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Aug 28, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Diamond Dolls Couture


I am so excited and honored to host this fabulous
GIVEAWAY for my dearest friend Maggie
aka DiamondDollsCouture on Etsy!
Maggie has a gift for dazzling designs with a touch
of romance and nostalgia. Her artisan skills are 
incredible! 
 Maggie's beautiful jewelry have some of the 
most intricate designs. They display her love and 
passion for original and exotic handmade creations.
 ...................................................................
...................................................................
 To celebrate Maggie's first blog Giveaway,
she is offering FREE SHIPPING
in her Etsy Shop:
 *Just mention "Voleurdebijoux Blog Giveaway"
in your message to Maggie and she will refund
your shipping charges. 
...................................................................
INTERVIEW
...................................................................
1. When did you start creating or felt inspired to do so?
As a child I used to play with paper dolls a lot! 
I design the paper dresses and paper jewelries 
and styling the dolls as I like. It was so much fun! 
I guess that was the beginning.
2. How do you start your designs or 
what sparks your artistic ideas?
Ideas come spontaneously. And when they do, I sketch 
whatever that crosses my mind onto my sketchbook.
3. What do you love about creating things with your own hands?
I love creating jewelry with my own hands because it 
allows me to experiment with colors, textures, materials and 
most importantly, my heart’s content. It is the experience 
of creating these jewelry that I find so exciting.
 4. People love seeing other artist's studio space...Do you 
have a picture or description of your "creative space"?
My kitchen table is my workspace…lol
 5. What learning lessons do you have to share with other artists?
Always believe in yourself, work hard with perseverance 
& determination.
 ................................................................... 
Now for the Fabulous 
GIVEAWAY!
(Starts: 8/28/2010 - 9/12/2010)
...................................................................
WIN these GORGEOUS EARRINGS! 
They are made with antique brass, Swarovski crystals,
seed beads and rhinestones.
(These beautiful earrings are valued at over $30)
Giveaway is open worldwide. 
....................................................................................
First Entry
(mandatory)
....................................................................................
1. Please go to Maggie's Etsy Shop "DIAMOND DOLLS COUTURE",
come back here, post your favorite item from her shop and
leave your contact info (i.e. name, e-mail, Twitter, Facebook).
.................................................................................... 
Extra Bonus Entries
(more chances to win)

*Please post each Extra Bonus Entry, separately.
....................................................................................
2. Heart Maggie's Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DiamondDollsCouture
3. Follow Maggie's Blog: http://diamonddollscouture.blogspot.com/
4. Follow Maggie on Twitter: http://twitter.com/diamonddcoutur3
5. Follow Diamond Dolls Couture on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diamond-Dolls-Couture/200742598265?ref=ts
6. Heart my Etsy Shop Voleurdebijoux: http://www.etsy.com/shop/voleurdebijoux
7. Follow my blog: http://voleurdebijoux.blogspot.com/
8. Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/voleurdebijoux
9. Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/voleurdebijoux#%21/pages/Voleur-De-Bijoux/195804989442?ref=ts
10. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Blog.
11. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Twitter.
12. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Facebook.
13. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Flickr.
14. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Tumblr.
15. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Stumbleupon.
 ......................................................................................
Thank you so much for your entries and lovely 
comments! Good luck to everyone! XO

Aug 21, 2010

Etsy Front Page!


Special Thank You to LadyFranCreations for including 
my Rochelle necklace in her beautiful Treasury!
Just found out it also made it to ETSY's Front Page! :)

Aug 20, 2010

End of Summer BOGO Sale

To celebrate the end of Summer...I am having a fabulous 
SALE: August 20 - August 31, 2010 
BOGO: Buy one item and get the 2nd one half off, 
of equal or lesser value.
Refund: Please send me a message on Etsy
and will revise your invoice prior to check out. 

Thank You so much for your love and support! xo

Aug 17, 2010

Etsy Treasury: Thank You!





.............................................................
I would like to thank all of my lovely 
Etsy friends for including me in their 
beautiful Treasuries! 
I truly appreciate it. XO
.............................................................

