Sunday, December 7, 2008

Fort Worth Mini Team Holiday Meet & Greet

On Tuesday Dec. 6th the Fort Worth Mini Team met for our very first Meet and Greet. The cozy ambiance of La Madeleine helped to create a warm and inviting setting for our holiday themed gathering. The purpose of this gathering was to FINALLY meet some of our fellow Etsyians but to also discuss ways that we can participate in EtsyTexasCrafters.




Jay of jneale3 and 2112TieDyes with Connie of HossLass



We spent the first half hour engaging in small talk and getting to know one another as members trickled in. Attendees consisted of team members as well as a few folks interested in ETC and what we're about. The group also indulged in some tasty treats procured from the La Madeleine kitchen. The smell of delicious French onion soup and piping hot French roast filled the room.



Angela of flutterbuggcreations shared about continuing a family tradition of crocheted baby blankets



After some lively conversation we settled in to discuss our participation options. ETC as a team provides a myriad of choices for those who want to participate a little to those who wish to participate a lot. First on the agenda was the teams new Ning site were members can find scads of information on team events, members, as well as sign-ups and basic info on the teams various opportunities. Spend Your Mondays with ETC was up next with brief explanations on each Monday's theme. Members who had participated in these events shared their experiences and encouraged others to check them out.



Connie shared a table with potential ETC newbies, husband and wife, Samantha (oldbutnew) and Robert (draknordesigns)



Next I explained team promo swaps and showed some examples of items that can be contributed to the swap and the details of how it works. We then talked about the Gift swaps and I proudly showed off a bag that I'd recently been gifted in one of these swaps. Both of these swaps are great ways to get your name and products in the hands of potential customers. Plus, they're just ALOT of fun :)
Concluding this time was a plug for the team shop, its purpose, and how you can find fabulous promo items there at a great value. We closed with team volunteer job opportunities and how the team benefits everyone best when "You give some to get some".




The Stash table. Gifts for the exchange were placed in the back while promos and business cards to share were in the front



My favorite part of the meeting came next when we went around and everyone introduced themselves. They shared their name, shop name, how long they'd been on Etsy, and if they brought samples of their work they displayed them as well. I love that now I have faces and names to put with some of the shops that I love. We ended the evening with a jolly gift exchange.



Jay shows the group how his wine rest works, while Rachel of tilesmile looks on. Rachel chose the wine rest as her gift from the exchange



Over all I thought it went great. I left with lots of things to think about and was very encouraged by the group of folks I'd met that were just as eager to move forward as I am. We would like to try and meet once a month. Some topics we'd like to discuss in the future include local craft fairs and selling opportunities and Photography 101 - how to take better photos to improve your sales. I can't wait for our January meeting (details to come) and would love to see some new faces there!



My gift from the gift exchange: these awesome tiles from TileSmile



Check out these Team Member's blogs on the event:

JNeale3 = http://jn3woodworks.blogspot.com/ (scroll down to the Dec 3 entry)
Hosslass = http://hosslass.blogspot.com/2008/12/catching-time.html

* Sorry the pics turned out a little blurry :(











Sunday, November 30, 2008

December ETC First Monday SALE

It's time for another amazing ETC First Mondays Sales Event! So, come on in, grab yourself something warm to drink, and join us for some fantastic sales!!! We’ve got something for everyone on your list! Remember, only 24 more days until Christmas and only 20 days until the start of Hanukah!

With 118 ETC shops participating this month, there's something for everyone, including LOTS of great deals! But don’t dawdle . . . these sales and special offers are only available from 12:01 am Monday, December 1st to 12:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 2nd, Central Time (that's 1:01am Monday to 1:00am Tuesday, Etsy Time).

Please wait for revised invoices on purchases from the following sales list, unless listing specifies that items are already marked down (or gives other instructions). Discounts do not apply to shipping unless Free shipping is indicated.

Here's this month's sales list.....

