Monday, February 17, 2014

Post Valentine's Day Giveaway

GIVEAWAY RESULTS:
There were 26 entries -- I used Random.org and the winning number was 7 which makes YOLANDA (SILVERCLOUD7) the winning entry -- She chose the first heart wreath here with the eucalyptus and seashells.  Congrats to Yolanda and thank you everyone for your entries.  Check back as I may have another giveaway soon.

I promised to do another giveaway in February -- and here it is.

I will let the winner choose one from these three heart wreaths in my shop provided they don't sell in the meanwhile. I suppose if they all sell -(don't expect that to happen) - I'll have to come up with an alternative offer. 
Heart twig wreath
This one above is one of my favorites -- seashells and eucalyptus on a rustic twig wreath frame.

beach themed heart wreath





This one above is pretty too.  Seashells and green moss frame this twig heart frame.

grapevine with green moss and seashells

And the final one here has seashells and sea glass and green moss along a grapevine heart wreath.  It's focal point has dried roses and a ribbon bow.

If you are interested in more info about these heart wreaths check out my Etsy shop here.  My links are about if you wish to follow my facebook -- twitter or pinterest.

OPEN TO US/CANADA ONLY - To enter do the following 3 things -- DO ALL THREE FOR ONE ENTRY.


1.  Follow this blog if you haven't already.

2. Visit my Etsy shop and heart a favorite listing.

3.  Leave a comment here with your e-mail address for me to contact you if you win.

That's it -- Easy no?  (I hate complicated giveaways.)

Entries close at midnight on 2/28.   A winner will be chosen some time that weekend.



Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Year, New Direction and a Giveaway

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED.  THE WINNER IS MIKAYLA MAGER.  WATCH FOR MY NEXT GIVEAWAY IN FEBRUARY.

It's been a while.  I guess I have been busy elsewhere.  It's 2014!  What does this new year hold.  New years are great because it's a time to clear the slate and start anew.  We look back at our year, make adjustments for the future and then we should forget about our mistakes and failings and look ahead with great hope and resolve for the year ahead.  This year I plan to put my Etsy shop on the back burner and focus on my walk with the Lord and how I can be a blessing to others.

Psalm 19:14
The scripture art above is from Google Graphics on Etsy

This is a new thing for me --not that the Lord hasn't been in my life but as for the past 4 years my shop has absorbed much of my spare time and energy.  I feel the Lord is now requiring more of me.  Should I resent that?  I think not.  I might if I continue with my shop and don't have the time for it.   I don't want my shop to be competing for the limited time that I have for what the Lord would have me doing.

Printable Scripture
The above printable scripture is from Amen Printables on Etsy

  Let's face it -- my time is limited.   I work a part time job outside the home, attend church 2 nights a week along with Sunday morning and night.    Something has to go.   Looking back over 2013, I feel that my time has been compromised and at times, I have been called to other things when I wanted to be working on my items for my shop.  It has been a tug of war for my time.
Proverbs 3:5-6
Bible verse art above by Branch and Vine Prints on Etsy

Here is my 3 point focus for 2014:

1. Spend quality time with the Lord each day.

2. Focus on helping others -- by expanding and leading our church food and clothing ministry.
I have been involved with this ministry but I am realizing that it needs much more time. 

3. Diversify my blog -- making my posts not so single-minded.  Post about other things that are important to me like my family, and what the Lord is doing in my life.

Will I return at some point to focus on my Angels-n-Everlastings Etsy shop?  Who knows.
For now I am tired and unmotivated and I am bored with everything in my shop.

So, I think I will give it away - at least some of it.  Here is a good listing to start with:
Beach Seashell Wreath
So lets see, I won't make you jump through hoops to enter.  If you are interested you can find my links at top of page.  OPEN TO US/CANADA ONLY To enter just do 2 things-everyone will get one entry.

1.  Follow this blog if you haven't already.

2. Leave a comment.  Tell me what you plan on focusing on in 2014.

Entries close at midnight on 1/17.   A winner will be chosen some time that weekend. 




Friday, November 1, 2013

Giveaway - Win this Seashell Topiary at linkouture.com

 I've been talking about doing a giveaway for quite some time so if you have been wondering when I would get around to it -- here it is.


