20.2.11

Feature Sponsor Giveaway: Ever So Lovely

Meet Brandi, our feature sponsor this month!  She runs the blog and shop Ever So Lovely.  And she is quite lovely herself :)

A Little Bit About Brandi.   I'm an artist and designer living in North Carolina with my sweet husband and three cats. I've been an artist my entire life and have worked as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator for the past thirteen years professionally. I started my jewelry line Creativ*Bee back in 2003 and created one of kind and limited edition vintage themed jewelry. I started my business Ever So Lovely in 2009 as a blog but now I'm designing a collection of paper goods that will be available in April 2011. I'm also merging my Creativ*Bee brand so all of my jewelry will be under the Ever So Lovely collection. When I was planning our wedding, I designed our wedding invitations and a lot of our decorations for the reception which has been a huge motivation to start my own stationary line.
I graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC with a B.A. in Graphic Design and minored in Creative Writing. When I'm not blogging for Ever So Lovely, I'm a freelance designer for various companies and small businesses designing for both the web and print. I'm also an Art and Design Contributor for Savor NC Magazine in North Carolina where I get to interview various artists around our state. I also create one of a kind hand painted silk scarves in different themes and fiber art. I'm currently working on a line of botanical illustrations for sale in my Etsy shop. I also from time to time work on oil paintings for my series of Divas. When I'm not doing either of this you can usually find me in our kitchen trying out a new recipe or photographing the many birds that frequent our back yard.


When did you start your blog? I started Ever So Lovely in December of 2009. I used to have a blog for my jewelry designs but needed a place for my inspiration and all the artists I found online and Ever So Lovely was born.
What do you love posting about? I love posting about new artists and designers and the various things they create. I also do features on weddings either about photography, style or engagements that have been captured. There are many topics on my blog, but I would have to say my artist interviews are my favorite because it gives you a peek into their minds and studios. Learning more about how these talented people come up with their designs is always inspiring since not everyone has a chance to know what motivates them. I also love posting about weddings. It's very inspiring to me all of the different themes and designs a wedding can take on.
Who in the blogging community inspires you? That's a tough question since there are so many talented blogs out there. Some of my daily reads would have to be Design*Sponge, Joy Cho, and the ladies over at Style Me Pretty for wedding inspiration. I also love Jena Coray from Modish. I've been reading her blog for years and she always inspires me!
What is something You Always have by your side? In no particular order...my husband, my coffee, my iPhone, my macbook, my camera and my cat. He (my cat) tends to sleep in my studio when I work and blog. I call him my sidekick to Ever So Lovely :)

Brandi is doing a giveaway of these lovely Pink Jade earrings!  They are wire wrapped in brass and would be a sweet little addition to your jewelry collection.
To enter:  comment on this post and tell me your favorite item in her shop!  this giveaway closes on February 27th.

105 comments:

♥Ẫçӗ♥ said...

(^_^) I love these! They're so pretty and substantial yet they looks so delicate too! I think my favourite item in her shop would be her purple jade and amethyst brass necklace for the same reasons - girly, statement, beautiful jewellery (^_^)

nerdmom said...

I love her work and her blog, totally on my list I check daily! Right now I am obsessed with her Head in the clouds collage necklace. Its a statement piece while still being delicate and feminine.

dawn said...

I absolutely love her shop! I especially adore her "in my heart vintage french amour charm necklace"! Gorgeous!

Vanessa said...

I love the "A token of my love" necklace in purple! It's so vibrant and classic.

siera josephine said...

i love her sense of color! i was just shopping online last night thinking i really like pink and gold together. one of my favorite pieces from the shop is stay a while with me. i really dig the way the the gold and yellow compliment the purple.

Kaitlyn said...

i'm really liking the doe necklace :) she has such beautiful things!

Rita ♥ said...

I love "The token of my love" neckless. :)

Stephanie C. said...

I love the "stay a while with me" necklace!

Lo said...

I love love love (amour amour amour), the Amour vintage charm necklace!!! <3 So chic!

xoxo
Lauren

Chelsea Ling said...

i love her shop and blog :)

Donna said...

love her shop! my fav. piece is the "a token of my love" - faceted purple rain drop necklace

Cara Jess Mason said...