ETC Team Shop: http://etsytexascrafters.etsy.com/20% off all items in shop

%-Off Sales: Discount does NOT apply to shipping unless specified
http://2112tiedyes.etsy.com/ -Tie dyed t-shirts20% off all items in shop
http://2muchstuff2day.etsy.com/ - hand knit cloths, swifferesque covers, baby items and natural stone jewelry25% off all items
http://amaria.etsy.com/ - Feminie, Handcrafted, Artisan Made 14K gold fill, Sterling silver & Copper Jewelry10% off and free domestic shipping
http://angelsandoutlaws.etsy.com/ - A Place for the Romantic Cowgirl in Us All25% off all items in shop
http://angiehallhaviland.etsy.com/ - Mixes media art and jewelry
20% off all items in shop
http://apachemoon.etsy.com/ - Jewelry of many colors15% off all items in shop
http://artbyjc.etsy.com/ - original paintings , painted on leaves , paper , wood , metal , and canvas , and other crafts .20% off and free gift with every purchase [ limited to one gift per customer ]
http://artbylilin.etsy.com/ - Polymer Clay Art Jewelry & Decorative Items20% off all regular price items, plus Free Standard Shipping
http://artspot.etsy.com/ - Whimsical and Luxurious Bath and Body Enchantments25% off storewide (custom & wholesale not included).
http://barbsgarden.etsy.com/ - Fine Art at reasonable prices15% off all Studio sale items in shop, 10% off all other items in shop
http://beautifulmemories.etsy.com/ - Beautiful, lifelike Reborn dolls10% off all items in shop
http://beachcomberscove.etsy.com/ - Jewelry inspired by the ocean10% OFF All Bracelets. Free Shipping for orders over $50.
http://besemnaturalscents.etsy.com/ - Natural pillar candles, soap, and luxurious bath and body products20% off entire purchase on all items in shop
http://brandyratliff.etsy.com/ - Quilts, Blankets, Afghans, & More10% off all items in shop
http://bybethstudio.etsy.com/ - Quilted Art-Journals, ATC/ACEO, Mini-Quilts, Wall Hangings, Postcards, Bookmarks, Quilting Arts Magazine Back Issues20% off all items in my shop
http://carylscreations.etsy.com/ - Embroidery kitchen towel sets & applique magnets, Dish Soap Bottle Aprons, Fleece wraps, Tote bags, & Glass Slippers15% off all items in shop (excluding custom orders)
http://christinasmagic.etsy.com/ - ACEOs, handmade jewelry, handpainted clothing, decorative ceiling fan and light pulls10% off all items in shop
http://claytiger.etsy.com/ - Funky, Chunky Copper, Silver & Polyclay Jewelry20% off all items in shop, plus Free Shipping.
http://comfortandjoycrochet.etsy.com/ - Cozy neckwarmers & unique scarves25% off all items
http://crabappledesigns.etsy.com/ - Bags, Accessories, Stationery, Jewerly, & Digital Art20% off all items in shop
http://crossesbyclaudia.etsy.com/ – Pewter crosses with vintage jewelry and seashells, barn wood crosses, and oil paintings.
15% Off all items. Free shipping and gift wrap on all crosses. (free shipping does not apply to paintings).
http://crossties.etsy.com/ - handmade fashion and home accessories15% off all items, plus Free Shipping on all sales totaling $50 or more after discount
http://cshdesigns.etsy.com/ - handcrafted jewelry, wine charms, purse charms, and cell phone charms. 20% off all items.
http://dandelionstudios.etsy.com/ - hand crafted paper goods, jewelry and photography.20% off all items in store and free hand crafted affirmation card with each purchase.
http://debbiewendell.etsy.com/ – apparel, accessories, T-shirts, tote bags, visors, ribbon watches, golf towels, gift baskets and baby onesies.20% off total order. Shipping is free in the United States
http://ducttapeanddenim.etsy.com/ - Vintage papers, ephemera, fabrics, & mixed media collages25% off all items in shop
http://elephantdreams.etsy.com/ - Eclectic Art Photography10% off all items in shop and Free Shipping
http://emilydeweesjewelry.etsy.com/ - Vintage Buttons, Glass drops, Portrait photo pendants20% off all regularly priced items in shop
http://fabfrills.etsy.com/ - Handbags created from recycled and new materials, and art dolls with attitude20% off all items in shop
http://finderskeepersthings.etsy.com/ - Inspired Charms, Repurposed Jewelry & Original Art25% off all items in shop
http://flutterbuggcreations.etsy.com/ - hand crocheted Christmas items, afghans, doilies, scarves and more!10% off all items in my "Holidays" section - prices already marked down to reflect sale.http://friendlybanter.etsy.com/ - Cute hand crochet items and accessories for kids and adults20% off all items in store
http://gemsbyjerri.etsy.com/ - Handmade jewelry for everyday wear.25% off all non-sale items. Cannot be combined with other discounts
http://handmadewhimzy.etsy.com/ - Fun jewelry, beaded bookmarks and handpainted decor25% off all items in shop PLUS Free gift wrapping on all jewelry and bookmarks!
http://hosslass.etsy.com/ - HossLass Art, Original Paintings and Functional Art Gifts focusing on horse, western or southwest themes.20% off all items except gift certificates.
http://jinxydv8.etsy.com/ - Women's Vintage Couture
50% off selected items and free shipping of all items over $50 with mention of promo code: teametsytx !
http://jmday.etsy.com/ - Felt toys, blankets & accessories25% off all items in shop
http://jneale3.etsy.com/ - Bookends, candle holders, wine rests and other stuff
20 - 25% off sale on selected items in my SALE section.
http://jojovandiver.etsy.com/ - Magic Wands, Decoupage Poker Chip Earrings, Paper Bracelets & Crochet Hats.25 % off all items in shop.
http://judy49.etsy.com/ - Filet Crochet, Machine Embroidery, & Sewn Items15% off all items in shop
http://kelseyskorner.etsy.com/ - Beautiful and Unique Handmade Quilted Holiday and Commemorative Ornaments15% off total purchase.
http://killerbeedesigns.etsy.com/ - Gifts, Wine bottle carriers, Business card holders, Textile art, Purses, ACEO's and more!20% off items in shop (excluding textile art larger than 6" x 8")
http://lavenderladybug.etsy.com/ - Handmade and Commercial Supplies & Destash20% off all items in shop
http://lbrochstein.etsy.com/ - Hair Accessories, barrettes, headbands and ponytail holders.10% off all hair accessories plus Free Shipping.
http://lilliesandlace.etsy.com/ - vintage and handmade items10% off all items in shop
http://lindesigns.etsy.com/ - art, jewelry, photography20% off entire order - ETC members also receive free shipping - type ETC and wait for revised invoice.
http://lucybluestudio.etsy.com/ - Eclectic jewelry and art15% off all items in shop, and as always, Free Shipping on all purchases
http://marilynmacoriginals.etsy.com/ - One of a kind purses, hats, vests, lingerie, travel bags and more.20% off all items in the shop. Free "thank you" gift with each order and free domestic(US) shipping on orders over $50.00 after discount
http://mermaidgallery.etsy.com/ - Oil Paintings, 3-D Art, Stationery, and Prints20 % off all items in shop (does not include PIF items)
http://miasophia.etsy.com/ - Handmade Jewelry with a Twist of Fun, and Stained Glass Panels20% off all items in shop
http://michelecookdesigns.etsy.com/ - One of a Kind Handcrafted Copper and Silver Jewelry.25% off all items in shop, Free Shipping for order over $50 after discount applied.
http://misssnappy.etsy.com/ -Jewelry and pocket mirrors25% off all items in shop
http://mydesigncollectibles.etsy.com/ - Polymer clay items and Kelly’s Crosses (handcrafted crosses made with barnwood and various decorations)10% off all items in shop
http://outoftheblue.etsy.com/ - Vintage inspired and revamped jewelry20% discount on orders over $25; 30% discount on orders over $50; 40% discount on orders over $100 - Plus free gift wrap
http://pinkpeardesigns.etsy.com/ - Jewelry inspired by romance25% off all items in shop PLUS Free gift wrapping on all purchases
http://pinuppixie.etsy.com/ - Specializing in Decoupage/Collage Art for your head, accessories and more...25% off all items in shop, plus Free Shipping in the US
http://pocketpark.etsy.com/ - screen printed tshirts20% off all items in shop.
http://princessbammboutique.etsy.com/ - Hairbows, headbands, and bottlecap necklaces20% off all sales plus free shipping
http://quotentials.etsy.com/ - fused glass jewelry and home accessories20% off all Simplicities Pendant and Earring Sets* and 15% off everything in my Holiday Glass Section
http://raevyn77.etsy.com/ - earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches and more!25% off and free shipping
http://refabulous.etsy.com/ - Recycled items are blended with new materials to create one-of-a-kind, hand-made articles20% off all items in shop
http://rhradcliffedesigns.etsy.com/ - Watercolors, photographs, jewelry, and prints10% off all items in shop and Free Shipping
http://rwencreations.etsy.com/ - Shower gel, glycerin soaps, book angels, It's a boy/girl door mum, etc10% off all items in shop
http://serendipityrose.etsy.com/ - All kinds of Jewelry and Beaded Gifts20% off all items in shop
http://serenitysoapworkstx.etsy.com/ - fine handcrafted soaps, soy candles, lotion bars, sugar scrubs, shaving mug sets, and bath gels 20% off of any item in my shop (excluding shipping)
http://shansshinies.etsy.com/ - Handmade wallets, bags, coin purses, and other neat things20% off all items in shop (excluding custom orders)
http://simplycynful.etsy.com/ - Dresses, Bows, Tutus, and Socks.20% off everything (excluding clearance and shipping).
http://sophiecls.etsy.com/ - SubEarthan Cottage offers handmade soap and more.
20% off everything in my shop excluding shipping.- Does not apply to bulk discount rates.
http://sparklystrandz.etsy.com/ - Beaded jewelry, baby jewelry and crochet baby onesies and gifts15% off all items in shop
http://www.spiritmama.etsy.com/ -Handmade Art and Jewelry with a Spiritual Focus10% off all "Filigree Leaf" section jewelry
http://www.spiritmamabamboo.etsy.com/ -Bamboo, Organic Cotton Clothing for Adults & Babies10% off entire store
http://spt2.etsy.com/ Great pet and craft item tutorials!15% off all items in shop
http://stephaniek.etsy.com/ - natural perfumes, sprays, massage oils and more20% off all items, plus a free gift if you mention "First Monday"!
http://sugarlovehoney.etsy.com/ - Tutus, wreaths, baby & wedding corsages, pillowcase dresses, blankets10% off all items in shop
http://sunnybrookfarmdesign.etsy.com/ - boutique children's clothing10% off (excluding custom items) + Free Priority Shipping (in the US, FCI internationally)
http://sweetwolf.etsy.com/ - Funky handmade bags, purses and accessories, plus quirky handmade items for your home: upcycled and new25% off all items in shop, plus Free Domestic Shipping for orders more than $40 (after discount)
http://thewillowsnest.etsy.com/ - Original art, cards and more50 % off everything!! Prices already changed ready for great Christmas shopping!
http://thistlecraft.etsy.com/ - Hand-painted glass & window clings, CD collage cards, crochet scarves, & other fun stuff20% off all items in shop
http://tpdesign.etsy.com/ - Handmade home decor & paper goods10% off all items in shop (except accordion books), plus Free Gift Wrapping if requested
http://tulip36.etsy.com/ - Unique handmade jewelry20% off all items in shop
http://ultratrixie.etsy.com/ - Vintage treasures and destash goodies25% off all items in shophttp://vanillalotus.etsy.com/ Stitch markers for crochet and knit plus much more.10% off order before shipping.
http://victoriab2007.etsy.com/ - Handcrafted Jewelry, Hand-sewn Items, Photography20 % off all items in shop, plus Free Domestic (US) Shipping (does not include PIF items)