Aug 5, 2010

New Movement: Do Good

In this day and age, it's an amazing and beautiful thing 
to me when people "do good". 
There's so much bad news out there that it's easy to be
negative about the world and the human race in general.
It seems normal to be jaded since our society reflects more
bad news than good news. I guess bad news sells better 
in our social environment and brings in bigger ratings which in 
turn means more money for that media outlet. I think much 
of what we do and see is amplified via social media outlets, 
celebrity based voyeurism, political bias, corporate greed, 
religious views and way too many reality TV shows. 
We're also huge consumer addicts as credit cards became 
our new bffs and brought our economy to what it is, today. 
What values and truths are we really teaching our children?  
Our world is filled with so much misinformation, special
interests, corporate greed, political machines, marketing
madness, fear mongering, dysfunctional families, debt
consumption, self medicating, youth obsessed, instant 
gratification, hateful oppression, class division, economic
anxieties, social bigotry and we could go and on about all
the things that are wrong with the social fabric of our
society today. 
But I see a glimmer of hope in the horizon...I see a new
movement towards something beautiful and bright. I see
people making a conscious change to be less selfish, 
more giving, kind and willing to help others in need.
The most amazing news story this week barely made it into
the main stream medias' consciousness. Which really makes
me wonder why it was left out? This story should be the
leading news story of the day instead of what the media
keeps reporting as news. Stories like these are so profound
and will help teach our children good values that can inspire
them in the future. So I had to blog about it and bring some
good news to give us something to smile about. 
......................................................................................

   The $600 Billion Challenge

......................................................................................
40 Billionaires Pledge to Give Half
Their Wealth to Charitable Causes


On Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 -- Warren Buffet and Bill Gates
invited a group of billionaires to pledge half their wealth to
charitable causes. Warren Buffett started by talking about 
philanthropy, describing their first meeting as "exploratory". 
He asked each person, going around the table, to describe 
his or her philosophy of giving and how it had evolved.
"The charitable causes discussed in those stories covered the 
spectrum: education, again and again; culture; hospitals and 
health; the environment; public policy; the poor generally. 
Bill Gates, who found the whole event "amazing," regarded 
the range of causes as admirable:" 
"The diversity of American giving," he says, 
"is part of its beauty."

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Mayor Bloomberg 
among billionaires signing up for 

'The Giving Pledge'

.....................................................................

Forty wealthy families and individuals have joined Microsoft 
co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett 
in a pledge to give at least half their wealth to charity.


.............................................................................

With this inspiring story, I hope it will lift your hearts and give 
you a new and hopeful outlook. We can all do something to 
make a difference in our world. It could be donating food to 
your local homeless shelter, volunteering at your local schools to
help kids with their homework, reading to seniors, building
homes for the homeless, donating clothes, donating books
to your local libraries, doing an act of kindness for stranger, 
saying hello to your neighbors and so much more. It will make 
a big difference in our world and bring a smile to your heart. 
..........................................................................
Here are some links to charities and volunteer 
centers in your local areas and around the world:

Listen to Voleur de Bijoux

Believe in yourself and love what you do...this is your life. Make each day count.

Voleur De Bijoux

Aug 28, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Diamond Dolls Couture


I am so excited and honored to host this fabulous
GIVEAWAY for my dearest friend Maggie
aka DiamondDollsCouture on Etsy!
Maggie has a gift for dazzling designs with a touch
of romance and nostalgia. Her artisan skills are 
incredible! 
 Maggie's beautiful jewelry have some of the 
most intricate designs. They display her love and 
passion for original and exotic handmade creations.
 ...................................................................
...................................................................
 To celebrate Maggie's first blog Giveaway,
she is offering FREE SHIPPING
in her Etsy Shop:
 *Just mention "Voleurdebijoux Blog Giveaway"
in your message to Maggie and she will refund
your shipping charges. 
...................................................................
INTERVIEW
...................................................................
1. When did you start creating or felt inspired to do so?
As a child I used to play with paper dolls a lot! 
I design the paper dresses and paper jewelries 
and styling the dolls as I like. It was so much fun! 
I guess that was the beginning.
2. How do you start your designs or 
what sparks your artistic ideas?
Ideas come spontaneously. And when they do, I sketch 
whatever that crosses my mind onto my sketchbook.
3. What do you love about creating things with your own hands?
I love creating jewelry with my own hands because it 
allows me to experiment with colors, textures, materials and 
most importantly, my heart’s content. It is the experience 
of creating these jewelry that I find so exciting.
 4. People love seeing other artist's studio space...Do you 
have a picture or description of your "creative space"?
My kitchen table is my workspace…lol
 5. What learning lessons do you have to share with other artists?
Always believe in yourself, work hard with perseverance 
& determination.
 ................................................................... 
Now for the Fabulous 
GIVEAWAY!
(Starts: 8/28/2010 - 9/12/2010)
...................................................................
WIN these GORGEOUS EARRINGS! 
They are made with antique brass, Swarovski crystals,
seed beads and rhinestones.
(These beautiful earrings are valued at over $30)
Giveaway is open worldwide. 
....................................................................................
First Entry
(mandatory)
....................................................................................
1. Please go to Maggie's Etsy Shop "DIAMOND DOLLS COUTURE",
come back here, post your favorite item from her shop and
leave your contact info (i.e. name, e-mail, Twitter, Facebook).
.................................................................................... 
Extra Bonus Entries
(more chances to win)

