Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dean Design: Home of the Original Purskey!

Dean Designs is an AWESOME shop I just have to tell you about.

Among the charming items in her shop; she has a unique collection of purskeys.

What is a purskey? Funny you should ask... Use them as a little bit of bling for your purse, as a keychain, jean dangle (my daughter loves this), zipper pull, and for the brides or bridesmaids a bouquet charm!Imagine this charming pink cluster paired with a bouquet of pink and white rosebuds! Beautiful!

These would make a fantastic bridesmaids gift that would actually be used AFTER the wedding too.

It can decorate their bouquets, and afterward be used as a keychain or whatever they wish!This would be charming with a pair of jeans or to add onto a purse to give it that little bit of panache'. Love the blue with the silver.

Click on the photos to go to the individual listings.

Take a peek at DeanDesigns on Etsy; and while you're at it . . .

Visit her Blog
on Facebook
and at Twitter

Monday, April 26, 2010

Little Byte of Fun this Morning

Morning Everyone.

I wanted to let you know of a fantastic person and friend. She has been such a support and motivation to my little shop.

Besides being a real sweetie, she's extremely talented herself. She makes all sorts of beautiful creations in her Etsy boutique Chigger Hill Cottage. I'd love to share it with you...

Just click on the picture(s) to go to her AWESOME shop!

This is one of my ALL TIME favorites of all the goodies she has in her shop AND it comes with a matching purse. How cool is that!?!

Her blog ChiggerBytes is a unique mix of insight and fun. It's packed with useful goodies from tutorials to great photos to gems of wisdom.

Definitely worth a look-see. You'll be glad you did!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Saturday Blog Sale April 24, 2010!

Here we are again! The weeks seem to go by so quickly!

I mentioned last week that in honor of Mother's Day coming up soon (May 9th) that my next few blog sales would be with Mom in mind and for the people remembering them.

You will receive 10% off Everything in my ArtistiKat Shop for this entire weekend!

This way you are not restricted to just one item that might be on special.

So whatever your Mom's preference is:



or Necklaces

You can get a bargain at 10% off.

It's easy: I can either refund the 10% via PayPal, or if you'd prefer, send me a convo on Etsy and I will create a special listing for you with the Special Price.

Quilts Galore and More is the creator of this fun Saturday Blog Shopper event! Click the link to see the other AWESOME shops participating.
Leave them a comment and visit their shops too! You'll love the variety of quality items these talented artists produce.

Have a fantastic Saturday!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


These are some bird's eye photos of Holland around this time of year.

Awesome isn't it?
The tulips color the landscape so strikingly...
Looks like someone painted it.
Only lasts a short while though. The tulips are harvested and sent to other countries.
A close up of what you were seeing...

Enjoy this Earth Day!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Give her your "Heart" for Mother's Day for 10% off!

Welcome to this weeks Saturday Blog Shopper Special!

In honor of MOM and how much we love her... for today only (Saturday April 17, 2010) everything in my shop that is a Heart (or has a heart on it) is 10% off!

So you can literally give her your heart for Mother's Day!

By the way, Mother's Day is just around the corner . . . May 9th, in case anyone was unsure. ;-)

*Just a note: I can either refund the 10% via PayPal or if you'd prefer, send me a convo on Etsy and I will create a special listing for you with the Special Price.

Click on this ArtistiKat link to browse my shop or click on any pf the photos to see that specific listing.

Take the time to remember Mom and let her know how much you appreciate her.

Also don't forget to visit the other wonderful shops participating in Quilts Galore and More Saturday Blog Shopper Event and show your appreciation there!

Visit their blogs and their shops! These are talented people who make fantastic handmade creations. You'll be glad you visited!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Coming Up for Air

It's been a long week of BUSY!

Taxes, the monthly business statement, bank accounts, . . . all the hundreds of things that need to be done. Unfortunately, for some reason, this week they all NEEDED to be done NOW, or YESTERDAY (whichever came first)

Most of it is finished and a good thing too . . . I was beginning to look like one of those fish you see in caverns with the moon eyes that never see the light of day.

Since I'm finally coming up for air, I thought I'd just post a couple nice little pics to remind everyone (myself included) that there's more to life than just the grindstone.

This one was taken in the early morning along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The mist was filling the valley and the mountaintops looked like little islands floating in a cloud of mist.

This one is just a nice warm pic of some fall colors from last year. This tree was so vibrant! although the photo does not do it justice.

Hope everyone has the luxury of taking a few minutes to relax today.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Double the Pleasure Double the Fun!

Hadn't had time to post this week- working on taxes. Thought I would make this post. . .

well . . . Doubly Special ;-)

I'm offering some pretty Double Swirl Earrings FREE when you purchase . . .

This Swirl Necklace!

This is one of my most popular styles when I hit the craft shows during the year. I think people like that they can touch these beauties and see the way they move in person.

* ALSO, the photo shown shows a black bead at the end of the necklace, but it CAN be switched out to a pale green aventurine bead or a creamy freshwater pearl. Just let me know when you place your order in the notes to the seller or convo me at my ArtistiKat shop.

(This special is good for today April 10, 2010).

To order these beauties, just follow this link to the Swirls Necklace. No need to select the earrings separately- they will be included with your order.

*** All of the wonderful Bloggers participating in Quilts Galore and More's Saturday Event have excellent and enticing items posted this week; so make sure you visit everyone and let them know how fantastic their shops are.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Blog Shopper Event Saturday April 3, 2010

Time for another Blog Shopper Saturday!

The list of bloggers participating with exciting specials is getting bigger every week!

For TODAY ONLY I am offering 10% off all EARRINGS in my ArtistiKat Etsy Shop.

The reason I've focused on earrings this time is because I've just listed some tempting new styles this week!

For example:

These Coils are wrapped with tiny Cobalt Blue Delicas and some velvety looking Cobalt Blue beads (the center three). This wrap really adds panache to this coil.

These Dragonfly Drops are a blend of pure copper wire for the ear hooks and between the satin beads; the dragonfly charm is of brass. Different from my usual styles, but I think it works.

Today's special is valid for ALL of the earrings in my store (not just these), so feel free to browse.

*** It's easy to take advantage of this special: Just enter SBS in the notes to seller during checkout and I will refund the discount; or if you would rather: send me a "convo" in Etsy and I will make a special listing for you with the sale price.

** Be sure to stop by Quilts Galore and More Saturday Blog and check out all of the participating shops. Leave a comment and follow their blogs so they know you stopped by.
Better yet, visit their shops and look around; and Heart your favorite items even if you can't buy.