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Monday, June 30, 2014

Members Of The Pacific Postcards Team - Series 60

Welcome to the Pacific Postcards Team Meet and Greet.  We have a great team that had start simply as an Etsy Team but has branched out into Artfire, G+, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  We would love for you to join are team and help promote New Artistically designed or reproduced postcards, collecting vintage and antique postcards, creating digital art, and anything to do with ephemera and vintage imagery.

First I would like to introduce myself, Colleen (Captain) and Frances (Leader) of the team:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/postcardsintheattic

"First a brief little introduction: I grew up a Midwest farm girl from Wisconsin but through a series of moments of self discovery I have since moved to California and live the city life in Palm Springs.  I live in a beautiful contemporary home where my husband and I have designed a small but very beautiful Japanese Garden.

Unfortunately, though, the contemporary look does not blend with my passion for vintage and antique Victorian froufrou.  So I have created for myself a virtual world with my shops.  I welcome you to my attic filled with all the treasures found and creations made especially for you..." ~Colleen Cornelius

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyArtPlace
"I create mixed media, collage, folk art, religious icons, jewelry with a twist, paintings & digital art. Frida Kahlo has long been my muse and some of my art is inspired by her colorful life and paintings. I also enjoy dressing up in costume for any occasion but especially for Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos celebrations and of course as Frida.

Hunting for treasures at flea markets, thrift stores and antique shops is also a favorite past time and I often incorporate these objects into my art..." ~Frances Perea

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GreenLeavesBoutique

https://www.etsy.com/listing/194183690/vintage-postcard-book-views-of?ref=shop_home_active_1

"Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenLeavesBoutiqueEtsy
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/tssonecco

I love to create and am happiest when I am busy making beautiful and useful things using as much vintage and/or repurposed materials as I can. I always have many projects going all the time and love to try new techniques, but sewing and handwork are always my favorite. 

I have been making things since I was a young child. I have had so many good teachers throughout my life. Everyone in my family is very creative and talented and I thank them for sharing that with me. I love to share my creativity with my children, family and friends.

I grew up around antiques and collectibles and have always enjoyed hunting for more. I love to rescue, refurbish and display what I find. My Father was a Historian and I learned much from him and have many of his treasures. I am coming to a point in my life where I realize that I have too much, so some of these treasures will show up in my shop as well. 

You can find some of my projects on my Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/tssonecco/

Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy Life!" ~Terry Wilson

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Tillverkningen

https://www.etsy.com/listing/180217682/seasons-greetings-set-of-four-postcards?ref=shop_home_active_2


"Illustrator and maker of yummy things. Handmade is the future!" ~ Maja K Zetterberg


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KrisGoesPicken

https://www.etsy.com/listing/194523604/antique-embossed-christmas-postcard?ref=shop_home_active_11

"KrisGoesPicken is a reflection of who I am. It is an eclectic mix of things I love. I paint, draw, sew, make jewelry, collect paper ephemera, etc. I also love to go picking--searching for treasures in the little Texas towns in the Hill Country where I live. So, you never know what you might find in my shop! In addition I am involved in photography with my husband, George. Some of our photos are on this site. I am going to be putting more on Etsy in the future. You can also check out pickenartsphotography.com.
And while you are on Etsy, be sure to check our my sisters' shops, juliegoesjunkin and thechocoholic. My sister, Julie, sells lots of neat vintage and handmade treasures. My sister, Jenny, sells amazing delicious chocolates. Happy shopping!" ~Kristin Picken********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

InHerDrawer

https://www.etsy.com/listing/169077363/antique-postcard-set?ref=shop_home_feat_3

"While making original and unique pieces of wearable art, and find interesting antiques to add to any decor; the majority of my supplies are purchased through small businesses.

Clothing is our next endeavor, please check back for more styles. All of our pieces are made one at a time in America. 

We do offer wholesale and custom opportunities, please visit our wholesale page for more information."  ~Rachel

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mimiwanders

https://www.etsy.com/listing/182622960/vintage-postcard-03?ref=shop_home_feat_2








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theelegantstitchery

https://www.etsy.com/listing/183884323/cross-stitch-card-pink-fuchsia-flower?ref=shop_home_active_1

"Hi. My name is Janice. I've been cross stitching for over twenty-five years and I absolutely love it! There is nothing more thrilling or fulfilling for me than to sit down with a needle and thread, watching a piece come alive on the fabric in all it's brilliant color and shading. I enjoy the creativity in the patterns and envisioning them just a little differently than the designer intended.

