Friday, April 16, 2010

My First Giveaway to Celebrate or UnCelebrate My First Half!

Today is my very first giveaway!  I thought that because of all of the outpouring support and advice from my followers on my first half marathon, that I should reward someone with a really fun giveaway!
I have ran across a really neat jewelry maker shop called MyBella.
MyBella was created by a stay-at-home-superhero, Liz, that has a passion for jewelry.  She came across this passion accidently.  Liz tells her story:
"A couple of summers ago, my in-laws wanted to take my two small kids (then ages 2 & 3) with her on vacation for a whole week.  I spent an entire teen and adult life being a nanny, and I couldn't wait untl the days I'd spend with my own kids.  The idea of them being gone from me for a week was not thrilling at first.  As the day grew closer, my anxiety skyrocketed, until I went to drop them off.  She thanked me for letting them go along, and handed me a $7 'Jewelry Makers Starter Kit' to keep my hands busy while they were away; in her mind, it would keep me from cutting their trip short.  Honestly, that's all it took!  Everthing just kind of spiraled out of control from that moment!!  I'd started with doing a few pieces from friends, and within a couple of months I had opened my Etsy shop.  A year after my shop opened, I hit the "100 Sales" mark, and three months later, my shop hit 250+ sales.  I am now only a few sales away from 300.  I am beyond blessed!!"

Liz's MyBella shop offers a wonderful array of handstamped pieces that represent so many different things.  For example, she has a "Run Like A Girl" necklace that can be customized with the name of your half marathon or marathon, or with "SwimBikeRun" for all of the triathletes out there.

She also has a necklace called "Tours of Service" which can be customized with tour information and military branch.
And for all of the stay at home mom's out there, she even has a necklace for the "Stay At Home Super hero".  How sweet is that?
Some other items Liz offers in her store is handstamped inital wine charms

She also has an amazing bridal line that any bride would be proud to wear.

An item I HAVE to mention in Liz's MyBella collection is the adorable "Mommy N Me" necklace "For the Inner Princess In Us All"  How cute would this be to get for Mommy and Daughter to wear?  (If only I had a daughter....)

When asked which item is Liz's favorite, she states:
"With my 'Carried To Heaven On Angels Wings' necklace, I've had many back stories to accompany the orders.  Being told that the piece is for a friend who just lost her husband a week ago, or a family who just lost a small child absolutely floors me.  To put myself in the position of that person's pain is almost overwhelming.  When I realize that my work, my craft, my creative design was chosen to help be a part of the healing...that is beyond an honor."
Such an awesome line of products, and she has sooo many more special pieces that I wish I could list them all.  The cool thing is, Liz has so generously offered up a prize to one lucky follower.  Between now and noon on Friday April 23rd, you can enter in to win a $20 MyBella Gift Certificate toward a piece of jewelry of your choice.  How wonderful is that!!! 
Also, EVERYONE has the chance to purchase one of Liz's custom pieces and recieve FREE SHIPPING between now and Sunday May 1st.  All you have to do is go to MyBella HERE and enter the code: 'RBFS2010' INTO THE COMMENT SECTION TO THE SELLER WHEN YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER. (she will then refund your shipping via paypal)
What a great Mother's Day gift to someone special in your life!?!?

So, to enter the giveaway, you have a few different options, listed below.  Please respond back with individual comments for each.  A person will be chosen by random drawing in the afternoon of Friday April 23rd. 
To enter:
1. Please become a follower of this blog, or let me know you already are.
2. Please visit Liz at her MyBella's Shop HERE and tell me which item you would chose, if you won.
3. Please visit MyBella on Facebook HERE and become a fan and let me know that you have done so.
4. Please link this giveaway on your blog, Facebook page or twitter account and let me know that you have done so.  (You will receive an entry for each link)

So, what are you waiting for...Enter in to win a wonderfully customizable gift that you can design for yourself or for someone wonderful in your life.  And don't forget, you can get Free Shipping between now and Sunday May 1st by using the code 'RBFS2010' in the comment section to the seller when you place your order. (she will then refund your shipping via paypal)

Good luck, and again I want to extend a HUGE thank you to all of my followers out there.  The running community is AWESOME and I would not have been able to go out there and kill my 3 miles last night, without all of your encouraging words! 

