Friday, July 31, 2009

here it is...

Grand Opening Giveaway!

Hello everyone (:
I am somewhat new (okay maybe really new) to selling on Etsy and I’ve always wondered about different ways I can get my shop out there and promote it, so what better way to do this than by starting a grand opening giveaway!? I’ve read many blogs about how success giveaways can be to promoting your shop (and blog) and I wanted to do this while at the same time creating and doing what I love to do. Also, giving gifts is always fun!

So… I am excited to announce that the grand opening giveaway is officially open!
I’ve gathered up many different cute items for the giveaway and I can’t wait to get it started! Of course, since I’m really a big big fan of pretty packaging, all of these prizes will come nicely wrapped as if ready for gift giving! (or even just a gift for yourself)
I’m really excited and hope that this giveaway is successful! Thanks!


RULES:
There are several ways on how to enter.
When entering, make sure that you leave separate comments for each different way. This increases the chances of winning.
Also include your email address on each comment so I have a way of contacting you if you don’t already have a website, blog, etc.

Here are some of the ways:
1. First, visit my etsy shop and then comment with one item you liked the most.
2. Comment with tips on how I can improve my etsy shop, or anything else about selling on Etsy.
3. Post a blog about this giveaway/feature it in a blog, OR post this image:
{image link: http://i29.tinypic.com/2145od1.png }
then leave a comment with the link to where you posted.
4. Make a purchase on my etsy shop then show me the transaction # (this will give you 4 extra comments – simply comment with the transaction # and what you purchased first, then go ahead and comment 4 more times freely about anything you want).
5. Tell a friend about my giveaway! Just leave a comment with who you told or who told you about this giveaway!

That’s it! (:
GIVEAWAY ENDS MONDAY AUGUST 17, 2009!
Winner will be picked with random.org and announced on that Monday.
Winner will also be contacted via email! (This is a surprise package so you won't know exactly what you will get until you receive it!)
Any questions please email me! Alright get to entering!

139 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sweet home pins are adorable
email:
heyareyoueven_real@ymail.com

Gugu said...

Hi, I'm gugu, also and etsian.

I just faved you and faved the "Clear View / cute long necklace". Love your stuff can't wait to see more stuff listed.

Love, Gugu

Gugu said...

Hmmm...tips on improving...I think your're doing pretty well with the pictures...Price wise, pretty reasonable, shipping is good too...

Tips: maybe come in to chat rooms, or post at forums more often so you leave your mark everywhere... :)

Gugu said...

And hi again, hahahaa...

I posted the picture of the giveaway at my blog...

http://the-gugu.blogspot.com

Natalie said...

Hi,
I love the "Dainty Love/sweet little necklace." It's one of my favorite types of jewelry - one that looks like it has a story behind it!
Natalie
nicesnowmn@hotmail.com
http://sharedwaters.blogspot.com

Natalie said...

Hi again,
In terms of improving your shop, here are some ideas: (1) I think your pictures are great! Usually, pics are the area that needs improvement, but you've set them up beautifully. I especially like the addition of the fortune and other background items - it really sets a nostalgic mood; (2) Since your pieces of jewelry almost look like they have a story behind them, it could be interesting to write a little story about each one; (3) I honestly think your prices are too low for the quality and beauty of the jewelry you're selling. Low prices can seem like a good idea to start out with, but it tends to make me think the quality is low. You have such beautiful pictures and items, and the prices should reflect that.

Just some thoughts. I think it's also helpful to post new items often, since many people tend to be introduced to a shop when they watch the "new items added" feature on the Etsy home page.

Thanks!
Natalie
nicesnowmn@hotmail.com
http://sharedwaters.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

The little camera necklace is my favorite, it's lovely! :D

email: fire_fly77 [at] verizon [dot] net

April said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28259604

loooove this

aobrien@bethanywv.edu

Good luck with your shop! It's tough at first, but if you are consistent with advertising, you'll do just fine.

