Friday, December 30, 2016

New Year 2017 Weekly Planners: Altered Little Golden Book

The new year is just 2 days away!  That means I'll be getting lots of orders for my altered little golden book weekly planners for 2017.  
Bible Study Planner
Are you excited to make 2017 even better than your 2016 was?  I know I can't wait to see vast improvements in so many areas of my life.  Namely, my health has got to keep getting better!

Here are a few of the titles I have in stock for you to choose from for your 2017 life planner.  You can use them in so many great ways to keep on track with your daily schedule.
Use this fun little golden book for a fitness or food planner.

Household Planner
Cinderella will help you make cleaning a breeze!

Scuffy School Planner
Scuffy will help you keep tugboating along all year keeping track of your child's school activities.

Teacher Planner
Make teaching even more fun by using this cute Three Little Pigs planner!

As you can see these cute altered Little Golden Book weekly planners will help you make 2017 the best new year ever!

You'll find them all in my Etsy shop, MarketsofSunshine.

Sign-up for my mailing list and you'll get a 25% off coupon code to use on your entire order.  Current subscriber's will get free shipping too!  A double dip good savings!

Thanks for stopping by and reading this last post of 2016.

I'll see you in the new year!

Sending You Sunshine,

Marsha Jaramillo

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Custom Color Envelopes: Handmade By MarketsofSunshine

Are you ready to start the new year of 2017 with style? I know we are ready and waiting to see what the new year has to offer us.  But, we don't just sit around waiting.  No!  We plan things ahead of time so that we can be successful in reaching our dream goals.  To help us do that I made these color envelopes to use with my own cash envelope budget system.  I know there are other cash systems out there and they did inspire me to give it a try myself.  
But, my system is a little different.  First, I have a savings envelope.  Second, is the new car envelope.  Third, is the pay off credit card debt envelope.
My grocery spending is the same month after month so there is no need to have an envelope for that category.
We don't eat out so there is no need for a dining out envelope.
So, you can tailor the envelopes to what your families needs and priorities are in your life.
All of our custom color envelopes are handmade in our MarketsofSunshine home studio in Florida.
Fiber artist Marsha Jaramillo, that's me, stitches each envelope insuring that they won't come apart.

These pretty envelopes are double stitched at both ends to make sure they won't come apart and will last a long time.  They are made from acid free paper and card stock and come in a variety of beautiful colors to suit any occasion.
Suitable for seed envelope wedding favors or party favors at a baby shower or graduation party.
                            Ready for you in our Etsy shop
                            at MarketsofSunshine

That's not all they can be used for.  How about using them for your cash budget envelope system?   Here are just a few of the ones we have made and are available in our Etsy shop.
Green is the color of the year for 2017

I hope we have helped you to want to try our colorful and eco-friendly handmade envelopes for the new year.
There are so many wonderful uses for them besides the few I listed.  Why not try a set today.  I look forward to seeing you in my Etsy shop, MarketsofSunshine soon!

Equestrian Gift For Her, Horse Lover, Equestrian Gift, Gift For Her, Wood Clock, Vintage Clock, Saddle 
Have you joined the club?  My VIP Sunshine Club is for those who want to stay informed of all my new products and who want to get a 25% off coupon code to use on each purchase they make from my shop.
Sign up today!

Sending You Sunshine!

Marsha Jaramillo

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

'Tis the Season For Giving! Get Your 1 Day Shopping Pass 50% Off

I'm giving my customer's the deal of the year!
If you are a past customer and you join my
newsletter you will get free shipping
on orders of $99 (in USA only) or more in addtion
to the 50% off coupon deal!
To get this fabulous deal of double dip here is what
I will do for you.
Buy from any of my shops and join my newsletter.
I will then let you use the 50% off coupon and get free shipping
on your next purchase made before 12/31/16!

                                         Grab Your 1 Day Shopping Pass
                                   In Our Etsy Shops!

