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NEXT SNEAK ATTACK!

DATE: Thursday, April 27th; 2 pm, EDT

SHOP NAMES: To Be Announced

HOST: CunninglyCrafted and TheMudPlace

What's all this? Read our About Us page to find out!

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Sneak Attack Shops 12/13/2012

In honor of our last Sneak Attack for 2012, Theresa of KraftyGrannysHome has given us this lovely treasury of our "Victims" and Sponsor's shops!
Wishing Everyone a Wonderful Christmas and a 
Happy Healthy New Year!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Time - Meet Kelly and Sandi

IT'S TIME TO PARTY!! This is the last sneak attack of 2012 - and we are ready to rock your world.

We have two co-sponsors - who have worked together before - with 6 new Etsy shops to astound you!

Kelly from juBEADlation and Sandi from HandmadeBySandi are ready with the clues - let's see if you can guess any of our 'victims' today!

Being a holiday theme - check out the beautiful creations in Kelly's shop for your holiday decorations. And of course what holiday time would be without Christmas earrings (my favorite!)



 

Sandi also has some holiday items to choose from! From magnets to earrings and coffee cozies you can use all year long!




Enjoy your holiday shopping, and then come join us in our Sneak Attack thread for lots of fun and clues, and warm hugs!

Oh, and be sure to sign up for our Giveaway - the last of 2012 - cute little pj bags for that little girl or boy in your life!




Monday, December 10, 2012

Holiday Time - Meet Susanne

Susanne from sussesspindehjrne, is sponsoring our sneak attack today at 3pm. One of the last sneak attacks for 2012 - she has selected 4 new Etsy shops to introduce us to.

Susanne is well known for her roving and yarn. She also makes the most beautiful apparel - that would be a wonderful addition to anyone's wardrobe - have someone on your list this would be perfect for? In Christmas colors!



While you browse thru Susanne's shop to see what else she has created, be sure to stop in and join our Sneak attack team - chat with us in our thread today as we get ready to greet those new Etsy shops!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sneak Attack Shops 12/08/2012

4 NEW "VICTIMS" FOUND AND ATTACKED WITH LOVE!!

Theresa of KraftyGrannysHome has given us this beautiful treasury of our most recent "victims". Enjoy!


Holiday Time - Meet Maria

Maria, from MsBittyKnacks, is sponsoring our Saturday sneak attack today at 11am. As a way of giving our international members a chance to join in, Maria always sponsors on Saturdays!! What a great team mate.

As part of my face-to-face theme - here's a picture of Maria doing some crocheting.



And since we are talking about the holiday times - you have got to see the cute Christmas ornaments that Maria makes!


and her owls!


Be sure to check out Marie's shop for all her creations. And then come join us in our sneak attack thread as we get ready to meet 4 new international Etsy shops!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Meet Andrea

Andrea from TheHobbyRoom is sponsoring our sneak attack today at 3pm. A long time member, Andrea is sponsoring after a long hiatus! We love having members and sponsors active again.

First I want to have you meet Andrea face-to-face. Here is Andrea on the left. The gal on the right is her sister.


And getting into the holiday mood - look at this beautiful red rose hair clip - wouldn't this make a lovely gift for someone on your list!



Or this adorable tutu - for that granddaughter or niece!


Whatever you choose from Andrea's shop, you can be assured that it is well made and will be loved by whoever wears it!

And come join us in our Sneak Attack thread, as we get ready to meet the 'victims' that Andrea has chosen.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Holiday Time - Meet Theresa

Theresa from KraftyGrannysHome is sponsoring our Holiday Sneak Attack today at 3pm.

Starting today, I will be featuring something from our sponsor's shops that are perfect for Christmas! And there are so many to choose from in Theresa's shop.

Theresa makes the cutest felt ornaments - makes me want to redo my whole tree! And I can't decide which is my favorite - maybe you can :D




Check out all of Theresa's ornaments as well as wonderful gift ideas for the whole family.
Then come and join us in our Sneak Attack thread, as we get ready to meet the latest new Etsy shops that Theresa has selected.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

RECORD BREAKING SNEAK ATTACK SALES!

Cyber Monday, November 26th Brought Record Smashing Sales for Sneak Attack Shops!

