Monday, May 28, 2007

Featuring Christian Crafters/Artists

Hello again, and Happy Memorial Day! I just want to start this post by saying "Thank you!" to all those who have served our country in the armed forces, and are still serving. Thank you for your allegiance to your flag, and to your country. Thank you for fighting so that we might be the free country that we are. God bless each one of you and your families as well. You are very highly respected in our home!
Today we are featuring some Christian crafters from the Etsy site. Please take a look...and enjoy!!
First we have VM Designs. This artist is from Indiana, is married to her high school sweetheart, and has two children...a daughter and a son. She makes some beautiful little girls bracelets, and bracelets for mommas too. Check her shop out at:

Our next featured Christian crafter is from Colorado. She is a SAHM with two little boys. She has some fantastic custom birth announcements in her shop, as well as other handcrafted items. Her shop can be found at:

The third artist that we are featuring is an accomplished, published, award-winning artist and it is definitely obvious in his paintings! He has studios in both New Jersey, and Costa Rica. He has his own blog:, and you can purchase his gorgeous paintings at:

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

My Etsy Shop

Happy Wednesday! Did you get a chance to check out some of my favorite items on You still can! Just check out the previous blog.

Meanwhile, I wanted to let you know about my own Etsy shop. You can find it at We also just started a second shop on Etsy. Why? Well, I was thinking that our first shop looked a little crowded. I want to only feature the clothing, jewelry, and baby items in the Ambrosia Delights shop. But I also wanted to continue to make and sell our papercrafting items, such as greeting cards, and also our digital crafting items, such as Etsy store banners.

Sooooo, we created our second shop: Rio Oso is the name we came up with for the digital and papercrafting side of the business. Oso is Spanish for "bear", and my husband is pretty much just a great big teddy bear! Even his own mom calls him "Bear", and has for many years. And Rio is of course Spanish for "river". We love the outdoors, especially the water, so this made perfect sense for us.

While I am shamelessly self-promoting, did you notice the dirty looking onesie pictured? It's not really dirty, but it IS our very newest item in our Ambrosia Delights Etsy shop. I wanted to do a few more things for boys, so here ya go! I tea-stained this onesie to make it appear like it's a "game shirt". I've appliqued "Batter Up!" on the front and a "game ball", complete with a real genuine, artificial autograph on the back. I thought it turned out SOOOOO cute! And it's ONLY $18 plus shipping!

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Featuring Favorite Etsy Crafters

Have you been to If not, you don't know what you are missing! You can find anything from clothing for yourself and your family, to pottery, jewelry, soaps, lotions, diaper bags, paintings, gorgeous photography, and much much more!

I have been looking and looking and still have only seen an extremely minute fraction of the shops on I want to share with you some of my favorites. Many of the shops that I will be featuring are even Christian-owned! I encourage you to check out all the shops, because you will find many distinctly unique items that make awesome and personal gifts! And I just KNOW that you love to find something great and totally unexpected for your friends and loved ones for birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

Here are just some of my favorites:

The blue bracelet shown above is JUST gorgeous! You can find it at Maple Jewellry Design on Etsy. Sarah is from Wilshire, England. Take a peek around at the other gorgeous things in her shop...

Don't you just love the blue flowered handbag? It's made from Amy Butler fabric and has those great bamboo handles. This handbag is from Rebecca Weis Designs out of St. Louis, Missouri. Her shop on Etsy is found at

And finally, I wanted to share with you these yummy Soy Whipped Body Butters! I have ordered two different flavors; Macintosh Apple and Orange Dreamsicle. They are such smooth and deliciously scented body butters! My husband loves them, and is happy to give me a foot rub with them. You can find these body butters at: The seller is Adrienne from San Diego, CA. Adrienne is a Christian from a military family, and she does what she can to help the environment.
Thanks for looking! Don't forget to check out these shops and others at

Have a blessed day!


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

WOW!!! It's been a REALLY long time since I have posted! I am now a part of and have been inspired to get back into blogging. I would like to be able to help out some of my fellow crafters by showing their work and a little about them.

If you LOVE handmade craft items (no, not schotzke flea market stuff...I mean some GORGEOUS handmade things!!!!), then you should check out

You can find my shop (Ambrosia Delights, of course) at I have children's boutique clothing, handmade jewelry, a couple of baby bibs, and some greeting cards, all made by me. I also have added Etsy banners to my line...if you need an Etsy banner, let me know! I would love to work with you.

I have Crafting ADD, so therefore I must sell! While you're there, check it all out. You can shop by color or location even! Pretty cool, huh?!?!

I do have some sales going on, as well as free shipping on items over $50. Many Etsians have great sales and promos going on. One way to find out about what's going on is by checking out the Forums section. If you go to Promotions and Critiques, you can see a lot of very cool things, and a lot of great deals!

Let's support the handcrafters of the world! We're all trying to eke out a living, or supplement and income, or just make a little extra money. Thank you for your support.

See ya over at Etsy!

Have a blessed day!