Valiant Poppy – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2018 is Valiant Poppy.

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Valiant Poppy
Brave and outgoing red shade effusive in its allure
Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have been inspired by the color Valiant Poppy! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

Przemila K fromCanisArtStudio says:

Painted clock – A charming Yorkie painted on a clock face. Traditionally Yorkshire Terriers are presented during dog shows on red velvet cushions. So I painted this cute dog on a “Valiant Poppies” background. The red color corresponds to the cheerful and energetic temperament of this dog. Golden additions: roof, hands of the clock, and the heart give a little festive mood, so it will be a perfect home decoration for Christmas or a Christmas gift idea.

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Mairi from mairidesign says:

This valiant poppy on a stick will stand proudly beside your evergreen plants, to inject a pop of bright red, as the sunlight catches its beauty. Use to decorate your plant pots, to keep your vases alive when your fresh flowers wilt, or use as a lasting memorial to loved ones who are no longer with you. Most of all, just enjoy its loveliness.

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Lianne from LianneMarieArt says:

A very cute cardinal print from original artwork. This vibrant valiant poppy red cardinal art is perfect for beautiful bird lovers and would make a gorgeous addition to cosy home decor especially in the winter! It is said ‘when a cardinal appears a loved one in heaven is near’ so can also be a heartfelt gift or remembrance piece!

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Karen Hafel from timetalentjewels says:

What a perfect color for the Fall and Winter Season is a shade of “red”! Valiant Poppy is captured in this Red Bamboo Chic Necklace. A fun little necklace to wear with dresses or go casual. 19″ with Pewter Round Beads mingled throughout. Matching Pierced Earrings. What fun!

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Valiant Poppy board!

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Red Pear – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2018 is Red Pear.

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Red Pear
Deliciously deep red, whose luscious depth entices.

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have been inspired by the color Red Pear! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

Przemila K from CanisArtStudio says:

The shield of this funny wall clock with a bulldog face is a red pear color. This is a deep, dark shade of red with the addition of bronze.

Small accessories in golden and brown color: numbers and the line of the “roof” make it a very decorative item. These colors create an atmosphere of coziness and warmth. A great idea for a gift and a Christmas decoration. I hope that a funny bulldog with a football ball will make you laugh.

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spoiledfelines1 from SpoiledFelinesArt says:

I love this “Red Pear” color … it’s a deep shade of red that I always associate with hearts and love. That is why I used this color to paint the heart in our “I Love Cats” wall hanging!

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Margie Sarrao from FunNFiber says:

This fabulous yarn bowl is a great gift for any knitter, including yourself! It is hand-made on a pottery wheel, and fired twice. It is a delicious, earthy “red pear” color with a bit of blue towards the top. All materials are non-toxic, lead-free, and food safe. It is dishwasher-safe, as well.

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Roses Workshop from RosesWorkshop says:

This lovely tea cosy has been handmade from Harris tweed fabric in natural cream and “Red Pear” deep red. Many of my cosies are in colourful tartans, but this simple two colour design is even more stylish.

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Karen Hafel from timetalentjewels says:

Shades of red are always popular during the fall and winter season. Deep colors of burgundy red, cinnamon and wine of a pear capture an array of those shades. They can be shown in a stellar piece of jewelry such as this piece of Ruby Jade Beaded Necklace Set.

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Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

Baltic Amber Necklace – Vintage red amber from the Baltics. The necklace is natural red amber chips in graduating sizes.

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Red Pear  board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Harbor Mist – Pantone Fashion Color For Spring 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Spring 2018 is Harbor Mist.

PANTONE 14-4202
Harbor Mist

A mid-tone dove gray; Harbor Mist solidifies the spring 2018 palette.

PANTONE 14-4202
Harbor Mist

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have been inspired by the color Harbor Mist! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

zizzybob from zizzybob says:

I designed this quilted fabric postcard myself. It is based on an old National Geographic photo. Fabric postcards are a great way to send a greeting, to friends or family (or just keep it for yourself).

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Przemila K from CanisArtStudio says:

I love delicate shades of gray. It’s a perfect balance for colors in any interior design. Harbor mist is very inspiring. I use these shades as backgrounds for my pastel colleges and drawings. Harbor mist and other shades of gray are also good as a border – passepartout for artistic works on paper. You will find these colors in my shop.