                            Weekly planners, hollow book
                                box safes, vintage gifts and
                            note cards & planner accessories

                                  Markets of Sunshine

                             My Secret Compartments

                                  Pioneer Fundraiser

                               Roundtree Ink Designs

                                Come Browse & Shop

Sending You Sunshine!

Marsha J. & Family

Monday, November 14, 2016

One Day Deal: 50% Off Etsy Coupon Code

We are having the biggest sale of the year in our 4 Etsy shops.
To get the coupon code you have to join our mailing list.
You will get an email the last day of November revealing the magic words to receive 50% off your order of $45 or more in any of our 4 Etsy shops below.

1. Markets of Sunshine - Mixed Media Fiber Art Organizers

2. My Secret Compartments - Hollow Book Safes

3. Pioneer Fundraiser - Vintage Gifts from around the world

4. Roundtree Ink Designs  - Artwork on note cards, stickers and planner covers

Sending You Sunshine from our family to yours.

Marsha J.

Early #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday Etsy Deals

If you are looking for the deals of the year during the early #blackfriday and #cybermonday deals you've come to the right spot for huge #Etsy savings!  From now until December 15, 2016 you will be able to take advantage of our yearly sale in our 4 Etsy shops.

We are offering free shipping on all orders of $99 or more.  
Plus, a free gift with your purchase will be included with each order.
International shoppers can save big too.  Get a huge 30% off your entire order when you spend $99 or more too.  Wahoo!

Visit any of our Etsy shops below to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list and for any occasion.

                                Markets of Sunshine
Monogram albums, organizers, weekly planners & accessories
                            My Secret Compartments
Hollow book boxes, jewelry book boxes for men, women and children
                                Pioneer Fundraiser
                    Vintage gifts from around the world
                            Roundtree Ink Designs
Original artwork designs on note cards, stickers and prints

Come on over and favorite each shop and see what treasures you will find.

Don't forget to join our mailing list so you get exclusive offers and coupon codes just for member's. (double dip)

Sending You Sunshine,

Marsha J.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Priceless Gifts For Book Lover's

We are so very thankful for all of you who take the time to visit us here at Markets of Sunshine.  To us you are "priceless"!
Here are a few book lover's gift ideas that we put together for you.  Click the shop name to see the full selection of gifts in their Etsy shop.
                            Buy now at My Secret Compartments
                            Choose Happy:
                            Book Box, Journal, Coaster &
                            Greeting Card, Buy Now at
                            Markets of Sunshine

                            Greeting Cards with original
                            artwork, Buy Now at:
                            Roundtree Ink Designs                       
 If, you love to save when buying gifts.  We would like to invite you to join our mailing list.  You'll get a coupon code to use in any of our shops above.  Sign-up today for our newsletter.
Your 25% off coupon code will be delivered to your inbox.

Sending You Sunshine,

Marsha J.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Free Friendship Quotes Printable

"Friendship is like designing fiber art.  It takes adding layers before you see the results" Author: Marsha Jaramillo

The above is a free printable friendship quote on one of my fiber art cash envelope systems designs.  You'll find the envelope in my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine

To receive this friendship quote free:
Step 1: Sign-up for our mailing list on the right side of this post.  Step 2: Leave a comment below telling me who you will send this free friendship quote to.  I will then send you the free printable to your inbox.

I'll be sharing more great free printable quotes for you to send your friends and family members each week.  So, stay tuned to this blog and don't forget to open your newsletter when it arrives in your inbox at the end of each month.

Sending You Sunshine,

Marsha J.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Help Me Pick A New Etsy Shop Banner

Hello My Dear Reader's!

I hope you are having a great Fall.  Here in Florida we are finally seeing some cooler temps at night in the 50's.  Yay!

I am changing my Etsy shop banner and would love your help choosing which weekly planner image to brand my shop.

Here is the first choice, Pokey Puppy Golden Book Planner Set

Second choice is Alice In Wonderland Planner Set

Put your choice in the comments box below.

