Saying Farewell to 2009...

>> Thursday, December 31, 2009

Well, it sure has been a great year! All of us here at the Etsy Inspired Challenge just wanted to take a moment to thank all of our wonderful sponsors, featured Etsy shops, guest designers, and all of you who have played along in our challenges this year! We hope you have been inspired and that these challenges have pushed you to try some new things too. We look forward to providing you with lots more inspiration in the coming year as well as many more fabulous prizes from some amazing sponsors and Etsy shops!

A big thank you to our December guest designer, Kelly! It was a pleasure having you with us! Be sure to continue to visit this talented girl at her blog and if you read Paper Crafts or Cards Magazine, you are sure to see some of her work in print this year! Congrats Kelly!

And while you're perusing those magazines, be sure to keep your eye out for our talented Miss Tiffany too! :)

Happy New Year everyone!


Etsy Inspired #68 - Gypsy Rose Handbags! Still time to play!

>> Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy early New Year everyone!  Just dropping a post to remind everyone out there that there is still plenty of time to create and submit for this week's challenge!  Check out the post below for details.

You have until Friday, 1 January 2010 by noon PST to play along! What a great way to celebrate the new year!

A safe, happy and healthy Happy New Year to you from the EIC DT!  We look forward to seeing all your creations in the coming year!


EtsyInspired #68 ~ Gypsy Rose Handbags

>> Saturday, December 26, 2009

This week's EtsyInspired shop is Gypsy Rose Handbags. This shop has a bunch of really beautiful bags! She specializes in camera and laptop bags. What really draws me to this shop is the fun and trendy fabrics that are used. She has everything from understated to cute critters. My favorites are the ones with mixed patterns. Now, I have a DSLR camera since I used to be an assistant wedding photographer. DSLRs are all the rage right now, so this shop offers a really stylish way to tote around your camera.

To play along with this challenge, all you have to do is find any item in the Gypsy Rose Handbags shop to be inspired by. Make any creation that you would like to and post a link to the EtsyInspired #68 post on the EtsyInspired blog. Post your creation by next Friday, Jan 1 noon Pacific time to be entered in a drawing to win! Also, please remember to credit where you got your inspiration from and please mention this challenge. Can't wait to see what you made!

This week, we have an awesome sponsor! Unity Stamp Co! Woohoo! I love Unity! I'm sure you all know that! They offer deep etched red rubber that's cling mounted. They also have the CUTEST designs! The giveaway this week is one of my favorite sets! It's called Everyday Adorable.

Please check out the DT:


EIC67 Winners!

>> Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope your holiday is going well! Look at me! I'm early this week posting winners!

Kindly Noted winner is Lynne

FairyLand Dreams winner is Virginia

Congrats ladies! Please drop me an email (actressangel at gmail dot com) and we'll get those prizes coming your way!


EtsyInspired Challenge #67 REMINDER!

>> Wednesday, December 23, 2009

There's still plenty of time to get in on the challenge this week! Don't miss out on the adorable shop this week - Kindly Noted! Check out the post below for all the details! And remember, you have two chances to win! One from Kindly Noted and one from our sponsor this week, Fairyland Dreams!

Deadline to enter is Christmas day, Noon PST!


EtsyInspired #67 ~ Kindly Noted

>> Saturday, December 19, 2009

This week's EtsyInspired shop is Kindly Noted. This shop is ADORABLE! Their motto is "celebrating childhood", isn't that sweet? And celebrate childhood they do! They have a wide array of wall art made just for kids. Some of them can even be customized. And they have a little something for every kind of kid ie animals, vehicles, and words. You'll be sure to find just the thing for your little one's room in this shop! Beyond that, they also have calendars, family trees, and cards.

