Welcome to the Trouble Ink/Crafty Crafts (TICC) Blog. Here I will be posting information about new items for sale, new items I'm currently working on, along with other people and items for sale. Feel free to provide any comments along with any ideas you would like to share to help my blog and business to grow. Your continued support and thoughts will be greatly appreciated. Enjoy your visit and please come back.

Have a great day.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Giveaway Winners

Sorry for the delay everyone. I appreciate you all bearing with me these last few weeks.

I checked all entries that were received, and entered each person according to how many entries they had. I put all entries in the shaker, gave the shaker to my brother-in-law to shake up, and then for his wife to draw the two winners.

The first winner drawn in the Dream Catcher and Amulet Giveaway was Randy/Chicken Boys.

The second winner drawn in the Dream Catcher and Amulet Giveaway was Kim/kskjewelrydesigns.

Congratulations to Randy and Kim. Please convo or email me with your mailing information so I can get your items sent out.

Thanks to all that entered the giveaway. Be sure to check back again, another giveaway will be coming soon as I decide the next giveaway item.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Giveaway Update

I'm in the process of checking all the comments, and getting the entries together. Soon as I get everything together we will be doing the drawing. Sorry for the delay, and appreciate all bearing with me on this. Since everyone was so kind to wait for me to get back I will be doing two drawings, so there will be two winners. :O) So be thinking of which dream catcher is your favorite that you would like to have. Winners will be announced soon. Thanks, and have a wonderful evening!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Treasury by kskjewelrydesigns

Kim with kskjewelrydesigns did a beautiful treasury, and included my "Country Rose Crochet Afghan. Please check out "Making Friends with My Girly Side" and show everyone some love. Also be sure to check out all the wonderful items by kskjewelrydesigns. She has lots of beautiful items for sale.  

It's Monday

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!! Mine was about as well as it could go. The giveaway end is coming to a near. Woohoo!!!!! Please bear with me if I'm running a little late on Wednesday's announcement of who the winner is (could be more then one). :O) Stay tune. We had a death in the family on Saturday, and everything is happening on Wednesday and Thursday so it is going to be a busy week. We have family members arriving tomorrow, so will be busy with them and all the other things that will be going on. I will try and get the giveaway closed out if possible Tuesday night, if not I will as soon as I can this week. Until then....Have a wonderful day!!!!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Another Treasury

Today I was able to do another treasury on Etsy, Shiny N Bright. Check it out when you have the time, and show some love. There are several wonderful pieces of jewelry on display made by some of the finest individuals.   

Mystery of TICC

I just thought I would give a little information about the mystery of ticc since I have been asked a few times. :O) My name is Susan, I'm the person behind the ticc name. I was born and raised in Texas so I guess that makes me a 100% bonified Texan with Native Indian in my blood. LOL. I am married with two sons, as well as daughter-in-laws with two addorable grandsons from my side of the family. From my husband's side I have a step son, step daughter and a daughter-in-law, as well as 4 granddaughters and 2 grandsons. We have two dogs, Prissy and Sugar Bear which sometimes can be worse then kids I think. We have twelve chickens that consist of one rooster and eleven hens which all have names. Yes, they've all been named. :O)

I enjoy fishing or working with my computer. I love to garden, and collect “way too many things”, including Indian statues, pictures and artifacts, along with many other things. At other times I enjoy doing crafts, crocheting along with many other types of crafts, and drawing, along with some reading. I do all sorts of different things except for knitting, which I could never get thrilled about doing. I go through phases so I'm always changing what I'm working on or what I'm making. I guess you can tell I went through a dream catcher phase recently. Now that I've finished all the dream catchers, I'm now deciding on what my next project will be.

Lot of you are probably wondering how Trouble Ink/Crafty Crafts (ticc) got started. At the time that I started my little side business I was doing computer repairs, as well as my crafts along with my full-time job that I also do. So the Trouble Ink covered my computer part, and the Crafty Crafts covered the craft part. Well, I kind of phased out the computer part, but I still do a little here and there. Since everyone knew me by this name, and it would be too much of a hassle to redo everything it is still with me. So that is how ticc came about. Hopefully, this has covered a lot of questions, and resolved the mystery behind ticc.

Have a great day!!!!!


Remember to check out the giveaway below, and you can enter up to ten times. Just make sure for each entry you have completed, or previously done to submit a separate comment, so you will get all the entries you are entitled to.

Have a wonderful day!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dream Catcher and Amulet Giveaway

The lucky winner of this giveaway will receive a beautiful DREAM CATCHER, and a magnificent LUCKY FOUR LEAF CLOVER AMULET. The winner will have their choice of one of the dream catchers from my Etsy shop.