You can check out my Markets of Sunshine Etsy shop and see the current banner if that will help you decide which one I should use that best describes what I sell, weekly planners and accessories.

Many Thanks!

Marsha J.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Photo Album Guest Book Handmade By Markets of Sunshine

What is mixed media art?  It's the art of transforming a book into a work of art that is functional and useful as well as pretty to look at.
Altered Book Art

I have to say that the type of mixed media art that makes me feel the happiest is the altered book art.  I am the type of person that would rather make it myself instead of buying it off the shelf and putting money into the big box store's pockets.

So, I go to used book stores that are privately owned and buy from them.  I also go to thrift stores and garage sales looking for pretty books that I can alter.

Here are just a few steps that are involved in mixed media art for altered books.

You start with any hardcover book that looks pretty on the outside cover.  I used one about cups for my latest creation.

You'll find it in my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine.
The next step is collect pretty paper that you find at the craft store for scrapbooking.

As you can see I choose a variety of brown and blue hues to match the cover of the book.

The final step is to collect your photos and start adding them to the pages with a glue stick or double stick tape.  

I add pockets for any mementos you've collected from trips or fun days out that you want to remember as you flip through the pages in the future.

Custom photo album guest books made from altered book exclusively at Markets of Sunshine.

I hope to see you soon in my shop.

Sending You Sunshine,

Marsha J.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fall Gift Ideas From Markets of Sunshine Etsy Shops!

Save time and money shopping for gifts this Fall by staying home.
Shop online with our 4 Etsy shops.  
Click the item name next to the image to be taken to that shop.
Browse the rest of our products once you get to our shops home page.

Music Box Gift, Music Box, Victrola Music Box, The Sound of Music, Von Trapp Family, Victrola Music Box $19
Vintage Gifts for the Family can
be found at Pioneer Fundraiser shop.

Gifts for the Organizer is our specialty at Markets of Sunshine.  Get Free Shipping if you join my VIP Sunshine Club
Fill out the form on the right side of this page to sign-up for our mailing list.  You'll get your coupon code delivered to your inbox.

My Secret Compartments Hollow book shop accepts custom orders for the book title you want for that special book lover's gift.

Roundtree Ink Designs offers original artwork drawings on note cards, invitations, prints and instant download stickers.

Shop with confidence from seller's you can trust.

Sending You Sunshine,

Marsha J. & Family

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fall Housewarming Gifts: Modern, Vintage and Handmade Only On Etsy

Whether you are looking for a Fall themed gift for a party or for a new house we have what you are looking for on Etsy.  We know how hard it is to round up that perfect gift.  No matter if you are looking for a modern decor, vintage cottage or uniquely handmade in the USA we got it!

Check out this collection I put together for you from my Etsy team member's shops.

Click on the image and you will be whisked away to their Etsy shop to browse their entire shop all from the comfort of your electronic device.  Please, don't drive and try to surf the internet. Giggle!

Ordering is easy.  Just click the item you want to buy and 'add it to your cart'.  Pay with credit card or paypal.  Shipping is fast!  Let them know I sent you.

