Sunday, February 13, 2011

Vote for GiDu Design!

The Lovelies

This is the second annual Lovely Awards! Please vote for your favorites! If you would like to vote for GiDu Design, please click here. Thank to Rachel of Lovely Clusters for including me in the nominees!


Monday, January 24, 2011

New Fine Art Print!

Check out the latest lovely in the shop!! Click here to see this beautiful Botanical Fine Art Photographic Print!

(image: GiDu Design)


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Free Valentine's from Florabella

Hello everyone! I am just stopping by to let you know of a great freebie!! Florabella is giving away FREE Valentines! Click here for more information and to download the free cards! Thanks Florabella!

(image: Florabella)


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I'm Back!

IMG_7527, originally uploaded by gidu design.

I have been away in Mexico for a much needed vacation! Here's a little snap shot from our trip.

How are things going? Are you getting ready for the Holidays? What will you be doing for the holidays?

Speaking of Holidays, I am currently having a special promotion in my shop - 20% Off All Photo Prints! Use code MERRY20 at time of checkout. Offer good only on photo prints until Friday, the 17th. Click here to see the all of the prints in my shop.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Handmade Holiday Packaging!

The weeks are flying by and soon I will have my Christmas gifts ready to give, but still need to package. Last year, I enlisted my boyfriend to help me package the night before. Whew, we were I was up late getting all the details just right. I have come across this fantastic post on some beautiful packaging ideas for your viewing delight! Click here to check out the post on Paper n Stitch!

Do you have some amazing packaging ideas of your own? Please email me at and share your own packaging ideas and photos! Yours could be posted here for all to see!

(image: Paper N Stitch)


An Interview | Monkey Puzzle

What is your name?

What is the name of the shop?
Monkey Puzzle

What is the shop address?

Please list any URLS of where readers can find you

Facebook fan page: Monkey Puzzle Press:!/pages/Monkey-Puzzle-Press/172234662842

IamMonkeyPuzzle at Flickr:

JuniperLodge (my vintage shop):

What is your art or craft and how long have you been creating?
I was definitely a kid when this all started, with the time and inspiration to get lost in the creative process. I think a lot of artists were the shy, outsider types and that was definitely the case with me. The creative process became my very sense of identity.

By the time I was 15 I had the singular focus of pursuing art in my future.

I attended 3 1/2 schools and earned a BFA in visual design.

I'm inspired by materials and the process of problem solving involved in designing. I almost solely work with materials that have had a previous life, partly out of a sense of nostalgia and partly because I feel there is such an abundance of good material out there. I'm not interested in being a part of the production of more material. So, I collect discarded items and reinvent them.

I describe myself as an avid dabbler because I find I'm happiest when I can mix things up a bit, so I acquired a vintage clam shell letterpress and taught myself how to be a printer. I also bind books, draw and play around with hand lettering. I think a small edition book is on my horizon sometime soon.

You have so many talents! What other things do you do besides creating?
Family, home and food.

What inspires you?
Nostalgia is a big one. Objects made or worn into shape by a human hand. Understated beauty. Furry and feathered people. Loved ones.

Are there any artists that inspire you?
So many! I'm forever amazed at the incredible amount of really brilliant artists that exist today, not to mention ones that came before. The reason I started a blog was to to keep track of ones I wanted to remember, it's my sourcebook. If you stop by and look under the category "artists" you'll see what I've been looking at.

That's a great way to start a blog! What are five words that describe you?
a very curious avid dabbler

Elan is offering 10% all banners (excluding puppets) in her shop. Please use code GIDU10 in the notes to seller at time of checkout. Offer ends November 24th.

Thanks for stopping by today, Elan!! I am so glad to have you!

If you would like to be considered for an interview on GiDu Design blog, please fill out this simple submission form. I am always looking for new and exciting shops/designers/artists/crafters/photographers, so please submit today! Click here to fill out the submission form.


Friday, November 12, 2010

It's Friday!

Happy Friday everyone! Before I close up for the weekend, I wanted to share with you some of the latest Holiday Cards that are now available in the shop! Click here to see the newest Holiday Card. They can be customized with your own photo!

Today is the final day to get 10% off the new 2011 Calendar! To receive 10% off, please subscribe to our newsletter!

Also wanted to let you know that I am still on the lookout for interviewees! Click here to see past features. If you are interested, please fill out this simple submission form!

What are you doing this weekend?

(image: bleuroo)


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