Friday, July 9, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
The winner of this month's giveaway will receive Zulamay's custom Alphabet Pillow. You can view it here: http//www.etsy.com/listing/48292410/alphabet-pillow
Laura currently operates her Etsy shop from Detroit, Michigan. She's a bit of a traveler having grown up in Peoria, Illinois, and Raleigh, North Carolina. Her adventuresome spirit took her to Spain after high school where she spent a couple of years living in Leon and Madrid. She then returned to the United States to attend Michigan State University. In just the last year, Laura has lived in Peoria, Minneapolis and Detroit!! In total, she has traveled to 10 countries and has actually lost count of how many states she's visited! Her stunning pillows are created at night following a full day working in the advertising business. Although she loves to travel, she call Detroit home for now and hopes to settle there for awhile. Laura hopes one day to return to Spain or possibly start a new adventure in Istanbul with her boyfriend.
When she is not working on items for her shop, Laura works full-time as a Planner at an ad agency. She tells us a planner is a bit of a jack-of-all-trades. Planners get that name because they "plan" a client's business future, working with everything from launching new products to maintaining current brands.
Laura has been interested in art and design as far back as she can remember and is the product of three generations of inspiring women. In fact her shop, Zulamay, is named after her grandmother, Zula. Not only did grandma Zula sew her own clothes, but she was a painter, as well. However, Laura's true inspiration comes from her mother, an art historian. As a result of her mom's work, Laura grew up with piles of art books around the house which covered everything from Greek to Modern artists. It is these family traditions that help Laura find her own inspiration and style in just about everything that crosses her path from books and magazines to television and art museums. She favors Impressionist painters--Degas, Monet, Cassat, and Matisse.
A self-admitted obsessive reader, Laura has been known to get in an elevator and read the emergency instructions "simply because I have twenty seconds of free time and there are words posted on the wall." Her favorite magazine is Marie Clare, because it blends beauty and brains. Laura never tires of reading about women who have big dreams for their lives and businesses. The last book she read was "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. It tops her list of favorite things. As for her other favorite things--food and chocolate--next to a good book is there really anything else?!?
Laura openned her Etsy shop, Zulamay, and became a member of the EggTeam in January 2010. She finds that the team is truly a team of friends who serve as each other's sounding boards, support network and promoters. She's grateful for all of her team members! Laura has these words of wisdom to share with other artists, "There will always be critics. There will always be people who tell you "No". The trick is to learn when to listen to them and when to ignore them. I think that just takes practice."
Some of her goals for the next five years are to grow her business and to start participating in local craft fairs. She has no plans to quit the advertising business any time soon as she truly enjoys the work and working with so many creative people. Laura's ultimate goal is to continue to be able to manage it all in her own unique style!
**In order to qualify for Laura's giveaway, you must comment on this post by telling us what your favorite item is in Zulamay's shop. Please include your email address in your post The deadline for qualifying is: June 30, 2010. Don't forget you can earn additional entries as detailed below.Here's how to earn extra entries for the Featured Seller Giveaway (one additional entry is earned for EACH step that you complete:
- Go to the featured seller's shop & heart an item then come back here, link to it & tell us why you hearted that item
- Become a follower of this blog (just leave a comment if you're already a followe
- Blog about this giveaway--leave a separate comment with the blog link. Your blog post must link back to this giveaway post
- Tweet about this givewaway--leave a separate comment with the twittered link & your twitter username
- "Like" or "Comment" on this giveaway on Facebook & leave a link to your FB page in your comment.
Don't be shy! Here's your chance to get to know some of the most unique shops found on Etsy & to earn a great gift along the way!!!
lisajhoney from New Zealand!
Congratulations to Lisa, winner of the EggTeam 2010 May Featured Seller Giveaway!
She earned extra entries by tweeting about the giveaway, posting on facebook and on her own blog!
You can be a winner too! Check out the EggTeam's 2010 June Featured Seller, Zulamay and make sure to take advantage of all the extra ways to earn entries in the June seller giveaway. Good Luck to all!!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
The prizes consist of an upcycled skirt drawstring bag by reducereuserepurpose, a lovely sent of skull wrist warmers by flowergurlcrafts, two awesome magnetic photo bookmarks by TheHappySoul, a pendant and keychain made from antique sliverware by sliverWARES, a burpcloth and wallet by InMy2Hands, a beautiful rock a billy scrabble tile skull necklace in it's own skull tin and upcycled domino keychain by islandgirlzjewelry, a mini pillow book nook by zulamay and a wonder pampering set of a tummy oatmeal heatpack, three stress relief eucalptyus mint soaps and two bags of soothing bath soak in honey almond scent by soapaddicts.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Join the fun with the EggTeam's Featured Seller Giveaway! Each month you'll find an Etsy seller featured here on the EggTeam blog. The featured seller will identify a task that will earn you one entry to the giveaway for that month. One additional entry is offered for completing another one or more of the following five options for up to 5 additional entries:
2. Become a follower of this blog (just leave a comment if you are already a follower).
3. Blog about this giveaway--leave a separate comment with the blog link. Your blog post must link back to this giveaway post.
