Monday, November 29, 2010

ON the First Day of Christmas.... Day one meet

Day one of the 12 Days of Christmas giveaway Meet my dear sweet friend Tracy!

Tracy is the creative mind (and hands) behind Little Cotto and Creme De La Gems

She makes the most AMAZING polymer creations that she sells in her new shop Little Cotto, and beautiful hand stamped silver jewelry as well in Creme De La Gems!

Get to know Tracy better...



Tell us a bit about you!

♥I'm Tracy and I love hearts, Swedish fish, doodling & the color pink.
♥ I love my lyric baritone husband, who I believe will be on Broadway one day :P.
♥ I love my two boys: Justin the computer gamer wiz, and Aidan the amazing artist.
♥ I love my step daughter Taylor the beautiful journalist.
♥ I believe housework is overrated.
♥ I love coffee with hazelnut creamer.
♥ I live a constant battle with grammar (maybe my step daughter can help me with it ;).
♥ I love ben & jerrys ice cream {brownie batter & cinnamon roll; together}
♥ I have a passion for art & design.
♥ My favorite artists are John William Waterhouse, and Van Gough.
♥ Music I enjoy: classical, show tunes, music from the 70's (my current favorite: "Brand New Key" by Melanie).
♥ I'm a retired Disney dancer.
♥ My DH & I operate a non-profit children's theatre.
♥ I create stamped jewelry and polymer clay goodies.

How did you get started Crafting?

I started crafting when my sister said to me: "You need to make polymer clay beads" so I did.

What is your Favorite Medium to work with?

Polymer clay & paper crafts.

What is your biggest goal for 2011?

I wish I could say that my biggest goal is to maybe increase my blog following, or go on a vacation with my family somewhere far, far away, but what I really want is to provide my family with a comfortable income and health insurance. These past 3 years have been a huge struggle for my family...and to be honest, I'm tired of it! As many Americans are as well.

Please share a favorite Christmas memory.

I have so many wonderful memories. I was raised in Northern California, where it snowed almost every Christmas, but there was one Christmas Eve I recall my sister, neighbors and I had spent hours out in the cold crisp evening, looking up into the starry sky, in search for Rudolphs' nose. Not sure if we ever did see Rudolphs' nose, but what we did see were quite a few blinking red lights passing by ;)

Check out some of Tracy's Amazing polymer work! These little Mustache pins are too cute for words!


Just in time for the new Disney Film Princess Rupunzel



That Fancy little Gal...

And what little Princess wouldn't LOVE this!!!



And my personal FAVORITE!!!! This adorable Nativity set!


Tracy is most generous to offer a Nativity set to one lucky winner!!!!


In addition to winning Tracy's adorable Nativity set...
you can win this necklace with your choice of initial!!!



Now how can you win these lovely prizes?

You will receive one entry per each of the following.
~leave a comment sharing your favorite item in the Tracy's shop
~leave a comment sharing your favorite item from my shop
~facebook about the giveaway with a link for others to find it
~Blog about the giveaway for others to find it
~add my button to your blog
~Become a Fan of Creme De La Gems on Facebook
~Become a Fan of Cinnamon*Sticks on Facebook

Be sure to leave one comment per entry. Lots of chances to win!!
Winner will be announced tomorrow before day 2 starts!
xoxo
Canela

89 comments:

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice said...

I love ztracys stuff! Jewelry and clay pieces alike! Right now I adore that nativity set because it's that time of year but I just love love love the princesses!!!

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice said...

I LOVE the stirling bangle trio!!! And I love the vintage pmc letter.

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice said...

I fb it

Dixon Family said...

Love the rustic beach necklace

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice said...

fan of creme de la jems on fb

Dixon Family said...

I love your rustic garden necklace. It just makes me happy!

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice said...

fan of cinnimon sticks on fb

Dixon Family said...

I am a new fan of Creme De La Gems on Facebook

Dixon Family said...

I am a new fan of Cinnamon*Sticks on Facebook

Dixon Family said...

Blogged about the giveaway:
http://bugger-dixonline.blogspot.com/

Dixon Family said...

Added your button here:
http://bugger-dixonline.blogspot.com/

Lori said...

faith ... handstamped Bible Verse Matt 19.26 ... sterling silver inspirational necklace
This is my favorite!!!! I so hope I win!!!

Monica said...

Button added

Monica said...

facebook fan of cinnamon sticks :)

Lori said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE...
to the moon and back!!!!
Thank you for the give-a-ways!!

Lori said...

I am a FAN on FB of you!!

Lori said...

fan of creme de la jems on fb

Jensamom23 said...

I like the Princess Necklas for my youngest very much. Cute shop!

Jensamom23 said...

I am a fan of yours on Facebook.

Jensamom23 said...

I adore these initial charms of yours as well as your worry ring.

The Killingbecks said...

I love Tracy's love you forever necklace and the heart drop.

The Killingbecks said...

I love your My Anchor necklace. My husband is in the Navy and it just sums it all up.

The Killingbecks said...

I linked on FB

The Killingbecks said...

I have the button on my blog.

The Killingbecks said...

I am a fan on FB of cinnamonsticks

The Killingbecks said...

Fan of Creme De La Gems on facebook

The Deming Four said...

I love the personalized stacking rings with heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Although I love all of your jewelry!

The Deming Four said...

On tracy's shop - I love the "many to love ...handstamped mothers necklace" but from her polymer shop I love the cupcake charm necklace! so cute!

