Monday, July 27, 2009

Etsy Twitter Member of the Week ~ Glitzy Events

This is a repost from the ETT's blog: Kimberley Williams, of Glitzy Events has one mission: to provide high quality products and personalized service to her clients. Whether working with brides-to-be, or those planning graduation, anniversary or other celebrations, Glitzy Events is a one-stop source for everything from gorgeous, fully customized invitations to products such as unity & memorial candles, place cards, menus, programs, etc.

Born out of Kimberley's frustrations while planning her own wedding, Glitzy Events is happy to design something unique for a customer. "We can take any design in our shop and customize it completely for our clients. If a client loves our work but wants something a little different we will work with them until we can come up with a design that they love. We don’t charge any additional design fees as we feel that this is part of the custom process." Located in New York, the shop currently ships to the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK and is always happy to provide shipping quotes for other International customers.
With a full service website as well as an Etsy location, Kim's always looking for ways to save time and has found Twitter to be very useful in reaching new clients.
" has been an extremely helpful tool. As I list new items they are posted to my twitter account automatically within 30 minutes which then results in immediate views for my products. Using this tool saves me a lot of time and allows my products to be seen by hundreds of people almost instantly. This has helped me to connect with other professionals within and outside of my industry. These connections lead to referrals which lead to sales."

Glitzy Events is offering two specials this week: Become a Fan of their Facebook Page (, leave a comment on their Wall, and receive 5%off your full invitation order
Order 2 or more INVITATION samples and get free shipping...refund to be issued via Paypal.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Carmel Apple Goodness

My two favorite things meet up in this new recipe, Carmel-Apple Pie. It's a new twist on an old favorite. My husband, who is picky when it comes to dessert, loved it. I will be adding this to my recipe box. It's very sweet so you might want to tweak the sugar amounts to suit your taste.

Pie crust: In a bowl, cut 1/3 cup butter into 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour with a pastry blender till pieces are the size of peas. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon milk over part of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Repeat moistening the dough, using 3 tablespoons more milk, till all the dough is moistened. Shape in a ball.

Filling: In large bowl, mix 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Add 6 cups peeled and coarsely chopped (Granny Smith) apples and toss to coat. Transfer to pastry-lined pie plate. Drizzle 2 tablespoon carmel topping over apples.

Topping: In mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over filling. Cover edge of pie with foil to prevent over browning. Place on baking sheet.

Bake in 350 oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil. Bake 25 to 30 minutes more until golden. Cool 10 minutes then drizzle carmel topping over top.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Blue and Green ~ Wednesday Favorites

My two favorite colors are blue and green. Nothing makes me happier than to look out my window and see green trees against a perfect blue sky. It's relaxing, refreshing and brings a smile to my face. To top off my perfect day there is no humidity! It's in the 80's today, cool breeze and no trace of the sticky air that is so common this time of year. In honor of my 'perfect' day, my Wednesday Favorites will be featuring my two favorite colors. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Go Green at our Eco Party!

It's an Eco Party and you are invited to 'go green' with the Etsy Twitter Team July 21-27. Many of the members, including myself, have come together to showcase our 'repurposed' or 'recycled' items. These artists and crafters have spent time looking for ways to reuse everyday items around them to create something new and exciting for the Etsy marketplace. You can check out all the items involved in the event at

My scrabble tiles and poker chips have been repurposed and brought back to life as whimsical, pendants and charms. I love finding interesting pictures to put on each pendant. Pretty Whimsical is running a special for the Eco Party: Buy 1 Get 1! Please notify me in the 'message to seller' box, at time of checkout, which pendant you want and I will include it free of charge.

Etsy Twitter Shop of the Week: GeekDetails

I love this big, bright, whimsical ring. This is one of the unique items you will find at GeekDetails shop. The following is a repost from our team's blog.

Amanda Roberts, of, is a very creative artist. She makes a variety of handmade items that are all geeky in nature. She has everything from pinback buttons to handpainted dishware to specimens from her favorite books. She is constantly rolling out new products based on her favorite geeky past times. Her store inventory is a reflection of what she’s into at the moment. And it’s all wonderful geeky goodness!! But you don’t have to be a geek to enjoy her work. It’s all very fun and sometimes whimsical. Her buttons are quite witty!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Etsy Twitter Member of the Week ~ LMcreations

The following is a repost from one of our talented ETT members. Enjoy!

Lisa Murdin is the creative genius behind the rainbow array of wristlets, pouches, purses and more at LMCreation. Whether from fabric, vinyl, or occasionally leather, the store's creations add a splash of whimsy and color to anything you wear.

Lisa's aim is to make "the best quality piece that I can in my own style and with fabrics that really appeal to me. I also aim to provide the best customer service that I can, the same kind of service that I would like to receive as a customer." Inspired by the beautiful variety of fabrics available, Lisa, like many textile artists, often feels that the fabric "tells me what to do, so when I see the right fabric I just know that it will make a special bag or wristlet or whatever."

Her tip for using Twitter? "Get involved with other people on Twitter, respond to their tweets, re-tweet something that is interesting or good for a new twitter member who might need some help. I might tell people what I'm working on, but I only post links to items in my shop once or twice a day, no more than that. People get to know me and the things that I make and I've had sales and custom orders from twitter contacts, as well as being featured in blogs and treasuries." Lisa ships worldwide and is happy to provide quotes on custom orders.

Special Deal Offered : 10% discount offered to Twitter customers until July 12. Use code "EtsyTwitter" in the Message to Seller and 10% of purchase price will be refunded.