Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Holiday Gift-Basket Giveaway 2013

Hi there all!
Erica here from Team Fest!
As many of you are aware and have tried to forget- Christmas is fast approaching! (I hear the groans!) I have come up with a fun idea to make our vendors sparkle this Christmas just in time for Holiday shopping!
We're hosting our very first Christmas/Yule Giveaway!
That's right! OUR VERY FIRST! Sounds exciting doesn't it?
So what does this entail?
Quite simply we need our vendors featured right here in Florida that are members from Team Fest to sign up!
I have created a thread on our Team discussion board- the link is here- www.etsy.com/teams/5263/florida-etsy-street-team/discuss/13076783/page/1 for you to follow and sign up.
Please add your Etsy shop link to the list. We need at least 16 shops to participate for this to work.
All you need to do is donate an item from your Etsy with a value of at least $5. After your item has been made, you'll make a listing in your shop with a title of: Team Fest Christmas or Yule Basket Giveaway RESERVED and in your description please make sure other customer's of your shop are aware that this is not for public purchase or sale.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of the basket, I'm asking only for TANGIBLE ITEMS; no readings, please.
Please make sure the item you donate is of course Christmas related.
(I have more detailed information on the thread mentioned above)
We ask for a listing because this item will be featured in a Treasury that will be created and shown off to the public. Entries are VALID when the entrant comes to Etsy, and LIKES, SHARES, AND COMMENTS on the giveaway Treasury. (Must do all three.) In the comments of the Treasury Giveaway page, entrants must provide a link to their social media showing where they liked, shared, pinned or tweeted.
When we get all of the participants, I'll make a posting that it has been closed and items must be made immediately if you have not made them before then. In order to ensure the basket arrives in time for Christmas/Yule, all items need to get to Rose our Team Captain ON or BEFORE NOVEMBER 15th so she can prepare the basket for giving.
In addition if you'd like to donate towards the shipping cost of mailing the Giveaway Basket, Rose has generously stated that those who do (if you are a Vendor) will automatically be entered into the Coupon Book for Team Fest for FREE! It's a great way to give you additional advertising!
All vendors who participate in this Giveaway will receive public acknowledgement of participating, free advertising for the Holidays, a happy & proud feeling of a job well done and of course the thanks of everyone at Team Fest!
So what are you waiting for? Join in the Holiday fun over at Team Fest and let the Holiday rush BEGIN!
Wishing everyone a successful shopping & buying season Team Fest!
~Erica at Creatively Charmed Jewelry & Gifts

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Members Giveaway

Giveaway share!!! there's a giveaway coming up REAL soon!

MoonlightMicroFarm will be giving away this awesome beginner's sprouting kit !
just go to
Aquarianbath.blogspot.com to read up all about it and enter for YOUR chance to win! Good luck!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Featured Friday - Old Red Barn Production

This Friday's interview is with JL Jordan, owner of Old Red Barn Production and Beyond The Lens Cap 

Tell me a bit about yourself and what you sell:

I grew up on a farm in Illinois, but have been in Florida for many years and I have survived raising 4 kids. My mom always had a crochet hook in one hand and a camera in the other with a craft she’s creating on the table, so I guess I am following in her footsteps. I have two shops: Old Red Barn Productions sells craft and yarn items, while Beyond The Lens Cap sells photos.

Favorite piece you have made- and why?

Maybe it’s because I have the attention span of a gnat, but my most favorite piece is the one I’m working on. I always get so excited about starting a new project.





What inspires you?

Nature and animals and colors and shiny things.

Favorite part about living in Florida?

No snow. This winter when you all up north are shoveling snow, I’ll be sitting on my back porch sipping lemonade and saying, “I sure love living in Florida”.

See yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully alive and well with a crochet hook in one hand and a camera in the other with a craft I’m creating on the table.

Zombie Apocalypse! Quick, what skills do you use to help those around you?

You do realize that zombies are so misunderstood. Why, who wouldn’t be cranky looking like that? Instead of running around half naked in all kinds of weather, they could use a good hat and scarf with a nice necklace to make them feel pretty. Then I could take their picture and when the flash went off and blinded them, we could all run like heck (sorry, I was taught not to cuss in public – well, actually I was taught not to cuss, but we won’t tell mom, ok?).

What would I find in your refrigerator right now?

Five gallons of milk. I only shop for groceries once a week and we love milk. The check-out lady at the store always asks when I’m getting my cow. I would, but I don’t think my HOA would approve.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, what would it be?

They’ve already made “Gone With The Wind”.

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be and your name?

“SuperMom” I’d be able to juggle four things at once. Fly around town in my mini-van. And have eyes in the back of my head. Oh wait, I do. Hmmm. Never mind.

Thank you for letting me interview you (and answering so many of the fun questions!) Remember to go show Old Red Barn Production and Beyond The Lens Cap some love <3
As it comes, it goes

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Member Tip of the day: Space saving!

"I'm sure we can all use a space saving tip, so here's mine. I purchased a shoe organizer from Walmart to store my bead boxes and other small items. It measures 32" X 13" X 24" so it fits in a small space. It is lightweight yet very durable. The top is hard so it makes the perfect additional desk space!"

Thank you Marlene! Check out her shop DimmittDesignsto see the product of her organization in action!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Halloween Craft Corks

October is here! Fall gardening is starting up and Halloween crafts are under way in our house.
Make a statement with your used wine corks! There are a number of sayings and words to choose from. I used scrapbook sticker letters and some synthetic corks I had on hand. I chose synthetic corks since they offer a super smooth surface and always stand up straight. Corks with or without a design work well for this easy project. 
Our HALLOWEEN corks ended up on our foo dog (a Chinese guardian statue) this season.

