Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Creations of the Week

It seems that I've been blogging about other shops a lot lately. It seems that I haven't shared with you MY creations as much as I used to, as much as I intended to when I started blogging.

I'm going to post my creations of the week on one of these days starting this week *fingers crossing*: Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays. I don't want to commit to a specific day at this point as I honestly feel that I need to give myself a little break and not be tight with more schedules. Flexibilty...yeah that's what I need right now.

The Spotted Tuesday and Saturday Artisan will continue as is. I LOVE featuring other artists. Hopefully I can host giveaways every Sundays, but this is not a promise either.

Without further a due, here are my newest cards:

The little tweet bird is back!!! Every now and then, I miss these felt birdies.


Mother's day is just around the corner. This year, I have a great start. A few of these cards have been sold. Really, are there any mothers who don't deserve this card?


More felts. And with all these details, $3.50 seems to be a great bargain! :-)


Yes, spring has sprung!


Check out my shop for more selection of handmade greeting cards.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spotted Tuesday: Shops Worth Mentioned

This week Spotted Tuesday series will be quite different. This time I want to take a bit more time acknowledging some great artists that I met through Etsy.

ChellasCollection
I stumbled upon this shop in search of great findings for Vancouver 2010 Spotted Tuesday. Her beautiful Vancouver pendant caught my eyes and landed a spot in Spotted Tuesday. Julie, the owner of ChellasCollection, then made one for me as a thank-you gift. What a sweet doll! Could you imagine what kind of service you'll get coming to Julie's shop? Friendly artist that will go above and beyond to make you happy, that's for sure!


LavenderGreetings
I have a pleasure knowing Karen through EtsyGreetings. Talented papercrafter and such a helpful team mate. Get your cards and invitations here. Just like Julie, she'll go above and beyond to make your shopping experience a satisfying one.


JennJennD
Jenn made sweet charms. Look at these colorful cute robots!!

She stumbled upon my NatSupplies shop and snatched a set of 80 colorful cellphone straps (with lobster claps). I think she is going to be busy for a little while until she returns to my shop :-)



concettadesigns
Want hair clip that is different? Lindsay has collections of zipper flower clips. That's right, they are made of zippers. How cool is that? That's what you call thinking outside the box :-)



And she purchased a set of alligator pinch clip (with teeth) from my NatSupplies shop. In fact, she just re-ordered and I'm almost out of stock.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Winner of artistrybymckenzieg's giveaway

Ok, I gotta share this interesting story related to the giveaways that I've been hosting and sponsored by Etsian artists.

The last winner of giveaway winning girlygirlbead's necklace is David & McKenzie. And I just realized (so sorry for my ignorance) that this is the same McKenzie who sponsored our giveaway that just ended yesterday. What a small world!

And now who is the lucky person who just won McKenzie's gift certificate?

Congratulations Joanne J. (#29) !!! You'll the lucky one winning the gift certificate from McKenzie.

Thanks again to all of you for entering the contest. You can enter the current contest here.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Giveaway: Little Shimmer Earrings - Peach


This week giveaway is sponsored by jacarandadesigns: a beautiful pair of little shimmer earrings (peach).

These delicate little earrings are so feminine and have a victorian feel to them.

They are made from faceted crystal beads in a soft peachy pink, full of shine and brilliance!

Embellished with antique brass plated findings give them a lovely elegant and old world looking, but still fashionable and wonderful to dress up any outfit!

Read her profile featured yesterday.

There are eight ways to win.
Please make sure you leave a separate comment for every entry. How to enter to win:

Mandatory entry:

Extra entries (only qualify once mandatory entry is fulfilled):
  • Heart her shop and earn an entry. Simply let me know your Etsy username.
  • Follow her blog and you earn an entry.
  • Follow my blog and you earn another entry. If you're already a follower, you still get an entry, just says you're following already.
  • Become my Facebook Fan and you earn another entry. If you're a fan already, you'll also get an entry. Let me know your FB username please.
  • Tweet about this giveaway. Provide me with your tweet please. Each tweet worths one entry and you can tweet each day until the end of the contest (a maximum of one tweet per day is counted). That's a total of 7 entries!
  • Blog about this giveaway to earn 2 entries. Leave two separate comments here please providing me with the link to your post.
  • Purchase an item from jacarandadesigns or my shop and earn 5 entries for each purchase. Don't forget letting me know by leaving comments :-)
Contest starts now and ends on April 3rd, 2010. Contest opens worldwide.
Don't forget to leave me your e-mail address. Entries without contact information will be disqualified. Entries that do not follow the rules will be disqualified. Contest winner will be drawn on Sunday, April 4th by a random number generator. Winner must respond within 48 hours after being contacted otherwise another winner will be randomly selected.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Saturday Artisan: jacarandadesigns



