Albie Designs: GIVEAWAY!

Art prints from Etsy that you can put in any room in your casa are clearly my jam. I mean, I have a problem. I have been Etsy stalking these prints for a good year, but haven't been able to convince LB that I should be able to spend $30 on one that I don't have a set place for. (Damn his logic I tell ya!). So instead, the lovely Kimberly is GIVING one of these away to you lucky readers. What a great Christmas gift for yourself your house, a friend, a momma, or that perfect spot right above your desk where this Denver one would look amazing! Cough. Cough. DV-01#4 den-01#4

Since I am a nosy Nancy, I asked Kim to share a little bit about her business with us all. She kindly obliged.

Tired of the corporate rat race in 2011, I decided to take my passion for illustration and try to make a career out of it. I started with a few city illustrations, assorted paper goods, and a line of graphic tee's for children. However, after reaching out to a few of my favorite bloggers I was quick to learn that my city prints were the "hot" item.  Given their feedback, I decided to grow that collection over the past few years. My shop now has over 20 domestic and abroad cities. Also, I do have a few other collections including a line of graphic prints for the "food lovers", as well as some prints from  original watercolors. I am always creating new work, including adding new city illustrations. I hope to some day have more original paintings, as that is my first love. For now though, I will just keep drawing cities.


Oh look! San Diego! SD-01#2

And Austin, Texas!




Kimberly currently offers the following cities:

  • Denver
  • San Diego
  • Austin
  • Paris
  • Venice
  • Autzen Stadium (the hallowed ground for the DUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
  • Nashville
  • Florence
  • Chicago
  • Richmond, VA
  • Cincinnati
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Minneapolis
  • Charlotte
  • Milwaukee
  • Tokyo
  • Bend, OR
  • St. Paul, MN
  • Cinque Terre, Italy
  • Manhattan
  • Phoenix
  • Crissy Field, San Fran
  • London
  • Madison
  • St. Louis
  • Houston
  • Dallas
  • Los Angeles
  • New Orleans
  • Seattle
  • Eugene
  • Portland
  • Philadelphia
  • Atlanta
  • San Fran
  • Florence, Italy
  • Burges, Belgium
  • Sydney, Australia

Use the rafflecopter below to enter! You'll have to exercise a wee bit of patience while it loads and remember to use your regular everyday email address to login so that we can contact you if you are the winner! The prize will only ship throughout the United States. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Christmas Gift Ideas From Etsy

Seeing as how I have a small Etsy shop, I like to get gifts for people from other small business folks.  I like to support others who are brave enough to lay their wares out there for the world.  It's pretty cool. I have curated a list of things that I just think would be awesome gifts to give and receive.  Since I am on a budget and all, I am trying to keep the prices around $30. A great price point for a gift me thinks. Just to give you a taste of the great things that are out there in Etsy land, here are 12 goodies I would give you a big hug to receive. etsy christmas gift ideas

Top row L to R:

  • BOOT SOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! $20. Score
  • An infinity silver ring. No need to spend $6-800 on one for your buddy or wife or partner. Try $11.50 instead.
  • MORE BOOT SOCKS!!!!!!!!! $40.
  • Bird layered necklace. Soft simple, feminine. $35

Second Row L to R:

  • Waxed Canvas Diaper Bag from our very own Miss Money Bags! $250, but I feel like this is a lifetime bag. One you keep for ages.
  • I REAAAAAAAAAAAAALLY want/need to do this custom hand-lettered vow art. I am trying to figure out what fun  thing we can do with our vows and until I learn  how to do calligraphy, I am going to have to pay someone to do it. $100, but amazing memento.
  • Greek key table runner that matches our serving ware from Jonathan Adler: $14.95!
  • Shake it off print: $10. Truth be told... I could make this for about $3 and you could print it at home yourself.

Third Row L to R:

  • I LOVE this coffee mug-- a little pop culture mixed with positivity: $10.25
  • Same as above- Taylor Swift mug "Haters gonna hate": $18
  • A little more pricey, but adorable for the house. $195
  • Just an adorable little clutch doing adorable little clutch things: $6. Buy it and put that bird necklace in it!

To see the whole curated list go here.  As always, feel free to buy one of our totes or shirts as gifts for you and yours... we think they're pretty great and cheap too. Cheap in price, clearly, not quality. Who you callin' cheap!?

The Queen B Tote


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