Etsy Shop Newbies

Ive been busy.. I have listed these new items in my shop and I am working on re-photographing all of my shop items. Huge chore! If you look though, the new photos are so much prettier. What are you working on?

Vintage Inspired Bridal Feather Flower Hairclip-White
Vintage Inspired Bridal Feather Flower Hairclip

Soft Ivory or White Bridal Hair Flower Clip
Soft Ivory or White Bridal
Hair Flower Clip

Vintage Enamel Rhinestone Flower Hairpins-White
Vintage Enamel Rhinestone
Flower Hairpins-White


The Girl Creative

We have a WINNER!

Congratulations to: Mary Lee! She is the winner of the Spring is in the Air - Flower Giveaway chosen by Mary Lee said... "I tweeted about this giveaway!" I will be contacting you Mary Lee to pick your favorite item from my shop with your $20.00 Gift Certificate to FancieStrands..

Thank you to all of you that entered and be sure to looking for another great giveaway next month.


Handmade Spark Member of the Day: FancieStrands

What a fabulous way to start your day. Im featured: Handmade Spark Member of the Day: FancieStrands

Rosettes to Die for!

This is one trend that I LOVE! Just look at my shop and you will see. It doesnt get better than these- gorgeous and totally girly- girl fashions. What a statement!  These rosettes can be made into hair accessories, clothes, or even shoes!  And how about that cake? Way to pretty to eat.

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Simplicity-Ivory Flower n Pearl Bridal Hair Clip/Headpiece

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Making you SMILE!

I am feeling a bit under the weather today so this is a short post but sure to make you smile and say awwwww! Meet BELLA. Her foot is blue from playing in the food coloring with my daughter. She is our baby and brings us sooo much joy and fun! Wishing you all a great weekend.

Finding the Treasures

Hello, today I want to show you a few Etsy Treasuries that include some of my items. Yes this makes me so happy! Especially when I found out that my items are in 65 treasuries {thanks to Craftcult}. I must be living life right. Oh! and dont forget my Spring Giveaway  from FancieStrands ends on Monday.

Wordless Wednesday

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New FancieStrand Products ~ adding to the Spring Collection

Loving the warm weather and adding new Spring items to FancieStrands shop. Three new items to show off:
Millinery Hair Flower n Feather Fascinator Hair clip, Champagne Flower n Feather Hair pins- Set of 3 and Fancy Feather,Rhinestone n Satin Headband/Fascinator.

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Tip Junkie handmade projects

Spring is in the Air - Flower Giveaway- ENDED

Its time for some fun and that means a GIVEAWAY! Yea! You wont want to miss this one. One lucky winner will win a $20.00 gift certificate to FancieStrands. That's right, you get to pick your item of choice. Its time to bring in Spring and what better way than through beautiful handmade flowers!

Great Gifts for Mother and Daughters

Here's how to Enter:
Don't forget to leave your email address and a separate comment below for each entry.

* Visit FancieStrands and leave a comment here about your favorite item. {1 entry}

* Spread the word of this giveaway by Twitter, Facebook or blog post. {1 entry each}

* Become a fan of FancieStrands on Facebook for an extra entry. {1 entry}

* Subscribe to FancieStrands newsletter by mail or rss {1 entry each}

Open to all 
Giveaway ends 3/28 at midnight
Winner will be chosen by on Tuesday, March 29th 2011

Good Luck

Deals and Dishes

Something to Brag about at BraggingBags

I wanted to introduce you to a fabulous new shop I found on Etsy. BraggingBags is a husband and wife team that specializing in everything fabulous & unique for your upcoming wedding! They offer an array of eclectic collections including woodland, rustic, western, elegance, personalized, DIY, barn CHIC, beach cottage, vintage bride, and more... You can also visit their blog for more photos and ideas. Look at these gorgeous handmade items. I truley could loose my mind and buy one of each item at BraggingBags on Etsy.

SET of 6 Personalized Tall Birch Wood Vases For Your Bridesmaids Maid of Honor or Bridal Party Gifts Favors Bouquet Flower Arrangement Holders Head Table Decorations Reception CenterpiecesLarge Personalized Wedding Card Box Treasure Keepsake Chest Rustic Elegant Shabby Chic Vintage Antique Inspired Wedding Decorations Spring Summer Garden Winery Barn Outdoor Fall
Woodland Rustic Moss Ring Bearer Pillow Personalized With Your Custom Colors Fall Winter Outdoor Mountain Lake CHIC WeddingSET of 12 Spring Summer You Pick The Color Pink Blue Green Ivory Favor Tins Candy Bar Pen Holder Outdoor Vintage Circus Shabby Chic Wedding Decorations
Upcycled Personalized Wood Glass Jar Outdoor Rustic Wedding Decoration Candles Firefly Lightning Bug Lanterns With Moss Woodland Forest Summer Fall CHIC 
All items are available @ Braggingbags on Etsy..GO Shopping! 

