Friday, June 11, 2010

Lily Loves...

Good Morning!

This week's Friday Feature brings you another theme that Lily Loves... BUGS! Since the weather has gotten nicer and the windows and doors are open, I've seen Lily watching bugs and even trying to catch them. Be sure to click them links below the photos to visit these great Etsy shops and show the artists some Etsy love!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Focus Feature and Giveaway

Happy Thursday and welcome to another focus feature and giveaway! First, let me announce the winner of the FirstLightGlass giveaway. Using a random number generator from, the winner is… (drumroll please…) #17, Christie Cottage!!! Congrats and I’ll put you in touch with FirstLightGlass to collect your prize!

And onto the next… This week’s feature is on Paige’s Etsy shop, ComeShopPinkLemonade. Paige’s shop is full of fashionable women's tank tops, chunky necklaces and other jewelry, and accessories like purses, bobby pins, and so much more! Prices are VERY reasonable and you’re sure to find a gift for any woman in your life.

Paige will be giving away a gift certificate to her great shop!

Here’s what Paige had to say:

What’s your favorite item from your shop and what makes it your favorite?

My favorite item is my Pink and Yellow Ruffle Tank Top ( love the brightness of it! It makes me happy! :)

How did you get into your line of crafting?

Well, I have always had a dream of becoming a fashion designer. One day I stumbled upon the blog- MadeByLex and saw all of the tutorials- they inspired me to pull out my sewing machine and follow my creativity!

Do you belong to any groups on Etsy?

Yes, I belong to BESTeam and CAST.

If you had one super power what would it be?

Flying! I have always wanted to fly... :)

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate cake and mint chocolate chip ice cream!!! Why did you bring that up? Gosh, now I need some... :)

If you could be any animal what would it be and why?

I would be a dog, they are probably the most spoiled animals- that was the deciding factor for me! :)

Do you have a personal favorite Etsy shop that you would like to share with readers?

Oh, there are so many amazing Etsy stores! Hanging Halo is one of my personal favorites though! Her paintings are AMAZING and quite affordable! I have one, and absolutely love it!

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 3 things would you take with you?

My bible, a 10 lb bag of apples (got to eat!), and a giant jug of water.

From my own personal crafting I’ve been through frustrating moments with new projects. What have you learned from your own crafting frustrations?

To set them aside and keep moving forward. If I get stuck on a project, I toss it to the side, work on something else, and come back to it later. Sometimes you need a fresh perspective to get through those rough spots.

What advice would you give to new Etsy sellers?

My advice would be to get in the forums and start a critiques thread, get some more experienced sellers to tell you what needs improvement in your shop. It helped me tremendously! Also, get a blog and host giveaways, feature other etsy sellers, and promote your own store. A good blog makes a HUGE difference; it gets your name out there!

Blog, twitter, facebook links:

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Anyone can post and accumulate up to 15 entries for the giveaway! Please be sure to include your email address so that you can be contacted if you win, and don’t forget to post each entry as a separate comment!

There is only one MANDATORY ENTRY, necessary to collect your email address for contact if you win:

Visit ComeShopPinkLemonade’s Etsy shop and post your favorite item here. (1 entry)


Follow Clever’s Corner Blog and post to let me know you follow. (1 entry)

Tell me your guilty pleasure. (1 entry)

Follow ComeShopPinkLemonade’s Blog. (1 entry)

Tweet about this giveaway and post the link here. (1 entry)

Make a purchase from ComeShopPinkLemonade’s Etsy shop and post the transaction here. (5 entries)

Make a purchase from The Clever Crafter’s Etsy shop and post the transaction here. (5 entries)

The giveaway will end on Wednesday, June 16 at midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Winner will be contacted Thursday morning when the next giveaway is posted and prize details will be arranged with ComeShopPinkLemonade. Thanks for your interest and entries!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tuesday's Top 10

* Please be aware that blogger is still limited in what I can do. I'm not able to change anything with the text still, but I'm determined to get this post up! *

Welcome to another round of Tuesday's Top 10! This week brings you ORANGE as as theme, and I couldn't decide on on just 10. So we're doing a Tuesday's Top 12!

As always, be sure to visit each shop below the photos to see more great items and show these artist's some Etsy LOVE!

BESTeam feature of the week!

Welcome to another BESTeam feature of the week!! This week I'm excited to introduce you to BlueForestJewellery! This great Etsy shop is full of fun and colorful jewelry handmade in the UK! Check out these great pieces below:

The pinks and purples look so great together!!

Loving this green!

PERFECT for fall!

You're sure to find something perfect for a gift or yourself at! And don't forget to check out this UK based business on blogger too at!

Trouble with Blogger

As some of you may be experiencing on your own, blogger is giving some members trouble with their posting. I am one of those unlucky souls... Everytime I try to add a photo in, the image is switched to html text in my posting window. I also am now unable to edit any regular text by size of font, bold or italics, or color! This is all VERY frustrating as I have a BESTeam feature to post as well as my Tuesday's Top 10!! I will be getting things posted as best I can, so please hang in there with me! Have a great day guys! And if anyone knows how I can fix my blogger, feel free to contact me and let me know!