BOGO Sales – Discounts apply to item of equal or lesser value & discount does not include shipping unless specified
http://beyondtheseadeniz.etsy.com/ - hand made jewelery and felted itemsBuy One; Get One 50% Off. Free" Thank You" gift with every order too!
http://happyday.etsy.com/ - Beautifully designed knitting patterns and homemade baby/momma supplies.Buy One Pattern, Get One Free - Just let her know which pattern you pick for your second in the "Notes to Seller" box during checkout
http://itsmecheri2098.etsy.com/ - Handcrafted Jewelry, Home Decor, Gifts and MoreBuy One, Get One 50% off, plus Free Gift with purchase (1 per customer, please)
http://jachlomi.etsy.com/ - jewlery, kids' clothes, and lots of other stuffBuy One, Get One 50 % off
http://joyfulfind.etsy.com/ - Fun vintage jewelry and supplies to bring you joy!Buy One, Get One 50% off your second item of equal or lesser value
http://lavenderlizard.etsy.com/ - Crocheted Crafting Tools, Scrubbies, Accessories & MoreBuy One, Get One 50% off
http://peculiarparchment.etsy.com/ - handmade and vintage cards and tagsBuy 2, Get 1 free plus Free Shipping
http://scribbles.etsy.com/ - Beaded pens and pencilsBuy One, Get One 50% off (excludes custom orders)
http://simplyraevyn.etsy.com/ - seed bead jewelryBuy One, Get One Free on Destash, Everything else is 25% off with free shipping
http://spiritmamavintage.etsy.com/ - Vintage Jewelry, Relics, and Unique SuppliesBuy One, Get One 50% off entire store
http://starmekcreations.etsy.com/ - Beautiful handcrafted jewelryBuy One, Get One 50% off
http://thepaperelephant.etsy.com/ - Greeting Cards, Paper favors, supplies, and promo itemsBuy one get one 50% off
http://tiddlyinks.etsy.com/ - Original, one of kind illustrations created in watercolor and ink, as well as cards and custom nameplatesBuy one item under $30, Get One 50% off (excludes items over $30 and items already on sale)

Free Shipping
http://atticmemories.etsy.com/ - Vintage Photographs and Other Personal MemorabiliaFree Shipping for orders over $40, Plus Free Gift with all purchases (1 per customer, please)http://berrybluecreations.etsy.com/ - Dolls, Animals, Bags, Pillows, and More.Free Shipping
http://bluecakeandbuttercup.etsy.com/ - Handmade Paper GoodiesFree Shipping with the purchase of 2 or more items
http://carapace.etsy.com/ - Paintings, stuffed animals, jewelry, ornaments, postcardsFree Domestic (US) Shipping on all jewelry
http://crabappledesign.etsy.com/ - Colorful and playful handmade stationery and other bits of eye-candy.Free shipping on all items under my shop category of "paper goodies."
http://grandmamarilyns.etsy.com/ - Beadweave and Strung jewelry and beadworkFree Shipping for orders over $20 (can be combined with GrandmaMarilynsToo shop)http://grandmamarilynstoo.etsy.com/ - Crafting supplies and destashFree Shipping for orders over $20 (can be combined with GrandmaMarilyns shop)
http://humblebeads.etsy.com/ - Ornaments, jewelry and art beads.Free shipping for all orders and a free dove ornament with the purchase of $50 or more.
http://littleellie.etsy.com/ - purses, bags, clutches, wallets, etc.Free first class shipping on all purchases
http://jinx1764.etsy.com/ - Jewelry and items created with feathers and original artwork inspired by birds.Free Shipping on orders of $20 or more
http://joyceweaver.etsy.com/ - Original Handcrafted Bears, Dolls, Mixed Media, and WatercolorFree Shipping
http://marysmadness.etsy.com/ - Jewelry, Photos, Magnets, & MoreFree Shipping for orders over $40, Plus Free Gift with all purchases (1 per customer, please)http://pumpkinsboutique.etsy.com/ - Toppings for your pumpkin pie! Handmade children's and baby accessories.Free shipping with purchase of any two items in shop
http://sassysoapsnsuch.etsy.com/ - Hand-made Melt/Pour soaps, Hand-crafted Ornaments and DollsFree Shipping on ALL Ornaments and Dolls
http://teachergurrl.etsy.com/ - funky, affordable artwork, cards, totes, watercolor pendants, stone art, wall art, macrame, custom!Free shipping for orders over $20 and mention ETC in comments to seller to receive a free gift!
http://thealteredblacksheep.etsy.com/ – Off-the-Wall Supplies for Your Off-the-Wall ArtworksFree Shipping for orders over $40, Plus Free Gift with all purchases (1 per customer, please)
http://theyellowroses.etsy.com/ - Bags, large & small, and mosaicsFree Shipping
http://upsiedoodle.etsy.com/ - quilted baby bibs, burp cloths, and blanketsFree shipping within the US

Other Sales/Special Offers
http://apunkincardcompany.etsy.com/ - Handmade personalized stationery and custom wedding invitationsFree card with every order (one per customer, please)
http://mayzbeadz.etsy.com/ - Handmade flamework bead sets$2 off each bead set in shop, plus Free "orphan" beads with each order
http://unkamengifts.etsy.com/ - Unkamengifts from an Un-common family - Chainmaille jewelry, accessories & moreFree key chain with purchases over $20

For more info on Etsy Texas Crafters or to join our group, visit our website at http://etsytx.ning.com/. For latest info on our team, check out our blog at http://etsytx.blogspot.com/.

