Friday, February 26, 2010


Hey there! I've got a great giveaway for you guys today! (it is Friday after all!!)....
Charlene runs A few months ago she emailed me about advertising on my site and we started getting to know each other over email... Turns out that it is INDEED a very small world! She is friends with my brother in law's (the one from the radio) sister... a little bit about her:
"Born and raised not far from the Jersey shore, Charlene and her family moved to Jupiter, Florida the day after her high school graduation. She attended Brigham Young University and Florida Atlantic University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Communications. During her college years, she met her husband, Neil, and began a successful career as a high-fashion runway model. After the birth of Charlene's second daughter, she gave up modeling to focus on her children and her new love of crafting. Charlene combined her love of fashion with her love of creating to build a successful business designing and making doll clothing. Her interest in stamping began when she sought to include professional-looking handmade tags with her creations." I have really enjoyed getting ot know her better the last few months, if you get a chance ask her how she knows Donny Osmond! (another good story!!!)
an item for sale on eWillow
"Charlene envisioned one site that would provide those who love stamping and paper crafting a single resource for all of their needs. Whether someone had products they wanted to buy or sell, ideas they wanted to share, discussions they wanted to participate in, or was just looking to connect with friends who share that same love of papercrafting, Charlene envisioned one place online. Charlene's vision became" is a site where you can buy AND sell hand made papercrafted items! and get this... starting VERY soon they will aslo feature Jewelry designers!!! (so if you are a jewelry designer looking for a great sales platform, drop them a line.
more cute stuff!!
how cute!! as you can tell I have France on the brain!!
Charlene has generoulsy offered to giveaway for Polkadot Chair readers! She is giving away either: a $30 Shopping Spree on her site !! OR a 3 months store subscription! (if you've been on the fence about starting your own shop this could be a great reason to start!!) 
You choose!!!
The rules:
1- Simply leave a comment on this post, what's your favorite item listed on eWillow now??? 2- Visit Charlene's blog and subscribe & leave a separate comment to let me know you did.(she's got some AWESOME paper crafting ideas on there)

check out this cool "Euro wallet" she featured last week on her blog!
Giveaway runs until Sunday Feb. 28th at Midnight Eastern!!! With a winner announced Monday!


Friday, February 19, 2010

Giveaway: Shey B Camera Strap Covers!!!

*giveaway is closed... watch for a winner to be announced!!**
I am very excited to announce my latest giveaway!! I hope you like the giveaways here, I'm rounding them up for you guys as a way of saying "thanks" for spending some of your time here on my blog!
I'm changing the way I do them a bit.. I'm going to list the giveaways on Fridays then give you all weekend to enter, with winner announced on Monday!  I am also starting "tutorial Tuesday's"  so stay keep an eye out for fun, free tutorials every (ok. most)  tuesdays... again, my way of saying "thanks" for reading...
So onto our giveaway!!
Many of you know I'm an avid shutterbug!  I've loved photography since I was in high school.  I took a big vacation with my husbands family a few years ago and got "teased" a bit that I lugged my giant camera all over with me! I don't care... I got some awesome pictures!!
I also LOVE a good accessory....  I saw Shey [B]'s camera strap covers a few months ago and thought they were GENIUS!!!
Shey*[B] is one of the sponsors here , and has graciously offered BOTH a GIVEAWAY AND a DISCOUNT for Polkadot Chair readers....
Shealynn makes covers that slip over your existing DSLR camera strap! I think this is such a good idea, that way you still have the security of your original strap but you get the "cute" too...  You can also switch out the covers as you like!  
Here are a few of my favorites, but it's a bit hard to just pick a few, she's got such a good eye for picking & combining colors/patterns...

ohh... love a good polkadot!

This one has Minke behind it... I'll bet that makes your heavy camera much more comfortable to carry around on your neck all day....
Okay... the details!!
Shealynn has graciously offered the readers of Polkadot chair a 10% discount in her store, good for 1 week only (til Feb 26)... just enter the code:
POLKADOT at checkout.
She is offering one lucky reader a $25 gift certificate to her site!!
To enter it's easy:
Just leave a comment here and let me know which is your favorite item in her store.
You have until Midnight on the 21st to enter, with a winner announced on Monday!

This giveaway is CLOSED!!