Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Butterflies Complete Studio Graphics Package - Free Giveaway

As many of you know already, I have opened a second ArtFire Studio called " Studio Design Graphics", where my passion for colors can work in a different way for you. Colors had a huge impact in my life since I know myself; I remember as a teenager making an obsession for one color only every summer - yellow, orange, green, you name it. Since then, I try to express this in everything I"m doing ; I paint, I make jewelry, each room of my house is having a dedicated color, the flowers on my front yard are as colorful as they can be, and now, since I love working on computer too, I decided to get out there with studio graphics.

I even had in less than a week since I've opened the new Studio a sale and a custom order, and I am so grateful to Kim at Bearswillow Designs on Etsy for trusting in me and my work. To celebrate this new beginning , I am having a Giveaway, where a complete package is on the stakes, a wonderful and cheerful Butterflies Design for your online store.

A short description is necessary for each item included in the package, which have a new addition - business cards. So the lucky winner will receive two Banners ( a regular one and a vacation one ) , Avatar, Badge, Gift Certificate and Business Cards layout ( at your choice from the two designs ), customized with her/his shop name, and any other information she wants to insert on the business cards. A note : I don't print the business cards, I only give you the layout for you to use it.

So this is the prize :

Banner : 760x100 or 796x100 or 1000x200 ( for Etsy or ArtFire  )
Avatar : 75x75 ( Etsy ) or 140x140 ( ArtFire )
Badge : 140x140 with Widget Code included
Gift Certificate : adjustable size so you can insert it in any document and print it
Business card : standard size

To enter the Giveaway, just leave me a comment on this post, if you think is worthed "like" My Studio and My Facebook Page , tweet it and you're done . The entries ends on August 31, and the winner will be announced here, on both of my Facebook pages and on Twitter. Once you won, I'll email you to find out how can I customize your package.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

New Jewelry Studio Promotion - Buy One Get One Free

This Coupon Code can be used on Galleria MonArt ( http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&sc_id=75696&seller_id=70038&op=new )  for Earrings category.

SAVE 50.00 % On Select Studio Categories
Use Coupon Code:
during checkout.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Complete Studio Design Packages - Advertising and Branding

The last few days I was working on some new complete packages for online shops; these are all new listings in my studio, and they are pre-made ones. Now, the good part is that once one is sold, I don't relist it, so whatever you bought, it's unique. No two shops will have the same design. All my graphics can be personalized with your shop name, your favorite fonts and colors and even with your own background, if you have one. If nothing you see in the studio fit your needs, I'm also taking custom orders, and once I know what you would like, I will prepare some samples. You decide which one you like and then we'll work together from there and finalize the whole package. Your final product must meet all your expectations and it have to be perfect for your needs, so some communication will be involved, and only when you tell me "Now I'm Happy !" I will send you the files, and list your Reserved Item.

A complete package will include :
- one regular banner - 760x100, 796x100, 1000x200 ( for Etsy or ArtFire ) - your option of size
- one "on vacation" banner - same dimensions - your option
- one Avatar - 75x75 for Etsy or 140x140 for Artfire - your option - or both of them if you have shops on both sites
- one badge - 150x150 to fit any side bar ( for blog or other websites ) with an insertion Code and instructions.
- one Gift Certificate - adjustable size - easy to insert in any document and print

A complete package is listed for only 8.50 $, and is saving you a lot of money than if you would buy them separate. These are important advertising tools, that not only will make your shop looking great and being remembered, but also creates your own identity, and is called branding. And is very important to be consistent and to have the same avatars, banners and badges on all your websites or social networks. Confusing your fans or followers with different avatars is bad business.

Another lovely thing that you want to do for you favorite customers, or just for new ones, or just for returning ones, is to send them a little gift in the form of a Gift Certificate when they buy something from your shop - a little sign of appreciation, that will make them come back to you. It's not the amount itself, is a matter of principle and a nice gesture to make him/her feel special and appreciated.

I hope you will find something nice for your new shop, or maybe you want a complete change of look ! My jewelry will have to wait a little bit, because I got really bad into graphics and I love it !

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Studio Design Graphics - all you need to create your unique shop or blog.

With cute and funny graphics, the Studio Design is a new ArtFire shop offering attractive designs to create your own hard to forget  shop or blog image. The custom pre-made Avatars are just 1 $, the Badges are 2.50 and they are delivered with code and installing instructions, the Banner and Avatar Sets are only 5.50 $ and they come in different sizes depending where you need them ( Etsy or ArtFire ) and matching Gift Certificates are available too for 2 $.
All of them can be customized with your own logo, Shop name, message, and upon request with your own photo/background, fonts or colors, for the same price. Once they are sold, will not be relisted - this means that your banner and Avatar are unique, and no one can have the same graphics. Take a look at this cute Studio for many more options for great Advertising tools. Great for new shops and blogs, but also for the ones who need a Facebook ot Twitter Avatar !  http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&seller_id=83402&op=new&body=1 

Sample of Banner and Avatar Set

Sample of Gift Certificates

Sample of Avatar

Sample of Badges

Sample of Banner and Avatar Set

Sample of Avatar

Sample of Badge

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My wonderful customers !