Also, subscribe to our monthly team newsletter via http://etsytx.ning.com/ and we'll let you know about all our sales and other projects, as well as give you a special newsletter-only coupon!Looking for awesome ETC offerings? Search TEAMETSYTX!http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=tag_title_all&search_query=teametsytx

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Design Challenge - Absurdity Day!

Things not making sense today?? Feeling Odd and Unusual?? Then You're Celebrating Absurdity Day!!

Crazy or not, Absurdity Day is staring you right in the face. Some days are truly illogical and senseless, exactly the definition of Absurdity Day. Celebrate this day in an absurd manner. Don't sit back waiting for something absurd to happen. Rather, seek out things to do that are somewhat, if not wholly, illogical. Have fun with it. But, whatever you do, don't try to make sense of it.

Have a wonderful, mind boggling and absurd Absurdity Day!!

This day is the inspiration behind our November Design Challenge, and the entries for this month's Absurdity Design Challenge are:

























Please join us in the Etsy Forums and help us celebrate this most absurd day!

Note: Poll closed on Monday, Nov 24th -- Thanks to all who voted!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Blogrolling Feature is Down For Now

For those of you who have requested to be added to the Blogrolling list, I wanted to give you the update: Blogrolling is having technical problems (check here if you're interested in the history) and new blogs cannot be added for the time being. As soon as they are back online, I'll catch up with adding your blogs! xo melissa

Sunday, November 2, 2008

It's time for our First Monday SALE!!!!

It's time for another amazing ETC First Mondays Sales Event! So, come on in and sit a spell, grab yourself a glass of iced tea or a warm cup of cocoa, and join us for some fantastic sales!!! Remember, Christmas is just around the corner – now’s the time to buy!

With over 95 ETC shops participating this month, there's something for everyone, including LOTS of great deals! But don’t dawdle . . . these sales and special offers are only available from 12:01 am Monday, November 3rd to 12:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 4th, Central Time (that's 1:01am Monday to 1:00am Tuesday, Etsy Time).

Please wait for revised invoices on purchases from the following sales list, unless listing specifies that items are already marked down (or gives other instructions). Discounts do not apply to shipping unless Free shipping is indicated.

Here's this month's sales list.....

ETC Team Shop = 20% off all items in shop

%-Off Sales: Discount does NOT apply to shipping unless specified

2MuchStuff2Day - Handknitted multipurpose cloths, swifferesque covers and baby items along with natural stone jewelry
25% off all items
Amaria - Feminine, Handcrafted, Artisan Made 14K gold fill, Sterling silver & Copper Jewelry
10% off and free domestic shipping
AngelsAndOutlaws - A Place for the Romantic Cowgirl in Us All
25% off all items in shop
AngieHallHaviland – Beaded, Collaged and Mixed Media Art
30% off all Halloween and Christmas items and 15% off all other items in my store
ApacheMoon - Jewelry of many colors
20% off all items in shop
ArtByJC - Original paintings, painted on leaves, ACEOs , bookmarks, wood & metal
15% off all items in shop
ArtByLilin - Polymer Clay Art Jewelry & Decorative Items
30% off all regular price items. FREE Standard Shipping
ArtSpot - Whimsical and Luxurious Bath & Body Items
20% off all items (excluding wholesale)
BailliesBagsBaubles – Handmade totes with a military theme
15 % off of all items in shop and custom orders placed on Nov. 3 excluding shipping, plus free tote with purchases of $50.00 or more
BarbsGarden - Fine Art at reasonable prices
15% off all Studio sale items in shop, 10% off all other items in shop
BeautifulMemories - Beautiful, lifelike Reborn dolls
10% off all items in shop
BrandyRatliff - Quilts, Blankets, Afghans, & More
10% off all items in shop
ByBethStudio - OOAK Quilted Art-Journals, ATC/ACEO, Mini-Quilts, Wall Hangings, Postcards, Bookmarks
20% off all items
CarylsCreations - Embroidery kitchen towel sets & applique magnets, Dish Soap Bottle Aprons, Fleece wraps, Tote bags, & Glass Slippers
15% off all items in shop (excluding custom orders)
ChristinasMagic - ACEOs, handmade jewelry, handpainted clothing, decorative ceiling fan and light pulls
10% off all items in shop
CindyJoy - Bundles of Joy - Baby gifts and adult things too
50% off jewelry, 25% off costumes, 10% off everything else, set of 4 note cards free with every order
ClayTiger - Funky, Chunky Copper, Silver & Polyclay Jewelry
20% off all items in shop, plus Free Shipping.
ComfortAndJoyCrochet - Cozy neckwarmers & unique scarves
20% off all items
CrossesByClaudia - Hand Made Crosses
20% off all items in shop
Crossties - handmade fashion and home accessories
15% off all items, plus Free Shipping on all sales totaling $50 or more after discount
DuctTapeAndDenim - Vintage papers, ephemera, fabrics, & mixed media collages
20% off all items in shop
ElephantDreams - Eclectic Art Photography
20% off all items in shop
EmilyDeweesJewelry - Vintage Buttons, Glass drops, Portrait photo pendants
20% off all regularly priced items in shop
FabFrills - Handbags created from recycled and new materials, and art dolls with attitude
20% off all items in shop
FindersKeepersThings - Inspired Charms, Repurposed Jewelry & Original Art
25% off all items in shop
FriendlyBanter - Cute hand crochet items and accessories for kids and adults
20% off all items in store
GemsByJerri - Handmade jewelry for everyday wear
25% off all non-sale items, cannot be combined with other discounts
HandmadeWhimzy - Fun jewelry, beaded bookmarks and decorative painting
20% off all items in store (may not be used with any other discount)
JMDay - Felt toys, blankets & accessories
25% off all items in shop
JojoVandiver - Magic Wands, Decoupage Poker Chip Earrings, Paper Bracelets & Crochet Hats
25 % off all items in shop
Judy49 - Filet Crochet, Machine Embroidery, & Sewn Items
15% off all items in shop
KillerBeeDesigns - Textile art, purses, wine bottle carriers, business card holders
20% off all items except textile art larger than 6" x 8"
LavenderLadybug - Handmade and Commercial Supplies & Destash
20% off all items in shop
LilliesAndLace - vintage and handmade items
10% off all items in shop
LinDesigns - Handcrafted jewelry, notecards, photography, ACEO's
20% off all items in shop
LittleEllie - purses, handbags, wallets, and home accessories
15% off of all items in shop AND custom orders, excludes shipping
LucyBlueStudio - Eclectic jewelry and art
15% off all items in shop, and as always, Free Shipping on all purchases
Margeeta - handmade goods and original illustration
10% off all items in shop
MermaidGallery - Oil Paintings, 3-D Art, Stationery, and Prints
20% off all items in shop (does not include PIF items)
MiaSophia - Handmade Jewelry with a Twist of Fun, and Stained Glass Panels
20% off all items in shop
MikesHempBracelets - Handmade Hemp Bracelets
20% off all items
MissSnappy - Jewelry and pocket mirrors
25% off all items in shop
MyDesignCollectibles - Polymer clay items and Kelly’s Crosses (handcrafted crosses made with barnwood and various decorations)
10% off all items in shop
OutOfTheBlue - Vintage inspired and revamped jewelry
30% off all items, plus free gift wrap
PinkPearDesigns - Jewelry inspired by romance
20% off all items in store (may not be used with any other discount)
PinupPixie - Specializing in Decoupage/Collage Art for your head, accessories and more
20% off all items in shop, plus Free Shipping
ReFabulous - Recycled items are blended with new materials to create one-of-a-kind, hand-made articles
20% off all items in shop, plus a free upcycled t-shirt shopping tote with each order
RHRadcliffeDesigns - Watercolors, photographs, jewelry, and prints
20% off all items in shop
RWenCreations - Shower gel, glycerin soaps, book angels, It's a boy/girl door mum, etc
10% off all items in shop
SerendipityRose - All kinds of Jewelry and Beaded Gifts
20% off all items in shop
ShansShinies - Handmade wallets, bags, coin purses, and other neat things
20% off all items in shop (excluding custom orders)
SimplyCynful - Dresses, Bows, Tutus, and Socks
20% off everything (excluding clearance and shipping)
Sophiecls - SubEarthan Cottage - Handmade soaps and more
10% off all items in shop
SparklyStrandz - Beaded jewelry, baby jewelry and crochet baby onesies and gifts
15% off all items in shop
SugarLoveHoney - Tutus, wreaths, baby & wedding corsages, pillowcase dresses, blankets
10% off all items in shop
SweetWolf - Funky handmade bags, purses and accessories, plus quirky handmade items for your home: upcycled and new
25% off all items in shop, plus Free Domestic Shipping for orders more than $40 (after discount)
TheWillowsNest - Acrylic and watercolor paintings, ACEO's and notecards
20% off all items in store
Thistlecraft - Hand-painted glass & window clings, CD collage cards, crochet scarves, & other fun stuff
20% off all items in shop
TPDesign - Handmade home decor & paper goods
10% off all items in shop (except accordion books), plus Free Gift Wrapping if requested
UltraTrixie - Vintage treasures and destash goodies
25% off all items in shop
VanillaLotus - Stitch markers for crochet and knit plus much more.
10% off order before shipping.
VictoriaB2007 - Handcrafted Jewelry, Hand-sewn Items, Photography
20 % off all items in shop, plus Free Domestic (US) Shipping (does not include PIF items)

