Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Marine Parents {The Shop} Shout Out and Giveaway!

Our winner is Kristina and has been notified. She has 48 to finalize her choice of prize and get back to me of a new winner will be selected using random.org.

I'm really excited about this giveaway! I love small business and I love handmade. I'd like you to meet the crafter behind one of my favorite Esty shops and join in our fun with this one of a kind giveaway.

Here's a Shout Out to April!
* if you'd like to be featured in my monthly shout out please e-mail me. pinkradish@yahoo.com


Hi! My name is April, and I’m the late night seamstress behind the Marine Parents shop. The shop is an eclectic mix of projects that are constantly spinning about in my mind. Each product is something I would use in my own life, and every fabric is personally drooled over by me, figuratively speaking!! I just can’t help but spend gobs of hours pouring over gorgeous designer fabrics!!


Over the last year or so, the shop has been opened, closed, on vacation several times and has seen a big change in products featured. Up until about six months ago, my husband was the only one in the family who knew how to sew. Now I have completely taken over the shop, given it a major design overhaul and am cranking out as many products as I can every night after our daughter goes to bed. I’m usually up until the very early morning hours sewing and creating, but I wouldn't change a single thing.


Having the shop has been a major blessing -- not only has it allowed me to bring fresh income into our home by doing something I love, but it has also connected me with so many other friendly handcrafters! Many of my new friends are part of this awesome handcrafting community, and they are some of the sweetest and most sincere people I have ever met. I hope that God will continue to bless me and this little piece of creativeness in the world for awhile more -- it’s such a fun and exciting adventure!

So let's have some fun. The giveaway will be open from June 1st -30th, and the prize is my treat. This is just for fun, but please be honest with your entries -- I will be checking!

I will choose the winner June 30th at 8:59 pm PST. The winner will be notified via Google Friend Connect, and he or she will have 48 hours to let me know where to send their prize. (FYI, I use random.org to choose the winner.) If I hit 200 followers on GFC, I will add a second winner.

Mandatory for every entry: You must follow this blog on GFC. (This way I can let you know you won.) + 1 entry and let me know.
  • Visit Marine Parent the Shop and tell me what you would like to win: +2 entries
  • follow @taprilcrosier on Twitter.com: +1 entry and let me know
  • follow @pinkradish on Twitter.com: +1 and let me know
  • if you have a Esty shop, leave the link: +1
  • if your not a crafter, tell us what your talent is: +1
  • like Marine Parents on Facebook and let me know: +1
  • tweet about this giveaway no more twice a day no more than once every 2 hours: + 1 entry and let me know if you include #handmade: +1extra entry
  • tell a friend: +1 entry and let me know
  • post to Facebook: +1 entry and let me know

Let the fun begin!

102 comments:

Jessie @ MomVantage said...

I follow with GFC :)

jessie@momvantage.net

Jessie @ MomVantage said...

I am a twitter follow of @pinkradish

(@momvantage)

Jessie @ MomVantage said...

I follow @taprilcrosier on twitter.

(@momvantage)

Jessie @ MomVantage said...

i like the knotted statement necklaces (entry #1)

Jessie @ MomVantage said...

i like the knotted statement necklaces (entry #2)

sophieandmomma said...

I follow via GFC
nat/sophieandmomma
sophieandmomma at gmail dot com

Tara said...

follow GFC
taraz9 at excite dot com

Tara said...

follow pinkradish @curious_kitty
taraz9 at excite dot com

Tara said...

follow taprilcrosier @curious_kitty
taraz9 at excite dot com

Tara said...

#1
would love this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/75502368/diaper-and-wipes-clutch-navy-seersucker
taraz9 at excite dot com

Tara said...

#2
would love this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/75502368/diaper-and-wipes-clutch-navy-seersucker
taraz9 at excite dot com

Tara said...

i have 2 Etsy shops:
www.curiouskitty.etsy.com {VINTAGE} &
www.sweetsparrowdesign.etsy.com {Cloth diapers, wipes, wetbags, toddler belts, mama cloth, etc} that i share with my mom
taraz9 at excite dot com

Tara said...

like Marine Parents on Facebook - tara e
taraz9 at excite dot com

Tara said...

tweet #1: http://twitter.com/#!/curious_kitty/status/79562422880452608
taraz9 at excite dot com

Tara said...

tweet #1: http://twitter.com/#!/curious_kitty/status/79562422880452608
taraz9 at excite dot com

(extra entry for #handmade)

Diana said...

