Only the Best of Etsy Sample Packages GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!! CLOSED.

February 2, 2010

After I got home from the hospital I was feeling really bad. Not emotionally. Emotionally I was excited for my new non-pregnant life with my new blond haired baby. But physically I felt like I had my insides ripped out then sewed back in, which is exactly how I should feel because that is pretty much what happened.

Not to sound like a cry baby but my medication was giving me stomach cramps and nausea and it hurt to stand, laugh, lie down, eat. I was feeling a little down.


The next day a package came in the mail. I LOVE when packages come in the mail. It made my morning. It was such a nice surprise when I needed one.


The package was a gift from Andrea of Only the Best of Etsy.

Inside were 10 samples from various etsy sellers that Andrea had handpicked to include in her packages.



In each box Andrea chooses 10 samples from 10 etsy sellers. No two boxes are the same. To see what kind of things are in the boxes, take a look at the sneak peak video and the contributor list. Andrea's goal is to connect the customer to great etsy shops with quality products and owners that you can trust. With each box, you can get a little bit of the shop in physical form!


I sat down and sorted through the box. The first thing I did was eat the chocolate covered marshmellow lollipop from BrytsAngels. Yum.

I then opened a pack of whimsical postcards by Patti Backer which were right up my alley. I love strange gothic illustrations.

As I mentioned before Lily loves purses and pouches. When Lily came home from kindergarten I surprised her with a little flower printed coin purse from Oregon Maid. It smelled like potpourri and spices. She was delighted and emptied her piggy bank to fill her new treasure.




I took a poppy barret from Shi Shi Brand and pulled Molly's hair away from her face.

I then saved the rest of the goodies for later and took a much needed nap:)

After sending me the goodie box, Andrea was kind enough to offer two packages to two separate Grosgrain readers. If you would like to win one of these sample boxes perhaps for yourself or a care package for a friend either



1) Link (to your blog, facebook, myspace, or any other site)


2) Leaving a comment without a link or

3) Link and leave a comment (this will be worth 2 entries which will better your chances of winning). Find more info under the FAQ page.

If you are leaving a link just use the 'create a link' at the bottom of this post or simply creating a post on your blog and including this link.




If you use blogger just use the "create a link" link at the bottom of this post. If you don't use blogger, that's fine too. Just create a link on your page as you normally would and I will see it using Technorati.





293 {comments}:

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Martha said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations on your precious new baby. And what a fun giveaway. Packages by mail are the most fun and Etsy is a treasure! Hope you can get some rest.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, how exciting! Such a neat way to sample the many wonderful things on Etsy (that name always make me want to curtsy).

Merry said... Best Blogger Tips

I linked to the post, and I'm commenting! Thanks!

Tammie said... Best Blogger Tips

oh, i can't wait! ~Tammie

Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips

I love Etsy and would love to get a sample pack. How fun would that be.

nlmcelwee@yahoo.com

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

How neat! I would love to get one of these packages!

nicoleslack said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, this sounds really cool!

kmadolin said... Best Blogger Tips

i'm glad the package made you feel better, and your little one is precious! I hadn't heard anything about these sample packages, but i would love to get one!

Jenn said... Best Blogger Tips

Jenn Rogers

I linked you to my blog, but don't see it showing up in your list

please go to (no spaces)

eandjramblings . blogspot. com

to see that I have

sharon said... Best Blogger Tips

What a neat idea! I too hope you are feeling better. Sharon

Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said... Best Blogger Tips

I really enjoy sample boxes from Etsy and I'm so excited to find another sample service!

Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said... Best Blogger Tips

I posted a link on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/3stairs?v=feed&story_fbid=286273048863&ref=nf

Miji said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome. (: Would be such a treat to win!

mystepshispath.blogspot.com

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

How sweet to get the package just when you needed it. I'd like to win one too. Jen cjy5787@gmail.com

Kelly said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! The sample packs sound like so much fun. 10 presents in one...what could be more fun?
www.lilyorkiefrufru.etsy.com

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so cool!
http://www.facebook.com/cwoodruff

Kitty said... Best Blogger Tips

This is great! So many nice things. I put a button on my blog about the giveaway with a link back here.
http://liquidambarstudio.blogspot.com/

contact@liquidambarstudio.com

Kristin said... Best Blogger Tips

That's a really awesome idea! I linked.

~Kristin
missvintagegirl.blogspot.com

Meredith said... Best Blogger Tips

I love getting things in the mail when I'm feeling crappy! It makes the day so much better :D

I LOVE this idea!

