Monday, August 1, 2011

Here's a Switch! Big News and a Giveaway!!

Well, it took me long enough, but I've finally reached 200 followers..woo hoo! Thanks to all of you who follow and leave your comments...it means a lot.
I have some bigger news...ready? I've been featured in the beautiful Somerset Home magazine
I am very honored to be included in this gorgeous magazine along with so many fine artists. The editor, Beth Livesay, contacted me in January for their August issue. She requested that I send some of my light switch cover plates from my etsy shop to the magazine for photography. She also requested that I make and send a few more (I couldn't wait to experiment!!). I received my copy of the magazine on Friday and was so happy that my mom was here to help me celebrate! 
GIVEAWAY: Custom designed switchplate cover plus two more!

Now for that giveaway...since we are on the topic of light switch plate covers...I thought I would give away a few.  If you are a winner, I will custom create a single light switch plate for your home (or as a gift for someone you know)! Plus, you will win these two vintage inspired ones that I decoupaged with Mod Podge: 
Rules:
1. All you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment about what room and what color you would like if you win. For example, "I would love a switch plate cover for my black and white bathroom."
2. For another entry...blog about this giveaway and let me know with another comment!
Giveaway runs until Saturday, August 6, 2011.
Now, here's a sneak peek at the six-page spread:

Somerset Home is chockfull of great ideas for your home and very artistic ones at that... on newsstands today!
Now to give you an idea of what type of light switch plates I have in my home...here's a mini tour:
KITCHEN:
 UPSTAIRS HALLWAY
 BEDROOM:
KID'S BATHROOM:
 SON'S BEDROOM:

 FAMILY ROOM:

 FOYER:
(I didn't create the last one.) 

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24 comments:

Jamie said...

Your switchplates are downright stunning!!! Congrats on the article!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

woo hoo! and to think i knew you when... ;) so happy for you!

Jamie said...

Oh, and I'd love a neutral switchplate for our hallway (like the "dream" one)! I really like the "London" one you have here too.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

A big CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That is awesome news! I would love a light switch for my kitchen....could you use some gingko leaves? Now I've got to get a copy of the magazine!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i would love a switchplate cover for emmy's new room, no sawyer's new room, no, my new bathroom.... hmmmmm..... ;)

Peg said...

I would love a switch plate cover from my spare bedroom in any craft-related theme (it's where I store my craft supplies).

Blessings from Cindy said...

Congrats Renee on being in the new magazine; great layout & cool ideas!! It couldn't have happened to anybody sweeter!! Since I won last month I will not enter this but I had to congratulate you!
Blessings,
Cindy

Jane said...

Congratulations!!! That is so awesome! I always buy this magazine and it used to be I would look at the pages with no idea who the artists were. Now that I've met so many people through my blog it's amazing how many people I know whose work is published. I am very happy for you!!
I would love a switchplate cover for my studio....something artsy and fun.
Have a great day.
Jane

Blessings from Cindy said...

Please enter me for your beautiful switchplate covers giveaway! I would have to choose one for my studio of course! The fleur~de~lis is gorgeous! Did you make the paris one in the photo spread? Thank you for the email!
Blessings,
Cindy

Andie said...

I'm your newest follower! Congrats on the magazine article that is very cool. I would LOVE one of your switch plates for my green and beige kitchen

Paula said...

New house - new switchplate covers please - they are gorgeous!!

Tammy @ Type A said...

love the switchplates, never thought of that before, thanks for partying with me!

Tammy @ Type A said...

i'm a follower!! it's hard to pick one! lol i love the kitchen one, and the famiily room one.

The Kramer Angle said...

Congratulations! What great press! I'm so happy for you Renee!

Karen B. said...

OOO!!! I would love to win a double wall switch plate cover for my "kinda" rustic living room!!! :) A fun reminder of your fun family! What an exciting venture for you Renee, so excited!!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Congrats on reaching such a huge blog milestone! Wow, you featured in a mag - awesome! Happily following you. Thanks for linking up at Market Your Biz and Giveaways.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I wanna use this plate in my seaglass green bathroom.

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

You are awesome! So happy for you! I am a happy follower and would LOVE a switch plate for the girls' playroom. It's pink and green :)

Ruffles and Relics said...

congrats to you!! I love the one for the kitchen!!

Evelene S said...
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Evelene S said...

Congratulations on having 200+ followers and for being in that beautiful magazine. I'd love to win a switch plate for my grandson. He loves the Red Wings Hockey team. Thanks for a chance to win.

esterling1923 at gmail dot com

Romeo said...

Congratulations on your publication in Somerset Home!!!!! How exciting!!! Your light swtich covers are beautiful and I love that each one has a different purrsonality to reflect it's location!!!!

Purrs!

Romeo and "her"

Pabkins said...

So upset I didn't find your blog until over a week after the giveaway was over! awesome! Following!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Congratulations!!! How super exciting! I was just at Barnes and Nobles with that magazine on hand to purchase when my little one started acting up. I set it down to deal with him and that was all I needed to do to forget about it. Now I definitely have to go back for it!

I love the vintage inspired plates.