Digital Misfit said...

Congrats on your grand opening!
I adore your Pretty Little Things multimedia necklace. The unique textures and shapes make for a most interesting piece, and so softly feminine.

heidig@gmail.com

Best wishes on your new venture!

Digital Misfit said...

Suggestions for your shop:

Your prices are too low. Do not undervalue your time and talent. Etsy is not a dollar store, and people do expect to pay more for handmade items of quality. Trust yourself that you ARE worth it!

Your photographs are beautifully laid out with props and prettiness. There is a bit of haze that could be cleared up easily by adjusting the sharpness or contrast. The soft blur does give a dreamy effect, but you really want to show off the detail of the lovely pieces.
Stock more items in that shop - try for at least 10-12 for your early days. People like to browse through.
Twitter is great for marketing. Comment on other Tweets and post your new listings, ask for advice, etc. Join an Etsy team as well.

Hugs and best of luck!

Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

knack said...

I am so impressed with your aesthetic and your design! I think you are well on your way lady........good for you!

Umbrella stand and oh hello friend are two of my very favorites too.....xo

Julie said...

I think the capturing life-camera
necklace is a cute idea.

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

I also think your prices are too low.I would be more than willing to pay more for your items than what you charging now. You have a unique crafting style-best of luck to you :)

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful giveaway my fingers are crossed that I win. I love the
sweet home pins they are soooo cute.Marian

mtzeenla@yahoo.com

malfie said...

I love the home sweet pins I have always loved hearts and deers. This is a wonderful giveaway.Helen

malfie@care2.com

elaine said...

I love your Wooden Sweet Home Pins-would look sweet on the lapel of a jacket.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Amanda Yeo said...

Hm, I had a look at your shop, and firstly I was glad you sorted it into necklaces and pins - I've been to online stores where they haven't, and they've just been annoying to navigate. Can't really say much until you put more stuff in your shop... It would be good if you could put shipping costs - I didn't see them anywhere.

yeoama@gmail.com

Amanda Yeo said...

Ah, disregard my last comment - just realised you have to go into an item to see the shipping cost. I'm used to the costs being listed in the FAQ/Shop Policies or similar.

I like your banner, and that you haven't gone over the top with your colour scheme - it keeps attention on the items.

yeoama@gmail.com

Swaddle Babies said...

My favorite item in your shop is the Dainty Love necklace :)

Priscilla@myswaddlebabies.com
Etsy, Twitter: SwaddleBabies

Swaddle Babies said...

Congrats on your Grand Opening :)

A piece of advice: I would add a little more info to your Bio. I'm not sure about anyone else, but I always like to read the bios to get a better idea of the person behind the crafts :)

Priscilla@myswaddlebabies.com
Etsy, Twitter: SwaddleBabies

Nina said...

I really like the Capturing Life / camera necklace. So pretty!

irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

Lilly said...

The Capturing Life / camera necklace is so cute!
Thanks a lot ^^
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Catherine said...

Love the Dainty Love necklace - so sweet!

catherineh_78@yahoo.com

Catherine said...

Some quick suggestions:

* Update your profile (it still says you are "coming soon") and tell a little more about yourself.

* Add more cute stuff! ;)

Otherwise, I think everything is looking good and professional.

catherineh_78@yahoo.com

Celeste said...

I love the capturing life/camera necklace!! That is ADORABLE!! :)


contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Anonymous said...

I love the Clear View / cute long necklace!

gemini5757 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

and one little bit of advice-add more stuff! when people see a new etsian, they want to see more of what they've got to offer, especially when it's as cute as your stuff!

gemini5757 at hotmail dot com

Audrey said...

You have a wonderful shop!! I love anything with hearts and flowers - so this is my favorite item:
Dainty Love / sweet little necklace

audreyscountrycrafts at gmail.com

Audrey said...

I have added a picture with a link back to here on the sidebar of my give away blog:
http://audreysgiveaways.blogspot.com

audreyscountrycrafts at gmail.com

clenna said...

