Saturday, 1 December 2012

New Giveaway!

Have you heard? We are having another giveaway! Open to the USA, Canada and international locations! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Treasury Tuesday 08-14-12



Hey all!

Sorry for the blog-silence as of late, I have been on vacation in lovely Nova Scotia. And now I am back to work and busy like a bee.

This week's treasury is by Yann from PhotographyDreams, if you frequent treasuries & BNS' you will often see him leaving comments and all around being a nice guy. So let's be nice back, go checkout his latest treasury called 'the flight of angels'.

Visit the treasury here!! HERE

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Featured 07/220/12

We were featured in a few treasuries, check them out!
It seems that purple is a popular colour choice!

Friday, 20 July 2012

What's in the shop!

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

GIVEAWAY: Winner Announced

THANK YOU!

First of all a big thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway-it wouldn't be any fun without you!

If you would like to be notified by email when we are having another giveaway send us an e-mail: giveaways@bayleafbuttons.com



Visit our Etsy Shop

JOSS A!

Congratulations to Joss! She has won our giveaway! We have sent her an email, and within 24 hours if we do not have a response we will draw another entry!

Joss has won any FOUR 1.5" Pinback Buttons from our shop!




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Treasury Tuesday

 

This Tuesday's Treasury comes from Deb of BlueSkyPotteryCO, called Love, you make it happen.
It feautres a very neutral palette of items, with a subtle dash of colour--just beautiful!

Monday, 9 July 2012

Story Time: Smashing Mp3 Player

Hulk Smash!

Remember that Phillips mp3 player I mentioned last post? Well I smashed it to pieces after fighting with it for three hours, even with technical support. I may have lost my temper but come on, it refused to do anything properly.
And before you think I am some kind of future anger management case I have high blood pressure! Therefore it was healthy to smash it rather than fight with it further. Hehe- felt really good actually.

Now I am using a Polaroid PMP180-4GB, which was something like $29.95. For the price it does what it is supposed to-with exception to staying connected to a computer. And that being said I can't change the music on it but for now it will do till I find something else. I am in the market for something simple like a Sansa (but with less bugs and crashing) and I will consider an iPod of some type, but I REFUSE to have iTunes on my computer.

Nothing against Apple or iTunes, I just really HATE those programs you load the songs through- they take twice as long than it would to just load it directly onto the device.

And just for fun here is what I can remember has the MP3 Players of my past, I am sure there are a few missing. 90% of these players were retired because the headphone jack stopped functioning.


MP3 PLAYER GRAVEYARD:
Philips GoGear MUSE 8GB
SanDisk Sansa 4GB
Samsung SCH-r610 (Cell Phone)
Nintendo DS (Using Moonshell)
Dell Axim X3 (Palm Pilot)
WeWa!! Concertmaster Mp3 Player (256 MB)
Sony Mp3 CD Player


Leave a comment if you can suggest a good mp3 player!
Especially if it can take a micro SD card along with internal memory
.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Updates 07/05/2012

 Updates

 I think we are going to have to call Treasury Tuesday 'Treasury-whenever-I-Remember-Tuesday'. I've been very busy with my real job and just life in general. But here is a little update for you.

 I am currently fighting to load new music onto my Phillips GoGear Muse 8GB. Now let me start by telling you that I am not a computer novice-so this shouldn't be difficult. I shouldn't have to reformat, reset and return to factory defaults every time I want to add a song or two!!!  I don't think I will be purchasing a replacement mp3 player from Phillips after I smash this one to pieces. I'll go back to fighting with Sanyo or perhaps try out a Sony Walkman.  If you have a good mp3 player, suggest it in the comments :)

2.25" Pinback Buttons
Canada Day:
We had some great sales at the Canada Day parade we attended. I had made around 350 pins and sold about 160. If you stop off at our Etsy Shop you will find two new Canada Day pins there- we have lots left over! If you'd like to order them in bulk contact us, I will give you a discount!

