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Friday, August 31, 2007

"Hannah's Pride" Makes a Treasury!

Chiz (Stephanie) from ArtChiz let me know yesterday that "Hannah's Pride" had made it into a treasury called "Sergenti Safari" -- very cool! Fortunately, I was able to screenshot it before the treasury expired to share it here. According to to Chiz, in addition to the "Hannah Series" (zebra art prints), she is working to bring out a line of merchandise to advertise her studio based on the "Hannah's Pride" print -- hats, buttons, more fun stuff. Of course, Hannah thinks we need to plan a trip to NYC to visit her studio! Now that WOULD be awesome!
You can see all of Chiz's very cool work at ArtChiz - tell her Hannah sent you! ;-)
Don't forget...BUCKEYE FEVER more day to game day!!! Details below!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Buckeye Fever on Etsy...& Favorite Soccer Pics!

~I "snagged" a treasury the other day (where "Etsians" can showcase other sellers using a theme of their choice) and of course my theme this week is "Buckeye Fever" (go figure)! Here's a look at how it came out --of course if you "hurry" you can see the real thing and visit all the featured shops -- how cool would that be! The "I got the fever..." treasury expires tomorrow so check it out asap.
~So many great pics at the games the other night -- here are a couple of my favorites (and some of the most viewed it looks like from flickr!).
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If you want to see more soccer action - check out all the pics at

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I'm a "Featured Artist"....AND...Unveiling.....

First...wanted to let everyone know that I'm a "featured Etsy artist" on two other "Etsian" blogs this week (wow!) -- big thanks, to Flo aka Wrapsberry (awesome shop !) and Janice aka JanyMarie (very cool shop, as well!). You can check out their blogs here and "read" all about me (LOL)....Wrapsberry's Blog............Handcrafted by Janice.

And now ~ continuing the BUCKEYE FEVER celebration!! So excited to share this with you...a new ring for a new football season ~ enjoy!! (and yes, this new ring is included in this week's FEVER SALE....)

Wrapping Up a Win Ring Wrapping Up a Win Ring

Monday, August 27, 2007


Oh, yeah, we got the fever...BUCKEYE FEVER, that is ~ it's opening week with the first game THIS SATURDAY so....that means....
۝ ۝ ۝ ۝ BUCKEYE FEVER SALE ۝ ۝ ۝ ۝

Celebrate opening week of another GREAT BUCKEYE SEASON with our BUCKEYE FEVER SALE:
۝ 20% off ALL BUCKEYE NATION & BUCKEYE BLING ITEMS (that is IN ADDITION to any SET discounts that are being offered!!)


۝ FREE domestic (continental US) shipping on BUCKEYE ITEMS

۝ additional 10% off if your TOTAL shop order is over $100 (not including shipping on non-Buckeye items)…..

Convo me with “BUCKEYE” or use “notes to seller” in PayPal during checkout and WAIT for a revised invoice before making payment.

We’ve got BUCKEYE FEVER – catch it!!!

Buckeye Nation Necklace Buckeye Nation Bracelet Buckeye Nation Earrings

Buckeye Leash Bling Phone Leash Buckeye Bling Necklace Buckeye Bling Earrings

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sweltering Soccer Saturday

It was a hot day and a heartbreaker, too, for our Lady Monarchs but they played hard in close matches, and we're proud....hope you'll enjoy some of the pics....
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Friday, August 24, 2007

SEASON BEGINS WITH A WIN! Naturally!!! Celebrating with NEW LISTINGS!

We were celebrating soccer wins last night - yay, ladies!! Big scores!! Here are some pics we want to share! Great way to start what we are sure will be a terrific season (and yes, it was HOT...but our ladies were burning it up on the field!).
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Varsity Wins! ........................................Lonely Goalie -But that's a good thing! JV Score......... Varsity Action Shot

And what better way to celebrate the winning start to a new season than with some great new listings for the shop -- hope you'll check these out and let me know what you think! Set discounts available!
~DOTS OF FUN BRACELET....................................................~DOTS OF FUN EARRINGS
Dots of fun bracelet2 Dots of fun earrings

~LITTLE BLACK DRESS (JASPER)................................~LITTLE BLACK DRESS (PEARL)
Little Black Dress Jasper Earrings Little Black Dress Pearls earrings

And don't forget the "SUMMER GARDEN" sale -- 30% off!

Thursday, August 23, 2007


There's a BIG SALE in the garden!! Making room for all items in the "SUMMER GARDEN" section of the shop are 30% off -- see details on the shop home page!


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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

First Day of School -- Creative Juices Must Be Flowing!

I don't know if it's because it's back-to-school-day or if it's the first couple of days I've really had to a chance to "sit with the beads" :-) but three new listings have hit the shop today!! Hope you enjoy them and hope everyone around here had a GREAT first day back at school!!

Picasso in Pearls Necklace front PICASSO IN PEARLS NECKLACE


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

NEW BUCKEYE BLING....just something simple, please!