BOGO Sales – Discounts apply to item of equal or lesser value & discount does not include shipping unless specified

BeyondTheSeaDeniz - hand made jewelery and felted items
Buy One, Get One 50% Off, plus Free "Thank You" gift with every order
HappyDay - Beautifully designed knitting patterns and homemade baby/momma supplies
Buy One Pattern, Get One Free - Just let her know which pattern you pick for your second in the "Notes to Seller" box during checkout
ItsMeCheri2098 - Handcrafted Jewelry, Home Decor, Gifts and More
Buy One, Get One 50% off, plus Free Gift with purchase (1 per customer, please)
JaChloMi - jewlery, kids' clothes, and lots of other stuff
Buy One, Get One 50% off
JoyfulFind - Fun vintage jewelry and supplies to bring you joy
Buy One, Get One 50% off
LavenderLizard - Crocheted Crafting Tools, Scrubbies, Accessories & More
Buy One, Get One 50% off
MotsDots - Bright, colorful happy, handmade beaded jewelry and gifts
Buy one, get one 50% off - Buy two, get one free
NotSoDotty - Sophisticated and affordable artisan beaded jewelry
Buy one, get one 50% off - Buy two, get one free
Scribbles - Beaded pens and pencils
Buy One, Get One 50% off (excludes custom orders)
SPT2 - Great pet and craft item tutorials
Buy One, Get One 50% off
StarmekCreations - Beautiful handcrafted jewelry
Buy One, Get One 50% off
ThePaperElephant - Greeting Cards, Paper favors, supplies, and promo items
Buy one, Get one 50% off
TiddlyInks - Original, one of kind illustrations created in watercolor and ink, as well as cards and custom nameplates
Buy one item under $30, Get One 50% off (excludes items over $30 and items already on sale)

Free Shipping

AtticMemories - Vintage Photographs and Other Personal Memorabilia
Free Shipping for orders over $40, Plus Free Gift with all purchases (1 per customer, please)
BerryBlueCreations - Dolls, Animals, Bags, Pillows, and More
Free Shipping
Carapace - Paintings, stuffed animals, jewelry, ornaments, postcards
Free Domestic (US) Shipping
CrabAppleDesign - Colorful and playful handmade stationery and other bits of eye-candy
Free shipping on all items under my shop category of "paper goodies"
CSPaperAndBeads - handmade papers, greeting cards and beaded items
Free Shipping
GrandmaMarilyns - Beadweave and Strung jewelry and beadwork
Free Shipping for orders over $20 (can be combined with GrandmaMarilynsToo shop)
GrandmaMarilynsToo - Crafting supplies and destash
Free Shipping for orders over $20 (can be combined with GrandmaMarilyns shop)
Jinx1764 - Jewelry and items created with feathers and original artwork inspired by birds
Free Shipping on orders of $20 or more
Jinxydv8 - Clothing & Accessories for Women, Childern, & Dogs
Free Shipping, plus Free Gift with every purchase (1 per customer, please) - also, Summer items 50 - 60% off
JoyceWeaver - Original Handcrafted Bears, Dolls, Mixed Media, and Watercolor
Free Shipping
LLing2303 - Handcrafted jewelry and more
Free Shipping
MarysMadness - Jewelry, Photos, Magnets, & More
Free Shipping for orders over $40, Plus Free Gift with all purchases (1 per customer, please)
PumpkinsBoutique - Toppings for your pumpkin pie - Handmade children's and baby accessories
Free shipping with purchase of any two items in shop
SassySoapsNSuch - Hand-made Melt/Pour soaps, Hand-crafted Ornaments and Dolls
Free Shipping on ALL Ornaments and Dolls
TheAlteredBlackSheep – Off-the-Wall Supplies for Your Off-the-Wall Artworks
Free Shipping for orders over $40, Plus Free Gift with all purchases (1 per customer, please)
TheYellowRoses - Bags, large & small, and mosaics
Free Shipping
Upsiedoodle - Baby bibs, burp cloths, and blankets
Free Shipping

Other Sales/Special Offers

APunkinCardCompany - Handmade personalized stationery and custom wedding invitations
Free card with every order (one per customer, please)
LaSewCouture - Mod inspired childrens clothes
Store Sale - Everything $10.00
UnkamenGifts - Unkamengifts from an Uncommon family - Chainmaille jewelry, accessories & more
Free key chain with purchases over $20


For more info on Etsy Texas Crafters or to join our group, visit our website.

