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Photography Friday- Recent Etsy Treasuries

11 Nov, 2011 by in etsy, Heather Gardner Photography, photography Leave a comment

It’s been a long while since I’ve done a Photography Friday post so I thought I’d list some of the treasuries I’ve been included in during the month of November. Thanks so much to the Etsy sellers who chose my prints. Click on over and comment on the links below the photos to show your support to them. And thanks to all of you who have bought handmade items in my shops!


Snow Angels, Cold Song and Staggered Faith

All photos are copyright Heather Zahn Gardner. Please do not copy, steal, print or reproduce without written consent. Visit my site for more information on these or any other prints.

Sweetly Inspired Fine Art Giveaway

17 Aug, 2011 by in etsy, sweetly 13 comments





Our Etsy giveaway this week is inspired by Jackson Pearce’s book Sweetly and is brought to you by the amazingly talented Jaz.

“I’m a full time artist based in Brisbane, Australia… I specialize mainly in pop surreal, big eyed, lowbrow, whimsical, fantasy, fairytale styles of art. Is that specialized? 😉

My inspiration comes from vintage storybooks, dreams, movies, nursery rhymes, Alice in Wonderland, steampunk, sea creatures, mermaids, museums, art…the list goes on and on.

I live with my gorgeous fiance, our beautiful daughter, and our little black & white cat – Oreo! ”

She has donated the lovely “Hansel and Gretel” Art Print

Size: 12″ x 16″ (30.5cm x 40.6cm) – with a white border for ease of framing (A3 size in total).

These prints are beautiful on their own or in a frame!

This one is based off the original Brothers Grimm fairytale of “Hansel and Gretel”. After they’ve been left stranded in the forest, Hansel and his sister Gretel stumble upon a house made completely out of candy! It’s extremely tempting, but they’re both a little weary about going in…

There’s lots of little details painted into this one! Lots of different sweets on the house, along with melting ice-cream cone turrets, and a roof made of candy hearts. I’ve purposefully made the house nice and bright, so that it contrasts with Hansel and Gretel in their bland and worn shades of brown and cream.

It’s a professional 12″ x 16″ art print on Glossy Photo Paper, printed with archival ink, so your art print should stay nice and bright for many years to come!

To enter to win 12×16 fine art print simply leave a comment below.

Optional additional entries

+1 for favoriting her etsy shop

+1 for picking your favorite item from Evelyn Mae Creations website

+1 if you follow Fire and Ice on twitter, facebook, tumblr or networked blogs

+1 for each retweet of the giveaway @fireicephotos

+1 for liking the ArtbyJaz page on facebook

Add up your entries and leave the total with the links in your comment. Contest ends August 31, 2011 and is open internationally.

Teaser Tuesday Supernaturally Inspired Jewelry Giveaway

12 Jul, 2011 by in etsy, supernatrually 42 comments

It’s been a while since we’ve done an Etsy shop giveaway here at Fire and Ice so I thought it would be fun to combine our Teaser Tuesday with some Evie inspired bling! Our teaser comes from

Supernaturally

by Kiersten White

Hardcover, 352 pages

Expected publication: July 26th 2011

by HarperTeen

ISBN0061985864

series Paranormalcy #2

Evie finally has the normal life she’s always longed for. But she’s shocked to discover that being ordinary can be . . . kind of boring. Just when Evie starts to long for her days at the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s given a chance to work for them again. Desperate for a break from all the normalcy, she agrees.

But as one disastrous mission leads to another, Evie starts to wonder if she made the right choice. And when Evie’s faerie ex-boyfriend Reth appears with devastating revelations about her past, she discovers that there’s a battle brewing between the faerie courts that could throw the whole supernatural world into chaos. The prize in question? Evie herself.

So much for normal.

“..the box Lend took out of his pocket defitnitely didn’t have socks in it. “Is is Sparkly?” I bounced impatiently on my heels as he opened it.” He laughed and pulled out a delicate silver chain, threaded through an open heart-shaped pendant. -p 44 Supernaturally




EvelynMaeCreations has generously donated one of her handmade necklaces similar to what I envision Lend giving Evie in Supernaturally.



