Every Monday (except for the last two Mondays), I’ve been running a feature that I call “Etsy Find of the Week.” I love Etsy so much that I decided that instead of spending hours window-shopping without much to show for it, I’d turn those hours into something productive and share my finds right here with you, my readers. Each week, I would get some very nice responses, all of which basically said the same thing, “I love Etsy, too!” So, I decided to start a weekly blog carnival called (what else?) I Love Etsy!  (BTW, ChocolateFingerprints.com is my new domain, which will be taking effect shortly!)

I am holding my first I Love Etsy carnival this Monday (September 15)!

To Participate, surf around on Etsy and post this Monday about any great find you’d like to share. Then, come back here and see my Etsy find. There will be a Mr. Linky, so make sure to link up. After that, why not visit some of the other participants’ Etsy finds? Lastly, it would be very nice of you to contact the owner of your featured Etsy item or shop and drop them a link to your post. The owners I have profiled have always loved that!!


  • Yes, you can post about your own Etsy shop, if you have one. I’d prefer, though, if you spread the love around a bit, and only post about your own shop every other week, if that’s okay with you. I’m going on the honor system here.
  • If you’d like to see some examples of my past Etsy Finds of the Week, click here, here, and here.
  • You can post about a single item, lots of items or do a profile of a specific shop (don’t forget to add links so your readers can find the wonderful items!)
  • PRetty please, with sugar on top…if you particpate, grab my I (heart) Etsy button and place it somewhere in your post. Copying and pasting will work fine. And also link somewhere in your post back here, so that people who want to participate can find me!
  • Don’t forget to at least attempt to contact the owner of the store/item you profile. It’s a very nice thing to do!
  • Last but not least…Some weeks, I will be having Etsy-related giveaways. Make sure you notice, and enter correctly (I’ll explain how in giveaway posts). Extra credit entries will most likely be available, too, so watch out!!

Any Questions?