4. Tweet about this giveaway--leave a separate comment with the twittered link and your twitter username.
5. "Like" or "Comment" on this giveaway on Facebook and leave a link to your FB page in your comment.
Don't be shy! Here's your chance to get to know some of the best shops found on Etsy and to earn some great gifts along the way!!
Melanie operates her Etsy shops from Orlando, Florida. She's only been in the "Sunshine State" for about five years and is actually a native New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent. She is a swapaholic and loves to join in tea swaps as a member of swapbot.com. When she is not working on items for her shop, Melanie can be found working on an online degree for medical billing and coding, spending time with her boyfriend or reading. Her other interests include: music, writing, flea markets, rummage/yard sales and farmer's markets. She loves animals, especially dogs and is the proud owner of three beagles. Some of her favorite things include: chocolate, ancient Roman and Egyptian architecture, the Harry Potter books & movies, her own bacon ranch mashed potatoes, modpodgerocks.blogspot.com, history in general, and listening to other people.
For as long as she can remember, Melanie has been making things, drawing and writing. Her artistic talents were a gift from her birth parents. When she lived in New York city she would spend hours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History and the Guggenheim Museum and was greatly inspired by collections found in those institutions. But she also finds inspiration for her art in people, places and things that surround her everyday. When working on an upcycled project, it is the recycled object itself that speaks to her of its new possibilities. New soap and bath & body products are often inspired by her moods.
Melanie is the founder and team leader for the EggTeam, aka the Etsy Goodie Goodies Street Team. Her desire to do good things, no matter what they are or how big or small, was her motivation for creating the EggTeam. Etsy officially recognized the team on February 1, 2010, and it's been full steam ahead ever since. The EggTeam is actively seeking new members and currently includes Etsy members from around the globe. The team is about having fun, supporting each other, helping promote each other's shops and doing good deeds overall. The team's latest joint venture was to provide handmade blankets for the dogs and cats of the New York SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). But as Melanie says, "We don't only do good deeds in a huge team way, but in little spurts as well. For example, I go around the (Etsy) forums and help where I can--when I see a question I can answer or post a link to information someone is looking to find. . . .So you see, doing good deeds does not need to be an activity, but just being a good-hearted person overall." Way to go Mel!!
An Etsy member since 2006, Melanie has these words of wisdom to share with other artists, "Do NOT give up! Keep pushing yourself to be the best that you can and if you're selling online keep giving it your all." As Melanie sees it--you can't expect the money to come rolling in overnight, but you can expect a sense of satisfaction when you've made that first sale and get that first piece of awesome feedback!
Melanie sees herself having a flourishing business over the next five years--a business that has name recognition and that will help her be self-supporting. Less stress, a larger home, a trip to the European continent and Egypt and someone to share it all with, are also on her agenda. Success is sure to be just around the corner for determined shop owner, Melanie!
Both answers should be in one post which should also include your email address. Don't forget you can earn additional entries as detailed above. Good luck!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Come join in the fun and win a fabulous giveaway egg filled with awesome items donated from each of our participating member's shops.
The egg hunt begins March 15th and ends April 3rd midnight eastern time.
Participating shops cannot enter.
The rules are easy, first look at the list of participating shops and next to each one you will see a number, that number represent how many eggs are hidden within that shop.
You must find all the eggs in each shop and then post the links in the comment section of this blog post.
You must be at least 18 years of age to enter!!
Please be honest when joining in the egg hunt and do not copy and paste someone else's comment post with the found links. You never know but they may not be all correct so please do take the time to actually HUNT for the eggs yourself and at the same time help support these great shops by taking a look at their wonderful items.
At the end of the egg hunt a winner will be choosen by random generator and contacted by email so please make sure there is an email either attached to your posting ID or make sure to post it along with your comment post. If for any reason we cannot contact the winner a second drawing will be done.
Only one winner for this egg hunt and that winner will receive a fabulous giveway worth over $150 in items that are shown here.
List of participating shops:
The mini pillow was donated by zulamay who is in the process of moving at the moment so will not be able to participate in the egg hunt.