The Cats ♥ Oh Boy Cat Toy!

Nov 6th, 2010 Posted in I ♥ Handmade | no comment »

I got some of the most amazing (organic and vegan too!) cat toys from a fantastic Etsy artisan Oh Boy Cat Toy!  I got two slices of toast, two slices of bacon, and a giant foot-long quarter-pound catnip filled blue whale.  The blue whale is specifically for our grey kitty Tim.  When I unwrapped the package, the cats instantly started writing and wiggling around in anticipation!

Tim kicking some blue whale booty

Tim Sleeping on his Blue Whale Tail

Moose attacking some toast

Until Later!  ®oscata

Roscata 2010 Holiday Season Craft Show Update and $20 Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Nov 6th, 2010 Posted in Craft Shows, Giveaways | 106 comments »

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!!

WINNER is ELSINA WITH COMMENT NUMBER 93!

Winner has been sent the email notification and has 48 hours to reply to claim the prize.  If not, a new winner will be chosen randomly.


Hello fellow Stuffkateers!  It’s been a busy year with a new job, tons of new ideas and of course, a new holiday season!  To celebrate the season and to let everyone know about my up-coming holiday craft shows that I’ll be participating in, let’s have a giveaway shall we?  First, here’s the low down on the craft shows (mark your calendars folks!)…

PATCHWORK LONG BEACH 2010 INDIE ARTS & CRAFTS HOLIDAY SHOW

Located in the most adorable place in Long Beach, California near Belmont Heights and Belmont Shore.  This is an Orange County jewel of a craft/art fair.  Tons of great sellers and lots of fabulous gift opportunities!

When: Sunday, November 21 from 11a-5p

WhereLong Beach Marine Stadium (Enter the Marine Stadium from East Paoli Way off of East Appian Way, just follow the Patchwork signs!)

Don’t forget Patchwork Santa Ana on Sunday, November 28 from 11a-5p at The Road Less Traveled Store off Main Street!

UNIQUE LA 2010 HOLIDAY INDEPENDENT DESIGN & GIFT SHOW

A great show filled with TONS of fabulous sellers, mostly from around the southern California area.  There is a small $10 entrance fee but it’s really worth it!  Great shopping, great deals, and just really, really talented and nice people sell here!  I always end up buying a ton of stuff for presents (mostly for myself though…).

When: December 11 & 12 from 11a-6p, both days

Where: Downtown LA in the California Market Center Penthouse (fab view of downtown LA skyline and the beautiful Eastern Building)

ANOTHER CRAFT SHOW (that I won’t be participating in but want to share the love!)

Renegade LA (December 11 & 12)

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AND NOW FOR THE $20 GIFT CERTIFICATE GIVEAWAY…

Up for grabs is a $20 gift certificate good for anything in Roscata’s Etsy shop.  Plus, the winner also receives free first class shipping to one address so the twenty bucks can go directly to the purchase!  To enter the giveaway see the rules below and note that you must do #1 as your first entry.  Also, please leave a separate comment for each entry.  This contest is open to anyone around the world and has free shipping!  Deadline is midnight Pacific time November 23, 2010. Thanks!!!

1.) Your first entry is mandatory.  Visit my store Roscata – Stuff for People and leave a comment on this blog telling me which is your favorite item.  Feel free to choose more than one and visit Roscata’s sold items too.

2.) Follow Roscata on Twitter (username is Roscatastuff) and tweet the following: @roscatastuff $20 Gift Certificate Giveaway from Roscata on Etsy!!! http://roscata.com/blog/?p=952.  When done, come back and leave a separate comment with a link to the tweet and your Twitter username for an additional entry.

3.) Become a contact with Roscata on Flickr to get an additional entry.  Just visit Roscata’s Flickr page and add Roscata as a contact.  Also feel free to comment on any of her pictures in her photostream.  Come back here and leave a comment with your Flickr ID for an additional entry.  If you’re already a contact, THANKS! and leave a comment with your Flickr ID.

4.) Join Roscata’s blog via Google Friend Connect (see right-hand column and click “Follow”) and leave your username in a comment for one additional entry.  If you’re already a friend and follow me, just type in your Google Friend Connect username.

5.) Lastly, make a purchase from Roscata’s shop and earn five (5) additional entries for EACH item purchased!  Come back here when done and leave five additional comments for each item purchased.  Be sure to include your Etsy username and item(s) purchased in the comment.

