Etsy Artist Interview and Giveaway: Linda Smith from {Contest Closed}

Congratulations to Debra H. She’s the winner of our BurlapAndBlue Giveaway. Stay tuned for more contests and giveaways!

Our last Etsy Artist Interview and Giveaway was so much fun that we couldn’t wait another minute to do it again!

This time, we’re giving away this lovely Personalized Matching Game from It’s a set of 16 tiles personalized with your photos, and it’s just one of many sweet creations in the Burlap and Blue etsy shop.

I’ll give you all the details about how you can win this adorable prize in a sec, but first – let’s get to know Linda!

Etsy Artist Interview

Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a stay at home mom to a sweet two year old boy. I started Etsy a couple of years ago as a way to stay creative and connected while being at home. I also have a home/DIY blog,, where I share tutorials, shop updates, and DIY projects around my home. My style is a little bit vintage and a little bit shabby, and I love to “play” with my home decor. Spray paint and my hot glue gun are two of my best friends. :)

What 3 words best describe you?
spray-painter, blog-reader, endlessly-inspired-DIYer :)

Tell us about your etsy shop.
In my Etsy shop, I sell vintage-inspired goods, including dessert pedestals, personalized coaster sets, and other home decor. It’s a mix of thrifted finds that are given a second life, and fun and unique gifts.

What 3 words best describe your etsy shop?
vintage-inspired, unique, eclectic

What is your top selling item?
My dessert pedestals tend to be my bestselling item…my personalized matching game, though, is very popular around the holidays!

Tell us about your creative process.
There is so, so much that inspires me…in the online world, design/home decor blogs and Pinterest are extremely inspiring. Nature (especially the ocean) is also inspiring, as is art, sculpture and poetry.

What advice do you have for other Etsy sellers?
First, make sure you have great photos! Even if you have a great product, no one will know it unless your photos show it! Also, use social media to your advantage. Create a blog and/or a facebook page, and use it consistently.

Etsy Giveaway

Now, here’s how to register to win! There are multiple ways to enter, but you must comment below after you’ve done these items because that’s how we’ll choose a winner (at random).You needn’t leave a separate comment for each thing. Just tell me which of the items you did in a single comment.


1. Visit the BurlapandBlue etsy shop and tell us in the comments section below what your favorite item(s) are in the shop: 1 entry

2. Heart BurlapAndBlue on etsy: 1 entry (To heart an item or shop you must be signed in to your Etsy account. Then click the link that says Add this to favorites (in the right sidebar on a shop or item page.)

3. Blog about this giveaway on your own blog: 1 entry

4. Subscribe to Momscape’s RSS feed: 1 entry

5. Subscribe to BurlapandBlue’s RSS feed: 1 entry

6. Follow Momscape on Twitter: 1 entry

7. Follow BurlapAndBlue on Twitter: 1 entry

8. Post this giveaway on a giveaway site. 1 entry

9. Like Momscape on Facebook: 1 entry

10. Like BurlapAndBlue on Facebook: 1 entry

11. Tweet about this contest with hashtag “#momscape” : 1 entry
( You can even RT this one: New #Momscape #Giveaway: Win a personalized matching game from BurlapAndBlue! )

One winner will be drawn on August 8, 2011 using and will have 48 hours to respond to email notification, after which a new winner will be drawn. This giveaway is sponsored by and will be shipped by BurlapAndBlue. *No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Contest open to US Residents only, 18 and over. Official contest rules are here.
And if you – or someone you know – would like to sponsor a contest on Momscape, we want to hear from you! Email susie at


  1. I love the Vintage-Inspired Dessert Pedestal-Cottage Chic.

    I also <3'd her shop.

  2. -My favorite item is the star and twine garland.
    -hearted BurlapAndBlue- username bokononist
    -following you on twitter @mrsclutterbuck
    -following burlap and blue on twitter
    -subscribed to burlap and blue’s rss feeds

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

  3. Heather says:

    I love the Shabby Square Dessert Pedastal!

  4. Kathryn says:

    I love the personalized matching game and the chalkboard ornament!

  5. jessica edwards says:

    chalkboard dessert pedestal

  6. Laura C. says:

    I loved it all, but the Cupcake Stand/Dessert Pedestal-Vintage Floral-As Seen in BRIDES magazine is my favorite!
    laurakc181 at yahoo dot com

  7. Laura C. says:

    I heart them on etsy
    laurakc181 at yahoo dot com

  8. Laura C. says:

    I subscribed to their rss feed
    laurakc181 at yahoo dot com

  9. Laura C. says:

    I follow you on twitter
    laurakc181 at yahoo dot com

  10. Laura C. says:

    I follow them on twitter
    laurakc181 at yahoo dot com

  11. Laura C. says:

    I like you on facebook
    laurakc181 at yahoo dot com

  12. Laura C. says:

    I like them on facebook
    laurakc181 at yahoo dot com

  13. I love the Chalkboard Dessert Pedestal.

  14. I am following you on Twitter (The_Happy_Wife)

  15. I am following BurlapandBlue on Twitter (The_Happy_Wife)

  16. I love burlap+blue for its warmth and the originality of ideas. I love all items at burlap+blue but my favourite of all is definitely the set of three clay hearts that read dream, love and joy… so simple yet so beautiful. I would love to wake up to this sweetness each morning.

  17. Of course I’d heart burlap+blue on Etsy.. just did!

  18. Following Momscape on Twitter

  19. Following burlap+blue on Twitter

  20. Liked burlap+blue on FB

  21. Helen Keeler says:

    My favorite is the Children’s ABC Set with Personalized Drawstring Bag-Perfect for Playing and Learning.

  22. natalia says:

    I love the Vintage-Inspired Dessert Pedestal-Knotted in Love (small)!!!

  23. Debra Hall says:

    i like this Cupcake Stand/Dessert Pedestal-Red Dottie

  24. Debra Hall says:

    im a email subscriber

  25. Debra Hall says:

    i follow on gfc

  26. i liked momscape on facebook

  27. My favorite is the Chalkboard Dessert Pedestal!

  28. I heart Burlap & Blue on Etsy!

  29. I subscribed to Burlap & Blue RSS feed

  30. I like Burlap & Blue on FB (Allison Reetz Rose)

  31. I like Momscape on FB (Allison Reetz Rose)

  32. I subscribed to the RSS feed for momscape

  33. I really like the Vintage-Inspired Dessert Pedestal-Mod Floral

  34. I like the Typography Coasters

  35. I “HEART” them on Etsy

    My Etsy ID is: ultraviolet3

  36. I am a subscriber via RSS to B & B

  37. I follow you on Twitter.

    My Twitter ID is @alittleumbrella

  38. I follow @burlapbluesays on Twitter.

    My Twitter ID is @alittleumbrella

  39. I like you on Facebook.


  40. I like B & B on Facebook.


  41. i love love the “Grecian Charm” cupcake/dessert stand from the etsy shop! (which i ALSO added as a favorite!)

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