Meet another talented Etsy artist residing in Toronto, ON: Jane of jacarandadesigns.

Inspiration is a very fundamental key to create a beautiful art. Read on how Jane thoroughly elaborates her key points to get inspired.


Tell us a bit about yourself and what arts/ crafts that you make?
I'm the owner of Jacaranda Designs. I live in Toronto with my husband and two boys, fish and hermit crabs! I used to work in the IT industry but left that world behind a few years ago. I started making jewelry in 2005 and just loved creating pieces. I found working with beads and creating my "treasures" very therapeutic. I have attended many jewelry-making courses over the last few years and continue to learn new and exciting techniques to incorporate into my jewelry. Jacaranda Designs is a result of my passion for making beautiful pieces of jewelry!

What is your favourite item in your shop?
My favorite item in my shop right now has to be my Ivory Pearl and Gold Bouquet earrings. Classic pearls with a modern flair.


What is your best seller?
My best seller is my Antique Brass Birds Nest Earrings with pale blue pearls.



What inspires you?
Color
There's color all around us and yet sometimes, I think we fail to see it. Sometimes though, I'll look at a color and it will arouse certain emotions in me....love, anger, warmth, energy, creativity to name just a few. I love looking at various color combinations in fabrics, in nature, even in what other people choose to wear. Color not only affects my mood but I think the mood of other people around me also.

Nature
I love plants and flowers. I look forward to spring and summer so much, just to see the glorious plants that Mother Nature has to offer. If you look closely at flowers and even leaves, you'll see beautiful textures and color combinations. Even the smell of certain plants can be intoxicating. There's nothing quite as relaxing as taking a stroll around a gorgeous garden and just observing the plants and insects. I take tons of photos during the spring and summer and often refer back to them when I'm making jewelry as they are full of inspiration.

My Children
There's something about the innocence and simplicity of the way children look at things that can be very inspirational. Sometimes they comment on or get enjoyment out of those things we find so "everyday" and yet if you really listen closely, it's those details that can be very enlightening provide a different way of looking at things.

Music
As much as I love a quiet, silent home at times, most of the time I love to listen to music. I find it very relaxing to work while I listening to certain music. If I had to choose a favourite, I love Cuban music...not too slow that it makes me want to put my feet up and do nothing, and not too loud that I'm prevented from concentrating.

Other Artists
I'm constantly awed by the talent displayed by other artists. If I'm ever feeling in a blah mood and not very creative, I just check out some of the wonderful artwork created by others. That's usually all it takes to inspire me to get started on a new project!

Lastly (yes, I know it was only five !), my husband inspires me. He's my biggest fan. He's always there to support me and offer words of wisdom and encouragement.

What is your goal for 2010?
My goal for 2010 is to continue to create pieces of jewelry that I love and of course, to expand my customer base and increase sales.

How do you promote your shop?
Any and every way I can think of. I have a blog where I feature my jewelry as well as other Etsy artists. I also have a monthly giveaway of one jewelry item. I advertise on Google, Facebook and Project Wonderful. I also belong to many online communities where I try and make valuable contributions.

Any advice for a newbie running his or her on-line shop?
Clear photos are so important. My photos have improved over time but it's been a lot of trial and error. Even now, I look at a few of the photos and think I should probably redo them as they're not quite as good as I'd like. Also, be patient. Hard work eventually pays off. I started 2.5 years ago and yet 90% of my sales have been in the last year.

During this recession time, tell us one thing that you do to save money?
I try not to waste supplies and also not to buy supplies unless I know what I'm going to make with them. The first year in business I bought so many beads that I've never used which was a bit of a waste. Now I'm gradually using them up in my designs! Also, make your own lightbox. There's so many instructions online. I made mine for less than $20 and it's stood the test of time!

