Friday, January 28, 2011

A Special Artist

Today I would like to feature a special new artist to the Etsy Community! Her shop is Bcrafty and her name is Bev and she is my sister. She is the mother of 3 adorable grandchildren and the mother of 2 daughters.

She also manages the Wood Island Lighthouse that is a Museum and has a wonderful little gift shop that she sells my items on consignment in.

Bev loves to take photos. She spends alot of time around the area taking photos of our beautiful island scenery. After awhile she decided to turn her hobby into a paying one.

Her newest passion is sea glass that she collects along the shores of Prince Edward Island. Bev's newest creations are beautiful but she is continuing to improve her wire wrapping skills.

Please drop into her shop and check out more of her beautiful creations.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Greeting The New Etsy Angels

The Etsy Angels are a small team and we are looking for new members to join our little family! We are looking for fun loving, caring, supportive and giving people that want to become an "Angel".

One of the main requirements to the Etsy Angels Team is that you must be willing to donate to worthy charities that are picked by the Team. We raise funds 4 to 5 times a year.

We have a few members that have been with us from the start and some new members in the past few months.

Right now we are raising funds for ORVAL, (Ouachita River Valley Animal League)in Louisiana. Read more about it on our thread.

This year we have 2 new members that have joined us and 1 returning Angel.

Isabelafelix's shop OOhLeela is donating 10% of her proceeds this month. Her shop has some gorgeous items for the kitchen. She is also going to help out with the Angels Blog.

AshleyNicholeDesigns is helping out with promotions. Her shop sells gorgeous candles for special occasions.

Myminimocs is our returning angel, she took a break for personal reasons and is back with lots of energy and great promotions for the team in our thread. She is also making a donation to our charity!

If you are interested in being an Etsy me...Sewingranny.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Making Beautiful Things from Nature.

Today I have the pleasure of reviewing and promoting AngelsNEverlastings' from the Promotional Frenzy thread.

She makes gorgeous unique wreaths and wall hangings using dried flowers and unique materials to create distinctive and unusual dried floral home decor.

Angels is from the Boston area and opened her shop in 2009.

Here is a gorgeous heart shaped wreath made from seashells, grapevines fragrant lavender, pink celosa and white larkspur!

Another of my favorites is this unique basket like arrangement made of grapevines and floral dried flowers.

The next one is a beautiful dried floral spray with silver king, eucalyptus, pretty light purple and grey mexican sage and other mixed florals.

For more great items check out her shop.

The Promotional Frenzy team can be found in this thread:

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Time to Help the Furbabies again....

2010 is over and the Etsy Angels had a great year of fundraising. We took a few months off to promote our shops for the holidays and focus on Christmas and our families. Now we are ready to get back to the main mission off the Etsy Angels...raising funds for worthy causes.

January 2011 will be spent raising funds for ORVAL, (Ouachita River Valley Animal League)in Louisiana. The organization began in 1995 with the promise of trying to make the local shelter a better place by reducing the number of pets euthanized and by giving them resources and products to make the pets more comfortable during their limited time at the shelter. ORVAL quickly realized that a lot of animals were being surrendered because their owners could not afford vet bills. ORVAL then decided to add Vet Assistance to the list of services. Along with vet assistance, ORVAL also has a foster program to try to give pets, from the shelter, a longer and better chance of getting adopted!

This cause is very special to Wildlifer aka Amanda.

We will be donating a portion of our sales to the cause. WE have something for everyone....

And of course Ozarknana aka Melana created a new mascot for us and will donate 50% of Starbarks dog!

Thank you Melana for another great mascot!!

Be sure to stay tuned for more specials from the Angels for "ORVAL".

Wonderful Quotes to live by!

"Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you."

~ William Arthur Ward