Sunday, October 25, 2009

Today's featured artisan is DogsRULE. All items are 100% original designs: hand-painted, sketched, colored, and crafted by the artist, Misti Murphy. Each piece is a unique work of art.

She creates gorgeous portraits of all kinds of dogs. She has been an artist since she was 10 years old. Her skills were mastered as she attended art schools and went into Architecture.

Any dog lovers on your christmas list would absolutely love these products. She offers magnets, coasters, ornaments, and wall hangings.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Today I am going to introduce to you Orin Drake from Wicked Orin. Has many talents that are displayed in the store. Makes jewelry, writes original fiction, act as writer, director, mixer and voice actor wrangler of radio plays (OrgLIX and Crisis Perverted), play guitar and sing, paint, and sculpts.

The love of the 80's and video games inspire this artisan in creating unique off the wall products.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


This week's float is Lesley at Lesley Payne Photography. She has a degree in Art and has been photography for about ten years. She loves to show the effect of light and loves to show the world around you.

What gorgeous photos!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Want some real unique and handcrafted items? Well look no futher stop by Nature Manipulated at artfire. Michelle from New York runs this great store. She creates visual, wearable and practical art that reflects upon nature and all of its elements.

Michelle creates a variety of items earrings, greeting cards, bookmarks, necklaces, and many more. She has study art and photography and has enjoyed creating since she was a kid.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Today I want to introduce to you Michelle who owns the Creative Critters store.
She make polymer clay sculptures, mixed media jewelry, adorable handsewn cloth dolls, knit stuffed toys, polymer clay pen sets, and World of Warcraft plush characters.

Michelle has been an artist all of her life. She is a self taught creator who has been featured twice in the Polymer Cafe Magazine.

With Christmas Shopping season almost here what a great store to browse around and find that unique gift.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Today's featured artisan is ShesThatGirl. I introduce Kelly from California who does some amazing pieces of work. What the artist says:
I really enjoy creating my altered art charm bracelets. I put careful detail into the choice of colors and types of beads and charms. I know my work is of exceptional quality and anyone who has purchased one would agree. I feel it’s important to deliver a quality product that will last for many years.

She offers a variety of pendants in many different fashions. Also offers necklaces, tin boxes, fiber arts, and much more.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A great place to find some beautiful journals is at ArtbyJean. She has some of the most unique and handcrafted journals I have seen. Her store also offers many other different products as well like cd/dvd labels and embellishments for scrapbooking or card making.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Jennuine Candles
Scentng the World. . . One Candle At A Time! She operates out of Arizona who makes wonderful candle products.
Specializing in 100% palm wax candles with a variety of choices...container candles, pillars, votives and tarts/melts.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Found a great place to get all your bath needs. Forget store bought bath products. At Normas Bath and Body store there is a great selection of bath products.

She is located in Kentucky and has been soap making for five years. Her products are great for anyone. There is products for women, men, and children. I love the variety types she offers from a single purchase for yourself to bath sets and gift sets.

There is even soap products for the seasons. Like these Halloween Ghosts soaps. Kids would love to have these around halloween. Don't forget the upcoming Christmas Season. You can get great stocking stuffers.

So go by and check out her store and the many different products she has to offer.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Halloween is Coming Soon!

Halloween will be here soon! October is here and fall is in the air. Leaves are changing there colors and the air is cool. The pumpkins are lining the porches with the ghost and goblins in the woods. In getting ready for halloween don't forget to those halloween cards for those little goblins in your life.

At A Specal Touch the halloween cards are 10% off from now till the 23rd. So to ensure you get your cards in time for halloween order now. With each purchase you will recieve a coupon that you can use on your next shopping trip.  Here are just a few of the great halloween cards you can purchase.

halloween cardHalloween card

Love photograhy and nature? I found a great place that offers great photographs of nature and animals. At The Shutterbug Eye store you can find various photographs. All photos are taken with a closeness of the subject to enhance what the photographer is trying to display. Diane Miller has a passion for photography and it shows in her work. She spends time at various parks and in her own personal garden to capture nature at its best.

