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October Chill Out October 4, 2010

Happy October Karma fans! I disappeared over the summer and now that the cool air graces us with a reprieve from an insanely hot summer, I’m back at the keyboard and ready to rock n’ roll once again. Over the next few months my blog will be a less outspoken, but I will be gracing you with eye candy from my favorite indies.

I’ve enjoyed the past few months, taking more time to listen to my body (and baby in my belly) and hanging out with my children.

Here’s to fall and the comforts that warm us, like a craving for apple crisp:

Chic Black and Pink Apple Plush by Swiedebie

Red Candy Apple Soap by sunbasilgarden

The Apple Thief - polymer clay hedgehog sculpture by BigHelmetHead

An Apple A Day Clips by Glamasaurus


CIC Saturday – Green with Envy June 5, 2010

Leafy Green Earrings - Resin, Pearl and Sterling Silver by earlybirdcreations

I Sea Green - Matching Hair Pins by KimArt

Apple-Green Dottie Apple Playfood / Pincushion by swiedebie

PureBebe Dryer Sachets - Aviary - Set of 2 - 26 Available Scents by BareBebe

Emerald Green Lampwork Sterling Silver Crystal Earrings - Mirage by GlassRiverJewelry

While you are at it check out the Glamasaurus for a fabulous Party Theme CiC Saturday!

Left & Right Creations feature on Pulp & Paisley:


CiC Team Saturday – Pucker Up! May 22, 2010

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Pucker up for a zesty, sour and fresh CIC team posting – Enjoy!

If you have a CIC Team Saturday posting leave a link here and I’ll link it to this posting.

Tara xoxo

Citrus Limonium by NickyBeeShop

Citrus Stripe Earring and Necklace Set by leslee6

FREE SHIPPING Adorable Lime Green and White Polka Dot Earring Studs by MistyAurora

Upcycled Tangerine Vintage Circles Necklace by brandyfisher

Citrus Trio Single Use Sugar Scrub, Lemon, Lime , 16 pieces Sugar Cubes by KBShimmer

Pink Grapefruit resin ring, size medium UK O, US 7 by pennydogaccessories

Lemon Verbena Soap Slice by asliceofdelight

Stuff by Xtine:


Link Love – Crafting in Color Street Team May 1, 2010

As a seller on a few different venues I have the wonderful experience of being a part of some excellent teams. Today I want to share with you the Crafting in Color Etsy team.  This team boasts of bringing some color to the Etsy world (which is sometimes quite taupe). Monthly we have a theme challenge, we support each other through tweets, Facebook, a google group and other fun ways (last week we had a mini Treasury East challenge). Our blog now has just shy of 300 followers (and that isn’t counting people who regularly stop by). I love this team and enjoy all the connections I’ve made with the members. With this team I feel I’ve found a great supportive base and love promoting all their gorgeous items.

Do you craft in color? Maybe you should stop by and look into becoming a member!

Are you a lover of all things handmade and love a splash of color? Stop by and see what the team has to offer and while you are at it maybe vote in one of our challenges (my stuff is BoutiqueKarma *Wink*)

Here’s a glimpse of what the CIC team (crafting in color) has on their blog:

Crafting in Color Wheel - April 30th 2010

Treasury East Challenge - Voting ends Tuesday May 4th. Winner wins bragging rights!

May Theme Challenge - Pets! All team members are welcome to submit an entry into the contest. Winners win an Etsy mini on the sidebar for the month of June.


Crafty Friday – A week of features :) February 26, 2010

Well, I must say this week has been a quite joyous celebration of my little biz. When I say ‘little’ I mean it as a term of endearment – like my child – not in a malicious way. I love my business, I love what I’m making, I love my fabulous buyers, each one of them unique and fun to work with, and I love the joyous feeling I get from feedback. It makes me so proud to think someone in California is cuddled up at night with while using my eye pillow, or a toddler in Texas is coloring away using my crayon roll up, someone in New Brunswick is using a Mug Hugger while drink her morning java. I can’t tell you how special that is. I think I get more pleasure from the idea of sharing my stuff then any 9-5 job I ever had.

This week my shop was featured in the ‘Member Spotlight‘ on my Etsy team blog: Crafting in Color. This team is super amazing and I love all the gorgeous items they all produce. I try really hard to showcase as many of them as possible during my crafty montage pieces. You should take a look around their blog – you are sure to find stuff you like (including a feature about me – Tara – the girl behind Boutique Karma).  Also take a moment to vote a special item for this month’s themed voter for Love & Hearts.

Earlier this week I was also featured as the item of the day on with my Mug Huggers. It was such a surprise I thought it must have been a bogus email. I was super high with excitement all day! Please take a moment to check out the feature and vote/comment on it. Show some love! A million thank yous to Leslieanne of Kooky Boutique for finding & featuring me! xoxo The Largest Handmade Craft blog on Earth for Artisans by Artisans

Next week is going to be an exciting week over here at the Boutique Karma blog – I have another new line to unveil (those of you who read the feature on CIC team blog can guess what it may be), I have a new charity that I will be supporting, a contest/giveaway and more! So please come back next week to check in.

Cheers & Happy weekend!


all sales going forward for the month of March will be receiving a free surprise with their order. Thats right ALL ORDERS. Shop away and Get free stuff!


Crafty Friday – Team Talent January 22, 2010

I’ve been having connectivity issues over the past two days. I hope to have all this resolved before next week. Today I simply want to share a few crafty people from a few of my Teams/Guilds.  I sell on both Etsy and Artfire and would like to give a tiny shout out and exposure to some of my team members.

Crafting In Color Etsy Team – Glamasaurus:

Glamasaurus Valentine Cupcake Necklace is super sweet – I could almost eat it!

Blogfire (Bloggers of Artfire) LuxuryLane

LuxuryLane’s Handmade soaps and soy candles

Canadian Artisans & Designers of Artfire – Sarita Baby

Giraffe Taggy Toy by Sarita Baby

Shops With Less than 10 sales (Artfire) Savage Designs

Techno primitive Recycled Copper and Wood on Silk Necklace by Savage Designs