Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!



Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Update

Happy Holidays!

Everyone on the Pets Jubilee team has been super busy this month and so we haven't had time to plan any games or events, but we will be doing something in January.

Voting is underway for the December Pet Photo contest, though, so be sure to click on the furbabies link at the top to see all our wonderful contestants!

Don't forget to support the great independent artisans who make Pets Jubilee possible.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December Pet Photo Contest is Underway!

Submit your entries for the December pet photo contest, going on now. There's more information on our Furbabies page. Click the link above, or click here for the rules.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Holiday Gift Guide from Pets Jubilee

Check out these wonderful artisans when shopping for that special furbaby this holiday season:

Pet Lovers - Bath and Beauty
2 Virgos Designs
Paw print bath soap for humans
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Extravaganza Sale November 27 - 30, 15% off orders of $15 or more, just write "Black Friday" in notes to Seller and you will receive a refund via Paypal!


Pet Treats

Antler Pantry
X-Large Whole Antler Dog Chew -Sized for Dogs 80 -110 lbs.






Pet Lovers - Greyhounds & Whippets
Happy Hound
Large Greyhound, Whippet Treat or Dog Kibble Canister Jar
Holiday Sale on Christmas Gift Tags





Pet Lovers - All Breeds - Travel Bags and Towels

Mischyfpaws
West highland White no2 Dog Walking Mess Bag, Leash Bag or Small Travel Bag
Free Shipping all weekend from Nov 26 to Nov 30




Cat Toys
Creative Fly Designz
Aromigurumis for Kitties - Handmade Crocheted Kitty Toy
Black Friday - Cyber Monday - Free "snowball" Aromigurumi mini with ANY purchase! You pick the scent, I'll pick the eye color! (see shop banner for details!)


Clothing/Apparel For Small Dogs
DianaDesignsNY
GIFT CERTIFICATES NOW AVAILABLE - for hand made outfits for dogs 2 to 20 lbs




Pet Lovers - Pillows
Ciao Hound
HUGS - Pillows for your Pup
Introductory pricing for grand reopening. Gift certificates on sale for 20% off of Face Value now through midnight EST, November 30th, 2009.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Winners of the Turkey Hunt

Redwagonwieners won a $5 Gift Certificate to PawshCompanions
Sassysashadoxie won a kitty toy or bandana from PolyCritters
Cococreamcrochet won a gift from RachelsPetDesigns
Bovinebubbles won 2 origami bird ornaments from DogsRule
PolyCritters won a toy or hat from StylinDogsBoutique
Incoloration won a free mini sampler box from PetsJubilee

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!


Game Night - Turkey Hunt

Join us tonight, Saturday, November 21st at 8pm EST in Etsy chat for a chance to win great prizes!

The game starts tonight. If you begin early, you may have trouble locating all of the turkeys :)

Search these shops for the Doxie Turkey picture you see here ------------->

SassySashaDoxie
PawshCompanions
PolyCritters
MiasMunchies
RachelsPetDesigns
DianaDesignsNY
CocoaCreamCrochet
Mischyfpaws
DogsRule
CharmingK9Designs
PetsJubilee

The picture should be within the first 2 pages of each store.

Copy the link to the item and when you've collected all of them, convo them to Petsjubilee, or email to petsjubilee@live.com.

Winners will be drawn from everyone who submits their answers for a chance at one of these great prizes:

PawshCompanions $5 Gift Certificate to PawshCompanions
PolyCritters Kitty toy or Bandana
RachelsPetDesigns To be announced
DogsRule 2 origami bird ornaments
StylinDogsBoutique Any toy or hat
PetsJubilee A free mini sampler box

Sales:
We also have some sales going on tonight:
RachelsPetDesigns
Free Shipping on Select Items in store.

CharmingK9Designs
Buy One Charm, Get One Free (Equal Value Tonight Only, 11/21/09)

PetsJubilee
$3 off any Mini, Full or Bonus box all weekend (Nov. 21-22)
Coupon code: Turkey - Discount will be refunded through PayPal


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rescued - By CharmingK9Designs

This is my Bridgette. Out of all of the animals that I’ve brought home to foster she was the worse case I had ever seen. First, my friends who do the rescue day in and day out are the real heroes in my book. And, every once in a while I will get a call with a special case. I’m a little embarrassed to share this part but its part of the story – some of my friends call me the Poodle Whisperer – don’t know why I’ve just always had this special affinity with poodles. But I look for that special something in their eyes. Something that tells me the light is still on…

When I met Bridgette, she had been badly beaten and abused and very under-nourished. We guessed her age to be around 2 but she was already loosing teeth because of the bad diet or just sheer lack of food that she had been getting. She was skin and bones and her hips were both completely dislocated because of the abuse. She was fear-biting. No one could touch her. Several experts said she could not be rehabilitated and she was on “last call.”

The vet who helps this particular rescue group could only wrap her hips up after popping them back in place. She was in so much pain and they put her on medication and tried to get her to eat. I decided not to touch her or try to reach in for her but instead sat beside her kennel at the shelter every chance I got – most of my Saturdays were spent reading a book out loud to her and eating a chicken sandwich that I would try to tempt her with – my whole family made a huge project out of this and would come up and sit with me – finally one Saturday this little girl came out of her kennel on her own and curled up in my lap.

I looked down at her and said “ok we can go home now.” And, yes she stayed with me. Today after two hip surgeries, lots of love, good food, she’s as right as rain. We (all 3 of my poodles now) go to the local nursing homes to visit and we attend as many shelter events as we possibly can to help raise awareness for adoptions. This message is about hope and love and we are all very thankful because these gals have been such a blessing to me. They teach me every day how to laugh and love unconditionally at a time when I’ve needed it.

