Archive for the ‘Etsy’ Category

My Prize has Arrived!

Sooooo pretty!

I received my fabulous buttons from Heather Future today!  For those of you who missed the news I won second place in a contest she hosted on her blog!

Here are the fantabulous buttons I won!

Be sure to check out her Etsy shop for other lovely buttons and beautiful artwork!

I’m such a wiener… I mean winner!

Early in the week I participated in a blog contest and I won second place!!  I love contests, I love blogs, and I love supporting members of the Etsy community!  This contest had it all!

To enter I had to write a tiny little story to describe a painting created by HeatherFuture.  The painting is beautiful!

Here is the little description I wrote:

Eloise watched as the sun sank below the horizon causing the sky to explode in a fiery orange display.

Russet, her feathered companion wished she would sit down and stop pressing her heels into his bladder.

I was very excited when she contacted me about winning second place and I can’t wait to get my prize of 4 of her lovely pins!  I will definitely be posting a photo when I get them!

Check out the rest of HeatherFuture’s art on Etsy!!  She has beautiful paintings, I particularly love Pauline the owl!

Drum roll please…….

I’ve decided to branch out and create a new blog dedicated to my jewelry designs!

The Blue Sky Design Blog will feature my own creations and eventually will include features on other artisans from here to there and back again!  I will also be posting other items related to my jewelry on that blog including craft shows I plan to attend and contests or sales for my shop on Etsy.

I truly believe in supporting artisans locally and internationally.  These people work hard at their crafts and deserve recognition for it.  I hope I can accomplish that with my new blogging efforts.

Although I love my WordPress blog there are some policies here that limit my ability to promote my work so the new blog will be hosted on Blogger.  I will continue to post here on Ranting & Raving since it has become a great place to spread rumours and generally blather on about stuff I like.

Please continue to visit and comment here and at my new blog.  I always love to hear what you’re thinking!

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My Moo Cards Are Here!!!

It has been just under 3 weeks (although I swear it has felt much longer!) and my Moo cards have finally arrived!

Each card is printed in a matte finish with a cropped photo of the blue sky and fluffy white clouds! The images are all from various pictures I have taken. The text on the back is in blue in keeping with the whole “blue sky” theme. The cards are 28 x 70 mm so they are nice and small.

They will be perfect to add into the box for each piece of jewelry that I ship out! I’ve got 100 of them so if you’re a friend of mine you are definitely getting one… or a few if you promise to hand them out to potential customers! <wink wink nudge nudge!>

Moo Cards

We have a Contest Winner!!

 Congratulations to Vickie who is the very first contest winner here at Ranting & Raving!

Thanks to everyone for their very creative entries!

My new Etsy tagline is:

Blue Sky Design… your silver lining is here.

Fresh from the jewelry box…

I have two new items which were posted on Etsy late last week.

Check out the details in my shop and let me know what you think!

Don’t forget to check out my first blog contest!!

spring necklace

blue necklace


I need a catchy phrase!!

As you may already know my Etsy site is called Blue Sky Design and I’m looking for a catchy phrase that I can add to my shop banner and my next batch of business cards.

Just as an example a cute shop called Pillowhead has the phrase “Life not squishy enough? You need Pillowhead!”.

I’m not looking to copy them by any means but I would love to have something interesting to say other than “hand crafted jewelry”… yawn.

I would love it to be related to blue skies or fluffy white clouds. Something unique, not just a quote from someone else. I’m looking for something whimsical but still professional.

If you have any suggestions please leave them in the Comments section of this post or convo me on Etsy.

You have your mission! There will be a small prize for the winner!

Blue Sky Design

Update:  I have decided on a prize… the winner of this contest will receive a discount of $5 on any item in my shop as well as free shipping for that item anywhere within North America.