Monday, November 9, 2009

Interview and Giveaway from Designerfavors



Dawn is the artist behind the shop designerfavors on Etsy. After having difficulties trying to find the right favors for her wedding 5 years ago, Dawn decided to make her own and after making some for her sister’s wedding a few years later, she chose to sell them! Allowing her brides to customize their favors lets them pick and choose something that works for them, that fits perfectly with their wedding aesthetic.

Her shop has blossomed into more than just wedding favors, she now offers favors for baby showers, anniversaries, birthdays and, of course, the holidays!


Read on to learn more about this amazing artist and see what you can win from her shop :)

Are you a self-taught artist?

Pretty much. I've never been to any creative classes or scrapbooking parties but I have seen a lot of other people's work. I usually do trial and error to mimick a look I like or a style I come up with all my own. I also get a lot of inspiration at craft store. They have really wonderful items on display and I always think "I can do that".


What is your favorite way to learn new techniques, books, YouTube videos, having someone else teach you first?

I mostly like to learn by trial and error again. I just figure out how to do something in my own unique way.

Where do you tend to find most of your inspiration?

Actually, just browsing through craft stores or down the scrapbooking isle. I tend to see items I like and just put them together. Whether it's coordinating papers or new items on display I just find something I like and try to do it myself.



What is one piece of advice you think is essential everyone know?

Do what makes you happy! I think that's true in life and in the life of etsy. If you build a business around something you don't like doing you will get burned out and frustrated. As long as you enjoy what you do you will always be motivated.


You can keep up with designerfavors by her blog, facebook fanpage, or on Twitter.


Now for the Giveaway:

Just in time for the upcoming Christmas season, Dawn is offering one of my readers a set of 24 personalized tags (8 of each design). These tags are about 2 ½ inches in diameter and come with ribbons for attaching to gifts! After the winner is chosen, Dawn will create a set just for them, personalized using their specifications :)



To Enter:

-First and foremost, you must visit designerfavors and leave a comment on which item is your favorite from the shop

-to gain another entry, follow this blog and leave a separate comment saying you are!

-to gain another entry, tweet or blog about this giveaway and leave the link in a separate comment so we can all see

with every comment, please leave a way for me to get a hold of you so I can notify the winner as soon as possible :)

That gives you 4 ways to enter this giveaway!


The giveaway will end at midnight on Sunday, November 15, a winner will be chosen by random number generator and notified on the 16th. So what are you waiting for? Get started!

And tune in next Monday when we announce the winner of this one and host another giveaway! (Hint: next week will be a set of earrings ;))

26 comments:

Pam Hoffman said...

I went to designerfavors and found the lovely "Heart Shaped Wedding Favor Box" because I LOVE hearts (with a bd on 2/15, day after Val Day it all fits!) and I can pick my favorite colors, yay!!

Here's an example:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29804110

OK, now I go and follow the blog ;)

Pam Hoffman
http://myboyfriendsaysthedarnestthings.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/PamHoffman

OH, it's pamhoffman(at)cox(dot)net to reach me.

Silke said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I had a look at Dawn's shop and love everything she offers. I think my favorites are the tags you are picturing AND the Thanksgiving tags. So fun!

Silke said...

This is me again - I also follow your blog, so I'd love to put in for another entry! Hugs, Silke

Pam Hoffman said...

OK, went to 'follow' your blog and could not find a way to do it.

I DID post a message on twitter for you, here's the link for that:

http://twitter.com/ScrpbookRoyalty/status/5566487290

Thanks for the contest, I'll check back for the 'follow' widget later...

Pam Hoffman
http://myboyfriendsaysthedarnestthings.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/PamHoffman

and here's my email: pamhoffman(at)cox(dot)net

Ave said...

I love her Custom Color Designer Wedding Favor Boxes.
avetaar(at)gmail(dot)com

Ave said...

I follow your blog via google reader.
avetaar(at)gmail(dot)com

Ave said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/MadeInCanarias/status/5569714272
avetaar(at)gmail(dot)com

Aik said...

I love the Personalized Birthday Cupcake Toppers - Set of 12 Butterflies.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I'm a follower.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I blogged.

http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-worldwide-giveaways.html

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Elaine said...

I love the birthday banners! They are so fun and cute!


elainehearn@gmail.com
clothedmuch.blogspot.com

BowWowPet said...

Love the Holiday tags so cte

BowWowPet said...

I'm now following this blog

BowWowPet said...

http://twitter.com/bowwowpet tweeted about contest.

Elizabeth said...

My fav is the set of 15 rectangular tags.

Elizabeth said...

I Tweeted about the giveaway.
http://twitter.com/ebogie/status/5662906655

Elizabeth said...

I am Following your blog through my Google reader.

Hello, I'm Emily Clare. said...

What darling little tags! I really like these little argyle and tree tags: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33925526

Hello, I'm Emily Clare. said...

I'm also following your blog via my Google Reader!

Erica said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33538327
I like these the best!
-Erica
(www.acrylicandsteel.blogspot.com)
ericahvoges@yahoo.com

Erica said...

I am also following your blog

EcoChicHandKnits said...

I love these gift tags from designer favors, esp. the argyle ones!!!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33925526

Although i think the giveaway tags are right up there, I really hope I win! *crossing my fingers*

email: ecochichandknits@yahoo.com
store: www.ecochichandknits.etsy.com
blog: http://ecochichandknits.blogspot.com/

EcoChicHandKnits said...

Im following your blog now! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

email: ecochichandknits@yahoo.com
store: www.ecochichandknits.etsy.com
blog:http://ecochichandknits.blogspot.com/

Jillian said...

Following!

classicsredone *at* gmail.com

出張ホスト said...

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