Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Facebook Contest & Giveaway

Lowcountry Artist Market fans - we've devised a little contest for you! We'll be giving away 5 gifts from your 5 favorite LAM vendors. Here's what you need to do:

1 - Like the Lowcountry Artist Market Page on Facebook.

2 - Like ANY 5 of the following Lowcountry Artist Market Vendors' Facebook pages.

3 - Come back to this blog and leave us a comment, letting us know which 5 pages you liked. Leave a link to your Facebook page, so we can verify.

That's it! We'll randomly pick a winner from the list of comments. You'll win a gift from each of the 5 vendors you liked!

You can enter the contest from now until June 10th. The winner will be selected and notified on the 11th. Prizes can be picked up at the June 16th LAM, or I'll mail them to you, if you're out of town.

So, first step, like LAM on Facebook:

Lowcountry Artist Market 

and step 2, check out all the pages below and like your favorite 5.

Piper Blue  

Runaround Sue Vintage

Anita Dean Sews

Once you've liked your favorite 5, just leave a comment, letting me know the 5 you liked with a link to your Facebook page.

Good luck!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Giveaway from Lauren Amos Designs

Saw this sweet giveaway from Lauren Amos Designs and I had to share. Check out her blog (and Facebook page) to enter!

Facebook Giveaway

How would you like to win a free pair of theVermeil Quatrefoil Emerald Jade Earrings?

Here's what you have to do:

1. Post to your Facebook wall a link to your favorite piece of Lauren Amos Designs jewelry (earrings, necklaces, rings or bangles)from my online shop: www.laurenamosdesigns.etsy.com or click the tab above.

2. In the status section of the post, make sure you link it to the Lauren Amos Designs Facebook Fan Page by typing @LaurenAmosDesigns - this is a *really important* step because that's how I'll know to put your name in pot to win the earrings!

Side note: the more times you post your favorites and link them to the Facebook Fan page - the more times you'll be entered to win! And feel free to pass this on to your friends too!

Promo starts NOW Monday, May 21st - midnight Thursday, May 24th and a WINNER will be chosen Friday, May 25th!!

Thank you so much for all the support as I try to grow my business!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Crafty Feast: Last one, I swear.

It feels like cheating to keep using my Crafty Feast photos on the blog, but there was so much cool stuff there, I can't resist. Here is my final vendor run down; I promise!

Hipster napkins by Olive O Home, beautiful cutting boards by Sixteen Acre Wood, and maps made art by Off the Map

Soaps (and best packaging of the day) from Whispering Willow, trash turned into treasure from, you guessed it, Trash to Treasure, and who doesn't need a moustache koozie from Cranky Pants.

And I'll leave you with pretty clothing for children (with spiked bonnets!) from Owlette Collective, eco friendly handmade stuffed animals from PogoShop and the 1000 things I wanted to buy from 17 Dove Street!

Did anyone else make it to Crafty Feast? Who were your favorites?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tucker's Treats

Guest post from Amy Edenfield, creator of Tucker's Treats:

Tucker's Treats are all natural, human grade dog treats that contain only 5 ingredients and NO preservatives. They currently come in two "flavors": Peanut Butter Biscotti and Pumpkin Biscotti. 

 At the end of last year I was speaking to a neighbor who would often bake treats for her dog, had sold them into a few places but didn't have the time to really put much effort into it. It got me thinking that it could be something that fit into my world! I work for a local dog walker who wanted to give her regular clients a Christmas present and she was Tucker's Treats first official customer. I officially launched Tucker's Treats in January of 2012 and vended at my first event a few weeks later. 

The inspiration behind Tucker's Treats is my 5 year old terrier mix (Tucker). On my birthday, a few months after being laid off from my corporate job, I went to Pet Helpers to look at the dogs. I have never owned a dog, but really needed something to give me some purpose since my job search was not going well. Then I laid my eyes on Tucker. He was a recent owner surrender (he belonged to an elderly couple and one of them had passed away)..he was heart worm positive and so skinny and at that moment I realized that we needed each other! We have been a team ever since.

Tucker's Treats can be purchased directly from my facebook page as well as the North Charleston Farmer's Market every Thursday. We will also be vending at the next Lowcountry Artists Market and the Market at Mixson on 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 11/4 and 12/2!

We are currently working on specialty packaging and will be selling our treats into specialty shops in and around Charleston. These shops will be announced on our facebook page as they are added!
In the future, we would love to add a "Feline" division for all of our cat lovers, creating cat treats with the same simple ingredients as Tucker's Treats as well as an division that will specialize in collar accessories for both cats and dogs!

You can pick up Tucker's Treats at the next Lowcountry Artist Market - June 16th at the Music Farm, where they are partnering with Pet Helpers "Special Forces" Foster Program. If you bring any of the following items to their table, you will get $1.00 off any order:

~ Small bag of clay (non-clumping) litter
~ 4 cans of Friskies canned cat food
~ 4 cans of Pedigee canned dog food