Brand new, sealed, but unfortunately un-personalized, because how can I know your name beforehand, right? Because many of you lovelies asked for both instagram and blog giveaway, I will open this giveaway both on instagram and right here at the blog simultaneously. No rafflacopter this time, I'm sorry, but good ol' commenting grand you an entry and random.org will do me a favor picking the winner. If you want to double your chances, enter right here AND over at Instagram! I will put your name twice on the hat!
To win :
For mandatory entry, leave a comment, stating what would you like to see more on babalisme the blog? More free printables? If so, what kind of printables? Paperdolls? Cards? Don't forget to include your active email address, so if you win I can reach you easily. (1 entry)
Follow this blog! Tell me your blogger user name! (2 entries, please comment twice using separate comment box)
Follow me on Facebook! Please leave 2 separate comments stating your FB name. (2 entries)
Follow me on Instagram @babalisme! Please leave 2 separate comments tellling me your Instagram name. (2 entries)
Follow me on Twitter @babalisme! Please leave 2 separate comments tellling me your twitter name. (2 entries)
Follow me on Pinterest @ningfathia! Please leave 2 separate comments tellling me your Pinterest name. (2 entries)
You have to be 18 years or older to enter, or have your parents' permission to share your email here and use their mailing address if you win. Open Internationally.
What are you waiting for now? Comment away!! May the odds be ever in your favor!
Ah, how I love tacky and kitschy retro ephemeras, especially for Valentine's card! Inspired by the classical retro Valentine's Day card, here is babalisme own version of retro Valentine's Day card!
It's a regular side opened card, so the instruction should be very simple, just cut, and fold! Write sweet nothings or pour your Shakespearean heart out on the inside. I purposely keep the wordings simple for this card to work well for mothers, sisters, friends, or even teachers! Don't forget them, show everyone your love this year!
I would love to see your creative takes on the card and it's now even easier to share! You can tag me on Facebook @babalisme FB page, or instagram @babalisme, or twitter @babalisme. Share us your photos!!
p.s. Giveaway update. I'm so sorry for the delay on the giveaway, I scheduled the giveaway to end before Valentine's day, but here I am, hospitalized for the whole last week for dengue fever. Please stay tuned for giveaway on later date. Thanks!
p.s.s If you live in a tropical weather do buy lots of insect, particularly, mosquitoes repellent, seriously!
Is there any better way to celebrate new year with an awesome Giveaway? I'm giving away babalisme X Papercrane London stationery set worth IDR 300.000,- or about USD 30.00. Today I'm going to give you a little sneak peak of what you'll win. The set consists of 2 variants of 20 cards, 10 for each design, 20 hangtags also in 2 designs, 20 envelopes, beautifully lined and ready to use, lots of london themed individual stickers to seal your envelope or selfish-ly keep to yourself (I won't judge ^_^), and a string of red twine.
You'll win yourself a brand new sealed box, this one is mine, as you can see from my personalized name. Don't worry you won't receive yours with my name on it ^_^
Please do tell me, do you like giveaways? And what method of entry do you like best? by Rafflecopter? Facebook or other social media?
Hi Everyone!! How was your Halloween .. or Dia de los Muertos to some? What or who were you dressed up to be? Well, it's like we have not taken a deep breath from past Halloween excitement, we are relentlessly served with more excitement to come! Thanksgiving! The grand Christmas! New Year! And here we are wondering where did 2013 do?
In the limelight of excitement, let me give you more! Here is my first ever Instagram exclusive GIVEAWAY! Why? Because of the increasing number of my instagram followers, and many of them complained that they don't own a blogger profile to join my blog giveaway, so... here's to you my insta-friends!
You'll win one original watercolor painting by moi, it's me, ladies, printed on 240 gsm textured cardstock paper, also handcrafted individually to give a slight 3D feeling. It's one of a kind. Part of my first experiment with it, and haven't been sold anywhere!
How to win?
