EtsyInspired #60 ~ Vivikas

>> Saturday, October 31, 2009

This week's EtsyInspired shop is Vivikas. Now, I know I say this A LOT but I love this shop! I mean, I really really love this shop. It's one of those shops where if I had tons of money, I would just buy the whole shop out and arrange everything in it in my studio. They call the items in their shop "toy art" and it truly is art. I would NOT let my kids play with these plushies, they are too cute! These are the kind that sit on a shelf and get treasured! Everything is made from felt, stuffed and then 100% hand stitched. You can see how much love goes into each one of these creations. Along with traditional plushies, they also offer ornaments, magnets, keychains, and kitty toys.

This week, Vivikas is offering up BOTH the owlies pictured here to a lucky winner. I wish I could win! ACK! So cute! All you have to do to win is choose any item in a the Vivikas shop to be inspired by. Make any creation your little heart desires and link it up to the EtsyInspired #60 post on the EtsyInspired blog. Please have your creation linked by Friday Nov 6 at noon Pacific time. A winner will be drawn that day and posted on the EtsyInspired blog. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use keyword EIC60.

As if that weren't enough, we have a WONDERFUL sponsor this week! Unity Stamp Co! Unity makes the BEST red rubber foam mounted stamps. Their images are super cute. The customer service is amazing. And the prices are fantastic! This week, they are giving away the awesomeBirdie Inspiration set to one lucky winner! This set is so cute! I wish I could win. I really should resign from the team so I could play along and win! :)

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EIC59 Winners!

>> Friday, October 30, 2009

Winners from this week from Random.Brady. Please click on their name to see the wonderful creations!

Winner of the little house from The Little Red Door is: Elizabeth!

Winner of the Your Next Stamp set is: Lisa A!

Ladies, please email me at actressangel at gmail dot com to claim your fabulous prizes! I hope you all play again next week.


EtsyInspired #59 - The Little Red Door

>> Saturday, October 24, 2009

This week's shop is The Little Red Door! As you can see from the super cute banner above, this shops original pottery and crafts are just too darn adorable! I love things in miniature. I don't know what it is, but I just do! So I flipped over this shop!

Go browse among hand-built ceramic miniatures as well as functional slab & wheel pottery. Her signature item is the little house featuring a little red door like in the banner above, with many varieties and styles there's something for everyone. Start your little house collection today! AND get some Holiday shopping done as well!

Go check out the shop, find something(s) to be inspired by and create! Remember it can be a card, a layout or ANYTHING you create by hand! Post a link to your creation from this post before 30 October Noon PST. Please use EIC59 when posting to online galleries!

The winner will receive one of those cute mini houses so you know you want to get in on that!

As an added bonus, we have a super duper sponsor this week... Your Next Stamp who will be donating one of their uber cute stamp sets... Just Swimming By Mermaid! Karen has been such a sweetheart to work with and we are honored to have her sponsor this week's challenge! You must go check the shop out and buy a stamp or two (or three or four or...)! You may see some cute digi's featured on the DT blogs from YNS as well. They are limited editions and available from Your Next Stamp for a short while so get them while you still can! Also, it's Karen's birthday tomorrow so leave her some love in your comments :-) or visit her blog. AND YNS has a new challenge blog so check that out and play along as well! You could play two challenges in one!!!!

Thanks for stopping by! We love our players and look forward to your projects this week! As Ashley would say "Go be EtsyInspired"! (Leave Ashley some love too, her and Parker are under the weather again. She needs some virtual love! Ehhhh, and she has some stamp sales going on too!)

Visit the DT for some amazing inspiration!
Shannon (Shannon's having computer problems and won't have a post).

Mandy (October Guest DT)


EIC58 Winner

>> Friday, October 23, 2009

The winner for this week is Sandy. You can click HERE to see her amazing card. Sandy, please contact me (actressangel at gmail dot com) with your snail mail address and I will get the prize headed your way!

Huge thank you to Linkel Designs for being an AMAZING inspiration and the wonderful earrings they gave out as a prize!


EtsyInspired #58 ~ Linkel Designs

>> Saturday, October 17, 2009

This week's EtsyInspired shop is Linkel Designs. They are a mother/daughter design team named Linda and Kelly, Linkel, get it? So cute! Now, I know that I tell you every week that I love the shop. But this shop is probably one of my very favorites. Everything about it is perfection. I love the banner, the jewelry designs, the pictures, the way they write the descriptions. If I had lots of extra money, I would buy out the WHOLE shop, that's how much I love it! It's absolutely beautiful and deliciously girlie. They make handmade gemstone, vintage, and nature inspired jewelry. They have necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets. Enough from me, you MUST check out this shop!