If you're shopping for Easter holiday, don't forget to visit her shop. There are tons of Easter theme jewelries available at jacarandadesigns.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spotted Tuesday: Blue Sky

One day I looked up and I thought to myself, what a beautiful blue sky is up there. So fluffy... and how comfy and how peaceful it seems. Is it even possible to live in that kind of dreamland?

Beautiful findings for this Spotted Tuesday:

1st row from the left:

Cloudy Wren by SeaPinks

Pastel Ruffles by cultivar

Honeysuckle brooch by julylamoon



2nd row from the left:

Falling giclee fine art print by karenfaulknerart

Earrings, Oxidized Sterling Silver and Blue Glass Gems - Splash by WildWomanJewelry

Go Green Magnet or Push Pin Set by kimiko611

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Giveaway: $15 Gift Certificate from artistrybymckenzieg


This week giveaway is sponsored by artistrybymckenzieg. Win $15 Gift Certificate to spend at her lovely shop.

Read her profile featured yesterday.

There are seven ways to win the giveaway with a total of 18 chances to win.
Please make sure you leave a separate comment for every entry. How to enter to win:

Mandatory entry:

Extra entries (only qualify once mandatory entry is fulfilled):
  • Heart her shop and earn an entry. Simply let me know your Etsy username.
  • Follow my blog and you earn another entry. If you're already a follower, you still get an entry, just says you're following already.
  • Become my Facebook Fan and you earn another entry. If you're a fan already, you'll also get an entry. Let me know your FB username please.
  • Tweet about this giveaway. Provide me with your tweet please. Each tweet worths one entry and you can tweet each day until the end of the contest (a maximum of one tweet per day is counted). That's a total of 7 entries!
  • Blog about this giveaway to earn 2 entries. Leave two separate comments here please providing me with the link to your post.
  • Purchase an item from artistrybymckenzieg and earn 5 entries. Don't forget letting me know by leaving comments :-)
Contest starts now and ends on March 27th, 2010. Contest opens worldwide.
Max 18 entries per person please (based on the rules above). Don't forget to leave me your e-mail address. Entries without contact information will be disqualified. Entries that do not follow the rules will be disqualified. Contest winner will be drawn on Sunday, March 28th by a random number generator. Winner must respond within 48 hours after being contacted otherwise another winner will be randomly selected.

Saturday Artisan: Artistry By McKenzie


Meet this week Saturday Artisan: McKenzie of Artistrybymckenzieg.

Tell us a bit about yourself and what arts/ crafts that you make?
I am McKenzie Guymon. I make vintage inspired accessories!


What is your favourite item in your shop?
Right now I am totally in love with the Black Chandelier Headband!


What is your best seller?
My best seller would definately have to be my Audrey Clip. I currently make it in black and brown. I will mix different colored beads for the center of the clip as well.

How does your day go in general?
I am a cosmetologist, so I usually work during the day, then in the evening, I get to play on Etsy and create more accessories!

What inspires you?
I just love watching movies. Every movie inspires me in some way. I also just like playing around with my materials until I become inspired!

What is your goal for 2010?
I would love to have 50 sales this year.

What is your favourite tool that you cannot live without?
I can't live without my scissors!

How do you promote your shop?
I participate in Etsy Forums, have a Facebook fanpage, and a Twitter account.

Any advice for a newbie running his or her on-line shop?
I am the wrong person to ask! I am still fairly new! But I find the most success when I am always adding new items.

During this recession time, tell us one thing that you do to save money?
I am all about keeping all of the change that I have and using it!! Too many people just throw coins away!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring everyone!

I'm looking forward to those beautiful flowers that should start to bloom real soon. Don't they just make the world more colorful and prettier?

Easter is sneaking up on me and I didn't realize that until late last week. This year I didn't get a chance to make any Easter cards, but I have these cute Easter tags made.



I won a giveaway in early March. Woo Hoo! It's a nice change after hosting so many giveaways this year that as a host, I wasn't eligible to win. I had to be fair after all :-) But as you know some were generous enough and gave me something as a thank you gift for featuring them.

