Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Win a $15 Shopping Spree in My New Etsy Store


It all started with the crinoline...people emailing me that they couldn't find it locally and how could they get some?  So I started selling it as a courtesy.  Then I saw some of the most delicious lace heart appliques on a blog and had to have them.

I had been thinking of trying to get a second part-time job as a check out clerk at our local supermarket to help with the family income when the idea of trying an Etsy shop came to me.  Now my shop is fully stocked but I need customers (thanks so much to those of you who have found your way there and ordered from me!).  I could use some help to spread the word.  Therefore, I'm kicking it off with a Grand Opening blog candy give-away.

I will randomly choose 3 winners from those who wish to participate in the drawing and they will each receive a $15 credit to shop in my Etsy store.  Here is how to qualify for the drawing:

  • Visit my store and leave me a comment on this post on what you like or don't like and why (constructive criticism is always appreciated)
  • Help me get the word out by putting my blog candy give-away on your blog's side bar.  Grab the code from my sidebar and install it as an HTML code on your side bar - it will automatically link back to my blog.  
  • You do not have to sign up as a follower here but I would love it of course and would also love it if you favorited my Etsy shop.  
This contest will be open through next Sunday, May 15th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Heartfelt thanks to anyone who is willing to help me with this promotion!


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Linda
I will promote you little shop on my Blog, I was very pleased with my purchase of crinoline.
I think your layout of your products at the ETSY shop looks great. I had no problems with purchasing other than a misunderstanding with the Postage, but it was quickly sorted.
Good Luck I hope you have a huge response.

Sarah said...

Hi Linda,

Your blog is looking as divine as ever and the Etsy shop is just oozing with loveliness. You have some truly wonderful findings...I have added your candy to my side-bar and added a note to my post today - as it is a card challenge and hopefully you might get some people coming your way. Will also give it a push during the week too! Enjoying my Crinoline - used it for my DT piece this week!
Hope you are okay after the DT stint - I think we were all were in a rush yesterday...sigh. The months are whizzing by...Sending you lots of new energy, inspiration and peace of mind for the week ahead!

Sarah x

See you soon,

Anne-Marie said...

Hi Linda!
Got your deets in my sidebar and will post about your Etsy tomorrow.
Have to say my faves in your shop are the stick pins, but actually, everything makes me drool, lol!

Jennifer M. said...

Hello from a fellow Miamian Linda! :-) Where about in our huge city are you? I'm over here in the Kendall area. I saw your Etsy shop and I love everything. I will have to get me some of those pins with the beads. I've seen those on cards and I love them.

Good Luck on your Etsy shop. I put your blog candy blinkie on my blog.

Jennifer :-)

Barbara said...

Hi Linda
i dont have a blog but I did favor your etsy shop. I loved looking at the handpainted embroidered hearts - so dainty . I have you too on my google reader

Lori said...

Great job filling the Etsy shop! Of course, I'm drawn to the metal and the stick pins. Great selection, and great prices!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Placing an order from your shop now! Just waiting to hear back from you on a message I sent you regarding the butterflies.

Will put your blog candy giveaway on my blog once I'm done here :)

Suzi Mac said...

Hi Linda, I've put your Candy on my side bar and did a post on your beautiful Etsy Store. You know I'm wishing you all the luck in the world. I simply love your store and promise there is an order on it's way very soon.
Suzi x

Viv said...

Hi Linda! Have made a card and posted details and links to you and your shop yesterday! Good luck hun!

Moz said...

Hi Linda,
Thanks for your inspiration - I love to visit your blog to see your fabulous creations.
I have created a link and a post on my site today.
Thanks for the chance to win this awesome blog candy!

Tanya said...

I love the stick pins, the lace trim and the metal findings are so cool! Congrats on your Etsy and good luck!

Patti P. said...

Linda, Your candy is now on my blog and I just visited your store. Of course, since I love anything vintage ... it all is calling my name, but I love the beautiful variety you have in your lace. The store is lovely and I wouldn't change a thing.

Anonymous said...

hi Linda!
I will come shop for sure, i love what i see.
my son lost my card last week so now im waiting for a new credit card,grrrr...can you belive it, to see all theese wonderful things like your store and not be able to shop, its heart breaking,lol.
but as soon as i get my card,ill do my order,yay.
have to say i love youre store, everything about it. wisching you the best of luck too and have fun with it.

