Treasure Hunt!

Its Treasure hunting time!

If you want to join in, go over to etsy, and start looking for the treasure chests.  When you find one, you'll get a code to a super deal at one of the particpating stores.



How do you find them, you say.  Well you could surf around etsy looking at treasuries, comments in team groups, or searching random shops, but I can give you a big heads up.

In each of these stores below you will find one!  And better yet, if you look in their shop announcements I bet they will give you a hint where to find it.

1. Trinkets N Whatnots - www.galla15.etsy.com
Handmade Button, Crystal and Pearl Jewelry

2. Sewinggranny -
www.etsy.com/shop/sewinggranny
Sewn items - baby, kitchen, home decor, holiday

3. CalliopeAZCreations -
www.calliopeazcreations.etsy.com
Handmade Jewelry, Medicine Stones, Decorated Feathers

4. jQ jewelry designs -
www.jQjewelrydesigns.etsy.com
Gemstone Jewelry that is Classic ... with an Edge

5. KrystalsJewelry -
www.krystalsjewelry.etsy.com
Intricate Handmade Jewelry of all styles for all tastes

6. rooee -
www.rooee.etsy.com
Quilts & quilted things, cloth dolls, fabric postcards

7.
PaintedMemoriesByRos.etsy.com
Fine Art Note Cards and Prints

8.
Peelirohini.etsy.com
Colorful and Unique Sterling silver , Gold fill Jewelry with Genuine Gemstones and/or Polymer Clay

9.
www.etsy.com/shop/SunnyCrystals
Crystal Tumblestones, Natural Gemtone Jewellery & Decoupage Cards plus a bit of Vintage Jewellery

10. Symbolic Imports -
www.SymbolicImports.etsy.com
Handmade Bath & Body - Lip balms, Sugar Scrubs, Handmade Soaps, Perfumes & more!

11. Beautifulswagstore -
www.etsy.com/shop/beautifulswagstore
hair accessories, dog toys, baby gift sets, home decor, gift wrapping

12. Bijibijoux-
www.etsy.com/shop/bijibijoux
Handmade jewelry/ beads/ supplies -

13. Newcreationz -
www.etsy.com/shop/NewCreatioNZ
Fine art and photography craft

14. BountyOfBeads -
www.etsy.com/shop/bountyofbeads
Handmade Bead Dangle Drop Charm Sets and Trinity Brass Findings
Jewelry Making Supplies

15. Fair Lady Boutique -
www.etsy.com/shop/fairladyboutique
A Beading Boutique with vintage beads + components, Czech glass, gemstones, and custom made bead mixes

16. HollysFollyGlass -
www.etsy.com/shop/HollysFollyGlass
Fine and fun Lampwork Glass Beads by artist Holly Dare.

17. Glitterbird Glass -
www.etsy.com/shop/GlitterbirdGlass
Home decor and jewelry made from beautiful fused glass.

18. CrochetedbyCharlene -
www.etsy.com/shop/CrochetedbyCharlene
Beautiful crocheted afghans, accessories, and much more.

19. Camillescloset-
www.etsy.com/shop/Camillescloset
Handmade jewelery items.

20. Prittify -
www.etsy.com/shop/Prittyfy
Handmade Jewelry, Modern, Altered Art, Steampunk

21. Crystalphotography -
www.etsy.com/shop/crystalphotography
Fine Art Photography Prints and Greeting Cards

22. iaFlowerPower -
www.etsy.com/shop/iaFlowerPower
Whimsical Crocheted and Knitted Baby Hats and more

23. Gabby's Quilts -
www.etsy.com/shop/GabbysQuilts
Handcrafted Quilts, Tablerunners, Wallhangings and Embroidered Gifts

24. CNJ Ceramics -
www.etsy.com/shop/CNJCeramics
Contemporary Clay Jewelry and Home Decor

25. LostLemonade -
www.etsy.com/shop/LostLemonade
Body Care Products made to cleanse, moisturize and soothe

26. RomanticThoughts -
RomanticThoughts.etsy.com
Handcrafted Jewelry, PreMade Scrapbook Pages, Vintage Items and More

27. Ooh Leela! -
isabelafelix.etsy.com
Handmade dish towels and trendy accessories

28. KatersAcres -
katersacres.etsy.com
Polymer Clay Creations, Trinkets, & Treasures with a Whimsical Feel

29. Magda -
magdamagdaFashion.etsy.com
custom clothing, accessories and supplies

30. Ugly Duckling Beads -
www.etsy.com/shop/uglyducklingbeads
Handmade glass beads, digital collage sheets, tutorials, and jewelry