Her custom wedding portrait is so adorable! I want one!
-Cara Mason
www.midkid.ca

CraftyGiveaways said...

I love the "fly away with me - vintage butterfly & eiffel tower necklace"

sisterlycreative at hotmail dot com

Rachel said...

I love the faceted green earrings- thanks for the giveaway!

Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

larissa said...

I adore those pink and green jade earrings. How pretty her things are!

Charity U said...

I like the bird nest wedding centerpieces! Amazing. :)

photographer4ever832[at]gmail[dot]com

Libbi H. said...

i LOVE THIS! http://www.etsy.com/listing/66416096/key-to-my-heart-vintage-keyhole-and

Mary Lee said...

I love the giveaway earrings, they are so pretty!
Also, in your shop I really like the fit for a queen - green jade gemstone and gold necklace, it's gorgeous!!

maeyleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

Erin said...

I loooove this! Stunning colour!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/66425603/fit-for-a-queen-green-jade-gemstone-and

guinnesspaws(at)gmail(dot)com

lexacd said...

I absolutely love the token of my love necklace and the new love earrings!


alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

onewhitetulip said...

Love the key to my heart - vintage keyhole and pearl necklace!

allibob1 @ gmail.com

Trisha said...

i love the springtime earrings!
trisha
mahgwi21 (at) yahoo

Jules said...

Yay for her being from NC cause I am too!! I love the a token of my love - faceted purple rain drop 14K gold necklace

juliesimpson73@hotmail.com

kiddo said...

I love the once in a while - pretty purple jade and amethyst brass necklace.

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

Diana Dang said...

My fave is in my heart - vintage french amour charm necklace!

faked_sugartone at hotmail

jc said...

These giveaway pink jade earrings are ever so lovely, thanks so much!

I also like the charming In My Heart necklace.

yumihamano@gmail.com

FotogirlCreations said...

I think my daughter would love these pink earrings! So beautiful!

I agree with Diana above. I love the vintage french amour charm necklace too!! That would be for me, LOL!

fockler@telusplanet.net

Homemaker Honey said...

token of my love - faceted blue drop 14K gold necklace

Deborah
Homemaker Honey
homemakerhoney.com
homemakerhoney @ gmail . com

gustosa giveaways said...

i like fit for a queen - green jade gemstone and gold necklace

gustosagiveaways at ymail dot com

va said...

i like the purple rain necklace .
http://www.etsy.com/listing/66142000/a-token-of-my-love-faceted-purple-rain
tumblemumbo at gmail dot com

Birgit said...

This necklace is just gorgeous http://www.etsy.com/listing/66425603/fit-for-a-queen-green-jade-gemstone-and !

danaan at gmx dot at

janil said...

Love key to my heart - vintage keyhole and pearl necklace and love these pink earrings...they're gorgeous!!!!

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Roni said...

I love the ""in my heart vintage french amour charm necklace" - gorgeous!

roniros (at) gmail.com

Marta said...

Hi! My favourite item by Brandi is the token of my love - faceted amber drop gold necklace

Thanks for the chance to win these lovely earrings!
Marta
martaplayita at gmail dot com

Linda Meyers-Gabbard aka Ladyblueeyez1960 said...

I like your shop
I like this
http://www.etsy.com/listing/66417635/once-in-a-while-pretty-purple-jade-and-brass-necklace

LLMG1960 at gmail dot com

Gintare said...

my favorite item is stay a while with me - unique butterfly and heart collage necklace

gintare[dot]amber[at]gmail[dot]com

Katarzyna said...

I love the 'fly away with me - vintage butterfly & eiffel tower necklace'

gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

Carmilla said...

I love token of my love - faceted blue drop 14K gold necklace


erica(dot)terranova(at)gmail(dot)com

Asuntos imaxinarios said...

I think her creations are very appealing!! What I like the most is the bird nest centerpiece. I found it absolutely warm! Maybe it is because I am going to get married soon!

Anonymous said...

What a fun pair of earrings! They would jazz up any outfit. I also love the purple jade & amethyst brass necklace. Thanks for the chance to win!
Zoe0825@verizon.net

Monik said...