Well this time, don't comment on this blog to win. Go straight to babalisme instagram page and if that link fail you, just search @babalisme in the user page. Don't forget to follow ;)
Find the Carrousel Print Giveaway pic, repost with #babalismeinstagiveaway and tag me on your repost pic.
That's it. One ticket to win.
Increase your chances to win by reposting as many as you like, tagging friends, sharing on other social media, etc.. and just let me know! The giveaway open internationally and I will announce the winner on instagram on November 25th.
This is Halloween month, The Walking Dead returns with new season, and if you're one of the millions thrilled by those undeads (and a few living ones), you'd love Whoppass Enterprises' new line of the Bobbling Deads. What are the Bobbling Deads, you say? In 5 words : zombified booble-head of you. Yes, you! Ever imagine what would you like missing a limb, blood gushing out of your body, and gritting your teeth through your bloody lips? Or maybe surprising your friends and family with their version of zombie? Well, you can order one now from Whoppass Enterprises.
I had a lovely chance chatting with Whoopass Enterprise's founder, so here it is, a bit of our conversation ..
- What makes your product different than competitors?
Our company is based in the United States and works with you to make sure your bobblehead is designed especially how you want it. We speak your language and make sure everything is done to your specifications. Other companies are shipping these overseas and don't have a solid understanding of what you want and a lot can be lost in translation. At Whoopass Enterprises, you talk to our customer service person in Chicago, and we go above and beyond to make sure you'll be pleased.
- What makes your product/service special?
Our customer service and attention to detail is what makes us special. We really want our products to be something you're proud to display and will work with you to revise things until you're happy.
- Who's your target market?
Anyone with a fun sense of humor! These go well for anything from a gag gift to a wedding cake topper, and anything between.
- What's the biggest obstacle when you first starting out?
Being able to produce custom dolls quickly and effectively.
- How do you overcome it?
Instead of producing them in China like other companies, we work with partners in Mexico. It makes communication much easier, allows us to keep costs down, and provides customers with a better overall experience.
- What's is your best selling product?
Our completely custom dolls are the most popular, but the Groomsmen bobbleheads are also extremely popular. Seasonally, our zombie bobbleheads do very well around the Halloween season.
- How do you see your business in the future?
We really hope people will start using our "build your own bobblehead" custom applet. This is a cool app that allows users to select clothing and accessories, customize their bobblehead doll however they want, and submit it online. It reduces the back and forth and makes sure we get things right the first time so you don't have a lot of revisions!
Did I mention that you can even customize your own zombie pose? Yes, you can! It's so much fun playing zombie without having to apply and wash all those fake bloods. Be sure to drop by and get your own Booble Deads figures!
Well it's officially October, yet again. Time to dress up, time to scare. And it's time for babalisme's annual Halloween printable! This time around, we'll have a cute small favor box, in shape of a classic milk cartoon for you to download, FREE!
Here I am using a glossy photo paper for the house, which I deemed not quite the best choice for paper crafting, but I'm out of my usual matte card stock paper. As you can see, the glossy paper is well, duh glossy (it made my black house rather blueish, ugh) and cracked mercilessly when folded. So yeah, be careful when you pick a paper. #lessonlearned
Print on your desired paper/card stock and cut out. Make sure you cut your "window" open too.
Using the blunt edge of a small kitchen knife, or x-acto, or a spoon, or really, invest in a good bone folder already (Martha made a pretty good one), creases all the dotted lines. including the triangle on the rooftop, those are important.
Fold away your creases. Glue or double taped on sides where the edges met to form a box.
Don't for get to leave your "roof" open for now.
Fill in with candies.
Close off the roof a stapler, or punch two holes on it and close it off with a ribbon.
I love online shopping, I really do. It really has helped me to actually browse, compare prices, and purchase my needs (and wants) anytime anywhere. It also cut back the time I spend on actual shopping (less traffic, anyone?)
