Friday, August 22, 2008

1 year Anniversary = Store Giveaway

1 year ago today I opened my Etsy store and have thoroughly enjoyed the ups and downs of owning and running a new business as well as all the great people I have met along the way.
I've being pondering all week as to what I should do as way of celebration.. should I give free shipping, a discount or pick an item and give it away ? I couldn't decide and so I have decided to give you all a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate (includes S&H) to my store to purchase anything your little heart desires. For a chance to win all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what your favorite item is in my store and why and what your least favorite item is and why.
Please be sure to leave me an email address that I can contact you at, if you don't you will be immediately disqualified.
So, what are you waiting for ? Go on over, browse around, come back and leave a comment, you have until midnight, Friday August 29th to enter. I will be picking a winner Saturday morning.
New items may or may not be added to the shop during the week, because of that I'm going to give you all 2 chances to win, just make sure your 2nd entry is AFTER the later listings.

Have fun ;-)


Di said...

I have only bought a few things from your store, but my girls LOVE the Hello Kitty bags. I love the crayon holders, what a cute way to keep them organized for school.


Cherry Lane Jane said...

My 10 yr old daughter is learning to use makeup properly (without looking like a clown) and the "Make up brush holder and brushes" would be great for her!!! I think my fav is the "Doublehanded oven mitt". I have never seen one before and it seems so cool to me:)

my least fav is the "Camo Chalk memo board" That is because we are not a army type of family.

MelissaW said...

Awesome Penny! Congrats on your 1 year anniversary!

My fav item(s) in the store are the baby blankets, particularly the taggies.

I'm lovin' the new patterns you have for the clothespin bags.

My least fav item is the chalkboard, just because I don't know what we'd do with it...

I can't wait to see what new items you list for the holidays!

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ThreadBeaur said...

I love the chalk memo boards! How cute, what a great idea!

Kat's Credence said...

Choosing a fav is hard b/c each item I have gotten has been special b/c of the reactions of the people they were gifted to! But, the all time fav woul dhave to be the name pillow in which you used my mom's fabric!

The least fav is actually just the fabric used for the oven mitt, the olives just strike me as odd (but I'm the woman with chili peppers in her kitchen, lol.


Emma said...

Congrats on a great 1st year Penny! My favorite thing is the doublehanded oven mitts. Great idea! And I happen to love the olive pattern. ;) My least favorite thing is the hanging chalk memo boards.

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irenedesign said...

Yeah for one year!
My favorite is this crayon wrap. Anything to inspire creativity in little ones is good in my book!
My least favorite is the dog and rose placemat set. It is such a great idea, but you asked for a least so I have to give it!! (I chose it because I don't really like dog--or cat--printed things).
Great shop!

Holli said...

I absolutely love the idea of the double handed oven mitts. As for my least favorite thing....the camo colored memo board. That is a neat idea but not my favorite fabric. I still need to order a tote from you with a Lady bug on it for Emily. Just don't know what size to make it.
Congrats on one year!! You are a highly creative woman Penny. Keep up the good work!

fireflymom said...

Congrats on your one yr. mark! I'm ordering more Christmas stuff from you again this year! I love those name pillows. Cheers to even more success in the future!

ihchicky said...

My favorite item is the Cute Chenille Ribbon Tag Blanket.

Why? I like it because I love the pastel colors and I love Precious moments; always have.

My least favorite item is the Doublehanded oven mitt. That is my least favorite but that doesn't mean I don't like it.

Why? It isn't my favorite fabric.

Thanks for the chance!

Jennifer said...

I love your name pillows. Both of my kids have them and they make such a great finishing touch to their beds. My least fave would be the memo boards.

Stephenie said...


So my Fav has to be the Clothes Pin Bags. They are awesome and I really wish I had the money to get one.

My least fav. is the crayon holders. To me they are cute but my kid would never use it.

kamewh said...

My favorite are the Set of 2 childrens cloth placemats and napkins with the trains on them :)

My least favorite is the camo chalk boar just because I am not a big camo fan.

Thank you for the giveaway!

Marly said...

Yay for one year! As you well know, I adore your stuff. You are extremely talented, and as soon as possible, I will beg you to make a bunch of stuff for JJ (and me!). ;)

My favorite: name pillows, because I love personalized items

Least favorite: crayon rolls, because I can't see how the fabric will not end up covered in crayon marks

Christie said...

IF I have to choose a fav I pick the make-up and crayon roll-ups.

It is hard to pick a least fav because I like all of your items I think you are so creative! But if I have to choose I would say the chalk boards because I do not know what I would use it for in my house.


Gina~Sassalot said...

OK...I love love love the peg holders. So cute!!! Reminds me of my Granny hanging quilts and laundry out when I was a little girl. I keep telling my husband I would like a clothesline to hang blankets and towels out occassionally. that is going to happen. I couldn't find anything I wouldn't buy. Well then...I guess I should then huh? Thanks for the fun.

bethany said...

I love your personalized pillows-they would be great for my son!! Thanks!

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Emma said...

I love your new kids placemats!! I would love to see some of the smocks that you made my little one in your shop... they've held up really well and have been a real clothing saver for us!

Happy anniversary:)

Su said...

CONGRATS Penny on your first anniversary of your awesome store! I guess I don't need to tell you what my favorite item is --your outstanding artistic talents made two of my best friends very very happy with their personalized pillows! You are a jewel to work with and I can't thank you enough. Congrats again on all your hard efforts to making your ETSY customers very very happy!!! Su :P

Keener Family said...

GEESH! Just one thing as my fav?? I love the purse that you made me so very much! But in the store right now my fav thing is your Chalk memo boards!!


Denise said...

I love the DV awareness tote bag! I use it all the time and JOsh loves his crayon holder. We keep it handy in his backpack. Hmm..least favorite thing is tough. If I had to pick something, I guess that I would say the chalkboard. You are so talented!!
Take care,

AMomentAMemory28 said...

Happy 1 Yr Anniversary to you and the Giving Tree, Penny! I am sure there are many who are very thankful for all the great work you have done and donations you have made in those 365 days =)

This giveaway is a great idea because everyone gets to see all the fantastic items in your shop and you get to hear what we all love about them and why.

I absolutely love your new personalized pillow (the Sierra example one). I love the colors and the leopard print on the back is awesome too. I went through a few years where all I would buy was leopard and now I love the browns and pinks and quilted look, so that pillow is the best of both worlds for me =) Take Care!

Karin Schueller said...

I have to PICK? Lol Congrats on a whole YEAR! I have to go with the name pillow. It is what first caught my eye in your shop, and the reason I started talking to you! LOL I love the one you made with pink, yellow and green. Absolutley adorable!!!

Pretty Fun said...

Congrats on your first year anniversary! I think your personalized pillows are fun and the placemat made with vintage looking kids is so cute.

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