Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Friendly Reminder!

Hi all my lovely readers!
Just wanted to remind you that there are so many ways to gain extra points in all of my giveaways! If you enter any of the other giveaways all you have to do is let me know in any giveaway you enter for one extra entry!! It's easy! And there is only a week left for a few of the giveaways that I have on now! So enter away!! =)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday Cuteness

Here's another edition of Sunday Cuteness







Don't snooze!! Enter my three giveaways on my right sidebar before it's too late!!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

It's Got your Back


Enter to win a 250GB Portable Backup Drive from Clickfree! This is one product everyone should have becuase it will backup all your files on your computer just in case something should happen.


Click here to enter!

Only open to US residents sadly =(

Aww Isn't He Cute?

Some of you may recall the giveaway that I did with 3 Dirty Dawgz and how the lucky winner was Danetta! Danetta was so sweet and sent me this email with a picture to share with all my readers of her dog Obi Kenobi (aka Obi) modeling his new collar!


Here is what she said
" Thank you again so much for the giveaway. I received the collar today and it looks fabulous! I have attached a picture of my pooch, Obi Kenobi (aka Obi) wearing the collar. He was a bit camera shy, but I think he looks like he is striking a pose in the picture! I will definetly be visiting your sites again soon. Thanks!"
-Danetta


So glad Obi liked his collar Danetta he looks so handsome! And thank you for your sweet sweet email! Glad to know that people really enjoy my giveaways! And thanks once again to Lori for sponsoring the give away!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lucy's Friend: Giveaway and Interview (CLOSED)


Lucy's Friend is this adorable shop that specializes in scrabble tile pendants! But her shop is more than simply selling her pendants because she is a huge advocate of saving adorable kitties. When I first messaged Sharon who operates the shop, I was put in touch with Lucy, the adorable Spokes-Kitty! Lucy had the most adorable story of how her "human" Sharon, saved her and her brother and sister from a dark and stormy night.



Lucys Friend's Etsy shop is full of amazingly cute pendants that feature everything from Kittens to pretty flowers! She can even make your own choice of Scrabble pendant! All Pendants come with a Freeeeee 24” Ball Chain that you can cut to any size with scissors. And perhaps the best thing is that a percentage from every necklace sold will go to the care of My Friends, the other Rescue Kitties. And I absolutely love the gift wrap packaging each scrabble tile comes in!! All Pendants come with a fancy Silk Zipper Gift bag. Best of all the prices are so amazingly reasonable for such amazing peices at only $8 a necklace, you can buy loads and loads of these necklaces for presents or just to treat yourself!



Sharon is so wonderful because she is giving The Giveaway Diva readers free shipping on their purchases, all you need to do is heart Lucys Friends store and when purchasing a pendant: In the note section write Free Shipping from http://www.thegiveawaydiva.blogspot.com/!

Here is Sharon's interview:

Name: Sharon
Name of shop: Lucy’s Friends http://www.lucysfriends.etsy.com/
Location: St. Louis Mo.
Favorite item from your shop:Scrabble Tile Pendants the ones with the Kitties on them.

Tell us a little bit about yourself:I’ve worn many hats during my adventure through life. I’ve been a Chocolateir and sculpted chocolate for an Art Gallery sculpting life size female legs for a curious line to sculpting scaled down buildings as desert cups. Edible Art just disappears and I wanted my work to stick around so I started working in the Metal Clays. I’m a Level 1 Certified Artisan recently taught a BronzClay class at the Midwest Glass Experience here In St Louis. I’m also on the Board of the St. Louis Lampworkers Society.

When and what made you want to open up your shop?We’ve been rescuing and fostering Kitties for a while. With the fanatical needs escalating with homeless pets Lucy (my kitty) and I decided to do something to help.

Tell us a little bit more about your creation process: Well at this point Lucy is not allowed to help as she keeps getting her fur stuck in the glue.I like sanding the edges on the scrabble tiles then applying many coats of sealant to make them water proof. It’s like magic watching my print come to life after applying the resin. The magnifying resin just makes all the colors pop.

Where do you draw inspiration for all your amazing designs? When Lucy was a baby she never sat still enough for me to get a good photo. So I ended up with just one and decided to build around that one photo. Having a life time interest in cartooning but not having the drawing skills I taught myself to play with the photo editing programs to achieve my cartooning skills. The photo of Lucky was originally one of him walking in my charms. I photoshoped him into inspecting the tiles floating in the water.


If you could be an animal what would you be and why?A cat cause they have unconditional love.

If you could have one super power what would it be and why?The power to help the Homeless People see that they have lives worth living and that someone does care.


