Thursday, June 16, 2011

Star Sponsor and Giveaway: Hiya Luv *CLOSED*

I hope you all know her and love her already, but if you don't, let me introduce you to the fabulous Gina from Hiya Luv!

Isn't she lovely? Gina is the genius behind the twitter chat #setupshop on Mondays at 8 PM EST where we chat about all things related to owning a handmade business (join us next time!). Not only that, but she creates delightful pouches and accessories like this one:


Here's the scoop on Gina:

What is the easiest thing about running your shop? What's the hardest?
The easiest thing about running my shop is that I am my own boss. I make my own schedule however don't let that fool you! :) However, the hardest aspect of running my shop is that I have very, VERY limited time to spend on it. Because I have a full time job outside of the home, I rarely have much time to concentrate on my shop. I have to focus on the positives though and relish in the fact that my shop is a creative outlet that I am so privileged to take part in.


What is one thing you wished you had known before you started your shop? 
A lot of things! :) Shop owners make it look so easy. Picture taking, editing photos, marketing, packaging, etc. all take tons of time. I love creating but creating the product is just a 1/4th of the actual process. Successful shop owners also make it look like they are rolling in the dough. Perhaps we define success differently. I haven't made a penny yet but I love it so much. :) I am happy with what I create so that could be defined as success. Or perhaps I am doing something wrong? 


***GIVEAWAY ALERT***
Gina is giving away a $15 gift certificate to her shop!

MANDATORY ENTRY:

Visit Hiya Luv and leave a comment with your favorite item from her shop! Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you win.

EXTRA ENTRIES (leave a separate comment for each!):

+1 Follow Gina's blog
+1 Like Hiya Luv on Facebook (and leave your username)
+1 Follow Gina on Twitter
+1 Tweet about this giveaway
(Sample tweet: Woo hoo! Enter to win $15 to @hiyaluv via @yes_teacher's blog! http://tiny.cc/41rtu )


*Giveaway ends Thursday, 6/23 at 11:59 PM. Winner will be notified the following day.
*The shop credit can be used towards any item in the shop and shipping. If the item and shipping are more than $15, she will send an invoice for the difference.
*Shop credit is not available for custom orders; only what is currently in the shop.

54 comments:

  1. Oh cute- I love the Spring has Sprung buttons.

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  2. The luv blossom fleur set is cute!
    rebatink(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I follow gina's blog!!

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  4. I follow gina on twitter!!

    @SimplySara83

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  5. I like gina's Facebook page!!

    Sara Haga Gore

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  6. I tweeted about the giveaway!!!

    @SimplySara83

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  7. i love the fresh cut grass duo! thanks!
    butler83@aol.com

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  8. My favorite is the Fleur Damask Luv Blossom Duo Pin Set.

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  9. I love the spring has sprung button earrings

    kaylynn_0419@yahoo.com

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  10. I follow Gina's blog

    kaylynn_0419@yahoo.com

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  11. I like Hiya Love on fb

    kaylynn_0419@yahoo.com

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  12. I follow Gina on twitter

    kaylynn_0419@yahoo.com

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  13. I adore those cute Fresh Cut Grass Luv Blossoms Pin Duo!

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  14. I love the Spring Has Sprung Button Earrings

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

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  15. Follow Gina on Twitter (@Kaziutka)

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  16. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/Kaziutka/status/81664534464561152

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

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  17. the fabric covered buttons are super cute. i love all the fabric that you use!

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  18. I love the Original Ruffle Paisley Fabric Clutch Wristlet "Penelope".

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  19. I follow Gina's Blog.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  20. I like Hiya Luv on FB (Suzanne G).

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  21. I follow Gina on Twitter @kiddo47.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  22. I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/#!/kiddo47/status/81697558929477632

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  23. I love the Fleur Damask Luv Blossom Duo Pin Set. mrskmartin@gmail.com

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  24. I like Spring Is Spung Button Earrings.


    MelodyJ
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  25. I like the Original Ruffle Paisley Fabric Clutch Wristlet "Penelope"

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  26. I love the Fleur Damask Luv Blossom duo pin set: http://www.etsy.com/listing/69019604/fleur-damask-luv-blossom-duo-pin-set


    kladish(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  27. thanks everyone! you all are so sweet:)
    gina

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  28. The spring has sprung earrings are super cute!

    katharine.y.zhang@gmail.com

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  29. http://www.etsy.com/listing/75216893/original-ruffle-paisley-fabric-clutch
    This is my favorite item in her shop. I hearted her shop too. It is so cute. Thank you! Carolyn McIntyre, Samandcarolyn1@aol.com

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  30. I tweeted about this awesome giveaway on Twitter. My username there is HappyHummingbir.
    Thank you kindly for the chance to win. Carolyn McIntyre, Samandcarolyn1@aol.com

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  31. I am her newest follower on Twitter!!!! Thank you, my username there is HappyHummingbir.
    Carolyn McIntyre, Samandcarolyn1@aol.com

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  32. I follow Gina's blog via GFC. Thank you kindly, Carolyn McIntyre, Samandcarolyn1@aol.com

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  33. I "like" her Facebook page. :) Thank you kindly, Carolyn McINtyre, Samandcarolyn1@aol.com

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  34. Hello and TY for the opportunity!
    My fave at the shop are these cute earrings: http://www.etsy.com/listing/70431754/spring-has-sprung-button-earrings-each

    tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  35. I am now following Gina's blog via GFC!

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  36. I am now following Hiya Luv on Facebook and I am Giovanna Venturi.

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  37. I am now following Gina on Twitter as Tirabaralla :)

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  38. And finally, I just tweeted about the giveaway, I am @Tirabaralla.

    Thank you again!

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  39. My fav are the Spring Has Sprung Button Earrings
    skklemm at gmail dot com

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  40. My favorite is the Fleur Damask Pin Set.

    sarahliz_86@yahoo.com

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  41. I love the birdie ipad case!!! lacquerlipstick[at]gmail[dot]com

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  42. I've been following Gina's blog for a while!

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  43. Here's my fav

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/70431754/spring-has-sprung-button-earrings-each

    jesusfreakof2000(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I follow both blogs (I hope the dog's surgury goes well)

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  45. I liked her on facebook

    raeoflightphotography

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  46. I like the Fleur Damask Luv Blossom Duo Pin Set.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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