Posts Tagged ‘treasury

Posted on: June 10, 2011

I’ve neglected my blog lately, and for that I apologize.  I was diagnosed last year with Rheumatoid Arthritis and over the past week or so, we’ve had a lot of rain and a major change in the weather so it has been pretty painful for me to get things done.  I’m hoping this lastest flare-up will be a short one.

Anyway, I just got an email that one of the treasuries I was featured in is now listed on a blog.  I’m excited!  The more exposure the better, right?  There are some seriously creative treasuries that were featured and I am honored to have one of my items in one of them.  http://catgirlla.blogspot.com/2011/06/treasuries-of-week_10.html  My treasury is #9 and it’s called How Does Your Garden Grow?  It features my rose petal votive holder on the very first line.  🙂

I actually made those votive holders to use as part of my own garden-themed wedding that’s coming up.  For the life of me, I don’t recall where I got the idea, but it definitely isn’t mine.  lol  They were a lot of fun and I actually have a handful of roses that will soon be turned into votives as well, all different colors.  So watch for the new listings!  To get a better view of the votive, check out the listing in my shop.  http://www.etsy.com/listing/45935764/rose-petal-votive-holder  As soon as I get full use of my hands back, you’ll be seeing votive holders in orange, pink, and white.  Still on the hunt for the elusive realistic-looking RED roses that don’t cost a small fortune.  I KNOW they’re out there somewhere!

Wishing you a life less ordinary,



As some of my fellow Etsy readers know, treasuries are becoming more common.  And for those of you who don’t know, a treasury is a collection of items that share a common theme.  People spend a lot of time searching Etsy for the perfect combination of items that fit their theme and hoping that it will make it to the home page on Etsy.com.

Over the past year, many of my items have made it into treasuries, but so far, no front page.  I know some people live and breathe “front page worthy” treasuries, but I don’t. I don’t make my items in hopes of getting them on the front page.  I make them because I love what I do and I want to make my customers happy.  That’s it. Maybe it’s simple and “small potatoes” but I know that the day my focus moves away from those 2 things is the day I will close my shop forever. 

My newest item, Pay it Forward cards, made it into a treasury yesterday.  http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4dcb2c8729ba8eef9f1f0faf/thank-you  Obviously, I was happy that someone found one of my items treasury-worthy, but to be honest, I never figured people would pay too much attention to these cards.

The Pay it Forward cards are a set of 4 small cards that you give to someone when you help them out.  Rather than having you pay them back for their kindness, you encourage them to pay it forward.  When they do THEIR good deed, they pass the card along to the next person to encourage them to do the same.  I created these cards as more of an experiment.  I wanted to see if anyone out there was willing to undertake the task of helping 4 strangers without expecting anything in return.  So far, no sales.  I would love for these to “take off” and be my biggest seller.  It would definitely renew my faith in humanity, given all the negativity that seems to be in the news these days.  I’m still hopeful.

Wishing you a life less ordinary,


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  • loobielabels: Thanks, Madalyn! As a mom, I generally do most of my work after my daughter is in bed for the night. I put in anywhere from 2-5 hours a day, broken
  • loobielabels: This was actually one of the stock layouts, so I didn't pay anything for it. However, I thank the person responsible - it definitely is a nice layout
  • loobielabels: Thanks, Celeste! :-)