Thursday, November 25, 2010

HUGE CYBER MONDAY/HOLIDAY SALE...

I am having a CYBER MONDAY SALE.  Everything in my shop is 20% Off.  Just use coupone code "CYBERMONDAY" at checkout.  You don't want to miss it.  I have inexpensive gift ideas.  Hope to see you there.  Visit me at http://www.rosesdesigns.etsy.com/.  Thank You!
Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Rose

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!

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Every year we decorate outside for Halloween.  Here is our home this year 2010.  I hope you enjoy it.  Let me know if you would like to share your decorations.  Have a safe and Happy Halloween!  Hee Hee Hee!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Back To School!

It's hard to believe how fast summer is coming to an end.  For me this whole year seems to have just passed me by so quick.  Is everyone doing their school shopping yet?  This summer I decided to start early.  I have bought most of my kids school supplies.  It's amazing how much the schools ask for now a days.  I spent over $100 on both my soon to be 1st grader and 4th grader.  Now I have to think of all the school clothes I need to get and the older my kids get the more fashion conscious they seem to get.  They're only 6 & 9 and already thinking about what's fashionable and what's not. :)

Since school is almost here, I decided to start making more of my lanyards for teachers, nurses and anyone else who needs one.  They also make great gifts!  Please stop by and check them out.  Let me know what you think :) http://www.etsy.com/shop/RosesDesigns?section_id=5909176


Friday, July 9, 2010

WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS Ana Galano!  You are the winner of the "RosesDesigns" Giftbox Giveaway!  An email has been sent to you.  Please respond with your address information so  I can get this giftbox sent to you right away!


Thanks to everyone who participated and please check back often for more give aways!

Rose

Thursday, June 24, 2010

FREE GIVE-AWAY! - Win This Gift Box full of goodies!

Win this FREE Gift Box full of goodies with free shipping.  You get 4 Free Items!  Yes FOUR!
I'm celebrating my 300 Facebook Fans and this is my way of saying Thank you for all your support!  Be sure and let all your friends know.  You will get the following:
  • Steampunk Antique Brass "Time is the Key" Necklace- 20.5" long
  • Swarovski Crystal Heart Necklace- 18" long
  • Black & Clear Crystal Bracelet- stretch cord
  • Green & Aqua Beaded Anklet- 10"


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To Win, you must do the following:
  1. Go to my Facebook Fan Page if you haven't already and become a Fan by clicking "Like". >http://www.facebook.com/pages/RosesDesigns/104935057392?ref=ts 
  2. Leave me your name and email address where I can contact you if you win. Click here->  http://www.facebook.com/pages/RosesDesigns/104935057392?v=app_2373072738&ref=ts#!/topic.php?uid=104935057392&topic=13277
  3. *Mention my Facebook Page, comment on one of my jewelry items OR mention my Giveaway on YOUR Facebook.  (I will be checking to make it fair for everyone).
  4. Please follow my Blog.  #4 is not mandatory but would be nice ;)
*Feel Free to Tweet it, Blog it and let everyone know.  It's a great Deal!

==============DEADLINE is JULY 8, 2010====================
**I will be using a random number generator.  Winner will be announced July 9, 2010 on Facebook and my Blog!

Thank you so much!  Here are my other links you might find useful:
My Jewelry Website:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/RosesDesigns
My Blog- http://rosesdesigns.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My New Line of Medical ID Bracelets

I would like to share my new line of Medical Alert Bracelets with you. I was asked by a good friend if I could make her a nice, inexpensive and more stylish bracelet.  The ones she had seen were boring and very expensive.  I was happy to do so and this is how I came up with the idea to make more for the public. I make custom tags to go along with your stylish bracelet. They are interchangable. You can also wear them with your favorite watchface or simply wear it alone. Please be sure to check them out and tell your friends about them. Here are just a few. Visit my website for more at http://www.etsy.com/shop/RosesDesigns.  I would love your input.  Let me know what you think.





Sunday, May 23, 2010

Congratulations to my daughter!