This week, Kindly Noted will be giving away TWO prints of the winner's choice as a prize! How cool is that? All you have to do to play is go to the Kindly Noted shop and pick anything you'd like to be inspired by. Making your creation and post a link to it on the EtsyInspired #67 post on the EtsyInspired blog. Please make sure to give credit of where you found your inspiration and mention this challenge in your blog post or gallery listing. We will no longer be accepting random entries without mention of the challenge in them. Have you link posted by Friday Dec 25th, noon Pacific time to be entered in to win.

This week, we also have a fun sponsor! It's FairyLand Dreams. They have really cute digi stamps and digi papers. They are offering up 3 digi stamps of the winner's choice as another prize! :) Check out their shop, they are currently having a Buy 2, Get 1 free sale.

Please check out the DT:
Ashley (that's me)
Heather (taking a short break from the DT)
Kelly (Dec Guest)

Please feel free to leave a comment with your link in case Mr Linky isn't working.


EIC66 Winners

>> Friday, December 18, 2009

Ok ladies! Random.Brady has made his picks for today.

Marmar winner is Carole!

The Character Cafe winner is Heather!

Ladies, please email me (actressangel at gmail dot com) to claim your prizes. Thanks everyone for playing along!


Reminder! EtsyInspired #66 Marmar & Character Cafe!

>> Thursday, December 17, 2009

There is still time to play along this week!  Check out the post below for all the details!  There's a chance to win TWO great prizes this week!  So get out there and get inspired!


EtsyInspired #66 ~ Marmar

>> Saturday, December 12, 2009

This week's EtsyInspired shop is Marmar. Ummm, talk about cute people! I know I say it a lot but I really really love this shop! The illustrations are so adorable and then to make them into jewelry really takes it to a whole different level. I am so in love with these little critters. They are as sweet as it gets! There's also fun tongue in cheek type stuff too for people who are a little more edgy. Plus, there's super fun zodiac stuff as well. This shop offers art prints, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. Perfect for gift giving, hint hint!

This week, Mark of Marmar has this adorable prize for you all to win. It's a Mother/Daughter Rabbit necklace set. SO cute! I wanna win but I can't. Have I told you guys how unfair that is?!? All you have to do to be entered to win is pick any item in the Marmar shop to be inspired by. Then make any creation that you'd like and link it to the EtsyInspired #66 post on the EtsyInspired blog by Friday Dec 18, noon Pacific time. Winners will be chosen that day.

Not only that, but we have a wonderful sponsor this week as well!The Character Cafe is sponsoring. They have adorable digi stamps! So, one lucky winner will win THREE digi stamps of their choice! The Character Cafe has supplied the EtsyInspired team with some digis this week so you can see how CUTE the stamps are!

Please check out the DT:

Please feel free to leave a link with your project in the comments section in case Mr Linky goes out. Thanks!


EIC65 Winners

Sorry for the LATE and super fast post. Brady is really sick and my Shingles have come back. Sigh...

So Stinkin Cute winner is Brenda.

Unity winner is Kerry K.

Ladies, please email me (actressangel at gmail dot com) with your snail mail info so I can get those prizes coming your way.


Don't Forget to Play in the Etsy Challenge this week 2 Prizes up for Grabs Unity and the Etsy Store Prize!!!!

>> Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Just wanted to pop in and say don't forget to play along in the Etsy Challenge this week!!!

This week, we have a great Etsy Shop for your inspiration!!! The Shop is called So Stinking Sweet and they have some really great items in the shop. Mosty Soaps and bath products but they are all so cute I want to just order them all!!!!

Speaking of which this week is another week sponsored by Unity Stamp company which means the challenge has two prizes this week, and the sponsor prize this week is the Unity Stamp Set Eco Chic. Have your project linked up to the Blog by next Friday at Noon PST to be entered to win this great Unity Stamp Set!!!!

Here are just a few of those great inspiration items you can create projects from!!!

So Head out to the Shop and then make an inspiration project of any kind as long as it is home made then link it up here to be entered to win the prizes by Friday at Noon PST!!!!



