Nov 30, 2009

Hidden Santa GiveAway: We Have a Winner!

Sadly, our contest has now ended.  But to everyone who participated in the 2009 eSMArts Hidden Santa Treasure Hunt we're sending a huge THANK YOU! 

Hopefully all contestants had as much fun as our sponsoring shopowners :) 

Entries were slow at first, but eventually they came rolling in!  Our sponsoring artisans truly rallied together in support of this opportunity to share the spirit of the holidays with you, our many customers, followers, blog readers and fans.  A great time was had by all of us :)

Without further ado... the lucky winner of our prize package of handmade treasures is:

Suzin Schiff of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario CANADA

We'll be contacting Suzin today to inform her of this windfall :) and her winnings will be on their way to her soon. 

Stay tuned to our particpating shops and keep reading this blog for news of future contests! 

And once again, thank you to every one who took part in this event.

Nov 26, 2009

Hidden Santa Treasure Hunt - Hint

play the eSMArts Hidden Santa Treasure Hunt!

Want to play the game but just can't find 3 pictures of our Santa?   
Here's one of them - a hint to get you started:

Visit our participating shops to spot just 2 more sightings and you're ready to enter!!

Find 3 Santa sightings and you're well on your way to grabbing the prize basket!

Email the 3 [three] URLs along with your name and address to:
esmartspromos [at]

eSMArts team shop

Nov 19, 2009

Enter to Win!

Our Christmas Gift Bundle is ready to ship! To enter, find three santas hidden anywhere within our participating shops and email those 3 urls to Here's a bit more information about the prizes donated by participating sponsors:

Always Wired Bead Lady: Jasper and onyx bracelet

Wilma's Whimsey: Copper wire wrapped cabochon pendant

Jannadu: Freshwater pearl dangle earrings

Artful Unity: Special handmade ornament for your Christmas tree

A Beaded Affair on Etsy: Lovely copper wire wrapped pendant

A Beaded Affair on Artfire: Beautiful pearl dangle earrings

MyGemstoneBox: Copper and opalite necklace

UnicornGem1994: Copper and gemstone bracelet

ByCoco on Artfire: Patriotic stained glass stocking

Gahooletree: Handmade chandelier earrings featuring Brazilian Emerald and Ruby on 14k gold fill

SassyDLite: Mystic blue quartz faceted onion nestled in hammered sterling disc necklace

Anna Lee: Rustic oxidized sterling necklace with prasiolite, yellow tourmaline & iolite treasures and freshwater pearls

Gahooletree Supplies: Large faceted citrine chevron earrings on sterling

World of Wezz: Seed bead snow white bracelet

eSMArts Team Shop: Visit us here to buy more wonderful items created by talented artists!

Nov 16, 2009

Congrats Joella!

We at eSMArts would like to offer a belated congratulations to Joella, the Always Wired Bead Lady!
Joella won our September challenge with her beautiful HippyChick Bracelet.
Here's what Joella Had to say when we congratulated her:
"I always look at the challenges posted on eSMArts and other groups that I'm in and wonder - how can I do this? And most of the time my mind just doesn't click into gear. But when I saw the 'Flower' Challenge I knew right away what I would make and enter.
The first time I saw the pattern for this weave it really made me smile. It's obvious that it's flowers - and can be created with one color of flower color or a whole flower bed.
Thanks to everyone who voted for me!"

If you would like to see more of Joella's work, you can check her out at
and her blog at

Beautiful work Joella and congrats again!

Nov 6, 2009

Hidden Santa Treasure Hunt November 14-28, 2009

Contest Update: eSMArts team is sharing the love with a handmade bundle to warm your holidays!

Enter our Hidden Santa Treasure Hunt to WIN a Christmas Gift Bundle of unique handmade creations.

The complete prize package, item photos and detailed descriptions will be announced here shortly.

Our contest begins November 14th so check back here for the full list of Sponsor Shops. 

Sponsor Shop banners will be displayed at the top of this blog (both left and right sidebar). 

Simply click the banners to visit each of our Sponsor Shops.


How to Play:
  • Check this blog for contest details and a list of participating eSMArts Sponsor Shops.
  • Visit each participating shop to find images of our santa.
  • Make note of the url where you find our santa pictured!
  • HINT: santa images are not embedded yet. They won't be online until the contest start date of November 14, 2009.
Here's how to complete each entry:
  1. find 3 Santa images that you haven't previously submitted.
  2. Email the urls along with your name & address to esmartspromos [at] to be entered.
  3. Find new/unsubmitted Santa image urls and enter as many times as you like!
  4. Entries will be validated to ensure that contestants are submitting fresh Santa spottings.
  5. Remember that 3 new Santa image urls equals ONE additional contest entry.
  • Contest runs November 14-28, 2009 (close is November 28/09 at midnight eastern).
  • Drawing takes place November 29th
  • Winner will be announced here November 30th
  • Prize package ships December 1st, 2009.
check back for hunting hints and tips!
and Happy Hunting :)