Anywhoo...for the giveaway that I won, I got to choose 4 graphic sheets and the images used in these tags are one of them. I thought I was lucky enough to find their shop, but I guess I was more than lucky for winning their giveaway.

Curious which shop I'm talking about???

It's Sparrow Graphic!!

You'll find beautiful and unique designs along with spectacular service and super friendly owners.

Follow my blog and stay-tuned. I guarantee that you'll get a chance to win their graphics. Is there enough hint here? :-)

But first, tell me what Easter project are you working on?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spotted Tuesday: Sweet Baby


This week Spotted Tuesday is inspired by a picture of Ethan that I took on the weekend. Oh my sweet baby, you're not a baby anymore. But still, you're MY sweet baby.

Beautiful findings, aren't they?


Top from the left:

Americana Specialty Fibers by beckandcallgirl

Roaring Red Dinosaur by happyfamily

Wooden Doll by theenchantedcupboard



Bottom from the left:

Nautical Bobby Pins by ReneeLoughlin

Miss Ootie Tootie Owl
by swiedebie

Flower Beanie with Brim by castlegate

Monday, March 15, 2010

Winner of GirlGirlBead

Congratulations David and McKenzie (#30) !!! You'll the lucky one winning the giveaway, a beautiful Gray Freshwater Pearls Necklace, sponsored by GirlyGirlBead. *so jealous* :-)

Thanks again to all of you for entering the contest.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday Artisan: Terrills Tiles


Meet Leann of Terrills Tiles, our Saturday Artisan, another hardworking mom. Her beautfiul creations are great for home-decor, perfect if you are looking for earth feeling gifts. But what what caught my eyes in the first place was her tic tac toes games. They're simply adorable and great for kids.

Tell us a bit about yourself and what arts/ crafts that you make?

Hello all! My name is Leann Terrill, I make pretty much anything you can with tiles from coasters to candle trivets and tic tac toe games.I started making coasters for my home to match my d├ęcor.I have an English Bulldog so of course that was the first set I made. As friends would come over they would request would they would like. Pretty soon their friends wanted some and then I started doing craft shows. Once I heard about Etsy.com I had to give it a whirl. I have only been on Etsy for 2 months and it has been so fun.


What is your favourite item in your shop?

My favourite item in my shop are the Tile Tic Tac Toe games. You can do so many different kinds and they are so fun to do custom for people who have two favourite animals or teams or favourite stars.They are a lot of fun.


What is your best seller?

I have 2 best sellers, the moose tile coasters and the English Bulldog tile coasters



How does your day go in general?

I am a single mother of two beautiful teenage girls. I get up at 4:00 AM to start working on my items, checking Etsy for sales and packing to go to the post office. After I get the kids off to school I stop at the post office to mail my orders and then off to my full time job at the bank. After work and on the weekends I am all about making my creations and promoting on Etsy and spending quality time with my girls.


Do you have a favourite Etsy seller?

I have so many favourite sellers it is hard to choose. A few shops that are a must to visit are: jujulee, redneckcandles, and antiquebasketlady


What inspires you?

My family, blue skies and warm days inspire me


What is your goal for 2010?

To live life to the fullest and try something new continuously.


Any advice for a newbie running his or her on-line shop?

Take great pictures, read all of the rules on Etsy before starting anyything, and just take all constructive criticism and use it wisely....you can never have enough input.


During this recession time, tell us one thing that you do to save money?

I definitely clip coupons, shop sales and am very inventive with my kids for entertainment!


So grab your hot drink, sit down and pleasurely browse her shop, you may find something you like to give as a gift or keeping it yourself :-)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

More Cards


Just quickly sharing cards that I made last week. Some are listed in my shop, while others to follow.

I think making 7 cards for a week while I have a full -time job (a total of 11 hours including commuting, 5 days/ week), a toddler to raise, and a house to maintain, on top of keeping my sanity, is quite an accomplishment, don't you think? Oh...and I have 2 Etsy shops to maintain...

I tried forcing myself to stay up late every night to do what I need to do to maintain my shops, but I realized that if I keep forcing myself, I'm simply taking the fun out of cardmaking. That simply beats the purpose, doesn't it?

So tonight, I'll try to be in bed by 10pm at the latest, and hopefully by doing this, I'll re-charge myself and can stay up a bit late on the weekend.

