Monday, February 28, 2011

Birthday Week Celebration + Craftee McGee Giveaway!

Welcome to day one of my week-long birthday celebration!! A few great crafty friends of mine have all pitched in with some great giveaways to help me celebrate with you, my readers! So away we go!


Meet Jacqui of Craftee McGee!




Tell us about yourself!

I am a 26 year old wife to my best friend, daughter of the King, mama to a furry pup, church lady by day and craftee mcgee by night! Hubby and I just moved to the northwoods of Wisconsin where we are loving our new, quiet life {and missing caribou coffee & target!} I love all things crafty and can't settle on just one activity at a time!

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What made you choose the name "Craftee McGee" for your shop?

I wanted to choose a name that wouldn't limit me to one product. I like to make so many things that a name like Jewelry by Jacqui just wouldn't do :) Friends had started calling me Crafty McGee and it just sounded right. When 'crafty' with a y was already taken i=I added the ee's and here we are!


Where do you get your inspiration?

Everywhere! Nature, colors, and the people in my life! Always the color green. I'd have a shop full of green if I could! I have a new necklace coming to the shop that was inspired by some moms I'm friends with. Another necklace coming soon was inspired by jewelry I saw on our trip to Maui in January. Many of the colors I'm loving right now {gray, cream and silvery blue} are inspired by the snowy winter of the northwoods. Also I can always count on leaving inspired when I take a trip to the antique/thrift shops in the area. Usually furniture calls my name & asks to be given a new home & a pretty coat of paint!

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Other than making jewelry, what are your other hobbies, crafty or otherwise?

I have self-diagnosed creative ADD. I cannot focus on one creative endeavor at a time! While my shop is filled with jewelry and accessories I also crochet, embroider, bake, scrapbook, restore furniture, sew, and make things for our home. I also love to read, go camping, drink coffee with friends, spend time snuggled up with hubby & pup and right now cross country ski, ice skate and play broomball. Hooray winter!


If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life (homemade or purchased), what would it be?

Chocolate. The darker the better. Anything 60% cocoa or more in all its forms!

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Let's celebrate!

Jacqui is generously giving away a $20 gift certificate to her Etsy shop, Craftee McGee!

How to enter:

{You must be a follower of Food, Wine, & Mod Podge to be eligible}

Visit Craftee McGee and let me know what you would buy with your gift certificate!

For additional entries (leave a separate comment for each):

2. Become a follower of Jacqui's blog
3. Tweet it, blog it, or share it on Facebook (include link)
4. Follow @crafteemcgee and @foodwinemodpodg on Twitter
5. Heart (add to favorites) Craftee McGee on Etsy


This giveaway closes at midnight on Monday, March 7th. Winners of this and all the giveaways this week will be announced on Thursday, March 10th.


And don't forget to come back tomorrow -- we're going to keep the birthday celebration going all week!

52 comments:

  1. She has some really cute things but the vanilla dahlia earrings really caught my eye. Super cute!!

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  2. Ooohhh the Chocolate Begonia Clip! Happy Birthday week :)

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  3. Happy Birthday week! You're becoming more like grandma expanding your birthday :) I love the jelly bean head band and the blue skies crocheted silver wire cuff.

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  4. Happy birthday to you! : )

    In love with that black ring! It's so cute!

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  5. I really like the dahlia ring and earrings. Fun shop.
    Happy Happy birthday week!

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  6. tweet win some goodness http://bit.ly/hUPB5C from @crafteemcgee and celebrate with @foodwinemodpodg

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  7. I love the sweetheart wrapped ring- custom sizing!

    ashj.allen(At)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Follower of Jaqui's blog!

    ashj.allen(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Following @crafteemcgee on twitter with @Ash_Creations

    ashj.allen(At)yahoo(Dot)com

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  10. Posted to facebook: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=184302694945127&id=163664496987155

    ashj.allen(at)yahoo(Dot)com

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  11. Tweeted this giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/Ash_Creations/status/42306565134495744

    ashj.allen(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. Following you on twitter with @Ash_Creations

    ashj.allen(At)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Blogged this giveway: http://ashleycreations-a.blogspot.com/2011/02/craftee-mcgee-giveaway-ends-0307.html

    ashj.allen(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Hearted her shop on etsy!

    ashj.allen(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. oh wow, I love the shop! I love the birds nest earrings, the crocheted wire cuff, and the take flight earrings the most!

    tanyiadeskins@hotmail.com

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  16. I am a new follower of the CM blog

    tanyiadeskins@hotmail.com

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  17. I am following you both on Twitter

    tanyiadeskins@hotmail.com

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  18. I hearted the CM etsy store ... before I even read that part! :)

    tanyiadeskins@hotmail.com

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  19. Love the black magic wire wrapped ring!

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  20. i'm excited for the birthday week giveaway extravaganza! i would totally get the set of 3 silverware earrings you showed me the other day - so adorable!

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  21. tweeted about the givewaway! http://twitter.com/#!/lilorphan18

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  22. started following @crafteemcgee, and already a follower of you! :)

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  23. and now a follower of her lovely blog! thanks for sharing, jacqui!

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  24. I love all of the Dahlia earrings!

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  25. oh me oh my...the choices! i love her shop. i would buy a statement necklace:)
    gina
    gina at hiyaluv dot com

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  26. i follow craftee mcgee blog:)
    gina at hiyaluv dot com

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  27. i heart her shop:)
    gina at hiyaluv dot com

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  28. i also follow you both on twitter;)
    gina at hiyaluv dot com

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  29. Happy Birthday Week!!

    I would buy one of her amazing cluster necklaces!

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  30. Happy birthday!!!

    I love the eat up spoons. Love!

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  31. I follow you! If I won, I would love to get the “Blue Skies Statement necklace.”

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  32. I now follow Craftee Mcgee! :)

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  33. I now follow you both on twitter as well! @excLN

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  34. aannnd, last but not least, i hearted craftee mcgee on etsy.

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  35. I would get the dahlia ring and the sunshiny headband.

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  36. Just started following both of y'all. @EBthemessychef

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  37. Just tweeted the giveaway. (Happy birthday btw!)

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  38. I love Jacqui!! I would get the teal and mustard dahlia ring :)

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  39. I follow her blog!

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  40. I follow you both on twitter

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  41. I heart her shop on etsy! (yesteacher)

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  42. So cute! I love the wire bracelets. And the ring.

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