Also, subscribe to our monthly team newsletter via website and we'll let you know about all our sales and other projects, as well as give you a special newsletter-only coupon!

Looking for awesome ETC offerings? Search TEAMETSYTX!

Congratulations to the Design Challenge Winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated in October's Design Challenge!

The top six finishers and the prizes they selected are:

1. ByBethStudios - selected the quilt by FattyCornerQuilts
2. Thistlecraft - selected the book by ByBethStudio
3. Fattycornerquilts - selected the record bowl by SweetWolf
4. Carapace - selected Lamp #1 by SweetWolf
5. LavanderLizard - selected the belt buckle by PinupPixie
6. MotsDots - selected the UFO Pendant/Cellphone Charm by PinupPixie

Congratulations!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

October Design Challenge - The War of the Worlds!

What would you do if you scored an awesome vintage record of the story of The War of the Worlds -- one that comes with a book/magazine with lots of incredible images, as well as a pretty amazing album cover? Frame it? Sell it on eBay? Put it on a shelf with your other vintage treasures?

Not if you are Christine of PinupPixie! What did she decide to do with this awesome find? Offer it up to the ETC team for our October Design Challenge!!!

Christine scanned the pages of the book/magazine and posted them to one of our team sites, and members were challenged to create something using these images or their own interpretation of The War of the Worlds.

In Christine's generosity, she also made the record and album cover available to ETC members to create the prizes for this Challenge. Beth of ByBethStudio, Cindylee of FattyCornersQuilts, and Cathie of SweetWolf were the first three to correctly respond with the original radio air date of The War of the Worlds (Oct 30, 1938) and were thus selected to create the prizes for this Challenge.


Entries for The War of the Worlds Design Challenge include:









War of the Worlds Mixed Media Canvas Book
Created by ByBethStudio
NOTE: This item is available as one of the prizes for this Challenge!









War of the Worlds Mixed Media Quilt
Created by FattyCornersQuilts
NOTE: This item is available as one of the prizes for this Challenge!

















War of the Worlds Record Bowl
Created by SweetWolf
NOTE: This item is available as one of the prizes for this Challenge!





For more information on each of the above items, as well as more pictures, be sure to click on the title of each entry to transfer to its Etsy or Flickr listing.


Two addtional prizes (for the 4th and 5th place finishers) have been provided by Christine of PinupPixie -- she was unable to get them ready by the deadline to be included in the Challenge poll, as she was "caring for two cootiefied kids" this past weekend. Here are Christine's prize offerings:






Thanks, again, to everyone who has participated, and special Thanks to all our voters!


NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, the voting deadline has been extended through midnight, Thursday, Oct 30th.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Welcome & Thanks Bunches!!!

Welcome to our new blog, and thanks so much for your patience as we transferred information from our old blog to this one. There are likely a few more "tweaks" that need to be made, but this is now our "official" blog!!!

This has been a busy time for ETC!

We have a new team site, which includes:
1. A list of our team members - this list currently includes names, locations, shop descriptions, and Etsy minis and will eventually include information about other locations (both on the web and in the real world) where members can be found
2. A calendar of team events
3. Our membership map
4. A resources section with links to several guides & articles, as well as downloadable items for our team
5. Groups for each of our mini teams, providing them with their own announcement page, comments wall, and forums!
6. And of course, there is a forum and chat room feature, as well as a link to this blog!

I have heard from many of our members that this new site is much easier to navigate, and they love the fact that it links all of our other sites together.

Stay tuned for more updates on what all we've been up to these past few months!

First Monday Sales & Specials for August

Originally posted on August 4, 2008

It's time for another amazing ETC First Mondays Sales Event! The weather here in Texas is HOT, and so are our sales this month!!!

♥ With almost 70 ETC shops participating this month, there's something for everyone, including LOTS of great deals! But don’t daudle . . . these sales and special offers are only available from 12:01 am to 12:00 Monday, Aug. 4th, Central Time (that's 1:01am Monday to 1:00am Tuesday, Etsy Time).

♥ Please join our mailing list & receive our monthly newsletter to hear about that month's sales & other events, plus get a special "newsletter-only" coupon valid on purchases from our team shop. The subscription box is to your left!

♥ To find our creations, search Etsy for our team tag of TeamEtsyTx.

♥ Here’s the awesome sales list for this month -- please wait for revised invoices unless sales listing specifies that items are already marked down (or gives other instructions).