This week, Linkel Designs is offering up this gorgeous pair of earrings as a prize. All you have to do to win is go to Linkel Designs and pick any of the amazing items to be inspired by. Make any creation that you'd like ie card, tag, cake, jewelry, song, etc... Post a link to your creation on the EtsyInspired #58 post on the EtsyInspired Blog and you'll be entered in a random drawing to win. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use keyword EIC58. Now, go be EtsyInspired!

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EIC57 Winner!

>> Friday, October 16, 2009

Random.Brady picked Christi! You can see Christi's CUTE card right HERE. Christi, please email me (actressangel at gmail dot com) your snail mail info and I will pass it on to Mandy for your Limelight Cosmo Cricket goodies, you lucky girl! :)

Huge thanks to Limelight for sponsoring this week! And for Kharlie Bugs for the great inspiration. AND for everyone who made a purchase from their shop!


EtsyInspired #57 ~ Kharlie Bugs

>> Saturday, October 10, 2009

This week's awesome EtsyInspired shop is Kharlie Bugs. Toni, the shop owner, makes different kinds of bags out of fun and trendy materials. She makes a couple different handbags and cute little cosmetic bags. One thing I really like about these bags is that you can put them in the washer and let them dry. Being a mom, I get ALL sorts of stuff on my bags so it's really nice to be able to just throw them in the washer at home and have them come out clean. Also, since the bags contain interfacing they can stand up on their own. But they are also lightweight so they don't add to all the weight you already have to carry around. Plus the fabric is cotton so it won't dig into your shoulder and hurt. There's also a super cute bag that comes with a matching bow on it that you can take off and wear as a scarf! How fun is that??

To play along with the challenge all you have to do is to go to the Kharlie Bugs shop and pick an item to be inspired by. Make any item you wish and post a link to it on THIS post by Friday Oct 16, noon Pacific time. A random winner will be chosen on Friday and posted on the EtsyInspired blog. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use keyword EIC57.

This week, we have a GREAT prize for you! It is sponsored by Limelight Papercrafts! Limelight is one of my FAVORITE places to shop! I love all the stuff in the store like Unity, Basic Grey, Stickles, Pink Cat Studio, and the list goes on and on. On top of that, it's $5 flat rate shipping so I save money over buying from a bunch of different places. The prize this week is a 6x6 Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg paper pad and a 6x6 Nutmeg Chipboard set. :)

ALSO, Toni is going through a hard time right now so let's cheer her up! If you make a purchase from the Kharlie Bugs shop, you get 5 entries into the drawing for this awesome Cosmo Cricket prize! Just leave the link for your transaction.

What are you waiting for? Go be EtsyInspired!

And don't forget to check out the DT!


EtsyInspired #56 ~ FakeSweatShop

>> Saturday, October 3, 2009

This week's EtsyInspired challenge is going to be a bit different. Since it's World Card Making Day, most of the team is really busy so this will be the very condensed version of EtsyInspired and I'll show you the samples of the projects that were made right here.

This week's shop is FakeSweatShop. This shop makes plushies that are 100% green! How cool is that? The outside is made from recycled fabrics that the owner, Serena gets from friends. The insides are filled with soft local produced wool that is soft and sustainable. Isn't that awesome?

To play along, just pick any item in the FakeSweatShop store and find inspiration from it. Make any creation that you'd like and post the link here for us to see. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use keyword EIC56.

The first card is made by our sweet DT coordinator Kerry. Isn't it super cute? I love the colors and the fun scalloped edge at the bottom.

Our next awesome creation is made by the darling Emily. How cute is this little basket? It is so fun! I love it!

The rest of the DT and I will be back next week in full force with an awesome shop and a SUPER AWESOME sponsor! :)


EIC55 and Follower Winners!

>> Friday, October 2, 2009

Hi there! I have some winners to post for this week! :)

Random.Brady was very busy this week!

Toni wins the beautiful bracelet from The Salty Cat Co for her amazing BAG that she made. You can view it HERE.

Sheila wins the Unity stamp kit for her awesome creation seen HERE.

And since we hit 50 followers, Kerry wins a stamp from me!

Ladies, email me your addresses and I will get the proper prize sent to you! :) actressangel at gmail

MORE BLOG CANDY!!! Let's go for another 50 followers! When we hit 100 followers, I will randomly draw someone to receive a stamp or maybe even a stamp set from me!! :)


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