Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fire Stalkers feature: StitchnTyme and Elegancebymode

This weeks Featured Studio on The Fire Stalkers is StitchnTyme. Carly owns Stitchntyme. Her cozy corner on ArtFire is filled with exciting pincushions, crochet rag coasters, flower hair clips, lace hair slides, cell phone accessory cases and various other handcrafted goodies are offered throughout my shop.So go take a look at this studio!

You can find StitchnTyme at:

This weeks Featured Studio on The Fire Stalkers is Elegancebymode. Teresa is the owner of this cute shop. She makes wonderful hand woven Swarovski crystal bracelets and just recently added polymer clay jewelry and figures to her shop. Go check out this wonderful shop!

You can find Elegancebymode at:

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Share the love on Tuesday: Va Beach Quilter

This weeks featured artisan is Va Beach Quilter!

Kim makes lovely quilts, table runners, coupon organizers, wallets, purses and more! A truly talented

lady offering a wide variety of creations! All make wonderful gifts!

You can find Va Beach Quilter @






Blognull ">">Blog ~ With monthly giveaaways!

Click HERE for code

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

$60 CSN gift card: The Winner

Time to turn the lights off the $60 CSN gift card and announce the winner!!!!

#3 DG on July 7, 2010 10:18 PM said...

I follow through gfc as DG :)

Thank you to everyone for entering and congratulation to our winner!!

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Last day for the CSN giveaway!!

Don't miss out the last chance, there are $60 ready to be spent in any CNS stores!

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Awesome news!

As most of you know, I moved here is Florida around 3 and half years ago with my husband and my kids, leaving in Italy a piece of my heart and my my parents and siblings.

I got a green card 2 years ago and open this business in order to save up enough money to be able to fly in Italy every once in a while.
Well, my business had never be successful enough to pay for an airplane ticket, but you also know that I do appreciate every customer of mine and the money is being used to special doctor visits for my Gabriel.
My parents understood all this years, Gabriel is improving and I'm happy.

So I thank you for that, with all my heart.

Now, before the tears start coming out and I will start sobbing like a baby, I want to thank you again because with last month profit I was able to buy a kick ass GPS for my car and still have plenty for all that Gabriel will need for this month.

Why did I buy a GPS you might ask. I need it for my very first road trip and this time is all mine, no hubby (he wasn't able to take off from work) and no kids since I will need space in the car.

Why? Where am I going? I'm going to the airport in Atlanta to pick my mom and sister flying in from Italy tomorrow.

We're super happy and excited. Gabriel can't wait to see his nonna and my baby girl will kinda meet them for the first time since last time she saw my family she was 9 months old, too early to remember.

So, maybe my business will never be able to pay for me to go in Italy, but I was able to organize a comfortable enough trip in less then 3 days (yeah, they told me very last minute because wanted to make sure was really happening).

Now I'm sobbing and my heart is swelling with happiness and once again I sit here writing to all of you a

For all my customers, for all my friends, for all the people who encouraged me, gave advices and promote the heck out of me and just for reading this.....

Trying to give back a little, I invite you to enter a giveaway for $60 gift certificate for CSN.

And I also want to apologize in advance if I'll be a little be missing-in-action for the next month, but I want to spend as much time as possible with my folks.

I promise I will tell you all about is as soon as I can!

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Share the love on Tuesday: ArtiZen Beads

This Weeks Featured Artisan is ArtiZen Beads

Truly Unique Creations! You must visit here shop to see for yourself!

You can find ArtiZen Beads at:

Shop URL:

2nd Shop URL:

Website URL:

Twitter Page:

Facebook :!/laura.r.silverman


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Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday cupcake Find

This Monday I'm going to introduce craftybabyhope and her cupcake jewelry!

Cupcake jewelry
Super Cute Kawaii Lemon Lime Cupcake Necklace and Earring Set, $15 by craftybabyhope

This is a set of super cute Kawaii Lemon Lime Cupcake earrings and necklace. I hand sculpted this set from polymer clay. The necklace chain measures 21 inches from clasp to closure. The cupcake charm on the necklace is 1 1/2 inches tall. The cupcakes on the earrings are a little over 1/2 inches tall. Features a lemon lime icing with red sprinkles. The chain and ear wires are silver in color. If you would like the earrings with sterling silver ear wires please convo me. The necklace closure is a lobster claw clasp.

The ear wires pictured are not Hypo Allergenic and do contain nickel. For anyone in need of Hypo Allergenic ear wires made from surgical steel all you have to do is tell me in the notes to seller when you place your order. I will replace the ear wires for you at NO additional cost to you. The ear wires will be replaced with ones that are 100 % pure surgical steel uncoated.

Do you have a cupcake to share with me??? XO

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Christmas in July sale at Crocheted Little Things!

Click To Go ShoppingCrocheted Little Things
  • The Discount: Christmas in July sale: 20% off selected items
  • How To Get This Sale: No code necessary, just browse the items with the "sale" label.
  • End Date: 07/31
Click Here to go to the Shopping at this store!

Stock up until they're hot!

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Randomness Saturdays

Lots of news this week!!!!

♥ Well, first a little sour: Yesterday night my computer failed. I spent all night rebooting and uploading all the programs that I "need" to use but I was so mad at myself for all the pics and business information lost.

BUT, this morning hubby brought me to the store and got me an external hard drive, so I won't have this problem again and while toying with the PC installing the new hard drive, he was able to recover all my data! EVERYTHING! Even my bookmarks!!!! Love the guy!

♥ After the store, we went to sign up Gabriel for soccer again. He will start September 11 (yeah, unfortunate coincidence!)

