Monday, June 28, 2010

Amazing Ahpeele Giveaway!!

The giveaway for this week is from a very neat shop:

(You may remember this shop from a previous post about Asparagus or you may remember them as the featured sellers in December of 2008)

This week there is a $20 Ahpeele shop credit up for grabs - but - before we get to that let's get to know the creative minds behind this original and quite successful shop!

Meet the husband (AdAm) and wife (Hiromi) team behind the 5 year old Etsy screen printing shop, Ahpeele. Are they not the cutest couple you've ever seen?!


Ahpeele is based in Raleigh and I am just loving the design this hoodie!

This duo is a true team: Hiromi picks out clothing, develops concepts, and handles the business end of things; while AdAm is the artist and printer. Just because I think it is super sweet, please take a moment to visit their shop profile and read the awesome story of how the couple met...

The spider mum design is a favorite of AdAm...

AdAm discovered screen printing in the 9th grade and fell in love! He then pursued a degree in graphic design in college, this degree took the couple to Tokyo. The frustration and realities of the big business design spurred the couple to have the idea to do something on their own. Ahpeele's designs are inspired by Asian Art and Culture, Nature, and Positive Vibes.

Hiromi loves the blooming wrap!

Ahpeele is quite a successful Etsy shop and I asked Hiromi and AdAm to share their secrets... "No real secrets. You have to be in Love what you're doing and love to work. You have to do it everyday without the expectation of big $$. Imagine yourself as your customer and go out of your way to please. All the extra effort pays off in time."

When you put on these pants you'll be the best yogi in world!
Ok, so maybe not, but you'll have the best looking yoga pants around!


In the summer time this successful duo enjoys eating the veggies from their garden and playing with their dog NiNa (who, if you look closely appears in many of their Etsy listings!)


This Asian Poppy Print is simply beautiful!


Now that you're acquainted with Hiromi and AdAm you probably want to fly out to Raleigh and take them to lunch. Before that, you probably want to sport some of their beautiful products so you can talk shop during your lunch! Well, here's your chance to win a piece of Ahpeele!

For your chance to win $20 to Ahpeele this is what you can do:
- There are chances to enter -
*Please, Please, PLEASE post each entry in a separate comment...

1) Follow This Blog, mention in comment.
2) Go to Ahpeele and pick out your favorite item, heart it, then post the item here.
2) Follow the brand new Ahpeele blog, post here.
3) Tweet about this giveaway, post link to tweet here.
4) Blog about this giveaway, post link to blog post here.
6) Purchase from Ahpeele's shop, post transaction here (receive 3 entries)

This giveaway will begin at noon 6/28/2010 and will end on 7/4/2010 at noon. The winner will chosen from a random number generator and will be announced in a post Sunday evening (or Monday morning as I will hopefully be at the lake on the 4th!).




















58 comments:

  1. I follow this blog and I hearted this amazing owl shirt: http://www.etsy.com/listing/48662870/sale-owl-longsleeve-vneck-sl-and-xl?ref=sr_list_10&ga_search_query=ahpeele&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title
    I'm seriously, seriously thinking about buying it!

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  2. I follow your blog and just followed the Ahpeele blog, too. I also hearted this item because I love the way it is printed. I love shirts that are printed in unique ways, not just a picture front and centre!

    PS I love your new banner!

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  3. I am a follower of your blog :)

    I just am amazed at the art work AdAm does a lovely just of getting depth and colour, a lot of work, off to check out their shop, thanks again for sharing a beautiful shop :) T.

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  4. It is a lovely shop !

    Great interview, lovely couple and great great items !

    Followed the blog, hearted the shop, and here is my favorite item !

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/49531305/windy-tree-yoga-pants

    So hard to choose though ! X_x

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  5. What a great giveaway - they have such great items!

