Saturday, May 8, 2010

Etsy Love: The Pagestoppers + Giveaway

I really can't wait to open up my very own Etsy shop!  I discovered Etsy about 3 years ago when sister gifted me a subscription to Craft Magazine.  My very first visit to the Etsy site filled my heart with so much sunshine.  It was a community filled with people just like me!  For those that personal know me, you know that I'm a Crafting-DIYIng Queen! 

With all the fabulous Etsy shops currently out there, I wanted to feature some Etsian's I adore.  I was super happy when the sweet Grace of The Pagestoppers contacted me and introduced me to her shop.  She's created delicate bookmarks, each adorned with a little treasure.  You can also find dainty little hairpins and rings.  Let's all get to know Grace a little better...

-Tell us about yourself?
My name is Grace Leong. I am 23 years old. I love Christ, pretty crafts, reading and playing the piano. I am presently teaching kindergarden children. I live in a small, tropical island- Singapore. We have all-year round summer here!

-What inspired you to start up The Pagestoppers?
The Pagestoppers was birthed two months back. It was actually a fruition of my dream of setting up an online craft shop- to express my creative side! I have a fond love of handmade products as they express the creativity of a person’s mind. Also, my boyfriend, Timothy, has been supporting me silently in this arty project! What inspired me to start the shop was actually this verse from the Bible about the Proverbs 31 woman: “She perceives that her merchandise is good and her lamp does not go out by night.” Thus, the Pagestoppers is one of my Proverbs 31 projects at the moment.

-Share with us your creative process.
I believe that an inspiration is just a thought away and it is all a matter of giving much thought.

-Are you currently reading anything? What's your favorite book(s)?
I am currently reading Beautiful in God's Eyes by Elizabeth George.  My favorite book is the Bible as my faith plays a huge role in my life! (;

-Where do you find inspiration?
Anything and everything- nature, photographs, clothing, colors etc.  I also draw inspiration from the most descriptive verses in the Bible especially from beautiful verses in Psalms.

Grace was kind enough to send me a couple of her sweet creations.  The bookmark really is the sweetest thing.  I'm planning to put Pooma's picture in the locket.

Grace is also offering one of my lucky readers the chance to win their favorite item from her shop.  Simply click on over to The Pagestoppers and choose your favorite item.  Leave a comment on this post stating your favorite piece.  Leave your email address too!!

Giveaway ends on Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 9:00pm HST.  I'll pick a winner and the winner will be announced the next day.  Of course, if you can't wait to see if you're the lucky winner, purchase one of her beautiful pieces yourself!  You won't regret it. :)

Open to everyone!!

Love, S


Stephanie said...

What an amazing giveaway, and such a cute shop too! My favorite is the Lovely Lavender. The purple clay flower is such a cute touch to the locket.

Cara said...

Oh yes, the Morning Star bookmark PLEASE.
I really adore how in love with the Lord she is. I loved reading her interview!!


cArLa said...

i love the morning star too... very cute items!

Catherine said...

I love the Tea Rose Ring- Peach !! so pretty :)

Anonymous said...

Her things are so pretty.I would have to say I adore the lovely lavender.

tris1978ton said...

Very cute. Love the name too - page stopper. How appropriate!

A.Co said...

Wow! What a generous offer from Grace! I like how you did an interview with her too, that's really nice!

I like the Golden Heart the best!

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

What pretty bookmarks!!

Kasia_B said...

your blog is so cute! and i love your style!


Phuong said...

Thats so cute! I love the Eclectic Heart one! So so cute!

Sarah said...

Such pretty pretty things! Thanks for sharing. I love the bookmark. xx

Rochelle said...

I love the Heart of Charisma :)

Jess ♡ said...

Ahhh her stuff is all so beautiful! I must say the "Tea Rose Ring with Silver Filigree" caught my eye! <3

-xo Jess

Anonymous said...

Oooh...all of her stuff is cute! but i really love the Morning Star bookmark!!

Sister Leah:)

Rena said...

WOW! I definitely love Etsy! I would love to own the Tea Rose Ring with Silver Filigree!


<33 Rena said...

Oh, I love all the pretty little roses. My fav are the bobby pins! Keep up the beautiful work!

shari @ little blue deer said...

I love the lovely lavender! Great giveaway!

Lisa said...

Great giveaway! I can't wait to see your Etsy shop, Sharon, you're a really creative DIY-er.

Thanks for the opp, the Morning Star bookmark looks lovely.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful giveaway,
The tea rose rings are possibly my favourite but the slides are equally as beautiful.
I'm so glad this giveaway hasn't ended quite just yet, few.. I've got in with a chance,
Cannot wait to see future posts m'dear!
Lots of love,
Izzy -

Maeko @ thereafterish. said...

I love the tea rose ring in peach.

I like the slides as well, but I'm less of a book person than I used to be. BAD, MAE!

email: maeko_ish [ at ] yahoo [ dotttt ] com

Maeko, thereafterish.

Felicia Marcellina said...

love the morning star!

Leslie, Lemon Sweet Life said...

What a cute shop! I love th hairpin duo!! So sweet!!