Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Extreme Flash Giveaway! Enter to win $60 Amazon GC or $50 Live Nation Code!

Hello, readers! I'm involved in yet another giveaway, and it's a pretty spectacular one!  Enter for your chance to win one of three $60  Amazon Gift Certificates or one $50 Live Nation Gift Code! Awesome, right? Scroll down and enter away!  

Welcome to the Extreme Flash Giveaway! We will be giving away:
(3) $60 Amazon gift certificates
(1) $50 Live Nation gift code
So be sure to bookmark this page and keep your fingers crossed when we announce the winners on March 3rd. It might just be you!
Giveaway starts on Feb. 29th and ends on Mar. 2nd at 11:59 PM EST.
Good luck!
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Monday, February 27, 2012

Target Knows You're Pregnant! (among other things)

            I'm a few days late posting this (about 2 weeks since the article about retailer tracking appeared in the NY Times--though I wasn't so naive to think retailer tracking wasn't happening).  Next time you swipe that frequent shopper card, use your credit or debit card, remember; they're watching you! o.O

Apparently, they can track when a woman has missed her period by analyzing data, thus being able to sneak in coupons for baby related items, whilst making it seem totally normal that they're sending it to you.

Sure, this is a great thing on one hand, seeing as retailers will send coupons and deals specifically relating to your shopping habits/what you actually buy. But really, where is the line at what they can monitor? I don't particularly think it's normal for them to need to know when I've moved, or what other websites I visit online!

Colbert tells this story in a much more humorous way than NY Times, though it is a rather unnerving topic.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

New Item! "Save the Date" Printable Wedding Postcards

Save the Date Printable Postcards $4.00
The newest addition to Extraordinarily Digital, printable "save the date" postcards! These sell for $4.00, and I will customise the design with the date of the wedding as well as the bride and groom names. Colors can be changed, however font style/overall design will remain the same.

Currently, this listing is NOT for having them printed, though I am open for that task as well. Obviously, prices will be significantly more if you want me to handle the printing for you! Otherwise, you can print them at home on nice card stock, or have them printed at your local printers! Print as many as you need!

Need more than just "save the date" cards? I'll design invites,  table cards for the reception, anything at all! Contact me via my etsy shop and we'll discuss the design and price! (I promise I will be the least of your budget concerns :P)

Have you all entered the Winter Blast of Cash Giveaway? $700 is up for grabs, so head on over and enter! 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Antique Brass Owl Necklace and Earring Set $27.50
I apologise for the lack of updates lately, I have been struggling with some pain from my wisdom teeth (which have finally decided to announce their entrance to the world--14 years after my dentist noticed them growing in).  I've been spending a lot of time trying to find an oral surgeon who isn't CRAZY expensive, seeing as I have NO insurance, and the only funds I have come from my etsy shops (which are not selling enough to pay for tooth extraction, I can tell you that). More debt for this little lady :(  I've been really working my booty off trying to find some freelance design work, to no avail (other than the design contests on prizes.org). 

Anyway, enough with the bad news. Since I haven't been able to make anything new for awhile, I thought I'd stop by and showcase a re-listed item,  that I'm very proud of (and wondering why it hasn't sold yet).  It's my antique brass Owl Pendent Necklace and Earrings set! It features antique brass owl heads, and hand made chain (yes, like all my jewelry!)

I've sold you, right? You absolutely want to buy this, I bet!  If this isn't your style, I bet you have a friend that would like it?  Am I right? I sure hope so... :P

That's all I really have today, as I said things have been slow, I've been slow, life is slow. I really need some positive energy and good thoughts flowing my way, hopefully my businesses will pick up soon, so I can stop worrying so much!

Oh! If you are interested in purchasing anything from J Magnolia Designs, use coupon code NEW10 at check out to get 10% off!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Have you heard of Jingit.com? It's a great site, and you can earn up to $40 a month simply by watching commercials and answering a few questions about them.  Now, you do actually have to WATCH the videos, as jingit will pause what's playing if you navigate away from the page. However, nothing is more than 2-3 minutes long, and on average you only spend about 10 minutes a day there.  Jingit.com also has a smartphone app, where you can earn even more by watching videos, and even "checking in" at places (similar to foursquare). I recommend joining now, while the community isn't HUGE, as I'd only assume they will eventually make sign ups more limited.

