Cogratulations Connie!

A big congrats to Connie, the winner of our arm warmers contest! 

Thank you to everyone that participated!  I am looking forward to having another giveaway very soon.

Arm Warmers Giveaway!

Creativity is Messy has officially reached 200 fans on Facebook – which means it is time for another contest!! 


These dark chocolate-brown fingerless gloves are made from a salvaged t-shirt and are decorated with tan and brown buttons and bows.  They are a “slouchy” style and can be worn with a short or sleeveless top, or over a tighter long sleeve shirt as well.  They are really fun, cute and just perfect for the fall season.

To win these cute arm warmers, go to Creativity is Messy on Etsy and choose an item that you think would make a great gift this holiday season (either for you or for someone else).  Then leave a comment (either on here or on facebook) telling everyone which item you chose and why.

The entry deadline is Sunday, September 19th at 11:59 pm.  I will randomly choose a winner on Monday, September 20th, sometime in the AM, and post their name on my blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.

Would you like to have additional entries?

1) Become a fan on Facebook ( – or if you are already a fan, share the contest link on your page.

2) Follow on Twitter ( – or if you already follow, tweet about the contest.

Just make sure to include in your comments which additional entries you participated in to receive the additional credit!

Good luck!!

A New Giveaway is in the Works…

The time is almost here!

I will be having another giveaway as soon as my Facebook fan page reaches 200 “likes”.  I’m not going to say exactly what will be given away, but it is a new design… it is recycled… and it will be perfect for fall!

Are you as excited as I am to see what it is?!?

Have you “liked” Creativity is Messy yet?  If not, go to Creativity is Messy on Facebook and check it out!  While you are there, share it with your friends!


It’s taken me quite some time to get some sort of recognition on this huge marketplace that is “Etsy”.   It wasn’t too long ago that I was struggling just to get my first sale.  I almost felt like an ant in a sea of elephants, just waving my little arms and legs trying to get some attention.

I still feel like that some days.

However, Etsy has a wonderful feature called “Pounce”.  Pounce allows you to see recently updated shops waiting for their first sale, or shops that just sold an item.  I love to look for “undiscovered” shops – so occasionally I will browse through looking for a hidden treasure. 

Today, while pouncing, I came across a few of those hidden gems that I wanted to share. 

Tobin Herringshaw Photography:  Tobin Herringshaw is a teacher who spends his summer traveling and taking nature photographs.  Tobin seeks his photo opportunities by going “out to the still-wild places of America and seek out the raw beauty that can be found there”.   He says some of his favorite places to shoot are National Parks, wildlife refuges and animal shelters.

Each of Tobin’s prints that he has listed in his shop are 8″x12″ and have a 1/4″ white border making it ready for framing.  He also takes requests for custom sizes.


Visit Tobin Herringshaw Photography at 

Pixie Amor:  Pixie Amor is a cute little shop with some very sweet and delicious jewelry.  Hannah of Pixie Amor makes the cutest little polymer clay pendants that look like donuts, cupcakes lollipops and other sweet confections. 


Each pendant hangs from a 20″ long stainless steel chain.  They are simply delectable!!

Visit Pixie Amor at

Les Mains Rêveuses:  Last, but not least, is a shop that I think is just absolutely adorable.  Les Mains Rêveuses (ni123) is a great little shop with hand painted rocks and pieces of wood.  I just love the colors that she uses.  The beautiful pastels really pop against the color of the natural wood and rock!  Gorgeous!


You can see more at

I love checking out Pounce from time to time.  I find some really amazing artists, much like the ones above. 

There is so much talent on Etsy, it takes time, hard work and patience to really get noticed.  I am sure these shops, with the right exposure, will eventually do really well.  So check them out, give them some love and spread the word!!