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Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Scorpio!

Born between October 23 and November 21, Scorpio is symbolized by the scorpion and are considered to be the most mysterious individuals in the Zodiac.

Fire Engine Red Scorpion on Black Bow Hair Clip by drellajones Scorpios have a burning passion about everything they do in life. They are extremely determined, ambitious and persistent. They are always quick in decision-making and tend to gather wealth. Scorpions are usually known for making money and hiding it. They are quite conservative about spending the money.

See a Penny Necklace by NinaGibsonDesigns Scorpios will remember every small gesture of kindness and love and repay it. On the other hand, they will never forget a misdoing and have a revengeful nature. One should note that a Scorpio never forgives and forgets!

Mad Bunnies Two Sided Mug by MaidofClay

An Elephant Never Forgets Card by cbsorci

A Scorpio can be a loving and passionate partner. They are extremely devoted and loyal however, they are also known for jealousy and possessiveness.

Cherry Blossoms Cute Couple by Nidhi Famous Scorpios include Leonardo DiCaprio, Goldie Hawn, Demi Moore, Ted Turner, Keith Urban and Mickey Mouse. This is our 10th post in a series of Astrological signs by SophienMe

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Treasury Challenge #2: Winner Spotlight

Our Treasury Challenges are picking up some steam! The second challenge centered around Autumn Weddings...a super hot trend on etsy right now! There were so many super amazing treasuries that people found it hard to choose a hard in fact that we ended up with a three-way tie! So lets take a peek at those treasuries!

Our runners-up had some pretty fabulous stuff sure to check theirs out :)
NouveauTique - Falling in Love Forever
Local Colorist - Marry In Blue
Sophienme - Under The Oak Tree

Our next treasury challenge is another hot etsy trend for Fall....Woodland, Forest, Nature. Come read the official Entry thread for all the details.

Each treasury must feature an item from each of last months winners (plus one more CCCoE member). Look at all the gorgeous stuff you can choose from!

There's this cuteness from MaidOfClay:

Or how about this beauty for OceanAvenueSilks?

There's more wonderful items to choose from in NaniOriginals shop:

Have fun with this and be sure to click, comment and share all the members treasuries!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Style Trend: A Pile of Leaves

When you think of iconic symbols for autumn, fall leaves are probably one of the most automatic things that come to mind. This season, leaf patterned items are popping up in unexpected, less-traditional ways, and celebrities are embracing the trend. Just take a look:
*Photos via Google Images*
As always, I like to sprinkle trends into my existing wardrobe of basics mostly via accessories, or just a few bold statement pieces. I especially love the supercomfy, modern-gray leaf print shirt, chunky gold and leather cuff bracelet, and delicate dangle hoop earrings shown below. All items in the treasury are from CCCOE Team members:
For more girly-girl goodness, visit me at: PuppyLovePreschool "Land of Little, Lovely Delightfullish Things"

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Treasury Challenge- Who Won September and How you Can Win in October

The first California Crafters Club of Etsy Treasury Challenge for September kicked us off in high gear. We had all kinds of treasuries on the theme of "Halloween". Some of us went for the cute and autumnal themes, some of us kept it classy and elegant and others went for dark and "Spoooooooky" our stunning, winning treasury from SandySimone!

Our runners-up had some gorgeous treasuries too...take a peek and see if you can't find something to liven up your Halloween. DuettaDesigns offered up "Night of The Raven", an elegant and dark treasury. PuppyLovePrincess gave us party-ready goodies in her "Ghostly Gala" treasury.

October has us getting ready for Autumn and our theme is a super hot trend on etsy right now: Autumn Weddings! Come read the official Entry thread for all the details. Treasuries must be made Thursday 10/6/11 - Thursday 10/13/11. So get out there and make a beautiful treasury fitting the theme, use four members of the CCCoE team and an item from our September winner SandySimone, tag it with "3coe2" and then post a link to your treasury in this thread. Be sure to spread it across the social network...Twitter, Facebook, blogs, Pinterest, Kaboodle...whatever your favorite spot on the web is.

Each treasury must feature an item from last months winner....SandySimone (click her name to go to her shop). She has some real beauties to choose from these lush, gorgeous carnelian earrings....perfect for autumn:

 Or how about some adorable stacking rings?

Be sure to check out SandySimone Jewelry on Facebook  and give it a "like". She does amazing work and you can see more of it there!

The winner for our second challenge will be announced in next weeks chat. The winner gets a guaranteed spot in ALL of the treasuries for the next challenge & a feature on this here team blog. Members will select what item they will use out of the winners shop for the next challenge.
2nd & 3rd place honorable mentions will also be included in the blog feature.

Have fun with this and be sure to click, comment and share all the members treasuries :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Infinity Scarves

Scarves are very versatile accessories. They can dress up an outfit. They can add a layer of warmth. And they can show off your personal style.

Most scarves are made with long strips of some kind of fabric. These are open on the ends. But there is a style of scarf where those ends are connected, giving you a tube. These are infinity scarves.

They can be warm...

(Like these from Chewsy By Design and Simpletruths.)  

Or fine...  

(Like these from Murielle Knitwear and Ardent Reverie.)

Or textured...  
(Like these from It's me, Mary and Button Tree.)

Or something that makes a statement...

(Like these from Nikifashion and foothill fibers n' photo.)

Whatever they are, they are not your typical scarf.  

This post contributed by Liz from Zizi Rho Designs, who was cold today and who kind of wished she had worn a scarf.