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Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor says:

Who knew gray (grey) could have so many different shades yet to me they all evoke a feeling of calm and serenity. This Inukshuk made from stone looks out over mist covered Lake Ontario and was left behind by some visitors to the area. Strength Serenity and a sign of friendship.

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spoiledfelines1 from SpoiledFelinesArt says:

I love neutral colors, and the soft gray of “Harbor Mist”, while still a neutral, is a departure from the warmer earth tones that I tend to use on my items. It’s a nice cooler earth tone shade, and I love the way it highlights the under belly of our hand carved wood male Baikal Teal duck!

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Judy Merashoff from JAMsCraftCloset says:

My Elephant plunger became a reality after I made my Flamingo Plungers for my Florida friends. In one of my Facebook groups, I was given many suggestions of other plungers. The elephant and giraffe were next, then the flower ones. After the flowers came the Poop Happens and Foxy Lady and Foxy Dude. My last request was for a Retro Camper plunger. I made four different Retro Campers so my potential customer would have a choice. That is my last addition to the plunger family. My home is being overrun by plungers!

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Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says:

I am always on the look out for inspirational sayings for my products so when this one came across my path it jumped right at me to make it apart of my collection.

I can do all things is part of Philippians 4:13 and in the world we live in this scripture has great meaning to a lot of us or will if you’re looking for something to hold on to.

This ensemble can be gotten in a lanyard, keychain or dog collar! The gray color makes the wording pop out a great deal!

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Karen Hafel from timetalentjewels says:

As I always look for interesting beads, I stumbled across this Dyed Gray Jasper Bead. There is always something about each stone as the colors come out. In this stone, I could see blue. Gray and blue, a fun potato chip spacer and some fire polish, just a fun necklace for the hot summer months! After all isn’t Gray the new Black?

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friedasophie from friedasophie says:

I live in San Francisco and we have daily foggy days. When I found this stone it reminded me of those gloomy beautiful misty afternoons here!

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Harbor Mist board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Pick Up Your Swag Bag – #CIJParty 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good morning everyone! This is the fifth annual Etsy Christmas In July Party that we have curated a swag bag especially for you! What party is complete without a gift to take home with you to remember the day?

Once again this year your swag bag is filled with Christmas inspired printables that were created by Etsy Christmas In July team members!

Megha of byTheArtBug:

Christmas Inspiration –

Inspiration for these festive tags are the simple Christmas decorations and symbols.

Megha of byTheArtBug:

Christmas Inspiration – Everyone loves decorating the “Christmas Tree” and that is the inspiration for this printable!

Karen of timetalentjewels:

Christmas Inspiration – All Shapes and Sizes of Christmas Trees Along with Presents under the trees!

Christine of cwagenblass9:

Christmas Inspiration – Christmas baking is a wonderful tradition and especially the cookie exchanges that are shared with friends.

Mairi of mairdesign:

Christmas Inspiration – Mini lavender filled organza bags, instead of bows, for Christmas present wrapping.

Judy of PiecesOfMePaperCraft:

Christmas Inspiration – Food, Lights, Pretty Decorations!

Gina of ArigigPixel:

Christmas Inspiration – Free ugly sweaters party printable decoration!

The swag bag was curated by swag bag extraordinaire Mairi of mairidesign!

Thank you for your collaboration!

Pick up your swag bag here:

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Memories Of A Lifetime – CIJ Favorite Holiday Recipe Exchange – #EtsyCIJ 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

We spent the day sharing our recipes during the first Etsy Christmas In July Favorite Holiday Exchange! Since the #EtsyCIJ team is worldwide we held a virtual #CIJFavoriteHolidayRecipeExchange right here on our blog!

The recipe exchange was held today, July 5th. As I mentioned the team is international and we received recipes from many countries!

We wanted to include as many of our talented team members as possible! The participation was fantastic! Our team members are creative chefs!

Each team member shared with us their recipe, as well as a little bit about their memories of holiday cooking and baking. I personally look forward to making a few of these new recipes this season! I added them to the assortment I bake each year! Please join me as we conclude the #CIJFavoriteHolidayRecipeExchange!

