Friday, September 30, 2011

The Angels are Going Pink and Hosting a BNR for the Cause!!

October is here and so is fall and Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

The Etsy Angels are going Pink, Thinking Pink and Donating!!

These and many more beautiful items will be featured in our BNR this Thursday, October 6th beginning at 5:00pm ... Click on the Pink "Thread" to find the link on our Thread for the BNR - it will be posted at 5:00!

Here are some lovely pink items to help the cause:

20% will be donated:

50% will be donated:

50% will be donated:

50% will be donated: Fleece Lap Blanket

100% from each will be donated: Pink Ribbon Car Charm:

20% will be donated: Sock Monkey Can Cozy:

25% will be donated: Pink Earrings -

Much much more to come... Help fight this Deadly Disease!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Are You Thinking Pink?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month!! Are you thinking about it, are you thinking Pink? The Etsy Angels certainly are...each October we raise funds that go towards Breast Cancer Awareness and this October is no different.

We are working on our Think Pink sections like this one in my shop. We are planning a BNR! Each shop will donate a percentage of their sales or a percentage of certain items in their shops to the cause.

We would love to have other shops join us in our Fundraiser and our BNR!!

We will be starting a new thread with our intentions for donations and all the shops that are participating. We will post each day the number of sales going to help the cause.

It is a super time and very gratifying to use our crafts to help this worthy cause... Be sure to drop in and see us.. you will find the link to our new thread at the end of this one: The Etsy Angels

Stay tuned to my blog and the Etsy Angels blog for more information as the time gets closer.

But most of all Think Pink and get your Mammogram!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Summer is Gone??? Where did it go?

Yes it is September and summer is gone again. It seems like only yesterday it was May!! The days are getting shorter, the nights cooler and the leaves are changing color.

My summer was busy for a number of reasons. One was that I spent a lot of it with my grandsons - son's MIL and I babysat the boys so they did not have to go to a sitter and I took a temporary position as a Supervisor.

I enjoyed both very much and hope to repeat it next year.

What did you do for the summer?

Well.... we helped the oldest grandson decorate and put his 4 wheeler in the local Fisheries Festival Parade. The theme was Support your Special Olympians... we have 2 in our community that took home medals. He even got to get in a bubble!

We took the boys camping in our new RV...we all had a blast. The baby was a darling - you would think he was home in his own bed.

We took the oldest grandson to the Stock car races and the Demolishion Derby at the Speedway. He got to go for a ride in a stock car and then his name was drawn to ride in the pace car for the Street Stocks.

These are just some shots of the Grandsons during the summer with us!

Oh and I bought my very first new car!! Still getting use to the size of it.. I went from a G6 sedan with a 6 cylinder motor to a very sporty looking Mazda 3 with a 4 cylinder motor.

Look out 2012 I have lots of plans for you... starting with taking May and June off from work... I am going to be a Lady of Leisure.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Developing Your Etsy Shop with the Promotional Frenzy Team

If you are like me, you really want your Etsy shop to take off. There is nothing like selling your crafts and knowing that the people who are purchasing them are doing so because they love handmade items.

I have been involved in the Etsy community for some time and things were just not working for me... I needed some help, I joined numerous teams but was not making the headway I wanted until I found the Promotional Frenzy Team.

The Promotional Frenzy Team is a team that requires you to participate!!!

Here is their ad on their home page: SERIOUS BUSINESS OWNERS WANTED! The 1st week or two on the team will require a little more work initially so that you can get everything set up. (joining social networks, setting up blogs, following teammates etc.)

And here is a bit more about the team : ****You will get what you give here.**** The key is to stay for awhile and network and participate in all the events you can.

THIS TEAM IS FOR THOSE WILLING TO PUT TIME INTO THEIR ETSY SHOP. Parcticipation is required. For those that are serious about growing a business.

I love this team so much and have been working so hard with it that I was asked to be a Team Leader.... I accepted and know it will be a lot of work but the benefits to me and my shop are worth it. So far my sales have increased, the traffic to my shop has increased and my photos for sure are much better. This is all thanks to the great tips and support I have been getting from the team.

If this sounds like a team for you, please join us for some fun, encouragement, help in all areas of promoting your shop But remember.....YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE....

You will get a mentor to help you out the first few weeks you are part of the team, there is a check in thread to let us know you are participating and all the help and support you need in the daily threads!! I guarantee you will learn something every day from this great team~!

Come on down to the PROMOTIONAL FRENZY TEAM....We would love to have you!!!

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