Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Introducing Amy Pudlowski {party supplies}

It was my birthday yesterday and it made me think about fun party decor. I realized I had to share the work of Amy Pudlowski with all of you today. Her shop is filled with fun birthday and holiday party supplies like invitations, tags, cupcake toppers, thank yous, and banners. Here are just a few sets I think are adorable...

{Winter Wonderland Deluxe Party Set}

{Fairy Princess Party Set}

Her creations would make any kind of party more memorable and exciting so be sure to browse through Scrap Your Story. Amy would be glad to work with you on creating a specific party theme that would wow you, your little one and your guests!

You can read more about Amy and how her business of creating unique parties began in Touched Creatively's kid inspired issue. Thank you for inspiring spectacular creative parties Amy!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Postcard Giveaway Winner is...

Molly! You are the lucky winner of 100 free postcards from UPrinting! Please email me today your full name and email address to so UPrinting can get in touch with you.

Thank you to those who entered!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Couple Lovely Finds...

I sure like to wear scarves during the cooler months. Today there are so many lovely colors and designs to choose from. This stylish turquoise one caught my eye. It seems to just have a dreamy flow to it. To see more creative neck wear visit the Textile Monster.

So I know I've already blogged about this one before, but it's such a unique little treasure! This lovely and creative flower bouquet is handmade by Dana and is available in her shop, Wired Design. This would go perfect with the scarf above! Okay, it would look really great with just about anything.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Postcard Giveaway!

Lets have another giveaway to start the new year! How do a 100 free postcards sound that can be used for baby shower announcements, invitations for a number of special occasions, note cards, thank you cards, promotional pieces for your business, wedding RSVP cards, or what ever else you can think of?

Thank you to UPrinting for offering this giveaway! If you would like to see more information about their postcards and postcard designs click HERE.

Giveaway Prize Info:
One (1) lucky winner will receive 100 postcards
Size: 4x6
Paper: 14pt Cardstock Gloss
Printing: Full color both sides
Winner has to pay for shipping
Eligibility: Limited to US Residents

How to Win:
You have until 8:00am on January 25th to enter.
Like before, three entries per person are possible.
1. Leave a comment telling me how you would like to use this giveaway if you win.
2. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link back in the comments.
3. Tweet about it and tell me in the comments.

Drawing will be held around noon on Monday, January 25th so check back then to see if you are the lucky winner. The winner will need to email me your full name and email address to get your prize before the end of the day on January, 25th! UPrinting will then email the winner directly.

Good Luck!

The Giveaway Winner is...

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry

She said...
Great prize, I would definitely choose the glossy square cards with a photo of a pile of my ceramic pendants to include in packages.

Congrats Mellisa! Email me at and include your full name and email address ASAP and I will send the information to UPrinting!

Thank you to all of those that entered. My little Kaelyn sure had fun drawing a name and she really wanted to have more than one winner! Another wonderful giveaway will be starting very soon so stay posted!

Introducing Tara Anne Harrup {baby slings}

{Frida Baby Sling}

Looking for a fashionable baby sling that is reversible, features a binky pocket, and is comfortable? Check out the stylish slings offered at Polkadot Papoose. This is what Tara Anne Harrup said about her handmade creations, "Every moment of contact with one’s child is precious—that’s why I believe ‘liberated’ mothering shouldn’t be at the expense of the closeness a child needs. My slings allow a mom to be hands-free industrious and snuggly at the same time.”

{Sky Baby Sling}

To see more of Tara Anne's delightful patterned slings, visit her lovely website. And just a note, some of her reversible slings are on SALE! Happy Monday!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Introducing David Ulschmid {woodworking}

The man behind Wisp Woods is a big supporter of Touched Creatively and a big reason why it began last year. From David Ulschmid's well thought out designs and construction you can tell a lot of thought, heart and soul went into these detailed wooden pieces. There are a few new boxes in his shop that I think are worth a look and would work perfectly for Valentine's Day, anniversary's, weddings or even birthdays. The beautiful box above is great for guys to give to their sweetheart. It includes candles and a love poem of your choice handwritten in calligraphy. Top this off with a beautiful piece of jewelry and your special someone will melt by the thoughtfulness, beauty and uniqueness of this gift! This cherry box would be great for storing jewelry or other little treasures all year round.

I think the gift above and the box below would also be a great gift for the guys! I would fill the box with yummy chocolates or a treat your man loves to eat. Then when the edible goodies are gone he can use the box for his wallet, keys... and whatever other junk he has laying around the house. (Yes, I think all men should have one of these lovely boxes to help us women in organization!)