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Here are the recipes:

1. Old Fashioned Apple Cake / Misty from carolinagirlz2
2. Mississippi Mud Cake / Karen from timetalentjewels
3. Apple Pie / Amy from BeadsandThreadsbyAmy
4. Hungarian Lesco / Rita from RitzySelection
5. My Mothers Stuffing / Mary from ByFreddismom
6. Fattigmanns (Poor Man’s Cookies) / Clara from elliottsplayground
7. Scottish Tablet / Mairi from Mairidesign

Please use #CIJFavoriteHolidayRecipeExchange on social media as you visit all the delicious recipes we shared with you!

Thank you so much for joining us on our #CIJFavoriteHolidayRecipeExchange!

 

CIJ Favorite Holiday Recipe Exchange – Mississippi Mud Cake

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Let’s Make Mississippi Mud Cake – Recipe From Karen Of timetalentjewels1. What is your recipe?

“Mississippi Mud Cake”
Recipe from Karen

Makes 15 Servings Preparation 15 minutes *Bake 40 minutes

1 cup pecans
1 cup butter
1 4 ounce semisweet chocolate baking bar, chopped
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 (10.5 ounce) bag miniature marshmallows

1 Place pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet.

2 Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted.

3 Microwave 1 cup butter and semisweet chocolate in a large microwave-safe glass bowl at HIGH 1 minute or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.

4 Whisk sugar and next 5 ingredients into chocolate mixture. Pour batter into a greased 15 x 10 x 1 inch jelly-roll pan.

5 Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle evenly with miniature marshmallows; bake 8 to 10 more minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle warm cake with Chocolate Frosting (see Recipe Below), and sprinkle every with toasted pecans.

Chocolate Frosting

1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/3 cup milk
1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Stir together first 3 ingredients in medium saucepan over medium heat until butter is melted. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until slightly thickened; remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until smooth.

2. What is it about this recipe that you love?

The best part of this recipe is the chocolate, the marshmallow and the toasted pecans. It almost taste like you are eating candy. Of course, the cake is super moist and rich with all those ingredients it makes for a super rich dessert.

3. How did you learn to make this recipe?

I had heard of this cake before but never had the recipe until one day I ran across the recipe with Compliments of Southern Living – I now can make this cake any time. Everyone loves it!

4. Please share a story or memory to go along with the recipe.

I ran across this recipe and I knew right away it was a keeper! As my family loves chocolate, I knew they would love the marshmallow and toasted pecans too. So one day I decided to make this for our family party. I always like to try new cakes or desserts to see what they like. Much to my surprise they absolutely loved it! What a treat! Mississippi Mud Cake was a huge hit and a number one cake dessert in our family!

When in the kitchen you always need a set of Wool Felted Hot Pads to pull things out of the oven!

5. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: timetalentjewels
Pinterest: timetalentjewels
Twitter: timetalentjewel

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Your Favorite Song

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Listening,playing or making music is something that usually leads us to making memories. Memories that can remind us of events, people, places and more.

Most of us have a favorite song that we always listen to, but can’t get out of our head!

We want to know what your favorite song is and an item from your shop that relates to the song.

Karen from timetalentjewels says Livin On Love By Alan Jackson – anything country are favorites of mine but Alan any day of the week and this one of my very favorites.

The song relates to two young people just starting out and how in love they are and all that is need is Love. “Livin on Love.” She doesn’t care about what’s in style, she just likes his smile. It takes more than marvel and time living on love.

Living on Love, buying on time, without somebody nothing ain’t worth a dime, It’s like that old fashion storybook rhyme Living on Love, its sounds simple that what you’re thinking; Love can walk through fire without blinking, it doesn’t take much, when you get enough living on love.

Then it goes on about how you grow old and the children are gone and they still sing, side by side, living on love, even though they can’t see and can barely sweep the floor they still walk hand in hand through the door, just living on love.

Somehow I feel that relates to my husband and myself. I can only hope that continues until we grow old. In July it will be 42 years of marriage.

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Cowboy theme memory wire beaded bracelet

Nancy from EponasCrystals said Crystal by Stevie Nicks is another of my favorite songs. It is from the sound track to Practical Magic, one of my all time favorite movies.
These earrings are made of crystal quartz and make me think of the song Crystal.

