Monday, October 26, 2009

Free Giveaway!

Nursery love on facebook is doing a give away! Super cute custom train set! Check it out! You can enter up to three times! The prize is going to be given away by sharwellstudio on etsy! Make sure you stop in and check out her awesome stuff!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

New work part 2

So I tried a few new things with my pendants. No dice. I tried acrylic paint as a back ground. I wasn't really sure how they'd turn out since the paint is water biased. The light sensitive chemicals just absorbed into the paint and didn't even print correctly, and then washed away when I rinsed. The second thing I tried was white india ink. It painted on just light enough that I thought I'd help be a good background, but it made the wood water proof. So the light sensitive chemicals just pooled up and made blotches. The ones I made that I didn't put a back ground on were way too dark, the wood just absorbed layers and layers of chemicals so when I rinsed the image you could barely see it and the dark blue from the next layer just made the image icky. My idea was to finish the pendants with a clear gloss that I tested on a piece of cyanotype I made, but when I painted it on one of the printed pendants it got all dark. Right now I'm at a loss. I really love this idea, I think they will be beautiful once I get the kinks worked out. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to let me know! If it works I'll send you a free pendant!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Work

I'm working on some new Ideas for my pendants. Today it has been really wet and rainy outside, so I'll probably paint some hearts and see how they stand up to the printing process. I'm also testing some book pages to see if they'll hold up to the rinse. Just picture it! A ghostly portrait with text in the back ground. I think It'll be really pretty! I hope anyway.

I also need it to get sunny outside because its fall! and the trees are beautiful! Oranges and Yellows everywhere! I can't wait for the weather to perk up!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mallory Alisabeth on Etsy!

I won a giveaway a few days back! (I enter everyone I find! and I finally won in two different ones!) This one was a Halloween scavenger hunt hosted by BunnyBlogs. You had to search through several etsy shops to find a cute little ghost and make a list of the links where he was. This was really cool because you got to search through several shops and see all the different hand made items in each one.

One of the shops that entered and hosted a prize for the give away was Mallory Alisabeth Of Mallory Alisabeth Creations. Mallory was super nice and got my prize to me very quickly so I can only assume that her shipping from sales is just as fast. Here is the awesome Key chain and Halloween Wallet I won!

Mallory is seven years old! Amazing right! She started making crafts because she was always complaining to her mother that she was bored, while her mother made doll clothes, so her mother asked her if she wanted to make doll necklaces to help out, and from there she moved on to try her hand at other crafts. I asked her what her favorite craft is to make and she said "I haven't decided to what my ultimate favorite thing to make is, but I really like making the shaving cream note cards. It can be pretty messy, but it's really cool how different each card comes out. Plus, my little brother can even help me sometimes" Awww! She sent me a little packet of those cards along with the wallet and key chain and they smell really good and are so pretty! Mallory's favorite item in her shop is the Halloween Kitty and pumpkin magnet. She says that Halloween is her favorite holiday and she loves cats because they are soft. I asked her what she'd like to be when she grows up and she said she isn't sure but maybe "a basketball player because I'm so tall, or a model because I have cool style and I have striking features (really dark hair and really white skin). I think I just want to be successful in whatever I do, and that would make me happy." I agree! If you don't love what you do, you will never be happy. Mallory is a girl after my own heart, her hobbies are: swimming, reading (She told me she's the best reader in her class), playing soccer (and beating the boys!) and having fun with her Girl Scout troop. Sounds Exactly like me when I was in school!

I just wanted to let everyone know how sweet Mallory is and how awesome her shop is! Please pay her shop a visit! She works really hard, every thing is made, photographed and listed by Mallory!

Thank you Mallory for participating in the giveaway and allowing me to feature you in my blog! You were very fun to work with and I hope your shop gets lots of hits! :D

Saturday, October 17, 2009


I'm having a bit of a set back with my pendants. I printed some yesterday, but the images were way too dark and stayed too dark. I've got a few different ideas on how to fix this, so more experiments will come. Hopefully I can bust something out. I have a clear image in my head of what I want, but the road to get there is a little foggy.

Anywho, the image is too huge to fit so click here to see a picture of the two that kinda came out. The first is one of my dog, and the second is a portrait of me and the hubs.

If you have any ides feel free to let me know!

OH and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so go get your Ta Ta's checked!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Beautiful Baby Stuff!

Tutto bellisimo Baby is an amazing etsy shop! She makes the most beautiful baby blankets, burp clothes, and baby clothing and accessories. I most recently won a $25 gift certificate for her shop. The give away was hosted by Seventh Smith. (another awesome blog!) They do giveaways every Friday I think.

I just received my Tutto Bellisimo Blanket today in the mail and it is so very beautiful. Very well crafted, so soft. and looks like it could be purchased in a fancy baby boutique for more money than I could afford! Just take a look!

My communication with the shop was very nice too, and she shipped very quickly! The package arrived and was wrapped in beautiful ribbon and tissue! I can't get over how professional and perfect this blanket and shop is!

I just wanted to let everyone know that Tutto Bellissimo is the place to shop for quality beautiful baby stuff! I know the next time I need something baby I'll be back!

I also want to say thank you to Seventh Smith for hosting the give away and thanks again to Tutto Bellissimo for being part of the give away!

Monday, October 12, 2009

WendiWinn Giveaway 11

Winn Is doing a giveaway. She is awesome, her blog is awesome. You can see and enter Here!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009


Awesome giveaways! Three different ones! Spread the word!

Cute cute cute stuff!

Friday, October 2, 2009


I added some new prints to my shop. Check them out here I'm really excited. I have some really cool ideas for some upcoming personal and customizable items! Keep your eyes out!