The Giveaway:


Susan and Lucy were so kind to offer an amazing pendant of the winners choice ($8) that also includes a chain, and wrapped up in some pretty gift wrap!


How to Enter:

1) Go to Lucy's Friend's Etsy shop and comment on your most favourite necklace for one entry!
2) Favorite Lucys Friend's Etsy shop for three extra entries and let me know! Include your etsy name!
3) If you become a new follower you get four more entries
4) If you are currently a follower you get six more entries (Yay for being loyal blog followers!)
5) If you post my button on your blog you get five extra entries
6) If you blog about this contest and include a link you gain five more entries
7) If you buy anything from her shop you get ten additional entries
8) If you enter any of my current giveaways held on my blog, you can get one entry for each contest you enter! Make sure you let me know which ones you entered!

Wow that’s a lot of entries you can receive! And please have a way for me to contact you!! If your email is on your blog profile that will also work! If you are entering more than once you only have to give me your email in one comment...that way you don't have to put it on all of them, to save you a bit of time! =)

The contest will run until April 20th!

And the Giveaway Winnner is........

So there were 275 entries for this giveaway, and I entered the number 1 to 275 in the random number generator and this is what it spit out......

Here are your random numbers:

13 

Timestamp: 2009-03-26 07:24:58 UTC

Guess the number 13 isn't so unlucky in this case because Cathy H CONGRATS!! You are the lucky winner of the amazing Audrey Earings from Lara Lewis Designs!!

For those of you who did not win, have no fear! There are many more giveaways!! In fact I have two going on right now!! Run on over and enter them on the side of my blog =)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Watch Time with Burberry

Head on over to Nicole's Nickels for your chance to win an amazing pink burberry watch!! There are multiple ways to enter to win!


The Burberry watch has a pink grossgrain ribbon-type band and a silver and white face with a Burberry design on it. It is an authentic Burberry and comes with a warranty. This watch is valued at over $250! Pretty sweet!!

Click here to enter!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Giveaway Reminder!!



Just a reminder that the Lara Lewis giveaway for a pair of Audrey Earings will be ending on Wednesday! So don't forget to enter or you will lose out on your chance to win!!!


Click here to enter!! And while your at it don't forget to enter my other giveaways!

Monday, March 23, 2009

{sweeter than me} designs: Interview and Giveaway! (CLOSED)



I recently entered a contest on Kristin’s blog to help her name a new piece in her shop (as some of you may know, and voted for me!) and I was so happy when I found out that not only was the name that I chose the winner but I also won the necklace! When I received it I was so happy because it was so much prettier in real life! I had a bunch of school functions that required me to dress up in business casual, and this necklace really helped to add some style to my boring suit! So many people complimented me throughout the night on my necklace and asked me where I had found such a unique looking piece!

Kristin has the most amazing jewellery in her etsy shop, {sweeter than me} designs and with 811 sales, I’m not the only one who loves her finely crafted pieces. I really enjoyed browsing through her shop and discovering all the wonderful little pieces and clicking on the pictures because I just had to see it in greater detail. The thing I love about the store is that it is such great value! You get these amazing pieces with such great detail and it really looks like you paid so much more than you actually did!


Kristin is such a sweetie because she really loves to share her amazing pieces! She has an awesome blog where she gives out tons and tons of jewelry to her lucky readers! She is also a huge believer in blog giveaways and always gives away her pieces on other blogs as well.



Here is her interview:


Name: Kristin Friesen


Location: Seattle, Washington

Favourite item from your shop: Enchanted Flutter necklace (Peridot)


Tell us a little bit about yourself:I am 22 (23 in May), my husband is 26 and his name is Justin. Our son is almost 2 1/2 and his name is Jack. We live in a tiny apartment in the city (hopefully not for too much longer). I am a work at home mom, I juggle the cooking and the cleaning and Jack along side my increasingly demanding business. It's a busy and sometimes stressful life, but I wouldn't change a thing. It's really important to me that I spend my time doing the two things I love the most - raising my son and running my business. They are two of the most rewarding things I've ever done and each day I love them more and more. I have two younger sisters and I grew up in a quaint little suburb, Snohomish, which is about 40 minutes north-east of Seattle. Snohomish is full of historic homes, farms and fields, and antique stores. Lots of cows, lots or corn, and LOTS of antiques. My husband and I both really love music and he plays bass in a band. We also love camping and traveling, watching movies, and taking Jack to the zoo, science center, aquarium, etc.


