Thursday, June 5, 2008

♥Simply Sentimental - Custom Creations by Sydnei♥

Etsy Feature: ♥Simply Sentimental - Custom Creations by Sydnei♥

Shop Name: Simply Sentimental

What do you make? I create handmade greeting cards and scrapbook paper piecings...Coming this summer Felt scrapbooking embellishments.

How did you first pick up your craft? I first started scrapbooking and then decided to try my hand and card making and soon realized that card making was my calling. I still scrapbook every now and then for people on the side but I'm sorry to say my own scrapbooks haven't been touched in several years.

What are you inspired by? I get most of my patterns from clip art and my boys coloring book pages. My boys both know that when they get a new coloring book that Mommy gets to look through it first to see if there's anything in there I can use.

Tell me about yourself: Not much to tell, I'm a SAHM/WAHM to two wonderful but WILD little boys. Kaden will be 6 in July and Kase will be 3 in October. I've been married to my hubby for going on 11 years now. He works 60+ hours a week so that I have the opportunity to stay at home with our boys. My boys keep me very very busy throughout the day but I do get a chance here and there to play with my paper. I so most of my work on the wee hours of the morning before the sun has even thought about coming up. I also am the fingers behind Simply Sentimental The Blog. When I first decided to do a blog it was going to be about me, my family and my shop but soon realized that I was too boring to fill up a week's worth of blogging so I decided to change my focus and feature other great Etsy Shops and throw in some of my work here and there. I treat my blog just like another business and really enjoy working on it daily. Well that's about it for me.

Other etsy shops you love: Well I have tons of favorites it's hard to just pick a few but I love Weakness. She has the BEST shop labels and I can't seem to get enough of them.

Advice for fellow artists/crafters? My only advice is to keep enjoying what you create because the minute you stop enjoying your work it shows. I LOVE creating greeting cards and scrapbooking embellishments. I always enjoy people sending me emails about how great their scrapbooking pages look with my embellishments or how their friend just loved the card they sent them from my shop. Comments like that always put a smile on my face.


♥GIVEAWAY♥

This weeks giveaway is just fabulous. As as avid scrapbooker, paper crafter, and fan of Simply Sentimental, I am thrilled to be able to offer all of you such an amazing prize!!

Sydnei has graciously offered the wonderfully sweet 3 Flip Flop Summer Handmade Greeting Cards Set from her etsy shop to one lucky reader of this blog! And just in time for the start of summer too!!

How to enter:: RUN, dont walk, on over to Simply Sentimental and leave a comment here stating your favorite item from this spectauclar shop! I guarentee that you'll have a hard time picking out your favorite because Sydnei's pieces are so unique and sweet!!

Standard Rules apply ---> You must leave a way for me to get ahold of you in case you win! On Wednesday 06/11/08 I'll announce the winner provided at least 10 people have entered this giveaway!..... what are you waiting for??? Go and check out the amazing goodies at Simply Sentimental!!!

75 comments:

peg42 said...

What talent! These cards are just so beautiful. I love the Survival Pack the best. This way you get a little something for most occassions. Thanks so much for offering this giveaway and plese enter me. I really love these cards. Thanks.

Rita M said...

Each one more adorable than the next, but my favorite were the Dragonfly note cards.

louiseb130 said...

I love Dragonflies!

agordon10 said...

I like the Silhouette Palm Trees DREAM Handmade Greeting Card

idahomom said...

Koalas with attitude is very cute.

Thanks for the chance.

CurlyfrySC's Collage said...

I didn't have to go too far. Koala's are my favorite animal (as are Penguin's).

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12241352

bev1132 said...

palm tree dreams

Anonymous said...

BIG Dalmation Paper Piecing was cute along with the survival kit.

platt
neneelynn@yahoo.com

pinkeareddog said...

I like the summer popsicle card. Makes me thirsty. :) Thanks, these are very pretty.

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mannequin said...

I like the Bird On Branch Silhouette Card. Such detail, very lovely work!

ElegantSnobbery said...

OMG, I love her shop. It is one of the ones that you want to heart over and over and over again!!! I love her little mushrooms Hello card!!

Bunny B said...

Adorable! I love the Sweet Summer Deal Sale 3 Birthday Themed Handmade Greeting Cards!! Thank you for the chance :)


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Anonymous said...

Love the flip flop note cards. Would be pretty to send to a friend. I also like the Poppin in to Say Hi handmade greeting card.
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mar said...

My favorite is the Sweet Summer Deal - set of homemade birthday cards

Meredith said...

I like the Dragonfly,Just a Note cards. Tres classy and fun!

rosabarto said...
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rosabarto said...

I like the sea horses.Very cute designs

Melba said...

I like the palm trees. I would love to live on an island with palm trees all around.

poppafarmer said...

such cute cards

mogrill said...

The Dragonflies are my favorite!

D. said...

I'm a volunteer on a Whale Survey Team so the "Have a Whale of a Day Card" sure looks great to me!

courtneystoffel said...

These are amazing! Beautiful work. It's so hard to choose because they are all great but I LOVE the Cherry Hello Handmade Greeting Card because I collect cherry items.

M.A. said...

Aim for the Stars is a lovely card.

David Dutton said...

Wow....did you design your website?

The layout is awesome.Very friendly.

I am blown away at how creative you are. Very cool talent to have and still be able to raise a family too! :-)

Dave
Home Based Greeting Card Business

Tonya said...

I love the Poppin' By To Say Hi card and the fish note card.

bison61 said...

I like the Sweet Little BUGS Paper Piecings

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Kari said...

Thank you for offering us these, you have great talent, they are so pretty!!

miriama said...

