Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Contest closed----Winner to be announced---Absurdious--Etsy Shop Feature and Giveaway!

A couple of years ago I was fortunate enough to have a wonderful etsian and talented artist become a dear customer of my shop Ozark Scents. Her name is Merrijo and along with her husband George they have created Absurdious. Absurdious is an etsy shop where Merrijo creates and shares with others her imaginative, fabulous art pieces. Whether you are looking for Stickers, Collages, Giclee Prints, Note Cards or a custom hand made frame for your prints, you can find cute, funny One of a Kind creations at Absurdious. I have used their Gummed-Ups (stickers) and I can tell you they are of outstanding quality and super cute!!

Merrijo and George talked with me a little about their Etsy shop and shared a few things with me about themselves and their creations:

Merrijo is a former first grade teacher with a crazy sense of humor. Her imagination works, she says, “In the zip code of way too much.” She has worked in a lot of different artistic mediums, and is still not sure, on any given day, which medium is her favorite. “What I do know for sure,” says Merrijo, “is that the creative process is a journey that continues to astound me.”

Absurdious was born when Merrijo and her husband, George, first encountered Etsy in 2008. Merrijo stated that this would be a good place to market her absurd artwork, and hence the name Absurdious was born. Because they were in the process of selling their house and moving from Arizona to Ohio, they didn't begin selling products on Etsy until July, 2010. Merrijo does all the artwork, and states “George does all the other icky stuff that makes me look really cool.” George builds the custom frames along with handling all the computer aspects of Absurdious.

“Each day is packed with the unexpected, and we love that the concept of 'fun' is always in our lives as we stretch to improve what we do,” Merrijo stated. George supported her statement that “We both work very hard to make all our art something we enjoy, and we know, therefore, that others will also enjoy it.

“We are open to discussing any special requests you might have,” Merrijo added. “We will do all we can to meet your request, if it is within our abilities.” They can be contacted through their shop at www.Absurdious.etsy.com.



In addition to giving us some insight into their shop, Merrijo and George have decided to graciously give away, to one lucky reader, One piece of art from their shop!! Our winner will receive one item under $20.00, whether a print of a collage, giclee print, or note cards. They must, of course, specify what they desire. Perfect for Upcoming Birthdays or Valentines day!!

Also, if our winner chooses a print, Absurdious will give them a discount on the purchase of a custom made frame with glass and mat, (a 20% discount), or $28.00.

To enter this Giveaway, go to Absurdious and let us know which One of a Kind piece of Artwork you LOVE from Absurdious. Come back here to Ozark Scents Blog and leave a comment about your choice. This is good for one entry to win any item under $20.00 that you choose.


For extra entries into the contest do any of the following (each good for 1 entry). Make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry.

1. Make Absurdious one of your favorites on Etsy. ("Heart" their shop)

2. Follow Ozark Scents blog or become a follower.

3. Tweet, blog, or facebook about this contest. Make sure to let us know where to find it. (link please)


Please make sure that we have a way to contact you if you are the winner. This contest is open to everyone. (US and International)

On Thursday February 3, 2011 at 7:00pm CST, we will randomly choose a winner.


Thank you so very much Merrijo and George for sharing Absurdious and your creations with us!!

Good Luck Everyone!
♥ Amy

70 comments:

jc said...

I really like Nigel's Latte Dream, his eyebrows are hilarious! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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jc said...

I heart Absurdious on Etsy (jcloh), such a fun fun shop!

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jc said...

I follow your blog via gfc, thank you.

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Kathy Lindemer said...

I love the Story Chair which is listed at
http://www.etsy.com/listing/59586783/story-chair-print-of-original-drawing
The reason that I love this is that I am a school librarian and it reminds me of my years that I spent reading to school children. I think that this picture would brighten up my days with fond memories.

Sarah Ranes said...

My favorite is the Mystery Chair!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/57115411/mystery-chair-fine-art-print-8-x-8

Sarah Ranes said...

Followed your blog and hearted Absurdious!

Wee said...

I love Absurdious! Merrijo and George are so creative and fantastic! Thank you so much for this article!

Kathy Lindemer said...

I just blogged about this awesome contest. I would love to have folks visit my blog and read about these 2 shops at http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
I also would love for you to become a follower. Please!

