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Friday, November 6, 2009

Spotlight on Utah....Giveaway!

It's good to support your local merchants.  Since I live in Utah, I have found 3 wonderfully talented women that I want to spotlight.  They all have an Etsy shop and are creative AND generous because each of them will give a lucky winner one of their fantastic handmade items!

First: Tanya Newberry is the owner of Gumball Grenade.  She is a single mom of two beautiful little girls. She has degrees in both Social Work and English, but find her heart is happiest when creating something.

She loves working with pencil, charcoal, acrylic, watercolors, PMC / Art Clay, and paper! She has two etsy shops, one that has a focus on fables and folklore called Fables and Foxes.etsy.com



and her Gumball Grenade shop which features two little happy souls running around in their night time pj's! Tanya says, "Little dreamers are my focus! Childhood imagination is priceless and should be cherished!"


  Tanya will give a lucky reader one of her whimsical prints of their choice.
Go to her etsy shop and view her charming prints.  In a comment, tell me which one you like best.

Second: Elizabeth from mybuttonboutique has adorable button creations.


She has hand mirrors,




Zipper pulls



 button earrings,


bobby pins...and more!
Even better - these delightful button creations are VERY AFFORDABLE - AND - right now, Elizabeth is having a sale!  Buy two items, get one free!  These are perfect gifts for stocking stuffers, visiting teaching, nieces, sisters, mothers, friends and yourself!  If you live in the Ogden area, you'll want to go to Mindy Mae Market in Pleasant View this weekend. Elizabeth will be having a sale (everything will be $2.00 or less)

OK, back to the giveaway!  One lucky reader will be able to choose an item from her shop.  Go here to check it out and in your comment tell me which ones you like best.

Third:  Amy from amysbasketdesigns, has jewelry, visiting teaching kits, scrapbook designs, and more!



Amy has a little girl who thinks she is the boss of her mom and the house..it's funny to see how much they are alike. She is 4 and truly is a mini-me.



Some of Amy's hobbies are playing the piano, crafting (of course), and playing some BEATLES rock band. (Rock band was purchased by Santa last year and has been the best gift ever!!)


Since she was a little girl, she often would try to sell homemade items off of her parents porch. Amy says, "I'd invite the neighbors over and promised the nicely made lemonade (which turned out to be the kool aide lemonade). It was a dream of mine to sell to far off places. I'm excited to say that my kits have been purchased as far as the United Kingdom."

 
Amy will be giving the LOVE charm bracelet and earrings to one lucky reader! Go to her shop and check out her other delightful creations!

Last but not least: Do you remember this bad boy?



Straight from Grammy's in Perry, Utah! Popcorn on the cob!  One lucky winner will receive 4 cobs to pop and enjoy!
 
Get the salt and butter ready!
So...here's what you need to do...


Leave a comment and tell me what items you love on the etsy sites - 1 entry
Follow my blog  - 1 entry
Tweet, Face book, or blog about this giveaway  -  1 entry
(please leave a comment for each entry)  I'll use random.org to choose the 4 winners.  This ends Tuesday at 10:00 p.m.  The winners will be announced Wednesday morning.
Good luck to all of you!  Now...let's get commenting!

41 comments:

Julie Harward said...

How wonderful! Great talents every one of them..thanks! Come say hi :D

gigi said...

Connie, I NEED that popcorn cob! I have looked and asked everyone down here and NO ONE knows what I am talking about!

gigi said...

I do follow, I hope you don't think I am a stalker :}

The Garden of Egan said...

Cute stuff. Love the bracelet! Love your blog.

KC said...

Please enter me in your fun contests! I desperately need to win something! I am a follower!

Kristina P. said...

I am always on the lookout for new Etsy shops!

Nana said...

First I do follow.

Second what great things!

Camille said...

Cute, cute stuff! I'm glad you support your local vendors! I would love to support them by winning their products :) (and then wearing them OR eating them!) Cool giveaway!

