Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Valentine Showcase 2010-Plus Giveaway!

I love the creative world that is encompassed in Etsy.com. As I've come to buy and sell there I've seen so many wonderfully unique things that you just won't find elsewhere. Not to mention, the mass produced commercial items these days just don't say "I love you" for Valentines, to me they just say "Here's your obligatory gift". Having worked for a florist shop last year during Valentines I can tell you that Valentines is the absolute worst time to buy roses as the quality is sacrificed by growers and shippers for quantity.

I decided to compile this multi-post showcase from ideas I've collected and hours of thoughtful searching. While I tried to get a wide variety of items, the selection will of course be somewhat biased by my personal taste, so if you don't find just the right thing here for your Valentine, hop on Etsy and search around, I guarantee you'll find something! To view more information and more/larger pictures of each item, click on the appropriate link below the picture. Thank you for taking the time to review, leave comments, AAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD...ENTER MY GIVEAWAY!

GIVEAWAY PRIZE: $15 certificate to either JollyJennifer.etsy.com or Crafting4Causes.etsy.com.
*Certificate can be applied to regular items and shipping costs.

>Comment on favorite items from both His and Her sections of the Valentine Showcase – 1 entry
>Comment on favorite items from both Little Ones and Everyone sections of the Valentine Showcase –1 entry
>Become a NEW blog follower-1 entry
>Become a NEW Facebook fan-1 entry
>Watch my Youtube video (and leave a short comment here)-1 entry
>Blog about this giveaway (post link)-1 entry
>Tweet about this giveaway (post link)-1 entry
>Purchase something from JollyJennifer or Crafting4Causes-5 entries
>Heart something from JollyJennifer and comment as to which item you hearted and why (your favorite)-2 entries (if you are not an etsy member you can instead post 2 favorite items without "hearting")
>Heart something from Crafting4Causes and comment as to which item you hearted and why-2 entries (same exception as above)
>Suggest a charity that could benefit from proceeds earned at Crafting4Causes.etsy.com AND suggest a new blog name (I'm thinking of changing it...)-1 entry

*Please feel free to comment in all of the 4 showcase postings, but for official entries you must comment on THIS post.
*The drawing will take place February 15, 2010.
*Remember to leave a form of contact in your comment (e-mail or etsy username)
*Please try to keep it to 1 post per person, including the total of what you have earned i.e. "I'm a new blog follower and I love X from the Men's, X from the Women's, X for kids, and X for everyone. That's 3 entries, thanks! myemail@yahoo.com"

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*Please note that many of the great products found in this showcase, especially the customized ones need extra time for production and shipping, if you love something, buy it sooner than later!!!


  1. I love the chunky scarf for him and valentine bracelet for her

    the.blue.turtle at hotmail dot com

  2. I love the Little Ones coloring cards and also the heart sugar cookies!

    the.blue.turtle at hotmail dot com

  3. I love the bodywash from "his", the cherry wood jewelry box and jasmine perfume from "hers", the PB Dog treats from "little ones", and the chocolate covered carmels from "everyone".

    That's 2 entries!
    My etsy username is: brinnet

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  4. I love the Vintage Pickup Truck Men's Tshirt White on Army Green from His Valentine collection, and I love the Cute frilly ruffle tote black with colorful flowers from Her Collection.

    I love the Valentines Pet Bandanna from the Little Ones and I love the Custom Tree Carved Pillow from Everyone's collection.

    That's 2 entries! Thank you!
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  6. Ok,new blog follower! (Barb) --that's one entry!
    His & Hers: fisherman's fly box & gift or sight scarf-----one entry
    kids & everyone---printable e-tags & custom tree carved pillow---one entry.
    3 entries total!


  7. Definitely a Bullet pen for him, he's a pen nut and wannabe writer, and Aunt Nelly's carpet bag for me... although I must admit, there's a lot of stuff in the for him column I'd like for myself too!


  8. Wow, you have really outdone yourself with so many incredible choices from our handmade world on Etsy. Thank you for featuring one of mine in your list!

