Monday, November 22, 2010

The Sales Are Coming, Hooray, Hooray!

I have two new announcements about my shop, Krissi's Art Studio (home of Skelekitty and Friends) and one about the super-awesome fantastic group I work with, so let's get right to it, I know you all have pies to make and last-minute groceries to pick up!


Starting this week and continuing until... well, whenever, Krissi's Art Studio will offer gift certificates for the most popular items in the shop (prints, wearable items), in standard dollar amounts ($10, $25, $40, $50, etc.) or in any amount you would like to give.  To view the certificates just go to my shop and click on the section marked GIFT CERTIFICATES.  For custom amounts, all you need to do is drop me an e-mail and we'll work it out. 

When you purchase a gift certificate, you will receive a receipt with the certificate number.  I will also provide you with a printed and signed certificate to present as a gift.  If you would prefer to have the certificate shipped directly to the third party, it's no problem, just specify the person's name and mailing address in the NOTES TO SELLER section when you purchase (please do not add the recipient as purchaser).

The rest of the details will be available in the listings, so keep your eyes peeled!


 I couldn't decide on what deals to offer over the big shopping weekend, so I figured I'd just cut prices on everything!  Starting on Thanksgiving Day (yep, a day early, 'cause you might need an excuse to escape from the family to shop) I'll be offering coupons for deals in my shop.  EVERYTHING in my shop, including original art AND EVEN GIFT CERTIFICATES!  Dude, that means you can buy more gift for less money AND let them pick which one they want!  Here are the important codes:

Save 10% on purchases over $10 by entering coupon code SAVE10OVER10 when you check out.
Save 15% on purchases of $25 or more with coupon code SAVE15OVER25
Save 20% on $40 or more with coupon code SAVE20OVER40
Save 25% on $75 or more with coupon code SAVE25OVER75
Save 30% on $100 or more with coupon code SAVE30OVER100

The fine print:  Purchase amounts eligible for discounts are for product only and do not include shipping.  Coupon MUST be redeemed at the time of purchase - discounts will not be given after the fact.  Customer is responsible for entering the correct coupon code.  Codes are not limited to one-use-per-customer, but discounts are not cumulative on separate purchases.  I am a single-woman operation and a working artist - please don't tell me how cheap you can get stuff at WalMart - that's just insulting.  Thank you for buying handmade for the holidays!


All the working artisans known as the "Glitter Bitches" are offering various Mega-Shopping-Weekend sales, so be sure to drop by our blog to find out the details!
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Year Two With Dog - It's Still Bliss

If you've been following my posts and photos and social networking around the web, then you know that Ron and I are the lucky "humans" to a very, VERY adorable Jack Russell Terrier named Abby.
A tired Jack Russell is a good Jack Russell
Abby loves to snuggle!

Today is the second anniversary of the day she found us on a hiking trail in Coloma (Sutter's Mill), California (and here are some links if you're interested in reading the original post and the one-year post).
super sweet face!
Abby, the first week with us: skinny & submissive with shock-collar scars.

Since then, the ride has been bumpy, stinky, muddy, snuggly, furry and pretty much completely wonderful. When we first had her, she didn't know how to play tug-o-war, bark, chase a ball or just enjoy being a dog.  Clearly, she had not been given boundaries or received positive feedback in her first "home."  Well, we took care of that in short order!
Abby's Graduation (Intermediate Obedience)
Graduation from Intermediate Obedience Training! YAY!

Ron and I often muse that now she must hear "GOOD DOG!" more in one day than she heard in the first two years of her life.  As a matter of fact, sometimes she even "helps" the trainer show other dogs how to behave!  Now she plays, growls like a terrier should, is a PERFECT watch dog, loves children, people in wheelchairs, dogs and pretty much everything life has to offer - including tug toys and balls!
Abby & Buddy!
She loves to play with her friends, like Buddy.

Oh, and she's even on Facebook. and has started posing for super-awesome artsy portraits.
Most awesome portrait ever by Kev Seconds
Custom portrait of Abby by Kevin Seconds (and yeah, he'll paint your dog too!)

I'm not sure what "they" mean by it's a dog's life, when describing something bad, but I do know they certainly weren't talking about THIS dog!
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