Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Win a $10 Credit To Markets of Sunshine Etsy Shop - Subscriber Giveaway Contest on YouTube

Markets Of Sunshine Etsy shop is hosting a giveaway contest for their YouTube channel subscriber's.
Fill out the entry form HERE <<<<click

All you have to do to enter is a few simple steps.  See details below.

Rules: Ends July 8, 2020 Scroll to bottom and fill out the form on the Rafflecopter page.

 Click the Raffelcopter link below to enter the contest.

Once we reach 100 subscribers on Markets of Sunshine channel you will be entered in the giveaway.  When we reach 50 subscribers on Sunshine Homemaker you will be entered into the giveaway.

Prize - One $10 store credit to Markets Of Sunshine channel.
and One $10 store credit to Sunshine Homemaker channel.

Winners must use their Credit in Markets of Sunshine Etsy shop and Pioneer Fundraiser Etsy shop. There is no cash value and winner is responsible for paying for shipping and any overage over their $10 credit prize amount.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Sunshine Gift in a Box - Happy Mail - Craft Along With Me

Happy Monday!

I am so excited about how many ways I've come up with to use up my craft supplies.

Here is yet another way that you can use up your stash and save money too.

Of course the goal is to make RAOK gifts and cheer up our local friends who are going through the same feelings we are because of this whole COV-19 way of life.

Tune in to my latest video on my YouTube channel and craft along with me and make something pretty and useful today for yourself or a friend.

If you'd like to support my channel by making a purchase in my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine.
You can do that Here. <<< click

Want 25% off your first purchase in my Etsy shop?
Click on over to my coupon club page here. <<< click 
Fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll receive your instant 25% off coupon code in your email inbox.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

How to make a Sunshine in box gift box using paper collage technique


Welcome to Markets Of Sunshine blog.

Today I'm going to share a tutorial with you on how you can make your own gift box using items around your house.

Summer is here and everyone could use a pick-me-up gift in the mail. Sunshine in a box is just what you need to save the day and brighten someones day.

Watch my video over on my YouTube channel and if you haven't subscribed yet go ahead and hit that big red Subscribe button on my channel.

This helps me reach my first goal of 100 subscribers so I can do my first giveaway on my channel too.

Grab all of your supplies below and craft along with me today.

Supplies list:

  • yellow scrapbook paper
  • glue
  • scissors
  • cardboard box
  • wax paper
  •  book pages
Now that you have those items collected on with the show.


Monday, June 22, 2020

Thinking Of You Gift Ideas - Happy Mail Binder

Now is a great time to send happy mail to your loved ones.  I have a great project for you to do that will cost you less than $10 to complete and mail.  Check out my YouTube video below to see just how easy it is to make one of these wonderful binders.  Think of it as the next best thing to being there in person.  They'll sure love it!

For more great gifts under $10 visit my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine today. ,,,click shop name <<

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Friday, June 19, 2020

DIY How To Make Your Own Handmade Paper With Markets of Sunshine

  Want to learn how to make handmade paper?  Or, watch me make it and buy it in my Etsy shop at Markets of Sunshine.  Beautiful handmade paper can be used to put in journals.  Make greeting cards, envelopes and so much more.  Give your gifts a personal glow with something handmade in the USA.

I hope you like this video tutorial and Subscribe to my YouTube channel.



Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Etsy shop Update - Ty Beanie Babies Vintage Toys

  Shopping online is our new way of buying gifts for those special occasions.  It's a good thing that there are sites that have a secure check-out experience so that you can feel safe when making a purchase on their website.
Etsy is a trusted name in the marketplace for buying handmade and vintage items from around the world.
They are based in NY right here in the USA.

I've been a seller on Etsy since 2008 with my handmade shop, Markets of Sunshine.  And, 2010 with our shop Pioneer Fundraiser that features vintage finds from around the world.

If you are in need of a care package for a get well gift or a thinking of you gift.  We have just what you need.  One of these cute and adorable vintage stuffed animal toys made by Ty Beanie Babies, Inc.

They are all in brand new mint condition.  They have been stored in plastic containers in a climate controlled setting.  They are free of dust, holes and odors.

They even come with a tag protector for the collector's.  Which holds their value.  

Why not stop by today and pick up one of these adorable gift sets for your favorite little one.  They make a great gift for the young at heart too!

