Friday, July 30, 2010

just a glimpse

Many of you do not know that I once had a strong passion for poetry. It is my secret world that not many have entered. I am opening the door tonight...anyone who'd like to enter may do so. Here I lay myself...naked for you to see. It takes a lot to open this door so be gentle my lovelies...

a poem by Vanessa Hotchkiss 

The waves crashed upon her body with the force of an angry man
She laid there lifeless wondering what would happen if she were to drown
A sense of nothingness filled her and then she remembered...
His face
It was one of beauty
She could feel herself begin to turn away from the water and into the sand
Her arms and legs felt weighted and stiff
Was there any point to this struggle? Would it ever end?
She closed her eyes and tried hard to see him once more
His face
It was so kind
As the waves continued to crash upon her she wished to be near him
Wanted so badly to reach out and feel his warmth, protecting her
To hear his voice, comforting her
His face
It was so rugged
She opened her mouth to scream for him but instead inhaled the sea
Her eyes stared as if to get one last look
Her body lay lifeless
Her face
It was forever lost.

Friday, July 16, 2010

and the winner is...

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this giveaway! A huge thank you to Ashli and an even bigger HAPPY BIRTHDAY to her!!  So here we go....the winner is....
Number 39!

Yay!! Congratulations!! I will send this information on to Ashli and she will contact you about your winnings!! 

Thanks again everyone! 
Until next time....

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Factory Girl Ashli - She Rocks!!

You know how sometimes when you "meet" someone and you just think..."wow, they are fabulous! They must be my friend!" lol Well that's how I felt about Ashli from FactoryGirlAshli the first time we met on twitter. Thank goodness for the internet! She's an amazing gal with a passion for life and a fabulous sense of humor! Ah, she cracks me up!  She works hard on her two shops, her two blogs and hard for the Curation Nation Team!

Anyway, I am honored to have her as my latest featured Etsian! And guess what...She's going to give one lucky winner $20 towards any purchase in her shop!! Yup you heard me! So let's get to the juicy details....

1. What got you started on your path to Etsy?
I was always a crafty kid (thanks to my mom), but I found Etsy through my boyfriend (now husband). I shopped a lot on Etsy for our wedding. After we got married, I started a very part time cake decorating job and needed something else to do on the side. So I started an Etsy shop in August 2009!

2. How long have you been creating your pieces?
I've been making jewelry since kid age, but didn't get seriously into it until the summer of 2009. I've been making cards for much longer.

3. Do you like pudding?
I love pudding. Especially tapioca and cookies and cream.

4. What inspires you the most when creating or supply shopping?
I am really inspired by nostalgia and nature. I try to embrace an old fashioned, romantic yet whimsical approach to each of my pieces. I love antiqued brass and giving new life to forgotten vintage pieces.

5. Do you remember your first sale? What was it? How do you feel about it now?
I do remember my first sale! My husband was at work, I was just about to go to bed.... and then the email came in. I squealed with such delight! It was a bird nest necklace. The photography was terrible. I was lucky a friend of mine took pity on me for that sale, because it would never have been bought by someone random on Etsy! I still feel excited about that sale, and I feel the exact same way whenever I get a big order, a local sale, or a sale to a friend or family member.

6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I see myself a momma doing Etsy full time. I can't imagine how much Etsy will have evolved in that time. I'm looking forward to it!

7. Do you really want a creepy doll for your birthday? (Long back story to this but it's still funny!)

I do not, by any means, want a creepy doll for my birthday. Dolls creep me out and then some. I used to have Victorian porcelain doll wallpaper in my room as a kid. Not my choice, and I'm not sure what my mother was thinking (I'm sure she doesn't know what she was thinking anymore either.)

8. What's your favorite item in your shop? Why?
I really like this Aquamarine Romance Locket Necklace I have one and wear it often. I always get compliments! It's fun wearing things you make and when people ask about it, you get to say "thankkkks! I made it...." and then smile sheepishly.

9. Do you have a favorite artist?
Andy Warhol is my favorite artist (hence my shop name). I just loved how eye catching his art was, and then when I began to read about his life I just fell in love. His philosophy about life was so refreshing, and his statements about beauty and art are so intriguing. He was obsessed with fame but also liked to paint typically boring and normal things. He was also a very avid collector. Just a fascinating, fascinating man.

Isn't she fabulous! Love her! So now for the giveaway! That's right you can win $20 to use towards anything in her shop!!! Here's what you have to do.Each of these steps counts as a separate entry!

1. Go to either of her shops: FactoryGirlAshli or  HeyOldFriend and find your favorite item(s). 
Leave me a comment below with a link to your fave piece(s)!

 2. Follow either of Ashli's blogs
or and leave a comment below
3. Follow my blog and leave a comment below

4. Follow Me and/or Ashli on Twitter and leave a comment below 

5. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment below with your twitter link!

Plus!! If you buy something from Ashli you'll score an additional entry!!! WOW!! 
Just come back and leave a note telling me about your purchase!

I will use the random number generator to pick the winner on Friday July 16th (Ashli's Birthday!!!). Remember the more times you enter the better your chance of winning!!

Woo hoo!! I can't wait to see who wins! Thanks again to Ashli for allowing me to feature her!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Inventory Reduction!

I have way too much inventory and I need to make room for fall items. Yup, I said fall. Dang I know. Anyway, I thought I would run a huge sale during July to offer some amazing prices and to clear some space for new items. 

Remember many of my pieces are One of a Kind! Once they are gone, they are GONE!

Here's how the sale works:
Sale is running until July 24th.

Buy 1 item get 15% off
Buy 2 items get 25% off
Buy 3 or more items get 25% off

Plus I have added a 40% off clearance section to my shop and those items are included in the sale!! Wow, those are some big discounts!

Visit BailyBelle Creations on Etsy to take advantage of the sale! 

*All refunds will be given via paypal unless you contact me for an adjusted listing.

Here are a few of my CLEARANCE pieces:

Bubble Gum Jade Bracelet

Was $37. Now $22.20

Bronze Butterfly Necklace

Was $18. Now $10.80

Arizona Purple Turquoise Necklace

Was $67. Now $40.20

*Find these and other great deals in my clearance section by clicking HERE.


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