The New Bridal Fascinator

I wanted to show you the newest items available in my Etsy shop. I love the Fancy Feathers that are so popular right now. So...of course I had to incorporate them into my new designs since I love the new look in Bridal fashion and hair accessories this year. All of these bridal hair accessories are custom made per individual and come as a barrette, hair clip or brooch pin. 


How to Protect your Privacy on Etsy

Talk about bad PR. Etsy is getting it right now after a unannounced change to its privacy policy just to make it more of a social place like Facebook. They now expose buyers' and sellers' real names, their reviews, favorites, and shopping histories. You had to be aware of this in order to opt out. Yes, that privacy change caused members' shopping preferences and histories to be linked to their real name in Google searches. Ouch! This explains the random notices about being added to a user's "circle." It also explains why some shoppers, like the woman whose sex-toy purchase now appears "right after her online resumes," are so up in arms. Wonder why?
So if you want to opt out {I did} - here's how: Thanks to EtsyBitch

Log in to Etsy

1.Click “Settings” on the left top sidebar

2.Choose the “Privacy” tab

3.You have three decisions to make (who can see your favorites, who can see your purchases, and can people search for your email). Be sure to click the update button on the bottom.

•To change your ‘real name’ on file, click “Profile” in the left sidebar while logged in to your account.

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The Girl Creative: Just Something I Whipped Up with Girl.Inspired

Show off your new projects @ The Girl Creative: Just Something I Whipped Up with Girl.Inspired This is one of my favorites. Link up and invite your friends to show off there new handmade items to!

The Girl Creative

Marketing with Facebook Fan Pages to Increase Etsy Sales

I found a great article from Sunday Afternoon Housewife about using the new Facebook for pages from On the Dot Creations and if you haven’t read anything about the new pages, I really want you to read this. I had NO idea how the photos were being displayed on the new pages, and the suggestions in this article, The New Facebook Fan Page Can Boost Etsy Sales covers some excellent ideas for making your Facebook page work for you. This article gives you some quick steps you can take to make a difference in your marketing today! Read it!

New matching Sets of the "3 in 1 reversible Headbands"

Today I added some new sets of the "3 in 1 Reversible Headbands" I couldn't resist making a mother and daughter set. Like how much fun will your daughter think it is for the two of you to match? Mine thinks its really cool. Then I had the brilliant idea with the help of some of my fans to do a Sassy Sister Set. Yes, those sisters can match. Wishing you all a great weekend.

Mother Daughter Set

Sassy Sister Set

Whats the Deal @ Heartsy.Me?

Have you heard of Heartsy.Me? Its a really cool place like Groupon but for handmade items. Everyday there is a great offer, like 50% - 90% off wonderful handmade items. Before you strike a deal with Heartsy.Me you submit your items and they are voted on by the public. If you get 30 or more positive votes that people would buy your deal you are in. I submitted my Etsy shop and got 35 votes in the given time frame. They then contact you and make a deal with you. This is tons of exposure for your shop. Most sellers say they receive alot of extra sales this way. Im really excited to get my turn and see how it goes. You can bet I will report back on this one. If you want to get visitors to your shop, check them out and submit your items. If you let me know that you added your items I will go vote for you.

$14 for $35 Online Store Credit at isphotography

Birch Bark Vase

If you are planning a rustic wedding look at these! Birch bark vases or these Candle holders used as centerpieces in lieu of traditional clear vases will complement your rustic decor. Visit Bragging Bags where you will find an  an array of eclectic collections including woodland, rustic, western, elegance, personalized, DIY, barn CHIC, beach cottage, vintage bride, and more.. Plan to spend some time there! 
handmade wedding birch vase Birch Bark Vase

Giveaways Galore

I am really excited about how many other blogs have inquired about my new Spring line of "Reversible Headbands". Guess what that means for you? Losts of fun Giveaways coming from FancieStrands. I will be
updating every time one starts so you can get in on the fun. Cant wait to see all of you there.
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