We’re not asking for your vote. We just wanted to share one of our stories.

Written by Victoria of CharmingK9Designs

Sunday, November 8, 2009

And The Winner Is ....


PolyCritters!

Congratulations, PolyCritters for winning our little blog giveaway! You've won a free Mini Pet Sampler Box from PetsJubilee.

Thank you for participating.

Giveaway!


We'll be giving away one PetsJubilee Mini Sampler box.

For a chance to win, visit each of these team members blogs and become a follower between now and Sunday, November 8th at 8 pm EST. When you're finished, convo Petsjubilee with the name you used to follow. (If there's not a means to follow, please visit the site.) I'll post the winner here on Sunday night and on our forum.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Come Chat With Us

Join us tonight, Saturday, November 7th at 8pm EST in Etsy chat. Talk about your pets, share flickr photos, promote your shop or just hang out. We always have a great time! We'll be giving away one PetsJubilee Mini Sampler box.

For a chance to win, visit each of these team members blogs and become a follower between now and Sunday, November 8th at 8 pm EST. When you're finished, convo Petsjubilee with the name you used to follow. (If there's not a means to follow, please visit the site.) I'll post the winner here on Sunday night and on our forum.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

In The Box

I would like to introduce Janice from DogsRule:

Introduce yourself:
Hi! I am Janice...and I live in Sussex County, Vernon, New Jersey...with my husband, 6 + dogs and yellow canaries! I have 2 awesome grown kids~ Jason and Danielle, and 2 granddaughters Cecilia Grace and Natalie Pearl from my daughter Dannie and her husband!

What pets do you have and their names?
Well, I have "6" that are always with me...and then one that is usually here visiting/socializing...so, sometimes 7 ...and a Co Own that lives with the Breeder!

Pin Oak's Calista...Callie Ann...Beagle Driftwood's Raising a Ruckus...Mikey...Beagle AM Champion Farfalle's Fleder Maus...Spider...Papillon AM Champion Forevr's Belly Dancer...Jasmine...Papillon Farfalle's Volpe Nella Neve...Blaze...Papillon Medlee's Movie Star Kisses...Toot...Papillon

Medlee's Just Press Play...Press..."BEST PUPPY" Patriot Papillon Specialty 2009...my Co Own with the Breeder, Sue Austin...Batavia, NY

What is the name/location of your Etsy shop?
dogsrule
www.dogsrule.etsy.com

How did you happen to start selling on Etsy?
I went into etsy to make a purchase! And looked around and decided to open a shop as I was currently selling on ebay!

What's your favorite item in your store?
Well, from what I have listed now, there are a lot of things that I am very happy with, but, if I had to pick one, I guess it would be a 'special' set of my butterflies:


What's your most popular line of products?
Probably my Origami Butterflies...when I opened my shop that is what I started with! My crocheted doilies came next, and then my Origami Cards/Tags etc. which I also do very well with, and lastly my dog crate pads and blankies.

Where do you get your inspiration/ideas for new items?
I think my inspiration comes from all the things I love! My dogs, birds, and all my hobbies that I love doing! Origami is just the greatest thing for me to sit and fold! I love my dogs to have nice crate pads and blankies so, they have inspired me to do them! I have been crocheting and sewing since I was young~ and I found it a fun way to be creative...most of my doilies are one of a kind, seldom do I make the same doily twice! I love working with unusual, hand dyed yarns and fine threads.

What do you want us to know about you as a person?
I love, love, love, my dogs...they are my life now that my kids have left to work on their own lives! One of my 'most-est' favorite things to do is go to dog shows! I love my breeds...papillons and beagles! I love the quiet and beauty of the county where I live, the seasons of Spring and Fall...and oh, the Ocean!!!! We want to retire there in a little house on or as close to the beach as we can get! We love Maine and Massachusetts and lobster tails with drawn butter! I love to read...I treated myself to a KINDLE last Christmas, and I adore it...I don't think I have done so much reading since I was younger! It is such a cool device! My favorite colors are blue, purple and green! And, I am addicted pasta and bread lover!

What do you want us to know about you as a crafter/artist?
I think that I am a perfectionist! I take very much pride in my work! I am not happy until I have perfected whatever I am working on! I made those butterflies for years before I felt I had created them in perfect like-ness to their originator/designer. Most of my idea's come to me in bed at night when I should be sleeping! LOL One thing leads to another, and then I am wide awake and can't get back to sleep afraid I might forget the list of things I want to do!

What do you want us to know about your shop?
I love my shop! I look at it and say to myself ..."Oh, it is so ME"! I wish I had more time to do all the things I want to do with it, but, well, there is always tomorrow!

What would you be doing/making/selling if you weren't doing what you're doing now?
I am a retired Montessori Teacher, and enjoyed my 20 years in school with the little ones~ now, I am doing just what I want to be doing...enjoying my grandchildren, spending time with my son and daughter, and totally 'sharing my life' with 'my dogs' and dog friends!

Where else can we follow you (twitter, flickr, facebook, blog, other online stores, etc.)?
I am on facebook....Janice Lagard...pop on in and say hello!

What do you have in the Pet Sampler boxes?
I make different things for the pet sampler boxes...tags, cards, butterflies, bookmarks...whatever little creative thing I can come up with! I am hoping to do more with some fun 'origami' pieces!