Pre-Made Business Card $3.50, $1000 from Swagbucks, and $700 Cash Giveaway!

 Pre-Made Business Card Design $3.50
Since I've been trying to design a lot of things for prizes.org as of late, I have been neglecting my etsy store(s). I do have a really gorgeous necklace in the works, for J Magnolia Designs, but it's been rather tough for me to complete it.  I do get bouts of serious depression, and right now it seems as though I may be dealing with it. I feel very unmotivated and very unlike myself, and it's hard to concentrate, so jewelry making is slow (the tools I use don't help, either, as they aren't made for 'fast production').  ANYWAY, today I decided to add a pre-made business card design to Extraordinarily Digital. That's what the picture is to the right.  It's only $3.50 and I customize it with the details for your business.  It's not an OOAK design, and can (and probably will) be relisted, but if you are interested in making it YOURS, let me know, and I'll make a custom listing (price will probably be $8, since that's the price of my custom business card listing).

In other news, have you joined swagbucks yet? If not, head on over there! They're giving away $1000 to four lucky members this month, and you don't want to miss out on that, do you?

Aren't familiar with swagbucks?  Don't worry, it's FREE to join, and you are NEVER asked to pay for anything.  You earn points from taking surveys, searching the web, watching videos, using coupons (<--I know you're all interested in THAT),  doing tasks, and more.  They do have "daily offers" and special deals, from companies, so you can earn swagbucks for shopping, but you are NEVER forced to buy anything.
Sign up today and use the swagcode BIRTHDAYBASH12 upon registering, to get an additional 110 free swagbucks. That makes the total for signing up 140 instead of 30!  Sounds like a great deal? Well, what are you waiting for? Get over there and register!

Also, don't forget to enter for your chance to win $700 cash, in the Winter Blast of Cash giveaway event!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Attention Bloggers! Extreme Flash Giveaway Sign-Ups!

Hey bloggers, want to gain more facebook and twitter followers? Head on over to Oh My Gosh Beck! and sign up to participate in the Extreme Flash Giveaway Event! Entries are only $3.50 and that will get you a facebook and twitter link! Get involved and expand your social network! (Oh and hey, if you decide to participate, maybe  you could do me a favor and say I referred you ? :) )

Business Card Designs $8!

Since I'm just starting out with my etsy graphic design store, I have some fantastic deals on custom designs! Before I completely hate myself for working so hard for peanuts, get in on getting a CUSTOM business card design for your business, for $8.00!

This is for the DESIGN ONLY.  If you would like them printed, I can indeed take care of that as well, but please convo me on etsy before purchasing anything, so I can make a custom listing.

If you prefer an even "cheaper" alternative, check out my pre-made designs at only $3.50 per design, I will customize the text to reflect your business name! Check out a few of the designs I have for sale now!

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In my quest to find another place to make money online (because being that my businesses are not doing as well as I'd like, I need all the help I can get!), I stumbled upon prizes.org.

I almost didn't want to blog about this, since it's highly competitive in the graphic design area, but I can't keep good news to myself! 

Basically, people post contests-- anything from helping them name their business, to logo/brand designing, or prizes.org's contests to make a landing page video. The individuals or company put up a certain amount of prize money they're willing to pay for the winnning name, design, video, etc.

So if you're a creative type, or just have a knack for coming up with original names for things, definitely hop on over and check it out! I love it because there are a lot of businesses that need design work done, and I enjoy seeing how I stand up to other graphic artists. 

Prizes can be anywhere from $5 up to $10K(that's the winner's spoils for the prizes.org landing page video contest). I think even having the most original tweet about whitney houston gains you $1K!

Heard enough? Good! Stop reading this and head on over to Prizes.org and flex those creative muscles of yours!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

$700 Winter Blast of Cash Giveaway! Live Now!

