Chalk It Up

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Now that my home office is up and running, I have been looking for some custom art to spice up the walls and make it feel more like my own comfortable, motivating work space. I am SUPER excited about this new custom piece I have added to the room created by Kristyn of Chalk It Up. She creates beautiful designs and quotes using chalk markers on handmade chalkboards, wood stumps, canvas, glass, or anything else you can imagine.

Kristyn started her business by chance as her cousin was getting married, and they asked her to make a chalkboard sign. She had never completed one before, but she decided to take on the challenge. She knew she had a talent for drawing, but never thought it could turn into something like this! Guests at the wedding were very complimentary of her work, friends encouraged her, and she realized she had something here. Thus, Chalk It Up was born!

Her pieces are fabulous for events or weddings, can be used as home decor, a monthly baby board, and they also make for excellent gifts. With the holidays right around the corner, this could also be the perfect opportunity to add some Christmas or Chanukah sparkle to your home or to someone else’s!

She creates custom work and is happy to collaborate with you or also get creative herself. I had a few style ideas in mind for my office, but Kristyn came up with this concept and the font all on her own. I was super impressed, and she was such a pleasure to work with!

Working from home has gotten even better and prettier!

Now for the exciting part…Kristyn is offering a GIVEAWAY to one of my loyal popcorn and pandas readers!!! One of you can win a custom piece of artwork of your own to use for any upcoming event, to decorate your home, or to present as a gift to a friend or family member. The options are endless.

To enter you must:

1. Be a follower of popcorn and pandas & comment below on what type of chalkboard you dream about winning

2. Like Chalk It Up on Facebook

3. Share this Giveaway on your Facebook Page

Winner will be announced Tuesday November 17th!

Good luck!

XO,

Gina

Introducing Guilty Jean

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They’re a little bit girly…a little bit rugged…a little bit dark…a little bit spiritual…and a little bit rock and roll.  They are…Guilty Jean!  The phenomenal jewelry collaboration by artists Nicole Rivera and Maria Vaspasiano is a personal favorite of mine.  Connecticut born and New York City based, these two ladies handcraft each piece of jewelry in their collection.  They are extremely talented individuals with a passion for fashion and a love of all things edgy.  I was so excited when Nicole and Maria surprised me with these fabulous pieces from their “Sinner & Saint Collection,”  and I could not wait to style them.  This line has an element of gothic punk mixed with spirituality.  It’s flirty, yet edgy at the same time.  I love the mix of skulls with religious symbols and bows.  If you know designers Nicole and Maria in person, you know this line totally fits their personality.  Take a look at some of my favorites from the collection below.  I know you will love it just as much as I do!

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Guilty Jean provides detailed write-ups in their packaging about the materials they use to handcraft your jewels.

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Stay tuned this week and next for some upcoming posts on how I decided to style this amazing jewelry line.  In the meantime, stop by Guilty Jean’s website to browse some of their other pieces.  Both the “Sinner & Saint” and “Rockstar Buddha” lines are currently 20% off all designs.  And you’ll definitely want to check out their new 2013 Spring/Summer collection called “Love, Gypsy.”

Gentlemen, don’t feel left out!  They also have a men’s line which is equally amazing.

Enjoy, and hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!

XO,

Gina

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