Bethany said... Best Blogger Tips

Just put the link on my blog. I hope I win one, I have just discovered Etsy and really like it!

atlninjachele said... Best Blogger Tips

That's amazing. I didn't know you could get those. =D

Stephanie said... Best Blogger Tips

Such cute stuff and I agree a surprise package always makes me feel better too! I linked on my blog as well! Feel better!

Beka said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello these sound great! I didn't even know they existed!

I created a link on my site:
http://www.squidoo.com/myMarkRep

and happily sent a tweet about it as well!

Jenn said... Best Blogger Tips

does it count if my wife is making me sign up?

she linked you to our blog

eandjramblings.blogspot.com

Ester Kiely said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the chance! I've linked to my blog.

j. said... Best Blogger Tips

what a great idea!
and hope you are feeling better!

Jenny S. (UK) said... Best Blogger Tips

Fabulous, fabulous. Have linked on my blog. :-)

melmerc38 said... Best Blogger Tips

Your blog is really fantastic and am more than happy to share it! I place a link to your site on my facebook page this morning and I'm sure I'll get a lot of "likes" in response! Thank you for the opportunity to win one of these amazing gift packs. I had no idea they existed!

Julia said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, who wouldn't love to receive a package in the mail like that?
Julia
palekal@hotmail.com

blueberryblues said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea, I had no idea these sample packs existed.
blueberryblues5 at gmail dot com

Zuzsa said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, I love treasures ... they are so exiting! :)

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

all linked up and super excited! I missed submitting to the craftster challenge on Tues. and am now kicking myself. A little box of wonderful might just be the motivation to join in on the next round!

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

I'd love a pack! katievarela@att.net

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said... Best Blogger Tips

this giveaway is SOOO COOL!
Love it!
Sarah M

*juli* said... Best Blogger Tips

what a lovely idea!!! I posted a link on my blog!! i'm also doing a fun little giveaway! Feel free to check it out.
I'm not gonna lie though, this giveaway is much cooler than mine. hehehe.

http://julitaylor.blogspot.com

Misha said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it what a great idea...so fun!!!

Nicolemiko said... Best Blogger Tips

I am a big fan of etsy, although I haven't taken the plunge of buying anything off of there yet! My sister in law has a store on there (starving artist design jewelry) and I love browsing. This would be so much fun to win.

LailaBeans said... Best Blogger Tips

oooo, this looks AMAZING!

Mrs. Katie Picciottoli said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Thanks for telling us about this - I can't wait to visit the shop! And I hope I win one of the packages :) I am always trying to get friends hooked on etsy so what a great way to send them the "flavour" of the thing.

Tricia said... Best Blogger Tips

An Etsy sample pack!!! How wonderful! I had never heard of it before.

Wehaf said... Best Blogger Tips

What an awesome idea!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Angie Niezgocki said... Best Blogger Tips

I love free and fun packages.
angiem915@yahoo.com

K said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to win!

Chacoy said... Best Blogger Tips

How fun!! This is one of those "why didn't I think of that" things;} It is sooo cool!

Mandy said... Best Blogger Tips

I seriously love this giveaway!

I would love to win!

Shaina N said... Best Blogger Tips

AWESOME give away! I linked on my blog!

http://thedivasmom.blogspot.com/

Steph said... Best Blogger Tips

Linked:

http://tragicallyordinary.blogspot.com/2010/02/grosgrain-etsy-sample-packages-guest.html

What a nice prize! I love gifts that are full of different things, and I love trying a little bit of everything. What a fun idea!

La TempĂȘte said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh wow, what a lovely idea!

Patti said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooh, so much fun to get a surprise package!!! Would love it!

julia said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooo care packages are always a fantastic treat, not least for the surprises! Thanks for the giveaway.

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

sang said... Best Blogger Tips

How fun are these sample packs!

keep sewing! said... Best Blogger Tips

oh wow that looks great!

Sharlene said... Best Blogger Tips

What a cool idea for a gift! Neato! Yep, I said Neato...

Rachel Pond said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so awesome! I love this, I hope I win!

brittany, steve, gabe and ezra said... Best Blogger Tips

wow what a fun idea! would love one of my own!!

gill said... Best Blogger Tips

great idea!!
count me in please!!

gill

ElizabethK. said... Best Blogger Tips

How exciting! Packages are so lovely! I posted: http://thereisbeautiful.blogspot.com/2010/02/only-best-of-etsy-sample-package.html

Polka Dot Bitz said... Best Blogger Tips

It amazes me how creative people can be! This is a wonderful idea.

