ad space giveaway!

We’ve never tried this before, but I thought it would be a fun thing to do for the holidays—an ad space giveaway! The winner’s ad will appear in the right-hand sidebar for the months of November and December, and current advertisers are welcome to enter (for a refund on pre-paid ad space). The winner will be randomly chosen from the eligible entrants and will be announced on Tuesday. This is a quick giveaway with an entry deadline of Monday night, midnight EST.

To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me about your blog or shop (be sure to leave a link to your blog or shop in the url space of the comment form). To be entered into the giveaway twice, just tweet about it and leave a second comment with a link to your tweet.

A note about the comment form: some giveaway comments are being marked as spam. Not to worry; I’ll go through the spam folder and approve your comment before ending the giveaway on Monday!

Good luck!


75 Responses to “ad space giveaway!”

Eleni | My Paradissi

October 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Oh! That’s so sweet of you to give away =)
Do come and visit My Paradissi. It’s a blog about interior design, decoration, arts and crafts, whatever turns this world into a living paradise!

Rach | Penelope and Pip

October 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm

What a great idea Ellie! We’d love to be sitting alongside all your lovely sponsors. Our shop is full of whimsical illustrations that have little stories just like a one page picture book. Pop by our blog and say hello!


October 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Hello! I recently created Jojotastic as a place to showcase a massive variety of inspiration — from runway-fresh fashion, to the latest in home design, to highly-edible comfort food recipes, with the occasional cat photo à la Instagram thrown into the mix.


October 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Very excited about this give-away! My shop name is Tiina Talvikki, and I sell and make unique, romantic clothes and accessories for women – made mostly from upcycled materials. Beside my (mostly Finnish) webpage I also run a small Etsy shop at (will update it in few weeks!).


October 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm

So excited about this giveaway! Our shop is Maple and Belmont. We’re a husband and wife creative duo that screen prints charmingly, witty stationery. Our designs feature hand-drawn illustrations and text. Fingers crossed!


October 24, 2012 at 5:07 pm

This is an amazing giveaway! I make all sorts of things, but sell mostly just jewelry. My shop is empty at the moment, but I will be filling it with a whole bunch of new designs just in time for the holiday season.

wild juniper

October 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm

we are friends and both first time moms who would dream over coffee of no longer having “normal” jobs and living out our passions. we wanted each of our kids to grow up seeing the world as their blank canvas; to create, to explore, to dream up and to inspire. we knew it had to start with ourselves.

in 2011 we started making and designing accessories and baby items. inspired by design, art and vintage pieces we strive to inspire originality in everyday life.


October 24, 2012 at 5:19 pm

this is really cool, I usually have no luck about giveaways but I will give it a try or two:) Im already a sponsor, but it would be a nice Christmas gift for sure.

Yana Puaca

October 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm

We just purchased our Xmas cards from Minted and I am so excited to see the finished product!
My blog, NoMad Luxuries, is your source for travel, recipes and home décor to entertaining with loved ones and inspiration for enjoying the present moment. Thanks for the entry!


October 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I’m just getting off the ground with a retail line at after years of working client side creating wedding invitations and social stationery. I’ll still do custom work too but at the moment I’m excited to be creating for a wider audience because what I really love doing is giving people things that make them happy and creating things that are for keeps. I ditched my old portfolio based site for a blog ( that showcases me as well as my work because we are a package.
You’ve always been quite an inspiration Ellie add to that I have studio envy too…


October 24, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Thank you for this giveaway. It is really generous of you, Ellie.
My blog is pretty new and I would love to increase my readership base. I write mostly about family life, crafts and gorgeous handmade favourite finds.


October 24, 2012 at 7:04 pm

i think what is coolest about this post is that i can now click through all the commenters to discover new artisans as well as holiday gifts:) my shop, ‘isavirtue’ features my handmade stationery in a simple palette of white, black, grey and pink! i’m helping to bring back letter writing…


October 24, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Hi there, I love the look of your blog.
I have a jewellery shop on etsy called planettreasures. I make bold and beautiful jewellery for the woman who like unusual pieces.
Thanks for the opportunity to win ad space : 0


October 24, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Love that your doing this! Our online boutique sells vintage infused woman’s clothing and accessories- chances are the girl next door isn’t wearing the same thing! we strive for excellent customer service and affordable prices!