I liked the Dainty Love / sweet little necklace best

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

Ways to improve - show more items!

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

I shared this info on Facebook (my name there is clenna lyons emery) and here's what i said:
There's a new giveaway going on at http://shegreetstheday.blogspot.com/2009/07/here-it-is.html.
It's a Grand Opening Giveaway. Jane is celebrating her items on Etsy. Check it out.

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

I emailed my daughter, Tia Barton, to share with her about your giveaway.

clenna at aol dot com

Lily said...

I love the clear view cute long necklace!

Lily said...

i told my sister about this giveaway.

Lily said...

you should put more about yourself in your profile bio- like favorite song or color or place.

carmel said...

hy great blog and thanks for the giveaway!
i love this item the most: "Sweet Home / 2 pins"
they are beautiful!
thanks!

carmelita@windowslive.com

carmel said...

i think that first of all you have a great style going on and you present your work in a very nice way through pictures!
but in order to sell more you must put more items in your shop. otherwize it looks empty as if "nothing is going on"
so the more items you have is better for the customer to choose from

carmelita@windowslive.com

carmel said...

and i blogged about it hear:
http://mellowisme.blogspot.com/

AM said...

The sweet home pins are my favorite.

Good luck selling on Etsy, once you get more items listed I'm sure your shop will take off! =)

Good luck everyone!

(email in profile)

Amanda said...

dainty love sweet little necklace is my favorite!

bluebird93@comcast.net

janil said...

I love Capturing Life / camera necklace!!!! It's so funny!!!!!

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

janil said...

I'd love to see more items in your shop!!!!I was visiting it and I love your work... it's so funny and original!

Thanks for the giveaway!

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Valerie said...

I wish you luck!
I like Dainty Love / sweet little necklace
KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

Jessica said...

I love the "capturing life" camera necklace! It is adorable!

TZel said...

I love the Sweet Home / 2 pins! Thanks!

TZel said...

I would love to see more items in your shop, and also maybe some earrings. I am a big fan of earrings. Thanks!

CurlyfrySC's Collage said...

I can't decide between the cuteness of the glasses or the elegance of the Pretty Little Things necklace!

daer0n said...

I love the Pretty Little Things necklace, it's beautiful and feminine :)

daer0n_ at hotmail dot com

daer0n said...

One tip that i think could be good to make your Etsy shop grow, would be, making more of these type of beautiful necklaces like the one i said was my favorite from your shop, as well as earrings, rings and purses, i am sure it would help greatly to make your shop very popular because the few things i saw in your shop were super cute!

daer0n_ at hotmail dot com

daer0n said...

I blogged it:
http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/08/grand-opening-giveaway.html

daer0n_ at hotmail dot com

Start To Finish Supplies said...

Love the camera necklace, too cute!

katie[at]starttofinishsupplies.com

AmandaSue said...

Pretty Little Things / necklace- is really pretty, I love the pink colour and love how elegant it looks.

unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail(dot)com

AmandaSue said...

My suggestion would be to stick with a plan background for taking pictures, I think the background looks to busy and doesn't let the item truely show the wonderfulness to it, or better yet have someone model wearing the items that way customers could see how big the necklace or item is. And having a wider selection of items helps too. I think your off to a good start though :) Good luck with your Shop!

unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail(dot)com

squareby said...

Hey there. I like the Dainty Love / sweet little necklace.

Congratulations on your Etsy opening and entry into the blogging world. It's always nice to see other young people around who aren't stay-at-home moms with little kids!

squareby said...

Hm ... as for suggestions for your shop, I agree with some of the others in that your prices are probably a bit low. I'm a fan of your vintage-y and homey backgrounds, but I think the main images should be closer-ups of the products.

You should also try to clear up some of the haziness in some pictures. Consider using a white light source or taking the pictures in an area with more sunlight for brighter pictures.