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Shop Markets of Sunshine <<<< click 

We also invite you to Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up-to-date on all our new arrivals in both of our Etsy shops.

Sending You Sunshine,


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Top Glue Recommendations & Tips For Journals and Bookbinding

Hello and welcome to Markets of Sunshine!

Today you're going to learn all about glue and which ones work best for paper crafts and bookbinding.

Now if you do a Google search for best archival safe glues you'll find a long list of options.
Here is the first thing that pops on from my search.

PVA Adhesive - The links below are my affiliate links and I will make a small commission.  But, there is no extra cost involved for you.

Books by Hand pH Neutral PVA Adhesive is water soluble, solvent-free, acid-free, quality adhesive made of archival polyvinyl acetate. It can be thinned with water to extend drying time if desired. It should not become brittle with age and adheres to most porous surfaces. Ideal for bookbinding and paper projects.

My daily go-to glue for all of my journals and bookmaking is Aleens Tacky Glue
You'll find my affiliate link in my last blog post Here.>>> How to Embellish a Happy Mail Binder.

It dries stiff and needs to be used very sparingly in my opinion.  A little goes a long way.  It can be mixed with water so you don't see the glue through the paper or card stock after it dries.  

  • non-toxic
  • acid free
  • archival safe
  • dries clear
  • flexible so spine opens and lays flat 
  • thick stiff bristles
  • flat tip
  • synthetic
  • wash immediately
  • dry flat not vertical so metal part won't rust

Perfect Paper Adhesive

Elmers Craft Bond Glue Stick is perfect for covers and dries quick

Sunday, June 7, 2020

How To Embellish a Happy Mail Binder

  If you love to learn new ways to make gifts for friends and save yourself a ton of money.  Then this video is for you.

I'd love to have you Subscribe to my channel and help me reach my goal of 1000 followers by the end of the year.  You can use supplies you have on hand.  Or, visit your local dollar store craft section.

All supplies I use can be found below and purchased using my affiliate links.  I make a small commission to support my channel.
See my About page for more information.

Before you go

Are you ready to craft with me?

I hope you find this video enjoyable and motivating.

Don't forget to join the other crafter's in my Sunshine community to get a dose of inspiration every week.
And be the first to hear about tips, tricks and offers when it comes to productivity and learning how you can live your best life ever, on your terms. 
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Friday, June 5, 2020

Etsy Sale On Handmade Gifts For Women at Markets Of Sunshine

Save 60% off on select handmade gifts at Markets of Sunshine, Etsy shop for 5 days only!
Plus, spend $35 or more and you'll get FREE Shipping with a USA mailing address.

Visit our Etsy shop, Markets Of Sunshine <<<click <<<

Look in the shop section titled: Last Chance Sale

You'll find 19 items on sale at 60% off!

We want to make room for new inventory and pass the savings on to you.

Plus, it helps our shop with the Etsy algorithm known as artificial intelligence.  Your sharing of our shop link on your social media and via email is the only word of mouth advertising that we do.  We just can't afford any other way to promote our shop.

So, we want to give a BIG Thank You! to all of our loyal fans who are regularly sharing our shop with others.

In these critical times we live in it is getting harder to make a living.  My husband's remodeling business has taken a huge hit. We are getting small jobs here and there.  But, we are taking the social distancing very seriously.

We don't want to put our health or the health of others at risk.
Since, anyone can have the COV-19 and not even know that they are a carrier of the virus.  It makes working in someones home that much more difficult and dangerous.

We have filed for every form of assistance available to no avail.
We either can't complete the sign-up process due to the website crashing.  Or, we get rejected for some unknown technical reason with very vague information.

Our savings is dwindling month to month.  We know this is not only us.  So our heart goes out to others who are in the same boat as we at this time.

We are also applying to every online company but find that we don't qualify for one reason or another.  The claims make it sound like it's so easy to get a job online.  That is just not true.

Our only comfort is our faith in the hope found in the Bible.  Some may not believe it will come true. That is there choice.
But, we sure believe it will happen and in our lifetime.  We are sharing this hope with anyone who cares to listen and wants a better life for themselves and their loved ones too.

Be Safe!  Stay Positive!  Do something for someone else in need.

Sending You Sunshine,

P.S. I'd love to have you follow me on my YouTube channel and learn how to sew and make other beautiful gifts using paper crafts.  Click here >>> Markets of Sunshine <<<<<<<