Gift Ideas - Modern, Vintage and Handmade

You'll find a selection of modern, vintage and handmade gifts for the whole family including the furry type all from the Markets of Sunshine Promotion team. Please, favorite our shops and post this collection to social media. Thanks! #DifferenceMakesUs #EtsySuccess
Personalized Planner Cover, Printable Planner Cover, Planner Cover
Small Dog Harness Custom Fit Daisy Print Green, Coral, Pink & White Vest Fine Corduroy w/Shabby Chic Trim, Cat Clothes - MY BEST SELLER!
Handmade, crocheted , little girls sweater, 3 to 4 years old, country cabled cardigan, 2pc, with bonnet
Toilet Paper Storage Bathroom Decor, toilet paper cover, toilet paper holder,
Fall Sale, Fall Gifts, Gold Bridesmaid Clutch, Vintage 1950s Clutch
Nessa the Mermaid Amigurumi stuffed doll toy
Purple Butterfly Note Card, Boxed Set, Boxed Note Cards, Gardening Art
Tablet Cover, Small Laptop Pouch, Shabby Chic
Toy Small Dog Harness Vest Shabby Chic Trim Black White Gingham Custom Vest Toy Teacup Pomeranian Yorkie Shih Tzu Size
Pug Stuffed Animal, Kids Toy Soft Baby Toy Plush Dog Beanie Baby
2017 Wall Calendar with Nature Photography 8.5x11.25-made with thick premium cardstock-Featuring Farmland from Nebraska and Kansas
Jane Austen Gift, Hollow Book, Secret Compartment Box, Emma, Hollow Book Safe
Fabric Tote Bag, OOAK,  Designer Shoulder Bag, Colors of Sunset, Trailing leaves, Trendy Handbag, Tapestry, Bohemian, Free Spirit
Toilet Paper Storage Bathroom Decor, toilet paper cover, toilet paper holder,
Personalized Gift Set, Secret Compartment Box, Hollow Book Safe
Personal Weekly Planner 2017, Planner Charm, Planner Stickers

Powered By Toastie Studio - Etsy Tools

Sending You Sunshine,

Marsha J.
MarketsofSunshine Etsy shop owner.

P.S. Do you want to make some extra cash?  Why not open your own Etsy shop and start selling your vintage or handmade items today.  Use this Etsy link to get 40 Free Listings.  Follow the step by step instructions on Etsy and you'll be open in just a few days.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Etsy Teams: My Six Years of Experience as an Etsy Team Captain

Being a leader of a group of stranger's is not an easy task.  You have to learn how to deal with many different personalities.  It takes a lot of patience and compassion to be a good Captain of an Etsy team.

It also takes a humble attitude and not being afraid to ask for help and delegate responsibilities to others on the team. 

For the next few months I will be sprinkling in articles about Etsy and how their teams work in order to help you decide if they are right for you and your Etsy shop.

Keep in mind that being on a team is not a one way street.  You will have a measure of responsibility to participate when you join any team.  I'll go into that in a future post.

For now let's talk more about my experience and how it has affected me over the last 6 years.

I started my first Etsy team back in 2010 under the name Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op.  It was a fun and diverse group of women from all around the USA.  I did not know any of the women who joined personally at that time.  

Over the course of 5 years I have forged lasting friendships with many team member's even though I have never met them in person.

Our team did a number of great activities on and off Etsy to help get the word out about our shops.  It was a lot of fun.

Here is a list of the different marketing activities that we did to help promote our shops.

Marketing Venues

  1. Gift Sampler Box - This was a great marketing strategy.  The participating vendor's sent in samples of their work and they went out to subscriber's all over the USA.
  2. BNR/BNS Games - Buying Club played in Etsy treasuries
  3. Recipe and DIY Project book - This was a collection of member's favorite recipes and diy projects and household tips that was published in a book. (see photo)

  1. Celebrity Gifting Lounge - Participating team member's sent in samples of their work and it was gifted to Celebrities in a number of different events such as The Oscar's.

  1. Social media networking - Participating member's collaborated on social media
  2. Etsy Networking - Participating member's collaborated on Etsy in a number of different ways
  3. Customer Follow-up - Vendor's received a list of the customer's that were in the Gift Sampler Box program so they could keep in touch throughout the year with updates about their shop.
                                  Community marketing
I even shared our products in the community at area businesses.
They loved it as you can see in the above photo.
These are 2 sweet worker's at Debbie's Health Food Store

                             Food Truck & Craft Shows

As you can see I was very busy helping other Etsy seller's promote their shop's online and offline.

Tune in next week when I go more in depth about my current team that I am Captain of:

I'd like to introduce you to 2 of my Markets of Sunshine Etsy team member's blog's.  Please, take a moment to visit Icky Chic Designs and EWD Marketing and leave a comment telling them you saw them on Markets of Sunshine blog.


Promote, Promote and Promote


Sending You Sunshine,

Marsha J.