Don't Forget

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends in the United States! We hope you are enjoying the holiday.

If you're gearing up for Black Friday shopping as the week comes to an end, remember that the PCF Team has a great list of shops having Black Friday and Weekend Sales!

Plus, be ready for Cyber Monday and Cyber Week with our List of shops offering great deals and discounts to jump start your holiday shopping.

Friendly Shop Feature: Fiber and Bead Boutique

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This week we invite you to take a peek inside Fiber and Bead Boutique, a shop creating beautiful crochet, knit and other fiber accessories, along with lovely beaded jewelry!

The shop owner's favorite form of promotion is making Etsy Treasuries, and in turn, being featured in Etsy Treasuries. The partial treasury shown below is one of Bonnie's treasuries curated earlier this month. Beautiful, isn't it? You can click the image to visit and leave a comment on the treasury.
We asked Bonnie, one of the four owners/creators of the shop, what her biggest creative inspiration is. This is what she said:

Since there are 4 of us in the shop, I can only speak for myself, but color and texture is what grabs me.

Each of the creators of the shop does different things, and Bonnie has chosen an item from each creator to showcase for this blog post. Please visit the shop to see more of what these ladies has to offer!
You can also find them on facebook here:

What's your favorite piece from the shop? Tell us in a comment. :)
Spread the PCF team love and share this post! Give it a share on facebook, tweet it, pin it, or Google +1 it. 

Cyber Monday & Cyber WEEK Deals

As online sellers, we have the opportunity to participate in Cyber Monday! And the countdown begins. There's just one week until Cyber Monday is upon us.

Here is a list of PCF Team shops that are having special Cyber Monday and/or Cyber Week SALES. Click on shop banners or shop names to visit the shop and see what you can get at great discount prices. Happy shopping! Support handmade this holiday season and buy from artisans dedicated to creating handmade awesomeness.

For more great gift ideas, visit our new Etsy Team Page!
Save 15% off everything!
Coupon Code: 15HOLIDAY
Valid Monday, 12/2 only.
Get 45% off of orders over $20!
Coupon Code: CYBERMONDAY13
Valid 12/1 - 12/2
Save 30% on all items in the shop.
Coupon Code: CYBERMONDAY30
Valid on Monday, 12/2 only.
Get 15% off all hair clips
Monday, 12/2 only.
Get 35% off all items!
Coupon Code 35OFF
Valid on Monday, 12/2 only.
Coupon Codes & specials:
CYBERWEEK15 = 15% off all non-sale items
CYBERWEEK25 = 25% off any purchase over $30
- OR - 
FREESHIP13 = free shipping on any purchase over $50 (before shipping)
Shipping on orders of $50 or more will be refunded.
Sale ends on December 8th.
Save 20% off all purchases of $25 or more.
Valid Monday, 12/2 - Monday, 12/9.
Get 15% off all items!
Valid Monday, 11/25 - Monday, 12/9
Save 25% off (excludes beading supplies)
Coupon Code: SPARKLE
Valid NOW through Monday, 12/9

Black Friday Sales List

Looking for Black Friday Steals? Here's a list of PCF Team shops that are having special Black Friday & WEEKEND Sales! Don't miss out on the great deals being offered. 

Click on the banners or shop names to visit the specific shops and browse all they have to offer. Have fun shopping!
 All simple headbands will be $2 per headband (even in sets).
Valid 11/27 - 12/2
Get 15% off everything in the shop!
Coupon Code: BLACK13
Valid 11/29 - 12/2
Get 10% off everything!
Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAY2013
Valid on Friday, 11/29 only.
Free domestic shipping on orders of $15 or more.
Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAY2013
Valid on Friday, 11/29 only.
Free shipping on all domestic orders.
Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAY13
Valid Thursday, 11/28 - Monday, 12/2
Save 20% off everthing!
Valid Friday, 11/29 - Monday, 12/2
Get 10% off (excluding made to order PDF & other listings with same notice)
Coupon Code: CYBERSALE
Valid Friday, 11/29 - Monday, 12/2
Save 10% off everything!
Valid Friday, 11/29 - Monday, 12/2
Get 15% off all headbands and fascinators
Valid Friday only.
 Holiday Kick-Off Sale
Save 10% off all items in the shop
Valid Saturday, 11/30 - Sunday, 12/1.
Save 25% off everything.
Valid on Friday, 11/29 only.
Save 20% off everything!
Coupon Code: 20OFF
Valid 11/30 - 12/1
Save 50% off everything!
Coupon Code: BLACK50
Valid 11/29 - 12/2
Save 15% on orders over $5
Sale begins 11/29 @ 5:00 am, and ends 11/30 @ 12:00 am.
15% off everything
Coupon Code: SPSTCYBER2013
Valid 11/29 - 12/2
Get 25% off orders of $5 or more.
Coupon Code: BLACK
Valid NOW through Monday, 12/2.
Get 10% off!!!
Valid 11/29 - 12/2
Save 10% off everything (excluding custom orders).
Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAY13
Valid 11/29 - 12/2.
Save 30% on all items in the shop.
Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAY30
Valid on 11/29 only.
Get 15% off all items!
Valid Monday, 11/25 - Monday, 12/9
Save 25% on any purchase of $10 or more.
Coupon Code: GOBBLE2013
Valid Wednesday, 11/27 - Monday, 12/2.