Monday, November 2, 2009

"What Furbabies are Thankful For"


Giupetto and Gianna

Giupetto and Gianna, the winners of our July Pet Photo contest, are thankful for each other.

"I've got your back"
"And I've got yours".

Send in your photos now to be entered in our November contest. Click on the Furbabies link at the top for more information.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Winners of the Trick or Treat Game ...

Congratulations
to the following Winners of last night's Trick or Treat Game, sponsored by the PetsJubilee team:

Prizes:
DianaDesignsNY - Cat or Dog Toy: Winner - BeadifulbaublesSC
Petables - $5 gift certificate for http://petables.etsy.com: Winner - Marokel
PawshCompanions - Cat Halloween Collar: Winner - Swellsights
CodysCloset - Poo Pack: Winner - DogsRule
DogsRule - Halloween Origami Butterfly: Winner - CharmingK9Designs
CharmingK9Designs - Party Bows: Winner - Polycritters
Petsjubilee - Pet Sampler Mini Box: Winner - Cfdesignz
Petsjubilee - Mystery Grab Bag: Winner - DianaDesignsNY
Petsjubilee - Mystery Grab Bag: Winner - Doodypops
Petsjubilee - Mystery Grab Bag: Winner - SassySashaDoxie
Petsjubilee - Mystery Grab Bag: Winner - Petables

Friday, October 23, 2009

Trick or Treat - Halloween Party

Join us for a game of trick or treat in Etsy Chat this Saturday night!

How to play:
Visit each participating shop and convo the owner to say "Trick or Treat".

The shop owner will convo you back with the title of one of their items. Find that item and copy the item id number.

After you've collected all of the id numbers, convo them to petsjubilee or email them to petsjubilee@live.com.

At the end of the game, we'll draw names for prizes.

For added fun, consider wearing a "costume". Make a new avatar just for the party.


Time: October 24, 2009 from 8pm to 10pm EST
Location: Etsy chat

Participating shops:
DoodyPops
CharmingK9Designs
Petables
DianaDesignsNY
SassySashaDoxie
DogsRule
PetsJubilee

Prizes:
DianaDesignsNY - Cat or Dog Toy
Petables - $5 gift certificate for http://petables.etsy.com
PawshCompanions - Cat Halloween Collar
CodysCloset - Poo Pack
DogsRule - Halloween Origami Butterfly
CharmingK9Designs - Party Bows
Petsjubilee - Pet Sampler Mini Box

If you have any questions, email me at petsjubilee@live.com

Thursday, October 22, 2009

In The Box

I would like to introduce Molly from Petables:

What pets do you have and their names?
Phthalo Blue (Thay Thay) The American Fuzzy Lop (Named after the tube of paint color I accidentally splattered on him when he was a baby.)

Parchofi (Parchie) The Quaker Parrot (He is named after the Italian word for an instrument used in glass blowing. I did my college internship with a glass blower. That is how I know.)

Draco (The Drake) The Domestic Long Haired cat (Kinda obvious he is named after the Harry Potter character) Isosceles (Icy) The Australian Shepherd/ Border Collie (He is named after the triangle, my hubby said he liked the name cause he is a physics major and I liked it cause I like strange names if you couldn't tell)

What is the name/location of your Etsy shop?

www.petables.etsy.com

How did you happen to start selling on Etsy?

I was looking for supplies and found it.

What's your favorite item in your store?

I can't decide between my fuzzy cat toys and dog poop bag holders.


What's your most popular line of products?

I really don't have one that is more popular then another. They all sell the same.

Where do you get your inspiration/ideas for new items?

Usually my crazyness of staying up until 3 am helps inspire me for fun new things. My brain never shuts off.
What do you want us to know about you as a person?

Animals are my passion. I have loved animals since the day I was born and have always known that I need to be surrounded by animals and have them be who I work for.

What do you want us to know about you as a crafter/artist?

I went to Northwest College of Art in Poulsbo, Washington from 1998 - 2001. I double majored in Fine arts and design and got my BFA. I have always been creative and artistic, I feel art and animals are the most calming and relaxing kind of therapy.

What do you want us to know about your shop?

I like to keep my shop packed with all kinds of fun and unique things for pets. I am always expanding cause if I only made a few different things I would get bored of making the same thing all the time.

What would you be doing/making/selling if you weren't doing what you're doing now?

I would be in an insane asylum cause no other job would keep me sane. This is the best job I have ever had. I get to make things for animals, talk to people who love animals and be creative. I get all the things I love best.

Where else can we follow you (twitter, flickr, facebook, blog, other online stores, etc.)?

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/pages/Petablesa-dog-treat-company/50585811730

What do you have in the Pet Sampler boxes?

I usually have a fun tasty little bag of treats for dogs.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Halloween Costume Pet Photo Contest


This month's pet photo contest has a Halloween theme!

Read all about it by clicking here, or the Furbabies link at the top of this page. We're accepting entries from now through October 18th at noon EST.

Fun, prizes, cute furbabies!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Come Chat with Us

October begins a new month of fun and prizes with the PetsJubilee team.

Tonight, October 3, join us in Etsy Chat to talk pets.

Enter your furbaby in our Pet Photo Contest. We're having a Halloween theme, so get those pet costumes out. Click the Furbabies link above to see the rules.

Join us in the forums as we introduce each contestant.

More to come.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

In The Box

Today, I would like to introduce DianaDesignsNY:


Hi Diana, please introduce yourself:

My name is Diana. I am married to a wonderful man, have 2 great little dogs, and 7 grand children!

