Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Silver Bella 2009 Press Kits...and Giveaway!

I worked hard to get my press kits done for Silver Bella 2009 and out to Sadie of Lollishops before my company arrived. She has graciously offered Lollishops vendors the opportunity to create 10 press kits to be handed out at the event (Check out some of the other vendor press kits on the Lollishops blog at lollishops.blogspot.com. Thanks, Sadie! I had really wanted to do this last year but wasn't in on the opportunity in time. Also, I've wanted to post about this earlier, but, alas, computer problems prevented that.

Anyway, here are pictures that I took before shipping them off.
I made little origami purses (such fun to make once I figured them out--compliments of HGTV) out of black brocade paper then attached a chain and little turquoise jewel sticker for the "latch." On this I attached a purse pull (aka zipper pull or charm).
It is a pretty charm made of blue and white glass bead flowers and olive seed-bead "leaves" hand stitched onto a white material. I wanted the colors to coincide with the brooch colors and wanted the colors to be winter colors instead of Christmas. Winter colors of blue and white can be enjoyed the entire season (until March here in Wisconsin!) not just up until December 25, and, of course, the purse pull can be enjoyed year round.
Next is a vintage image pin of a wintry scene with a little house, iced-over pond, and sweet little birds. I've added ultra fine white "snow" glitter, silver leafing pen highlights, and ultra fine blue glitter for extra sparkle. Can a person have too much sparkle?
These pins were placed on a little feminine "collar" made out of the same brocade paper as the purse.
In the back of the kit, I placed my business card. I had wanted the pretty picture on the card to show but thought it wiser to put my information showing instead--then the pretty picture on the other side would be a little surprise.

I made 10 kits to send off to Sadie, but the good news is that I made 11 total so that I could give one away! If you are interested, simply make a comment below with your e-mail address so that I can contact you should you win. If you blog about this, make a separate comment, and I'll enter you again. (I'll be checking up on these just to make sure). A name will be drawn on October 29 sometime after noon time CST. Hope you like the kit! ; )

21 comments:

Tracey said...

Your kits are wonderful and who ever gets them at Silver Bella is going to be absolutely thrilled!! You've got a lot of talent!

:) T

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What adorable kits! Thanks for offering one as a giveaway :-) Please count me in.

Digital Misfit said...

Your kits are fabulous! I hope your press kits get you plenty of new attention. LOVE the purse charm.

heidig@gmail.com

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Oh yes, I love your kits and I would be honored to win one. Thank you so much.

cindy@stitches

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Your press kits are beautiful!! I wish you all the best success! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Pei Li

Pauline said...

These kits are beautifully done :o) Thanks for your mouthwatering comments on my teacups, lol.
Hugs

Me said...

Hi Michele
Beautiful Kits ~ Silver Bella sounds wonderful.....
just wanted to update you, I ended up getting called into work yesterday & just got home ~ post office is closed, so your package is going out Priority - First thing in the morning..... I did not want you waiting by the mail box, looking for the package - should be there by saturday~
thanks again for entering....
cheryl

Cheryl ~Zany-Mayd said...

Hey Michele,

change that last comment I posted, I was so excited when I went up to the grocery store to find something quick for dinner, when I read the sign on the Post Office (quickie station) Open till 6:00..... It was just Your luck that I had the package in My Purse.... so, Off into the wide open spaces ~ Package is Flying it's way Home to You.....
cheryl

Laurie said...

Good job on your kits! I wish I wish I wish I was going to Silver Bella!

atlantisak said...

Wow, gorgeous kit there...I've never heard of kits but they're a very nice idea! I'd love to be the winner of something like this.

I can be reached at beyondatlantisak@yahoo.com

atlantisak said...

http://atlantisak.blogspot.com/2009/10/giveaways.html

I blogged about this, hopefully a few people will read it!

I can be reached at beyondatlantisak@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

Your kits are wonderful! I love the winter pins... the sparkles get me every time. ;)

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Noble Beeyotch said...

The kit looks great! Thanks for the great giveaway!...i would love to win this one.....

jewels.of.india.01 @ gmail.com

Bonnie said...

Oh what beautiful kits. Who wouldn't love to have one!!!!

blushing rose said...

What a lovely giveaway. Have a warm wonderful week. TTFN ~Marydon

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Your kits are fabulous. I so love the little charms. Please count me in for the drawing. I have signed up to follow your blog. Thanks for sharing. Fabulous, just fabulous. Country hugs and love, Sherry

Marie said...

Michele, I am sure your press kits will be very warmly received. I think you did a fabulous job on them! xxoo

Theresa N. said...

You did a great job on it.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

sjmcdowell said...

I found you while strolling through the Victoria magazine site, and so
glad that I did!!
Please count me in for the Silver Bella kit giveaway...Your work is absolutely stunning and I would be very proud to be the winner!!
Thank you for you!!
Cheers!! Susan in Georgia.

Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh Yes.....Sparkle...LOVE it...and NO, one can NEVER have too much. If I were younger I'd wear some on ME!

Please throw me into the hat too!

Blessings,
Spencer

PS...I love your vintage scripture cards. I've looked for some for years. I have no idea what happened to my old ones.

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling, I have missed you so much!!! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words. I am one lucky girl to have you as a friend; you truly are the gem in my teacup. I am now off to stroll around your blog to see what I have missed.

Love & Hugs
Duchess