Happy October!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Treasury Tuesday

'It's Halloween Time Again!' by digideva

Here are a few cool things that I have found that are great for celebrating Halloween.

25 ft GIANT GlowWeb - Halloween House Prop - SpiderWebMan Halloween Diorama Monster Mash in the Graveyard Table Decoration - lifetimeofhandmade Silver and Black Bat   - Totem Collection Halloween 2013 - MadScientistsDesigns Handmade Halloween Pumpkin Bracelet - Funny Polymer Clay Faces on Every Bead - Orange and Green - Fuffalumps
Halloween Apron GLOW in the DARK, Spooky SPIDERWEBS, Trick or Treat, Hostess Fun Party Unique Gift - ClassyCookAprons Mambo Priestess Voodoo Swarovski Howlite Skull Earrings- READY TO SHIP! - CreativelyCharmedET Halloween Personalized Acrylic Stemless Wine Glass - Monogram it or add Your Name - HuffShuffLane SALE - 50% Off Manufacturer's Price - Halloween Soap Mold - BeachBathandSpa
Halloween Earing Sets - ghostgap QUILTED HALLOWEEN RUNNER or Wall Hanging with Bats, Trees and Gold Lightning - TessieTextile Halloween Fall Autumn Orange Washcloth Cupcake With Mini Pumpkin Soap - OldRedBarnProduction Quilted Halloween Pot Holders: MAKE THREE WITCHES --Set of 2 - 7" Square - TessieTextile
Vintage Halloween TREAT Cards from the Samhain Deck of the Bastard! - tarotbyseven Handmade Custom Peacock Mask / On Sale / Feather Mask / Masquerade Mardi Gras - OohRILEYhoO 5 Potion Bottles Halloween Decoration Prop - Mandrake, Hemlock, Blood of Bat, Mugwort, Life Renewal - pbleu Custom Halloween Decor-Venus Flytrap (Paper Mache Black Light Reflective) - scatterbirdie

'Closer to Nature' by talkingandsleeping

Items using natural materials, nature-inspired colors, and natural imagery.

Vintage brooch jewelry original red orange poppy flower watercolor Unique gift contemporary home & office decor holiday autumn bright - HammerToLace Hand Turned Ambrosia Maple Wooden Bowl - 7 1/4 inches diameter X 3 1/4 inches height - OldRedBarnProduction Long Gold Leaf Painted Petrified Wood Pendant and Mixed Metals Chain - KalosandCo Coral Sand Glass Vase Terrarium Kit with Tillandsia  Air Plant  w Tan Starfish - Home/Office Decor - Gift Idea - Hostess Gift - Housewarming - BeachCottageBoutique
Three Purple Oval Shells, Mother of Pearl Seashell Decor, Florida Beach Finds, Ocean Art Wall Nature Photograph Print, Boho, Cottage Chic - NatureCity Red copper cuff bracelet. Line folds. Fold forming. Industrial. Rocker. Grunge style - DevineDesignsJewelry Fort Lauderdale Landscapes - Sky View Photography Print Nature Foggy Mist day South Florida Beaches coastline travel FREE Shipping to USA - WayfarerPrints 5.00 off SALE From 30 to 25 "Hi" Abstract Nature Photography - Forest Photography - Tree Photography - Wood  - Autumn Woods Photo - Humor - sinkingstone
Buffalo Skull - Indian Motif - Death Valley Days - AThirdLife Dragonfly Wrap Ring Blue Wings Brass 001 - MadScientistsDesigns Watercress & Aloe Hot Process Soap - RubiesRub 100 Large Kraft Tags, Kraft Paper Tags Scalloped, Wedding Escort or Wish Tags, Place Cards, Natural & Eco Friendly - papirvendage
Nuno felted scarf in teal, orange and brown - BlindSquirrel Horse in Your Imagination Greeting Card for Horse Lovers - Kokabella Handpainted Glasses CERA Yellow Daffodil vintage drinking glasses, Set of 5 iced tea, lemonade - twocheekychicks Fish Wall Hook, Reclaimed Wood with Fish Art and Spoon Hook - upcycled wall decor - fishing decor - teamfest - TheWoodenBee

'Christmas Red & Green' by GiftsGaloreandMore

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Christmas Tree Earrings-Malachite-14K Gold Filled - AboveAverageJewelry Red Chevron Personalized Monogrammed Acrylic Stemless Wine Glass - HuffShuffLane Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree Ornament - MoreThanColors Christmas - Wonderful Mens Red Classic Christmas Bow Tie - pre-tied, adjustable bowtie - becauseimme
Christmas Tree Earrings - Green With Fancy Red Glass Bead Topper - HorizonCottage SANTA SNACK MAT- Mug Rug - Candle Mat - Set of 2 - Debbie Mumm Vintage Santa.  in red, gold and black - TessieTextile Tree ornaments hand crafted  copper wire set of boy girl tree - AntsyArtist Ho Ho Ho Heiny Santa Christmas Infant 6M - OptionsAbound
Christmas Diaper Cover with Gift Applique - Debsflorals Ginger bread Boy Applique Long Sleeve shirt - WhimsyStitchery Red Christmas Stocking Upcycled Selvage Snowflake - TheQuiltingViolinist Felted Christmas Tree Ornament - TwiceNicePurses
Dainty Christmas Tree Necklace, Brick Stitch Beaded Pendant, Handmade Cute Jewelry - BeadCrumbs CoolCats Hooded Christmas Tree Fleece Cat Pajamas - RockinDogs