Sunday, February 28, 2010

Aloquin

And the winner is:
PATTY!
CONGRATULATIONS!


When I first started selling on Etsy, I learned so much about crafts, arts and creating original works. ACEO's was something I knew nothing about, but found fascinating. Finally someone explained them to me, and I still love them! This shop is full of original, wonderful works of art! Take a look:

*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
I'm from Long Island, and have lived most of my life here. It is beautiful, with ocean beaches, pine barrens, and the city not far away!
I have been drawing since before I can remember, and have always preferred to do it than most anything else. I graduated LIU Southampton with a bachelors degree in Graphic Design, and am now a proud, creative wife and mother.

*How did you decide on your shop name? Why did you start your business?
I can't remember how I first learned of Etsy, but once I did find out about it, I knew that I had to be a part of it... I just love every thing about it!
My shop name has always been my nickname, as it were... or avatar, if avatars were names. I believe, if I remember correctly, I got the name off of the back of a package when I was working at 16 at the local Animal Farm Petting Zoo... and I liked "Aloquin" so much that it's always stuck with me!

*What types of items do you have? Do you have something new you will be adding?
I have lots of fun items in my shop, from ACEOs (Art Cards, Editions, and Originals) to Hair Jewelry to Digital Download Files to Rings... I am constantly creative, and always adding new items.

*What do you like about being a seller?
The thing I like the most is that I am offering products that people really like. I am bringing a smile to someone's face when they receive what they've purchased from me, and I know that in a large retail outlet, the original creator doesn't get to appreciate that as much... yay Etsy Feedback Tool!!!

*What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?
LOL... not really. I'm addicted to many things, and always find inspiration in items either online or at the store. My husband has already learned that it is very dangerous to bring me into a Michael's store! Right now I am thoroughly in love with the Steampunk style, and will be making some new ACEOs very soon to reflect just that.

*Do you have a blog?
Yep! http://www.aloquin.blogspot.com

*What motivates or inspires you to create?
Every thing from God, to love, to other people's art... the list is endless...

*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
My barrettes, I'd have to say right now... they are my current passion, and I can't help but glance at them all the time! I love to use/upcycle material that would ordinarily be tossed to the side... with enough creative ingenuity, you can make something beautiful out of ordinary, throw-away items, like broken cell phone pieces!

NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
The winner will receive a custom made ACEO... they pick the topic/genre/color/etc. It will be totally up to them!


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THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!!


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124 comments:

  1. I am facinated with the ACEOs. I love this one, Lighthouse
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38237529

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  2. Wow! what an interesting Etsy Shop! I love the Pink Lemonade Barrette, BUT, all the ACEO's are very unique! Please enter me in the giveaway, thank you! Amanda

    amanda31gifts (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. I'm an email subscriber! Amanda :)

    amanda31gifts (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. My favorite is definitely the "You Light Up My Life" ACEO: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38237529

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  5. I tweeted about this giveaway: http://twitter.com/doppeldeer/status/9780127413

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  6. I am already an e-mail subscriber: friendliestghost at gmail dot com.

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  7. Pink Lemonade Barrette. ladyhightower@live.com

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  8. Tweet. http://twitter.com/LADYHIGHTOWER/status/9795287654

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  9. Facebook post. http://www.facebook.com/#!/LADYHIGHTOWER?v=feed&story_fbid=332273717947&ref=nf

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  10. Email subscriber. ladyhightower2live.com

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  11. Button. RT sidebar in rep marquee scroll. http://psychicmamaindigochild.blogspot.com

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  12. follow you from follow friday!! I would love if you come follow my blog!
    http://mylittlestgravesies.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love "I'll be waiting for you" aceo card
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  14. email subscriber
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  15. very cool stuff! i definitely love the HG Wells Steampunk ACEO the most! all the rest are close seconds!

    http://phranne.etsy.com
    phranne[at]yahoo.com

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  16. i am a blog follower!
    http://phranne.etsy.com
    phranne[at]yahoo.com

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  17. entered the London Bridge Children giveaway 8)

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  18. i entered the Maximal Art giveaway 8)

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  19. i entered the Karma jewelry giveaway too

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  20. also entered the Cynde's Place giveaway

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  21. i entered the DaysAgo giveaway 8)

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  22. entered the Heaven Scent Soy Candles giveaway too!

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  23. entered the Venera Bag giveaway
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  24. entered the Sweetly You! giveaway!

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  25. entered the Smelly Washer giveaway!

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  26. I like the Stormy Lighthouse. I've always had a fascination for lighthouses.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. Email subscriber.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. I entered the Venera Bag Giveaway,

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. i like the memory quilt aceo
    nannypanpan@sbcglobal.net

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  30. entered ballerina hair clip holder

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  31. I love the cupcake and lemonade barettes. jacksond@nhr3.net

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  32. very hard. either living on the outskirts (even looks like me) or view from the outside.

