{not 1, but 2 etsy treasury features}

My Angel Wings Burnout Tee is featured in a treasury by OlympiasAnd....................................My Angel Wings Burnout Tee is Washed Grey is featured in a treasury by Dream Version

Not too shabby when you consider I just reopened my etsy shop, and there are only 2 items in it right now! lol! I am working on some new paintings and lots of new stuff though…I can’t wait to add more items to my shop!!! 😉

Big thank you to the 2 treasury curators!!! I appreciate it!! Feeling very blessed!! Go click all the  lovely etsy shops featured!!! Great stuff!!

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{new etsy taste test tool: search & shop superbly}

Etsy just came out with a new curated search tool based on the items you choose, and gives you a list of recommendations based on your taste. This is a really handy tool for sorting through the ocean of amazingness that is etsy.com. It helps you streamline your search and wade through the seemingly endless ocean of wares while also introducing you to new talent and beauty on the site.

I found some amazing new artists, designers and photographers with an eye for detail. And the vintage and romantic clothing picked for me was exactly what I would pick for myself.I really love elloh’s Ode To The Library print:

and theloveshop’s THINK HAPPY BE HAPPY print.

and ShadedMemories’ drops of light photograph

and ThatGirlNaNaNa’s i’ve loved you so long print

So overall this is a great new tool. It would be great for picking out unique gifts for your loved ones this Christmas! Have fun with it!

Try out Etsy Taste Test for yourself today!

{Thanks to Holly Becker from decor8® for introducing me to the tool! :)}

{free business cards for etsy sellers}

Free Moo business cards! Yep. Free.


I love these! I also have the mini moo cards for my craft business as well.

Upload your photos to create your personalized Business Cards from MOO and Etsy. Use images of your creations to promote your unique and designer products.

WHAT ARE MOO BUSINESS CARDS?
  • Choose up to 50 different photos to display on your Business Cards. You can upload directly to moo.com, or even import your photos directly from Etsy.
  • Use your own logo and text with our range of templates or upload your own complete PDF design for the “details” side of your cards.
  • Choose the silky smooth, matt-laminated ‘MOO Classic’ paper or go eco friendly, with recycled ‘Green’ stock.

Each FREE MOO Business Card comes with a unique code to share with your friends, giving them discount off their first order from moo.com

Get yours HERE.

This offer expires April 30th 2010.

{daily worth is so worth it}

I first heard about Daily Worth from Jena at Modish. It is so worth it to sign up for their daily emails! Here’s their blurb:

DailyWorth is a

free daily personal finance
email for women. We deliver
practical tips, empowering ideas
and the occasional kick in the pants.

Our tips cover saving, spending, earning, entrepreneurship and professional development.

Our vision is simple:

  • Recognize your self worth
  • Set concrete, numerical goals
  • Take control of your financial health
  • Change the way you think about money
  • Generate wealth
  • Spend and invest wisely
  • I get the daily emails & I LOVE them. They are both witty & inspiring. They cover wide range of topics beneficial to women, entreprenuers & small business owners.

    The illustrations are cleverly cute. I appreciate how the often dry, masculine topic of finance is approached from the feminine point-of-view and how the advice and tips are geared to an audience of highly successful women who seek to grow and learn more, and be empowered.

    AMEN, Sistas!!! 🙂

    Here’s a sample:

    Brilliant, Gorgeous, Talented and Fabulous E-mail
    Written by Amanda Steinberg
    Sunday, 24 May 2009 21:49
    FlowerAfter a week of discussing karma, budgets, bonds and IRAs, we thought you’d appreciate this pick-me-up.

    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
    Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
    It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
    We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
    Actually, who are you not to be?

    You are a child of [the Divine].
    Your playing small does not serve the world.
    There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

    We were born to make manifest the glory of [the Divine] within us.
    It is not just in some; it is in everyone.
    And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give other people permission to do the same.
    As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

    ~ Marianne Williamson


    {the bright side project: sunshine delivered daily}

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    Sunshine. Positivity. That’s what The Brightside Project (as featured on Daily Candy) promises to deliver you daily. Well…lemme just say, it delivers!!

