Friday, July 23, 2010

Free Gifts!!!

   Aren't these the sweetest little hearts you've ever seen?!! And guess what?...They're magnets! I received them with a purchase I just made on Etsy.
    I was hunting for some gift tags to put on my packages when I send them to customers. I found these really cute ones ... a shop called SnowFlakeDreams1 on Etsy . It says that it's for a Springtime gift, but I love this embossed butterfly so much that it's 'Springtime in July' for me! :-) I needed the tags, and frankly...still need to get some more, but it was the butterfly and the price of these tags that made me click and 'Add To Cart' right away! 12 of them were only $1.85!
   Velma's Etsy Profile says that she started crafting at about 12 years old when her mother fed her creative side. Mom's are great that way, aren't they?!...I really like all of the info she tells us about herself in her shop announcement:
     "Welcome to Snowflake Dreams 1 Boutique. I love to keep busy by crafting so I use many art and crafts media, crafting whatever tickles my fancy. My boutique is earth friendly. My motto is "Recycle as often as possible." If you see something you like but would like it better in a different color or maybe a different size just convo me. I aim to please. Thank you for visiting my boutique. Have a splendid day."

    My tags were done on white cardstock, but she has some really cute Acetate tags too! Look at these...
   Three Acetate Tags , any 3 in the shop, for only $4.50...
   A Snow Tag made on recycled acetate (Clear Plastic)...
   ...There's a whole story behind her love of snow (NOT!) in her profile...And if you're planning to give baby gifts to anyone, you have to see these! One for a girl... for a boy .
   There's even a Friendship Card on Acetate !
   She's going to be surprised that I'm carrying on so about her shop, but when I got my tags in the mail last night, all wrapped up so pretty, with all kinds of free gifts, and realized that I paid only $1.85 for them...I knew that she was somebody with a feeling like mine for what she does! I just HAD to feature her shop today. My hope is that my blog readers will buy her shop out, and let her see what a great appreciation people have for someone doing what they love and giving their customers their best! But even if she doesn't get a sale, I wanted her to know that she was ME!!!
    Oh yeah, I didn't show you the other FREE gifts!
   My customers, who I also send free gifts with every purchase, will be seeing these little butterfly tags tied to their gifts. From Velma...and me...they will be getting a real gift!

My poem today is in anticipation of a blog post that I'll be doing tomorrow about mothers and daughters. It's not going to be an easy post for me to do, but I'm determined to get it said. (WARNING to those who don't like to read uncomfortable subjects...skip this blog tomorrow!)

Let Go

Ever against the tide we row,
fighting ourself, with bent elbow.
(Releasing feelings, tucked inside,
hidden because of foolish pride.)

Fighting just to stay the course.
Using every ounce of force.
(Dreaded emotions pushing through,
trying to get the best of you.)

Waves of feelings swirling round.
Fighting hard to keep them down.
(They're seeping out on every curve.
Letting them-takes lots of nerve.)

Open quick, your tight-clenched palm.
Feel the water's quiet calm.
(Released emotions-held too long,
now are righting every wrong.)


  1. Thank you Debbie for such a wonderful blog. I really appreciate it. Thank you for the purchase. God Bless.

  2. SnowFlakeDreams1, You are quite welcome!!! In fact, it was "MY" pleasure!!!

  3. So charming! I love your new tags and the acetate cards are amazing. Your blog has such wonderful imagery - your home must be filled with amazing craft treasures! xo

  4. Lindsey Muth, I love her acetate tags and cards too! I may go back and get some eventually. Her prices are great!...Thanks for the complement on the blog too. Wish I could say "I work so hard on it!", but actually I just do what I'm thinking about...kinda randomly most of the time. I'm constantly trying to learn here and there how to take better photographs. I guess some of my learning is starting to stick! :-)


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