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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

For The Luv of Art ~ Card-a-Palooza

For The Luv of Art presents a fun event you'll want to be a part of....

So, to be involved just head over to the FTLOA Community where you'll meet a great group of people who love to craft and you'll have lots of fun!

Happy Crafting
Creativity Bug ~ Sue

My Scraps & More – Design Team Call

My Scraps & More is looking for 2 new design team members! The term for these positions will be September – December 2011. If you love challenges and friendly, fun sites, then this is the place for you! 
Design team members are asked to sign up and create examples for daily challenges issued on the message boards. Being active on the forums is also very important as we want this to be a fun place to go and share our hobby with others who are as enthusiastic as we are about scrapbooking. 
If you would like to be a part of our great team, please do the following:
1)  Become a member of the My Scraps & More message board. My Scraps & More would really like to get to know you and see how you fit into our community.

2)  Send Tammi two of your favorite layouts that you have recently (in the last 3 months) completed. Also send a NEW layout that you have completed using a sketch made by Heather, a design team member. You can view the sketch here

3) Please  provide Tammi with the following: 

Name, Address, Phone, email, blog

Why do you want to be a design team member at My Scraps & More? Have you been on any other design teams or are you currently a design team member of another scrap community?

All design team members receive a great discount on all products in the online store during their terms and periodically you will receive some scrappy goodies as well! As a design team member, My Scraps & More asks that you are not a design team member on another scrap site with an online store. At this time, because of shipping, My Scraps & More cannot take international team members.

Please send all applications to This design team call will end August 28th and the new team members will be announced by August 31st! 

BESTeam Weekly Feature - Poison Garden

This week’s BESTeam featured Etsy shop is Poison Garden.

Poison Garden is a collaboration of three artists charmingly eccentric and impressively crafty ladies who share a love for the romantic with a bit of an edge; Suzette the butterfly queen, Crystal the pumpkin tender, and Melissa the toad catcher.

Having never grown up at all, no decision was ever made between them as to whether they would like to be Victorian ladies, swashbuckling pirates, playful fairies, bloodsucking vampires, steampunk captains, or feathered Indians. As a result of this indecision, their outfits are quite colorful, resulting in endless commentary from the disapproving neighbors.

The Ladies spend most of their time creating the fantastical adornments of their vivid imaginations. They offer many handmade, vintage and revamped vintage items in several styles including Victorian, Neo-Victorian, Steampunk, Gothic and whimsical. Using found material, vintage jewelry, ribbons, beads, feathers, bones, crystals and more to bring you original jewelry, accessories, decor and artworks.

Much of Poison Garden’s ribbon jewelry and accessories have been lovingly stitched by hand. When ordering a handmade or vintage item, keep in mind that the stitching will not be factory perfect and vintage items will show signs of wear. Poison Garden strives to offer only the best they can produce or discover, and it is their belief that these little imperfections are what make the items special.

Just the thing for a midnight stroll through the garden. This cracked glass tassel necklace drapes comfortably enough for a picnic, but would certainly be welcome at a formal dinner. made with icy cracked glass beads, accented by glowing blue crystals this vintage inspired piece is very cool and classy.

Garden Fairy Pink Lemonade Sun Catcher

Drink in the refreshment! You'll feel instantly renewed with this cheerful sparkly hanging in your window. Pink and white beaded strand with detachable glass drop.


Queen of Hearts choker


This listing is for a whimsical, Gothic, black ribbon choker with black and white striped trim. It is inspired by Alice in Wonderland, specifically the red queen. Choker comes to a point in the center and has a heart lock and red button center piece. Button and beaded hoop fastener, black button, red hoop. 


Eudora Whimsical Neo Gothic Necklace


This lovely Gothic butterfly necklace sparkles like moonlight dancing across inky waters. The detailed scrollwork of the wings is reminicent of old wrought iron gates. This all black piece even has gunmetal toned hardware. The centerpeice is the focal point, supported by a simple, elegant sinlge strand of highly light reflecteive, jet black beads.

These are just a few of the wonderful items in this shop’s collection, so make sure you stop by the Poison Garden Etsy shop for more. Don’t forget to check out the Poison Garden blog for great features, product reviews, and articles.

The Creativity Bugs love the opportunity to promote other artisans including the fellow Estians but especially the BESTeam group. These friendly, talented, and very hardworking individuals work together to promote their shops and help others with marketing, advertising, and tips and tricks for running an online business. If you are a seller on Etsy, have a blog, and either FB or twitter, then you might be interested in joinging the BESTeam. You can find information about the team, as well as apply for membership HERE!

Happy Shopping!
Creativity Bug ~ Sue