Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Are you ready for Valentine's Day?

If you are in retail, you should be!  It's hard to believe when we just put our Christmas decorations away a week or two ago, but Valentine's Day is less than a month away now.  Valentine's Day is far from my favorite holiday so I'm not really sure why I've gotten so into making things for it this year except that I really like heart items.  I also got fired up about my Christmas promotion and decided it would be fun to do a much smaller Valentine's Day promotion with some new items.

Greeting Cards
I am not listing a lot of cards on Etsy, because I don't HAVE a lot of cards to list yet and because I'm not planning to change my shop focus drastically.  However, I am starting to offer a limited number of seasonal cards.  I'd like to add some all-purpose cards (i.e. birthday) at some point, too.  These Valentine's Day cards are my first listings.  I got the "Inspire" stamp and "Inspire the ones you love" just came to me.  I thought that it would work well for Valentine's Day.  Edi of memoriesforlifesb loves the "Live, Laugh, Love" phrase, which inspired me to make a card with it.  Thanks Edi!

What's next: I have some mini cards in the works.  I'm planning to get them finished and listed within the next week

Wrap Bracelets/Necklaces
Of course I had to make something for my new line for Valentine's Day.  I loved the pink mix from this piece so much that I set it aside for later.  I added a couple more shades of pink to the mix for these new pieces.  No, the first piece doesn't actually wrap, it's just a single strand bracelet, but it is still a herringbone stitch like the pieces in my wrap line.

What's next: I don't have any more pieces in this line planned for Valentine's Day this year, but as always, I'm happy to make something custom.

Charm Set
I was not able to find any heart patterned paper that I really liked except in a huge scrapbook pack that didn't have a ton of other prints that I loved.  So I cut out my own hearts and put them on a red background for the glass piece in this set.

What's next: I'm still planning to list a music set next.  I also have a beach themed set that I'll launch with my March EBW Challenge Destinations piece sometime next month.

Oldies But Goodies
I've added some older pieces to my Valentine's Day section, too.

What's the deal?
I'm offering free shipping worldwide on all jewelry items in my Valentine's Day shop section and free shipping in the US on my Valentine's Day cards.  I will lose money if I ship cards for free overseas so I just can't justify it.  Sorry!

Check Out My Sponsors
All of my blog sponsors have some great items for Valentine's Day.

Where else I linked up today:
Treasury TuesdayPixelBerryPie's Shop Hop

I included this post in Erika's It's a Wrap Link Party 1/23/2012.


  1. Such lovely things, I know I cannot believe that Valentine's is literally just around the corner.

  2. Awesome post! I absolutely LOVE your wrap bracelets!

    Am I ready for Valentine's Day? No. I seriously need to gt a move on! LOL

  3. You already know I love your V-day section;) Thanks for the shout out and good luck selling!

  4. Beautiful selection of items. No, I am not ready for Valentine's Day and I should be.

  5. Very cute! I'm always a big fan of your button bracelets :)

  6. You know how much I love the "Live, Laugh, Love" quote...so I'm glad it could inspire your card :) And you know how much I love pink!
    Thanks for featuring my Love Album :)

  7. I don't have any Valentine-themed art - that's on my list of holidays to tackle in 2012! Your charm set is lovely!! Btw, thank you so fairy much for posting my button. :D

  8. You made the glass charm? Son of a gun -

  9. Edi's album is so pretty; I must have missed that one.

    You seem to be doing a great job getting a lot done.

  10. Valentines Day is my favorite holiday because I love all the hearts and colors and love! I just wish it didn't fall during tax season. I like your new bracelet!

  11. Wow - lovely pretties for Valentine's Day!

  12. Your mixed pink bracelets are very pretty.

  13. Love that charm set! I think your hand cut hearts turned out just perfect.

  14. Rose - this is a heads-up for me to do a Valentine's post! Thank you. Love your new line in pink! ; )

  15. Your red heart glass charm is lovely!
    Pretty pinks!

  16. For someone who's not that big a fan of Valentine's Day, you're really well prepared this year (unlike me!). The herringbone bracelets are lovely, but I especially like the charms that could also be great zipper pulls for fabric projects.


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