Saturday, January 31, 2009

Stationery Saturday: Valentines Edition

One look at Etsy and DaWanda and you can tell: Valentines Day is coming up! Here are some of my favorite Valentines Day finds:



Friday, January 30, 2009

New At Tizzalicious: Rings & Things!

Mod Tilda Ring (Blue)
Mod Tilda Ring (Blue) available at Tizzalicious.com, Etsy & DaWanda


It's been a while, but I finally added a couple of new things to Tizzalicious! I made these a while ago, but I didn't have time to upload them yet.

Mod Tilda Ring (Light Blue & Red)
Mod Tilda Ring (Light Blue) available at Tizzalicious.com, Etsy & DaWanda


As you can see, I used the Tilda fabric I bought last month for these 2 rings. I have made bobby pins with the same fabric too, but I don't have pictures of those yet. The weather has been bad, so it's hard to take decent pictures these days. I can't wait for spring & sun!

Baby Blue Polka Dot Apple Ring
Blue Polka Dot Apple Ring available at Tizzalicious.com, Etsy & DaWanda


I added a blue polka dot apple ring too. I realised I had blue apple earrings, but no blue ring, so that had to change!

Green Polka Dot Ring
Green Polka Dot Ring available at Tizzalicious.com, Etsy & DaWanda


And for a little change from the blue (blue is the new pink???), a green polka dot ring!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Celestial Seasonings Tea

As some of you might know, I have a slight tea addiction. One of my favourite brands is Celestial Seasonings, they use all natural ingriedients, and have a huge range of flavors. As I don't drink caffeine (no black tea for me!) I am especially happy with their huge selection of herbal teas.

When I was shopping the other day I discovered a flavor I never tried before: Chocolate Raspberry Bliss. It's absolutely delicious! I love the packaging too!

I have a few more favorites though, like Gingerbread Spice Herb Tea, Sleepy Time, English Toffee Desert Tea, and Mint Magic.

Browsing their website made me realise how many of their flavors I haven't tried yet though. Unfortunately they don't ship outside the US, so I won't be able to go on a crazy tea shopping spree, but maybe I will be able to find some more here. A lot of health stores sell many different flavors, so if I'm lucky I'll be able to find some of the ones that I think I would love, like Vanilla Hazelnut or Vanilla Rose Strawberry.

What's your favorite brand & flavor of tea?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

DaWanda Wednesday: Lillyberlin

When I spotted these fantastic lampshades from Lillyberlin on DaWanda this morning, I knew I had found my DaWanda Wednesday feature for this week!


Visit Lillyberlin on DaWanda for more lampshades, fabric and more.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Peek At My Supplies

A Peek At My Supplies

A Peek At My Supplies

Sometimes I feel like I can start my own supply shop with the amounts of charms, beads and appliques I have. I ordered a whole bunch of new things in December, and the packages kept on coming this month. It was a busy month for our mail man, and a great mail month for me!

I bought some new sorting boxes yesterday, and I spent most of today sorting all my new supplies in their brand new boxes.

A Peek At My Supplies

I am so excited about all the new charms I bought! I can't wait to start playing with them. I'm especially in love with these:

A Peek At My Supplies

A Peek At My Supplies

A Peek At My Supplies

A Peek At My Supplies

I actually bought a lot more than these though. I only sorted my metal charms today, so I didn't take pictures of the bazillions of plastic charms, plastic beads & semi precious stones yet. I might do that one of these days, they are in desperate need of being sorted & used as well!

A Peek At My Supplies

A Peek At My Supplies

Does anyone else have a supply shopping addiction? I would love to see pictures of everyone elses stash of supplies!


Monday, January 26, 2009

Valentine! I Heart Hearts

Love love love. Valentine is coming up soon, which made me realise just how many heart & love related items I have in my shop. Here's just a small selection:

My creation

If you are still looking for a valentines day gift, just stop by at Tizzalicious.com, Etsy or DaWanda.

Don't forget that you still get free shipping on all orders over $10 or €10 with code "BDAY". Click here to read more about that.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cute Craftster Of The Week: The Cupcake Mint

I don't know what it is about cupcakes, but unlike most food, it's even cute without a face! As a result, this week's Cute Craftster is actually a Cute Bakester: The Cupcake Mint. Warning: The following pictures might make you hungry & craving cupcakes!


Visit The Cupcake Mint on Etsy for more mouthwatery cupcakes!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Stationery Saturday: Max & Bella

This week's Stationery Shop is a useful one for everyone who owns their own business: Max & Bella sell adorable customized stickers, address labels, tags, business cards, anything you need to send out a pretty package!


Visit Max & Bella for even more paper you will want!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Button Machine Addiction

You know you are addicted to your button machine when you plan on going to Ikea, but then when the mailman rings the doorbell and delivers your new button sized punches, you switch plans and make buttons all day instead. The result, a whole bag full of promo buttons:

Tizzalicious Buttons!

Making buttons is seriously addictive! Once I started I just couldn't stop. It's so easy too. I expected I would have a bit of trouble, because I have no arm muscles whatsoever, but it turns out that no muscle is required, and even my spaghetti arms can make perfect buttons.

