15% off now!

It’s shortly after the holiday season and the stores and restaurants are gearing up for Valentine’s day.. a great way for stores and restaurants make some great money a time of the year business is normally slow…

Not me!! I’m giving you a discount! Why do what everyone else does??

Use code CANDIE15 for 15% off now! Offer ends soon.

And here are some items that would work for your valentine…

Chocolate Addict-Ocean




Get them at www.candieink.etsy.com


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!!

Letter of the month – June

I enjoy writing these. It gives me a chance to both showcase my items and to say hello to my customers in a more personal way. No matter how many followers I get I think I will still be pretty personable and speak from my heart. Because that is who I am..

Here is a link to the Letter of the Month – June in case you missed it!

allanimalsCandie Ink on Etsy


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!! 🙂

Happy Easter

Just sending you all Happy Easter and happy holiday wishes from NYC. I have spent most of my time today at the Broadway dance center with my best friend that is visiting from Sweden.


My heart skipped a beat..

.. OF JOY!!!

I just received the following email in my inbox and this is the first time I hear such a great news about the subject on GMO’s even if it will take a while for this to come into effect, at least we are walking in the right direction… And hopefully more stores will join the effort and we, the consumers will in return be able to make choices for ourselves and our families that really matters to our health!  🙂

News like this is a sure thing to make my day!!

Approximately 90 percent of all corn, soy and canola grown in the U.S. are genetically modified, that is, they’ve had their DNA altered to withstand high levels of pesticides that kill weeds and insects. Where do all those Franken-crops wind up? In your cornflakes, your favorite brownie mix and pretty much any other food that comes in a box or a can. But that could soon change. One of the largest food chains in the country has just announced that they will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients in five years, which could send massive ripple effects throughout the food industry.


Read article here: Rodale.com

03 / 2013

In a fewDSCI1721 minutes it will be March… I have waited for March for a long time, both with hesitation and with excitement. I know just by looking at my schedule that it is going to be crazy; crazy busy and crazy fun!

Next week I will be heading to Iowa for work. The week after that we are heading to Florida for a wedding (and somewhere in between I have to make a wedding guest dress for myself that I just bough the fabric for today – No no no way am I a procrastinator). And a few days after we return from Florida I will have the honor of having my best friend here for a whole week!

What April holds I have no idea about. Haven’t even thought about it. That’s what life is all about right? Living every day to its fullest. I will do so in March I promise. I don’t have the luxury to work it out in any other way! 🙂