Wednesday, November 25, 2009

CIC Team Treasury!

Another CIC Team treasury!

Thanks to HiddenTreasure for this gorgeous rainbow of handmade items!

You can view the treasury by clicking on the image below ... until it expires, of course!

Treasury expires on Friday 12/27/09 at 4:40am EST.

Member Spotlight: BNdesign

Name: Bianca
Age: 26
Shop:  BNdesign -

What kind of things do you make?
Mostly jewelry but also ACEO's. Most items are one of a kind, very colorful en made with all sorts of materials from all over the world.

How long have you been doing your craft?

Making jewerly for a few years now. That is making a much as I do now. But I have been creative since birth. When normal children went to football or some other sport I went to drawinglessons and pottery/ ceramics lessons.

When did you start selling & what inspired you to start selling?
2006. I graduated from Art Academy, I am an illustrative designer, and suddenly I spend more and more time making jewelry. So much that I had a big box full. I could never wear it all (or give it all alway) so I decided to try and sell it :)

Is this your full time job?
Unfortunately no. I hope someday! But at the moment I am working fulltime at a jewelry webshop and in my sparetime I am busy crafting and working on my etsy webshop.

What are your hobbies?
Well crafting of course! And just being creative, photography, illustation... But I also love to watch movies :)

What is your favorite color?

What is your favorite color combination?
Purple with pink or lime or blue.

Which colors do you use most in your work?
Purple, pink, green, blue... I think every color but yellow, orange and red. But I even use those colors;)

What is your number one tip for success?

What do you think is the most fun way to promote?
Twitter, blog, etsy teams :)


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Multicolored Monday

CIC Team Treasury!

Another one!  Wow!  So many members are snagging treasuries this weekend and featuring colorful items from our awesome members!

This one comes from Lynsey of SwirlyArts.  Thanks Lynsey!

You can click on the image below to view the treasury... until it expires, of course!

This treasury expires on Wednesday 11/25/09 at 2:04am EST.

Cool Website - COLOURlovers

If you're a member of the Crafting in Color Team, it's obvious that you love color.

One website that you might enjoy playing around with is COLOURlovers, where you can create custom colors, palettes and patterns. You can use it to get colorful inspiration from other members or use it to inspire others by saving your palettes and colors right on the site.

You can even use the COLOURlovers site to create a custom Twitter design!

They also have a fantastic blog that highlights color trends in interior design and art, as well as basic tips and tricks for using color, news, and other interesting color-related articles.

Don't forget to check out the forums for color talk!

A small sampling of some of the awesome palettes created by COLOURlovers members:

A small sampling of some funky, colorful patterns created by COLOURlovers members:

If you play around on COLOURlovers, leave a link in the comments to your member page so we can enjoy your colorful inspirations!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Treasuries for the Crafting in Color Team!

A couple members were able to snag treasuries for the team today... Check it out!

Don't forget to click, tweet, blog, and pass them on!

You can view the treasury page (before the expire) by clicking on the images below:

(This treasury expires on Tuesday, 11/24/09 at 10:36am EST.)

This treasury expires on Tuesday 11/24/09 at 7:58pm EST.

New members wanted!

The Crafting in Color team is looking for new members!

For more info on the team, you can check out the following links:

Etsy team page -
Forum thread -
Flickr -
Tag search - "cic team" to find other members

If you're interested in joining, please e-mail craftingincolor[at] and let me know that you would like to join, plus which e-mail address we can send an invite to. When we have received your application, a few of our members will vote to see if we will accept your shop into our team or not. You will be contacted about the results by e-mail.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thursday Theme: Farewell to Autumn

Autumn is such a busy time of year, and this year it seems to be particularly hectic. So hectic, in fact, that I missed last weeks post...eeep! It has also been unseasonably warm here in Maine, so I'm having a hard time believing that Thanksgiving is next week already. How is that possible?? To me, Thanksgiving always seems to mark the end of Autumn and the beginning of Winter. So this week let's take one last glimpse of some gorgeous Autumn colors:

Lovely Autumn Tree by prettydreamer

Orange Leaves with Yellow Flowers Earrings by MistyAurora

Pumpkin Card by sweetmixcreations

handknit cocoa bean neckwarmer by maddyandme

Flowery Dangles in Rust by dinafragola

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

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