Thursday, April 16, 2009

New Blog Contest

Well it looks like it is time for a new blog contest! I have to admit, my brain is pretty fried this week. So I am going to go for a nice and easy one :) So here goes...

How to Enter
Entering is easy! Simply go to one of my three shops, and leave a comment here with a link to one of your favorite items and why you like it. My shops are:
You only need to pick one item, you don't have to pick one from each shop.

Get a bonus entry! Sign up for my newsletter. I use the newsletter to keep you aware of special sales going on, blog contests, etc. I will not abuse the list to spam you all of the time, and I will not share your email address with anyone. Just click here to sign up. You don't have to come back and comment that you joined the mailing list.

What do you win?
The prize is a $20 gift certificate that can be used in any of my shops.

This contest is open to everyone, you do not have to be in the US to enter. April 30th will be the last day to enter, and I will draw the winner on May 1st.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Winner of the MagicIsland Giveaway

Well it is the 15th, time to announce the winner of the 5x7 print giveaway from MagicIsland! There were 33 entries, and I used the Custom Random Number Generator and Janet F was the winner!! Congratulations!!!! Thank you to all that entered :)

I will be posting a new contest within the hour.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Busy Saturday and Easter Sale!

Hi everyone! I actually have a ton of work to do today. My dining room table is completely covered in card making supplies, and I want to get a whole bunch of my cards done so that I can see my table again lol. BUT I did want to mention my Easter sale. It is a great opportunity to grab things, and I have been doing a lot of listing:

Easter Weekend Sale
Ends at midnight (est) Sunday night

All items in all 3 of my shops are 15% off! You can convo me for me to adjust the listing before you purchase. Or I can send you a revised invoice or refund your paypal.

Also, all items purchased this weekend (Fri, Sat and Sun) will be earn an entry into a drawing to be held on
Monday, for a $15 gift certificate good in any of my shops.


Well I am gonna drag myself off to the table lol . I hope to spend some time on my blog after the weekend :) Have a great weekend and Easter everyone!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

April Blog Contest - MagicIsland Giveaway

I am going to change things up a bit this month, and do two contests! One will start now and be drawn on the 15th. The second one will be posted on the 15th.

This first contest is a great one. Mary of MagicIsland will be giving away a 5x7 print ($12 value) from her shop, and the winner can pick the print that they want!

So what are the rules? It's easy! Visit MagicIsland, then leave a comment here with the link to your favorite piece in her shop, and why you like it! Don't forget to leave your email address at all. If I can't contact you, you can't win.

Get a bonus entry! Sign up for my newsletter. I use the newsletter to keep you aware of special sales going on, blog contests, etc. I will not abuse the list to spam you all of the time, and I will not share your email address with anyone. Just click here to sign up.

The winner will be drawn on April 15th and will be announced on this blog, as well as being contacted by email. Good luck!

Since I am in the process of switching my blog over to blogger, all entries on BOTH blogs will be counted. So if you enter here, you do not need to enter on the other blog.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Etsy Featured Artist - MagicIsland

I have always been a fan of photography, both aspects of it. I love to take pictures and then develop them in a way to show my perspective, and I love looking at other people's pictures. I love to see how other people view things. And it is always amazed me how beauty can be found in the most simple things. I have admired a lot of photographers on Etsy, but by far one of my favorites is Mary at MagicIsland. Her shop is full of gorgeous photos, and she is really able to convey her love for her surroundings in her work. I have so many favorites in her shop, and I am proud to say that I have quite a few of her pieces displayed in my house.

Although I am a fan of all of her work, I do have a favorite in her shop. And I am really hoping that some day it will be mine!!!

I talk to Mary often, and recently I asked her if she wouldn't mind answering a few questions for this article. Here is what we came up with!

Name: Mary Haggerty
Age (if you don't mind): Rather not thanks, but older than you!
Where do you live?: Ocracoke Island NC

How did you get started with photography?
I was always the kid carrying a camera I don't ever remember a time when I was not fascinated with capturing images.

What inspires you most?
Nature, people, and places I've never seen before.

What do you do in your spare time?
I like to sew and I make quilts. I also love to travel when I can. And I spend some time at the beach.

Tell us a little known fact about you.
I have been a photojournalist for many years, I was a freelancer for the NY Times and I have exhibited my photographs in museums and galleries. I published a book, "American Journal: a collection of off beat small town road trips"

Do you have a favorite subject to photograph?
I love to photograph people. If find they are the most interesting subject. I love photojournalism and making editorial portraits.

Do you sell anywhere besides Etsy? Where?
I have a shop, Ocracoke Photo on Ocracoke Island, NC come visit! I photograph a lot of family portraits at the beach and weddings on the Island.

What advice do you have for anyone that would like to start selling their own photography?
It's not easy. I've done a lot of different things over the years, portraits, weddings, photojournalism, fine art. Find what interests you the most.

Do you twitter, flickr, facebook..or anything else where people can follow you? Please feel free to list all of your "social networking" addresses.

thats most of my sites lol.


To put it in plain English, Mary's work is beautiful! It is professional and her aspect on things really shines through. She is also very easy to communicate with. So if you need a gift, something for your own wall, or you just want to admire some amazing photography, take a look into her shop!

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