First review/giveaway! WINNER ANNOUNCED

I have been excited all weekend to pick a winner for my first ever giveaway!
So here we go.....drumroll please.....

I used the Random Integer Generator to keep it fair:
Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2008-11-17 15:48:10 UTC

and with this the winner is..............

Everybody, thank you so much for participating in this giveaway. It was a blast!
Keep your eyes open for more to come!


As promised here's my very first review/giveaway! I am soooo excited!

Every day I look at several stores on Etsy, it's like window shopping in a giant shopping mall and I stumbled upon Katie's Creations. I just love her store (and so does my oldest daughter Lisa), so I contacted Katie from Katie's Creations to see if she would be willing to participate in a review/giveaway!
Katie was very excited and immediately said yes!
Katie, please tell us a little more about yourself:

I am 36 years old and a busy stay at home mother of four beautiful little girls. They range in age from 1 to 7. Crafting is the thing that keeps me sane. It is the only thing that I can truly call my own.
I work in my studio space almost every night when everyone has gone to bed. I love trying new things and my mind is constantly racing with new ideas. I enjoy spending time with my clan, reading, knitting and catching up with old friends. I love the summer, watching my kids play on the beach and I dread the winter (ughhhh), soon to be upon us!

Katie is also the owner of another store on Etsy called 55mapledesigns.
You really need to go check out both stores! They are great!
Here are some examples:

Katie let me pick out an item in her store, so I let my oldest daughter Lisa pick. So 5 minutes and a coffee later, she finally decided. It was so hard to choose as she loved so many of them.
This is what Lisa picked:

Isn't it beautiful?

So Katie send it over and added a goodie from her other store 55mapledesigns.
Last week both Items arrived and Lisa changed her mind on her favorite, she now loved the other Item more as it has an owl on it. She's been wearing the necklace ever since and it now officially has a name: Owlie!

Katie, again thanks for this!

Now onto the giveaway!
Please head on over to Katie's Creations and/or 55mapledesigns and let us know the following in the comments section:
* what is your favorite piece?
* what other Item you would like Katie to offer in her stores?

The prize?
This beautiful Olive and Blue Lace Flower - Ceramic Tile Pendant!

For extra entries:
* blog about this giveaway, mention your blog in a separate comment with a link to your blog (I will check)
* become a follower of my blog, let me know in a separate comment.
So you can have up to 3 entries for this giveaway!
If you're not a blogger, make sure to leave an email address so I can contact you.
As this is my first giveaway, this giveaway is open to US residents only.

The deadline for the giveaway: 11/16/08 midnight. The winner will be announced on Monday 11/17/08 on my blog, so please check back if you're the winner!
The winner has 48 hours to claim his/her prize, otherwise another winner will be chosen.
Good luck to all!

Katie, thanks for your help with this great giveaway!


Ann said...
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Unknown said...

I love the "Boutique Style Pink Rosette Ring" And I dont know what Katie should add, I think there is a good selection of products and super cute things at that!

makeetis said...

I like the Personalized - Shabby Holiday - Scrabble Tile Pendant.Very pretty items. It was kind of hard to choose..Thanks for the

makeetis said...

I am now a follower. Thank you..


scrabble hair pins are so unique- like the selection andnot expensive or overpriced for items or shipping

Tes said...
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Tes said...

It was hard to pick. But I love the "shabby chich-french toile- mother daughter or big sis little sis matching disc and bingo chiop pendants". So cute and what great gifts for the holidays!

Jenna said...

Great store and great products. I really like the scrabble hair pins. You have some very unique ideas and I love that they do not cost a fortune. I am really into the musical "Wicked" perhaps you could incorporate that into some of your pieces. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Aaren said...

I love the natural look of the maple pendants with tree and flower etchings. In fact, I am going to order four of them for Christmas presents. Thank you!

Andrea said...

I like the colors of the season bobby pin set, so cute! I think it would be a cool idea for her to offer keychains.

faith said...

I really love her Green Seaglass Scallop Pendant. She has beautiful things and I can't think of anything she should add.

Miss Spoken said...

Love the Seaglass Collection, especially the frosted celtic pendant. Would like to see more rings.

Bebemiqui said...

I like the Red poppies pendant!
I could always see more variety in pendants.

Kimberly said...

I love the Personalized - Holiday Burst - Scrabble Tile Pendant. It has a "K" on it and my name begins with K as does my daughter, so that would be perfect for either of us to wear.

Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Anonymous said...

I really love the seaglass pendant. The only thing I would love to see is some Hat Pins!

PS said...

I think the Dainty Flowers pendant is great! What else could she offer! I don't know, she has it all, even bobby pins!

Anonymous said...

Wow what beautiful work. The Bonfire gogo maple wood pendant is exquisite. I also like the boutique fabric button rings. I would love to see some more ring styles if possible!

Anonymous said...

I subscribed!

judybrittle said...

I really like the IceCream, IceCream Everywhere - Scrabble Tile Pendant. Thats really cute. How about some scrabble tile earrings?

miller lawn service said...

I love just about everything, but the Mahogany Maple Wood Pendant is one of my favorites. I'd like to see more color options on the wooden pendents. Thanks!

Emily ~ Little Window Shoppe said...

How pretty! I just love Etsy too. :)

Christi S said...

I really like the Paisley - Scrabble Tile Pendant! I can't imagine anything more she should add, unless it was more bracelets, cause I love bracelets!

Staci A said...

I love the Paisley Mahogany Maple Wood Pendant. She has some amazing pieces! It's very hard to offer an idea of what to add, but maybe scrabble pendants in black and white combos (since they're my fave). Maybe earrings at the 55MapleDesigns store, I'd definitely buy those. Thanks for the chance to enter!

janetfaye said...

I like - Personalized Cotton Candy - Scrabble Tile Pendant.

I really like all of them!

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow as janetfaye

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Brooke said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Primary Colors Flowers Power Neck Candy!! It's a great shop! Suggestions for the shop? Maybe offer some kind of Holiday Home Candy - decorations for the home.

Doreen said...

I love the Black and White Series - Daisy - Pendant and Necklace!

Doreen said...

I'm a Follower!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Lots of adorable things in those stores. I love the rings, the pendants, but what I really liked and struck me as really different was the Black and White Series - Mini Flower Circles Bobby Pin Set.
I feel like Katie has a very good selection in her stores, and whatever she might decide to add could only complement her shop.

thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

Carolyn Sharkas said...

I am a follower.

ceashark at aol dot com


Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Pinkalicious - Boutique Style Snap Clip Set is my favorite, and I would like to see more hair stuff!


Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I blogged about this giveaway: Here


Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am a follower!


cathyhall said...

I liked the Sweet Bobby Pin Single Hair Candy. there is a great selection already,
but some headbands would be great to see as well. I'm not sure how practical an idea that is, but it would be great.

Brooke said...

I didn't see any products at all in her stores - they were all empty - but from your post, I love the maple owl pendant, the button rings, and the flower hair clips!