Aug 1, 2011

garden giveaway {no. 1} :: etsy chat with olive tree designs


Let's open this garden party with a giveaway, shall we? To-day's sponsor is... 


A lovely little boutique filled with the cutest {and most colorful :)} hair accessories 
'round. Ya'll will adore the lovelies that she sells in her shop! 

the interview

Me :: How delighted I am to have you here in my garden. Thank you so much for joining me. Would you mind starting by telling my readers a little bit about yourself?.

Christina :: I married my high school sweetheart. I have a 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son. I love Jesus, books, music, and I like a little coffee with my milk in the morning.

 Me :: What encouraged you to start and Etsy shop and when was it opened?  
Chrstina :: I just happened to stumble upon Etsy and thought... I can do this?!


Me :: Are there any particular Etsy shops that inspire you? 
Christina :: I amazed at all the talent on Etsy...I buy most of my supplies from Etsy and I love love love the little boy neckties.


Me :: Name a few of your top-selling items.
Christina :: I usually sell out of baby wipe cases as soon as I list them and of course anything holiday themed is a fast seller :) 

Me :: What is perhaps, the most enjoyable part about owning your own shop? 

Christina :: The freedom of making my own schedule...If I want to work, I work...If I need a break I take a break.

Me :: What inspires you as a crafter? 

Christina :: Everything...mostly color...In case you couldn't tell I like a lot of color. :)

Me :: I love your shop’s name! Is there a specific concept or story behind it? 

Christina :: My shop name came from Psalms 52: 8-9 : "But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever. For what you have done I will always praise you..."

{This is why I ask questions like this...it's SO neat and inspiring to find shop's names with motives and a concepts so pure and God-honoring!} 

Me :: For the new Etsy shop owners out there, do you mind sharing a few of tips or things that you have learned through your experiences?

Christina :: Re-list often and renew often this is a lot of competition out there so if you only list once a week or so...no one will ever see your shop. Visit the forums, chat, join teams, and don't be afraid to do giveaways!! 

Me :: Is there any thing else you would like to add?

Christina :: Learn a little more about me @ www.treeofolive.blogspot.com




Thank you so much, Christina, for allowing me to do this interview with you! I pray that the Lord bless you and your home business.  

a peek into the shop


Christina sells the loveliest little hair accessories...
{click pictures to view listing}






and tooth fairy pillows...



baby wipe cases...



and the cutest fabric onsies...



Whatever you order from Christina will be lovely and bring a little color into your everyday life. :)

the giveaway

Christina has generously offered to give away this cute, feminine little headband to-day...


Is it not darling??? So feminine and summery. 


SPECIAL thanks to Christina for generously contributing a prize towards my garden party. 

:: important information ::
{please read carefully the following information}

{one} You must complete the mandatory entry before completing extra entries.
 {If you fail to complete the mandatory entry, all other entries will not count, thus, you will not be entered in the giveaway}. 

{two} You must leave separate comments per entry you complete. 
{I use random.org when choosing the winners of my giveaway. If you leave all of your entries in one comment, it will be accounted for as one entry}. 

{three} Giveaway ends at 12:00 Noon {Pacific Timing} on August 8th. Late entries will not be accepted past 12:00 Noon. The winner will have 24 hr. within the time of the announcement to contact me about her prize. 

{four} Giveaway is open to young ladies in US only. 

{five} Please leave a way for me to contact you whether it be an Etsy username, blog address, or e-mail. I WILL not accept separate comment for your e-mail. I apologize for this, but I simply cannot have e-mail address comments cluttering my inbox, for it is quite confusing and I sometimes delete them on accident. 


Alrighty, here's how to enter :: 

:: mandatory entry ::

Visit Christina's shop, look around, and come back here telling me what catches your eye.

{click banner to visit shop}


:: extra entries ::


Add Christina to your Etsy circle. 


Follow Christina's blog. {It's a lovely blog, and quite - as you guessed it - colorful!:)} 


Be or become a follower of my garden. {please follow only if you like what you see posted here, not just as a giveaway entry}.
{worth two entries; leave two separate comments}


Be or become a follower of my crafting blog


Post about this giveaway on your blog. {Be sure to include a garden party button}. 