ETC TEAM SHOP - Loaded with Texas goodies!
20% off all items in shop


%-Off Sales: Discount does NOT apply to shipping unless specified

2MuchStuff2Day - Hand-knit cloths, swiffer-esque covers, baby items and felted bowls along with natural stone jewelry
20% off all items in shop
AngelsAndOutlaws - A Place for the Romantic Cowgirl in Us All
25% off all items in shop
AngieHallHaviland - Beaded, collaged and mixed media ART creations
15% off all regular priced items in shop, and as always Free Shipping on all ART
ApacheMoon - Jewelry of many colors
20% off all items in shop
ArtByJC - Original paintings, painted on leaves, ACEOs , bookmarks, wood & metal
15% off all items in shop
AWPhotography - ACEOs, note cards and fine art prints from original photography.
20% off all items in shop
BarbsGarden - Fine Art at reasonable prices
15% off all Studio sale items in shop, 10% off all other items in shop
BeautifulMemories - Beautiful, lifelike Reborn dolls
10% off all items in shop
BrandyRatliff - Quilts, Blankets, Afghans, & More
10% off all items in shop
ByBethStudio - OOAK Quilted Art-Journals, ATC/ACEO, Mini-Quilts, Wall Hangings, Postcards, Bookmarks
20% off all items in shop
CarylsCreations - Embroidery kitchen towel sets & applique magnets, Dish Soap Bottle Aprons, Fleece wraps, Tote bags, & Glass Slippers
15% off all items in shop (excluding custom orders)
ChristinasMagic - ACEOs, handmade jewelry, handpainted clothing, decorative ceiling fan and light pulls
10% off all items in shop
ClayTiger - Funky, Chunky Copper, Silver & Polyclay Jewelry
20% off all items in shop, plus Free Shipping - does not include collaborative items (raku crosses)
Crossties - handmade fashion and home accessories
15% off all items, plus Free Shipping on all sales totaling $50 or more after discount
DuctTapeAndDenim - Vintage papers, ephemera, fabrics, & mixed media collages
20% off all items in shop
ElephantDreams - Eclectic Art Photography
20% off all items in shop
EmilyDeweesJewelry - Vintage Buttons, Glass drops, Portrait photo pendants
20% off all regularly priced items in shop
FabFrills - Handbags created from recycled and new materials, and art dolls with attitude
20% off all items in shop
FindersKeepersThings - Inspired Charms, Repurposed Jewelry & Original Art
25% off all items in shop
HandmadeWhimzy - Fun unique jewelry, bookmarks, and handpainted decor
15% off all items in shop
ItsMeCheri2098 - Handcrafted jewelry, home decor, gifts, and more!
10% off all items in shop (except items currently on sale), plus Free Gift with purchase (1 per customer, please)
JMDay - Felt toys, blankets & accessories
25% off all items in shop
Judy49 - Filet Crochet, Machine Embroidery, & Sewn Items
15% off all items in shop
KillerBeeDesigns - Business Card Holders, Textile Art, Purses, Wine Bottle Carriers, and ACEO's
20% off items in shop (Not including quilts/textile art larger than 6"x8")
LavenderLadybug - Handmade and Commercial Supplies & Destash
20% off all items in shop
LucyBlueStudio - Eclectic jewelry and art
15% off all items in shop, and as always, Free Shipping on all purchases
Margeeta - handmade goods featuring original art
20% off of all items in shop
MiaSophia - Handmade Jewelry with a Twist of Fun, and Stained Glass Panels
20% off all items in shop
MoonsHarvest - Fresh handcrafted Bath Bombs, Bubble Bars, Glycerin and Lye Soaps and products for your pets
25% off all soaps in shop, plus Free Bath Bomb of your choice with purchase (1 per customer, please)
MyDesignCollectibles - Polymer clay items and Kelly’s Crosses (handcrafted crosses made with barnwood and various decorations)
10% off all items in shop
ReFabulous - Recycled items are blended with new materials to create one-of-a-kind, hand-made articles
20% off all items in shop
RHRadcliffeDesigns - Watercolors, photographs, jewelry, and prints
20% off all items in shop
RWenCreations - Shower gel, glycerin soaps, book angels, It's a boy/girl door mum, etc
10% off all items in shop
SerendipityRose - All kinds of Jewelry and Beaded Gifts
20% off all items in shop
ShansShinies - Handmade wallets, bags, coin purses, and other stuff
25% off all items in shop (does not include custom orders)
SimplyCynful - Pillowcase dresses, bows, tutus, socks, burp cloth and onesie sets, and more
10% off all items in shop, including clearance
Sophiecls - SubEarthan Cottage Handmade soaps, jewelry, shopping bags and more
5% off all items in shop, in addition to currently running Summer Clearance sale of 20% off all items, for a total discount of 25%
SparklyStrandz - Beaded jewelry, baby jewelry and crochet baby onesies and gifts
15% off all items in shop
SugarLoveHoney - Tutus, wreaths, baby & wedding corsages, pillowcase dresses, blankets
10% off all items in shop
SweetWolf - Funky handmade bags, pouches and accessories, also pincushions, eye pillows and home decor
25% off any item and free domestic shipping
Thistlecraft - Handpainted glass & window clings, CD collage cards, crochet scarves, & other fun stuff
20% off all items in shop (except Standing Sunflowers) , plus Free Gift with purchase (1 per customer, please)
TPDesign - Handmade home decor & paper goods
10% off all items in shop (except accordion books), plus Free Gift Wrapping if requested
UltraTrixie - Vintage finds, destash supplies and other random whatnots
25% off any item in shop, or Buy One, Get One 50% off
VictoriaB2007 - Jewelry, stationary, prints, hand stitched items, wine charms, leather items
20% off all items in shop (except PIFs), plus Free Shipping (as always)

BOGO SALES – Discounts apply to item of equal or lesser value & discount does not include shipping unless specified

BeckyMae - Handmade purses and jewelry from vintage finds
Buy One piece of Jewelry, Get Matching Earring Free, plus Free Shipping (as always)
HappyDay - Beautifully designed knitting patterns and homemade baby/momma supplies
Buy One Pattern, Get One Free - Just let her know which pattern you pick for your second in the "Notes to Seller" box during checkout
JaChloMi - jewlery, kids' clothes, and lots of other stuff
Buy One, Get One 50 % off
LavenderLizard - Crocheted Crafting Tools, Scrubbies, Accessories & More
Buy One, Get One 50% off
Raevyn77 - Handmade beaded jewelry. Earrings, necklace, bracelets, watches and more
Buy One, Get One Free
SassySoapsNSuch - Handcrafted Melt/Pour Soaps - Fun & Unique and Smells so YUMMY
Buy One soap, Get a second soap Free (free soap will be same as soap ordered - no need to wait for adjusted invoice)
Scribbles - Beaded pens and pencils
Buy One, Get One 50% off (excludes custom orders)
SimplyRaevyn - Intricately hand beaded jewelry, using primarily seed beads
Buy One, Get One Free
StarmekCreations - Beautiful handcrafted jewelry
Buy One, Get One 50% off
TiddlyInks - Original, one of kind illustrations created in watercolor and ink, as well as cards and custom nameplates
Buy one item under $30, Get One Free (excludes items over $30 and items already on sale)

FREE SHIPPING

AtticMemories - Vintage Photographs and Other Personal Memorabilia
Free Shipping for orders over $40, Plus Free Gift with all purchases (1 per customer, please)
BeachcombersCove - Bright, Fun Tropical Art & Jewelry
Free Shipping on all purchases, plus Beachy Bargains sale section in shop
Carapace - Jewelry and Original Illustrations
Free Shipping (Continental US only)
GrandmaMarilyns - Beadweave and Strung jewelry and beadwork
Free Shipping on orders over $20
JoyceWeaver - Original Handcrafted Bears, Dolls, Mixed Media, and Watercolor
Free Shipping on all purchases
MarysMadness - Jewelry, Photos, Magnets, & More
Free Shipping for orders over $40, Plus Free Gift with all purchases (1 per customer, please)
PrincessBammBoutique - Hairbows, headbands, ribbon shirts, tutus
Free Shipping, plus Free Gift with purchase (1 per customer, please)
TheAlteredBlackSheep – Off-the-Wall Supplies for Your Off-the-Wall Artworks
Free Shipping for orders over $40, Plus Free Gift with all purchases (1 per customer, please)
TheYellowRoses - Bags & Purses, large & small, and Mosaics
Free Shipping on all purchases
TimelessDesigns07 - Gemstone Wire Jewelry
Free Shipping on all purchases, plus 20% off orders over $60

OTHER SALES & SPECIAL OFFERS

APunkinCardCompany - Handmade personalized stationery and custom wedding invitations
Free card with every order (1 per customer, please)
LaurenMinco - Fun art for children and adults, both prints and originals
Free ACEO with purchase (1 per customer, please)
PumpkinsBoutique - Toppings for your pumpkin pie - Handmade children's and baby accessories
Free Shipping with purchase of any two items
UnkamenGifts - Unkamengifts from an Un-common family - Chainmaille jewelry, Accessories & more
Free key chain of our choice with orders over $20

♥♥♥ Happy Monday, everyone, and Happy Shopping! ♥♥♥

Design Challenge - Summer Delights!

Originally posted on July 28, 2008

As part of our team's Spend Your Mondays with ETC program, we would like to take today to show off interpretations of our monthly Design Challenge. This month's theme was Summer Delights!

