Friday, December 11, 2009
Of course I can opt for an early retirement and hope to pick up some part time job to hold me over; and of course I can work on what I love doing most in life, my lampwork and jewelry making. The ideal situation would be to find a couple wholesale accounts that would keep me very busy, but have no idea where to find such a great venture.
Will be diving into my website and adding and changing a few things for sure. If you need a last second gift idea, please check my website out. www.wilmas-whimseys.com.
Hoping everyone has a very prosperous and Happy New Year, and may the economy leap upwards during 2010 and all our wishes come true! so till next year
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Contest Update: eSMArts team is sharing the love with a handmade bundle to warm your holidays!
Enter our Hidden Santa Treasure Hunt to WIN a Christmas Gift Bundle of unique handmade creations.
The complete prize package, item photos and detailed descriptions will be announced here shortly.
Our contest begins November 14th so check back here for the full list of Sponsor Shops.
Sponsor Shop banners will be displayed at the top of this blog (both left and right sidebar).
Simply click the banners to visit each of our Sponsor Shops.
How to Play:
Check this blog for contest details and a list of participating eSMArts Sponsor Shops.
Visit each participating shop to find images of our santa.
Make note of the url where you find our santa pictured!
HINT: santa images are not embedded yet. They won't be online until the contest start date of November 14, 2009. Here's how to complete each entry:
find 3 Santa images that you haven't previously submitted.
Email the urls along with your name & address to esmartspromos [at] yahoo.ca to be entered.
Find new/unsubmitted Santa image urls and enter as many times as you like!
Entries will be validated to ensure that contestants are submitting fresh Santa spottings.
Remember that 3 new Santa image urls equals ONE additional contest entry.
Contest runs November 14-28, 2009 (close is November 28/09 at midnight eastern).
Drawing takes place November 29th
Winner will be announced here November 30th
Prize package ships December 1st, 2009. check back for hunting hints and tips! and Happy Hunting :)
Labels: ArtFire, christmas cheer, contest, esmarts team, etsy, gift basket giveaway, hidden Santa
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Here is the latest project that has been started, and please check it out when you get a chance. Don't forget our team store where we have items for sale. all the proceeds are used to help a team member artist who is in need. A very worthy cause for sure
eSMARts Team Hidden Santa Giveaway~!
eSMArts is spreading the love with a bundle of unique, handmade delights to warm your holiday! One lucky winner will receive a bagful of hand made artisan items donated by members of eSMArts Team~! For details visit http://www.hiddensantagiveaway.blogspot.com and join in the fun~! Enjoy and good luck to the winner!
Of course this means that I have mucho free time to pursue what I really enjoy doing, but unfortunately, the days go by and I have accomplished nothing at all. So I decided it is now time that I get my butt in gear and start creating some items for the upcoming shows I have in the next few months. I have also gotten back to the torch and created quite a few "special beads", and more will be coming in the very very near future.
I worry about the coming holidays and how I am not able to provide my handicapped son with some special gifts from Santa, but we have discussed this and I hope he understands that "Santa" does not have any extra monies this year, and is worried about paying for the bills in December. I know that he and his smiling face will make a very joyous Holiday season for us, and I wish all my friends the same , even if it is a bit early....Happy Holidays to one and all.
Now how to find 1k to pay the bills in December!!!!
So till my next rambling, have a great Holiday Season, starting with the Tricks and Treats!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I signed up to Johns blog and posted. Not that I want him to make me something, but for me to get the chance to pass forward an act of kindness.
I have made many cyber friends through some of the wonderful groups that I belong to, and any time I have a down day, they are right there to pick me up. What better way to say Thank You then passing on something made by me to them.
So all I ask is for you to continue this Random Act of Kindness-Lets spread the LOVE!
Monday, March 30, 2009
My "creations " can be seen on my website http://www.wilmas-whimseys.com; and my beads can be bought from http://www.whimsey.etsy.com, or from my website where I always list them first. I may not be in the same league as the other artists I know, but I can say that I am happy with what I create. So back to the torch for me to make more beads and hope they sell so I can buy the items I need to create more!!!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I am so glad that I have had this opportunity to take a few minutes for you to get to know this wonderful artist. Please check her blog for more insight on this Jill Milan.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
If you would like to buy from them, as they are expanding their line of what they carry, contact Shelly at email@example.com; You won't be sorry!
After my project is created, I will show you what I made.....
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
We are all looking for ways to promote ourselves in this slow economic times and are very proud that a Television station would be willing to promote Etsy. Even if teamMN is not personally mentioned, the group is now looking for more ways to promote and there are many ideas in the works.
We have a new member who has taken it upon herself to organize craft shows for all those who have not done a show and for those that would like to know about the upcoming shows, who would like to share a booth or those with tents for outdoor shows. We also have another member who is organizing a craft show for ALL teamMN members to hold in a central location featuring teamMN Etsy members. Looking forward to that as we are a large group, and never seem to be able to get together in one spot. What a grand idea this will be so that the people of Minnesota to see that there are many many handmade artists here and also a reminder to "shop locally".
