Monday, February 8, 2010

Avie Designs Winner!

Congrats, goode garcia! You won the giveaway of a pack of calling cards from Avie Designs. Shoot me an email at littlevenicedesigns at gmail dot com and I'll forward your info on to Avie Designs.

Also, the featured artist will be up later this afternoon, so get excited about that!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Blog Feature - Avie

I'm really excited about this week's feature, because I'm featuring one of my favorite Etsy shops of all time and one that I order from over and over again. Avie Designs specializes in probably the cutest paper products I've ever seen. From address labels to calling cards to wedding announcements to calendars, if you want it, she's got it, and she'll personalize it to make you feel like a million bucks. And not only will Avie Designs make you feel like a million bucks when you buy her amazing stuff... but... she's going to do a GIVEAWAY with this feature, which I know you are dying to find out about. But I'm going to make you read this whole post before I tell you about it.

Not only is this calendar super cute and fabulously functional, but all proceeds form this calendar go to help Haiti earthquake victims. How cool is that?!?

I wish this cute wedding invite had been in circulation when I got married!

I love having these cute calling cards - no more napkin phone numbers for me!

Enough from me, though. Let's here from Avie!

1. What is your favorite product to make?
Oh, I can't really choose a favorite product, it's like choosing your favorite kid. But if I have to, I would say the calendar since I only make them for about 4 months out of the year.

2. Where do you get your inspiration?
Blogs, magazines, art, family, friends, gazing into nothingness.

3. How did you get started making your products?
I have always made things and I originally thought I would have a handbag company and started designing and making them while I had my day job. I realized that as much as I love sewing & fabric, I would need to become a much better seamstress before I could be successful in the arena. So I decided to get started with paper which I have a lot of experience with and just love. I quit my day job in August of 2006 and started Avie Designs full time. I just went cold turkey and have never looked back.

4. It’s Tuesday night and it’s raining. What are you doing?
My husband and I have cooked dinner and we are either cuddled up on the couch watching a movie or we are both working in the office.

5. What else do you want to tell us about you/your product?
It's a new year and that always get's me inspired to do new products and try new avenues. Keep a look out for new designs and new products in the first half of the year.

Alright, so I'm sure you're wondering about that giveaway I mentioned, huh? Well, let's get to that, shall we? Let's just say that Avie Designs was giving away a set of calling cards to the winner of the giveaway. And let's just say that the winner got to choose which cards he/she wanted. Well, that's actually what's going down, my friends. Here's how you enter:

Entry 1: leave your name and a way to contact you
Entry 2: visit Avie's shop and then leave another comment on here telling me what is your favorite of all her super amazing products.
Entry 3: follow my blog and then leave a comment telling me about it
Entry 4: follow Avie's blog (click here to get there) and then come back here and tell me about it

You can enter until midnight on Sunday the 7th and the winner will be announced on Monday the 8th. Good luck, and I hope you love Avie Designs as much as I do!