Friday Favorites Linky Party – Week 350 – w/ Christmas Ornament Giveaway

Hello everyone! Welcome to a special edition of Friday Favorites.  This week we are celebrating linky party #350.  That is a lot of link ups!  I want to thank everyone who stops by and links up with us each week (and anyone who just stops by to check out the features and shared posts).  I know that many of you have been linking up here for a long time, and I definitely appreciate it!

To celebrate 350 weeks and as a special Christmas treat, I am offering a giveaway from my Etsy shop.  I’m also offering 10% off this weekend with coupon code: MERRYCHRISTMAS.

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Please support and follow our lovely blog party hostesses:

Jerri at Simply Sweet HomeTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst

Christine at Light and SavvyTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst

Jen at Creatively HomemadeTwitter | G+ | Pin

Dawn at LeroyLimeTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst | BL

Maisy at Becoming AliceFB | G+ | Pin

Sheree at Stage PresentsTwitter | FB | Pin | Inst | Inst

Lisa at Condo BluesTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst

Amy at A Day of Small ThingsPin

Penny at Penny’s PassionTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst

Kelly at Under a Texas SkyTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst | BL

If you are featured this week, be sure and grab a featured button for your blog!

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You can show your love for this week’s favorites by going over and commenting on the posts and by pinning or sharing!

And if you love all of this week’s favorites, please pin, share, and invite your friends to this week’s linky party! [Read more…]

Hand Stamped Jewelry & Christmas Ornaments + Small Business Saturday


Today is Small Business Saturday!  Across the country people are supporting small business by shopping small!  I’m happy to call myself a small business owner; apart from my blog and content services, I also have an Etsy shop.  It feels good to be able to do something creative and use my talents to make money for my family, and I’m so thankful for the opportunity that I have a to a work from home mom! [Read more…]

Hand Stamped Ornaments and Jewelry + MY Black Friday Deals

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As many of you know, my other “gig” beyond this blog is my Etsy shop, where I sell hand stamped jewelry and ornaments.  It’s truly a “mom and pop shop,” as my husband and I work on the business together, from coming up with design ideas to manufacturing the products.

Our main product lines include: Name/Word/Quote Jewelry, Team Spirit Jewelry, and Christmas Ornaments.  And we, of course, offer personalized and custom items.

Currently we carry 2 different disc sizes in shiny aluminum, which will never rust or tarnish, and we’ve also recently added a few products featuring washers and brass discs.  And we have a huge mix of charms and beads to make anything you like! [Read more…]

Back to School Jewelry Specials and New Ornaments for 2014


Back to school season is in full swing!  I’m celebrating Back to School at my shop by adding some new items.   Today I’m sharing what’s new and what’s coming up in my shop, and at the end of today’s post I’ve got a couple of coupon codes for you. [Read more…]

Holiday Shopping: Jewelry & Ornaments at Simply Sweet Creations

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As you may have noticed, I’m gearing up for the holiday season here at my blog.  And I’m also excited and looking forward to a great holiday season over at my Etsy shop.  I have a lot of great selections in pendants and hand stamped jewelry, including a new line of sports jewelry which you can get personalized with your team name and colors.  And as always, I have a great assortment of name necklaces and couples jewelry. [Read more…]

Simply Sweet Creations Spring Jewelry Line with New Supplies from Wholeport


I’m way over due to add items to my shop!  I’m currently in the process of making new jewelry for spring and Mother’s Day.  For my newest jewelry lines, I’m getting a little help from WholePort.  They are a site that sells an wonderful array of craft supplies, from scrapbook paper to fabric, and even baking supplies! [Read more…]

Simply Sweet Creations Valentine Jewelry Showcase

It’s been a while since I’ve showcased some items from my shop . Recently I’ve added several Valentine’s Day items, so it seems like the perfect time to do so!

Don’t forget to enter the code: BEMINE15 at checkout to get 15% off!

I just made this charm bracelet a couple of days ago. It’s my favorite thing that I’ve made in a while! 

And my husband says that this necklace is his favorite thing that I’ve made.  I only wish I had one of those necklace display things, so I could show it off better. (That’ll definitely be a purchase in the future, but until then, you’ll just have to take my word that it looks really cute on!)

And of course, I had to include some earrings

And another pair of earrings

And these aren’t necessarily a Valentine’s piece. (Although I think they’d be a great gift!)  I previously shared my Encircled Bird Necklace.  And I finally got around to listing the matching earrings.

And then I  just added my Love Bird Flying Free Earrings, which also have a separate, matching necklace

I also relisted a few items that I made last year that would be great Valentine’s:

I’m linking up at Tidy Mom and these parties.

Guest Post and Giveaway for A Crafty Creative Christmas


This week I’m participating in A Crafty Creative Christmas over at Me Making Do, and I’m excited to not only be guest posting but also to be sponsoring a giveaway!

For my guest posting I’m sharing a tutorial on how to make these Christmas Pillow Boxes!

And I’m also giving away a pair of my 3-Bead Earrings! (Winner chooses color!!)  Go here to enter!


I’m linking up at Tidy Mom and these parties.

Simply Sweet Creations Giveaway at Truly Lovely

I’ve been so busy working on this week’s Shelf Reliance party that I haven’t had a chance to post about the giveaway I’m sponsoring at Truly Lovely (aside from the note last Friday).
I am giving away my Love Magenta Earring Set, which includes 3 pairs: two fishhook style and one pair of hoops.
There’s a low number of entries right now, so please go enter!
PS – I’m planning to do more giveaways for my jewelry shop this year. If you’d like for me to consider your blog for a giveaway, please send me an email.


March’s Jewelry Showcase

At the beginning of the year I had planned to do a jewelry showcase on the first Wednesday of each month, but I had to do a little rearranging for March because I wanted to share my St. Patty’s wreath at the beginning of the month, and to be honest, I wanted to share new spring items this month, and I never got the chance to make them in February.  So here we are! 
For this month’s showcase, I’m sharing my 3 newest pieces.  These are actually a set, but I’ve listed them separately in my shop.  Each piece features glass cat’s eye beads and pewter charms which are shaped like little branches with leaves and resemble bamboo.  And if you like earthy tones for spring, than you’ll love these!
Also, I just added a new coupon code for my readers.  Just enter: LOVESPRING15 at checkout to get 15% off your purchases!
I’m going to start today with the last piece that I made in the set- the earrings.  I actually had no intention of making earrings to match the necklace, but after I had the necklace and bracelet done, I thought I might as well use some of the charms I had left over to make some earrings. And I’m glad I did, because I actually kind of like the earrings the best!

I just started making earrings in this style, and I really love them.  I usually wear smaller earrings myself, so these are little bigger than what I’m used too without being too big or heavy, if you know what I mean.  And they dangle about an inch and half from the ear.

Next we have the bracelet.  I just love making bracelets, and after making the necklace, I simply had to make the matching bracelet.  It’s a little more simple than the necklace and earrings, but just as cute.  And it measures 7 inches in length, but I can add an extender chain to it for anyone that wants a bigger size, and I’ll add it free of charge. 

And finally we have the necklace.  I was so thrilled with how this turned out.  The necklace measures 20 inches around and will go up to 22 inches with the extender change, and then the cluster of beads and charms in 3 inches long. 
My only regret is that the photos just don’t do the piece justice.  I tried of variety of angles and positions, but I just wasn’t 100% happy with anything.  But hopefully people will see the beauty.  What do you think?
Please visit Simply Sweet Creations to see more of my spring items.