Thursday, July 22, 2010

Focus Feature and Giveaway: youaremysunshine

Welcome to another Focus Feature and Giveaway Thursday! First, let’s congratulate our winner of the MissPrettyPerfect handbag giveaway! Using random.org, the giveaway winner is #7, LaughingFridge! Congrats and I’ll put you in touch to collect your prize!

This week will be dedicated to the lovely and talented Nina and her Etsy shop chock full of items featuring fabric flowers! Check them out at
www.youaremysunshine.etsy.com! Nina will be giving away a $20.00 gift certificate for you to spend in her Etsy shop, so start looking for your favorites!!



Here’s what Nina had to say:

What’s your favorite item from your shop and what makes it your favorite?

http://www.etsy.com/listing/31178796/necklace-like-a-monet-painting-in-blue
I love this necklace because of its sunshine colors. It always makes me smile. I think it epitomizes my shop.

How did you get into your line of crafting?

I have always created something since I was very young. Jewelry making I started about 7 years ago as a hobby and a stress reliever from a demanding sales job.

Do you belong to any groups on Etsy?

Yes, I belong to my local group, North Florida Craft Revolution, Busy Moms of Etsy and Boosting Etsy Shops Team.

If you had one super power what would it be?

Understanding children. especially a teenager. I have a 13 year old and it seems my husband and I both need super powers to understand him.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Tobleron, gummy bears, potato chips, whipped cream.

What’s your favorite thing about summer?

The beach. We live very close to the beach here in Florida and we take the kids at least once a week.

Do you have a personal favorite Etsy shop that you would like to share with readers?

I have many many favorite shops! Just about any beads supplies shop is my favorite. I also love the purse shops, the graphics shops, the stamps shops, the vintage shops.


If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 3 things would you take with you?

I would take my husband and my 2 sons. It would be very hard to live without them.


From my own personal crafting I’ve been through frustrating moments with new projects. What have you learned from your own crafting frustrations?

I see many Etsy shops that are very successful, far more than my shop. I get very tempted to lower my prices, my shipping, etc. I think I should create less expensive items. I have learned that crafting for me is primarily a creative process, not a business process. If I am not creating what I love, I am not happy with my business.


What advice would you give to new Etsy sellers?

Take good pictures. Join a team. Read the forums.


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Anyone can post and accumulate up to 15 entries for the giveaway! Please be sure to include your email address so that you can be contacted if you win, and don’t forget to post each entry as a separate comment!

There is only one MANDATORY ENTRY, necessary to collect your email address for contact if you win:

Visit Nina’s Etsy shop and post your favorite item here. (1 entry)

BONUS ENTRIES!!!

Follow Clever’s Corner Blog and post to let me know you follow. (1 entry)

Tell me your guilty pleasure. (1 entry)

Follow Nina’s Blog. (1 entry)

Tweet about this giveaway and post the link here. (1 entry)

Make a purchase from Nina’s Etsy shop and post the transaction here. (5 entries)

Make a purchase from The Clever Crafter’s Etsy shop and post the transaction here. (5 entries)

The giveaway will end on Wednesday, July 28 at midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Winner will be contacted Thursday morning and prize details will be arranged with Nina. GOOD LUCK!!

25 comments:

  1. The "Simple & True Vintage Key & Locket" necklace is quite lovely!

    ninjapandawedding(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Following via GFC

    ninjapandawedding(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. My guilty pleasure is the macadamian nut piezookies from Oreganos.

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  4. Love the Fabric Flower Hair Pin Set Swiss Dotted Robins Egg Blue No. 2. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. My guilty pleasure is ice cream!

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  6. I really like Slate Gray Fabric Flower Necklace.
    angela(at)angelasglassstudio(dot)com

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  7. My guilty pleasure is buying another piece of glass even though my glass shelves are full.

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  8. My favourite item is the Shabby Roses Fabric Flower Necklace In Serene with Gray Glass Pearls

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  9. I'm following via Google (Jasmine1485)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  10. I'm following Nina's blog (Jasmine1485)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  11. I tweeted about it:

    http://twitter.com/NTFancy/status/19476461536

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  12. My guilty pleasure is bad romance novels - I love to giggle over the cliches and OTT dialogue! :)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  13. I love the Charm Bracelet Thinking of Paris, very whimsical and romantic!

    djchilds at hotmail dot com

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  14. Im following clevers corner via google friend connect (as di)

    djchilds at hotmail dot com

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  15. My guilty pleasure is Ravioli Ricotta with Carbonara sauce!

    djchilds at hotmail dot com

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  16. Im following Nina blog too via Google Friend Connect (as di)

    djchilds at hotmail dot com

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  17. I tweeted this giveaway on Twitter here
    http://twitter.com/ShinyGlitterBug/status/19477179139

    djchilds at hotmail dot com

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  19. I'm a follower
    (my email above)

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  20. Shopping is my guilty pleasure!
    (my email above)

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  21. Beautiful shop! My favorite is this awesome necklace, Shabby Roses Necklace in Emerald with Vintage Sparkle

    laughingfridge@live.com

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  22. My guilty pleasure this week is entering blog contests, lol

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  23. Crazy beautiful! I love these flowers!

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