Tuesday, June 21, 2011

$15 gift cetificate giveaway!

In celebration of my new Featured Zibbeter article, I'm going to give a $15 gift certificate to one of my lucky blog followers.

Here is how you get the prize:

1. Follow my blog. Super duper easy as tuffaha pie. Just click on the follow button in the lower right hand side.
2. Leave a comment on this blog post so I know that you follow my blog. You can say hi, leave your pet's name or rant about that neighbor who won't return your saw. Doesn't matter, I just need you to leave a comment so I know you’d like to get $15 randomly.
3. I will pick a comment using random.org.
4. You will get $15 to use in my Zibbet shop.
5. You do the happy Tabbouleh dance, (this is optional).

I'll pick someone on June 30th. In the meantime enjoy these beautiful flowers that just bloomed in my garden. And yes, they smell as good as they look.


Tawny said...
Oooh I'm a follower! And I love all the stuff in your shop.

Congrats on being the featured Zibbiter! :D

Cheers from Winnipeg!
hannahsgems said...
Great interview!
Em's Blog said...
ooo, fun! I love giveaways, and I've got my eye on an arab animal poster.
Abracadebra Designs said...
Hey Kay, Congrats on being the featured Zibbeter. You deserve it. your shop looks great and you are a super member of the community.
Sunfire said...
What a fun and easy way to do a giveaway. Count me in!
StampnMichelle said...
What a great marketing concept as well as giving people an incentive to look at your blog and get to become aware of your products, you also give something away and who doesn't like that. As for those Asisatic liliums, I love them but am highly allergic to their pollens. The closest I can get to them is to make paper ones such as is on one of my explosion boxes
Naturally Nickel Free said...
Hi neighbor - great blog!
Blooms And Bugs said...
I'm a follower!
Love those flowers from your garden.
Garden Gate Botanicals said...
Hello, I'm a follower. Congrats on the feature article; I enjoyed getting to know you. Wonderful giveaway idea.
just ask mary said...
Welcome to the group. I'm following you and would love you to follow me to. This is a great group!

Finding Charm said...
I'm following your blog thru Google and FB Networked.
Thank you for the opp
Deni said...
I am a blog follower!! Glad to have you with us at Blog Advertising on Facebook!
Deni Breitenbach
BreitWerk - on FB and Zibbet!
Deni said...
Oh, and I am working on that dance!! That was totally FUNNY!!
Raige Creations said...
following now too!
handmadefuzzy said...
very cool!!
Koloud 'Kay' Tarapolsi said...
Thanks everyone for entering the contest. The winner (according to Random.com) is entry #7!

Congrads to Naturally Nickel Free! I'll email you about the details :)
Naturally Nickel Free said...
Fabulous - I never win anything! Thanks so much, and now I must go about shopping, and also learning the happy Tabbouleh dance!

Monday, June 20, 2011

I am the Featured Zibbeter – ACraftyArab

I just learned that I am the Featured Zibbeter this week over on Zibbet's blog.
Featured Zibbeter – ACraftyArab
What an honor. It's so nice to be showcased as an Arab artist.

I have spent so much time trying to get Etsy to add Eid, it is a relief to see a handmade site that recognizes diversity.

Shukran (Arabic for thank you) to the owners of Zibbet for featuring A Crafty Arab shop.
Featured Zibbeter – ACraftyArab

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

PIFs in my shop

I'm part of a community of Zibbet sellers that are selling items for only $1 with free shipping. If you are not a Zibbet Seller: PIF or "pay it forward" is a random act of kindness where the recipient instead of doing a good deed to the person who "deeded" them, passes the kind gesture onto someone else. I currently have several PIFs in my shop. You should check them out and feel free to buy them!
PIFs on A Crafty Arab's Zibbet shop.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What's in my Z Box

Recently I ordered a Z Box from Zibbet. I had seen a YouTube video about it and thought, what the heck, maybe I'll get some birthday presents for some friends. My box just arrived and I was shocked at how well stocked it was!

Check out all my goodies:
Crystal beads from BaubleBin
Keychain by breathofthedragon
Flower garden tea candle from C'estSoy
Polymer Clay Earrings from Daresab
Knitted miniature Keychain by handmadefuzzy
Wine charms from itsmythingdesigns
Wine charms by littlewishes
Earring and Necklace set from JujuBeeJewelryDesigns
Photograph Print from NicolesVisions
Bracelet by RebeccasJewelry
Dry Facial Mask Sample from RWestDesigns
Gumpaste Yellow Flower from Sweetsonwheels
Organic Cotton Face Scrubbie by ThoughtfulGems
Beaded Earrings from tiflogifts
Fresh Linen Sachet by TinCanQuilter
Earrings from XquisitelyLadyM

I highly recommend you buy a Z box today!
Many of the items came with coupons to purchase more items from those shops. Plus there were coupons from other shops on Zibbet too!


XquisitebyLadyM said...
I am SO happy you love the Z Box!! I love participating in that and I adore hearing all the stories from people who have purchased them. It always makes me feel like someone's opened up a very special gift and absolutely makes my day!

Sunfire said...
Glad to know you decided to get one. Even I am amazed at the myriad of things that show up in these. Thanks for sharing with the rest of the world :)
It's My Thing! Designs said...
Great Blog!
Thanks for sharing your joy and excitement over the awesome products and coupons you have received in your Sample ZBox. It is such an extreme bargain for what you get. Thanks, also, for sharing the shops of all these super talented people. I am glad to be included in this group!

Wanitta :D
Rebecca said...
Oh wow!! SO happy you are enjoying your Z Box! Thank you for this review! The artists in Z Box work very hard to provide great samples of their work, so that people can get an up close look at their work before they buy! How awesome is that? ALSO you get MANY offers/coupons from awesome Zibbet shops!
Thank you again!!
Herbs 'n' Chocolate said...
I'm happy you are enjoying your Zbox Kay.. its always great to hear form buyers what they think. I love being a part of Zbox & love hearing how everyone likes what they get in their box!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Punk Rock Flea Market 2011

This is my third year vending at the Punk Rock Flea Market and it just keeps getting better and better. This year started with an email from the PRFM awesomest organizer, Josh Okrent, who does such a great job getting everyone taken care of for the event. I applied right away since this is one of my favorite shows of the year. To help keep table fees down, and have someone watch your stuff when you go to the bathroom, I again asked around for a table mate. I was fortunete enough to find Lori who makes jewelry, knits and prints. Her work was really gorgeous and very high quality.

It turned out to be a beautiful day with blue skies and a high in the mid 70s, which is shocking considering that it's been wet and miserable all week long. The first year I vended, I was inside right next to the stairs, but the last two years, I’ve asked to be outside. I don’t own a canopy and always take my chances that there will be no rain for the day.

I had friends visit: Roz with her doggie that smelled good from an earlier bath, my brother from a different mother, Sean came with his friend Casey, who brought me my favorite soap and Rebecca came by with her family and shared some good sounding laughs over cards. Oh, there was music too! Tuba players with a Russian band, a sweet sounding mbira player that wandered the aisles and bluegrass ballads from a soulful banjo. And what PRFM isn't complete without the smells of food? We had ice cream, Kimchee, rice and beans, hot dogs, cupcakes and hamburgers to temp our taste buds.

What a sweet way to start (to me) the first official craft show of the season. Hope you can come out next year!