Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Day 8 of the 12 days of Christmas giveaway!!!!!!


day eight of the 12 days of Christmas giveaway ,

Meet Gioncarla of Art of the Craft Studios...

Tell us a bit about you and your Family:

I am married to my best friend who is also a very artistic soul but works so hard at his day job so that I can stay home with the kids and I am so grateful for that! I am homeschooling 3 of my 4 children just for this year and am enjoying it! Next year if all goes as planned I will have all 4 of my kids in school! Not sure what I will do! LOL

What do you create and what inspires you?
I love making small things, for instance children's jewelry and the shadowbox pendants. Something about them tickle my inner child and remind me how I once thought anything was possible, like the existence of fairies! I remember being so sure that they were out there somewhere! Which in turn inspires other thoughts and feelings from childhood, that I also find in my own children now and we can connect that way too. So anything that I create seems to get my kids and I talking and connecting which just stimulates the creation process again and again.

Share A favorite Christmas Memory?

1985 I was 7 years old and we drove back to Michigan from California in 2 days! Once we got there we started on the whirlwind of visits to the tons of relatives there in the 3 days my dad had leave from the Army. My sister and I were so spoiled and fussed over on that trip it was great, being that we were the first in the family to leave the family unit there in Michigan, we felt like we were sorely missed. We had tons of presents and dinner at my grandmas was fit for a king! She got out the huge leaf and fit all 17 adults at the table and the kids table was just me, my sister and my cousin (we were the only kids back then). Looking back I think it was rather amazing to have presents stacked to the ceiling just for us 3 kids! We waited till midnight on Christmas eve and then opened presents till we passed out! LOL That night was so fun because we were all together and everyone was so happy there even was a silly video being made by my uncles doing fake infomercials trying to sell my Grandmas strange collection of things like her ceramic elephants and fiber optic fountains and crochet poodles. (She's a bit eccentric) I still laugh at that! Then the night was was topped off by My grandpa unveiling an exercise bike for my grandma that she didn’t have a clue he had gotten her and she was so surprised that she started to cry and then he cried and so we all cried! Packed to our necks with presents we drove back to Cali on the day after Christmas and cried all the way to Nebraska! LOL But looking back my sister and I still remember that as the best Christmas ever

Thanks Gioncarla!

The Eighth Goodie for the grand prize is.....

This adorable shadow box necklace!

Gioncarla is a gal of many Hats! Checkout all of her fabulous designs in her etsy shop and on her Website.

Today's daily prize is these beautiful sterling and Czech glass earrings!
To win these earrings, simply leave a comment on this post.
The winner will be chosen at random and announced tomorrow morning with the feature for day 9.
Good luck!!!!!!
Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for the Ninth Day of Christmas.
You can enter even if you don't have a blog account, just send me an e-mail with "giveaway entry" in the title.
Also any of my featured artists and previous winners are welcome to enter the daily give away too :o)
Thanks again ladies!
Good luck to all!
Congratulations to Robin's Bird Nest who won the Queen Bee Necklace!


TUTU Monkey said...

ooooo so lovely!!

The Killingbecks said...

Where did you find all these crafty ladies? Amazing!

Jan said...

Beautiful. I love these - -just the perfect size!

Heidi said...

Oh I would love these earings! Such talanted ladies you have here! Thanks so much for finding them for me!

April said...

As always, count me in, again...I love them all!!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful earrings!

The Perfect Trio said...

i was thinking the same thing...where did all these crafty ladies come from???

Erin said...

Cute earrings! And the other ladies all have cute stuff too!!

Rosie and Derek said...

Beautiful! Hope I win one of these days...
borsky_dre at yahoo dot com

RobinBirdsNest said...

I am soooooo happy I won this necklace! Thank you so much! I e-mailed you back with my address. Hope you got it.