Friday, November 20, 2009

Let It Snow Holiday Card

Let It Snow Holiday Card, originally uploaded by ecdesignz.

Hot off the press! New Holiday Card soon to be listed on Etsy and Artfire!

Sneak Peek - 2010 Calendar Jan - Full view

Sneak Peek - 2010 Calendar Jan, originally uploaded by ecdesignz.

Sneak Peek - 2010 Calendar Jan

Sneak Peek - 2010 Calendar Jan, originally uploaded by ecdesignz.

Here is a sneak peek at the January page. Each month will be a different generic pattern, that may or may not have a color or theme linked to the month. This makes the pattern non-holiday specific and perfect for framing or sending as a note card.

Sneak Peek - 2010 Calendar Feb

Sneak Peek - 2010 Calendar Feb, originally uploaded by ecdesignz.

Here's a sneak peek of my 2010 calendar. This print measures 8.5 x 11 and is printed on 100% recycled paper. There is no waste here, I printed to the edges so there was nothing to trim and the pattern itself can be framed for later use. I am also including a dieline on the back that will allow customers to trim and create a flat card. Stock is bright white and blank on the back for message.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Feature Friday the 13th! (the late edition)

So I'm a bit late tonight with my Feature Friday post - had so much freelance work to catch up on - but better late than never! Kids are in bed so now is the perfect time to blog uninterrupted. :)
This week is a little different than usual. This week I have TWO, yes TWO Featured Artisans. Interesting story. I randomly picked a name and I got Leanne from Folk on Etsy but got her shop name confused with another entrant - Elaine (or Lainey as she likes to be called) from Buy My Crap on Etsy. I think the two 'L' names threw me off and the fact that I was typing out the winner as my 3 year old was trying to get my attention. Mommies can only multi-task so well :) So due to my mistake I decided it was only fair to announce both Lainey AND Leanne as this weeks winner(s). I am SO excited about this too because they both make very different things but I think they go well together. Like wine and cheese if you will.

So here's the scoop on Folk on Etsy:
Leanne designs and sews really cool Victorian/Gothic inspired garments and accessories. LOVE LOVE LOVE her cuffs and collars. The Goth girl in me screams out for them. And I love that she uses recycled packaging. We could all stand to be a bit more green, couldn't we? I like to do the same. Waste not, want not! These are a few of my favorites from her shop. Check her out - her work is AWESOME!

Leanne is offering FREE SHIPPING within the U.S. until Saturday November 21st and HALF-OFF International Shipping for my readers and followers. Shipping refunds will be issued after payment is made. Be sure to mention EC Design. Happy Shopping!!
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Here's the scoop on Buy My Crap (Don't you love that shop name? LOL)
Lainey makes handmade resin rings with a gothic, vampiric, glittery flair. She even hand makes the molds for the rings. I can totally imagine myself wearing one of her rings with one of Folk's wrist cuffs. And I LOVE that she has a collection of rings inspired by the book, 'Mr. Darcy,Vampyre' by Amanda Grange (which I am almost done reading, btw). I have a fascination with Jane Austen and vampires myself so when the two come together - well, it's pretty awesome. I'm not a purist. I can appreciate the spin-off for what it is. Mr. Darcy is still Mr. Darcy - just undead. :) I think her rings would go fabulously with my Mr. Darcy notecards. Here are my FAVORITES from her shop. It was hard to narrow it down, believe me. So stop by and peruse her wares, would you? You will NOT be sorry! She also makes CUSTOM rings - which is a great offering for a special one of a kind gift.

SPECIAL:: Once Buy My Crap reaches 100 sales on Etsy (25 to go) Facebook fans ONLY will be eligible to receive a SPECIAL GIVEAWAY. So become a fan!
Her stackable rings (shown above) are a great value, btw!! $18 for a set of 3 - YOU CHOOSE your own colors - I love the glitter ones in the winter collection shown above :)

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Friday, November 06, 2009

My Feature Friday Artisan of the Week!

Meet my featured artisan of the week: My long-time Twitter friend Amy from @Unstrungsisters on Etsy! The interesting thing about Unstrung Sisters? It is run by Amy and her sister Erin, each living on different coasts. Pretty amazing, huh? And pretty talented ladies too! They make everything from beautiful beaded necklaces and bracelets to hand-stamped, customizable pendants, rings and key chains - even beaded watches! Their designs are totally unique and earthy. Giving them a very warm quality.

This Custom Copper Pendant is one of my favorites. Love the addition of the bead.

 And how cute is this personalized keychain? What a great stocking stuffer!

Who doesn't love green? These earrings are too cute and feature one of my favorite colors - and a very trendy color at that. Green really does go with everything!

Last but not least, this gorgeous ring is totally customizable. You can pick from 6 different textures (I believe you can add up to 4 different ones!)  and Unstrung Sisters will wrap it for the look of a stacked ring. LOVE it! So unique! And who doesn't love the look of stacked rings? To make this ring even MORE attractive Unstrung Sisters are offering $5 off this ring - exclusively to my blog readers and facebook/twitter followers! They will either refund you through paypal or you can contact them through Etsy and they will invoice you the reduced price. What a treat for my readers! Thanks so much Amy and Erin for making such amazing pieces. :)

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