Tuesday, 19 July 2011


Finally back from Los Angeles! The trip was amazing and it truly is a spectacular county! While we were there, we shot so many things and are in the process of getting everything ready for the shop! So far, we've got three prints up. To celebrate our return home, we started a Bogo Sale! Buy 1 and get 1 free. Buy any card/photo print and get another of equal value or less for free! We also reduced the prices of a few items in the shop. 

Check out our sales! Scribbles and Shots

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Los Angeles at last!!!

The day has finally come for us to fly away! First trip in years for me and we're both so excited for the beaches and palm trees!! I've got a never-ending list of vintage stores to visit and I just cannot hold my excitement! This said, we are closing the store and blog for 9 days and taking a break from everything. We'll be stocking up on fabulous LA picks and we'll be putting those up in the days following our return. Visit us back in 10 days and see some amazing shots for Vanessa!! :) 

Have a great week!! 

Friday, 8 July 2011

Friday Fashion - Vintage 50s Eyewear

Happy Friday to all! :) This Friday is one of those rare Fridays where, for me, days off actually follow (Hooray for 10 day vacations!). I thought this fashion post would be the best way to end my work day. I LOVE eyewear and always get really excited to find a great pair of glasses. I hate the modern models and am obsessed with vintage frames (I wear imitations of a classic man's 1950s eyewear frames). Anyway, I couldn't believe my luck when I stumbled upon this lovely Etsy store. Vintage 50s Eyewear offers an amazing variety of vintage eyewear frames, anywhere from mid-century to awesome 80s frames. Though some might find the prices a little high for something you could find in your grandma's closet, the prices are great and actually more affordable than anything I've ever found in any stores around my city. The owner presents each item with a great description and wonderful product photos. Every frame is greater than the next and the selection is great, from men's frames to beautiful cat-eye ones. I highly suggest you visit this store if you love anything vintage. Glasses have really made their distinctive mark in each decade (Remember the brilliant 80-90s GIANT frames??) and there isn't a better fashion accessory and statement. Any of the frames sold in this shop can so easily become part of your own personal fashion statement. Simply buy the frames and pop in regular lenses or prescription lenses and you're set to go! Here are some more items from this fantastic store;

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Lazy Sundays; Greeting Cards!

Hey everyone! We're introducing two new things to this blog today; Lazy Sundays and greeting cards :) Lazy Sundays are, well, me being lazy. Basically, today is one of the only days we completely focus on our new work. Though I'm still hunched over my computer, slaving on Etsy, I'm not reviewing any shops. And so, on our first lazy Sunday, we introduce to you our first ever greeting cards! We currently have three cards in store, but are planning to add many more. Most of the cards will be prints already available in our store, though some will be exclusive to our greeting cards. They each go for $3.40 and come with a simple, white envelope. The cards measure 6"x8" and have an actual photo print on them! Each print is mounted onto a thin cardboard sheet of a complementary color, which is then put onto a textured-paper card. Let us know what you think!! 

Friday, 1 July 2011

Friday Fashion - Katie Walker

I was desperately looking for inspiration for our first Friday Fashion blog and couldn't find anything. I was about to give up and turn Friday Fashion into Art Fridays when I stumbled upon this store on the main page of Etsy. The dress caught my attention immediately and I was happy to discover a store with articles each prettier than the next. The pictures and presentation of the clothes are simply stunning and the clothing articles themselves are even more beautiful. The store offers a relaxed, yet sophisticated lifestyle and transports you to a brilliant world of fantasy where everyone seems serene and perfectly at ease. I encourage you to visit KT Jean Designs and discover these wonderful designs for yourself. Her store truly is a success and I only look up to such a designer! We wish her all the luck and hope her business grows and grows !

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Studding Project

Good afternoon! So I'm sitting here, in my brand new studio, watching some horrible Jeff Goldblum/Silverstone movie and studding my new jean shorts away. I bought these jeans at American Eagle last week because they were really cheap. They fit me well but I felt like the faded denim+shortness combination was a little too... young? I guess. The point is, they were cheap and fit me well so why not get them, right? Seeing as I'm a costume design student, I figured I could use some of my studding skills and attack fashion. Though I don't own a whole lot of studded things (actually only one blazer with studded lapels), I LOVE studded things when they are done right and more rock-like. No matter how much I love studs though, studs are terrifying... If you are my age, you might remember the birth of the 'emo'-look when it was mixed in with early 2000's skater look. Remember rainbow coloured studded belts? Enough said. 
Here's a close up of what I've done so far;

I'll keep you posted! 

Lost in a sea... of Boxes!

