Sunday, November 28, 2010


Hello all! I have been away for the last week or so due to the passing of my grandfather. I have not been able to announce my sales, so sorry for the delay, but check out what we have for you this weekend!

Art 2 the Extreme has been with Etsy for 3 years today! Happy Birthday to us!

Have you been wanting one of our custom t-shirt blankets? Need a party favor pack of Rainbow Crayons? Today is the time to get 15% off your purchase!

Just enter "MYETSYBIRTHDAY" in the coupon code section when checking out!

There is still time to shop my BOGO Sale on sets of Rainbow Crayons until Monday at midnight!

This is the listing you should use if you would like to BOGO on any set of 3 Jumbo Rainbow Crayons or 6 Mini Rainbow Crayons of the style of your choice. Just make sure you mention which you would like in the "Message to Seller"

Friday, November 19, 2010

Etsy Shop Sharing: Two Seaside Babes

Today I would like to share the Etsy shop of my favorite hat that will not leave my head ever...

The fashionable wearings of, Two Seaside Babes, is an Etsy shop created by mother and fiber artist, Jessi. She specializes in various styles of crocheted hats and accessories. They are also the original creator of the Buckle Beanie, which I own! Her original and very high quality handmade items are a HUGE seller and very popular both locally in the Indianapolis area and on Etsy. In fact, Two Seaside Babes are high up on the list of Etsy top sellers!

With such a large selection of colors and sizes, it is easy to shop for anyone in your family or friends. She also specializes in custom orders, so when you need a set of matching hats for a family photo shoot, or a super cute beanie or headband for your newborn, you will know where to go! You cannot go wrong buying anything from this AMAZING shop and artist. Her handmade goods are truly stunning!

Have you purchased from Two Seaside Babes? We would love to hear all about it!

Are you local and will be attending the Lawrence Central Holiday Boutique or the Hoosier Artisan Boutique over the next two weekends? Make sure you stop by her booth to try her handmade items on in person!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Preview Sale

Happy Sunday!

Today I am previewing my Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale, where I will list a limited amount of BOGO Rainbow Crayon Sale items. My Rainbow Crayons make perfect stocking stuffers for all ages, so make sure you take advantage of this awesome deal!

Today through Monday, November 15th at midnight- Buy 1 Set of Rainbow Crayons (3-Pack Jumbo of 6-Pack Mini), get a second set of your choice FREE.

You must check out with this listing for the BOGO to be valid. Only 10 BOGO deals are available through tomorrow night!

Are you having a sale currently or on Black Friday/Cyber Monday? Post your sales in the comments section!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

November Already?!

I cannot believe how quickly this year had flown by! Where did September and October go? Well, it is time to play catch up in my blogging and share some photos with you!

Here is a photo of my pumpkin this year. Can you guess what the art is supposed to resemble? Too bad I did not get a photo of it lit up....or even a chance to put a candle in it. It molded 2 days later!

I had an after school workshop for pumpkin carving with linoleum tools for grades 4-7. Here is a pumpkin from a 6th grader, which I LOVED! The kids had a blast. My second workshop for october was tie-dye pumpkin shirts (and have about 50+ students attend. So much for my "only the first 30 accepted," but I hate turning kids away.

For Halloween I was Lady Gaga. I bought a wig and made a dress out of bubble wrap! I had a ton of fun and got honorable mention at a costume contest!

Today I went shopping at a local craft fair! I never get to shop, or at least take my time and shop for fun since I have signed up for about 10 shows total this season. It was nice to buy some fun items! Take a look at my purchases!

These Owls are a HOOT! The artists did not put their name on any of the tags, but they are so cute, I had to take a photo with my webcam!

I am in huge need of soap (Do not worry, I have been using soap, but it has been my husband's Axe body wash, which smells good, but I needed a change-Ha!), so I bought this REALLY good smelling Cranberry Yuzu bar from "Get Lathered." You will be able to buy your own bar too at the Hoosier Artisan Boutique where we will both have a booth on November 27 in Noblesville, IN. I cannot stop smelling it!