Well, the open practice may have been postponed due to storms but that doesn't dampen our Buckeye enthusiasm! We are still ready for a another great season and ready to celebrate now in "signature" style with a new BUCKEYE BLING necklace...GO BUCKS!!
Buckeye Bling Necklace Buckeye Bling Necklace BUCKEYE BLING NECKLACE

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Back to School Week!

Where has the summer gone? I know I can't be the only asking that question and yes, I know, it seems I'm always asking it when this week rolls starts this week and it just seems like summer has slipped away again so quickly! Hard to believe that Drew is beginning is his senior year of college (and yes, graduating on time - yay!!) and Hannah will be a sophomore in high school - wow! And Sarah is busy preparing for her own class of second graders - whew! Yep, it really is back to school week....and of course, lest I forget, that also means....THREE soccer games this week!!

Just in time for back to school -- great time to order the new "SHOW YOUR COLORS" collection! All items are now listed in the shop ~ see them below...

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Celebrating a New Sports Season - A New Collection!

Well, you know that around here soccer season is in full "kick" again so thought it was time to also "kick off" a new COMING SOON (here are the pics to get you started) is the "SHOW YOUR COLORS" Collection! Of course, we'll be choosing the GO RED, GO BLUE Swarovski crystals and yes, we want the sterling silver Monarch Lion for our charm but you'll be able to choose your own team colors and from various sterling silver team mascots, sports, school activites, and very special "MOM" charms. These will make a great way to show your spirit - say "thank you" to a supportive "mom" - or mark your phone or team bag in "signature" style! Hope you enjoyed the preview - shop listings are now up!!

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ShowYourTeamColorsEarrings ShowYourTeamColorsLeash

Sunday, August 12, 2007

I've Been Tagged!

I've been tagged by Donna Says. The Rules: Each player starts this game with 6 weird things about themselves. People who get tagged need to write on their own blog 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says you're tagged in their comments and tell them to read your blog.So, without further ado...6 weird things about me:
1. I have climbed 2 mountains but am deathly afraid of heights.

2. I have lived in five different states with my husband (one child in three of them) only to end right back (all of us, hubby included) in my own hometown (proving that you can go home again, you just need to wait about 20 years).

3. I taught myself to play the guitar (not very well) at the age of 18 but said guitar was inherited by my son at the age of 18 when he taught himself to play (VERY, VERY WELL!).

4. I helped build two houses in Mexico and can swing a pretty mean hammer.

5. I am addicted to cooking magazines. Really don't get around to cooking just love reading them.

6. I have survived driving in England with my husband. Really...that applies to both of us.

Now, I'm tagging these six
Have fun everyone!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Bison and Giraffes and ZEBRAS - Oh, MY!!!

Ok, you've waited long enough...FIRST, you MUST see Hannah's very special b-day original, custom art print entitled "Hannah's Pride" (and now, the first in a whole series of yes, ZEBRA paintings, titled the "Hannah's Series")! The talented artist is Stephanie Chisolm of ArtChiz in NYC. For more information on "Hannah's Pride" (and on how YOU can own one of these limited edition prints or one of Stephanie's other wonderful pieces), check out this link to her shop!

We wrapped-up the b-day celebration today with a visit to a most awesome safari drive-through in Port Clinton (THANK YOU, NICOLE - smiles!).....incredible!!!

Hannah is looking quite happy with her new friends AND here's a link to more fun pics from the trip!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Birthday Countdown....

Only one more day to the big 1-5!! "BIG" present (shh! it's a surprise -- some of you already know...we are VERY excited -- I will post it here as soon as she sees it!!!) arrived today!!!! IT IS AWESOME!!! Can't say anymore just in case she happens to "peek" here -- ah-hah! caught you!!

Anyway, that means only 1 1/2 days left on the BIG B-DAY sale in the shop - don't miss out!! I updated the listings to show you what great savings you're getting -- temptation looms!!! SMILES!! Have fun browsing!

BTW -- response to soccer earrings has been great -- order now to get them in time for the season!!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

SCORE....a new pair of GOAL Earrings!

Just in time for the birthday sale...and just in time for the new soccer season!! These are the new GOAL earrings!! Sterling silver soccer ball with Swarovski crystals in up to 2 color choices (of course we know we're picking red and blue around here!! GO MONARCHS!) Everything else is in sterling silver - findings, earwires, also. Pair of clear clutches included.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Yep, it's birthday week around here...Hannah turns the big 1-5!! WOW! So, we are gearing up for big b-day celebrations including family, zebras, soccer pals, and a sleepover (yes, it does say zebras -- guess you'll just have to wait for the pics). And I'm celebrating "in the shop" with a BIG b-day sale so be sure to stop by there and check out the savings -- good only through the birthday girl's big day!!!!

Sunday, August 5, 2007


Originally uploaded by signaturesterling

It's the official "kick-off" to soccer season this week with 2-a-day practices and the first scrimmage of the season! This is one of my favorite photos from the Ohio Cup weekend ("1,2,3, change your expression" - thanks, Katie!). Hard to believe that school will be starting in just a few weeks! Proud soccer mom is sharing this with you....can be for us "moms" or can be for the soccer player in your life (I LOVE SOCCER option) -- great back to school/season idea!

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