Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Earn your Price

I have decided to offer some great little discounts in exchange for some simple gifts

Earn Discounts:
5% for commenting on my blog or face book page
10% off for Hearting a print or my shop
15% for adding me to your Treasury
25% for blogging about my shop or print
30% for sponsoring a blog giveaway

If you have done any of these things and would like a discount code let me know.  I am really excited about this especially since my sales have gone up a lot in the last couple of weeks.  These do not have expiration dates so you them at any time.  They can only be used with a print order all other specialty items are excluded.

Here are a few of the prints recently purchased in my shop. Feel free to add to the list.

Friday, July 8, 2011

June’s Joy of Winning Giveaway Part 2 (ok really July)


*Giveaway is Closed*

We have our Winner selected. Please check back for more chances to win


I’m a little behind but this one is a great giveaway.  You will have the chance to win a gift certificate valued at $200!! How cool is that!! Not only that but you will have the chance to win a 4x6 print from yours truly!  I know I know you can hardly contain your joy and excitement.  But before we can get to the entering let me tell you a little bit about my fellow Etsy artist, who as you see below, makes beautiful jewelry.

Artist #1

Artisan Jewelry Studio










How did you get your start making your stunning jewelry?

I started making jewelry many years ago when I could not find interesting earrings for my un-pierced ears. As I gained experience in working with jeweler’s tools and became knowledgeable about gemstones and art glass beads I progressed to necklaces. From time to time strangers would stop me and offer to buy my necklaces on the spot. When this happened twice in one week, I decided to follow my muse.

Where and how do you come up with your designs?

All of my necklaces are original creations. I design the piece, and then execute that design in my studio, using carefully selected gemstones that have impressed me with their ability to dance with light. Some pieces include lampwork or hand-blown art glass beads that exhibit the visual vibrancy of a precious stone. Many of my pieces contain my own hand-wrought findings and clasps.

Do you do custom pieces?

Custom requests are welcome.

Other places to find this Artist

What you can win: If chosen you will win a $200 gift certificate good towards any item in her store!


Artist #2

ME <3  Rae of Light Photography

    What you could win: (2) 4x6 prints of your choice


    Mandatory entries:

    Simply visit all both Etsy shops and tell me in separate comments which item you like the most!  (Two easy entries!!) and you must follow my blog for entries to count.


    Bonus entries:

  • Heart an Etsy shop of your choice; (one entry per heart so 2 entries possible)   See above for links

  • Visit my posted Facebook page, hit that like button and leave a message saying hello

  • Tweet the following "I hope 2 win at Attempts at Being Artistic. 4 ur chance 2 win go 2"

  • Donate to Joplin Relief efforts through my church (2 entries)

  • Comment on any of my past blog entries

IMPORTANT! Don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post and tell me which of the above you have done! Leave a separate comment for each entry, so at least one comment for mandatory entry and then a comment for every extra entry. Also, please leave a link to your blog, tweet etc. Remember also to leave your e-mail address so that I can contact you in case you win (you can put your e-mail in a form like this: "merryroseberry(at) " if you prefer). You can not be entered if you don't post below!! The giveaway ends in July 18th at 12:00 am (cst).  The winner(s) will be notified by email in about two days time and will also have their name posted on this page so others may know that the winner(s) have been chosen. Since you are receiving a third party's artwork I will be passing along information so that you can arrange for shipment. Some items may come from other countries so they may not arrive in as timely a fashion as they would if in the US.


Thanks everyone and Good luck!!


I'll have a new prize about every two weeks so always check back.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July Already?

Man where has the time gone. I heard about this phenomenon, where time speeds up when you get older, but I didn’t think it was true.  Wow! Well I’m back from a short vacay away from my blog but in that time I got a few more photos back from my travels among the city.  I’m still amazed at the love and concern we get from around the world and because of that, not a day goes by that something else is being rebuilt or cleaned up at record speed. 

I also wanted to let you know to keep at eye out for another giveaway tomorrow.  I know you all have been checking back and I have let you down a bit by waiting but I wanted to make it as good giveaway as possible, worthy of all my wonderful followers. 

Speaking of great followers I would love to hear what kind of items you would love to win. Are there some Etsy sellers you would are curious to learn more about or maybe you would be interested in joining in on  the fun.  I had several sellers receive some of their first customers from this very venture.  Just email me at .

Here are some of the photos I was hinting to before.  I will say I am starting to fall in love with what black and white film can add to an already surreal atmosphere.

Christian Science building




The entrance to a local christian scientist church. (side note: the door seen open in the top right of the frame was blowing back and forth, it added a very eeire element)








St. MaryMy take on the St. Mary’s Cross


Something about stairs now going to no where intried me

What a local artist has been doing with the fallen trees around the high school

A house we saw while walking around.  On the foundation’s brick it says “Sam’s Place” We met same and his wife while there.  The flag is hiding it but there’s a white picnic tent behind it that Sam’s brother had been sleeping under at night to protect  what’s left of his brother’s belongings.

If you would like to purchase any of the photos shown please contact me. I will not be putting these on Etsy for obvious reasons but want to give people the chance to never forget.

Finally as to not fully end on a sad note here are a couple of photos I took at my cousin’s wedding a couple of weeks ago.

Check back tomorrow for my latest giveaway : )

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