Something New

One of our awesome team leaders signed us up for a really great opportunity to be beta testers for something new on Etsy. Much thanks goes out to Katherine, the mother of Amy of Jewelry by Amy T, for giving us this chance to be one of the first Etsy teams to give it a try.

Introducing...Our brand new TEAM PAGE on Etsy!!!

What is a Team Page?
It's basically a landing page where we can promote our team members' shops and looks a little bit like Pinterest with "lists" of items. 

If you're a member of Etsy, you might be familiar with the "list" feature, as it has been available for a little while now. Along with adding an item to your favorites, you can also create a "list" and add items to that list. Our team page is full of "lists" and we will slowly be building our lists and adding new items to the categories. Now, our team has a collection of lists to be able to share with everyone.

In other news...
We've been attempting to re-vamp our team social media pages. With all the focus on the blog, pinterest and twitter, we had completely forgotten that we also have a Team Facebook Fan Page! What's great about social media is that it offers us a way to connect and share our shops and items with even greater reach. We can connect in ways like no other. To make it a success, though, we need to start and first build our presence.

Visit our Etsy team discussion, and add your social links HERE.

Need a Shop Hop Reminder?

If you missed our monthly Shop Hop, don't worry! There will be another one next month. We always start the first week of the month and leave the linky open through at least the 10th. If you'd like to sign up to receive email reminders, please do so.

Autumn Leaves

Autumn season is about full swing now, and before we know it, winter will be upon us. Some places are already seeing snow. Let's enjoy the autumn leaves for the moment, shall we?

Isn't autumn just lovely???

Friendly Shop Feature: Ilona Paper Passion

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This week, we invite you to meet Ilona Paper Passions! This shop offers custom made printables delivered to your e-mail, ready for printing. There are party decorations, invitations, holiday & photo cards, thank you cards - all custom designed for you and your event.

Ilona is the owner/creator, and this is what she says about facebook:
Facebook is my favorite form of promotion, because I can interact with my fans. It is not just for presenting my product; I can also share party ideas and recipes from my Blog. Some of my recipes that I include on the Facebook are perfect for a party.
Her thoughts on creative inspiration:
The biggest creative inspiration are my children and the world around them. My older son loves to play soccer and I came up with few soccer designs. Right now, I am working on the dinosaur digital kit because I see every day my younger son with them. Also, I saw my son with a robot shirt the other day and new ideas immediately flows to my mind. My imagination is constantly working:)
Last thoughts from Ilona:
In my Etsy shop I offer every invitation with free thank you card that will be customized by me as well. I specialize in party packages that include banner, cupcake toppers, gift tags etc. I offer unlimited revisions and I will work with every customer until satisfaction is achieved. I offer my designs in two languages: English and Polish. I also had orders in different languages but I needed to have exact wordings from customer and they came up perfectly. I take custom orders as well. Thank you
Find Ilona Paper Passions on the web:
With the holidays coming up shortly, if you're in need of some party decorations, check out Ilona's shop and see what you can find. Promote our creative friend! Share this post: Give it a tweet, a share on fb, and help us spread the PCF love.

PCF Shop Hop #3

If you have an online shop selling handmade, vintage or crafting supplies, you're invited to link up with us and share your goods. All online shops are welcome (Etsy, Zibbet, ArtFire, etc), so don't be shy, share what you've got for sale! 

We'll be hosting the monthly Shop Hop during the first week of each month, lasting for one week. And each month, a couple of shops will be chosen at random (via as the Spotlight Shops to be featured during the next month's hop. Please be sure to visit the Spotlight Shops in support of small business, and in the name of Promoting Creative Friends (all social media shares are, of course, welcome and much appreciated as well).

Our October Shop Hop received 552 views, 53 links and 128 clicks. We're up in views, but down a little bit in clicks and link entries. Let's make November even better and beat these stats. Keep the momentum going and spread the word about our Shop Hop! 

Congrats to The Dorothy Days for winning...

* Link up your shop URL (not a specific item).
* Visit the Spotlight Shops for the month.
--->>> Leave a blog comment sharing a favorite item from at least one of these shops.
* Visit at least ONE shop before you (promoting is not mandatory but is definitely appreciated). If you choose to promote, leave your links & we will do our best promote your links as well.
* Spread the word and invite friends to join us! 
* A button will be coming soon. 

November Spotlight Shops
Let's get to it. It's time to link up!
Linky closes November 11th.