Thursday, July 28, 2011

Feeling Quirkky Giveaway & Review

I was so excited when Erin @ Quirkk decided to work with me!  She makes the cutest vinyl decals and has also branched out to other decals. Here's a little about her.

A little bit about me. Hmm.. Well, I'm a maker of things. I've only recently decided to consider myself an artist. As in like yesterday I decided I was. Literally yesterday. I've been making art and things since I was just a kid and I even remember a school worksheet that used to hang on my dad's fridge that said "When I grow up I want to be an artist" but I know I couldn't have been any older than 10 when I wrote that because by the time I was 11 I was sure I wanted to be a veterinarian. I'm sure I changed my mind a million times. I changed it enough while in college even. I was studying business, which let me tell you, is an extremely boring thing to study. And I got bored. So I finished off college with a Bachelors of Fine Arts, where I focused on all sorts of things, but namely photography. And then I didn't really pick up a camera for two years, but that's beside the point.
I was told that I wouldn't be able to use my degree. That it was worthless. I started to believe people too. Until one day I decided that I didn't need to agree with them and that I would make it work. Now, I'm 25 and own my own business making signs and decals (with LOTS of thanks to my family for support and encouragement). But, I LOVE Etsy, so I started a shop there too. And there I've found what truly makes me happy. So for now, I'm working on getting things going still, finding my niche, and then one day I'd like to say I work solely making my own creations.
Right now I have an assortment of decals for sale and can almost always accommodate custom orders. These can be found at www.quirkk.etsy.com.
I'm also working on a jewelry line, some samples are currently available at thoughtprocess.etsy.com. In the next few weeks I'll be adding a mix of prints, cards, and notebooks as well. 
Sorry for the wordy reply. Thanks so much for the opportunity to share my love for making things. 
Erin
Here are some other places you can find Erin:I think in text: www.thisthoughtprocess.comI pin: pinterest.com/thoughtprocess/I tweet: www.twitter.com/thisthoughtI make and sell: www.quirkk.etsy.comwww.thoughtprocess.etsy.com

 Now let me share with you what I got to review. I got a sample of a few things.
Here you can see the Owl vinyl decal along with the Hearts decal that were one decal, but I split them up. They stick great on my laptop. I've rubbed over them really hard to test them out and they stayed with no tearing.
 This is the dinosaur decal. I don't see it for sale in Erin's shop, but I'm sure if you asked, she might be able to make it for you. This is super cute for a boy's stuff, or even for the I love you in dinosaur idea. It's going in Nick's room, but I haven't decided where yet.
 The mustache decal. This idea is pretty popular right now. I'm not really into it myself, but I think my brother's girlfriend is so I'll give it to her. Cute idea if you have an apple computer, or even to put on a small piece of wood and add a handle. Then you have a mustache prop.
 Chalkboard Labels. Here's what I was talking about when I said Erin was starting to branch out. Chalkboard is all the rage right now. These can easily be cleaned by wiping a damp rag on them. Cute idea. These would be great for a craft room, birthday party, wedding reception. The ideas are endless. Not to mention they are super cheap, so go grab some.
Dry erase labels! Another super idea on Erin's part. You use dry erase markers, and wipe clean. Again, these would be great for just about anything like the chalkboard labels. Great organizing idea for kid's toy bins, chore chart, or even the kitchen. And they are super cheap!








While I didn't get to review this, I love it. It's a vinyl wall decal called Do what you love.

The Good: They are easy to use, stick great, and hold up to normal use.
The Bad: The regular decals aren't recommended for painted walls, but that is clearly stated. That's what wall decals are for.
The Conclusion: Erin's products rock! They are reasonable priced, and I will be shopping there for sure!

Buy it: You can go to either of Erin's shops Quirkk or Thought Process and use coupon COFFEENKISSES20 for 20%  at either shop good until August 11th.


The Giveaway: 
One lucky winner will win a $10.50 gift card with free shipping. The giveaway form is by Rafflecopter, please be patient while it loads.





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