Thursday, November 29, 2012

Shop Updates For You

1.  The LAST day to place orders from HandstampedOriginals to arrive in time for Christmas is Saturday, December 15 (for delivery within continental US only).

2.  HandstampedOriginals will be on VACATION from December 16 through January 3.

3.  Need a quick teacher, sitter, or Secret Santa gift?  Check these out:


4. Be on the lookout for a new holiday coupon code this weekend!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Our Latest Treasury Feature

Hey there!  Hope everyone's having a lovely Thanksgiving!  Just wanted to pass along this oh-so-cute Etsy Treasury called Snowflakes on my tongue,  which features a necklace from HandstampedOriginals (see 2nd row, 4th column).  This Treasury was created by fellow Etsian Cherie Jacobson of countymouse.  Thanks Cherie!

Snowflakes on my tongue


Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Thanks to all my HandstampedOriginals customers for a busy, wonderful, inspiring year!  I'm grateful for each and every one of you!  

I know so many people making their Christmas lists, planning holiday gifts, planning teacher gifts and more.  I'd like to help you out.  Save 20% on all orders from HandstampedOriginals placed from Thanksgiving (November 22) through Cyber Monday (November 26) when you use Coupon Code: GRATEFUL

Now that you have holiday shopping out of the way, what will you do with your "free" time?

Me? I'm gonna watch Charlie Brown...and Punkin Chunkin.  :D

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

New Pieces, New Treasuries & New Savings

Hey there!  3 things.

1.  New pieces are in the shop, such as this:

                                          and this one, inspired by a customer request:

                                                                                                    and this:

2.  A couple of my fellow Etsy entrepreneurs have featured HandstampedOriginals in their Etsy Treasuries.  The first, created by Leslie Ann of VermontCountryStore, is called:

A reminder to be ever-thankful

  • FAMILY HOME PRINT, Give thanks, Be thankful Gratitude Home Decor, Bible Scripture Thessalonians, 8 x 10 neutral taupe colors
  • Thanksgiving  Decoration - THANKFUL banner - Fall Thanksgiving Decor - Phot Prop
  • In Everything Give Thanks Duo Cotton Pillow Covers

The second, created by Neva Fels, of HandMadeByNeva, is called:

Santa's Holiday Wish List

  • yellow leaves dangle earrings fall jewelry minimalisti jewelry wood jewelry eco fashion eco-friendly unique gift for her
  • French Rolling Pin with Holder
  • Holiday Table Runner with Santa in Winter Scene with Snowman and Reindeer Sleigh


Just click the picture(s) to see the full Treasuries.  Thanks Leslie & Neva!

3.  What's that about new savings?  How about, from now through November 15, save 20% on all orders from HandstampedOriginals with Coupon Code:  FALLSAVINGS4YOU

P.S.  Did you see this fabulous opportunity to help support adoption?

Have a great day everybody!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Love Makes A Family Adoption Fundraiser

When I was growing up, my best friend was Kristin.  We did everything together.  Her family was my family and vice versa.  Now we are both moms raising our own families.  Kristin & her husband, Luke, are seeking to adopt two girls from Russia, both with special needs, and they are engaged in fundraising to offset medical costs associated with special needs kiddos.  You can read their full story here:

Kris reached out to see if I could help their fundraising efforts.  I sure hope so!  Here's what I'm doing:

HandstampedOriginals will donate 100% (ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!!) of the proceeds of every Love Makes A Family Wooden Tile Pendant to the Luke & Kristin Frank Family Adoption Fund.  These necklaces make a great gift (Christmas is coming, people) and while you're at it, you're helping create a Forever Family for special needs kiddos in limbo.  Here's the necklace:

Here's the link to order the Love Makes A Family Wooden Tile Pendant:

That's not all.  HandstampedOriginals will donate 50% of the proceeds for ALL other pieces in my Etsy shop--simply make a notation of "ADOPTION"  in the "Note to HandstampedOriginals" box upon ordering.

Thank you for helping create a Forever Family.


Friday, November 2, 2012

Favorite quotes

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."  -Mahatma Gandhi


It's always been one of my very favorite quotes.  

So, I made this:

How about you?  Do you have a favorite quote?