Wednesday, December 26, 2012

This is happening...


Be excited.

The COZYmade blog is coming in 2013. Time for something new... stay tuned.

In the meantime.... be sure you are following COZYmade on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Thoughts? Ideas? Anything you'd like to see on this blog? Email me!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It is time to say farewell...

Hello All-

As you have noticed, blog posts have been scarce over the 2nd half of this year. Although I have loved all things Bright & Cloudy, it has come time to bid it farewell. For those of you who do not know, I have started a new adventure; COZYmade. It has been quite a journey. Since opening my little shop in November of 2011, I have had a ton of fun creating new and exciting things. With COZYmade becoming more and more popular, I have decided to focus all of my attention there.

Starting in 2013, My Bright & Cloudy Shop will remain closed. If you have enjoyed following this blog, I encourage you to continue. New products, new adventures, maybe a tutorial or two.

It has been fun. I hope to run into you all in the future. If you have any thoughts or ideas of what you want to see going forward,  please email me.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hey All-
I know it has been a while since my last post- and I promise to fill you in on all the crazy-ness that is going on in my life but right now I need your help. I am trying to gain support for my design for the Talenthouse/No Doubt logo contest.

Every vote counts, so please head over and support me. Voting ends on September 18th and the winner is announced on September 25th- the day the new album is released. Click the link below to vote.

Thank you to everyone who has already shown their support! This contest will help me greatly.


Friday, April 27, 2012

Treasury Time: it's almost summer...

I've been noticing a lot of bright summer colors lately. Thus making me want to put a collection together. While I work on my new collection, check out this recent treasury I made over on Etsy.

So head over and check it out: it's almost summer. And stay tuned for new stuff from both Bright & Cloudy and COZYmade soon.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Giveaway over at The Crafted Sparrow!

Want a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the COZYmade shop? Who wouldn't...
Gift certificates can be used on anything you wish! One of my favorites shown above. 

So head on over to The Crafted Sparrow blog and enter for your chance to win! But hurry, time is running out. The giveaway ends in Monday!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

GIVEAWAY: Stickers from Print Runner

Today is an exciting day... my first giveaway! And it's a good one. As a graphic designer, I know how difficult it can be to find the right print services, and at a great price. Print Runner is a great place for almost anything you need to print! From business cards to posters, they have what you need and at great prices.

Now for the goods. Print Runner has generously offered to give a free set of stickers to one lucky reader!

Full Information on this Prize:
Standard Stickers
Size: 2" x 3.5"
Quantity: 250
Paper: Premium Sticker Stock
Colors: Full Color or  Black/White
Proof: none
Ready to Ship In: 3 Business Days

These stickers would be great for so many uses! Small business marketing (calling all Etsy-ians!), Crafts, Labeling etc. PrintRunner is your convenient online print service resource. Check out their site and try printing stickers from them today!

So how do you enter? You have 4 chances to win!

1. Follow this blog.
2. Follow Bright & Cloudy on Twitter and/or Facebook
3. Follow COZYmade on Twitter and/or Facebook.
4. Tell me what you will use your stickers for.

and post a comment here for each entry. Giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday. Winner will be chosen at random on Monday March 12th and will be notified. Please make sure to leave an email address to contact you.

Good Luck!

Giveaway is open to US Residents only, ages 18 years old and above. Thank you to PrintRunner for providing this prize, I will receive a set of stickers for hosting this giveaway.

This drawing is now closed. The winner has been chosen via

And the winner is...... Comment # 3 from jacki w. Congradulations Jacki. 

Hopefully there will be more giveaways in the near future, everyone else stay tuned!


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Treasury Time: I feel blue...

So one of the things I would like to try and do more of this year, is create more treasuries on Etsy. Here is my latest....

Be sure to head on over to Etsy and check it out! There are alot of good items in this one, most of which have made my wish list!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Where did everything go? Bright & Cloudy Shop Update

Where did everything go? As of today, the Bright & Cloudy shop will be closed. I am in the process of revamping the shop to include better products and a slightly new look. I do not have an estimated time frame for this change, but I am working to make this transition quick. Check back here for more information and updates.

In the meantime, I am happy to announce that the new COZYmade shop is alive and thriving. While Bright & Cloudy is under construction, please visit COZYmade and check out all the amazing wreaths and cozy felt flower accessories. Also, because I am so generous... take 10% off your next COZYmade purchase with coupon code CLOUDY. This coupon won't last for long, so take advantage of the savings now. New wreaths will be listed over the next few weeks for spring.

Hope everyone had a happy Valentine's Day.


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Saw It, Pinned It, Made It: 6-layer Rich Chocolate Malted and Toasted-Marshmallow Cake

In 2012, it is one of my goals to start making things I see on Pinterest. If you aren't on Pinterest yet, I highly suggest. But beware, it is rather addicting, so don't say I didn't warn you.

A 6 layer malted chocolate and toasted marshmallow cake. Can we say YUM? I saw this cake on Pinterest back in December, and thought to myself "I must have that for my 30th birthday."

It seemed complicated, but luckily my mother loves to bake and was completely up for the challenge.

The original recipe came from Rosie over at She did a fantastic job explaining the cake and mom followed the recipe perfectly.

The night of my birthday I came home delighted to see this cake waiting for me. I was so excited, I almost didn't want to eat dinner!

It may have not looked completely like the picture, but it didn't matter. It tasted fantastic! You can get the recipe here.

So I can't take any credit for ACTUALLY making this cake.... but it was my idea to attempt it :) and I highly recommend it.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me! COZYmade Sale!

Well, I am officially old today. I turn 30. Although I am not quite sure how I feel about it yet, let's see how the day goes.

But my birthday means savings for you... help me celebrate and save 30% off your next COZYmade purchase! Visit and use coupon code BDAY30 at checkout.

Ok Ok.... you want to save at too? Why not.... use the same code in the Bright & Cloudy shop to save 30% off any order there too!

Sale is good now through Sunday 1/8/2012 so hurry along and go shopping :)