Friday, December 31, 2010

New Sports Bottles!

Trek Sports bottles with my designs - only $7 in my shop!

I added these back in December but got so swamped I forgot to announce them!
These 24 oz plastic water bottles come in white and clear.  Shop here!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

My After Christmas Sale - CafePress

$10 Off iPhone and iPad Cases
(in the CafePress Marketplace only)
Use Coupon code MYOWN
Expires 1/1/2011

lady red iPhone

20% Off All Orders!
*Ecludes Flip Cameras
Cafepress Marketplace Only.
Some items still less in my shop.
Coupon Code:  CHEERS
Expires 1/3/2011

Artistic Designs - Funny iPhone Cases

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Free Coloring Pages

Just wanted to remind everyone about the free Christmas Tree coloring pages I have on my site! I also have several other designs to choose from. Long car trip ahead? Need something to occupy little ones while visiting family?  These might be just the thing.

Click on the picture below for the printer size version.

(Non commercial use only - not for redistribution)

If you or your little one color one of my coloring pages and would like to share what you made, please e-mail me at ecarian at yahoo dot com and show me it! Let me know if I can use it as an example on my site, and if you post it up on your blog send me the link so I can link to it. :-)

Thanks to the following blogs for letting me link up...

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Aloha Friday - Christmas Carols

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday, where I ask a simple question for you to answer in the comments (if you want to).

I love Christmas music...not only does it help put me in the spirit, but the words of so many Christmas carols are packed with such profound meaning.

So my question today is...
  • Tell me one of your favorite lines from a Christmas song?

    Please leave your answer in a comment below. 

    And here's mine (or one of my favorites):

    How silently, how silently,
    The wondrous gift is giv'n!
    So God imparts to human hearts
    The blessings of His heav'n.

    (From Oh Little Town of Bethlehem.)

    If you have a blog and would like to post your own question you can leave your link at An Island Life.

    Monday, December 13, 2010


     25% Off  Cards
    Use Code: CARDSALE25ZZ
    Expires 1/1/11

    10% Off Shirts
    Coupon Code: 10PRCTOFFTEE
    Expires 1/1/11

    Saturday, December 11, 2010

    Redness Day

    I thought for Redness Day I'd share a few of my favorite very RED ornaments I sell in my shop.

    Lady ornament
    Scribbleprint Star ornament
    Scribbleprint Christmas ornament
      I'd love it if you'ld share your thoughts on them!
    (And yes, those are my kiddos in that last one.) 

    Merry Christmas!


    Purty Trees and Treasures
    Sumo's Sweet Stuff
    Finding Fabulous
    Who's Got Glam

    Monday, December 6, 2010

    Noelle - You Won!

    Ah Noelle, you didn't leave an e-mail, and there's no e-mail on your blogger profile, and you don't have a blog I can post on, and God has not chosen to send me a vision of your address and card choice. 

    If you want your choice of card from my shop, e-mail me letting me know which greeting card or three postcards you want, and your address, before 11:00 pm December 7.  If you miss that deadline but still find this some time in the next month  and contact me I'll send you one of the cards I have at home, but the Zazzle cards I need to order by December 8.  My e-mail is ecarian at yahoo dot com. 

    Hope you see this!

    Friday, December 3, 2010

    50% Off Cards + Free Shipping!

    Use CARDFREESHIP for 50% off plus free shipping on all card orders through December 16!
      Greeting cards, Postcards, Invitations, and Photo cards from my Zazzle Shop! 

    Christmas Flurry invitationAbstract Flurry photocard

    Can your inner child come out and play? cardByron's Lady postcard

    That makes post cards as low as $0.41 plus free shipping!  That's less than a postage stamp!  Greeting cards are just $1.47 ...less than what you would pay at the store.  Note cards are $1.22! 

    Thursday, December 2, 2010

    Aloha Friday

    Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday, where I ask a simple question for you to answer in the comments (if you want to).

    My son recently blew me away when he showed me some artwork he had done. They were Scribbleprints, like mine, only with his own flair! I was really touched...and impressed. Not that what I do is that hard...but for a 7 year old, they were really good, and I thought it was sweet that he wanted to do something like me.

    Here's one he did...

    He was imitating my cross in the magnet holding it...
    here it is larger:

     He said he was trying to get it like mine...but I actually like 
    the way it's different then the one I drew.  How his is more symmetrical, but not completely. 
    And I loved his other scribbleprints which were less imitations and let his originality shine through.

    So, here's today's questions:
    • What's the sweetest way your child has imitated you?

      Please leave your answer in a comment below.  And, if you have a blog and would like to post your own question you can leave your link at An Island Life.

      Oh, and I have to mention...this question was in some part inspired by a similar question at TechyDad about ways our children resemble us. Always love his Aloha Friday posts...they're often very insightful, and nearly always make me think (which is a good thing...I need to keep my brain awake).

      My Son's Scribbleprints

      There are some things your kids will do that will just melt your heart.
      This is one of them.

      Remind you of anything? My seven year old is making Scribbleprints!  No prompting...he decided to do this all on his own.  We thought the one above looked like a clover, and I got to talk with him about discovering pictures in the scribbles.  :-)

      This one he patterned after my cross design (which is on a magnet up in the corner...scroll down to see a larger version of mine, for comparison).   I think his cross is beautiful!  If you look in the pattern you can make out his original scribble and see how he filled in areas on the side, and I  like the types of patterns this made.  This one might have to go straight from the fridge to a frame.

      (My cross design below, for comparison, since it's hard to see in the magnet.  Mine has been polished up somewhat and colored in a graphics editor.)

      Here's another one he did with a shape to it...

      This picture is 100% his own creation.  I think his snail is precious and love
      how he made scribble letters with it too!

      My son imitating my art makes my heart smile.  I know as he continues to draw and paint and craft he'll come up with his own style and niche that is just his, and I look forward to seeing that develop.  But for now I feel proud to know he likes the art I do enough to try it for himself.

      I guess you could say this proves even a child can do Scribbleprints...but, I already knew that.    If you want to try out making your own scribble drawings they are easy to do.   First, make a scribble...just any random scribble will do.   Then fill in each section of the scribble with concentric lines of the same shape (only smaller).    Often you will find shapes in a random scribble that you can draw out by the way you color your scribble.   If you want you can also try scribbling shapes on purpose...these are a little trickier because you want to keep the loose feeling of a scribble, but still control it enough to make a shape.  When I do shaped scribbles (like my cross and wreath), I often do multiple versions before I find one I like enough to clean up in a graphic editor and use in my shop. 

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