Monday, December 15, 2008

And the winner is....

Prettypixels was randomly selected as the winner today in my Robot Hello Greeting Card giveaway! Be sure to stop by her Etsy shop and check out her fabulous cards, stickers and buttons!

Be sure to stop by again for new contests and promotions.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Robot Hello Card Giveaway!

Time for another giveaway from Susan's Greetings!
One lucky person will win this hand-crafted Robot Hello greeting card, designed by me and my sweet husband who actually drew the robot speaking his special robot message.

The inside of the card reads "That's robot for hello." What a fun card to send a friend or family member you haven't talked to in a while.




Here's how to enter:
1. Visit Susan's Greetings and then come back here and leave me a comment on something you like or something you would like to see me offer. 1 entry.
2. Link this contest to your blog and let me know. 1 entry.
3. Purchase anything from Susan's Greetings between Dec. 3 and Dec. 14. 3 entries.

I'll draw a random winner from the entries Dec. 15 at noon Central time. Good luck!

Seeing Things in Black and White

You can't beat the simple, timeless elegance of black and white. Here are some of my favorite, recently made hand-crafted black and white note cards sets. I'd love to make a custom set just for you!

Velvet Elegance Note Cards - $6


Black Butterfly Note Cards - $6


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sweet Little Notes

Need stocking stuffers for the ladies in your life? These hand-crafted note card sets are sure to please!

Sweet Notes Purse Cards - $6


Purple Passion Note Cards - $6

Friday, November 28, 2008

Merry and Bright

Christmas is my favorite time of year and I absolutely love going to the mailbox each day to see if any beautiful cards have arrived from friends and family.

I've gotten off to a late start this year but I do have a few new Christmas greeting cards and note card sets available on Etsy. More to come soon!

Merry and Bright Christmas Note Cards (Set of 4)

Mod Christmas Note Cards (Set of 4)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A blog contest winner!

Congratulations! Theresa Norris is the winner of my first blog giveaway - a set of Christmas-themed glassine bags.

Thanks to all who entered and said such nice things about Susan's Greetings!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I won some soap!

I won a fantastic bar of soap from PixieSoap last week. The rose and geranium scent is so wonderful - I love the way it smells and feels.

Check out her shop and her blog today!


Rose Geranium Handmade Soap - $4.50

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Puppy Love

Are you a dog lover or have dog-themed gifts in your shop? These doggie bone tags would make perfect additions to your creations! Only $5 for 25 tags.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Creepy Crawly Halloween

I had so much fun making this creepy crawly Halloween card. I cut the spider out of black felt and added some googly eyes to make him not quite so creepy. Normally I hate spiders, but I think I could learn to love this little eight-legged guy!

All of my Halloween cards on Susan's Greetings come with a free gift.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A necklace giveaway!

I stumbled across Heart Hug's blog today and learned about a fun jewelry giveaway by Etsy artist JennyBunny. What could you win? JennyBunny's beautiful icicle necklace! Visit Heart Hug's blog to find out how to win. And stop by JennyBunny's store to see some of her vibrant earrings and necklaces. My favorites were the "deep" earrings and the "rose" bracelet.



Contest ends Sept. 15 - so hurry!

Win this adorable bag by Pink Lemonade Boutique Bags!

I love this fantastic bag with retro circles print from Pink Lemonade Boutique Bags.

You could win her Kiwi Pink Retro Dots bag (like I'm hoping to) by following simple instructions at Pink Lemonade Boutique Bag's site, http://pinklemonadeboutiquebags.blogspot.com.

Contest ends Friday, Sept. 12.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Interview with Etsy artist CraftZany


Bessie

I stumbled across CraftZany's shop one day in an Etsy chat room and fell in love with her little owls. Hopefully, you'll love them, too!

Name: Jennifer, 33
Etsy shop: CraftZany

Q: When did you join Etsy and what do you sell in your shop?
A: May 14th 2007, I sell owl pincushions, fashion hair clips, tote bags, pins and I have been getting back into making cards and tags.

Q: Tell us the story behind your owls?
A: My little owls gave me an outlet to use cute fabric, and an excuse to keep collecting fabric. I thought owls were really cute so one day I sat on the floor and came up with a pattern to make them. It took me about three trys till I got the pattern the way I liked it. I enjoy coming up with their little storys and my customers like that they each have their own personality.


Cassie

Q: What is the story behind your shop name?
I'm crazy about crafts so that is pretty much how I came up with the name. I don't limit myself to any one particular thing. One day I may work with fabric and the next I might work with paper and I'm always crazy about trying new things.

Q: What are your favorite methods or materials to use when creating?
A: I'm a pretty spontaneous crafter and don't usually follow any methods other than work with the project until it works or set it aside for another day. I usually just plop my self down on the ground and surround myself with the things I am working on. I do have a chair in my studio but I only use it when I am using my sewing machine.
My favorite materials when creating things would have to be just ordinary found objects. I keep everything that is a substantial material whether it be a plastic potatoe bag, a large oatmeal container, or a pretty decorative tag off of clothing I have bought. I love brainstorming and
seeing how it can be used in a totally unique way.


Adelaide

Q: What’s the one thing you've made that you're most proud of?
A: I made a small quilt for my daughter when I was pregnant with her. It was my first attempt at a quilt and it turned out pretty amazing.

Q: How do you promote your work?
A: I like to tell people about my Etsy store whenever possible. I just try to make sure that I wear something that I have made so people can see my work.

Q: Biggest goal for next six months?
A: My biggest goal for the next six months would be to submit my work to a magazine or craft show and have it be accepted.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Birthday Greetings

I hate flipping through my calendar only to realize a loved one's birthday is right around the corner and I don't have a card ready to pop in the mail! Why not stock up on a few hand-crafted greeting cards that will be sure to let your friend or family member know you are thinking of them on their special day?

