Sunday, November 23, 2008

On the Eleventh day of Christmas...Day 11 of the 12 days of Christmas Giveaway!

ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS.......

day ELEVEN of the 12 days of Christmas giveaway!

It's almost time!!!
For all of those who are just finding this little giveaway for the first time here is a quick review of what it is all about....

Each day I have introduced a new item, many made by very talented artists, and a few by my self. After all 12 items have been revealed then the on the designated post you can leave a comment for a chance to win all 12 items! As each item is revealed there is a small daily giveaway.


Scroll down to see what has been added in to the grand prize for to day, and peek at the bottom for today's daily giveaway.



Meet Tracy of Creme De La Gems!


Tell us a bit about yourself
Do I have to? LOL!

I am Tracy, a blessed mother of two sweet sons, Justin (17) and Aidan (6) and I am a step mother to our social college student, Taylor (19).

I grew up in Northern California and began dancing at the age of 7. My life was spent for the most part in a dance studio. Aside from dancing, I dabbled in photography, art, sewing and etched glass. At the age of 19, I moved down to Southern California to pursue a dancing career. I wanted to be a 'Fly Girl' on 'In Living Color." Remember that show? Oh, how fun would that have been? But God had other plans for me. I did not end up auditioning until a few years later (Enter: Disneyland - The Happiest Place On Earth).

When I was a young girl, I would tell my Father that when I grew up, I would marry an Opera singer. My dreams became reality when I married Dirk, a lyric baritone! Although he is as gifted as one might think as an Opera singer, he chose a different path and that is Musical Theater. Right now, he is playing 'Phantom' at a Southern California Dinner Theater. Dirk and I met at Disneyland, where else? :)

As far as my Jewelry, I began working with polymer clay just about 3 years ago (approx). My sister taught me the basics and the rest is history. Our Aunt Jana was a polymer clay artist, our Mother was a gifted sketch artist and seamstress and our Father was an Architect and sketch artist. Art is all in the genes.

We like spending our down time at Lego-land, Sea-World or the San Diego Wild Animal Park, or we go watch Daddy in his show. Since I am a swing in the show, I get to be on stage and have a good time too, that's always fun even though I can't sing a note (I lip sink "watermelon, watermelon," kwim?), lol! My favorite part is hearing Aidan's little giggle out in the audience.

What do you create and what inspires you?

I create polymer clay beads and pendants for children's boutique jewelry.
There is so much that inspires me, but because I have a demand for my colorful, whimsical creations and matches, I can't always create what I truly inspires me. I am very much inspired by gemstones, Thai silver and stamped artisan styles that are petite with a touch of romance. Who knows? Maybe one day I will create a line of jewelry incorporating those inspirations.

Share a favorite Christmas memory

Every Christmas was very special in our home. One special moment that I recall, is seeing Rudolph's Nose up high in the dark starry sky, when I was about 6 or 7 years old. Ask me if his nose was blinking?

I wish you Canela, and all of your readers a very special Christmas, and to remember The Birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.


Thanks Tracy!!!



The eleventh goodie for the grand prize is this adorable necklace!!



Here are some of Tracy other fabulous designs! Each of her Polymer pieces are truly a Work of art! It is amazing the detail she can get on to such a tiny sculpture! Be sure to stop by her brand new website on Friday after Thanksgiving for a Black Friday sale!













Today's daily Giveaway Prize is this lovely Fresh Water Pearl and sterling silver ring! I will be happy to custom size it for the winner. It can be sized for an adult or child!
The winner of the ring will be announce tomorrow along with the final day of the 12 days which means....
The Tuesday will start the Official contest for the Grand Prize!!!!!!!!!!! Don't miss out!!!

Congratulations to The Barley Family who won the Custom designed Gem stone hoops!!! Send me an e-mail to talk details :o)
(to all my other daily winners that have e-mailed me, your prizes are heading on their way out to you Monday morning! Thanks for entering and enjoy!)
Canela



33 comments:

rayraygirls said...

beautiful!

TUTU Monkey said...

ohhhhh so pretty!!

Happy Sunday!!

Alliegatorfables said...

Love it!

susan said...

Tracy's jewelry is every little girls dream. Love the ring!

Rosie and Derek said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!
borsky_dre at yahoo dot com

Heidi said...

What cute stuff she has! And the ring is so pretty.

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

LOVE Tracy's designs ~ they're adorable!! Can't wait until Friday for the sale on her website.

AND ~ Canela ~ that ring is GORGEOUS ~ it's so elegant!!

Bunny Hugs ~

Jayne

The Killingbecks said...

Great stuff!!

April said...

Gorgeous...please count me in...again!! A girl can't have too much jewelry, right?

Jennifer said...

So fun - Tracy's jewelry and the ring!

Nicole said...

Lovely!!!

Bunny B said...

Gorgeous!! I love it!
bunnybx at gmail . com

Ali, Ryan and Rayna said...

wow! very pretty ring! Such a cool collage of items for the grand prize, too!

heather said...

I think you designed this just for me. It is just beautiful! I'm now highly addicted to your blog and your designs!

Nikki said...

Gorgeous!

Laura said...

That's a very lovely ring. Thank you for the opportunity.

Crystal Adkins said...

This is the best! Ahem.. I'm a sz 7 :) wink wink

Betty said...

Cute necklace! The ring is absolutely beautiful! Very elegant! Thanks!

kerismith said...

pretty ring and the necklaces are darling!

Havefaith said...

Finally found you again!!! Beautiful!!! The Winner here :):) Faith

TG said...

HOW SWEET! My girls would go nuts.

Suzy said...

Very cute! And I love the ring you're giving away. It looks like one my mother used to wear - she had really great taste in jewelry!

ButterflyGem said...

So beautiful ..... and Tracy NICE WORK! Huge hugs
ALicia

catrinaj said...

Fabulous!!! Very cute things!!!

gina said...

What super cool beaded jewlery- and that ring is just beautiful!

Andrea said...

I've seen the polymer clay as figurines but never used in jewelry. I love it. The pieces shown are so sweet.

Carrie's Minnesota-nICE said...

I just found your blog (through the inspired room). I wish I had found it before now! What a super idea for a giveway! All of the items that you featured are really lovely.

mom smith said...

Love it....just adorable.

Oh2122 said...

Oh my goodness, they're all so cute!

maggie said...

I love the ring. This is such a great giveaway!

~love said...

wow...i was coming here to thank you for all your sweet comments and support, (thank you!) how fun to find these awesome giveaways. you've been busy!! looking forward to browsing more, as i'm loving finding all of these hand-crafted gifts for christmas!
thank you!

Havefaith said...

Beautiful................The Winner hopefully Faith

Cinnamon*Sticks Boutique said...

Thank you so much for everyone's sweet comments! :o)

I am about to post the winner for the ring and reveal the final goodie for the grand prize!!!!

Canela