! I was involved with two different trade days on two different Etsy teams and that is always fun...but, I digress. You are all excited about the giveaway. Well, I have to tell you it is going to be wonderful!

Dana is a really cool girl! She is a Psychology and Anthropology major and has a great attitude about life:  "Do what you want and say what you feel. If no one makes it out alive, then we should at least have fun along the way."

Dana has a fun blog that is all about everything! She does not have one things she loves - she loves it all! Isn't that a great way to create? Do it all! Origami, Jewelry, Photography, Painting! She does it all.

Dana says that one of her favorite dreams is to become a Renaissance woman. To live her life painting in a loft and singing the day away.

So, now for the giveaway! Dana is offering up 100 of her adorable puffy stars!! One of you lucky readers will be the proud owner of these lovely little trinkets!!

These stars are great for decorating! You can string them and make an oh so pretty garland. Stick them on a toothpick and make cupcake decorations! Put them in organza bags, decorate a cake, throw a handful on each table for some color, or put them in display vases for a special touch.

Good luck everybody!



Okay, so I totally suck...I know it too. I just saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 tonight. And I have to share some love for Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem!
I mean! Isn't it fantastic?! I need to know who designed it. This diadem is so wonderful! It says "Wit Beyond Measure, Is Man's Greatest Treasure."
They had it a Comicon this year too! How cool is that? A piece of jewelry being so famous. Maybe people will start wearing them again. I would so love people to wear diadems casually!
I would also like to see some more detailed photos, but I could not find any. Have you seen anything better?

What are your thought on diadems? How about the last Harry Potter movie?

Updated 2.11.12 with a special thanks to Catriona!


Thursday Treasury

It always surprises me when I get an Etsy convo saying "I put your item in my treasury!!" It is never anything I am expecting, but I do always love it. The great thing about being put in a treasury is that your item is seen by more people and there is a better chance of it selling. The treasury for today is called "Feel the Calm" and features one of my memory wire bracelets! Have a look:
So pretty!
On another similar note....I feel like my photos are nowhere near good enough to be put into treasuries like this one. My pictures look so bad :( I need help!!