Kathy Lindemer said...

I would love for you to visit BayMoonDesign on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Bay-Moon-Design/163106560366855 to read about this contest and these 2 shops. While you are there please LIKE my page or become a follower.

alvind95 said...

Absolutely LOVE the Stacked--Print of original collage 8 X 10 in.

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alvind95 said...

Hearted Absurdious etsy shop, name: alvind95

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alvind95 said...

I became a foollower of your blog :)

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Anonymous said...

Hi.

I love the Wings of Love 8 X 10 collage print

Thanks

niki
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alvind95 said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/alvind95/status/29042579056107520

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AJ said...

I love the Wings of Love collage priny

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Roni said...

I love the Wings of Love
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Roni said...

hearted etsy shop (BeadsByRoni)
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Roni said...

GFC follower
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Birgit said...

Love the Story Chair print http://www.etsy.com/listing/59586783/story-chair-print-of-original-drawing !

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Birgit said...

Hearted the shop (Etsy name Blehner)!

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Birgit said...

Following your blog on GFC!

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kiddo said...

"Stacked" is my favorite item from the shop.

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kiddo said...

I heart their shop (houseofplush).

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kiddo said...

I follow this blog.

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kiddo said...

I tweeted.

http://twitter.com/kiddo47/status/29117577397534720

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debbie said...

I really like the power of love. I love the steampunk aspect of it.
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debbie said...

I really like the power of love. I love the steampunk aspect of it.
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Marija said...

The 'Stacked' print is my favorite!

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Marija said...

I hearted on etsy- username bokononist

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Marija said...

following you via GFC

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jhitomi said...

love the Miranda Merribird set of cards.
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Amber said...

I just adore the Double Drip Framed Paper Collage 8 X 8 print
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow Ozark Scents blog with google friend connect!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I heart Absurdious on Etsy - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/29227968286957568
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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AmandaSue said...

I like the power of love print! Thanks for entering me into this giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

I love the unique collages! My favorite is the Haberdasher's Romance :)

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ligata said...

I really like the Ticket to Ride -- Collage Print !

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ligata said...

I hearted the Absurdious shop on Etsy!

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TopHat said...

I love the stacked hats!

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Emily R. said...

I love the Wings of Love 8 X 10 collage print

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stanech said...

My fave is the The Power of Love - Original Collage

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very married said...

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I love The Power of Love - Original Collage Print 8 X 10 inch signed and numbered by the artist

Basia Marie said...

Love the steam punk love collage!

-Basia :)

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A little about ME! said...

My fav is actually the Wings of Love 8 x 10 collage.
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A little about ME! said...

I am a blog follower.
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Jacqueline said...

id love the haberdashers romance jmmccarr@gmail.com

Jacqueline said...

i follow via gfc jmmccarr@gmail.com

Brooke said...

I hearted their shop. Username: StitchesOfThePast

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Brooke said...

I'm following your blog. :)

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Heather said...

I like the Ticket to Ride -- Collage Print 8 X 10 in.
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Anonymous said...

I really like this one....The Power of Love - So Sweet!

Shannon
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liz said...

I twit here http://twitter.com/#!/dokidokico/status/32049875893886976

Much Thankies for the chance dear
Good luck for me and everyone :)

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Megan said...

I like "wing it" cute! rosiebud63(at)hotmail(dot)com

JaideyBug said...

I like this one:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/60611903/print-original-art-8-x-10-inch-miranda

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JaideyBug said...

i heart their shop on etsy.
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Cerena Leigh said...

just wing it is really cute!

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skipthelaundry said...

I like the stacked print.
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skipthelaundry said...

heart absurdious on etsy
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skipthelaundry said...

follow your blog
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skipthelaundry said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/skipthelaundry/status/32891791686504451
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jason said...

I like Sophisticated Scribblers, very original!

jason said...

Sophisticated Scribblers is my favorite!

Anonymous said...

I love the Hopelessly Romantic :)
Very fun shop
Thank you for the giveaway
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Jessica said...

I would love the power of love print
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Jessica said...

hearted absurdous on etsy
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Jessica said...

GFC follower
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brittanykennedy1 said...

i lovee the Hopelessly Romantic - Original Collage Print! very pretty

brittanykennedy1 said...

i follow via gfc - yellowdemon91

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