Sunday, February 27, 2011

Star Sponsor and Giveaway: Elephant's Trunk *CLOSED*


If you haven't yet heard of Lauren from Elephant's Trunk, you're in for a treat! Lauren creates unique wine accessories - perfect for giving as a hostess gift or to keep for yourself! (I use my wine bloom around a skinny vase!) Take a peek:



1. What made you decide to open a shop, and how did you decide on your shop name?

 I decided to open my shop because I loved to create and thought I could create unique handmade products that others might appreciate. My shop name originated from my blog and the reason for both the blog name and the shop name is because when I was little I enjoyed crafts and my mom stored all our craft items in a trunk. My favorite animal has always been an elephant for their symbol of luck and just the nature of the animal. The Elephant’s Trunk is a play on where our crafts were stored when I was little and my favorite animal.

2. What is your favorite thing to make / what supplies to do you love to use most?

 My favorite thing to make is wine corks. I enjoy creating unique corks that make a statement. I just to envision something creative to decorate the cork to make it stand out against a sea of boring wine corks.

3. What do you spend too much money on?

I spend way too much money on craft supplies! I used to spend all my money on shoes and now I’ve transitioned to craft supplies. I could spend hours at Hobby Lobby browsing the aisles and I always approach the counter with way more than I intended on buying. 

4. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

This is probably not the best choice health wise but I know I could eat spaghetti everyday and never get sick of it!

5. What is your favorite thing about winter?

Winter is such a beautiful season to observe from inside cuddled up in a blanket with a great book. I’ve lived in Colorado since I was 4 and just experienced my first Texas winter after moving down here last year and it is a very different sort of winter. I love being in Colorado in the winter and  looking outside to admire the snow draped over the evergreens. Texas has a much more gloomy and misty winter, but it still makes me want to cuddle up inside with a great book. 

***GIVEAWAY***
Lauren is giving away a white rose wine bloom and a birthday girl wine cork!


Here's how to enter:

MANDATORY: Visit Elephant's Trunk and leave a comment with your favorite item.

EXTRA ENTRIES (optional): 

+1 Heart Elephant's Trunk on Etsy and leave your username
+1 Follow Lauren's blog
+1 Follow Lauren on Twitter
+1 Tweet about this giveaway and leave the link

Sample tweet: Enter to win a pretty wine bloom and cork from @elephantstrunk4 on @yes_teacher 's blog http://tiny.cc/n5mn6

Giveaway ends March 4th at 11:59 PM and winners will be announced and emailed on Saturday, March 5th.

If you're interested in promoting your business by becoming a Star Sponsor, see rates here!

38 comments:

  1. I love the Pink Zebra Wine Bloom!

    I'm now following Lauren (and you!) on Twitter an tweeted about the giveaway @CraftyCayman

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  2. I love the LOVE Wine Cork. :) So cute!!

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  3. I heart her super cute etsy shop! :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  4. I follow her blog!: )

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  5. I also follow Lauren on twitter! :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  6. I Love the blue flower wine bloom.

    juliesimpson73@hotmail.com

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  7. I follow her blog!

    juliesimpson73@hotmail.com

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  8. I follow her on twitter

    juliesimpson73@hotmail.com

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  9. Tweeted! :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  10. I love the "Luck of the shamrock" cork

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  11. My favorite item is the vino wine cork!

    alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

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  12. I "hearted" Elephant's Trunk on Etsy!

    Etsy ID: lexacd

    alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

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  13. I follow Lauren's blog!

    alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

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  14. i love Red and Gold Wine Cork
    meandi09@yahoo.com

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  15. I love the Vino Wine Cork!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I heart Elephant's Trunk on Etsy - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I follow Lauren's blog with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I tweeted, I'm @AmberGoo: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/41990876888698880
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. That wine cork is so fab. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. The Baby Blue Wine Bloom is gorgeous!

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  21. Oh I'm loving the LOVE Wine Cork !!

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  22. I heart Elephant's Trunk on etsy :)
    Username:Eeyore4eva

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  23. I love the various packs of gift tags!
    myheehaw@hotmail[dot]com

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  24. I like the sunflower wine bloom.
    sunniewoodyplus2@ msn.com

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  25. My favorite is the Tropical Wine Bloom.

    Shannon
    rs_mathena@yahoo.com

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  26. I follow Lauren on Twitter.

    Shannon
    rs_mathena@yahoo.com

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  27. I follow Lauren's blog.

    Shannon
    rs_mathena@yahoo.com

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  28. I am torn between the Red Rose or the Sunflower blooms...they are both lovely.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  29. hearted her etsy shop (jhbalvin)
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  30. http://twitter.com/jhitomi/status/42386695525634048
    just tweeted here.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  31. The 'Love' winecork.

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  32. I love the tropical wine bloom (and the white flower in the image above; but that one is not in the etsy store currently!)

    aliciabenedict(dot)info(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I hearted elephant trunk on etsy as orchidlily2222

    aliciabenedict(dot)info(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I love the gift tags and the red and gold cork! Thanks!

    konecki (at) gmail

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  35. the vino wine cork is my favorite


    Cerena Leigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  36. What a pretty cork!--->http://www.etsy.com/listing/65565428/groovy-wine-cork

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