Monday, November 8, 2010

Twisted Humor - Retro Inspired Greeting Cards on Susan's Greetings

Keep these silly, retro-inspired cards on hand for the next time you want to tell a friend or loved one hello or happy birthday. Check out Susan's Greetings on Etsy for other handmade greeting card and note card designs.

That's How I Roll Blank Greeting Card - $4
I just love the mustachioed man with the pennyfarthing - this card would be perfect to say hello to the cyclist in your life. The inside of this card is blank.

Scientist Playing with Robot Birthday Greeting Card for Guys - $4
So true, right? What man do you know who does not pine for his own personal robot? This card reads Happy Birthday inside.

Spaceman Scientist Birthday Greeting Card - $3.50
Do you know someone who looks great for their age? This card would be perfect. Inside reads: Science can't explain it either! Happy Birthday.

Feminine Pink and Green Christmas Cards

I love that these handmade Christmas cards are not what you traditionally would think of for the holidays. These sweet, feminine cards come in lime green and pink and feature pretty Christmas doves and rhinestones. Available in either a note card set or individual greeting cards.

Set of 4 Peace on Earth Dove Christmas Note Cards - $8

Peace on Earth Dove Christmas Greeting Card - $3

Season's Greetings Dove Single Card - $2

Personalized Thank you or Merry Christmas Tags

I've listed two new designs for custom printed scalloped circle tags in my Etsy shop, Susan's Greetings. You can choose either the Sweet Thank You Pink and Brown Cupcake design or the super adorable Christmas Owl design. These tags will be printed with your shop's web address. Tag sets start at $5 for 25.

Personalized Merry Christmas Owl Tags with Your Web Address

Personalized Sweet Thank You Cupcake Scalloped Tags with Your Web Address

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Colorful Christmas Penguins on Etsy

These fun penguin creations on Etsy are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Here are some of my favorite finds. Enjoy!

Penguin Blizzard Resin Pendant by Wintermoonjewelry

Cute Fat Plush Penguins by Sassypackratstudios

Friday, November 5, 2010

NEW: Glittery Butterflies Mini Thank You Notes with Glassine Envelopes

Send along a sweet thank you to your Etsy customers. Other mini thank you note designs available at Susan's Greetings.

12 Glittery Butterflies 2x2 Mini Thank You Notes with Glassine Envelopes

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I was tickled to see that Mayra Perez Rivera, one of my loyal and sweet customers, had featured my purple and brown owl tags as part of her Rustic Owl Dessert Table. Check out her blog, In Flight, where you will find some amazing photos of other dessert tables she has created.

I have other sets of adorable owl tags available at my Etsy store, Susan's Greetings.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cheery Owl Tags

Whooo will love these cheery owl tags? Your customers will!

You can write a short thank you note on the back of these scalloped square tags for your online or craft fair customers. These would even be great for gift bags for birthdays or baby showers.

Currently available in pink, purple, green and tiffany blue. Other colors coming soon to Susan's Greetings on Etsy.

12 Cheery Owl Tags in Double Pink - $2.50

12 Cheery Owl Tags in Brown and Tiffany Blue - $2.50

12 Cheery Owl Tags in Double Purple - $2.50

12 Cheery Owl Tags in Green and Purple - $2.50

Pamper Yourself with These Great Shops on Etsy

Oh my! I've really been treating myself lately with handmade jewelry, soaps, candles and other pampering products on Etsy. Here are some of my treats and the links to where you can splurge on yourself!

I am thoroughly addicted to Sunbasilgarden's huge bath bombs - they are the perfect size for big tubs! My favorite scent is Rose but Lauren offers lots of other yummy scents, like Oatmeal and Honey and Buttercream Cupcake.

Another of my favorite scents is Warm Vanilla Sugar, and Quiltnut has perfectly captured the scent in her fabulous bath salts. Dawn offers them in 3 oz. or 8 oz. packages and she has a wide variety of scents to choose from.

Looking for some luxurious body cream? Check out Shinycatcreation's Etsy shop. I adore my 4 oz. jar of Spiced Pear body butter. The scent isn't overpowering and the cream is so smooth. Other scent choices include Coffee Cake, Lily of the Valley and Milk Chocolate. Mmmm!!!

