Friday, December 10, 2010

CLOSED. Interview and Giveaway: itsa whale

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway, as well as all of our other giveaways in 2010...be ready for even bigger giveaways in 2011!

Stay tuned for the winner, announced in a bit. 

 Has it really come to this? Our LAST Etsy giveaway for 2010?!  The year has really flown by...

Today, we'd like to introduce you to designer and owner Kara, of Etsy shop itsawhale.


Meet Kara of itsawhale

--What does your life outside of Etsy/blogging look like (career, family, love, whatever you want to share!)?
most of my life happens outside of etsy.  i live in a small cement floored loft in portland, oregon.  i paint daily (www.karaburke.com).  i have a dog named blue.  and a cute boyfriend named jimi.  jimi sews.

i like my life.  and i’m trying really hard not to go back to my old corporate desk job.  

--Describe yourself (or ask someone else to do it!) in three words.
sarcastic, sweet and crafty.

--Fall piece you can’t live without:
my brown camper boots.  and... they’re falling apart.

--Most recent fashion-related purchase:
my brand new black rain boots.  finally, after 4 years of the portland rain, i decided it was time.  how did i survive without them?

--Do you craft/make anything else outside of what’s in your shop?
i make paintings.  i design stuff.  and i dream of painting big murals someday.

--Any pet peeves?
slow drivers (!!!).

--Bad habits?
dum dums.  i’ve recently become an addict to dum dums.  i even have a bowl of the rejects (mostly made up of cotton candy and bubblegum).

--Desert-island food?
vietnamese sandwiches.  i could eat ‘em for days... and i have.

--Three bands/singers you can’t get enough of:
the drums.  blonde redhead.  and broken social scene.

--Another blog you follow regularly (link us!):
i’m not really a regular blog follower.  i know, i need to get with it : )

--What made you decide to start a shop?
i’ve always loved making jewelry and (although i’m a bit late) i’m giving the whole selling thing a try, both online and throughout town.

--Significance of your shop name?
my shop name has absolutely nothing to do with my jewelry.  i basically just have a love for whales.  and that’s why i chose it!

--Favorite item in your shop right now
hello, hollywood is one of my personal favs  










And now, the last giveaway of 2010. 

Up for grabs is a beautiful handmade piece by Kara.
 

How to win (you know the drill):

1.  Become a follower of our blog and let us know in a comment below (if you're already a follower, skip to the next step). 
2.  Visit itsawhale, and link to your favorite piece in a comment below. 
For ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:
3. Follow us on twitter @miskabelle. (Let us know in the comments...if you already follow, skip to the next step.)
4.  HEART Itsawhale on Etsy...and let us know.
5.  HEART Miskabelle on Etsy...and let us know.
6. If you already follow us on Twitter, retweet this giveaway once we tweet it. (Let us know.)
7. Link this giveaway through your blog or Facebook page (and let us know in the comments too!). 
This contest will run until December 17th--one week!  The winner will be chosen through a random number generator.

GOOD LUCK!
 

81 comments:

  1. Love this necklace! http://www.etsy.com/listing/58797025/roses-are-red

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  2. Hearted Itsawhale on Etsy & retweeted the giveaway!

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  3. love the Jingle Bells earrings.
    I follow your blog as jhb.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  4. hearted miskabelle on etsy. (jhbalvin) I love those red and black slingback shoes.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  5. hearted itsawhale on etsy (jhbalvin)
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  6. I love this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57224659/welcome-to-the-wild-wild-west

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  7. I like the Hello Hollywood necklace:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57220291/hello-hollywood

    monaodegard(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. Heart itsawhale on Etsy as monao

    monaodegard(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. Heart miskabelle on Etsy as monao

    monaodegard(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. Retweeted @MonaOdegard:

    http://twitter.com/#!/miskabelle/status/13263607181606912

    monaodegard(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. I already follow and my favorite piece is here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57224659/welcome-to-the-wild-wild-west

    awildtonic@gmail.com

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  12. I hearted itsawhale on Etsy.

    awildtonic@gmail.com

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  13. I hearted Miskabelle on Etsy.

    awildtonic@gmail.com

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  14. I love this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/59052662/i-scream-you-scream -- and the giveaway piece is gorgeous too!