31. BellaTheBead -
www.bellathebead.etsy.com
Handcrafted jewelry and supplies with vintage soul

32.IdeasBloom -
www.ideasbloom.etsy.com
Handcrafted decorative wreaths

33. Greenhouse Glassworks -
www.greenhouseglassworks.etsy.com
Fused Glass Jewelry, Stained Glass Home Decor, and Handmade Cards and Tags

34. Five Supplies -
Five0101.etsy.com
All the supplies you need to create

35. TheMayFlower Fashions -
themayflower.etsy.com
Fun & Stylish Fashion Designs for Women

36. Something Wyrd-
www.SomethingWyrd.Etsy.com
Handcrafted jewelry and beaded charms

37. iluvmarin -
iluvmarin.etsy.com
Greeting cards, scrapbooks, cupcake toppers, & festive banners

38. Lexilouflowers -
www.etsy.com/shop/LexiLouFlowers?ref=si_shop
Hair Accessories, Feather headbands, and Hair ties

39. Mt Baldy Glassworks
www.mtbaldyglass.etsy.com
fused glass jewelry and home decore

40. LexiekinPrints -
www.etsy.com/shop/LexiekinPrints
Personalized, customized and Printable Invitations, tags, cards and more!

41. Turtlexiii-
www.turtlexiii.etsy.com
Sterling Silver Jewelry with Swarovski Crystals and Pearls, Gemstones & more.

42. IsabellesAttic-
www.isabellesattic.etsy.com
aprons, accessories, baby items and more

43. AshlynDesign -
www.ashlyndesign.etsy.com
Artisan handmade lampwork beads, metal charms, and finished jewelry

44. eveyinorbitshop -
www.eveyinorbitshop.etsy.com
Mixed media art, original aceo and zines.

45. Suzie Tenzer -
www.susietenzer.etsy.com
Original fine art paintings and prints

46. LindaB -
www.lindab142.etsy.com
Artisan crafted beaded and wire wrapped jewelry, Jewish jewelry and accessories, wire beaded kippot

47. DellCoveSpices -
dellcovespices.etsy.com
hand mixed spices, magnetic spice kits, cocktail sugars & margarita salts, organic popcorn, popcorn toppings & other treats

48. OverTheMoonGifts -
overthemoongifts.etsy.com
personalized gifts, accessories, and home decor

49. craftycreations81 -
www.etsy.com/shop/craftycreations81
Peacock feather items, wedding items and items for newborns/children

50. nan gates designs -
www.nangatesdesigns.etsy.com
Fabric handbags, totes and accessories

51. ProdigyCrafts -
www.prodigycrafts.etsy.com
Crocheted Clothing, Accessories and Gifts

52. Cigarboxbeads -
www.cigarboxbeads.etsy.com
beadweaving, beadwork, jewelry

53. VintageByRachel -
www.vintagebyrachel.etsy.com
Romantic,Vintage style handmade jewelry

54. potsdamelf -
www.potsdamelf.etsy.com
crazy handmade ceramics, paintings, and jewlery 


A big list eh?  Very exciting for anyone wanting to do some Christmas shopping! (I know it seems early to my American friends, but up here in Canada, thanksgiving is over so once Halloween is done - the next holiday is Christmas!)

Once you find it - you can follow their instructions, and in most cases, you can use that code for ANY item in their store, for the month of November! Amazing deals, that only you will know about if you find the treasure hunt.

Just because I love my followers, I'm going to take you right to my treasure chest.  Its found in this listing!

Click here to find the treasure chest!




So have fun searching for the prize, and let me know if you end up using the coupon codes to help you save some cash!

Monkey time!

What a great night Halloween was.  My little monkey had a great time.    Here she is!



On another note - watched the Little Couple last night.  I just love them.  Last night was particulary touching because they were going through the process of IVF with a surrogate.  I won't give it away in case you didn't see it, but it was definetly a roller coaster of a show.

It hits close to home because we too, used IVF (although not with a surrogate) to get pregnant.  It brought back a lot of memories of that time in out lives, and how stressful it was.   Reminds me just how truly blessed we are to have been given out little girl.

New listings

I've made a few new items for my shop..with more to come in the next while.

These could be used as gift tags for christmas presents, or maybe as a thank you note from other Etsy stores to their customers when the send out their Christmas orders this season.

The size is 3x2", but to other sizes can be made if you are looking for something different.



Click here for Etsy shop

Etsy shop here

And here is a letter to Santa for the little ones!

Click here to see it in my Etsy shop!


Gift for me!

