6.26.2009

{Giveaway Love}

Welcome to Giveaway Love - the newest Friday Feature here on lemon drop studio's blog. Each Friday there will be a new giveaway, so make sure to check back often! This is our fifth week of Giveaway Love, and I hope you're all excited!

More details about Giveaway Love can be found here.


{Giveaway Love Guest}: Turnaround Design

Presenting our fifth Giveaway Love Giveaway, from Turnaround Design, found on etsy.



Up for grabs: Turnaround Design's Modern Owl Eco-Friendly Stationery (set of six).

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Entries + Rules
Earn 1 entry by leaving a comment on the giveaway post.

Earn additional entries by mentioning the giveaway on Twitter, your blog, facebook status, etc. If you do that, come back and leave me an additional comment telling me that you did so. (Please remember to make a new comment for each additional entry! Entries are unlimited.)

Winner will be chosen randomly using the Random Number Generator www.random.org

When posting comments, please make sure I know how to get in contact with you if you win!

This giveaway begins as soon as it is posted, and ends Thursday (7/2), at 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time. The winner will be announced on Friday (7/3), when the next giveaway is posted. Please respond to my email/contact within 2 days of winning, or I will visit the Random Number Generator and pick a new winner. Hard core.

** contest is open to anyone, world-wide.

Thanks to Shannon, of Turnaround Design for this wonderful Giveaway Love prize!! The lucky winner is going to be so thrilled!!

{Giveaway Love} Winner

The Random Number Generator has spoken and gave me lucky number 14 for last week's Giveaway Love winner!

Comment #18: Amber, of Confessions of a Crochet Addict just won Bundled's Baby Gift Pack - including a great giraffe that I want so bad, the cutest bib and a set of chenille wipes in her polka dot material or lemon material preference!


Congratulations, Amber! You won! I will pass along your information to Heather of Bundled and she'll contact you about your choices! Thanks for playing!

Didn't win? Stay tuned because very soon the next giveaway for Giveaway Love will be posted!

6.19.2009

{Giveaway Love}

Welcome to Giveaway Love - the newest Friday Feature here on lemon drop studio's blog. Each Friday there will be a new giveaway, so make sure to check back often! This is our FOURTH week of Giveaway Love, and I hope you're all excited!

More details about Giveaway Love can be found here.


{Giveaway Love Guest}: Bundled

Presenting our fourth Giveaway Love Giveaway, from Bundled, found on etsy.





Up for grabs: Bundle's baby gift pack

Gift pack includes: one of Bundle's new Giraffe Rattles, a Bundled Bib and a 4 pack of chenille wipes. The winner can choose their polka dot preference or the lemon print as well.
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Entries + Rules
Earn 1 entry by leaving a comment on the giveaway post.

Earn additional entries by mentioning the giveaway on Twitter, your blog, facebook status, etc. If you do that, come back and leave me an additional comment telling me that you did so. (Please remember to make a new comment for each additional entry! Entries are unlimited.)

Winner will be chosen randomly using the Random Number Generator www.random.org

When posting comments, please make sure I know how to get ahold of you if you win!

This giveaway begins as soon as it is posted, and ends Thursday (6/25), at 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time. The winner will be announced on Friday (6/26), when the next giveaway is posted. Please respond to my email/contact within 2 days of winning, or I will visit the Random Number Generator and pick a new winner. Hard core.

** contest is open to anyone, world-wide.

Thanks to Heather, of Bundled for this wonderful Giveaway Love prize!! The lucky winner is going to be so thrilled!!

{Giveaway Love} Winner

The Random Number Generator has spoken and gave me lucky number 18 for last week's Giveaway Love winner!

Comment #18: Randi, just won beautiful 16 beautiful, personalized dandelion note cards from Jen's shop, The Stationery Boutique. Lucky, lucky girl!!
I know you want to share them with me, right?!