Next year I think I'll go to a neighbouring city event/parade and see if we do any better. 
Oh that reminds me: I purchased a new button maker last week, a 2.25" Tecre button maker. It was a great find on Kijiji! Came with everything and eventually I will put this size into our Etsy Store. In the meantime we do have 1.5" Pinback Buttons and Button Magnets.

 And our Giveaway is still running till the 10th of July, so make sure you get your entires in!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Treasury Tuesday!



Today we have one awesomely Canadian treasury for you to check out. By clonehardware
 called 'But I Am Canadian' it just so happens to feature one of our pins ;)

Click here to go to 'But I Am Canadian' Treasury

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

TGCBB 2012

The Great Canadian Blog Bash 2012


It's back! If you are Canadian make sure you check out all the awesome giveaways going on! Check out this twitter tag for much more #TGCBB

It is our first year and we are joining the Journey of the Zoo's Blog (we're giving away a gift card!)



Spread the news!
  
Not Canadian? No problem. We are hosting our own giveaway in honour of having 300 likes on Facebook, check it out here!


Thursday, 21 June 2012

Late Treasury Tuesday


With all this giveaway buzz, I totally forgot to do Treasury Tuesday. So here we are, this lovely garden themed treasury comes from FishandLotus

And have a look at her shop, the coolest origami I've ever seen!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

GIVEAWAY!

Visit our Etsy Shop and see what you can win!

Giveaway time!

You helped us reach 300 LIKES on Facebook and as promised we are having a giveaway for:

Any FOUR 1.5" Pinback Buttons from our shop!

Open to Canada, U.S & International Locations!

Runs from June 20th, 2012 to Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Click HERE to go to the Giveaway page and see how you can enter to win!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Etsy Let's Talk: Customer Tips 3 of 5

Customer Tip 3 of 5

Make sure to read all fine print or stipulations on coupons if they have them. Some may be as simple as you must spend at least $20 to receive a discount or freebie. :)

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Treasury Tuesday


This weeks Treasury Tuesday comes from Lililililay, featuring a very visually striking BLUE!
Deep Dark Blue by Lililililay

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Etsy Let's Talk: Customer Tips 2 of 5

Customer Tip 2 of 5:

Make sure to update and verify your PayPal address regularly to avoid items being mailed to an old address.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Treasury Tuesday


Saturday, 2 June 2012

Etsy Let's Talk: Customer Tips 1 of 5

Customer Tip 1 of 5

Always read shop policies before you make a purchase!

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Treasury Tuesday

This weeks treasury comes from Peraboom which features an unusual combination of grey and peach.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Treasury Features 05-24-12

Features! 05-24-12
I just wanted to share some treasuries that we have been featured in. Check them out and give them some love!

Friday, 18 May 2012

FREE SHIPPING: Victoria Day Weekend


This weekend only we are having a special for Victoria Day

FREE SHIPPING* on all of our items!!!

Use this code upon checkout: VICTORIADAY12


*Canadian residents only

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Treasury Tuesday

 

Happy Tuesday!!! We have two very light and airy treasuries for today.
The first is called What about you by TheMoonlightShadow featuring soft blues, grays and stark whites!

The second treasury for today features a lot of vibrant colours but still soft and light perfect for the summer! By Artsygemini called Peacock Dancer.
 

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Things I Have Bought Vol #2

Things I Have Bought Vol #2

Welcome back to another installment of me talking about things I have purchased! Haha-trust me I have bought some really neat items for you to take a look at!


1. Washi Tape: Omiyage & WashiWishes
Let me start off with before I joined Etsy I had never heard of Washi Tape. Basically it is a transparent masking tape-super friendly to use and if you are into scrap booking or other paper crafts they add a nice touch to your items. I have purchased these tapes from Omiyage.ca (a Canadian Seller) as well as WashiWishes on Etsy. Both sellers shipped quick and the tapes were perfect!  Make sure to grab yourself at least one roll!