When and what made you want to open up your shop? I started making jewelry a little less than 2 years ago. I had just had my son and a friend of mine had just had her son too (they're exactly 5 weeks apart). She had played around with making jewelry and told me we should do it together to pass the time while we were both staying home with the babies. So we started making jewelry and before I knew it we were doing home parties together and selling at craft fairs! I fell in love with it instantly and when she went back to work a few months later I went straight to Etsy to open my own shop and turn my hobby into a business!



Tell us a little bit more about your creation process: I really just sit down at my table and play around with things until I find a combination I like. I like to dump things out and touch everything... make a big mess. I mix and match and combine until I like the look of something. Making multiples is always in the back of my mind, so when I make something I look at the materials and if I have enough to make 8 or 10 right then I'll make them all. It's much easier to make extras when I'm already in the zone and have all the materials in from of me, so I just make as many as I can right then. This saves me a lot of time when things sell, that way I can relist items right away and keep things moving. I usually have over $4,000 worth of inventory on hand just about at all times, I like having a big stock pile of jewelry :)



Where do you draw inspiration for all your amazing designs?I'm most inspired by the materials themselves. When I look at my supplies I see what they could become. I look at a locket and picture it amongst a cluster of pearls a rhinestones, or I see a little charm and picture it with a chunky glass drop, or I'll see a little bird and picture it carrying in it's beak a letter or a fruit or a leaf. When I'm feeling inspired my materials give me more ideas than I can possibly execute and it's a wonderful feeling.



If you could be an animal what would you be and why? Hmmmm, probably a cat. I love how playful they are, plus they get to be bitchy and demanding and their owners bend over backward to please them. Sounds like fun, haha!



If you could have one super power what would it be and why? Wow, I don't know. So many cool powers to choose from... Maybe something that gave me excellent reflexes. So I could dodge bullets and catch things that are falling. Most super powers coming with a serious down side... premonitions that you don't want, super hearing things you wish you didn't, x-ray seeing things you don't want to see. It would be pretty cool to fly though.



The Giveaway:



Kristin was kind enough to offer the winner a choice of any item on her shop under $20! I love it when giveaways offer you the chance to choose your prize!! The great thing is that so many of Kirstin’s pieces are under $20 you’ll spend so much time agonizing over what prize you would choose if you won!



How to Enter:


1) Go to Kristin’s etsy shop and comment on your most favourite item for one entry!
2) If you become a new follower you get four more entries
3) If you are currently a follower you get six more entries (Yay for being loyal blog followers!)
4) If you post my button on your blog you get five extra entries
5) If you blog about this contest and include a link you gain five more entries
6) Go visit Kristin’s blog and leave her some blog love, you get two extra entries
7) If you buy anything from her shop you get ten additional entries
8) If you enter any of my current giveaways held on my blog, you can get one entry for each contest you enter! Make sure you let me know which ones you entered!


Wow that’s a lot of entries you can receive! And please have a way for me to contact you!! If your email is on your blog profile that will also work! If you are entering more than once you only have to give me your email in one comment...that way you don't have to put it on all of them, to save you a bit of time! =)


The contest will run until April 18th!

And the Winner is................


So there were 251 entries into the 3 Dirty Dawgz giveaway for the collar and the lucky winner was..............
Here are your random numbers:78
Timestamp: 2009-03-23 17:20:36 UTC
Danetta!! Congrats for winning!! We can't wait to see your lovely pet in the collar!! And for those of you who didn't win, don't worry! Not only do we have lots more giveaways going on but we also have another pet collar giveaway lined up!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday Cuteness








from cuteoverload.com (I love love that site!!)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Giveaway Reminder!


Just a reminder that you only have two more days to enter into the 3 Dirty Dawgz Giveaway for an adorable custom made pet leash!

Click here to enter!

Disconsolator: Interview and Giveaway! (CLOSED)

Disconsolator is an etsy shop that was created by Derrick Velasquez as a method in which to showcase his amazing design talents, perfected while getting a art studio degree at UC Santa Barbara as well as a MFA in sculpture at The Ohio State University. So you can already guess that he is an amazing artist!

His shop is full of amazing handbound journals that are almost too pretty to write in! The covers are really eyecatching, and best of all many of his products are eco-friendly! Definitely an added bonus!! He also has these amazing screened prints in such vibrant colours and designs; they will look awesome in any room!