Well, that is about it for tonight. I have a big announcement tomorrow to make about a great BOGO deal in my shop, so check back in tomorrow!

I would love to hear any comments you may have, so feel free to write a message below! Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Trick-Or-Treat and Giveaway

Happy October! Today I wanted to share my two most new Rainbow Crayons for Halloween. The first (above) are my new Jumbo Candy Corn Rainbow Crayons, which have been quite a hit at my craft fairs the past two weekends! This trick-or-TREAT looks so good you could eat it! Different from my typical Rainbow Crayons, the Jumbo Candy Corns come in the traditional candy corn colors.

My second newest Rainbow Crayon set are my Jumbo Hat Rainbow Crayons, perfect for your little witches. The points on these crayons are great for little hands to color with!
This week's giveaway if for your choice of either Jumbo Rainbow Crayon (set of 3). To enter, all you have to do is comment on this post with what you are going to be for Halloween or what your favorite Halloween costume was as a child! For an extra entry, make sure to Twitter this blog post, mentioning @art2theextreme. To be eligible, you must comment by midnight on Friday, October 8th. Good luck!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Well... It Was Not Quite Moby Dick...

The last three days have been the longest ever while I participated in the "Whale of a Sale" Children's Consignment Event in Zionsville. While the children and baby items were a great deal if you have kids, it was not a huge catch for me and far from the "Moby Dick" I was expecting. For those of you "crafters and artists" out there who participate in shows and events, I am sure going to have a hard time from now on, participating in any type of show that is not specifically an art, craft, or holiday boutique. Here are a few photos I took...
On the plus side, I did get a few great finds from the
sale and hang out with some wonderfully talented ladies!

I LOVE Vera Bradley! I for the big bag for only $7.50 and the small purse for $5!
They were almost brand new!

I bought this super cute hat from Two Seaside Babes and the necklace from MadrinDesigns! Oops...I think I left the tag on all day... My husband loves the hat!

The photos below are some of the gorgeous work of MadrinDesigns. Each time I visited her booth, I saw something new that I had not seen the first time. She creates her unique pieces with a vintage-modern flair and floral theme.
My favorite part was looking at all the talent and meeting new people. I had many good things come from talking with other vendors and artists these past three days and am glad things worked out the way they did!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Two New Treasuries

I really love the two most recent treasuries I have been featured in. The first (above) because the colors go so well together and all of these artists will be present at the Bloomingtion Handmade Market coming up! I am always impressed with the talent when I attend this show as a vendor and am honored to have my Jumbo Heart Rainbow Crayons chosen among these wonderful handmade items.
The second treasury I love because it is named after one of my favorite paintings, The Starry Night. Make sure to take a look and comment!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Carnival Open House Wrap Up and Craft Fairs!

After two busy weeks of crafting, I am finally sharing some photos from the BRAND PHOTODESIGN Open House Event last weekend! As an added note, my photos will not do theirs justice, so I am excited for when they will post the event photos!

I was kind enough to be invited as part of the planning process for this event! I was in charge of the "Arts and Crafts Area" where Art Lessons and Parties by Nicole Lewis and my Rainbow Crayons were featured. Debbie with Table Tops for Tots provided the cutest child-friendly chairs and tables for my Rainbow Crayon area where families could try out my newest Rainbow Crayon shapes and sizes!
Descriptions and examples of Private Art Lessons...
Jamee with Setting the Mood is a special event design and decor specialist. Her work is so stunning that words cannot describe (so check out the latest parties and events she has designed...including a candy bar and a Confessions of a Shopaholic party). She created everything you see in the photos that was carnival themed. If you attended, she was the wonder-women behind the food counter setting out and cooking all the delicious treats!
The event was AMAZING with tons of free food, games, and prizes. We even had an indoor bounce house and cotton candy station! Dan and Brooke Brand are amazing photographers and I was very impressed with their photography, professionalism, and facility. I look forward to working with them in the future both with my art, and future photography needs!

