Sunday, November 18, 2007

Win FREE Glass Prizes! FUN Scavenger Hunt!

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble the Goodies!

On November 18, the CGGE's Thanksgiving SALE and Turkey Hunt begins!

Take a good look at the Teddy the Turkey, at left. He is the clue that will lead you to the prizes! Thanksgiving is around the corner, so Teddy the Turkey is hiding out in various listings on Etsy. Participating members of the CGGE will be providing refuge to Teddy the Turkey. Search our shops and hunt him down, to qualify for a shiny reward. One winner will receive a Harvest Flavored Five Flagged Stained Glass Bunting donated by PamelaAngus. Another winner will receive a Pretty Pair of Hummingbirds Fused Glass Pendant donated by lawatha, AND a third winner will win a Lovely Lampworked Pendant donated by ParrottFlameworks.

And while you are searching our shops for Teddy the Turkey, you'll notice fabulous sales which may include set percentages off, Buy-One-Get-Ones (BOGOs), free shipping, and more. See each shop's announcement for its special SALE!

Here's how to play!

Contest runs November 18th through the 25th.

To play, you must be an Etsy member. It’s EASY, sign up here if you are not a member already:

Search each participating shop listed below to find a hidden Teddy the Turkey image.

Each participating shop has one Teddy the Turkey hidden somewhere. When you find one, make a note of the shop name, and the item number shown in the address window of that item. For example, you find a Teddy the Turkey here: Jot down "creationsinglass 285136" (shop name and item number). Remember he may be hiding ANYWHERE in a shop.


When you've found all of Teddy the Turkey's hide-outs, send a convo to Janet at with all your answers.

The contest will run for one week, November 18th to the 25th. At midnight on Nov. 25th, our CGGE judges will check all of the entries for correct Teddy the Turkey sightings. Winners are the entries with the most correct sightings. In the likely event of a tie, the three winners will be drawn at random from all the correct entries. The lucky, clever winners will be notified via convos on Nov. 26th, and their names will be published before the cheering throngs on our website and in the Etsy forums.

CGGE members are not allowed to participate, but will join in, chat and cheer contestants on in the thread while you are searching for Teddy the Turkey!

Participating shops:

・A special “Thanks” to pingwen and the IN street team for providing the basic contest idea and sharing it with us, and many thanks to our talented glass artisans who donated the gorgeous prizes:

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A Big THANK YOU to some kind and generous Etsians!

On October 26th my daughter's daycare/preschool held their Fall Harvest Festival and Fundraiser.
Each classroom put together a gift basket that was auctioned off by silent auction to raise money for the school, and a percentage of the proceeds were donated to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

A prize was given to the classroom with the “Most Beautiful” “Most Creative” or “Best use of the Fall/Winter Theme”.
I requested donations from my friends and teammates at the CGGE as well as on the general forums on Etsy. This was a wonderful opportunity to get the word out about Etsy, handmade goods, and our wonderful talented glass artists at the CGGE.

A BIG HEARTFELT THANKS TO (for your generous donations pictured above & below):

and my Mom, creationsinglass
See below for the final basket, can you the pieces donated by our Etsy friends? The fused glass suncatcher from my Mom, was auctioned off separately for $55! Congratulations!

Thanks so much for your support! If you like what you see and wish to visit these shops on Etsy, their shop links are clickable above!