I have always loved crafts - crocheting, knitting, sewing since I was 7 yrs old.

Even as a little girl, I had always signed all of my “art work” Diana Designs. So when I opened my own on-line shop it was only natural that I maintain that name.

I am a country girl at heart, even though I have never lived in the country. If I did, I would probably have so many animals. I LOVE animals. No, I am crazy about animals.

What pets do you have and their names?

I have 2 dogs, Giupetto and Gianna. Their breed is called a Toy Mi-Ki (pronounced Me Key). They bring such joy to my husband and I.

I also have 4 birds. A Sun Conure parrot, named Sinbad. I have had him18 years.

I have a Spectacled Parrottlet, named Giacomo. He thinks he is a tough guy, standing at only 4 inches tall.

I have 2 little Zebra Finches, Sonny and Cher, who have had lots of babies.

What is the name/location of your Etsy shop?

I have 2 etsy shops. My first is DianaDesignsNY.etsy.com , which I started last April 2008. This May I added an additional shop, StylinDogsBoutique.etsy.com.

How did you happen to start selling on Etsy?

I started selling at groomer shops, fairs and on eBay. When a friend told me about etsy, and I set up shop there, many new things started happening, and opening up for me. I love etsy, and all the events I am now involved in, and other etsians I have met. I no longer have the time to sell at the groomers’ shops, or on eBay, but I still enjoy selling at the fairs. There is something very special about meeting people face to face and chatting about their dogs in the open air at the fairs.

What's your favorite item in your store?

Oh gosh, that is a tough one. I sell a lot of holiday items. Currently Halloween has taken over my shop. My favorite Halloween item is “Spider Hugs”.

My favorite girl’s sweater is “Lil Mermaid”. My favorite skirt-ter is “Skulls So Sweet”.

I also have a special affinity to my “Fuzzy and Friends” line. I just keep creating more characters, and I have taken Fuzzy through all the holidays as well.

What's your most popular line of products?

The sweaters specifically are my most popular.

My Halloween costumes have been a big hit this year.

During the summer, I sold a lot of harness vests. I was so pleased when these finally started to take off. I had come up with the idea of this little shirt/ vest look for my boy to match my girl’s dresses.


Where do you get your inspiration/ideas for new items?

First, I would say my dogs, also known as my kids.

My sweaters were created just for them. I wanted a sweater that was comfortable, that would fit them right, and one where you could access their harness from under the sweater. So I created my own.

The designs jump into my head at the strangest time. I could be sitting eating dinner when an idea pops into my head and I must sketch it right there.

Many times a fabric will trigger an idea, or a fancy yarn.

My Fuzzy and Friends line was created around this eyelash yarn that I bought, and then the characters grew from there.

What do you want us to know about you as a person?

I love all animals, but especially those wonderful creatures that God put on this earth for us to love and enjoy - dogs. All sizes, all breeds.

I have always loved to craft, knitting, sewing, crochet, wood burning, leather crafting, and the list goes on.

I love fashion design. My favorite show is Project Runway. I believe I have combined all of these loves into one, with my shop on etsy.

But the most valuable of all, is all of the wonderful people I have met, and all the stories and photos I have shared with fellow animal lovers.

What do you want us to know about you as a crafter/artist?

With me it is first and foremost about the pet. I am dedicated to the comfort of the dog. It is also important that I provide quality and originality. I put a lot of love and attention into each and every outfit I make. It is important to me that the customer be happy. I therefore provide an exchange on any item that does not fit their dog perfectly.

What do you want us to know about your shop?

My first and primary shop is dedicated to providing a unique variety of clothes for toy breeds, in tailored sizes, as well as custom designs. I create and sell sweaters, costumes, dresses, vests, bandanas and my own creation - skirt-ters (skirt with sweater combo).

My second shop is where you would go to get a ready to ship pre-made item, and dog and cat toys.

What would you be doing/making/selling if you weren't doing what you're doing now?

I have a full time job as controller of a contracting firm. If I did not have to work full time, I would dedicate even more of my time to pet items and branch out to other areas, perhaps dog beds. Patio furniture for dogs has been in the back of my mind for some time. LOL

Where else can we follow you (twitter, flickr, facebook, blog, other online stores, etc.)?

Right now, it is only my blog – DianaDesignsNY.blogspot.com , which I call “Gianna and Giupetto Tails”, where I share mostly pet photos.

What do you have in the Pet Sampler boxes?

I am having so much fun creating my new line of dog and cat toys, and have chosen these as the items I include in the pet sampler boxes. The month of October they are Halloween toys. Also included with the toy, is a coupon good towards a dog outfit in my DianaDesignsNY shop.


Monday, September 28, 2009

Have A Look:

Lots of updates here this morning. Please visit our Furbabies page for the winner of the September Pet Photo contest.

Check out our entries so far for our Fall Challenge. The challenge is open to everyone, so please consider participating. Next month we'll have a vote and the winner will receive a free PetsJubilee mini Pet Sampler Box.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Safety: the GPS and the Cellphone

I know this isn't pet related, but a friend of mine posted this on her facebook page and I felt it was very important to share:

Safety

GPS
A couple of weeks ago a friend told me that someone she knew had their car broken into while they were at a football game. Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and specially allotted to football fans. Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard. When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen. The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house. They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean out the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents.

Something to consider if you have a GPS - don't put your home address in it. Put a nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you can still find your way home if you need to, but no one else would know where you live if your GPS were stolen.

