Thursday, September 2, 2010

Eco-Friendly Freckles Kefir Grains Giveaway

AND THE WINNER IS:
#40
PATRICIA!
CONGRATULATIONS!!


I'm always on the look out for unique shops on Etsy. Eco-Friendly Freckles is no exception! What a wonderful shop! It's so refreshing to see a totally unique shop with hand crafted items. Take a look - and be sure to enter the give away :)

*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Jessica Woody; I am twenty-two years old and I live in Bixby, Oklahoma on a miniature horse ranch with my wonderful husband, Joe, and our three charming cats: Magnum, Buster, and Nozomi. The miniature horses and our kitties all have such funny personalities and brighten everyday! I love nurturing nature and I have a profound passion for recycling and transforming steel and tin cans into hand-painted, decoupage masterpieces!

What are 5 things you want people to think when they see your product?
The five things I want people to think about when they see my hand-painted upcycled decoupage canisters is:

  • It is created from recycled materials and therefore “upcycled”
  • It is functional (it can hold pens and pencils, be a candle votive, hold candies and trinkets, etc.)
  • It is a beautiful, trendy, elegant piece of d├ęcor for your home
  • It is a one-of-a-kind piece of art
  • Thoughtful craftsmanship, meticulous painting and cutting, and lots of love went into this unique creation.

*How did you decide on your shop name? Why did you start your business?
I came up with my Etsy Shop name “Eco-Friendly Freckles” because my hand-painted, upcycled decoupage canisters are very “eco-friendly” and each one of them is painted with a glossy black background and topped with tiny white painted “freckles” that creates my signature look. My art and I are both eco-friendly and have freckles!

I
started my Etsy shop after my husband suggested that I sell my hand-painted upcycled canister creations; before I was giving them as gifts to friends and family, yet I was making more and opening an Etsy shop seemed like the perfect thing to do. Now I have a place where I can also sell my handmade natural soaps, exotic and medicinal herbs, probiotics kefir grains, and vintage items.

*What or who inspires you?

I am inspired to create something beautiful and functional out of materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill somewhere. I enjoy going through my magazine clippings and yogi tea tag sayings and putting together a story for each one-o
f-a-kind creation. When I have gone through the magazines and picked out all of the desired images, I recycle what is left at my local library recycling bin; this makes me feel happy that I am giving back to our wonderful planet and saving some trees!

*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
I enjoyed making my “Traveling Lady” decoupage canister the most. It was a lot of fun selecting images that resemble a specific place from around the world for which the “Traveling Lady” has traveled: a bottle of French champagne from France, a preserved starfish from the ocean, and a friendly giraffe from Africa. She naturally is surrounded by plenty cash and a tower of suitcases with souvenir stickers from all of her retreats.

*Are there other places on the net we can find you?
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ecofriendlyfreckles
http://ecofriendlyfreckles.blogspot.com/

*What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?
My supply addiction is definitely vintage magazines and fun-shaped tins. Even though, I have a mountain of magazines that are from this decade, I have an infatuation with vintage magazines from the 60’s and 70’s; these clippings are quite rare and are intriguing to me…I am going to be making some “new-old”
hand-painted upcycled canisters soon with these vintage clippings. The fun shaped tins I just can’t pass up at garage sales, although I love working with cans, a nice tin with a lid can be used to conceal things like cookies and jewelry and will add some variety to my shop (I will be making some of these creations soon as well).

*What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?
I have a profound interest in herbology, natural health, and aromatherapy. I work at a natural food store called “Akins Natural Foods Market” and I am always learning something new. I enjoy making tea blends and working on our organic heirloom garden and indoor organic herb garden with my husband.

Also in my free time I enjoy visiting with my favorite girls: my best-friend and twin sister, Andrea, and my wonderfully fun grandmother “Nana”Sharee. We love going to local mom-and-pop cafes, art galleries, thrift stores, antique shops, garage sales, bed and breakfasts…and having picnics!


NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
The winner will receive Kefir Grains from Eco-Friendly Freckles. Kefir Grains are 'friendly bacteria' that have been proven to be very beneficial to the human digestive system. Kefir also has an abundance of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes.





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THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!!

The draw will take place on: October 1 @ 10pm Central
This is open to US & Canada Only!
Good Luck Everyone!!

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Audrey's Country Crafts is in no way responsible for the mailing of the prize. After the name is drawn I will contact that person. They have 2 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded. Thank-you for entering!!

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149 comments:

  1. http://www.etsy.com/listing/45140370/all-natural-ageless-golden-goddess. I enjoy trying different soaps. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  2. I am an email subscriber. Thanks


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  3. My favorite item is their Tea House Moon - Hand-Painted Upcycled Japanese Decoupage Decor Canister

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/54109056/tea-house-moon-hand-painted-upcycled

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  4. I subscribe to your blog by email

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  7. I love the baby nursery decoupage canister! merbobear@mommyiscrafty.com

    Thanks for adding me to your giveaway linky list! I bookmarked the page, that is the most comprehensive list I have seen yet!
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  8. I like the Traveling Lady - Hand-Painted Upcycled Decoupage Decor Art Canister
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  9. I'd love to try the All-Natural, Ageless Golden Goddess Celtic Soap.

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  10. I entered the 4 Piece African Soap Sample Set giveaway.

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  11. I'd like to try the All-Natural, Ageless Golden Goddess Celtic Soap, but I also like the pin up prints.

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  12. I also entered the Midnight in the Garden Earrings Giveaway

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  13. I like the sounds of this White Willow Bark. I am all into pain management without PHARMA's. I never knew willow bark could help with pain, inflammation, head ache, and fever :)

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  14. Ok i heart Eco-Friendly Freckles on Etsy
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  15. i posted this giveaway on facebook
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  16. i am an email subscriber
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  20. I entered the shampoo and conditionair giveaway

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  21. I entered the african soap giveaway

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  22. I love the Tea House Moon - Hand-Painted Upcycled Japanese Decoupage Decor Canister

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  23. I "heart" Freckles on ETSY

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  24. I'm a facebook fan.

