Thursday, August 6, 2009

Welcome to August Giveaways!

We start off our EtsyGreeting Blog August Give Away with your chance to win six items from Brandedbutterflytwo. The picture below shows a sample of the type of items that you could win.

The winner of the giveaway will receive a surprise like a card, or a button, or a fun piece of jewelry, either for them to keep or give to someone else, for six months. Starting in September I will mail them something appropriate for the following month. For example, I will send them something for Halloween in September. That way they have it in plenty of time for the upcoming month!

From The Artist: Tell me six things that make you happy. I will go first. Happiness is art, my kids, my one true love, going to the beach, fishing in the lake, and giving something to someone that they love!

How To Enter: Post a comment here on the blog, and tell us 6 things that make you happy.

This giveaway runs from August 6th through August 9th with a winner being picked by Brandedbutterflytwo on the evening of the 9th. Please make sure in your comment that there is a way that you can be reached should you be the winner.

Please take a moment to look through Brandedbutterflytwo's shop to see all the items she has available.


The Beneficial Bee said...

I hope I'm not too early! My six things:
1. My three year old
2. My husband
3. Baby lizards
4. Bats
5. Banana icecream
6. Tomatoes from the garden

Thanks, Jess

Anonymous said...

Oh I like this!
1) Hiking in Muir Woods (Northern California); 2) Reading John Irving; 3) a nice glass of wine with dinner; 4) a surprise call from my brothers or mom; 5) energy drinks or coffee in the morning; and 6) BUBBLE BATHS

Aik said...

The six things that makes me happy:

1. Chocolates
2. Pass my exam with flying colours
3. Having beautiful jewelry
4. Hugging my little brother
5. Love from my parents
6. Winning a giveaway

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Marilyn said...

1. winning for the 1st time.
2. my family
3. my dog
4.long hot summer days
5. playing in the snow
6. making other people smile

thank you for making me think, at 7 o'clock in the morning...

anninja said...

1. The love of my life
2. My dad
3. My lovely nieces
4. My cat
5. A good book
6. Good music

Cara said...

Love the responses so far! What makes me happy-my husband and boys, belly laughs from my kids, coffee, sharing good wine with friends, music, the beach!!
Have fun with your giveaway!!

The3Maries said...

My six things:

1) My Daughter and wonderful little laugh!
2) My Husband
3) Kisses
4) Making others happy
5) Fresh fruit
6) the beach

Audrey said...

Wow - you would think only 6 things would be easy to come up with. Ok here goes (Not necessarily in order of importance):
1) sunshine
2) family
3) coffee
4) blogging
5) entering give aways (and sometimes winning)
6) quiet

Pondering and Paper said...

I like seeing all the things that make people happy!
Here are mine:
1. My 3 children (4 with my daughter in law)
2. My Husband
3. The birth of my first grandchild this month
4. My pets - Shea and Casey
5 .Sunshine
6. Our new bicyles

Good luck with your giveaways!

noble beeyotch said...

6 things that make me happy-

1. Looking at the guy i love.
2. Having a nice heart-to-heart with my mother. Alone.
3. Winning giveaways.
4. Buying luxurious lingerie.
5. Cute scrapbooking materials.
6. Doing anything creative like sketching, writing, making jewelry, scrapbooking etc.

There are so many more trivial things that make me happy. But nevermind.

Meg said...

I could fill this list with the things my babies do that make me happy, so I'll just start with them as #1

1: my twins, and everything they do
2: my husband
3: dark chocolate
4: good wine
5: dinner at my favorite restauarant
6: curling up with a good book when the babies are sleeping and I have time to read it in peace!

Mamushi Love said...

My family - which includes my best friends and God-kids.

Music - Can't live without it.

Animation - especially anime.

Cute animals - cats being my main fave.

Attending anime conventions

Blended drinks - frappaccinos, smoothies, mudslides, etc.

RedRedCompletelyRed said...

What a lovely idea!
1. A family BBQ in the summer, with homemade potato salad
2. Getting mail that I actually want to read
3. The feel of wool roving before it's been spun or felted
4. Eating only appetizers for dinner, and then having room for dessert
5. My husband's (terrible) singing along to catchy commercials
6. Looking at old photos, especially family weddings

Wimzie Prints said...

1. Creating
2. The cutest baby boy in the world (mine!)
3. My husband
4. My faith
5. My family
6. Chocolate!

lilylunagardener said...

Hiya! I'm an Etsy newbie. Your cards are sensational! My 6 things are:

1. My son
2. My husband
3. My cats
4. friends old and new
5. caffinated beverages
6. doing something I thought I couldn't

lissaxolove said...

My six things:
1. Family
2. Beach
3. Love
4. Music
5. Sunshine
6. Stars

Ludmilochka said...