Team members who accepted this Design Challenge and listed items pertaining to this month's theme include the following:

EtsyTexasCrafters - ETC Team Shop, loaded with Texas Goodies
AngelsAndOutlaws - A place for the romantic cowgirl in us all
ApacheMoon - Unique & Custom Silver Jewelry for a Joyous Spirit
AWPhotography - Cards & Prints from Original Photography
ByBethStudio - OOAK art quilted items such as fabric postcards, ATCs/ACEOs, bookmarks and journals
CarolBradley - Bead and wire jewelry
CarylsCreations - Novelty embroidered items: magnets, dish soap bottle aprons, squares for quilts, "glass slippers", flour sack kitchen towels
Chido - Fused glass pendants, earrings and bowls
ChristinasMagic - Wearable Art, Paper Goods, Paintings, & ACEOs
CindyJoy - Unique, High Quality, Stylish Baby Gear
EcoFab - Fabulous fabrics and finds
ElephantDreams - Photographs from around the world
FabFrills - Unique handbags, sassy art dolls & other fab things
FandangoMoon - Greeting cards, notes, bookmarks and tags
FindersKeepersThings - Inspired Charms, Repurposed Jewelry & Original Art
FriendlyBanter - Cute crochet accessories
GreerDesign - Whimsical Pet & Wildlife Art
HandmadeWhimzy - Unique Jewelry, Beaded Bookmarks, Painted Items
ItsMeCheri2098 - Handcrafted jewelry, home decor, gifts and more
KillerBeeDesigns - Business Card Holders, Purses, Textile Art, Wine Bottle Carriers, and ACEO's
MayzBeadz - Handmade Lampwork Beads
MiaSophia - Stained glass panels and jewelry
PumpkinsBoutique - Custom Accessories for Your Little Pumpkin
RevolutionArtPhoto - Fine Art Photography
SerendipityRose - All kinds of Jewelry and Beaded Gifts
SimplyCynful - Custom Bows, Headbands, Socks, Flip Flops, & Tutus
SpiritMama - Spiritual and Nature Inspired Art & Jewelry
SweetWolf - Funky Handmade Accessories for You and Your Home
Thistlecraft - Handpainted glass & window clings, CD collage cards, crochet scarves, & other fun stuff
TimelessDesigns07 - Wire Sculpture & Custom Jewelry
TinaLewis - Handmade pottery and ceramic art
Tulip36 - Beaded Jewelry
UnkamenGifts - Jewelry and Dolls

Here are just a few of our Design Challenge Creations...

Design Challenge, July, 2008 - Summer Delights!

ETC Has Secrets!

Originally posted on June 29, 2008

Celebrate this rare 5th Monday of the month with the Etsy Texas Crafters, finding our Secrets! Our team mascot, Armadillo Tex, is hiding in several of our members' shops…. Find him and purchase the item in which he is hiding, and you will receive a FREE gift as your reward!

ETC Secrets are only available from 12:01 am to 12:00 Monday, June 30th, Central Time (that's 1:01am Monday to 1:00am Tuesday, Etsy Time). Each Secret in which Armadillo Tex's picture appears will specify the free gift to be received with the purchase of that item. This will vary from shop to shop, and possibly between items in the same shop. There will be no more than 2 Secrets in each of the participating shops.


ETC Members with Secrets this month include:
ArtByJC - Original paintings, painted on leaves, wood, paper, metal, etc
AWPhotography - Note cards and fine art prints
BellaLunaCoffin - Mixed media jewelry & accessories
CindyJoy - Unique, handmade baby gear
EtsyTexasCrafters - ETC Team Shop, loaded with Texas goodies
FabFrills - Unique handbags, sassy art dolls & other fab things
FriendlyBanter – Crocheted items
HandmadeWhimzy - Unique jewelry, beaded bookmarks and decorative painting
KCKnits - Handspun yarn, spinning batts and handknit items
KillerBeeDesigns - Purses, Business Card Holders, Artwork and More
LavenderLizard - Crocheted Accesories, Scrubbies, Supplies & More
MayzBeadz - Handmade Lampwork Beads
MiaSophia – Handmade Glass Jewelry With a Little Fun Added
PreciousLinks – "A memory in every link" custom jewelry
Raevyn77 – Simply Raevyn Beautiful Handmade Beaded Jewelry
SerendipityRose - Handcrafted Jewelry and Beaded Gifts
SimplyCynful - Custom Bows, Headbands, Socks, Flip Flops, & Tutus
SimplyRaevyn – Hand beaded jewelry
SocoCreative - Stylish, decorative prints of original digital artwork
Sophiecls - SubEarthan Cottage: Soaps, jewelry, and other unique gifts
SweetWolf - Funky Handmade goodies for you and your home
ThePaperElephant - Greeting cards, paper favors, promo items, and supplies
Thistlecraft - Handpainted glass & window clings, CD collage cards, crochet scarves, & other fun stuff
UltraTrixie - Random whatnots and other interesting stuff


Need help finding Tex? Search Etsy using the tag "ETCSecrets" and keep and eye out for listings with Tex's picture in them -- only the ones with his picture in them include FREE gifts! And, yes, some items have been tagged that do not include a picture of Tex -- we didn't want to make this too easy for you!

June Design Challenge - All Things Texas!

Originally posted on June 22, 2008

As part of our team's Spend Your Mondays with ETC program, we would like to take today to show off interpretations of our monthly Design Challenge. This month's theme was All Things Texas!

Team members who accepted this Design Challenge and listed items pertaining to this month's theme include the following:

EtsyTexasCrafters - ETC Team Shop, loaded with Texas Goodies

AmberCripe - Baby Wipes Cases and More
AngelsAndOutlaws - A Place for the Romantic Cowgirl in Us All
ApacheMoon - Unique & Custom Silver Jewelry for a Joyous Spirit
AWPhotography - Cards & Prints from Original Photography
CindyJoy - Unique, High Quality, Stylish Baby Gear
ElephantDreams - Eclectic Artful Photos: Color, Black-White, Unique
FindersKeepersThings - Inspired Charms, Repurposed Jewelry & Original Art
GreerDesign - Whimsical Pet & Wildlife Art
HandmadeWhimzy - Unique Jewelry, Beaded Bookmarks, Painted Items
LavenderLizard - Crocheted accessories, scrubbies, and more
LindaGJ - Whimsical Sculptures & Prints
PreciousLinks - One-Of-A-Kind Custom Jewelry, & Doggie Jewelry Too
SimplyCynful - Custom Bows, Headbands, Socks, Flip Flops, & Tutus
SweetWolf - Funky Handmade Accessories for You and Your Home
Thistlecraft - Handpainted glass & window clings, CD collage cards, crochet scarves, & other fun stuff
TiddlyInks - Original Watercolors of Whimsical Animals & Kids


Here are just a few of our Design Challenge Creations...



Featured Member: ThymeForMyself

Originally posted on June 22, 2008

In appreciation for all that she does to support our team and our team members, this week's Featured Member is Sharon of ThymeForMyself.

Sharon lives in the Aubrey, Tx (north of Fort Worth) and has only been an ETC member a little more than 2 months! Sharon is an avid soap-maker, "I love the way it feels, I love the way it smells and I love the clean feeling you get after using homemade soap!"

Sharon has also recently added personalized photos to her shop -- be sure to check them out!

Here's a sampling of Sharon's creations:




Thank you, Sharon, for all that you do!