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  33. I love the mechanics of love steampunk collectable

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  34. I really like the pearlized pink cream button ring

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  35. I am an email subscriber

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  36. I have your button

    sarahsblogoffun.blogspot.com

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  37. I entered Venera Bag giveaway

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  38. I entered Huephoria Giveaway

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  39. I entered reusable bags giveaway

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  40. I entered sandwich bag giveaway

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  41. I entered ballerina clip holder giveaway

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  42. I entered Gravy boat giveaway

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  43. I entered smelly towel giveaway

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  44. I love ACEOs! My favorite item from Aloquin is the Girl Who Leapt Through Time Original ACEO!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. the mechanics of love steampunk collectible.... so cute, and reminds my of www.girlgeniusonline.com

    rmaslow a@t yahoo d.ot com

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  46. My favorite is: Listing # 41242428
    ladyvdzine[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  47. I subscribe as ladyvdzine[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  48. I like the sand and stone barrette jewelry.

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  49. The love steampunk collectible and the sand and stone barrette just so hard to pick one.

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  50. i love the barrette - i wear them all the time - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39801778

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  51. i entered your easy lunch box giveaway

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  52. tweet http://twitter.com/crownthequeen/status/10000419290

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  53. I love the pink and red upcycled heart ring!

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  54. I tweeted about this giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/perfectbluemoon/status/10121111144

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  55. I blogged about this giveaway!
    http://perfectbluemoon.blogspot.com/2010/03/march-7th-giveaway-list.html

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  56. I'm an email subscriber!

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  57. I entered the picpocket books giveaway!

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  58. I entered the lunch box giveaway!

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  59. I entered the Alphabet giveaway!

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  60. I entered the Zuvo giveaway!

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  61. I entered the BabyMel giveaway!

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  62. i like the memory quilt.
    polly
    cherubpk@aol.com

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  63. email subscriber.
    polly
    cherubpk@aol.com

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  64. entered pic pocket giveaway.
    polly
    cherubpk@aol.com

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  65. entered lunch box giveaway.
    polly
    cherubpk@aol.com

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  66. entered custom aceo giveaway.
    polly
    cherubpk@aol.com

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  67. entered alphabet photo. giveaway.
    polly
    cherubpk@aol.com

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  68. entered baby mel giveaway.
    polly
    cherubpk@aol.com

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  69. entered zuvo water giveaway.
    polly
    cherubpk@aol.com

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  70. I like the cupcake and lemon aid bareretts
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  71. I really like the urban love collage.

    gr8kidsgr8fam at yahoo dot com

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  72. I would want Moonflowers. The butterfly image really pops out of the pic.

    wakeupangel at gmail dot com

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  73. toss up between hg wells and View from the Outside i too love moonflowers! wow hard to choose!

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  74. My favorite is the emerald dream barrette

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  75. I entered the alphabet photo giveaway

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  76. I entered the glass tile necklace giveaway

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  77. I entered the husband treats giveaway

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  78. I entered the babymel giveaway

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  79. I entered the Mayan earrings giveaway

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  80. I entered the people towel giveaway

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  81. I entered the lunch box giveaway

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  82. I like View from the Outside - many favorites tho.
    bwalker1123 at gmail dot com

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  83. entered Husband Treats giveaway

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  84. entered Alphabet Photography giveaway

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  85. I love the Stormy Lighthouse Original ACEO ATC

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  86. entered the alphabet photography giveaway

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  87. I like the Pink and Red Upcycled Heart Button Ring.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  88. I love the The Mechanics of Love Steampunk Collectable, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  89. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Purple Passion Flower Ring!

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  90. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28910852

    electricisland(at)gmail.com

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  91. tweet,, http://twitter.com/electricisland/status/10369355852

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  92. I entered the Alphabet Photography giveaway

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  93. I Have your button http://electriccislandd.blogspot.com/

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  94. Subscribed by email, electricisland(at)gmail.com

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  95. I entered your Easy Lunchboxes giveaway

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  96. I like the Autumn's Night Original ACEO/ATC

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29654124

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  97. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/10374291433

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  98. I subscribe by email
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  99. entered mayan earrings giveaway

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  100. I like the You light up my life... that is really cool with the lighthouse!

    crunchygreenmom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  101. I love the Butterfly Wings Stained Glass Original ACEO ATC eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  102. I love the Butterfly Wings Stained Glass Original ACEO ATC eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  103. I tweeted http://twitter.com/eaglesforjack/status/10397332040

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  104. The Stormy Lighthouse Original ACEO ATC is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  105. I love the Purple Passion Flower Button Ring!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41769472

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  106. I love the Emerald Dreams Barrette Jewelry for your Hair.

    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  107. I like the LOVE Original ACEO
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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Thank you for entering! Good Luck!!