Complete out my garden party tag, and add a button on your sidebar. 


Purchase an item from Christina's shop. {worth ten entries; leave ten comments} 


You may begin entering...NOW!
Love,
Grace

92 comments:

  1. What a lovely giveaway, Grace!

    My favorite item from this shop is:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/77731336/fabric-flower-headband

    <3 Moriah

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  2. I hearted Christina's shop! :)

    <3 Moriah

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  3. I added Christina to my circle. :)

    Much <3 in Christ,
    Moriah

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  4. I follow your lovely Garden Walk. ;)

    {comment 1 of 2}

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  5. I follow your lovely Garden Walk. ;)

    {comment 2 of 2}

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  6. I also follow your crafting blog. :)

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  7. I love the rhinestones on this clip: http://www.etsy.com/listing/74564328/custom-order
    -Tori
    fashiontrendsmore.blogspot.com

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  8. I am a follower of your garden blog.
    -Tori
    fashiontrendsmore.blogspot.com
    toriradday@yahoo.com

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  9. I am a follower of your garden blog.
    -Tori
    fashiontrendsmore.blogspot.com
    toriradday@yahoo.com

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  10. I follow the olive tree.
    -Tori
    toriradday@yahoo.com

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  11. I follow your crafting blog.
    -Tori
    toriradday@yahoo.com

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  12. super excited! Thanks for doing this!!

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  13. I love the green and blue fabric flower headband.

    katietamblingson at yahoo dot com

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  14. I am a blog follower

    katietamblingson at yahoo dot com

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  15. I love this~
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/72577909/fabric-flower-headband
    All of her headbands are so lovely!

    Many Blessings,
    Jenna
    wheretheheartremains.blogspot.com

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  16. I hearted her shop! ♥

    ~Jenna
    wheretheheartremains.blogspot.com

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  17. I added Christina's shop to my circle! My Etsy username is: GodsLittleHomemaker

    Many Blessings,
    Jenna
    wheretheheartremains.blogspot.com

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  18. I am now following Christina's lovely blog!

    Many Blessings,
    Jenna
    wheretheheartremains.blogspot.com

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  19. I already follow your wonderful blog, dear friend! {Entry #1}

    Many Blessings,
    Jenna
    wheretheheartremains.blogspot.com

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  20. I already follow your wonderful blog, dear friend! {Entry #2}

    Many Blessings,
    Jenna
    wheretheheartremains.blogspot.com

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  21. I now follow your crafting blog!

    Many Blessings,
    Jenna
    wheretheheartremains.blogspot.com

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  22. Hi Grace,

    I really like the fabric flower headband.

    Here is the link: http://www.etsy.com/listing/72577909/fabric-flower-headband

    Carissa

    P.S. You can contact me at rosieposiesplace.blogspot.com

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  23. I follow your garden blog.

    Carissa

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  24. Hmm...my favorite items from Christina's shop would probably be the headbands. I simply love headbands and flowers, so those are perfect. :)

    Etsy username: KnittNerd

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  25. I hearted Christina's shop on Etsy!


    Etsy username: KnittNerd

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  26. I added Christina to my Etsy circle!


    Etsy username: KnittNerd

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  27. I follow you garden blog! :)


    Etsy username: KnittNerd

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  28. I follow your garden blog!
    :)


    Etsy username: KnittNerd

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  29. I am a follower of your crafting blog! :)


    Etsy username: KnittNerd

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  30. I follow Christina's blog! :)

    Etsy username: KnittNerd

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  31. The two items that caught my eye from The Olive Tree Boutique would have to be:

    1} http://www.etsy.com/listing/72576365/fabric-flower-headband
    2} http://www.etsy.com/listing/72577909/fabric-flower-headband.