The day is finally upon us! Enter to win $700 CASH, as part of giveaway promote's Winter Blast of Cash Giveaway! 100 blogs have signed up to participate and make possible a spectacular giveaway for all you readers, and I'm happy to be a part of it! Enter now using the rafflecopter entry form below, and good luck to everyone!

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In just a few short hours, your chance to win $700 will start, with the Winter Blast of Cash giveaway, hosted by giveaway promote and sponsored by a huge group of bloggers! Are you excited? I know I am! Check back at midnight EST for the start of the giveaway!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Swagbucks is Giving Away $4000!

If you haven't gotten on the swagbucks train yet, get on now!  In celebration of their 4th birthday, they've giving away $1000 to 4 lucky swagbucks members!  Not only that, but join today and earn an additional 110 swagbucks if you join using this link! When signing up, enter the swagcode BIRTHDAYBASH12 to get your 110 swagbucks, which will net you 140 total for your sign up (instead of the normal 30).   YOU MUST sign up via THIS LINK, or else you will not get the extra swagbucks. Additionally, this code is ONLY good for NEW SIGN UPS.

Swagbucks is fantastic, and if you're looking for a way to earn a few extra bucks, or for that matter if you're more dedicated you'll earn A LOT more than a few extra bucks! I'm fairly new to the world of swagbucks, but I have friends who used their earnings to do all their christmas shopping this past season! Sounds like a sweet deal, huh? The site is FREE, so it really can't get much better!  Let's just put it this way, the 3200+ points I have right now, gets me about $20 in amazon gift cards. The best part? I didn't pay a single cent to get it.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I don't have much today, but I thought I'd stop by just for the sake of keeping my blog updated. I really do have to try harder with updating since I want to start participating in giveaways and things.

I've been doing a lot of work for my fiancé, such as cleaning up his artwork in photoshop so we can get his sketchbooks under way. Speaking of, if anyone is a comic book fan, he has a bunch of 11"x17" prints on sale on his site for $10, just head on over to the The Art of Rags Morales, to check them out!

Otherwise, I've been regathering my thoughts on my jewelry designing, and trying to become inspired. A big help came this weekend when I decided it was time to start a yearly re-reading and re-watching of The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien's stories have always motivated me and inspired me, and now I have tons of ideas in my mind for jewelry I want to create, which will not look like ANYTHING I have already in my shop.

I realised I was not letting ideas come to me in any organic fashion, and instead trying to force things, just to produce for the sake of producing. A huge reason why I opened my graphic design shop was so I could step away from jewelry production, when I started producing things with which I wasn't necessarily happy.

I think my biggest obstacle is etsy, itself. All the information there on selling successfully. requires updating and listing at least an item a day. I just don't think that this is a good idea, because not all of us can produce at that rate. My jewelry takes me a lot of time, as I have to go about my chain work in a slow, manual process, and it takes sometimes upwards of 2-3 hours to complete a chain for a piece. If the piece is chain laden, then it takes almost an entire day to complete one piece of jewelry. Obviously, this is to be expected, however, people also don't want to pay for your time. They want to buy unique jewelry, but want it at factory produced prices. It's disheartening, so I end up becoming very unmotivated and feel the "way bother" attitude come over me.

Anyway. I'll probably be throwing up a few small things here and there just to keep my shop updated, but I'm going to start working on some more elaborate projects. I'm going to purchase myself a soldering iron, and some much needed hammering tools, and a saw blade for my dremel.  I plan to take this all to the next level, far, far away from assemblage, and onto actual creation.

Sorry about the "pointless" update. I don't have any giveaways or deals to post today, so I just thought I'd document some thoughts for my readers (all..very few of you).

Monday, February 13, 2012

Thank You Card Sets

I haven't done much the way of jewelry designing, as I have been absolutely uninspired as of late, however, I have been designing some printable goodies, for my other etsy shop!  Here is a preview of what I've been up to some sets of printable "thank you" postcards.