What a day we had! Virginia of MadeByHand chose 5 shops for us to "Attack".  Although it wasn't a contest to see if we could break any records, we soon saw that the sales were going through the roof as we reached 50 sales! So old stats were looked at to see if that many sales had ever been made before in one Sneak Attack and it was discovered that on 5/4/09, 69 sales were made and on 5/6/09, 72 sales were made. All of a sudden everyone wanted to beat those numbers and we did with 84 sales! This Team is fantastic! Everyone pulled together and showed these new shops a lot of love with hearts and promoting as well as the wonderful amount of sales.

www.etsy.com/shop/ForestBlackImages
-- started with 1 sale, ended with 6 sales
www.etsy.com/shop/IvyCoreenBathBody
-- started with 1 sale, ended with 24 sales
www.etsy.com/shop/OctoButton
-- started with 2 sales, ended with 19 sales
www.etsy.com/shop/BrookeMontesArt
-- started with 5 sales, ended with 12 sales
www.etsy.com/shop/TheRabbitHoleRecipes
-- started with 6 sales, ended with 38 sales

Here are some comments from some of our "victims"

I'd just like to say thank you all so very much. This is such an awesome surprise. My kids (okay and my husband and I lol) were all jumping up and down when we saw the orders come in. Plus the crazy amount of favorites has been awesome. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. I can't wait to join in the fun on the next sneak attack because the happiness you bring to new sellers is more then I can even explain. 

from Brooke M at www.etsy.com/shop/BrookeMontesArt --
Oh my Gosh! Thank you so much.

I feel blessed to have been chosen to be part of this great opportunity. I am grateful for the exposure my artwork and creatively is receiving.
and
I love this concept and so grateful for this opportunity!
I just had to join the fun..
Getting ready to check out the four other shops on the list.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CHOOSING ME FOR A SNEAK ATTACK! I WAS SO SURPRISED AND HAPPY TO SEE THE SALES COME IN! I WILL DEFINITELY HELP SUPPORT OTHER NEW SELLERS, BECAUSE THIS WAS A WONDERFUL SURPRISE AND WOULD LOVE TO PASS IT ON! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

from Inna @ www.etsy.com/shop/OctoButton --
Hello Virginia and everybody of Handmademovement Team!

Thank you a lot for including me in Sneak Attacked! It was cool and very helpful for promoted my little store! And I'm really hope that everyone who baught my items will enjoy them :)


THANK YOU again!!!!!!!!!

Have a great day!
Best regards,
Inna


from Autumn @ www.etsy.com/shop/ForestBlackImages --
Hello!!

Thank you soooo much for the sneak attack. It was such a great surprise after such a long day. I was flabbergasted by the sheer number of views and faves. The purchases were icing on the cake. Thank you so much, and I hope you enjoy them.
I'm considering joining the team since it would be nice to spread the cheer, but for now I just wanted to thank you and everyone else who participated for making my month. Btw, the blog is great!

Thanks,
Autumn 

This is what Sneak Attacks are all about! Helping new shops get some exposure and possibly some sales! Thanks Team!


Monday, November 26, 2012

Meet Virginia

Virginia, from MadeByHand, is sponsoring our sneak attack today at 3pm, Etsy time.

A wonderful sponsor, Virginia always finds the cutest shops to introduce to us, and we have a fun time with all the clues she supplies, trying to guess who the 'victims' will be as well as finding other new Etsy shops to visit.

As part of my face-to-face theme these last few weeks, here's another picture of Virginia, doing what she loves best - crocheting!


What amazes me, is that Virginia crochets when she watches TV! I'm always having to watch what I do when I crochet - you go girl!

See all the new items that Virginia has crocheted for you! And then come join us in our Sneak Attack thread as we get ready for lots of fun!!


Monday, November 19, 2012

Meet Summer

Summer from SummerWilson8 is sponsoring our sneak attack today at 5pm Etsy time. It's been awhile since Summer has sponsored and we are so glad she's back showering us with her clues, dancing her way through the day in excitement as she gets ready to introduce her 'victims' for today!

As part of my face-to-face theme, here's a picture of Summer working on some of her fabulous creations!


As you browse through Summer's shop, you will find all kinds of jewelry and home decor items you will love!

Then come join us in our Sneak Attack thread for lots of fun and surprises!!

AND - be sure to enter for a wonderful giveaway that happens tonite!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Meet Kelly and Virginia

Kelly from jubeadlation, and Virginia from madebyhand have teamed up to co-sponsor our Sneak Attack today at 3pm Etsy time.