MOBILE PHONES
I never thought of this........

This lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on her mobile phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet.... Etc...was stolen. 20 minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says 'I received your text asking about our Pin number and I've replied a little while ago.' When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text 'hubby' in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.

Moral of the lesson:
Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list.

Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc....

And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back.

Also, when you're being text by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If you don't reach them, be very careful about going places to meet 'family and friends' who text you.

*PLEASE PASS THIS ON
* I never thought about the above!
As of now, I no longer have 'home' listed on my cell phone.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

In The Box

This is a new series called "IN THE BOX" where you can get a more in depth look at the artisans who contribute to the Pets Jubilee Box. Today we're talking to SassySashaDoxie:

Introduce yourself:

Hello. My name is Athena and I am owned by Sasha, who is a very spoiled wiener dog. As a hobby we do a little "pawmade" shop on ETSY called SassySashadoxie.ETSY.com. On there, we are devoted to giving our fans and customers a little bit of pet related humor and sharing the joys of relationships with wiener dogs.

What pets do you have and their names?

Sasha. She is a spoiled rotten dachshund and you will all get to know her sassy attitude soon enough. She is my diva girl. Charlie is my mom's dog. He is a rescue foster that came to become a part of the family when we couldn't find the right home for him. Turns out that he had found his forever home with us, and new it before we did. He is a Jack Russell cross breed.

What is the name/location of your ETSY shop?

http://SassySashadoxie.ETSY.com

How did you happen to start selling on ETSY?

I sent a friend's dog a birthday card that I had made using his photo, and she suggested that I start selling my computer made items on ETSY. I put it off for a while thinking what I do is not exactly something that would make any money because anyone with a computer and photo editing software could do it. Well, after situations in my life changed for me, I found myself pondering the idea more. With a little more encouragement, I signed up and put a few items up just to see what would happen. Well, I sold some items, and then a few more. So I was hooked on ETSY after that. I can have fun creating with all my wacky wiener dog ideas and make just a little bit of money while I am at it.

What's your favorite item in your store?

I have so many favorites. It is hard to pick just one. However, I really love the humor displayed in my corn dog cards. They are wacky and cute at the same time.

I also love several of my recent abstract paintings. They are actually painted on with my own hands and not a computer. I find that the painting process is so relaxing, and I never quite know what it will be in the end. Usually, with my computer projects, I have a bit of an idea and work with it from there. In my paintings, it is just moving and mixing the paint on the paper with various objects until it looks like something to me.

What's your most popular line of products?

Well, I had to look. I have so many different products that it was hard to tell. After checking, I believe my dachshund greeting cards and bookmarks seem to be very "PUP-ular".

Where do you get your inspiration/ideas for new items?

From my dachshund, Sasha, of course! I do believe she gives me thousands of ideas all the time. It is almost like a little doggy voice going off in my head. You really have to live with a wiener dog to understand how much they add to the creative process.

What do you want us to know about you as a person?

I am a kind person that loves pets and wiener dogs especially. Sasha and I found each other almost 3 years ago, and my life has changed so much in that time. I think sometimes you developed a special bond with an animal that is like no other. She and I started an ETSY shop to spread the love of wiener dogs around. Most of the items in my shop are inspired by her and what I imagine her thoughts or words would be. I really believe that animals are in a sense human, too. They just speak a different language.

What do you want us to know about you as a crafter/artist?

I love creating and taking pictures of my Sasha. I have combined my love of computer designed art, making usable printed items like cards, other crafts, and dachshunds all in one. It is truly like having your cake and eating it, too. I was once told to find a job that you would be willing to do for free and find people who will pay you to do it as the secret of success. Well, just maybe, this store of mine is that secret.

What do you want us to know about your shop?

My store is 99 percent devoted to dachshunds and about one percent to my recent hobby of painting. I do on occasion have a few non-dachshund items, and I can custom make printed items with people's pets if they wish. However, the personality that comes out in the items words is very Dachshund in nature. You have to be owned by one to know what I mean. The wacky sense of humor and my Sasha's expressions that she has in her photos are just too cute. My shop can easily be any dog or wiener dog lover's favorite store.

What would you be doing/making/selling if you weren't doing what you're doing now?

Well, I probably would still be making the occasional items for friends and family's gifts. I have grown so much over the last year on ETSY and my artistic style has developed in the process. Also, I have developed other skills through this selling process. I have learned about on-line selling, and have gotten over my fears of purchasing items on-line. There is so much that this ETSY experience has given me beyond just my crafting.

Where else can we follow you (twitter, flickr, facebook, blog, other online stores, etc.)?

http://sassysashadoxie.blogspot.com/

What do you have in the Pet Sampler boxes?

I have contributed to the sample boxes a wide range of my products like stickers, bookmarks, gift tags, greeting cards, and so much more. You just never know what might be in the box from me at anytime. However, you can pretty much guess that it will have a wiener dog on it.

Friday, September 4, 2009

30 PRIZES!!!

The Scrumdiddlyumptious Mega Giveaway features 30 Etsy sellers and 30 different prizes!!!

PetsJubilee is offering a gift certificate as part of the giveaway. Enter now by going to:
http://jewelrybysolange.blogspot.com/

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Win a FREE Sampler box!

Our Mini Sampler Box is being offered in a blog giveaway! Please stop by http://doubledippedlife.blogspot.com/ for all the particulars.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September Boxes On Sale Now!

Get your pet sampler box now. We're offering a wide variety of "sizes", designed to fit every budget. Each box contains a selection of handmade items from the independent artisans of the Pets Jubilee Team of Etsy.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Advertise for free!

