Sunday, April 27, 2008

And The Winners Are....

I asked my sister Rose to pick a name out of the bowl and instead of one name she picked two and they are Smellyann and Adria. If you missed the email we sent then contact us. Smellyann will receive a set of six Tulip Note Cards and Adria will receive a set of six Abstract Art Note Cards.

Thanks to everyone who entered. Have a great day everybody, thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway - Pick Your Own Prize

Contest will end Friday April 25th at Midnight CDT. Winner will be posted by Sunday April 27th at Midnight CDT.

Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival Button

I'm participating in the Bloggy Giveaway again! All you need to do is visit my website and select a set of cards that you would like to have or visit my Etsy shop and pick a set of cards or a Fine Art Reproduction and then leave a comment here telling me why you would like to have that particular item. Keep in mind when visiting Etsy that although the cards may not be listed as sets they are available in sets. This offer is open to US residents only and shipping will be free. Make sure your post allows me to contact you if you are the winner.

Be sure and visit the Bloggy Giveaway Blog to see all the other participants and enter some more great giveaways.

Have a great day everybody, thanks for stopping by.

Please insure you follow the directions which ask that you not only tell me the item you would like to win but also the reason why.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Autism Awareness Item Of The Day

My name is Cherry and I am a SAHM of 4 kiddos. My son is the oldest and has an Asperger’s diagnosis. He was originally placed on the spectrum with a PDDNOS diagnosis at 2&1/2 and my husband and I were fortunate enough to just be able to dig in and get him a bunch of help. He is 11 now, main streamed at school and very creative. He was part of the inspiration for a craft business along with my passion for all things crafty and creative. Beading is my primary medium at the moment but I have fallen in love with the whole idea of Artist Trading Cards. My oldest daughter has tried her hand at a few which are very cute, find them at my Etsy shop, she has even gotten an order for a set of greeting cards of one of her designs. Through the Etsy for Autism Team, we were challenged to create an item for a contest and the idea for an Autism Awareness Artist Trading Card was born. The bunny on the card is my lifelong friend, Maynerd, I have doodled him as long as I can remember, and he seemed to me to be the perfect "spokesbunny" for the job. He encourages us all to aspire to be aware, understanding, teachable, interested, supportive and "my" friend, (a friend to anybody with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.) 20% of the sales of all my Autism Awareness items in March and April will be donated to The Autism Society of America. I chose this agency because at the time of my son’s diagnosis, it was one of the forerunners in the field, and offered a local support group that I was able to attend. I would have been lost without the guidance and support I received through it.

Thanks Cherry! Please visit her Etsy shop to find her unique creations.

Have a great day everybody, thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Autism Awareness Item Of The Day

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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Autism Awareness Item Of The Day

The artwork for this card was done by my sister Rose who has autism. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Autism Society of America.

Have a great day everybody, thanks for stopping by.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Autism Awareness Item Of The Day

I am a 29 year old mother of 2. Ethan 6 was diagnosed with high functioning autism 5 months ago. Ryann, my daughter, is 4, and is a ray of sunshine. She is a constant companion for her brother. My husband is an Active Duty Navy Submariner, and we have been married for 9 years, and together since I was 16.

Up until mid February, I was a working career woman, and between the diagnosis and upcoming therapy appointments, my husbands vast deployments this year, and needing to give my daughter more hugs and kisses, I decided to leave my career as a retail inventory planner to stay home. I have always dreamt of growing my own craft business, but never had time. I knew by staying home, and dealing with our complex issues, I needed to keep something in my life for me. That is "Bubba & Rye", my craft business.

Thanks Deb! To visit her Etsy shop click here.

Have a great day everybody, thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Art For The Day - Juli Krasinski

©Juli Krasinski - The Beat of My Heart

I’ve been on my own since I was 13 years old. I’m a self taught artist, grow my own herbs and veggies, practice yoga and take in stray cats. I’ve been a single Mom for the last 9 years and am blessed beyond measure to have my son.

Let’s see, what else ... Oh yes, I also happen to have aspergers.

I won’t pretend for a second that it’s easy but, when compared with many other things, I count myself lucky. I think it is impossible to explain to anyone who doesn’t live it but ... it’s kind of like trying to go up the UP escalator and there’s a huge crowd all scrambling to get down it and you’re in their way. You see, I’ve never thought there was anything "wrong" with me. I’m just different. Very different in many ways but still, just different.

Sometimes I lose my mojo and get depressed that I can’t fit in or be like everyone else but then I find it again and remember that different is a very good thing to be.

Thanks Juli! You can find this painting along with more of her work in her Etsy shop here.

Have a great day everybody thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Is Autism Awareness Month

My name is Emily, and handmade greeting cards are my favorite hobby. I love to make one-of-a-kind cards for the special people in your life! I also make invitations, bookmarks, gift tags, and altered notebooks upon request. My etsy shop is Cards by Emily.

During April I will once again show items that support Autism Awareness. I hope that not only will you stop by but that you will do everything you can to spread awareness.

Thanks Emily for allowing me to show your cards. Have a great day everybody, thanks for stopping by.