Follow via GFC
goldiez at hotmail dot com

Diana said...

Follow @pinkradish on twitter.
@goldiez
goldiez at hotmail dot com

Diana said...

Follow @taprilcrosier on twitter
@goldiez
goldiez at hotmail dot com

Diana said...

#1 I would like to win:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/73474155/the-foldover-clutch-natural-tall
goldiez at hotmail dot com

Diana said...

#2 I would like to win:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/73474155/the-foldover-clutch-natural-tall
goldiez at hotmail dot com

Diana said...

I have an etsy shop:
www.sweetsparrowdesign.etsy.com {Cloth diapers, wipes, wetbags, toddler belts, mama cloth, etc}
goldiez at hotmail dot com

Diana said...

I like Marine Parents on FB. Diana Z
goldiez at hotmail dot com

Tara said...

DT #2: https://twitter.com/#!/curious_kitty/status/79733279355441152
taraz9 at excite dot com

Tara said...

DT #2: https://twitter.com/#!/curious_kitty/status/79733279355441152
taraz9 at excite dot com

(extra entry for #handmade)

Tara said...

DT #1: https://twitter.com/#!/curious_kitty/status/81025094826213376
taraz9 at excite dot com

Tara said...

DT #1: https://twitter.com/#!/curious_kitty/status/81025094826213376
taraz9 at excite dot com

(extra entry for #handmade)

mamaburgher said...

Hi there! Entry #1: I follow with GFC (but sadly I don't have it on my own blog due to WP hosting). Becky / lil Burghers

mamaburgher said...

What would I like to win? (#1) http://www.etsy.com/listing/71753175/dslr-strappy-a-camera-strap-slipcover

Just LOVE this Mangoed Charcoal pattern. And it's an excuse to make the husband let me get one. :)

mamaburgher said...

What would I like to win? (#2) http://www.etsy.com/listing/71753175/dslr-strappy-a-camera-strap-slipcover

Just LOVE this Mangoed Charcoal pattern. And it's an excuse to make the husband let me get one. :)

...2nd verse, same as the first ;)

mamaburgher said...

I <3 following @taprilcrosier on twitter.

@mrsgregwillis

mamaburgher said...

Just started to follow you, @pinkradish on twitter!

@mrsgregwillis

mamaburgher said...

So I am a crafter but I do not have an Etsy shop. I scrapbook!

beckywillis001 at gmail dot com

mamaburgher said...

Yup, I like Marine Parents on Facebook!

becky willis
beckywillis001 at gmail dot com

mamaburgher said...

I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/mrsgregwillis/status/84494534712635392

Entry #1

mamaburgher said...

I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/mrsgregwillis/status/84494534712635392

...entry #2...and that tweet included #handmade!

mamaburgher said...

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=142100265

Shared a link via Marine Parents link on my facebook. (I'm private, feel free to add me)

beckywillis001 at gmail dot com

katklaw777 said...

GFC follower
katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
Great giveaway, thanks.

katklaw777 said...

I like the kindle/nook e-reader cases - pink peonies...very pretty. #1

katklaw777 said...

I like the kindle/nook e-reader cases - pink peonies...very pretty. #2

katklaw777 said...

I follow @taprilcrosier on Twitter w/ katklaw777.

katklaw777 said...

I follow @pinkradish on Twitter w/ katklaw777.

katklaw777 said...

tweeted...
http://twitter.com/#!/katklaw777/status/84528975497539584

Kristina said...

I follow your blog with gfc
kyeouze at gmail dot com

Kristina said...

I follow April on twitter as littlebabybug

Kristina said...

I love her fold over clutches and her ruffle bottom pouches

Kristina said...

I love her fold over clutches and ruffle bottom pouches.

Kristina said...

I am a wanna be crafty person! My talent is that I work from home helping people live more healthy and independent lives.

Kristina said...

I like marine parents on fb

Kristina said...

Shared on fb
http://www.facebook.com/kyeouze/posts/177049189022591

Kristina said...

Tweet https://mobile.twitter.com/littlebabybug/status/84618525473382400

Kristina said...

Im following you on twitter as littlebabybug

Kristina said...