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Did you attend this event? What did you think? What was your favorite part? Comment below because I love hearing from readers!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fall 2010 Art and Craft Show Schedule

Below is the schedule for Fall 2010
of where Art 2 the Extreme and Nicole Lewis will be:

Saturday, September 11 4pm-7pm
11774 Technology Drive
(Before The Fieldhouse and across from Two Men and a Truck)
Fishers, IN

Saturday, September 18 9am-4:30pm
Town Square
Lebanon, IN

Saturday, September 25 10:30am-6:30pm
Washington Township Park
Avon, IN

Thursday, September 30 7pm-9pm
Friday, October 1 9am-6pm
Saturday, October 2 9am-2pm
Eagle Church (Anson/Whitestown)
Zionsville, IN

Saturday, October 9 9am-3pm
Fishers High School
Fishers, IN

Saturday, November 6 10am-5pm
Bloomington Convention Center
Bloomingtion, IN

Saturday, November 9am-3pm
Lawrence Central High School
Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, November 27 10am-6pm
Hamilton County Fairgrounds Exhibitions Center
Noblesville, IN

Which shows will you be at???

Friday, September 3, 2010

Snail Mail Still Exists!

Happy Friday and three-day weekend!

I am curious to know how many out there still send snail mail? I sure do because it is so much more personalized when you actually receive a piece of mail from someone (that is not the constant junk mail and bills we get all the time). The mail would be so much nicer without the bills and junk mail, right?!

Today I introduced my newest gocco greeting card, the "Artsy Alphabet." I personally love this drawing and design I created since I am both a teacher and an artist. If you look really closely, you will notice something new every time! I hope you enjoy this card as much as I did in creating it! Let me know what you think below!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Fall Ideas and Treats!

Since Fall is approaching quickly, I wanted to share my Fall/Halloween line of Jumbo Rainbow Crayons in my shop for your viewing and shopping pleasure. There are sooo many people having Fall weddings, eco-friendly weddings, Halloween parties... you name it! These crayons make perfect favors or treats to hand out!

This year, I will be handing out my Mini Rainbow crayons instead of candy. It is more healthy and kids will get longer use out of them! I always do custom listings and Party Packs, but I will also be listing a Trick-or-Treat pack at a lower price to encourage people to shop handmade and be healthy! Do not get me wrong..... I LOVE candy. It is just something fun and different.



I am having two special offers for blog readers...
*Buy any set of Fall or Halloween-type Jumbo Rainbow Crayons and get a FREE Rainbow Crayon of your choice.

*20% off all bulk orders of 50 crayons or more. This can apply to wedding favor listings, back to school classroom treats, Party Packs, Halloween packs, anything in bulk. I usually do 10%, so this is a better deal!

This deal will run though October 1st, 2010, but you have to mention the code "Fall Blog" in the "Message to Seller" section when checking out!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Kate Fitzpatrick - Life. Magic. Beauty. Love

Today I am sharing an AMAZING artist with you. I am so happy she has returned to Etsy.
Kate Fitzpatrick creates some of the most colorful and magical artwork I have ever seen. She is able to tell entire stories just by looking at one of her artworks. She has a very special collection of Artist Trading Cards available in her shop currently.

In the past, she has sold prints, paintings, jewelry, and cards. I cannot wait to see what else this shop and artist will bring to the handmade world! Please take some time to enjoy her shop and mark as a favorite if you love her or her work!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Very Catchy Song

WOW! I love this song that I saw on another art teacher's Facebook and blog. I decided to purchase it to add to my Art Mix CD to play for my students. Check this video out!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Back to School and a Fresh Start!

After a short blogging break, I am back and feeling great!

Today marks Day#2 at my new school and I am having a blast! I spent all June cleaning out shelves and cabinets, organizing supplies, and setting up my room. This made for an easy start this past week for me. I think I have this back to school thing down to a science because I have had several classrooms to clean out and organize over the past years...

Here are some photos of what my room looked like to start...
By the end of the week, I will post what the room looks like now! I am happy with the "final" product and excited for a great school year!

Are your kids back to school? My husband is a teacher as well, but he started at the END OF JULY!!!!!! That is nuts! Many states do not go back to school until after Labor Day, but at least I will get out in May.
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