  9. I love the Engraved Blue Pearl Pocketknife (His)
    I love the Seaglass Jewelery Box (Hers)


  10. I love the Turquoise Happy Bunny (Kids & pets)
    I love the Glass Garden Moss Terrarium (Everyone & Anyone)


  11. From his: I like the brown plaid driver hat
    From hers: Red equation clutch.


  12. Little Ones: Love bug onesie
    Everyone: super choco super chunky cookies


  13. I hearted these cute butterfly earrings cuz i like red and they jumped out at me:

    Red again; these are stunning!!


  14. I love the Patchwork Messenger Bag from the Hers section: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39316166

    I really like the Vintage Pickup tee in the His section:

    ms.johnsonmahs at gmail dot com

  15. From the everyone section, I LOVE the Custom Heart Tree Pillow! It is adorable!
    From the Little Ones section, I really love the 3 Organic Valentine's catnip hearts!
    ms.johnsonmahs at gmail dot com

  16. I love the tree of life pendant.

  17. I love Little Birdie on Mushroom Necklace-CHAIN INCLUDED.

  18. Cool video.
    cindyhinckley at msn

  19. I'm a new follower
    I hearted your Brilliant Opal and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings on Etsy, because I like their shine and how it's similar to moonstone.
    Total: 3 entries

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  20. From His and Her sections of the Valentine Showcase, I like the Gear Shift Necktie and Vintage Robot Mouse Pad.

    From Little Ones and Everyone sections of the Valentine Showcase, I like the Red Equation Clutch and the Super Spa Package

    I watched your youtube video! loved seeing how the swirly tree was made.

    I "hearted" the Red Modern Floral-Eco-Friendly and High Quality Cardstock and the Brown Patterned Tags-Eco-Friendly and High Quality Cardstock from Jolly Jennifer...they are so pretty and perfect for use with gift bags!

    I "hearted" the 3 Pack Mineral Eyeshadow-Iced Mocha Latte, Snowdrift, and Lavender and the 3 Lip Balms for 5.50-Great Deal, Great Cause, Great Flavors from Crafting for Causes because i'm a bath and body product addict!

    That's 7 entries!

    saladforbreakfast AT gmail DOT com

  21. I love the Diamond Plate Buckle and the Custom Love Note Sterling Necklace.

  22. I love the Felt Heart Hair Clip and the Mini Heart Cookies.

  23. I'm a new follower. :)

    From the his section I liked: Vintage Gold Money Clip/Knife

    From the her section I liked: Pearl and Sterling LOVE Necklace

    Form the kids/pets section I liked: Hearts Dog Collar

    From the averyone's section I liked: Vanilla Dark Chocolate Caramels - yum!

    Also, I blogged about this giveaway:

    Thanks for giving us the chance to win a gift certificate to your awesome store! :)


  24. What a fun chance to look at some cool items!

    The bullet pens from the Men's showcase are awesome! I definitely know a few guys who would dig those. And from the Women's showcase, the Cherry Wood Jewelry Chest is gorgeous!
    My cat would appreciate the MeowTini catnip toy from the Little Ones, and from the Everyone showcase, who can resist chocolate covered caramels?!

    My Etsy username is: ava22481

    From JollyJennifer, I hearted the Tree of Life Pendant - Green Leaves (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34324504) Unlike other wire wrapped tree pendants I've seen, the leaves actually look like leaves on this one!

    From Crafting4Causes, I hearted the Blue Dangles bookmark(http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32181049) because the design is so elegant, and I'm an avid reader, so bookmarks are always in need!

    Total entries = 6

    daemiafirestar at hotmail dot com

  25. Vibrant Green and Black Beaded Necklace is my fav item

  26. I tweeted http://twitter.com/Ludmilochka/status/9094260585

  27. - I'm a new blog follower.
    - I'm a new facebook fan (Alli Tsao)

    Thats 2 entries! thanks for the giveaway!

    northssclub at yahoo dot com

  28. my deepest apologies for the delay in drawing the winner! Life has been a little hectic lately to say the least. I will try my best to total entries and pick a winner within the week. Entry time officially closed the 15th.