Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Etsy Feature: Elegant Paperie ♥

Etsy Feature: Elegant Paperie


Shop Names:
Elegant Snobbery Illustrations
Elegant Paperie - Paper goods featuring my illustrations
Tootsie and Grace an illustrative collaboration with my 3 year old daughter

What do you make? I make very vibrant colored pencil and water color illustrations, as well as matching paper goods.

What are you inspired by? I'm inspired by all sorts of things, but mostly by color. I love rich, saturated colors and I think that shows in EVERYTHING I make. As far as the subject matter for my illustrations, I'm inspired by children, and the imaginations they possess. I try to make all of my illustrations creative and fun, perfect for kids.

Tell me about yourself: My name is Marisa and I'm a stay at home mom with two little girls who keep me very, very busy. I graduated from San Jose State University with a BA in Creative Arts and try to bring creativity into every thing I do. My days are spent doing one art activity after another, and I'm thrilled that my daughters are following in my footsteps and creating their own works of art. I aspire to be a children's book writer and illustrator and hope to have books published as soon as my daughters are in school and I have more time to myself in the day.

Other etsy shops you love:
(If I say Oh Mandie, is that just sucking up?? If not, than, I say Oh Mandie!)
I'm a huge fan of The Dreamy Giraffe. Not only are the illustrations the cutest I have ever seen, but KJ herself has been a huge mentor for me. I love Winklepots hand-painted clothes and accessories, as well as Sweet Pickles Pottery and LJ Design and Photography.
I'm an Etsy addict and I hate only picking a few... I could name favorites forever!

Advice for fellow artists/crafters? I say, do what makes you happy and don't be afraid to share it with the world. Don't let the fear of being a failure stop you from doing what you love best. I was terrified to open an illustration shop and held off selling my work for so long. Once I just decided to go for it, my happiness tripled. Now, I can't believe I was ever afraid of showing my work. Creating and sharing my illustrations truly makes me happy.


♥Giveaway♥

This weeks giveaway is seriously fabulous!! The super talented and awesome Marisa of Elegant Paperie is celebrating the opening of her fabulous store of paper goods and is offering a stellar giveaway to all of you wonderful blog readers!

One lucky winner will win a lovely set of Thinking of You Note Cards featuring the adorable Muschka Mouse!

How to enter:: RUN, dont walk, on over to Elegant Paperie and find a treasure that you love and leave a comment here stating your favorite item from this spectauclar shop! I guarentee that you'll have a hard time picking out your favorite because Marisa's work is incredible!

Want and extra entry into this giveaway?? Then just follow my blog!

Standard Rules apply ---> You must leave a way for me to contact you in case you win! On Thursday 03/19/09 I'll announce the winner!

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous cards. Would luv to win! Many thx.

peg42 said...

What beautiful cards. I love the Captain Monkeybones - Note Cards Set of 8. Thanks so much for this giveaway.

Marie said...

oh, i've been waiting for the opening of this shop! i love all of marisa's artwork...but in her new shop, i really love the birthday sock monkey note cards-they are cute and useful as i am always needing a birthday card for one of my daughter's friends birthday parties.

mverno said...

i like the Captain Monkeybones - Set of 8 Gift Tags

Anonymous said...

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Momma J said...

I love the Hello Friend note cards!

Marianne
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Whimsical Creations said...

I love the Love Bunnies - Note Cards Set of 8.

=) melanie

sweetpicklespottery said...

i just love all of Marisa's work, but I would have to say the snobs are my very favorite thing.. I just love Olivia! She ismy favorite..

sweetpicklespottery said...

i just love all of Marisa's work, but I would have to say the snobs are my very favorite thing.. I just love Olivia! She ismy favorite..

Shannon said...

I like the captain monkeybones cards.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

love the capt monkeybones

morethananumber said...

I love the Princess Cordelia - All Occasion Card with Hand Folded Envelope

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Meredith said...

The Gnomes ones are fabulous. They made me laugh so hard.
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PussDaddy said...

You were right, it was hard to decide. The whole shop is so darn cute. I favor these Hello Friends tags, though.

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Winklepots said...

Love love love Marisa's work. Colorful and fun. She's so talented. I have always been a huge fan of the Hello Friend print, so my fave item in the new shop is the Hello Friend notecard set. Too stinkin' cute!

Tracy said...

Even tie between Jenny the Silly Sock Monkey - All Occasion Card with Hand Folded Envelope and Olivia!

Susan said...

Very cute. I love Marisa's work.

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mogrill said...

Captain Monkeybones is my fave set!! Thanks for the chance.
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jayne said...

Sweethearts - All Occasion Card and Handfolded Envelope!

KFeathers said...

I adore the Hello Friend notecards

great shop!

Karen
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esque said...

I love Marisa's work and I am especially fond of the Love Bunnies Notecard set!

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Anonymous said...

wow

deedleweedle said...

I really like the Hello Friend note cards!

Mia J. said...

I think that the Muschka Mouse - All Occasion Card and Hand Folded Envelope are very cute.

Amber said...

I love the Love Bunnies card!

Thanks for the giveaway.
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Pam said...

I love all the cute hedgehog items like the "Hello, Friend Note Card Set". Of course all the sock monkey things are really cute too, but I'm partial to hedgehogs!!

Karen said...

Thanks for the chance :)

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Nanci said...

I love the birthday cards - Jolie and the Cupcake

sharon said...

love the hello friend card

SeahorseLady said...

These cute cards would certainly put on a smile on someone's face when they opened it.
I like the Captain Monkeybones note cards.
Thanks for the nice giveaway.

SeahorseLady said...

I follow your blog.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work! My favorite is the Jolie and the Cupcake Birthday Cards set of 8.
-Terra H.
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Erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

happishopr said...

Love the Captain Monkeybones - Note Cards Set of 8. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

mich0825 said...

I like any of the captain monkeybones cards- so cute monkey on boat in water. Made me smile:)

lezanac said...

Marisa is a very talented artist I love all her work My fave is the Jolie and the Cupcake - All Occasion Card and Handfolded Envelope

Jammie said...

I love the best friends forever stationary

Melanie said...

The Sock Monkey Love card captured my heart right away.


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purango said...

The Olivia-All Occasion Greeting Card with Hand Folded Envelope is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

lilyk said...

I love the Fawn in the Garden Gift Tag Set!

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Kelly F said...

I love the Franz Goes A-Courting - Set of 8 Thank You Cards. What a cute little gnome!

Kelly F said...

I follow your blog!

ladcraig said...

I love the "Hello Friend" cards.

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Heather said...

I love the Love Bunnies - All Occasion Card and Hand Folded Envelope!

Amy said...

I like the Hello, Friend Set of 8 Gift Tags.

Ingrid said...

Very nice cards. I especially like the Olivia all occasion greeting card with hand folded envelope. Thanks.

Salleefur said...

I love Muschka Mouse! I'd really enjoy a either a set of 8 Gift Tags of Thinking of You Note Cards!

Taylor said...

It was hard to pick a favorite but my eye kept coming back to this one ... Olivia, All Occasion Greeting Card with Hand Folded Envelope, thank you kindly! skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

Taylor said...

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saragillman said...

i love Jolie and the Cupcake - All Occasion Card and Handfolded Envelope

Timster said...

What gorgeous cards.