For the month of December we are giving our blog readers a special discount. 15% off your entire order plus free shipping!!! Just enter DECBLOG in your notes to seller at time of checkout and we will provide you with a refund through paypal. Or let us know what you want beforehand and we will set up a special listing for you. Hope everyone is having a fabulous holiday season so far!
**Remember our rings and hairpins make GREAT stocking stuffers!!!**
I'm letting you in on a little secret early. This Friday, Black Friday, through Cyber Monday we are having a special in our shop! First of all get FREE SHIPPING on everything!!! And if you purchase 2 items you get 1, of equal or lesser value, half off*!!! That can add up to some major savings and we have some great gifts to fill stockings with. Head on over and check us out and be ready to shop this Friday!!! Ella Scott Jewels
*All half off items will be given through a paypal refund.
So today I have reserved the right to brag on two of my seriously TALENTED friends!
First, Kristin of iDoOriginals! We have been friends for almost 8 years and she certainly has a passion for all things wedding...and pretty! She is so creative and has been featured in many publications including the knot Best of Weddings 2009 and now one of her gorgeous parasols is going to be adorning the cover of Belle Magazine for December!! Congratulations Kristin!! I'm sure this is just the first of many magazine covers for you :)
Amanda of Dawn Correspondence is a great graphics artist and one of my new found etsy friends. We actually met at the recent craft fair we both attended and became fast friends. We even are planning some joint creative fabulousness in the future so be sure to tune in later for that! This Sunday some of Amanda's wonderful work is going to be featured in swag bags at the American Music Awards! Seriously, how many artists get to say that celebrities got to take home some of their work at a major event???!!! Congratulations Amanda!! Soon we will be seeing Carrie Underwood with some of your beautiful correspondence and no longer will Hallmark be the only famous card seller! ;)
That's right friends... I Do Originals(an online wedding boutique) is officially 3 years old! It's been a fabulous three years and to celebrate... they are giving away a $100 gift certificate to iDoOriginals.com! This comes in perfect time for the holidays... enter for yourself or gift it to your favorite bride-to-be!
To Enter to win the $100 gift certificate to iDoOriginals.com: (1) Become a follower of iDoOriginals blog(mandatory) (2) Leave a comment telling them your favorite birthday gift you've ever received
For Extra Entries: -post about this giveaway on your blog or favorite wedding message board (leave a separate comment with the link to your post) -add our button to your blog (leave a separate comment to let us know you've done this)
If you do all of the above you can come back to enter once per day! You have until November 30th at 11:00pm EST to enter... good luck!!!
DIY Day - Body Scrub!!! You need only four ingredients to make these moisturizing exfoliants. The base can be made from either Epsom salts or sugar, depending on whether you want a large or fine grain. Color the scrubs with shades that are in keeping with some of the scents you use -- pink with grapefruit, for example, or green with eucalyptus. Makes about 2 1/3 cups.
Tools and Materials 2 cups Epsom salts, organic cane sugar, or regular cane sugar 1 cup oil (Jojoba, Almond, Grapeseed, Olive, Sunflower) 8 drops essential oil(s) 1 drop food coloring Special equipment: glass jars
Directions 1. Stir together Epsom salts or sugar and oil in a bowl, mixing well. 2. Using a dropper, add essential oil, 1 drop at a time. Add food coloring, and stir until color is even throughout. Spoon into glass jars (preferably with a seal). 3. Make and cut out pretty labels, and affix to clean jars. Enjoy!
The kiddos made it into the top 40 but there is still voting to be done! This time it is much easier though. Click on the above button and it will take you to the voting page. Click on #19 on the right side of the page and cast your vote!!! I am not above begging so.....(down on my knees) PLEASE GO :)
Hi Everyone! I entered the kiddos in a multiples Halloween contest http://multiplesandmore.blogspot.com/2009/10/announcement-multiples-and-more.htmland I need everyones help voting for them. They are entry number 75, peanut butter and jelly. If you have a second could you please email your vote to this address firstname.lastname@example.org. Only one vote allowed per email address. Voting is open now through Sunday Nov. 8th at 8pm. Thanks for your help!!! :)
This is the first in a series of how-to's for DIY holiday gifts! With the holidays fast approaching many of us are feeling the strain of the economy and trying to figure out more economical alternatives to gift giving. These options will not only allow you to save money but also give someone a personal gift that you will be proud to say you did on your own. So without further ado our first DIY project is Felted Soap!
Pull, don't cut, tufts of wool fiber from your batting or roving. Spread them out in several thin, crisscrossing layers about twice as large as your bar of soap. (Oval or round soaps work best.)
Wrap the bar with the wool layers so that it's entirely covered. Add a stripe in a contrasting color, if desired.
To keep the wool in place, put the wrapped bar in the toe of a pair of pantyhose.
Dip the wrapped bar into a bowl of hot water.
Gently pat the wool all over the bar. When suds start appearing, remove the bar from the hose.
Continue to gently pat and squeeze the wool over the bar. Dip it in the hot water when it gets too sudsy.