Congratulations, Randi! Please get in contact with me via email or etsy so I can get your information - I'm so excited for you to be the third Giveaway Love winner!

Didn't win? Stay tuned because very soon the next giveaway for Giveaway Love will be posted!

6.14.2009

New Artist, New Week


Hey Little Lemon Lovers, thanks for coming back for another Monday feature: New Week, New Artist (or New Artist, New Week - say it however you want to!). If you missed the last New Week, New Artist Feature, you can see it here.

Thanks to all my readers for sticking around to see all the new + fun shops that are featured. And a huge THANK YOU to all of the artists that make these features possible. I love sharing all the talent with my readers!


I have been anxiously waiting to feature this Etsy shop with you all for awhile now and I am so excited to share it with everyone!

Confessions of a Crochet Addict is one of the greatest shops I have found on Etsy, and I love Amber, the talent and master-mind behind the shop and all its treats and treasures.
Better yet, Amber is in Portland, Oregon - where awesome is everywhere you look.


I'll let Amber talk now... here she is:

I started crocheting on in April of 2006. My husband was traveling a lot for work and I randomly decided that I needed a hobby. I bought the Stitch n' Bitch Happy Hooker book and spent nearly 6 months crocheting myself in circles. I couldn't read a pattern to save my life! Thanks to one helpful friend and a lesson on single crochet, I made my first real hat on a road trip later that year. I was elated and ever since then I have crocheted everyday.

I named my shop Confessions of a Crochet Addict because it really seemed fitting to my situation. I like quick-work projects and have recently been challenged and delighted by amigurumi stuffed animals. I love giving them names and personalities. My favorite part of any project is the final outcome and seeing the look on the recipient's face or hearing someone say how much they love something that I created. I can truly say that 'I'm hooked'.




Confessions of a Crochet Addict is such a wonderful shop because of the variety, the fun, and the quality! I am speaking from experience! Amber has made my son Taylor a few hats, and she is my personal bear-maker - making teddies for me to have on hand to give as presents to all the babies and children I know. It's been incredible watching Amber create these precious keepsakes that have so much character and fun, and it's always a meaningful gift, special the the kidlets as well as to the parents. I can't stop ordering them! She is also famous for the kitty titties that she makes, which are a fave of mine, and I have purchased for a friend's cat, Sid, who is a fan!




Go check out Amber's shop: Confessions of a Crochet Addict. You'll find great hats, scarves, scarflettes, catnip toys, crocheted cacti, wash cloths, java cozies and more!! Amber has always been awesome at custom orders, too, and seems up to any challenge you give her, and she's just SO MUCH FUN! And she has a blog - coming soon! I'll share it with the world once it's ready!

Thank you Amber!! I really appreciate you being a part of New Artist, New Week! Thanks for being a wonderful friend, too! I hope everyone just loves your shop to pieces!

My lovely lemons, thank you so much for coming back again! I hope you guys are enjoying all the wonderful features. They have been so much fun to do, and make Mondays a little more exciting! You know, something to look forward too! I'll see you all again soon! Thanks for reading!

{Nominations} If you have an etsy shop or fantastic artist that you would like me to feature, or would like to nominate a shop or artist to be featured, please email me at lemondropstudio@gmail.com and we'll get started. I like to have Monday features lined up a few weeks in advance.


{Giveaway Love} Please check out lemon drop studio's newest blog feature, Giveaway Love. I am so excited to announce that EVERY Friday there will be a giveaway - and lots of chances to win! I never win giveaways, so I think I am meant to host giveaways! Please check back frequently to stay in the loop!

6.12.2009

{Giveaway Love}

Welcome to Giveaway Love - the newest Friday Feature here on lemon drop studio's blog. Each Friday there will be a new giveaway, so make sure to check back often! This is our third week of Giveaway Love, and I hope you're all excited!

More details about Giveaway Love can be found here.


{Giveaway Love Guest}: The Stationery Boutique

Presenting our third Giveaway Love Giveaway, from the stationery boutique, found on etsy.


