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

Music

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

Monochrome

sheSaidYesBy Helen @ Helen Kilsby Studio

Thank you to all Treasury creators!!

Chocolate Sale…

Valentines Day is in the past but I am sending you all some LOVE anyway!

It is time for my first SALE of the year!
For ONE week ONLY I will sell this print for 25% off!! (Offer expires on March 9, 2013)
So get it now for $15 instead of $20 — Same price as my small prints.

Don’t miss the secret message in the print: Chocolate addiction is real 😉

Print Details:
Size: 8×10″
You can change the colors free of charge!

Chocolate NecessityGet it HERE

So I lied…

Based on my post yesterday about my frustration over why I have to defend what and how I eat every day… I decided to give some lies a try.

Some people at work wanted to go out for sandwiches or pizza, I can’t remember what it was. And I asked if they had anything non-bread… upon someone off course asks “why”?

After about 2 seconds of hesitation I said – I can’t have gluten… The respond was:
– “ahhh… well let’s go to xyz instead because they have a large selection of everything”

Is my next step to say that I have diabetes? Will that make people back off when it comes to my sugar? Just asking…

It’s a Sweet and dangerous thing

I am a sugar addict. No question about it! However I am trying VERY hard to become a recovering sugar addict. And I find it harder than I thought it would be.

… Not because I cannot do it but because of the people around me that have comments about it: “you can eat a little”, “don’t be silly you don’t need to stop eating sugar completely”, “just have sugar on the weekend”, “the body needs sugar too”, “here, have some dessert”, etc etc… I am so SICK of it! WHY DO I HAVE TO DEFEND MYSELF???!?!?! By being a recovering sugar addict I should just say “I am allergic to sugar” or maybe even “I am a diabetic” would that change the reactions and make them more supportive? Do I have to start lying  about why? You don’t offer an alcoholic a drink on the weekends, say that wine is good for blood circulation, or tell him that he can have it once and a while??? No, I didn’t think so.. to me sugar is a drug and to me sugar is a far worse drug then alcohol will ever be to me.. so please…

I don’t want sugar in my life anymore. I don’t want to want it, and I wish I never eat it again… I know I will have sugar again eventually just because it is so hard to avoid but if I know about it, and if I can do something about it – I do NOT want sugar. Understood?!

(I need to point out that my husband, Nutritionist and Health Clinician: Tony, and friend C have been HUGE supporters of my efforts so to those I am forever thankful)

Are you also fighting for what you believe in? (Health, life, religion, etc) Please share your thought and why your surroundings are making it so much harder for you then it has to be.

I am currently reading Lick the Sugar Habit by Nancy Appleton PhD – to get emotional support and also strength to push through as I am going through the toughest part of my recovery. A recovery filled with sweet dreams and cravings. It helps me to continually learn about the effects of sugar to our body and health.

Favorite Item

What is your most favorited item by others in your Shop?
Up until today the most “hearted” item in my Candie Ink store on Etsy is one of  my two Chocolate Addiction Print:

Why do you think this print is the most liked?
It speaks to a lot of the people that are active on Etsy.com. Etsy buyers and users are mostly women and we all know that (many) women have a thing for chocolate. Since I am from Sweden my love for chocolate will never go away, but I am incredibly picky when it comes to what chocolate I will actually eat and I think we all should be picky about our chocolate – only the best to the beautiful women on our planet!

This print is easy to like, even if you are not interested in actually buying it – the quote with the secret message (I am a chocolate addict) is pretty clever if I may say so myself. It is a statement that is cute and embarrassingly true! Hahaha..

This print is currently a 8×10 print and also available in 5×7 if requested. Could you see any other use for this?
Yes, absolutely. I have a thing for squares so I might make this into an 8×8 as well. But that is probably not what you meant. I can totally see this being made into a greeting card. That will for sure make someone smile. We don’t get greeting cards too often these days and this could be something you would want to save because of the actual print and also for (I am sure) the cute message someone took the time to write and mail you…