Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Zwzzy! Your treasury received the most votes in this month's challenge. Thank you to everyone who participated and voted. I hope you all enjoy a holiday party as lovely as the one in this treasury! Peek into Zwzzy's shop in the Rat Spotlight.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Santa Arrives TODAY!!

Santa just called...

He's taken a bit of time out of his busy holiday schedule to ask us to remind you about our Lab Rats Team Christmas Party

Today at 7PM EST in the Etsy Virtual Labs!!

Secret Santa unveiling too...

Happy Holidays!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mosaic Monday

Rhinestone Reconstructed Brooch by hedgehoganandrabbit
ANY COLOR Glitter Kitty Ears by AnEnchantedNotion

How Do You Celebrate Treasury Finalists

Congratulations to our finalists - Zwzzy, HeatherJaneDesign, 
PoppySeedCats, and Rolyzcreations!

Check out all these beauties and then vote for your favorite.

Cranberry Party by Zwzzy

My Christmas by HeatherJaneDesign

LabRats are Getting Ready for Christmas by PoppySeedCats

A Blue and White Holiday Season by Rolyzcreations

Vote for your Favorite Treasury!
Cranberry Party by Zwzzy
My Christmas by HeatherJaneDesign
LabRats Are Getting Ready for Christmas by PoppySeedCats
A Blue and White Holiday Season by Rolyzcreations

pollcode.com free polls

Friday, December 10, 2010

Feature Friday!

Please extend a warm welcome to fellow Lab Rat, Mary of hoganfe

Where can we find you?

Either outback Alaska or Texas

1) Please tell us about yourself, your shop and what brought you to the Etsy community.

Wife, homeschool mom, designer with a fabric addiction.

I started offering my designs on ebay in the boutique community & when I heard about Etsy I ran (yes ran!) over to see this new handmade community - I was instantly at home!

My Etsy teams have been a huge help in learning how to improve my shop & I have made some terrific friends.

2) Walk us through a typical day in your life.

Coffee first :-)

Emails & convos

My fitness workout

Home school throughout the day (after coffee!)

Laundry & housework


Design Time (yay!)

3) Name your top 3:

Books…Historical mysteries


TV…The Mentalist

Web sites…


4.) What are your top 3 shops on Etsy?

Love Waterrose, Polestar & kandiceinwonderland

5.) What projects are you currently working on?

Lots of holiday customs & keeping up with regular orders.
I have been adding a new fabric bin design to my shop weekly - check back often!

6.) What plans to do you have for your shop over the next year (and beyond)?
Keeping my shop stocked with the cutest clutches for bridesmaids sets & adding more adorable fabric bins.

7.) What suggestions/tips would you offer to someone who sells on Etsy? (to a new or established shop)

Join an etsy team & make treasuries in your spare time.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mosaic Monday - Pretty Pastels

Blue Bird Natural Linen Fabric Organizer by hoganfe
Iced Lace Necklace in Vintage Fabric and Silver by itsastitch
Pink Sock Monkey by funkisockmunki
Small Journal by nightowlcraftworks

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Treasury Challenge: How Do You Celebrate?

Purple Bear Feltie Christmas Decoration by SuzyJaneB
For this month's treasury challenge, I want to know how you celebrate the holiday season! Do you transform your home into a winter wonderland? Is it all about finding the perfect gift? Maybe it's the weather or the food that makes the season special. Whatever it is, make a treasury to share the joy! Here are the rules:
  1. Use at least 8 Lab Rat members. You can use our members list in the sidebar.
  2. Include "Treasury Challenge" in the title of your treasury
  3. Tag your treasury with "labratsteam"
  4. Tag your treasury with "labratchallenge"
  5. Tag your treasury with "celebrate" and "holiday"
  6. Link back to this post to encourage others to participate
  7. Leave a comment on this post with a link to your treasury for official entry
  8. Promote & have fun!
Get your entries in by the 11th and we'll pick out the top treasuries to go up for a vote. One lucky winner will be featured in our Rat Spotlight!  A few extra tips to make your treasury front page friendly - include a variety of items with a range of prices, don't include yourself, tag your treasuries, and keep in mind this month's merchandising notes. Head to the Treasury to get started or read up on how to make a treasury first. Either way - make the Lab Rats proud. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday Night Holiday Show Recap

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who came out to participate and support our teammates during this trunk show. I had so much fun hosting and presenting these great offers. I would certainly call our 2nd Annual Holiday Trunk Show a success!

You can check out here the offers from Tuesday. If you missed out tonight, here are the great deals that were presented:

SevenSails offered up 10% off using the code "TrunkSale"

Yarnabees has a Trunk Sale Section set up and marked down for you to shop! She's also offering buy 2 get one free on any of her patterns.

Squier let us know that we can buy 2 ACEOs and get 1 free or spend $50 or more to get a free ACEO. All you have to do is mention Trunk Show and the ACEO you would like free in the message to seller.

EvenAndy was offering 10% off in her shop using "TRUNK"

1022SeaShellAve has a great deal of 50% Off in her Holiday Ornament section already marked down.

MollysMuses has 15% off with the code LabRats for her photography shop.

NightowlCraftworks hopped on cam to share with us their 25% off with the code "SQUEAKSANDHOOTS"

BrieLeGrandFromage had us all drooling over her goodies with 10% off with the code "TRUNK"

ScrapHappieAZ is offering 20% off in both of her shops including PeaPodRay with the code "TRUNK"

Zwzzy has fabulous vintage fashions for you to shop with the code "LABRATS" for 20% Off.

Tree and Sap has 20% off their bath and body products with the code "TRUNK"

AVI Designs is offering us free shipping on her beautiful and intricate jewelry.

4GetMeNotTreasures let's you shop with 20% off using code "LRTRUNK2010"

A few more offers showed up at the end of the night!

Senioritis is offering 20% off until Friday with code "HOWNOWBROWNCOW"

LaAlicia has 10% off purses with the code "TRUNK10"

If you were there and didn't get to present your offer, let us know in the comments below! Again, these offers won't last long. Take advantage while they are still available! Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays.