Thursday, January 21, 2010

Je t'aime Giveaway

Something interesting is how romantic anything is, once translated to French, hence why I am over here learning the language! With Valentine's Day coming up you will begin hearing and seeing a lot of "I Love You's" "Je T'aime's" and so on, but how about something unique and handmade to give to your sweetie to tell them how you feel? Well darlings, allow me to introduce you to Chrissy Ann Ceramics!

*all photos compliments of Chrissy Ann Ceramics*

Chrissy Ann is based out of Massachusetts and makes the cutest tappa dishes and ring catchers. They are all so great, I wish I could buy them all! But good news for you guys Embellishers! Chrissy has teamed up with Embellished to offer you the chance to win a custom dish for this giveaway! Lets learn a little about Chrissy Ann Ceramics first.

1. What got you started in ceramics?
I got started with clay as a child through an elementary school project, and have been obsessed with it ever since! We were doing hand impressions in clay for Mother's Day. It was a hit with mom, and with me as well! The clay was non hardening, so I would pull it out of mom's keepsake drawer and secretly make things daily before returning it back to the drawer with a slightly larger handprint! Professionally, my second semester of college, I enrolled in a ceramics class and when I mixed up my first five gallon bucket of glaze, I knew that was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life! I then finished my studies in ceramics, and soon after began Chrissy Ann Ceramics!


2. What pushed you to turn your hobby into a business?
After college, I had moved back to my hometown and started renting my own studio. Waiting tables nearly full time, and creating my ceramic sculptures on the side, I decided that I had to start making income through my work. I slowly purchased my own costly equipment thanks to my waitressing gig, which I still have part time. I then began selling my work to local restaurants, consigning at shops, and selling at local festivals during the summertime and holiday season.

3. What is your favorite thing about life now with your shop?
I love being part of Etsy for so many reasons. But mainly, it is really all about the community that makes Etsy what it is. The community of artists is something that many don't have locally in their own neighborhoods, but now you can have that same experience virtually! Etsy sellers generally are super supportive of one another and help each other's shops in so many ways. The buyers are incredible too! The lovely letters I get back from people telling me how they appreciate my elaborate packaging, to the response from a gift recipient makes my day! Etsy attracts such an amazing group of people, it inspires me to work everyday!


4. If you could have any super power what would it be?
I'm not really sure if its a super power.. but I guess it could be. Because I live down the street from the beach, I've grown obsessed with watching birds surf the wind. They are just so lucky to be able to fly and enjoy the world from an amazing perspective. I wouldn't want to be a bird because their feathers sort of creep me out, but I would love to be a super woman of sorts and soar around in the sky!

5. Any extra tidbits?
I would encourage your readers both the artists and the art appreciators to make the time daily to create something for themselves. For simply the enjoyment of being creative. Don't worry about "good art" or "bad art" just create and let go!


"Just create and let go" is right, I couldn't have said it better myself. So here's the 411 on this exclusive giveaway. Above you can see, a sample of Chrissy's Ring Dish... just replace "bliss" with "Je t'aime" and you have your prize!

You can have a max of 4 entries, but remember to get credit for EACH entry you must COMMENT BELOW so that you are counted in the tally via random.org!

1. Visit Chrissy Ann Ceramics and comment below about your fav item
2. Become a follower of The Embellished Life Blog
3. Tweet about this giveaway (be sure to tag @fashiondiva304 so I can check)

Be sure to check out the Chrissy Ann Ceramics Blog, or follow her on Twitter @ChrissyACeramic!! This is a 4 day contest so enter while you can and your sweetie will be so impressed you were so thoughtful!! Giveaway closes Sunday the 24th at Midnight NYC time.

Good luck!

36 comments:

Amber said...

That's adorable! Another fun find from Jessica :)
let's see.. I love the jewelry dishes, and I like the fleur de lis on the tapas dishes.. what else.. I also like the affordable prices!

Amber said...

As always i'm following you on Facebook too..

Amber said...

And of course, following you here in blogland :)

Jessica Stewart said...

Hi Jess! I stumbled upon your blog and this cool giveaway! My favorite piece is the eggplant jewelry holder (not to mention the great prices!).

Jessica Stewart said...

And of course I tweeted this great giveaway from my account at jlstewart1.

Jessica Stewart said...

And now I am also a subscriber of your blog! YAY!

tessa said...

now following!

tessa said...

fan on facebook!

tessa said...

