I can't craft my way out of a box. I start out with the best intentions, but I am one of those unfortunate souls born without a craft (or a math) gene. But I adore anything handmade and have the utmost appreciation and awe of those that can make something gorgeous with their own two hands.
Enter Shannon's Custom Creations. Shannon's Custom Creations is a family-owned and operated company based in London, Ontario. Shannon is a stay-at-home mom of 3 who started out selling her wares via online classifieds. With a combination of precision machinery, good old-fashioned craftsmanship, and hand-painting, Shannon offers some awesome home decorations at unbeatable prices.
Shannon sent me these hand-painted letters for my daughter, Danielle. I had no idea what she was going to send me and when I opened the package all I could think of was "Wow, she's either a stalker or she's psychic!" She managed to match my daughter's room decor almost perfectly.
My daughter's room is done in a flower/butterfly theme and each letter has hand-painted flowers, butterflies, and cat-tails and is hung on a pink ribbon. I was impressed by the care and detail Shannon put into each individual letter. No two are exactly alike but they all compliment each other.
Not only can you choose any one of the great themes Shannon offers for your individual letters like Jungle Animals, Mighty Machines, or Princess Fairies (to name only a few), you can also further customize each design personally by picking your base color from the rainbow of choices offered as well as your favorite font from 15 different samples. Not into ribbons? Then choose the recessed pins option for a floating look. Each letter is finished with a durable clear coat to keep your creation looking beautiful for years.
Besides individual letters, Shannon also makes script names or words:
Or how about a custom sign for your house?
Best part is, one of you reading this is going to get a chance to win your favorite, free! Shannon has offered one lucky reader $50 credit to her online store. Right now, Shannon is having a grand-opening sale; everything is now 50% off her already reasonable prices. That's quite a deal.
Visit Shannon's Custom Creations and tell me one thing you're going to buy with your $50 winnings or which one of the themes is your favorite? (1 entry, leave 1 comment).
1) Follow my blog (left sidebar) or take credit if you already do (1 entry, leave one comment.
2) Tweet the giveaway, can be done daily if you're feeling sassy (1 entry, leave one comment daily with your tweet url).
Easy tweet you can copy & paste:
Shannon's Custom Creations giveaway; deck out your decor. $50 to buy your favorite hand-painted happiness. Ends 8/9 http://454.me/oc146/
3) Blog it. It doesn't have to be long or wordy but link to the giveaway and Shannon's Custom Creations. (3 entries, leave 3 comments with your blog url).
Giveaway open to US & Canadian residents. Giveaway ends on Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 11:59 pm EST. Make sure you leave separate comments for each individual entry you're due, I have poor math skills so you can't rely on me to credit your entries. Winner will be contacted by email for their information and will coordinate directly with Shannon's Custom Creations for fulfillment of their winnings. Please leave me a way to contact you if your email is not visible in your blogger profile. Winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email before I pull a do-over.