Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day
Thank you to all who served our country and to those who continue to do so.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cute little random card...

I wanted to share an adorable card I just recently made a for my best friends little girl. I missed her birthday, so I wanted to make her something extra special to make up for it. Along with the personalized card I made her a couple little bracelets to go along with it.

I didn't take pics of the bracelets before I sent them out, but I did remember to take a pic of the card! I keep reminding myself to take pictures of the things I create just in case I ever want to create them again. I often forget how I designed something and end up kicking myself in the foot when I try to duplicate it...lol.

So here is the cute little card...


I absolutely love the layout I used...although I'm not sure where I had seen it before? If anyone reads this and recognizes the layout, let me know so that I may give the creator of the layout/sketch proper credit due?

For this card I used an adorable digi stamp I got from Dustin Pike's freebies. This particular Digi Stamp freebie was offered to celebrate his "Blog-Iversary" in April! He is a wonderful artist and so generous to offer free digi stamps on his blog every Wednesday. Be sure to check it out and his amazing website too where you can buy all his stamp designs!


CARD DETAILS:
PAPERS: "DCWV" turquoise and light purple textured card stock, coordinating polka dots, pink wood and purple plaid patterned paper. Plain white cardstock.
INK: Edges sponged with turquoise "ColorBox" ink and image was colored in with "Prisma" pencils and a gamsol technique was used to blend.
IMAGE & SENTIMENTS: Digi stamp butterfly bear from "Dustin Pike" and Name was generated and printed from my computer.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Pink and purple "Prima" paper flowers, pink translucent Dew Drops and purple satin ribbon.
OTHER: Machine stitching inside and out and "Stickles" glitter glue for added sparkle!

Monday, May 24, 2010

I am featured in a Treasury!!

I got a lovely convo from okbuyer yesterday to let me know that she featured one of my items in her jewelry treasury! It's so nice to get those convos! It made my day!

She featured my "Pink Salmon Trumpet Earrings"!



Be sure to leave her a nice comment and give the talented artists some views!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Time For Another Giveaway!!!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

Thought it was time for another giveaway since I haven't had one in awhile! This time around I'm giving away one of my lovely handmade beaded bracelets! Made with beautiful sky blue Millefiori  glass beads, Czech glass beads and Aquamarine Swarovski crystals! Sized to fit a 7 inch wrist.

Along with the beautiful bracelet you will receive a 20% off discount coupon to use on your first order to be used in my Etsy shop!



Here is what you could do to win this lovely bracelet!...

♥ To enter your name in the giveaway you must visit my shop BrossARTaddiction and leave a comment below letting me know what your favorite item was and/or you can suggest what you would like to see more of. Please remember to leave a contact e-mail address. (PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: If you don't leave a way for me to contact you, then I will have to choose another winner.)

 
The first step is mandatory but here are a few additional steps you can do to earn more entries:

NOTE: For every additional step you choose to be entered, please leave a seperate comment below...

●Follow my blog and if you are already following my blog thank you!! Still leave me a comment below to let me know.
●Become a fan of BrossARTaddiction on Facebook and leave a comment below. Remember to refer your friends so they can benefit from my random secret sales.
●Stumble & review or Digg & review the giveaway and leave a comment below with the link to your Stumble or Digg review for 2 extra entries.
●Follow BrossARTaddict on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway for 2 extra entries and leave a comment with a link to the tweet.
●Blog about the giveaway and include the photo of the giveaway item and a link for 3 extra entries. Remember to leave a comment below with the link to your blog post.
●Purchase something from my shop BrossARTaddiction and you will earn 1 additional entry for every $1 you spend. Leave a comment in message to seller box referring to the giveaway.


Giveaway is open to US and International entries! Deadline for entering giveaway is  Friday, June 4th, 2010, 12PM PST. All entries will be put into a drawing. One winner will be randomly drawn by Random.org, notified by e-mail and announced on my blog the following day!

Good Luck!!! :D

Friday, May 21, 2010

Pac Man 30th Anniversary Special From Google

This is so awesome! I love to collect Google banners...don't ask me why, but they are awesome works of art. Well I tried to save this one today and realized it wouldn't let me save it...then I realized you could play it...lol!! Everytime I tried to search for something on Google today I got sidetracked and started playing the game instead. They even equipped it with an "insert coin" button instead of the "feeling Lucky" button! This is not one of the games I played...I found this on YouTube. But you should definitely check it out before Google changes it! I love Pacman!!