All photographs are professionally printed with care in exposing them in good resolution. The photos capture the beauty of nature. So if you love nature at its best or know someone who does this is the place to look for that great photo. Especially with Holiday Shopping around the corner you could get that perfect gift for that person who loves photography.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

YCSI Hit Parade Float #4


Delightful Machine Embroidery With A Touch of Magic For You and Your Home

She has been sewing for over 30 years and still enjoys creating something new. Her store offers a variety of products. From coasters and keyrings to towels and tote bags. All are made beautifully and come in different styles and themes.
And if you don't see exactly what you want just contact her to place your custom order.
Gingerbread Men Towels

Halloween Treat Bag

With the holidays approaching this is a great place to get some one-of-a-kind presents for those special people thats on your list. And right now she is offering $10.00 off your purchasing price after purchasing one of her bears. Coupon code is "Love my Bear".

Sunday, September 27, 2009

My Blog Received The "Blog de Oro" Award

My Blog received this award of "Blog de Oro" (Blog of Gold).

I received this award from Kim who runs the VaBeachQuilter store on artfire. She has wonderful fabric products such as quilts,totes,and table runners. You can see who gave her this award by visiting her blog. Thank You Kim for giving my blog this award.

Now I have to give this award to blogs that I feel are GOLD. Here are my favorite blogs that deserve this award.

1- NatureManipulated
2- Shesbattydesigns
3- Butterfly-Crafts
4- Ajsdesigns
5- ReeniesBazaar
6- 2GoodClaymates
7- BluberryJunkie
8- GrandPrairieWoodwork
9- Redrubyonfire
10-Buttonwilloe Babies

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday's Featured Artisan is Kim Weaver at KimsKuriosities.

She has custom beaded jewelery and kuriosities. The products offered are GORGEOUS sun catchers and BEAUTIFUL earrings and necklaces.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sells Through Sales Weekend Event

This weekend, September 26 - 27, the guild Sells Through Sales is having a Blog Launch. Participating members are having a special sale just for this occasion.

Check out the blog at Sells Through Sales. This is a unique blog. You can find all kinds of sales posted on this blog.

This weekend only I am a participating member that is having a sale. Here is the coupon.
Visit Angelmaz's Studio
SAVE 20.00 % On Order Total
Use Coupon Code:
during checkout.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


This weeks YCSI PARADE FLOAT is no other than myself. YAY!! So far I have been featured on several blogs and forums. And the tweeting keeps tweeting. It's so FUN being in this parade. So as my float goes by check out some of the blogs that have featured me.

And remember to check out my store for all your greeting card needs. They are one-of-kind and made from the heart.

So don't let my float pass you by without checking out some of my features:

Grand Praire Woodworks
Shabby Bags Shop
Sally Lee Candles

And next week I'll show all about our next exciting float.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I've been Tagged!

I've been tagged!! Thanks to Shinelikecrazystudio, GrandPrairieWoodworks, and Bebstreasures for tagging me!
Well I guess this means I have to tell you ten things about myself. Well lets see . . .

1- My husband, George, and I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina along with our three children; Christopher age 11, Matthew age 10, and Michelle age 7. I also have two step-daughters Jennifer age 18 and Brittany age 12. Yes, we are very busy parents.

2- I used to be a stay-at-home mom. When my daughter started Kindergarten I went back to work. I started two years ago with the county school system. I currently work as a Custodian at an elementary school. I love working for the school. The kids are really something else. But boy I can tell you some stories. The people I work with are great and the hours are awesome.

3- I have been doing crafts since I was a teenager. I love doing handmade things. I have done cross stitch for many moons which I still enjoy doing whenever I get the time to actually do it.

4- I love making greeting cards. I love how you can take a stamp and make it in so many different looks. There are so many different neat techniques that make the cards look so great. Plus I love how everyone loves recieving these cards. I may have only been doing this for a year now but it has become one of my passions.

