Saturday, June 26, 2010

Beautiful People in the World- WhatsHerName

I am so blessed to have beautiful people for friends!
Please meet Miss Gayle- WhatsHerName (you may already know how special she is).

Well about 2 years ago I had this woman ask me if I wanted to do a craft show at her church... I had been doing craft shows for a while now so I said yes... Great place and a good price! A few days after this email Gayle asked if I wanted to join an etsy team. Well being new to Etsy and the internet world I did not know what this meant. I thought Etsy was just a place to sell like ebay... BOY was I wrong- but in a good way :o)

Well I joined the team with Gayle and we quickly became friends. She showed me the ropes and opened up a whole new internet world me! The internet isn't just for selling. I found out you can promote in many places and make some really great friends! Gayle was the one who introduced me to another wonderful friend, LindaButterfly. Not only were we on 2 craft teams & do craft shows together but we are Twins! Yep, born on the same day!

NOT only do we have crafts, birthday and friendship in common but she has known parts of my family longer than I have-lol Gayle went to school with one of my cousins and is still friends with her and her parents! What a small wonderful world~

Gayle has a wonderful shop of this and that... It's a great shop to find those handmade things you didn't know you needed! What a catchy shop name- What's Her Name

Here is just a few special items from her shop:

I love the Hair Accessories... Yes I do have many. 

Yo Yo Hair Barrette-Ice Cream Theme

Daisy Days Flower Hair,Brooch/Pin or Magnet

I also love these Yo-Yo magnets. I have magnets on my refrigerator too.

Haven't you heard handmade is best! You can't get better than these handmade Sachet for the Dryer.

Time to pamper yourself with these relaxing Herbal Bath Salts with Rose Petals.

This is a great gift for all those over worked girlfriends. A relaxing Milk Bath
Tarts by me. See who thoughtful she is :o)

Check out these beautiful Butterfly Kisses Tags/Bookmarks

This Tropical Island Bookmark is perfect for any bookworm

There is even a card shop in this shop! Come visit Cards by Mitchell. Mitchell is Gayle's youngest son. He is such a nice guy and always willing to lend a hand.

Gayle even has a section called PIF's (Pass It Forward). See very giving person! Here are just a few PIF's 

Now if you didn't know Gayle from WhatsHerName before, You do now. So go visit her shop and tell me what you think... Enjoy and thank you for stopping by :o)


Thursday, June 24, 2010

True Friends are a Blessing- Always Remember That

I received such a wonderful package today from a wonderful friend! I am truly blessed to have such a beautiful, supportive, huge hearted person I can call My Wonderful
 Awesome Friend (a true friend). 
    I hated to open it. The package looked soooo beautiful! Thank You Linda 

Why does this mean such a great deal to me? Well it's very personal but I will share...

Well I have depression, I guess like most, but recently the depression was extremely bad... It almost won but what kept me going was not meds, not family but Linda and this painting!!

This painting is called Colors Of Life but for me it was HOPE. I was in that block hole. I knew that if I could just take it hour by hour, day by day it would get a little better. I would just have to fight and hang on. Not listen to it.

   Seeing this painting reminded me of this and what a beautiful life, a beautiful world can be at the other side if I just fight and feel the colors... I did... I have a wonderful, supportive, beautiful true friend in Linda and yes I do treasure this! True friends, ones that you KNOW you can count on, lean on & know they will be your friend years to come don't come around that often so yes I do treasure this friendship...

Linda is such a kind & giving person. If you know Linda you fully know what I mean. She will help anyone if they want help and guide them to succeed. Linda was a teacher and this is good because she knows great ways to get things through to me and she doesn't give up on you! She started a wonderful craft team. So those who would like to learn new things or to just improve they can. We have others to learn from and to have loyal support, just like Linda herself! It seems at times people who don't know her jump to conclusions and lash out. It's a shame because they are ruining what could be a great friendship with w wonderful and true friend.

So that is why this painting brought me to tears when I opened this beautiful package! The butterfly is even magnetic! I have to keep it out of arms length or my daughter will have it-lol

Please if you have friends that you value, as much as I do Linda, tell them... And if you would like to show them that they deserve the world- stop by LindaButterfly or LindaCaterpillar to get them something special THEY to will treasure. :o)

Here are just a few treasure anyone would 
feel special receiving:

These are from LindaButterfly - Where you will find: Greetings cards, other cards, bookmarks & mousemats. 

Here we have not only bright & colorful flower magnets for your refrigerator but magnets, like this Pegasus one, made 
from Linda's art too!
I love these magnets because not only are they extremely useful but Linda's creations really brightens my day and everyone who sees them loves them as well!

These are great at add a little something to a gift or an order going out! I love these new PoP Up Cards. Just look at the beautiful PoP Up Bird Art below...

There are even Cards with Gifts, like this one with a beautiful

If you would like a Greeting Card with a Magnet, there are some wonderful ones found here too. Like this one for the Cat lover...

These are a few special things from LindaCaterpillar-
 Eclectic art using acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil & pastels.

 These are just two beautiful watercolor paintings you will see at LindaCaterpillar.  
  This beautiful watercolor painting of Garden Flowers 
as well as this stunning Evening watercolor painting are delivered in a 
clear cello plastic to keep it looking fresh and protected.
I have this beautiful watercolor of a deck on the water with a beautiful sunset by LindaCaterpillar on my refrigerator.

I loved it so much I bought one for my 
mom & aunt too!

This in one lovely acrylic painting. Not only are the colors popping but it's a part of history. The Australian Wildfire was tragic but one beauty came from it.

This acrylic painting of the Crashing Wave really shows the power the ocean can have.

These smaller ones are perfect to keep on the refrigerator, in your car, in your purse or anywhere. These are a perfect size to put inside a card to someone special or keep for yourself!

Everyone wants their White Picket Fence. Well here it is with cute flowers and all!

This is a wonderful, bright painting of Blue Bamboo!

This is a very beautiful one. I love the colors & the simple & clean look of it. Great painting of a Skeleton Leaf!

I hope you have enjoyed these few samples of what you will find in Linda's shops. Please stop by and see many beautiful and unique beauties for yourself... Thank You!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Awesome Team Feature BY Kelsilove

So, The person who won is no longer with the team, and same with the runner up, I have made a wonderful plan!
Everyone besides the two who left received one vote, except me, so I am going to do a mini feature on everyone else who entered! (This is why this post took forever).
Valerie -

This lady is quite a gal. She takes care of her tiny tikes at home, runs her shop, and is constantly in my news feed for facebook. Her trade of choice? Candles. Not just regular candles either. She makes themed candles. She is also not restricted by size, shape, or type.

Linda - &

Take a hop across the pond and now we have Linda! She has two shops on etsy and is a great explorer. She uses many different mediums and transforms her art into many different things. You can never find two things that look the same in either of her shops.

Dina -

Dina has only had 28 sales in her shop, but from what I can gather, she has probably made around or over $500.00. She makes GREAT jewelry from some of the best materials. Do your research; find what she makes somewhere else and compare prices. I'm sure that you will stick with Dina after that.

Susan -

This girl is crafty. You can give her yarn, or anything that is string-like, and she will make something out of it. She has her personality is all of her work and she always seems happy. Susan, you should use me for job references.

Donald -

I never have anything but good words for and about Donald. He is great at everything he does. He makes wonderful, amazing candles and he writes terrifically! Both of which, are very time consuming. He puts his heart into anything and everything he does.
I really hope that this makes up for the very late post! I also hope that everyone loves it!! :)
Have fun guys! Next challenge is weddings and romance and it is due at the end of July!