Posts Tagged ‘graphic’

Etsy Store of the Week – Storeyshop

Oh! I’m excited about this week’s Etsy store because it’s one that I’ve had my eye for a while now. There are probably a dozen or so items that I’d love to purchase and I’ve tried to keep it to four – so hard! So this week’s store is Storeyshop, a UK based (I know, I’m so international) hand cut and laser cut greeting card and more shop. The sense of humor and love that comes from Storeyshop is wonderful and makes you stick around to check out her tons of listings (192 right now!). With that much creativity, she’s got something for everyone!

So for the item that I want the most, I’m having a hard time deciding on just one! And then I remembered, hey, this is my blog – I can have more than one! Isn’t life liberating once you realize your own power? Well, that’s true, but yeah, greatly exaggerated in this case. However, these two great cards are ones that I would love to get for Roger on some anniversary soon!  Storeyshop has lots more of these “I love you more than…” cards and can customize the message too in case you can’t find exactly what you want.

I love you more than my iPhone card by StoreyshopI love you more than coffee card by Storeyshop

Another card I’d like to get Roger is this next one. He likes Superman and comics (but prefers the Hulk or Batman if anyone’s listening and caring at the same time) and this would be just right! And I just love the layered work done on this greeting card.

Super hubby card from Storeyshop

Storeyshop offers some great humor-based love greeting cards, but it’s not all she offers. There are housewarming, birthday, holiday and random occasion cards too. They all have bright colors and bold, simple designs which is the hallmark (ha!) of her cards. Here’s one in particular that I like because of the detail work on the house.

New home greeting card from Storeyshop

So if you need that special occasion card to let someone know how special they are, or need to stock up on unique Christmas cards, check out Storeyshop on Etsy!

Etsy Store of the Week – zukzuk!

The Etsy Store of the Week is zukzuk! This graphic artist creates beautiful and imaginative prints with great colors.

This first image is one that I would love to have in a child’s bedroom, or even give to my mom for mother’s day (but sadly, it’s not her style, my mom could use better taste! 😉 ). The colors are wonderful and you can just feel the love between the mom and baby bear. And the scales of color create such a sense of whimsy!

We Are Strong Strong by zukzuk

And another great family of bears print (available in a few different colors):

Magic Moss Bears by zukzuk

But it’s not just family style prints that zukzuk offers. There are lots of whimsical and sometimes strange prints that would look great in any studio or library. I’m imagining where I would hang them among my books…

Zukzuk Tea Time by zukzukJelly Bean Bird Rainbow by zukzuk

A little about the Tronto-based artist behind zukzuk from her profile:

When I was reading a book to my son the other day, one of the characters, a Wombat, said that he liked to think and he liked to dig. I guess that’s a bit like me.

So you can see where the whimsy in her art comes from! Check out her Etsy shop to see the different color variations of her prints and the variety of artwork she offers. Come back next Sunday!

The pertinent links for y’all:

Etsy Store of the Week – FuzzyMug

I’m back from Chicago! It was a wonderful trip and I have lots of pictures, but that’s another post. Oh, and another post that should be up soon is my new running plan for the half marathon. Yes, I’m doing it even though I had surgery on August 16th and the half is on October 17th! And also to be posted soon is my debt confession and repayment plan. Hi, my name’s Krysta and I have too much debt. Hehe! Anyway, as you can tell I’m well rested and invigorated from the vacation, so stay tuned folks.

Anywho… this week’s Etsy Store is great for all you pet lovers out there: FuzzyMug. This Baltimore resident creates colorful graphic images of animals and can do custom orders too. And she doesn’t offer just prints, but notebooks, shirts, cards and calling cards. So you can totally show your animal love!

As always, the item I want the most: this print of a rabbit in black ink (you get to choose which color you want on almost everything!). Besides the obvious cute factor, let me tell you why: I had a stubborn old man of a black rabbit named Spaz for nine years before having to put him down last November. That rabbit put up with my sometimes too-busy-to-cuddle schedule and even endured the 3000+ mile trip to Alaska and back. He survived testicular cancer and the following castration, btw I am so sorry little man! It’s always hard putting a pet to sleep, but Spaz was very difficult for me as I had him from 15 to 24, some very important years in my life and he was there to see it all. So here’s my first choice in FuzzyMug’s Etsy shop:

Rabbit print from FuzzyMug

So do you have a certain pet you’d like to memorialize or just show off? I can think of three dogs in particular that I’d love to have portraits of! Here’s an extremely cute example of one the custom pet portraits FuzzyMug does:

Custom pet portrait from FuzzyMug

There are some of the many art prints FuzzyMug offers. But what about the other stuff I mentioned? Don’t think I forgot! These next two items are for the animal lover (or just your love!) in your life. The first is a great card idea, no matter what age or event and the second is a notebook that would make any pet lover smile.

I love you this much card from FuzzyMug Love me love my dog notebook

A little bit about FuzzyMug, taken from her profile:

 I volunteer my time and design know-how to local animal shelters and I have 4 cats and 3 dogs of my own. They were my inspiration for FuzzyMug and they are often coerced (with many treats and promises of long hikes in the woods) to pose for my portrait ideas.

Now that’s a real animal lover! So let’s not only give a round of applause to FuzzyMug but go and buy some of her stuff! The pertinent links (and if you haven’t noticed, I’ve upgraded my techno-savvy by making the pictures clickable to the listing!):

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