Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Miss Betty Lou Giveaway

Hey all.
Guess what?

It's time for another giveaway!

This week's giveaway is brought to you by one of my amazing sponsors.
So before we get to what you can win, here's a little info about the shop.




Miss Betty Lou is a shop that specializes in jewelry that makes a statement, something that is of course all the rage right now. With a mix of silk rosettes, ribbon, beading and more, each piece can add a truly unique look to any event that you plan on attending.

I asked Stephanie, the brain behind this shop, a few questions and this is what she had to say:


Who or what is your store named for? I named my shop after my grandmother, Betty Lou Taylor. She helped raise me and has always been a big part of my life and a source of inspiration so this was my way of honoring her.

What are your inspirations? Inspiration for me usually comes from the materials I use. I never know what I am going to create when I sit down to make a new piece. I love to use bright colors and a variety of textures. I sort of let the materials speak to me.

Sometimes I have a certain person in mind when I create a new piece (a friend or one of my sisters). I will make it to their taste, incorporating my interpretation of their personal style or colors I know they like.

What are three favorite items from your shop and why? I love the Fabulous Faux Pearl and Rosette Statement Bib Necklace because it is just so much fun to make! I love how the black and white accents contrast with the bright bold colors of the flowers.

I also love items like the Romantic Ivory Rosette Duo with Pearls and Rhinestone Hair Clip because I know that it is most likely for a bride and I'm always so honored to be a part of their special day!

And I really like the Lime Green and Black Flower Rosette Statement Necklace because it is more my personal taste. I have one that I wear all the time and I just love it.

Where do you see yourself and your shop in the next year? In the next year I hope to have my home studio totally completed. Right now it's not quite where I want it to be (it's a total mess!!!). But I really look forward to having a work space that is organized and reflects my style. I also look forward to creating a ton of new pieces. I would love to create a line of hats!

Any advice for aspiring Etsy shop owners? If I could offer one piece of advice for aspiring Etsy shop owners it would be to GO FOR IT! Etsy has changed my life. Not only has it given me a much needed outlet for creativity, it has given me a real chance to make a living off of what I love to do. I always knew I wanted to be an artist and to be my own boss and the Etsy community has given me the tools I needed to make that happen.


Today you all have the change to win a gorgeous item
from this gorgeous shop.

You'll be the envy of everyone who sees you wearing this sweet necklace



The Rules
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry)

Mandatory Entry:
You must be a follower of After 'I Do'.
(comment telling me your favorite item from Miss Betty Lou)

Extra Entries:
Follow After 'I Do' on Facebook and/or Twitter (1-2 entries)
Tweet and/or Blog about this giveaway (1-2 entries)
(to tweet, copy and paste: @AfterIDoBlog is having a giveaway! Check it out http://tinyurl.com/2b3bujm)


The giveaway winner will be announced
Tuesday July 20th.
Good luck!



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79 wonderful thoughts:

kirstyb

looks like a great giveaway xxx

The Non-Student

Love all of her stuff! I am in love with the Classy Romantic Pearl Statement Necklace - Faux Pearls accented w/ Silk Rosette Flow. (It says "Perfect for the Bride"--but I'm assuming non-brides and non-students are allowed to wear it!)

I'm a follower on here and on Twitter, and I just tweeted about your giveaway. :-)

Diana Mieczan

That is beautiful...She really has amazing stuff:)
That is such a great giveaway,sweetie:)
Kisses and have a wonderful Tuesday:)

Dita Maulani

im your blog follower and definitely in love with Miss Betty Lou shop!
"Raspberry Statement Necklace" is my fav.
This is really nice giaveaway <3

Kerry

The ivory bridal hair clip is my favorite. What a cute shop! I'd love to win!

Dita Maulani

i have followed you on twitter! and found out you love to tweet about giveaway too :D

Dita Maulani

i "like" you on facebook.

Dita Maulani

tweeted!
http://twitter.com/ditamaulani/status/18434124210

Anonymous

Such a cute necklace, great giveaway! My favourite piece from her shop is the Romantic Lace and Rosette Statement Necklace, so pretty.

Carmen.xx.

Carmen

Accidentally posted as anonymous.

Such a cute necklace, great giveaway! My favourite piece from her shop is the Romantic Lace and Rosette Statement Necklace, so pretty.