I get very excited when I first start on a project; from choosing the pattern to deciding on the finishing techniques! I also have an eye for detail so there is a good amount of time making sure everything coordinates and harmonizes with each other. I have to admit, sometimes it takes a while to choose just the right fabric, ribbon or print on a piece of cardstock for a gift tag. There is such a variety of materials to choose from! Still, I have so much fun laying my pieces out and seeing how they look on various backgrounds. There is always a sense of accomplishment and contentment when I know I've created something that others can treasure and hopefully pass on.

My inspiration comes from the many talented designers in the cross stitch community and I admire their dedication to this beautiful craft. Some of my favorites are Marie Barber, Sam Hawkins, Carol Emmer and Lesley Teare. I wish I could name them all! I will always do my best to acknowledge each designer in the pieces I have created.

If you love, elegant, beautiful handcrafted cross stitch as gifts for loved ones, special friends or just for yourself, I know you'll find something here that will appeal and speak to your heart. Enjoy looking through the shop and thanks so much for stopping by!" ~ Janice Sharp

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PaperParticles

https://www.etsy.com/listing/108523035/handmade-multi-colored-recycled-collage?ref=shop_home_active_8


"Very early in my life, I always loved, played with, and made things from the bits and pieces that I'd found, or was given, by other people. I spent my time happily collecting, organizing, and re-arranging these little treasures into artwork and memory-vignettes to decorate my little room.

Before it was cool, my family made new things from old things, and rescued useful items destined for the trash. My Sister and I learned at an early age not to waste anything, and to look for new ways to create, from what we had on hand.

I find that I am still attracted to, and collect similar things to when I was growing up. I am still recycling, re-using, and rescuing items, and love the possibility of creating something new with these treasures, and sharing them with others!

My Cards, Tags, Hand-Made Papers, Collage Artwork, and Flea-Market finds all have these elements in them. I hope to share these pieces with like-minded individuals who understand and appreciate what I've created, and collected here in my shop!" ~ Laurel

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Laughter Is The Best Medicine 30

Happy Sunday!

 Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones


Neatorama
Rue Morgue
95.7 KJR
Baisden Live
Under The Paw
Smoky Mountain Christian Village

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Free to Promote Your Shop, Social Sites, or Blog; on Networking Saturday 16



CountdownClockCodes.com
Growing up in a very traditional Christian home left very little room to break away from form.  Holidays were only significant if they had a historical religious theme and any other holiday, national or not, was ignored.  So when I first heard of Christmas In July in the 80s I was completely uninterested.  But as I get older I find myself embracing quirky and fun holiday celebrations whether they are a "true" holiday or just made up to break the monotony of a season.

After all isn't one of our goals as humans to simply enjoy life?  So I am actually getting more excited about Christmas In July, CIJ, this year than I ever have.  Maybe the fact that I live in the desert has something to do with it but really who cares why, I am just happy to have something to look forward to after the July 4th holiday is over.

Many people are using this monotony breaker and the excitement around CIJ to market their shops.  Really I am sure that this was the plan from its birth.  This year I have joined the groups using CIJ to draw customers to our small shops and have started to build a group CIJ giveaway.  I have donations from 5 shops so far (not including my 2) so we will have a great prize to giveaway and plan to draw a lot of attention to our CIJ sales, so stay tuned to join in the fun.  Also there is still time for you to donate and be a part of the group giveaway.  If you are interested please email me at ButterflyInTheAttic [at] yahoo [dot] com for more information.

Other CIJ opportunities:
http://www.bmebluprint.blogspot.com/2013/12/countdown-to-christmas-2013-week-12.html
Julie from Blue Morning Expressions will be hosting one of her very successful Linky Parties Starting the beginning of July.  If you would like to see what her linkups look like you can visit her Countdown To Christmas by clicking the link.  Make sure you follow her so you will be notified of when you can linkup to her CIJ celebration.



A wonderful ETSY Team (Christmas In July Team) is collectively coordinating CIJ events this year.  Their start date is July 10th which is when my giveaway will begin.

