ES6tLMQ0PXfdqC9-18bZz9xUQ9E The Life Of A Coast Guard Wife: Etsy Shop: Kiss Kiss i luv this Review & Giveaway

Monday, April 12, 2010

Etsy Shop: Kiss Kiss i luv this Review & Giveaway

OMG! I am so in love with the Etsy shop Kiss Kiss i luv this! Trica, the shop owner, sent me the Owlet Note Card Set for review! They are soooo adorable! I'd say, almost too cute to send! I want to keep them and display for people to see! Although, I'm thinking about sending a little note to my mom on one, just so that she can see it! They have baby woodland owls on them that are made from wool felt and different colorful papers! Even the eyes get a little love! They are made from little buttons of sorts! It's all well put together and beautifully done! I am VERY impressed!
I did an interview with Tricia to learn more about her and her wonderful shop! As you can tell, I LOVE doing the interviews with the Etsy shops! Anybody who is talented enough to have an Etsy shop, deserves to be showcased. I know I like to here the answers and how the stor came about. So, without further ado, here is the interview...

ME: Where are you from and a little about yourself?


Tricia: While I am originally from Kentucky and have lived in many other states as well, I have enjoyed living in sunny Scottsdale, AZ for the past 9 years ! So, this is now my home ! I truly Love the Sonoran Desert ! I have 3 grown children who inspire me every day. I have 2 nieces and a sister who also run ETSY shops and who introduced me to this wonderful venue !


ME: When did you start making the items in your shop?


Tricia: A couple of years ago I began to dabble in the idea and started making greeting cards. I have always been attracted to stationery, greeting cards, note cards and paper of all sorts. I also Love nature-inspired items,garden themes, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, bees....basically anything with wings !!





ME: How did you decide the name for your shop?


Tricia: Well, it was about the feeling that I had for ETSY !! I love the whole concept of handmade one of a kind items because they come from the heart and are not mass produced. Hence the name, Kiss Kiss I luv this...It was because of my love for being able to make handmade goods and being able to easily market them through ETSY.com
 
 


ME: What is your favorite thing about owning your shop and being a seller?


Tricia: I love being able to share my things with others and ETSY makes it so easy to do that.







ME: What inspires you to create such beautiful pieces?


Tricia: Knowing that others can use these cards to express their feelings to others through a written message inspires me.





ME: What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

Tricia: My favorite items have always been my owl cards ! A few years ago 2 owls came to live in a tree outside my kitchen window. I named them oooo and ahhh ! They are just so amazing and seem to poccess some sort of magical mystical wisdom !





ME: Is there anything new you plan to add to your shop?


Tricia: People have told me that they have framed some of the cards, so possibly selling them as framed pieces is on the horizon !






ME: Anything else you would like to let us know?


Tricia: People cherish getting a hand written note from the heart, especially in a world full of plenty of technology and Bills in the mail



ME: Are there any other places on the net we that we can find you?


Tricia: I am on Twitter under the name SwirlsofJoy. I also have a storefront on Facebook..You can find me by searching for Patricia Holloway Best or Tricia Best


So, there you have it folks! This woman is talented, and truely enjoys sharing her work with others! I, personally, have never seen note cards this nice and unique! You really should BUY some and experience them for yourselves!

~Win It~
Tricia is very graciously giving one(1) of my lucky readers the chance to win this VERY pretty Blue Bird Note Card Set! This set of note cards includes: 4 cards with 4 matching envelopes as well as a color co-ordinated writing pen! Awesome!