The Deming Four said...

I am a fan of your facebook page!

The Deming Four said...

I became a fan of Creme de la Gems Boutique Jewelry's facebook too!

Courtney said...

I like Tracy's Way-Truth-Life necklace, but those clay charms are simply too cute for words!

Courtney said...

I have your button on my blog -
courtneycash.wordpress.com

Courtney said...

Became a fb friend of creme de la gems

Courtney said...

Been looking often at your rimmed initial charm - probably making an order soon. ;-)

Courtney said...

I am a cinnamon sticks fan on fb

Shelley said...

I love Tracy's shop! My fave right now is the by the sea...handstamped beach necklace. So cute!
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Shelley said...

And I love your shop! My fave item is Family links....hand stamped and forged fine silver family bracelet. LOVE it!
shelpowl(at)telus(dot)net

TinyPumpkin said...

Love the gem drop necklaces! the colors are great.

Shelley said...

I like Creme de la Gems on facebook!
shelpowl(at)telus(dot)net

TinyPumpkin said...

the rings are my favorite on Cinnamon sticks site...just trying to decide what to have put on one!

Shelley said...

I like Cinnamon Sticks on facebook!
shelpowl(at)telus(dot)net

Polish'd Cindy said...

Yay! I love you 12 Days giveaway!
My favorite from your shop is...
my cup over flows.... hand stamped cupped sterling silver family necklace

Polish'd Cindy said...

I 'liked' cinnamon sticks facebook page

Polish'd Cindy said...

I 'liked' Tracys shop on facebook

Matt, Kelly & the boys said...

Everything is so beautiful, I think my fav from Tracy's shop is the Organic Oval Mother's bracelet

Polish'd Cindy said...

I love Tracy's love you forever... handstamped mothers necklace

Matt, Kelly & the boys said...

Practically impossible to choose my fav, but I think tonight I will go with the open heart eternity necklace

Matt, Kelly & the boys said...

fan of creme de la gems on facebook

Matt, Kelly & the boys said...

fan of cinnamon stix on facebook

Olivia said...

In her creme de la gems shop my favorite piece is the many to love! I *heart* the pearl. My absolute favorite things of hers are the polymer clay pieces! LOVE LOVE the nativity!!!

Olivia said...

Definitely the capture life necklace from your shop!! I'm a photog and I think that would be such a fun piece to own!

Olivia said...

A fan of creme de la gems!

Olivia said...

A fan of cinnamon*sticks design!

Mormishmom said...

Oh - my favorite is the Nativity! So darling!

Mormishmom said...

I love your morning mist ring.

Mormishmom said...

I'm a fan of Creme on FB.

Mormishmom said...

I'm your fan on FB.

Jennifer (mom of four) said...

I am a fan on Facebook!

Jennifer (mom of four) said...

I Love the stacking rings!!!

Chris said...

My heart seriously skipped a beat when I saw that vintage initial necklace -- so gorgeous!!! I also love the vintage romance necklace... :o)
d_vanderstoep(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chris said...

And as for Tracy's insane talent, I still love her layered duet... I am determined to win it one day! :o)
d_vanderstoep(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chris said...

I am a fan of creme de la gems on FB
d_vanderstoep(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chris said...

I am a fan of cinnamon sticks on FB too! :o)
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Blanca said...

I'm a happy fan of creme de la jems on fb!

Thanks!

blancacarlson@live.com

Blanca said...

I'm a happy fb fan of cinnamon*sticks designs!

Thanks!

blancacarlson@live.com

Blanca said...

I love creme de la gems tiny names necklace and the princess clay necklace!

Thanks!

blancacarlson@live.com

Blanca said...

I love your momma's nest necklace!

Thanks!

blancacarlson@live.com

Stacy said...

I became a fan of cinnamon sticks on FB!

Stacy said...

I love the creme de la jems pinkalicious necklace!

Stacy said...

I love the eclectic family necklace on cinnamon sticks!

Stacy said...

I am a fan of creme de la jems!

Val said...

I love, love your new "blessings" bracelet. And yes, I adore the nativity set that tracy has in her shop!! I have posted your blog site on my site! Check it out!

Laurie said...

Love the piggyback from Tracy's shop!

Laurie said...

I have always liked your stack rings! My daughter does too! :)

Jenna said...

i love the expectant mommy necklace!

Jenna said...

i love the love birds necklace!

Jenna said...

i have your button!

Jenna said...

Fan of Cinnamon Sticks on FB

Rachel said...

Love the Momma's critters piece. Beautiful work Tracy

Rachel said...

Love your work, Canela.

My new favorite is my cup runneth over piece.

Scrapjoy said...

I love learn.live.hope on Tracy's site!!! Great stuff!

Scrapjoy said...

Canela - one of my favs of yours is gone...maybe my hubby bought it! It is your camera stamp - love it!!!

Scrapjoy said...

I became a follower on Facebook a week or so ago -- love having another place to see you!! :)

chesam said...

i became a fan of creme de la gems on facebook

chesam said...

i am also a fan of cinnamon sticks on facebook

chesam said...

i LOVE the princess necklace-my 6 year old niece would be in heaven.

chesam said...

I love your little rectangles necklace!

Stacey said...

I would love a Clay necklace for my daughter from Tracy's shop!

The Lazy Mom
www.imalazymom.com

Stacey said...

I follow Creme De La Gems on Facebook.

The Lazy Mom
www.imalazymom.com