For a listing of the teamMN artists and their etsy shops as well as blogspots and websites please visit http://tinyurl.com/b7ags4. Oh and please buy handmade.
to see my website, please check out www.wilmas-whimseys.com.
As a promotion for the upcoming airing on WCCO, if you buy one pair of ear rings, you can hoose another pair free. Buy two pairs, get two pairs free etc. Just let me know when you order put the words WCCO, or contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Recently I sold a set of beads to a customer, and the day she received them she sent me a Thank You note and mentioned that she was going to write about me in her blog. I was very pleased that Lisa Crone would want to feature me in her blog. Much to my surprise she included her blog address for me to check out. On Friday I received another note from Lisa telling me she had made a bracelet from my beads and gave me her blog link again http://www.abeadaday.blogspot.com/
This is the finished bracelet she made for her friend who was on her way to Costa Rico. She really knows how to bring out the highlights of the colors of the bead that I made, and also she made me very happy that she choose to blog about her creation and mentioning whom she got the Universe Beads from. Lisa is a very talented artist, and has very interesting items on her blog as well as new items she is making daily. If you get a chance please pop over and read her blogs and leave her a comment. Thank you Lisa for "showcasing" my work. Read her blogs here http:/http://www.abeadaday.blogspot.com/. Definitely worth the read.
Susan and Joni have nominated me for the Lemonade Award.Thank you very much, both of you I really appreciate it. You are too kind. The Lemonade Award is awarded to sites that show a positive attitude and gratitude. And I am grateful to be considered a part of that group. Here are the rules for the award:1.Put the logo on your blog or post 2.Nominate at least 10 blogs that show great Gratitude and/or Attitude. 3.Be sure to list and link your nominees within your post. 4.Let them know they have received this award by leaving a comment on their blog. 5.Nominate your favorites and link to your post.
My Choices for the Award:
Lisa Crone http://abeadaday.blogspot.com/
Theresa Kwong www.studio618.blogspot.com/
Karon Adams http://http://www.yellowribbonrosaries.com/
Auggie Queen Parker http://auggiequeenparker.blogspot.com/
Joelyn Welch http://www.ardentdesigns.com/
Everyone selected deserves this award!!!!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
These are just a few of the items that Jan makes, and as you can tell she does a beautiful job and is a very talented artist. Jann also belongs to several Art Leagues, has done many shows both juried and non juried, has won many awards and sold many paintings and drawings with watercolors and pencils being her favorite medium. Now her favorite medium is glass, her torch, her kilns and wire and jewelry making. A Woman of many many talents.
If you get a chance please visit Jann Alexander McCullough's Webb page is http://email@example.com. Also be sure to stop by her Etsy shop to see many more wonderful creations !!! http://jannadu.etsy.com. This multi talented artist has caught my eye, and makes me think I don't have enough crafts going at one time!
For relaxation Jann visits her children and grandchildren and she and her husband go out to dinner once a week. Her favorite colors are purple and deep jewel tones, and her love for crafts shows in everything she does. So this is Jann Alexander-McCullough a very multi talented artist.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Recently a contest was held where you had to dm abeadaffair (Lois) that you had been to the site and this would enter you into the contest for a $10.00 certificate. What a great turnout this promoted. So much so that I am hoping to see more of these contests in the very near future.
The site has made sales thanks to the many wonderful contributions of the eSMArts team-m5creations, gahooletree, sassydelite, coastalartists.abeadaffair, jaecreations,hobbnobins, and the list goes on and on, so many many talented artists and I am proud to say I know them all and appreciate all their hard work and efforts they have put into this.
Please if you get a chance check the site out and buy a small token to help this worthy cause. Their address is www.esmarts.etsy.com
Till next time
Saturday, January 3, 2009
The latest news from Whimsey's etsy shop is I have revamped all the current beads and marked them all 50% off!!!!! so get there while the deals are hot and shop till you drop!!!
Some of the sets I can make duplicates of, just let me know and will do my best.
Wishing everyone the Happiest of New Years and may all your wishes come true......
I make resolutions every year, but like everyone else they get broken, so I am not making any this year, instead I will focus on fixing broken fences, trying my best to do more marketing, not only for my team (eSMArts), but for my self too. Oh and get my website updated and open another Etsy shop for my jewelry. Big plans, but one step at a time
I am amazed at what I have learned in the last year - Twitter; Facebook; tiny url and I know that there is more, just can't think of it right off hand. I still have tons to learn, but at least I am not shy about shouting out "Hey go and check the newly created esMARts team shop where all items are donated and sold to help our fellow etsians! So please check the shop out, its address is www.esmarts.etsy.com. There are so many wonderful items listed there. I have my eye on a couple of things, the prints by Coastalartist, the copper rings and a few other things. i really want a wall hanging by Tina Cowan; m5creations...that will have to wait a while tho.
So I was just told that our system is back up. If you get a chance please check out my reduced prices in my shop www.whimsey.etsy.com.
Till next time stay safe and warm and out of the snow for those of us who live in the snow region area.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
So please check her store out, you wont be disappointed believe me. Her offerings are the very best around!
Here is the tiny url to her shop, so go and shop till you drop!!!!!!!