Friday, June 24, 2011

It's GIVEAWAY time!

I'm giving away your choices of one pair of Texas Wine Glasses or one pair of Texas Candlesticks. You get to choose which you would prefer and what color beads you like in the stem.   The Texas wine glass is a pint Ball jar attached to a glass candlestick.  It's about 9" tall and is perfect for your Boone's Farm, ice tea, or wine.   The Texas Candlesticks are a half-pint Ball jar attached to a glass candlestick.  They come with candles and are about 8" tall.  They could also be used for beverages (adult or otherwise).  All my glassware is handwash only.  

And I'm offering a special discount of 20% off any item in my etsy shop through the fourth of July with the coupon code: GIVEAWAY. 

Pick this pair:

Or this one:

So, here's how you can win! 

How to enter:
Open to US only
You can leave one comment telling me which entries you did and I'll credit you an entry for each one Must leave your email to be contacted.   Giveaway ends July 1, 2011. 

1)  Heart Tanner's Touch on etsy (one entry). 

2)  Heart one of your favorite items in Tanner's Touch on etsy (one entry).

3)  Tweet, Blog or Post about this giveaway on twitter, your blog or facebook page  (one entry).

4)  Like Tanner's Touch on facebook (one entry).

5)  Follow my blog using Google's Friend Connect (one entry).

6)  Leave a comment below (one entry). 

That's it!   I love these glasses and candlesticks and hope you love them too!  Winner will be announced on July 2, 2011 and will be selected using a random number generator.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


At a recent training at my church, the speaker talked about the concept of W.A.I.T. Picture a big stop sign in your head and ask:


I talk all the time! And sometimes I call my hubby or my mom or my sister or my best friend and then realize I don't even have a good reason to call. Why Am I Talking? Is what I have to say really that important? Or am I calling them because I'm bored and uncomfortable with the silence (ding ding ding).

So, I'm now trying to apply the WAIT principle to my life and, hopefully, I'll be able to become a much better listener in doing so. I'm hoping I'll be able to really hear my children's concerns and let them find their own words for how they are feeling instead of me filling in the blanks for them with my words. Most importantly, I'm hoping that in the quiet times when I'm not babbling, I can hear what God is telling me to do or say and that I follow His lead instead of always trying to be the leader.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Old Plate vs. New Plate

Every once in a while, some of my first plates show up on my screensaver and I shudder. They were so ugly. Here's a "good" plate. Cute, clean, and a customer favorite. But, scroll down farther and you'll see the ugly. I meant well, but it is pretty heinous.

You've been warned... It's bad.

This one of the first plates I did in May 2010. It's pretty heinous.

I guess I've improved as an artist. I'll post some more of my plates soon!

Best Mascara

Best mascara ever! I have short lashes and this is the one mascara that makes it look like I have long lashes! Love it!

Southern Style Wine Glasses

Some might call these Redneck wine glasses, but I call them fun! What a fun way to celebrate summer! I add a touch of color in glass beads right under the Mason jar-- you can choose matching colors or choose no beads at all. Clicking on the picture will take you my etsy listing.

Let's give stuff away!

To be honest, I started this blog to promote my business, Tanner's Touch. I hand paint plates, make glass magnets, and make Ball Jar wine glasses! But, I can't do a giveaway on facebook, so here we are.

I sell at local boutiques around Dallas, but I also sell on etsy!

You can find my goodies here: