New Look from Dumplin Design Studio & Ad Space Giveaway

Monday, February 22, 2010

(Psst... today is the last day to enter the giveaway from ClaySwan!)

You may have noticed a "little" change around here... I hope you likie as much as I do. I'm more than THRILLED with my brand-spankin'-new blog design courtesy of fellow Etsian, Shay Bocks of Dumplin Design Studio! Shay comes HIGHLY recommended. The process was fast and painless. In fact, it was even FUN! She sent a little questionnaire to make sure she understood exactly what I was looking for, and it must have worked, because she nailed it on the very first try! The best part is that the new design offers PRIME AD SPACE right there in top right sidebar for a few of you lucky Etsy sellers! (Just make sure to enter the free giveaway below.) And make sure to keep Dumplin Design Studio in mind for your graphic design needs, too!

Tell us a bit about yourself, Shay.
I am a stay-at-home mom and army wife who LOVES graphic design. We currently live in Fort Knox, KY but Chesapeake, VA will always be our home.

What 5 words would you use to describe yourself?



Tell us a bit about your Etsy shop.
History: Dumplin Design Studio started out as a small Myspace site called Bocks Creations. After the birth of my son in April 2008, I found myself up 3 times a night with nothing to occupy my time and keep me awake while feeding my baby. I decided it was time to take on a project and that became Bocks Creations. About six months later, I teamed up with Lisa at Carried Away then later branched out on my own with Dumplin Designs. At the inception, it was just a myspace page providing free and custom graphics. In August 2009, was born and later migrated to

Mission: To provide high-quality design at affordable prices.

What I Offer:

* Blogger Template Design

* Cards & Stationary Design

* Business Identity Design

* Event & Party Design

* And More!

What 5 words would you use to describe your shop?


Give your 5 favorite websites.
Queen of the Castle
Smashing Magazine
Twig & Thistle

Give your favorite Etsy shops.
Carri Ann Designs
Centsational Style
dimple prints
Simple Sage Designs

This great new blog design has inspired me to
feature some of your lovely Etsy shops in my new sidebar (at right)
so you get the attention you so deserve!
Therefore, I am offering...

5 lucky Etsy sellers
**30 Days of FREE AD SPACE**

on Etsy Interviews!

YOUR Etsy Mini in the top right sidebar for 30 days,
a Featured Sponsor Interview,
and promotion on Twitter & Facebook!

Here's how to enter:
Leave a comment introducing yourself and your Etsy shop you'd like to advertise along with the shop's link. Let me know why you think you'd be a great fit for Etsy Interviews. Give me your PITCH!

For more chances to win, leave a separate post for each of the following:

*Visit Dumplin Design Studio's Portfolio and leave a comment on this post
mentioning your favorite design.

*Blog about the giveaway (please leave the link)
*Become a Follower of EtsyInterviews.
*Subscribe to EtsyInterviews via RSS.
*Tweet about this giveaway (please leave link to tweet).
*Follow B.Inspired Mama on Twitter.
*Become a fan of B.Inspired Vintage on Facebook.
*Share the giveaway on Facebook.
*Add EtsyInterviews to your blogroll.
*Submit to be Featured on EtsyInterviews, too!

Because I want to make sure to have a good fit for Etsy Interviews, 8 semi-finalists will be chosen using
on Friday, February 26th, 2010. I will then use my own discretion to choose the 5 winners from those 8 semi-finalists. The winners will be emailed within 24 hours. Please make sure your email is in your profile or in the comment. GOOD LUCK!


Bella's Bowtique said...

Pick me, Pick me!!!

I love this idea!

Check out my boutique on ETSY for yourself and see why I think I would be a great diverse fit!

Thanks for the possible chance.


Bella's Bowtique said...

Visited your site and I think the best design and one I would love the most for something for me would be the Lynette Molina.

So fresh, so crisp. Wonderful!


Bella's Bowtique said...

I am a follower too! :)


Bella's Bowtique said...

I already am a twitter follower!



Bella's Bowtique said...

I also am a fan of B.Inspired facebook fan page! :)


Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

I just found your blog today, and couldn't believe what a great giveaway you're having (though it looks like there is always a great giveaway around here).

My shop is
where I sell my fine art photography. I like to share the details I see in life and the beauty around me. My favorite subjects are flowers and animals, but I find beauty in a lot of places.

crzylady said...

What a great opportunity! And I do adore the bright new colors!

I'm crzylady (

My items are a bit whimsical without being over the top, inexpensive and idea inspiring for any crafter.

crzylady said...

I do follow this blog :)

crzylady said...

Have followed your Fanpage :)
care to do the same?

crzylady's shop :)

crzylady said...

