Monday, November 29, 2010

First Annual Holiday Giveaway!!!

Good Morning Everyone!!!!

Feeling the Holiday spirit.... I am announcing SimpliMandi's first Annual Holiday Giveaway:

Here is the list of the

  • Leave a Comment and receive 1 entry
  • Mention me in your blog, leave a link to it and receive 2 entry's
  • Send me a convo in etsy with a link to your favorite item in my shop and receive 1 final entry
(That is 4x the opportunity to WIN!!!!)

Holiday Giveaway ends on 12/15/2010 and the winner will receive a 35$ gift card to my shop.

*** Giveaway winner will be announced on the 17th of December and if redeemed by the 19th, winner will have their item in time for Christmas!!!



Friday, November 19, 2010

Simply Silver Treasury

I ventured into the treasury world last night with little to no expectation, but came out very satisfies. I had a mental image of what I was thinking and although it was nothing like what I say in my head, I think that I prefer the way that it turned out so much better.

There was a method to my madness of searching through over 1100 pages to find there great items:

step 1: Type in the keywords what I am looking for: "Silver"

Step 2: Go to the last page and search back to front. ( I have found that there are a lot of sellers that have the ability to re-post their entire shop every two hours and the rest of us get lost) so to give the other "starving" artists a chance I found that very successful.

Step 3: Find pictures of images and ideas that represent the same feel and meaning.

Step 4: 1100 pages later and 12 great photos for the world to share with me.

There is not really a way to link the photos here that I know of so... I pasted them and there is the link above...

In my opinion it is front page material, but who knows if it will ever make it there. LOL.

I hope you all enjoy. I will be thinking about doing a BNR/BNS here this next week and I will keep you posted with that.

Thanks Everyone

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Thank you for ending up at my blog

I am Amanda by name and Mandi at heart.  On a normal day... I am just a mom and a "starving" artist. I have a nack for crafts but I have never had the drive to get out there and show it to the World, but here I am...  I've been thinking about starting my own blog for a while, and now I decided to take action.  Excited, Nervous and Anxious with five thousand things on my mind of what to blog about.

I will start with SimpliMandi and my products, and of course about my fellow Etsy sellers. You'll get to read and see pictures of my other creative hobbies and projects, and since I dabble in a few creative areas myself I'm going to present you my shop findings and stylings. I not only want this blog to be a place for me to share my shop, but also a place where I can share other Etsy shops as well.
Just a little bit about me so that you can put an image with a page:
I'm very productive and I can't stand still... I have to have something creative going on all the times and I need to feel like I have accomplished something for my day to come to an end. I love movies, music,  art, design, all kind of handicrafts and spending time video chatting with my best friend as we work on our shop products together. I dream big... "it is my second week and I am already thinking boutique shop for everything handmade"!
I hope that everyone that stops by takes something from me... whether an idea, an inspiration, a piece of my work, or just a smile.
Slainte - aka Cheers! (my new found word)