Friday, January 29, 2010

{Featured Artist: Lemon + Betsy}

This giveaway is now closed!


Here at Gussy has a lot to say we love to look at all things beautiful. Beautiful ideas, beautifully bright accessories, beautiful stories about starting a business.

Today marks week #11 of my series on featured Etsy artists. It is my goal to introduce some drool-worthy eye-candy. Over the next few months I'll be showcasing hand-selected Etsy artists that offer products that I think will appeal to you, my readers :)

Please join me in welcoming Jennifer at Lemon + Betsy


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What inspires you? Anything that offers an opportunity for a unique experience. I love trying new things and never get tired of learning. It's a big world out there and there's just so much to see and do!


Where do you call home? Are you from there originally?
I'm originally from Maryland, but have been living in San Diego for the last 14 years. I live near the beach, and never tire of the daily walk down to the beach with my Starbucks!


Name something unique to where you live.
Hmm... let's see... it's sunny almost year round and almost everyone uses the word "dude" :-)

Share an interesting fact about yourself.
I've been wanting to get my private pilots license for quite some time. It's very spendy so I keep putting it off. My New Year's Resolution this year was to find a way to get it done! Then I'm going to join the women's flying club, The Ninety-Nines (it was started by the first female pilots in the 1930's, including Amelia Earhart!) {Jennifer, this is SO awesome!}

How did you come up with your shop name?
I was looking for a cute and memorable name and I thought lemon + betsy fit the bill!


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f you had to describe yourself in a word, what would that word be? Determined!


Name your favorite thing about selling handmade.
I love the one-on-one interaction with my customers. Selling handmade items is a much more personal experience than working through a large retailer.


Do you have a day job or sell on Etsy full-time?
Real day job: accounting and tax prep.


Share with us a favorite Etsy purchase or shop.
I love the variety of handmade soaps that are available through Etsy. My last purchase was from BeautifulSoaps and I loved it!


What is your most prized possession?
My grandparent's wedding rings. The grandparents are gone now but I'll cherish those rings and their symbolism forever.



What are three of your favorite foods? Lobster, Red Velvet cupcakes, and Gorden Biersch garlic fries.


What are you listening to right now?
I love the Rihanna and Jay Z song, Run This Town. It makes for great workout music.



Name one place you must visit in your lifetime and why.
I just returned from a 6-week trip to Europe and it was amazing! I have a friend who is living over there so it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I toured Italy, Germany and Austria, but missed out on Ireland and Scotland. So those are the two places I simply must get to one day!


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Now for something fabulous!


Jennifer has offered to give away a gray felt key fob




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To enter:

Leave a comment sharing why you'd like to win.



For additional entries:
{leave an additional comment for each}

-Comment that you follow my blog

-Comment that you follow me on Twitter

-Comment that you follow Jennifer on Twitter

-Tweet about this {leave a comment with your Tweet}

-Blog about this {leave a comment with your post URL}



RULES:
  • The giveaway will close Sunday, January 31 at 10 pm CST, and the winner will be announced the following day
  • An email address must be listed on your blog profile or with your comment

Please check back Friday, February 5 for another featured artist post!
xo.

32 comments:

Tiffany said...

I'd like to give that to the hubs for vday!

Tiffany said...

Gussy blog follower! :)

Tiffany said...

Gussy Twitter follower! ;)

Bernice said...

It's been a while since I've seen something unique that has really caught my eye, but Lemon + Betsy just did it. Thanks for sharing with us! (I'll have to wait 'til after work to browse their Etsy though, or I'll be late for sure.)

Bernice said...

I follow your blog!

Bernice said...

I follow your Tweets!

Jessica said...

I'd love to win because everything is so beautiful and I like beautiful things! :)

Jessica said...

I follow this blog

Jessica said...

I follow you on twitter

Jessica said...

I follow jennifer on twitter

KarenandJason said...

the way you use felt is so inventive!!!
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KarenandJason said...

I am a Gussy blog follower!
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Meg said...

I always lose my keys at the bottom of my purse and this would help me locate them better!

Meg said...

I am a Gussy follower!!!

xoxo~Meg

Celeste said...

I could use that key fob to hold the key to our post-office-box. It's currently w/o a key fob! (:

Celeste said...

Blog follower!

Celeste said...

twitter follower (:

mandiegirl said...

I'd love to win! My keychains are all a bit outdated! ;)

mandiegirl said...

And I follow you on twitter, too! ;)

mandiegirl said...

I also subscribe to your blog!

Elizabeth said...

I would love to win this because I do not have a key fob and have been wanting one!!!

Elizabeth said...

I follow your blog!

Megs said...

i'd like to win because i am currently keychain-less and this one is perfect!

Megs said...

i follow Gussy's blog!

Megs said...

i follow Gussy on Twitter!

Megs said...

and i now follow lemon & betsy :)

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Because that is WAY classier than my current Ikea clip. :)

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Blog follower!

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Twitter! @thesweetpetunia

craftattacks said...

I would love to win this because it's gorgeous! And because I've been meaning to get a new ring for my keys.

craftattacks said...

followed you on twitter! (lisasam)

craftattacks said...

following lemon + betsy on twitter, too!