    How it works: a designer poses a question, that urges us to see the glass as half-full instead of half-empty, and the winner gets the item featured by the designer.

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    I just answered today’s question to win pillows by Etsy designer Alexandra Ferguson, and it really got me thinking. I am realizing that LIFE is what we MAKE it. We get what we focus on. Happiness begets happiness.

    The question for today was: If you could take one year off with none of the normal, boring responsibilities (bills, mortgage, etc, etc.) and do whatever you wanted, what would it be?
    My response about traveling with my family got me wondering WHY I didn’t do all those things NOW- without a year off to do whatever.

    God wants us to praise him and be happy with our lives today – in the moment. So I have learned today to relax. Take it all in. Laugh. Love. Smile. Praise our creator for all that he has given us. Play….

    …Look at the Brightside.

    Thanks, Tristan.

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    {Increase Your Etsy Productivity With These 10 Timesavers}

    hourglass1Maintaining a shop on Etsy.com can get time consuming if you let it. Thankfully, there are numerous tools Etsy sellers found that keep your time online to a minimum.

    Which gives you more time to focus on the important things, like actually creating your handmade goods & being creative!

    Here are some kewl tips…

    1) Read the Etsy Wiki! – There is some really FANTASTIC info in here. I landed on the Front Page for the 1st time after heeding the advice on this site! Pay attention to the Photography Category, Marketing & also the Top Sellers in your Craft Field. It’s nice to study the greats & see how they git where they are today.

    2) Go to http://www.craftopolis.com -Type in your shop name & hit ENTER. You can quickly see if you are featured in any treasuries or gift guides! No more searching for the Gold or Silver stars, people! Yay!

    3) The Etsy Seller Handbook – a must read article in the Storque, (Etsy’s blog) which is also a must-read!

    4) Team Downloads -(web buttons, banners & such)

    5) CraftCult Heart-O-Matic – Tracks your shop hearts (faves) & views + front page or gift guide features too! 🙂

    6) Etsy’s Helpful Links Page – Full of Useful Information

    7) Etsy Poster Sketch – Curate your treasuries FASTER!

    8) Use Picnik or Picasa to quickly edit your photos (both FREE programs)

    9) LetsEts has some kewl tools for adding your shop to Google Base

    10) Last but not least is Etsy Hacks – Lotsa kewl html code hacks

    {Indie Business Information}

    Happy weekend everyone! I want to share with you some of the wonderful new indie projects that started this week.

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    Jena Coray of Modish has created a new indie community resource called Indie Biz Tips. It’s a MUST SEE for all of you indie business owners. You’ll find bright ideas about:

    You don’t wanna miss out on this if you are trying to make a living by being creative.

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    And another AMAZING resource comes from the lovely Erin over at Design For Mankind. She created a captivating new video series called Dialogue.

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    Her first episode is uber-relevant: “How to Balance It All” – {family life, cleaning, cooking, kids, hubby, being creative, you know…getting it all done…just HOW does everyone do it????!!}

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    And don’t forget to check out the March PikaPackage giveaway over at Pikaland. It’s filled with art, illustration & paperie goodness that you can win just by leaving a comment!

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    And let’s not forget the March Madness Promo that my Street Team, EcoEtsy is having this month.


    When you buy from any of the participating EcoEtsy shops listed below, and provide them with the promo code “Free and Green” in the Message to Seller box during checkout, you will receive a free gift along with your purchase! Free gifts are limited to one per shop. So get your green shopping on, and enjoy some great freebies!

    This promotion starts March 1, 2009 at 12am EST and will end March 31, 2009 at 11:59pm EST.

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    Let’s not forget about my own project: Cloud9 Emporium, featuring a curated selection of earth friendly goods. It runs from March 13, 2009 until Earth Day, April 22nd, 2009. Check it out!

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