These are some of the testimonials that I've received from unregistered customers, who cannot leave a feedback due to ArtFire Karma / Kudos system, but we had a wonderful email communication. I thank you all for your kind words !

"As always... BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!"

"Monica is the best!!!!"

"SOOOOOO FREAKING FABULICIOUS!!! That is all i have to say!"

"Thank you very much!!And also for the little cute present!!"

"Amazing!!!! Thank you so much. Wonderful store keeper! Will buy from again for sure. Everyone should pop by for a look!!!"


"(¸.•´ (¸.•`¤~♥Thank you Very Much, Please come back and see me again soon!"

"Thank you, Thank you, Thank you."

"This has been a very enjoyable transaction. Fast and smooth. Excellent communication skills. I recommend.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New coupon code - Free Shipping on all orders over 19 $

Visit CRGDesigns's Studio
Receive free shipping on Order Total (orders above $19.00)
Use Coupon Code:
during checkout.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

So many new followers ! I'm overwhelmed .... Thank you !

This is a special post. Oh yeah ! There are many new followers of my blog lately and on my FB fan page, and I want to thank to each and every one of you in my own way : by following your FB pages and Twitter accounts, your blogs and with a special coupon code - free shipping for any purchase, no minimum required, in my ArtFire Shop ! Just use "FREESHIP" code on the checkout. And I will also feature you one by one in future posts. Thank you once again !

Thursday, July 1, 2010

COLOR THERAPY JEWELRY GIVEAWAY - 5 Prizes for 5 Lucky Winners ! Will you be one of them ?

This is my biggest giveaway ever, and deciding what to craft was not an easy thing – too many ideas and not enough time to make them all come true, even if I’m planning it for a long time. But here we are, ready to celebrate all our friends, followers and customers. I’m saying we/our because this is a joint giveaway between Letamariedesigns and Galleria MonArt. We just cannot have enough prizes for everybody, right ? So I’ve asked Leta to join me.
This time we’ll not going to have a First, Second or Third prize…. This is a celebration of colors, so each and every prize will be called by color, and we will have 5 winners. Right ! 5 ( like in five ) !
Colors play an important role in our lives, starting with the hard morning decision of what to wear today, and ending with the colors of the drapes in your bedroom or the color of your toothbrush. So beside the description of each prize I will also try to provide you with a short meaning and benefits of each color.

RED Prize – Enamel Cameo necklace and bracelet set

Lot of Love in this set. I crafted both the necklace and the bracelet with red faux leather cord and silver plated findings. I also put together this beautiful floral enamel cameo in the setting, and I attached a matching floral bail and a shiny red crystal and silver foil bead accent. The accent beads on the cord are stainless steel. The bracelet is a medium size, fitting a small to medium wrist. If you win this prize and have a larger wrist, please email me so I can attach an extension chain.

RED : Red is the lowest of the seven colors in the visible spectrum and is known as a "warm" color. It is stimulating and energizing therefore it is helpful for tiredness and lethargy, to stimulate low blood pressure, to boost sluggish circulation. Red should not be used on anyone, with hypertension/high blood pressure since this color increases blood flow. Red, in its most positive sense, is the color for courage, strength and pioneering spirit. However, in the most negative aspect, it is the color of anger, violence and brutality and, interestingly, before world war two it was noted that a lot of red was being worn. Red is energizing and excites the emotions, and can stimulate the appetite. It can be used in any activity area but red needs careful choice of tone and depth and the space in which it is to be used as it can make a space look smaller and can be claustrophobic or oppressive. However, used well, red and its variations can make a space feel warm and cozy.

GREEN Prize – Bracelet and Earrings Set

As some of you may know by now, green is my color. It relaxes me, is giving me positive energies every time I wear it, and … is matching my eyes  So here is the green prize, a nice and refreshing set of bracelet and matching earrings, great to wear anytime and anywhere. I also call it the Lucky one. Not only because green is associated with money, but also because the bracelet is featuring a large metallic four leaves clover. I crafted this set with green faux leather cord, shiny green crystal, glass pearls and peridot Swarovski crystals. Antique silver beads and connectors finish the earrings. The bracelet is a medium size, fitting a small to medium wrist. Again, if you win this prize and have a larger wrist, please email me so I can attach an extension chain.
Green : Green is a balancing color, in the middle of the visible spectrum. The higher three colors are known as the "cool" colors and are calming in effect, the lower three are known as the "warm" colors and have a stimulating effect. Green is the balance between these two. When a therapist comes to the end of a color therapy treatment, he/she will use green as a balancing color at the end of a treatment. Green is the color of balance and harmony and can, therefore, be helpful in times of stress.

