In my teens and early twenties I dabbled around in art. I played around with pencil sketching, gave oil paints and pastels a try, even did some experiments with charcoal. And then, in college, I enrolled in a “required” theatre art course. That was where I was introduced to and fell in love with watercolor. Real watercolor. Up until then, my only experience had been with Crayola and those cheap cake pints that come with every amateur art set ever (you know the ones I’m talking about, half of you probably got one for Christmas or a birthday).

Because of the class, I used primarily watercolor for renderings in the costume design classes I had to take for my degree and then…I kind abandoned art altogether to focus on writing. Until this past Christmas. For some reason, the creative bug hit me this Christmas and I handmade cards (pictured below) for my close friends and family. They turned out great and everyone loved them.


And I started to wonder…What if I could make some money doing something I enjoyed.

Fast forward to now and I’ve opened shops on Etsy, Redbubble, and Society6. I’m starting with ten designs, but don’t worry, I plan on adding more. Lots more. And celebrate the launch of my business page on Facebook, I will also be doing a giveaway.

Help me promote my shops and you’ll be entered in a giveaway for any three cards in my Etsy shop (some pictured below). I’ve added in ways for you to earn multiple entries per day and the winner will be picked Monday, February 6th. Make sure you’re following either my instagram (@thegladelf) or my business page so you won’t miss the announcement! You’ll have 24 hours to get back with me and pick your three cards and I’ll ship them either Tuesday or Wednesday (depending on how soon you pick).

You can earn entries in the following ways:

  • 3 entries when you like & share GladElf Designs on Facebook (required)
  • 1 entry for sharing this giveaway on Facebook
  • 1 entry for tagging three+ friends when you share the giveaway post on Facebook
  • 1 entry for every design you favorite on Etsy, Redbubble, and/or Society6*
  • 1 entry for every design you share from Etsy, Redbubble, and/or Society6*

*IMPORTANT: For your entries from Etsy, Redbubble, and Society6 to count I will need you to comment on the design you shared with your Etsy, Redbubble, or Society6 usernames. Otherwise, I won’t know who to track down for their free cards. (If you are uncomfortable putting your usernames out there for all to see, feel free to message me through the business page.)

Giveaway runs until 6PM EST February 6th, 2017, winner will be announced by 8PM EST that same day. Giveaway is only open to US residents. I hope to do international giveaways in the future, but I am not able to at this time.

A great big thank you to everyone who enters and helps me get the word out. You guys are awesome!