Until Later!  ®oscata

All entrants to this giveaway will be given instant membership in The Stuff Club, Roscata’s once-a-month mailing list where you’ll be the first to know of her monthly giveaways and super-special sales!  Your e-mail will remain protected, never spammed, and your privacy is thoroughly respected. If you would not want to be part of The Stuff Club just reply back to any e-mail with the subject line “Unsubscribe.”

Junk Food Giveway for March!

Mar 23rd, 2010 Posted in Giveaways | 99 comments »

❉ THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! ❉

CONGRATS AMANDA (cats99)!!!! :D

So for all the people out there that are sticking to their New Year’s diet resolution, and for those that aren’t (um… yeah…), here’s the perfect giveaway.  This month I’m giving away a tiny hamburger or cheeseburger necklace!  You choose either cheese or no cheese – perfect for anyone that’s lactose intolerant.  It can also be a veggie burger or turkey burger too.  Zero calories, organic and 100% local ingredients, well, at least if you live in the southern California area.  I personally think that these look just like an In N’ Out Burger just minus the animal-style toppings.  These little burger charms were hand-formed by Roscata (that’s me!) in my little house in Long Beach, California.  The bun has been expertly “toasted” and layered with crisp lettuce and juicy red ripe tomatoes and you get to choose between cheese or healthy.

❉ THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! ❉

To enter the giveaway see the rules below and note that you must do #1 as your first entry.  Also, please leave a separate comment for each entry.  This contest is open to anyone around the world and has free shipping!  Thanks!!!

1.) Your first entry is mandatory.  Visit my store Roscata – Stuff for People and leave a comment on this blog telling me which is your favorite item.  Feel free to choose more than one and visit Roscata’s sold items too.

2.) Follow Roscata on Twitter (username is Roscatastuff) and tweet the following: @roscatastuff Handmade Hamburger Necklace Giveaway from Roscata on Etsy!!! http://roscata.com/blog/?p=944.  When done, come back and leave a separate comment with a link to the tweet and your Twitter username for an additional entry.

3.) Become a contact with Roscata on Flickr to get an additional entry.  Just visit Roscata’s Flickr page and add Roscata as a contact.  Also feel free to comment on any of her pictures in her photostream.  Come back here and leave a comment with your Flickr ID for an additional entry.  If you’re already a contact, THANKS! and leave a comment with your Flickr ID.

4.) Join Roscata’s blog via Google Friend Connect (see right-hand column and click “Follow”) and leave your username in a comment for one additional entry.

5.) Lastly, make a purchase from Roscata’s shop and earn five (5) additional entries for EACH item purchased!  Come back here when done and leave five additional comments for each item purchased.  Be sure to include your Etsy username and item(s) purchased in the comment.

Until Later!  ®oscata

All entrants to this giveaway will be given instant membership in The Stuff Club, Roscata’s once-a-month mailing list where you’ll be the first to know of her monthly giveaways and super-special sales such as her spring and winter Buy One Get One Half Off with Free Shipping Sale (perfect for Mother’s Day and Holiday shopping)!  Your e-mail will remain protected, never spammed, and your privacy is thoroughly respected. If you would not want to be part of The Stuff Club just reply back to any e-mail with the subject line “Unsubscribe.”

Anti-VDay Giveaway Hosted by Ms. Modern

Feb 7th, 2010 Posted in Giveaways | no comment »

The lovely Nikki (a fellow red-head…) of Ms. Modern blog fame asked me to participate in her Anti-VDay giveaway for the entire month!  I’ll be giving away one of my anti-conversation heart candy charm necklaces.  You get to choose from a pink Kiss It, green Bite Me, purple Luv Sux, or yellow What Ev conversation heart candy charm necklace.  To enter the giveaway, click here!

Ms. Modern is having an entire month of Anti-VDay giveaways so be sure to enter them all (click here for a link to the giveaway list) and good luck!

Until Later! ®oscata

Some Favorite Food Jewelry Finds…

Jan 31st, 2010 Posted in I ♥ Handmade | one comment »

…from my Etsy and Flickr friends that share the same passion about making all food in a teeny tiny size and then wanting to wear it!  All of these artisans are extremely creative and have inspired me to keep making tiny stuff.  You might want to grab a snack and take a peek at their Flickr sites, blogs and Etsy shops!