As part of my face-to-face theme, I want you to meet Kelly - divine jewelry creator!!


and Virginia - crocheting guru!!



With both of them sponsoring today, I know we are going to get to meet some really extraordinary new Etsy shops!

Find  your favorite items in Kelly's shop, and Virginia's shop - while they are available and then come join us in our Sneak Attack thread for lots of fun!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Meet Kirby

Kirby from HappyHoundCreative, is sponsoring our sneak attack today at 4pm. Kirby, a long time member, has been taking care of a new baby (has it really been almost a year?) and is once again ready to take the reins and introduce us to some new Etsy shops!

As part of my face-to-face theme, here is Kirby making some of her adorable cards!


You will find all kinds of really cute cards in Kirby's shop - be sure to check out the garlands and invitations as well.

Then come join us in our Sneak Attack thread - as we get ready to surprise some new shops!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Meet Susanne

Susanne, from SussesSpindehjrne is sponsoring our sneak attack today at 4pm. A frequent sponsor, Susanne loves to introduce new Etsy shops to our team as well as the Etsy community.

I convinced Susanne (who is camera shy) to provide us with another picture of her as she works on the spinning wheel. Susanne is holding braided roving - that is the way roving often comes when we purchase it! Makes it easy to pull off a part and start spinning (hehe I'm still learning).


Susanne has many different types of roving as well as hand-spun yarn that she sells in her shop. If you are like us, and very addicted to fiber -  you will love her shop! And this yarn, is the result of her spinning in the above photograph.



After you are finished oohing and ahhing at all the goodies in Susanne's shop, please come join us as we have fun in our sneak attack thread, waiting for the new Etsy shops to be revealed!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

SNEAK ATTACK NOW GOING ON

SNEAK ATTACK NOW GOING ON
FOR 24 HOURS!

Date: Thursday, Oct 16th; 3pm EDT
Hostess: MadeByHand
Check out this thread and join the fun!
What's all this? Read our About Us page to find out!

Meet Amanda

Amanda from CuteNCurlyBowtique is sponsoring our sneak attack today starting at 1pm.

Amanda started providing clues last nite, when she started the sneak attack thread, and you can bet there will be lots of team mates trying to figure out who Amanda's victims are!

Amanda has sponsored a number of times and always comes up with the cutest new Etsy shops to introduce us to.

In continuing my theme of Face-to-Face with the sponsors, here we see Amanda creating one of her adorable hair bows.


Check Amanda's shop frequently, as she always has something new to offer. And come chat with us, as we get ready to have the shops revealed.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Meet Sandi and Theresa

Two team mates - one a long time member - Sandi from HandmadeBySandi, and  one, a relatively new member (she was attacked in November of last year and sponsored her first attack in January), Theresa from kraftygrannyshome, are co-sponsoring a 'trick' or 'treat' sneak attack that starts at 3pm today.

As part of my face-to-face theme for our meet the sponsor - I have a picture of Sandi, crocheting one of her fun scarves.



And here you see Theresa making some of her quilted pot holders.


Be sure to see all the fun scarves that Sandi makes for her shop and the wonderful quilted pot holders that Theresa makes for her shop!

Lots of scary clues, chatting and fun will make the day fly as we get ready to meet 5 'victims'. You will probably see most everyone dressed in their Halloween costumes to get in the mood. Come join the party at our sneak attack thread!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Sneak Attack Shops 10/25/2012

Theresa of KraftyGrannysHome has once again made a lovely treasury of our "Victims" and Sponsor!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Meet Wendy

Wendy, from UUendysCraftyCorner, is sponsoring our Sneak Attack today at 5pm. A California gal, the time difference makes it easy for Wendy to start the attack late in the afternoon! Great for those nite owls who love to stay up and chat into the wee hours of the morning :D

I've been doing the Meet the Sponsor posts with a Face-to-Face theme, featuring photos of our sponsors as they create.

According to Wendy - who is a little camera shy - she says:

I do my crafting wherever I can. Living room ottoman/comfy chair while watching tv and/or new grandson. Day job desk when it's slow. Kitchen table for space.

Wendy never stays in one place long enough for us to get a picture :)

In any event - when you look at her creations - you will see her 'hand' at work! Yep that's her hand holding these adorable turtle play earrings!