Then I knew in the crystalline knowledge of you
Drove me through the mountains
Through the crystal-like and clear water fountain
It drove me like a magnet
To the sea…
To the sea…
To the sea, yeah

Quartz point earrings

 

Rita from RitzySelection states

Don’t worry about a thing
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright
Singing’ don’t worry about a thing
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright
Rise up this mornin’
Smiled with the risin’ sun
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Saying’, (this is my message to you)

Three Little Birds
Bob Marley

On my pillow, exactly one small bird sings

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Embroidered bird motif pillow

Przemila from CanisArtStudio says my favorite song is “El condor passa” also known as “If I could” by Simon & Garfunkel. It’s a beautiful melody for flute. In my shop there is a hand-painted flute box with little songbirds.

Hand painted long wooden box

Mairi from mairidesign said my sea-glass black heart still holds a warm, inner green, in the sun light, but only the wearer knows its fragility.

‘Paint it Black’ by the Rolling Stones

“I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door, I must have it painted black
Maybe then I’ll fade away and not have to face the facts
It’s not easy facing up when your whole world is black

No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
I could not foresee this thing happening to you
If I look hard enough into the setting sun

My love will laugh with me before the morning comes

I want to see your face painted black
Black as night, black as coal
See the sun blotted out from the sky”

Rare black sea glass necklace

Carola from CarolaBartz says I have several favorite songs and it is hard to name just one. However, in the end it comes down to “Songbird” by Fleetwood Mac (written by Christine McVie), also sung by Eva Cassidy (both versions are very moving). It is one of the most beautiful, heartfelt love songs I know. Just thinking of it right now (and listening to the melody in my head) gives me goosebumps of the good kind.

For you, there’ll be no more crying.
For you, the sun will be shining.
And I feel that when I’m with you,
It’s alright, I know it’s right.
To you, I’ll give the world.
To you, I’ll never be cold.
‘Cause I feel that when I’m with you,
It’s alright, I know it’s right.
And the songbirds are singing, like they know the score.
And I love you, I love you, I love you, like never before.
And I wish you all the love in the world.
But most of all, I wish it from myself.
And the songbirds keep singing, like they know the score
And I love you, I love you, I love you
Like never before, like never before, like never before.

Bird and butterfly mini journal

Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter states I bought a baby toy that played this for my Granddaughter and when I would babysit her I would sing her to sleep with this song…

You Are My Sunshine…

You are my Sunshine, my only Sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You’ll never know dear how much I Love You
Please don’t take my Sunshine away.

Yellow button set

Silvia from ForCutiesKids says Black coffee (Ooh)
Is my name
Black coffee (Black coffee) is my thing

Black coffee (Ooh)
Freshly ground and fully prepared
Hot black coffee, boy (Black coffee)
Mmh that’s where it’s at

Way back yonder when I don’t know when
See I got hungover before I was ten
You see my skin is white but my soul is black
And a hot black coffee, that’s where it’s at

(Black coffee)
That’s what I’m talking about
(Black coffee)
(Black coffee)
Ooh, you’ve got to feel it in the air
(Black coffee)
(Black coffee)

Will you hear that?
Some black tea
It can’t compare with me
(Can’t compare with me)
Some black tea (Ooh)
Well it’s as good as, it’s as good as
It’s as good as it can be
But it’s a cup of black coffee
That a working man needs to see, yeah

Here in America, where it’s the land of the free
And you can get what you want if you’ve got some do re mi
And I’ve got me a job, and I’m working like a slave
Yeah I’m independent and you know I get laid
Say I got me a man, and I got me a little place
I got a spit of black coffee, and how good it tastes
I said a dime is all it costs in the States
For a cup of black coffee and how good it tastes

(Black coffee)
And alright
(Black coffee)
Oh
(Black coffee)
That’s what I want, that’s what I need
(Black coffee)
Ooh, what I want me
(Black coffee)
That’s what I want, that’s what I need
(Black coffee)
That’s what I’m talking about
That’s what I’m talking about
(Black coffee)
A black coffee
(Black coffee)
A black coffee, child
(Black coffee)
It’s where it’s at, it’s where it’s at
(Black coffee)
It’s where it’s at, what I need
Black coffee
It’s where it’s at, what I need
Black coffee

Beth Hart, Joe Bonamassa

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