I participated in the Baby BNR bash the other night (Blog about it is here). And in order to "buy" in I purchased a small portrait to be done. I sent in a picture of my daughter, and will be getting the image in the mail in the next little while. So I was also nicely surprised when I also got a digital image ahead of time.  So I of course had to show it off!
Check out her etsy store!  xHeather

The first is the picture the portrait, and the other the one I gave her. Nice eh?


Check out

Treasury #2 - Pumpkin Spice

Look one of my items got picked for another treasury on Etsy!  I feel kinda embarassed with my little pumpkin tag amongst all of these other beautiful items, but I sure am appreciative to Galla for putting it together!


Here are some items from Galla's shop...check it out!!

Backyardigans

Last night I took my daughter to her first "live" show.  The Backyardigans (a very cute show on Treehouse if you've never seen it).  It was lots of fun and we had great seats.  It was a nice mommy daughter night.

Next time though, I need to bring something to weigh down her legs, she's so little she couldn't hold down the flip up chair :)

Here are some pictures...A. and her "smile" for the camera face :)




Thanks for visiting!
My Store:
www.etsy.com/shop/LexiekinPrints

Buy aNd Replace - Baby Bash!

BNR

I've been hanging out on Etsy more and have seen these three letters more and more.  For the longest time I had no idea what they meant.  But finally I figured it out! yeah me...haha
Buy aNd Replace
Basically what happens is this: Someone posts a treasury (a grouping of etsy items, normally with a similar theme). Others can purchase these items and then replace that listing with one from their own shop, and so on. They may have slightly different rules, but overall the premise is the same for them all.

Whats the point of this, you might ask? Well besides being a great way to find some cute new things on etsy for yourself, its also a good way to promote your store, and hopefully get a sale.  I might try this someday...maybe even this Tuesday.

Thats because I found out about an exciting one, taking place on Tuesday Oct 18th from 10am - 10pm.  Its going to be called a Baby BNR Bash.

You can find out the latest information at Crystals blog.  She also happens to be the one who is having the baby, so watch out for any clues she might provide when you are ready to make your guesses.
    
So for this one, your purchase gives you the opportunity to guess information about some unborn twins. ( i.e. their weight, gender, and birthdate)  I'm not sure of the exact rules, but whomever is closest will win a prize that have been donated by some very generous shop owners.  (last I heard the prizes are valued at almost $400.00!!!)

Here are just a couple of the BNR sponsors....



Treasury Fun - My first one!

I was so excited yesterday to find out that one of my Cherry blossom stationary items  were picked for a treasury on Etsy.




Thanks to magdamagda  for picking me.  Isn't it such a lovely collection.   Click on it and have a look around!

Social Networking - Twitter


There are  several social networking sites out there that are recommended to help promote online (and offline) businesses such as Etsy.  Aside from facebook, Twitter is probably the most common.

Leave comments below, about how you use Twitter.  Leave your Twitter address too if you want more followers.  Thanks!


Do you tweet? 
Lexiekin Prints: Yes  My address is   http://twitter.com/#!/LexiekinPrints

How often do you tweet?
Lexiekin Prints: sporadically. Sometimes a couple times a day, or maybe only once a week.

Do you have schedule for when you tweet?
Lexiekin Prints: No, but I think I should to help with time management. Share your schedules if you would like.



Where do you tweet from? 
Lexiekin Prints: computer only, I haven't ventured into the world of smartphones yet.

Do you use Twitter for personal or business use?
Lexiekin Prints: Both. At first I thought of just using it for promotions, but I've learned that I really don't enjoy the twits twitterers who are constantly spamming their products all day long.  I just ignore those ones.  So I started just to tweet what I felt like.  Sometimes linking to my shop, or just random things.  I've particularly enjoyed following and occasionally commenting on some "celebrity" tweets. But now I wonder...should keep personal and "business"separate?  

Overall do you find Twitter to be a good promotional tool, or just a waste of time?
Lexiekin Prints:  I'm not sure yet.  I need to find out how to utilize it better, before I give up on it totally.  I think the problem is like other social networking, that most of the views I get are from other business owners and not the "target"market for my products



Share your thoughts below!


Start your engine

Start your engine by pobre.ch
Start your engine, a photo by pobre.ch on Flickr.
Motivation.

Kick in the butt.

Whatever you want to call it, I need it for my Etsy Store. And I think I have just found it!

I have applied to the ``Promotional Frenzy Team``. I haven`t even been accepted yet, but already it seems to be helping me. Geez, I`m even writing this first post for my blog.

What direction will this blog will take.

Will it just be promoting my own items? Or maybe it would be better to feature other Etsy people and stores? Or maybe it will be a mix mash of my life as a working mom.

I'm not sure yet. But in the meantime if you have to stumble across this, follow me, and see where it leads!



And with that, the sleeping toddler is stirring, time to go!