My 6 year old had her mini-olympics today for gymnastics.  She received 1st place ribbons in every category and a Trophey.  I'm so proud of my little girl!  Yeh! for Alexis!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

NEW Mens Collection

I've been working on my men's collection and wonder what you think so far.  I would also appreciate any feedback.. What do you think men like? style, colors, etc.?  What would you definately buy when it comes to men's jewelry?  Here is a link to my mens collection http://www.etsy.com/shop/RosesDesigns?section_id=5770002


Monday, April 19, 2010

My Workspace

Some of you have asked what my workspace looks like and how I keep myself organized.  I will attach some pictures for you to view.  This was our game room which turned into my workspace/computer room.  As you will see in my pics, my room is multi-color :).  Not by choice!  The shelves and bins I wanted didn't come in the colors I would have liked them to.  It's not the nicest room as you can see but it works for me right now.  I have almost everything I need in this room.
 
This is one side of the room.  On this side it's where I design and build all my pieces

On this wall, I keep one shelf with my shipping supplies and gift boxes I use.  The other shelf on the left actually has over 200 pieces of jewelry in those picture boxes you see.

This is our computer area.  My Golden Retriever "Chelsea" sits right by my side.  She follows me everywhere I go.

This is my work table.  It's hard to see but the table has black compartment trays.  I keep my most used tools here.  In the clear bins above, I also keep my most used supplies such as toggles, headpins, jumprings, crimps and wires.  In the bins below, I have some charms I've been working a lot with lately as well as chain.  My desk has 3 small shelves below.  I keep my ziplock bags for storing my jewelry and some supplies.

My husband built me this small table.  I use it to do my hand stamping here.

This is where I keep my beads and findings.  I purchased the red wall drawers units from the garage section at a hardware store.  I have exactly 156 small drawers in all. In my black bins I keep my larger beads.  I try and organize my beads by color.  I keep them in zip lock bags with the name and the cost.

I needed some shelf space.  I purchased these bookshelves for about $40 ea. at Walmart.  I keep my shipping supplies and boxes here.

I used to have tools on this side but moved them under my stamping table.  I now keep my finished jewelry in these boxes.  Over 200 of them. 
I purchased picture boxes for $1.50 ea.  I label each one.  I am in need of more right now.  I never have enough of them.

I put my jewelry in ziplock bags.  In each bag I also keep record of what supplies I used for that piece, cost and selling price.  I created my own small calculation forms on the computer.
 
This is my desk where all my computer work is done.  I spend a lot of time here.

We also keep 2 more computers for my 6 year old and 9 year old. 
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So this is it.  This is where it all happens!  Leave me a note and if you'd like tell us about YOUR space.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mother's Day Gift Idea

Hi Everyone!
I made this bracelet for all the moms out there.  A perfect gift for Mother's Day.  What do you think?

Place your order today!  Click here to order!  www.etsy.com/listing/44732859/mom-handstamped-sterling-silver-bracelet

Thursday, March 25, 2010

LETS SHOW SOME LINK LOVE!

Ok, so I have a Facebook Fanpage that I hand't done anything with until just this week.  I found this new think called Link Love.  You basically post your links and people will follow, but you need to return the favor.  I must be honest.  I need a lot of link love here ;-) .  Will you please become a fan on my facebook page?  Here is a link.  I will also list others in case you want more exposure to your shop or blog.  Lets help each other.  I ALWAYS RETURN THE FAVOR!

FACEBOOK
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#!/pages/RosesDesigns/104935057392?ref=ts

TWITTER
http://www.twitter.com/rosesdesigns

YOUTUBE
http://www.youtube.com/user/rosesdesigns

CRAFTCORNER
http://www.mycraftcorner.com/profile/RosesDesigns

ETSY
http://www.rosesdesigns.etsy.com/

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Statement Necklace & Earring Set WINNER

CONGRATULATIONS
D e n e e n !

You are the WINNER of the Statement Necklace & Earring Set valued at $90
*Please check your email.

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I would like to thank everyone who entered and followed all the rules.  Please check YOUR mailbox for a special surprize! :-)

I will be giving away another item soon!  Please check this blog often for details.  Thanks again!

