Who wants to go Shopping with me?!

I love Etsy! I always find so many unique, fun, and beautiful items. It's a good thing that I am careful with my spending! :) However, as part of the Etsy community myself, I definitely now look to Etsy when it comes time to buy a special gift. And with Christmas slowly sneaking up on us, I have been keeping my eye out for great gift ideas. Care to do a little browsing with me?! :)

Here are two treasuries I created recently that are filled with fabulous items from some wonderful shops.

First up, a warm, fall inspired treasury filled with yummy chocolate colored items.

Click HERE to check out all these items along with links to the shops that create them!

Next up is a treasury filled with items that just make me happy. I love the colors and summer feel to this collection.

Click HERE to see these items up close and to take a closer look at the shops that they came from.

My most recent Etsy purchase was from THIS shop. And I have my eye on THIS shop...love their photograph sets of Paris in yellow and green.

I always love to discover new shops, so if you have a favorite Etsy shop or own an Etsy shop yourself, I'd love to hear from you...please leave me a comment!


Pure Joy - Etsy Inspired Challenge #102

Hello! Sorry I have been a little absent from blog world lately. I have been working on a few custom orders for my Etsy shop and our house is finally going to be put on the market next week so I am busy with all the final details. I'd appreciate your positive thoughts that our house will sell quickly! :)

So, for this week's Etsy Inspired Challenge our featured shop, Art and Philanthropy - Global Child Collection, is one I have 'hearted' for a long time. If we have another baby, I will definitely be getting these nature themed alphabet wall cards!

I am all about making better choices for our environment and teaching my children to respect this world so Rebecca's work really speaks to me. And I love that she gives some of her profits to charity. One lucky winner this week will get an 8x10 print of their choice from Rebecca's shop!

I was inspired by the nature themes, soft colors, and even the blue wall these cards are on. Here is my layout documenting a special moment that was part of a wonderful day at the park.

All products used are from American Crafts.

Our sponsor this week is the Digi Doodle Shop. By playing along in the Etsy Inspired Challenge this week you could win a $10 gift certificate to the Digi Doodle Shop. There are a ton of great images to choose from! :)

For all the details on how to play along in the challenge this week, please visit the Etsy Inspired Blog.

And these fabulous ladies always have projects sure to inspire you too!
Have a great weekend!


Friends - Etsy Inspired Challenge #101 Plus a Winner!

Hello friends! Thanks to all who joined us last week for the 100th challenge...glad you're back to play along this week too! :) Our featured Etsy shop this week, Lover Dovers, is filled with fun aprons and cute clothes for little girls. I was inspired by all the polka dots and THIS apron to create this card.

All of the products on my card are from BoBunny's Sophie collection as well as some of their coordinating Double Dot cardstock.

I can't wait to see how you're inspired by Lover Dovers' shop...maybe you'll be digging into your polka dot stash too! :)

To play along::
*Go to the Lover Dovers shop and find an item that inspires you.
*Make any creation that you would like and post a link on the EtsyInspired #101 post on the EtsyInspired blog by Friday, August 20 noon Pacific time.
*Please give credit to the shop/item you found your inspiration from and link back to the Etsy Inspired blog.
*If you upload to an online gallery, please use keyword EIC101.

By playing along this week, you could win 4 digital images of your choice from our sponsor, Sassy Studio Designs. Their fun and sassy designs fit our featured Etsy shop perfectly. And Lover Dovers will be giving another lucky winner the I Love Lucy apron.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team for extra inspiration!
Now for the winner of the Unity Donna Downey Inspired stamp....
Congratulations Crystal!

Please email De at stampindeva{at}bellsouth{dot}net with your mailing address and she'll get your prize out to you!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Inspired By

Hello! I have been loving hearing from all of you what inspires you. You still have one more day to get your comments in HERE to win a free stamp and one more day to get your entry in for the Etsy Inspired Challenge for your chance to win BIG! :)

So as I have been reading about what inspires you all, I have been thinking a little about what inspires me...my boys, magazines/blogs, fabulous products, and I realized that I'm very inspired by what is going on in my life at any given moment. If I'm feeling a little down I may create a cheery card to lift my spirits or a soft, subtle card to fit my mood. Right now with all the house stuff we have going on I have even found inspiration in that. In focusing on my yard and trying to get my grass nice and green, I was inspired to create THIS grass green treasury on Etsy.

And while cleaning out all my craft supplies I found some scraps of paper that I just couldn't recycle or put away again in some box, so I whipped up this little card.

I hope you all are having a wonderful week! We enjoyed a trip to the zoo yesterday followed by some swimming. Tonight my boys are camping out in the yard with Daddy! Hooray for uninterrupted crafting time for Mommy! :)


Etsy Inspired Challenge #100 - Let's Celebrate!

Welcome friends and new visitors! I'm glad you've stopped by to celebrate the 100th Etsy Inspired Challenge with me. I so enjoy being a part of this team and sharing my Etsy Inspired projects with you all every week. Since this week marks the 100th challenge we have all sorts of inspiration and prizes for you to enjoy! With sponsors like Unity Stamp Company, Lawn Fawn, May Arts, Limelight Papercrafts, Soft Pencil Designs, and Charleston Scrapbooking you are going to want to be sure to visit each of the Design Team members' blogs and check out the Etsy Inspired blog for all the details on how to play along in the challenge this week.

First things first...our featured Etsy shop this week, Cathy Walters, is sure to have a pendant that will inspire you. I love that her pendants are double sided so that you can use whichever side fits your mood or outfit better. :) And if you play along in the challenge this week, you could win the pendant of your choice! One of my personal favorites is the Make a Wish pendant. Wouldn't this make a great birthday gift?!

And here is my birthday project...feel free to click on the layout for a closer look.

This layout documents my oldest son's 7th birthday celebration. I love the fun patterned paper and cupcake stickers from Creative Imaginations Studio 101 birthday line. And of course I used some American Crafts thickers for the title and wish sentiment.

In addition to a pendant from Cathy Walter's shop, another person who plays along in the challenge this week could win a fabulous grand prize filled with all sorts of crafting goodies. So be sure to take some time this week to visit Cathy Walters, find an item that inspires you, create an Etsy Inspired project of your own and link it up to the Etsy Inspired blog by Friday at noon PST for your chance to win.

Now, you can also increase your chances of winning a prize by visiting each Design Team members blog and leaving a comment. We each have a great item from one of our sponsors to give away. Want to know what you could win by leaving a comment here?! :) How about Unity's fabulous Donna Downey Inspired stamp! Let me know what inspires you! I will announce the winner here on my blog Satuday, August 14th.

After you leave your comment here, head on over to these lovely ladies for more prizes and inspiration. Have fun!


You're Invited...

to our fabulous Etsy Inspired 100th challenge celebration this Saturday! You will have tons of chances to win great prizes on all the Design Team blogs and of course more chances to win when you play along in the Etsy Inspired challenge. So, be sure to stop by the Etsy Inspired Blog on Saturday for all the details! I will be back then too with my Etsy Inspired project and a giveaway that is sure to leave you Inspired! :)