Posts Tagged: chile earthquake relief

Contest Winners and News

12 Mar, 2011 by in maureen johnson, tsunami 3 comments

Congratulations to Lyudmila who won our Baba Yaga redo notebook giveaway!
Please send us your mailing address.

In the news today, special thanks to Katie’s book blog for the incredibly kind post she made about our book related jewelry. It is amazing to me how the book blogger community supports one another.

Yesterday it was an absolute shock to see the images of Japan in the wake of a tsunami. I lived in Hokkaido, Japan as back in 1994 so my heart aches for my host families. All my love and prayers to them today. Thinking of you at Teine Jinja in Sapporo, the Tetsuo Ito family,Takeharu & Mizue Ishii, & the Nishikawa family in Memuro-Cho, Hokkaido Japan. I sincerely hope they are okay and that I will hear from them all in the future. Several of us Etsy shops are donating a portion of our proceeds to the Red Cross to aid in relief efforts.To see a full list of artists and crafters who are donating click here. I was touched this morning by the numerous beautiful treasuries of art created in honor of Japan. This one is my favorite. I’ve posted all of the new relief art collections on StumbleUpon. Also, please head on over to YA author Maureen Johnson’s site for another way to contribute.

Photography Friday

06 Aug, 2010 by in Heather Gardner Photography Leave a comment

It’s been a while since we have posted a photography Friday! But we are excited to announce that this week, Heather’s photos were featured in two Etsy treasuries. Browse her shops for book inspired photography from your favorites like the Near Witch by Victoria Schwab, SEA by Heidi R Kling, and Angel photos for the Becca Fitzpatrick and Cassandra Clare series. Your sales help support families in Chile!

On the Wings of an Angel by SpiceAlaMode

Book Giveaway Winners

07 Jul, 2010 by in book giveaway Leave a comment

Congrats to Michelle at Ramblings of a Book Crosser who won a copy of “River Secrets” by Shannon Hale.

and Congrats @Bibliosoph who won “The Path” ARC on Twitter.

Email us your mailing address and we will send you the books. Thanks to all who entered 🙂

This past two weeks we have been able to send four boxes to earthquake victims in Chile, which brings us oh so close to 50! Keep shopping at our shops on ETSY. If you are willing to contribute straight funds towards shipping the relief we would appreciate it! See the donation info on our sidebar. Thanks All!

Spirit Horse Herbal Lip Balm

14 May, 2010 by in etsy, spirit horse herbals 24 comments

Today’s Etsy shop giveaway is for a fabluous handmade canister of lip balm from
Spirit Horse Herbal

♥ organic ♥ natural ♥ medicinal herbal products

I’m Kristie Nackord—the herbalicious ‘Herb Girl’ behind Spirit Horse Herbals.

Celebrating 31 years of life on this planet, I am a passionate and wild-hearted woman who loves plants and horses. Originally from Northern California, I moved to Westcliffe, Colorado to LIVE my dream life. That’s right, live it, not just dream it!
Naturally soft and healthy lips.

Healthy lips are important so treat yourself to a healing and nourishing balm that is loaded with natural and organic oils and butters that are rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, and calendula flower extract to nourish, condition and soften lips.


..::What makes Spirit Horse Herbals lip balm so AMAZING?::..

My lip balm contains a very potent extract of calendula officinialis. I grow and brew my own extract which takes a minimum of 5 months from seeding to final infusion. This amazing plant ally offers incredible healing and restoration to dry or cracked skin! Organically grown by seed from me all summer long, I harvest the calendula and infuse it in organic oils of almond and olive for a minimum of two months. Blended with exotic mango butter that is rendered from the seed kernel of the Mango tree, among other amazing organic butters, Spirit Horse Herbals lip balm is rich, creamy and nourishing.


“Because of multiple allergies, I have lots of problems with dry lips and skin. I’ve been using this for 2 weeks, and I love it. If I put on at bedtime, my lips are normal by morning. I’m making it part of my regular daily routine, morning and night. Your shop is on my list…”

Ingredients: calendula flower extract, shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, almond oil, olive oil,natural bees wax and peppermint. Includes one, .5 oz canister of lip balm with screw top lid.

To Enter To Win a canister of lip balm:
Leave your name and email address below
additional entries
+20 for any donation made to Chile relief efforts via PayPal at
+2 heart her shop
+2 visit her website and leave a comment below
+2 follow her on twitter
+2 for each retweet@fireicephotos

Total your entries and leave below

Contest ends June 14, 2010 and is open Internationally

Chile Relief and Affiliated News

13 May, 2010 by in mundie moms, shannon delany Leave a comment

Thank you so much to our affiliates Mundie Moms for featuring Chile relief efforts on their Thoughtful Thursday post today. Read about them and see an inspiring video here:

And, this week we opened up a “13 To Life” inspired collection on ETSY in collaboration with author Shannon Delany. 100% of all proceeds go families in Chile. See the new items here: and read about the inspiration fo rhte jewelry and all of Shannon’s Charity efforts here:

Today is the last day to enter to win Hope Whispers and Shadow of the Sun giveaways on our right hand sidebar. Winners will be drawn at 7PM MST tonight. Go Go!

Etsy Treasuries

12 May, 2010 by in etsy, Heather Gardner Photography, treasury Leave a comment fun. We were featured in four Etsy treasuries. Thank you so much to all of the sellers who picked my items! Hopefully we will sell some things this week so we can ship more boxes of aid to Chile. 38 boxes have been sent thus far. But, I have over twenty packed and ready to go in my closet O.0 Please check out the shop owners below. And enter to win an item of your choice from our Etsy giveaway on the right hand sidebar.