5- My family and I love to go dragracing. Every year we go to Bristol Dragway in April. The kids really get into it. The first year we took are daughter she fell asleep while the top fuel dragsters were running. Now if you have never been these cars rattle your eardrums. My children's favorite is the John Force Racing Team and Tony Schumacher.

6- I love to be outdoors in the summer time. My family loves to go camping. We go as many times as we can. There's nothing like getting away from things and enjoy the outdoors and family time. Actually where we live to some it would seem we are "camping". We live about 20 miles from town and don't have any neighbors. Just sitting on the deck on any given night is so relaxing.

7- We have two dogs in our family. One is a black lamb and chow mix who is about 7 years old and then we have "Jr" who is the pup of other. He is about 6 months and also has blue heller in him. Having the dogs sure do help sometimes, we have some uninvited guest arrive from time to time. Good ole bears. Yep I was standing on the deck on day no one at home but me and a bear came out of the woods. Our dog chased it away.

8- My kids are my world. I cherish everyday with my children. Even though sometimes it gets pretty crazy. They are each so unique and enjoy life that it makes life more enjoyable.

9- I have always enjoyed a good book. My favorite author was Stephen King. But I also like true crime books as well. It amazes me how some humans can be in this world. Its scary at the same time. I don't get to read as much anymore but its always been my favorite way to relax.

10- Finally, I enjoy getting know others. I love my family and friends. Its what makes the world so much better. I love participating in school events with my children and interacting with others. I am laid back person who gets along with most anybody. And most of all I love creating things that others will enjoy just as much as I.

Well now that you know a little more about me its my turn to tag ten others. Let the tagging begin.
1- CardsbyPatzee
2- NatureManipulated
3- Peacefully Folding
4- ShesBattyDesigns
5- ajsdesigns
6- YahgieElegant
7- LesleyPhotography
8- Buttonwilloe
9- BlueberryJunkie
10- Butterfly-Crafts

Monday, September 21, 2009

Fall Contest!

With the season of Fall starting on the 22nd I am holding a contest to celebrate the new season. Fall is definitely in the air with the crisp cool air and the changing of the leaves what better way to get into the fall season then to vote for your favorite Fall or Halloween card.

Just go to my store and look at my Fall or Halloween Card sections. Then come back here and leave a comment on what is your favorite. Contest will run from Tuesday the 22nd to Sunday the 27th. Winner will be randomly drawn via Winner will be notified on September 29th.

The winner wins a set of four blank cards plus a Fall or Halloween card of their choose. And it doesn't have to be the one you voted on. When leaving your vote make sure you have left an email address.

To get more entries:
1- Follow my blog. Already following? You have the entry. Gets you an extra entry.

2- Become a Fan! Already a Fan? You have the entry. Gets you an extra entry.

3- Promote this contest on your blog. Gets you two more entries.

4- Promote this contest on twitter, facebook, or other venue. Gets you two more entries.

Just list what you did extra in the comment. Good Luck and Happy Fall!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Today's YCSI member is Yini who runs World of Colour from Australia. She has wonderful color selection of Czech Glass Beads.

Needing beads for jewelry making or other type of craft then her store is a place to check out. You can also find her on Etsy as well. All shipments are sent out thru Air Mail. Come by and check out her online stores.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Today I am featuring one of my FAVORITE online stores. Kim runs her online store VaBeachQuilter on both Artfire and Etsy.

Her work is top of the line in QUALITY and HANDMANSHIP. You would get something of original design in which is not massed produced. Start that Holiday Shopping at one of her online stores. And if their is something you see but would like to get it in a different fabric just contact her. Custom orders are also taken.
She has been a machine quilter for 10 years. She has made custom quilts for some MLB players and families. And I can see why, she does FABULOUS work.

Mini Fall Medley Table Topper!

Shadow Cats Table Topper!

I absolutely LOVE this one!

