Monday, February 22, 2010

Etsy Limelight Giveaway- Blue Plume Studio

I hope you all had a great weekend. We have a fun week planned here with Lillian Ray.

Let's start it by putting a really awesome Etsy store in the Limelight!



Jen of Blue Plume Studio and I were friends in high school and it's so much fun to keep tabs on her Etsy store and website. She is not only an extrememly talented artist, but she is also such a sweet fun person! Let's get to know a little more about Jen straight from her!

1. What inspired you to start Blue Plume Studio?

As an artist for the majority of my life, I have always sought out opportunities to create, to salvage, and to bring beauty to items once forgotten. Whether designing murals, re-purposing materials, or creating an intimate painting, it is my aspiration to share the joy of art with everyone I can. I started Blue Plume Studio with the desire to offer anyone the opportunity to own a creation in which they find memories, peace, or joy. In fact, I named the studio after my own fond memories at the Los Angeles Arboretum as I created art surrounded by the wild Peacocks roaming the grounds.


2. What is your favorite item in the shop?

I am excited about my new Audubon line. These original paintings, prints, and stationary pieces are wonderful not only because they are representations of fun whimsical birds, but also because of the cause: a portion of my sales goes directly to help wildlife in need through the Audubon Society of Portland, OR. These mixed media paintings are comprised of chalk, crayon, acrylic paint and vintage book pages.


3. What kinds of things do you like to do for fun?

I am an avid animal lover. If I am not painting or creating art, then my husband and I are spending time with our two beloved rescue dogs, Toto and Foxy. Toto is a Dachshund- Terrier mix and Foxy is a Cairn- Patterdale Terrier mix. We spend much of the time jogging, going to the dog park, and exploring our new city, Portland, OR.



Jen is generously giving away a sampler set of 12 Audubon stationary cards (worth $30) from her latest painting series. These are INCREDIBLE! This gives the winner the chance to have a great variety of Jen's art for their own use or to share with friends and family!

How to win (each entry needs to be left as a separate comment):

1.Go to Blue Plume Studio and let me know what your favorite item is. Leave it in a comment.

2.Become a follower of my blog and let me know that you did (or already are).

3.Blog and or Tweet about this incredibly talented artist and link the giveaway for one entry each. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

That's 4 possible entries!

This giveaway will end on Thursday, February 25th at 5pm PST. The winner will be announced on Friday and will have until Monday to claim their prize. Be sure to check back to see if you are the winner!

Do you know of a new(ish) or undiscovered store that should be put in the Etsy Limelight? Email me at lillianraydesigns at gmail dot com. :o)

47 comments:

  1. I love the Audubon Series Love Bird card and envelope set!

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  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Canary Trio card! I wish it was a print I could frame!

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  3. Hi Mary-

    I do have prints for $12 already framed! Check it out on etsy @:

    www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41205364

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  4. I love the framed print of the lovebirds - they seem so conspiratorial!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  5. Very nice! We have a raven that nests by my house who I enjoy watching. The nest is pretty cool too. The Audubon Series Raven Card and Envelope Set caught my eye. Thanks!
    crafts[at]oursideofthemountain[dot]com

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  6. I love the Homer Pigeon. Thanks for the giveaway!
    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  7. The Audubon Series Baby Bird Trio Card and Envelope Set is dear to me because I see the baby birds each spring in the nest of our cherry tree...and the flamingo card is awesome too! We recently saw a Bald eagle in our area of Ohio...one of my best days ever!
    This art work is beautiful!

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  8. I love the canaries! What beautiful birds - all of them. It was hard to choose. I also like the flamingo, the peacock, etc. etc.!

    Thanks!

    abstoner at comcast dot net

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  9. I'm now a follower!

    abstoner at comcast dot net

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  10. I like the Hawk Eye Card set. Although everything is beautiful and impressive!

    Amy (artsyrockerchick@aim.com)

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  11. I'm a new follower!

    Amy (artsyrockerchick@aim.com)

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  12. Your smile in the photo is superb!
    I like the Audubon Series Parakeet Trio Card and Envelope Set

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  13. I love Audubon Series Hawk Eye Card and Envelope Set too!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  14. I love birds! My fave is "The Lovebirds"

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  15. Hi,
    I'm following your blog (Lisbonsky)!

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  16. Hi, I blogged about your giveaway!
    http://lisbonsky.com/?page_id=397

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  17. I love the "Santa Fe Song Bird Collage"--beautiful!
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  18. I'm already a follower (june_spirit2628)
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  19. I love Audubon Series Homer Pigeon Card and Envelope Set.

    carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  20. I love The Peacock print!

    judyweicker(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I think the Handstitched accent pillow is really pretty! The design and fabrics used.

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  22. I like the Audubon Framed Print

    lejn05@yahoo.com

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  23. i'm a follower!

    katie
    kateandoli@gmail.com

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  24. the mallard card and envelope set is my favorite item in her shop!!

    katie
    kateandoli@gmail.com

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  25. Loving the Extra large hand stitched pillow. Especially that orange flap one.

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

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  26. I like her bird art. I love birds, and bright colors!
    aschertle at yahoo dot com

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  27. following
    aschertle at yahoo dot com

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  28. Love the Love Birds of Milan Collage

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  29. I love peacocks, so I choose the Audubon Framed Print. So pretty, ambrerose(!at)aol.com

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  30. I really love the Audubon Series Lovebird Card and Envelope Set. The colors and drawing of the birds are beautiful!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41209815

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  31. I follow your blog. :)

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  32. I blogged about your giveaway!

    Here's the link:
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/02/card-set-from-blue-plume-studio.html

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  33. I like Mini hand stitched pillow trio.
    Thanks for this chance.
    hugs

    ale84.vercelli at hotmail dot it

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  34. I'm a new follower.
    ale84.vercelli at hotmail dot it

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  35. I tweet:
    http://twitter.com/dakha/status/9573605259

    ale84.vercelli at hotmail dot it

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  36. I blogged:
    http://giveawaymania.blogspot.com/2010/02/lillian-ray-giveaway.html

    ale84.vercelli at hotmail dot it

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  37. I like the baby bird trio card & envelope set
    ejxd95@gmail.com

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  38. I like the leaning lovebirds
    greenpating@gmail.com

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  39. i'm a new follower of your blog
    greenpating@gmail.com

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  40. tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/MamaWillz/status/9630735595

    greenpating@gmail.com

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  41. blogpost: http://iamwillz.blogspot.com/2010/02/lilian-ray-and-blue-plume-studio-is.html

    greenpating@gmail.com

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  42. I love the hand stitched pillows and the Peacock print

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