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Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday Giveaway and Feature: Simply Signs by Jessica {CLOSED}

Congratulations to Vicki @ Nostalgic Collections for winning this giveaway.

This week's giveaway is from Simply Signs by Jessica

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.

This week, win a $20.00 Gift certificate to Jessy Kayne's Etsy shop

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.

Read Nature Manipulated's giveaway disclaimer.


Anonymous said...

I love the Welcome to the Tiki Lounge wooden sign

(Posted for Jennifer - email address in email)

Anonymous said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/8797571028

(Posted for Jennifer - email address in email)

Anonymous said...

I have your button in my blog: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com

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Anonymous said...

I joined Nature Manipulated's mailing list

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Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 2 ... Now 3) said...

I love the sign that is posted. How neat!


The Feathered Snail said...

YAY for rescuing and saving a life! What a handsome fur face! Glad he found a great home!
I love the Live Laugh Love signs, they are lovely!

thefeatheredsnail at gmail dot com

storybeader said...

I like the remove your shoes sign... barefoot girl talking!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Given the cold weather here right now, this is my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40155026

Beth said...

This sign is perfect for me ;)

My etsy:http://www.etsy.com/shop/SunshineDaydreamz

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I love the Homer Simpson Beer Quote painted on wooden sign :)

memoriesforlifescrapbooks at hotmail dot com

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Newletter subscriber :)

memoriesforlifescrapbooks at hotmail dot com

windycindy said...

I LOVE handmade signs! One of my favorites is Jessica's "LAUGH a much as you breathe, LOVE as long as you live!" A lesson I need to read and listen to.
Many thanks, Cindi

windycindy said...

"Tweet" ~ http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/8822536532.
Many thanks, Cindi

windycindy said...

I am an email subscriber to your blog.
Merci, Cindi

Nicole-Lynn said...

Very nice giveaway! My favorite is the Set of 2 HIS and HERS mini signs hand painted wooden signs. We're getting married soon so these would be very nice to have for our closets or even in our bathroom :)


Nicole-Lynn said...

I joined the mailing list!


Linda Pruitt said...

I visited! I chose the Breast Cancer Sign for all my friends currently fighting the disease:



Tracey said...

I love the Beach sign.

strasfamily at cox dot net

Marci said...

I like the "Believe In Your Imagination wooden sign"!
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

CarzooCritters said...

This was so cute! It made me smile =)

I wish that adorable dog well!

carzoocritters AT gmail DOT com

CarzooCritters said...

Tweeted about the giveaway! =)

CarzooCritters AT gmail DOT com

lightkeeping said...

I love the post about Irish being lucky, because, sure I live in Ireland:)

lightkeeping said...

Your button added to my blog http://lightkeeping.blogspot.com/

Perfect Blue Moon said...

I love the Mom's Kitchen Sign! Too Cute and oh so true!


Perfect Blue Moon said...

I tweeted about this giveaway!


Lara said...

I like the Boys, Noise, and Toys sign a lot. It'd be perfect in the room my sister is decorating for my 1-year-old nephew!

My email is svlara(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I love the bona apetite sign. Love the colors!
bethnaf at hotmail dot com

kel said...

I like the "Who are these kids and why are they calling me mom?" sign :).

kelli417 at gmail dot com

momtoem said...
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momtoem said...

My favorite item is the Sugar and Spice and Everthing Nice wooden sign.


Alisha L. said...

I love the Always Kiss Me Goodnight Wooden Sign! Beautiful Colors!


baggypants said...

The "Friends & Coffee...a Perfect Pair" is my fav!!


doodlekaz said...

This is hilarious!



Elaine said...

I love the family wooden sign!


minishoes1 said...

I love" laugh as much as you breath and love as long as you live." What a perfect sign for my house! Thanks! jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

minishoes1 said...

I signed up for the mailing list. jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

wow, these are great. since i have a dog I love this one:

Every Dog should have a home, and every home should have a dog mini wooden sign

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

dor said...

.And they lived happily ever after hand painted wooden sign is truely my favorite.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

dor said...

I'm on your mailing list.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

Luna Darling said...

martini lounge!

Etsy name: lunadarling

Beathag said...

I like the always kiss me goodnight that is in the photo of the post.

sophia.komninou at gmail.com

Sarah said...

I like the If You Want Breakfast In Bed, Sleep in The Kitchen Wooden sign.


Tee Creations said...

Friends and Coffee!! The Perfect Party!This is the one. creationsbytee@gamil.com

Candy said...

I like the Beach hand painted wooden sign!

Candy said...

i joined your mailing list

International Giveaways said...

I love how inspirational this sign is:
LAUGH a much as you breathe, LOVE as long as you live . . . wooden sign.



International Giveaways said...

I blogged about this giveaway!

Here's the link:



Erica said...

I love the Laugh as much as your Breath and Love as long as you Live sign!

juxta.umino {at} gmail {dot} com

Erica said...

I have joined your mailing list!

juxta.umino {at} gmail {dot} com

Cheryl said...

I like the
Once Upon A Time wooden sign.
Thank you.

miss said...


khaski said...

I love the '
Set of 3 Paris Mini Signs PARIS OHH LA LA BONJOUR
' and as a fellow pet owner, I hope her poor little pup's surgery goes well! khaski78 at hotmail dot com

Lisa @ the Little Green Button said...

YES! Who needs decaf! What is the point again???? lol

Love this!!!

Megan: said...

I love the set of 3 Live, Laugh, Love!

Jolee said...

Adore the Mom's Cafe sign.

Melissa said...

What a nice giveaway and shop! I really like the Paris Mini Signs.

The Spears Family said...

This stuff is ADORABLE! I found several that I like, but I think my favorite is "LAUGH a much as you breathe, LOVE as long as you live . . . wooden sign" Thanks for the chance to win and best of luck to Jess in raising the money for her adorable pit's surgery!

sleepingKelly said...

I like the custom handpainted family signs. They have great colors!


k said...

I love her "Bon Appetit" sign!


k said...

I tweeted!



k said...

I'm on your mailing list!


Vicki @ Nostalgic Collections said...

Love the "his" and "hers" signs! So cute. Adding to my favorite items.

Oooh, the Live, Laugh, and Love signs are nice, too.



DEBIJOT said...

I love the man cave sign.

Elsie said...

The Thank Heaven For Little Girls sign is the cutest, we need a door sign for a granddaughter and this is the one I'm wishing on a star...for!


t said...

I love the custom hand painted Family Sign.


Abby said...

Live, Laugh, Love . . . set of 3 wooden signs is absolutely my fave!

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

Abby said...

Joined the mailing list

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

Selene said...

I like the God Made us Friends. . . wooden sign!


shiki6210 at gmail dot com

Selene said...

I joined your mailing list

Thanks again

shiki6210 at gmail dot com

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I love the Chaos, Panic, and Disorder . . . My work here is done wooden sign!

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I tweeted,http://twitter.com/laprochaine/statuses/9071633899

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I have your button on my blog

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I am on your mailing list

Linell said...

My favorite is the "Always Kiss Me Goodnight"

So simple, so sweet! <3 This hand painted sign measures 5" x 10". It hangs from a satin ribbon tied into a bow. The sign is polyurethaned to maintain the quality of the piece as well as give it a finished, professional look.

I love the colors you chose too, they would match my bedroom perfectly! Thanks for the opportunity of winning! My email is linell101@gmail.com

Ginny said...

I have to say Little Ballerina wooden sign

Ginny said...

retweeted ~ momof2dancers

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