Big Shop News: Greeting Cards are HERE!

Blank Collage Art Greeting Cards on EtsyYup, you read that right…blank greeting cards featuring mini prints of my collages are are now available in my Etsy shop! Two different sets of cards with envelopes are available – one with sweet and encouraging quotes, and one with awesome scripture verses. They’re printed on super yummy ultra premium professional heavyweight matte paper, and the prints are so rich and gorgeous! (I’m thinking of switching to matte paper for all my art prints now, instead of the luster paper I’m currently using.)
Blank Collage Art Greeting Cards on EtsyBlank Collage Art Greeting Cards on EtsyBlank Collage Art Greeting Cards on EtsyAnd as a thank you to YOU, my awesome supporters and friends, I’m offering free shipping on anything in my shop until the end of the year with code HAPPYHOLIDAYS2011. US pals, there’s still time to order for Christmas! Cards make a great gift. Just sayin’.

Happy Wednesday!

etsy shop reopening + giveaway!

Lesley Myrick Original Handmade Collage Mixed Media Art Prints on EtsyAfter a summer hiatus (read: my entire studio was packed up in boxes while we were away for two months and then moved to California) I’m so excited to be re-opening my Etsy shop! Not only are original commissions available (using your favorite quotes or photos) but there are also tons of great affordable art prints at $18. And greeting cards will be available soon…stay tuned!
Lesley Myrick Original Handmade Collage Mixed Media Art Prints on Etsy
As a thank-you to my lovely readers, I’m giving away one print of your choice from my shop! There are two ways to enter (feel free to do both!):
1. Leave a comment below and share your favorite quote – is it a song lyric? Line from a poem? Quote from a movie? Something funny that your best friend said?
2. Tweet about the giveaway using this link (and leave a comment saying that you tweeted it).
The contest will close Friday September 2 at midnight PDT, and the winner will be announced Monday September 5. Ready? GO!

And psst…save 15% off your order between now and September 30 with code SEPT15OFF. Check out the shop here and spread the word about the discount code (click here to tweet it)!

Happy Monday!
Much love,

DIY iPhone Case!

Lesley Myrick DIY Do it Yourself Custom iPhone Case

Remember that time I made a sweet iPhone case, and then told you that I’d share a tutorial so you can make your very own? Well, here it is! (Weekend project, ahoy!)

Lesley Myrick DIY Do it Yourself Custom iPhone Case

Step 1: Buy a clear case for your phone. This little guy was a whopping $1.47 on eBay, and Overstock.com also has some inexpensive options.

Lesley Myrick DIY Do it Yourself Custom iPhone Case

Step 2: Trace the inside back of the case and make a cardstock template. Or if you’re lucky like me, your phone will just come with a faux cardboard phone that’s already the correct size.

Lesley Myrick DIY Do it Yourself Custom iPhone Case

Step 3: Find some cool scrapbook paper, magazine pages, or the like. Trace your template onto the neato paper, and cut it out. (I cut out a few different options – I like variety!)

Lesley Myrick DIY Do it Yourself Custom iPhone Case

Step 4: Slip your cut-to-size paper into the case to make sure it fits. Trace the hole for the camera (every phone case is different) and very carefully cut it out. I used a small craft knife. Or rather, I should’ve used a small craft knife – I actually used an obscenely large utility knife because it was all I had available. Learn from my mistake.

Lesley Myrick DIY Do it Yourself Custom iPhone Case

Step 5: Pop your paper insert into the case, snap the whole thing on your phone, and BAM! DIY style.

Happy weekend!

big news :: etsy shop is open!

Hello dear blog friends!

I’m super pumped today because after a long hiatus (you know, that whole “being in another country without your art and business supplies” thing) I’m finally RE-LAUNCHING MY ETSY SHOP! Visit the shop here for some awesome, affordable art prints or to have a custom collage made with your own words and photos.
And psst…I’ve created a special coupon code just for you! Enter BLOGREADER at checkout for free US shipping until March 31!

Much love,