Up for grabs: an awesome set of 16 Dandelion Note Cards

Four colors, four of each in the set. The 3.5 x 5 note cards are printed on 80 lb white linen cardstock and are accompanied by 100% recycled brown kraft envelopes. They will be packaged in a brown kraft box with a clear lid. The winner can choose what they would like printed on the front of the card, i.e. their name, a greeting, two names, etc.

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Entries + Rules
Earn 1 entry by leaving a comment on the giveaway post.

Earn additional entries by mentioning the giveaway on Twitter, your blog, facebook status, etc. If you do that, come back and leave me an additional comment telling me that you did so. (Please remember to make a new comment for each additional entry! Entries are unlimited.)

Winner will be chosen randomly using the Random Number Generator www.random.org

When posting comments, please make sure I know how to get ahold of you if you win!

This giveaway begins as soon as it is posted, and ends Thursday (6/18), at 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time. The winner will be announced on Friday (6/19), when the next giveaway is posted. Please respond to my email/contact within 2 days of winning, or I will visit the Random Number Generator and pick a new winner. Hard core.

** contest is open to anyone, world-wide.

Thanks to Jennifer, of The Stationery Boutique for this wonderful Giveaway Love prize!! I really wish I could win it!

{Giveaway Love} Winner

The Random Number Generator has spoken and gave me lucky number 11 for last week's Giveaway Love winner!

Comment #11: Heather, of Bundled just won Jessica's Jazzy Jewelry's beautiful necklace in turquoise and green!
Enjoy it, it's so very lovely!

Congratulations, Heather! Please get in contact with me via email or etsy so I can get your information - I'm so excited for you to be the second Giveaway Love winner!

Didn't win? Stay tuned because very soon the next giveaway for Giveaway Love will be posted!

6.08.2009

New Artist, New Week


Hey Little Lemon Lovers, thanks for coming back for another Monday feature: New Week, New Artist (or New Artist, New Week - say it however you want to!). If you missed the last New Week, New Artist Feature, you can see it here.

Thanks to all my readers for sticking around to see all the new + fun shops that are featured. And a huge THANK YOU to all of the artists that make these features possible. I love sharing all the talent with my readers!


I am beyond excited to share Simply Squared Designs with you all. Simply Squared Designs simply makes the most wonderful picture frames I have ever, ever come across. Their fun distressed painting, amazing designs and shapes along with each frames' handmade beauty and personality, it's impossible not to fall in love with each and every frame they make.

I 'met' Misty and Donnie of Simply Squared Designs maybe 5 or 6 months ago when they ordered some of my scalloped tags from me to use as price + information tags on their amazing frames, and we've just been friends ever since. I frequently stalk their blog often to see what they've been up to, and yes, I own two of their amazing frames, and I will own more soon!

Once you 'meet' Misty and Donnie, you'll love them, too... Here they are:

We started building picture frames about 6 years ago just for fun and as a "side" job. In January of 2007 we decided to add to our family by an international adoption. We needed lots of funds for the adoption and decided to use our frame business as a "fundraising effort." So, for two years, all of our energy was geared towards the adoption and raising money for the adoption. To our surprise the adoption fell apart at the last minute; however, the business was not slowing down at all.

We had always enjoyed building frames, but a passion really grew over those two years of not just building, but creating unique pieces of art. We have since shifted gears, and that passion has turned into a successful business. Our brains are always functioning in "new idea mode" and we love being able to express ourselves through the frames.


Donnie and Misty stay very busy with their popular frames, and can be found at many art shows in the Mississippi and Alabama area, and they also do home shows. They just HAVE to make it to the west coast! I am dying to visit and see all the frames together in a booth! Beautiful!


Simply Squared Designs does custom orders, too, so if you have something in mind that will complete your home, please let them know, and I just know they'll be able to make some thing amazing for your house that you will treasure forever!!