We have neglecting our blog and (sadly) our store in the past week because we've been up to our necks in boxes! Vanessa and I had been waiting for this move for so long and it hit us pretty fast when last Monday arrived. We had two apartment to pack and two cats to move! I am more than relieved to leave a studio apartment for a beautiful and very old 4 1/2. We now have a studio and the cats have so much room to run! It took us three days, but we've finally unpacked all the boxes and secured the apartment for Frank and Chloe (Those two found the most dangerous and surprise hiding spots while the apartment was packed with boxes and furniture). Anyway, we're all good now and I've got a studio place in front of those two bright windows you can see up there. We're back concentrating on our baby business and working hard for it, hoping more sales will come! We were also FINALLY able to ship our orders because Canada Post is back in action!! I ran over there this morning (happier than ever!) to ship those packages and was greeted by grumpy and rude employees.. Which makes me nervous for my orders. They didn't seem to care much about their jobs.. Hopefully my orders survive...

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Lizabettas... I'm in love!


Once again, I was procrastinating on Etsy today. I wasn't finding anything too too great and was getting a little bored.. Actually, so bored I was about to get back to the work I had put down to procrastinate in the first place. This is when my eyes fell upon a pin-up beauty! ( I loooove vintage pin ups ) More awesome than just a pin up picture, it was a pin up picture on a pendant. This is how I discovered Lizabettas. This store is filled with beautiful picture pendants, all at reasonable prices. If you're a fan of jewelry and pendants (which I am), this store is like a little haven. The banner is lovely, there is free shipping for the summer, you may choose your own pendant color (silver, copper, bronze, ect) and every pendant is lovelier than the next. I really want every single one of them. With already 21 sales, they are sure to grow and grow! Be sure to check this store out!! 

Store: Lizabettas
Facebook: FB Page

Here's one of my favorite Lizabettas piece!!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

We've put up our latest print for sale in our store! The first one of the two prints is the one for sale at 10$. It was taken a few weeks back during a weekend back home, visiting family. The second one was as well, but we're not quite sure if we should put it up for sale on Etsy.. What do you think?

Friday, 17 June 2011

Country-inspired this early morning!


Check out our latest Etsy treasury HERE. We've featured some awesome items from various sellers on Etsy, both vintage and homemade. The three items above are taken straight from our treasury and come from awesome shops. Urbandesign is a great photography store which houses the most beautiful shots! The store offers a great variety of prints in various sizes as well as some beautiful cards, bookmarks and pendants. AmyKristineVintage offers loads of vintage products. The quirky banner is awesome and everything is well priced. The photos of each objects are clear and, with 389 sales up to date, has never had a negative feedback. If you are a vintage lover like me, you MUST check out Amy Kristine Vintage. Finally, MyAdobeCottage offers both handmade and vintage items. The cottagy-feel of the shop is both relaxing and whimsical. The store offers different products for different types of home. Whether you want an item for your
 cottage or an item for your modern home, Myadobecottage offers all. This shop goes above and beyond Etsy and was featured in Country Living Magazine back in November 2010. Be sure to check them out! :)

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Paris, je t'aime!

 Macaroons   Glistening Knight   Eiffel Tower

I practically drooled when I saw these photos for the first time! I was looking for Marie-Antoinette-related items on Etsy one day (You should know I'm ridiculously obsessed with Marie-Antoinette) and I stumbled upon these girls' store. Chezjolly is an Etsy photography store owned by two best friends, Jessica and Holly, from the United States. Their store is fairly recent (May of this year), but their work is strong so damn beautiful! Their representation of famous French scenes are whimsical and, for someone who's never been to the country, exactly like I picture France to be. With reasonable prices and awesome collections, their pictures are simply the perfect decoration to add a touch of vintage, fantasy and romance to any home. Just add a small, gold antique frame and you've got a jaw-dropping decoration for your walls. Check them out!!

The Morning After

Oh my, be proud of us, we've finally started a blog! After starting our store, Scribbles And Shots, we really wanted to start our blog to get ourselves out there and be able to feature some of our favorite artists both on and off Etsy. This required loads to research. For some reason I, Karen, was left with the task of blogging even though I lack much internet knowledge... Unlike the other half of Scribbles And Shots, Vanessa, who threw the task of blogging in my hands ;) . So, after staring at a blank blog page for hours last night, I finally gathered my courage and started typing this morning! So here we are..

I guess you're wondering who we are. Like mentioned above, we're Vanessa and Karen, two girls from Montreal, Canada. Vanessa is a photographer/psychology student and I'm a costume design student. I convinced Vanessa to start up an Etsy store selling her pictures (because I think they are fantastic!) and Scribbles and Shots was born! Everything picture-related comes from Vanessa and everything business-related is my doing. I'm an avid arts/crafts obsessive lover and hope to overload this blog with people's work.
Something you need to know about us (or maybe should I say me..) is our extreme love for our cats, Frank and Chloe. They are both adorable and, should you continue reading our blog (we hope!), you will often hear about them. Here they are;

They both love to sleep.. Aren't they cute?!