I'm curious to know how do you manage your days? Share some tips, will you?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spotted Tuesday: Feels Right at Home

This week Spotted Tuesday is inspired by my feeling missing being right at home. I miss all the cuddles that I could get anytime I want and the warmth and freedom being right at home.

Looking all these beautiful creations make me feels just right at home.


Top from the left:

Upcycled Vintage Tie Pleated Headband in Striped Ivory Givenchy by factorygirlashli

Cloud sheep by HomemadeZen

Little House iPhone/iPod Sleeve by suezybees



Bottom from the left:

Cream Monogrammed 16 quart Tub by monkeyseeboutique

Greenley sachet by bumble bird

Earthy Gnome in Salmon Pink Pants by grackled

Monday, March 8, 2010

Winners of FiveLittleGems Giveaway

Two winners had been picked!

Congratulations
PrincessSamy (#63) and Sabrita (#124), you each will get a beautiful pair of earrings from FiveLittleGems.

Just a reminder that you must respond within 48 hours after being contacted otherwise another winner will be randomly selected.

Thanks again to all of you for entering the contest. Feel free to enter the current giveaway contest going on now.

Another great giveway is going on now. Enter for a chance to win a beautiful handmade pearls necklace.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Giveaway: Gray freshwater pearls necklace


This week giveaway is sponsored by GirlyGirlBead. Win a beautiful Gray Freshwater Pearls Necklace.

This is a timeless and elegant necklace that will go with everything you own. It would nicely dress up jeans and a simple shirt but has enough sparkle to complement your more festive outfits too.

Made with gray freshwater pearls from Hawaii and a combination of smooth and faceted clear glass beads. The toggle clasp is silver-plated and has a beautiful rose motif. This necklace measures approximately 20 inches in length.

I really encourage you to read her profile featured yesterday where you could always learn a thing or two from her. Thank you to those who left sweet comments, always appreciated!

There are Eight ways to win the giveaway with a total of 19 chances to win.
Please make sure you leave a separate comment for every entry. How to enter to win:

Mandatory entry:

Extra entries (only qualify once mandatory entry is fulfilled):
  • Heart her shop and earn an entry. Simply let me know your Etsy username.
  • Follow her blog and you earn another entry.
  • Follow my blog and you earn another entry. If you're already a follower, you still get an entry, just says you're following already.
  • Become my Facebook Fan and you earn another entry. If you're a fan already, you'll also get an entry. Let me know your FB username please.
  • Tweet about this giveaway. Provide me with your tweet please. Each tweet worths one entry and you can tweet each day until the end of the contest (a maximum of one tweet per day is counted). That's a total of 7 entries!
  • Blog about this giveaway to earn 2 entries. Leave two separate comments here please providing me with the link to your post.
  • Purchase an item from GirlyGirlBead shop and earn 5 entries. Don't forget letting me know by leaving comments :-)
Contest starts now and ends on March 13th, 2010. Contest opens worldwide.
Max 18 entries per person please (based on the rules above). Don't forget to leave me your e-mail address. Entries without contact information will be disqualified. Entries that do not follow the rules will be disqualified. Contest winner will be drawn on Sunday, March 14th by a random number generator. Winner must respond within 48 hours after being contacted otherwise another winner will be randomly selected.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Saturday Artisan: GirlyGirlBead

Meet this week Saturday Artisan: Michelle of GirlyGirlBead.

She is another super busy woman trying to juggling what life throws at her. Read on how she 'survives' the daily chaos.

Tell us a bit about yourself and what arts/ crafts that you make?
I'm a working mom with two young girls - Fiona is almost 3 and Phoebe is 16 months. I've been married to my loving and supportive husband for 15 years this summer. I got interested in making jewelry about 10 years ago but have only recently decided to turn my occasional hobby into an actual business. I find my craft is very therapeutic and it helps me relax at the end of a busy day.

What is your favourite item in your shop?
My favorite item is probably the silver leaf earrings with picture jasper stones.


Or maybe the pearl and silver chain necklace.

Or maybe the hematite and red crystal earrings.


I guess I love all of it!. That's why I make it. If I don't love a piece, I won't list it for sale. But I really do want to keep those silver leaf earrings for myself. I may have to make another pair!

