Thursday, July 29

2 of my play toys...

These are part of the photos that I took to send into Artfire for the Certified Handmade.  I had to get rid of some supplies first.  But that was only 2 or 3 listings.  Aren't they cute?
And more creative spaces......Fingers crossed!
I had my pin backs in the design category first....I should have checked that before I sent in the application.  I corrected them and still on the waiting list.

Monday, July 26

Can you tell I am gearing up for fall???? Can you be bribed?

I wanted another shop for destash and signed up for Zibbet last and forgot all about it.

Today after looking through the long lists of selling venues...I went back to Zibbet to give it a try.   It is very easy to use and has 2 levels of Shops ... free and Premium shops.....lots of views.  Just look at the screenshot. 
I have only been listing for a couple of hours and LOOK at the views. It reminds me of when Etsy was new (those were the days)

They are running a $9 a month (for life) special. Only 9o 69 slots left (today). 
The referral program will expire on September 01 or when the last Accounts are sold out!

What do you think of the idea of me offering....
.... an $$$18 Gift Certificate for my Shop Merchandise OR Custom Order...$$$ just for signing up through my referral link!....   Can you be bribed??  
.....Let me know what I can make for you!  ...Let's talk......I need 9 referrals...  

You will get to try out a Premium Shop and get a gift.....The gift certificate would be good for any of my merchandise at ANY of my shops (+ Free Shipping).   Sign up as a Premium member and use ME as your referral and as soon as I see that you signed up.  You can let me know what you would like and I will create a custom listing just for you as a thank you.   I have several button machines for custom pinbacks or fabric covered upholstery buttons.  If buttons aren't your thing,  I can make you a custom item, if you have something in mind that I do not have listed on Artfire, Etsy or Zibbet.  The holidays are coming up (just think about it)

I know, I am groveling........Please, think about this quickly before the special price is gone in a few short weeks.

I would appreciate the referral for signing up for a premium account at Zibbet:

Friday, July 23

Happy Birthday to My Dear Daughter #1

It is so hard to believe how fast your kids grow up (I know, everyone says it).  But, it is true!  The older you get the faster the time passes.

Thursday, July 22

Craft is Art

Visit My Store at

I just signed up for a new selling site... I have several other shops out there.  This one is really new.   With all the uproar over Handmade vs Factory, I thought I should put more eggs in my basket.  I hope this venue grows.   It is quiet there right now (shops on vacation).  It is a good time to work on getting stocked for the fall and holidays.   I have spotted a few other sellers from other sites there. 

I signed up and was so surprised how super easy it is to use!
It has 3 levels of membership:
basic (free), pay as you go and premium (6.99 a month).
*Easy listing
*Quick and easy item importer (Etsy)
*Shop Backgrounds (like a blog)
*Banner 700x whatever size you want high
*Shop Blog
(basically the best of the other sites all put together...just a newbie in the marketplace).
If you are wanting (or need) to give another place a try............I would appreciate if you would use my referral link below:

Or if you would prefer to use a code....

QTLV2    92H67   JNAIO   1876R    9Y24C

Thank you so much, wishing you lots and lots of great sales with this new site (Stop by my shop there and leave me a comment on the bottom of the page),

Sunday, July 18

Are you taking enough time for yourself?

Since our Anniversary was this past Thursday and hubby was scheduled off Friday and Saturday, I did even look at the mile long to do list.   We watched movies, talked and cooked a few great meals together.   The two days felt like more.

 Happy Anniversary to my hubby

I try and get as much done each day as possible and over schedule each one. I never know when my back will have me out for the count and then I lay there thinking of all the things that need to be done. This morning, I was asking myself.... Are you taking enough time for yourself? I love to create and can't imagine a life without artistic creations. But, it was fantastic to take a little time away from the hum-drum house work

...Now back to work,  my break is over!