Tweet and I think I included handmade.
https://mobile.twitter.com/littlebabybug/status/84646182785269760

Rachel said...

already a public blog follower via GFc (Rachel)

dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

I LOVE everything April makes but I REALLY want the everyday tote bag in vintage dots prints. My jaw literally fell open the first time I saw it. SO cute!

(entry 1)

dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

I LOVE everything April makes but I REALLY want the everyday tote bag in vintage dots prints. My jaw literally fell open the first time I saw it. SO cute!

(entry 2)

dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Kristina said...

Tweet
https://mobile.twitter.com/littlebabybug/status/84983458954354688

Kristina said...

Tweet
https://mobile.twitter.com/littlebabybug/status/85079338881515520

Rachel said...

tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/rachelhooey/status/85163734691098626
dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

included #handmade

dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

I am a twitter follower of @pinkradish(@Rachelhooey)

dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

I am a twitter follower of I follow @taprilcrosier (@Rachelhooey)

dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

I don't have an Etsy shop but I do LOVE to knit and crochet

dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

told my Sister-in-law about the giveaway

dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

I like Marine Parents on Facebook (Rachel P)

dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Kristina said...

Tweet
https://mobile.twitter.com/littlebabybug/status/85318416147296257

Kristina said...

I told my sister about the giveaway. Now I'll get on her to enter!

Rachel said...

tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/rachelhooey/status/85359702258614272
dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

tweet included #handmade

dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Kristina said...

Tweet
https://mobile.twitter.com/littlebabybug/status/85365624993357828
kyeouze at gmail dot com

Rachel said...

tweet 2:
http://twitter.com/#!/rachelhooey/status/85412183416127488
dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

tweet 2 included #handmade

dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... said...

I follow via GFC! MommyDoes...
mommydoesblog(At)Yahoo(dot)com

Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... said...

I follow April on Twitter!
mommydoesblog(At)Yahoo(dot)com
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Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... said...

I follow you on Twitter!
mommydoesblog(At)Yahoo(dot)com

Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... said...

I would like the fold-over clutch in Natural Venti!
mommydoesblog(At)Yahoo(dot)com

Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... said...

Fold over clutch in natural venti!
mommydoesblog(At)Yahoo(dot)com

Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... said...

I am a crafter! My talent is playing the French Horn.
mommydoesblog(at)yahoo(dot)com

Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... said...

I like Marine Parents on Facebook currently! That's how I found you!
mommydoesblog(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rachel said...

tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/rachelhooey/status/85606988377100288
dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

#handmade was in the tweet
dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Kristina said...

Tweet
https://mobile.twitter.com/littlebabybug/status/85686979286667265
kyeouze at gmail dot com

Kristina said...

Included handmade

Rachel said...

tweet 2:
http://twitter.com/#!/rachelhooey/status/85702246574202881
dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

used #handmade
dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Kristina said...

Tweet
https://mobile.twitter.com/littlebabybug/status/85725742872272897
kyeouze at gmail dot com

Kristina said...

Included handmade
kyeouze at gmail dot com

Kristina said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/littlebabybug/status/86075601399721985
kyeouze at gmail dot com

Rachel said...

tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/rachelhooey/status/86092107869208576
dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

tweet included #handmade

dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Kristina said...

Tweet
https://mobile.twitter.com/littlebabybug/status/86108740876636161
kyeouze at gmail dot com

Kristina said...

Included handmade
https://mobile.twitter.com/littlebabybug/status/86108740876636161
kyeouze at gmail dot com

Rachel said...

tweet 2:
http://twitter.com/#!/rachelhooey/status/86124493327699968
dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

tweet included "#handmade"
dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Kristina said...

Tweet
https://mobile.twitter.com/littlebabybug/status/86409233293258752
kyeouze@gmail.com

Kristina said...

Included handmade
kyeouze@gmail.com

Kristina said...

Tweet
https://mobile.twitter.com/littlebabybug/status/86443550748852224
kyeouze at gmail dot com

Kristina said...

Included handmade
https://mobile.twitter.com/littlebabybug/status/86443550748852224
kyeouze at gmail dot com

Rachel said...

tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/rachelhooey/status/86451675199569923
dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

included #handmade
dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

tweet 2:
http://twitter.com/#!/rachelhooey/status/86497884610109440
dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

I included #handmade in the tweet

dakotaring at yahoo dot com