Wednesday, November 12, 2008

ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS.....Day four of the 12 days giveaway!

Congrat's to Tati's Mama winner of the Capture life Necklace!!!
If you're dying to have one for yourself I still have a couple available in my shop ;o)

On the Fourth day of Christmas......Day Four of the 12 days GIVEAWAY!

Meet Kelly of Happyday Studio

Tell us a bit about you and your Family:

I am the youngest of five, three brothers and a sister. The next one up from me is fourteen years older, and my oldest brother has two daughters my own age! I was born on Thanksgiving, and my mother says she named me by watching the Mickey Mouse Club when she was pregnant with me (you know how they would pop up and say their names? One of them was Kelly) ;)I've now been married for five years to my great husband, and we have a three year old son who is just such a funny and amazing kid! I am a stay-at-home mom, and I love to paint and draw when I can find time. We live on an old Christmas tree farm in Townsend, MA with our cat named Slorg, and some really big goldfish.

What do you create and what inspires you?:

I create handpainted greeting cards and art. I am always asked why I don't make prints of my work (because it would be alot easier!), but I absolutely love making each card by hand! I love to see brushstrokes, and pencil lines, and the artist's hand in their work. I now work mainly with watercolor, pencil, and ink.. but I also like acrylics and colored pencil.I am inspired by my son's smile and laughter... toys... the mix of colors in a pile of laundry... nature... You name it! I love anything happy! :)

My Favorite Christmas Memory:

I don't know if this is my favorite memory of Christmas, but I'll never forget it! Last year was the first year my son would really understand Santa and waking up to presents on Christmas morning. I was so excited when Santa dropped off a child size kitchen set at our house *wink wink* and I decided I would set it up and have it ready for my son to see in the morning. I sent my husband to bed, put on "A Christmas Story" and opened the box. I wasn't prepared to see about 1000 or more pieces that had to be punched out, cut, screwed together.. It took me all night (I only cut myself once!) and I watched that movie four and a half times! I didn't even go to bed that night, but to see my son's face in the morning made it all worth it :) I can't wait to help Santa again this year! Hopefully he'll choose something with fewer parts ;)

Thanks Kelly!

The Fourth Goodie for the Grand Prize is....

A 5 pack of Kelly's amazing holiday cards!!!





Here are more examples of her work!! Be sure to visit her etsy shop!







She also does Whimsical Portraits, this is one she did for me of my 6 little munchkins!










Now for today's daily giveaway....well my camera is acting up so I couldn't get a picture of the ring I made for today so One lucky commenter will win a 20 dollar gift card to my store!!! Starting next week I will have lots of stocking stuffer ideas in my shop all for $20 or less :o)

To win the gift card simply leave a comment on this post. The winner will be chosen at random tomorrow at 4:00pm PST and announced tomorrow evening with Day five's feature. Good luck!!!!!! Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for the Fifth Day of Christmas.
I forgot to mention 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 are welcome to enter the daily give away too :o) Thanks again ladies! Good luck to all!
Canela

31 comments:

Rosie and Derek said...

I'm first! That must be good luck, hope I win!
borsky_dre at yahoo dot com

Crystal Adkins said...

YAY I would love to win a gift card to your store I've been eyeing a couple things there and I'm grounded from spending too much money until after the holidays lol! CRYSTAL
crystal72206@yahoo.com

Oh2122 said...

Woo-hoo! Another MA girl!

And I actually know where Townsend is. It's lovely and her work is to!

April said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll win!! :)

Amy said...

those cards are just lovely! a gift card would be lovely too!

Sheila Nielsen Photography said...

OOOH! A gift card would be amazing!!!
The cards are so stinking cute!!!! You must cherish yours!

Jennifer said...

Those cards are so cute! And I would love the win the gift card. Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway.

Andrea said...

Who wouldn't want a gift card. The art work is lovely.

April said...

Count me in!!

Jan said...

Absolutely beautiful!! I love love love these -- I want to win!!
janny_wan@yahoo.com

Emily B said...

I love Kelly's snowman cards, how sweet. Is each one hand-drawn/painted? Wow.
And your stamped jewelery is gorj. I like the Little Sweet Heart too, and the Lucky Charm and Heart Longs for the Sea... and, and!
I hope I win :) I can't wait to see what you come up with for your Christmas stocking stuffers!
ebickell (at) hotmail (dot) com

jenn said...

LOVE the cute cards!

The Killingbecks said...

Those cards are beautiful. Good luck everyone!

mom smith said...

Love the cards, wish we could have seen the ring for today but a gift card is so nice. Thank you

Havefaith said...

Hope I win!!!! This is Fun....Faith

RobinBirdsNest said...

Love your jewelry! Please enter me once again. Thanks!

Jane said...

This is so fun! Thanks for the chance. :)

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

LOVE these Beautiful Cards!! What a idea for a Giveaway ~ a Gift Card to your Etsy Store!!

Bunny Hugs ~

Jayne

catrinaj said...

Darling cards....love the picture of you and your kids....Kelly is so talented...and the gift card is giveaway!

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

I think I may be too late but it's worth a try, lol!
Have a fabulous day!
Julie

The Perfect Trio said...

well, i'll try again....i sure would love to win some dough to help with Christmas shopping this year!!!

Melissa
jakemelissajakea@aol.com

Heidi Zawisza said...

What awesome giveaways you are having!! Love it!

Barley Family said...

Love the designs! :)

p.s. also love my necklace that just arrived in the mail today!! yay!

Rachel said...

I love those cards - thanks for linking!

Would love to win a card to your store :)

Kristen said...

canela -

how do you do it all! How fun ;)

my little buttercup said...

How fun, hope I win, and love meeting the new designers. Great idea!

Heidi said...

I just found your site and it is all amazing. I dont know if I could pick just one thing :)

danielle said...

I would love to win, your items are so beautiful!!

Bunny B said...

This sounds fun!!

Mobileholmes said...

Ok, I'm not first, but came because of Dana(Tutu Monkey)
Happy Holidays!!!

Jorgelina said...

Adorable!!!
Love the designs.