Friday, March 25, 2011

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

I'm so pumped to showcase the lovely Lauren from Elephant's Trunk!


Lauren sells fabulous wine accessories (I own several of her wine blooms and I LOVE them!) in her cute shop. Take a peek:


1. Where do you get your inspiration to create?

My inspiration comes from everywhere but the best place I get inspired from is ideas from my Mom. She loves to shop so she’ll tell me ideas she has seen in stores, at craft fairs, online in magazines and she and I think of ways we could tweak them into becoming something of my own.

2. What are some tips you can share for people who might be thinking of opening their own shop?
My best advice would be that you have to believe in your shop. If you don’t believe in your shop do not expect anyone else to either. You have to love your product in order to promote it successfully. So find something you love and create around what you love.

3. What's your favorite thing about owning your own business?
I love the freedom it gives me to create when I want and how I want. I can ask for advice whenever I want but in the end I’m the decision maker and it is nice to be in charge every now and then.

4. What's your favorite beverage?
If you couldn’t tell from my “wine” themed store I am a big wine-o but other than that I love Diet Coke. I have a bad obsession to the bubbly glass of heaven.

5. If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
My super power would be the ability to burn calories by eating chocolate.

***COUPON CODE ALERT***
Lauren has graciously agreed to give a coupon for 20% off your purchase with code YESTEACHER


***GIVEAWAY ALERT***
Lauren is giving away a $25 gift certificate to her shop!

 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 Add Lauren as a friend on Facebook
+1 Tweet about this giveaway and leave the link

Sample tweet: Enter to win a $25 gift certificate to @elephantstrunk4 on @yes_teacher 's blog http://tiny.cc/46ouv

Giveaway ends April 2nd at 11:59 PM and winners will be announced and emailed on Sunday, April 3rd.

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

84 comments:

  1. I love the read and gold wine cork!

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  2. I hearted her shop on etsy-butler83

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  3. I follow her blog now also!
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  4. oh the wedding wine charms are just too cute. Makies me want to get married all over again so I can register for more cutesy stuff.

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  5. Such a pretty giveaway - I love the elephant wine charms :) from her Etsy shop!!

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  6. Love the bottle stopper...sooooo cute!!

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  7. I like the Groovy Wine Cork. Very fun print!

    cambridgechic (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. My favorite item is the Vino Wine Cork! It's fantastic!


    alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

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  9. I "heart" Elephant's Trunk on Etsy!

    Etsy ID: lexacd


    alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

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  10. I follow Lauren's blog!


    alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

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  11. the tropical wine bloom is my favorite! jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  12. i follow laurens blog jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  13. I love the keychains!!!! :) So cute!!!

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  14. I follow Lauren's blog. :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  15. I follow Lauren on twitter. :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  16. Added Lauren as a friend on Facebook !:)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  17. Tweeted! :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  18. I heart Lauren's shop! :)

    amschotter

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  19. Sky Blue Wine Bloom

    Liza767[at]roadrunner[dot]com

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  20. GFC follow back
    http://aromaticspace150.blogspot.com/
    Liza767[at]roadrunner[dot]com

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  21. Lizavla twitter follows you
    Liza767[at]roadrunner[dot]com

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  22. Liza Vladyka face book follows you
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  23. Rhinestone Zebra Wine Bloom
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  24. I like the Sunflower Wine Bloom

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  25. I love the Sunflower Wine Bloom and the Purple Cork Keychain!

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  26. I like the elephant wine charms. They'd be the perfect gift for a lovely couple who host an annual wine-tasting party each year! They'd love 'em!

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  27. I love the red and gold wine cork!

    StephanieRT90@aol.com

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  28. I follow her on Twitter! MrsStephanieT

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  29. So pretty! I like the Sparkle Beaded Cork Key Chain and the Elephant Wine Charms.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  30. I hearted Elephant's Trunk and my favorite items (BethElderton)
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  31. I joined as a gfc friend
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  32. I joined to follow Lauren on twitter as mbm218
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  33. tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/mbm218/status/52184806846496768
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  34. following on twitter via @northwoodsloves

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  35. hearted her shop on etsy via NorthwoodsLoveDesign

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  36. I love the elephant wine charms!
    myheehaw@hotmail[dot]com

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  37. My favorite item would be the Tropical Wine Bloom!

    fw {at} fortworthonthecheap dot com

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  38. I follow Lauren on Twitter @Txsweeper

    fw {at} fortworthonthecheap dot com

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  39. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/TXSweeper/status/52749697923809280

    fw {at} fortworthonthecheap dot com

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  40. I love the 3 canvas Merlot wall art and the sunflower wine bloom! SO cute!
    sg79464@appstate.edu

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  41. I'm following her on twitter! (Shanng)

    sg79464@appstate.edu

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  42. My favorite is the groovy wine cork
    skklemm at gmail dot com

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  43. My favorite item is the Vino wine cork

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  44. I think the LOVE wine cork is just what we need in our house!

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  45. I hearted her on etsy :)
    girlygirlmoments

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  46. Brand new follower of Laurens blog :)

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  47. And I am following her twitter account with:
    @girlygirlmoment

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  48. I tweeted it!
    http://twitter.com/#!/girlygirlmoment/status/53315971313696768

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  49. LOVE the chocolate brown chardonay canvas


    melissa.kelly102310@gmail.com

    stop by sometime

    www.melissa-thatgirl.com

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  50. <3 her on etsy


    melissa.kelly102310@gmail.com

    stop by sometime

    www.melissa-thatgirl.com

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  51. I love her new Merlot painting!! :)

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  52. I def follow her on twitter!

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  53. I like the lavender flower.

    emileenreynolds@yahoo.com

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  54. I love the elephant wine charms!
    myheehaw@hotmail[dot]com

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  55. I love ALL the wine charms :) Wedding the most though.
    themoorebabies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. I am a new follower of elephants trunk.
    themoorebabies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. I follow Elephant's Trunk
    poutypinkprincess@yahoo.com

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  58. I follow Lauren on Twitter!
    poutypinkprincess@yahoo.com

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  59. I love the wine list canvas!
    poutypinkprincess@yahoo.com

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  60. I like the wine charms but the flowers are cute too.

    mrs dot marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  61. I like the red and gold wine cork
    robinlscott4@hotmail.com

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  62. I "HEARTED" elephant's trunk on etsy
    Robin Scott
    robinlscott4@hotmail.com

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  63. I follow elephant's trunk on gfc
    Robin Scott
    robinlscott4@hotmail.com

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  64. I follow elephant's trunk on fb
    Robin Scott
    robinlscott4@hotmail.com

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  65. I follow elephant's trunk on twitter
    robinlscott
    robinlscott4@hotmail.com

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  66. tweet
    robinlscott
    http://twitter.com/#!/robinlscott/status/54063081126498304

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  67. My favorite item at Elephant's Trunk is the 'Vino Wine Cork.'
    danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. Hearted Elephant's Trunk on Etsy as CreationSuite.
    danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. Following theelephantstrunk42.blogspot.com publicly via GFC as Dana Beeman.
    danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. @hazelfinn follows @ElephantsTrunk4 on Twitter.
    danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. 'DanaBeeman' sent a Friend Request to Andrea Thomas on FB.
    danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. Tweeted giveaway
    http://twitter.com/#!/hazelfinn/status/54343396243935232
    danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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