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  25. I follow you on Twitter as 2Cats2See

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  26. I subscribe through e-mail

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  27. entered your Personalized Pillow Case

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  28. entered your Smart Tea Maker giveaway

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  29. the All-Natural, Ageless Golden Goddess Celtic Soap with Lacy Ribbon and Bag looks good.
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  30. Oo, I really like The Recipe for Love - Hand-Painted Upcycled Decoupage Decor Art Canister.

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  31. I would like to have the White Willow Bark.. :)

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  32. Heart Eco-Friendly Freckles on Etsy -
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  33. Mentioned the give away on Facebook with a link

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  36. I also entered on your Dinner Is Ready Cookbook/CD combo giveaway

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  38. Tweeted about this contest with a link-
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  39. I love the Princess Bride Art Canister.
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  40. I hearted on Etsy -
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  41. I entered your Smart Tea Maker giveaway
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  42. http://www.etsy.com/listing/45140370/all-natural-ageless-golden-goddess. I enjoy trying different soaps. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  43. I want All-Natural, Ageless Golden Goddess Celtic Soap with Lacy Ribbon and Bag

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  44. I love the White Willow Bark - Medicinal Herb For Pain, Inflammation, Head Ache, and Fever
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  45. I already heart Eco-Friendly Freckles on Etsy - my Etsy username is Hurdler4eva
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  46. I like Audrey's Giveaways on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
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  47. I follow you on Twitter - my Twitter ID is @AmberGoo
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  48. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/24619941106
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  49. I entered your Grapefruit lotion/soap set giveaway
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  50. The Golden Goddess Celtic soap looks yummy but so does the poster of Bon Jovi !!!

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  51. I am an email subscriber @arlene9999@earthlink dot net

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  52. I would pick one of the all natural ageless soaps

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  55. Tweeted (http://twitter.com/kmogilevski/status/24622376843)

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  56. I entered the So Stinking Sweet giveaway

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  57. I entered the Smart Tea Maker giveaway

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  58. I entered the Sakura Necklace giveaway

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  59. I entered the African Soap giveaway

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  60. I entered the Orange Body Bar giveaway

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  61. I entered the Angel Elements giveaway

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  65. i like the Calm, Cool, and Collected - Hand-Painted Upcycled Decoupage Decor Canister
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  66. http://twitter.com/1589m/status/24763183737

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  67. i entered the Personalized Pillow Case giveaway

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  68. My favourite item is: Dark Jade Indo Kratom Incense - Uplifting Herb with Aromatherapy and Medicinal Properties.
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  69. I friended Audrey's Give Aways on Facebook.
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  70. I follow you on Twitter - @lemonslippers
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  71. I tweeted! - Sept 18
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  73. Traveling Lady - Hand-Painted Upcycled Decoupage Decor Art Canister

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  75. Tweeted! - Sept 19
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  78. Tweeted! - Sept 20
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  79. http://www.etsy.com/listing/45140370/all-natural-ageless-golden-goddess. I enjoy trying different soaps.

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  80. Tweeted! - Sept 21
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  81. http://www.etsy.com/listing/54110387/royal-white-sumatra-kratom-incense

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  82. my fave items are either the kefir or the vegan soaps.

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  83. i hearted eco-friendly freckles on etsy as ravencolours

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  84. i tweeted about this giveaway here > http://twitter.com/ravencolours


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  85. i facebooked the giveaway here> http://www.facebook.com/ravencolours?ref=nf


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  86. I love the All-Natural, Ageless Golden Goddess Celtic Soap:
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  90. tweet:
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  91. Entered the 4 Piece African Soap Sample Set giveaway.
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  92. Entered the Swahili Coast Shampoo & Conditioner Gift Pack giveaway.
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  93. Entered the Smart Tea Maker giveaway.
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  94. Entered the Body Lotions from Nature's Gate giveaway.
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  95. Entered the Orange Body Bar & Citrus Body Scrub giveaway.
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  96. I love the "Egyptian Blue Lotus Lily - Aphrodisiac - Enhance Sexual Desire Naturally" (http://www.etsy.com/listing/55914981/egyptian-blue-lotus-lily-aphrodisiac) but I love the art as well and "Paulie's Confession - Hand-Painted Upcycled Pop Art Decoupage Decor Canister" is my favorite! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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  97. I also posted about your Give Away on my blog, here's the link
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  98. I grabbed your button!

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  99. I also added EcoFriendlyFreckles to my Etsy favorites

    I am vegicu on Etsy

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  100. I entered the Dishcloth of the Month Giveaway

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  101. Tweeted! - Sept 22
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  106. Tweeted! - Sept 23
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  108. Entered the Gift Basket from Lily Organics giveaway.
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  109. http://twitter.com/1589m/status/25362348186
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  110. Tweeted! - Sept 24
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  116. I really like the

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  118. I follow you on twitter
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  120. I subscribe via email
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  125. I like the Tea House Moon - Hand-Painted Upcycled Japanese Decoupage Decor Canister.
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  126. tweet: http://twitter.com/1589m/status/25993270675
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  127. I love the
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  128. I would love to try the jade incense http://www.etsy.com/listing/56382451/dark-jade-indo-kratom-incense-uplifting

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  130. I looove the Princess Bride container. Best movie ever :)

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  131. The White Willow Bark is my item of choice!

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  132. I would like the True Love - Princess Bride Hand-Painted Upcycled Decoupage Decor Art Canister
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  133. I follow you on Twitter (donnak4)
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