Not something I would have ever thought to be on Etsy, but there is-TEA! This isn't just regular tea either, it is hand blended by Tim, the Teaman! I purchased 25 bags of the English Breakfast and let me tell you it is fantastic, fresh and strong! I have a thing, I need the strong tea-let it sit for an hour with two bags in and boom I'm set!

3. Card Holder: Turquoise Business Card Holder by MoreThanColors
I was surfing around the BNS/BNRs of Etsy and I came across these Coloured/stained Glass business holders. I really like business cards and why shouldn't I display mine in something as grand as this! It was one of my higher purchases on Etsy and it was so worth it. Not only did Michelle customize the colour for me, it arrived quickly and in extra-extra bubble wrap to avoid breakage. And the turquoise holder has become one of her most popular colours for the business card holders. I take this one to craft shows to hold my cards and people comment on it all the time :)


4. Makeup: Midnight Kiss Mineral Eye Shadow by RedeemingBeauty

That is one thing I like about being involved in BNS or BNRs is you get to purchase other items and sometimes you find ones that really suit you! I purchased some All Natural/Vegan eye Shadow from Emily. Not only does she hand grind the minerals with a mortar and pestle but she ships FAST! Not to mention for your first order you can get 25% off with the code INTRO, so why not give it a go and test her eye shadow!

 
5.  Lip balm: Pink Grapefruit & Ginger by CHICBean
 I had purchased the Pink Grapefruit & Ginger lip balm for a friend of mine way back in December. And she raved and raved about it-so I had to get myself one as well and wow! Your lips are so soft after using it for a few days-not to mention it smells delicious and is natural, not tested on animals and Canadian made! I highly recommend grabbing one just before winter-never will you have chapped lips.




Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Treasury Tuesday

You know that Sunday, May 13th, 2012 is MOTHER'S DAY (for North America anyway). So I hope you have made a purchase or a gesture of appreciation for your Mother. I know I have and in honour of Mother's Day we have a lovely blue treasury For Mom... by Knittingshop


Sunday, 6 May 2012

Craft Show Alert :D

Edit: Thank you to everyone who came out!The event raised $340 for Breast Cancer research!

Check it out on ETSY!

Craft Show Alert!


Good Morning to everyone!

I just wanted to let you all know that Bayleaf Buttons will be at the Spring Fling to Fight Breast Cancer craft show today: Sunday, May 6th, 2012 from 10AM to 2PM!


For more details and location please visit the events official facebook event page here!


Cannot wait to see everyone, we will have some new pins, new magnet buttons and will be taking custom orders!



May is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we have some new boobtastic pins for you to check out. See past the jump!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Treasury Tuesday



I don't know about you guys but where I am it has been raining and dreary...but I hoping with all this rain we will have a very green spring. This weeks treasury comes from Spacefem called 'Cents for Green'

Thursday, 26 April 2012

500 Pins later, I'm back!

Ever wondered what 500 pinback buttons look like? 
 Well here you are, part of the reason for the lack of updates was due to a large order. 500 pinback buttons and a few various designs... they all turned out splenditly and I hope the client will be as pleased with them as I am.

500 pinback buttons, a custom order

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Treasury Tuesday!

This week's Treasury Tuesday comes from Kara Nina's treasury. It features a fantastic collection of items of the beautiful beige hue!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Treasury Tuesday

In honour of some of our newest items in the store, we've decided to have a Sherlock themed Treasury Tuesday. Check it out and more after the jump!!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

03/28/2012 Custom Pins

Hey!

I hope you missed me, I have been running around like a mad woman the last few days. I had the KW Mom & Handmade Fair which I attended with my craft show buddy Wendy. Wendy makes the most wonderful soaps but she has yet to get on Etsy or Facebook, I'm nagging her-she'll get one one day!