Her store has an assortment of different fabric products. You can get quilts, tote bags, wallets, coasters, table toppers, and much more. And there is ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING to the continental U.S. Other places contact Kim for shipping rates.

Just for reading this feature she is offering a 10% off your total order (which has no minimum) thru September 30th. Just use the coupon code: FEATURE. Shopping at her Etsy store just contact her with the code, FEATURE, in the message to the seller and the difference will be refunded through Paypal.

There is GREAT Halloween items so take advantage of this offer and get that Halloween shopping and even those Christmas items taken care of now.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Yesterday I introduced to you Tim from GrandPrairieWoodworks. Today I am telling and showing more of Tim's work.

Right now for a limited time he is offering free shipping on his items. Thats a GREAT deal but you have to act fast this offer will end on the 23rd.

His craftmanship is EXCELLENT on his products. No where else can you find such quality work with attention to details.

So don't miss his float going by and check out this FANTASTIC store.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009



Tim works out of his studio woodshop located in Illinois. He designs and builds Mission style furniture and accessories from a history of Stickley, Limbert, Roycrofters, and others.

He carries cutting boards, kitchen utensils, clocks, lighting, and other home decor. All work is BEAUTIFULLY made and found no where else.

Like this beautiful Clock!

Like this Unique Photo Frame!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Bonnie who runs Bebstreasures with her two sisters is today's featured member.

They run their store from Arkansas in which they make handcrafted gemstone jewelry.

The jewelry is BEAUTIFULLY made and each has its own uniqueness. You can find the store both on artfire and etsy. A great place to get that jewelry lover a unique piece to add their collection.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Liron Ben-David owns the store mgilinfo on artfire.

Located in Isarel doing a family business of creating artwork for 20 years.

This store provided unique items such as the decorative pens with stand and Polymer clay. In which you can use this to decorate just about anything.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Starting tomorrow members from the You Can Sell It Guild is having a promotion of "Find The Sale". Each participating store has a decriptive phrase leading you to there store. Once at the store you will find what the sale is.

Postings of the clues will be listed tomorrow. This will end on September 18th. So make note and don't miss theses stores GREAT SALES!

1-I say many different things which puts a smile on your face!

2-The colours of the rainbow under one roof!

3- I am floating on cloud nine!

4-Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

5-Do the hampsterdance!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Continuing on Tammy who runs the store CustiePoochie on artfire.

Not only is she very talented in creating these dog apparel and accessories. She is also involved in animal rescue shelters as well. She is very passionate for these animals.

Listed below is a dog carrier and a dog collar that you can find at her store.

So if you got an addorable poochie or know someone who does don's hesitate and drop by her store today!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


The parade has begun and our first float is our Guild Master Tammy. She owns and runs the store CutsiePoochie on artfire. She has been set up there since May and she also sells locally in Georgia.

She started designing and making dog apparel when she got her chihuahua. And since these poochies are cold nature a little sweater sure does help them out.

She has been crocheting, knitting, and sewing over a 20 year time span. And her store is filled with apparel, bedding, bandanas, carriers, and collars.

Tomorrow I will reveal more about Tammy and her GREAT products!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Parade Coming!!

We all love parades and starting tomorrow a HUGE parade will start at artfire. The You Can Sell It! Guild is holding this very SPECIAL event.

Each Wednesday a member of this guild will be the "float" for a week. They will be center of the parade during this time. Then another member will be the "float".

Starting tomorrow the first "float" will be our guild master. So check back and see who it will be and every Wednesday thereafter for the new "float" each week.

Monday, September 7, 2009


Today and tomorrow you can get 25% off your order of $10.00 or more @ A Special Touch. Just use coupon code LABOR DAY AT CHECKOUT.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

As a part of the YOU CAN SELL IT guild I am featuring one of our members every Sunday. Today is Tim who owns the store GrandPrairieWoodworks at artfire.

He has quality handcrafted kitchen accessories and home decor products.
The handmandship is excellent and the quality is unbeatable.
These are top of the line products that could never be found in any store.