1. My family
2. My work
3. My sientific work
4. My games in Internet with winnings
5. My prizes for contests
6. Good news from friends

Kimberly said...

1. My husband
2. My Family
3. My Grandma specifically! (Had to have a special spot for her)
4. Creating
5. Pralines and Cream Ice Cream
6. Massages!!!!

Aletha J. Williams said...

Happy things...
1. My grandsons
2. My children
3. My husband
4. My fur family
5. Bearded Dragons
6. My life!

Thanks, Aletha

mverno said...
5.harness racing
6.classic rock

Paula said...

Birdscapes Window feeder is the one I like the best. I need one like that on my breakfast window.

Patti K said...

Six things...
1. My friends
2. My husband
3. My kitty
4. The beach
5. coffee
6. butterflies

demmi said...

1.sunshine 2.changing leaves on trees 3.a good book 4. a hug 5. seeing my daughter 6. walking my dog con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

This is fun! Six things that make me happy are:

1. My parents
2. The love of my life
3. My pets (Syrus and Onyx)
4. Spending time with my best buds
5. Singing along to my favorite tunes
6. Enjoying dinner and a movie

Anonymous said...

This is a great giveaway, thanks! The things that make me happy are:

1. My husband and his great smile
2. A beautiful sunny day
3. Petting a kitten and feeling its little heart beat under the skin and its soft little fur!
4. A cold frappucino
5. Payday!
6. Laughing at a funny movie

luckymegs1981 AT yahoo DOT com

Meg said...

six things, no particular order:

1. getting mail, especially packages of craft supplies!
2. cool breezes from the open window
3. a good song
4. going to the ocean
5. slurpees
6. when my fiancee does something unexpectedly sweet

Mimi the kitten said...

Six bursts of happiness!
1) Jesus
2) my beloved Mom
3) my two sweet cats
4) having a job that I love, that allows me to serve God and help needy cats
5) my friends/coworkers
6) tomato sandwiches

Molly said...

1. Taking a piece of old junk and turning it into something useful and pretty.
2. Having free time.
3. Organizing something that REALLY needs organizing.
4. A cuddly cat.
5. Discovering a new book by a favorite author.
6. Making something delicious or beautiful. Or delicious AND beautiful!


cstironkat said...

This is a wonderful idea. I love it.
1) My Husband
2) My extended family (aunts, uncles, cousin etc.
3) My friends
4) My dogs
5) My opportunites such as going back to school.
6) My church

Amber said...

Oh my gosh - this is probably the coolest giveaway I have ever seen. What a novel idea. Spread out the surprises and goodies over half a year! The win that just keeps on winning :) I would love to be entered please. My six things that make me happy are:

1. Dark chocolate
2. Figure skating
3. Hugs
4. Smiles
5. Dancing
6. Art

Thank you for the giveaway :)

blabla3269 said...

my daughter
my son
my dog
my friends
my shoes
my dreams

Living said...

Six things that make me happy:

Seeing children have an 'aha!' moment in class, due to something I've said (Suddenly 'getting' a concept. I'm a student teacher)

The idea of my coming career. I'm thrilled that I'm feeling so inspired with it.

My boyfriend- He's the sweetest, most sensitive yet fun guy I've ever met, and I can't believe someone like that likes me so much. Not quite.

Dollhouse miniatures- I love the creativity and imagination.

Britcoms- Having a good, silly laugh is a wonderful way for me to wind down

Swing dancing. I never thought I'd be 'good' at dancing, but this style has got me really into it and so happy!

bridget3496 said...

1. My grandson and children
2. Fancy tea cups
3. Nice glass of wine
4. Lighting the fireplace for the first time in fall
5. Creme brulee
6. Fluffy, clean linens with my sweetie in them

Altered Beauty said...

I love this contest, and I would love to win!!! My six things...
1. My husband
2. My doggie
3. My parents
4. Creating something I love
5. A good book
6. Lemonade
Thanks! I follow your blog and can be reached through name there is alteredbeauty as well.

sweepmom said...

1. My family (husband and boys)
2. My friends
3. My cat
4. Traveling
5. Taking and viewing pictures
6. Nature

Anonymous said... family
6.peace and quiet

hminnesota said...

1. my girls
2. camping trips in summer
3. sledging in winter
4. early morning-entering sweepstakes
5. helping someone
6. Friday family movie nights

Sharon Harmon said...

1. My husband's laughter :)
2. My kitty's purring
3. LOTS of snow!
4. My first cup of coffee in the
morning aaahh!
5. Spending time with my mom-in-law
6. Giving to others

Happi Shopr said...

My six things:
1. my relationship with God
2. everything about my hubby
3. our girls
4. our family
5. our dogs
6. music

trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

jennem said...

