Friday, October 30, 2009

TGIF Blog Giveaway WINNER!!!

WOW! My first blog giveaway was a success with a total of 31 entries! I want to thank everyone for your participation and lovely comments too!

And now to announce the WINNER!!...The handmade "Breezy Day" Czech glass dangle earrings goes to Egater!

So congrats to Egater and I really hope you enjoy the earrings!

I want to mention I used a really neat drawing randomizer program for this giveaway to choose a winner and make things fair and it works great! For anyone else who would like to see the program I used you can get it for free here.

This giveaway was so much fun and I will do it again soon!

Thanks again and I hope everyone has a great Halloween weekend! :D

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

FREE Etsy Shop Banner and Avatar Package!!

I meant to post this yesterday for free graphic Mondays, but I got really busy and didn't get a chance to. So here is another FREE Etsy graphics package for your Etsy shop...

For today I'm offering 1 Etsy shop package for free named "Vintage Birdies"...interested candidates will receive a Pre-Made 9 Piece Etsy Shop Package set! Pre-Made meaning it cannot be customized but with the exception of an optional tag line beneath your shop name. Also note that this is not a OOAK (One Of A Kind) set...meaning it will be given away to other inquiring Etsiers.

Etsy Shop Package Set includes:

3 Banners 760x100 pixels @ 300DPI:
♥Shop Banner
♥Vacation Banner
♥Sale Banner

3 Avatars 75x75 pixels @ 300DPI:
♥Shop Avatar
♥Away Avatar (vacation)
♥Sale Avatar

3 Images 430x430 pixels @ 300DPI:
♥Reserved Listing Image
♥Custom Listing Image
♥Thank You Image

If you are an Etsy shop owner and need or want my shop banner package for FREE, please send me a convo with your; 1) Shop Name, 2) Optional Tag Line, 3) Please mention the Etsy shop package #number you would like4) Email Address you would like files sent to, by clicking on the picture below...

(Package #2)

Graphics are not actually blurry as shown and look much better in actual size...

*PLEASE NOTE: Although I'm giving away my banner packages for free they are still my original design. (I would like to mention I got the awesome free PhotoShop brushes from here: to make the banner package.) My banner packages are for personal use only to Etsy shop owners and cannot be used for re-selling in any manner...thank you!

Friday, October 16, 2009

TGIF Giveaway!!!

♥ Friday, October 16, 2009..."TGIF Giveaway"!!!...Who doesn't love Fridays and what better way to spend a Friday with a great giveaway!! So now it's time for my very first giveaway on my blog!

I'm giving away these lovely pair of earrings from my shop... 

Handmade Beaded Czech Glass Dangle Earrings -BREEZY DAY

♥ To enter your name in the giveaway you must visit my shop BrossARTaddiction and leave a comment below letting me know what your favorite item was and/or you can suggest what you would like to see more of. Please remember to leave a contact e-mail address.

The first step is mandatory but here are a few additional steps you can do to earn more entries:

●Follow my blog and if you are already following my blog thank you!! Still leave me a comment below to let me know.
●Become a fan of BrossARTaddiction on Facebook and leave a comment below. Remember to refer your friends so they can benefit from my random secret sales.
●Stumble & review or Digg & review the giveaway and leave a comment below with the link to your Stumble or Digg review for 2 extra entries.
●Follow BrossARTaddict on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway for 2 extra entries and leave a comment with a link to the tweet.
●Blog about the giveaway and include the photo of the giveaway item and a link for 3 extra entries. Remember to leave a comment below with the link to your blog post.
●Purchase something from my shop BrossARTaddiction and you will earn 1 additional entry for every $1 you spend. Leave a comment in message to seller box referring to the giveaway.

Giveaway is open to US and International entries! Deadline for entering giveaway is  Thursday, October 29, 2009, 12PM PST. All entries will be put into a drawing. One winner will be drawn, notified by e-mail and announced on my blog on Friday, October 30, 2009!

Good Luck!!! :D

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Shameless Brag Day Wednesdays!!

It's my shameless brag day...yay!! :D~

I wanted to show off a new earring design I came up with...they are so pretty and turned out great! The are full of beautiful Czech glass beads and faceted crystals....

I had bought a mixture of Czech glass beads that came with a random assortment of some very cool and unique Czech glass shapes! The only problem with buying mixtures is you very rarely get 2 of the same beads. I was so excited when I found that I had got 2 sets of the same beads in these really neat striped nugget/tear drop shapes and just knew I had to make earrings out of them!

I tried to think of a way I could incorporate my favorite Czech glass shape into the earring sets to give the nuggets an even more feminine touch! I started  by adding a bunch of wire wrapped Czech glass flowers to the tops until I couldn't fit anymore on the head pin and then added faceted crystals to the tops to bring the flower bunch together giving the earring sets added sparkle!!

These earrings didn't last very long in my shop! They were gone within the week! But I love this design so much I think I will be making more soon and trying out different focal beads for the bottoms but sticking to the flower bunches on top!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Featured Seller Tuesdays!!

♥ Tuesday, October 13, 2009: It's time for "Featured Seller Tuesdays!"...I love Etsy and all the extremely talented sellers there and what better way to show the love by reserving special feature Tuesdays on my blog to show off some of my favorites!

To kick off my very first "Featured Seller Tuesday!" I want to thank Dawn of FirstLightGlass by featuring some of her amazing items on my blog! Dawn is a very talented and friendly Etsy seller which I recently had the pleasure of trading with and received a couple beautiful handmade glass pendants and a very cute glass paper weight from! She not only makes beautiful glass and dichoroic pendants but stunning fused glass dishes and plates for your home too!

Dawn's studio is based in Jacksonville Florida where all her glass art is created. She has been working with stained and fused glass since 2003. Her Etsy shop FirstLightGlass specializes in fused glass pendants, jewelry and home decor.

Here are a couple of my favorites from her Etsy shop....


If you love her beautiful work, you can easily click on the pictures above to go directly to her shop! You can also find her on ArtFire here and her blog here!

I Hate Toothaches!!!

I haven't been on in almost a week! I have had such a horrible toothache that won't go away! I haven't even been on Etsy in about a week which is major for Anyways, now that I'm feeling a little better I'm hoping to get back on track and get busy. I'm so behind on my holiday items too! And to get back on track I will start by posting my first featured seller for "Featured Seller Tuesdays" later tonight!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Great Promotional Opportunity!!

I was in the Etsy forums today and seen a thread started from ShinySideOut about needing volunteers. ShinySideOut wanted some volunteers to allow him to use their shop banner in sample images on his listings. I offered my banner totally thinking he probably wouldn't even choose mine...but he did!!  
ShinySideOut sells handmade promotional items with your Etsy shop banner along with any info you would like on the items. So far he only has resin key chains listed but it looks like he will be offering jewelry, golf accessories, knives and more...I can't wait to see what else he will be selling! I'm thinking about buying some of his key chains to hand out to my mom and aunt...maybe it will help them remember my shop name when they start their bragging to total!!

Anyways here is the listing he set up using my banner and a couple other Etsiers banners as samples...

ShinySideOut currently has listings set up to buy an individual key chain at $6.50 a piece or 12 key chains at $2.25 a piece and shipping is pretty reasonable too!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Interesting Photo Find...Train Wreck...

I love finding interesting photos, specially old photos and the stories they tell. This photo is fascinating and thought I should share it for anyone who has never seen it.

Photo is taken of the train wreck at Montparnesse Paris in 1895

If you're interested in the story behind this old can click on the Wikipedia link here!