Run with ya soon,
Stephanie

52 comments:

feetinmotion said...

i'm a follower :)

Jen said...

I am a follower

Jen said...

I am now a fan of Liz's on FB.

Jen said...

I like: Grown in my heart and all of the earrings.

Trish said...

I'm a follower!

Congrats on your first half!! Woot Woot!!

Trish said...

I love the Classic Grey necklace! Super cool!

Trish said...

I linked to your giveaway in my sidebar!

Nicole Joy said...

Im a follower :0)

Nicole Joy said...

I went to the site and LOVE her products! <3 Idk which one I would get if i won but I love the runner one. I would want it to say 'run like a girl' and 'nicole.' I also love the Just my type monogram letter necklaces!! And the reach for the stars necklace. ADORABLE!

Nicole Joy said...

my bella FB fan (and a fan in real life too)

Nicole Joy said...

linked on FB

Nicole Joy said...

linked on twitter

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I am a follower!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I like the continued blessing necklace

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I became a fan on FB!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You are linked in my sidebar!

Velma said...

I am a follower!

Velma said...

I would like the luggage tags- nifty idea

Chris said...

I am now following you!

Chris said...

I would have to pick a run like a girl necklace. I am running my first half next month and would love a necklace to commemorate the event!

Jessica said...

I have added a link to your blog to my blog at http://runningforthehealthofit.blogspot.com/

Jessica said...

There are actually two necklaces that I would choose from. I am running my first half in August so I would love that one. And my husband served a tour of duty in Iraq so the Military necklace would be awesome!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I am a new follower!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I love her "Reach for the Stars" necklace! I also really liked the "Stay at Home Superhero" too!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I am a fan on facebook now too!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I posted a link to this giveaway on my blog!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I just tweeted about it too!

Darlene said...

I follow your blog

Darlene said...

I am a fan of myBella on FB

Darlene said...

I live the Brass Blooms...necklace

Darlene said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog

Darlene said...

I tweeted it too.

Judi said...

Just found you on EricaH's blog. I became a follower. What a neat giveaway. I love the mommy n me. Great ideas for mother's day! Thanks for the link!

Judi said...

I just visited the site. I like the "color splash" necklace with a personalized name on it.

Kristin said...

Cool giveaway!
I'm a follower!

Kristin said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog's sidebar!

Kristin said...

Became Liz's FB fan !

Kristin said...

I checked out her site and I want to get a circular pendant with an inscription for my running partern!

destination262 said...

I follow you on google reader! :) Great give-away!!

destination262 said...

I am a fan on facebook! :)

destination262 said...

I looked at the site and I would probably do some sort of custom pattern. Something with 26.2 engraved - to keep me on my journey to destination 26.2.

Domestic Diva said...

The I Love You To The Moon and Back and the New Love, Old Love, Forever Love are great. I'd love to personalize a piece. Beautiful stuff!

katia said...

i am a follower :)

kshuttle@ugouelph.ca

katia said...

i think the MyBella Large Bag Tags are really cool. Perfect for carry on luggage!

kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

bobbie said...

I am a follower!

bobbie said...

I like the simply butterfly or keep it simple necklaces

bobbie said...

Fan on FB!!

bobbie said...

posted on FB

bobbie said...

tweeted @ bobbie087

bobbie said...

Posted it on my blog @ bobbie087.blogspot.com
please come check out my blog as well wanting followers to hopefully have my own giveaway! Great giveaway for a 1st time giveaway!

Tricia said...

I'm a follower!

Tricia said...

with a hubby who is active duty Army has has served two tours in Iraq, I think the "tours of service" one is my fav!