1. My daughter.
2. My husband.
3. The rest of my family.
4. Books.
5. Good restaurants.
6. Chocolate.

Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

mizdarlin said...
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mizdarlin said...

butterfly- I love the photo "through The Woods" and Buttons #15-16...

1. Friends
2. Creativity
3. Cats
4. Passion
5. Chocolate
6. Liam Neeson

...well, you asked!

amazoncat said...

this giveaway is lovely, what a great idea! riding
3.animals - I have lots myself
4.releasing one of my rehabilitated hedgehogs back into the wild
5.comfy clothes with a friend

Cat x

Anonymous said...

Blue skies, cheesecake, paychecks, my niece, chocolate, and friends.

Cheryl F said...

Great contest!

my six are
1. My husband
2. my 2 grandbabies
3. fishing
4. coffee
5. chocolate
6. winning contets big or small

moosegirlmaria said...

Six things that make me happy:

1. My husband
2. My two daughters
3. Riding on our Motorcycle
4. A good book
5. My little art collections
6. Peace

Thanks for the opportunity

Damla said...

1. Music (singing is my life)
2. To be on stage with my band
3. My family & My boyfriend
4. To have new clothes and accessories
5. Baby animals (especially rabbits and dogs)
6. Doing enjoyable and relaxing things

annabell_lee_dk (at)

Kimberly said...

1. grettings from my dogs when I walk in the door
2. guys named Paul
3. down comforters
4. applying a good lotion
5. fresh vacuum lines on the carpet
6. chocolate in any form
and a whole lot more. I'm pretty easy to please. :)

windycindy said...

What a fabulous and fun idea!
The prizes are great.
Six things that make me very happy
are ~
My family
My faith
Weekends in a cabin

Many thanks, Cindi

jepnet said...

Six things that make me happy:
1. Spending time with my kids
2. Dark Chocolate Truffles
3. Building slab pottery
4. Foot rubs from my hubby
5. Beautiful wrapping paper
6. Bear Skin Neck, Rockport MA

Anonymous said...

1. Having a drink with family or friends.
2. Experiencing a new city
3. Reading a suspensful novel
4. Jogging before work in the morning
5. Frozen yogurt and blueberries

paula h said...

1. My hubby
2. My kids
3. My dog.
4. Cooking especially things from my garden.
5. Sewing
6. A great find at the thrift dtore or a yard sale.


Leslie said...

1. MUSIC (writing, listening, etc.)
2. Knee-high leather boots
3. Craggy, isolated shores
4. Double chocolate chip milkshakes
5. Silk scarves and blouses
6. Surprises!!

leslie125 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

erma said...

1. my kids
2. my hubby
3. my kittys
4. anything chocolate
5. bath & body works
6. life

germangirl said...

My 6 Happy Things:
1. my 19 yr. old cat, Blue
2. my Mom
3. my sister, K
4. my sister, E
5. my career
6. my intelligence

lezanac said...

1. My children 2. My husband 3. My Fur Babies 4. Sunshine 5. Coffee 6. Chocolate

kngmckellar said...

1. My 3 kids
2. My husband
3. My morning coffee
4. The sunshine
5. The summer season
6. The flowers in my yard

Meet the Browns said...

Things that make happy are my family, chocolate, Robert Downey Jr., traveling, singing, popcorn, and board games!


Anonymous said...

Things that make me happy:
Spending time with my daughter
Good friends
The outdoors
A good book
A glass of good wine
Quiet time to enjoy above

Kate said...

1. Spending time with friends and family
2. Watching movies and shows
3. Reading
4. Bunnies
5. Dogs
6. The smell of coffee


autie said...

My six happy things:
2.Good friends
3.Good health
5.A great book
6.Comments on my blog

Candie said...

Six things that make me happy

1. Church
2. Husband (remembering anniversary)
3. Friends
4. My babies (ages 7 and 9)
5. Remembering I can still act like a kid
6. When work actually goes right

Heather22 said...

Six things that make me happy:
1. Hot coffee
2. Good books
3. Purring cats
4. Fluffy blankets
5. Summer rains
6. Snowy nights

Thanks, Heather

Egare1 said...

My six happy things!

1) My hubby!
2) A nice walk on a cool day
3) Some well made sushi, nom!
4) My mom feeling good.
5) Our pet cat
6) Our plants growing well in the garden!

Thanks for the great giveway!

electricisland said...

My Creator
Metal Detecting
My son
my cat


Christina said...

Christina - - Six things that make me happy are: 1/Reading; 2/Writing; 3/My loved ones!; 4/Watching movies; 5/My dog Birdie and my cat Kittica; 6/ My parrots!

Anonymous said...

