Yesterday, I got Etsy mail.
I had ordered from Jadedmind - http://www.jadedmind.etsy.com/ - and received my order very promptly, a very gracious seller. I also got the final result of my Alchemy request... a little chubby bright pink owl for my cell phone. He's adorable ! He was made by kishcrafts - http://www.kishcrafts.etsy.com/ I just love him. So unique and fun. I think he needs a NAME.
I've also been doing a lot of blog reading lately and found a new digi scrapping site, Tangie Baxter Design... there are several freebies (**freebies !! wahoo !!***) on their blog - http://tbdloft.typepad.com/ I love the colors of the site and the overall feel to it. Digital scrapbooking is a lot of fun and really rewarding. I have several friends who were scared at first to try it but did and were happy they did. The thing that kept me from doing digital pages was the fear that it would be really expensive to get them printed. I found out that you can get them printed at Costco quite inexpensively. The helpful cashier guy at my Costco clued me in to an even cheaper way to get your 12x12 pages printed... they offer even larger sizes and if you're ok with a photo editing program (I use photoshop elements) you can put your layouts together in one file and have them printed in this bigger format and then just cut them apart. I recently made an album full of 8x8 digital pages for my grandmother's 90th birthday party and most people didn't even realize they were made digitally. :)