Black Friday Weekend Sale 2013

Before I get into the sale portion of this, I’d like to wish you all a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving.  I hope you’re able to spend some time with loved ones, enjoy some great food and reflect on what you’re thankful for in your life.  One of the things I’m grateful for is the fact that all of you choose to spend some of your time here with me.  Thank you!

Once the dinner has been put away and demoted to leftovers and the annual viewing of whatever movie your family is into is over, some of you are probably going to move to the shopping portion of the weekend.  I’m not going to brave the crowds out in the real world this year, but I do intend to do some browsing online.  If your plan is similar to mine, I have some deals in my own shops to pass along to you.  Be sure to read all the way to the bottom for a special additional discount code, just for my newsletter and blog readers!


CraftyStaci Etsy Shop

CraftyStaci Etsy Shop

All of my ready-to-ship Etsy items will be marked down 15% except the Christmas section, which will be 25% off.


CraftyStaci Zibbet Shop

CraftyStaci Zibbet Shop

All items in my Zibbet shop will be marked down 15% except my Ninja Monkey Bags, which will be 25% off. 

Now for that additional discount I mentioned…

Black Friday Weekend Sale - CraftyStaci

Black Friday Weekend Sale - CraftyStaci

For your cut and paste ease, that coupon code is HOLIDAYS2013.  This coupon will expire at 1 am Pacific time on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.  This is the only discount available on my custom Etsy items, which will not otherwise be on sale.

I’ll be available all weekend so if you have any questions, feel free to email me at craftystaci (at) gmail (dot) com or through either shop directly.  Happy shopping!

Holiday Delivery ScheduleFor in-stock delivery before Dec. 25: order by Dec. 19, 2013 within the United States and Dec. 1 to international and military addresses.For custom delivery before Dec. 25: order by Dec. 9, 2013 within the United States and Nov. 18 to international and military addresses.

Crafty Staci Newsletter

Just in case you haven’t gotten enough of me yet, I’m about to launch a newsletter.  I have a lot to say, and apparently it can’t be contained in a blog, various social media outlets, two shops and the ear of a husband you’re probably feeling a tiny bit sorry for right now. The newsletter will focus on my Etsy and Zibbet shops.  I’ll use it to announce new products, fabrics or variations on existing products.  But the most exciting thing you’ll find in my new newsletter is SALES!  Click the big box below and it will take you right to the sign-up page.

Newsletter sign up

I’ll be publishing via email, fewer than six times per year (probably 3 –4), usually in advance of a sale or holiday.  Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I will be having a Black Friday weekend sale, so my first edition will be out that week.  All of my in-stock products will be on sale, but subscribers of my newsletter and blog readers will receive an extra coupon code, totaling the largest holiday discount I’ve ever offered.  If you’re interested in following what’s happening in my shops (did I mention the SALES?), just sign up and watch your inbox!

Memorial Day Sale

How did we get so close to the end of May already?  Between Mother’s Day, my son’s last track meet, helping my daughter make something special to give her bridesmaids (you’ll see those after they all do) and accompanying my husband to a police academy graduation, my week zipped by so fast I barely saw it.  Since life is already in a frenzy right now, I think it’s time for a sale! Aside from Black Friday, I don’t like to plan sales for my Etsy shop.  I prefer to just have them when the mood strikes me.  It keeps things interesting.  I’m only advertising this one to my followers, so you won’t see anything about it when you visit my shop directly.  Starting today and through Memorial Day next Monday, you can use the code MEMORIALDAY2013 to receive free shipping on any order within the United States!

In case you haven't used a coupon code on Etsy before, it works like this:  click the green "Add to Cart" button for the item you want to order.  That will take you to a page showing the item and how you'll pay.  On the right side of the screen, under the payment options, it says "apply shop coupon code" in blue.  Click that and a box will appear.  Type MEMORIALDAY2013 into the box, click "Apply" and your shipping should show as $0.00.

etsy button feb 2013

This includes anything in my shop, including custom items, but I have a little bonus for you.  I have about 30 items that are completed but I haven’t listed yet.  I’m going to show you what they are here, but they won’t appear in my shop until after the sale is over.  They’ll only be available to those of you who read my blog.  If there’s something here you like, just click the link above or below the photo.  It will take you to a custom listing in my shop.  In the Note to Seller, just let me know which item shown here you wanted.  Be sure to use the free shipping code on these items too!

Camera Straps

Camera Straps - Crafty Staci

You can purchase any of these straps through this listing.  The green with the birds has a green leaf pattern on the reverse, which you can see in the photos below.

67mm Lens Cap Pockets

67mm Lens Cap Pockets - Crafty Staci

You’ll find the 67mm lens cap pocket listing here.  These also work well for the smaller 52mm lens caps.

77mm Lens Cap Pockets

77mm Lens Cap Pockets - Crafty Staci

This is where you’ll find the 77mm listing.  This is my most popular size.