THIS is my favorite! Lotuses are so pretty!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24627781

Emily said...

I love the eggplant jewelry holder!

emily(dot)cibelli(at)gmail(dot)com

Emily said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/anylit/status/8126517811

emily(dot)cibelli(at)gmail(dot)com

Lane Lovegrove said...

Love the small tapas dishes with the candles and the heart bowls.

Erica said...

yumm those strawberries look good

-Erica
http://allaboutitt.blogspot.com/

CathyH said...

Tapas Dish in Pink Passion is lovely! Thanks!
cathyhorner at embarqmail.com

CathyH said...

I follow your blog now..hi!
cathyhorner at embarqmail.com

CathyH said...

facebook fan too :)

cathyhorner at embarqmail.com

k said...

Well I like all her items in her shop, but if I had to pick one, I would pick her Leaf Platter. I would use it all the time - so lovely!

nadia[dot]torrieri[at]gmail[dot]com

k said...

I'm following your blog!

nadia[dot]torrieri[at]gmail[dot]com

k said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/naddie_t/status/8133203622

nadia[dot]torrieri[at]gmail[dot]com

k said...

I'm a facebook fan!

nadia[dot]torrieri[at]gmail[dot]com

(I may have doubled up all my entries...I thought I entered yesterday, but my comments still weren't posted so I entered again just in case! Sorry if I messed things up!)

Elizabeth W said...

The "Pink Love Bowl" caught my eye, IMMEDIATELY!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38874876
Beautiful and elegant looking! This would look wonderful on my dresser.

Elizabeth W
MIMIBUNNY11@aol.com

Elizabeth W said...

Following your blog!!

Elizabeth W
MIMIBUNNY11@aol.com

Elizabeth W said...

Facebook fan.....CHECK!


Elizabeth W
MIMIBUNNY11@aol.com

Aestraea said...

If I can't pick the birdy plate featured here, my favourite would be the 'Eggplant Jewelry Holder'- I love the colour of that plate!

aestraea [at]gmail.com

Aestraea said...

and, I'm now a follower :)

Elizabeth W said...

(my internet got stuck. I don't know if this went through already, so sorry if there is a double)

twittered! I tweeted! I let everyone know about this wonderful giveaway!

Twitter: IMIS19

Elizabeth W
MIMIBUNNY11@aol.com

flossadornments said...

Love your work!

flossadornments said...

I'm following your blog now :)

EcoChicHandKnits said...

Oh my goodness I am so happy that I found this giveaway and am crossing my fingers very tight that I win!!! Especially because I would buy it right now but don't have the budget to. This bowl is absolutely adorable!!! My boyfriend and I just got engaged about 2 weeks ago and this would be the perfect place to keep my engagement ring when I have to *gasp* take it off (for washing dishes, etc.). After peeking around Chrissy Ann's shop this is honestly my favorite item in her shop (I really love the bowl in the picture that says bliss just as much). However the sexy b**** dish just cracks me up and I am going to send my aunt over to the shop because I think its perfect for her and she would love it haha.

Thank you so much for this chance to win!!!
Barbara

ecochichandknits@yahoo.com

EcoChicHandKnits said...

I'm following the embellished life blog now! I can't wait to see what you find next!

Thanks again so much!
Barbara

ecochichandknits@yahoo.com

EcoChicHandKnits said...

I just tweeted about the giveaway @fashiondiva304. Here's the link to my twitter in case though:
http://twitter.com/EcoChicHandKnit

*crossing my fingers tight*

Thanks again!
Barbara

ecochichandknits@yahoo.com

EcoChicHandKnits said...

I'm also very happy to be an embellished Facebook Fan now! Following under Barbara W*******

I've added Chrissy Anns shop as a favorite of mine too on Etsy!

One last time...Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful giveaway!
Barbara

ecochichandknits@yahoo.com

Curtis Collectables :) said...

My fave item is the sexy bitch dish because it would match my makeup bag that says the same thing.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39009165

Curtis Collectables :) said...

I am now a blog follower as well.

Curtis Collectables :) said...

I am also a facebook fan as well now.

Chrissy Ann Ceramics said...

Thank you Jessica for having me on your blog! Thank you for all the feedback readers! :) I'm glad you liked my newest edition to my shop.. my Sexy B**ch Dish~
Cheers, Chrissy Ann

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