I wish you the best of luck with your store!

Ladytink_534 said...

My favorite item is the Dainty Love / sweet little necklace
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cabootique said...

I like the Pretty Little Things necklace.

carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

Cabootique said...

I really like your shop, but as far as improvement...I, personally, like to see up-close/detail shots of items, especially jewelry.

carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

Kat C. said...

I really like the Clear View / cute long necklace. My suggestion is to do it in different colors! =)

katch05 at gmail dot com

crystal said...

How Cool, I enjoyed checking out your new shop!! Awww,everything is so sweet, i am looking forward to visiting again;)
I think that your Dainty Love / sweet little necklace is totally that ...so Sweet!!
Good Luck Hun;)
cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

Abigail said...

I really like your 'Pretty Little Things' necklace with the white crocheted doily on the back. I think it's so sweet!

abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

noble beeyotch said...

This is my fav item from your shop Dainty Love / sweet little necklace. Even though you have only a few items up, i had a difficult time picking up one favorite!

www.jewelsofindia.etsy.com

noble beeyotch said...

As for some suggestions for your shop, I myself am a very inexperienced seller on etsy. Anywho, I'd say that you should keep adding items, that too at different times in a day, so as to get more views. Your pieces are all extremely gorgeous and I wish you all the best with 'she greets the day'.

PS- In the banner, maybe you could put space between each word in 'shegreetstheday' It is kinda hard to catch as it is right now.

noble beeyotch said...

I am going to refer my sister 'ayushi' to this lovely giveaway!

Ayushi said...

Capturing Life / camera necklace is so adorable!

I was sent here by my lovely siter-noble beeyotch!

Ayushi said...

the one thing you could improve about your shop is the photographs. They kinda look a little cluttered.

star.designer.ascending@gmail.com

mint said...

hi~
my favourite item so far is the Dainty Love/sweet little necklace.

ecchan5686(at)yahoo.com.au

mint said...

suggestion:
I really like your photos but i feel the photo of the Dainty Love necklace is a bit busy. My eyes get distracted from the item itself. and is hard to see your items like your Pretty Little Things necklace.

ecchan5686(at)yahoo.com.au

mint said...

i've blogged your giveaway here:
http://mintfusion.blogspot.com/2009/08/current-giveaways-around.html

ecchan5686(at)yahoo.com.au

Christy Lee said...

I like sweet home pins! I like all of your things though. Thanks for the giveaway!

Christy
sheridesthatbigredhonda@Yahoo.com

Santhy T. said...

I love the sweet home wooden pins!!

Kimberly said...

I like the Pretty Little Things / necklace featuring different medias. It's very girly and unique.

Kimberly said...

I think the biggest thing you could do to improve is just get lots of inventory. As someone with an online business, I know people buy more than one thing if it's available to save on shipping. Also, I'm sure you do it, but packaging is very important. Make it look pretty, :)

Kimberly said...

I told my sister about this!

Callie Ivy said...

I love he clear view glasses necklace

callieivy(at)gmail.com

Callie Ivy said...

I guess an etsy tip i can give you is to stick to the them you have right now. Some people's etsy shops are all over the place, selling anything under the sun. I like the vintage/charming feel of all the items you're selling.

callieivy(at)gmail.com

Callie Ivy said...

I got my mom into giveaways, so I told her about yours. :D

callieivy(at)gmail.com

SiSi said...

My favorite item is the Forever Young / pretty pearls and pendant necklace:)
Can't wait to see what the winner gets!:)
origamibysisi[at]gmail[dot]com

SiSi said...

Your etsy shop looks great, very simple banner, pictures are very detailed, I think you should add more items. ^_^

origamibysisi[at]gmail[dot]com

SiSi said...

Posted about your giveaway: http://hmgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/she-greets-day-package-of-cute-items.html
Will tweet also! I'm @hmgiveaways

origamibysisi[at]gmail[dot]com

Elsie said...

