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