Saturday, January 30, 2010

Crazy for You Valentine's Day Sale on Etsy

A group of Etsy shops have joined forces and created a wonderful sale to help our customers find great Valentine's Day gifts at sale prices. There are several ways for shoppers to find particpating shops:

  1. Visit the Crazy for You Valentine's Day Sale facebook page. There you will find postings from participating shops. Also, look at the list of fans--most, if not all, are participating Etsy shops.

  2. On Etsy, search for "crazyforyou" to find items tagged for the sale.
That's all there is to finding great handcrafted Valentine's Day gifts from wonderful shops at reduced prices!

I have already reduced prices in my LOC Design Studio Etsy shop. I've reduced all pink, red and heart items by 25%. All other items have been reduced by 10%. Shipping has been reduced to zero. This pricing structure is good through February 8! Start shopping now in my shop for a variety of wonderful beaded jewelry and gift items! Here are a few items that you will find in my shop...

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Some Not So Ordinary Valentine Gift Ideas

It's hard to believe that January 2010 is in the second half and that Valentine's Day is just around the corner. I can still remember those cute little cards that we exchanged in school and the excitement associated with creating the perfect decorated box to receive Valentine greetings from my classmates. Ah, those were the days! These days you can find some really amazing gifts for those you love. Check out these "not so ordinary" Valentine gift ideas I found on Etsy...

I think that this jumbo set of six RECOLORED CRAYONS from TALKTAGZ is one of the neatest things I found. What little girl would not absolutely LOVE to receive this set of heart-shaped crayons? I know I would!

Of course, the HEARTS IN SNOW MINI BAG from SOULINCHAINS is a winner also! What's not to love about this little cutie?


One of the most unique items that I found is this RECYCLED GLASS BOTTLE VALENTINE TRAY from GLASSGALOREGAL...

I just had to include this HEART SHAPED CHEESE CUTTING BOARD from TOMROCHE. I have one of Tom's kitty shaped cutting boards and it is wonderful!

For the journal writing sweetheart on your Valentine's Day shopping list, check out this turquoise LEATHER JOURNAL with a heart-shaped embellishment from NICOPAPERGOODS' shop.

For that someone special who "has everything", how about this VINTAGE BLACK VELVET HAT that has been reporposed with hot pink magenta feathers and heart by HIPCOUTUREDIVA?

And don't forget to surprise your favorite canine with something special on Valentine's Day! I think that these PEANUT BUTTER DOG TREATS from POOCHEZE will make your four-legged friend very happy!

While you are out shopping, please stop in at LOC DESIGN STUDIO for some great beaded jewelry gift ideas. I will be participating in the Crazy for You Valentine's Day Sale, February 1-8. My sale will include free shipping on everything in my shop plus 20% off all pink, red and heart-shaped items! If you are a fan of my facebook page, you can take advantage of a special early bird version of my sale. Visit my fan page to learn the details...

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Catching Up!

Wow! It has been over a month since I last posted here. Where have I been? What have I been doing? Sometimes I wonder...

Well, there was Christmas and then the New Year. With the start of 2010 came a necessary, but not so welcomed, online college class that I have to take in order to renew my teaching certificate which expires June 30. I have been spending my evenings doing homework and trying to get a little ahead of the course schedule while working 9-5 M-F. When the weekends finally arrive, I am ready for some creative time. I've managed to create a few new jewelry items and get them listed in either my Etsy shop or my new Zibbet shop. Here are a few of my newest creations...

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