**Mandatory Entry**

Go to Tricia's Etsy shop, Kiss Kis i luv this, and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite item is! Please be sure to leave your email address in the first entry, or that it's visible on your profile.
*You MUST do the mandatory entry! All bonus entries will be deleted if it's not done first!*

**Bonus Entries**
{Leave separate comments for each entry}

1. Follow me on Twitter {1 entry}
2. Follow Tricia on Twitter {1 entry}
3. Become a friend of Tricia on Facebook {1 entry}
4. Heart Kiss Kiss i luv this on Etsy {1 entry}
5. Place an order on Kiss Kiss i luv this {10 entries}{I will check to make sure you ordered}
6. Subscribe to my blog {1 entry}
7. Grab my NEW button (old one doesn't count) and leave a link to where it's at {2 entries}
8. Follow my publicly on google friend connect {2 entry}
9. Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link to the post {5 entries}{Putting it on your side bar doesn't count}
10. Enter another one of my giveaways {1 entry per giveaway}
11. Add my blog to your blog roll {1 entry}
12. Tweet about this giveaway {3 tweets per day} Please don't tweet them all together! You can use this:

@USCGWifey is giving away a note card set from @swirlsofjoy ends 4/26 http://tiny.cc/aw762

**Rules**
•Giveaway ends Monday, April 26, 2010 at 12 (noon) CST
•Winner will be chosen via Random.Org., and contacted my email
•Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email or another winner will be chosen
•Open to US & Canada
 
Don't forget to thank a member of our MILITARY!

132 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the cards! They are so unigue and the owls and birds are so life-like. The quality and craftsmanship are wonderful and show true talent.I would love to own them all.
Penny in KY

Linda Kish said...

I like the Garden collection I

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Jackie said...

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Jackie said...

I love the Garden Chickadee Note Card Set. The colors in the cards are beautiful! Thanks for the review (interview) and giveaway!
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I like the All Heart Set of 4 Note Cards

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LLL with Leslie said...

I like her Garden Collection I - Note card Set,

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I follow your blog! 2

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I follow your blog!

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Natalie A. said...

I like the All Hearts cards! Thanks!

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Natalie A. said...

I heart Kiss Kiss I luv this. I did that by the name of coolnatty!

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Natalie A. said...

I follow you on Twitter! natdey

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I follow Tricia on Twitter! natdey

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Michele P. said...

with the school year soon coming to an end, I like the Thank you Teacher card!

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Jennifer T. said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect. #2

Jennifer T. said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect. #1

Jennifer T. said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber.

Jennifer T. said...

My favorite item is the Garden Chickadee - Note Card Set.

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I entered the Princessipal giveaway.

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Tamara B. said...

I love the Blue Flower Note Cards
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I am a subscriber.
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I entered your Princessipal GC Giveaway
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Wehaf said...

I love the blue flower note cards!

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debbiekl said...

Great shop! I love the Owl Note Card Set and the Garden Collection I - Note card Set. Thanks!

Kim said...

I like the Whimsical Garden - Note Card Set

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Kim said...

I heart this shop! (on etsy I'm ellaboutique)

Lauren said...

My favorite item is the Woven Thank You Note. So pretty!

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AM said...

My favorites are the colorful spring bird cards and the whimsical garden cards.

Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone!

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Amber said...

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CathyH said...

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Huguette E. said...

I like the All Heart ... set of 4 note cards
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Cabootique said...

I love Garden Collection I - Note card Set...so cute.

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julia said...

I kept changing my favourite as I scrolled down! I think I like the Whimsical Garden - Note Card Set best though, great use of materials!

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I entered the Princessipal giveaway.

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Kate and Oli said...

the spring birds are very cute but i think i like the blue birds the best!

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i hearted kiss kiss i love this on etsy!

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I have subscribed to your blog.

AmbreRose said...

I just love the giveaway cards, so cute. I also really like the Garden Collection I - Note card Set, makes me think of spring. ambrerose(!at)aol.com

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Mama Zen said...

I like the Garden Collection I - Note card Set.

LaVonne said...

I also like the seaside thank you notes.

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NGS said...

Pretty much I love the Owl on the Porch note card. That purple guy? I think he wants to move in with me...

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I also entered the Pagan Cellar Jewelry giveaway.

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I also entered the Princessipal giveaway.

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I like the blue flower note cards

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Kristen said...

The bird ones being given away are my favorite!...but I also like the Garden Collection flower cards.

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Natalie said...

I love this giveaway!! :)
Paris - Inspired Note Card Set is my favorite!!
BLOOMIN GARDEN Note cards with Magnet is my second favorite!
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I am following you on twitter!
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I publicly follow you

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I already subscribe to your blog (love it!)

 
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