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  6. Ok so i went through there shop i definitely saw more then a few items i would wear and Im a picky dresser so to speak.lol..
    But heres the item i hearted

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47530594/tattoo-thornbush-t-sm-and-xl

    ~gabi~
    House of Imagination

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  7. Third but not the last entry...
    I followed there blog and will have my wife also look through there shop not mention ill probably tweet it at some point.
    Great give away
    ~gabi~
    House of Imagination

    PS.Would love your opinions and support on our project.
    www.willcreate4adollar.com

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  8. I love their designs - so fresh and original! : )

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  9. twittered it!
    http://twitter.com/robincharlotte

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  10. I'm following your blog AND ahpeele's blog. My favorite item in their shop is this stunning print. The colors and graphics are very beautiful.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46797304/taishou-romance-sunrise-print-on-paper

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  11. I just became a follower of your blog!

    msred5@yahoo.com

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  12. Just became a follower of the Ahpelle blog!

    msred5@yahoo.com

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  13. I really LOVE the windy tree trapeze top. I already had it hearted!

    msred5@yahoo.com

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  14. follow their new blog :)
    daunfamily AT yahoo DOT com

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  15. follow you ,feel free to follow me back
    daunfamily At yahoo DOT com

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  16. http://www.etsy.com/listing/44242751/sale-sunset-sakura-t-only-xl?show_panel=true

    huffychic@gmail.com

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  17. Great discovery today!

    I hearted the argyle ironwork scoopneck tee, also favorited their shop.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  18. hearted the undersea u neck tee. i LOVE that one. my etsy username is knitoramaa.

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  19. I follow your blog.
    wakechick25(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Follow Ahpeele's blog.
    wakechick25(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. I hearted Ahpeele's Windy Tree yoga pants.
    wakechick25(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. blogged!

    http://juliaas.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/a-few-giveaways/

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  23. follow this blog GFC
    deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
    xoxoxo

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  24. fave: floral wallpaper burnout tunic
    hearted
    deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
    xoxoxo

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  25. I'm a follower ( Wolf)
    ALix.S[@]live.fr

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  26. My favorite item : http://www.etsy.com/listing/49340603/windy-bamboo-forest-t

    Alix.S[@]live.fr

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  27. I love EVERYTHING in that shop. I put favorite on the windy tree yoga pants.

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  28. The Almond Cocoa Butter Lotion lookks awesome. cindyhinckley at msn.

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  29. I am a follower of your blog! Entry #1!
    Cheers,
    Julie D'Arcy
    jvdarcy@yahoo.com

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  30. I have been a fan of Ahpeele almost since I joined Etsy, so it was almost impossible to pick a favorite!
    I picked the Koi wrap, mostly because I hadn't seen it before, but certainly because it's beautiful! 'Hearted' by jvdarcy on Etsy!

    Cheers,
    Julie D'Arcy
    jvdarcy@yahoo.com

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  31. I am a follower of the new Ahpeele Blog too!

    Cheers,
    Julie D'Arcy
    jvdarcy@yahoo.com

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  32. I tweeted about this giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/jvdarcy/status/17468247163

    Cheers,
    Julie D'Arcy
    jvdarcy@yahoo.com

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  33. Glad to newly follow your blog! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I'm also following Ahpeele's blog (Jasmine1485)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com
    http://ntfancy.blogspot.com/

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  35. I'm a new follower of your blog via Google (Jasmine1485)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com
    http://ntfancy.blogspot.com/

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  36. My favourite item is the 'Royal Rattlesnake Long cardigan'

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com
    http://ntfancy.blogspot.com/

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  37. Hearted my favorite item! http://www.etsy.com/listing/48403437/bonsai-pine-chocolate-wrap

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  38. Tweeted it!
    http://twitter.com/zamzamdesign

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  39. I follow this blog.

    thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail.com

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  40. I follow ahpeele's blog.

    thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail.com

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  41. I love the Undersea U neck tee!

    thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail.com

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  42. i'm following!
    squirrelgonutz [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  43. the leafy fresh dress from their store is awesome and very unique! i'm not much of a t-shirt person, so i'm glad they have that!
    squirrelgonutz [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  44. I'm a follower.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  45. I follow the blog!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  46. I love the Argyle Ironwork scoop neck shirt and the Big Flower Lotus Scoop Neck!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  47. I’m following Ahpeele’s blog on GFC as Jenny Bolech!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  48. I love the butterfly garden white tshirt and favorited it as JennyBolech
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  49. I’m a new blog follower as Jenny Bolech!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  50. I follow your blog, I love reading your blog, there are so many cool stories and ideas, thanks1

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  51. I follow Ahpeele's new blog

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  52. I love the SALE Love Peace Hoodie

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

    And,it's on sale, I love a sale and a giveaway.

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