84mm Lens Cap Pocket

84mm Lens Cap Pocket - Crafty Staci

You’ll find the 84mm here.

Business Card Pockets

Business Card Pockets - Crafty Staci

If you prefer one of these over the other, be sure to mention that when you check out through this listing.

SD Card Wallets

SD Card Wallets - Crafty Staci

You’ll find the listing for the SD wallets here.

CF Card Wallets

CF Card Wallets - Crafty Staci

The CF card wallet listing is here.  Be sure to verify which type of card your camera uses before ordering.

Coffee Cup Sleeves

Coffee Cup Sleeve Flowers - Crafty Staci

Coffee Cup Sleeve Robins - Crafty Staci

Coffee Cup Sleeve  Fish - Crafty Staci

All of these coffee cup sleeves can be ordered here, including the Father’s Day Fish (there are two of those).

If you have questions about any of these items or the sale, please feel free to contact me through email (my address is over there in the sidebar --->) or through Etsy.  Happy Monday!

Holiday Sale 2012

I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing Thanksgiving, spent remembering what you’re thankful for.  I’m thankful for my amazing kids, the continued safety of my husband so far from home and to my sister and her family for opening her home to us.  I feel lucky every single day to have the life I do. Now, are you ready for some shopping?


In honor of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, all of the ready-to-ship items in my Etsy shop are now discounted 15%.  As a small thank you for reading, you can use the discount code BLOG2012 to get an additional 5% off!  This code also works on the Items You Can Customize section (made to order), which isn’t otherwise on sale.


This sale will be in effect from now until midnight on Monday, November 26, 2012.


And, just as a reminder, here’s my holiday delivery deadlines:

  • Custom items shipped internationally must be ordered by November 24, 2012
  • In stock items shipped internationally must be ordered by December 3, 2012
  • Custom items shipped within the U.S. must be ordered by December 6, 2012
  • In stock items shipped within the U.S. must be ordered by December 12, 2012


Congratulations to my Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software winner - Joyce!  There was no email for you, Joyce, so I need you to contact me to find out how to claim your prize!

Remember that Silhouette sale I mentioned earlier this week?  Here’s the details!

· When you visit this page: and use the promo code STACI you will be able to get…

· 1 Silhouette CAMEO® plus 1 copy of Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition (MSRP $349.98) for $229.99

· 1 Silhouette Portrait™ for $179.99

· 40% off at (Offer only valid at Expires November 30, 2012. Rain checks not available. (discount excludes Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait™, downloads, download cards, subscriptions, and gift cards).

If you’ve been considering one of these electronic cutting machines or anything from their store, this is a great time!

If you have any questions or comments for me, feel free to leave them here or email me at  Have a fun and safe shopping weekend!

Upcoming Holiday Sale and Giveaway

I had some plans for the weekend.  There were several holiday projects I planned to work on and write up to share with you.  However, all that changed when I arrived home from my volunteer day at the high school to find my husband standing in my kitchen. That might not seem like a big deal, except for the fact that he’s been almost 3000 miles away at the FBI academy in Virginia.  He left on September 29th and I wasn’t supposed to see him again until December 13th, when I fly there for his graduation.  He found out he was going to have a four-day weekend, so he bought a plane ticket 3 weeks ago and kept it a surprise all this time.  I nearly fainted.  Needless to say, not much crafting got done the last couple of days.

Instead, I want to fill you in on what’s coming up in my Etsy store.  If you’re planning to place an order for Christmas, this is info you’re going to want.


I will be holding a Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend sale.  It will begin at midnight on Thanksgiving and end at midnight on Monday.  All of the “Ready to ship” items in my shop will be 15% off, with no coupon code required.


As a little extra thanks to those of you who follow me here at my blog, on Facebook or Twitter, I will also share a discount code for an extra 5% off, which can be stacked with the sale I mentioned above and used on custom items, which aren’t otherwise on sale.  I’ll reveal that code the day before Thanksgiving, and it will be available to use during the same time frame as the sale.

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Another bit of info I want to share is my shipping deadlines for Christmas delivery.  They’re coming up fast, especially for international shipping.

Custom items, shipping to military or international locations, order by November 24, 2012

In stock items, shipping to military or international locations, order by December 3, 2012

Custom items, shipping to locations within the United States, order by December 6, 2012

In stock items, shipping to locations within the United States, order by December 12, 2012

These dates are subject to change, so please check my shop announcement before placing your order.


Last, but not least, I’ve teamed up with Sew, Mama, Sew to participate in their Handmade Holidays series.  Visit their blog on Wednesday, November 21 (the day before Thanksgiving), to enter to win a $50 gift certificate to my shop!  Don’t worry, I’ll remind you again that day so you don’t miss out!


I have to say goodbye to my husband again for another month this morning, so I’m sure you’ll understand if my sewing machine and glue gun stay cold for another day.

