Saturday, May 30, 2009

Win a Pendant from Squares of Flair!

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Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit squaresofflair.etsy.com.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us your favorite item.
3. Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID.  Bloggers- you must have a public profile and listed e-mail for us to find you.

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Open to US residents.
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, June 13, 2009.

 

Tell us a little about you . . .

My name is Emily and I am 38. I am a busy mom to boy/girl twins who are in the second grade and a son who is 5. I have been happily married to my college sweetheart for almost 14 years now. We moved to a small suburb of Boise, Idaho 4 years ago, but are originally from Portland, Oregon. I used to work for a dot.com and then my twins came along and I’ve been home with them ever since.

What is your business and where can we find it?

I am the owner of Squares of Flair. I make Scrabble tile pendants, bookmarks, key chains, rings and hair clips that are personalized, affordable, stylish and fun!

Last year I wanted to make a photo pendant of my children so I researched Scrabble tile jewelry online and learned how to make one. My friends loved it and told me that I should sell them. So in October I started Squares of Flair on Etsy (squareofflair.etsy.com) and it has been a lot of fun!

Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .?

Yes, it is 100% mom-owned, invented and created! I do all of the work out of my home in between taking care of my family and running the household.

A little about your entrepreneur journey so far?

It is a lot more work than I ever expected it to be! It is wonderful to be working from home so I have the flexibility to put work time in when it fits my schedule, but also, there is that feeling that there is always something that needs to be done. It just never goes away and it makes it difficult to relax. It is important to set a schedule and keep to it and make time for family (and myself) as well. But I love that it is something I have complete control over and I can make it into whatever I want it to be. I am looking forward to branching out into local craft fairs this summer and getting my products out into the community.

Where else can people find you?

I’m on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/squaresofflairetsycom/44499147447

And I love to offer discounts to fans!

I’m also on Twitter

http://www.twitter.com/squaresofflair

And on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/squaresofflair

Anything else you’d like to share?

I love to do custom orders for clients as well as fundraisers. Recently I did a fundraiser for the YMCA Strong Kids program in which I created a tile with the definition of the word “strong.”

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_1&listing_id=22906297&ga_search_query=strong&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6349293

I’ve also done a fundraiser for a school and the MAGIC Foundation. Send me an email if you want to develop something for your organization. They have been very popular!

You can see some of my custom orders on Flickr. You can put just about anything onto a Scrabble tile!

125 comments:

clenna said...

I love the Sweetheart in black and white and red.
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clenna said...

I follow
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clenna said...

I subscribe to your email feed.
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GabbyLowe said...

I like the Scrabble Tile Pendant - Blue Butterfly

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i subscroibe

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i follow

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valerie2350 said...

i like the x o cuff links

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EllyBean said...

I Like the Scrabble Tile Pendant - Sister Word Definition!

EllyBean said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

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EllyBean said...

I'm a Subscriber of your blog.
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Dev said...

I love the Branches in Lime Green and Fuschia Pink.

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Terra H. said...

My favorite is the Mixed Up Alphabet Adjustable Scrabble Tile Ring.
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Terra H. said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber.
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rbailey1958 said...

I like the custom 1 tha t U can choose family photo pic
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rbailey1958 said...

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

Scrabble Tile Pendant - Butterflies in Brown and Lime Green

traymona said...

I like the Scrabble Tile Pendant - Dragonfly and Sunflower in Orange and Green.
traymona[at]aol.com

tatertot374 said...

I really like the Scrabble Tile Pendant - My Kids Rock. Thank you for the chance
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grammyrivard said...

I like the Custom Photo Pendants. Happy Dad's Day Gentlemen...

Deborah Stinson-editor said...

my favorite item is the Asian Flower Silver Plated Bookmark.

Anonymous said...

i love the tile that says
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON.

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Crown the Queen said...

i love the scrabble piece

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Lacey said...

I love the custom scrabble tiles. I would love to put some of daughter's artwork on them.
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mogrill said...

The Brown and Lime Butterflies Scrabble pendant is my favorite. Thanks for the chance.
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Meredith said...

I love the Scrabble Tile Pendant - Green Recycling Arrows in honor of Earth Day.
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sphinx63 said...

I like the White and Pink Floral Swirl pendant. Thanks!

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Amber said...

Vintage Eiffel Tower Pendant is my favorite!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I'm a follower!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Nica0326 said...

Scrabble Tile Pendant - Frogs is my Favorite. How cute.

tawnda said...

hehe... it's gotta be the Scrabble Tile Pendant - Frogs ;-)

tawnda said...

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Becca Ewing said...

Branches in lime green and fuchsia!

Yum!

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Shelly said...

Butterflies in Brown and Lime Green is my favorite

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Erika*Coffee said...

I like the blue eiffel tower

katscorner said...

I love the Faith Silver Plated Bookmark with Scrabble Tile Charm, Cross and Glass Beads, I read alot and this would be so wondeful

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Anonymous said...

I love the butterflies scrabble tile in brown and green!

Amber
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Anonymous said...

I follow your blog!

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Tamara B. said...

I am not able to pick a favorite item because Squares of Flair is on vacation until June 15th. Please check back in mid-June.
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Tamara B. said...

I am a follower.
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Tamara B. said...

I am a subscriber.
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Anonymous said...