Donnie and Misty, thank you so much for sharing Simply Squared Designs with me and my blog readers. I can't say enough wonderful things about the beautiful pieces you create. I kind of want to rent an airplane and pull a 'Simply Squared Designs is the BEST' banner behind it.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love my frames and you know I'll be back for more! Thank you for being lovely friends! (Really think you should move to Oregon...)


My lovely lemons, thank you so much for coming back again! I hope you guys are enjoying all the wonderful features. They have been so much fun to do, and make Mondays a little more exciting! You know, something to look forward too! I'll see you all again soon! Thanks for reading!

{Nominations} If you have an etsy shop or fantastic artist that you would like me to feature, or would like to nominate a shop or artist to be featured, please email me at lemondropstudio@gmail.com and we'll get started. I like to have Monday features lined up a few weeks in advance.


{Giveaway Love} Please check out lemon drop studio's newest blog feature, Giveaway Love. I am so excited to announce that EVERY Friday there will be a giveaway - and lots of chances to win! I never win giveaways, so I think I am meant to host giveaways! Please check back frequently to stay in the loop!

6.05.2009

{Giveaway Love}

Welcome to Giveaway Love - the newest Friday Feature here on lemon drop studio's blog. Each Friday there will be a new giveaway, so make sure to check back often! This is our second week of Giveaway Love, and I hope you're all excited!

More details about Giveaway Love can be found here.



{Giveaway Love Guest}: Jessica's Jazzy Jewelry

Presenting our second Giveaway Love Giveaway, from Jessica's Jazzy Jewelry, found on etsy.

Up for grabs: a beautiful turquoise and green necklace

A turquoise and green necklace to go with a white t-shirt and jeans or a beautiful dress, this necklace will have a special place in any woman's jewelry box!

Green stones are spaced out between turquoise rondelles to make this one of a kind necklace. This necklace is a perfect choker, with it's length averaging about 17 inches. There is a dark colored Sterling Silver toggle clasp to end this necklace.


Entries + Rules
Earn 1 entry by leaving a comment on the giveaway post.

Earn additional entries by mentioning the giveaway on Twitter, your blog, facebook status, etc. If you do that, come back and leave me an additional comment telling me that you did so. (Please remember to make a new comment for each additional entry! Entries are unlimited.)

Winner will be chosen randomly using the Random Number Generator www.random.org

When posting comments, please make sure I know how to get ahold of you if you win!

This giveaway begins as soon as it is posted, and ends Thursday (6/11), at 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time. The winner will be announced on Friday (6/12), when the next giveaway is posted. Please respond to my email/contact within 2 days of winning, or I will visit the Random Number Generator and pick a new winner. Hard core.

** contest is open to anyone, world-wide.

Thanks to Jessica from Jessica's Jazzy Jewelry for this wonderful Giveaway Love prize!!

{Giveaway Love} Winner

The Random Number Generator has spoken and gave me lucky number 25 for last week's Giveaway Love winner!

Comment #25: Jen, of Mama's Magic Studio just won Anzula's beautiful
skein of Superwash Merino + Silk, in the color way Wood Nymph.

Congratulations, Jen! Please get in contact with me via email or etsy so I can get your information - I'm so excited for you to be the first Giveaway Love winner!

Didn't win? Stay tuned because in a few hours the next giveaway for Giveaway Love will be posted!

6.01.2009

New Artist, New Week

Hey Little Lemon Lovers, thanks for coming back for another Monday feature: New Week, New Artist (or New Artist, New Week - say it however you want to!). If you missed the last New Week, New Artist Feature, you can see it here.

Thanks to all my readers for sticking around to see all the new + fun shops that are featured. And a huge THANK YOU to all of the Etsians that make these features possible. I love sharing all the talent with my readers!


Today I am going to introduce you to the great etsy shop MustardSeed by.Carollai. You guys must have figured out by now that I tend to love jewelry, and MustardSeed's jewelry is right up my alley. The pieces are just gorgeous, her photography is wonderful and the prices are perfect for purchasing gifts and treating yourself, as well!