Amanda said... Best Blogger Tips

I love surprise packages!! Such a great idea :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

How cool is this?? I'll have to ask for one for Mother's Day.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Posted to my FB!

http://www.facebook.com/dallasann?ref=profile

clenna said... Best Blogger Tips

What a wonderful gift this would be.
I don't have a blog so can't link but I'd love to win.

Kate the Great said... Best Blogger Tips

http://katiecarleski.blogspot.com/2010/02/only-best-of-etsy-sample-packages-guest.html

Here is my link... Yah for Etsy!

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

What a lovely giveaway!
I blogged + linked too!
http://vintagefabulous.blogspot.com/2010/02/only-best-of-etsy-sample-packages-guest.html

Chacoy said... Best Blogger Tips

It is always fun to get something in the mail that you weren't expecting!
Congrats on the baby!

Chacoy said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm all linked up here:
http://ma21cuteboy.blogspot.com/2010/02/grosgrain-fabulous_10.html

teegs.e said... Best Blogger Tips

what a nice surprise to come home to! the forever necklace is so cute.

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

I love great mail and this sounds and looks like a wonderful giveaway. I've posted on my blog about this one too!

Talia's travel blog said... Best Blogger Tips

Pick me!

taliastravelblog (at) gmail

Nicole K/GothamGal said... Best Blogger Tips

This would be FANTASTIC!
I'm telling all my friends, and I even blogged about it quickly. Thanks for the chance to win!

http://gotham-gal.blogspot.com/2010/02/only-best-of-etsy-sample-packages-guest.html

Kelly said... Best Blogger Tips

This stuff looks so neat - I would like to win one!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea and product.

Pixie Firefly said... Best Blogger Tips

I came here because of your Alice in Wonderland and Queen of Hearts dresses, they are fabulous! I linked you to my facebook, blog, and the Alice in craftsterland swamp to show the dresses!

Lois said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations on your new baby!
How wonderful for you!
The sample packs look great.
I have linked this giveaway on my blog.
Good luck to you with the new little one....and good luck to me to...I know that sounds greedy..but I do hope I win.
:)
Thanks again and good luck with the newest family member.
Lois

baldy174@hotmail.com

http://sweetsomethingsbylois.blogspot.com/

Brynn said... Best Blogger Tips

As if I needed another reason to love Etsy, and then I stumble on this!!! <3

Vanessa

Henria O. said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohh! I would love one of these! Who doesn't love to open a package of beautiful etsy surprises!
sazzyfrazz(at)gmail(dot)com

Paula L. said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks great, please count me in! Thanks!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Sew Fun! said... Best Blogger Tips

this is crazy good giveaway!!
i ♥ samples of anything..ha-ha and i also ♥ Etsy!
I added a link to my blog too!
xo

MM said... Best Blogger Tips

What a brilliant idea! I'm all over this.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Awwww! I think this is such a wonderful, cute idea! What you received sounds lovely!

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this idea and it would be even more fun to win. Thanks for the chance.

amypack@gmail.com

Cee said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea! It looks like there are many good things in the sample packages :)
~Cee~
ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Fun! I would love one:)

bloggeraway@gmail.com

Tiff said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea!

kisieltruskawkowy said... Best Blogger Tips

So great!

janil said... Best Blogger Tips

Great giveaway!!!I love Etsy!

ShelleyJ said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome! What a fun surprise that would be.

Hele said... Best Blogger Tips

It is a great prize!!!

I would like to participate, but I do not know if it is possible, as long as I live in Spain.

gelenajl@gmail.com

Shannon said... Best Blogger Tips

I hope you are feeling better! =)
Such a cool giveaway...I would love to enter!

carmel said... Best Blogger Tips

i know that feeling that you are talking about.
i all ready went through it 3 times!! but, thats the price of having babies..
any way the packeges sound great
i blogged about it on my sidebar
thanks!

julia said... Best Blogger Tips

I hope this giveaway is still open, I'd love to enter! Thanks.

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

SVaRaDa said... Best Blogger Tips

I like it!!!!

Dawn said... Best Blogger Tips

What a wonderful idea!

http://sunshinedawn80.blogspot.com/2010/03/only-best-of-etsy-sample-packages-guest.html

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