To see if the wool is completely felted, try the pinch test: if the fibers easily separate from the bar of soap, it's not done. When the felt feels solid, rinse the bar in cold water, squeeze it in a towel, and set it aside. The wool will shrink up a bit more as it dries.
Now if you aren't adventurous enough to try this project or you just like to buy from some fabulous artisans than may we suggest a few of our favorite etsians!
Some of our new earrings... the first collage is so new it hasn't even been listed yet! Just a little preview for our fabulous readers! Still to come necklaces. Check out the shop, we are at 100 listings and aren't even done yet. :)
Just listed....Hairpins!! Come in sets of two and three. Perfect for the young or the young at heart! These sweet little bobbies are the perfect addition to any wardrobe. Perfect for holding those in transition bangs back or to breathe a little life back into an old standby outfit.
Meet our newest additions...RINGS! I spent the last two days photographing, editing and listing these guys and I am glad to say that is done and I even sold two of them already! :) Here are a few of my favorites, but you can view them all in my shop.
These are a few pictures from my first craft fair (please excuse the lighting...it was in a gym). I had a great time and I feel like my first craft fair was a pretty big success. Hopefully next time I go to a craft fair it will be Amanda and I from Dawn Correspondenceputting together a table.
But so worth it!!! I had the pleasure of being included in the Steward School Spartafest Bazaar the last three days and I had a wonderful time. Sales were good, especially for a first timer. I did come home with a good bit of inventory that I will keep me busy for the next week photographing. I also met some very fabulous people this weekend including my new wonderful friend Amanda from Dawn Correspondence. Amanda and her mom, Rhonda, kept me entertained for the three days and I am so glad I made such a wonderful new business connection and friend. I am hoping that in the future there will be some collaborating going on between us. :) Well, I am beat and ready for bed. I will be sure to post some pictures of the booth as well as some pictures of the new items including....rings and sweet hairpins!!! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
I got lots and lots of Happy Birthday wishes this weekend and I wanted to thank everyone for them. I also got a WONDERFUL birthday surprise...I'm going to be an aunt again!!!!! :) I can't wait to meet my wonderful niece or nephew come June! Congratulations Jason and Jenny!!!
It's almost been a year now since we have been in business and we are loving every minute of it, thanks to all of our wonderful customers! So to celebrate the big day we are going to giveaway a $31 gift certificate this month! Yes, I said $31, that is not a typo. Not only is our 1 year anniversary coming up on the 8th but my birthday is on the 9th and you guessed it...I will be 31! So what would be more fitting than a $31 gift certificate. :)
So now the details on how to win! *First go visit our shop on etsy, Ella Scott Jewels, and either tell us your favorite item in our shop OR tell us what you would like to see in it, this is mandatory. Please be sure to leave some sort of contact information when you are leaving your comment so we can contact you.
*For a second entry follow our blog and leave us a comment letting us know.
*For a third entry blog or tweet about our giveaway and leave a link showing us you did so.
*This giveaway will end at midnight EST on October 14th. Best of luck to everyone and thanks for making our first year so FABULOUS!!
(Fine print - Gift Certificate comes in the form of a credit(this is the easiest solution with etsy). Once you have decided on the item(s) you would like contact us and we will make a special listing just for you and give you instructions on what to do from there. Gift Certificate expires October 31, 2010. )
Or know someone who is you must check out this giveaway by Ma Joie Press! It is for...get this...free letter press wedding invitations!!! These are absolutely gorgeous and worth $700! Go check it out now, if I was getting married I certainly wouldn't pass up this fabulous chance :) Hurry though this giveaway ends 10/05
And very far behind. So sorry for the hiatus but I have a 3-day craft bazaar coming up quickly and I have been busy cranking out inventory. October is sure to be an exciting month though with Ella Scott Jewels one year anniversary coming up, my birthday and the craft bazaar. Stay tuned for a fabulous giveaway to celebrate!
In honor of the Grand Opening of their new sister site,iDoPaper.comI Do Originalsthought it would be fun to offer a monogram giveaway! The winner will be able to select any 5 standard monograms from their Monogram pages to be personalized with your names/initials, wedding date, and wedding colors. You can enter up to 3 times. Here are the rules:
1) Leave a commenton their blogand tell us your fave design from iDoPaper.com and be entered once.
2) Become a follower of their blogand be entered twice. Leave a separate comment to let them know you're following.
3) Blog or tweet about this giveaway and be entered three times. Be sure to leave a third comment with the link to your post.
(Giveaway will close Friday, August 28th at 11pm EST. Please be sure to leave each entry in a separate comment so that all entries can be counted. A winner will be selected by random.org and will be announced on Monday, August 31st.)
We are excited to announce that our friends at I Do Paper are open for business! Offering custom designed programs that will reflect the bride and groom's unique style where the quality and price just can't be beat! To start things off with a bang, for the first month they will be offering their customers 35% off your entire order! Just enter IDP35 as the coupon code on the order form! Don't forget to visit them at www.idopaper.com and be sure to spread the word!
I'm a stay-at-home mom of four year old twins, and wife of a wonderful military man, trying to make a little bit of extra money doing what I love. Check out my etsy shop at www.ellascottjewels.etsy.com