I just added Project Wonderful spots to our blog and right now, you can advertise here for free! So, if you have a Project Wonderful account, please considering adding our blog to your campaign. I'll be adding to the rest of the blog pages soon.

If you have any questions, email me.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Only A Few Days Left

Hurry and get your photo, video, or slide show turned in for our August Pet Photo Contest! Entries being accepted until noon, EST on Saturday, August 15th. Then, the voting will begin and the winner will receive a free Pet Sampler Box, and the winning pet will be our team avatar on Etsy for the entire month of August. Click here to find out how to enter.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August Updates

There is so much to write about! What a great week we had and another terrific week is starting now!

First, I want to congratulate the winners of our week-long Virtual Pet Festival!
CONGRATULATIONS:
PawshCompanions won a Mystery Grab Bag from Petsjubilee
CocoaCreamCrochet won a Grab Bag from SassySashaDoxie
DogsRule won a dog toy from DianaDesignsNY
ColoradoCatnipToys won a magnet set from Blennox
Blennox won a cat toy from CocoaCreamCrochet
LoveChis won a $5 gift certificate from Petables
DoodyPops won a free collar from PawshCompanions
CodysCloset won a free t-shirt from Petsjubilee
SassySashaDoxie won a free mini Sampler Box from Petsjubilee.

I also want to thank everyone who participated in the events and those who contributed prizes! Thank you all so much!!!

Today begins our New Pet Photo Contest. The theme this month is "Beat the Heat". Read all about it by visiting our Furbabies page, and be sure to stop by our forum to meet all of the contestants and hang out with us.

Coming up next is a Monthly Challenge which is open to everyone. I'll post additional information about it soon.

Email me at petsjubilee@live.com to be added to our mailing list. You'll receive information on all of our events and more.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Scavenger Hunt with the PetsJubilee Team - WIN PRIZES!!!

Congratulations to the winners of last night's games! Beanieart‏ won a free PetsJubilee Mystery Grab Bag and DianaDesignsNY won a free collar from PawshCompanions. Congratulations!

The PetsJubilee team is having a Scavenger Hunt! It officially starts tonight at 8:00 pm EST. (If you want to get a head start, that's fine, too) The contest will end at 10:00 pm EST. Meet up with us ahead of time in the Etsy Forums or find us after 8:00 pm EST in Etsy Chat.

Visit the participating team shops below and find our team avatar (Sassafrass, the winner of the June Pet Photo Contest) hidden within their listings (1 per shop).

http://RachelsPETDesigns.etsy.com
http://Craftwin123.etsy.com
http://HaberHeartwork.etsy.com
http://PawshCompanions.etsy.com
http://SassySashadoxie.etsy.com
http://FuzzyMug.etsy.com
http://PurrPrints.etsy.com
http://Petables.etsy.com
http://DogsRule.etsy.com
http://DianaDesignsNY.etsy.com
http://CocoaCreamCrochet.com
http://PetsJubilee.etsy.com

When you've found all of the items, convo them to me through PetsJubilee, or email the list to PetsJubilee@live.com.

Tonight we'll be having the drawings for the conclusion of the Virtual Pet Festival. So, everyone who has participated during the entire week is eligible to win one of the following prizes:

A grab bag of doxie items from SassySashaDoxie
A dog or cat toy from DianaDesignsNY
A magnet set from Blennox
A cat toy from CocoaCreamCrochet
A $5 gift certificate from Petables
A free collar from PawshCompanions
And from PetsJubilee, there will be one winner each for a Mini Sampler box and a T-shirt from SPCA

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Word Chain - Pets Jubilee Festival

Congratulations to last night's winner! SassySashaDoxie won a free PetsJubilee Mystery Grab Bag.

Today's game is a Word Chain. I've begun with the word: PETS

This game can be played anytime today, but we'll be in the Etsy Forums tonight between 8pm and 10 pm EST.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Find the last word posted and type the first word that pops in your head (kinda like the ink spot test). The only thing is, the word you type has to start with the last letter of the word before it.

Example:
If the word above yours is "DOG"
then you might type "GOAT" (if you have a beagle who eats anything and everything :)

Everyone who submits their entries tonight will be put in a drawing for a free PetsJubilee Grab Bag and a $5 gift certificate from PawshCompanions. You'll also be entered for all of the prizes that will be given away on Friday, too.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

About Me Game - Win Prizes

Congratulations to last night's winners! LoveChis won a free PetsJubilee Mystery Grab Bag with her entry of 261 words and CocoaCreamCrochet won a $5 gift certificate to PawshCompanions with 246 words. That's amazing!

Today's game is called "About Me".

This game can be played anytime today, but we'll be in the Etsy Forums tonight definitely from 8 pm - 10 pm for the game, specifically.

HERE'S HOW TO PLAY:

Below is a list of questions, followed by a list of team member's shops. Find the answers to the questions by searching their profiles. Send me the shop name in order of the questions and include the link to their 7th shop item (if there isn't a 7th item, include the last item in their shop).

Example:
1. Shop name; http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=number
2. Shop name; http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=number

When you're finished, convo them to me or email (petsjubilee@live.com) by 9:45 pm EST. All participants will be entered for a Mystery Grab Bag or a $5 Gift Certificate from PawshCompanions and will also be entered for the numerous prizes being given away this Friday.

If you have any questions, let me know. Good luck!