October 24, 2012 at 11:07 pm

How delightful! I have a blog where I feature a lot of Etsy shops… (check out The Shop Hop meme I have going!) and I offer a lot of handmade prizes from Etsy, etc. I also offer web and graphic design services, especially for small businesses. Thank you for offering this contest!

Darcy Terry

October 25, 2012 at 12:16 am

I run and ThePaperGnome Etsy shop where I sell papercraft illustrations and calendars. I’m still working on building up my readers and traffic so it would be tremendous to win an ad spot on your page. Thanks for the opportunity.


October 25, 2012 at 8:17 am

What a fantastic contest. I would love to win and have my shop featured on your site. My shop sells handcrafted jewelry from vintage furniture hardware, handmade designer clipboards and pedestal cake/dessert stands and all sorts of vintage home decor and gifts. Keeping my fingers crossed.


October 25, 2012 at 8:33 am

Oh this would make my year! I have been blogging since 2009. First about my wedding plans but now I blog about our budget life in our 1870’s era Ohio home. I grew up in Oregon and went to design school before marrying my high school sweetheart a few years ago. I love to share and discus design, decor, style and food. I also have a photo shop where I sell art prints, photo iphone cases, totes, tees and more.


October 25, 2012 at 8:54 am

What a golden giveaway, Ellie! I have an Etsy shop offering pieces of paradise for your creative indulgence! Indounik brings you treasures, tags and tributes, buttons, beads and batiks, curios and cabochons, a little bit of spirit and a lot of soul, all unearthed on my travels in Bali, Indonesia. Whether you’re scrapbooking your vacation fotos, planning a Bali wedding, or making jewelry, garments or accessories with an Indonesian or spiritual influence, you’ll find plenty of inspiration here –


October 25, 2012 at 9:18 am

And I just tweeted a link to your blog post about the giveaway. Many thanks for dreaming up this generous opportunity for your followers.


October 25, 2012 at 10:00 am

Yey! This is an awesome idea!! I’m the designer/owner of BIKO, a Toronto-based ‘modern nostalgic’ jewelry brand and e-store. Biko marries vintage inspiration with metals, hand-cast charms and raw stones to create versatile, edgy, ‘not-so-girly’ pieces. Visit =)

Krystle | Paper Fort

October 25, 2012 at 10:15 am

Cool idea! I just launched my shop this week. I left my art director position at an ad agency in March to start my own creative business (a dream of mine!). My first product is an illustrated travel journal for girls that encourages adventure, family connection and creativity.

Pascale Traub

October 25, 2012 at 10:20 am

What an amazing giveaway! My shop, The Honey Press, is an online space founded on the principle that a lot can be created from very little. I make hand screen-printed handkerchiefs I affectionately refer to as ‘Sneezy Sheets.’ I love creating and I especially love hankies because they are kind to the environment and an old-fashioned elegance. Thank you for the opportunity!

gold price

October 25, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I run the blog Top Shops of Etsy, , where I feature high quality and unique Etsy sellers. I also post tips and tricks for selling on Etsy and encourage other sellers to share their knowledge and experiences with others. I would love to have ad space to help more people find out about my blog and what it has to offer.


October 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm

I’m a graphic designer in Seattle, and my blog, Balue/Co., is a place I share my daily inspirations, favorite beauty products, DIY projects, food recipes, and a series called the Work/Spaces Project where I feature other artists and designer’s workspaces to get a glimpse into their creative process. I also use my blog as a platform to market my jewelry and paper goods shop of the same name which I am launching for Jan 2013. I am looking to up my advertising in the new year, and when I saw this I knew it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up! Thank you for the generous offer!



October 26, 2012 at 9:24 am

I would love lovelovelove to be chosen to have an advertisement for the holiday season! After being down for the summer from hip surgery, I started developing my website, and working with digital illustrations. Although I have been doing art for years, I am just started a product line of paper products featuring my illustrations I launched this fall. Having ad space would really help me get some momentum!



October 29, 2012 at 3:11 pm

What an amazing idea! I own an online boutique that features vintage and new clothing, we are based out of Downtown Los Angeles. A place where people are afraid to live but we see the charm and history that other people in LA overlook!


Shari Sweeney

October 29, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Great Idea Ellie! I’m the creator of Truly Aesthetic, which is a holistically inclined and eco-friendly based bath and body care concept that promotes beautiful and authentic living. My mission is to design unique organic and all natural products that evoke the holistic aspect of mind, body and spirit connection.