But I have a strong love and hate relationship with online shopping business. One business I usually despise the most is a custom smartphone/ gadget case business. Not all of them but the ones taking images off the internet and sell them as their own. Deviantart is usually the best place to find high resolution images with marketable quality. Yes, they stole images and sell them as "custom case".
It was a dream come true when one website, www.pokaku.com launched, and they offer exclusive artists' works, all truly designed and owned by the artists/ designers themselves, sold at your choices and customization, with an affordable prices!! You can even designed your own case, which I did, and here is the result! I'm using my woodland print from my collaboration with papercrane as a last minute image choice (lazy mom) and it turned out quite good.
I am quite pleased with the final result, let's just say it really worth the price. You just can't compare the quality with original manufacturer's cases, but it is OK. It's not as easily fitted when I put it on as original cases, but you can't really complain about it, regarding the price it offers. The designing process itself is the most amusing thing, and very user friendly too. You will be guided with a step by step instruction, just upload your image from your computer (or a photo), or you can pick from one of their clip arts, which at the moment, are still quite limited in variety, but I hope more additions would come. Edit, if you must, add text, if you please, pick a coating finish (glossy or matte) and boom, your custom case is ready to be delivered to your front door. The service, both customer service and handling&shipping service are astounding! They excee my expectation of a locally manage online business and deliver safely and on time.
The Internet is a great way to get the information you need and
connect to those that matter to you. However, there are many risks associated
with sharing your own information in the online world. What you share online
can expose you to various risks, such as fraud and identity theft.
Sam over at SingleHop has
helped me put together some of the most common vulnerabilities you can find
online to help show us how we can better protect ourselves. SingleHop is a
dedicated server and cloud hosting company based out of Chicago. Sam is a
Senior Infrastructure Engineer there, and deals mainly with in-depth Linux
issues and server clustering, but he's also a frequent author on their blog!
servers page has an abundance of information on the types of servers they
offer -- check it out if you're interested in learning more.
To make online purchases, you would need to provide the e-commerce
site with your financial information, such as your credit card number. Some
online shopping sites allow you to store your payment information on the site
in order to make future purchases faster and more straightforward. While this
may certainly be convenient, it does expose you to certain security risks. The
recent Target security breach is one example of this. If your credit
card information is stored on a site's secure server and the server's security
is breached, your financial information can be stolen by hackers. It can then
be used to make fraudulent purchases, which is why you should avoid letting
sites store your payment information.
Social Security Number
Providing your social security number online can also put you at
risk of identity theft, which is a very common cyber crime. With your social
security number, criminals may be able to obtain other financial information
about you. This can then allow them to steal your identity, which can be used
to open fraudulent credit accounts in your name. Avoid sharing your social
security number online, unless you are absolutely sure that the site is secure.
Even if you won't be responsible for any fraudulent debts, dealing with the
fallout of identity theft can be a huge hassle.
Many people share their vacation plans on social media. While it
may be fun to tell your friends and family that you're traveling, it does come
with certain security risks. Groups of organized burglars have been known to go
through social media sites to find out more information about people that would
be away from their home for an extended period. They would then break into
their homes and make off with their belongings. If you're going to leave your
home unattended, be careful about what you share online, as you never know who
might have access to this information.
Staying safe online is more important now than ever. While there
are many security risks, there are also ways to protect yourself. For example,
you can update the privacy settings on your social media accounts so that your
posts aren't visible to the public.
Today's shop highlight is Dolls2Get. Dolls2Get provides you with customized bobblehead dolls, match to your likeness and you can even customize anything it comes with, for example, its clothing, the theme, the activity, the background, additional items, etc. They also offer free proofing until you're satisfied with your dolls. All start from US$ 69.90.
Here is their introduction :
Dolls2Get was the first large bobblehead company to make individual dolls, and we've been making them for many years now. Over 96% of our customers would recommend us to a friend, which is quite a testimonial!