Here is an interview with the artist:

Name: Derrick Velasquez

Name of shop: http://www.blogger.com/www.disconsolator.etsy.com

Location: Denver, Colorado

Favourite item from your shop: My gold leaf heart journals. It took a while to find an appropriate method to get this to work without leaving marks on the fabric. But I think they look fantastic and will coming out with new designs soon.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I grew up in the central valley of california where there was a bit of agriculture. I was always drawing and crafting my own gifts as a child and eventually went on to earn an art studio degree at UC Santa Barbara. A couple of years later, I went on to graduate school where I got my MFA in sculpture at The Ohio State University. I recently moved to Denver just to get out of the midwest and find the city to be vibrant and full of opportunity.

When and what made you want to open up your shop? I think being in a state of transition and wanting to try new things inspired me to open my etsy shop. I just opened it about three months ago. I'm trying new avenues in my art making as well as trying to learn new skills. I also thought the shop would be a good way to meet local crafters - and this has turned out to be true.

Tell us a little bit more about your creation process: I'm a very processual maker. Within my artwork, I always try new things and don't let doubt get in the way of making. I just make. I'm not going to say I'm a designer - so I have to try about 10 designs before I settle on a new one to print.

Where do you draw inspiration for all your amazing designs? My inspiration comes from my surroundings which change often. I've lived in Portland, San Francisco, Columbus, and now Denver. So seeing different states of being in different parts of the country and actually living in those areas is a point of drawing experience and visual ideation. I also love variation - so I'm just trying to design all the time.

If you could be an animal what would you be and why? At age 10 I would have said bald eagle, I used to draw them all the time and find ways to incorporate them into class projects. Now I would say some kind of bird, perhaps a swallow. The air up there is one of the most free places to be now.

If you could have one super power what would it be and why? Stopping and restarting time for sure. Sometimes you just need a breather!

The Giveaway:

Derrick was so awesome to offer someone an amazing prize package that includes a small journal ($7.50) as well as a print ($25) that is so exclusive it’s not even in his own shop!! What a great prize package ($32.50)!


How to Enter:

1) Go to Derrick’s etsy shop and comment on your most favourite item for one entry!
2) If you become a new follower you get four more entries
3) If you are currently a follower you get six more entries (Yay for being loyal blog followers!)
4) If you post my button on your blog you get five extra entries
5) If you blog about this contest and include a link you gain five more entries
6) Go visit Derricks’s blog and leave him some blog love, you get two extra entries
7) If you buy anything from his shop you get ten additional entries
8) If you enter any of my current giveaways held on my blog, you can get one entry for each contest you enter! Make sure you let me know which ones you entered!

Wow that’s a lot of entries you can receive! And please have a way for me to contact you!! If your email is on your blog profile that will also work! If you are entering more than once you only have to give me your email in one comment...that way you don't have to put it on all of them, to save you a bit of time! =)

The contest will run until April 11th!

Friday, March 20, 2009

And the Giveaway Winnner is........

WOW there were soo many people who entered this giveaway! I put in the random number generator a number from 1 to 408.

And the winner of the Valentine's Day Special Necklace in Sterling Silver with your choice of gemstone or pearl from Galit's Etsy shop is.....................

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

271 

Timestamp: 2009-03-20 010:12:29 UTC


And that is Auntrene!!! Congrats!! And for those of you who haven't won, don't fret! There are so many giveaways going on!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Lipstick Dreams

Head on over to Luxaholics because they are having an amazing and very fabulous beauty giveaway valued at $500!! Luxaholics is giving away some amazing products! From Tarte and Kevyn Aucoin to Clark's Botanicals and Footpetals !



1. Mason Pearson Handy Mixture Hair Brushes, $108 WhatSheBuys.com
2. Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer, $45 KevynAucoin.com
3. Clark's Botanicals Anti-Puff Eye Cream, $87 ClarksBotanicals.com
4. Stiletto Stylist Kit from Foot Petals, $44.95 FootPetals.com
5. Malin + Goetz Detox Face Mask, $40 malinandgoetz.com
6. Tarte's A Perfect Whirled Natural Swirl Cheek Stain, $28 TarteCosmetics.com
7. Lucy B Pink Frangipani Rollerballs, $22 BeautyHabit.com
8. Tarte's Purse Your Lips Limited-Edition Super Fruit Lipgloss Clutch, $39 TarteCosmetics.com
9. Relax & Wax No-Scream Cream, $19.50 NoScreamCream.com
10. The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil -- Rose Absolute, $18 TheArtofShaving.com
11. Sebastian Professional Potion 9, $16.95 SebastianProfessional.com
12. Mary Green Sleep Mask, $15 MaryGreen.com
13. Judith August Cosmetics The Everything Pencils, $15 (each) 2 total JudithAugustCosmetics.com

Worth a total of $513. Giveaway ends Wednesday, March 24th at 11:59 PM PDT.