I love in my heart vintage french amour charm necklace! :)

monikalintang@hotmail.com

MoonRae said...

I really like the Token of My Love blue faceted drop necklace. Thanks for a lovely giveaway
~Sharon~
lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

Heathery said...

I love the purple and green moss basket!
myheehaw@hotmail[dot]com

PoppyLand said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/66417635/once-in-a-while-pretty-purple-jade-and this one is so pretty! <3

Jaclyn said...

I'm digging on this vintage charm

http://www.etsy.com/listing/66142000/a-token-of-my-love-faceted-purple-rain

Good luck with the giveaway!

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

i love the fit for a queen green jade necklace

hancoci_s at msn dot com

jhitomi said...

I love the little deer Unique beautiful Doe necklace.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

rj7777 said...

After looking at your site, I still love the pink earrings you are giving away in this giveaway. Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com rj7777

Carrie Rosalind said...

Beautiful shop! I especially love the cute "Little Deer" necklace. :)

Masha said...

i love the key to my heart. :)

Rebecca said...

I love the faceted blue drop necklace....gorgeous!!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Rebecca
rebatink(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol Anne said...

I think the little deer necklace is adorable!!

-Carol
cac922[at]cccb[dot]edu

Brandi from Ever So Lovely said...

Thank you all for commenting! I'm so happy you guys are loving Ever So Lovely!

Good luck to everyone!

xoxo
Brandi

Tina Milas said...

Key to my heart vintage neclase is amazing!
Great Giveaway!

La Vie Le Gage Couture Events Wedding Planning said...

Fabulous give away! Love you shop! I have it in my Esty favorites.
Joyce Goeppinger
Colorado

Crystal said...

A token of my love!
flybynight.42@gmail.com

Shenny said...

I love love love that wonderful deer pendant!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/65728845/little-deer-beautiful-unique-doe

isztarv at o2 dot pl

fisiwoman said...

My fav item is key to my heart - vintage keyhole and pearl necklace. Enter me please!

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

avatarlady said...

I like this one... love the blue pendant. It's my fave color. It looks like a real sapphire.

lifeis.oceanbliss at gmail dot com

Bobbi said...

Lovely is the right word! My favorite item is the Jade necklace, love it!

Sarah said...

My favorite item in her shop is the faceted amber drop gold necklace. So gorgeous! I love that she is into both graphic design and creative writing! Those are two of my favorite things as well. :)

Sarah
bannercat | gmail.com & etsy.com

cscottdraw said...

I love the stay a while with me - unique butterfly and heart collage necklace
cscottdraw at gmail dot com

Abigail said...

My favorite is the butterfly collage necklace (http://www.etsy.com/listing/66172188/stay-a-while-with-me-unique-butterfly). So feminine and beautiful.
abigail.lee {a} gmail.com

Teresa said...

I love the faceted purple rain drop necklace

tmyoung at rochester dot rr dot com

Becky said...

I love the purple token necklace!

squirrelgonutz [at] yahoo [dot] com

mframe said...

I love the a token of my love - faceted purple rain drop 14K gold necklace
mframe00@gmail.com

Jacqueline said...

i like the fit for a queen necklace jmmccarr@gmail.com

Lucy Kitsch said...

Those are just lovely. :) These would honestly be my favourite item from her shop. They are just so gorgeous and such a perfect, bright *popping* pink! :)

Thanks for entering me into the drawing and congratulations to the lovely lady that wins! :)
Oh! My e-mail is lucykitsch@live.com

Good luck, ladies! :)

skarletgrrl said...

I'm loving the "token of my love" necklaces! Both the blue and purple are gorgeous!


skarletgrrl@yahoo.com

Melody said...

I like a Token For My Love and Fit For A Queen Necklaces.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Vicki S said...

I really like the fit for a queen - green jade gemstone and gold necklace

sswpss at yahoo dot com

Anna said...
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Anonymous said...

I really like the purple A Token of my Love
megangaughan at yahoo dot com

galaxyboogie said...

My favorite item is the token of my love - faceted blue drop 14K gold necklace. Simple and sweet!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Casey, galaxyboogie at blogspot dot com

Anonymous said...

