Monday, July 28, 2008

My First Giveaway Contest!!

As I've posted here before, two Etsy Street Teams, JET and EtsyGreetings, have collaborated for the month of July with a Business Buddy program.

My Business Buddy has been Tammy of ArtMadeByTammy. What started as two strangers working together to promote each other's businesses, has turned into a friendship that I know will continue even after this program. What better way to end this wonderful promotion then by having a fabulous Giveaway....and my first one at that to boot!

Here's how to enter:

1) Check out Tammy's shop at Art Made By Tammy

2) Check out my shop at The Eclectic Studio

3) Pick out an item from each shop that you feel would make a great match

4) Come back here and tell me which two items you chose

And what will the winner receive? A set of 6 note cards from me. Pick any images that you like....all the same image or mix and match.

This Giveaway begins today and will end on Friday, August 1st. All comments will be pooled together and a winner will be chosen.

Thanks for playing!!!!

UPDATE....Tammy has announced that she will throw in a pair of earrings.
A 6 pk of notecards and a pair of earrings.....can't beat that!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

A Match Made In Heaven

For the month of July, two Etsy street teams have collaborated a promotion called Business Buddies. These two teams are EtsyGreetings and JET. The promotion, thus far, has been spectacular!!!

My JET Business Buddy is ArtMadeByTammy. I chose her because I felt her jewelry has vibrancy and the pieces she makes are so, so pretty. When I looked at her shop, I immediately began pairing her jewelry with my greeting cards.

Tammy offers Wearable Art Pendants, Fun Pendants, Gorgeous Lampwork Earrings and other great items too!

This pendant reminds me of my Tree Note cards:

As we sail through the month of July, Tammy and I have been offering some great promotions through our shops. Currently, our promotion is

Buy an item from Tammy's shop and receive a set of 4 note cards from me. Buy a set of cards from me and receive a free pair of earrings from Tammy!

This promotion ends on Sunday, 7/20. Watch our shops come Monday because we're ending the month, and this business Buddy program, with a BANG!

Thanks for looking,

Tammy of Art Made By Tammy

Sandy of The Eclectic Studio

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 my garden...eating my

Marigolds!! UGH!!!! They are so cool looking, and I cannot possible kill are the last two to visit:

They are so different, right? I've been sitting here for the past hour Googling them but do you know how many caterpillars there are in this world. OMG!!!! I've tried everything "white fluffy Caterpillar" "black spiky Caterpillar" "Caterpillar with red dots".

I will have to look more tonight.....if anybody knows, please feel free to share with me!


Monday, July 14, 2008

After the rain....

After the severe thunderstorms we had last night, I awoke to this beautiful purple Tigerlilly flowerOf course I had to take a picture and list it in my Etsy shop as a set of notecards!!

Remember, I'm currently have a sale on my notecard sets...Buy One Set, Get One Set at 50% off. Click here to see all the sets of notecards currently in my shop. Want to mix and match? No problem, just tell me which images you would like to have and I will set-up a custom listing for you!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

I'm in 3 Treasuries!!

How excited was I when I realized I was in not 1, not 2, but 3 treasuries!!

Check them out!!

Click on the pics above to bring you to the on each picture and leave a comment!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Our New Tomato Garden!!

I don't typically talk about personal things here on my blog...but I am so excited about our new tomato garden that I just must show you!

It all started MONTHS ago when my husband delivered 18-20 tons of dirt (he works for a sand & gravel place and he got it for FREE). I have never shoveled so much dirt in my life (I should have taken a picture of it....schucks).

This dirt has been placed all over our yard...we've made a bunch of flower gardens and the final project was our tomato garden. My husband potted about 30 or more tomato plants and they needed a place to go. We used wood and stones from an old tobacoo barn...and voila!

I can't wait to eat these tomatoes.....sauce, salsa, kebobs, grilled,'s endless!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Donate Cards to Soldiers!!

*********Mission Soldier Support**********

I am so excited to announce a spectacular effort by the Etsygreeting team! We are going to send handmade greetings overseas!

Purchase any card from participating shops through July 31 and include that you'd like to donate your purchase to Mission Soldier Support in the notes to seller.Your purchase will be sent to Capturedtimebooks who will be sending them to an Air Support Battalion stationed in Iraq. Search MSS for listings. The cards will be available for the soldiers to use for a note home.

As of July 3rd, we've collected 106 cards!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Art Made By Tammy....must see her shop!

I just LOVE this shop!! At Art Made by Tammy, you'll find a diverse collection of 100% original creations from Wearable Art Pendants, Fun Pendants, Gorgeous Lampwork Earrings, and other Great Items!

I love her style...pretty, elegant, simple and super stylish!! You can visit her Etsy shop at ArtMadeByTammy .

If you make a purchase from her, just send me the link and I will give Free Shipping on any order from my shop.