How does your day go in general?
My day is a constant rush and starts at 5:30am and I'm usually not in bed until 11pm or even midnight. I work full-time and then work on my Etsy shop, making jewelry, blogging, etc. in the evenings after the girls are in bed. Its exhausting but exciting and fun at the same time. To keep up with everything, I try to dedicate each evening to one task. One night I make new jewelry, another night is for social networking (blogging, reading blogs, Facebook, etc.), another night is for taking photos and doing listings, another night is dedicated to bookkeeping, etc.

What is your goal for 2010?
2010 is all about networking and fine-tuning my shop. I'm not expecting huge sales this year. That's for 2011! But I hope to have a established a good following and fan base by the end of the year. That's one reason I'm re-launching my blog. I'll be using it to post new design ideas and ask for feedback to help me fine-tune my designs so that I can best meet the needs and wants of my customers. Besides jewelry, I have two other addictions - the internet and shopping. So I'll be indulging both those passions as well in my blog. I plan to feature other Etsians, blogs, and unique retail stores too, like you do here on your blog.

During this recession time, tell us one thing that you do to save money?
Money has been so tight for us lately, not just because of the economy. The birth of our 2nd child has really put a strain on our finances. We've done so many things to try to cut costs and save money. The biggest thing has been to just stop eating out. We added it up one month and found we were spending hundreds each month on eating out between Starbucks, lunches, the occasional family dinners out and picking up fast food on the way home. By cutting back on dining out, we're saving money and eating better too.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's giveaway sponsored by Michelle! Perhaps you want to do your 'homework' by visiting her shop now :-) I have my favorite as below:

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The New Place

The moving, the cleaning and the unpacking were done (for now).


I had started my day job as of Monday. Little Ethan adjusted quite well, so was I. But deep down, eventhough we don't have that conversation just yet, I know that he misses me during the day, and so do I. We may look tough, but inside I know that we wish if we could spend our days together. Oh how I love to hear the word 'mama' coming out from his mouth. Certainly I hear that less now and I miss that. He's been calling mama during sleep for the last couple of nights. I'm sure he misses me too.

Both Ethan and I were tired at the end of the day (not to mention DH who drives 3 hours each day, poor him) and we spend last of our waking hours as much as we could together. We hardly see Mr. sunshine together as we used to since we had to say goodbye early in the morning and say 'hi' late afternoon.

As I was uploading pictures from the camera, I watched short films of Ethan that I took while I was a SAHM. They are just simply random films capturing him dancing, biking, eating, playing with my Big Shots machine, and so on. I treasure those films and I'm so glad I took them. I couldn't get those moments back no matter how much I wish I could turn the time back. I know that I will miss these kind of moments for the next 9 months, ... in fact actually I already am. If you're mom, I think you can relate to me. I know that the first couple of weeks are the hardest and it will ease up as time goes by . . . and I hope that's the case for me and for Ethan.

Enough ramblings here, I'll share with you some beautiful views from our new place.


Beautiful views: mountains and lush green.

Not too busy either eventhough we're right in the city center.


View that I can enjoy while crafting on the weekends or on statutory holidays. Yupe, I don't think I can take vacation.


And my little corner.


I hope I can enjoy this new setting on this upcoming weekend. I heard that the weather is going to be really nice and I'm looking forward to it.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Spotted Tuesday: Oh Canada


Canada won its most gold medals in Olympics history. To celebrate this great achievement, I'm inspired to create this week Spotted Tuesday showcasing this beloved country: Canada.

1st row from the left:

I Love Vancouver Zipper Pouch by kukubee

MAPLE LEAF graphic art GICLEE print FRAMED by nativevermont

Inukshuk Pendants by ThompsonsTreasures


2nd row from the left:

Canada House - Maple Leaf by thelittlereddoor

WHISTLER British Columbia - BLACK DOG SKI by nativevermont

Go Canada Olympic Moose Cards by VintagePaperParade

Monday, March 1, 2010

Giveaway Winner of RobinsFlight


Who is the lucky winner this time?

Drum rolls please........... Salina, congratulations!

Just a reminder that you must respond within 48 hours after being contacted otherwise another winner will be randomly selected.

Thanks again to all of you for entering the contest. Feel free to enter the current giveaway contest going on now.