Saturday, September 27, 2008

Spammers....please just GO AWAY

No I don't need a cheap car or a car loan nor a blackberry, and I certainly am not looking for a hot single so I don't want to meet anywhere or look at pictures, I don't need a checking account, nor do I need money for tuition, forget about grants..don't need it, not looking for the ultimate pet nail trimmer, credit thank you, don't want the WalMart gift card..or the Target one for that matter, really not interested in who's looking for me, and although I do need to lose weight...I don't need to be reminded every 5 minutes.

and that's just the tip of the iceberg!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Lovlies for your ears!!

My favorite thing in this world (next to my family, of course) is a fun pair of earrings. I very rarely wear bracelets and only wear necklaces on special occasions.....but I am ALWAYS wearing a pair of earrings. Glass, Silver, name it, I'll wear it!!

So, of course I have alot of favs on Etsy....and here they are

Fizz Earrings by curlygirlglass

Sakura Earrings by insanejellyfish (I just love that name!)

Kamil Earrings by Sproutonline

Falling Leaves by maggiejs

Jazz/Alma embroidered & beaded earrings by NAadornment

Arata Double Earrings by yellowplum

Tree Earrings by SarahHoodJewelry

Please check out all of these shops 'cause they all have some pretty spectacular pieces to share with you!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I want to decorate my home!!

But, I can't. But, if I could, I would sooooooooo buy these wonderful items to beautify by surroundings.

This print by Marni Mutrux Studio would go perfectly in my bedroom!! I just love it! Please stop by her shop - her work is gorgeous!!

This fused glass tile wall hanging is full of color and it just makes me happy!! The artist who made this beauty is Hipnest and, believe me, her shop is very hip! I think this piece would look nice in my studio.

The next item is a set of coasters. I think they would look great in my living room. Rubee Designs makes these and her selection is HUGE! I just love them....they will make great christmas gift for mom!

And the last item that I don't know if I will be able to live without is this beautiful print by K9 Art Gallery. My kitchen is Tuscan themed, so perhaps above my breakfront this would go!! If you like animals, definitely stop by his gallery - he is just so talented!

And I think that's it for post will be items to beautify my earlobes! I have alot in my favs for that!! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Win a Set of My Cards!!

The most fab street team in the world (which I belong to) is having a giveaway!! The giveaway is a set of my photo notecards...purple theme. A set of 6 cards....they are blank on the inside - perfect for birthdays, thank-you's or just to let somebody special know you are thinking of them!

All you have to do is visit my shop, pick your favorite item, go to the EtsyGreetings blog and post in comments the item and your e-mail or shop name. But hurry, it ends at 6 am tomorrow EST (9/18). So....go....hurry.....watcha waiting for???

Monday, September 15, 2008

Networking.....hmmm......does it work?

So, a few months ago I decided to give this whole networking thing a try. I joined a Yahoo group, started twittering (or is it tweeting?), blogging on a more consistent basis here and on MySpace...even have done some bulletins on Myspace (never had done that before), joined IndiePublic, joined Start up, posted my shop to Linkreferral and today I opened a booth on Bonanzle. That's alot, right? Oh, and I've been listing new items in my shop on a more consistent basis too.

Do you know how much time goes into networking, advertising, marketing....whatever you prefer to call it??? TOO MUCH! Oh my lord, I can spend the entire day just on the computer updating, informing, advising.....before you know it, my son is home from school and I feel like I've gotten absolutely nothing accomplished.

How successful will all this time on the computer be? This is what I ask myself on a daily basis. Now, I must add that my views and "hearts" have seriously increased..but no sales. I am hopeful that they will come back and purchase for the holiday season.

Honestly, the funny thing is that I started all this networking hoping to make sales, but the reality is that I have made alot of friends. Especially in my Yahoo Group, Unique Women in Business. Such a fun bunch of ladies who sell so many different things. We've really grown very close, sharing things about each other and really uniting. Ugh, that reminds me.....we're doing a weight loss challenge and I have to weigh in tomorrow morning. ICK!

So, here is where you can find, follow, visit me:

Twitter: eclecticstudio
Unique Women In Business: (if you decide to join, tell them Sandy sent ya)

Stop by and say hi and let's be friends!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

EtsyGreetings Giveaway!!!!

Come on by the new & improved EtsyGreetings blog!!
Right now, there is a great card giveaway featuring HappyDayStudio. Her cards are bright, whimsical and just fun.

Just leave a comment on the blog and you can possibly win these cards

Good Luck!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Christmas in September?

I's usually Christmas in July, but I didn't get my act together until the other day!

Listed my Christmas cards the other day in my shop.
Now, they are currently listed in packs of 6 but I'm wondering how many would rather have packs of 10 or 12??? If you would like to let me know which you prefer, I would be very much appreciative!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Vendor Blender Tonight - Reminder

Tonight is my friends Vendor Blender. She is hosting this party in a chat starts at 5:00 pm and will run through the evening. Each 1/2 hr is featured by a different seller..the schedule is:

5-5:30-Beautiful Diva
5:30-6-Mineral Girlz Cosmetics
6-6:30-Longaberger Baskets
6:30-7-Gold Canyon Candles
7-7:30-MeMe' s Country Store
7:30-8-Shake Your Bon Bons
8-8:30-Simply Tempted
8:30-9-Eclectic Studio
9:30-10-Mrs Charming

Come on by and visit (or purchase....wink,wink) and learn about each product these vendors have! Some vendors will be giving away prizes during their time slot!!!
http://pub41. bravenet. com/chat/ show.php/ 3505945080

Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Do you promote YOUR Etsy shop?

I just came across this most awesome site Scrumpy Designs. The theory behind this site? They will help you promote YOUR Etsy shop. When you register you can set-up:

A profile picture (or your avatar)
Your Shop Description
Your Sales and Promotions
Your Etsy Mini
Your Etsy Items
Your Contact Info
Your Links such as other shops, blogs, flickr

They have an Etsy Showcase where you can view all the Etsy Minis signed up AND you can view all the Etsy Items or "Ads" by clicking on the Etsy Items section on their main page. I've been on this site for the past hour.....because...they also have a blog page. If you like to read blogs then you must visit their Links section and then hit blogs. Totally unbelievable. Love it!

Do you Trade?

I am no longer a trading virgin!! And, for my first is a GREAT one!
When I was approached by GoatsDesign's seeing if I would be interested in trading, well, she just made my day. I took a look at her shop and LOVED it.

What she is getting from me:
Trailing African Daisy Notecards, Set of 6

And what I am getting from her: Brown Sugar Pomegrante Scrub with Strawberry Seeds


Raspberry Lip Balm

I can't wait to get my delicious goodies!!