Thursday, October 25, 2007

Creative Glass Guild of Etsy

Find Ms Candy Corny! She's hiding in the CGGE members stores on Etsy.
She's tricky, she hides in some strange and interesting places, you need to hunt high and low for her!

But your treat is a chance to win one of these 3 great prizes!

Visit participating members stores and look through the photos to find Ms Candy Corny (avatars don't count). Jot down where you find her and send the list to Creationsinglass. If there is a tie the winners will be picked at random to receive one of the above prizes - one of them I made!
Most members are also having a sale to go alone with the contest. Take a look and save some $$. The holidays are coming fast so start shopping early!

OH and I almost forgot - I'm offering 20% off anything in my shop!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Server problems

Here we are into day 2 of our server problems. We have a co-located server in a Chicago data-center. This data center is one of the big guys at least we thought. They are suppose to have redundancies up the ying yang but apparently they forgot one! All the information I have is they were waiting for a part to be delivered from Cisco.
We found out from our service agreement that we get refunded a whole $25 a day... woo hooo.. not much consolation for our 100 plus sites running on our server. Guess we need to share the wealth.. each one will get $.25 per day of the outage. That'll keep my customers happy... oh yeah.
I understand break downs, I understand equipment failure, but I don't understand how a company as big as they are with today's technology didn't have a backup plan better than this.

Lets just hope the day gets better.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

I have been tagged by This is new to me so I hope I'm playing by the rules properly

Here are the rules:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. List eight (8) random facts about yourself.
3. Tag eight people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blogs.

8 random getglassy facts

1 - I grew up in Niagara Falls and really miss it sometimes. I use to ride my bike through the park as a teenager and it was the 'hangout' place in the summer.

2 - I have an amazing husband, he's my best friend.

3 - I have 2 great kids even if they are adults now. My son is 27 and daughter 24 and amazing since I'm only 29 ;) I'm waiting to be a grandma but no one is cooperating!

4- My favorite color is purple and cobalt blue.

5- I LOVE snorkeling and I'm on my way to the Caribbean next week to indulge!

6 - I love cats and have two of them. They wish they could go snorkeling with me. I have never seen cats who love water as much as they do. Their favorite hang out is the bathroom sink and will stay there even when you turn the water on.

7 - Favorite food has to be pizza and wings - I am from the Buffalo area after-all.

8 - My retirement plan - the 4 B's - Beach, Bar, Boat, Bahamas

Tag - Your it!

Friday, July 20, 2007

My First Etsy Treasury

It was sooooooo much fun picking the treasury. I think I'm hooked!

So many great artist to choose from on Etsy and amazing how many belong to CGGE. I love being able to help advertise the group.

But notice the theme - the urge to get back to the Caribbean is getting stronger every day. We're planning for October, not sure I can wait that long!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Fish you say.....
I'm a Pieces I love fish. I really love swimming with the fish - literally! We try to make it to the Caribbean to snorkel at least once a year. We head to beautiful St.Thomas most of the time. Take a look at It is a site I build for friends of ours in St. Thomas. If your ever heading down that way his day packages are the best. They are so friendly and will take you to all the best places!

These are some of the pics we've taken underwater.

Thats me feeding the babies.

And this guy is our yearly friend. He was either hit by a boat or shark took a bite out of him. He's missing his back leg. But friendly as can be. He'll swim with you and doesn't shy away when you get close. And when he's in the mood he'll even let you touch him.

On the day we head home we try to get one last snorkel in and thats when we found this beautiful spotted ray. Always seems like the seas save the best for last just to keep us coming back for more.

Lately I've been inspired by the desire to head back to the ocean. So here's a few little fishies I've created in glass. I'll be posting these up on Etsy soon.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Its been a busy time. Moved into a new house, been painting and remodeling, put my glass studio back together. Started seeing the chiropractor and joined CGGE - Creative Glass Guild of Etsy. New street team and jumped in with both feet. Built our website, threw in a forum, set up email and been having a blast getting to know everyone.

Now I need to get back into doing glass.
This is a piece I had started before our move but just finished this week.

The coaster and box set are made from glue chip glass base, dried flowers ( I did myself), and clear glass on top, soldered to seal it all in.

Next project is going to be fish... lots of fish!

Now I'm working on taking better photos. I've got all the equipment with my love being an armature photographer. He definitely loves his toys but he lets me indulge in my toys too. I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of my new torch. Lampworking here I come. Next will be the kiln.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

My desire for a blog has come from etsy. What is etsy you say? It’s a great site for selling handmade items and as easy for sellers as it is buyers. I found etsy and quickly set up my own store without much guidence. I did venture into a few forums there and have been totally hooked on being a lurker. So back to what gave me the push to set up this blog, the sometimes desperate need of the sellers to try to get noticed on etsy. There are a lot of people there with great ideas and a nack for marketing themselves but most don’t seem to have much of a clue. The desperate cries of “buy my stuff” gets a little, no make that A LOT annoying. I have been in marketing and advertising for years with a special focus on online advertising. I have semi-retired which leaves me the time to offer up advise on how to market and advertise your business online.

I also have been a crafter/artist for a very long time so in etsy terms I plan on a bit of PIF (Pay it Forward) in areas I think I can offer free advice and patterns. Check back often for updates in all these area and don’t hesitate to send me comments or questions.

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