Deb said...

Fabulous shop Linda, I will be shopping very soon, will post for sure on my blog--so glad I can help promote in any way. Congrats and wishing you all the best and success

ellepaulette said...

Hello Linda!! I love your store! So full of vintage goodness. Keep up the good work!

I have your store as my favorite and in my circle! :)

Terry said...

Hey there Linda, you know that I allready am promoting your Etsy shop with your linky and now also your Blogcandy on my sidebar, what a great way to promote your shop sweetie I just know that a whole bunch of people will praticipate in the candy and will visit your shop. Your Etsy shop looks great and I ordered allready, your products are just great and I am having lots of fun with the crinoline (on the DT projects wohooooo) and the lace is just AMAZING. And I can tell everyone that your service is just wonderfull. Thank you for this opportunity Linda and Good luck with your wonderfull SHOP and I hope you will have a lot of response to it.
Big hugs terry xxx

Sillyfilly said...

Linda I just loved the items in your Etsy shop. Many lovely finds there. I don't have a blog but I did favorite your Etsy Shop. Good luck!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Hi Linda! I just love looking at the things in your shop- they remind me of your cards! Those metal filigrees are awesome....I wish I would know what to do with them if I got them!
Sorry that I'm not putting your link in my sidebar...I try to keep my blog looking as clean and uncluttered as possible, and I was actually considering taking off some of the non-essential things I already have over there (but of course I won't get rid of our amazing OCC link!). If that disqualifies me for the prize, that's okay. It's just always fun popping over here to see what vintagy stuff you are up to!

Denimo said...

Well... good luck on your new venture. I think your ETSY store looks great and I love your items. I'll be back to visit again. Thanks for the yummy candy.

Denise G said...

Hello Linda,

You know I love your products... ALL of them. BUT my favorite is the crinoline.... love it so much! I love the flowers too! The etsy shop is already on my feeder and you are the first feed I check in the morning. So happy to have found you and ordered from you and be inspired daily from you! Thanks for sharing so much!

BrossArtAddiction said...

Beautiful candy Linda and lovely shop too! I love the vintage lace you are offering and the doilies are wonderful too! I love everything actually...lol! I will link you up for sure girlie!! :D

Big Hugz,
xx Tracey xx

Evette K. said...

Hi Linda...this is my first time here and it is amazing! Hope your store increases in business, I will spread the word with my scrap-booking and stamping groups. Thanks for the offer of the shopping spree. My hubby has cut me off from buying so this would be a big plus for me.

Kim said...

Hi Linda, I have posted a link in my sidebar for your blog candy, and went to your store and couldn't help myself, I had to order! lol Needless to say, your ETSY shop is lovely!

Thank you for the chance to win your blog candy!

Kim P.

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Hi again! :) Of course I will spread the word about your Etsy shop! I love the things you offer, especially all the lace products! Keping my fingers crossed for even more of the lovely stash to arrive here at home with me! LOL

Thank you for your generousity and the chance to win!


Hannah Clark said...

I've just been waiting for some $$$ to order from your shop! I really love the vintage stick pins! You have a lot of very pretty things in your shop! I've got you on my sidebar!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

How fun is this. I posted your sidebar badge, I also posted a little blogspot just for you, (I don't have that many followers but..one never knows") I love everything I saw!!! Oh, I need to win a lottery..I have toyed with Etsy for a while but didn't know exactly how it's income affects my taxes and what all is involved with IRS reporting etc.
Your Etsy site is lovely. Best of Luck. I truly enjoy your blog and all the great inspirations you offer. Enjoy

Jane said...

Hi Linda,
I just found your blog a few weeks ago and I am soooo glad I did. Your work is incredible. I love your ETSY shop and I think I am drawn to the stick pins and the cute little flower and heart embellishments. I will post your details on my side bar and good luck with your shop!

Candi said...

I LOVE everything at your ESTY store! I have been crocheting doilies all winter long and so LOVE the hearts and butterflies!!!!!!And your blog - I love your blog. I have a huge stash of sewing odds and ends and would have never thought to dig out that crinoline! Thanks for sharing your awesome creations and ideas.
Inky hugz!
Candi D.
North Pole, AK

MarcyK924 said...

