Jessica Kayne of Simply Signs by Jessica began painting personalized signs last fall. Jessy started making signs after she set out to fix an old wooden yard stake that was living in her attic. She went to the store for some paints and brushes and from there she was addicted! Within weeks, Jessy's garage was covered with her creations. She started doing local craft fairs and soon after, opened shop on Etsy.
Jessy has always loved to craft. She was brought up in a very artistic family. Her mother created stained glass for 25 years and her grandmother and uncle were fantastic artists as well. Jessy's brother is also awesome at drawing and sketching, and her grandfather paints. Did I say Jessy was brought up in an artistic family?!
Jessy is looking to branch out into wholesale. She would like her work to be featured in local stores and shops, but in the meantime, Etsy is her primary home. Her items are also listed on her Facebook page and she continues to sell at local craft shows.
For a chance to win this week's giveaway:
Mandatory: Visit Jessy Kayne's Etsy shop, come back here and post your favorite item and email address in the comments section of this post.
Additional chances to win (leave a separate comment with your email address for each entry):
1) Tweet the giveaway and post a link to your tweet in the comments below (include @NMArt in your tweet) - 1 extra entry
2) Blog about the giveaway and post a link to your blog post in the comments below - 1 extra entry
3) Add one of my ad buttons (left hand sidebar) to your blog or website and post a link to your site in the comments - 1 extra entry
4) Join Nature Manipulated's mailing list (by doing this you agree to receive a monthly newsletter from NM)- 1 extra entry
5) Purchase an item from the featured shop and post a link to the item you purchased (transaction link) - 5 extra entries
ENTRIES WITHOUT CONTACT INFORMATION WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE GIVEAWAY. (Email address, Etsy username and Artfire username accepted. If your Blogger profile links to your email or shop, that is acceptable too. Leave contact info for each entry. Tip: When leaving your email do not use the @ and . symbols, instead spell out AT and DOT.)
Entries for this giveaway will be accepted through Sunday, February 14, 2010, 11:59pm Eastern Time. I will notify the winner via email and the winner will have 48 hours to respond before I choose a new winner.
International entries are welcome!
While you are looking around Simply Signs by Jessica, take advantage of Jessy's special offer for Nature Manipulated readers: Free Shipping on your first order. This special offer is valid from February 8-21, 2010.
All proceeds from Jessy's sales are going to help pay for her dog's knee surgery. Approximately six months ago, Jessy's family rescued an eight month old pit bull named Bronx. It was love at first sight! Jessy knew she had to show Bronx what a loving family was. He was so shy and scared which leads Jessy to believe Bronx was abused by his previous owner. As Bronx settled in and became less shy, Jessy began to notice he was walking funny, as if something was wrong with his hips. She took him to the vet and found out Bronx's two back knee caps pop in an out of place and therefore he is unable to bend his rear legs. At times, Bronx cannot get off our bed or couch, causing him to have accidents, and as a puppy, he cannot play. His surgery is estimated to cost $1,500 per knee. Unfortunately, Jessy's husband currently is out of work and the money is proving hard to find. Now, let's help Bronx out! Shop Simply Signs by Jessica.
Thanks for participating in this week's giveaway. Be sure to stop by next week for another great giveaway.
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