Monday, June 27, 2011

Come on guys, its a good cause....

My Japan Relief Journal expires in less than one month! AND 100% of the profit will be donated to the Red Cross. Come folks, support a good thing...

Case of the Mondays: Fo' Real

Today I have an actual case of the Mondays. Errands to run, lost phone charger, internship to be at, and no time to create and blog about cool things. Mostly, I’d like to go back to bed.
In other news, this weekend was awesome and maybe I’ll post some photos soon.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Giveaway via RNEST

RNEST is hosting a giveaway on their blog for my Sunset Collagraph journal. Visit the RNEST blog to learn how to enter!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

...I figured it was a good enough reason to have a sale.
Use the coupon code BIRTHDAY23 and save 23% on my 23rd.

Also: Hurray it's summer!! Happy solstice.

*Please note that orders will be shipped first thing Monday morning.

Monday, June 20, 2011

My grandma requested one of my books for the trip my family and I are taking to France this August. She wanted me to pick one that I had already made, but I decided to make a custom one instead. She and my grandpa are hitting up London before meeting up with the rest of us, so I managed to include both cities on the cover.

And it's safe to post this book because my grandma doesn't like 'the online'.

6x6 Artworks: Sold!

I made 4 notebooks for 6x6x2011 at RoCo this year and so far 3 have sold! Hurray!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Soft Shell on Blogger

Hello Blogger.
I'm a Allie, founder and sole employee of Soft Shell Crafts, which is an Etsy shop focusing in the recycling of what would normally be considering 'trash' into useful objects. The main focus is hand collaged and bound journals, but I am expanding to decorate single-flower vases out of wine bottles, record bowl books, and maybe some more exciting ideas so don't touch that dial kids.

I am a blog user dating back to the Xanga days (can't tell what's worse, admitting that or that I'm originally from Jersey..well, now you know the worst). The Etsy market, the craft world, and the concept of blogging from a 'business stand point' is still somewhat new to me. I've always been more of a personal blog user, keeping things simple and to the point. The blog centered around my fine art work (Bending my Brain in 4D, check it out) consists of very sort posts, usually photos, with little explanation. I'm going to attempt to change that for this blog, write a little bit more about what's happening in the world of Soft Shell Crafts (most of the time, you'll be seeing the desk in the corner of my living room)

I already have a Tumblr running for this purpose but I am not sure that it is the right platform for what I am trying to do (sorry Tumblr, I still use you). What I'll be trying to do is integrating the 2 blogs such that one imports the material from the other, mainly to not lose the current precious followers I already have. (Just don't tell Tumblr I'm seeing another blog, she gets jealous sometimes, keeps demanding that I reblog her).

Regardless, I hope you enjoy the blog and, even more so, I hope that you take a gander at my Etsy shop, because that's what this whole thing is about after all.