Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Giveaway! - Carissas Silver Lining

This giveaway is now closed.


With all the moving, graduating and everything that has been going on lately, I know that blogging has been severely lacking, but I wanted to take a minute from my packing to post this awesome giveaway. I love giveaways; I love winning giveaways, but more than that I love hosting them!

I'm super excited about this giveaway. I know I say that with every giveaway, but I am really excited about this one. I met Carissa from Carissa's Silver Liningwhen I won a giveaway from her shop. I really loved her wire written necklace, and I had a vision for what I wanted. I emailed back and forth with Carissa and she made my vision a reality. Not many shop owners would be willing to customize something for you, and be super sweet about it.


Isn't it a great necklace? I wanted a necklace that reminded me to pray throughout everything. Carissa worked with me and made a necklace that says "pray". She even worked with me on what chain I wanted and what length I wanted. She was so great. 

I emailed her and asked her if she would be interested in doing a giveaway on Kady Did. I was super thrilled when she agreed to do it!! I think you will love her shop as much as I do.

I wanted to help you get to know Carissa and her shop so I asked her a few questions. Enjoy getting to know her better.....

1. What is the story behind your shop?
I love taking photographs and I love handmade things! One day I decided to take a few photos and make a few things, open a shop, and see if anyone else liked them. My husband came up with the name Carissa's Silver Lining. I loved it! I'm quite the pessimist so it's kind of a joke against me never being able to see the silver lining in things and a reminder to myself to always try to. 

2. Who inspires you in life?
I don't think I really have one person that inspires me but more a bunch of people. Anyone who is honest and genuine. And who strives to make the world a better place by doing something, no matter how small, for someone else! 

3. What is something you couldn't live without?
I don't think I could live without my sight. I am a huge visual person and it makes me happy to see beauty in the little things like the colors of the flowers in my garden, or stillness of the lake in the morning. 

4. What can be found in your shop?
I'm often trying new projects so some of the items in my shop can change from time to time. But you'll find photographs, jewellery, and other handmade items. 

5. What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
I have a love/hate relationship with hiking. I hate how hard it can be. But I love the feeling when I get to the top or the end and realize it was totally worth it. We bring our dogs with us, I take a lot of pictures, and we find a geocache or two along the way. 

6. What is your favorite thing in your shop? 
That's a tough one. I won't sell anything I don't love. But if I had to chose one thing it would probably be the photograph called Enjoying the Sun. It's of a pink gerber daisy. 

7. Tell me one random thing about you, or your family or anything. 
My husband and I LOVE board games. We love to play them together, with other couples and friends, or at family gatherings. We currently have 15, but one day we hope to have a whole bookshelf full (we have half a book shelf now, so maybe one day a lot more!)


As you can see from various pictures I've posted her, her shop has all kinds of fun things, like the necklaces and the beautiful photography. The pictures are some of my favorite things in her shop. 
Now to the giveaway YAY Carissa has offered a #10 gift certificate to anything in her shop. How exciting is that? I would say I wish I could win this, but I did on another shop. 

The giveaway ends August 27. Please make sure your email is visible in your comment or blog. Also. make sure to post each entry as a separate comment to count as different entries. This giveaway is open to those in the United States (I'm sorry to those of who are international).

Mandatory Entry
1. Visit Carissa's Silver Lining and tell me your favorite item in her shop. 1 entry

Extra Entries
2. Follow my blog publicly on GFC. 1 entry
3. Heart Carissa's Silver Lining on etsy. 1 entry
4. Follow my blog via Networked Blogs. 1 entry
5. Follow Carissa's blog kissed a frog publicly. 1 entry
6. "Like" Carissa's Silver Lining on facebook. 1 entry
7. Blog/tweet/post on facebook/add to giveaway site etc. this giveaway. 1 entry per action
8. Vote for my blog on On The Fence (see below). 1 entry


So lots of ways to enter (my favorite kind of giveaway). Enjoy!

94 comments:

  1. I like the laugh wire wrapped necklace!
    hanner.da.nanner at gmail dot com

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  2. I follow your blog
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  3. I hear clarissa on etsy under hmaphotography
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  4. I follow via networked blogs
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  5. I like clarissa on fb
    hannah adkins
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  6. I follow kissed a frog
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  7. I like the White Eggs Bird Nest Necklace! :)

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  8. I LOVE the Blue Egg Bird Nest Necklace

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  9. I hearted Carissa's Silver Lining on Etsy (Enchancea)


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  10. I follow Kissed A Frog via GFC


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  11. I liked Carissa's Silver Lining on FB (Treaya Stoud)

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  12. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/treayaa/status/101273934099517440


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  13. My favorite is the White Eggs Bird Nest Necklace!

