Tuesday, September 14, 2010

{Giveaway} So close to 1000 Etsy Orders--Time for a Giveaway!!

Wow, it has already been a busy week around here! If you haven't seen it yet, get a copy of the October 2010 issue of Parents magazine! I am ecstatic to say that my cupcake toppers are featured (on page 224. go there. now.)! I was contacted by the food editors much earlier in the summer to send some toppers up to NYC and they loved them--so I sent more for a photo shoot. And here I was thinking they were going to feature one design--they chose seven for the one picture! Thanks, Parents. You rock.

So, time for a flashback to September 29, 2009. I'm sitting in my kitchen, brainstorming ideas for my daughter's birthday cake. The thought crosses my mind that it would be really cool to take boring cupcakes and make them look expensive, detailed, and gorgeous just like a custom fondant covered cake. I started browsing online for what I was thinking about...and came up with...well, not much. I couldn't find anyone really doing what I wanted my Etsy shop to be. I quickly moved to the other side of the kitchen, pulled out my fondant, and got to work. By the end of the day, I had my first listing at Two Sugar Babies.

Here we are, nearly a year later. And my Etsy shop has 999 sales! I can't believe it. I have such wonderful customers, and I have been lucky to assist with some really awesome birthday parties, baby and bridal showers and other events. As a little "thank you" and pretty much because I'm just so excited to reach my 1000th sale, I'm hosting a giveaway! What a perfect excuse to throw a party!


It's simple:
Enter to Win 2 dozen cupcake toppers from Two Sugar Babies!
How?
You'll get 1 entry each for leaving a comment here regarding the following:
-check out my shop, Two Sugar Babies, and let me know you which toppers are your favorite!
-mark my shop as a "favorite"
-like Two Sugar Babies on Facebook
-follow Two Sugar Babies on Twitter
-follow our Two Sugar Babies blog (you're reading it now)
Plus:
-you'll get an extra 5 entries for leaving a comment AND link that you re-posted a blurb about the giveaway on your Blog, Twitter, or Facebook page!

So, get busy, the giveaway starts NOW and will end Sunday night (9/19) at midnight (EST). The winner will be chosen at random (using the lovely random.org) and will be announced on Monday (9/20). The winner will have 3 business days to contact me on Etsy or via email regarding their win, and if they don't, I'll pick someone else :)

Good luck!

160 comments:

  1. The toppers with the baby feet are my favorite!

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  2. So happy for you! I love the autumn leaves toppers~ perfect for Thanksgiving and Fall;)

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  3. Great Success!! I love the penguin toppers. I need those for my son's upcoming party in December! I am reposting this AWESOME contest on my FB page!!! I love your stuff!!

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  4. How can I pick just 1?!?! I love them all...but I have LOVE the large modern flower topper! How cool would that be for a wedding!?!

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  5. I have you marked as a favorite!

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  6. Added you to my faves on FB~ you are already a fave of mine;)

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  7. I have you as a favorite on Etsy!!

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  8. My favorite topper has to be the giraffe face its perfect for a safari themed party or baby shower!

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  9. -Owl Cupcake Toppers! But I LOVE the Dr Seuss ones you made for Mannix :D
    -Marked your shop as a favorite!
    -Hardcore fan on Facebook
    -Following you via Twitter > MandaSea <
    -Following your Blog :)
    -Posted giveaway on my Facebook and Twitter!
    http://twitter.com/MandaSea/status/24540491218

    Good Luck to everyone!!

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  10. The 3D pumpkin are my favorite!! They would be perfect for my upcoming Halloween party. The kids (and adults) would love them!

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  11. And I just started following you on Twitter!

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  12. FB Blurb...
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pittsburgh-PA/Two-Sugar-Babies/119577988092911?ref=ts&v=wall#!/pages/Edmond-OK/Pink-Clover-Designs/109564992421586

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  13. I would have to say that my favs are the pumpkins and the pink baby feet :).....how great are these?

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  14. I would have to say that my favs are the pumpkins and the pink baby feet :).....how great are these?

    Stephanie Conner (apparently I'm "Resident")

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  15. The puppy definitely is my favorite since he looks like our new little Winston! The clown is a very close 2nd, just because I absolutely ♥ the colors you used!! Congratulations on your success! You know what they say....necessity really is the mother of all invention!

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  16. I've been a fan on facebook for a while now!

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  17. I've been following you on Twitter for a while too!

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  18. Just posted about this contest on my FB page!

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  19. I LOVE the 3D Bumble bee with flowers!!! sooo cute....

