Sunday, October 25, 2009

Today's featured artisan is DogsRULE. All items are 100% original designs: hand-painted, sketched, colored, and crafted by the artist, Misti Murphy. Each piece is a unique work of art.

She creates gorgeous portraits of all kinds of dogs. She has been an artist since she was 10 years old. Her skills were mastered as she attended art schools and went into Architecture.

Any dog lovers on your christmas list would absolutely love these products. She offers magnets, coasters, ornaments, and wall hangings.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Today I am going to introduce to you Orin Drake from Wicked Orin. Has many talents that are displayed in the store. Makes jewelry, writes original fiction, act as writer, director, mixer and voice actor wrangler of radio plays (OrgLIX and Crisis Perverted), play guitar and sing, paint, and sculpts.

The love of the 80's and video games inspire this artisan in creating unique off the wall products.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


This week's float is Lesley at Lesley Payne Photography. She has a degree in Art and has been photography for about ten years. She loves to show the effect of light and loves to show the world around you.

What gorgeous photos!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Want some real unique and handcrafted items? Well look no futher stop by Nature Manipulated at artfire. Michelle from New York runs this great store. She creates visual, wearable and practical art that reflects upon nature and all of its elements.

Michelle creates a variety of items earrings, greeting cards, bookmarks, necklaces, and many more. She has study art and photography and has enjoyed creating since she was a kid.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Today I want to introduce to you Michelle who owns the Creative Critters store.
She make polymer clay sculptures, mixed media jewelry, adorable handsewn cloth dolls, knit stuffed toys, polymer clay pen sets, and World of Warcraft plush characters.

Michelle has been an artist all of her life. She is a self taught creator who has been featured twice in the Polymer Cafe Magazine.

With Christmas Shopping season almost here what a great store to browse around and find that unique gift.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Today's featured artisan is ShesThatGirl. I introduce Kelly from California who does some amazing pieces of work. What the artist says:
I really enjoy creating my altered art charm bracelets. I put careful detail into the choice of colors and types of beads and charms. I know my work is of exceptional quality and anyone who has purchased one would agree. I feel it’s important to deliver a quality product that will last for many years.

She offers a variety of pendants in many different fashions. Also offers necklaces, tin boxes, fiber arts, and much more.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A great place to find some beautiful journals is at ArtbyJean. She has some of the most unique and handcrafted journals I have seen. Her store also offers many other different products as well like cd/dvd labels and embellishments for scrapbooking or card making.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Jennuine Candles
Scentng the World. . . One Candle At A Time! She operates out of Arizona who makes wonderful candle products.
Specializing in 100% palm wax candles with a variety of choices...container candles, pillars, votives and tarts/melts.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Found a great place to get all your bath needs. Forget store bought bath products. At Normas Bath and Body store there is a great selection of bath products.

She is located in Kentucky and has been soap making for five years. Her products are great for anyone. There is products for women, men, and children. I love the variety types she offers from a single purchase for yourself to bath sets and gift sets.

There is even soap products for the seasons. Like these Halloween Ghosts soaps. Kids would love to have these around halloween. Don't forget the upcoming Christmas Season. You can get great stocking stuffers.

So go by and check out her store and the many different products she has to offer.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Halloween is Coming Soon!

Halloween will be here soon! October is here and fall is in the air. Leaves are changing there colors and the air is cool. The pumpkins are lining the porches with the ghost and goblins in the woods. In getting ready for halloween don't forget to those halloween cards for those little goblins in your life.

At A Specal Touch the halloween cards are 10% off from now till the 23rd. So to ensure you get your cards in time for halloween order now. With each purchase you will recieve a coupon that you can use on your next shopping trip.  Here are just a few of the great halloween cards you can purchase.

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Love photograhy and nature? I found a great place that offers great photographs of nature and animals. At The Shutterbug Eye store you can find various photographs. All photos are taken with a closeness of the subject to enhance what the photographer is trying to display. Diane Miller has a passion for photography and it shows in her work. She spends time at various parks and in her own personal garden to capture nature at its best.

All photographs are professionally printed with care in exposing them in good resolution. The photos capture the beauty of nature. So if you love nature at its best or know someone who does this is the place to look for that great photo. Especially with Holiday Shopping around the corner you could get that perfect gift for that person who loves photography.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

YCSI Hit Parade Float #4


Delightful Machine Embroidery With A Touch of Magic For You and Your Home

She has been sewing for over 30 years and still enjoys creating something new. Her store offers a variety of products. From coasters and keyrings to towels and tote bags. All are made beautifully and come in different styles and themes.
And if you don't see exactly what you want just contact her to place your custom order.
Gingerbread Men Towels

Halloween Treat Bag

With the holidays approaching this is a great place to get some one-of-a-kind presents for those special people thats on your list. And right now she is offering $10.00 off your purchasing price after purchasing one of her bears. Coupon code is "Love my Bear".