Monday, August 16, 2010

babblingbrookes Will Make You Stylish Giveaway!

Get Excited!
This week you have the chance to win $15 to Etsy Shop
babblingbrooks!

First, let's get to know B - the brains behind babblingbrookes - who let me pick her brain...

This necklace would be a great addition to your favorite summer dress!

B is a student who is about to complete her degree in Secondary Education and longs to teach high school science. Geology is her specialty - lucky for us she uses a fabulous array of stones and gems in her pieces. Currently B works at a bead store where she also teaches classes and supports her bead addiction! In her spare time B is sharpening her photography skills with help of her boyfriend.

These button earrings are so very retro-chic!

B discovered beading early on by partaking in the beaded gecko craze. She was then hit by the need to bead later in life when she was home over Christmas vacation during her freshman year of college. B headed to the library for a "How-To" book - there were none. Although an old book about Native American bead looms caught her eye. She took off running with the idea of loom beading. Next, she discovered the magazine Bead and Button - which along with other publications inspire her.


I love the sophisticated feel of this bracelet.

B finds her inspiration within the beads themselves. Imagining what they would look like as final products helps drive her creative process.


Such a perfect name - The Blue Sky and Sunshine Necklace.

Sketchbooks hold some of B's ideas and inspirations. Recently she's been lucky enough to get to create more frequently the ideas are scribbled on sheets of scrap paper. A moleskin notebook is always in her back pocket, just in case!

I love the dainty feel of this bracelet.

Photo Tips. If you haven't noticed, B's photos are fabulous!
"I started out using a light box and lamps, thinking that it would provide the best light and quality of photos, and it was horrible! I highly recommend using natural light. Slightly overcast days are perfect, but if it is full on sunny, use a spot that is not in direct light but in the shadow near the light. Also, just play around with colors for backgrounds. And definitely get to know your camera. Macro is your best bud, and changing the color ratio is next in line!"

Aren't these Bubblegum Burst earrings adorable?!

As far as new crafting ventures B is loving the idea of both photography and sewing. Taking close up photos of nature is something she enjoys. Recently she created pillow covers for her living room - Next stop, a kitchen window valence - Then a laptop case! Clothing is something she hopes to venture into as well, as soon as she builds enough confidence. (I am very excited to see what she comes up with!)

This necklace will make your friends Green with Envy...

How can you win $15 to babblingbrooks?
You have 7 chances to enter to win the $15 babblingbrookes shop credit:
(One of which involves a FREE pair of earrings!!)

1) Follow this blog, mention in post.
2) Go to babblingbrookes and pick out your favorite item, heart it, then post the item here.
3) Give babblingbrookes a heart, post that you did so here.
4) Tweet &/or Blog about this giveaway, post link to tweet or post here.
5) "Like" babblingbrookes on Facebook & post on her wall - post that you did so here!
6) Purchase from babblingbrookes, mention Stunning in Notes to seller and receive a FREE pair of button earrings with your order!
(Also mention which pair of button earrings you would like for free in Notes to Seller)

This giveaway will begin at noon Eastern 8/16/2010 and will end on 8/22/2010 at noon Eastern. The winner will chosen from a random number generator and will be announced in a post Sunday evening.

98 comments:

  1. I am a follower!

    mommyminded.blogspot.com
    mommyminded at gmail dot com

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  2. I follow, so happy I do.
    pomflair(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I love the sea bead earings, so it now has a heart.

    pomflair(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I'm a GFC follower
    luckysluna(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. My favorite item is Bubblegum Burst -- babblingbrookes I heart it on etsy as @luckysluna

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  6. I gave Babblingbrooks a heart/favorite the store on etsy as luckysluna
    luckysluna(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. I'm following!

    Tricia
    dhlh2000@sbcglobal.net

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  8. I already "like" babblingbrooke on facebook, that's how I found out about the giveaway.

    I heart many of her jewelry... right now my favorite is The Foreign Necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/24195166/foreign-necklace-babblingbrookes

    I don't know why I hadn't already added her to my favorite sellers on etsy, but that's done too...

    Gotta get back to work, this was my study break ... taking exams all week.
    anna

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  9. I follow your blog!

    BoydFamily at pobox dot com

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  10. I "liked" Babbling Brookes on facebook and I posted that Stunning sent me there!

    BoydFamily at pobox dot com

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  11. i follow your blog - sail.you.home at gmail {dot} com

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  12. added her to my faves (hearted the store) on etsy! - sail.you.home at gmail {dot} com

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  13. liked the seabreeze necklace on etsy - sail.you.home at gmail {dot} com

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  14. liked on facebook & left a comment - sail.you.home at gmail {dot} com

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  15. I follow your blog!
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  16. I hearted this awesome necklace, which would go with pretty much every single item of clothing I own.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/43092535/black-beauty-necklace-babblingbrookes

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  17. I hearted the Roughing It necklace on etsy.
    teresacline2001(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. I hearted babblingbrooke's shop.
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  19. I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/kristinskaggs/status/21343460551

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  20. Liked her on Facebook and posted.