Carmen.xx

Ashley

I am a follower. :)

Ashley

I like you on FB

Ashley J Smith

Emily Jane

Oh what lovely stuff! :) Great giveaway!

Bree

And I follow you on Twitter!

Krystal

what a pretty shop!!! I like the Silver Gray Silk Rosettes with Rhinestones and Pearls because it would go perfect with a black bridesmaids dress :)

Smart Ass Sara

and your new concert bff needs new jewelry for Maroon 5. ;)

Ashley

I follow you on twitter
AshleySmith82

Ashley

I tweeted about your giveaway.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

oh krysten so gorgeous, thanks honey!! my faves are the Bright and Bold Statement Necklace and the Bright and Bold Statement Necklace
So special xoxo

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

I follow on facebook and twitter of course xoxo

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

Cute! I am a follower! :)

Audrey Allure

I am a follower of your blog!

My favorite item is:
Vintage Glam Hot Pink Jewel Earrings
http://www.etsy.com/listing/47573467/vintage-glam-hot-pink-jewel-earrings

I follow you on Twitter! @audreyallure :)

Teenage Bride

ooooh what an awesome give away! Naming the shop after her grandmother is so sweet.

Meghan

YES!!! Oh my gosh, this is an amazing giveaway! I am in LOVE with the Bright and Bold statement necklace! I also stalk you here, on Facebook, and on Twitter, and am about to send a tweet right now! Love!

Imogen

This is one of the most stunning necklaces that I have ever seen. So classy and beautiful.

Melanie's Randomness

I'm a follower of your blog now! My favorite item is the Black Multi Strand Bead and Chain with Silk Rosette Necklace! I think its beautiful!

Melanie's Randomness

I'm going to tweet this giveaway!!

amber

Love this giveaway!! I am a follower of your blog.

I like the Magenta and Teal Statement Necklace!!

amber

I also follow you on Twitter :)

Magenta and Teal Statement Necklace is the piece I would choose!

Salt

Pretty! I love her brown and green statement necklace. :)

freckleonthenose

Love that necklace!!

I am a follower of yours. :)

And my favorite piece from her shop is the Green and White Statement Necklace. Love it!

itschaotic

cute shop! I'm really loving the Romantic Ivory Rosette Duo with Pearls and Rhinestones :)

Nikki

I want to be the envy of all! Cute necklace!

Regan

Such a great giveaway! Just found your blog! xoxo

Kathedenise

I am a fb fan and I love the Blue, Purple and Black Polka Dot Statement Headband! I absolutely LOVE wearing headbands and yours are the BEST! Keep 'em coming!!!

Rachel Elizabeth

I like the Classy Romantic Pearl Statement Necklace - Faux Pearls accented w/ Silk Rosette Flower best.

Elise Halladay

Thank you for sharing this Etsy site! I am always looking for cute, unique pieces on Etsy. These are by far the cutest pieces! I love the Black and Gray Silk Rosette Statement Headband. Gray is my ultimate favorite!!! Super cute.

Shana

I'm a follower...for quite some time.

I love her stuff. The pearl and rosette combo is so pretty. My favorite is the multi strand all black necklace. I might be purchasing that baby.

amyblam.com

I Love the statement bib in her header graphic in the post. In fact, I own it.
I want the tiny plsatic molded rosette earrings to go with it. My sister ordered those after she saw my necklace.
I subscribe through google reader and follow you on twitter.

Sarah

Wow- her stuff is awesome! This one is my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/48146706/classy-romantic-pearl-statement-necklace
I am a follower on blogger,Facebook and Twitter and have tweeted about this giveaway.

kallaydoscope.com

I'm already a follower! :)

I love the Hot Pink Rose Cocktail Ring, the Amethyst Mum Ring, and the Black Rose Multi Chain Silk Rose Statement Necklace.