The Luck Love and Life Charm Necklace caught my eye,
Pretty in silver is what I would buy...
It is so sweet and reminds me of days
Of happy thoughts and carefree ways!
(As do many of the items, very charming)....

pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

The Neely's said...

WOW! How did you get so many comments? Teach me. I'm new too. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28778326 This is my favorite. I love it. THanks.

Erika Pitera said...

First off, congrats on the new shop and best of luck to you!

My favorite item in your shop is Dainty Love!

eap[at]myshoppingconnection[dot]com

Erika Pitera said...

To help promote your shop, I'd definitely recommend getting on Twitter, if you're not already. It's a great community for promoting handmade - check me out if you get a chance @indiepotting!

Liisa-Andra said...

I just LOVE "Pretty Little Things" (and also "Dainty Love"!!) so simple, but very-very beautiful!

I posted the picture on my blog: http://liisaandra.blogspot.com

And the tip is: just keep doing these fabulous things and try to make more of these! :)

~Liisa-Andra

Aik said...

I love the Catching Dreams / silver filigree cut out necklace from your shop because the geometrical shape is very beautiful.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Tips on selling on Etsy:

1. Offer a discount on special days like your birthday, Valentine's Day, Christmas etc.

2. Be active on the Etsy forum and post something like : "The 100th buyer will get a mysterious free gift." when you already have 90 sales right now.

3. Hold giveaways once in a while. People might notice your work and make a purchase.

4. Get interviewed and featured on someone else's blog.

5. (If you're willing to)Offer a cheap but beautiful item from your shop for a product review.

Good luck~

aikychien at yahoo dot com

sarah said...

i liked "Forever Young / pretty pearls and pendant necklace"

fsarah09@gmail.com

sarah said...

i am a ring lover, i wish you had some rings in ur store along with more jewelery items. your creations are beautiful!

Vanessa said...

Warm Kindess earrings are adorable!! Love the colors :)

Steffi said...

I like the catching dreams necklace!
Wish you all the best with your shop!

tengler-jewelry@hotmail.com

Heather said...

This is so cute!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28260931

Good luck with your shop! I agree, raise your prices. You're doing great, and lovely blog! I'm a subscriber! :)

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

My favorite is the Catching Dreams / silver filigree cut out necklace :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Blogged
blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Phil and Jen Singer said...

Luck Love and Life / pretty charms necklace is by far my favorite item! I love lockets and I love the mix of charms.

Phil and Jen Singer said...

I would suggest making your banner a little easier to read. The checked background is a little distracting from the lettering.

Louise said...

Hi! Currently my favourite thing in your shop is the brass skeleton key necklace, although I'm also a fan of the cute little flowery earrings!
Good luck x

Louise said...

As far as tips for promotion go, you're certainly going the right way! Just keep checking out and commenting on other etsy seller's blogs, and they will usually return the favour and then check out your shop. The etsy folk are so lovely and supportive! You should do well x
louise-e-evans@hotmail.com

muffintopdesigns said...

i love that sweet home necklace! so cute! xoxoxo muffin

http://muffintopdesigns.etsy.com

Jessie Fincham said...

i blogged about it here on my blog! >>

http://messyjessecrafts.blogspot.com/

i love everything, i don't think i could make a choice! :)

madison said...

my favorite item is definitely the clear view glasses necklace! they would be so cute to hold up as spectacles!

mf544@bard.edu

madison said...

blogged here!

http://thelife-ofme.blogspot.com/2009/08/mocha-iced-coffee-please.html

madison said...

i think your pictures are set up really well and are actually quite interesting! however i think you should make your items more expensive. you things are handmade and people will appreciate that and they will pay for it too! don't be afraid! i love your shop though!

Salad for Breakfast said...

i like the cute little Capturing Life charm.

Salad for Breakfast said...

i think your shop is great but maybe you should show the entire product in a picture, not just a section or the main part. i like to be able to see the entire product before i buy it.

Meg said...

I just love the Catching Dreams / silver filigree cut out necklace

work-and-process said...

what a nice giveaway. I realy like Dainty love http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28258800
very cute!

Michelle said...

My favorite is the Catching Dreams / silver filigree cut out necklace. Thanks for the chance to win.

mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

I love the luck love and life necklace! Beautiful!

The3Maries said...

Wonderful shop!

My fave item would have to be the Luck Love and Life / pretty charms necklace

Yuki L said...

My fave item is the Catching Dreams / silver filigree cut out necklace.

kaim1126 at gmail dot com

Yuki L said...

I blogged about it here:
http://kaim1126.blogspot.com/2009/08/giveaways-ending-17809.html

kaim1126 at gmail dot com

noella said...

hii.. a recent newcomer to your blog which im loving!
your etsy shop is so cuute.. love the 'clear view' necklace.. makes wearing glasses seem less nerdy!

nawal13@gmail.com

noella said...

i heart your product shots on etsy.. an idea maybe you can try taking photos of your products on a person - i always find myself wanting to buy the stuff i see people wearing!

noella said...

and hope this increases my chances(i have lousy luck) so i heard about this giveaway from 'yourumbrellastand.blogspot.com'

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love the Dainty Love necklace also, I don't have any advise, but what advise you have been given so far seems wise.

Gill

Lindsey said...

I'm really diggin the little earrings on a ticket idea. Very cute!

Lindsey said...

As far as Etsy goes, I'm not a super success, but from what advice I've gotten from others, you need to be a presence on Etsy. Get involved, participate in treasuries, sales, etc. Be sure to use ALL your tags, and post or renew something daily so that when someone searches for you, you aren't at the bottom of the stack.

Felix and Jayne said...

I love the warm kindness earrings! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28779292

Your shop is super cute! Congrats on the gift guide featue, it looks like you're off to a great start!

felixandjayne@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your new shop! I love the "warm kindness" cute earrings.
Zoe0825@verizon.net

bldrnrpdx said...

I really like the Catching Dreams pendant. I also rather like the Capturing Life pendant too.

bldrnrpdx said...

Oh, and I heard about this giveaway through Blog Giveaways via Flickr

anninja said...

I really like the Catching Dreams / silver filigree cut out necklace

annasgarbage@yahoo.com

anninja said...

A tip for your etsy shop - you could try making some jewelery for kids, have them model stuff, I'm sure it will do good for business.

annasgarbage@yahoo.com

Pickled Pandas said...

Favorite item: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=28259604

Pickled Pandas said...

My tip: make more stuff"^.^"

bison61 said...

the Luck Love and Life / pretty charms necklace is so beautiful

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Linda K said...

My favorite is the catching dreams/silver filigree cut out necklace

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Ayda said...

The Catching Dreams / silver filigree cut out necklace is gorgeous. Wish i had a similar one

Anonymous said...

What a lovely giveaway my fingers are crosses i'd love to win. My favourite item in the shop and it was hard to choose is my cute little home necklace it's sooo sweet and such and original idea.Thanks for the giveaway.Helen

malfie@care2.com

trixpixel said...

The Luck Love and Life / pretty charms necklace is super cute!

trixpixel(at)gmail.com

trixpixel said...

I wish there was more items in your shop! Good luck with the Grand Opening! :) trixpixel(at)gmail.com

britishtart said...

I am really in love with the Clear View Necklace. It was the item that originaly draw me in

britishtart said...

I also just really love the name of your shop. Shegreetstheday is just full of optimism and reminds me of sunshine and dew

merry said...

forever young & pretty little thing necklaces<3

merry said...

all your items are great, keep them coming!
& more cute giveaways? (:

merrymai29@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I didn't have to go far to find something utterly charming at your shop! "A delicate life/tree" necklace is delicate and sweet!
Zoe0825@verizon.net

Angela said...

I like the Catching Dreams necklace