LAVENDER Prize – Alexandrite Bracelet and Sterling Silver Earrings Set by Letamariedesigns

Warm and shiny, this beautiful set offered by Leatamriedesigns features a stretch bracelet and SS dangle earrings. The Stretch Bracelet is made from 6mm Fire Polish AB Czech Glass Beads in the color Alexandrite. The Earrings are made with same beads as well as 4mm AB Swarovski Crystals, and Silver Plated Daisy Spacers. The Earrings sit on a Sterling Silver Head Pin and Sterling Silver Ear Wires.
Lavender : While purple connects directly to our psychic self, this softer shade assists with spiritual healing, Lavender is a soothing and calming colour – apparently used to burn off karma from other/previous lifetimes.
 It can be used for treating skin conditions and inflammations and the immune system. Lavender is a soothing color on all levels, physical mental and emotional levels. It can be used to soothe conditions of anger and feelings of neglect. It can be used to awaken compassion, love, and purity. Also it can be used in meditation to discern greater truths. It is comforting to the emotional energies of the individual.

PURPLE Prize – Celestial Amethyst Silver Bookmark and Cell Phone Charm Set

I know that many of you just love purple, so I crafted this absolutely gorgeous accessories set with natural Amethyst nuggets, purple Evil Eye acrylic beads, natural purple Shell tiny coins, crackle glass beads, 5 mm lavender roundels crystals, lavender polymer clay flower, aluminum purple flowers and metallic antique silver beads. The celestial charms are metallic too.
Purple : Purple is royalty. A mysterious color, purple is associated with both nobility and spirituality. The opposites of hot red and cool blue combine to create this intriguing color. Purple has a special, almost sacred place in nature: lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are often delicate and considered precious. Because purple is derived from the mixing of a strong warm and strong cool color it has both warm and cool properties. A purple room can boost a child's imagination or an artist's creativity.

BLUE ( pastel ) Prize – My Kitty little girls Necklace and earrings set
I always wished for a girl, but God decided that I would be a better fit as a mother of boys, LOL ! But this doesn’t mean that I cannot create something for your little princess, right ? This is a lovely set that brought me a great joy when crafting it. If you win this prize but don’t have a girl, then you can always use it as a gift. The necklace is made with wood painted Kitty pendant and beads on a baby blue sheer. Same painted wood kitties on the earrings. All findings are silver plated.
Blue : Blue relates to self expression. Speech, communication, the ability to communicate our needs and requirements. Spirit of truth and purpose. Calming, relaxing and healing. Also the color of communication. Blue represents the spiritual aspects of our life. The sky and the ocean give us the feeling that life is an endless process. Blue is the greatest healing power in the world. Blue is the color of purity and those who enjoy it, carry with them a sense of calmness, peace, serenity, and beauty. The Throat Chakra - is energized by blue. Through the throat, we express ourselves, connecting with sound and voice, carrying power with our words. This energy is peaceful and soothing. Calming tired nerves, alleviating agony and pain we suffer from physical stress. It has a pacifying effect over our nervous system and brings us great relaxation. Cool, soothing and sedative, blue alleviates pain, reducing bleeding and heals burns. It is beneficial in the treatment of dysentery, colic, asthma, respiratory disorders, high blood pressure and skin aberrations.

Giveaway rules : To make a legitimate entry please follow these steps :

• follow Letamariedesign ( http://letamariedesigns-lmdesigns.blogspot.com/  ) and Galleria MonArt (http://crgdesigns.blogspot.com/  ) blogs

• become a fan of Letamariedesigns ( http://www.facebook.com/letamariedesign  ) and Galleria MonArt ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cottage-Rose-Garden-Designs/317672760908?v=wall  ) on Facebook

• follow us on Twitter ( http://twitter.com/crgdesigns  and http://twitter.com/letamariedesign  )

• “like” our ArtFire shops ( http://www.artfire.com/users/CRGDesigns  and http://www.artfire.com/users/letamariedesigns  )

• promote this giveaway on your Facebook page & Twitter account

• leave a comment on the giveaway blog post that you did soand what would be your favorite prize; and to be able to contact you if you win

The giveaway entries will end on July 31st, 2010 at 12:00 PM and the winners will be drawn on August 1st.
The winners will be announced on our blogs, on both our Facebook pages and Twitter account, on My Craft Corner and on our Studio blogs.

Now, have fun, Good Luck and thank you all for being part of this !