Tuesday, August 31, 2010

shop announcement & giveaway!

After some consideration about the way my shops were set up I decided to combine my jewelry and handbags! Why, you may be asking? Or maybe you are thinking, why didn't she do this a long time ago! 

I thought initially that having the two shops would look cleaner. However, I neglected to realize that by keeping things separate I was not only losing sales but my jewelry customers had no idea that I made handbags! So before the holiday shopping commences I decided to combine the shops to make things easier. Now you can find all of my clutches, handbags and jewelry in one spot! My vintage will remain separate only because it is doing just fine on its own.

In honor of this transition I've decided to have a GIVEAWAY!
One lucky winner will win $20 to use towards anything in my 

I will use random.org to pick the winner on September 3rd!

Here's how to enter:
Each comment counts as separate entry!
1. Visit my Etsy shop and let me know with a comment here what you like or even don't like about the way I've combined things. 

2. Follow me! My blog, my Twitter, my Facebook and leave a separate comment for each.
3. Share this giveaway on your blog, Twitter or Facebook and leave a separate comment for each telling me where you have done so.

That's it! Pretty easy to enter! Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

that time of year

It's August and I always know that fall is coming because my mother's Hibiscus starts to bloom. It's a beautiful magenta color and it makes me smile when I see it so I thought I'd share it with you. Enjoy!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Summer Craftacular

It's time! The summer Craftacular in Madison, WI is happening this Sunday August 15th! I'm excited to be participating in this show and hope to be able to finally meet many of you! 

Here's a very quick preview of what I'll be bringing! 





Check out the link for more information on where you can find me on Sunday! http://craftacular.glitterworkshop.com/ I'll be in booth 31 downstairs at the show!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

getting ready for the show

I am busy working on so many things for the Craftacular show in Madison. Here's a sneak peak at my banner that I made tonight.


Here is one of the earring displays with the new earring tags I made!



Hope you like what I've done so far! I can't wait to show you a finished display! The show is August 15th so not much time left...I better go work some more!

just around the corner

Ah, fall is in the air! 
Well it's still hot as heck and muggy here but my fingers are crossed for cooler temperatures soon. I love the summer! Don't get me wrong. It's just that my favorite jeans miss me and well...I miss them!

Anyway, I thought I'd share with you the hot colors list for fall 2010.
Thanks to Pantone.com (which I just discovered and am now totally in love with!) finding this seasons color trends was easy and fast! Keep in mind the color swatches here were made by me so they may not be exact to the colors shown on Pantone.com

1. Woodbine

 

2. Purple Orchid 


  

3. Chocolate Truffle 

 

4. Oyster Gray


5. Lipstick Red




6. Rose Dust 




7. Golden Glow 



  8. Endive 


 
9. Living Coral 


 
10. Lagoon 





That's it! Awesome inspiration for a fabulous fall collection for whatever it is you create! I know I'm excited. Happy creating everyone.

-Vanessa

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