Tuesday, September 27, 2011

On Fire for Handmade Feature Artist: Blue Highways

This week's Featured Artisan is Andrea Zimmerman Rogers - Blue Highways. Gorgeous Handbound books and journals. A work of art to keep your thoughts, pics, and more! You can find Blue Highways on:

Monday, September 26, 2011

Treasuries and Collections of the Week

Been a couple of weeks behind on sharing the Artfire Collections and Etsy Treasuries I've been featured in. Please take a moment to start thinking about holiday gifts....


Black Is the New Black by VeronicaS 

Natural Inspirations by faerymoongoddess 


Collection of Purple - what more is there to say? by RaigeCreations



Saturday, September 24, 2011

Indie Biz Chicks Giveaway - The Virtual Indie Craft Fair Spot

The Virtual Indie Craft Fair will run from November 1 – 30, just in time to get you and your business in front of holiday shoppers.  Crissy Herron of Indie Biz Chicks is giving away a vendor spot for this year's show!  Here's what you will get:

  • Over $400 worth of advertising. 
  • 125×125 ad on the sidebars of IndieBizChicks and CleverChicks
  • Featured blog post on IndieBizChicks
  • Featured ad spot on IndiePublic
  • Press release that Crissy will write and distribute for you

  • More!

They will be doing a lot of activities to drive traffic to this event.  Hop on over to Indie Biz Chicks and enter for your chance to win!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

On Fire For Handmade Feature Artist: Flower & Bud

This weeks Featured Artisan is Debbi La Rue - Flower &  Bud Handcrafted Jewelry!  Debbie is a dear crafter friend of mine.  I was so happy to see her as this week's featured artisan.  She makes beautiful pieces that I admire, but I enjoy our friendship much more!   Please connect with Debbie.  She's an awesome gal that I can always count on for support craft wise, but also whenever you need an ear.
You can find Flower & Bud on:

Friday, September 16, 2011

I've Just Joined BlogLovin

I'm just signing up for BlogLovin, I see it in so many places, so why not? They're asking me to paste some code into a post to validate and claim my blog. So here it goes!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

On Fire For Handmade Feature Artist: Moss and Mist

This weeks Featured Artisan is Sharri Powell - Moss and Mist! 
Gorgeous creations created with love.
You can find Moss and Mist on:

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Treasuries and Collections of the Week

Another week to be grateful for being chosen out of so many talented handmade artisans out there to be featured in Etsy Treasuries and Artfire Collections.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

How to add Google +1 Button to Your Blog

Hop on the Google Train.  Wonder how to add a Google Plus One button to your blog?  I found these instructions from BloggerSentral.

This tutorial will show you how to add a Google +1 button to every blog post in a Blogger blog. It allows your readers to recommend your posts to their Google friends and contacts right from your blog post.

This button will +1 the containing post, regardless the page you are at. It will work on both multi-post pages (home page, archive etc.) and individual/post page etc. You will have an option whether to include a counter or not.
(If you don’t want to add the button under blog posts, there is another method: Add it to a  floating social media sharing bar)
 1 Blogger below post
Let us proceed with the tutorial:
  1. Go to Dashboard; Design; Edit HTML.
  2. Back up your template.
  3. Tick the  Expand Widget Templates checkbox on top right of the code window.
  4. Find the following code in your HTML:

  5. Paste the +1 button code immediately below (after) it:

    <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != "static_page"'>


    <div style='float:left;padding:10px;'>

    <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js">script>

    <g:plusone expr:href="data:post.url" size="standard" count="true">g:plusone>



  6. Configure button 
    You can configure by changing the attributes in line 5. 
    • Select the size of button by replacing the value of  size attribute with a value from the table below.
      Button size (with count) Value
      google plus one small  small
      google plus one medium  medium
      google plus one standard  standard
      google plus one tall  tall
    • You can remove the count by changing the value of count attribute from true to false.
  7. Button repositioning
    The code above positions the button on bottom left of each post. You can change the positioning if you wish.
    • Position it on top of post
      Place the button code before (instead of after).
    • Position it on the right
      Change the float in line 4 from left to right.
  8. Displaying button on static pages
    The code above doesn't display the button on static pages. To make it appear on static pages as well, remove the conditional tag -code line 2 and 8.
  9. Preview before saving. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

On Fire For Handmade Feature Artist: Vaudeville Gypsy

This Weeks Featured Artisan is Vaudeville Gypsy. Truly Unique Creations
to tickle your fancy! You can find Vaudeville Gypsy on:

Are you On Fire for Handmade?  Join us on Share the Love, Bloggers Unite!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Treasuries and Collections of the Week

Got a handful of Treasuries and Collections I was featured in this week.  I'm also including a link to a VOTE FOR ME.  I was included in a new competition - Diamond in the Rough.  It was such a pleasant surprise to get the notice.  Check out the Treasuries and Collections for gift ideas and then vote for my tropical like jewelry set.  THANK YOU!


Sticks & Stones by catkeeper 


Youre A Peach! by PrettyJewelryThingsStore

Handmade Creations for Pantone Fall Colors 2011 by dianesdangles

Braced for a good time by MarquisCreations



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