Applecheeks is clebrating for 25 days of 25,000 Applecheeks fans on their Facebook page and I am sponsoring their 20th day…
Today on the Applecheeks blog you can enter to win two beautiful fine art prints of mine, With Child and ABC valued at $60. Both are limited edition fine art prints. They are numbered, signed and titled and will arrive with certificates of authenticity. This contest closes at midnight tonight.
And from today, March 20 to March 27 I am offering 25% off all purchases in my Etsy Shop. Simply use the code APPLECHEEKS during checkout.
I’ve been using Applecheeks cloth diapers on my daughter since she was very tiny weighing in at about 7lbs. She was too tiny to use them at first as she arrived early and only weighed 5lbs 5oz. She weighs over 17lbs and is fitting into their size 2 diapers now. I couldn’t imagine using disposables. I have about 24 diapers in total. Here Willow is at about 8 lbs in both photos with her Applecheeks.
Anyhow, go and support this fantastic Canadian Cloth Diapering Company, win some great Jessica Doyle art or purchase some to hang on the wall in your home, office or baby nursery.
UPDATE – Contest is closed. Winner of the calendar is Megan Warren! Thanks to everyone for the support this year.
This year I will be offering two coupons that can be used in my art shop and two giveaways for Black Friday.
I am 27 sales away from reaching 2000 sales and that in itself is pretty darn cool. Once 2000 sales are reached all customers will be entered into a draw for a $50.00 gift card to the shop.
Spend $100 or more and get 40% off with this code “BLACK40″, otherwise use this code, “BLACK25″ and get 25% off your purchase before shipping charges. This is a great way to get that original art you or a loved one has been eyeing.
And do leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your favourite piece of art is from my shop and I’ll enter you into a draw for one handmade by me 2013 wall calendar which is pictured below. You can buy one here too.
UPDATE – this contest is now closed. The winner has been contacted. Continue reading
Today, would have been the day that I announce the winners of the donation drive but not enough donations came in to make the draw worthwhile. I’ll be refunding all donations later today (even though I said I wouldn’t within the post) that came in over the last couple of weeks. I couldn’t on good conscience keep them when not enough came in to even draw for the smallest prize.
It’s always a good thing to try something once and even twice at times when it comes to life, relationships or work related stuff. So, I tried it and it didn’t work.
What I learned over the last few months:
- What people say isn’t what they actually do
- What people like isn’t actually what they buy
- Take certain personalities with a grain of salt while trusting others with your deepest secrets
- There are some who taunt and some who encourage
- And some who desperately want to see you fail because of their own shortcomings
- And others whom will cheer you on and strive for your success as they work diligently towards their own too
All in all everyone brings value to the table and that is, in itself, inspiration enough!
The world would be a dull and bland place if everyone looked, acted and dressed the same. Sadly, the mainstream media would have you beleive that that is the way you should be.
I grew much skin over the last few months. And I’m glad you are all here.
With all that said, I’ll be placing a permanent donation button in the sidebar and on my about page later today for anyone who happens upon the site and feels it’s helped them in some way.
UPDATE – Please see this blog post for the results.
I’ve been thinking about how to make my original art available to everyone, while still earning a fair living wage while doing so.
In order for this to work, a minimum of 500 donations must be received by April 15th, 2011. This amount will cover the cost of the original art, the subsequent shipping and Paypal fees related to said art. To enter, simply donate $10.00 CAD via the Paypal Donate Button located at the bottom of this post. You can donate more than once. Each donation received will be entered into the draw for one of five originals created by me. You could win more than once. Continue reading
And the winner of the 2011 Desk Calendar is BevE from Ohio who left this comment.
I’ll be packaging your calendar today and shipping it out to you this afternoon.
I’ve reduced the 19 remaining 2011 desk calendars here in the studio to $14.00 from their original price of $18.00. I can not carry them over to next year folks. They can be purchased on Etsy in USD or on HandmadeCloud in CAD. Also, if you purchase $50.00 worth of art or other product from either of my shops I’ll include a free 2011 desk calendar with your order.
And to make things interesting for you… do leave a comment below to be entered into another draw for another 2011 desk calendar! I’ll announce the winner of this mini giveaway on Monday, January 31st. Please share this blog post with your friends. Happy Friday!
UPDATE: and the winner of this giveaway is Sara from < "http://diysara.wordpress.com">DiySara who left this comment.
Thank you everyone!
However, if you you’d like a wall calendar, I will make them to order. Each one will cost $40.00 and they can be ordered on HandmadeCloud. Please allow 72 hours after placing your order for your calendar to be custom created before shipping.
Also, I have beautiful 2011 floral and mandala desk calendars in stock and ready to ship. They are on sale and reduced in price from $18.00 to $14.00 and can be purchased while supplies last. After my stock is sold out they will increase in price to $25.00 and be sold on a made to order basis.
Want to avoid shipping, material and labour costs? Then simply purchase the nifty high rez 2011 digital download PDF Calendar that you can print and use to create your own calendar. It’s reduced in price by 25%.
And do leave a comment below for your chance to win a handmade desk calendar. I’ll announce the winner on Monday, January 24th. This giveaway is open to everyone. One comment per person. Thank you and do share this giveaway and sale with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google Buzz.
So the deck located on the side of my house is about to fall off. It is by no means secure. The backyard deck, thankfully can happily live through another summer before needing to be replaced, although it is in need of repair too.
I got to thinking about how I can earn the money I need to replace this side deck and staircase that my tenants use to enter and exit the house and thought about running a sale on matted prints. I tend to run two sales per year; once during Springtime and later in early Fall, and then again sometimes I don’t.
This is how I make my living, and at the moment, although my art sales are steady, I do not have any room to maneuver after having recently paid my property taxes in full. And what do people do when they need more money… well they put in overtime to earn the money that they need and for me, that means running a sale.
The matted art prints measure 8×10 inches and will fit directly into a standard sized frame which can be purchased at your local department store. Each archival print is matted and backed with acid free materials.
These matted prints make wonderful wedding, birthday or shower gifts. And they do look striking hanging in your bathroom, on your kids bedroom wall or on a living room shelf or mantle.
This Studio Special will run from Tuesday, June 1 to Tuesday, June 8, 2010 in my Etsy Art Shop. The matted prints are regularly priced at $25 each and are on special for $18. Thank you!
And do leave a comment on this blog post and I’ll enter you in a draw for two of the matted prints. I’ll draw the winner on June 9, 2010.