Friday, July 31, 2009

The Winner Is....

Well, our 2nd "Where's Waldo" contest was a huge success!

We had a large turn-out and many people submitted the correct answers.

The lucky winner is.... Athena Vander Wyst!!!

Congrats, Athena and thanks to all of this month's contestants and participating shops.

We hope to see everyone back for next month's contest.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Where's Waldo???

This contest is based on "Where's Waldo". Explanation of what a "Waldo" is (for those who aren't familiar with this children's comic) is at the end of the post.

Contest starts today and ends July 30th. First contestant with ALL of the CORRECT Waldo items wins the ADORABLE prize (shown). The prize was donated by Rosetree Creations. Visit her shop to see more great items by clicking on her badge (in the upper left-hand corner).

Winner will be announced and notified on July 31st. Once I've received their address; the prize will be mailed.

Good luck everyone!!!


Each shop has chosen, one of their items, to be "Waldo". "Waldo" fits the theme for the month. This month's theme is "Red, White, and Blue".

ANYONE with an internet connection can participate in the contest.

Contestants need to find each shop's "Waldo" item. Some shops might have multiple items that could fit the theme. Contestants will have to read each item's description until they find the one that has the phrase "You've Found Waldo" hidden within.

To make it a little easier for contestants, ALL "Waldos" are listed in the "featured gallery" of each shop.

Once contestants have found each shop's "Waldo", email me your list.

The first contestant with a COMPLETE and CORRECT list will be the winner.

NOTE: Guild members that participate, in the contest, can "play" but can't "win".

Here are the participating shops:



Waldo is a fictional, cartoon person that has a dozen or so books out (children's books). Waldo is, almost, always dressed the same and he's "hidden" in a picture filled with hundreds of other things.

Everything's drawn close together and they're extremely BUSY pictures. Children have to "find" Waldo. It's not easy sometimes because the artist tries to make Waldo "blend" in. It's basically a "seek and find" book.

That's the premise of the contest.

Each participating shop has chosen a "Waldo" item. Hidden within the description, of the item, is the phrase "you've found Waldo".

Contestants might have to peruse multiple items, in a shop's "featured" gallery, before they find "Waldo".

The theme for this month's contest is "Red, White, and Blue". So, the "Waldo" will be an item that falls under that theme.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Jewelry by Fyfe

The "Jewelry by Fyfe" shop offers pins, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, and earrings. They are available in a variety of mediums...wirewraps, enamels, beaded, and polymer clay.

Custom orders are always welcomed.

A Christmas in July sale is currently underway. Stop by and see more beautiful jewelry and get your gifts early!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Valmade offers handmade cards for all occasions...there are some really, really cute ones that are difficult to resist! Cards can be custom made and personalized.

Valmade also has knitted scarves, hats, baby booties, and more! I've chosen my favorite child hat and scarf set to picture.

You can even find bean bags made out of felt and with the cutest "faces" stitched onto them!

You really need to stop by the shop and see EVERYTHING!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Francie Bags Etc.

The "Francie Bags Etc." shop specializes in crocheted handbags. But it also offers crocheted hats, scarves, gloves, and wristlets.

Other bags and totes, made from upcycled sweaters and upholstery fabric, are also available.

The beautiful hats are available in a couple of different styles.

Stop by and browse the shop. I KNOW you're going to love what you see and won't leave before purchasing something!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

On Pens and Needles

Jan owns the "On Pens and Needles" shop.

She has a sells a large variety of items...pens, baby items, jewelry, toys, and more!

Her woodcrafted items are absolutely gorgeous! You really need to stop by her shop to see everything that she has to offer!!

Jan has a Christmas in July sale that will run from July 14th through July 28th. A Christmas section will be opened in her shop soon.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Thank You John!!!

Thank you to John (Twitter ID: Artfire John) for getting our guild name changed!


It's such a great thing to see and no need to create a new guild!

Everyone, please twitter John and say "thank you" for helping us out!


Monday, July 6, 2009

Origami by Sisi

Sisi has some really beautiful pieces in her shop. Origami is such a beautiful art and these pieces certainly apply!

She sells earrings, hairpins, and cards. You really must see everything for yourself!

She has a Christmas in July sale going on now: 10% off of everything!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Nothing But String

You can find some beautiful crocheted items in Nothing But String's shop!

Bracelets, necklaces, hair accessories and more!

I just love the colors! Eye catching!

June's Waldo Contest Winner Is....

The winner of our very first contest is...Rod (with Blockhead Radio).

Congratulations, Rod!!!

Check out

It's a really great site!!!