So far I have only made a whole bunch of 1 inch buttons, but the nice people from Merchandise (who now have a special site for just button machines & parts: buttonmachine.nl) where I bought my machine, noticed the blog post I wrote about that some time ago, and sent me a huge box of parts to make mirrors, key chains and key chain mirrors to thank me! How sweet of them!

Punching

I had my machine for a while, but I had a bit of trouble getting the buttons right because of the circle cutters I had. I had the ones you place on the paper, and then rotate the handle, to cut out the circle. I couldn't for the life of me get them positioned right, so I decided to invest in a better punch, like the one above. It works like a dream!

Geek much?

By the way, am I a total geek for spotting this "Enterprise" sticker immediately after opening the box of my machine, and going: "Squeeee! Enterprise!"? I am such a Trekkie, the boyfriend will be proud.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

LaBeuf Shoes: Handmade On Your Feet


When leafing through a magazine in a waiting room earlier this week, I spotted this colorful pair of cherry shoes, and I knew I had to share them with you! Aren't they fantastic?

They are available at LaBeuf Shoes in Amsterdam. I have never been to the shop myself, but I will make sure I go in to take a peek next time I'm in Amsterdam.

Talking about shoes, when you live in a rainy country like I do, these might come in handy:

The Shuella! Indeed, that's a Shoe Umbrella! They come in 4 different colors (black, pink, green & yellow) and are available online at Shuella.com. Maybe I should get a pair for my mom, who is known to put freezer bags & rubber bands around her feet on rainy days!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

DaWanda Wednesday:

I am a sucker for vimyl wall art, at the moment my walls aren't suitable for it, but I am looking forward to the day I will move to a new place where I will be able to decorate my walls with one of the amazing designs I have spotted over the past year.

One shop I will definitely keep in mind is Creative Eric. His designs are different, unusual, and original. I love them!


Visit Creative Eric on DaWanda for more!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Promote Your Indie Businesses: Sweet Delight Divalicious Sample Boxes

Earlier this week I got an e-mail from the girls at Delightful Divas, telling me about their new sample boxes. They asked me if I was willing to share their press release with my readers. Well, I am a big fan of sample boxes, and with a name like Sweet Delight Divalicious Sample Boxes, how could I resist?


Sweet Delight Divas Launch New Site To Promote Indie Businesses: Sweet Delight Divalicious Sample Boxes

The founding Divas of SweetDelight.ca and editors of the popular
Delightful Divas In Business blog are proud to announce the launch of
their new sister site, Sweet Delight Divalicious Sample Boxes. This site
offers a unique avenue of advertising for independent business owners, in
Canada and the USA, and promises to be one of the most fun and effective
bi-monthly promotional campaigns on the web today. Best of all, it is
free for e-tailers to participate. All you have to do is send in your
samples and let the Divas take care of the rest. These boxes are filled
with approximately 10-15 (sometimes more) sample-sized products and will
be mailed directly to the front door of hundreds of consumers, who
otherwise would never have known about your business. The Sweet Delight
Divas know the importance of good promotion and advertising and that is
why they are committed to helping other entrepreneurs build their
businesses, reach their goals, and get the recognition that they deserve.
Sweet Delight Divalicious Sample Boxes cater to a targeted audience, which
puts your products into the right hands and helps to drive more traffic
and potential sales to your site.

Are you a trendy gal who loves to “try before you buy”? If so, then this
box is definitely for you. You'll be able to sample unique handcrafted
items, from a variety of contributing online businesses, before committing
to the full sizes. How great is that! You'll receive sample-sized bath
and body products, candles, jewelry, fashion accessories, and more. If
it's glam, girly, and gorgeous.....it'll be be found in the Sweet Delight
Divalicious Sample Box. Take one peek inside and you'll know why they
call it “Divalicious”.

Join the Divas for their debut in March '09! There are many of companies
already lined up to participate in the first-ever Sweet Delight
Divalicious Sample Box.....and yes, boxes will be going fast! Promote
independent businesses and be a part of the ever-growing “Diva-Movement”
by purchasing a box or by being a contributor. Don't forget that when
you buy a box, your name will be entered into a draw to win a sample box
from the next campaign. Woot!

This grand opening event is going to be huge! So, don't miss out. For
more information, please visit.... http://www.sweetdelight.ca/samples.html
or http://delightfuldivasinbusiness.blogspot.com/ for news and updates.


Monday, January 19, 2009

Vote For Me On CheapTweet?


Have you heard of CheapTweet? It's a great search engine to find the best shopping deals on Twitter! You can vote for your favourite deals, and the best ones end up in their Cheapest Tweets section.

My Free Shipping promo got nominated, and it would be fantastic if you would vote for me! It only takes one little click on this page. Thanks so much!

Of course you can follow CheapTweet on twitter too: @CheapTweet!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Cute Craftster Of The Week: LoveLeeSoaps

I don't think I ever featured a Bath & Body shop as Cute Craftster of the Week. I found the perfect shop to solve that problem: LoveLeeSoaps


Visit LoveLeeSoaps on Etsy for more cute soap!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Stationery Saturday: Farouche

I discovered a gorgeous stationery shop for you this morning: Farouche sells fantastic vintage inspired cards, tags & Prints.


Visit Farouche on Etsy for more fantastic stationery.