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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

WOW Factor Wednesday Feature - Lucky Me Lucky You Vintage Shop

Well it's been awhile since I've blogged! I hate being inconsistent but my life went absolutely haywire there for a bit. Things have settled and I am slowly getting back into the swing of things:) I'm happy to say I will be working hard on new creations for the upcoming weeks that I will list in my Etsy shop
If you are already a follower you know that today is WOW Factor Wednesday, where I feature an artist/favorite shop from Esty or Artfire. Today I am going a little astray from the norm as the feature is a vintage shop. Personally, I love vintage anything! The wonderful finds in this shop scream nostalgia to me and I can't help but look through and make up a story about the life and history of each item. So with out further ado let me introduce you to Lucky Me Luck You.
My name is Amanda and besides my passion of "treasure hunting", you can find me spending time with my crazy dogs, hiking, trying to grow stuff in my garden (and usually failing), working on upcycling craft projects, training for my first marathon in October (still in denial that I'm actually going to run that far) cooking, reading, game nights with family and friends, etc.

I first opened my Etsy shop on March 8th, 2010, but didn't list anything until March 27th. I wanted to make sure I read up on how to have a successful shop and memorized the Etsy handbook (just kidding!).
So many different things inspire me and in different ways. My dad inspires me to not be afraid to try new things. Fellow Etsians work inspires me to be more creative. Just a walk outside with my dogs will inspire me with colors and smells. My step mom is also a huge inspiration as she is the one who got me hooked on hunting for great vintage finds. I find myself inspired by people and things every day.

As of right now you can find all my great vintage treasures on my Etsy site, as well as on Twitter,

We hope you have enjoyed this weeks featured shop! We would also like to thank Amanda for her time and her input! Be sure to check out her shop for more fun pieces of life well lived!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday Blog Shoppers Sale! Today Only!

Welcome to todays Saturday Blog Shoppers! For a network of participating shops please visit Quilts Galore & More or click the button on the sidebar. For today only everything in my Etsy shop is 20% off! Just type "SBS20" in the notes of your purchase and the discount will be refunded to you via Paypal! Hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Parker's Prints - Wow Factor Wednesday

Today's feature Etsy artist is Parker's Prints. This adorable shop boasts wonderful handmade cards for all occasions. Make sure you stop by and check it out! But in the mean time, here's a little more about the artist herself!

My name is Stephanie. I'm a true girly girl that loves color, more tv shows than I should, animals, & of course my husband. :) I am 24, I have 2 Yorkies & a Jack Russell Terrier that I consider my children. I enjoy shopping, watching TV, and papercrafting in my spare time.

I started selling my cards in June 2009. I named Parker's Prints after my 6 year old Yorkie, Parker. I've always had a passion for making cards, but don't always have a reason to make one. That's why I started this shop- to be able to do more of what I love. I work a full time job, & this is my side hobby. My main inspiration is color combinations I find in everyday things like furniture, clothing, or magazine ads.

♥You can find Stephanie on these sites:

Some of her favorite sites:
Her Mom's store:

We hope you have enjoyed todays featured artist. We just know you will love to browse around and shop in her Esty shop! Be sure to come back tomorrow for a tomorrow themed feature - Go Green!

Monday, April 12, 2010

New Zibbet Member!

After all the buzz in the Etsy forums I decided to check out After perusing the site and checking out the features; I decided what the heck.. let's give a whirl!

I jumped right in and purchased the $8.00 per month Premium Account for 2 reasons...

1. There are no other fees (no listing fees and no commission fees),the only other fees you need worry about are through Paypal, so $8.00 a month seemed like a real bargain to me.

2. I grabbed the $8.00 Premium Account right away because there were only 147 left at that price (104 as of today!)and then they are going up to $9.00 per month, after these sell out (I guess there have been a lot of people joining in the last 7 days). I made the mistake of not joining Artfire as a Premium member back in January when the fees were around $10 a month; now they are $16 and going to $20 soon!! I wasn't about to make that mistake again. Especially since there is zero obligation! You can downgrade or cancel at ANYTIME!

