Thursday, November 26, 2009

SuZeFashion Blog Giveaway

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone had a wonderful day relaxing with family and friends.

SuZeFashion Blog Giveaway

This is my first blog giveaway!
I will be giving away a set of 2 SuZeFashion note cards and envelopes with a Silk Dupioni Butterfly bookmark.

To enter visit my Etsy shop, select your favorite item from my shop and come back here with the link. Be sure to include your email or your Etsy shop so that I can contact you if you win.
Enter by Sunday December 13, 2009.

Interested in other giveaways? Check out this blog give away at Dacedesignsetsy blog! Enjoy!

Friday, November 20, 2009

How to Have More Exposure for Black Friday Sales

For those Etsy sellers who are planning special sales for Black Friday, you might be want to have your sale posted on Delightfullyperceptive's blog. I've included the link to her blog if you are interested. You have until Wednesday to convo her the details. Check it out and happy sales to you!

One thing that I enjoy about the Etsy community is that not only are there so many gifted and creative people but so many helpful and friendly fellow sellers. Thanks to all of you who are so generous and supportive.

This week I have been working on Thanksgiving cards as a way to express gratitude to people who have been kind, thoughtful and a blessing to know.

Remember to be grateful for even the smallest acts of kindness. Take the time during this season to thank the people around you, even if you have thanked them before. Let them know that they are appreciated.

One kind word can change somebody's day, which can in turn change someone else's.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Slow Down, Look Around, Be Inspired

Lately I've become somewhat obsessed with taking photos of just about everything I see wherever I go. Most of the vegetation around my home has become a fitting subject as I practice with the various settings on my digital camera.

I have always admired the photography I've seen in various magazines and galleries. I appreciate taking a closer look at the world around us, taking what has become ordinary and creating a work of art.

I find that this has helped me to slow down, stop and observe more. Take time to smell the roses as it were. There is so much beauty around us, that it is all too easy to take it for granted.

I have been particularly inspired by the photography of fellow Etsy sellers and those whose blogs and tweets I follow. I hope you'll take the time to check out today's blog by Studio MME sharing some recent photos.

Slow down, take time to smell the roses! You'll find yourself refreshed and newly inspired.

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Last Dance of the Red Maple

Now that most of the leaves are gone and the morning frosts have arrived, I’m really enjoying all of the photos I took of the autumn leaves.

The colors have been spectacular in our area.
Brilliant reds, rich oranges and rust, vibrant greens and golden yellows!

I thought that for today I would share photos of one of my favorite trees (at least my favorite for now!).

We have this red maple tree which puts on an amazing show every spring and fall.

While I enjoy it in the spring because of the promise of warmth and new growth,
the fall colors really stand out against the grass and changing leaves on the nearby trees!

I hope you enjoy the red maple’s last dance for 2009 as much as I have.
Happy Friday!

The Last Dance

Friday, November 6, 2009

Yellow/Green Autumn Leaves Photos

I love yellow and green together!
When I saw the leaves on this tree last week,
it made me think of argyle.
In my search for yellow and green argyle for this blog
I also came across a few other beautiful items
in marvelous shades of yellow and green.

Argyle Birthday Card from

Argyle Mural from

Green Mamba Scarf from

Vintage Lemon/Lime Mini Dress from

Czech Crystal Beads from

Green Heart Kitchen Gloves from

Lemon Lime Quilt from