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  20. I found you from your feature in Parents Magazine and love your Etsy store. I can't wait to see the custom Hello Kitty toppers you are designing for my Daughter's 4th Birthday!! Keep up the great work!!

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  21. I love your Autumn Pumpkin Harvest toppers - those just scream FALL to me!!

    djw209 at gmail . com

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  22. I follow Two Sugar Babies on Twitter (and have for a while :-) )

    My Twitter ID is djw209

    djw209 at gmail . com

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  23. Oh your etsy shop has been favorited for a long time!!

    djw209 at gmail . com

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  24. I publicly follow this blog on Google Friends Connect

    djw209 at gmail . com

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  25. I like you on FB
    Posted the giveaway on FB
    Added you as a favorite on Etsy
    My personal Fav (RIGHT NOW) is the pumpkins and Ghosts!! TOO CUTE!
    I've ordered from you before and your work is amazing! Congrats on 1,000!!

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  26. I like you on Facebook (Emily Welch)

    I posted the giveaway on FB (Magnolia Creative Co)
    and my blog (magnoliacreativeco.blogspot.com)

    And I'm following you on Twitter

    My favorite topper right now is my custom order I'm expecting :) and the tiger toppers because it's football season! GEAUX TIGERS!

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  27. It was really hard to choose but I love the giraffes, both styles.

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  28. I'm a follower and sometimes that's okay.

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  29. I put your blog in my google reader! So I'm a follower now!

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  30. I retweeted your contest! http://twitter.com/TwoSugarBabies/status/24587142973

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  31. You already know I'm your biggest fan :)
    BUT: I'm following your blog!

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  32. I'm a stalker, ahem, I mean follower on Twitter

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  33. So hard to choose only one favorite in your shop right now - love the Autumn Leaves and Frankenstein :)

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  34. Left a link and blurb on Facebook for your contest

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  35. TwoSugarBabies is a favorite shop on etsy

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  36. Re-tweeted your contest on Twitter!

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  37. and just an extra "congrats" for the magazine feature - you're awesome!
    Thanks so much!

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  38. I think the rock and roll guitar toppers are so cute. Just perfect for this party that I am planning with a rock and roll theme! Keep up the great work!

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  40. I tweeted, but unsure how to post it here.... :/

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  41. I love so many of them! The owl, koala, baby giraffe, football and soccer ones are my favorites. :)

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  42. My favorite is the Owls...too cute!
    I follow you on Twitter
    I like you on FB
    I posted about the contest on my FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pittsburgh-PA/Two-Sugar-Babies/119577988092911?v=wall#!/wendy.updegraff

    I have your etsy store as a favorite & of course, I read your blog!
    Congrats on the 1,000 sales!

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  43. I added your shop to my favorites on Etsy!

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  44. My fave topper would be the owls or the spring daisies!

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  45. I added you as my favorite on etsy. :)

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  46. Congratulations on getting into ;arents magazine! Omg wowowowo!
    I like the little owl ones best right now.

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  47. Yes! You have been a favorite of mine on etsy for months!

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  48. My favorite would be the ones you made for me! hehehe adorable tea pots and mad hatter hats. PRESH! I hope I win because I have an upcoming firetruck themed bday party for my son! HINT HINT! :)

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  49. I re-tweeted your contest on twitter! :)

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  50. You are one of my favorites on etsy!!!

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  51. Seriously, I have no idea how to choose a fav... I love the sweet face on your elephant, the detail of the starfish, and the large mod flower!

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  52. I follow Two Sugar Babies on Twitter

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  53. I tweeted about your giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/jennysrushton/status/24669791999

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  54. I tweeted about your giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/jennysrushton/status/24669791999

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  55. I tweeted about your giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/jennysrushton/status/24669791999

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  56. I tweeted about your giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/jennysrushton/status/24669791999

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  57. I tweeted about your giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/jennysrushton/status/24669791999

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  58. I just recently started following your blog and am also a fan on facebook. I have posted a link to your giveaway on my facebook page. My favorite designs are the Halloween ones. I was actually in touch with you regarding placing an order for some Halloween toppers.

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  59. Gimme toppers :) It's my birthday soon!

    I'm posting on Twitter now. You rule.

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  60. I'm pretty sure I'm already addicted to these toppers for every holiday and/or event. So even if I don't win..you aren't done with me yet!

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  61. My favorites are the Owl and Large Modern Flower, they look delightful!

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  62. Two Sugar Babies has already been added to my favorite shops on Etsy! Congrats on your 1,000 Sales!!