Here's a little something from Carol of MustardSeed:


I truly enjoy what I am doing now. For the past year and a half, I have been looking for a full time art therapy job. About 5 months ago, I realized that while I "wait" for the right job to come along, I should enjoy the process of creating art. Wearable art! My shop, MustardSeed by.carollai has not only provided my hubby and I some extra income, but more importantly, it has become a creative outlet for me. A wonderful way for me to express myself.

I would love you to come on by my shop and take a look at my current designs. All of my jewelry is handmade with genuine stones and crystals that are of the highest quality. All items come packaged beautifully so it makes a wonderful gift for yourself or for someone you love. There is currently a sale going on so swing on by and check it out! :)


I definitely have some favorites at MustardSeed by.carollai, which I have pictured in this post, but there is so much more to look at. Make sure you go and check out her shop, and while you're at it, go look at MustardSeed's blog, as well, which is a beautiful blog, I admire it's design and simplicity. Just my style!


If you are looking for yet another wonderful etsy shop to find great necklaces, bracelets and earrings, I'd say MustardSeed should be at the top of your list!

Carol, I am so excited that you wanted to be a part of my blog feature - thank you! And thank you for always leaving such sweet comments on my blog - you're terrific!

My lovely lemons, thank you so much for coming back again! I hope you guys are enjoying all the wonderful features. They have been so much fun to do, and make Mondays a little more exciting! You know, something to look forward too! I'll see you all again soon! Thanks for reading!

If you have an etsy shop that you would like me to feature, or would like to nominate a shop to be featured, please email me at lemondropstudio@gmail.com and we'll get started. I like to have Monday features lined up a few weeks in advance.


Please check out lemon drop studio's newest blog feature, Giveaway Love. I am so excited to announce that EVERY Friday there will be a giveaway - and lots of chances to win! I never win giveaways, so I think I am meant to host giveaways! Please check back frequently to stay in the loop!

{eBook} Etsy: Advanced

Pssssst. Can I share a little secret with you? I can? Awesome. Why don't you sit down first, and then proceed with reading this. It's a doozie, and it's a wonderful doozie!

I was asked to look over an advanced copy of this great eBook called Etsy:Advanced. It is a phenomenal compilation of juicy Etsy selling tips, all put together in an organized, and aesthetically pleasing format!

lemon drop studio has been open on Etsy for over a year now, so I thought I was going to know most of the hints and tips - but alas, I was wrong! (It happens from time to time, I know...). I am so glad that I had a chance to see this eBook! I can't wait to put a ton of Jessica Schope's ideas to work!

Jessica Schope's eBook Etsy: Advanced gave me so many good ideas that will help my shop become better-known, and a lot of the tips are so easy to do. With all sorts of information on keywords and tagging your items, to when the best time would be to purchase a showcase, to knowing what the Etsy buyer is going to Etsy to find... this eBook has great insight, paired with data and statistics that makes it a truly wonderful, essential tool.

I'd say that if you are looking to improve your shop, then this eBook would be a wise investment to make your shop what you dream it to be.

Some of the great things you will learn from Etsy: Advanced are:
  • which colors sell better
  • when Etsy gets the most traffic
  • what day is the best for buying a showcase
  • what are Etsians' favorite flowers, colors and trees
For plenty of information on being an Etsy seller, I'd go right to Jessica Schope's website. You will find tons of free tips, and from there you can purchase the eBook Etsy:Advanced. I would highly recommend it!


Also, I know I have some jewelry makers out there that read this blog (whether they want to admit it or not...), so you should really take a look at Jessica Schope's 101 Ways to Market Your Online Jewelry Shop.

Jessica, thank you so much for giving me the chance to share your eBook Etsy: Advanced with my readers! I am so grateful to have this information, and I want to say THANKS!