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  21. I also gave babblingbrooks a heart!
    pomflair(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    I hearted this:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/43092535/black-beauty-necklace-babblingbrookes

    (username: pixyfairy)

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  23. everything is very pretty and so ready for autumn!! I love Green With Envy Necklace -- babblingbrookes and Warm Spring Adjustable Necklace -- babblingbrookes and the story behind
    The Blues Post Earrings -- babblingbrookes

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  24. i hearted an item! The green with envy one, I am sumshi

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  25. Following the blog via GFC.
    I hearted the Delicate Bracelet at the babblingbrookes shop!
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  26. Following the blog via GFC.
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  27. Hearted the etsy shop!
    username:panicxduh
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  28. Hearted this item:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/24712034/dry-land-bracelet-babblingbrookes
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  29. LIKE babblingbrookes on Facebook
    and wrote on her wall!
    name:Erin M.
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  30. Became a GFC follower my name sswpss

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  31. My fav item is the Earthy Unisex Adjustable Necklace = http://www.etsy.com/listing/24786582/earthy-unisex-adjustable-necklace?show_panel=true

    I hearted it and my Etsy username is Vianna

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  32. Added babblingbrooks to favorites on etsy and my etsy username is Vianna

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  33. "Liked" Babblingbrooks on FB and wrote on her wall
    my FB name is Vicki Sh

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  34. already follow this blog
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    xoxoxo

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  35. fave: forest flower garden necklace
    hearted
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    xoxoxo

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  36. hearted etsy shop
    deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
    xoxoxo

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  37. Wow, I love her button earrings! What a great idea.

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  38. I love the Black Beauty Necklace, hearted it under username sugareater.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  39. I added babblingbrookes' shop to my etsy favourites, username sugareater.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  40. I love the black beauty necklace, thst will go with everything! ambrerose(at)aol(dot)com

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  41. I follow your blog via GFC as nightowl.

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  42. Hearted my favorite item. i like the Not So Gemmy Earrings.

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  43. I Gave babblingbrookes a heart.
    username intrigue1

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  44. I "Like" babblingbrookes on Facebook and posted on her wall.

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  45. I follow your blog
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  46. http://www.etsy.com/listing/50091912/the-rose-pin-or-brooch-2-piece-set the item I hearted as 321Gem

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  47. hearted the shop 321Gem

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  48. I heart these!
    Blue Sunirse Button Earrings
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  49. tweeted about the giveaway.
    http://twitter.com/winsome6/status/21457289998

    winit6@hotmail.com

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  50. I follow your blog

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  51. I heart the bright row necklace on etsy (Kaylee Too)

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  52. I heart babblingbrookes on Etsy (KayleeToo)

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  53. I like babblingbrookes on facebook

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  54. The Pacific Whirlpool Earrings are my favorite, and I favorited them (username neverdene).

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  55. tweet! http://twitter.com/neverdene/status/21545694526

    amysweeps at gmail dot com

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  56. I hearted the shop on etsy (neverdene).
    - amysweeps [at] gmail [dot] com

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  57. i'm following via gfc
    karitsaj at gmail dot com

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  58. i love the dots and diamonds earrings!
    karitsaj at gmail dot com

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  59. i added babblingbrookes to my favorites on etsy. user: karitsaj
    karitsaj at gmail dot com

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  60. I follow via gfc! <3

    Devin
    dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com

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  61. I love the Smoke Bracelet! Beautiful!

    Devin
    dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com

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  62. i follow your blog! email in profile.

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  63. i LOVE the dainty criss cross button earrings! email in profile. i also hearted (ichbinseins).

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  64. i hearted! (ichbinseins) email in profile.

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  65. i loooove the summer seedbead earrings! and i hearted them too :)

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  66. and i heart the shop too :) my user is oonis

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  67. I follow your blog!

    samyrocks92 at msn dot com

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  68. I hearted- http://www.etsy.com/listing/30624734/boo-earrings-babblingbrookes

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  69. I gave babblingbrookes a heart as PrincessSamy.

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  70. I "Like" babblingbrookes on Facebook as Princess Samy

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  71. I follow!

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  72. I follow the blog

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  73. I hearted http://www.etsy.com/listing/42619884/bubblegum-burst-babblingbrookes
    princessophie

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  74. I hearted babblingbrookes on Etsy

    princessophie

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  75. I "Like" babblingbrookes on Facebook

    Sophia Komninou

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  76. I am already a follower

    cellaslineup@yahoo.com

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  77. I am a fan on facebook under Marcellina F

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  78. I like
    A Dark Romance Necklace -- babblingbrookes


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  79. I follow your blog on GFC as Jenny Bolech!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  80. Here’s my favorite! I hearted it as JennyBolech
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/43092535/black-beauty-necklace-babblingbrookes
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  81. I hearted babbling brookes on etsy as JennyBolech
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  82. I like babbling brookes on facebook and commented on her wall as Jenny Bolech
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  83. I am a follower!
    And I hearted your shop :)

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  84. I follow your blog.
    jhbalvin@gmail.com

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  85. I hearted the Dark Romance necklace (plus I like the name of it.)
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  86. I follow on GFC!

    cottoncupcake(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  87. This is GORGEOUS! Hearted it :)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51109278/bright-row-necklace-turquoise-stone-and

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  88. I hearted Babblingbrooks!

    cottoncupcake(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  89. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/cottoncupcake28/status/21798087123

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  90. I follow this blog
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  91. My favorite item is pair of Just Hang Earrings, I ve hearted this item.
    Lubaska
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  92. I gave babblingbrookes a heart
    Lubaska
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  93. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/21827699305
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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