Six things that make me happy are:
1. Doing yoga
2. Relaxing with a good book and a glass of red wine.
3. My morning cup of coffee with sweet and low.
4. The many surprises of the day.
5. A fine milk chocolate.
6. Winning a giveaway.


Paige said...

1. My daughter
2. My friends
3. My work
4. Dancing
5. Gardening
6. Doing textile arts (crochet, sewing, etc.)

galeogirl at comcast dot net

Kelly F said...

This is one of the best requirements for a giveaway I have seen.

1. Sunny days
2. My boyfriend
3. My family
4. The smell of old books
5. Working at a library
6. Pasta

wordsmoveme at gmail dot com

SunnyView said...

Six things:

1. My garage.
2. The view from my windows.
3. My daughter.
4. My mother.
5. My stepfather.
6. My books.

purango said...

1. My husbamd 2. My daughter 3. Bubble Baths 4 Cherry Ice Cream Sundae 4. Shopping 5. Fragrances

Amanda said...

Six things that make me happy:

1) My daughter
2) My husband
3) The rest of my family
4) reading
5) sweet tea
6) homegrown tomatoes

macd82 at gmail dot com

Gianna said...

My children, my husband, the smell simmering soup, fresh apple pie, a beautiful sunset and gazing upon mount rushmore :)

Laura said...

This is fun and I love reading other people's list!
Things that make me happy
1. My 4 month's old laugh
2. My 5 year old happy dance when we are having ice cream for dessert.
3. The way my husband smiles when he sees me. It still makes my heart flutter.
4. The way our dog Pru comes over and licks my face when he thinks I am sad.
5. Going to the used book store and finding that one book I have been looking for for years.
6. Seeing the sun rise and knowing it is a new day full of possibilities.

blueviolet said...

This is fun!

1.My kids
3.The scent of pink grapefruit
6.The brightness of sun on snow

Kim F said...

1. My husband
2. My children
3. Reading
4. Rabbits
5. Summer parties in the backyard
6. Mojitos

lilyk said...

Six things that make me happy:
1. My fiance
2. My friends
3. Free food/drinks
4. Animals
5. Contest prizes/freebies
6. the Internet

Swtlilchick said...

1.My Family
3.The Ocean
4.My dog
5.Chocolate milkshake
6.New Clothes

Heather said...

My six things:
1. My family
2. An awesome book that keeps me wanting more!
3. Sore muscles after a great workout
4. A beautiful sunset
5. The smell of freshly baked bread
6. The uncontrolled laughter of a child

masonsgranny59 said...


headchange said...

1)when its the first day we have time to take the bike out an it's NOT raining
2)when I open the email and see that little note that says etsy transactions
5)my daughters smile
6)never have before but think to win a givaway would be a happy thing :)

amanda said...

6 things that make me happy is
1.Definitely my boyfriend :) without a doubt
2.My family is my world
3.My shitzu Neo, he is a funny one.i swear he is human
4.When I am cooking, I have a feeling of happyness
5.When I am creating a new item
6.Being Outside,and exploring the environment

if i win please contact me at

Jen said...

Happiness is:
Listening to great music.
My friends.
My cats.
Doing chainmaille.
Doing theater.
Contra dancing.

AM said...

Adorable animals (including my two dogs), love, earrings, cards, holidays (love decorating for them), and old movies.

Good luck to everyone! =) Awesome giveaway.

(email in blogger profile)

Amira said...
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Amira said...

1. a warm, rainy day
2. a surprise visit from a friend
3. a good laugh with family
4. new born babies
5. being in good health
6. a lazy sunday

Melanie Chrisitne Bracero said...

Six things that make me happy..... there is so many I don't know of I'll beable to choose..
My Top 6 are
1. My 3 daughters and 1 son
2. My husband
4. rays of sunshine streaming through the leaves of a tree
5. real friends
6.Dancing in the rain
thanks for making me smile!

rbailey1958 said...

1-My husband
2-My dog
3-My 2 adult kids
4-Sierra and Zoe [Grand Kids]
5-Jake & Sam [Grand kids]
6-Cool Breezes

Maja said...

1. my son
2. my husband
3. my family
4. dancing
5. photography
6. travelling

Cindy said...

Hope I'm not too late!

1. My boyfriend
2. Anything vintage
3. Autumn
4. Halloween
5. 80's Horror
6. Good hair days


Debbie said...

Number 8, Audrey is the winner.

Thank you to everyone who entered and for all the great people who helped spread the word! I look forward to sending Audrey a 6 surprises for the next 6 months!

Just getting to read about 6 of the things that make each of the entrants happy, showed me how many things we all have in common

JBeaudetStudios said...

I hope I'm not too late!
my daughter
my mother
making my art
the ocean
the sun