♥ I just heard from my parents and they got their passports and the possibility to fly over here the's 4 days away!!! I'm so happy if this really come true because I don't see them from 3 years and half now. In the meanwhile, I try not to day dream too much, just in case they cannot make it, I won't be too disappointed (who am I kidding????)

I guess this wrap it up for this week :)

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Friday Giveaways Love

Sorry to be so late to post this but My computer died and I had to resuscitate.
I'm proud of me for being able to fix it, but I also want to kick me so bad for not saving the latest pictures - I didn't loose too much (I hope!) but it still hurts!

Don't do like me and back up your files, ok?

Now link away!

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fire Stalkers feature: kraftylady and AnnetteCaldwell


This weeks Featured Studio on The Fire Stalkers is kraftylady. Karen owns KG Krafts, a wonderful little craft and yarn supply shop in southeastern Mass. She teaches all sorts of crafts and makes so many different things you just have to go see to believe. So go take a look at this studio!

You can find kraftylady at:

This weeks Featured Studio on The Fire Stalkers is AnnetteCaldwell. Annette was in a car wreck several years ago where a car hit her head on. As part of trying to reuse my hands the doctor suggested that she take up drawing. Every stroke is a struggle between her brain and her hands to make each picture. Each picture is special to me for that reason. I only use pencils to draw and blend my pictures. Go take a look at this studio!

You can find AnnetteCaldwell at:

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July giveaway!

Are you ready for another giveaway??? Yes???? Let's get on it then!
This time will be a little different because it's not an item from my shop or an handmade item.....hmmm, what would it be then??

Are you curious???

Let's put a few lights on this mystery: it's a $60 gift certificate for any of the CSN online stores!

Did I grab your attention now??? Good!

Prizes Details:
One lucky winner will receive a $60 gift certificate for any of the CSN online stores! This gift certificate can be used to buy many things or put toward a big purchase. Shipping charges might apply, depend on the size of the item and the location where is going to be shipped.

How to enter:
Please leave a separate comment for every entry for increase your chance of winning!!

1) Follow this blog: it's that easy!!
2) Browse the CSN stores and let me know how would you use the gift certificate in case you win it!
3) Twit about this giveaway and earn ONE extra entry. Be sure to put @piccoladonna before your twit, so I will know you did it :)

This giveaway will last for 2 weeks and will end July, 21th.
Winner will be announced on July, 22nd, at which time I will contact the winner and get him/her in touch with a CSN representative.
If the winner does not contact me within three days, I will appoint another winner through another random number drawing.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Share the love on Tuesday: Caty Ann's Creations

This weeks Featured Artisan on Share the Love... Blogger's Unite is

Caty Ann's Creations

My name is Cathy and I live in NW Ohio. I have been creating jewelry for about 6 years for myself and family members. Each of my pieces are unique. Hope you enjoy my jewelry and acessories as much as I enjoy creating them

You can find Caty Ann's Creations on:

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Monday cupcake Find

This Monday I'm going to introduce Valmade and her cupcake cards!

Cupcake birthday card
Wobble Pink Cupcake Birthday Card, $3.50 by Valmade

A circle has been printed on thick white card and folded in half so the bottom edge is rounded and rocks when the card stands up.

On this is a decoupage layered pink cupcake with birthday wishes on the cake case.

There are two cherries printed on the card which have been colored in with red glitter to make them sparkle.

Blank inside.

Do you have a cupcake to share with me??? XO

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Just showing you....

....some soap I made last week end!
I wrote about how I got myself a soap making kit for Mother's day, and I finally got around to use.
Man, it's too much fun!
Can'y blame the soapers out there for getting lost in this craft.
I used a simple melt and pour technique, but it's really inspiring....the melting, the mixing, the smelling and the lather.....oh my!
I can see getting addicted to it!

Since it was the very first time, I think I went a little bit too heavy on the color. It supposed to come out peach instead it's just plain orange lol
But the smell it's heaven: I used melon and cucumber and it's really refreshing in this hot Florida!
And I love the mold I used: with those "bumps" those soap will make a perfect massage bar.

What do you think? YAY or NAY?

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Randomness Saturdays

Short and sweet this Saturday, because I know that it's the holiday weekend and we don't wanna spend it all reading blog, do we?

♥ I'm still not recovered for the gluten ingestion of last week, my stomach is still acting up. I need to be more careful and mainly starting to move my butt more.

♥ Bought and received the cutest thing ever!!!
Realistic brownie charm with ice cream melted on top from Harlamy!
I can't believe how adorable it is, I will cherish for ever! Seriously, check out Harlamy shop and you'll understand what I'm talking about!

♥ Leaving you with a little sale: Free Gift with every purchase to celebrate the 4th of July. Use code "Independence" in my artfire studio. Ends 07/04/2010.

Have a safe 4th of July every one!

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday Giveaways Love

I have a disk that allows people to watch Netflix of the Wii. Since I don't own a Nintendo Wii (and probably never will), who wants it/need it? No string attached, just contact me and I will send it to you :)

Now link away!

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fire Stalkers feature: Valmade and METALPETALZ


This week the Featured Studio on The Fire Stalkers is Valmade. Valerie is English and lives in Hong Kong. She has knitted and cross stitched since she was a young girl and now she makes cards. She loves to make things and always has numerous projects on the go. Valerie has a wide variety of beautiful items in her shop. Be sure to take a look at this studio!

You can find VALMADE at:


This weeks Featured Studio on The Fire Stalkers is METALPETALZ. Jennifer adores making jewelry either from scratch or from the vintage bits and pieces she picks up her and there. You will never see the same thing twice because each piece is unique and one of a kind. Stop by her studio and take a look!

You can find METALPETALZ at:

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