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  14. I voted for you on Picket Fence Blogs.

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  15. I love the Blue Egg Bird Nest Necklace.

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  16. I follow your blog via GFC.

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  17. I hearted the shop (houseofplush).

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  18. I follow on NB (Suzanne Gregg).

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  19. I follow Carissa's blog.

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  20. I like Carissa's FB page (Suzanne Gregg).

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  21. I voted.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  22. I love the silver wire names! they're my favorite but the pictures of the gerber daisies are a close second.

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  23. I like the custom name necklace!

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  24. Following you on Networked Blogs!

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  25. I love the Blue Egg Bird Nest Necklace. It's so cute!
    halochanel at gmail dot com

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  26. I follow your blog via GFC.
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  27. I hearted the shop (halochanel).
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  28. I follow on NB (Kimberly Fine Wright).
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  29. Following Kissed A Frog on BLoglovin
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  30. I like Carissa's FB page (Kimberly Fine Wright).
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  31. http://twitter.com/WrightWin/status/101372943820525568
    tweet
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  32. I voted.
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  33. I think the Blue Egg Bird Nest Necklace is adorable!!
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  34. I follow you publicly on GFC!
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  35. i liked Carissa's Silver Lining Etsy Shop on FaceBook.
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  36. Followed Kissed A Frog Publicly!
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  37. Tweeted!!
    http://twitter.com/#!/Vasilevi03/status/101381210768551936
    (@vasilevi03)
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  38. I tweeted about the giveaway too! http://twitter.com/#!/KellyMichelles/status/101389334661435392

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  39. I like the Purple eggs bird nest necklace

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  40. I love the Bluebird Nest Earrings! So delicate.
    Jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  41. I love the Blue Bird Nest Earrings!

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  42. I love the BlueBird Egg Necklace, thanks!

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  43. I am in love with Carissa's Enjoying the Sun print. ;)

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  44. I love the Blue Egg Bird Nest Necklace!

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  45. I love the flower necklace!

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  46. I like the Custom Name necklace and the LOVE necklace.
    Thanks!!

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  47. I voted for you on Picket Fence blogs

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  48. I love the Custom Name Necklace! Would love one!

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  49. I like the Navy Blue Dangling Earring.
    winit6 at hotmail dot com

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  50. Love the Blue Egg Bird Nest Necklace!

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  51. I love the White Eggs Bird Nest Necklace.

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  52. My favorite item is the custom name necklace!

    melinda.ann.greene@gmail.com

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  53. Love the laugh wire wrapped necklace!
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  54. Just came by to say hello and wish you a Happy Tuesday Kady:)

    That was a wonderful way to host a giveaway!

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  55. My favorite is the "Smile" wire wrapped necklace.

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  56. Gfc follower

    Courtney Desormeaux

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  57. gfc follower of Kissed the Frog

    Courtney Desormeaux

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  58. liked Carissas Silver Lining on facebook

    Courtney Scott Desormeaux

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  59. voted for u on picket fences

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  60. My favorite item in her shop is the blue bird nest earrings. So cute!

    -Heidi

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  61. Nice post. I read total Post. It’s really nice. Thank you for sharing.........

    Silver Name Necklace

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  62. I like the blue bird nest earrings. So cute!

    x

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  63. Just voted for your blog on the fence.

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  64. I love the "country" stuff. I really want the fence post print!

    Echo Dannelle
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  65. I'm following you on GFC.

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  66. I added Carissa's shop to my favorites on Etsy (moespie).

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  67. I'm following you on Networked Blogs.

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  68. I'm following Carissa's blog on GFC.

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  69. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/echodannelle/status/104767074680840192

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  70. I shared on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/echodannelle/posts/253582421332790

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  71. I +1'd this post.

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  72. I voted for your blog!

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  73. like! the nest and blue eggs are darling!
    Monica smallstarshines@yahoo dot com

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  74. I like the necklace that says "pray". Great work!

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  75. my favorite item is the Pray Wire Written Necklace :)
    beautiful!
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  76. i am a new gfc follower :)
    gfc: briana
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  77. I like the Personalized Name Necklance

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  78. I follow you via GFC. Could you please follow my blog?
    http://lana-bradstream.blogspot.com

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  79. I like her "dream" wire wrapped necklace!

    Nancy
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  80. Love her Birds Eye Blue Eggs Wrapped Necklace - so cute!

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  81. Voted for you on the Fence!

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  82. Like Carissa's Silver Lining on FB!

    username: Diana R.
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  83. Follow you on Networked Blogs!

    username: Diana R.
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Thank you for the comments!! I love hearing from you. :)