She says…”Jewelry to me is about the experience you have or can have because of how you feel when you wear a favorite piece. I want the wearer of my creations to be transformed by the pieces they choose to wear on a daily basis or even for that special occasion. When you add a little sparkle to an outfit, it says more about the person and who they are and want to be than just that they’re wearing jewelry. Every single piece is meant to be special and beloved by the future owner. That is what Evelyn Mae Creations is about.”

To enter to win an inspired by Evie necklace simply leave a comment below.

Optional additional entries

+1 for favoriting her etsy shop

+1 for picking your favorite item from Evelyn Mae Creations shop

+1 if you follow Fire and Ice on twitter, facebook, tumblr or networked blogs

+1 for following author @kierstenwhite on twitter

+1 for each retweet of the giveaway @fireicephotos

+1 for posting this giveaway on your blog or FB profile

Add up your entries and leave the total with the links in your comment. Contest ends August 2, 2011 and is open internationally.

Photography Friday $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

08 Jul, 2011 by in etsy, Heather Gardner Photography 3 comments

I’ve busy getting ready to shoot two summer weddings *squee* awaiting the release of Michelle Zink’s full Circle of Fire book trailer and trying to design a website for Heather Gardner Photography. To celebrate & get some input I need your help! We need to pick a handful of photos to highlight on a new site. So, please tell me your favorite in my galleries and you’ll automatically receive a $5 coupon via email to be used towards any item in my Etsy shops. One lucky winner will also receive a $25 gift card to be used towards jewelry, prints, a book trailer, custom stills or a sitting here in Utah. There’s several ways to enter here on this form. Good luck and thanks so much for all of the support!

Wind On The Irish Moor Vintage Necklace Giveaway

04 Apr, 2011 by in etsy, the near witch, victoria schwab 67 comments

Our Etsy handmade giveaway is inspired by the book The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab and was donated by Chloe’s Vintage Handmade Jewelry ” I love using vintage elements and giving them my own unique spin. I have a vast treasure of vintage pendants, beads, stones and findings to create with. My designs go from the traditional look to vintage contemporary. Enjoy browsing!

Please visit my newest shop FRESH jewelry for my contemporary designs. http://freshjewelrydesign.etsy.com/ Please stop by my other Etsy shop, MYSHANGRILA for all your own creating needs.” http://myshangrila.etsy.com/

Description: This is such a gorgeous piece! I just love this dramatic and romantic image of this very empowered woman! A woman on the windy moor in beautiful dramatic colors. This locket hangs from a pretty vintage brass floral finding and from a lovely vintage brass rollo chain. Would be the perfect place for a photo of your sweet heart. Chloe says, “Wear it and feel fabulous!” The chain measures 22″ long and the locket pendant is 2 1/4″ long

To Enter To Win simply leave a comment below additional optional entries +1 for favoriting her etsy shop

+1 for picking your favorite item from their shop +1 for our blog followers +1 for our Facebook fans +1 for our twitter followers +3 for each retweet of this giveaway @fireicephotos +5 for posting it on your blog or FB profile

Add up your entries and leave the total with the links in your comment. Contest ends May 5, 2011 and is open internationally

Hourglass Lightbulb Necklace Giveaway

19 Mar, 2011 by in etsy, myra mcentire 40 comments

Our third and final Hourglass inspired giveaway until the book release day in May is a light bulb necklace…

“I moved to the slight cleft in his chin, wondering if the tiny prickles I felt came from his stubble or the ever present electricity between us. I got my answer when the light bulb blew in his desk lamp.” –p.295 Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Donated by etsy shop owner Lovely Musings, it’s a vintage dollhouse light bulb which hangs from a delicate gunmetal chain. This vintage incandescent light bulb is absolutely adorable, and aside from its metal being slightly tarnished, it is in wonderful vintage condition. This whimsical necklace is the perfect accessory for any vintage lover.

