Sunday, November 20, 2011

Exploring Handmade ~ Holiday Shopping Event ~ Day 5



Hello and Welcome to Day 5 of the
Exploring Handmade Online Holiday Shopping Event!!

Today I'd like to introduce you to some mixed media and personalized gift artisans and show you a wonderful, eclectic collection of gift possibilities! These ladies are seriously multi-talented and can make you great gifts for any occasion and anyone on your gift list!

First let's meet Carolyn Gebert of Kooky Kardinal...
I love to explore all art mediums, I make jewelry (wirewrapped and hammered) and other wirewrapped "kooky" items like ceiling fan pulls and window adornments. I love mixed media art and have been working on upcycling countertop samples in to OOAK keepsake gift tags. I am also using paper/upcycled to make religious themed wall hangings. I make memory boards/earring holders out of canvas and paper as well. I changed the name of my shop from Stitching Stuff to Kooky Kardinal recently to better reflect all the different things I do now.






Here are some of the places you can find Carolyn and her work...
(Previously Stitching Stuff... http://www.facebook.com/StitchingStuff)


Now let's meet Christy Carroll of Taylor June Gifts...
I'm a graphic designer and a photographer, and I own a little gift shop / preservation service store (photo digitizing, movie & audio transfers) in Orem, Utah. My shop is named after my little girls who are the inspiration for many of my designs. I love making personalized products and working with customers to help their ideas come to life. Items with sentimental sayings, names, and special dates make such meaningful gifts. I also make a lot of products using my original designs and photography to create unique home decor and gift ideas. Our items are perfect for baby showers, weddings, and housewarming gifts.





LIVE - LAUGH - LOVE Ceramic Tile with Stand

Here are some of the places you can find Christy and her work...
Her "official" website is still under construction, but you can find her on...


We also have Kae of Kae Artworks & Crafts...
Yesterday you met Kae's daughter, Yasuko. Yasuko originally started her online shops to promote her mother's work. Kae, born and raised in Japan, has been a Japanese Calligrapher for over 40 years. She creates beautiful calligraphy artworks, Shodo and Sumi-e paintings.






Here are some of the places you can find Kae and her work...


And last but not least, Ami and Pam Potts of 
Flutterby's Creations...
Flutterby's Creations is family owned. Pam and Ami met when Ami began dating Pam's son. We have become very good friends over the many years we have known each other. Early on, we found that we had a passion for arts and crafts in common. We have learned new methods together and have taught each other techniques as we learn them.
Ami and Pam have varied interests. We love to create with paper, wood, canvas, clays and any other medium that attracts our interest. We continually look for inspiration in magazines, online, in nature and our surroundings. Both are skilled in the use of all paper products, bookmaking, metal embossing and the use of both wet and dry embossing techniques. We both use paint and paint additives to create faux finishs on wood and canvas as well as furniture and walls. We use many tools in our creations such as drill presses, saws, soldering irons, etc.

Pam was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and has lived in the Phoenix area most of her life and currently resides in Gilbert, Arizona. She is a retired high school counselor, has two boys (one of whom is married to Ami) and has been married 36 years to a great man.

Ami was transplanted to Arizona from Ohio as a young girl and currently lives in Florence, Arizona. I am a stay at home mom and I have really been blessed with watching my son grow up. I've been married 12 years to my high school sweetheart .We have one Amazing son and four wacky dogs that I have rescued over the years.

Pam and I are in-laws but also best of friends and share the love of crafting together. We began Flutterby's Creations so that we can continue to create and have an outlet for the many things we love to make. We are happiest when our creative energies are flowing. We specialize in making one of a kind gift items or just specialty items for your home. We are open to anything creative and strive for the wow factor and quality of our products so our customers can feel confident in giving our crafts as gifts, putting on display in your home,or using for everyday needs.We hope you have fun with our store even if you are just stopping in!

Journal- Collaged Paper

Note Cards- Pink Flowers

Wood Sign- Gratitude

Wire, Shell and Glass Starfish

Teacher Birdhouse Ornament

Here are some of the places you can find Ami and Pam and their work...


How are your gift lists coming along? Done any shopping? I've seen quite a few things to put on my list ;) I'll see you back here tomorrow with more!





Did you miss a day? It's easy to get caught up... we wouldn't want you to miss any goodies!!

8 comments:

Aquarian Bath said...

I love the Chinese brush painting! I used to do that a long time ago and hope to get back to it again when my kids get bigger.

Jan Tanis Designs said...

So many beautiful items and so many talented artisans - I'm going to visit each of them!

Thanks for putting this all together for us Debi!!

Kimberly Nicole said...

Gorgeous items today! And what a fantastic group of artists... their works is really wonderful. I hope this shopping event provides them all the attention they deserve! Well done, Debi... and best of luck ladies.

Carolyn said...

Thank you Debi for all of your hard work in putting this event together and thank you especially for featuring my art today !! <3 ~Carolyn aka Kooky Kardinal

Debra Beach said...

Oh my, another exciting and wonderful day! I have seen so many beautiful creations today, and added new artisans to my want list! You all are so very gifted, and I love the variety of beautifully created gifts here. I wish you all the very best! Thanks so much Debi!

Elizabeth said...

Oh such a creative group! Each has their own style and beauty. Something for everyone!

Sieberdesigns said...

Great bookmarks, fans and other wonderful creations! just another day of amazing work from amazing artisans!

Debi said...

Thank you ladies! I'm so happy everyone's enjoying this and I appreciate everyone supporting each other too! Thank you ♥