Such a very cute idea!! I'm a subscriber now! I love the bookmarks & keychains - my favorite bookmark is the Inspirational Words.
Thanks!!!!
monique@tripledubs.com

janetfaye said...

I like the Custom Photo Keychain made from a Recycled Scrabble Tile.

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janetfaye said...

Subscribed.

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janetfaye said...

I follow.

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superpaige said...

I like the sister word definition pendant.

Kim F said...

Well I tried to go on her etsy site and this is what I got... Squares of Flair is on vacation until June 15th. Please check back in mid-June. Thanks So I can't tell you my favorite, There is nothing there to look at.

jennymartin116 said...

I am a subscriber

jennymartin116 said...

I visited Squares of Flair's shop--but there are no items to look at due to vacation until the 15th! I will have to go back later and look...but the red heart that is posted is beautigul!

Anonymous said...

The shop is currently closed but I found an adorable Scrabble Tile Pendant - Little Owl in the "Sold" area.
renee
yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

sito50 said...

As previous posters have noted, Squares of Flair is on vacation till the 15th. Therefore, I choose the pendant you have pictured as my favorite.

sito50 said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber

sito50 said...

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Marianna said...

There are no items in the store so I can't pick one! :(

Marianna said...

I follow!

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MaggieM said...

I WANTED TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY BUT YOUR ETSY FRIEND POSTED A SIGN THAT SAYS 'CLOSED UNTIL JUNE 15, 2009"

GREAT.

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Bebemiqui said...

I like the branches in lime green pendant.
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terri142 said...

I really like the Scrabble Tile Pendant - Blue Butterfly

kngmckellar said...

I like the Scrabble Tile Pendant Blue Butterfly!

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I twittered.

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I subscribe.

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germangirl said...

She's on vacation until June 15th, but I do like the red heart square pendant in your pic. I'd like to view her other designs. If chosen as the winner, I hope I have the opportunity to do so before prize to be sent is determined. I really want to see her items. In fact, I signed up to be notified via e-mail when SquaresOfFlair returns.
susannaph at cox dot net

erma said...

I love the Scrabble Tile Pendant Dragonfly and Sunflower in Orange and Green.
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Marie said...

Well, I went to choose a piece that I liked and it says she's on vacation and there is nothing for me too look at to choose from :-( I really like the one that you have showing -- the red heart -- and I'm sure her other pieces are lovely also.

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Shelly said...

She is on vacation and nothing to view - love the one you show

Shelly said...

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I follow

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the black, white and red Sweetheart! And I REALLY love the beautiful giveaway pendant! Thanks for the chance to win it!

nightowl said...

She is on vacation but I would probably be most interested in the Scrabble Tile Pendants.

nightowl said...

I already subscribe by email.

nightowl said...

I already follow you.

Kate said...

Just like others, having trouble, but I do like the pictured pendant!

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Gabriel J. said...

I have the following message: Squares of Flair is on vacation until June 15th.

Pam said...

Awww...the shop is closed for vacation! I was hoping to check out some other items. But I still hope to win the cute pendant.

Thanks!
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

kygirl said...

- Blue Butterfly

Carolyn said...

My mom would love the Mixed Up Alphabet Adjustable Scrabble Tile Ring
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Caro said...

I looked through the Sold section and really liked the Hope scrabble tile pendant.

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Christine said...

I got the Message:

"SquaresOfFlair's Shop Announcement
Squares of Flair is on vacation until June 15th. Please check back in mid-June. Thanks!"

Christine said...

I subscribe via email.

Christine said...

I follow your blog.

Christine said...

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SeahorseLady said...

She's on vacation until June 15th so I can't see anything in her store.
I do like the pendant that you have shown and wish that I could see the rest of her work.

SeahorseLady said...

I follow.

Chris said...

Scrabble Tile Pendant - Butterflies in Brown and Lime Green

Molly C. said...

I went to her shop, but unfortunately there aren't any items up as she is on vacation. :(

checkers said...

Vintage Eiffel Tower Pendant
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Whimsical Creations said...

Love the custom photo keychain.

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purango said...

The Eiffel Tower Pendant is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

lezanac said...

Squares of Flair is on vacation but I added it to my favorites for when she has products available again lezanac@yahoo.com

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kathy pease said...

there is absolutely nothing in the store :( they were robbed lol

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Bakersdozen said...

"Squares of Flair is on vacation until June 15th. Please check back in mid-June. Thanks!" No items are listed on the site to look at. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

There are two loves and I think the Brwon/Lime Butterfly Scrabble as well as the Asian; Thanks SW/raymondw345@AOl.com

blueviolet said...

Well, the shop's closed but I looked through the sales and I love the turquoise Eiffel Tower pendant!
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Amanda R said...

The website says she's on vacation until the 15th. The pendant you're giving away is very cute, though!

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Deadmonkeys90 said...

She's on vacation so I cant see her items! :(
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ktgonyea said...

Love the sweetheart in black :)

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lilyk said...

The Scrabble Tile Pendant-Blue Butterfly is very pretty!

lilyk said...

I signed up for your email feed.

Gianna said...

Faith Silver Plated Bookmark with Scrabble Tile Charm, Cross and Glass Beads :)

PM said...

Lovely work! Many favourites.
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