I'm submitting my esty interview (WOOT) :}

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

What a fun giveaway idea!

I run a jewellery and accessories store named Two Cheeky Monkeys ( I love to make vintage-inspired jewellery and accessories and many of my designs include vintage components. My items are affordable and suitable for a wide range of age groups.

Deb (

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I follow on Twitter (dspdavey).

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I love the design of the Move Announcement card - gorgeous!

phrannie said...

what a great giveaway! i would LOVE to have some ad space, i could really use the money! plus my jewelry is really colorful and fun and fabulous, which inevitably will bring much joy into anyone's life, including innocent bystanders! only good can come of that 8) and to top it off, you'd be supporting my inner drag queen, who is trapped in this superior woman's body, exploding with glitter to escape! i... must.... decorate... others!!!

thanks for the opportunity!

phrannie said...

i'm following BInspired on twitter 8) @FlamingBlingy


phrannie said...

i like the "chronicles of craziness" design the most. it is the most colorful, and i can totally relate!

phrannie said...

i am following Etsy Interviews via RSS!

Holden's Landing said...

I would love to win ad space. I am the owner/creator of Holden's Landing - - and I make functional and fabulous cloth diapers, organic bedding and children's clothing. Holden's Landing has been around since 2004, and this year, one of my business resolutions is to have more of a presence on etsy, so this would fit right in!

Thank you!

bonnie @

Holden's Landing said...

Dumpling Design studio's work is wonderful - I especially like the music themed wedding invite/response card

bonnie @

Holden's Landing said...

Following etsy interviews blog

3 Three and Under said...

I am a stay at home mom of a 4 year old daughter and 1 year old twin sons, who loves to create beautiful and functional things. I specialize in homemade home decor, childrens items, and Printable Party Invitations and Decor. I use the highest quality supplies so the items will last a long time, and because I want you to love your purchases.

3 Three and Under said...

My favorite design is Randomness.

3 Three and Under said...

Became a follower of EtsyInterviews

3 Three and Under said...

I am a fan of B.Inspired Vintage on Facebook

International Giveaways said...

**Not an entry bc I don't have an Etsy shop**

I just wanted to say that the new design is GORGEOUS!! It's so clean, easy on the eyes, and fits your blog perfectly.

I'm so jealous! :)


AmbreRose Jewelry said...

I love the look of the new shop, its so happy and colorful. It really fits. Well I would be so excited for you to feature me. My name is rose with AmbreRose Jewelry. I make jewelry for people on a budget. The prices rance from $1 up to the spendy $40. I love jewelry and want to share this love with others.

AmbreRose Jewelry said...

I love the Personal Business Card/Mommy Card. So fun and colorful.

barefootbeadshawaii said...

Hi! I am a serious craftaholic and when I stumbled upon your blog, I feel the love! I love all the shops you feature and the great interviews. My etsy shop is all handmade items by me that are inspired by Hawaii. I make shell jewelry, knit items, plush toys, quilted items, keychains, and semi-precious stone jewelry. I love designing and I make pretty much everything! If I see something I like, I usually go home and make something that will suit my needs and style. I have only been selling on etsy for about a year and a half, but I have been a part of etsy for 3 years.
I think I would be a great fit for your blog because my items are varied and would interest a wide range of readers. Everything is one of a kind and designed by me, many items have pieces of Hawaii included in them.
I would love to be featured on your blog, but if I don't win, keep up the great interviews and work!

katrinna louise said...

My name is Katrinna, and I have the Etsy shop Bijoux Rouge ( I live in a small city in British Columbia, and as per Etsy, I handmade everything in my shop.
I believe I'd be a good Etsian to interview because not only do I love to craft, but I love to write and entertain. I also have a blog at which I interview and feature sellers from Etsy - - it focuses on handmade fashion.

Kellie Christie said...

HI! My name is Kellie Christie and my Etsy store is I am a jewellery designer and I work using bright, colourful, plastic buttons.

Antithesis said...

Hi There! :D

Firstly, thanks for organising such an awesome opportunity for us Etsy sellers. Great idea!

My name is Michelle and I run Antithesis ( OR I am a law student from Singapore who is currently studying in the United Kingdom.

My etsy space is more than just a store for me. It's a place where I can unleash all my creative juices on the world and spread the loveliness of jewellery, colour and wearable art in general. I make various kinds of jewellery using origami, vintage pieces, new pieces, basically anything that can possibly be used! My style is quirky, colourful and aims to give my buyers something different in their wardrobe.

I believe I'd be a good Etsian for this opportunity because I strongly believe in handmade anything. Originality and creativity are the most important aspects of my store.

I have been a member of Etsy for 3 years but only recently started selling. I would love to get to know more artists and members of this great community :)