I Have Moved to A New Home

Hello.  It has been a while since I last updated this blog.  Thank you so much to everyone who has followed or subscribed to my posts.  I wasn’t able to renew my domain on time and buying it back now costs a lot.  Hence, I have started two new blog, Beautiful Handmade and The Fashion Cat Diaries, and I hope that you can check it out or follow me there too. I would be re-posting all my favorite posts there, including the interviews.  Again, thanks and if you ever find time to drop by my new blog, don’t forget to say hi =)


An Interview with Photographer: Erica Bushong

For this year, I’m starting this segment with an interview with a gifted and beautiful photographer.  A look at her photography gives you that feeling of warmth and positivity, such vibrance that exudes from within and that she is able to bring out from her subjects.  I discovered her photography when I came across her blog one day and I am simply drawn.  I was so glad that she agreed to do this interview and so may I introduce you all to Erica Bushong.

How did you get into photography?
I have always carried around a camera. Everywhere. Even since I was a kid I was obsessed with documenting life as I knew it. I graduated college with my Bachelors in Graphic Design and was hired on full-time by a photography studio. As soon as I picked up a camera I realized my love of design, color, composition, and light could be intertwined with my love of photography.

erica bushong photography

This interview has been republished on my new blog Me Photographies  Please check out the complete interview here.

die-cut business cards

Sponsor Giveaway: Die Cut Business Cards from UPrinting

UPrinting – a leading online printing and marketing company has offered to sponsor a giveaway for theshopbug readers.  If you are a business owner or a Solo Entrepreneur, this giveaway is perfect.

You can win 1 package (250 pcs) of die cut business cards from Uprinting.  To join, all you have to do is check out Uprinting’s website, then please come back here and leave a comment, telling us which business card shape you like best.

Die cut business cards have unique shapes and styles like the ones shown here.  You can try to create your own design from scratch using ready-to-use tools available from the website or you can simply upload an existing business card design from your file.  You can also request for a free sample.

The winner will be picked via random number generator on July 25,2011.

die-cut business cards

Prize details:

250 pcs Die Cut Business Cards for one winner

2 x 3..5″ Rounded Corners, 2×2″ Rounded Corners, 1.75×3.5″ Rounded Corners, 2×3.5″ Leaf, 2×3.5 Rounded one corner, 2×3.5″ Half Circle Side, 2×3.5″ Oval, 2.5″ Circle

14pt Cardstock Gloss / Matte / High Gloss (UV), or 13pt Cardstock Uncoated,

6 Business Days Turnaround *Free shipping

* die-cut business card templates available for download

Limited to *US residents, 18 years old and above only.

This business cards giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given for hosting. The chosen winner must NOT have won the same print giveaway from UPrinting in the past six months. For more information about online printing services, please visit UPrinting.com.

An Unending Love - Lookbook by Ruche

An Unending Love – Lookbook by Ruche

Look books from Ruche never disappoint me. It always leaves me breathless, delighted, inspired!  I’ve featured their past lookbooks on my blog not only because I love the outfits but also because I love the mood each photo exudes.  Here again, are my favorite looks from this collection.  Oh and if you hop over their blog before Friday, you can join the Unending Love giveaway.

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Originally uploaded by mezzography

I am so sorry for not being able to blog this week, I’ve been sick with a very bad cold and terrible headaches. I promise to announce the giveaway winner as soon as I feel much better. Thanks for visiting, I hope everyone’s warm and well:)

Thank You Simag Jewelry

Last Tuesday I got the parcel from Sima Gilady of Simag Jewelry.  It was a beautiful 14 karat gold filled necklace with our names on it!  Thank you Sima for the giveaway and the wonderful interview.  If you missed the interview, you can read it here.  And if you are looking for a personalized jewelry, please do visit Sima’s shop.  Her creations are made out of love and she is such a sweetheart to work with.

Behind the Lens of: Scott Hargis

This interview is now published HERE.