From top to bottom, left to right:

1.) Chocolate Popsicle Ice Cream Charm Necklace by Pokkuru

2.) Salty ‘n’ Sweet Hawaiian Pizza Earrings by Mouse Market

3.) Handmade Strawberry Mini-cake Ring by Galago

4.) I heart Cookie Dough Necklace by Beat Black

5.) Earrings – Miniature Sushi Board – Salmon Cucumber Ikura Maki by Snowfern

6.) Breezy Blue Green – Bobby Pins – Fruit Tart Collection by Petite Plat

7.) Falafel Necklace by Shay Aaron

8.) ButterCream Cake Ring by Fatally Feminine

9.) Hapiness Potion by With Lollipops

Until Later! ®oscata

My Lucky Day

Jan 24th, 2010 Posted in Just Stuff | one comment »

On a whim my boyfriend and I went to this great little antique/vintage store down the street from our house.  I went in looking for a vintage jewelry box and was so happy when I found one (and for super-cheap too!).  It is peachy-pink with little gold flowers on the top and the latch works.  I usually do not have the opportunity to browse junk shops like I used to in high school and college, so coming across this find was a good surprise!  I couldn’t resist loading it up with some of my stuff and taking a few pics.  FYI – bathrooms with frosted windows make great photo studios! ∩_∩  Take a peek at this shot and see the little notes I’ve added to the picture.

Until Later!  ®oscata

Changed my mind…

Jan 21st, 2010 Posted in Just Stuff | no comment »

So I’m changing my mind on the cute little piglet and since I have a pretty big bathtub, I want an Asian otter.  I wonder how they get along with cats…

Until Later!  ®oscata

Early Valentine’s Day Gift?

Jan 19th, 2010 Posted in Just Stuff | 2 comments »

I want to get rid of my lettuce-eating cat and get a lettuce-eating (and everything else!) piglet.  Okay, maybe not since pigs get really big and my landlord would have a fit, but boy is she a cutie.  And I really like my cat even though he can be a huge jerk!

PigletSWNS_450x350

Until Later!  ®oscata

New Giveaway for the New Year!

Jan 17th, 2010 Posted in Giveaways | 176 comments »

CONGRATS TO JINGLE WHO WON THE BIRDCAGE NECKLACE GIVEAWAY!!!!

After a wonderful holiday season with my family, I had a well-deserved rest and now Roscata’s shop it back in full-swing for the springtime.  I know it’s only January (as I sit here in my warm flannel PJ’s), but I can’t wait for the warmer days and the southern California wildflowers to start blooming!

To celebrate the arrival of spring, new blooms, and of course, the arrival of little birdies to sing from the branches, I’m giving away a birdcage necklace in your choice of color and your choice of birdie!  A little handmade polymer clay birdie charm perches on a swing that moves.  The cage door is securely adhered so that your little feathered friend will not be lost.  The chain is 24 inches and goes perfect for tunic shirts and an adorable little silvery skeleton key charm adds a ton of cuteness!

You get to choose which antique Victorian style birdcage pendant you would like:  bright French blue, a pure white, or a light pastel rosy pink.  Bird choices are unlimited; however, as a bird biologist, I tend to go for real birds such as indigo buntings, yellow or white canaries, or red cardinals.  Although a purple or bright pink birdie is still really cute!  Below are some examples of birdcages that I’ve made for my Etsy shop, Roscata – Stuff for People.

To enter the giveaway see the rules below and note that you must do #1 as your first entry.  Also, please leave a separate comment for each entry.  This contest is open to anyone around the world!  Thanks!!!

1.) Your first entry is mandatory.  Visit my store Roscata – Stuff for People and leave a comment on this blog telling me which is your favorite item.  Feel free to choose more than one and visit Roscata’s sold items too.

2.) Follow Roscata on Twitter (username is Roscatastuff) and tweet the following: @roscatastuff Handmade Custom Birdcage Necklace Giveaway from Roscata on Etsy!!! http://roscata.com/blog/?p=872.  When done, come back and leave a separate comment with a link to the tweet and your Twitter username for an additional entry.

3.) Become a contact with Roscata on Flickr to get an additional entry.  Just visit Roscata’s Flickr page and add Roscata as a contact.  Also feel free to comment on any of her pictures in her photostream.  Come back here and leave a comment with your Flickr ID for an additional entry.  If you’re already a contact, THANKS! and leave a comment with your Flickr ID.

4.) Join Roscata’s blog via Google Friend Connect (see right-hand column and click “Follow”) and leave your username in a comment for one additional entry.

5.) Lastly, make a purchase from Roscata’s shop and earn five (5) additional entries for each item purchased!  Come back here when done and leave five additional comments for each item purchased.  Be sure to include your Etsy username and item(s) purchased in the comment.