I did pretty well at the show, lots of visitors to the booth, people having a good laugh at some of the pins and of course the other vendors were intrigued. I think I was the first button making to be in that show- it was a good experience. And of course being the sales woman that I am, I managed a few custom orders from my fellow vendors!

Speaking of custom work, if you are a fan of Bayleaf Button's facebook page, you would have seen some pictures of custom pins I did for the Algonquin College Animation Students. For the graduating class they have a showcase type event and needed some promotional items for it. I have only another 50 pins to finish and then I will be sending them far far away.

Take a look at some of the photos I snapped, they are great :D

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Treasury Tuesday

It's Tuesday again! Today we have a beautiful Indian themed treasury from Linda of Dragonswire called 'Deams of India'.  I don't know about you but India is on my must see list for travelling, one day!!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Craft Show!

View the official website for more details about vendors
Attention: CRAFT SHOW ALERT :D!

I know there has been a lack of updates lately but it is due to my preparations for an upcoming craft show.

If you are going to be in the Kitchener-Waterloo region on Sunday, March 25th I encourage you to stop by and check out our booth!

We are sharing a table will the ever lovely lady Wendy from Soaps by Wendy. And we will be taking custom orders during the show as well as selling some of our usual pins!


If you aren't able to go but know someone that would like to please invite them to the Facebook Event here!

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Treasury Tuesday

Spring has sprung! And as such we have a lovely light and airy treasury from Dana of Apple White.


Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Treasury Tuesday

This Tuesday treasury come s from Jenny of Widophotoart. Featuring some items from Norse mythology called 'Sweet Odin's Raven'.


Sunday, 11 March 2012

03/11/12 Treasury Features

We've been featured in a lot of treasuries lately. And I wanted to make sure to share them with you all!!
See them after the jump!

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Story Time: Macarons

You can never learn anything if you don't try.


Life is sweet (8x8" Fine Art Print) by Jackierueda
For the last few months I have seen these French Macarons, not be confused with the coconut version Macaroons. They look very yummy, and I haven't found a local place that sells/makes them. I mentioned them to my Mum and she said she has made them before, thus the challenge for this weekend began!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Treasury Tuesday


Well Treasury Tuesday is a little late this week as it is Wednesday. I had a surprise 12 hour work day on Tuesday, but at least we are doing it anyway! Please see the two fantastic treasuries after the jump...

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

02/29/2012 Custom Pins

Woohoo!
I just finished making 75 of these little babies for a band called The Scum Runners, make sure you check out their MySpace & Facebook page!
 I love doing custom orders, you just never know what you'll be doing :D
If you would like your own custom 1.5" Pinback buttons, check out our Etsy Shop or send me an e-mail!

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Treasury Tuesday


Click below the jump for Treasury Tuesday!

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Featured Seller: DARNER

Laptop/Multipurpose Purse by Darner
I would like you all to meet Jenmouse from Darner, she established her Etsy store in November of last year and the most delightful bags!


See the interview after the jump~

Saturday, 25 February 2012

What's new?

Hello Readers!

I know there has been a severe lack of updates lately- I am working on that!  I have decided to scrap Wordless Sundays for now because I just don't have the time to take interesting photographs. I figured you would get bored of seeing my cat or fireplaces.


But in lieu of Wordless Sundays, I have opted for a more interesting post- FEATURED SELLERS! Yes I will be interviewing some shop owners about themselves and their shops. If you have suggestions or would like to be featured yourself send us a convo on Etsy. Or better yet send us an E-Mail.

Remember the two articles I wrote all about Buy 'n Stay (Article Here) and Buy 'n Replace (Article Here) treasuries? Perhaps you should give one of them a try!!

I am Curator on this BNR for the Canadian Etsian Promo Team, Everyone is allowed to play not just Canadians!

