Saturday, December 13, 2008

EtsyInspired #15 - Purple Toes Jewelry

This week's EtsyInspired artist is Purple Toes Jewelry. I'm in love with Donna's clean picture taking style! It makes her shop so stunning! But good pictures wouldn't be anything without gorgeous items to take pictures of! Donna makes the most beautiful and unique jewelry. She has a little something for everyone. From whimsical to elegant, you can find it in this shop.

I really love all the different styles Donna has in her shop! I'm a little whimsical myself and I usually wear whatever jewelry strikes my fancy that specific day. I think that any mood that might strike would be covered by this shop. She has beautiful delicate flowers, cute little animals, stunning classy gems or vintage pieces. Truly, you could get something for every lady and girl on your shopping list! And you know how I love the combined shipping!

This week's EtsyInspired artist might be a little familiar to you all since she is also hosting a giveaway on my blog. There's still time to enter the giveaway, go HERE. Donna of Purple Toes Jewelry has been BEYOND generous with us this week. She is offering all the jewelry items posted in this blog entry to three lucky winners! You heard right! Next Friday, Dec 19, Random.Brady will pick THREE names out of the hat to win one of these pairs of earrings! All you have to do is pick any item in the Purple Toes Jewelry shop to be inspired by. Make ANY creation your little heart desires and post it right here on this post by next Friday at noon. That's it! Now, go be EtsyInspired!

Here is my card for this week. I was really inspired by all the lovely white space that Donna has in her pictures. I think it makes each piece so stunning. I also drew inspiration from this Beautiful Lacey Butterfly Necklace. This paper is a gorgeous metallic but I couldn't get it to photograph right.
So, maybe Lindsay and I were on the same page this week.   I didn't mean to use the same butterfly as her.  I think clean and simple was the theme this week.  I love Linday's amazing card!  All the layers and textures are fantastic!
Here is Joy's super sweet card. I love the delicate colors and the sweet flowers! Plus, I dig all the texture too!

Look at Lee's sweet and clean card! I love this color combo, it really pops! Also, those brads are awesome!

Here's Tanis's awesome card! I love the shape of it! How cute is that? And the sweet flourishes! Actually, everything about the card is just amazing!
Here's Tiff's clean and simple card. I'm loving the look of the hardware on this card! It's just gorgeous!

Here's Katie's happy and cute card! I love this adorable monkey! How sweet is that?


  1. Looks like we DID have the same thing in mind. LOL! It was that pretty butterfly necklace. You're card is VERY pretty! Everyone's cards are all GREAT this week!

  2. everyone's cards are so pretty this week. Leave it to me to be the one odd ball. haha. but i just loved those monkey earrings! :)

  3. SUPER cards everyone!!!! LOVE how even though the style of the shop was so vintagey that everyone made it their own and all the cards are so different from each other!!

  4. Great samples this week! I have been making it into my crafy space lately, so I really want to play this week!

  5. Ashley,

    I love your Butterfly Card!!! I really like all the cards this week!!

    Isn't it amazing to find that White really does look good on cards some times??? This is a very nice shop!

    Thank you for sharing, oh and I have to tell you one of the girls on my dazzling diamonds design team called me and said that girl who's blog you really like that leaves comments on your blog too came to my blog and left a comment!

    She was soooo excited because she never gets comments! You made her day!!!

    She has some amazing designs, but has not had time to put many on her blog, but is hoping after the new year to get it done!

    You are a sweetie Ashley!!!


  6. All right - I did the challenge this week. It was fun! The card is on my blog. The cards shown already are beautiful as usual!

  7. Fabulous cards from you and the DT! I created some ornaments after being inspired by the shapes of some of the earrings. I just posted them on my blog: www.capturingcreativity.blogspot

    Here is the link to the exact post:

  8. Here is mine... a little late!

    Thanks Ashley!!

  9. I was able to get this done last night! Fun challenge!
    Here is my card!
    Have a happy day!

  10. IHi Ashley, I stoppewd by Jacqueline's blog and heard about your challenge so she inspired me to come out and play! Here's my card inspired by the black and red earrings titled Betsy johnson inspired earrings

  11. So.. I totally thought that I wasn't going to be able to play again this week, cause I have been crazy busy with some Christmas projects, but I had to make some last minute Christmas gifts for my kids teachers for tomorrow at school, so I made some caramel and had to come up with something cute to give it in.

    So I made these bags from an awesome kit of MME Christmas stuff (the bags were pre-scored and everything). I HAD to add that bird with a pop dot, cause I love the cute bird earrings over at Purple TOes, the birds totally inspired me! Here's the link to the earrings:

    and here is a link to my image:
    (just a photobucket link this time, it is WAY too late tonight for me to think about blogging...although I could just cut and paste this novel of a comment I just left ya and it would probably count as one...LOL!)

  12. gettin' in under the wire...
    here's mine:
    Springtime Butterfly
    Blessings, Maria