"I enjoy looking at the world around me to find and appreciate beauty around every corner. I started taking pictures a few years ago while on a trip to the UK with my husband. It was so amazing to see such architecture and gardens that had lasted through so many years. This inspired me to start to capture this beauty in my travels and in my city. I take my camera nearly everywhere I go and continue to learn more about it whenever possible."
"I am very excited to have started selling my photos in my CityCreations Etsy Shop. Here you will find some of my favorite photos made into photo cards. A portion of the proceeds from each card sold goes to a great social enterprise called JustPotters." (To find out more please visit justwork on etsy.)
"You will also find adorable puppets in my shop. Having been a preschool teacher and special education assistant the last 12 years I have first hand experience at knowing how a puppet can be an exciting way to learn. My friend Lynn taught me how to make these puppets and now I am so happy to be able to provide puppets for others to use in teaching children." (Ask me about a 10% children’s pastor discount on my puppets. Just let me know that you read about me on MustardSeed by.carollai's blog. ☺)
I asked CityCreations to share with us the passion in her life or the burden on her heart.
"To narrow this down to one is very difficult. However, if I were to choose one it would be seeing ALL PEOPLE treated as equals. My natural inclination is to stand up for the less fortunate in our world. If people cannot advocate for themselves I try to step in when possible. After all, if I could not stand up for myself I would very much hope that someone would step up and help me. I believe I have been given this gift of life to create and share in community with others. I want to do these things to the best of my ability to honor my Creator."
CityCreations has generously offered any 4 single cards in her shop!
for additional entries, follow my blog, become a fan of my Facebook page, post about this giveaway on your blog, twitter about this giveaway or buy something from either shop. the last gains you 5 extra entries! make sure to post a comment informing me of which you've done. also leave your contact info as you'll want to be contacted if you're the winner!
i'm providing a 10% discount in my shop for the duration of this feature and giveaway. just write "citycreations giveaway - 10% off" in the note from buyer at checkout. giveaway runs until tuesday june 23, 11:59pm.
this blog began as a way to showcase new jewelry i was creating for my etsy shop. when Sophia was born, this blog became largely about her and what she was up to. now, it is a combination of all things Sophia with some dabblings into my creative realm of jewelry making, sewing and knitting (as time allows!).