Canadian Estisan Promo-Team's BNR Round 4

And the PromoPros are running a BNS, right now (I also help out, we are super friendly!)
PromoPro's BNS Round 22

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Treasury Tuesday


Lately I have been listening to a lot of Florence and the Machine, and so I thought why not have Treasury Tuesday reflect that. Florence and the Machine video after the jump :D
  She's just like the weather by Amy Bunz

She's just like the weather by Amy Bunz





Thursday, 16 February 2012

Etsy Let's Talk: Business Cards

For the last few days I have been thinking about how to word this blog post so that it doesn't alienate or offend anyone....let's give it a go after the jump.


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Treasury Tuesday


This weeks treasury comes from TheHumbleShop and all the items featured here are just lovely!!
Click here to view the treasury on ETSY

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Etsy Let's Talk: BNR

What is a BNR Treasury?!>

If you own an Etsy store, you should entertain the idea of trying BNR!

What is a BNR?

BNR stands for Buy 'N Replace.


BNR is a fast paced sister to BNS (read what a BNS is here).Every treasury has 16 spots where you would feature a shop. Much like a BNS you would purchase spot but instead of waiting for the next round you get in the current BNR! BNRs may be done in rounds but don't end when you fill all the spots--you simply replace the item with the new buyer's item! They can run anywhere from an hour to ten hours, it all depends on the curator!

The curator (creator) will have rules/regulations for you to follow in order to purchase into the BNR.
 The rule might be that there is a minimum purchase with an amount: ex. $4.00 before shipping. This means that you must spend at least $4.00 on the item or more before the shipping charges in order to get an immediate spot.

One thing that is very different from BNS is the 'Call out', in a BNR you MUST call out the shop you would like to purchase from. Because it is a Buy 'N Replace... the shop you purchase from you replace in the treasury.
More After The Jump!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

New Listings: St. Patrick's Day

 St. Patrick's Day 1.5" Pinback Buttons

I am completely aware that St. Patrick's Day is on March 17th and we are currently in February. But as the old phase goes, the early bird catches the worm!

Click here to view the pins in detail

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Treasury Tuesday


This Tuesday's treasury comes from Margalita and is called Rustic - Mastic - Romantic. It features a lot of eclectic items, soap, beads, bags, holiday tags and art!

Click here to view the treasury!!

Monday, 6 February 2012

Mini Hats!

So I just watched Corinne from Craftovision & Threadbanger, demonstrating how to make your own a mini hat. Now truth be told I am not a milliner or much of a hat wearer, but even I found this tutorial easy to follow. If you end up trying it, I would love to see the results!


Saturday, 4 February 2012

02/04/12 Treasury Features

 We were featured in some treasuries! 

I notice because of the sheer amount of people in my circles that I often miss treasuries that feature Bayleaf Button items. So I used the amazing widget tools from CraftCult to find all the ones I have missed lately.

And so just past this jump you can see all of them!

New Listings

 It is hard working all day and having to come home and make dinner. Well not hard but you know the food that takes time or a lot of preparation-that is something you can't always do during the working week. And that is one thing I miss. In the upcoming week I am going to see if I can't do more exciting meals, any recipes or suggestions would be great.

So tonight one of my family members was home early and made breaded pork schnitzel, mash potatoes, and steamed carrots. You have no idea how good that was, it makes my mouth water just thinking about it!

 Speaking of mouth watering... we have new items in the SHOP!

Visit the listing on Bayleaf Button's store on Etsy
I think these are going to be a big hit with everyone who has a toddler or is going to have one!

Not to toot my own horn but these also make a FANTASTIC gift for baby showers.

Obviously they are not appropriate for toddlers or babies to handle but their Moms and Dads can wear them!








Did I mention that I had time to sew today? I made two wonderful zipper bags, that are available at the shop, this weekend I plan to make a bunch more. I have more fabric kicking around than I should!

Extra padded bag, great for cell phones or small cameras!
Check out this Zipper pouch at our Etsy shop!
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