This giveaway is open to anyone and everyone. The contest will start 3/10/2010 and end on 3/16/2010, and the winner will be announced on St. Patrick’s Day, 3/17/2010. There will be several ways to enter, and you do not have to do all to enter. However the more you do the more entries you will have. Each comment will only count as one entry and the max you can enter is 10 times. Each entry must be done in a different comment in order to be counted. You can enter by:

1. Go to my shop (www.etsy.com/shop/ticc) and comment what your favorite item is by posting the link to the item. (1 entry)
2. Go to my brother’s shop (www.etsy.com/shop/whispwood) and comment what your favorite item is by posting the link. (1 entry).
3. Heart my Etsy Shop and comment you have done so. (1 entry)
4. Heart my brother’s Etsy Shop and comment you have done so. (1 entry)
5. Follow my Blog and comment that you have done so. (1 entry)
6. Follow my brother’s Blog and comment that you have done so. (1 entry)
7. Blog with a link to our giveaway, then comment and post the link. (1 entry)
8. Talk about our giveaway on your Facebook, then comment and post the link. (1 entry)
9. Tweet about out giveaway on Twitter, then comment and post the link. (1 entry)
10. Buy something from either shop, comment and post the link to the transaction. If you by from both shops post in two separate comments to earn max entries. (1 or 2 entries)

Be sure to include your contact information in all comments so we’re able to contact you. When the giveaway ends, each comment will be numbered and the winner will be chosen through a random number generator. If you have any questions feel free to ask. Good luck to all.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

First Giveaway Update

Just wanted to give you an update on the giveaway for those of you that have been anxiously waiting. :O) I'm putting the final touches together, and will be posting tomorrow for the start of the entries. So are you excited? LOL.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

First Giveaway Information

After a lot of thinking, reading and listening what people's responses was, I've finally decided on what the first giveaway will be. The winner will receive one of my beautiful dream catchers, and one of my brother's lucky four leaf clover amulets. Since the dream catcher is used to get rid of bad dreams and let the good ones through, it was decided that the lucky amulet would be great to put along with it. The contest will began soon as everything is in order, which will be sometime this week so be sure to check back for more details.

Later on after the first giveaway ends I will be offering a giveaway where someone will be offering the item to be given away for the ones that were interested. Then I will have a mystery giveaway that will include items from interested individuals that would like to contribute to make it really interesting. :O) So think about it, and if you would like to be involved in any of the giveaways just let me know, and which one you are interested in participating in. You are welcome to participate in more then one giveaway if you would like. If everything works out then there will be several more to come. Sounds exciting and curious to see how it all works out. That is all I have for now.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Blog Feature

Today a pair of ticc’s earrings was featured on Kiirey’s Blog. Kiirey uses her blog to support and promote small independent designers and artists around the world. The blogger has her own Etsy Shop where she sells beautiful fabrics for the individuals that sew.

It is a great honor to be featured on a blog or any blog in fact where you know people appreciate the work you have done. Be sure to check out her blog and shop, and subscribe and heart her. Be sure to check out all the featured artist and their wonderful etsy shops and heart them as well.

8. ticc

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Possible Giveaway Coming

Seems like everyone is having a giveaway or at least almost everyone. I was thinking about having one, but not quite sure as of yet what I might giveaway. I thought about a dream catcher, but not sure how many would enjoy having one. Hmmm, or I can think of something unique, or a mystery bag full of goodies to make it full of suspense. I could also see if a few people would like to donate a item toward the mystery bag with their cards, and make it really exciting if there is anyone that would be interested. Well, I will be doing a lot of thinking over the next few days to decide what to do. Until then have a great day.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Some Fun

I just wanted to spread some fun with you all. We have a white hen that we call Salt. It's a long story behind the name. :O) A while back, one day while the wind was blowing, and I was taking some pictures I took one of her. I showed the picture to a friend, and told him that she was walking on her hands with her feet in the air, because the picture actually looks like she is. I had him going for a while, and then he finally said, "wait a minute, chickens don't have hands". It was so funny when he finally snapped, and realized that he had been gotten.

Here is another picture that I wanted to share. This is one of our dogs, and her name is Sugar Bear. One day while we were playing with her toy, when she grabbed it, it folded and looked like a big pair of red lips. LOL. I was really surprised that she stayed like that till I took a picture.

Hope you enjoyed the fun. Have a wonderful day!!!!

Giveaways Luck

It was really surprising when I was notified by Pikithins that I won her give away last month. What a wonderful giveaway package that I recieved, which included Brox the mini head, a lovely pair of black earrings, a mini card, and a 50% off discount card. Be sure to check out her wonderful etsy shop.

Here is Brox with all the wonderful items.

Then, I got another surprise when I was notified by NurseryLove  that I had won her giveaway last month. I won either a Hemp Soap Bar or Body & Linen Mist from Seattle Mermaid. I choosed the hemp soap bar. Be sure to check out their wonderful etsy shops.