GIVEAWAY TIME :: celebrating the first year of eNVe Designs

About 1 year ago, I launched envedesigns.com and opened an etsy shop to support my jewelry-making addiction. I started with zero experience in running a business, no marketing knowledge, and not a single expectation in my mind as to how it would all unfold. Now, looking back on the first year of this venture, I can safely say that it's been a bumpy road but one that I'm truly glad I set foot on. For me, making jewelry feels natural... but selling my creations was something that made me feel quite vulnerable.. like I'm baring my soul for the world's scrutiny. It still feels like that most times, but I feel a little more brave doing it now. But the most rewarding of it all is coming into contact with all the amazing (not to mention incredibly talented) people I've gotten to know, thanks to Etsy. In a perfect (teleportating) world, I would love to meet all of you in person over coffee and great conversation. So to express my gratitude for all the warmth and support I've received this past year, I'm having my biggest giveaway yet!

the prize:

One randomly selected winner will get one item of choice (any value) from what is currently available from either one of my sites! Yes, call me crazy, but that is the prize! It's a special occasion and I'm feeling generous. :)

Here's how to enter:

REQUIRED: Visit www.envedesigns.com and comment on your favorite piece. You can also visit my archives and etsy site to view past designs. This helps me decide what to make more of. Any other suggestions you can offer (e.g., your favorite signature style, what you would like to see more of, what you don't like, etc) would be immensely helpful. My goal is to keep growing and making things better.

Bonus entries:
* you can indicate all bonus entries in one comment or make separate comments if you'd like
* must include your email so I can contact you if you win
* I'll be verifying all bonus entries to be fair

(+8 entries) Blog about this giveaway (with a link to my giveaway post; please include your blog url in the comment)

(+2 entries) Include an image of one of my jewelry pieces in your blog post

(+4 entries) Follow my blog or let me know that you already do (I can only verify "public" followers)

(+4 entries) Subscribe to my mailing list (send an email to: subscribe@envedesigns.com)

(+4 entries) Follow me on Twitter or let me know that you already do (I'll follow back)

(+1 entry per tweet) Tweet about this giveaway (include a link to my giveaway post; include @eNVeDesigns so I can verify)

(+4 entries) Fan me on Facebook or let me know that you already do

(+1 entry per person emailed) And for those who don't blog/twitter/facebook (thanks to Elaine for bringing this to my attention), you can also help spread the word by emailing your friends about the giveaway (must CC contact@envedesigns so I know; I will only count the email addresses and then delete the email).

Enter by MAY 31
Winner announced here June 1st.

Other happenings this month:

My customer appreciation giveaway:
All eNVe Designs customers past and present through May 31, 2009 are automatically entered to win a $50 gift certificate (plus a secret surprise!). Winner will be announced the first week of June.

Memorial Weekend Special:
I'll be having a special sale going on this Memorial Weekend (5/22 - 5/25) so check back in on Friday!

PS. We're still waiting on baby... I'll keep you posted. :)


Charity Raffle Winners!!!



You've each won $30 to spend on envedesigns.com or in my etsy shop. And of course, free shipping is included in addition to the $30. I'll contact you each individually to let you know. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for your generous contributions to our fundraiser for the American Liver Foundation! You're a huge help in saving lives through vital research on liver disease.

Anna and Amy both have beautiful shops on etsy as well! Please stop by and visit:


A couple of reminders...

Just a couple of quick reminders:

Today is the last day to take advantage of my Mother's Day special!

One week left to enter my charity giveaway for the American Liver Foundation. There will be 3 winners of $30 gift certificates each. Deadline is the 15th!

On the horizon, 2 giveaways:

My customer appreciation giveaway, for those who have supported eNVe Designs and supported my charities via my Blue to Beautiful campaign this past year. All who have purchased or donated through the end of this month are entered to win $50 to spend in my etsy shop or on envedesigns.com (plus an extra surprise...because I love surprises)!

My 1 year anniversary giveaway!!! Celebrating the first year of eNVe Designs. You won't want to miss it.

Events are slightly delayed on account of my baby being due next week. So if you don't hear from me again for a few weeks, you'll know why. But I'll be back with baby pics to share and jewels to give away! :) In the meantime, please check out my brand new pieces and new Signature Design styles on www.envedesigns.com. I'd love to hear any feedback you might have.

And HAPPY (early) MOTHER'S DAY to all you fabulous moms out there!


Mohops giveaway!!!

Remember when I blogged about these fabulous shoes in my versatile find series?? Well you can enter this giveaway to win a pair of your very own! Just in time for spring and summer!


Just in time!

Swinging Amethyst ($25)

It's official, www.envedesigns.com is now finally stocked with fresh new items for spring and summer! And just in time for Mother's Day (quickly approaching). And being so occupied and on a mission with updating my site, I almost forgot that tomorrow is my 1 year Etsy-versary and May marks my 1 year anniversary of launching envedesigns.com! The intersection of all these happenings is certainly cause for celebration... all week long... and perhaps through next week!

First up is my Mother's Day Deal:

10% off your purchase

FREE Priority Shipping on all orders (within U.S.)

Just mention "for mom" in message to seller during checkout. Valid in either my etsy shop or on envedesigns.com. Good now through Friday 5/8/09. If you want the package to arrive in time for mother's day, please place your order before Wednesday the 6th.

I'm also having a customer appreciation giveaway ($50 gift certificate) for everyone who has ever placed an order with eNVe Designs through the end of this May. If you've ordered from me, you're automatically entered so no one needs to do anything. New customers ordering through the end of this month will also be entered. The winner will be drawn at random and announced on my blog the first week of June.

I'm also planning an anniversary giveaway for everyone else so that will be announced here as well so keep your eyes peeled!

In the meantime, you can enter my charity raffle to win one of three $30 gift certificates to my shop. It just requires a one dollar donation. And there are ample opportunities for free bonus entries. Entry in the charity raffle will also get you bonus entries in my next giveaway. For more info, just scroll down to the post below this one. It's for a worthwhile cause and it would mean so much to me and to those affected by liver disease. And thank you all who have already supported our fundraising efforts! We wouldn't have made it so close to our goal without your help!

Happy Monday and don't forget to show your mom some love this week!