Let’s Go Galactic

Contributor post by Mairi from mairidesign

Let’s go Galactic! The team is taking us on a journey into space with their celestial and sci-fi inspired beauties. You’re sure to become starry-eyed browsing this gift guide.

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says: 

Our galactic line of prints and party signs are out of this world! The background design was a labor of love and I really put my heart and soul into the multi layered twinkly sky.

At SLS we love to customize and our personalized night sky prints and printables are a big hit. They are often ordered for nursery decor or baby shower gifts and can include sweet quotes or the new baby’s name. Party planners and parents also love to purchase printable or printed table signs and posters for girl’s and boy’s space-themed birthday parties. We can add the child’s name, age and a big birthday wish.

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Custom Printable art

Robots and aliens in space! These fun wallets make a great gift for boys to keep their change, gift cards, or earbuds. Brightly colored prints make a very memorable gift for any space or sci-fi lover! Created especially for science and tech minded kids!

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Gift for Boys Robot Wallet Case

Judy Merashoff from JAMsCraftCloset says:

National Geographic says…”Compared with the billions of other stars in the universe, the sun is unremarkable. But for Earth and the other planets that revolve around it, the sun is a powerful center of attention. It holds the solar system together; pours life-giving light, heat, and energy on Earth; and generates space weather.”

People are drawn to the sun and moon for their decorating purposes. This sun candle holder was a great find and would brighten anyone’s galaxy.

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Candle Holder Glass Sun

Raised on SciFy, Star Trek and the like you can almost always find at least one UFO in my shop! These sterling silver earrings were made with miscellaneous beads, and in the words of David Childress “Could this be some kind of Alien Spacecraft?”
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UFO Earrings Spaceship Sterling Silver

A galaxy of stars for your wrist. Actual photo of a galaxy transferred to a brass cuff bracelet.
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Galaxy Brass Cuff Bracelet

Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital says:

Starry skies were just catching my eyes – tv commercials etc. And of course for many years we have been fans – Star Wars, Battle Star Galactica, Star Trek – all fun stuff. So I decided to make a set of starry skies paper but instead of a full set of 12 x 12 inch papers, I decided to go with a few and make it stationery / journal pages instead.
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Stardust Printable Lined Journal Pages

Rita Szöllősi from RitzySelection says:

Three big pompoms make this cushion more sweet, making it a sympathetic alien spacecraft.

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Meditation Cushion, UFO pillow

#CIJRoadTrip – Italy: Salerno

Contributor post by Megha of byTheArtBug

Today let’s travel to Italy with Lia from Ghirlandiamo.

1. What city do you live in? What makes it special?

I live in Salerno, a not so big town in South Italy, near to Naples.
We are on the sea and the weather is warm and beautiful for the most part of the year.
Salerno is making big progresses: it’s renewing town architecture with a lot of new particular buildings, designed by great architects from all over Europe!
We all are proud to live here!

Salerno - Italy

Salerno – Italy

I’m so lucky: my town is on the middle of two splendid coasts: on a side there is the Amalfi Coast , wonderful and famous , and on the other side there is the Cilento Coast, less known but stunning too and still wild enough.

Cilento Coast - Italy

Cilento Coast – Italy

2. What are several places everyone visiting your country should see?

People coming here have a large choice of places to visit, as Salerno is
– 30 minutes far from Paestum: well known for its rests of Greek Civiliization;
– 40 minutes far from Amalfi and a little bit more from Positano: famous all over the world;
– 40 minutes far from Naples: no other words are needed about it

Paestum - Italy

Paestum – Italy

Amalfi - Italy

Amalfi – Italy

Positano - Italy

Positano – Italy

3. How have the customs, traditions, geography, nature etc. inspired the items you create?

I think all that (I mean the sea, the sun, the place where I live and its ancient civilization) strongly influenced the way I am, that, in turn, is deeply expressed in my works .

Made in Italy is appreciated all over the world and I think my creations convey my Italian taste in the modern and personal style of a warm, friendly and congenial Mediterranean woman.

Summer wreah, made in Italy, handmade, a piece of wall art, year round wreath,  nice either as front door wreath and wall decor
Picture with heart shaped stones, made in Italy, wall art from Amalfi Coast, decor with  Amalfi and  Positano stones , Amalfi Coast souvenir
Wreath, door wreath, wall decor, gift idea, made in Italy, home decor, wall art, year round wreath,  front door wreath, wall hanging

4. What are you doing this fall to drive your business in your community? Are you doing a festival or show? How do you reach out to your community?

I’m going, with other crafters, to organize a temporary shop in the ancient center town, as in Christmas time here come many tourists.

5. What are your social media sites?

My shop is on :

Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/Ghirlandiamo
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ghirlandiamo
Website: www.ghirlandiamo.com