Being BLITZED by the Daily Dose of Handmade Team

Last week I was selected by the team “Daily Dose of Handmade” to be BLITZED in Team Treasuries on Etsy. A very excited announcement that ended up in 8 treasuries that CandieInk was featured in during a week. I am truly honored and very excited to share with you the treasuries made.

What is an Etsy “Treasury”?
A treasury is a list of 16 items (or less) selected by the Treasury creator. Anyone with an Etsy login can create a Treasury. It is a great way to feature items you really like, or help other shop owners get more exposure. We are after all a community with very talented artists who supports each other reach the goals we are dreaming of.

To see the full treasuries (16 items) click the Treasury Titles and you will see how fantastic they all are 🙂 The creator of the different treasuries are also listed under the picture – click on their links to take a look at some other great shops!

Chocolate is Addicted to ME!

chocolateaddictBy Julie @ Julie Ellyn Designs

Sweet and…

SweetAndJrBy Julie @ Julie Ellyn Designs

Minty Fresh

LovetheMostBy Julie @ Julie Ellyn Designs


Music3By Julie @ Julie Ellyn Designs

Summer Love

i missed youBy Amanda @ Electic Nesting

Oh I love my CandieInk!

LovetheMostBy Cylene @ The Lovely Smith

With Envy

humankindtankBy Allison @ Daisy Lane Design


sheSaidYesBy Helen @ Helen Kilsby Studio

Thank you to all Treasury creators!!


Bragging Rights!

I just have to…

Last Friday my so very beloved [human]kind tank top was featured on Julie Ellyn Designs’ blog as her Friday Favorites 🙂 I think that is EXCITING!! 🙂



Damn. – If I keep up with this speed there will only be 12 posts a year!

What’s new guys?
Well for me, since last there has been lots going on both with my little Etsy shop and with my personal life. My bestseller is still going strong – which is amazing since I created it just out of the blue when one of my best friends was looking for something for her bedroom.

yellowgreywhiteI created it in a few other colors as well but it seems like the Yellow – Grey – White combo is still going strong!

Then I made a summer tank top or something to use in the Yoga and Pilates studio. Also an item that seems to have caught on. I was going to stock up on some more tanks for future orders but my distributor is even out so this weekend I am putting up another version with a lovely purple tank instead of the green. Both look and feel amazing with a message that could be used a little bit more in this crazy world.

humankindtankI also had the pleasure to have dinner with the King of Sweden, Queen of Sweden, Princess of Sweden and her fiance Sir Chris O’Neill, Vice President Biden, Dr. Biden and many other Politicians in Delaware not long ago for the 375th Anniversary of New Sweden (and area in Delaware where the first Swedes came when they immigrated to the US back in the day). It was an event I most likely will not experience again so I am so happy my grandmother convinced me the money was worth it! 🙂


My and my hubby at the dinner


King of Sweden, Queen of Sweden, Mrs Ambassador of Sweden, Mr Ambassador of Sweden, Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Sir Chris O’Neill

My upcoming Etsy project, except for making the purple tanks is to make two sets of wall art that matches with two specific Pottery Barn blanket set. It will be an exciting project!! 🙂

2013 Collection is making its apperance!

So, I was not able to keep it hidden anymore… I have been working on some new items that belongs to my 2013 collection. And first in focus are the BOYS! It’s time I started making something for them… I am so EXCITED to introduce my “MUSIC IS MY EXPRESSION” T-Shirt for you all:


I made the this print and t-shirt after realizing how much music plays a role into how we express ourselves. Sometimes we can’t find our own words and sooner or later that one song comes on that says everything you wanted to say and more…

Music is a way to express a mood or strengthen a mood.  When we work out we listen to a certain music to get some extra energy to make it through those last reps, when we are sad we listen to music that can comfort us, when we are happy… etc You get the point!

So Boys! This one is for you and for all those expressions you hold inside.


How it is made: I fimusic2rst created the design using Photoshop, then the image was transferred to a screen. To get the image on the t-shirt I use ink and a squeegee to spread the ink out on the screen while putting pressure on the screen so the ink will transfer to the t-shirt. When the ink has dried it must be heat treated in order to be water proof so I iron it for five minutes. Done! You got to love handmade 🙂


Maybe it is Christmas

I haven’t experienced Christmas as an active Etsy seller until this year and it might just be a coincidence – but I have sold 3 items in a few hours 🙂 It makes me so happy that the stuff that I like someone else likes as well!!

I have sold 2 [SWEET AND] Adult Sweatshirts and 1 [SWEET AND] Long sleeve tee for girls.. It is so EXCITING!! 🙂

One more day! Cyber Monday

Don’t forget. Cyber Monday is tomorrow to round up the thanksgiving weekend. My etsy shop is waiting for you to find something for a family member, colleague, friend, hostess etc. I have something for adult and children.

And here are some other great gift ideas:
Why not give away ‘save the date’ cards to the future bride and groom?!? Or invitations for your best friends future baby shower?!?

Can’t decide what you want – get a gift card!!!

25% off! Enter code BIG25 at checkout. Go to to shop!


Mandy Moore’s Look for Less!

No matter where you see her, Mandy Moore always seems so comfortable with herself as a person and it shows in the clothes she picks. Relaxed, feminine, and pretty! Get the look for yourself or even better – for a lucky gal for Christmas!

Get the same look for less!

1. 1969 Deconstructed Always Skinny Jeans by GAP $69.95 – Click here to order
2. Jess Classic Tote Bag by Bag Story $42.00 – Click here to order
3. Sweet Sweatshirt by Candie Ink $38.00 – Click here to order
4. Restricted Bay Flat at DSW $39.95 – Click here to order
(Shipping and Taxes not included)