Monday, March 15, 2010

FUNNIEST KID MOMENT

Mother's Day is coming up.  I think we've all had a funny or embarassing moment with our kids.  I would love to hear yours. :-)  I have 2 daughters a 6 and a 9 year old.  We were recently out and my 9 year old was singing a song.  They started laughing being silly.  My 6 y/o let one out.  Yes! Farted! and she says to my 9 y/o "My butt just cheered for you" LOL!  You can imagine.  Where do they get these things from.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Which Banner looks Best?

I just had a banner made for my Etsy Shop.  I'm having a really hard time on deciding which one looks best.  Can you help me out?  Which one do you like best?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

F R E E GIVEAWAY! Gorgeous Statement Necklace & Earring SET- Valued at $90

Make a statement! Wear this to your next Party and you will definatley stand out!  This Stunning 18.5" Necklace was designed by wire wrapping a mix of sparkling Red, Green, Clear and Black Fire Polished Czech beads with artistic wire. It is also accented with green glass leafs and a cluster of Red Czech Beads. It is finished off with a Sterling Silver Figure 8 clasp.


These beautiful earrings were designed with red, black and green czech rondelles. They are wire wrapped with artistic wire and accented with green leaves. They hang 2.5" from the top of sterling silver earwires to the bottom.

► ► ► H OW TO E N T ER: ► ► ►
1) Follow my Blog and post a comment to let me know you were here. http://www.rosesdesigns.blogspot.com/
2) Follow me on Twitter and tweet about any one of my items on Twitter  http://www.twitter.com/RosesDesigns

**Be sure you do BOTH! Leave your email address in any of the above in case you're the winner.
DON'T DELAY.  DEADLINE IS 3/20/10-- Winner will be announced on 3/22/10. GOOD LUCK!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

REMOVING YOUR OWN VISITS FROM GOOGLE ANALYTICS

I often visit Google Analytics to figure out how well I'm doing as far as number of hits (visits) and where my traffic is coming from etc.  I always wondered whether my own visits are counted and from what I hear, they are!

I just read a posting on how to remove your IP address from google analytics.  I am going to share with you the instructions that were given to me for anyone else interested in doing this for their own website or etsy shop. For the purposes of this post, I am going to assume that you already have a Google account and have the Analytics product already set up and tracking activity to your site or shop.

1. Log into your Google account.
2. Click on Analytics.
3. In the lower right-hand corner of the screen, click on Filter Manager.
4. On the next screen, click on Add Filter, and give your filter a name.
5. Choose Filter Type=Exclude IP Address from the menu.
 *This is where I got confused because I never saw what they listed above so I selected EXCLUDE-> TRAFFIC FROM THE IP ADDRESSES->THAT CONTAIN
6. Enter the IP address for your own home computer. Find this number by going to MyIPAddress.com. Keep in mind that this IP address is for the network you are using at the time you visit the site. If you take your laptop to a coffeeshop and use their wifi, their IP address is different so visits to your own site will be logged. I'm guessing this won't be too big of an issue for anyone. If you really want to, you can add another filter to exclude all your favorite wifi hotspots! Just visit MyIPAddress.com again to get the address.

7. Select which profiles you want the filter applied to and add them.  http://www.etsy.com/ was mine in MY case.
8. Click Save Changes. Done!!
Now you can visit your own site all you want and not mess up the statistics on how many people visit your site!

Let's keep our fingers crossed.  If you have anything to add, please do so!

Monday, February 1, 2010

My New HandStamped Jewelry

I just recently started making handstamped personalized jewelry.  Let me know what you think.  Here are a few of my items.  You can find these on my website at http://www.rosesdesigns.etsy.com/

VALENTINES DAY SPECIALS!

For Valentines Day starting Feb 01, 2010- Feb 14, 2010, I will be offering FREE CHOCOLATE with every purchase.  Just mention my blog under "Notes to Seller at Checkout! yummm!

Do you have any promotions for Valentines?  Do Tell!