*Please post each Extra Bonus Entry, separately.
....................................................................................
2. Heart Maggie's Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DiamondDollsCouture
3. Follow Maggie's Blog: http://diamonddollscouture.blogspot.com/
4. Follow Maggie on Twitter: http://twitter.com/diamonddcoutur3
5. Follow Diamond Dolls Couture on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diamond-Dolls-Couture/200742598265?ref=ts
6. Heart my Etsy Shop Voleurdebijoux: http://www.etsy.com/shop/voleurdebijoux
7. Follow my blog: http://voleurdebijoux.blogspot.com/
8. Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/voleurdebijoux
9. Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/voleurdebijoux#%21/pages/Voleur-De-Bijoux/195804989442?ref=ts
10. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Blog.
11. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Twitter.
12. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Facebook.
13. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Flickr.
14. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Tumblr.
15. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Stumbleupon.
 ......................................................................................
Thank you so much for your entries and lovely 
comments! Good luck to everyone! XO

Aug 21, 2010

Etsy Front Page!


Special Thank You to LadyFranCreations for including 
my Rochelle necklace in her beautiful Treasury!
Just found out it also made it to ETSY's Front Page! :)

Aug 20, 2010

End of Summer BOGO Sale

To celebrate the end of Summer...I am having a fabulous 
SALE: August 20 - August 31, 2010 
BOGO: Buy one item and get the 2nd one half off, 
of equal or lesser value.
Refund: Please send me a message on Etsy
and will revise your invoice prior to check out. 

Thank You so much for your love and support! xo

Aug 17, 2010

Etsy Treasury: Thank You!





.............................................................
I would like to thank all of my lovely 
Etsy friends for including me in their 
beautiful Treasuries! 
I truly appreciate it. XO
.............................................................

Aug 5, 2010

New Movement: Do Good

In this day and age, it's an amazing and beautiful thing 
to me when people "do good". 
There's so much bad news out there that it's easy to be
negative about the world and the human race in general.
It seems normal to be jaded since our society reflects more
bad news than good news. I guess bad news sells better 
in our social environment and brings in bigger ratings which in 
turn means more money for that media outlet. I think much 
of what we do and see is amplified via social media outlets, 
celebrity based voyeurism, political bias, corporate greed, 
religious views and way too many reality TV shows. 
We're also huge consumer addicts as credit cards became 
our new bffs and brought our economy to what it is, today. 
What values and truths are we really teaching our children?  
Our world is filled with so much misinformation, special
interests, corporate greed, political machines, marketing
madness, fear mongering, dysfunctional families, debt
consumption, self medicating, youth obsessed, instant 
gratification, hateful oppression, class division, economic
anxieties, social bigotry and we could go and on about all
the things that are wrong with the social fabric of our
society today. 
But I see a glimmer of hope in the horizon...I see a new
movement towards something beautiful and bright. I see
people making a conscious change to be less selfish, 
more giving, kind and willing to help others in need.
The most amazing news story this week barely made it into
the main stream medias' consciousness. Which really makes
me wonder why it was left out? This story should be the
leading news story of the day instead of what the media
keeps reporting as news. Stories like these are so profound
and will help teach our children good values that can inspire
them in the future. So I had to blog about it and bring some
good news to give us something to smile about. 
......................................................................................

   The $600 Billion Challenge

......................................................................................
40 Billionaires Pledge to Give Half
Their Wealth to Charitable Causes


On Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 -- Warren Buffet and Bill Gates
invited a group of billionaires to pledge half their wealth to
charitable causes. Warren Buffett started by talking about 
philanthropy, describing their first meeting as "exploratory". 
He asked each person, going around the table, to describe 
his or her philosophy of giving and how it had evolved.
"The charitable causes discussed in those stories covered the 
spectrum: education, again and again; culture; hospitals and 
health; the environment; public policy; the poor generally. 
Bill Gates, who found the whole event "amazing," regarded 
the range of causes as admirable:" 
"The diversity of American giving," he says, 
"is part of its beauty."

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Mayor Bloomberg 
among billionaires signing up for 

'The Giving Pledge'

.....................................................................

Forty wealthy families and individuals have joined Microsoft 
co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett 
in a pledge to give at least half their wealth to charity.


.............................................................................

With this inspiring story, I hope it will lift your hearts and give 
you a new and hopeful outlook. We can all do something to 
make a difference in our world. It could be donating food to 
your local homeless shelter, volunteering at your local schools to
help kids with their homework, reading to seniors, building
homes for the homeless, donating clothes, donating books
to your local libraries, doing an act of kindness for stranger, 
saying hello to your neighbors and so much more. It will make 
a big difference in our world and bring a smile to your heart. 
..........................................................................
Here are some links to charities and volunteer 
centers in your local areas and around the world: