Here are the rules: To be eligible to win, you must include the
first name of the person you'd like to give the gift to, your
relationship to them, and why you think they deserve a special
surprise. (You don't need to write a lot, but please tell us more than
"I want to win this sweater for Kimmy because she likes sweaters.") We
will randomly select winners from all eligible entries received by
midnight (EST) on December 16, 2009. Winners will be notified by email
and must be able to provide the recipient's shipping address. Sorry,
but we can only ship to US addresses.
cosa verde is doing an incredible giveaway...Give it Forward.
"It's been a tough year, and I think we all know someone who could use
an extra surprise, a little extra pick-me-up this season. That's why,
every day for the first ten days of December, we'll post three
different gifts up for grabs on our blog. Here's the catch: you enter
these giveaways not for yourself, but for someone you know who deserves
that gift. Tell us who they are, your relation to them, and why they
deserve a special surprise. We will randomly select winners from all
eligible entries, and if you win, you'll provide us with that person's
address and the gift will be shipped right to their door! Posts start
December 1st at 8am EST."
I upgraded my store on cosa verde. One thing that is a nice surprise from being on the site is that I've been actively thinking about greening my work even more than usual; I like the push that has resulted. Anyway, here's how my shop looks today (please excuse the break line in the middle, I'm putting two screen shots together and have abysmal graphic design skills):
There are 45 works by 38 artists in this giveaway—a grand total of $1375 worth of prizes that will be divided between four lucky winners! Modish is hosting the cosa verde giveaway...so hurry and find out the details here!
First off, I'm feeling much better; thankfully, my fever only lasted about 24 hours.
Easter was great! There were many sweets to be had, including See's Candies...my favorite! (Seriously, if you haven't, you've got to try some...my aunt once ate a whole 1 lb. box so that she would get sick of it and not want to buy any more...it didn't work.) My grandmother gave me an, oh, 1/2 pound box of truffles and I always go crazy not knowing what they are until I bite into each one or cut it open to guess. There are no "maps" included in the box and I can't seem to find one on the website.
I tried a bit of searching on the Web for a "map" and no luck. If you happen to know where I can find one, please tell me! I'll try to do some more searching and if I have any luck, I'll be sure to share.
I hope you had a wonderful Easter (or Passover) and ate lots of chocolate yourself! Now, off to eat a truffle.
Oh yeah...more info soon about the cosa verde giveaway (hint...it has to do with Modish).
I just realized that my links haven't been working the last several posts...sorry; there has been a minor change with how I make the links on Typepad and I didn't notice...I'm fixing them now....Fixed!
I'm very excited; I've joined some of my Eco Etsy buddies on cosa verde! cosa verde is a juried site dedicated to the environment that links buyers to one's shop (in my case, Etsy). But, here's what they say about themselves:
"cosa verde is a web-based market where independent artisans and craftspeople showcase their environmentally-friendly wares. Visitors to the site can buy handcrafted goods directly from the artists, shortening the supply-chain and helping small businesses thrive. Shoppers can browse by product categories or by ideology—browsing or narrowing searches by criteria such as 'cruelty-free' or 'recycled.'"
I was accepted and I'm currently on the free version, but I hope to upgrade. However, sellers that do upgrade to a larger shop have 10% of their fees go to a charity of their choice! And, for every shop opened, cosa verde plants 10 trees! I had a couple of questions setting up shop and Liz promptly answered...and she's a sweetie!
cosa verde is also a beautiful site...here's a screen capture of the current state of my store:
If you decide to submit to cosa verde, tell 'em I sent you (I'll get credit if you do): http://cosaverde.com/referral/Ottoman/