Check out all Wendy's 'hand' iwork and then come chat with us in the sneak attack thread!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Meet Susanne

Susanne, from SussesSpindehjrne - our spinning diva, is sponsoring our sneak attack today at 4pm. One of our international members, Susanne always likes to find the best new Etsy shops to introduce, and you can be sure that some of them have fiber of one kind or other!

As part of my meet the sponsor face-to-face, here is a picture of Susanne doing what she loves - spinning yarn!



Check out all the gorgeous fiber and yarns that Susanne has to offer - I have some of them.

And then come join us in our sneak attack thread - to find out what clues Susanne is giving us to help us guess who the 'victims' might be!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Meet Kelly

Kelly from jubeadlation is sponsoring our sneak attack today, starting at 3pm. During the day, Kelly will be providing clues as to the identity of the 'victims' and our team members will try to figure out who they are. But it's all in fun!! Treasuries will be created, and lots of chatting will go on. Come and join us!

Kelly makes the most wonderful jewelry (I know, I have several of her pieces) Here she is, creating all those gorgeous items.



Be sure to let us know which items in Kelly's shop you like best.

And then come join the fun in our Sneak Attack thread!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Meet Sandi and Ros

Sandi from HandmadeBySandi and Ros from PaintedMemoriesByRos are co-sponsoring the sneak attack today that starts at 5pm Etsy time.

It's not often that these two Etsy artists can sponsor together - Sandi being an early morning person, and Ros being a late nite one. But despite the odd hours, they are a great team!

Sandi loves to make felted bowls. Here she is felting one by hand.


Ros is an artist who paints and makes greeting cards with prints from her paintings. She is also the captain of our team!

Here is Ros (in front), with Judy (Shell), another of our team members. And it's so cool when we get to meet face to face :D


I love putting together the names and the faces, don't  you? There are lots of great treasures in these two shops - be sure to visit and pick your favorites.

And then come join us in our Sneak Attack thread for lots of fun and clues!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Meet Lynn

After a day of some holidays, today our sneak attack is being sponsored by Lynn from LolaLynn. The 'victims' will be revealed at 4pm Etsy time.

Lynn, makes the neatest paintings for her shop. And it's a family project. Here you see Lynn's grandson taking part in the creation of a turtle painting.


I love that Lynn has passed on the creative gene to other family members. It's always a fun time when family is around the table sharing in the love of art!

You will find a number of paintings done by Lynn as well as other family members, in her shop - I know you will love them as much as I do. I have a cat one and it's so different!

After you have found 'your' painting - please come and join us in our Sneak Attack thread, as we get ready to have a fun day! We are having a giveaway this evening. Be sure to enter!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Meet Theresa

Theresa from KraftyGrannysHome is sponsoring our sneak attack today at 3pm. A frequent sponsor, one of our Treasury gurus - Theresa loves to find wonderful new Etsy shops to surprise! And I'm sure that today will be no exception.

Theresa is always creating, whether it's security blankets, quilted items, or crocheted goodies. And finding new patterns is one of her passions. 

Here you can see, with yarn in hand, a new item is in the works.



Be sure to check out all the gorgeous and adorable items that Theresa has in her shop!

And then come chat with us in our Sneak Attack thread  while we wait for the latest 'victims' to be revealed. 
 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sneak Attack Shops 10/1/2012

For your enjoyment, Theresa of KraftyGrannysHome and Summer of SummerWilson8 have given us two terrific treasuries of our "Victims" and Sponsor!
 
From Theresa

From Summer

Monday, October 1, 2012

Meet Lisa

Lisa from Beadsoul is sponsoring our sneak attack today at 5pm. A frequent sponsor and long time member, Lisa always finds the neatest new Etsy shops to introduce to us.

Recently, Lisa had a custom workbench made for her, so she can hammer her hand stamped jewelry.

Here she is at her 'new' workbench!


To see all of Lisa's hammered creations - check out her Etsy shop. You are sure to find some things that are perfect for gifts as well as items just for YOU!

And then come join us in our Sneak Attack thread as Lisa gives us clues to who the latest 'victims' will be.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Meet Sandi

Sandi from HandmadeBySandi, is sponsoring our sneak attack today - starting at 4pm. A frequent sponsor and long time member, Sandi always makes the waiting time fun, as she gives out lots of clues to who the latest 'victims' might be.