"This team was established to share ideas, tips, goals etc for Etsy shops to get actively involved in Christmas in July. CIJ will held July 10th - 20th, 2014.
All shops are eligible to participate and sale items do not have to be holiday themed. We are a world wide team..."  ~The Christmas In July Team


May we all have a very successful July!

http://betweennapsontheporch.net/4th-of-july-decorating-ideas-decorate-a-tree/

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Post any of your family friendly sites (blogs, shops, FB, etc.)  What ever sites you would like to share. 

Please help promote this post using your social networks.  Here is an easy one:



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Friday, June 27, 2014

Twitter Tree


The Twitter Tree© will is hosted by a different shop Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:

Instructions:
Only 2 Items per person

Each Tweet must contain the hashtag #CCFRNDS

(NOTE:  Important only use #CCFRNDS for Twitter Tree Tweets!)
Only 1 other Hashtag may be used.

Include your Twitter Id, mine is @ButterflysAttic 


Please include a brief description of your item in the tweet.

Keep your Tweet under 140 Characters (including spaces).


No Mature Items


Tweet Everyone’s listings. (It is not fair to others if you do not fully participate. Team Leaders do watch who is tweeting and who is not.)


Help us get more visitors to this post and tweet this post (I made it easy with the button below)

 


 Here are Mine


Beautiful Sienna Antique Postcard of French Hotel in Normandie http://etsy.me/1wABnJw
@ButterflysAttic #CCFRNDS #EtsyBot2



Antique Postcard River Drive & Tunnel Fairmount Park Philadelphia 
http://etsy.me/1wQecMy
@ButterflysAttic #CCFRNDS #PleaseRetweet


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get the InLinkz code

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Wait A Minute Mister Postman Postcard Party 38

My new listings this week includes a wonderful series of postcards called the Language of Flowers:
Love
https://www.etsy.com/listing/193852151
https://www.etsy.com/listing/193850533/
https://www.etsy.com/listing/193836752
If you love these as much as I do and want to see more make sure you stop by my shop at

postcardsintheattic

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LizKnijnenburg

Now for our featured Pic from 

Check out her wonderful French Postcards at LizKnijnenburg

https://www.etsy.com/listing/190219885

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Now it is your turn to share your favorites: I would love to have you join my Postcard Lover's Linkup Party! Want to show off your prize postcards? Then Link up below...
There are a few rules before you link up (but not many.) Please help promote since that will make this so much more fun!

Rules:
Most important: Must be Family Friendly
1. Follow my blog via GFC, Bloglovin, or Network. If you are new please leave a comment so I can follow you back.

2. Grab the button and post it on your blog. Either on your blog or a specific post (if you do not have a blog you are excused from this step.)



Postcard Lover's Tuesday

3. Post from your Blog, Shop, Website, basically anywhere that you can link from.

4. Post your favorite Vintage Postcard, Handmade Postcard, Art made from old Postcards, Digital Art from Postcards, Ephemera, Antique ads... You get the picture ;)


5. Limit 3 Post per person per party


6. Have fun and enjoy the Postcards


STOP BY NEXT WEEK AND SEE WHICH GREAT PIECE OF EPHEMERA I CHOSE FROM THE LINKY COLLECTION TO BE THE FEATURED CARD OF THE WEEK. MAYBE IT WILL BE YOUR'S

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Members Of The Pacific Postcards Team - Series 59

Welcome to the Pacific Postcards Team Meet and Greet.  We have a great team that had start simply as an Etsy Team but has branched out into Artfire, G+, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  We would love for you to join are team and help promote New Artistically designed or reproduced postcards, collecting vintage and antique postcards, creating digital art, and anything to do with ephemera and vintage imagery.

First I would like to introduce myself, Colleen (Captain) and Frances (Leader) of the team:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/postcardsintheattic

"First a brief little introduction: I grew up a Midwest farm girl from Wisconsin but through a series of moments of self discovery I have since moved to California and live the city life in Palm Springs.  I live in a beautiful contemporary home where my husband and I have designed a small but very beautiful Japanese Garden.

Unfortunately, though, the contemporary look does not blend with my passion for vintage and antique Victorian froufrou.  So I have created for myself a virtual world with my shops.  I welcome you to my attic filled with all the treasures found and creations made especially for you..." ~Colleen Cornelius

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyArtPlace
"I create mixed media, collage, folk art, religious icons, jewelry with a twist, paintings & digital art. Frida Kahlo has long been my muse and some of my art is inspired by her colorful life and paintings. I also enjoy dressing up in costume for any occasion but especially for Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos celebrations and of course as Frida.