Great find!!

kallaydoscope.com

I tweeted about your giveaway too!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE

Oh yay what a fab giveaway! Love a lof of her things but I think I'll go with this one

http://www.etsy.com/listing/46206404/black-multi-chain-silk-rose-statement

And I'm most def a follower! :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE

I follow you on Twitter :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE

And Like After I Do on FB :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE

tweet tweet :)

http://twitter.com/altdawn/statuses/18461367731

Liz

I LOVE the pretty in pink pearls necklace! Also, I follow you in my GReader :)

Liz

I am also a fan of yours on Facebook.

jozen

i am a follower!! OF COURSE!!

my fave item is the Romantic Lace and Rosette Statement Necklace.

thanks for hosting this lovely giveaway!!

Stephany

Of course I follow your blog. While I LOVE the necklace your giving way (probably my second favorite), I also love the Magenta and Teal Statement Necklace.

Yay for giveaways!

Stephany

Oh, and I also follow you on both Facebook and Twitter.

Stephany

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/stephanywrites/status/18474874897

DiogoDantas

Hello. I like your blog.

Do you want have one 125 x 125 ad (publicity) for free on my blog?

Go to my blog and comment saying yes and sent the image (125 x 125) URL.

Thnks darling

xoxo <33

adam.and.e

um, yes please! i love all of her wonderful creations especially the pretty in pink and pearl necklace. sooo purrrdy. i would love LOVE love to win! what a treat it would be! :)

Tara

i follow your blog! and i love the Black and Gray Silk Rosette Statement Headband from her shop!

Tara

and i follow on twitter! (@fabulousbutevil)

adam.and.e

i "like" you on facebook {and in real life}

Crazy Shenanigans

I'm a blog follower! I love her black multi strand necklace!

Crazy Shenanigans

I also follow on facebook and twitter!

SolDucky

Follower, and I love the pink and brown statement necklace.

Mara

oh my gosh!! SO pretty! I'm a follower of course. I love the Black Multi Strand Bead and Chain with Silk Rosette Necklace in her shop. Beautiful!

Mike Hamilton

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Gooseberried

Oh man, I love everything! I guess my favorite would be the Simple Silver Bow earrings. Super cute!

SogniSorrisi

Love the Bright Bold Statement necklace.

I follow you on Google and on Twitter.

Aubrey S.

Those pieces are gorgeous. This is a great giveaway.

Amy

I am a follower!
Love everything but I think my favorite is the one featured! I think the colors go so well together. (Teal Blue, White and Black Rosette Necklace)
What a great giveaway!

www.blessingsjewelryandmore.blogspot.com

Amy

I am also a facebook follower.

www.blessingsjewelryandmore.blospot.com

Juultje

I love the Pretty Pearls and Purple Bow Statement Necklace on a Satin Ribbon, but also the black flower belt. She makes gorgeous stuff!!

.Alyspank

Is it at all possible for me to say that I like everything in this store and would like to have it all? All the pieces in there are incredible, but these are my favorite:

Wild Leopard Print Rosette Statement Necklace with Teal and Pale Yellow Silk Rosettes

Pearly Purple Passion Necklace - Silk Rosettes with Russian veiling, black satin bow and glass beads

and

Black, Gray and Red Polka Dot Statement Necklace

Her shop has definitely been added to my favorites, seeing as I'm a pinch of a jewelry addict!

Now off to tweet about the giveaway!

-Weezy from http://beautysimplistic.blogspot.com/

Lovely Scribbles

LOVE this necklace! I am a follower!

Lovely Scribbles

I love all of her items, but my favorite would have to be the Pretty in Pink and Pearls Necklace. I "liked" you on facebook, too. :)

dm

i follow

Molly

Now, "favorite" item is tough because there was A LOT of stuff that I loved. But, I'm super drawn to the Green Silk Rosette Trio and Black Veil Headband.

And I'll definitely love that necklace if it gets to come live with me too. :)

Tamara Nicole

what a fab store!!! My fave item is Black Multi Strand Bead and Chain with Silk Rosette Necklace:-)

Also a follower!!!

Elise Halladay

If I had a facebook account... or a twitter account.. I would comment on that too. Alas, I do not. Still love the adorable necklace and gorgeous items!

Wild and Precious

i follow!! my favorite is the bronze and green statement necklace... but it was so hard to choose. love them all!!

Wild and Precious

i tweeted. @blairita

leigh ashley

her shop is just beautiful!! i'm loving the green & white statement necklace! and of course, i'm a follower!

leigh ashley

i blogged about the giveaway here:

http://leighashley.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-central.html