And I'm glad I finally shopped at LostRiverRags awesome soap and candle shop. I recently ordered a 4 oz. Soy Wax Candle in the Victorian Christmas scent. It is spicy and warm and makes me ready for the holidays! She also has super adorable soaps, lotions and body splashes.

RoseRidgeCreations makes the softest, cutest custom fleece socks. I recently ordered a pair of the brown and blue floral socks and I was so pleased when I tried them on! Rose's shop features tons of cute patterns - I'm sure you will find one you love!

Looking for some unique handmade jewelry? I have two shops to recommend. I was super thrilled with my awesome red-orange adjustable cluster ring by kikisvintage. This ring is so fun to wear and I love the colors! Kiki's shop has lots of fun vintage finds, including a 1950s white glass bead necklace that I've got my eye on!

I was also tickled by the whimsical fish necklace sent to me by Wyldcat's Creations. She has some really neat sodapop tab anklets and some super affordable, fun fleece scarves.

Be sure to stop by these great shops and buy handmade!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Adorable Plush Halloween Creatures on Etsy

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I just adore these plush creations that I found on Etsy. I hope you enjoy them too!

Large Halloween Owl Doll by Sewingbeeshop

Jean the Bat by Vivikas

Boo Booskies Plush Ghost Set by Mintconspiracy

Black Cat Face Pillow Cover by Forgetmeknottreasure

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fantastic Handmade Holiday Items from Gingham Girl on Etsy

Are you looking for a custom handmade item to jazz up your kitchen for the holidays? You've got to stop by Gingham Girl's shop on Etsy - it's wonderful!
I've bought several sewn items from Vicky over the past couple years, including pot holders for the 4th of July, Christmas and Halloween as well as the prettiest blue and brown damask craft apron for my first craft fair.
I've always been thrilled with how well the pieces are constructed, the care Vicky takes in wrapping each item and the speed at which they arrive at my home. Vicky offers everything from tiny seasonal tissue covers to pretty tea cozies in a variety of prints.

Here is the fun candy corn themed pot holder I bought for my mother-in-law

Here are some other holiday items in her shop that you can still pick up!

Halloween Pumpkins Tea Cozy

Poinsettia Pot Holder

Christmas Holiday Craft Apron

Handmade Halloween Cards

Send a spooky greeting to a friend or loved one with a handmade Halloween card from Susan's Greetings on Etsy.

Happy Halloween Googly-Eyed Spider Card

Happy Halloween Owl Silhouette Card

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Halloween Treat Bags

The kids will go batty over these handmade favor bags. Susan's Greetings offers a variety of ready-to-ship Halloween favor bags for your party needs.

25 Spooky Friends Halloween Treat Bag - Pumpkins, Bats and Spiders

25 I Want Candy Favor Bags with Purple Ribbon

25 Going Batty Candy Favor Bags with Black Ribbon

Wedding Supplies - Charms and Favor Tags

Add a little something special to your wedding scrapbook pages, jewelry or favors. Check out SuppliesbySusan for wedding-themed charms, stamps and favor items.

Wedded Bliss Goldtone Charms - Wedding Cake and Open Hearts

65 Champagne-colored Thank You Favor Tags

Cherish Rubber Stamp

Christmas Supplies

Already thinking of making something handmade for the Christmas holidays? Stop by SuppliesbySusan on Etsy before heading to the craft stores.

Goldtone Snowflake Charms - 15 for $2.50

Rhinestone Word Embellishments - Merry, Noel, Jolly, Holidays

Rhinestone Word Embellishments - Merry, Santa, Jolly, Joy Joy

Halloween supplies

Need supplies for your Halloween inspired jewelry, cards or sewing projects? Check out SuppliesbySusan on Etsy for some fun finds.

10 Silver Metal Halloween Jack-o'-lantern/Pumpkin Charms

Spooky Halloween Clothesline Rubber Stamp

Haunted Halloween Plastic Buttons - Boo, Pumpkin, Black Cat, Black Widow

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Web of Beauty

I will be the first to admit that spiders creep me out but I had to take a picture of this beauty at my parents' house.