Until Later!  ®oscata

All entrants to this giveaway will be given instant membership in The Stuff Club, Roscata’s once-a-month mailing list where you’ll be the first to know of her monthly giveaways and super-special sales such as her spring and winter Buy One Get One Half Off with Free Shipping Sale (perfect for Mother’s Day and Holiday shopping)!  Your e-mail will remain protected, never spammed, and your privacy is thoroughly respected. If you would not want to be part of The Stuff Club just reply back to any e-mail with the subject line “Unsubscribe.”

Roscata’s First Annual Day After Thanksgiving Sale and a $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

Nov 23rd, 2009 Posted in Giveaways | 54 comments »

Thanks everyone!  This contest is now over and I’ll pick a winner early next week!

Hello everyone and happy holidays!  It’s an exciting weekend at Roscata’s shop.  A huge holiday sale and a giveaway.  Read on for more details on the Day After Thanksgiving Day Sale and the $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway…

♥ Day After Thanksgiving Sale

Stop by Roscata’s shop Stuff for People after gorging on turkey to catch the Day After Thanksgiving Sale that runs from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. Practice active consumerism!  Shop online on Black Friday.  Don’t work on Cyber Monday, shop online  So here’s the “scoop” on the sale:

* Black Friday, November Nov. 27th from 12am – 11:59pm Pacific time, buy one item, get the second item of equal or lesser value for 40% off (only one purchase, on one item, per person, per 24 hour period) plus free worldwide shipping!

* From 12:00 am Saturday Nov. 28th until Cyber Monday, November 30th 11:59pm Pacific time, buy one item, get the second item of equal or lesser value at 30% off (only one purchase, on one item, per person, per 24 hour period) plus free worldwide shipping!

Important Note:  Sale prices are not applicable to custom orders. Feel free to either pay for your purchase and I’ll refund your discount via Paypal or wait for a revised invoice – let me know your choice in the message to seller. Note that for each day of the sale, only one purchase with the discount applies. Feel free to make a purchase on Friday, Saturday and on Sunday; however, additional purchases made within the same day’s sale period will not be discounted. Thanks!

♥ $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

Also, to celebrate Roscata’s first Turkey Day Sale, November will have an extra giveaway!  A $25 Gift Certificate with no expirationdate to use in Roscata’s shop or to give to a friend.  To enter the giveaway do the following and please leave a separate comment for each entry (if you leave everything in one comment, no worries):

1.) Your first entry is mandatory.  Visit Roscata’s shop, Stuff for People and leave a comment on this blog with your favorite item.  Feel free to choose more than one and visit Roscata’s sold items too.

2.) Follow Roscata on Twitter (username is Roscatastuff) and tweet the following: $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway and Day After Thanksgiving Sale thru this weekend on Roscata’s Shop http://roscata.com/blog/?p=849.  When done, come back and leave a separate comment with your Twitter username for an additional entry.

3.)  Join The Stuff Club for an additional entry.  Leave your e-mail address in a comment (encrypt it like this:  stuff[at]roscata dot com to avoid getting spammed) or when you sign in.  Also, you can send a convo to Roscata with your e-mail address if you would like to remain secure.  If you send a convo, be sure to leave a comment letting me know you wanted to join the Stuff Club.  The Stuff Club is Roscata’s mailing list where you’ll be the first to know of her monthly giveaways and super-special sales like the Day After Thanksgiving Sale!  Your e-mail will remain protected and your privacy is thoroughly respected.

4.) If you’re already a member of The Stuff Club, YAY!  you get two additional entries!  Be sure to let me know you’re a member (send an e-mail or convo).  Leave two comments to get your two additional entries.

5.) Become a contact with Roscata on Flickr.  Just visit Roscata’s Flickr page and add Roscata as a contact.  Also feel free to comment on any of her pictures in her photostream.  Come back here and leave a comment with your Flickr ID for an additional entry.  If you’re already a contact, THANKS! and leave a comment with your Flickr ID.

6.) For southern Californians , get an additional entry by visiting Roscata in person at the Long Beach Patchwork Indie Arts and Crafts Fair at the Long Beach Marine Stadium (for directions click here).  Patchwork runs from 11am to 5pm on November 29th, 2009.  Stop by Roscata’s booth and say hi, let her know you’ll be entering the giveaway, and then come back later and leave a comment.

7.) Follow Roscata’s blog (see right-hand column and click “Follow”) and leave your username in a comment for one additional entry.

8.) Lastly, make a purchase from Roscata’s shop and earn five (5) additional entries for each item purchased!  This even applies to the items discounted from the Day After Thanksgiving Sale!!!  Come back here when done and leave five additional comments for each item purchased.  Be sure to include your Etsy username in the comment.

Giveaway ends at Midnight Pacific Time on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

GOOD LUCK! ☺

Until Later!  ®oscata