Also there is a Referral Promotion that goes like this:

"For every friend you refer who joins at a Premium level ($8.00 per month right now), we'll take $1 off your monthly membership, for life. For a limited time, our upgraded Premium accounts are only $8 per month. Therefore, if you refer just 8 friends, we'll convert your upgraded, full-featured account to 'FREE FOREVER'. That means, for the rest of your life, you can enjoy unlimited listings, no sales fees and all the benefits that a Premium Account holder gets, for FREE"!

If you decide to try Zibbet (either the Free Account or the Premium Level),I would beyond appreciate if you used the following link to sign up:

This will help me in the Referral Promotion Program. Once you are signed up you can then get Referrals also (and you only need 8 right now to get a FREE membership). After you sign up as a Seller; go to "My Zibbet", then in the right hand column click on "Referral Promotion" and you will receive your own link to give out for Referrals.

I also found this-"Give your friends a FREE 7 Day Trial of a Premium Account by telling them to enter the following coupon code when signing up: FREETRIAL" , so if you want to try it out use my referral link to sign up and remember to put this coupon code in when it asks! Try it out for 7 days and see if you like it, no obligation!

Here is my referral link again:

As for the site itself, I love it! Now don't get me wrong, I'm not leaving Etsy! I will be the first to admit that as far as traffic, Etsy can't be beat right now. However, the "competition" is ample! I'm hoping to get in at a great time and make a real name for myself while the site is still in its growing phases!

Zibbet is easy to use and has a lot of great features! For instance, there is the "copy listing" features which allows you to list in bulk so to speak; very time saving and convenient. You also have the ability to create your very own coupons and gift certificates. Personally I love this feature; it is a great way to promote or say thank you to our loyal repeat customers! There is also the "Sales Mode", again a great way to promote! This gives you the ability to "turn on" a sale and discount your items. No need for Paypal refunds or editing 100's of products. This is probably my favorite feature!

Well I hope I've at least enticed you to check out Zibbet. Please don't forget to check out my referral link!

Thanks for Visiting my Blog!!!! Happy Shopping & Creating!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

It's All About Baby, baby!

Well the week of baby continues! Please check out yesterday's featured artist; Mad About Colour. Today I will share with you some of the cutest baby accessories I have found on Etsy. I hope you feel a sense of renewal and joyous beginnings as you mosey through the pictures and shops. It's a great reminder of the precious gifts that are brought into this world everday that need to be cherished and nurtured. Enjoy...

Hand Crocheted Newborn Hat by Boston Avenue Babies

Newborn Petti Romper by Chic Baby Rose

Lucia Crocheted Mary Janes by Curly Bird

Baby Cocoon by Charbridge Knits

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mad About Colour - Wow Factor Wednesday Feature

Welcome! We have had an exciting new addition to the family; Morgan Allison was born on March 31st and weighed in at 6lbs 12oz. A big congrats goes out to my sister and her husband! In honor of this special occasion, this weeks features are all about baby! So on with the show...

Mad About Colour features wonderful knit items for baby. Joanne's creations have been featured on as well as in Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine. Her fun and whimsical baby items are the perfect gift for that new addition in your life. Now a little more about this amazing artist.

I am a Prince Edward Islander presently living along the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, on Canada's east coast, with my lovely Scottish husband.

For many years I enjoyed careers in weaving, fibre arts, sign manufacturing & graphic design arts.

My art/craft work returned to my lifestyle as a "hobby" recently, and now it is full time work for me. I take great pleasure in that.

I create each and every item with love and care, to the best of my ability.

I look forward to every order, and welcome the opportunity to create "specialty custom" orders:)

Thanks so much for looking. Mad About Colour can be found on

We hope that you have enjoyed this weeks featured artist. Come back tomorrow for more fun with baby!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Saturday Blog Shoppers Special! Today Only!

Welcome to todays Saturday Blog Shoppers! For a network of participating shops please visit Quilts Galore & More or click the button on the sidebar. For today only everything in my Etsy shop is 20% off! Just type "SBS20" in the notes of your purchase and the discount will be refunded to you via Paypal! Hope to see you all there!