Click here to enter!

Giveaway Reminder!

You only have one more day to enter the handmade heart necklace giveaway on my blog!!

Click here to enter!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Run Don't Shuffle


Spring cleaning always stinks because I hate cleaning! But this giveaway will probably change your perspective on spring cleaning once and for all! Head on over to Alice.com in order to enter their amazing Spring Cleaning Giveaway for the newest iPod Shuffle!! The best thing about this giveaway is that there are hardly any entries, 68 to be exact!! That means an even better chance for you to win!!

Only open to US residents!
Hurry you only have until March 19th!! That's only a day!!
Click here to enter!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sunday (Monday) Cuteness

Opps totally lost track of the days!! I totally forgot yesterday was Sunday! Opps my bad! =(
Enjoy! =)

From Cute Overload! =)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Did Someone say Burberry?

I was recently contacted by a member of the Ideeli team, informing me that they would love for my readers to get the latest news about sales and giveaways before other members! For those of you who don't know what Ideeli is, it is basically an invitation-only shopping community which holds daily online events that appeal to the fashionable but smart shopper. If you love the beauty of high end labels but faint at the price tag, Ideeli is a great option because they offer these amazing items at a fraction of the cost!

They also hold many giveaways as well and trust me these giveaways are beyond amazing! I seriously do not know any other website that gives away the stuff that ideeli does! They just recently had a luxury vacation for two which I blogged about in my last post, and they also have the most amazing bag giveaways! We are talking the big names in luxury: Miu Miu, Prada, Chanel, Balenciaga and the list goes on and on!Usually you don't know when the giveaways are and you have to check the website or your emails, but since Ideeli is now giving us the inside scoop, I can tell you that the secret date for the start of the amazing Burberry Wallet is today at 2pm!

If you are not a member yet don't worry! You can sign up here! I'll vouch for you!

http://www.ideeli.com/invite/sweetdreamer16

They also have the most amazing sales going on right now so definitely check them out! And if they get a great response from this, they might even doing giveaways on my site! Which would be awesome for you guys (aka: less competition!) =)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Get Away From it all Giveaway!


Ideeli is this amazing site that has amazing sample sales everyday! Along with sample sales they hold many giveaways of amazing bags and more. They are having an awesome giveaway that I just had to share with you! Ideeli has partnered with Luxury Link to quench your desire for some fun in the sun. In this exciting giveaway, one ideeli member will receive six nights for two at Grand Melia Cancun. The winner will enjoy a deluxe ocean view room, private concierge service, one 60-minute couples massage, and much much more!!

Hurry you don't have that much time to enter!!
Click here to enter!! And good luck!!

It's Your Lucky Day With Lucky


Lucky Magazine is having an amazing giveaway where they give away amazing products every single day in March!! They have given away such awesomeness like Gucci sunglasses, Jennifer Mayer jewelry and so much more!! Today's prize is an amazing ring from jewelry designer to the stars Melissa Joy Manning worth $550!! Best of all four winners will receive a limited-edition 14 karat gold pink cabaio calcite ring!!
So head on over and click here to win!

These are Definetly Not for your Boyfriend

The newest trend to be hitting the sidewalks are the boyfriend jeans! I love the idea of that because they are always so comfortable and you can just slum around with them, but don't be afraid of not looking fashionable because the look has been worn many times by Katie Holmes. Fashion Herald is giving away The Current/Elliott boyfriend jean in Love Destroyed!! These jeans are valued at $229!!
There is a really great chance that you will win because the giveaway ends Friday night and so far there are no entries at all!! Sadly it is only open to US residents, or I would so enter!!
Click here to enter!! And if you win let me know =P
ohh and of course don't forget to enter my three giveaways! Just look at the top right hand side and click on the links to enter!

Celebrity Swag

I think the best part about being a celebrity is all the amazing swag that you get whenever there is an awards party! Well you don't have to be a celebrity in order to get the amazing swag because The Style List is giving one luck winner the gift bag includes many of the same items included in the bag that was recently given to Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Eva Mendes!

Here are all the amazing goodies included within the swag bag:
a Phifer Reader
a Zapi Toothbrush Sanitizer
Sculptz
a red convertible messenger bag/backpack from BAM Bags
a card for 15% off Butler Bags
a card for 30% off Bandals
Dentaburst
Handcrafted goodies from World Charms -- also worth $450! (The Fall 2009 Collection: Southeast Asian bag, the ATK Vianca Minaudiere, two Eco sustainable wooden African & Burma bangles, and a pair of Yakan coasters)


Click here to enter!!