I love the Stay a While with Me necklace -- very pretty.

Thanks,
D
dbyrne1[at]gmail[dot]com

Formerly.Lisa.S. said...

I really love the amber Token of Love necklace! And all her product shots are so nice! A beautiful shop.

lisakercher@gmail.com

Suburban Sweetheart said...

Such pretty, whimsical things! I love her a token of my love necklace. Lovely!

belinda said...

Roses are red, violets are green,
What do I love?
It's 'fit for a queen'!!!!!!! X

bibhill@bigpond.com

Jordan Osborn said...

I am so thankful I found this shop! Her work is stunning, and I love her airballon collage necklace. It's like wearing a piece of whimsical art!

-- Jordan

Brooke said...

This is my favorite item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66142000/a-token-of-my-love-faceted-purple-rain?ref=v1_other_2

whitsend@live.com

nova said...

Ah man, it's hard to choose. I like the stuff with the hot air balloons the best, I guess.

novaisawesome at gmail.com

liz said...

Absolutely love love love this http://www.etsy.com/listing/66445953/new-love-sweet-pink-jade-and-brass

Much Thankies for the chance dear
Good luck for me and everyone :)

liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

jakiesmom said...

i like the faceted blue 14 gold necklace
nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

lost in the world..... said...

Hey!My fave has to be the purple jade and amethyst brass necklace!I love the colour combo and plus I love everything with amethyst in it =)

veena_liferockz@yahoo.co.in

Katie said...

I think that the "fit for a queen" necklace is totally the type of thing i would wear out to cocktails with the girls! It would give just the right amount of pizzaz to an outfit that may not be new!
kshuttle(at)uoguelph(dot)ca

Kai said...

im in love with the little deer necklace!
khselwa@gmail.com

Sincerely Rae said...

I'm really crazy about hot air balloons so I love the "head in the clouds" necklace.
~Rachael

sincerelyrae(at)hotmail(dot)com

Alicia Benedict said...

I love the "key to my heart" vintage necklace! And of course the earrings for the giveaway...that pink is brilliantly vibrant!

aliciabenedict(dot)info(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer C. said...

I love the sweet deer necklace but I think I'm more likely to wear the purple jade one. Everything in the shop is lovely.

Emily said...

I love the green necklace: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66425603/fit-for-a-queen-green-jade-gemstone-and

eeohlin at gmail dot com

White Family said...

Honestly these earings are my fav. they are SO beautiful!!! I really like your crystal cluster ring as well though :) I am now following you :)
ashley
ash.whitecc@gmail.com

Kashena said...

Hello! I really like the peach cluster crystal ring; it's definitely a conversation piece!

Also reminds me of my grandfather, who used to chip out pieces of quartz for us.

Tasha said...

I love the fit for a queen - green jade gemstone and gold necklace! Soooo pretty!

tdecoria@gmail.com

Connie said...

I love the faceted blue drop! So simple and beautiful.

Joanna said...

Beautiful earrings!
I also love the aceted amber drop gold necklace...gorgeous!

joannaw.xo at gmail dot com

Karen said...

I love the once in a while necklace. So beautiful!
kweight@byu.net

Anaej said...

this is by far one of the prettiest shops i have ever come across! so so lovely :) this piece i think might have to be my favorite though: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66172188/stay-a-while-with-me-unique-butterfly

my email is jeanacasady (at) yahoo.com

hofken said...

My favorite item in her shop is the fit for a queen - green jade gemstone and gold necklace

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

AmbreRose said...

Oh I love the key to my heart - vintage keyhole and pearl necklace. That is so pretty! ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

mjirsch said...

I love this wonderful piece---> pretty purple jade and amethyst brass necklace rosiebud63(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I like the Once In A While Necklace the most.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mandee said...

I love the token of my love necklace.
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asuka said...

I really like the "key to my heart - vintage keyhole and pearl necklace".
so.kitsch at gmail dot com

Cerena Leigh said...

In love with the little deer unique doe necklace!


Cerena Leigh
Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

Girly Girl Moments said...

My new wishlist item has to be the balloon bird and flower collage necklace. I mean, wow. It is absolutely beautiful! LOVE IT