Hunting for treasures at flea markets, thrift stores and antique shops is also a favorite past time and I often incorporate these objects into my art..." ~Frances Perea

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JPEGgen

https://www.etsy.com/listing/129080696


"Welcome to JPEGgen! I'm so glad you've stopped by! 
JPEGgen is digital printable graphic shop . Here at JPEGgen I re-proposed old vintage classic children illustrations and story books.
JPEGgen featured products include vintage children’s book illustrations ♥ digital sticker sheets ♥ bookmarks ♥ posters ♥ vintage fonts & lettering ♥ masters collection of world art ♥ wall decal stickers ♥ nursery room art collection ♥ Party crafts

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ My other ETSY shops ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 
JPEGgen (generation) - High resolution digital images (children nursery) 
Shop link - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JPEGgen
Clouds and Waters - Canvas & poster prints (children nursery) 
Shop link - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CloudsandWaters" ~ JPEGgen


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SplashOfSilver

https://www.etsy.com/listing/163081242

"SplashOfSilver offers a fabulous selection of high quality digital and printed cards for ANY occasion! Any design can be customized to your taste, or we can work on something completely different together. Feel free to message us or email us at splashofsilver87[at]gmail.com with any questions or requests! 

We are continually adding more stuff so check back often! 

ADMIRE OUR SHOP to keep up with our new products!" ~ SplashOfSilver


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bishopart

https://www.etsy.com/listing/155702233
Bishop Lennon

"I currently live in rainy Portland Oregon but have also lived in foggy San Francisco, chilly Chicago, sunny Phoenix, and was born in muggy Oxford, MS.

I went to art school at the California College of Arts and Crafts, which is now called California College of the Arts.

I enjoy painting, movies, tv, reading, my cat, making stuff and smart, fun and creative people who make stuff." ~ Bishop Lennon

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redpoulaine

https://www.etsy.com/listing/165416162

"A husband and wife joint enterprise, Red Poulaine is an Etsy shop offering fine vintage photographs and postcards, depression glassware, fine vintage china, digital collage images for downloading, and more.

Look for Red Poulaine on the following sites:
* Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/RedPoulaine
* Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/redpoulaine/
* Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/RedPoulaine
* Google+ - http://plus.google.com/u/1/b/112254677300676988667/112254677300676988667/"
 ~Red Poulaine

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AMKillustrations

https://www.etsy.com/listing/183155139

"Herzlich Willkommen zu AMK illustrations, 

Ich designe Karten, die auf die möglichen sowie unmöglichen Situationen anspielen auf die man im Alltag immer wieder stößt.
Ursprünglich hatte ich die Idee meinem Freund, der ins Ausland gezogen ist, eine kleine Freude mit solcher Post zu machen. Aus dieser ursprünglich so kleinen Idee, sind viele Ideen, Entwürfe und fertige Designs entstanden.

Inzwischen habe ich zu fast jedem Anlass eine Karte zur Hand, die ich gerne an meine Freunde und Familie verschicke.
Jeder weiss vermutlich wie viel Freunde eine unerwartete Aufmerksamkeit im Briefkasten mit sich bringt. 

Ich hoffe Du wirst fündig und kannst auch ein paar Gedanken, ein bisschen Liebe oder ein Lächeln verschicken. 

Ich freue mich über jede Nachricht und jedes Feedback."
~Annika

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halleshobbies

https://www.etsy.com/listing/85579139

"I'm an artist and SAHM with a passion for creating. I dabble in various mediums such as paper arts, mixed-media, photography, sewing, painting, jewelry making and re-purposing thrifted treasures. 

Check out my blog for a little peek into my world.
http://www.halleshobbies.com" ~Halle

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SherwoodsTreasures

https://www.etsy.com/listing/154348619

"I have been collecting and trading antiques and collectibles since the sixties. I specialize in rock, blues, art posters, handbills and other paper ephemera from this era. The psychedelic hippie sixties Live on! I also have a passion for jewelry, books, lps- record albums, pottery, and anything that strikes my fancy. Recently I purchased a large collection of vintage mugshots from the San Francisco police department These are from the early 1900's. I've been selling those through my website (www.vintagemugshot.com) and on eBay (stores.ebay.com/vintagemugshot). I hope you enjoy seeing my finds!" ~ Sherwood Donahue