I decided to team up with other handmade artist at linkouture.com and offer my seashell topiary.  There are some great things offered - jewelry -- fashion accessories -- home decor -- all handmade.    So if you would like to win this unique seashell wall hanging along with the other handmade offerings -- enter here or at linkouture.com.   Here is the link to the giveaway:
 http://www.linkouture.com/2013/11/2013-holiday-sale-and-handmade-giveaway.html 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Favorites from the CASTTEAM Weekend Help Thread



Each weekend the CASTTEAM on Etsy opens a promo thread. If you belong to the CASTTEAM and are looking for a way to promote your items -- visit the thread here. You need to be willing to promote other posts if you want to list your items in the thread. Please read full instructions before participating.

Here are my favorites from this weekends posts. Click on the links below the photos to take a closer look.
Embroidered Necklace, Black Cat Pendant

Lil Twister Mini Quilt Table Topper

Christmas Countdown Calendar Garland


Candy cane Christmas reversible apron

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Favorites from my Beach Decor Pinterest board


Here are a few of my favorite pins on my Beach Decor Pinterest Board.
I recently spend a few days at Rockport, Ma. It is one of my favorite beach spots and fortunately it is close to where I live. Each year my mom and my sisters get together and we stay at The Captains Bounty. It is right on the Atlantic Ocean at Front Beach. Each morning my sisters and I searched the beach for unique finds to use for my Angels n Everlastings shop. It was creations like this driftwood mirror from CottageandBungalow.com that inspired me to bring home a big bag of driftwood this year.




Here is a color pallette from Thecoastaltouch.com I found recently on pinterest.



I like it because it is different than the aqua beach palettes that are so common. The green is outstanding and so true to life. Check out this photo



I took while at Rockport showing the same green tone.

Here is one more pinterest find from houzz.com I love the neutral tones here! These tiles are by Wet Dog Tile Co located in Alstead, New Hampshire. Visit their web site here.

Well, these are just a few pins from my beach home decor pinterest. Check out the rest at http://www.pinterest.com/judy_russi/beach-home-decor/ Kindly leave a comment or share your favorite beach finds.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

CASTTEAM Weekend Promo Event

Each weekend the CASTTEAM on Etsy opens a promo thread. If you belong to the CASTTEAM and are looking for a way to promote your items -- visit the thread here. You need to be willing to promote other posts if you want to list your items in the thread. Please read full instructions before posting.

Here are my favorites from this weekends posts.

This is just the cutest baby hat and what a great photo:

How about this gluten free playdough:


And one more -- I love this beach themed treasure box:


Take a moment to visit these shops and listings -- You'll be glad you did. If you are a Christian and have an Etsy shop and are looking for a team, I recommend joining the CASTTEAM. It's a great group of supportive Etsy shop owners. Someone is always available and willing to answer questions or offer suggestions on how to improve your shop. It's also a great place if you need prayer or are interested in Christian fellowship from around the world.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Castteam Themed Treasury Event Winners

The Castteam on Etsy had their first themed treasury event this month. The theme for September was Autumn or Fall. There were many good treasuries that were posted in the event thread. You can view them here if you'd like.  The first one I will share was the one with the most views called The Color of Autumn. It had 182 views this morning and 100 admirers.  


Green Earrings light Aventurine by JunrylGems
This one was created by JunrylGems on Etsy. Tess of Junrylgems designs unique and one of a kind jewelry. Here is one of her earring listings: Visit her JunrylGems Etsy shop
to see her other one of a kind jewelry listings. 

The second one I will share is the Castteam leaders choice. There were so many great fall treasuries that it was really difficult to choose just one. The one we chose was titled Sights and Sounds of September made by Dianna Wood of The Woods Secret Garden on Etsy.



Hand Painted Jacket By Dianna Wood
Dianna uses her art to decorate shoes, leather jackets, boots, vests and handbags with Christian themes. Here is just one of her unusual listings.  You should visit her shop to see her other creative art. It is a real treat.
Her other links -  www.DiannaWood.blogspot.com
www.IWillSingANewSong.blogspot.com
www.TheWoodsSecretGarden.blogspot.com