OMIGOSH Linda - you have one of the most gorgeous blogs I have ever seen! I'm so excited to have stumbled on it. Getting the word out is definitely working! I'm putting your info up on my blog and will help spread the word! You've worked hard, I can see! Heading over to your store to shop for some goodies. Best of luck to you and I'm looking forward to enjoying what's coming down the road for you!!

MarcyK924 said...

OK - I checked out your Etsy store and I ADORE those stick pins! Your pricing is amazing on everything. I feel a splurge coming on!! Hugs!!

Regina said...

Linda, it’s my first time visiting your blog. Everything is just awesome, all of your fabulous creations! Your blog is totally inspiring. I enjoy your creativity.
I really enjoyed my visit to your Etsy shop! The pins with beads, the laces, the charms - all lovely things! Just stunning!
For your shop I wish you all the success and joy!

Thanks for the chance to win. It would be a dream come true to win this lovely blog candy!
I'll leave a link on my sidebar spreading the news for you.

Jane said...

Hello Linda,
I love your blog! I just stubbled on to it and I am sooo glad... You are so talented and I love all the wonderful things you do. I posted your candy on my blog and also added you to my fav. on ETSY.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I really love the lacy butterflies and the metal filigree elements.

Jane K said...

Happy to put your give away button on my blog. I'm already a follower and have favoured your shop on esty. Planning on visiting this week to purchase some crinoline when I get paid, can't seem to get it for love or money in England so really happy you have opened your shop to sell it. I've been wanting to have a go at your style of flowers for ages. Also love your little metal decorations.

Jane x

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness! What's not to like in your store! I really like the rose and soft mocha lace pieces. I'm sorry I didn't see this post sooner. :-( I'll post this in my sidebar and cross my fingers. Hugs!

Denni said...

I absolutely LOVE your etsy shop! I really like the variety of lacy pieces and trimmings and the hand died pieces are so detailed - beautiful! And the little metal pieces are so unique. I think the only trouble is gonna be deciding which ones to buy, lol!

Jamie said...

Just found your site and your ETSY shop. I love the lacey butterflies!!! Haven't seen those for sale anywhere!! Lots of vintage!!

MadeByKarla said...

Hi Linda, your shop is lovely! I posted about your candy on my side bar, I hope it sends some more people your way. Good Luck with your new shop!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I commented earlier, but it must have been one of those lost in the blogger problem day.

I did post your Etsy shop on my sidebar and I also did a little blog on it. The comment you made to thank me is gone and never returned.

Your site is very nice, I've visited several times and great photos, great prices and lovely items.
Best of Luck with it and You should truly know I love your creativity.

Maxine said...

I have purchased from your shop in the past so I am familiar with all the GREAT items available. I do, however, really like the music sheets and will HAVE to purchase some of those. I love the antique look of all your items.

momelisse said...

Hi Linda,
First, many thanks for all the inspiration you provide... especially love your recent altered items. Now, I can be very critical of listings on ebay and etsy, but I truly couldn't come up with any constructive criticism of your etsy shop! The products are unique, the text flows well, the pictures are clear and focused, the prices are good and the postage seems reasonable... you've done a great job! I've made it a favorite - and will be buying soon (overspent this month's craft budget already.) I wish you the best in your endeavor!
P.S. I'm a blog lurker without one of my own.

KarenB said...

Your store is beautiful! I don't have any constructive criticism at all. I love your range of products, and the intricate Venise Lace butterflies particularly caught my eye. I also noticed you quoted postage for quite a range of destinations - that's always a plus to know up front without awaiting a convo. I've "faved" your store too (my user name is 'jazikt').
PS - your blog is just gorgeous too!!

Tracy said...

Linda where do i start,lol,so much sumptious eye candy loooving the papers,beautiful stick pins.crinolin...and ooooh the chandilers the trim beautiful!!!
Have left a link to your etsy on my blog post and will pop your link in my side bar too.

Good luck!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Entry for Sharon (katydidit) - no blog but helped promote with friends.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Entry for Ginger L - no blog but helped promote with friends.

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