Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday Merchant Circle Featuring Karen Blevins

Happy Monday to you all. Hope your weekend was a great one. I know here it was so nice! We got together with some great friends and enjoyed. Now today is another story it is freezin here! Had to turn the heat back on. Hubby is outside in his winter coat. I guess we were getting spoiled here in Wisconsin. Frost warnings tonight. The sad thing is all the flowers are all up the trees are all greening out. So just hope it doesn't get to cold for to long.
It is another Monday and another great feature on one of our PAFA Team members. Hope you enjoy!
1) Your first name and Name of your business *and how you got your name*

Karen E. Blevins & my Etsy Shop name is "Prims*Gone*Wild
Prims Gone Wild came from actually me making so many primitive folk art & grunged dolls that
I just stood in the middle of them all one day and exclaimed "dang girl you have gone wild
with all these prims" I know but it really is where it came from so I already had
Kareybeths_kreations_n_prims from my name Karen Elizabeth "karen & Beth so I decided to run
them together "kareybeth" and me loving and making primitive grunged dolls & other items I decided
to go ahead and decide I have gone wild with prims :O)
2)How long have you been in business

I am from a artistic creative family and my father is and will be always the best
artist I have ever come acrosss. I have been set free to create from painting on my
bedroom walls to any type of surface. I started selling my creations a few years back. Too
Long to remember but on Etsy just recently :O) I would say my first sale was my family members
and that was back when I was about 9 and yes THAT HAS BEEN A LONG LONG TIME.

3)Who or what inspires you

Inspirations come from every where. I love looking at other artists ideas
online and art shows to When I am down or bored or when I wake up or can't
go to sleep because ideas come in my head to what I do now, draw, sew, paint, decorate~you name
it I wake up for that reason.

4)What is your creative style, primitive, country, folkart

My creative style is primitive & folk Art and lately abstract and now noticing I want to try

5)What medium do you use in creating, clay, fabric, altered art, wood etc.

I have been using fabric, altered art, canvas & wood. But not to say that I always
want to try something new.

Explain here if you would like to about your business and what you make and sell

Most of the time I find myself being more of a dollmaker than anything else. I love
making and creating dolls. I sell dolls, make-do's, altered art & wood creations. Again
lately I have been wanting to try so much and that is a good thing.
6)What are your links (list your etsy shop, eBay, web site, blogs etc.)

FACEBOOK: Karen E. Blevins!/Kareybeth
FACEBOOK: Kareybeths_kreations_n_prims!/pages/kareybeths_kreations_n_prims/124517127561840
Kareybeths_kreations_n_Prims Blog:
Prims*Gone*Wild Blog:
WhatNotWomen Blog:
Hope you all have a great creative week!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Merchant Monday Circle Featuring The Lil' Prim Cabin

Good Monday Morning to you all. Wow have we had the weirdest weather. It was in the 80's yesterday and in the high 70's today. Just unheard of this time of the year here in Wisconsin. So with this nice weather I have been playing hooky when it comes to work. My husband and I did lots of outside work and just enjoyed our weekend together. Today I want to introduce you to Brandy of The Lil' Prim Cabin. She is a full-time high school teacher, wife, and Mom to two beautiful children and three furry children. Brandy aspires to open her own little primitive shop one day, but until then she is loving her time with Etsy. So read on to find out more about Brandy.

1) Your first name and Name of your business *and how you got your name*
Brandy from The Lil’ Prim Cabin
I have always been a huge fan of Little House on the Prairie and have always wanted to live in that same little cabin, thus I thought the name would be most appropriate.

2)How long have you been in business
I have been in business since June 2011.

3)Who or what inspires you
I have to say first and foremost family inspires me. I have two wonderfully creative parents who taught me everything I know. I have always embraced learning about my ancestry and how my ancestors lived, learned, and survived. I was always the grandchild interrogating my grandparents about what life was like when they were little! I truly just think I’m an old soul.

4)What is your creative style, primitive, country, folkart
I am primitive at heart; however, I am fascinated by folk art, too.

5)What medium do you use in creating, clay, fabric, altered art, wood etc.?
My predominant mediums are soy wax and lots of fragrance oil; however, I will dabble in just about anything. I love grungy, rusty, and EXTREMELY primitive!

6)What are your links (list your etsy shop, eBay, web site, blogs etc.)

Hope you enjoyed this feature and please go and take a look at Brandy's Shop and other things she has to offer.
I also want to remind you of my giveaway and get signed up before the 31st!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My March Giveaway

Well hello everyone today starts my March giveaway, I have two prizes. I also hope to reach 100 followers and with that I will giveaway another prize. This giveaway will run through March 31st. I will pick the winner on April 1st. Now how to sign up.
1)Be a follower, new followers welcome and appreciated.
2)Leave a comment on this post.

For extra chances:
3)Go to my Facebook page and "like" it, while there leave me a comment that you have signed up for giveaway.
4)If you would share this giveaway on your sidebar of your blog.
Good luck to you all.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sorry Been MIA, Spring Has Finally Arrived

Sorry it has been so long since I posted. I don't know where February went and we are half way done with March. WOW I have been fighting the flu bug. Last week this flu bug basically had me hostage! This week I feel better, but just so tired, worn out and hard to concentrate on anything for to long. So that is what has been happening here. I have heard from lots of people that they have been fighting a cold or the flu bug. I hope this finds you and your family doing well. It is finally feeling like Spring here in Wisconsin. Yesterday I saw seven Robins all in the shrubs by the deck. I wish I would of had my camera handy. We are suppose to have mid 70's here this week and I am so looking forward to it.

I do have a couple items that I have finished and will be listing on Etsy by the end of the week.

I will have giveaway for this month. I will post Thursday the item and also how to sign up to win. I am also hoping to atleast reach 100 followers and with that I will be picking out another item to giveaway. So check back for the new giveaway.

Prim Blessings,