Camille said...

and believe it or not I'm a follower (and stalker) of your blog!

Yvonne said...

I am a follower.

Love all of this. I'll go visit each of them and come back.

Jill said...

I really liked all the button things, especially the button earrings!

Jenny said...

I love the button thingys. Very cute!!! I am going to check out each one right now.

Have a super weekend.

Chelsey said...

I love the button earrings, and the bobby pins! That pop-corn on the cob is super clever.. I love it!

Ann Marie said...

I love the cute stuff!
I have signed up for more giveaways just with you and your family in this week-- than I EVER have! Crazy! ~ But more chances to win something! :)

Of course I follow.. your a hoot.. and make some yummy stuff. :)

Kazzy said...

I love the button bobby pins. So cute!

Yvonne said...

I posted a link on my blog.

Brenda said...

I LOVE the Falling in Love Charm Bracelet and Earrings at Amy's place, the Vintage Fabric Brooch at Elizabeth's place and the Ponderin Princess at Tanya's place. AND the popcorn looks yummy!

Brenda said...

I'm a follower!! Thanks for the chance to WIN!

Natalie said...

I love "I Bring Only This" from the etsy shop

Natalie said...

I follow your blog. I love your sense of humor and it's fun to read about what you're doing.

Natalie said...

I would love to win the popping corn.

Natalie said...

The pink and orange earings are for me.:)

wendy said...

Does living out of the country Disqualify me??
Wow, what talented people. and their stuff is amazing.
IF --IF-------I were to win I'd take anything, ANYTHING.

Valerie said...

A follower here!

What cute and clever items you have chosen to spotlight!

Valerie said...

From Gumball Grenade, I loved Nestled and Amongst the Poppies.

The zipper pulls and pocket mirror from My Button Boutique

And, I loved the Faith charm bracelet from Amy's Basket Designs.

All have some delightful things!

a happy heart blog. said...

Connie - what a nice way to support your local etsy friends. I love all of them and love that they are so crafty to that they are able to sell their stuff! I personally love the drawings above, very sweet and creative!

Camille said...

I totally blogged about it!

Roxanne said...

I really like 'The Course Ahead.' It is so cute.

Roxanne said...

I love the young womens values bracelet. My daughter is out of YW now but it is always a good reminder and cute jewelry too.

Roxanne said...

YUM! that corn on the cob popcorn looks really good! I have never had it so I would love to try it.

Jill said...

I bliggity blogged!

brandon and jakell said...

amysbasketdesigns: love Simply Faith Charm Bracelet

GumballGrenade: The Course Ahead 8 x 10 inch Art Print Star Hot Air Balloons and the Moon too...is super cute..love them all!

mybuttonboutique: Chocolate Brown and Blue Print Pocket Mirror is my favotite!

thanks for the giveaway!

jakellcth@msn.com

brandon and jakell said...

i follow

jakellcth@msn.com

thanks!!!

brandon and jakell said...

posted on twitter (cthmommy)

jakellcth@msn.com

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh please pick me pick me :0)

I am a follower,

I will add your giveaway to my side bar.

Please sign me up

I love the first print of the little girl.

Blessings,
Heidi

mysteryhistorymom said...

How wonderful! You know I love etsy and buttons!!! I adore the birdie hand mirrors, the Balancing Act picture and the Faith bracelet. Gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway, Sweets! Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

I'm a follower, Cutie! Lori

I wanted to let you know that I am making your enchiladas tonight! Cannot wait!!!! YUM!

mysteryhistorymom said...

I put this on facebook! Lori

Sondra said...

I am always amazed at all the talented women on Etsy. I love when people point out different people and their crafts.

These women are very talented and I loved everthing. Sign me up - I love give aways!

Rebecca said...

I LOVE "Painting the Moon" and "Fixing the Stars" from Gumball Grenade So cute. My daughter loves the moon and stars.

Rachy Maree said...

I think for Amy's store I would be forced to pick the weekly bill organizer..... but what I really want is the jewelry.