We know the best way to keep our business healthy and growing is to give you an excellent product and top-notch service. Our bobbleheads are a lot bigger than you can find elsewhere, also made from polyresin, best quality compared to our competitors. Our best selling product includes custom made bobbleheads, custom made cake toppers, custom made wedding cake toppers.
If you're in the hunt for a one of a kind gifts or momentos, here's how to order :
1. Choose a bobblehead body from our listhing.
2. Send your pictures online or thru email.
3. Choose the options and purchase your bobbleheads
4. Check regularly your email inbox to follow the production
Do you know what I crave more than doughnuts? A customer's feedback photo that is!! Just look at what Mom Natalie sent in today, her picture perfect daughter playing with my free printable Frozen paper dolls!!! Natalie is one of the moms who initially asked me about sharing a Frozen themed paperdolls. So it's such an honor!
Doesn't she look like little Elsa herself? Look at that smile and bright eyes!!!
Thank you everyone for downloading and do remember than I always appreciate your photos!! And thank you Natalie!!
If you are a stylish mom with a bunch of kids with who share your good tastes, you might love Travel Jam magazine. Three years after the first issue published, Travel Jam team up with Surf's Up Kidside to present you the ultimate summer travel kit, perfect if you're traveling this summer with your mini-me(s). The travel kit contains a 59ml shampoo, shower gel, and a moisturizer, a perfect week-end capacity also adapted to airport controls. You can be rest assured and relax on the beach, because all products have no parabens, phtalates, formaldehyde, DEA, MEA nor TEA, absolutely worry-free.
pics from http://www.sochickidz.com/
If that's not enough you can entertain your youngs with 3 postcards, exclusive temporary tattoos printed by Tattyoo (to tell you the truth, this is the one that got me hooked firsthand, I can't resist cute temp tattoos!), stickers, candies...all wrapped up in a eco friendly cotton bag that you can reuse as almost anything. And have you heard? Pineapples are in!!
Lifebuoy has been campaigning and raising fund for better sanitary and hygiene, particularly in Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT), one of the province in Indonesia with the highest rate of deaths from preventable diseases, such as diarrhea and pneumonia, statistically speaking of course. But as you know "statistic" and the campaign "wording" can raise controversy. In December 2013, the aired TV spot for the campaign has sparked some controversy from local government. NTT officials had stated that the "help a child reach 5" slogan was insulting, saying that it's degrading their life situation (read: no, we're not that dirty). In Lifebuoy's defense, they are stating that they used proven statistic data published by national health department, which showed NTT has 71% deaths of 1000 births in NTT are caused by diarrhea. Truth aside, as a graphic designer, I am mostly challenged with advertising issue on daily basis. And if you ask me, yes, a single word, choice of colors, models, etc, can cause huge impacts, either positively or negatively. Even if your intentions are noble and well, with a slightly unfortunate wording it could all go wrong.
Remember the fit mom with a post baby body, Maria Kang? Well if you need your memory refreshed, she's your daily mom, not a professional athlete or a celebrity (when the photo was published), who post her toned body picture alongside her 3 boys, aged three, two years old, and 8 months old, respectively on her Facebook account. So.... what made the internet crowds tick? Above her picture, there it is, a letter in (perhaps) bold arial font, "What's your excuses?" As predetermined, her post became an internet controversy. Most of the readers said the picture (and subsequently, Maria herself) is mocking them for being fat after having a baby. Well, she's starting a website about health and fitness, so I guess there's no such thing as bad publicity in a brand promotion, but if she would have want a "nicer, more approachable" public message, she should have gone with, "if I can do this, you can too", or "Don't give up yet, I'm the proof!". See. The once insulting picture become very motivational instead. With just one sentence.