The vintage light bulb measures 1” tall.

The necklace measures 21” in length.

Please let me know if you’d prefer a different necklace length, I’m happy to make alterations.

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Thank you for looking! All items are lovingly handmade and packaged prior to shipping.

To Enter To Win: simply comment below
additional optional entries
+1 add LovelyMusings to your favorites on Etsy
+1 visit her shop and comment below with your favorite item
+1 for each follow here, on twitter, Facebook or Tumblr
+1 for visiting one of our two etsy shops and commenting below on your favorite item
+5 for a blog or Facebook post of this contest
+1 for following @MyraMcEntire on twitter

leave your links and total your entries in one comment

Giveaway ends April 19, 2011

Kaleb’s Hope Coin Necklace Giveaway

18 Mar, 2011 by in etsy, myra mcentire 81 comments

Our second Hourglass inspired giveaway is a necklace made of Kaleb’s hope coin…”He reached into his pocket before placing something in my hand and carefully curling my fingers around it. When he left, I opened my palm. It was a silver circle engraved with the word hope.” -p.333, Hourglass by Myra McEntire

This handmade piece was donated to Fire and Ice by Lisa Michele Products who “offers handmade silver jewelry and personalized gift ideas meant to inspire joy through conscious and intentional living. My intent is to create personalized silver jewelry and other products that speak to one’s soul, which help nurture and remind people of what matters in life by identifying and living by their values.

Whether it’s a hand stamped piece of jewelry with an inspirational word or quote, a Harmony Bowl or other creations, my products are meant to evoke joy and harmony in one’s life.

I individually design each piece of jewelry. I have been designing and selling jewelry locally for five years. I have sold my work to local retail stores, a gallery and at community events. I continually work on developing my skills by attending classes at bead shops and an area metal design studio. Insisting on attention to detail and craftsmanship, customers can feel confident knowing they are purchasing a quality product that will last for years to come.

The Harmony Bowl is my newest concept and product design. The bowls are a product of Nambe, a company based in New Mexico. There are three styles to select from; crystal, copper, and a polished alloy. The pewter stones are designed from three river rocks I found. The stones are hand stamped with meaningful words and manufactured here in Washington. I will also hand stamp your customized stones. I believe in providing gifts with personal and inspiring meaning, quality products and exceptional customer service! Customize a piece of jewelry or personalize a Harmony Bowl for yourself or someone special. “

Description: Hope is hand-stamped onto my custom designed sterling silver pendant. This is an inspirational piece intended to comfort and remind the person wearing it that with hope in your heart, anything is possible. This is the perfect gift for someone who needs a little lift or as a inspirational reminder of tomorrows possibilities. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. – Albert Einstein

Necklace Length: 18” Sterling Silver 1.5mm rolo chain. Pendant: 17 x 14 x 2 mm


To Enter To Win:
simply comment below
additional optional entries
+1 add LisaMicheleProducts to your favorites on Etsy
+1 become their fan on facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-Michele-Products/344929360475

+1 for each giveaway retweet @fireicephotos
+1 for each follow here, on twitter, Facebook or Tumblr
+1 for commetning on our review of Hourglass

+1 fpr following author @MyraMcEntire on twitter

+5 for a blog post of this contest
leave your links and total your entries in one comment

Giveaway ends April 18, 2011

Jag’s Choker Necklace Giveaway

07 Mar, 2011 by in etsy, necklace, posession 33 comments



Our first Possession inspired Etsy giveaway is Jag’s choker necklace based off of the necklace he wears in the book and his concept of a choker…”I mean it, Vi. Without you I would die. You really are my choker. I’ve never felt so full.” p. 316 Posession by Elana Johnson
This handmade hemp necklace was donated by shop owner KatiLoreenClem. “I have always been from Indiana. I enjoy anything unique, clever, natural, consistent, and formed with care. I value simplicity and polite communication.