Sandi and her family always had lots of fun during Halloween, dressing up in scary costumes, playing loud and eerie music, and making sure the kiddies enjoyed themselves as they came to the door for Halloween treats.

Now Sandi creates adorable items for others to use to enjoy Halloween. I just love this black choker complete with a skull button! Won't you just look ghastly...


Check out all the Halloween goodies in Sandi's Shop and then come join the fun in our Sneak Attack thread as we get ready to meet and greet the latest 'victims'!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sneak Attack Shops 9/24/2012

Lynn of LolaLynn is back in town and has presented us with another wonderful Victim and Sponsor treasury!


Meet Susanne

Susanne from sussesspindehjrne is sponsoring our sneak attack today at 3pm. An international Etsy shop, Susanne is known for her spectacular yarns - if  you haven't seen them or used them, you are really in for a treat!

Many of our team members work outside the home. When I asked Susanne about that she said:

In my daily work, I teach children and young people, who have had a difficult start and difficult to engage in the ordinary schools. As the job every day requires 100% attention, I love my creative moments, when I can gather new strength and get complete relaxation when I immerse myself in the solution of a craft challenge.

Did I mention Susanne's fabulous yarn??? I really had a hard time deciding on just one. But I love the color combination in this one.



Susanne has sponsored a number of times, and she always finds the neatest shops for us to surprise! And I'm sure today will be no exception - at 3pm, you will find out the names of those shops  - and  you can purchase, feature and share the love for all the great creations that you see.

Come join us in our Sneak Attack thread as we get ready for lots of fun, clues and treasuries!

Oh and we are celebrating 4 years of sneak attacks! You will see many of us in our party clothes :D

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sneak Attack Shops 9/22/2012

Our Saturday Sneak Attack "Victims" and Sponsor are featured in this fantastic treasury by 
Theresa of KraftyGrannysHome!


Meet Maria

Maria from MsBittyKnacks is sponsoring our Saturday sneak attack which starts at 11am Etsy time and goes for at least 24 hours!

Maria works during the week, like so many other Etsy shop owners, - and finds the weekend a great time to introduce new Etsy shops to the team and the entire Etsy community as well.

What a wonderful way to start the weekend, by providing much love, purchases and hearts to unsuspecting 'victims'.

Because Maria works outside the home, you are sure to see her using one of her latest creations - a little zippered pouch that is perfect to carry around in a handbag to hold make-up, coins or pens and small notebooks.


There are several of these little zippered pouches available in Maria's shop - or some of her Halloween items might just catch your eye.

Be sure to come on down and join us in our Sneak Attack thread, as we get ready to surprise those 'victims'. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Meet Theresa

Theresa from kraftygrannyshome is sponsoring our sneak attack today at 3pm Etsy time.

One of our frequent sponsors, Theresa always finds the neatest new shops to introduce us to. And I'm sure today will be no different.

When I first interviewed Theresa back in January, I asked if she worked outside the home.

She said:

I am retired now and spend most days working in my sewing room creating. 

And if you visit Theresa's shop often,  you will ALWAYS find something added! Like these new X Marks the Block quilted pillows...


I already have several of Theresa's creations - I know I will add some of these to my wish list. Will you?

Come join in the fun at our Sneak Attack thread - as we get ready to meet Theresa's victims'.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Sneak Shops 9/13/2012

Theresa of KraftyGrannysHome and Lynn of LolaLynn 
have done it again!
Two wonderful treasuries featuring our "Victims" and
Sponsor, Wendy of UUendysCraftyCorner!

From Theresa

 From Lynn

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Meet Wendy

Wendy, from UUendysCraftyCorner, is the sponsor today of the sneak attack that starts at 5pm Etsy time.

A west coast member, Wendy is usually still at work, when she joins us at the start our sneak attacks. (we won't tell).

I know it's a little early, but I love fall, as the weather starts turning cooler and that leads into Halloween - one of my favorites! So in browsing through Wendy's shop this morning, I found these adorable skull earrings - do you see the little hairbows? Well Wendy's earrings are made for children and teens. But if you ask her - she might be able to make a pair of earrings just for you with these skulls! I know I'd love them.


Wendy has other Halloween items, as well as many other earrings in a variety of themes. You will love them and your kids will love them too!

And be sure to come join us in our Sneak Attack thread as we get ready to meet the new Etsy shops that Wendy has chosen for our 'victims'!