Well so far, Lifebuoy had helped Thesgora, India teaching healthy hand washing habits and reduced incidents of diarrhea from 36% to 5%. And they're willing to reenact their success in Bitobe, Indonesia. So here I am, presenting you the brand new video, another try from Lifebuoy's life saving campaign. All slogan and advertising issues aside, IT IS a noble and important cause. If you're from Indonesia, you all must be aware that, let alone Bitobe, in the metropolitan capital, Jakarta, hygiene is still a common problem. So if you want to find out more...
You know, since the movie Frozen hit the theater, everyone seems obsessively infuriated by its charm. And yes, almost everyone, from young to old, boys and girls, men and women. Who hasn't heard the song "Let it Go"? Well, something changes at my email inbox as well. Suddenly, after the movie's out, I was spammed by lots of people asking :
"Can you please do a Frozen paperdoll (at your blog)?"
Seriously, it's a significant amount of email asking about Frozen paper doll and to this day, I am still getting about 2-3 emails particularly asking about this. What? Like 5 months after the film released? Frozen fever is indeed a real thing!
After much consideration (and procrastination of lots of work and lack of sleep), here it is, I'm making a Frozen inspired paper doll of Princess Elsa and Anna and one happy snowman. I was at first getting giddy because I'm too terrified of Disney suing my tail for trespassing their copyrights and laws. But one lady ( hi, Kerry!) convinced me, "Do you realize how many Frozen images are taken for profit? At Etsy? Everywhere else? They don't even knit or paint Elsa themselves, they google it, print it on some cushion covers, and sell it as it is!" Really? I thought.... and thought.. and thought....
Soooo .. I don't own anything about Frozen and the guys at Disney should take all credits... I guess it's just fair I put it up for free for the rest of the world. This paper doll would be a mere fan-art. Please enjoy and have fun! In return.. I'm only asking you to do the same, please do not re-distribute the file for profit. For example, please feel free to use the doll design in your cake for your own personal party. But don't sell the cake including these design.
Check out my fairy tale paper doll too ... with snow white, the little mermaid, and prince charming.. If you're missing out!
Well then, ladies and girls, enjoy your Frozen inspired paperdolls buuuut please pay it forward by not making profit out of it.
As announced two months ago (sorry about the delay, there are tons of ruckus to be taken care of in terms of both life and works here at babalisme), here is the long awaited giveaway!!! *DUN DUN DUUUN*
Papercrane and babalisme are so excited about our brand new collaboration that we are giving you, babalisme's reader a set of your own stationery box! Brand new, unopened, sealed, of course. The one you see here obviously mine, it has personalized with my name, but yours will come clean and free of customization (of course, I wouldn't know who the winner is, right?). And you are absolutely lucky if you win one now, because... *wait for it* ... this LIMITED EDITION BOX is currently SOLD OUT at Papercrane's store.
Here is what you'll see when you open the box.. quite neat, huh? The box filled in with 20 cards (2 designs), 20 hangtags (2 designs), 20 matching envelopes, a roll of twine, and one sets of clear transparent stickers. All are decorated with my own hand painted watercolor drawing, printed on a heavyweight grained (textured) matte paper. Feast your eyes on the details first, before entering.... you're ready? Giveaway after a few scrolls down!!
Now for the giveaway! Who is eligible for entering?
Anyone in the world. But let me check for my local post office for any restriction on destinations. (I'm in Indonesia, by the way)
If you're under 18, please make sure you got an OK from your parents to use your family's home address as mailing address, and also to share all your necessary info and details. :)
Please use the same email for your blogger comment and rafflecopter's sign in, but if you're not, please tell me your rafflecopter name on your comment.
I will contact the winner as soon as rafflecopter picked an eligible one. If he/she failed to reply my attempt in reaching her, I will pick another winner in 2x24 hours.
There are tons of ways to enter, and some of them are DAILY tasks, so you can enter once a day to increase your chance of winning! But do your best to stick to the details of what the task ask you to do, that is, don't forget links, or mention (@) or hashtags (#) if stated. Your entry will be disqualified if you didn't do exactly as stated at rafflecopter. Good luck, everyone!