Monday, August 24, 2009
COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS: KCEtsy Team's Great Giveaway! WEEK 3: WIN 2 RUBBER STAMPS from Drum Chick Designs!
The KC ETSY TEAM is proud and excited to feature COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS - 18 weeks of wonderful blog giveaways from now until December! Don't miss your chance to win some fabulous free goodies from this very talented team!
WEEK THREE: Win FREE Rubber Stamps from Candice Hill at Drum Chick Designs! The lucky winner will receive one Flip Flops rubber stamp and one Cupcake rubber stamp! Candice has loved art since she was very young. While studying music in college, she needed something relaxing and fun to do, so she started scrapbooking and then making greeting cards. "When I graduated I wanted to try selling my cards online as extra income. I wasn't all that successful with it, but after about 6 months I'd made friends on Etsy and I loved the community so I really didn't want to give up."
She discovered that lots of companies that make craft supplies, like paper companies, stickers, and rubber stamps, are very strict with what you can do with those materials. For instance, a lot of stamp companies do not allow you to use their stamps on your products to sell. "That's when I started to think of the idea to make my own stamps. I got some info online and from the forums on etsy and started carving. It's relatively inexpensive to start up. Since Feb 09 I've been carving stamps and I love it! Even though I've only been carving for a short time, I've been an artist most of my life, starting with drawing and painting classes before I was even in Kindergarten! So I did have to learn the art of carving, but already had a natural ability to work with different mediums and make designs."
"I truly don't have a favorite stamp because it changes all the time. I love the cupcake I'm giving away, and my owl stamp because I think it's so cute! Most of my inspiration comes from everything around me. I can see a cute deer and want to make it my own. Sometimes customers come to me with custom requests and that will inspire me to make variations on their request. I've got a few music theme stamps and those are from my love of music, as I am also a freelance performing musician and I teach lessons."
TO ENTER THIS CONTEST AND WIN these CUTE RUBBER STAMPS, simply visit Candice's Etsy shop drumchick99.etsy.com and choose your favorite item in the shop, then post a comment about your favorite item here. BE SURE TO INCLUDE contact information (your e-mail) in your post, so we can notify you if you win. For an EXTRA ENTRY, become a follower of this blog, and BE SURE TO POST A SEPARATE COMMENT letting us know you've done so. For yet a THIRD entry, Tweet on Twitter or blog about this contest on your own blog, including a link to this blog, and BE SURE TO POST A SEPARATE COMMENT letting us know. Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Sunday, Aug. 30. Monday Aug. 31, a winner will be randomly drawn from eligible entrants and notified by e-mail, and the winner's name will also be posted here. Winner has one week to contact Candice to claim his/her prize. Contest open to U.S. residents. Keep checking here for our weekly drawings!
THE WINNER OF THIS DRAWING IS ROBIN HARTMAN! CONGRATULATIONS!