Friday, January 29, 2010

Snowflakes - Carnival Blog – Jan 2010

Have you ever seen photos of real snowflakes (aka snow crystals)?
Photos were taken from These photos remind me of my childhood memories of cutting paper snowflakes.

You'll need paper and scissors. Use a square paper (you can easily cut one using 8x11” paper). Fold the paper diagonally 4 times, this will create a narrow triangle. At the base of the triangle, cut a half circle making your triangle like a ice cream cone so that your snowflake will not look square. Start cutting shapes on the edges of the triangle. Unfold and there you have your snowflake!

Enjoy this snowflake poem written by Andrea grade 5

Snowflakes float gently from the sky,Slowly they fall passing by.
Twirling and whirling where they might, Millions of snowflakes in flight.
Down, down, they go, Blanketing the ground with so much snow.
Going where they may, On the ground they lay.
Covering all that is bad,Hiding all that is sad.
~~By Andrea. Grade 5~~

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Featured EtsyBlogger Jan2010

Congrats to Erika at Nico Designs on Etsy featured team member for this month. Erika's shop is full of art dolls, home decor, totes, and small cute items (pin cushions). With each purchase, Erika is donating to Ronald McDonald House in Temple and to MD Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston in memory of Chloe, age 7.

Some of my favorites from her shop
Nico Designs blog

Love the colors and flowers of these pin cushion!
Feminine, fun and cute tote - pink, green, and brown is a popular color combo and looks great on this tote.

Friday, January 8, 2010

"Choose Your Jewelry" Giveaway

How about choosing your own jewelry prize? One winner will get to choose “one jewelry piece” available from my shop. Now through 2/08/10 you can enter to win this free giveaway and the best part is you get to choose the prize! To enter this contest:

1. Visit pick your favorite item and leave comment on my blog you get 1 entry. Get additional entry if you follow my blog.
2. Become a Jewelry Delicacies Facebook Fan at, you get 1 entry, if already a fan as of 1/8/10, you get 1 additional entry.
3. Vote for your favorite piece from my shop, by making a comment on my Facebook fan page wall, you get 2 entries. If you already made comments on my Facebook wall in Jan 2010, you get one entry for each comment! Thank you for your FAN SUPPORT!
4. Invite your friends to become a fan, you get 5 entries.
5. If your friends became a Jewelry Delicacies Facebook fan, you get 3 ENTRIES for each friend who became a fan. Email me names of friends who fanned my page Send only 1 email by 2/1/2010.
6. If you tweet this on twitter, you get 2 entries
7. If you blog about this contest, you get 10 entries, leave me a link to blog post
8. If you are a returning customer and made a new purchase, you get 10 entries
9. Create an Etsy account, come and heart my shop, you get 5 entries
10. If you make a purchase at my shop, you get 10 entries

As of 1/8/10 I have 223 fans, so I will only count new fans starting from fan# 224 for this contest. Winner will be selected by I will announce the winner on 2/15/10. Winner must select prize within 3 days of announcement.

This contest is open World Wide, ages 18 and up. Limit one entry per household/person/email. Please remember to leave a way for me to contact you if you win. Your contact information will only be used for acquiring your address information should you win this contest.

Good Luck!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Etsy Bloggers Featured Artist Dec 2009

Dec2009 Featured Artists- Calcat (Kathy and Carrie)

They have 3 Etsy shops, you can find them here: has unique apothecary bottles and other gift items has unique clay art has yoga fairies

I picked one of my favorite items from each shop
I started my Etsy shop back in April 2009 and also joined this awesome team in June 2009 called Etsybloggers. Check them out here.

I took a long break from my shop, just because I needed it! So I'm catching up with the team. I will be sharing all the featured members from Sept, Oct, and Nov 2009 this month with my Facebook fans. So please com and check them out!