    ~Johanna

    www.texasskies.blogspot.com

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  32. I hearted Christina's shop. My etsy name is CreativityStartsHere. :)

    ~Johanna

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  33. I added Christina to my etsy circle. :)

    ~Johanna

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  34. I looove all the cute headbands!! =)
    ~Hannah L.
    galloping4god@charter.net

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  35. I follow your blog! :)

    ~Johanna

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  36. I already follow your crafting blog. :)

    ~Johanna

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  37. I posted about it: http://texasskies.blogspot.com/2011/08/giveaway-for-girls-here.html.

    ~Johanna

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  38. i LOVE the fabric flower onsies. my sis is having a little girl any day now, it'd be perfect for her.

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  39. Christina's shop is so lovely! L really like her fabric flowers clips, as they would be a wonderful companion to many outfits...

    Thank you for hosting this lovely giveaway!

    In Christ,
    ~Shannon~

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  40. I am a follwer of your dear blog...

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  41. I am a follower of your lovely blog...

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  42. I have also posted about your lovely giveaway on my blog!

    http://brightlight412.blogspot.com/p/giveaways_28.html

    In Christ,
    ~Shannon~

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  43. I ♥ the owl tooth fairy pillow! So cute!

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  44. I posted about it! akskorner.blogspot.com

    ps- my email is annaksc1@gmail.com

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  45. I love this item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/72577347/clothes-pins

    spinningbarefoot[at]gmail.com

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  46. Following 'One Stitch at a time!'

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  47. I follow your blog! :)

    ~Johanna

    Comment #2

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  48. My fav. item is the cute purses!

    Rachel Lauren

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  49. I follow your blog! (1)

    Miss Rachel Lauren

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  50. I follow your blog! (2)

    Miss Rachel LAuren

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  51. I put you button on my blog!

    Miss Rachel Lauren

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  52. I will post about your giveaway on my blog!

    Miss Rachel Lauren

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  53. I would love to enter!
    I love her clothes-pins! So cute!
    Blessings,
    Bethany
    www.royal-daughters-of-the-king.blogspot.com

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  54. I hearted her shop!
    Blessings,
    Bethany
    www.royal-daughters-of-the-king.blogspot.com

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  55. Her shop is in my circle!
    Blessings,
    Bethany
    www.royal-daughters-of-the-king.blogspot.com

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  56. I follow you Grace!
    Blessings,
    Bethany
    www.royal-daughters-of-the-king.blogspot.com
    {Comment #1}

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  57. I follow you Grace!
    Blessings,
    Bethany
    www.royal-daughters-of-the-king.blogspot.com
    {Comment #2}

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  58. I follow your crafting blog!
    Blessings,
    Bethany
    www.royal-daughters-of-the-king.blogspot.com

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  59. I like the fabric flower clips!
    Blessings,
    Ashley Ward
    www.wardfamblog.blogspot.com

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  60. I follow Christina's blog!
    Blessings,
    AShley Ward

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  61. I follow you!
    Blessings,
    Ashley Ward
    {Comment #1}

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  62. I follow you!
    Blessings,
    Ashley Ward
    {Comment #2}

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  63. I follow your crafting blog!
    Blessings,
    AShley Ward

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  64. I love the diaper wipes case! :)

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  65. I posted about under "Giveaways Galore"

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  66. I really love this headband... http://www.etsy.com/listing/79322575/fabric-flower-headband

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  67. My Favorite thing is The Pretty Blu and Pink Wipe Case!

    Savanna~

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  68. I fallowed her Blog!

    Thanks,
    Savanna!

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  69. I have Indeed Fallow Your wonderful Blog! *wink*

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  70. I am fallowing your blog! Part 2!

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  71. I fallowed the crafting blog! ;)

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  72. My favorite is the fabric flower headband.
    ~Emma

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  73. I really like the fabric flower clip.
    ~Kaydee

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  74. We follow Christina's blog.
    ~Emma & Kaydee

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  75. We follow your blog.
    ~Emma & Kaydee

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  76. We follow your crafting blog!
    ~Emma & Kaydee

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  77. We posted about your giveaways!
    ~Emma & Kaydee

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  78. We follow your blog. #2
    ~Emma & Kaydee

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