Questions:
1. Name the shop who's owner has the pup who says "I didn't do it."
2. Name the team shop
3. Name the shop who's owner has a doxie named Chris P. Critter.
4. Name the shop who's owner loves to "sew, crochet,and design."
5. Name the shop who's owner has 2 beagles and 4 papillons.
6. Name the shop who's owner has developed a "life-long love of textile crafts."
7. Name the shop who's owner specializes in the giclée.
8. Name the shop who's owner adores animals and nature.
9. Name the shop who's owner also has items on cafepress and zazzle.
10. Name the shop who's owner has dobermans, a short haired pointer, and a weimaraner.
11. Name the shop who's owner is from Ventura County.
12. Name the shop who's owner loves to push a stroller while walking her dog.
13. Name the shop who's owner has a rescue chihuahua.
14. Name the shop who's owner has a dog named "Icy".
15. Name the shop who's owner started out with a doggie daycare and retail store.

Shops to search in:
3pooches
Blennox
CocoaCreamCrochet
CodysCloset
Craftwin123
DianaDesignsNY
DogsRule
Lollywear
PawshCompanions
Petables
PetsJubilee
PurrPrints
RachelsPETdesigns
SassySashaDoxie
Tumbleweedstudios

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Word Game - Virtual Pet Festival

Congratulations to last night's winners! Dogsrule won a free PetsJubilee Mystery Grab Bag and CocoaCreamCrochet won a $5 gift certificate to PawshCompanions. It was a lot of fun!

Today's game is a word game. Make as many words as you can out of:

THE PETS JUBILEE TEAM

When you're finished, convo them to me by 9:45 pm EST, and the person with the most words will win a PetsJubilee Mystery Grab Bag or a $5 gift certificate to PawshCompanions, and will also be entered to win one of 8 prizes this Friday. In the event of a tie, a name will be drawn at random.

Email me with any questions at petsjubilee@live.com

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Come Play the Souvenir Hunt

Come join us in the Etsy Forum for our first game of the week. We'll be there from 8 pm - 10 pm and will be giving away a PetsJubilee mystery grab bag at the end of the night.

Search through the participating team members shops for these "souvenirs":




Then, convo or email PetsJubilee@live.com with the listing id's where you found the souvenirs to be entered into that day's drawing.

The participating shops:
SassySashaDoxie
DianaDesignsNY
PawshCompanions
CodysCloset
CocoaCreamCrochet
Craftwin123
RachelsPetDesigns
Lollywear
Petables
DogsRule
Blennox
CiaoHound
(more may be added this evening)

Prizes being offered at the conclusion of Friday's game include:
Grabbag from SassySashaDoxie
Magnet Set from Blennox
$5 Gift Certificate from Petables
$5 Gift Certificate from PawshCompanions
Tail Teaser from CocoaCreamCrochet
Pet Toy from DianaDesignsNY
SPCA Tshirt from PetsJubilee
Mini Pet Sampler Box from PetsJubilee

Hope to see you there :)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Virtual Pet Festival

We've got the cure for those Summertime Blues! Join the Pets Jubilee Team all next week in the Etsy forums for fun games and a chance to win some great prizes! Check back here Sunday for more details, or email me at petsjubilee@live.com to receive our newsletters with events and discounts.

Monday, July 27 - Souvenir Collection
Tuesday, July 28 - Word Game
Wednesday, July 29 - About me
Thursday, July 30 - Word Chain
Friday, July 31 - Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, August 1st - Contest, game, chat

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Vote for the most talented Pet

Beginning at midnight, July 16th (in just a few hours) EST, voting will begin for our July Pet Talent Contest! So, click on the Furbabies link at the top of the page and read through the "how to vote" info, then vote for your fav! More info on the contest page.

You can also join in the fun by stopping by our voting thread in the Etsy forums.

Here's a video of my Velvet (she's not entered in the contest) to get you started:

Break Dancin' Beagle

Thursday, July 2, 2009

NEW PET TALENT CONTEST!


This month we're having a talent contest!

So get out your video camera, use the video feature on your digital camera or even on your cell phone to capture your preciousness doing something funny, unique, cute, whatever you deem a talent. You can send a link to where you have it posted online, or email the avi file to me at petsjubilee@live.com.

We welcome all pets: dogs, cats, birds, gerbils, hamsters, geckos, chickens, frogs, turtles, snakes, pigs, horses, just to name a few.

Check out the contest, read the rules and join in the fun. Click on the Furbabies link at the top to get started. Also, stop in on our forum on Etsy to follow along with the entries.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Winner of the June Pets Jubilee Pet Photo Contest is...


Sassafrass!!!

Congratulations, Sassy and also to your mom, Lori. Sassy won a free PetsJubilee Pet Sampler box and her picture will be our team store avatar for the month of July.

Lori has a shop on Etsy with the most unique dog treats you've ever seen! Please stop by and have a look around: http://DoodyPops.Etsy.com.

This was a most exciting competition! It was so close all the way down to the end.

Please stop by tomorrow and we'll have our July schedule posted and information on our July Pet Photo contest.

Thank you so much to everyone who participated!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Scavenger Hunt with the PetsJubilee Team - WIN PRIZES!!!

The PetsJubilee team is having a Scavenger Hunt! It officially starts tonight at 7:00 pm EST. (If you want to get a head start, that's fine, too, but not all the shops will have their picture hidden until this evening.) The contest will end at 10:00 pm EST. Join us in the Etsy Forums.

