Saturday, February 21, 2009

AuntieDis Giveway!!

This give away is closed as of FEB 28. Thank you for entering!

I think by now, everyone knows my love for AuntieDis' candles, jewelry, tags and cards. She's not only a friend, but an amazing crafter! Di has the BEST candles on Etsy....and customer service to match her unparalleled products.

1. Tell us a bit about yourself.
I'm a stay at home mom of 3 and one furbaby, and wife to the love of my life, my soldier, my hero. I live for pizza, 80's rock, and Food Network. I have a huge and voracious sweet tooth. I would die without chocolate and coke (coca cola that is).



2. Apart from creating things, what do you do?
Take lots of naps while the kids are at school, talk to the dog (she understands, I swear!!), shop, chat online, and right now I'm in the process of redecorating my house.


3. What first made you want to become an artist and crafter?
A long, LONG time ago (about 10 years now), I used to be a Yankee Candle fanatic, but after some time, and lots of money, they just weren't doing it for me. I decided that I had to be able to do it better (and at a better value), so I started researching. The beads and paper addictions started more recently. I think I have an addictive personality, and I do love anything that sparkles! And there's a lot of things I just have to *have* so then eventually I have to find stuff to do with them before they overtake my house.

4. What advice would you give to artists who are new to selling their handmade products?
Don't give up! Keep your chin up, and keep working to find what works for you. Keep improving your pictures, your site, your product, and remember that just because someone does great at craft shows, or on one venue, or one social networking site, doesn't necessarily mean it's going to work for you. Try different things. Don't be afraid to experiment. Advertising is important. Talk to anyone who will listen about your stuff!




5. How did you first find Etsy?
Honestly? I can't remember what we had for dinner last night, I surely can't remember how I found Etsy 3 years ago. LOL I am sure someone probably told me about it! It has become another facet to my 'addictive personality'. It's the first thing I check in the morning and the last thing I check at night.

6. How do you promote your work?
Flickr, Myspace, most recently Facebook, I have vinyl on my car, I pass out business cards wherever I can.



7. Anything else you would like to add?
Rock on!

AuntieDis is offering one of her amazing candles for this giveaway...and it just so happens to be my very favorite scent, Pink Sugar! You have 5 chances to win!




1. Go to AuntieDis' Etsy Shop and come back here and leave a comment telling us which of her scents is your favorite!

2. Go to her other shop, auntiescardshop, and come back here telling us what your favorite item in that shop is.

3. Go to her blog and become a follower...then come back here and leave another comment letting us know you have done so!

4. Blog/twitter/plurk/etc about this giveway and come back and leave another comment letting us know you have done so!

5. Purchase something from either of her shops and come back here leaving another entry letting us know you have done so!


Be sure you leave your email address so we can contact you if you are the winner!
This giveaway is open to the US only and will run until Saturday, February 28th at midnight EST. Good luck!

80 comments:

hollyzhobby said...

They all sound so good, I think gardenia would be nice.
www.hollyzhobby.etsy.com

hollyzhobby said...

I like these carnivelle thank you notes
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21314747
www.hollyzhobby.etsy.com

hollyzhobby said...

I am following both of you
www.hollyzhobby.etsy.com

hollyzhobby said...

Doh...I just read the fine print...U.S. only...:(

Audrey said...

Would love to try this candle!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20528968

Audrey said...

Really like these gift tags:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19389738

Audrey said...

already following you

Audrey said...

Yes - I'm in canada but I do have a ND post office box too.

Nightmare Anthology said...

I think her caramel mocha candle would smell AMAZING!!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21290354

Nightmare Anthology said...

And to match that candle scent I love these Cuppa Java gift tags!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21260475

Nightmare Anthology said...

And I is now folling her blog! :D

Heartsabustin said...

I tweeted about this giveaway at heartsabustin!

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J. Leigh Designz said...

Oh white cake sounds yummy for a candle scent! I love Auntie Di's!

J. Leigh Designz said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19954659 since I love anything with giraffe's!

J. Leigh Designz said...

I follow both of you!

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

My favorite scent at AuntieDis' Etsy Shop is Eucalyptus :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

My favorite item at auntiescardshop is the Boho Many Thanks Mini Blank Note Card Set of 6 :)

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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I'm following Auntie Dis at Auntie Di's De-Lites :)

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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I blogged about the giveaway :
http://theluckyladybug.org/2009/02/21/228-auntiedis-giveaway/
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Paperprincess34 said...

We'll I've only tried one scent from AuntiDis and it's currently burning in my bathroom. I'm gonna have to stick with the Pink Sugar!!!

Paperprincess34 said...

I'd never been in AuntiDis other shop. I really like the glittery skull cards.

Stephanie said...

The Dreamsicle Orange Creamsicle 8 Ounce Hand Poured Soy Wax Candle Auntie Dis sounds like it smells awesome. I love dreamsicles.

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Catherine said...

Yay for green tea and lemongrass - sounds awesome!

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Catherine said...

In the card shop, I think these are just adorable...
Owl Love You Gift Tags


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Carolyn G said...

I love this honeysuckle candle:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15376696

bFlat said...

I love the Caramel Mocha 8 Ounce Hand Poured Soy Wax Candle in AuntieDis shop!

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bFlat said...

I also love the Tree Hugger Mini Blank Note Cards at auntiescardshop!

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thelittlereddoor said...

twittered here: http://twitter.com/littlereddoor :)

Wehaf said...