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  63. I now 'Like' Two Sugar Babies on Facebook! I'm your 195th fan :)

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  64. I've been following you on Twitter and seen your toppers on Parents Magazine, Congrats!!

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  65. I'm now a Two Sugar Babies Blog follower!

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  66. I have RT and commented about the giveaway on my twitter, http://twitter.com/mayrarivera !!

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  67. all toppers are SO SO SO cute! I liked the monogrammed!

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  68. Loving the 3D pumpkin and that penguin is super cute!

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  69. Your shop is marked as a favorite on etsy

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  70. I "like" Two Sugar Babies on FB :)

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  71. Fantastic Giveaway! I can not pick....I guess for this time of year, your Autumn Leaves and Acorn Fondant Cupcake Toppers would be fabulous!

    traci@samplervillage.com

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  72. You are already marked at one of my favorite etsy shops :)
    Sampler Village

    traci@samplervillage.com

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  73. I like Two Sugar Babies on Facebook!

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  74. Fan on facebook (Traci Porczynski)

    traci@samplervillage.com

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  75. Longtime follower on twitter @SamplerVillage

    traci@samplervillage.com

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  76. Happy new blog follower - SamplerVillage

    traci@samplervillage.com

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  77. I am LOVING the ghost toppers but I have to say that my favorite are the gnome toppers you did for me ;)!

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  78. Already a favorite shop!!! LOVE TwoSugar Babies!

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  79. Re-tweeted for 5 entries on twitter http://twitter.com/georgiagrace

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  80. Five entries for my FB post Woohooo!
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1279511918&ref=mf

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  81. The gerbera daisies are so lovely!

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  82. I have posted the giveaway link on my Facebook page.

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  83. I have posted the giveaway link on Twitter.

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  84. Love the pumpkin toppers and the number toppers!

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  86. Following blog via Google Reader!

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  87. I love them all!!! The footballs...since it is the season! The monogram are great for birthdays. All of the fall ones are great too.

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  88. I liked two sugar babies on fb.

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  89. I'd love the 3D Bumblebee with Flowers, especially as September is National Honey Month!

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  90. Following you on Twitter @Cupcake_Forum

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  91. Congratulations on so many orders that is amazing in just 1 year. All of your toppers are adorable. I love the jungle animals and the scalloped monogram letters! I'm now a follower of your blog!

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  92. The sea shells and sand toppers are my favorites!! I heart you on etsy, I follow your blog, and I like you on facebook!!

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  93. Marked you as a favorite on Etsy. Can't believe I hadn't already! Bad me! :)

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  94. Tweeted the giveaway! ♥
    http://twitter.com/poshpixels/status/24894205967

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  95. The colorful modern bird toppers are my favorite and I can't wait to use them next weekend for my daughter's first birthday party! I am also a new fan on facebook!

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  96. Posted about the giveaway on Facebook! ♥

    http://www.facebook.com/poshpixelsdesignstudio

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  97. love the monogram toppers- so cute!

    mammaliciousmamma at yahoo dot com

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  98. facebook fan!

    mammaliciousmamma at yahoo dot com

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  99. follow twitter

    @3cupcakesdesign

    mammaliciousmamma at yahoo dot com

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  100. blog follower

    mammaliciousmamma at yahoo dot com

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  101. I love your Autumn Pumpkin Harvest toppers !!

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  102. I love the little giraffe. So sweet! You're story is amazing.

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  103. the monogram toppers are sooo fab for a birthday party!

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  104. I liked you on Facebook. I'll be ordering some Thomas the Tank Engine Toppers for my son's 3rd birthday. Can't wait to see them!! Congratulations on your 1000th sale & your Parents Magazine feature. Your work is wonderful!

    Vicky
    almirons@gmail.com

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  105. Saw you in Parents Magazine...love your cupcake toppers. Can't choose one!! Liked you on facebook, and will definitely be placing an order soon!!

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  106. I like you on FB. Allison Winfield
    allison.winfield at yahoo.com

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  107. Follow you on twitter. @how_many_kids
    allison.winfield @ yahoo.com

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  108. I follow you on GFC. Allison Winfield
    allison.winfield at yahoo.com

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  109. I love the princess crown toppers!! The are so adorable!! allison.winfield at yahoo.com

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  110. Your shop is already an Etsy favorite!! Winfield7
    allison.winfield at yahoo.com

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  111. You are amazing!!! great job! Miss you!

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  112. I am following you on twitter too (melissainabq) and also liked you on facebook.

    I love the gerbera daisy topper as I am already imagining it for my daughter's first birthday in the spring.

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