Second Anniversary Giveaway and Etsy Sale

As I mentioned last week, I’m celebrating the second anniversary of my blog.  And what’s a party without presents?  I wish I could send something to every single one of you, but this is “Crafty Staci,” not “Hey Look, There Goes That Lottery Winner…Into Craft Warehouse…Again.”

This is the first of two giveaways I’m planning this week.  Because I’m here to encourage you to flex your sewing muscles, I’m starting with some supplies.  The winner of this giveaway will receive Stash Happy Patchwork by Cynthia Shaffer, a cute book full of fairly simple projects using scraps and small pieces of fabric.

Second anniversary giveaway 1

AND this springy little bundle of fat quarters! 

Second anniversary giveaway 2

Here’s the details: 

To enter, leave a comment on this post you’re reading.  Something that will make me smile, like a project you’ve made recently or where you’re going on vacation or something cute your two year old said.  No extra points for that, but it would make me happy.

For a second super-bonus entry, follow me somewhere.  I’m not talking about stalking me at the grocery store and shaking your head when I put Captain Crunch in my cart.  I mean Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, email, RSS, whatever.  Leave a SECOND comment here telling me where you follow me.  If you were already following me, say that. 

Second anniversary giveaway 3

To be clear, you can enter twice.  Once with a comment, a second time with a comment about where you follow me.

You have until next Sunday night, April 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm to enter.  I’ll choose a random winner after that and announce who it is on Monday, April 2nd.  Please make sure there is an email address attached to your profile or included in your comment so I’m able to contact you.  If I’m unable to reach the winner within one week, I’ll have to choose a new one. 

This contest is open to anyone, and international entries are welcome, provided your country has no limitations on whether you can receive books and fabric from the United States.

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I’m also having a celebratory Etsy sale!  From now through April 1, 2012, you can use the code TWOYEARS to receive a 15% discount off anything in my shop, including custom orders.  I just added lots of new items and some new fabric choices!

Second anniversary giveaway 4

Be sure to come back on Wednesday to enter ANOTHER giveaway!

My Second Blog Anniversary

I feel like I missed one of my kids’ birthdays.  I’m a big fan of celebrating anniversaries, birthdays, milestones, achievements…in fact, pretty much any excuse will do.  When the new year started I knew the second anniversary of my blog was coming up, so I started making plans.  For April.  I don’t know why I had that date in my head, but I didn’t bother to verify it.

birthday cupcake

A couple of weeks ago I wanted to look back at one of my early posts.  In the process of searching, I discovered that I actually started this blog on February 13, 2010.  That’s way before April, and has already passed.  I was so sad – I had missed it.

Then I realized…this is my blog and I can basically do whatever I want.  If that means celebrating my two-year milestone a month and a half late, so be it. 

My little party will start this Friday with a look back at some of my most popular posts.  Next week, you’ll want to check here for a couple of giveaways, an Etsy discount code and one of my most ambitious tutorials yet.

I’ve been working on this little space for (a little over) two years now, still love it, and want to give it a good start into year three!

Holiday Sale

I’m starting my Thanksgiving cooking today.  My daughter and I are making pies this afternoon, I’m whipping up some cranberry sauce and the turkey is going into the brine.  If you haven’t brined a turkey yet, try it.  I use this recipe.  The hardest part is finding a container big enough, but it’s totally worth it.  Best. Gravy. Ever.

The rest of the cooking, and the eating, will happen tomorrow.  I’m campaigning for a showing of “Elf” afterward, but my kids keep saying Thanksgiving day is too early for a Christmas movie.  Don’t tell them I’ve been listening to Christmas music in my car all week.

Christmas dancers

After that comes Black Friday.  And Small Business Saturday.  And Cyber Monday.  What, someone couldn’t come up with a shopping excuse for Sunday?  I might do some shopping over the weekend - from the safety of my office, of course.  I thought if I was going to shop other retailers’ sales, it was only fair to have one of my own, so here’s what’s going on in my Etsy shop:

Santa shopper

Starting at 12 a.m. Friday morning, everything in my CraftyStaci Etsy shop will be marked down 10%, and will remain so until 12 a.m. Tuesday morning.  No coupon codes needed.  Because my blog readers hold a special place in my heart, you get an extra discount!  Use the code BBSC11, which will take an additional 5% off your purchase.

Have a fantastic Thanksgiving, and if you’re one of those early shoppers, stay caffeinated and safe!

Anniversary Etsy Discount Code

Shopping bag In the spirit of continuing the week-long celebration of my first year as Crafty Staci, I’m offering my blog readers 20% off anything in my Etsy store through Friday!  Simply enter the code ONEYEAR at checkout.  It applies to everything, including my new Choose Your Own Fabric Camera Lens Cap Pockets, which can include a slot to hold an extra memory card.  I have over 100 fabrics available!