My favorite scent would be Sweet Honeysuckle.

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Wehaf said...

At the card shop I like the Road to Recovery Blank Greeting Card.

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Michelle said...

I love the clean cotton scented candle in her shop!
I am now following her blog.
I love this card the best in her card shop -New Arrival Baby Rocking Horse Blank Greeting Card With Envelope-

Sojourn Curiosities said...

1. I love Campfire, just ordered it and can't wait to sniff it!

2. These acorn tags are great: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19953874

3. I already follow Auntie:)

4. I will pass on this one, but may get to it later!

5. I just bought a Campfire candle and a Raspberry Patchouli soap from Auntie:)

Heather said...

I like the Caramel Mocha 8 Ounce Hand Poured Soy Wax Candle AuntieDis NEW SCENT.

Trish said...

Hmmmm.. ordinarily I would say lavender, but the vanilla lime sounds divine!!

Tiffany @ allthatblooms.net said...

My favorite scents would be sweet honeysuckle & rose or mango papaya

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Tiffany @ allthatblooms.net said...

My favorite item (though it's pretty hard to choose) would have to be the Vintage Sewing Machine cards. how neat!

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Vivien said...

My favorite scent is the banana nut bread!

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puffpastry.etsy.com

Vivien said...

My favorite item in the card shop are the "Vanilla Soft Serve Ice Cream Cone Gift Tags Set of 8."

puffpastryshop(at)gmail(dot)com
puffpastry.etsy.com

janetfaye said...

I like Lavender 8 scent.

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janetfaye said...

I like Tree Hugger Mini Blank Note Cards Set of 6 Green Friends Forever.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Shannon said...

Lovespell candle please

Shannon said...

Rudolph blank greeting card

Tickleworm said...

I would actually love to smell the pink sugar candle!!!!

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Tickleworm said...

I Love the Owl Love you gift tags!!!! So cute.
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Tickleworm said...

And I bought some soap from her shop!!!! Can't wait to get it!!!
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=14029609

rachelherzog@bellsouth.net

crystal said...

I think that the Lime and Tequila sounds great. Also Cherry Vanilla Swirl:)

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crystal said...

I enjoyed looking at all of the great cards!! I love the Gothic Dusky Rose Valentine Swirl Mini Blank Note Cards Set and the "Brown JellyBeans" made me laugh:)

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Jenna said...

OOoh, I like gardenia.

Kelle's Kitchen said...

I think the Lavender would be such a nice scent :)

http://KellesKitchen.etsy.com

Kelle's Kitchen said...

From her other shop I think the Black Flowers on Pink gift tags are so pretty!

http://KellesKitchen.etsy.com

Marbella Designs said...

I would love the Caramel Mocha, yummy.
marbelladesigns.etsy.com

Marbella Designs said...

I like the Don't Open Until Xmas tags.

Thanks.
marbelladesigns.etsy.com

陳加昀 said...

I think Monkey Farts(what a name!) is my favorite scent although it's hard to choose just one

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陳加昀 said...

The blank "Beware of the brown jelly beans" card made me smile, I love it

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Shanda said...

I think my favorite scent would be Green Tea and Lemon.
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Shanda said...

I love the Vintage sewing machine notecards!
shan_da(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kimberly said...

Auntie Di's De-lites: My favorite item is the cinnamon bun candle...yum!

kimberly.yates at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

Auntie's Card shop: My favorite item is the flying sparrow scrapbook embellishment (found in items sold list).

kimberly.yates at gmail dot com

flamegoddess65 said...

i am ALWAYS excited to find all things Pink Sugar. for THE longest time i thought i was the only living human being that knew what pink sugar was. and now i can find the scent in candle form??? SO my favorite!! (and love spell)

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danaj said...

Cinnamon Bun for the scent in the candle-it would smell like I was cooking.
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danaj said...

Beware the brown jelly beans Easter card
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Paula K. said...

From the Esty shop I like the Green Tea and Lemongrass. :D

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Paula K. said...

I like the Glittery Skulls Set of 5 Blank Note Cards

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Paula K. said...

Following!

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YZgirl4 said...

Coconut Cream Pie seems like it would smell wonderful!
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YZgirl4 said...

I follow!
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YZgirl4 said...

Sweet Like a Cupcake gift cards are very cute!
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Aleda said...

The macintosh apple scent sounds delicious!

Aleda said...

Okay, the die cut hand grenades crack me up. I have no idea what I'd use them for, but I might just keep them around the house so I can giggle when I see them. :)

Ashley said...

My favorite- scent of the month- LOVE(SPELL)

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Ashley said...

Auntiecardshop- Strawberry Ice Cream Set of 5 Embellishments or Gift Tags

Would love to put those on some cards.
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Ashley said...

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playswithclay said...

mmmmm, green tea and lemongrass sounds so interesting!
www.playswithclay.etsy.com
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playswithclay said...

My favorite from the card shop is the pink tutu ballet cards. So cute!
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Diana D said...

green tea and lemongrass. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

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Kaycee said...

Haha these are some funny scents! I would love to try any of the candles in Key Lime Pie- yummy!!

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Kaycee said...

I like the Beware Easter card!!

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Kaycee said...

I'm a follower of her blog!

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Mc Evilly Photography said...

My favorite scent would have to be sex on the beach but all your candles are awesome!

Mc Evilly Photography said...

I would have to say i love these

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21259968

there cute and can go for any holiday :)