Susan's Greetings offers FREE SHIPPING on all single greeting cards when purchased with another item.

Cardinal on a branch
$2.50


The very best of birthdays
$2.50


Happy Birthday Purse Card
$2.50

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Is Your Pooch Showing Its Texas Pride?

Whether you love the Dallas Cowboys or the Texas Longhorns, Fido's Fashion Collars has the perfect collar to "pimp your pooch" in your favorite Lone Star State sporting team's colors!

Here are my favorites - Check out http://www.fidosfashioncollars.com/ today!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Best Soap on Etsy!

My absolute favorite soap shop on Etsy is sunbasilgarden (http://sunbasilgarden.etsy.com/). I discovered her shop one weekend in the trading thread and I've been hooked ever since. My husband loves the sea moss scented soaps and I love the fabulous designs.

Here are a few bars that I've gotten from her shop. Check out her darling Halloween and food-themed soaps, too!

Want a deal?

I'm in a BnR on Etsy!

http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5764990&page=59

All About Babies!

I have several new baby-themed cards in my Etsy shop. I paired two of my newest baby boy cards with darling silver rearview mirror charms that I found at Hallmark. They are so cute, I got one for myself!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Scaring up some Halloween fun

Yes, it's only August but I'm already in the mood for Halloween (maybe its because of the cobwebs in my living room.....)

This Halloween season I've created some fun, 3D cards featuring the usual spooky characters. The first three sets I've made come with free Halloween glass marble magnets - a special treat for my wonderful customers.

Have a particularly spooky idea you'd like me to scare up for you? Just send me an e-mail at susanschrock@gmail.com.

Note card sets are $5.25.
Single greeting cards are $2.50.



Monday, August 11, 2008

A little robot love

Who doesn't love robots?

My husband Seth drew a super cute robot that I commandeered for a greeting card this weekend.

The inside of the card reads (That's robot for "Hello.")

It's available for sale on my Etsy site http://susanschrock.etsy.com/ for $1.99.

First initial card available!

Well, I sold some of my initial-themed cards before I even got them loaded on Etsy so I only have one set available right now. But if you know anyone whose name starts with an "A" - I've got the cards for you!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Coming next month

I will be adding new items to Susan's Greetings next month. Check soon for swanky initial note cards, perfect for gifts, and holiday items.

SPECIAL: I'm offering buy one, get one 1/2 off on all items to make room for my new collections. Just type the code SUMMER in the buyer's notes during check out and I'll send you a refund via Paypal.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I won some great earrings!

I won these fabulous rainbow earrings from LookingGlassJewels on Etsy after I purchased this colorful bracelet and was entered into her contest.

Check out her shop (http://lookingglassjewels.etsy.com/) to see lots of wonderful and colorful items today!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Etsy shops with great customer service

Here are some of my favorite Etsy jewerly shops for their fantastic creations and excellent customer service.

BarbarellaBeadworks (http://www.barbarellabeadworks.etsy.com/) has some fabulous earrings. I have this darling pair here:

Designgal (http://www.designgal.etsy.com/) has some great hand-crafted jewelry made with swarovski crystals. I have this bracelet and earring set here:



And I have lots of jewelry from Jennleejewelry (http://www.jennleejewelry.etsy.com/). My favorite is this set of Moon Light Serenade earrings:


Monday, March 31, 2008

Elegant Mother's Day Greetings!

It's not too early to be thinking about getting a Mother's Day card. Tell you mother how much you love and appreciate her with a hand-crafted greeting from Susan's Greetings.

FREE SHIPPING on all single greeting cards, including Mother's Day cards, when purchased with another item!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Red!

What is red to me? Energy, passion and fire! Check out these red creations for sale on Etsy!

Romance stationery from Susan's Greetings (http://susanschrock.etsy.com/)



This beautiful Rose Fancy ring is by ArtWearbyCaron (http://artwearbycaron.etsy.com/)


This stylish messenger bag from SewSerious, (http://sewserious.etsy.com/)


And finally these pretty Cherry Blossom Earrings from JuliaCatherine, (http://juliacatherine.etsy.com/)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Perfect packaging

Getting married? Throwing a bridal or baby shower? Let me design custom favor bags for your special occasion!


These glassine favor bags would be perfect to package gifts to your guests - or Etsy customers!


Bags are large enough to hold jewelry, candles, soap, make up, candy or baked goods.


You tell me what colors and style you like and I'll work with you to make the perfect favor bags.


Discounts offered on bulk orders.


Friday, February 22, 2008

Easter Treats

Easter is March 23 - are you ready? Susan's Greetings has adorable Easter Egg shaped gift tags and glassine bags - as well as note cards!






Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Approaching 150 sales!

My first 6 months on Etsy have been greater than I could have imagined. I've met some really great people, bought from some really awesome shops and have found an wonderful outlet for my creative side.

One of my favorite things about Etsy is the trading chat room. I love trading for new jewelry! Today I'm wearing a beautiful green ring that I got from lucie39. (http://www.lucie39.etsy.com/) It's fabulous. Now I want one in every color!

So, thanks to all of my customers and to those who've traded with me! Here's to another 150 sales!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Crazy for Cupcakes!

Check out these delicious cupcake-themed items from great Etsy shops. I could just eat them up!

Yummy crochet cupcake container from http://www.bethanyminceaux.etsy.com/


Minty green cupcake pin from http://www.emmajb.etsy.com/

Super adorable cupcake bobby pins from http://www.justaddcharm.etsy.com/

Sweet cupcake ruffle ribbon socks from http://www.kpcreations.etsy.com/