Visit the participating team shops below and find our team avatar (Daisy, the winner of the May Pet Photo Contest) hidden within their listings (1 per shop).

http://DivineCanine.etsy.com
http://HaberHeartwork.etsy.com
http://PawshCompanions.etsy.com
http://SassySashadoxie.etsy.com
http://FuzzyMug.etsy.com
http://MericoX.etsy.com
http://PurrPrints.etsy.com
http://Petables.etsy.com
http://HaleysHandmades.etsy.com
http://DogsRule.etsy.com
http://BLennox.etsy.com
http://DoodyPops.etsy.com
http://DianaDesignsNY.etsy.com
http://CiaoHound.etsy.com
http://PetsJubilee.etsy.com

When you've found all 15 items, convo them to me through PetsJubilee, or email the list to petsjubilee@live.com.

After we verify the listings are all correct, we'll draw 4 names.

Prizes:
First place: Mini box from http://PetsJubilee.etsy.com
Runners up (one each):
$5 gift certificate from http://Petables.etsy.com
magnet set from http://HaberHeartwork.etsy.com
$5 gift certificate from http://CiaoHound.etsy.com

All Participants will be given coupon codes for a 10% discount from
http://PurrPrints.etsy.com
http://FuzzyMug.etsy.com
http://DogsRule.etsy.com
http://DianaDesignsNY.etsy.com

So come join the fun!

Monday, June 15, 2009

June Pet Photo Contest - Voting

- Click on the Furbabies link at the top of this page to go to the contest.

- Voting will be from June 16, 2009 (12:01 am EST) through June 30, 2009 at noon EST.

- Look at the entries, read their pleas for votes, and pick ONE to vote on.
To vote, leave a comment by clicking on the Comment link under the pet you would like to vote for.
Then click on "Post a Comment"
Type your comment.
Type the "word verification"
Under "Choose an Identity", click Google (Blogger), Open Id, Name/URL or Anonymous and enter your information. IF YOU CHOOSE ANONYMOUS, YOU MUST "SIGN" YOUR COMMENT WITH SOME ID NAME. You can use your Etsy, Artfire, AOL name - just something unique. (ie. I think such and so is so adorable. Sincerely, PetsJubilee.etsy.com).

******NEW:******
ONE VOTE PER PERSON FOR THE ENTIRE CONTEST. So, for the entire June contest, each person can only vote ONCE. (People got tired of voting everyday during the last contest, so we're going to give this a try.)

Complete rules are listed on the sidebar of our Furbabies page.

Follow the fun on our Etsy forum thread.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

One Day Left - A Poem

Do you have a pet,
That you'd like all to see
A fish in a bowl,
Or a cat up a tree?

Pick one out
And send it in
He or she could be
The next one to win!!!

This poem was generously donated by Diana on our PetsJubilee team. Only one day left to enter the June pet photo contest. Click on the furbabies link at the top to read the rules.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

See Daisy Opening Her Prizes:

Daisy received all of her goodies today for winning the May Pet Photo Contest. You've got to stop by and see all of the great pictures and videos.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of our May Photo Contest!


Daisy

Congratulations, Daisy for winning our May Pet Photo Contest! You've won a FREE PetsJubilee sampler box, and, starting tonight, your precious picture will be our team's avatar for the month of June! I want to thank xbutterfly0318x and beadieandthings for submitting Daisy's picture and for working so hard to earn her so many votes! 175 official votes in all!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pets Jubilee is in 2 Treasuries!

Wow - this is so great! Two treasuries and a pet photo contest! So much fun for all the pets :)

First, we're in a Treasury West. Its called: "Just Fur You - Gifts for the pets and pet lovers in your life". Thank you so much Cocoacreamcrochet!

Secondly, within hours we were blessed with another Treasury! Its called: "Dogs Verses Cats - Which do you love?" Thank you Sassysashadoxie! (and thank you for the pet photo contest idea!)

Please visit these treasuries and click on the pictures and post a comment. Put our pets in the spotlight.

Then, please visit Sassysashadoxie's and Cocoacreamcrochet's stores for more great pet items and in appreciation for thinking of the pets.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

We're in a WordPress Blog!


I would like to thank CocoaCreamCrochet for blogging about our May Pet Photo Contest! Visit her blog to read all about it.

This is her pup, Brenna who couldn't be in the contest, cause her mom is a member of the PetsJubilee team on Etsy, but Brenna seems to be a happy dog anyway :) Next month we'll have a special listing for team members and their animals.

Keep voting! One vote per person per day. Read the rules on the Furbabies page.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Voting Begins for the Pet Photo Contest

In just a short time the voting will begin for our May Pet Photo Contest. Please review the rules on the Furbabies page. The voting rules are about half way down the page. Votes that do not follow the guidelines will be deleted. A few highlights:

Remember, PetsJubilee team members can't vote.

One vote per person per day.

You must provide some sort of identification with your comment (ie. an Etsy, Artfire, Google, Yahoo, etc. name - something unique).

You can also follow the fun on our Etsy forum.

Our Pet Contest has been blogged :)

Thank you so much JazziesJunque for spreading the word about our first ever Pet Photo contest! You can read it by clicking here.

It has been so much fun seeing all the adorable pets! It would be great to get even more people involved. I can't believe voting begins tomorrow! Follow all of the latest by visiting our forum on Etsy. Click on the Furbabies link at the top to see all of the contestants. You have until noon today (EST) to email your entry to PetsJubilee@live.com. Include a funny trait with your entry. All remaining contestants will be posted this evening.

Thank you, thank you for the great post!

Visit JazziesJunque shop on Etsy and her great blog.