{Cedar Lined Oak and Barnwood Artisan Crafted Box}

To see more information and pictures of the above boxes, please visit Wisp Woods. More of David's woodworking can also be seen HERE along with several of his custom projects. His creations are made to last and are detailed, making them unique from anything you would find in a store! He's built everything from a boat, to custom cabinets, to little wooden mushrooms... so have a look and enjoy!

Monday, January 11, 2010

250 Business Card Giveaway

I am planning on doing some fun giveaways this year. I have to thank UPrinting for being Touched Creatively's newest sponsor! UPrinting is generously offering me as well as one lucky reader 250 FREE Business cards! (Note: shipping cost is not included in the giveaway.)

In today's creative world, business cards don't actually have to be used as ordinary business cards. Let your mind wonder and think of a creative way you would like to use this giveaway. I was thinking of either making a fun tag (punch a hole on one end) and using it for packaging my handmade items or designing a little thank you card. Maybe you would just like to get some updated business cards to drop off at several locations to gain some more exposure for your shop. You wouldn't even have to use it for your business. Oh the possibilities!

Giveaway Prize Info:
250 Business Cards for one (1) lucky winner
You choose the size: 2 x 3.5”, 2 x 3”, 2 x 2” (square card) or 1.5 x 3.5” (skinny card)
Paper: 14 pt gloss cardstock, 14 pt matte cardstock or 13 pt recycled uncoated cardstock
Shipping: Winners have to pay for shipping
Eligibility: Limited to US Residents

How to Win:
You have until 8:00am on January 18th to enter.
Three entries per person are possible.
1. Leave a comment telling me how you would like to use this giveaway if you win.
2. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link back in the comments.
3. Tweet about it and tell me in the comments.

Winner will be drawn Monday, January 18th and announced later in the day so check back then to see if you are the lucky winner. The winner will need to email me your name and email address to get your prize before the end of the day on January, 19th!
Prize will be awarded January 23, 2010 via email.

Giveaway is Closed.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Introducing Jessica Perkins {discovery play}

If you are looking for a baby, toddler or young child gift... girl or boy, you must check out Jessica Perkins Mama May i shop. You will find so many great discovery toys that will entertain a child for hours! Her creations are perfect for new babies, baby showers, birthdays... have a look, you are sure to find a wonderful treasure for a little one on your list!

{Pink Sky at Night}

{Wrist Rattle}

You can also read Jessica's inspiring story about creating and see more of her work in Touched Creatively's Kid Inspired issue HERE.

Monday, January 4, 2010

2010 Brings Changes

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year! I still can't believe how quickly 2009 passed by and I am sure 2010 will go just as quickly. Because of this I look into my life a little deeper and ask myself... Am I doing what I love? Do I need to make changes to better myself as an artist/all around person? What do I want to see happen in 2010? 2009 was quite an adventure for me. I was getting used to a life away from the marketing world and taking care of my baby girl while doing some freelance designing. I couldn't choose between concentrating on graphic design or fine art. After talking with my husband Touched Creatively evolved and my very first magazine issue was printed. Pretty amazing, but a TON of work! Now after three issues and a new year I have really looked at what I have accomplished and what I need to do going forward and I have realized some changes need to be made. As much as I have loved working with the contributing artists for my issues and designing all the pages, I feel like I'm missing part of myself artistically. The very short break I have between issues is usually filled with a custom job which leaves me with no time for my own art... which I have truly missed. Although I am still searching for a style that fits me, I'm determined to give myself time to work my canvas over and over until hopefully in the end I'm happy. Since I was a little girl, I dreamed of being an artist. Of course the world around me was not very supportive and still often isn't today, but the only one to lose is me if I don't try. Have you ever felt this way? I've seen people wishing they were doing something differently but never actually tried. I think that life is much to short to not use the talents we are gifted with or to even discover new ones. So in 2010 I look forward to new possibilities, to encourage other artists and crafters on their journeys (this blog isn't going anywhere!) and enjoy my little family before another year flashes by.

I have decided to take a break from the printed issues of Touched Creatively. They may return someday, who knows, anything is possible. The first three printed issues will remain for sale HERE. (25% SALE has been extended through January 10th.) This blog will stay and continue to showcase artists. Everyone is welcome to send me pictures of their art and crafts so I can help promote your online shop. Even if I have already featured you, if you have a new creation email me at and I would be glad to share it. We could all use more encouragement and support! Thank you to all you lovely readers and followers! I wish you the best in 2010.