Description: Each bead on this necklace is a different shape and shade of blue. Some are ceramic and some are glass. There are small metal beads between each. length: 18 in ,width: .25 in

To Enter to win: leave a comment below

additional entries
+1 send a friend request on Facebook
+1 for choosing your favorite item from her shop
+1 Link up on LinkedIn
+1 Follow her on Twitter
+1 for each retweet @fireicephotos
+1 for commenting on one of our reviews

Giveaway ends April 5, 2011 and is open internationally.

Author Spotlight- Marie Letourneau

04 Mar, 2011 by in etsy, postcard giveaway 23 comments

With the release of the book Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, Catherine Hardwick and the movie debut just a week away I started searching the ETSY world for some great Red Riding Hood giveaways. I ran into author and illustrator Marie Letourneau who’s artwork is absolutely dreamy!

Fans of Little Red, like us, will adore her etsy shop Le French Circus “Bonjour Mon Ami! My name is Marie Letourneau, I live in New York and I am a children’s book author and illustrator. My book, “The Mice of Bistrot des Sept Freres” won Foreword Magazine’s Book of The Year Award in 2006 and was featured on an episode of ACE OF CAKES on Food Network. (Yes, Duff and the gang from Charm City Cakes made me a cake based on my book! Tre fun and delicious!) It’s for sale here in my shop (the book – not the cake. We already ate that)
ALSO FROM MY STUDIO:
I would like to introduce my two children, Hannah and Alexander. Both artists and musicians. From time to time they create pieces they would like to sell (I indicate this in the listing) Right now Hannah has listed the Paris Note Cards and Mannequin Print. Overall, I hope you find something exciting that suits your tastes! Enjoy and adieu! “

Marie has donated a pack of her postcards for our readers!

Description: From an original painting by me (Marie) postcards of lovely Miss Riding Hood! Our dear Red makes her way (a little apprehensively) through the forest and over to grandmothers house. 8 glossy, professionally printed post cards with rounded corners. Back of post card has an aged-antique design by me too. Size: Standard 4.5 x 5.5 inches with envelopes

To Enter To Win: a set of Red Riding Hood postcards simply leave a comment below
additional optional entries
+1 for adding her etsy shop to your favorites

+1 for visiting her author site and commenting
+1 for liking her Facebook fan page

+1 for liking her author page on FB
+1 for our Facebook fans
+1 for our twitter followers @fireicephotos
+2 for Tumblr followers http://heatherzahng.tumblr.com/
+3 for each retweet of this giveaway @fireicephotos
+5 for posting it on your blog or FB profile

*Add up your entries and leave the total with the links in your comment*

Contest ends April 5, 2011 and is open internationally

Mermaid Print Giveaway

10 Feb, 2011 by in etsy, mermaid 33 comments


Our etsy giveaway today is from shop owner Rochelle31 and is in honor of the newly released Haunted by Joy Preble.
Rochelle comments…”I love the decorative and romantic and my work is inspired by Art Nouveau, Symbolism and Japanese lacquer design, as well as artists such as Aubrey Beardsley and Gustav Klimt.
And lastly……..the beauty and sadness of life. All the items listed are reproduced from original drawings in pen, ink and watercolour.”

Description This sea green mermaid is a print of an original drawing in pen, ink and watercolor. It is printed on 8.1/2 X 11″ epson matte heavyweight paper with archival inks. Each print is hand decorated with glitter and signed by the artist.
The print is shipped in a clear protective sleeve with card board backing.

To Enter To Win: simply leave a comment below
additional optional entries
+1 for hearting her etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/rochelle31?ref=pr_shop
+1 for picking your favorite item from their shop
+1 for our blog followers
+1 for our Facebook fans
+1 for our twitter followers @fireicephotos
+1 hearting one of our etsy shops http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeatherZahnGardner http://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleRedReads
+2 for Tumblr followers http://heatherzahng.tumblr.com/
+3 for each retweet of this giveaway @fireicephotos
+5 for posting it on your blog or FB profile

*Add up your entries and leave the total with the links in your comment*

Contest ends March 10, 2011 and is open internationally