Thursday, March 24, 2011

Featured Etsy Designer -- Lisa of Embellish Kids! Plus a giveaway!



Lisa Blackmon isn't just an amazing Etsy designer - she has her own boutique too! Embellish Kids Boutique is one of our favorite Etsy shops filled with sweet dresses that twirl and oh-so-cute fabrics. The HANDmade with love quality is just perfection. There isn't one thing in her shop we don't love - everything is just FABulous! We were so thrilled to chat with the designer AND you should thank her because......she is giving you a chance to win $30 to her shop. Read on to see why Embellish Kids Boutique is our favorite and get to know Lisa! 


{1} What made you begin your shop? 


A couple of years ago, my neighbor approached me about making some dresses for her girls. I was blessed with boys, so at the time I knew nothing about girl’s fashion. It turned out that the dresses she wanted were pillowcase dresses. I made them and received so many compliments, I decided to make more. I took them to a local trade days market and sold them all! My entrepreneurial spirit took over and Embellish Kids Boutique was born.




{2}What inspired the name? 


The name came so easy to me. Embellish means to beautify by ornamentation and that is exactly what I am trying to do with my clothes. I grew up in Louisiana so I have a strong Southern influence on my designs which include lots of ruffles and lace. I want little girls to feel beautiful when they wear my designs.




{3} When you aren’t sewing what can we find you doing? 


I am a total family person. All of my spare time is spent with my husband, Clark and 3-year old son Eric. Even if it’s just hanging around the house, we are all happier when we are together.




The Twirl Top & Ruffle Pant Sets are a cupcakeMAG favorite! 


{4} What are some of your other favorite Etsy shops? 


I love shopping for new patterns. I am always looking for new designs to create. My favorite shop is Whimsy Couture (whimsycouture.etsy.com). She sells patterns in pdf format that includes all sizes in one pattern which makes it easy to create multiple sizes for my boutique.



{4} What is up next for you? 


More growth, I hope. This last year has been amazing, including my first Embellish Kids Boutique Fall Fashion show. But I am working diligently to grow both my retail location (Salado, TX) as well as my online store. Nothing makes me happier than to see little children wearing my clothes, so I want more people to learn about my designs and hopefully love them.


READ ON to enter the GIVEAWAY! 




Just A Little Bit Retro Peasant Dress ($30) is perfect over jeans or leggings too! 
Spotted: 
It totally completes the look!


Shop Embellish Kids
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Giveaway: $30 gift certificate to Embellish Kids Boutique to get your shop on for your Little! 
How to win: Visit Embellish Kids and tell us what item you love. This comment is mandatory. You also MUST be a follower of cupcakeMAG and cupcakeMAG for Littles.

For extra entries you can do the following below and leave us a separate comment for each letting us know. The more you comment the better chance you have to win!


1. Follow cupcakeMAG on Twitter.



2. Make sure you "Like" us on Facebook.



3. Subscribe to our updates (top right corner above) - just sign up with your email!



4. Tweet about this giveaway and include @cupcakemag -- you must tweet, not just follow.



5. Write a blog post about this giveaway on your blog and send us the link.

6. Make Embellish Kids Boutique a Favorite on Etsy. 




We will select a winner via random.org on Friday, April 1st at 11pm. Please make sure you enter the mandatory comment first before doing the extra entries.

65 comments:

  1. love the dilly dally peasant dress! cute stuff!
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  2. I love the Fandango Boys Stripe Neck Tie !

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  3. I follow cupcake mag on twitter! @michelleriebeek

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  5. It's all super cute! My favorites are the giddy knotted jumper and giddy collection tie to match!

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  6. I follow @cupcakemag on Twitter @CaRealtorMommy

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  7. I subscribe to your updates (remyindianhair@gmail.com)

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  8. Added Embelish Kids as a favorite on Etsy! (Sweetjamoore)

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  9. i like the dilly dally pillowcase style top
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  10. Love the Girly Girl Twirl Skirt with Tuxedo Shirt!

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  11. One of my favorites is the Fandango Peasant Dress. Those colors are so cute together and I like the mix of fabrics.
    I'm google friend following both blogs as SnowflakeDay (Audra)

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  12. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/SnowflakeDay/statuses/51327724945555457

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  13. following you on twitter as SnowflakeDay

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  14. Liked you on Facebook as Audra Lynn W.

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  15. email subscriber
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  16. hearted/faved Embellish Kids shop on Etsy as ColorBomb

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  17. Giddy Knotted Jumper - Size 2T is my fav

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  18. added embellishkidsshop as favorite on etsy

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  19. I love the Chocolate Rose Ruffled Neckline Dress it is adorable!

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  20. I follow CupcakeMAG on FB!

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  21. I follow CupcakeMAG on twitter!

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  22. I made Embellish kids boutique a favorite on Etsy!

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  23. I subscribed for updates!

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  24. Girly girly twirl skirt and top! I love it!
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  25. I'm very partial to the Giddy Knotted Jumper - so cute! I have to say that I love the fabrics and color combinations you use - yay for not too much pink! lol Thanks for the giveaway!

    Lindsey
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  26. Hey Cupcake Pillowcase Top and Ruffled Pants

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  27. Lizavla twitter follows you
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  28. Liza Vladyka face book follows you
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  29. <3 your shop

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  30. Liza767 [at] roadrunner [dot] com
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  31. Following your blog! (ksyshenka) I adore Dilly Dally Pillowcase Style Top!!! So sweet one!

    Thank you for the chance!

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  32. Following cupcakeMAG on Twitter!(@oksana2372)

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  33. I am already your Fan on FB!

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  34. I am already your blog mail subscriber!

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  35. Tweeted:

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  36. I hearted Embellish Kids Boutique on Etsy! (oksana2372)

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  37. i follow you on both and love the fandango peasant dress!
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  38. i fav'd her shop on etsy! staycelyne is my un
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  39. i follow you on twitter @organicmommyluv
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  40. i am a fb fan of yours stacy lynn b h
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  41. i get your emails hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  42. follow both of you gfc and would love to have the girly girl twirly skirt and tuxedo shirt
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  43. like you on facebook
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  45. I follow both and I love the Wild Rose Twirl Top and Ruffled Pants Set!

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  46. I follow on twitter - smartbottomkids

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  47. I love the chocolate rose ruffled neckline dress!
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  48. I love the Hey Cupcake Pillowcase Top and Ruffled Pants
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  49. I Follow cupcakeMAG on Twitter- @mframe00
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  50. I like you on FB- Michelle Frame
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  52. I adore the Wild Rose Twirl Top and Ruffled Pant Set. It is so fun.

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  53. I hearted Embellish Kids Boutique.

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  54. "Liked" you on fb.

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  55. I follow both blogs and my favorite item of all is this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/69926712/sugar-pop-ruffled-neckline-dress-size-2t
    adorable dress! Love it!
    Thank you,
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  56. I love the Chocolate Rose Ruffled Neckline Dress. I am a follower of both blogs.

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  57. I like you on Facebook! Thank you!!!
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  58. I am a follower on Twitter! Thank you! Carolyn, Samandcarolyn1@aol.com

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  59. I signed up to receive your e-mail! I used votemcintyre2010@aol.com and you can reach me there or at Samandcarolyn1@aol.com
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