sharing the love

I have the privilege of being a member of several Design Teams {, Ella Publishing, and The Twinery}, each loaded with incredibly talented and crafty ladies. As I was planning out my blog post calendar, I came upon the idea that I needed to share their many talents with you. These ladies are crafting divas...making, producing and designing items that are delightfully unique.

I have been offering this special, which doesn't expire until 12.31.2010, to my Etsy customers and I'm pleased to offer it to my blog readers as well!

buy an 11x14 art print
get a second 11x14 art print for 1/2 off


custom listings and personalized prints are not eligible for this special offer

mention this offer in your message to seller on Etsy 
and I will refund your 50% discount after confirmed payment through PayPal

As you plan your gift-giving lists, I'd like to present a few places for you to browse.
And ooh and aah.
And add items to your cart to purchase.

Ella Publishing is offering up a tremendous line-up of offers this Thanksgiving weekend. If you aren't sure which e-Book bundle to purchase, I'd like to suggest the Design Bundle...I was lucky enough to have a layout included in the e-Book, Double-Page Design and I have to say that I am quite thrilled about it all.

Bundle Up and Save!

Incredible Thanksgiving deals this weekend only.

Bundle up, everyone! It’s cold out there, and Ella has some incredible BUNDLE PACKAGES for sale this weekend—plus a few free eBooks up for grabs. Find details, coupon codes, and links on The Daily Trumpet today!

Design Bundle: $13
Enjoy Ella's NEWEST eBook, Double-Page Design, along with Design Workshop and Stretch Your Sketches for just $13.  (Regularly $17.97)

Photo Bundle: $12
Enjoy 40 Top Tips for Better PhotosPicture Perfect, and Special Effects for Digital Photos for just $12. (Regularly $17.97)

Word Bundle: $11
Buy Journaling That MattersQuick & Creative Quizzes, and Text Tricks for Scrapbookers for just $11. (Regularly $16.97)

Holiday Bonus
Buy any single eBook and get Vintage Hip Christmas Crafts for just $3 more (reguarly $5.99)!

And that's not all, folks! Three random winners will get up to three eBooks for FREE. Click over to The Daily Trumpet for details, links, and coupon codes.

Happy Thanksgiving from Ella!

The Twinery  is having a crazy deal on CYBER MONDAY...they'll be giving 30% OFF EVERY order that comes through from Monday, November 29 from 12am-11:59 pm - ONLY MONDAY!! The code that you need to use at checkout is: CRAZYSALE30. There's even the sampler pack below available, if you can't decide which color is your fave!

Our twine is made from 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker's twine comes in 8 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look. 

Be sure to share deal with your friends, I don't think they've ever offered a discount like this one. And be on the lookout for some really neat baker's twine Christmas ornaments I'll share soon!

Pearenthetical Press is a custom stationery shop specializing in tastefully designed, personalized paper goods for a variety of correspondence needs. Our products include personal stationery, holiday cards, invitations, birth announcements, bookplates, and more. 

All of our stationery is printed on premium, smooth, matte, ultra-thick 110 lb paper using archival pigment inks. 
Pearenthetical Press is owned and operated by twin sisters Karen Glenn and Kimberly Morgan. Each design is our own original and each order is carefully personalized and beautifully printed by us.
You can find our little shop at

Kim Glenn is a Design Team member.

Francine Clouden, another and Ella Publishing Design Team member, has an Etsy shop called Callaloo Soup Designs that I just might have ordered some super cool adhesive chalkboard die cut labels from for myself. She even prepared some chalkboard vinyl in a custom size that I requested. Be watching out soon for what I create with those lovely items.

If you're looking for some shabby chic/vintage cool gift wrapping ideas like the ones pictured above, check out these blog posts from Francine here:

Melissa Kaiserman has just opened her shop, a time for everything, and you won't be disappointed in the craftsmanship or the cuteness factor! She just finished hosting over at this week, sharing awesome downloads for holiday organization, Christmas card templates, gift tags and more. Go check it out here.

Amy Sorensen, writer-extraordinaire and Design Team member, is also a Big Picture Classes instructor. Her newest class, The Gift of Words, is a two-week course and registration is open only until December 1, 2010.

The Gift of Words
If you want to make connections with the important people in your life this holiday season, this class is for you. If you want to spend less money on gifts this year, this class is for you. If you're tired of giving gifts just for the sake of giving — a button-down shirt your brother-in-law might not even like, another knick-knack for your mother's curio cabinet, some fruity lotion your best friend will exchange three days after Christmas because she really likes the vanilla scents better — this class is for you. Give a gift this year that truly tells the recipient "our relationship matters to me."

Rebecca Cooper, also a Design Team member, also happens to be an Ella Publishing e-Book author. She's also authored the book, Real. Life. Scrapbooking.

No time to go page-by-page through your camera’s manual? Never fear! Professional photographer and scrapbooker Rebecca Cooper will show you how to take better everyday pictures in a flash (no pun intended!). With easy-to-follow instructions and tons of images to guide you, you’ll increase your photographic know-how and improve your photography in an afternoon. Composition and lighting tips suitable for photographers of all levels. Technical tips aimed for beginning DSLR or point-and-shoot camera owners.
I know, I know, pretty cool, huh! This e-Book is also part of the Photo Bundle offered by Ella Publishing this weekend only. I already own this book, and here's the link to purchase your own copy:

There are so many delightful items out there to capture your attention, but I hope that you will consider some of the items I've presented to you today. By doing so, you are supporting Moms all across the world...Francine lives in France and Rebecca is currently  living in the Carribean!

I hope to be updating this great roundup with more gift ideas throughout this holiday season.


  1. What a great post Monika - going to have to do a little shopping today :)

  2. awesome post!!! this is a great resource for my weekend (at home!!!) shopping :)

  3. For some reason I only realized now that you are part of the Twinery DT! That's awesome! I am of to check out their site :) Thank you for all the links!


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