HUGE May Clearance sale!!

Blog followers take an extra 10% off refunded through PayPal...make sure to add "Blog Follower" in message to seller box at checkout to receive your extra discount!!!
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♪♫♪♫♪~~~♥ HUGE End of the Month Clearance SALE! ♥~~~♪♫♪♫♪

I'm making room for NEW items coming very SOON with all new lower prices!! Everything in my shop will be 40% OFF until the end of the month with FREE shipping to US & Canada included!!
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MORE great deals for my Facebook Fans!!...
http://www.facebook.com/BrossArtAddiction.Etsy

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I Have Over 25 Facebook FanPage Fans!!

I was finally able to create my custom Facebook FanPage URL now that I reached over 25 Facebook fans!! The other one was so long and now that I have my new custom one, I'm not shy about passing it around at all!!

So if you love my work, please take a look at my Facebook Page and become a Fan!! I often Secret Sales for my fans and updates on new items!!

My Lindstrom jewelry tool was replaced for FREE!!

I'm so happy I can make jewelry again!! Not too long ago my tool I used the most to wire wrap beads for my jewelry and other items snapped right in half!! It was my Lindstrom long curved nose pliers that I use as my little helper to do my neat little wire wraps on my beads.

The Lindstrom tools are ergonomic which makes them very comfortable to use and work great for hours and hours of jewelry making without my hand cramping up. Without them I was only able to make a couple things and then had to quit for the day.


I have back ups that I use to use before I bought my Lindstrom set, but I have developed really bad arthritis in my hands that makes it hard to use the old cheapies. So I had lost all my motivation to make my jewelry.






I was so sad for a long time because it took me so long in the first place to save up for them to buy the tools one by one. I knew it was going to be awhile before I could buy another tool.

Well my hubby got tired of me being mopey about my broken tool so decided to write Fire Mountain Gems (which is where I bought them from) to let them know what happened and made sure to mention that a tool so expensive should not have broken so easily! And guess what?!! They wrote him back the next day to ask for my account name and address and which tool it was that broke so that it can be replaced!! I didn't know they have a lifetime warranty!! They told it would be no problem, didn't ask any other questions and I received my brand new tool within 3 days!!!


I was so excited when I got them that I got my motivation back instantly and now have lots of new jewelry items to add to my shop soon!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

~* Spend $5 Get $5 Sale This Saturday!! *~


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~* EtsyGreetings 5 Spot Sale! *~
~~~~Saturday, May 15 Only!~~~~

•Spend $5 in my shop or a participating shop and receive a $5 gift certificate toward your next purchase of $10 or more!

•See the EtsyGreetings blog for all participating shops: http://etsygreetings.blogspot.com



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SALE RULES:

♥ Spend $5 on anything in my shop...(Does not have to be greeting cards) and receive a $5 gift certificate with special code...(will be sent out with your purchase) to be used on your next purchase of $10 or more!!

If you have any other questions or concerns before participating in the sale, please feel free to send me a convo! :)

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!

To My Mother
For all the times you gently picked me up,
When I fell down,
For all the times you tied my shoes
And tucked me into bed,
Or needed something
But put me first instead.
For everything we shared,
The dreams, the laughter,
And the tears,
I love you with a "Special Love"
That deepens every year.
Author Unknown 

mother's day glitter

Happy Mother's Day mom and to all the other wonderful mother's out there!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Custom Handmade Wedding Card...

The closer summer gets it seems like everyone is getting wedding fever...lol. I noticed alot of people have upcoming weddings including one of my friends that is getting married in June. And just the other day another friend of mine told me that she wanted me to make her a wedding card for a friend of hers that was also getting married in June! So this the card I came up with for the both of them...


I think it turned out beautifully! I love the layout I used and the adorable digi stamp I got from a very talented fellow Etsian Heather Ellis of DigitalStampCharacters!


I also made a beautiful coordinating envelope to go along with it...


Card Ingredients: 

Stamp: "Purr Button" By Heather Ellis DigitalStampCharacters
Inks: PrismaColor water color pencils
Paper: DCWV patterned paper and cardstock 
Tools: Sewing machine, Spellbinders Nesties dies, Cuttlebug Embossing folder, water brush
Embellishments: Prima paper flowers, Dew Drops, satin ribbon
Other: Stickles glitter glue