Printable Thank You Postcards 6"x4" Set of 6 $2.25

Printable thank you postcards set of 3 $1.75

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Attention Bloggers! Don't Miss Out On Broadening Your Network!

I just signed as a "blog sponsor" in the Winter Blast of Cash Giveaway (by giveawaypromote.com).   Don't miss out on adding to the total prize (currently at $395) AND gaining TONS of exposure for your blog!  If you want to sign up, head on over to giveawaypromote.com ! Every "entry link" costs $5, which is a GREAT deal when you think about the amount of exposure you'll get!

If you DO register your blog to be a sponsor in this giveaway, please say that I referred you! (J Magnolia Designs). Thanks so much, and I hope if you don't sponsor the giveaway, you participate and enter! Good luck and happy blogging to everyone!

Win a A 2"100% natural, Organic Talalay Latex Mattress Topper!

I just came across this great give away over at  simplemomreviews.com !  Enter for your chance to win a natural talalay latex mattress topper!

Interested in learning more about this product? Head on over to simplemomreviews.com, where she reviews the 8" mattress,  and has links available to the manufacturer's website.

Don't miss out on this great giveaway, head on over now!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Swagbucks!

Quick update to let everyone know, that swagbucks will be releasing 5 new Valentine's collectors bills! Collect all 5 between MONDAY FEB. 6th at MIDNIGHT PST and run through Valentine's Day, and earn an extra 14 bonus bucks!

  If you haven't joined swagbucks yet, what are you waiting for? JOIN NOW!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Giveaway and New Items!

I am pleased to announce that you have a chance to win a pair of OOAK Aurora Borealis Style Heart Earrings over at Green-mama-jama's blog ! There is a giveaway blog hop going on now, so be sure to enter not only for a chance to win a pair of my earrings, but for other great items as well! Here are the earrings that are in the giveaway:

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Since I haven't updated in a while, I have a few new items in my store as well! I've been slow to make jewelry, as I opened ANOTHER etsy store, catering to designing banners/avatars for fellow etsians. I was getting tired of seeing designers charging etsy members an arm and a leg for simple banner and avatar designs, so I decided to open up shop and sell AFFORDABLE custom/premade designs for etsy sellers. It's called Extraordinarily Digital, and if you're an etsy seller, check it out! Trust me, I actually put some time into my work there--don't use my blog layout as any type of example of my work XD I'm not much of a web designer any longer, so I don't have the time to customize this as I'd like!

Hematite Star Necklace $25

Sterling Silver "Wooden" Shoe Charm Earrings .930 Argentium silver ear wires

Natural Green Agate Bracelet $15

Jet Black Crystal Earrings $15.00

If you've been following me (or my life) via this blog, you'll know that I'm always looking for ways to make money online. A lot of us spend a good chunk of our down time pa-doodling around the internet, so why not use that time constructively? How? Earn some extra money! Everyone loves earning money without spending money so the following links are for sites, that  I've been QUITE successful in making some extra bucks, and I recommend EVERYONE join!

As always, if you haven't signed up for swag bucks yet, why aren't you listening to me?! This is seriously the BEST way(and the most fun IMO) to earn money on the net!

If you're looking for other easy ways to earn some extra cash, then also join Jingit.com! Basically, you're paid per commercial you watch (anywhere from .01 up to about .50). You can earn up to $10 a week ($40/month). Sometimes they ask you to answer a few questions about the commercials you just watched, but it's really easy (simple marketing questions).  Join now and start earning some easy cash!

This last one requires some legwork, and you'll want to invite as many people as possible to join your network. It's invite only, so no one can join unless they have an invite code. It's called "Superpoints Network", and it's actually quite easy to use. As long as you fill out your profile, you will have 30 spins of the "Super Lucky Button" every day. You can win loads of points from pressing the button, and also you'll win when you're friends win (so invite everyone)!  I have some extra codes, so feel free to use them! Grab them fast though, they can only be used by ONE PERSON!

Invite Token Links:


That's all I have today, hopefully I'll start treating this blog with a little more respect!