Aim for the Stars Handmade Greeting Cards are so adorable!

gkstratos said...

What fun designs. My favorite is the Cherry Hello Handmade Card.
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Megan B. said...

All of these are beautiful! I think my favorite were the Sweet and Simple Personal Note Card, just so beautiful! Thanks for a great contest!

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Missy said...

I love this Etsy shop! Fun stuff! My favorite is the 3 Mushroom Paper Piecings. Thanks for sharing this shop with us!

paul profitt said...

I just found your blog and love it.
Look forward to reading more.
I love it!!!! Thank you very much!
http://www.papercraft-ideas.com

yellowlabs said...

I loved them all, but my favorite was the FISH Just a little Note Handmade Greeting Card!

Erica G said...

I like the STORK Paper Piecing for Scrapbooking.

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Roxy said...

I love the cool suns with shades

hockiemack at hotmail.com

nor_lou said...

9 Piece Feeling FRUITY Paper Piecings for Scrapbooks, Card Making and Other Paper Art

mich0825 said...

My favorite is the survival pack- it's absolutely practical :)

Joanne said...

I'm an Aussie so I'd have to say that Koalas with attitudes would be my favorite!! But I do lovely the idea of the Survival Pack - everyone would love to recieve such beautiful cards. What a nice giveaway!

littlelatina said...

My very favorites are the "you are berry kind" and the "Pop by to say hi"

Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm not original but I love the flip flops. the world is crazy for flip flops.

ThreadBeaur said...

Beautiful cards, and a great etsy shop! Etsy is the best place to find handmade things! Thanks for posting this contest!

jassmg2024 said...

I love the "May your Day be filled with Sunshine" card

blueviolet said...

I love the mini flower paper piecings. I can think of so many ways to use that on my scrapbook pages. There is so much cuteness going on at Simply Sentimental!
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pintolinda said...

I like Dragonfly Just a Note. All of the cards are so sweet...it is hard to choose.

matternu said...

So many cute and beautiful items on your site, you are very talented and busy mom!!Keep up the wonderful work and I love the Dragonfly Note cards, too cute!!

Pat Connors said...

The Dragonfly card.

Risanjax@metrocast.net

Thanks.

TheAngelForever said...

The Poppin by to say hi card is a second favorite to the flip-flops.

Gorgeous items in another fun Etsy shop. Thanks for the giveaway!

the_angel_forever at yahoo dot com

windycindy said...

Hi, Hello Sydnei....I love the "Little Bird Hello" Handmade Greeting Card. The "Flip-Flop cards are also adorable. My older sister loves flip-flops, that is the only shoe she wears until her feet get so cold that she can't stand it. I would love to surprise her with a card. Please enter me in you giveaway. Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Suzie G. said...

Wow, I did have a hard time choosing. I think my favorite is the monkey with the bananas.

Jessica said...

All the cards are super cute, but my favorite are the Bird on Branch Silhouette Cards.

~Jessica
jquarry27@aol.com

jaydonco1 said...

Flip Flop Notecards would be great for the summer!

jaydonco1 (at) aol (dot) com

quitecontrary1977 said...

i would love the drgonflies for a friend of mine whose nickname and fave creature is the dragon fly.

Sumrgrl said...

I love giving cards. My name being Summer I give out cute cards to celebrate every new summer. Thats why I love the flip flops, just right for Summer. :)

Anonymous said...

Aim For The Stars Card

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judybrittle said...

i think the sweet little bugs are just darling.

K.Cleaver said...

These are really cute! My favorite would be the Survival Pack. There is nothing worse then needing a card "right now" and having to spend $5 in gas just to run to the store to buy one.

These would be great to have on hand!

Anonymous said...

love them all oh my goodness WONDERFUL.....

Susan W said...

I like the sea horses.Very cute designs.
Thanks so much!

- Marybeth I. said...

- Love the Survival Pack of Handmade Greeting Cards.....20 Total. I love going to Etsy - so many cute things... Thanks for the giveaway

Jinxy & Me said...

I love the Bird On Branch Silhouette Card. It's so pretty!

ldrnc2000 said...

Great items, but I love the MONKEY and Bananas Paper Piecings! Mr Monkey cracks me up!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

bndraldy said...

The Survival Pack of Handmade Greeting Cards has my vote for the favorite item. The name says it all! Thank you for such a thoughtful giveaway.

aharris007 said...

I LOVE the aim for the stars , but the Survival pack of 20 cards is also at the top of my list!! these are so cute, I bookmarked their page, I will defintly be back!!!

ladypawnbroker said...

I really like the Aim for the Stars Handmade Greeting Card! With all the college and High School grads this would be a great card to send with encouragement and money!

lilyk said...

I love the Koalas with ATTITUDES Paper Piecings!

purango said...

My favorite is the DRAGONFLY Just a Note Handmade Greeting Card. garrettsambo@aol.com

Jean said...

The Survival Pack of Handmade Greeting Cards look really nice. Thanks!

klp1965 said...

i love the Ladybug FLUFFLES Hello Handmade Greeting Card :)

masonsgranny59 said...

I heart the fish note card.:)

Tammy said...

Love the Happy Anniversary Love Birds Handmade Greeting Card - just beautiful!

kaylee8 said...

I love the You are So Berry Kind cards! Berry cute!

Zipporah said...

Ilove the Simply Sentimental note cards.

jennem said...

I like the MONKEY and Bananas Paper Piecings. Too cute!

Demetra said...

Love the chocolate chip cookie card - how cute!!!

Heather said...

Oh, you're right. Tough choice! I'm having a dragonfly moment, so I'm picking the Dragonfly Just a Note cards. Love all the colors and witty cards. Fun.