Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Day of the Dead Challenge...

Here's our entry for this month's PCAGOE monthly challenge.

The theme being Day of the Dead, we decided to created this bonita little candle votive skull. Perfect for taking out to the graveyard whilst visiting with loved ones since passed .

To vote for your favorite entry, visit www.pcagoe.com
between October 1 and 3.

Congratulations to September's Winner....

This month, in honor of the Fall Season, we decided to draw the names from a pumpkin!
Congratulations to Vanessa in Austin Texas for being this month's lucky winner!! She will receive this beautiful OOAK necklace designed and handcrafted by Lynda of Diva Designs.

Thanks everyone for participating! Be sure to come right back in October as we will be featuring a fabulously fun Owl Ornament by Alissa Plant of Diva Dea

It's voting time....

Click on the picture above to go place your vote for a chance to win the prize package!
Voting takes place now through Friday 10/3/08 so don't delay and GOOD LUCK!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

September Blog Carnival - Halloween Party

Fall is one of our favorite times of the year. Not only because the weather cools off, which is a big deal when you live in the desert...lol, but because we love Halloween!

Last year Kathy and I let our boys have a Halloween costume party to celebrate their last year in Elementary school so each one invited a hand full of their friends from school. We really wanted the party to be extra special so we combined all of our decorations and went all out on decorating my house up. Oh the fun we had decorating! Our boys decorated the back yard to look like a graveyard. We just love watching them get creative.

The kids were thrilled with all the decorations, games, prizes and treat bags. Of course, we dressed up for the occasion as well, in our witchy wear. The kids thought that was really cool. I took a picture of each kid in their costumes and for the "thank you" cards we put their photo on the outside of it, something to remember their time at the party.

We had so much fun, we've decided to make it an annual "Halloween Bash", but this year we're also planning one for us big kids!

Well my pretty ones, I gotta go whip up another batch of Deadly Nightshade...

...Happy Haunting!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Shops we visited this week...that we think you'll love!

These gorgeous flowers are just a two of many examples of polymer clay artist, Zuda Gay 's amazing work! You know when your looking at a Zuda Gay flower because she has a very distinct style which is always eye catching and her color combination's are a joy to behold! She has fairy doors too! You want to see these!

Here's another shop we think you'll love...Pollyhyper. We love it because she specializes in image transfers on polymer clay...like us! Her style is quite unique though and we are particularly enamored with her silhouette pendants. But that's not all she does, she has many more artistic offerings in her shop so check it out.

And last, but certainly not least, we offer up for your viewing pleasure, the cutest little creations, quite possibly ever, by Itty Bitties for You Never before have robots been so adorable! The toga just kills me! There are a many themed bots to choose from and now she's created a whimically wonderful series of "Hooligans" that you'll want to see for yourself.

Till next time, this is Carrie and Kathy reminding you to buy handmade! Ciao!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Our newest shop!

We are very pleased to announce the opening of our latest Etsy store,
The Clay Shoppe.
Here you will find clay artist supplies like beautiful handmade molds for Polymer Clay and PMC (Precious Metal Clay) as well as an assortment of colorful Polymer clays.

Coming later this month, we will also carry powdered pigments, alcohol inks and carving tools. After that we will be adding PMC, PMC supplies, blades, brushes, sanders, clay ovens, pasta machines, paints, stains, stamps and whatever else we can think of.

If you have suggestions for items you'd like to see in the shop please let us know here in the comments or email us at ametista_etsy@live.com . We'd love to hear from you!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Enter to WIN our Free Monthly Drawing...

Enter to win this beautiful OOAK necklace designed and handcrafted by Lynda of Diva Designs.

The necklace features a polymer clay pendant which in delicious shades of cream, light and dark blue green turquoise and chocolate. She's enhanced the pendant with "orphan" turquoise rondelles...gorgeous! Also featured are white turquoise, green Kingman turquoise, both of which have a gorgeous brown matrix; cream colored faceted Czech glass beads finished with a coffee brown mottled Picasso finish; silver plated drum beads and dreamy coffee marbled jasper barrel beads, finished with a sterling silver plate bail and clasp.

Here's what you need to do to enter:
1. Click here to visit her shop SCDiva.
2. Once there, pick out your favorite item in her shop.....When your finished, exit her shop and you'll return to this blog.
3. Come back to this post and post a comment telling everyone what you liked about it the item you picked. (See "Comment" button below.)
4. PLEASE be sure to leave your contact information, either your email address or Etsy shop if you have one, so we can reach you if you win! The winner will be contacted on August 30th. If after a week we haven't heard from that winner, we'll pick another winner.
5. We will draw the winner's name on the last day of the month, 9/30/08 after 5pm/pst.

Please note:
This month's featured artist ships within the US only, so this contest is restricted to the US including Alaska and Hawaii.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Congratulations to the Winners...

... of the PCAGOE Monthly Challenge for September.

First prize this month goes to this textured box by Marcia Palmer. Congratulations on this terrific demonstration of polymer clay texture!

Second place goes to SCDiva’s beautiful brooch. Our featured artist for this month's free drawing no less!

And third place this month goes to beadworx for her colorful textured inro.

Thanks to all the entrants and voters.

Here are a few voter comments about our winning entries:

All the entries are beautiful, but the difficulty and detail of this box are great! They definitely got the theme down!

Absolutely gorgeous, elaborate box. I love it.

I like the simplicity of the piece, the way the marbeling in the turquoise flows with the motion in the texture of the ebony making them seem echoes of each other and that the texturing of the ebony makes me “feel” it when I look at the photo. I’d love to see and feel this piece in person!

Black and Turquoise are a favorite!

And speaking of voters, our two prize winners, chosen by random number generator, are critrcrazy and Kathy Beasley. Congratulations! We know you will enjoy these beautiful, handmade polymer clay prizes.

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Next month’s challenge theme is Day of the Dead. Don’t miss PCAGOE’s creepy October entries.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Featuring EtsyBlogger's Artist of the Month

September's artist of the month is....Joey and Aleethea. She is a busy mother of 3....and still has time to make some really incredible clothing for babies and toddlers. In her shop you will find onsies with her signature "monster" on them and other designs. She takes custom orders for her bibs and binky bibs. Also you will find specially made scarves to match with your baby as well.

You will be amazed of all the different items you can find in her wonderful shop. So please take the time and check out joeyandaleethea.etsy.com for your special baby/toddler purchase.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Check out these amazing entries...

It's that time again! Time to see what new and exciting creations are happening at PCAGOE. The theme for the September Challenge at pcagoe is Textures.

Visit the website to vote for your favorite entry. All voters will be entered in a random drawing for a chance to win prize!Yeah!


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