Etsy Inspired Challenge #65 - So Stinking Sweet

>> Saturday, December 5, 2009

Welcome to another Etsy Inspired Challenge! This week we have a fun and bubbly bath shop for you to be inspired by...So Stinking Sweet. And oh how sweet it is! With yummy scents like watermelon taffy, toffee sugar crunch, and Christmas cookies...who could resist these fabulous soaps!

If that weren't enough to interest you, she also has some great lip balms and perfumes too! And I am particularly intrigued by this gift set which includes one of her best sellers...Liquid Crack, which she describes as a "funky, fabulous fragrance with sweet fruity notes, that leave a fizzy taste on your imagination."
Have I peaked your interest yet?! Well, you know we have some great prizes for you too, right?!

How about...
-5 fabulous soaps from So Stinking Sweet as well as an adorable handmade ornament...seen HERE
AND for another winner...
- the Eco Chic stamp set from our wonderful sponsor this week UNITY Stamp Company!

Unity Stamp Company just released their new December kits and they are having a great sale this weekend so go treat yourself to an early Christmas present or buy one for a crafty friend! :)

Okay, now for the details on how to play along in the Etsy Inspired Challenge. If this is your first time joining us, welcome!

- Visit So Stinking Sweet and find an item that inspires you
- Create a project of your own
- Post a link to your project here on this post by Friday, December 11th at noon PST.
Easy as pie!

Visit the Design Team for some extra inspiration:

Now go be Etsy Inspired!


EIC64 Winners

>> Friday, December 4, 2009

Ok, so my friend Alex was able to get Mr Linky to show up earlier and emailed me the list! YAY Alex! You're the best! Unforunately, Random.Brady didn't pick you though. :( Boo Random.Brady! ;) Anyhow, here are the winners (as always click on their names to see their awesome creations.)

The winner of the beautiful flower from Barefoot Weaver is Karen B!

The winner of the prize pack from 7 Kids College Fund is Janet L!

Congrats ladies, please email me (actressangel at gmail dot com) with your addresses so I can get those prizes on their way to you! Thanks everyone for playing!


ACK! Mr Linky is on the Fritz Again!

Hi everyone, for once I was on the ball and getting ready to draw the winner from last week and our Mr Linky is gone! YIKES! So, I'll check back in a little while and pick a winner as soon as it pops back up. If you are seeing this and did this week's EIC, please leave a COMMENT on that post with your link. :) If Mr Linky isn't back by Tuesday, I'll draw a winner from the comments section. Sorry about this!


It's a new month, which means...

>> Wednesday, December 2, 2009

it is time for us to say farewell to our wonderful November guest designer Shemaine. Thank you for all your great work this month! Be sure to still pay her visits...she is always posting inspiring projects on her blog! :)

It is also time for us to welcome our new December Guest Designer, Kelly Marie! You have to see her adorable blog header...not to mention her beautiful work! Kelly is going to be having several cards published in Paper Crafts and CARDS magazines in 2010 so be on the lookout for her name! :) She is also on several design teams, including Torendi.

Here is what Kelly had to share about herself:
I live in Los Angeles with my husband, Mike, and my lovable and quirky dog, Putter. I love fun and bright design that makes people smile and have been officially paper crafting for about a year and a half. I have always enjoyed making cards and can't remember a time when I didn't have a Crayola crayon in my hand, but up until a year and a half ago the farthest I had gone was thumb print animals (which totally rock, by the way!) I decided I wanted to be able to make cards like the ones I saw in boutiques here in L.A., so I went to YouTube, searched for card making videos, and I was hooked! Knowing that I could possibly make someone's day brighter is the best inspiration. I am so excited and honored to be working with EIC this month. I cannot wait!

Here is a little taste of Kelly's work...a few of my personal favorites:
Super cute, right?! Welcome to the team Kelly! Can't wait to see all your Etsy Inspired projects!

Be sure to pay Kelly a visit and welcome her to the team this month!


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