“Family Tree” treasury by SweetMellyJane

“And Really Bad Eggs” Pirate Treasury by danceswithflowers

“Concrete Angel” treasury by Outonawhim

“Once Upon A Time” treasury by mosaicjewels

Alice Tea Cup Necklace Giveaway

06 May, 2010 by in etsy, lunarra star, tea cup 85 comments

Today’s Giveaway goes right along with our book review! An Alice tea cup from Etsy shop owner LunarraStar
*Jewellery is a British English spelling of the American word Jewelry. I’ve had enquiries before, hope this helps :).*

LunarraStar Jewellery is professionally handcrafted with care and attention to detail to produce unique, quality jewellery design.

A treasure chest of trinkets inspired by whimsical Fairytales like Alice in Wonderland & Snow White, adventurous historical tales, unusual curious charms and glittery magical things.

All jewellery has customisable options to ensure a perfect fit and is presented beautifully gift wrapped in tissue paper, sprinkled with delicate silver stars and in either a shimmering organza gift bag or a lovely gift box at no extra cost.

It is my aim to provide you with unique, quality items presented in a beautiful way. I hope you will be very pleased when you receive and unwrap your item of jewellery.

Any problem do not hesitate to contact me as I will do everything I can to resolve any issues.

*For elegant lace chokers and fairytale gothic necklaces please visit where I have 100% positive feedback.*

*Please join our facebook group ->

I can also offer your readers 15% off any orders at with the code 15off10 used at checkout.

To enter to win: leave your name and email address below
additional entries

+20 for any donation to Chile relief shipping efforts via Paypal at or cash, check via snail mail
+3 visit her and our etsy shops and heart them and
+3 comment on your favorite photos in our Flickr photostreams and Flickr –
+2 for each retweet @fireicephotos-leave the link
+5 for a blog post, facebook link or sidebar post- leave the link
+3 visit her website and comment-
+3 follow us both on twitter @ fireicephotos and
+3 become facebook fans of Fire and Ice and Lunarrastar!/group.php?gid=50980859637&v=wall&ref=ts

Total your entries and leave the total below.
Contest ends June 6th, 2010 and is International

Stamped Necklace Giveaway -My Belle Boutique

05 May, 2010 by in etsy, my belle boutique 21 comments

Todays’ handmade ETSY giveaway is from seller My Belle Boutique

“I do what I LOVE & that is being a stay-at-home mom. My second love is making handmade creations for my shop. By supporting My Belle Boutique you help me be able to stay home & watch my kids grow up. Thank you to all my awesome customers! You’re the best!

“Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life” – Sophocles HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Personalize this circle-shaped disc with your initial {first or last!}. There is alse a silver puffy heart charm, as well as a pearl charm, hung on a 16″ silver plated fine {1.2 mm} ball chain.

This beautifully customized necklace would make a PERFECT gift! You can give this to your significant other, sister, mother, grandmother, or mother-in-law! A handmade gift always mean a lot to the person receiving it 🙂

This necklace comes in its own box wrapped with ribbon, ready to be given as a gift! Please keep in mind this necklace is hand-crafted causing slight variations in letter placement, adding character and individuality to your piece. Please allow up to 7 business days for this to be created before it is shipped out. Of course, if you need it sooner, just let me know!

To Enter To Win a handmade neckalce: leave your name and email address below
additional entries
+20 for any donation to Chile relief shipping efforts via Paypal at or cash, check via snail mail
+3 visit her and our etsy shops and heart them and
+3 follow our blog on right sidebar
+2 for each retweet @fireicephotos-leave the link
+5 for a blog post, facebook link or sidebar post- leave the link
Total your entries and leave the total below.
Contest ends June 5, 2010 and is open Internationally
Good Luck …Buena Suerte!

Contest Winners

03 May, 2010 by in contest winners 4 comments

Congratulations to our newest giveaway winners!!!

Hourglass Charm Gustosa

Iris Design Book Print Cathy H

Poise and Pretty Pendant/ Brooch by Florabond Whatsupapercup/ Naya

Please email me your street address to

As for our Chile relief effort…this week we had a request for a wheelchair and we found one! The only problem is money to ship it there. We also received 17 bags of clothes, blankets and winter gear to ship! Really things have taken off and we are needing donations to send our boxes to Chile at or you can mail cash or check. Email me for details. If any of you have media or big business connections we could use a shout out for donations! Specific families have been identified and they are waiting for us to help. Thanks so much!!!

Pantuflas Los Rusticas Giveaway

27 Apr, 2010 by in pantuflas 21 comments

Our Etsy shop giveaway is from Chilean shop Chivato.
She is donating a pair of handmade Pantuflas/ slippers to one of our blog readers. You choose the color and size! Pantuflas by Chivato are knitted and crocheted of natural sheep wool. The shoe sole consists of real recycled sheepskin from the south of Chile and is needled to the slipper. Manufacture 100% handmade. Pantuflas are manufactured on order corresponding in size!!!

To Enter to win a pair of slippers: leave your name and email address below

+3 per dollar donated to our CHile releif fund via Paypal at
+3 for visiting her shop and hearting it
+2 for visiting her official site and commenting
+3 for visiting us on Flickr and picking your favorite photos
+2 for each tweet, leave the link
Contest ends May 27th and is open internationally!