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  15. My favorite item is the back to the 80' earrings. Very cute! :)

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  16. i like the welcome to the wild west .
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57224659/welcome-to-the-wild-wild-west

    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com
    international

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  17. im a follower! jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  18. http://www.etsy.com/listing/59052662/i-scream-you-scream

    loooove this necklace! (and its name!)
    jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  20. hearted whale under squirrel33

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  21. already have miskabelle hearted / squirrel33 .

    thanks
    tumblemumbo at gmail.com
    international

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  22. I am a GFC follower and I love the Sea Drop Necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/58792877/sea-drop

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  23. I follow and I lovehttp://www.etsy.com/listing/58800996/dear-portland
    sarahdottennysonatgmaildotcom

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  24. I follow your blog

    And I love the sea drop necklace

    HarajukuGirl92@gmail.com

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  25. i follow your blog on gfc (memoma)
    mermont84@yahoo.com

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  26. i love the sea drop necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/58792877/sea-drop
    mermont84@yahoo.com

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  27. i follow you on twitter @mermont84
    mermont84@yahoo.com

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  28. i heart itsa whale on esty
    mermont84@yahoo.com

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  29. i heart miskabelle on esty
    mermont84@yahoo.com

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  30. i shared this on facebook (meredith montgomery), with the new fb i cant find how to post the link!
    mermont84@yahoo.com

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  31. tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/mermont84/statuses/15513619697500160

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  32. I love the seadrop necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/58792877/sea-drop and the day and night earrings! I already follow miskabelle vintage :)!

    aliciabenedict.info@gmail.com

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  33. I am following itsawhale on etsy as orchidlily222!

    aliciabenedict.info@gmail.com

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  34. My favorite item from your shop...

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59052662/i-scream-you-scream

    -Alex

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  35. I follow you on twitter...my old screen name there is 1Penguina46

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  36. You're one of my favs on etsy!

    I'm on there as VisuallyAlex

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  37. Your giveaway is on my sidebar! Visuallyalex.blogspot.com

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  38. My favorite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/58792877/sea-drop

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  39. hearted its a whale on etsy- username bokononist

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  40. hearted miskabelle on etsy- username bokononist

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58792877/sea-drop

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  41. I follow you on twitter
    reynolds4230@yahoo.com

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  42. So many lovely pieces! One of my favorites:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58793771/back-to-the-80s?ref=v1_other_1

    Thank you so much for the chance to win! (I'm a follower, too!)

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  43. I'm following @miskabelle on Twitter (@amandapersists)

    Thanks again!
    buckeye7081@gmail.com

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  44. I'm a follower and I like Sea Drop Necklace.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. Love the Day and Night earrings.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59101413/day-and-night

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  46. I follow you on twitter as bvbabybv

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  47. I'm a new follower and this is my favorite piece:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58792877/sea-drop

    jenniferho5@yahoo.com

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  48. Following on Twitter (@jenphotonerd)

    jenniferho5@yahoo.com

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  49. Hearted Itsawhale on Etsy

    jenniferho5@yahoo.com

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  50. Hearted Miskabelle on Etsy

    jenniferho5@yahoo.com

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  51. Retweeted (I hope I did this right!)

    http://twitter.com/#!/miskabelle/status/14674741302403072

    jenniferho5@yahoo.com

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  52. the hollywood necklace is the best:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57220291/hello-hollywood

    suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  53. Gosh ! I am so excited with this giveaway. I would like to participate in it.
    Anw i am totally follower through Google Friend Connect name liz.
    Gosh, lot of things i adore, but this one is the faviest http://www.etsy.com/listing/57224659/welcome-to-the-wild-wild-west

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. I follow you on twitter bird name doki doki co :)

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  55. I twit here http://twitter.com/#!/dokidokico/status/15767994143612928

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. I am a follower
    I love I scream you scream
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59052662/i-scream-you-scream
    erica(dot)terranova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. I follow this blog. Also, the item I like is:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/64043777/jingle-bells

    cristin.ring[at]gmail[dot]com

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  58. Also, I "hearted" itsawhale and miskabelle on Etsy as irishmilla02

    cristin.ring[at]gmail[dot]com

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  59. I like dear portland bracelet! Following your blog!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. I HEARTed Itsawhale on Etsy!
    (oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  61. I HEART Miskabelle on Etsy!
    (oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  62. I am now following your blog as Katie Erin. kemcg3@gmail.com

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  64. I would wear this necklace every day. http://www.etsy.com/listing/58792877/sea-drop

    kemcg3@gmail.com

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  65. I follow and love this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/58792877/sea-drop

    rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  66. I love the Forever Young earrings..so charming!

    is_tavrit (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  67. http://twitter.com/mermont84/statuses/15906589114368001
    mermont84@yahoo.com

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  68. I like the hello, hollywood
    and gfc follower:)

    sturberry @ gmail.com

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  69. Hi,
    Enter me,please!
    I'm an old follower via GFC(Camelia Andrasescu)
    andrasescu.camelia@gmail.com

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  70. I like necklace "Roses are red"
    andrasescu.camelia@gmail.com

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  71. already a follower! I love the i scream you scream necklace...http://www.etsy.com/listing/59052662/i-scream-you-scream

    xo
    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  72. hearted its a whale on etsy

    sparkilysituations

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  73. already hearting miskabelle on etsy

    sparkilysituations

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  74. New follower (Sena)
    I like the http://www.etsy.com/listing/58800996/dear-portland and http://www.etsy.com/listing/58792877/sea-drop
    sena.sagani [at]gmail[dot]com

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